That would be a shame if you left..
Miscommunication is easy enough in life, never mind the typed word... no need for excommunication..
I thought the most provocative thing you actually said was:
[snip]..only a few trees really needed to be addressed. In other words, I'm finding that I'm starting to understand Ueshiba's discourses on kototama from aiki...[/snip]
Maybe another thread is in order; but I would love to hear what you think? Kotodama as manipulating pneumatic (pressure) systems .... or connectivity systems? ...or perhaps you meant the occult/esoteric magickal aspects?
What're the trees, dude; and what do you think you learned?
It is interesting.
All the best,