Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fire and Rain and a Little Insane

As I have mentioned, July was supposed to be and proved to be a hard month for me, going back to parts of June when things happened that I never would have expected and now serve to have a profound effect on my projects, delaying the publication of my books and setting my teeth on edge (grin), concerning human relationships and my understanding of them. I won’t get into names or certain details because that serves no good purpose but I will do as I usually do and employ allegory and other literary devices.



Dog Poet Transmitting.......

‘May your noses speak to you before you open your mouth’.

Over the years I have been engaged in many collaborative projects and I have come to see through direct experience how difficult it can be to make things happen in a group setting when one insists on being hands on. The result of this has been for me to be hands off, most of the time.

My initial position, when I have the authority to do so is to let everyone else operate from their agendas and intentions and then see what happens. I do this because I want to see what’s going to materialize in advance of wider and more dramatic efforts further down the road. I generally work alone for good reason because I can depend on myself to bring a ship into harbor without sabotage of either an intended or unintended kind. This means that some of my projects will not be as good or professional as they would be with the help of others, who are gifted in areas where I am not; my music recordings are a good example of this. I don’t have an engineer, arranger, a band or collaborator. There’s just me, hacking my way through the underbrush and not being any kind of a qualified landscaper or horticulturalist.

With my written work there’s less concern, since I’ve got a better feel for what I’m doing and a higher level of expertise, concerning construction and structure. Of course, I’m still limited in various ways, having left school in the tenth grade and being self taught the rest of the way. There’s no question that I would profit from the efforts of professionals as I go along but they’ve been slim and none for most of the way.

In the 90’s the owner of ESP Disk signed me with Sony/CBS in conjunction with a German distribution firm and destroyed the recordings my band and I had made, leaving me to sink like a stone when I was in every Tower Records outlet on the planet. In the early 2000’s Mandrake of Oxford published my first novel and left out the final edit, while misspelling the title of the book in 3 different places, on the cover and inside the book. It was a real disappointment for me to see, “The Dark Spendor on the spine of the book” when the title word was ‘splendor’. I was starting to think like that blues singer, “If it weren’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have no luck at all”.

I’ve got a lot of stories like this but I’ll spare you the bloodstains and autopsy photos. What amazes me is that I kept on going. All the jobs I took were simply to finance my creative efforts and that meant doing everything on the cheap and distributing my work for chump change or giving it away for free. Finally, I decided I wouldn’t do anything for money anymore and rely on the kindness of the universe to see that I got some amount of donations, without ever actually asking for any. I think the result of this has been to convince people that I am independently wealthy, instead of being as poor as a church mouse (grin).

I’ve always had a certain assurance and faith that the cosmos was taking care of me and would take care of me. The more I tossed any anxiety and concern into the wind, the more the cosmos worked on my behalf and I learned the meaning of the secret oasis of sustenance in the deserts of existence and the hidden places of Nature. However, it’s one thing for me to be convinced and another for others to share my belief and that has created problems in my passage as well. I’m not lazy and I try to make myself useful every day but Saturn is a hard taskmaster and he is prominent in my horoscope (which is a good thing really). You have to add in that I am an eclectic and eccentric character and likely to be disturbing and sometimes frightening to those who don’t get where I’m coming from or where I may be at in an particular moment. I take risks and have adventures that seem to put my life and my health in danger and it’s not easy to explain the reasoning for this to others. It’s not easy to get people to understand that I am acting on faith to push the dimensions of limitation just as far as I possibly can. Meanwhile, I’m in great shape and getting better by the day. The proof is in the pudding.

In a few days, I am supposed to be smooth sailing for some time to come and it is going to improve and improve and improve. Every source I have gotten input from says so and my invisible friends corroborate this. It appears that the more the forces and conditions of the world go into turmoil and confusion, the more my fortunes will improve; odd that.

People who expect quick returns would be better off playing the stock market than playing with me. I’m not a short term investment but productive over the long range and I suspect, profitable as well. These things take a finer and deeper faith in the long run and anyone lacking that should seek their profits at the racetrack or get into hedge funds.

I’m going to go back to limping along, as I have done so far, with the assistance and support of those still willing to be so engaged. I’ve got more material than I can even remember possessing and more is added by the day so, sooner or later the result of a lifetime of effort will see the light. This is true of all of us, we get out of life what we have put into it and have only ourselves to blame if we have been insufficient or displayed bad judgment.

I don’t do mass advertising and I don’t have deep pockets investors. I don’t glad-hand or engage with dubious sorts for the furtherance of my career. I don’t rely on schmoozing and uptown cocktail parties so I don’t owe any of those people anything and I don’t have to soften or compromise what I say in order to be a part of that world where elegant lies take precedence over obvious truth, in the small degree that I possess any. If what has been promised in the near time fails to materialize as quickly as it formerly seemed that it would, I rely on the divine to grant me the angels I need. I intend to rely on the divine for everything to the extent that I can do so and let the chips fall where they may. This may seem to be the harder and less predictable road to those who place their faith in how they work the marketplace but I know what kind of monkey business can come out of that and the only monkey I have any interest in is Hanuman.

Once again, I’ve been talking all around something for the purposes of discretion and propriety and that’s a good thing because there’s no telling what epiphanies and realizations may yet manifest out of what now appears to be a frozen engine. The divine works in mysterious ways and that means we often don’t understand what’s going on. My belief is that we will understand what we need to and be left out of the loop about what doesn’t concern us because it’s being accomplished by some other part of the spectrum.

I fully expect many things to be accomplished and realized soon enough and I’m content with leaving that in more capable hands, recognizing that everything is a test and sometimes we pass these tests when we don’t contend with the more intelligent and powerful forces in operation. It is one of the most difficult challenges for everyone to know when to let things take their course. We are not the helmsman, no matter what we think, nor do we know the extent of possible misfortune when we attempt to be the helmsman. I’m not going to concern myself with the operation of the Crockpot because a Crockpot takes care of it all internally and doesn’t require stirring and micromanagement. Once the top goes on it does what it was constructed to do. I’ve said all I have to say on the matter and now it’s time to post this and move on to the next thing, unless I decide to go and get a cup of tea in the interim.


End Transmission.......

Visible sings: Almost A Capella by Les Visible♫ Love is Bound ♫
'Love is Bound' is track no. 12 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'
Lyrics (pops up)

Almost A Capella by Les Visible

37 comments:

Erik said...

Darn Vis,

I hear (and feel) ya ...

Much Love and gratitude ;)

Neko Kinoshita said...

A cup of tea and some quiet contemplation would be good.

Unfortunately I must dive back into the dust bunnies here in the tower, and there is something the divine is insisting on back at the cul-de-sac too.

I'm not in control, I'm just along for the ride.

Still keeping my nose cold and wet, and trying to make sense of what little I'm allowed to understand, I think.

Meow,

Anonymous said...

Gawd, Les, you put into words how I feel.
I'm a (non-professional, but professional level) musician playing a difficult, eclectic instrument and old music. None recorded, but some kind fans put them on Youtube. (I cringe to watch/listen though)

I agree with your managerial approach 100%, you hire or corroborate with people who can do their stuff without you having to tell them how and what to do - even if you know how to do it yourself.

You have to be like the conductor of the orchestra; keep control and direction, but not much interference in the process.

I love writing too, I had a few small things published (never got a cent) but at least they were deemed publishable by others - which were satisfying enough. Your written stuff is like reading in my native language, which is astonishing, as I (up to now) always found the English language crude and horribly imprecise, incapable of expression of the small flutters of the soul.

The Cosmic Thing is a hot-and -cold issue with me. I have a hard time accepting it (I'm factual, analytical, science/material world oriented, with a passion for integrity and truth) but I do get the inkling at times, that there is MORE than meets the eye, but I'm coming around to it more-and-more - with your help.

Thank you for your postings, they're a joy.

Miriam said...

Ditto that, Vis.

Anonymous said...

mr visibles,you are hard on yourself,I know you are,I think you blame yourself for things that are not your fault,....
and when a low or dry sets in you kick yourself with those things that are not your fault,I do the same to myself as I suspect a lot of the people here do too,....
please dont kick yourself to much
universe loves you....

its these timeline things,the playing out of the events,,,mr high even has trouble with them,and he is looking at them all the time,,some things sort of materialise instantaneously others seem to be on some other timescale...

but if we look at things now from a year ago
how many more millions of people are in the process of waking up and stuff,all sorts of things going on everywhere....

in the truth movement you are royalty
a scientific spiritual adventurer of the highest order like a galactic knight or something,we can only thank the great everything for letting you be here with us now doing your stuff,......

respects neil

Anonymous said...

Hi All:

Frozen engine hmmm. I assume you've already tried the method showed in this video ?

Dealing with Car Trouble

I must admit my spirituality is inversely proportional to the amount of shit that I'm dealing with at any given moment. So generally I have no words of wisdom because I realize daily how full of shit I am.

I have learned to be able to laugh at myself a little more though and that does help.


Thanks for your Blog LV

Patrick V1.0

Repost said...

A solution.

It is a 100% certainty the debt plus accruing interest are going to eventually bankrupt the USA and all countries with Rothschild controlled central banks, 193 of 197 countries.

I lay the fault for this at the feet of the people who created the system almost a hundred years ago. They must incur the loss of wealth which is to occur. End all central banks. Restart the whole system with all international and central bank debts being declared null and void. The losers will then be the wealthy people around the world who have benefitted from a sytem not sustainable.

Restart the world with usury outlawed in every country. Where only the country itself may issue it's currency. Absolutely never an international common currency issued and controlled by private individuals. Close the Fed and all other zionist international controlled central banks. End and outlaw the IMF, WTO, BIS and the World Bank and seize all assets that are there to pay off the domestic debts which now exist within individual countries.

Since the system is 100% going to collapse let us act now to end it in a way that will enable a new system without any possibility for private central bank usury to come back into being.

It's coming to an end. Let us end it now before anymore austerity is inflicted on the innocent middle and working classes of the world. That is to say 98%+ of the human beings on the planet.

Mouser

Miriam said...

Patrick V1.0~ my ego says to me: you're full of shit.
My Heart says to me: No, You're not.
(grin)

Free the heart, tame the ego, and let the Crockpot cook.

Anonymous said...

Visible, You are just fine! You already know that you cannot work with others easily. Why the big surprise? I am not being hard on you...just attempting to spur you on to peacefulness. Some of the problems stem from karmic residues & some of the problems stem from egoic people's bad ju-ju. Anyway that you slice it, it stinks. But, hey, that is the way of The World when you need to partake of even a part of it. If it would make you feel any better, I could tell you horror stories about the hard lives of some very high spiritual people. I do not know you or what has actually transpired, but, if you truly love the Light and represent the Light in all that you do...then, be prepared for all kinds of naughtiness to come down upon your lovely head. It just goes with the territory...and, you know that, too! Darkness hates the Light. M.

Anonymous said...

warm inner vibrance
hold of the sky
circling rivers
lotions of life
caring in essence
sun and the moon
natures occurrence
rise and atune
live of all living
summers full heart
embrace of rainbows
glow of the spark
a brush of the meadows
healing within
energy patterns
of birds on the wing

..peace..

Anonymous said...

Hello, Les.
I am not trying to comment on the last Origami post,You may put this
in comments if you see fit. I want to thank you for being you. And
the benifits reading your works give me.


I have, in the last 10 yrs., found a healing ability, among others.
Raised agnostic, it was a mindblower for me, among many mindblowing
happenings these last years. I am traveling a path that you have
helped me to navigate. Much of your words ring true regarding
spiritual walks, and have given me much to chew on and process.

I am better nowadays with my spirit connection, in fact I revel in it
and each day it brings. I hold myself back to a large degree, in some
ways, while desiring to grow in it. Yes I'm still confused.

Thank you for your words. What I didn't grok when I first found your
sites, began to meld into a wonderful view of my world and my place in
it. I like this life and await what comes smiling.

Chris F.

Anonymous said...

wise living union
lotions of the sea
grand old living all things
carve in to the breeze
cheiftans light the fire
the sphere throughout the heart
some men follow nowhere
but one touch of leaping spark
the earth the all in everything
circle round the haze
waves of stirring peace
earth in truths embrace
electrifying upwards
sensing far beyond
motions of all healing
resonating deep and long

..peace..

amarynth said...

Visible, we roll on! Some people enter our orbit for a small time only, to teach us something, some stay for a longer time.

I'm staying (grins) .. Something tells me to say ... there is a book out there with lighted spiritual guidance. So then, it follows that there is a counter to the lighted spiritual guidance that is attempting to un-oil the gears or unscrew the wheels or something.

Let's not let that happen! Heave-Ho! All together now!

Anonymous said...

Les, I appreciate your thoughts, and take most of them to heart when examining my life and ways. However, these 2 months, July and August, coming up, are going to be Astrologically, difficult to say the least. Not on "individuals" per se, but on the whole of society. Good youtube horary astrologist "Northwatuppa" has some informative vlogs on these upcoming shifts and how difficult they will be. A lot of folks are holding their breath. It is wise to drink that cup of tea and ruminate for a bit....good luck on your outer, and inner journeys all.
P.N. Chicago, IL

Anonymous said...

pierre said...

funny comic i the Sydney Morning Herald by Leunig today.

a couple of alco bums on the street reading the news placard about Murdochs situation.
"Poor old Rupert. Worked hard all his life to get himlsef into the gutter while smart guys like us took all the shortcuts".


..pierre

wv: fretines. "don't you worry about a thing" by
Stevie Wonder

Bom Shiva said...

Trying to maintain the balance.
Between Unity
and Maya
Like some crazy dancing Shiva
"the ability to hold two seemingly contradictory ideas in mind at once".
Not one at the expense of the other.
Even though there is no other.
A Yin/Yang dialectic
A unity of opposites.
Trying to maintain the balance.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me if I'm out of line, but I sence that you might be going through a close personal relationship crisis that might stem from economic distress. If that is the case I will give you an extra prayer to releave your pain.

I hope I'm wrong.
From a remote area in Oregon

Miriam said...

Mother Earth is blowing kisses to us all. Feel them in the breath of the breeze, the cool of the water, the brilliance of the blooms of flowers and all Her creatures songs.
Lady of the Woods, a poster on the Forum gave us this gift to soothe the most stressed or sad Spirit:
Choir of the Crickets

GOD'S CRICKET CHORUS

My Thanks to neil for his beautiful poems, they make me smile....

Anonymous said...

There's a certain entertainer I know of, a lady who has put the best of them in their place, and helped the rest of the ladies take theirs. She's outrageously successful ... in most arenas.

In the one she isn't; she tries, and tries again, but the efforts are often swept away.

I always thought to myself that if she could just relax her grip on a certain sense of self, she might be able to take direction. I suppose it is difficult to be on the receiving end.

Myself, I don't have any problems there...

That said, I quote some Semblance of the Ether in that repetitious endeavours that bear the same fruit, time and again, are ...

Repetitive.

I think I'll go have a glass of me own swill in the mirror now.

Joey

Anonymous said...

"All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well." Jude of Norwich

Love, MV

ps: you sure are a good one

PatrickW said...

A new rule, a new law has been born:
break all the glasses and fall toward the glassblower.

DaveR said...

So much talking, so little said. Not Les, just generally.

I started watching another 9/11 video. Stopped 1/2 hour into it. Nothing will come of it. 85% review anyway, last 10% is wrong, 5% might be something, maybe. Still they go on like we didn't get it in the last 9 years.

Saw some other person give heartfelt prayer-like words: "May the blessings..." I stopped listening. Is she asking permission? Same when someone says: "Let us find...", etc. OK. I'll let you.

Another: "It just makes you wonder..." No, it doesn't make ME wonder... . Just more words. Articles on news sites are just another rehash. "3 protesters were hurt..." Again? Wow. 3 this time. Scroll down Rense for instance: radiation, radiation, radiation, radiation, radiation, police, police, debt, debt, debt, spying, debt, debt, death... . Can skip almost all of it.

"Israel just... again." We should make them stop - again. Who's we? I can't, they don't listen to me, how about you? Maybe if we band together they can ignore us both at the same time. It's easier for them that way.

So much talk, so little said.

I've given up arguing with people. I said that once before around here. Just had an opportunity today. I was reinforcing some shelves and she gives me a square and says, "I brought you the square, you'll need it." "Thanks, I don't need it." "Well I think you'd better use it." I took it and didn't use it. Another opportunity gone by the wayside.

Today Les talked about himself. Only twice used the word "you" and I find it refreshing to not have the speaker project upon me. I'm sure you do too. You see how it can creep in on you.

I have to admit I've become an information junkie. The fix is getting harder to find. More filler everywhere. One of my teachers said, "The program is just stuff to take up time between the commercials." He was right.

Few people say new stuff and I've got a good memory so repetition doesn't get me far. 12-bar blues w/ Stevie Ray licks just doesn't cut it anymore. Rap doesn't cut it, I get more listening to the air-conditioner. Sports seems all the same - "Wow, did you see that? He can really jump!" Yep, another one. Politics. "Gee, he lied to me." Yep, he did. The next one won't though.

So much talk, so little content. People just expect it, I guess.

I'll leave you with this.

noise
data
information
knowledge
wisdom

est said...

^
"It is one of the most difficult challenges for everyone to know when to let things take their course."

-
if you've ever been canoeing
[rapids if your lucky]

you know the one up front
supplies the power

and the one in back
does the steering

or so it seems

in truth
the river
runs the show
-so to speak-

we are all here
for a reason

and don't forget
we are all
here together
-

Visible said...

New Smoking Mirrors-

The Magnets, Ballast and Millstones of Life.

Neko Kinoshita said...

Hey DaveR,

I relate, Been there.

It is hard to let go of the frustration, but if you do, the joy of watching the birds and small creatures fritter about can speak volumes to you.

If you can just learn to listen to it.

Finding alternate paradigms can help too.

Meow,

DaveR said...

Thanks, Keno

I wasn't kidding about the air conditioner.

The barn swollows put on an air show yesterday afternoon. The air force wishes... . Last night the fireflies were out in force, like the 4th of July but without the noise.

What does it mean when the voices in my head say more meaningful things than all but the blackbirds?

The job search is sure a time-waster, but an interesting game. What arrangement of letters on a computer will work? There just be one, it's like a code that I'm trying to break, or like a safe-cracker. Soon the tumblers will fall. Will Technicolor think enough of my code-breaking to send me to Bangluru? That would be interesting, and I could take my dog.

Miriam said...

DaveR~ try meditating, different show each time:
I like these~

Partaking From the Solar Winds/Tom Kenyon/Hathors

Sound Gifts/Tom Kenyon

wv: acrexp~ meditating gives you extra precious acres to play in....

Anonymous said...

We may make our bed, but we don't always sleep in it. Well, on a good night.

It can be nerve wracking, making it up as you go along. Here a sign, there a sign.

But when it synchronises, it's a thing of beauty.

"Roll up ..."

Visible said...

can't fix those things. removal is the only answer

DaveR said...

Sorry Neko, was too early...

Thanks, Les.

DaveR said...

Miriam:

All of life is a meditation. That's why I sit in here and look out through my eyes and see things happen "out there". It all goes to hell if I internalize it and am "in it."

Whenever I throw the Tarot I get the fool card. Bet on it. Then I think they wrote this just for me.

Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Well on the way,
Head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him,
or the sound he appears to make,
and he never seems to notice,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

And nobody seems to like him,
they can tell what he wants to do,
and he never shows his feelings,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Ooh, ooh,
Round and round and round.

And he never listens to them,
He knows that they're the fools
They don't like him,

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Ooh,
Round and round and round

Miriam said...

well then DaveR you have nothing to worry about and can let the Crockpot cook; then you know that it is all being taken care of in and outside of Time.
Blessings.


While My Guitar Gently Weeps~ George Harrison

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all...
Still my guitar gently weeps

neal said...

Some think being a fool on a hill is pleasantly dissociative. Try it in a blizzard, or a massive electrical storm, or in a tornado, or on a military base in full lockdown; with no mood for irony, or metaphors not already previously vetted.

Hypothermia, frostbite, military tribunals, being no thing, that's just the price of admission; it doesn't even pretend to stop there.

Sometimes there is no line of sight, just what the wind carries; it's easier on the eyes, and better for the nose (grin).

Those hills, and fools, get removed, but maybe it's just the nose talking- I still hear Crazy Horse, and Storm Cloud, and Lame Deer, and Black Elk, and Little Pigeon...and Vis, over and over. Or that could be just the wind talking.

torus said...

The OslO attacks occurred on 22/7

22/7 = 3.14159265

3.14159265 = pi

pi = ip

ip = internet provider

"there's a spectre haunting...." the internet.

July 19, 2011

"Norway will support Palestinians who are set to press for recognition of the independence of their state by the United Nations, says the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

He was speaking following his talks in Oslo with the Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas."

From, The Voice of Russia
http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/07/19/53408557.html

ChewyBees said...

Dave R.,
if things are getting annoying, or tiresome, or repetitive, or stale, or any number of forms of dis-ease, then perhaps you are looping. You must be well read, an investigator of sorts in search of knowledge, but finding the same ol same ol?
What are you asking for? What is it you wish to find? If you seek the truth then ask to know the truth. Your guides will provide. But beware, if you ask, what comes about may not be what you really wanted to know/see.
9/11 for instance, while an important revelation, is still several layers removed from whatever it is pulling the strings. As are so many other world events that have purposeful and destructive intent written all over them, and not by the threats that the billion dollar media frauds shove down the throats of those that would stare in their direction. I feel that even IsRaEl is one of those buffers.
If that loop is stale, break from it. Find a new path wherein you can improve all you could ever improve to begin with: you. If you want to change the world or even just understand it then start from the center of the world and all infinity (from your perspective) which is you, was always you, and never could be anything but you, unless you give that center away to frauds that happily advertise themselves as god.
Are they God?
If not, then who is?
Don't hand it off, use it...

est said...

-
twenty-two divided by seven
equals

three [point] one four two
eight five seven one four two eight six ...

it's a fractal thing
[close - but not pi]

p.s.
one times two
divided by three
equals - as you know -
six six six ...
-

Visible said...

New Petri Dis

Connecting the Dot Machine.