Dog Poet Transmitting.......
Why have I not written more at Origami than I have? I suspect the people who like my work the most, prefer this aspect of it. It’s as easy as any other aspect and certainly more enjoyable for me. I don’t think I have to give the occasional bad impression of myself anymore. I’ll never know if that was a good idea or not but I think it was. The problem isn’t so much the guru aspect, which is something I see manipulated in any number of artful ways. It’s more about ‘knowing’. When you let this kind of persona exist, knowledge gets attributed to you. Then, sooner or later, if you’re honest, you have to start giving an occasional bad impression of yourself (grin) because you don’t really know anything. That’s the one thing I am dead certain of in respect of myself; whoever that is.
Well, talking about the spiritual and metaphysical aspects of life is not easy these days. There is a cloud of depression, which creates a kind of chiaroscuro rainbow, which circles the world. It doesn’t affect the selfish and hedonistic people. They are the cause of its effect on everyone else. It gets a little tiresome saying, “endure”, “hold fast” and “have faith”. There’s a breaking away condition that’s coming into view. I note at the blogs that there are several conversations that have been going on for a long time that often have nothing to do with the posts and which are directional levers, of a sort, to pull people to other locations. I don’t mind or even care about that. I just notice it and together with a few other things, make me think of little woodland creatures checking their watches and keeping an eye on the bolt hole.
We have gotten nearly two hundred new members at The New Shangri-La in less than a month. That is phenomenal and an indication of something I’ve been aware of for a long time and which led to the creation of the site in the first place. After this post I am certain (as I can be) that there will be over 500 members. For some time it has been coming up in my mind that I would be a part of a community of individuals who want to live independently of the world around them, while it rearranges itself. Ways and means of making it financially viable continue to appear.
This time period has been coming up since the site was created and so it is no surprise to see the sudden swell in members. As I have been at pains to state a great many times, “everything is under control”, that and “I don’t know” are two maxims I try to live by. Ironically, my depression is pretty intense lately. When you would rather be sleeping than doing anything else is a good sign. If you’re honest with yourself, you don’t write about spiritual things, even if you can, when your state of mind is not reflective of the things you are talking about.
This post isn’t about my state of mind. It’s about our state of mind. There’s only one mind, period. We just plug into it differently and the difference is our sense of a personal identity. You might think of it as a single sun that is shining in the center of an enormous cathedral through countless stained glass windows. Each window is a personality. These windows are like those polarized sunglasses that lighten and darken depending on the strength of the sun. This is a quality of the windows themselves and there is another characteristic of these windows. Some of them have dark spots through which the sun cannot shine and some of them seem to allow no light at all to pass through them.
Without the sun there would be no life at all upon this planet. Everything is composed of sunlight; light in extension. You can think of matter as frozen sunlight; not actually frozen, just appearing to be. Most everything we assume to be true is an assumption based on what appears to be. That is why, “I don’t know” is the most important mantra you can have. If you don’t know, then the sun will inform you of what is. If you do know then that is another black spot through which the sun cannot pass. Due to this, you are not only deceiving yourself, you are deceiving others as well.
The integrity of the cathedral is changing. The structure and what composes it is being transformed. This is vibrating all through the cathedral and causing all of the windows to vibrate as well. There is a degree of resistance in nearly all of windows because the windows experience this transforming vibration as a threat to their existence. It is. However, it is not a threat to what the window is dependent on and the window itself is composed of the sunlight that seeks to pass through it; allowing this vibration to transform your window, results in an alteration to the character of the window and the amount of sunlight that can pass through it. The window is still there, it’s just a better window.
The window is going to be changed no matter what, so... the windows best option is to consciously respond with a sympathetic resonance to the controlling vibration. The resistance of the windows can best be defined as ‘fear’ and the limitation of ‘knowing’, which places the responsibility for being omniscient upon the window. That is an impossible situation for the window.
All of the windows have some degree of these difficulties and that accounts for a general state of depression among the windows because the effort required to adjust to the transformative vibration issuing from the sun creates several types of weariness and depression is one. You might refer to it as Weltschmerz.
It should be obvious but it is not always obvious to all of the readers that... what is being discussed here should be seen metaphysically, spiritually; as an allegorical rendering and not a literal presentation. The sun is not just the sun. The window is not just a window. Depression is not just depression. Thank you.
There are windows that sympathetically resonate with each other. These can be called, kindred spirits, a fellowship and even a community. Our community already exists and operates to the mutual benefit of one another. The only thing that doesn’t exist, on the manifest plane, is a physical center, a location for the interplay between those who are going to relocate for this purpose. It does already exist in the one mind and is presently making its way down to the physical plane. I’m going to now return to The New Shangri La in order to lend my presence to the exchanges that need to take place there.
I expect a good sum of palpable currency to find its way to me from the coffers of the universe, which has an inexhaustible supply of it. With these funds, the center will make itself known to those who will be a part of it there and who will find their way there and those who are to be a part of it in another location will also respond to the gravitational pull of Love in evolution, embracing the death of the false, for the endless perpetuation of the real, via the mysterious process of change, which is the dance performed by that which is immortal in us ...and is the perceptible part of the divine in demonstration of it.
We shall see if any of this is true. It may be only relatively so but this occurs on the relative plane, where opposites counterbalance the moment inside the mind of the perceiver; generally listing to one side or the other and collectively listing to one side to the degree that forces have been set in motion to correct the problem by removing the power of the appearances that motivated it into conflict with the prime mover.
In the meantime, my perception, within the framework of my unknowing, is that many of you would be advantaged by coming together and giving one another the support of your common fellowship in shared tasks. Everything is easier, cheaper and more possible when carried out in union. The coming age is all about this sort of thing; pooled resources and energies, dreams, directions and group consciousness. The time of every man for himself is giving way to, each for the other and the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Usually the following age is a correction and a testimony upon the failures of the one that is passing. That makes sense.
I don’t know the real reasons for my engagement in the things spoken of here but these are the things that surface in the process of the doing, so... that’s where we are and the best of all worlds to everyone, inasmuch as you find yourselves in any of them.
'It's Changing' is track no. 5 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Color Ball'
Lyrics (pops up)
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