Monday, February 24, 2014

Demodex Mites and the Power of Bhakti.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

♫Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! ♫ And… what a fine early Spring morning it is. Light is streaming through the window and one day it will be streaming through me and you. That’s something to think about. It’s a motivational standby for those times when you feel down. There is light up ahead for all of us, SHOULD WE WISH to take that route. This is what I mean when I talk about the reality that we don’t accomplish the great work on our own. We do play a part though. We align ourselves with the power that, through perpetuity, magnetically draws and attracts all seekers after light. It also walks toward the light at all times, along the course of history. It is like slipstreams. Sometimes, through fortunate Karma, you get drawn into the slipstream of a great soul. That’s something to seek after too. They’re around, often in disguise, or concealed in the shrubbery of appearances. Sometimes they are at a far remove, due to the pervasive materialism of the times.

If you go looking for them, interesting things can happen. You might travel all over the planet in search of a great souled one and find nothing but pretenders and charlatans for your trouble. Then you run across him or her in the most unexpected location and wonder at all the troubles and changes you went through that now seem to have been unnecessary but… things that happened and which prepared you for the later meeting were critical events, without which the encounter might not have occurred. Or it might have been predestined but then… likely, so were all the initial forays.

Here is the literal truth about this sort of thing. The majority of people are dabblers, day trippers and weekend warriors. They’re like part time hippies. They put on the outfit and they head off for The Haight (back in the day) and when Monday comes they are back to whatever Monday wants… ♫Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day♫ The difficulty of the search is to weed out the dabblers and the rest.. There’s no getting around the tests. If you wonder why there are so few legitimate organs of truth, this is why. You can always find a politician, a guitar player, a new age huckster or a whore.

The thing to keep in mind is that, although we are all tested differently, based on our own peculiar collection of shortcomings and strengths, vices and virtues, we are never tested beyond our capacity and we get to take the same tests over and over again, should we fail, up to a point. Sometimes the meter simply runs out and a test is no longer required. Yeah, that actually happens and sometimes through grace or for any number of inexplicable reasons, you get a fortunate bump. The ways of the ineffable are mysterious.

I like to say that there are many ways up a mountain but, when you get to the top you can see all the ways down. What that means is that you also get to see the way you came and all the points of interest that happened on the way. The things that are hidden from us are only hidden for so long. The concealment is necessary for our development. If we knew too much about ourselves, we might give up, despairing of success because we are likely to judge ourselves more severely than the ineffable does. On the other hand we might simply lay back a cruise when something more is expected of us.

Some of us are creatures of unusual destiny and other souls are tied to our progress. We might not, technically, deserve what happens to us but… what happens to us has to do with the redemption of others. There are all sorts of dynamics in play. Not knowing what it’s all about can be directly tied into that. As has been said here a number of times, the ineffable likes to play hide and seek. The ineffable has a brilliant sense of humor and that can be a fantastic thing and it can be a terrible thing. The ineffable cannot be understood in any ordinary sense and this is a huge stumbling block for those who think they know who the ineffable is and what he’s up to. Should you be so fortunate as to be in communication with an agent of the ineffable, you have to imagine that the difference between you is like that of a Demodex mite and Leonardo Da Vinci or Nicola Tesla. It’s much bigger than that of course but I thought some idea of scale might help.

One has to embrace the mindset that the ineffable is always right and always has your best interests at heart. This is one of the most difficult things to accomplish and it hinders our forward progress (when we don't) because we get into the analysis of everything and the best we are ever going to come up with is how things make sense according to our perceptions. The perceptions of the ineffable are far, far beyond our own and trying to understand or anticipate the plot is quite simply beyond your abilities, my abilities and the abilities of any man or woman who ever lived. Now, some have known some portion of the plot and the factors involved but that is only because we were told, for some reason or another.

It is true that our knowledge and capacity for wisdom is limited but… we have access to the vast storehouse of the wisdom and knowledge of the ages, if… we know how to access it or we have made the right connections. For some, the sort of connections they want to make are here and god help you. We have access to that which we have the capacity to understand and to the degree that we are surrendered into the assurance that the ineffable is directly involved in everything that happens to us, to that degree we are capable of realizing certain understandings. Think of it like closing your eyes and observing the darkness of the mind. Imagine a pinpoint of light, there in the darkness, directly in front of you or, above and behind you. Now imagine that every time you seek the divine, every ‘sincere’ spiritual discipline you perform and every good and selfless act you engage in, that you are making that pinpoint of light larger and larger. At some point it will flood your mind. It’s an irreversible mathematical process. You can’t fail if you don’t give up.

The reason that the agents of darkness set out to trap us through our passions and appetites is for the purpose of making us hate ourselves. We have to understand that our personal weaknesses are a part of the plot and that everything about us, everything that composes us, are only incidental to the fact that the ineffable loves us, unequivocally and without qualification. As we become more capable of loving others, our ability to appreciate that increases. Here is only one of the truly important things about the path of Bhakti, besides the fact that it is the most efficient and expeditious route in Kali Yuga and that is, you develop a personal relationship with the ineffable and to the extent that you love the ineffable, to that degree and a whole lot more, does the ineffable love you. All the other yogas are yogas of persistent industry which, in the end, will only lead you to Bhakti anyway… or should, unless you get trapped in siddhi magic, self importance or any of one of the pitfalls that wait along the route. Bhakti will save you from many of these because Love is involved. Do not under estimate the power of Love and its conscious and protective awareness of you, even though it is impossible not to (grin).

Practice the loving presence. Go about your every action in the atmosphere of the mental awareness of being in the divine presence. Act as if the ineffable is always with you because that is true, regardless of your inability to recognize it. Go about with this awareness and let Love flood your heart and in time, sooner or later, all this will be proven true. If you’re not a dabbler, a day tripper or a weekend warrior, my personal opinion is that you are good to go for as long as the going is good, insofar as intention is such.


End Transmission.......

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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mas and Mas Visible

Yup.

Be well, be Alert,
Love
R

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Love? My experiences led me more toward FLATLINED. Yes, there is the contempt (and arrogance, which has NOTHING to do with considering myself better than anybody else, because I know I'm NOT. I might as well be an amoeba compared to some of the company I've kept.) because of what I know (limited Akashic Knowledge included, though I know I don't even know .00001%), my view on Physical Existence, and the realisation that for my own sake and my own sake alone I don't NEED anybody. It is also very unlikely my opinion for my fellow mortal flotsam is going to improve in what little time I have left.

If I'm supposed to be here to get a higher opinion of the environmental liabilities beside myself that inhabit this planet, I have devolved, I admit it, and that's just the way it is. And if anything does change, it's going to be in the wrong direction. I think I can guarantee that, but at least I'm having fun devolving.

Neener-neener!

Anonymous said...

Very nice LV...made me want to embrace the day even more than I initially wanted to embrace it, prior to reading it.

insiam said...

I won't use the word syncronicity (oops i just did:) as that assumes/intimates coincidence and your words take on much more than that ........

....... First class advice for those of us fortunate enough to read and understand them

Anonymous said...

Dear Vis,

Your constant introduction of methods of directly bringing the seeker into service of, and then union, with the divine flame of love, gives me heart.

So many focus solely on the fallen state of the temporal world, and thus the earnest seeker can lose him or herself more easily in despair - can become lost in the ever-changing, ever-darkening world of illusion and appetite.

The greatest teachers pass on methods anyone can use to short-circuit the ego-mind, and thus to break the cycle of illusion: exercises like your spark meditation and your snorting method.

Thank you again, not only for shining healing light on festering darkness, but also for pointing our eyes toward the lamp itself.

Love,

SJ Palmer

Anonymous said...

Wow, so much in these words. Archetypes,old school musical references, health issues,Surrender; all wrapped up in the admonition to place oneself in the proper position to find the Light Up Ahead... evermore engaging with the knowing how it is all connected.
I don't know how you do it, or when/if you sleep. I hope that you are taking care of yourself with as much tender discipline as you use to present us with your work.
Loved the radio broadcast last night...beautifully done and sharing-friendly with friends at varying places on the road. Thank you.
Some friends have Lyme & company and Demodex infection is more and more prevalent in articles concerning the 'cure'. Do you think Demodex is simply a detour or a real issue for people with Lyme?
The mention of the Gardasil vax raises so many flags.Many young kids--girls especially, have terrible damage including paralysis and death with that vaccine. Gardasil is pushed heavily here in the U.S. but several other countries, including Japan have outlawed it.
It's recommended for all kids age 11 & older,based on the assumption that kids will be promiscuous--what a peachy way to introduce young people to the intricacies of sexual love--tribal thinking at its finest.
Have a great day Les and all the like Hearts that have
swallowed the Minds.
Carmen

Anonymous said...

Hello Vis,

Synchronicity is off the charts.

I may well find myself in Deutschland again sometime within the next several weeks....

Mandocello

Anonymous said...

thank you for such inspiration

bodhati

Visible said...

I'll only be in this location for another 5 weeks

barbarossa58 said...

Hee hee, yes, it does take the realization of the cosmic consciousness of all living things; to overcome, no foul pun intended, that my beloved beauty farts in her sleep. Those ain't panty whispers!!

Anonymous said...

Bhakti- The Perfection of Yoga

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Bhagavad Gita As It Is--Art Gallery

Anonymous said...

So funny; so true.
The trick is in recognising "everything is under control."
Commenting is becoming superfluous as the posts cover all the bases ! ! !

Anonymous said...

as the mind links, so does it think.
as the eye blinks, so does it see.

However, a closed fist does not receive.

and wisdom washes all who walk in its stream.

thanks for the link el.ve. i will have a look see.

until we meet again.

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Ray B. said...

Vis: "This is what I mean when I talk about the reality that we don’t accomplish the great work on our own."

In that regard, I had an interesting experience last night. I was taking my usual hot-tub before bed (a perk of where I am renting -grin-). It was a clear, quiet night. Partway through it, a gentle 'wind' started blowing over me - that I could tell was not just wind. Once you get sensitive, you can tell if someone is 'looking in'.

So, I checked for good guy / bad guy. Good guy. Consciousness level? Wow! 27-level. Take it seriously. So, what type of entity? Not human. Not (real) faery. Not (real) elf. Finally, I narrowed it down to an uncommon-to-me Devic species that I had occasionally worked with. It didn't want to yak, but wanted to work on me. I checked with Higher Self, and it was okay.

Well, activity started up around my third eye area. Part of it 'sounded' like very high speed communication going back and forth. That area started to ache. Some pain came out. Energy started to circulate. This went on for quite a while.

That evening, I had a deep sleep. When I awoke, there was very intense, pleasurable energy running throughout my body - originating from that third eye area. Almost overwhelming. (And a lesser song from the original "Ghostbusters" movie was running in the background, near-continuously. Weird.) After some hours, an area below the third eye and above the throat seemed to dampen the intensity way down. It in turn was worked on by Higher Self. As of mid-afternoon, my body is still 'energized' and seemingly 'sparking' in some odd manner. No idea consciously what all this means.

I did not call-in this Devic entity. It would be interesting to know the game-plan underway...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Anonymous said...

Bhakti--Love--Yogananda!
If anyone is seeking a true guru (dispeller of darkness), not a fake one who wants to control you or extol his own ego, please look into Yogananda. He is the real deal, can lead you to God-liberation, and true Gurus don't come onto Earth very often.
God bless Visible and all.

Anonymous said...

"Light is streaming through the window and one day it will be streaming through me and you. That’s something to think about. It’s a motivational standby for those times when you feel down. There is light up ahead for all of us, SHOULD WE WISH to take that route."
Wonderful words Vis. This or words along those lines have been an assumption of mine for about 40 years now. That I along with others was at the forefront of a great column of light which at some point - at some time - would sweep through the earth setting light to millions along with it. 40 years ago I felt very alone but now much less so - though I also see tidal waves and great floods coming too. Maybe that's part of the picture or just my own personal stuff... thank you my friend. Peter

est said...

-
so i look out back
there are robins
in the snow
what the hell
are they thinking ?

springs at least
a week away
always pushing
the time-line
impatient
like us
-

Visible said...

No... that's part of the picture and already has been. Also, most of the American vegetables and fruit come from California. There was no rain and because of Las Vegas and other reasons, the water table is quite low. You can just imagine the implications of all that; not to mention, 'fire'. We can only hope and pray that the lord will provide.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes, Yogananda is the real deal. Among others I have, in a row, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar and Yogananda, pictures of, looking down on me (grin); at least while I'm sitting,

BCii said...

Anonymous said...

"Bhakti--Love--Yogananda!
If anyone is seeking a true guru (dispeller of darkness), not a fake one who wants to control you or extol his own ego, please look into Yogananda. He is the real deal, can lead you to God-liberation, and true Gurus don't come onto Earth very often."

In my work currently underway, translating Hannamari Mäkelä's book, Time of the Sixth Sun, the topic just now has been Gandhi's non-violent revolution and his philosophy of satyagraha and ahimsa. I feel compelled to linger over these concepts and try to drill into my own condition concerning them. Within them is contained the crystallization of the goal of all spiritual striving. I feel strongly that these are areas of the most intense work for me, to let go of all fear, aggression, ill will and resentment toward those I perceive on the temporal level as 'enemies' or 'threats.' Along with that goes the development of greater compassion in place of the indifference I all too often display even toward my dearest beloved partner. The siren song of spiritual death still has its hooks in me to some degree, manifesting, for instance, in addictive, non-survival behavior. There is no quick fix... but focusing on the everlasting source and abode of peace and love, with a steadfast, sincere and acute yearning, seems to have an effect.

'I' am powerless to resist my own weaknesses. The power to overcome (transcend) them resides beyond the 'I.'

BCii said...

Seems to me that Sri Yukteswar and Paramahansa Yogananda – and Gandhi, too – were definitely the real deal. Towering, touching examples of living spirituality.

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

The Lasting Curse of Selfishness

galen said...

Just throwing this in the mix, derived from the author's autobiography. Old adage rings true: to all things a season:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
-- Mahatma Gandhi


"I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence."
-- Mahatma Gandhi


"I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

Big Trouble in Little Japan and other Things.