Thursday, July 02, 2009

Approaching the Event Horizon.

Let’s move on to other things. The New Shangri La Forum is up and running and we shall see how that evolves on its way to manifestation.

I wanted to use the personal aspect in my post today because it relates to a lot of what happens here and also explains why certain things happen here that might not seem to fit or be necessary. The fact is that these things serve purposes other than what is contained in any specific post. I’ve touched on this before occasionally but I feel the need to do so again because it’s the sort of thing that will come up on its own up the road.

Because of something that happened to me in the woods of Virginia and, no doubt, because of karmic accumulations over a series of lives, I have found myself in the unenviable position of being identified as a spiritual teacher/master by some or, at least, given a similar status at various times and places. This has been happening for a long time and for most of that length of time, I have done what I could to dispel this foolishness, even if that meant acting badly in order to diminish that perception. I know very well how I fail in certain critical areas and I’m not going to allow false labeling to take away from what little good I might do with what little I have.

I’m not being humble or modest about this. It is the truth as far as my observations upon myself tell me. This is why I sometimes put human- all too human- comments into the comments section; joust with snarky, anonymous contributors and use words that the more pure among us wish I did not use. I could easily avoid all of this but I don’t. Too many people make too many claims about themselves or allow others to do so and do not take the trouble to enlighten their readers or supporters to the clear reality of the matter. A real spiritual master is a remarkable piece of work. I know this because I have one. I cannot do what he does... not by any stretch. When you receive useful things from me and when, as is often the case, you feel that I am speaking the thoughts right out of your own minds, it is because of this teacher.

As you are reading this, some of you are thinking that you have read nearly the same words before. You have. I’ve got good reason for this. I have the benefit of knowing some few of the things that are going to be coming up for us. I have a general idea of where things are going for me but... as I have been told... I have no idea; this said in a very positive way.

Let me say a little something about everyone who achieves at certain things and comes to the attention of their fellows. You instantly acquire enemies. These enemies are generated automatically, due to their idea that they could do it better. They’re like old west gunslingers, “I hear you’re fast.” In every area of endeavor there are frustrated souls; musicians, writers, business people, politicians, religious leaders... you name it and there is someone to resent you for it. They’ll tell you that this person puts his pants on in the morning, one leg at a time, just like you do. I’ll point out that I often sit on my couch and put both of my legs into my pants at the same time, just to counteract this image (true story).

A lot of these people want to know who the Hell you think you are when... you may not even be thinking you are anyone. It is other people who are saying these things about you. If a person allows a false, positive image to be generated about them and does nothing to clarify that, then they are complicit in that false image.

I’m not much different than any of you and I make some of the same mistakes every day. I appreciate that people profit from my efforts but I can’t take credit for them... I’m a horse; don’t mistake me for the rider. I get a lot of emails where people say certain things to me. I thank you for them but I pass them on to where they are meant to go. Getting trapped in the misfortune of believing your own press is not a sane place to be.

I like the idea of a community and I’m going to do what I can to make that happen for those of you who aspire to such a state of living. I’ll work alongside you but... I may or may not be around for whatever takes place later on and if I am, I’m going to be just like you and, no doubt, learning a great many things that I do not presently know.

The shit’s about to hit the fan in a big way shortly and no one knows exactly what shape that’s going to take. This is a good thing because it is going to be opening the door to many possibilities that don’t exist at the moment. It’s important to remember that the power within is far greater than any external appearance of power. If you can get that solidly into your belief system you are going to be alright and... should you be promoted early that’s no bad thing depending on where you were headed to begin with. The journey continues whether you are here or not. It continues right on from wherever you find yourself.

It is of paramount importance to you that you make the understanding that ‘everything is under control’ a living part of yourself. This is true and to the degree that you are assured of it, to that degree you will move with ease through everything you encounter. Realizing that everything is under control and being able to make, “I don’t know” a mantra will grant you power beyond what you might imagine.

You’re here for a reason and that reason is ‘realization’. Nothing else is important except to remember to serve as you go and to be grateful. Every day grants us opportunities to serve. Start looking for it and you will be amazed at the frequency with which you encounter it. It is always happening but most of us have closed our eyes to this due to the focus of self-interest.

There is a very selfish point to ‘serving as you go’. It immediately begins to adjust your way through the turmoil into the most expedient and protected pathway. Thinking about it in consideration of this is not the best idea anyone ever had but it behooves us to at least know that it is true. You also make friends and alliances for further up the road and you can never have too many of these.

The way existence is designed is to always work to our benefit. If this is not happening then there is something we are doing that is going counter to it. Whenever there is a problem of any kind, look to yourself and see if you can find the source of the matter. This is another practice that will pay huge dividends and you will be freeing yourself of the condition at the same time. It’s a win-win situation.

I hope some of this has been useful to you and, as for the other stuff; I’ve got my reasons to be saying it at the moment and hopefully won’t have to bring it up again.

We’re about to enter a new phase and the opportunity for very rapid growth will be there to be had, for those capable of seeing it, as it applies to whatever they have turned their mind and hearts and hands to. Soon enough, everything we do which is selfless, positive and serving is going to be handing out major bonus points that weren’t being handed out before.

Certain times are different than other times and this is one of them.


Anaughty Mouser said...

Bravo Les Visible.
As soon as a gifted person believes the flattery that he is somehow better than the rest of the people - their gifts begin to vannish.
Forward Starbuck! There's a whale to take down and the seas are about to get stormy beyond belief!

Ma Nouns Yo said...

Ell Oh, Vibes Lisle - Past Ergot!

Heartache Venting Horizon Pop
Anchorage Zenith Popover Hint
Chaperonage Hen Thin Vizor Pot

La Tot 38462 A Rag Mans Fondu

Real Eyes Out, A Gait Roll

Anonymous said...

As we move forward we are going back. I felt your words before I read them. In my meditations I keep seeing a beech, not a sandy beech but one that is made up of small pebbles. That is were we will take a walk.

Visible said...

I allowed one example of your gibberish. I won't allow more and it appears you have given away your location as being related to Slate so... have fun in what places will allow you to play, I am Sam.

nicki nicki tembo said...

"Serving as you go". It's something that's been inside of me my entire life and I've never really been able to articulate it as you have here so perfectly.

I always serve quietly, behind the scenes because in a way I've always been ashamed of it thinking that I was being selfish. In fact I was/am. In truth I know that I want to be afforded the same under similiar circumstances.

Thanks Les. Your post always seem to offer a bit of clarity into some internal unsettling.

Anonymous said...


Thank you. That's all and that's enough. Thank you.

Jet, set, go said...

Serf's up, peeps

Serve yourselves a big slice of surface because this is where deep is gonna look shallow and some big fish are gonna be gasping instead of grasping four more.

Hit it!

Visible said...

Dear Friends;

One of our most beloved contributors, Dadnerd has suffered a heart attack. He is still alive as I understand but I do not know the extent of his condition. I hope you will all take a moment to focus on him and send him your love and healing thoughts.

His wisdom and the gift of his spirit here has been a wonderful thing for so many of us. He is in my prayers as I hope he will be in yours. I will add more as I know more or others will do so.

Anonymous said...

In the words of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, “One who thinks he is the highest is actually the lowest and one who thinks himself the lowest is actually the highest.”

Anonymous said...


I was watching this, and your blog came to mind. Thanks;)

Hank said...

Many of the things in life that work, don't make sense, and many of the things that make sense, don't work.

At a relatively young age, I attempted to be a waiter. After finding myself out in the parking lot, throwing a handful of change at a large party, that left it as a tip, I realized that I was not a waiter. I thought about this event many times over the years, especially after receiving good service in a restaurant. At these moments I was always compelled to leave a large tip, realizing that this person, this waiter or waitress has something of substance in their character that I did not.

After many years, and many experiences I realized what it was. It was service. They had the strength of character to put their egos aside, and put themselves in service to others. I am proud to say that I learned one of the most valuable lessons in my life from a server in a restaurant.

I have never been able to view people the same since. The entire criteria I use to assess people changed, and suddenly I saw human greatness in the strangest places. But then again, not so strange.

An empty vessel has the greatest capacity. Some of the things that work, don't make sense. The harder we work to fill other vessels from our own, the greater our capacity, and givers always look for empty vessels to fill. If you want something, give it away, and the next time you look inside, you will find it.

The gift in giving is not in the giving, it is in the receiving. I was walking through a park one day all by myself, and a passed a girl sitting on a bench crying. My compulsion was to stop and ask if there was anything I could do, so despite my unease and fear, I did. We talked for the better part of an hour, well she did most of the talking and I just listened. She cried on my shoulder off and on, and when she was done, she thanked me for caring enough to stop and listen. She was late and had to leave precipitously, and I was left feeling fuller, and better and more alive than I had in a long time. It came to me some time later, that had she told me to fuck off, I would never have had that tremendous feeling. It was her acceptance of my offer that completed the giving process, and I thought of all the people I had cheated of that feeling, by not being willing to share what I had seen as a burden, that is, my misery.

I don't know what this has to do with your post Les, it's just what came to mind, and what came out when I finished reading. I guess I'm trying to say that I try and keep my vessel empty, and myself ready to serve, and I have never been richer in my whole life. Peace my friends.

reenie said...

Thanks Hank, I gave a gift to a beautiful Haitian women that washes dishes where I work. Many people thought it generous of me to do this but it was more for me. The joy she showed was a true gift to me and the 50 year old rosary beads I had as a child really belonged with her. Reenie

TimeTraveler said...

One positive vibration connects to another, as we are all connected to every entity in the whole galactic multiverse. This will bring about the next pardigm shift that humanity is destined for.

The trials we are experiencing will pass, and then we will join hands and help each other, instead of trying to anialate one another.

Humanity is destined to join the ranks of the civilizations of the multiverse. We are at our infancy of discoveries, there awaits so much more that we have yet to feel, and discover. all it takes is the right music to be played out on the stage of life.

Patience, take a quantum pause, and that right breath of existance will come forward, and when it does, the energy that comes from within the human soul experience will provide us with the ride of our lives, whether we experince it in this life or the next, or further eons from now, for time really does stand still.

Anonymous said...

This is a great time to focus on the self and how we come to issues outside of that self!!!! I have grown more in the last three years than the ten before!!! It's coming. You speak as a Leo, my friend. The path you layout is clear, but sooooo clear to you. As you must speak this to be healthy in your own system of being, others may not get the deepth of your statements? Its all good to share and look to the light you have handed out!!! Im thankful for your words and love to share them with others!!!

PS Still turning your book out, had to go over it twice!!! Its seems to be presonnal self help guide for your own mind? Thats a bit of an overview, sorry.

Le Mat

Anonymous said...

Now, now, Les...

remember, one 'spiritual master's' anonymous snarky commenter is another's anonymous paypal donor. ;)

for want of a nail, Les... for want of a nail.


Maitreya said...

Thank you for this.
I've just caught a glimpse of what you speak of, and your words are very timely.
The opportunity and power and sheer beauty of it are mind-blowing, and it scares me.
I'm going to do my best, though the depths of the pitfalls I see are as astounding as the heights.
Thank you again.
Love and light be with you always.

kikz said...

to a speedy recovery...dadnerd.

Ben There said...

My thoughts, prayers, and best wishes go out to Dadnerd.

brobry said...

everyone is a teacher to someone else. no one is not a teacher. this is life.

Visible said...

There's a new Smoking Mirrors up.

The Irish and The New World Order.

Anonymous said...

Hi there

I came across your blogs today at exactly the right time. Wise and helpful words.

Many thanks



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