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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Trained Observer in the Horse Latitudes.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

Much of the quality of our lives, depends on our information flow; the sort of information and where it comes from. Generally, people rely on sources outside themselves, to confirm or refute what they are picking up on, or not picking up on. This makes all the difference in how we feel and what happens to us. It determines what we consider to be real. If it's not real, then you have a problem, sooner or later. The later you have the problem, the more serious that problem will be. To paraphrase Lao Tu, 'if you're sane, you catch it swiftly and “your cure is quick”. Otherwise, it moves from an occasional misapprehension to a chronic condition.

The majority of the world is listening to the world. The world's job is to deceive and entrap you. It's what it does. It's the land of enchantment. You might have been thinking that's New Mexico. No, that's the whole operation. There's an old term from The Book of Common prayer that goes, “the world, the flesh and the devil”. You contend with the magnetics between these things. One is an environment. One is the weakness in you and one is an active agent, representative of the lies of sensation. The whole world is on fire with desire. It is often the case that you can't see something when you are contained within it; when it surrounds you. This puts you in a subjective state and that is the prevailing status of most people. One of the things, most impinged upon in the modern world, is our objective capacity; the ability to detach ourselves from circumstances and more clearly see the circumstances. The endless and relentless distractions and diversions are designed to keep us in a subjective state. We become subjects to a false ruler. It's like the false light and the true light. We wind up giving our allegiance to what confines us, instead of what liberates us.

One of the reasons I have stressed the discipline of meditation (though not recently) is that it is a gradual ascent into greater awareness, or it can be. If you're not doing it right, you're like a dog chasing it's tail. Certain substances can jump you right out of the envelope but the results are temporary. Meditation can take you out of the loop, eventually but gradually. It's going to have inconsistent results if practiced inconsistently. That makes sense, right? This isn't something you do on alternate days of the week. I've mentioned a particular example before. I'll mention it again for the benefit of those who may not have been around then and also for the benefit of those who have forgotten it (grin).

When you begin your days with meditation, you enter a slipstream of consciousness, at a particular level and everything you encounter and experience, is happening at that vibratory rate. It can make a huge difference in terms of what you run into and how you respond to it. Anyone who has been a regular meditator, knows the difference between how it goes when they have had a successful meditation, or when they got up late, or got hit with something they weren't expecting and so missed their meditation and went running out the door. Hold on, you forgot your keys; back in and then back out again. Everything is suddenly different that it usually is. You are operating on a different slipstream now and it's not the usual smooth sailing. If you observe the people moving in the world around you, you can see they are on different slipstreams. Some of them are fast walking down the street with a slice of pizza in their hand; eating on the run. You see all kinds of things if you are watching.

I often suggest to people that they go and sit on a park bench; yeah, someone might hit on you but you take a shot anyway (grin). You can just as well sit in a restaurant or a bar. The idea is not to get sucked into the situation, which is something you know can happen, like when you are watching TV. At first you know you are watching TV and then, pretty quickly, a point comes where you are unaware of yourself, as something apart from the experience. If you are closely observing, you are able to see what draws and attracts people. You can see all kinds of things, like the loneliness factor, the sleaze factor, the clueless factor, the intently goal oriented, determined factor. There are all kinds of factors at work. However, most people just dumpty, dumpty dum, down the road to wherever. A lot of people have this, 'let it flow, go with the flow' thing and then boom! Right into the abyss.

The mind is a monkey and has been compared to a monkey by many informed observers. You might think of Hanuman as being a mind completely surrendered to the higher self. This is an example of the mind being your worst enemy as well as, potentially, your best friend. The whole point of chanting, unceasing prayer and related disciplines, is to proactively occupy the mind with a positive focus. Otherwise the unruly mind will occupy itself with whatever comes along and form endless images of whatever your usual predispositions might be. This can be very much influenced by the dog of desire. The non stop yapping of the dog of desire, easily distracts the monkey mind. It's pretty simple and basic stuff, but not if you are caught up in the middle of it. That can just go on looping ad infinitum and there you are eating on the run again, which is not a good idea.

When you are on that park bench, in that bar, restaurant or sitting in a mall, if you are paying attention, you can see ranks of bad habit, going by or acting out in front of you. This requires intent focus and it is something that can be learned and developed, with the most surprising results over time. You would be very surprised at the level to which this can be developed. Then you can see the hypnotic somnambulism going on all around you. You see the internalization of dreaming, longing and a host of other states, going on and on and on in a kind of cultural, Horse Latitudes.

There's nothing accidental about all the bad food, the cheap and offensive entertainments, the vacuity of the music, the epidemic of poisonous and legal pharmaceuticals, the endemic corruption in officialdom, the brutality of the police, the endless wars and the ever tightening stranglehold of the bankers. This is all an orchestrated environment; a mental hospital, containment zone. You can't see it, if you are deep in it. Detachment becomes the most difficult art. Meditation grants you a leg up in this regard. It increases both focus and awareness. It's a big boon to concentration, which is “the secret of the magical art”. It certainly schools in detachment. Detachment, militates against attachment. Becoming free of attachment, or managing to live in the world and not be of it, is the central goal of having a spiritual directive, as the motivating force in your life.

The world as it is at the moment and as it is most of the time, is a deadly snare. The intensity of the world, as it is at the moment, is directly related to the phenomenal possibilities that exist at this point of the ending and beginning of a 26,000 year cycle. It's not going to come around again for quite a while. Consider that all we know about human history, in the conventional sense, is only one fifth of this time sequence. The whole thing has broken down and built itself up more than once over this period. Atlantis exists as a myth and a rumor, even though it was quite real, when it was and no longer real when it was suddenly not.

The tools for making your life something meaningful and beautiful are readily available, just like the slice of pizza, in the hands of the person who has so engaged themselves that they do not have the time, or do not think they have the time, to stop and eat like a sane person. Eating in this fashion, not engaging in gratitude when you do, not recognizing the effect of eating in this manner, all leads to a very dysfunctional existence. It definitely promotes stress, which is at the source of the majority of disease and a general lack of well being overall. Mention this to people and they will tell you to mind your own business; self will run riot.

In the end, we are responsible for the value we give and deny to what we do and do not value. Focused observation will clearly tell you what people value and do not value. That is for each individual to decide, “Where your heart is, there your treasures are also”.


End Transmission.......

Last night's radio show is available for streaming.

A short observation on the series of books in “A Song of Ice and Fire”, by George R.R. Martin. I finished it a couple of days ago and I have to say that I am on the whole disappointed. It is senselessly brutal and the author just whimsically kills anyone he feels like, at any time, as if his whole point were that, I can break the usual rules any time I want to. He thinks he's being clever and cutting edge but he is not. There are reasons that most novels and fictional representations, follow certain schemes and themes. Martin apparently doesn't get this or doesn't care. People may disagree with me but that's my two cents worth.

Something different...

Visible sings God's not Dead - and Erin Parsley Dances
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39 comments:

Visible said...

well, I tried to leave a comment on your latest post at relections in a petri dish several hours ago, and this time it appeared it has posted after I previewed it, but now I don't see it anywhere! I'm confused... :(

So, I'll just share it here via email.... what I wanted to say was....

Here's the surprise I was talking about:
http://www.erinparsley.com/2012/11/gods-not-dead-for-visible.html

Enjoy!
Love, Erin

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Nice dance, but it would have been better in a tutu.

Detached, huh? I'm more like 'repulsed' by this place. Like, get that damn thing away from me, but I signed up for it, I suppose I knew what I was getting into before I got here, so I'll deal with it. Man, I thing the best thing the human race can do for itself is to let itself die out.

I will NEVER understand how any near death survivors can actually get off on this disgusting Hell Hole. But again, I'm here. Formerly fallen, now unfallen and waiting for parole?

Visible said...

I'll thank you here too Erin; That is very beautiful, much gratitude!

Anonymous said...

"Fluoride"

(A musical parody, based on the song, "Free Ride", by Edgar Winter.)

Your mood is too high
And then it's too low
And you're confused
On which way to go
So I've come here
To give you a hand
And lead you into
The slaughtering pen

So...
Come on and take some fluoride (fluoride!)
Come on and make your brain cells die
Come on and take some fluoride...

All over the country
I've seen it the same
The water is tainted
It fucks with your brain
We've got to do better
You know that it's true
But who cares - ah, fuck it
Let's drop our I.Q.

So...
Come on and take some fluoride (fluoride!)
Come on and make your brain cells die
Come on and take some fluoride...

(Instrumental.)

Com on and take some fluoride...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on and take some fluoride...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on and take some fluoride...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah yeahhhhh...
Come on and take some fluoride...

Anonymous said...

one more time for the children in the hospital...

who are "we"...?

we are responsible for the value we give and deny to what we do and do not value.

[who determines value?]

Focused observation will clearly tell you what people value and do not value.

[some are very special, self centered, self absorbed]

That is for each individual to decide, ....

“Where your heart is, there your treasures are also”.


"for inasmuch....as the Palestinians seem to be the least of my uhm er uhm Bretheren"...

"the paradox concerning the nature of objective validity is by design and degree instinctual"

You somehow managed to give the best interpretation of that formulae....to date.

NO ONE ELSE HAS EVEN TRIED...
...in 20 years.[since waco]

if it were afforded me to sentence the "Judeo-Christians", they would be sentenced to reading this instructional dissertation until they could explain the,
" be ye kind one to another..

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR" ...LAW !!

that was truly beautiful Erin...

you are just one of millions waiting to be transformed into the New Earth....

check out Mikey in those moccasins

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/tiredfingers.php

a reality developing as we await the transition phase of the TARES being put into the ovens...

there's still some room down front...

wonder what "Americans" will be thankful for this....

THANKSGIVING...?

Richard said...

Mas and Mas Visible

Again gratitude arises spontaneously, much thanks for the reminders, they have been especially useful these past two weeks, a period of intense inner struggle with the monkey mind.

Much like a sailing boat facing the period of storm, waves and wind.

When dealing with gestation period and early childhood programming from the outside, it is a challenge, but when in the boat, being the sailor, the challenge is made more 'interesting' with bouts of tears and vomiting of bile. Ahh,the cerebellar amygdala and the frontal lobes .

So the reminders both written and spoken on the radio show have been highly beneficial. Thank you.

Be well
May the Rose Garden of the Heart always be in Bloom.
Love
Richard

Ray B. said...

I posted this to Smoking Mirrors on 11/15, but it has not appeared. Here it is again. It's probably more Visible Origami material, anyway (grin)...

----------------------------------

Vis: "It's about the death of manners. The disappearance of courtesy and simple spacial awareness gives me a heavy heart."

I studied this area (of which, manners and courtesy are outwards expressions) for a long time, because it is so fundamental to the current human condition. In my experience, it is simply the result of loading up with pain (and not feeling it through). Buckle your seat belts, the rabbit hole is waiting...

The downwards 'formula':

I Am -> Loved -> Unloved -> Unlovable

The upwards 'formula':

Unlovable -> Unloved -> Loved -> I Am

As an infant first enters the world, he/she still has direct experience of 'I Am', i.e., the fundamental unity in all things. After birth, this translates into the physical as a feeling of being 'Loved'.

When the experience of 'The Other' begins, there is inevitably both pleasurable and painful things happening along life's highways and byways. Pleasure-filled occurrences translate as (I am) 'Loved'. Pain-filled occurrences translate as (I am) 'Unloved'.

If pain-filled occurrences are too intense and/or too enduring, there is build-up of pain. This results in a state of confusion, as the person begins to have an 'identity crisis'. Prior to the pain build-up, the person sees themselves as 'Lovable', ultimately due to memories of "I Am'. At some point, if the build-up is too severe, the person has an 'epiphany' that to merit such pain they must be 'Unlovable'.

This (untrue) 'realization' produces both mental relief, in an intellectual 'understanding' of why they are being treated that way, and a (false) pain relief because of 'splitting' (or dis-associating) away from the pain. A character change also occurs, to where the person accepts pain as 'normal' and may even seek it out as an affirmation of their 'decision'.

In my current understanding, this is the underlying 'truth' behind the death of manners and the disappearance of courtesy (and darker events).

The upwards path is harder, in some ways, because (in the absence of Higher intervention) the pain that was 'pushed behind' is still there. Moving from 'Unlovable' to 'Unloved' means feeling through each bit as it re-associates. Few are taught of the benefits resulting from doing this...

A major perk is that 'Unlovable' groks (search on Heinlein) that it was some other person having a bad day, and that they were being 'Unloved' on that day. (Many buried memories come back as this occurs...) Different 'split off' or 'submerged' aspects of ourselves are recovered along the way. Sometimes, this may even result in brief trips to past lives, if necessary.

At some point, enough of the old pain is felt through that the person rekindles 'Lovable'. This is almost indescribable, as a felt-sense of background support, nurturance, and a simple worthiness of being.

As might be expected, this is where 'deep manners' and 'deep courtesy' kick in. They result both from the 'switch' back to giving and receiving pleasure, and the knowledge of what giving and receiving pain has felt like. Call it 'deep empathy' (grin).

Sorry about the long-winded tale. I felt it might be useful...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

P.S. Different psychic and spiritual 'perks' also open up as one both gets closer to remembrance of 'I Am' and gets out of their own emotional way. However, I was not concentrating on that in this synopsis. Much Love to All.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone not be disgusted by the ziofreaks at this point?

Even CNN is trying extra hard to put lipstick on that putrifying pig of a nation, with each vaguely embarrassed mention of the the body count, like a lopsided NFL football game score, and they're hoping the coach would ease up a bit so they can spin a story out of it.

Mandocello

ChewyBees said...

This was wonderful...Thanks!

DaveR said...

I went to the CNN site to watch the story on the skydiving cats. First they hit me with an ad - no escape. The made me disgusted so I went to their 'contact us' section and left a comment about that and their disgusting pro Israel bias. Everyone should give that a shot even though CNN was one of the major players in 911...

@Love To Push.... She dances beautifully and I don't think you'd enjoy it any more if you were wearing a tutu or not.

preacher said...

I am not that fond of Paul's writings, but while reading I was reminded of something in the epistle to Timothy:

"Timothy 3-4

New International Version (NIV)

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone."

preacher said...

Israel keeps up Gaza bombardment
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/2012111915617518485.html

"Civilians killed and media centre hit for a second day as the death toll in the Palestinian territory passes 100."

Anonymous said...

Solo una canzone per voi...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTb9GNIxpMk

http://www.metrolyrics.com/just-breathe-lyrics-pearl-jam.html

Clarity said...

@ Love To Push Those Buttons - In the NDE stories I've heard, I don't remember hearing anyone say they wanted to return to Earth. I only remember hearing the opposite. This video includes the accounts of a number of people.

Interestingly, I noticed that some of what these people described were also mentioned by Marc Marcel as he recounts his experiences with DMT. *You might be surprised to hear what he says about being here.

@DaveR - good one!

Love,
~Clarity

Robin Redbreast said...

Thank you Vis for the reminder of being present and of observation.
Preacher: your quoted verse spoke directly to me too.
Hang in there all, our rudder is loose, so we may as well stop fighting it all - and just do our bloody best, be our bloody best, and when the time of judgement/reflection of our life occurs - we can feel we did our best.
LLP XXX

Anonymous said...

I like you, Les. I really do.

Meditation works wonders. Heighten ones awareness, even make one fell like you are standing ten feet tall.

I find the problem to be the ego.
it means one thing to another, like a deja vu, but in between the stillness of every thought is the inner twine of a greater mind.

George Harrison's meditation didn't do shit for him. Why?

Cause he left his soul in Hamburg.

Billy G.

If you try and fool with the holy spirit, you ain't got nothing left to direct you.

missingarib said...

vis,the trained seals that bark and clap for a fish are the delight of the spectators of our time -seasons tickets holders to the police state"(The world as it is at the moment and as it is most of the time, is a deadly snare.)" -- the deceivers will confound themselves trying to maintain the tread of the lies with lesser and lesser success, however the sleep walkers will not challenge their deceptions and so as it has been written in many verses of prophesy

"People will no longer have any religion to which they can turn for solace or liberation: the doctrines of materialism will overwhelm their minds and drive them to struggle for their own selfish ends. The lust for power and wealth will prevail over teachings of compassion and truth' - The prophecy of Shambala ( Buddhist, BEF 700 CE )

"many are called but few are chosen"-christian
for the benefit of the few ,for the welfare of the many-Buddha

live long

Terrance said...

Hello Visible...signed the petition!...564 in line...only about 3% of the colonists actually fought the Brits...somebody has to stand up to the devil!...onelove

Rob in WI said...

Goy George,
Thanks much for doing the "Suffragette City" parody, and all the rest you've done. Your presentation of humor/ serious thought, (for thems that thinks (seriously? sp?)) is great. Be nice if your work reached pop culture, like weird Al Y. Perhaps, one can hope.
Anyhow, best to you, and be well, Rob

Anonymous said...

pierre said..

monks (perhaps tibetan) who came to this country were asked why they chanted so much, thousands of hours each, "to destroy the ego".

an extract I retype here from Anthony Sutton's Wall St and FDR...p 16/177
qoating William Allen White
[talking of the men who run the country]
"For the most part these managerial magnates are decent patriotic Americans [this was from a 1947 book] They have great talents. If you touch them in nine relations of life out of ten they are kindly, courteous, Christian gentlemen. But in the tenth relation, where it touches their own organisation, they are stark mad, ruthless, unchecked by God of man, paranoics, in fact, as evil in their design as Hitler [wonder why]. They are determined to come out of this war victorious for their own stockholders - which is not surprising. It is understandable also for Hitler to come out of this war at any cost victorious for the German people. But this attitude of the men who control the great commodity industries, and who propose to run them according to their own judgement and their own morals, do not make a pretty picture for the welfare of the common man. Their international combinations of industrial capital are fierce troglodyte animals with tremendous power and no social brains [Ziotards]. They hover like old silurian reptile (David Icke's right?] about our decent more or less Christian civilisation - like great dragons in this modern day."
[♫and so slay all or us♫ -double meaning there - shitza]

Anonymous said...

Mahalo Erin and Les, beautiful work. That brought tears to my eyes (it happens a lot these days). In return here's a video by Joanna Macy about a Tibetan prophecy that really resonated with me. Many years ago I received a similar teaching about Shambhala from Tai Situ Rinpoche.

http://youtu.be/1fVqrFNIRAc

Namaste,
Wayne

Anonymous said...

Demons clasp but just can't hold
Israels fiends of hearts ice cold
Dulled and gripped by corruptions stench
The senses filled disturbed and messed
Netanyahus claims by war for money
The bankers greed is the bankers honey
With Death to innocence and take all around
In the name of hatred desolation pounds
Their evil course takes souls and dreams
But bankers drown where falsehood feeds
By the flame inside that pulls and charges
Like a horse inside the force enlarges
Upon the time across the fields
Wielding sunlight where truth reveals
And builds on courses raws like rivers
Liars draw but fall and wither
Lions rush and hearts ride free
The mind that's open the great wide sea

flying cossack said...

the hardest working person is the leader ... because he cares the most ... people follow who cares the most

who is our leader? probably some 19-year-old chinese teenager working in a sweat shop ... whether through naivety or generosity, its only because of him this unbalanced world is still allowed to spin ... he is our king, only he doesnt know it and neither do we

Anonymous said...

Thunder clashes the forces pull
The truths a lion the heart in all
Rawing sunshine where heaven wakes
The call inside through the ancient gates
Rising streams flow pure heart
Strung on souls in lightnings charge
Sung in whispers rose and aim
The water earth wind and flame
The chains of freedom crack and blow
A stabled heart alights and glows
In strings and pathways reaching forwards
The calling flight of righteous onwards
The place inside of sacred fills
The breeze the sunshine the holy fields
Weilding truth aligning sense
Freedom Opens climbs protects


Anonymous said...

Well thank you for the kind words, Rob from WI...I appreciated your suggestion for the "Suffragette City" knock-off. My parodies are actually inspired by Visible - his writings woke up something inside me that had been dead for a long time. Posting them here is an honor, and I am glad they are well-received by some of his readers. As far as the Weird Al thing goes, I have had some mainstream notoriety in the past, and it's not for me. I like flying under the radar. Once you fly above it, all kinds of weird shit happens, which can distract you from the import of the exercise, I think. If you have some more title suggestions, please let me know. - Goy George

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors-

Banker Nation's, Thug-life Brutalization of Civilization.

Anonymous said...

pierre.. (ghopher mode)

too easy is NutraSweet (aspartame).
Douglas Reed's Controversy of Zion
thanks anon (I think it was you a while back who said, of the names, Khazar,Khan, Cohen etc.)

Ray B. said...

Vis: "It is often the case that you can't see something when you are contained within it; when it surrounds you."

That is one reason why I am attracted to 'sharing' with non-human (or perhaps exalted human) consciousnesses*. Paraphrasing a famous quote, you can't escape a system from within the system. So, I sought and seek out 'folks' who are not within our 'system' and try to learn from them - including experientially. Enough of this, and you may still be here but are no longer 'surrounded' by it. (And then, you can 'act' on it...)

Ironically, this 'state' is both more fulfilling and more lonely. I would not trade it for the world (literally). However, there are few people who would think of me as anything but whacked out, if I communicated even a small portion of my 'sharing'. (Vis can probably confirm this.) This 'path' is not for those who need exterior affirmation.

Hopefully, the increased 'insight' will lead to sustained higher consciousness states...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

* of the 'good guy' side (grin)

Visible said...

amen brother.

froopy snotebook said...

Thank you Vis, thank you Erin.
I love this song and the dance expresses it beautifully.
Here is my tribute to it.
God's Not Dead

Visible said...

Wow! That's cool. Thank you.

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up-

Snuggle Humpers and the Bareback Congo Warriors.

Storm said...

Hey dude, read and enjoy your blogs quite abit, but rarely comment. I had to after reading your two cents george's books , I moved on to patrick rothfuss straight after thinking I would't be able to read anything else for a long time! 'Name of the wind' Patrick rothfuss followed by "wise man's fear". If you ever get to read these would be awesome to know your two cents on them

Visible said...

Never even heard of him. I have an Asus Transformer Infinity coming and I will look into the e-book. Thank you.

So many talented people!

Anonymous said...

for a microsecond my conciousness was thrown, I read you have your anus transformed to infinity...

that'll teach me to skim read at speed.

be well.

Anonymous said...

thanks, Vis, a tonic! Jeff

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up-

The Visible Darkness of the Unyielding Night.

Anonymous said...

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua..

“The Dharma-door of reciting the Buddha’s name is also called the Pure Land Dharma-door. By means of this method all can enter the Pure Land, for it receives those of all three dispositions and gathers the intelligent and deluded. Wise people with superior wisdom, average people with ordinary intelligence, and inferior, deluded people—those of all three dispositions need only recite the name and they will be reborn in the Pure Land. Thus it is the convenient means within the convenient means, the short cut among short cuts, and is most suited to beings in the Dharma-ending age.”

“If one is simply able to recite ‘Namo Amitabha Buddha’, one will certainly be reborn in the Land of Ultimate Bliss, where, transformationally born from a lotus, one will see the Buddha and awaken to the patience of the uncreated, never again to retreat to the Small Vehicle [HINAYANA], or to the status of a common person. If what I say is not so, I will gladly descend into the hells."

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

Stop Me, Before I write about The Same Thing Again.