Monday, August 02, 2010

Bringing the Extremes into the Middle.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

I tell myself I'm not going to write anything today. I'll take the day off …but this is what I do with my days. If I take the day off then that's probably what I will do for recreation. It's important to me to communicate with you because I'm always being communicated with and it has to go somewhere if I start to overflow. This relationship of mine isn't easy a lot of the time. I keep forgetting my main focus because my main focus keeps focusing me outward when it shows me the things it wants me to see and I wind up riding the phenomenal wind until I get back to where I was again.

It seems like that is the main problem for any of us who are trying to be present in the presence. We get six kinds of creative in ten different directions and often forget that we need to keep our minds on the source or we go flying out with the water. It's like dancing and celebrating the power that commands us to be free and we get a little detached from the vibration that found its way into the drums and sooner or later the drums will stop but the vibration that set them vibrating won't.

I wasn't happy about something today because I thought I hadn't done enough to make it happen, as if it were up to me. I asked my angel if there wasn't something I could do about it and she told me I could ask directly because whatever I asked her only meant she was going to the same place that controls everything that happens. I was cleaning the toilet at the time; the fact that what I heard, came to me as a surprise, was a surprise. I keep catching myself at this, over and over again. I set out to make something happen and it isn't up to me. You would think I would know by now and I do but I don't. I do but I don't.

Sometimes when I am trying to explain something I have to use illustrations and language that doesn't sit well with button down, dogmatic types. They must get something out of coming here but then I go foul of St. Paul and don't bend over for the church, as if what I really need to do is please them, which would actually put me in the position I am about to mention. The beauty of the truth, in those rare moments when I have some relationship to it, which allows it to appear here is… it makes sense to everyone; buttoned down or dancing naked before a bonfire or showing up by what appears to be an accident and running right into it.

I notice that my relationship to the divine puts me in a sort of surrendered state that is probably a lot like a submissive bottom as I understand it in the sexual end of it. This has its counterparts mentally and emotionally and all the parts fit but no matter how you sort it out, you are under it. This makes me wonder about a lot of things because I am pretty sure the divine is not far off, no matter how one may be trying to give up, let go or put themselves into a position where they have no say in the matter. Now, without even saying it, I can feel button down minds trying to run away from it, as if there were any other option than to become a slave to it or beg it to write on your metaphorical or actual ass… "Property of it".

Whenever I find myself being free about trying to explain something and wandering into what button down minds consider dark territory, I can sense the curiosity and speculation that makes some wonder if visible is into some dark shit. This comes from separating the parts of one's self and immediately assuming that everyone else has to be just as separated which means they are practicing it. No, what that means, regardless, is that button down minds are already thinking of it. This is why captains of industry and lawyers in suits find themselves under the whip of a dominatrix or dominator, whose purpose is to effect release and anyone who is seeking to blot out their own resistance to the omnipresent, controlling force can pretty much understand that …without the necessity of getting into it… like that. Not many people watching someone jump off a cliff say to themselves, "Hmmm, I wonder what that feels like?"

That's actually not a good example for the point I want to make. What I am trying to say is that, no matter what you are doing or into, the divine is right there waiting for you to name it as the one who is doing whatever you put yourself into the position to be receiving and the whole thing will suddenly transform into an unexpected serendipity. It doesn't matter where or how you are looking for the divine. What matters is that that is who you are looking for. In other words, it is only us that define anything as good or bad because seeking the divine under any circumstances is good and not seeking the divine in every circumstance is bad.

What I am trying to say is that everything everyone does is an effort to reach the divine. The Zionists and others who torment and murder people are trying to reach the divine, they just don't know it or their hatred intends to outrage it according to their understanding of how it reacts or does not seem to react. There are those who cause one horror after another to prove to themselves that the divine does not exist which is also an effort to reach the divine if you think about it.

You can think of the divine as a kind of brimming mirror- brimming with force- although we would be the mirror in reality because it is original force. Either you do mirror it or you do not but whatever you bring before it is judged and processed according to the variation between the truth of yourself and whatever is concealing it and whatever is concealing it has to be acts of some order that depart from the clear mirror imaging. This is why the judgment of the divine is impartial. It knows its own and none of what stands between it and its own. If something is hidden, it is hidden by us. It sees through everything because it does not recognize anything but the essence of what we are. This is a partial explanation of our suffering as we seek a reunion. It is not that the divine is indifferent to our suffering but that it knows the immortality of our being as part of it and our suffering is a personal affirmation, on our part, of the same understanding.

Do I actually 'know' anything I am writing down here now? I do not. Do I know what I am going to write beforehand? I do not. How can that be defensible or logical? The only means I possess to determine that is in whatever resonance occurs in the reader and then… and then, the automatic nature of delivery is vindicated if it strikes a chord and we together vibrate like sympathetic strings.

As I have said, everyone is seeking the divine but… the conditions you find it under and the reflex action that follows can be terrible beyond my capacity to communicate, because the judgment of your state is placed in your own merciless hands. If you think this is hyperbole then look at what you see happen in the world around you and remember that lives can be infinite depending on the ignorance that fuels them. It's not an accident that these efforts are unfunded and free of solicitation, besides a means to donate. It is not an accident that this effort continues, without apparent mediums of support. What it is, is a point being made, which should inspire whatever reader gets it, to incorporate it into their own schematic of action in the world of their moment of being and give yourself away and you will get back a much better version. It is useful to know that the weight of time exists in direct proportion to ones indifference or unconsciousness of their freedom to 'be'. This might be why you are working at the Motor Vehicle Department.

Everyone is familiar with people crying out "Oh God!" during the sexual act. I bring this up because the hungers are preeminent now under the pressing hand of the material world. Pressure creates heat. Anyone in any state of sexual bondage or slave-master interplay can immediately recognize their master and escape should they wish to. It may not come in an immediate way but it will predominate in you with each overwhelming escapade. I say these things because I have some idea of the human heart and imagination as it wars with itself between renunciation and depravity. I don't need to bring up Rasputin or examples you may have never heard of. I ask you only to look at your own propensities and natural disposition of positioning of self in relation to what you visit upon yourself through the medium of others. These are easy things to demonstrate and indicate the wide range of the divine's presence in the thick of it.

The button down mind believes in a Velveeta Jesus or some Balm of Gilead that spreads on the bread of life and tastes like some forbidden act. It's no surprise that the taste is familiar. It doesn't get the real meaning of the 'publicans and sinners' and those called 'whores'. Those who demean women in these positions will soon be thrusting up in tired mimicry from some anonymous floor. I use the words I use advisedly as allegorical presentations of things I hope will free you from these possibilities but these things are not in my hands, they are in yours and if you are buttoned down then probably so is something else as well.


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62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like one of those hellish L.S.D. introspections which many of us have had while on the drug. They are a real drag and unnecessary. Take heart in the fact that your postings are informative, useful and relevant, and in the words of Richard Pryor to Bill Cosby one day, "Have a smile and a Coke and shut the fuck up."
Then get back on it.

Anonymous said...

This is unqualifiably beyond anything you have ever done. If you are not the voice of God then he isn't speaking at all. You fucking killed me with this. I can't write anymore because there are no windshield wipers for my tears.

R.

Thank you brother.

Mike McKanic said...

Great show/s, Les

Those tiny flashes of light that sputter and fizzle after a few seconds and which really ought to be Total Illumination serve to remind me just how stupid, dark and empty and what a wet blanket I might actually be. Thanks.

When you wanna make some dust
But your car is bust
Who ya gonna call?

The guy working at the Motor Vehicle Department

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:55 -
Sounds like you've got something buttoned down that won't let you get past your though that others might have an experience of the divine that fails to match yours (whatever that may be). Therefore you condemn them as merely being on a weird trip.

Les -
There are a few VOs that I have copied (with credits, of course) and saved in an archive to read again and again. This is one of them. Thanks.
MercedMarie

Anonymous said...

keep hitting the nail on the head and hammering it home.
~dor

Visible said...

I'm thinking that toleration is exactly what I said, so... where's the part of something different that I was missing?

I think given telepathy and the world's intention for bitchmaking that it is either semantic or some kind of familiar posture. I don't care how you do it but I insist you enjoy it to the limits of its possibility. Given that I have, I know what's available and I know how quick the roles will switch when you realize you are your own partner; talk about feeling safe when you can't see anything, don't be surprised when you see your own face in the mirror. They used to be made of silver which might strike some forgotten thing.

impromptu;

Moon is silver
sun is gold
hope i am immortal before
I get too old.

Anonymous said...

Since I experience the divine as a Person..

"To think of Krsna (God) in any way, in terms of His name, form, qualities, paraphernalia or anything pertaining to Him, is beneficial for everyone.

When a demon continuously thinks of Krsna (God) because of enmity toward Him, he is certainly freed from the sinful reactions of his life."

I guess you could say God is an equal opportunity employer.

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired to call a whore up but I have no cash.

TheSparkle said...

Submissive bottom, lol! I was at a store here called Ross Dress for Less, and I noticed a section called Active Bottoms and another called Active Tops. I thought it was funny. It's an ok store. I got 2 brand new Ralph Lauren shirts (tagged $185 with original tags) for $15 each on the closeout rack. Amazing! Sorry I ramble.

The radio show was a lot of fun.

Let's hope the recent CME is nothing.

Les, do you remember when you were a kid and the sun was bright yellow? Now, it's been brilliant white for a few years. I'm not sure when it changed.....

graceofgodgoI said...

A point in the infinite Universe will send out two other points from itself on each side, and these two points will send out points in multiples of two, until they finally all meet again at their point of origin; this is the beginning of movement. The initial point is female: potential. Potential is presented as the womb. The two emitted points are also female; they travel along the infinite, creating eternity. The three together are one and moving, elongating, represented as the male (phallus). So this is where we all began. You are here in the infinite universe, which contains an infinite number of possibilities—you are! So, in this universe of infinite possibilities, all of which will come to pass, regardless of odds, how can you ever not be?

Anonymous said...

I think, most people - some more than others - spend their lives seeking the divine. The vast majority seek reunion through relationships: seeking 'true love'.

Ofcourse, it can never be found in others, as it is within. However, others may assist by holding up a mirror, as is alsways the case.

Somepeople have a distorted perspective on their reflections and they often move into positions of temporary earthly authority.

They then promote their distorted reflections of the divine.

Saimsam

Anonymous said...

Les, you say:
" ...everyone is seeking the divine but… the conditions you find it under and the reflex action that follows can be terrible beyond my capacity to communicate, because the judgment of your state is placed in your own merciless hands"

Vey profound and absolutely RIGHT!
To ACTUALLY KNOW - revealed by The Divine - ones faults and the harm that one has done is a GREAT BURDEN... almost too much to bear.
Is this what you mean when you refer to such revelation as being "terrible" ?
And why do you use the phrase "your own merciless hands"?
Is it because we can't forgive ourselves?

Many thanks,
Frank

nina said...

This urge, chiefly unconscious because its been going on since we left the womb and longer, to name something appears to make a Grand Button Down Dam which stops the flow and makes a Gulf in which we swim until we become aware we are swimming in a huge button down cesspool. Is that about right? So we just need to forget about IDing our every act, our self, our stuff, others and what they do, our experiences and our memories and just be open to the flow without building dams.

Liz said...

Good post, Les Visible, ye of minor fame. Always helps me through the crazies.

tim said...

Rebelforever;
Thanks for posting that youtube clip "classified" of HR8791 being read by Rep. Haller on your blog. Les, have you seen this!? A chill went up my spine so strong that it opened chakras. What do you all think of this? If you keep talking about drums, Les, I'm going to bring my set over...:)

Anonymous said...

Gods been behind you the whole time he knows you were looking. Someday "BAM" you're dead like in that movie Predator.Works for me I'll keep an eye out,maybe you should too.

Anonymous said...

in response to anonymous...
the voice of God is and always will be Gods... and Les it isn't your place or capability to separate the wheat from the chaff, your choice is whether to be a seed worth planting or dust in the wind

Anonymous said...

into the night with hopeless glee,
the lantern burns bright but no one can see,
the simple lust or burning desire,
with which we place our hands in the fire.
into the night we rush headlong,
to search for the fury of the just and the strong,
only to find a sad farewell,
as we leave behind our hollow shell,
in search of the lantern.


Ken Hatfield

Anonymous said...

unique and individual
presented innumerable ways
in the bird flying high
in the children at play
life indefinable
lessons prove it so
the master lives in all of us
up to us to grow
the more we allow
the better things become
some are trapped in lies
war and chaos what they brung
blinded by control
collecting riches of the eye
riches of the heart
they dismiss and deny
well its a weird old world
our lessons hard to learn
maybe its easier if we prepare
in our hearts we truely yearn.


..peace..

Nick said...

I don't always understand everything LV says in writing and less so recently than before. This sometimes causes me to reflect that maybe something is wrong, but not for very long because readers' comments usually give me the clues I need to accept LV's message in ways that were beyond my original personal horizon of perception. It might be from a reader's words or link - but not always

From Bringing The Extremes To The Middle: "It is not that the divine is indifferent to our suffering but that it knows the immortality of our being as part of it and our suffering is a personal affirmation, on our part, of the same understanding." For myself, this is profound.
I have began to apply this awareness to my life as from today.

R's comment at 11:02 is enough for me to read this essay again.

MM : Your words spoke my thoughts.


Apologies: a minute ago and by mistake, I sent this comment to Petri Dish.

Anonymous said...

It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors:

quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000:
'The Israeli Prime Minister's office recently put the number of "living Holocaust survivors" at nearly a million.' (page 83)

Anonymous said...

Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize..

Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? "I will never know" Wiesel says. "I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?"

Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

"In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions."

Anonymous said...

I've checked out the six volumes of Churchill's Second World War and the statement is quite correct - not a single mention of Nazi 'gas chambers,' a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of 'six million' Jewish victims of the war.
Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill's Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle's three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.
In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi 'gas chambers,' a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of 'six million' Jewish victims of the war.

Anonymous said...

A century before the birth of Christ, a people utterly condemned by all the major prophets, the Edomites, were converted as a group to become 'Jews'. According to Josephus, the Jewish historian who lived just after the time of Christ, 'They (Edom) were hereafter no other than Jews' (Josephus Antiquities of the Jews, XIII ix 1; XV vii 9). Roth’s Concise Jewish Encyclopedia (1980) says ‘John Hyrcanus forcibly converted [Edom] to Judaism. From then on they were part of the Jewish people..’ (p 154). The Jewish Encyclopedia (1925) says "Edom is in Jewry" (Volume 5 p. 41). ). Yahweh the God of Israel, ‘hated Esau (Edom)’, a people ‘against whom he has indignation forever’ (Malachi 1:2-4). Ezekiel refers to Idumea (Edom, also referred to as Mount Seir) as taking possession of the land and heritage of Israel and Judah (Ezekiel 35:10, 11, 15; 36:2, 5). The Edomites were in control of Judea under the Romans – the Edomite Herodian dynasty symbolises this control. Jesus twice accuses ‘those who say they are Jews and are not’ as being a ‘synagogue of Satan’ (Rev2:9, 3:9). Jesus said to these Jews ‘Because you are not sheep of my flock you do not believe’ (Jn10:24-27). The true people of God are not Jews.. Satan rules Wall Street, Hollywood, the mainstream media and US foreign policy, and the American government has been bought, lock, stock and barrel.

Defensive Introspector Plonker said...

The boy's in blue, I said to meself this mourning. Still, you get a lot of that in this line of work - so I pulled out me banjo and had meself a little sing-song and a cuppa tea and a biscuit, cheered me right up proper it did.

All right, everybody all together, look lively now!

The hardest thing to be
Is easy
The easisest thing to do
When you're always hung up tight
Wondering is everything all right
Is to become so hard that you can neither let in or out the light
And it's not always the easy to say
Everything's probably okay
Because the logic isn't sound when you take a look around and see people screwing each other down into the ground
The thing I found about being free, see
Is that the hardest thing to be
Is easy

Visible said...

There is a new Smoking Mirrors up-


The Man with the Bullhorn is a Lying Sack of Shit.

Anonymous said...

good afternoon inspector.I like a good knees up meself,it helps with them easy's I thinks,god bless you sir..neil

Anonymous said...

Thanks Les. Your words help.
"Moon is silver
sun is gold
hope i am immortal before
I get too old"


Our Father's light, sunny gold
Mother Moon turn his light, silver
I am immortal before them
As I turn old

Love Your Life

Anonymous said...

When you say keeps focusing you outward, do you mean outward as in giving yourself to others. Sharing Your energy but as an offering? Dealing with people and letting the creativity and inspiration flow without thinking about it until all the contact that came in a wave just kind of dissipates and we have to start over again? Building the thing back up in anticipation of the next wave.. Then we have to decide if we are gonna vomit our new energy all over people and surprise them and maybe scare them or do a slow controlled release hoping it will regenerate itself. Could it be that after every release we are moving to the next level in the coil? How long do we spend floating around between the coils? until we remember again to remember. to the first poster, if this rounds like an lsd trip, it’s not but i guess it could be.
Keeping in mind that everything today from education to spirituality to health to sex to marriage has been turned on its head and are perversions of what they were originally created for, and this includes us as humans, and generations of people are learning these systems from birth that have been turned completely upside down...well, it means something I guess...like people have to look harder for the truth or something. All paths with a heart lead us up the same mountain, sometimes merging with others and sometimes branching off into dead ends just when we think we get it. Spiritual paths are also products of the culture which they sprang from and are integrated with. The tools of each path are given to the people so that they will bring practitioners to remembrance and practice staying in the presence. Spiritual teachers from different practices even say that eventually the vehicle used to deliver you must be abandoned as well. And then you know that the only reason to practice any of these things only serves to make you remember that you wouldn’t need to practice them at all if you would just remember. Then as soon as you think that you are controlling it, by well, trying to control it, or try identifying it, it’s gone, and you fall of the crest of the wave. And the cycle begins again. (this is just the way I intuit it…yours could be different)
It seems like this, whatever it is that’s happening to us collectively is speeding up and coming in waves. The time between sets is getting shorter. Which usually means that something we can’t see, that is still out to sea, is steadily approaching our beach. In order to not get blown around like plywood, we need to clean out the gutters so it just flows freely through us. As we move through the day from moment to moment it’s our job to stay aware of what’s happening in that precise instant. It's the only safe place to be. The majority of us have a tendency to get off on headtrips when we should just stay focused on the heart. Literally. The organ. We should be prepared to abandon anything that doesn’t serve us anymore…finding out those things are up to each one of us.

Commenter formerly known as mike. A name change will come soon because I saw there is a guy here also named mike who actually took the time to register so i defer

Visible said...

Most of the first part of the first sentence was on the button but then you went off on that path of personal conjecture that you detailed at length. My particular relationship is direct. It's not the result of some medium or particular outfit or ritual of any sort. It's direct. So I don't really identify with any of the rest of that. It has nothing to do with my exhausting myself or settling on a wave waiting to replace a wave waiting. I couldn't explain it.

I'm what I am in a relationship with myself. It doesn't apply to any systems or states although I've been engaged in both. I don't understand it myself but it's not what you are talking about. It's what it is and saying anything more about it conceals it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, LV, you never cease to amaze me.

Visible said...

(grin) I'd love to have that effect on myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Les,
ok, so words are futile and the more I try to put it into words the farther away it becomes. I am not speaking about any rituals or mediums or funny hats, either. I'm still trying to get into the concept of a relationship with ourselves. What about the truth of we have to become less so that it may become more? I believe in a personal and direct relationship with the divine also...and I believe that our goal is deification of our person while on this plane and that all of our energies and awareness should be directed to this end. I'm not really getting why i need to understand that I'm in a relationship with myself. Other than what the comedian said about it experiencing itself through us subjectively. That I know.

mke

wv: phitti phitti dolla make you holla

Visible said...

Mike, the self we think we know is not our self, it's our personality. Our job is to dig and dig until the light of what we are reveals itself because our self is everyone's self.

RanD said...

"...our self is everyone's self." AMEN:

Okay guys, it's out of the box: WE ARE GOD.

Holy fuck! Did it ever take a while to spit that one out!

Anonymous said...

I can't disagree with that. So what instrument of excavation do you recommend? I suppose there are some that get the job done faster than others. And once we dig and the light reveals what we are to ourselves, how do we keep the sand from filling up the hole, covering it up again? Knowing it in theory is one thing but having the awareness centered where it needs to be permanently is something else. Sometimes it reveals itself briefly only to go into hiding again and leaves us chasing shadows. That's what I'm getting lately,shadows...something that seems like it's just on the other side of the veil, or not...I have a hard time knowing if what I keep thinking I am seeing out of the corner of my awareness is real or just shadows because it never really manifests. As soon as I think it is coming into vision,it's gone again. I don't mean it's outside of myself. Speaking figuratively.

mike

Visible said...

Yes, we are God, disguised and hidden by the separated mind. Then there is the matter of force and presence.


................

Mike, Imagine that you are trying to get someone's attention but they are, or seem to be, really far away, far away inside so you call them and you keep calling them and you don't stop calling them until you have communicated that understanding, that you will not stop calling until they respond. That is the critical thing that you understand in your own mind that you WILL NOT stop calling until you get a response and then not only will it occur but it will occur with all possible speed.

However, one must have unshakable conviction that they WILL NOT STOP. Certain difficulties will present themselves but your mind recognizes no difficulties. Keep in mind that the one you are trying to contact will start to throw you bones with the intention of satisfying you so that you go away and are no longer calling. Think of a mother who gives her child a toy to distract it. But you want her to take you to her breast and nothing short of it.

This information is critical to the process as it will all happen.

Persistence is the key. This is why they say things like you should imagine yourself held under water and needing oxygen. It should be that intense. Read about Ramana Maharshi and what happened to him when he was 16 I think and also Ramakrishna. These two men's experiences tell you a lot.

You do not have to worry about it covering itself back up once you've made real contact because it won't let you alone anyway but it is possible I suppose that anything could happen to challenge the state if the state is not yet the state.

Some will say you already are what you seek and you don't need to do this and you don't need that and that it is impersonal and yadda yadda. It is impersonal after a fashion but also intensely personal and that is a better way if you are not of Asian culture because your mind operates that way. Consider yourself to be interacting with a personality and make it personal and human.

Anonymous said...

"one must have unshakable conviction that they WILL NOT STOP"

I believe that's the key. I usually try intensely for a while..maybe even get a bone, then decide it's time to relax and have some ice cream and a smoke.

Thanks Les, I'll keep you posted...

mike

D E B said...

And you say you know nothing. Silly boy.

TheSparkle said...

@tim

That video, apparently a hoax or spoof, had me going too.

D E B said...

Btw, we'd appreciate hearing about force and presence.

Dublin Mick said...

http://dublinmick.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/the-garden-of-the-prophet/

I put together some of my favorite verse written by the prophet Kahlil Gibran that always inspire me. Maybe someone else will like it. It is only a few pieces as his works are so enormous.

tony2kats said...

Beginner's Mind has no limitations. All things are considered. One never knows the kinds of essences one might stir up with what outwardly appears to be the connection of the illogical with the irrational. Keep going for it brother!!!

There are many paths through the Spiritual Semantical Jungle, but... Words are only husks of the direct experience. Better to have the experience than be able to command the words that describe the experience.

...But just because it's basically impossible to specifically communicate the experience doesn't mean you (me / we / all of us) shouldn't keep trying!!! Not everyone does it, or would want to do it, but for some of us windmills are for jousting!!!

Living in The Eternal Now (or at least trying to as much as possible) and enjoying my ride on the Synchronicity Express...

OM CHAKA LAKA
tony2kats
Denver

Visible said...

There is a new Reflections in a Petri Dish up now.




*It's Going to Rock your World.

John C (UK) said...

I can't believe the synchronicities coming faster and faster. I was just reading this book about 'awareness watching awareness', where the drowning man metaphor is used.

The most rapid and direct means to eternal bliss

Cheesey title but a good read.

Visible said...

I've read that. that's cutting edge.

John C (UK) said...

The book, (above), basically says what you say, about locking yourself in a room until you find IT. I, however have come to the conclusion that I have been searching 'intellectually' ie. constantly reading about it.

I think it's time to put the laptop down and unplug the phone and try some sincere practice.

regards

Anonymous said...

JohnC
Good stuff and easy to understand/read.
I read about the drowning man in Ramana Maharshi's story. In the book you've posted it leaves no doubt about what the depth of that state requires from us. ..and it also mentions giving it a sincere try and that a few months is not a sincere try. ...and something tells me the time is coming soon to show our cards...even if I thought it was my number one priorty before I accept that it hasn't been.
back to work then!

mike

Joey Tavares said...

Thank you Les.

I always knew there was an intension to my connoted bottom-ness.

Nice plug...

Hank said...

I believe, because I too do not know, that our connection to the devine is endemic, not just to species, and immutable. We are part of the creative force in the universe before we take physical form, and are for the duration of our lives here, connected to it. It not only connects us to it, but to all other things created by it as well.

I have spent many years trying to understand the nature of that connection and how it works. So far it has been sort of like a game of hot and cold. That is, at times I have felt closer to it and at others farther away, and have gained some understanding of the things that do one or the other...at least for me.

I have found that focusing externally, or internally will do either one, depending on the nature of my focus. 'What about me' and it gets farther away. 'Who am I, and where did I come from', and it gets closer.

'What can you do for me', and it gets farther away. 'What can I do for you', and it gets closer.

If I look for a reward I can hold in my hand, it gets farther away, but one I can hold in my heart and it gets closer. You get the idea.

I have tried to figure out what is important in life, this life anyway, and what it all seems to come down to is how I feel. I like everyone else, do what I do and be the way I am to create certain feelings. I have also found that there are many paths, that when traveled, have not had the feelings imagined or advertised at the end.

All of this has led me to the conclusion that so much of what makes sense doesn't work, and much of what doesn't, does. It makes sense, at least it does if you believe the advertisments, that if you amass belongings and wealth, it will make you feel good. But it doesn't. It doen't make sense that if you pull over, bust your ass out in the heat to change a flat tire for someone unable to do so, that it will make you feel good, but it does.

I believe it is our connection to the creative force that rewards us with feeling good, when we are the way and do the things that it meant for us to be and do.

It rewards not only us but everyone in our lives, because being happy and feeling good emanate and affect those around us.

Of course I can say none of this with certainty, but these are some of the ways it seems to me.

I will continue to explore this connection, although I don't believe I will ever glean it's true nature, and try and learn how to not be confounded, and distracted from it by my human condition. To live in this world and be able to maintain my connection through all it throws at me.

I know this connection helps or allows me to be the best me I can be, and for now, that's the best I can do, not just for myself, but for all I touch. Peace to you all.

the BCth said...

Escaping this 3D ego-ride seems to be a lot of work. I guess that's the way it's got to be. So nobody gets off until it's really their time.

Sometimes I've thought I want to escape all this tiring bullshit. At the moment, though, I'm leaning toward being resigned to being stuck in it forever. Up and down, round and round. Can't stand being in it, don't want to do what it takes to get out. Catch-22, what can you do. The suffering goes on.

"This life ain't worth living." - HIM

Mister_Ed said...

Shocking, is it not, so many of smaller wars in recent history--skirmishes between Hebrews and Lebanese, Tamils and Sinhalese, Maoists versus Indians, Hutus and Tutsis, North Koreans and South Koreans, Taiwanese and red Chinese, Kurds and Iraqis, --these are born from an impetus for “peace” married with something considerably less noble (chauvinism, nationalism). Yet the original impetus on all warring peoples’ is an effort, however bent, to manifest peace.

And where does insight to God come from? Does it come from God? Then why the Bible, Qu’ran, Talmud, hadiths, Vedas, Dhammapada, Book of Manu and so on and on? Why any holy books whatsoever? Well, perhaps such things sharpen one’s reciprocity to the Divine by reading them (reading all of them, albeit it not at one sitting).

When you see the priest of Apocalypto carving out the warrior’s heart, that was me. That was my job in the last lifetime--literally killing in the name of God, or so I believe. And in this lifetime? After myself suffering for those earlier misdeeds? I’ll still work for God, but in a wholly separate sense.

There. Now to let the atheists pick and poke at my commentary as they see fit.

long john said...

@ John C (UK), posted at 11:32 AM...

(and also to Les)

Btw, i just happen to know personally the guy that wrote that book that you have linked to ('the most rapid and direct means to eternal bliss', aka 'awareness watching awareness'). i used to correspond with him about six or eight years ago.

the author's name is michael and he lives out in the desert an hour or so west of las vegas, nevada.

like myself, he also used to live in santa cruz california many years back, and he attended the sri ramana maharshi satsanga there. he was a student of the path and teachings of atma-jnana (self-knowledge) of sri ramana maharshi and nisargadatta maharaj. micheal formulated his particular approach (awareness watching awareness) based upon his experience in that.

but his approach (awareness watching awareness) is not new or unique to him alone, although he seems to claim that. others (including myself) have come to virtually the same identical insights long before michael ever did.

so its not exactly "cutting edge", except in the sense that it does cut through many of the common pitfalls of other paths and spiritual sadhanas.

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Anonymous said...

One point I am always in agreeance with you Les is 'the divine..., …knows its own'.
I know very little re spiritual things but I do 'know' that.
And I thank you for your 'know nothing' writings.
As I have said elsewhere I am glad you are near the faucet but I am much more glad that the faucet knows where you are.
Tony

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Dan said...

Repent, repent, repent ye sinners

What do you think you got, when you thought you had a lot
But all your feelings are dead?
And who do you think you are, when you're reaching for the stars
But all your feelings are dead?

Must you make a decision, between sex and religion
Why can't you love God in your bed?

Chorus:
Well, jesus christ is in your bed tonight, to bring you back from the dead

How are you gonna fight for what you think is right
If all your feelings are dead?
And what can you know of love, from the eyes of a child to the heavens above
When all your feelings are dead?

It's a tragic condition, sex and religion, makin' a manic mess in your head

(chorus)

Jesus christ, or any son of the heatless light
When all your feelings are dead

Resurrection!

I raise my hands high up into the air
Get down on my knees and start-a-prayin'
When love walks in, my body begins
I feel my promised land comin', but I gotta go to hell now
And those creatures, evangelist preachers
The ones that take money, for the promise of hope
Well, they are dangerous, I'm not dangerous
Brain washing us, and we're not gonna take it

(solo)

I just wanna know, oh, lord, how it is so
How is it that you can take my sins away?
Oh, lord tell me, so I can see the light again
I don't think anybody can take my sins away

How can the truth be known, if we got little black holes in our souls
And all our feelings are dead?

Are we imprisoned by sex and religion
Or is God the one that's trapped in our mess?

(chorus)

Jesus christ, or any son of the heatless light
To bring you back from the dead

So remember now folks, when you kneel to pray
Blow a little kiss to the hypocrites
Good God knows when you turn the other cheek
Which direction you're pointing it

[holy shit. holy jesus christ, I hurt your brain, hah, great god, steve, oh
My fingers are numb, right now
Yeah, they're numb
Can I deprive my brain of oxygen? ]

from Steve Vai - Sex and Religion

Dan said...

Here's another from Steve Vai:

I'm watchin' you, I'm wantin' you, but you turn away
I'd crawl through broken glass to you, but it wouldn't pay
You take me for a fool, but if you only knew
What I do in my dreams with you

You're so cold and critical, and baby that's too bad
So my reality will have to come to me in my dreams

Chorus:
I know that you belong to me every night, you suddenly appear in my eyes
It happens when I sleep, it isn't right, what I do in my dreams with you
It isn't right what I do in my dreams with you

I love the way you come to me every night
My fantasies are real, and they never lie
If you only knew, what I do in my dreams with you, yeah
It isn't right, lord knows that it isn't right

The world can make you cynical, with all it's love and pain
But I don't have to carry the weight of the world

(chorus)

(solo)

Baby don't wake me, let me take you on an endless journey
We touch, and the softest kiss explodes with lust, yeah
It's real, you can't deny the heat you feel
And if I die before I wake, baby, that's all right

(chorus)

I know that you belong to me every night, you suddenly appear in my eyes
(repeats out...)

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