Dog Poet Transmitting.......
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Greetings, my dear friends. May the eternal light shine ♫within you and without you♫, in all of its benevolence, forever. That said, let's get on with whatever it it that's going to show up ♫here, there and everywhere♫ (grin).
(First, as a intended apology, disclaimer and explanation, let me say that I am becoming increasingly more busy, due to there being a greater increase in emails and the like, as well as projects and environmental demands, on my time and attention. If you don't hear back from me in a reasonable amount of time, you must contact me again. If you didn't hear from me in January, due to my being abroad and not paying the attention I usually pay, you must write me again. If I failed to thank you for something, you must remind me of whatever it is that you did (grin). I received an audio message from a Patrick. Your email went missing. You should write me again. I made an apology for my responses to Stickman, not that I was aware of doing anything wrong but I think I failed to read what was going on (as if I know anymore now than I did then) and you should come around, or email me so that I can get some idea of whatever it was that happened. I was told I should apologize to you but I still have no idea of whatever it was that I did, especially since I wasn't commenting on any of the things you responded to in the first place. Jeff sent me some Morning Thunder and his email disappeared too. He needs to write me so that I can thank him. Maybe this is overkill on my part, seeking to provide answers and solutions but I am like that and actually give a shit. Okay, if that doesn't cover it, you should write me about whatever that is too.)
The Old Man River of time and circumstance, as well as the expectation of all the things we expect to be happening and haven't happened, keeps right on rolling along, without coming to any main or major transitions, up to the moment. I've no idea what that means but we will find out eventually. My take on all this is that we are being given the preparation window, as a courtesy from the cosmos. As usual, the usual 10%, are advantaging themselves of this and the rest have whatever reasons they usually have, for not caring one way or the other, until what they think they want, gets interfered with, as it most certainly will, sooner or later, whether it is a matter of this uncertain present, or anytime in the past, as far back as it goes, before it started repeating itself, as it always does.
People have their own way of dealing with what happens to them, as well as what they fear and anticipate, because of what they think is important to their life and without which, their lives are less full and meaningful as they wish it to be. In the process of trying to avoid or acquire, whatever they imagine to be undesirable, or desirable, they go around the corner or cut corners, to make everything less possible or more possible, according to whatever. There is a critical point here that has to be addressed, as the primary consideration in all cases, no matter what the case may be, ever.
Like it or not, like it or not, you HAVE TO make the divine the centerpiece of your existence. There's no way around it and there's no 'if', 'ands' or 'buts' about it ever. Be it good (for the moment or later), bad (for the moment or later), this has to be the first and pretty much only factor, that ever has to be in the heart, mind and intention of anyone, anywhere, at any time. Argue about it ad nauseum and ad infinitum, forever and ever, amen. Do it on your own time and with yourself, or any of the other 90%, who find this kind of thing important, it doesn't matter. You either meet it at the marrow, or you get brittle bones, dementia, senility, Atzheimers or various. Denial of this, only leads to you pressing against the door of your being from one side, while ignoring the fact that the wall of the room behind you is not there, even though the walls on both sides appear to be.
We don't know anything and what we think we know, is based on assumptions and presumptions, resident on false reasoning and faulty perception. When you're wrong to begin with, you don't become right later on, by continuing to continue, according to it. You can be indifferent to this, you can become depressed about it. You can rage against it and get angry at everyone else because of it but it won't do any good, ever.
There is only the divine and the ineffable that has any effect on outcome or conditions. Go to the source and place your concerns there. Rely upon it in all matters, at all times. Then you are good to go and the details are no longer in the devil's toolbox. There's no question that can be asked of me, or anyone, that is not answered in full by this. There is no problem or circumstance, upon which the full light of understanding, does not shine with full illumination. Keep in mind that this is Kali Yuga, so all of this goes double or more in all respects. Keep in mind that Bhakti Yoga is the most expedient and effective means and system for contact and communication. This is not to say that other mediums are without virtue and value. This is only to say that they are much more limited, in times such as these. In that much revised and perverted text from the Judeo-Christian tradition, the first commandment is this,"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:36-40). You will also note the presence of the second commandment, according to the one who, of course, would know better than anyone else.
We have a particular commenter, who names himself after the second sign of the zodiac, who likes to come around and piss on these aspects and any aspects of spiritual life. This is because things haven't gone his way; probably for this very reason. So, his main interest is to kill the faith of others, because “misery loves company”. We have another individual, who besides delusion and schizophrenia, likes to fancy himself the devil, because of his state of impotence. There's another fellow, no longer permitted to appear, who takes everything said to task, because it allows him to fancy himself as knowledgeable, when he's only interested in his own self importance. This is probably because something is wrong with the air in Wyoming and that probably has something to do with Dick Cheney (grin). He's got a nickname that signifies The Fool and doesn't see the irony. Every one of them has the perpetual evasion technique, of lacking deference to the source and origin of all good things and who, therefore, acquires none of them. The world itself, is set up to echo all of these sentiments, because that is the job description of the world. Ergo, everyone who operates in this manner, is a spokesperson for the world and everything that's in it. The impact of their efforts, is a study in futility and amounts to less than zero around here, but that doesn't stop any of them. Something will though, of course, something will. That highway leads to a brick wall and the traveler ends up like a wind up toy soldier, who falls over on impact and motors around in circles, until the wind stops unwinding.
As the same scripture attests, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all of these things will be added unto you”. That's pretty much the operating instructions for anything you hope to get, work to get, or desire to get. That's all you need to know, for effective results in respect of anything, no matter what it is. You're free to try anything else that you can possibly think of. None of them will work, except to demonstrate this. Oh, you might imagine you are getting results and you might get some results but they will all only work in the direction of proving this out.
I, or anyone, can tell you all kinds of things, in painfully comprehensive minutiae, exhaustive detail or arcane composition but it still all boils down to what's already been said here. You don't have to like or appreciate any of it but getting around it, heh heh, good luck with that. Why is it so difficult to get and accept this without question? The mind is the reason. The mind is not satisfied with such simplicity and certitude. The mind likes to chase its tail and is not satisfied with the capture, should that happen. Take it to the bank, take it to the limit, or get taken to the cleaners; get your laundry done while you're in it. It don't make no nevermind and it don't make no difference. It is what it is and you are what you are, unless you're not and that's probably the problem (grin). Take it or leave it.
I can't be more explicit and I can't be more specific. I don't care what sex or age you are, or what language you speak. I don't care what you think you know, or realize you don't know. I don't care what degrees you have, or if you didn't finish high school (I didn't). I don't care how rich or poor you are, or how little or how much time you have left on this merry-go-round of this present appearance. I don't care about whatever it is that I haven't mentioned. None of it changes anything. This is how it is. Surely there are embellishments lacking and the mind doesn't like that and will be busy in the process of reading this, adding them on and confusing the issue. Feel free, have at it, “avast, ye scum, put your backs into it”! That's where most of everyone is, at the oars in the galley, with the whip hand raised above them. It doesn't have to be like this but that is the way it is, as the result of trying to get around what cannot be evaded.
You can read all of the philosophers and spiritual teachers that you want to read and you can hang out in the late night dorm sessions, art openings, with white wine in hand, or in the coffee houses, or groves of academia and pseudo-intellectualize, until the capacity to do so has met up with the sand in the hourglass, playing that game of believing that listening is only waiting for your turn to speak. It just doesn't matter. This does matter and so do you, act like it. The eternal presence is always listening and always right there waiting. If you are not getting a reply, it's because the pump has not been primed or a certain consistency of effort is lacking. We just haven't been going up and down on the pump handle, as regularly as was needed. That's why there's no water, or the water is still dirty. Work the pump handle. Work the pump handle.
'I Am Alive' is track no. 8 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'
Lyrics (pops up)