Thursday, February 26, 2015

That Critical Moment of Passing out of this World

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

The more I look into it; meaning ancient scripture and less ancient scripture, the most important moment of one's existence is, ironically, in the hour before their death. It need not be the last hour because... people die suddenly or by accident (not meaning accidentally) and they don't have an hour available to them. So... let me rework that; the most important moment of one's existence takes place in the moment(s) before one's death and that has to do with the focus of their thoughts and feelings. If that happens to be the ineffable then you are good to go, leave or otherwise vacate the scene. If it is not... there is no way that one can consider it a good thing.

One might think it would be an easy thing to remember the ineffable at the moment of death. What other moment in life could be judged more critical? This brings us back to the subject of angels again. There is an angel whose job it is to distract you from thoughts of the ineffable at that time in your life. Only those who have focused on the ineffable more than on anything else in their life are allowed to maintain it at the point of departure. Don't hassle me about this. Argue the matter with those far more wise and informed than I am. Read about it in the Bhagavad-Gita and other texts that state it unequivocally.

Here's a lightweight (file size is less than 5Mb) version of the full Bhagavad-Gita; click on the image below to open or download.

Bhagavad Gita

According to the Gita, we are all in a lot of trouble with this because it talks about the status of realized and dedicated yogis and I don't rate that descriptor, from what I've seen of myself but then I figure that the key is love and not so much the incredible requirements of consciousness to reach those rarefied states that seem sometimes so far beyond anything we are capable of. I tend to believe it is the intensity and consistency of our Love that counts and not the degree of our spiritual elevation due to the fortunate karma of having found a guru of such a level that one can be transformed under that guidance without faltering so often as so many of us do. I believe those who love much are forgiven much.

I look back on my life and I see the acting out of one seriously abused person whose childhood was so bad that it generated all sorts of states of madness and lack of self that once the opportunity for certain kinds of divine madness became possible (psychedelics and the enforced monastic states of long periods in confinement) it was fairly easy to achieve. Unfortunately, reckless abandon was a constant feature in the relentless press for every greater experiences. Truth be told the greater truth does not lie in that direction. I've come to believe that we are an ongoing experiment of teaching moments, sometimes for others and sometimes for ourselves; sometimes this came about due to positive actions of some sort and sometimes it came about due to mistakes of varying severity; good lessons, bad lessons but always a matter of whether you learned them or not. That's the important thing. You don't have to carry the fear of retribution with you if you actually learned from it.

Some of us have a lot of easy highway and some of us have very hard highway and some of us have very very bad highway early on and it lightens and lightens but it takes a really long time and some of us have it very easy in the beginning and it gets harder and harder and some of us just skate entirely and it's all karma. According to what the ineffable (or his agent) told me, sometimes the things we went through and the things we did does not mean anything like what we think it does. If one or more of our parents (karma) were hard on us we will be hard on ourselves and sometimes hard on others too.

These are seriously dark times and I am of the opinion that only love for the ineffable will work for many of us; certainly I am speaking for myself. It has taken a great deal for me to get to the point I am at and when I look at the route and the incidents I had to pass through to get here, it astounds me that I should have made it through and past all of it. Perhaps I have not. I don't really know but it is truly weird to make comparisons between all of these points of experience and see that they have culminated in a state where I have absolutely no choice but to rely on the ineffable for everything. It's a design I have no control over and can do nothing about. None and... every effort to make it more stable or predictably routine ends in failure.

I find it disturbing at times to have to take on the most powerful interests in this world and say things that will brand me for who knows how long as some Don Quixote like creature who has been truly successful at one thing in particular and that being to achieve near total ostracization from every theater of endeavor I work in. It's perplexing. At the same time I note that I have been able to say things that are against the law in countries where I was in residence and not a single thing happened in that regard ever. Those associated with me over that period of time are mystified by this having been so.

For some time I was occasionally terrorized on an invisible level but that is probably not the best way to put it. Let's say the effort to do so was there but it didn't result in that. It was simply degrees of tension I had to live with. I'm not talking about these things for the purpose of self involvement with a wider public but only because, as I have seen, these things so often resonate with the reader in terms of their own lives.

There are many, many events I have never spoken of here. Some of them are so completely outrageous they would test my credibility with those who come here. I live in a very strange syndrome of interaction with invisible worlds and I don't often understand the meaning of these things. At the same time, this has all gone on for so long that it is what passes for normal with me and none of it is normal in terms of what I see around me every day. At least I have finally come to the point where I am able to behave as if I were everyone else with everyone else because bringing some of these things out would be disturbing to many.

I know that a goodly number; in fact, I would say most of the people who come here are not like most people in this world of the present and it is no accident that this has happened. It is no accident that link hosting sites have cut me out of their operations after some period of time and often with no reason given. Nothing is an accident but boy... it's difficult to autopsy any of it. You just have to swallow it whole and take is as it is, whether you understand any of it or not.

Ultimately, what matters is that we come to our time of departure and the thought of the ineffable is paramount in our hearts and minds. It doesn't matter if we are less spiritually evolved than we might wish to be, or are unable to travel to states of bliss at any time we wish to, or be completely free of attachment to anything in this world. Some of us probably feel terribly inadequate on many levels and doubt our ability to devote ourselves as much as we think we must and so we live in fear of transiting without having made the connection we need to make to insure that we will have the ineffable on our minds in the moment that we need to most.

We can only pray as often as it is possible to for the guidance and the strength to come to a state of being where the ineffable is simply more important than anything else; even more important than everything else put together. Once the ineffable sees that we are determined in this course, events will be set into play to bring us to that state of being but the ground over which we must pass to accomplish this may be torturous indeed. Well... we did ask for it, yes? I'm guessing that is what it comes down to, to be willing to go through whatever you have to go through to get there. Perhaps it will not prove as difficult as one imagines it to be because, possibly simply coming to that commitment is all that is required and it is only as hard as we make it when we hold on to the things that we must necessarily put aside.

I don't know what else to say about this. I believe I have said as much as I have to say on the matter. May God guide and inform you all, according to your faith, certitude and determination.

End Transmission.......

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JerseyCynic said...

Powerful, Visible. I've been consumed in the hour of our death for weeks now. Maybe it was because I recently watched the Song of Bernadette.

after hearing a quote from that movie, I've been feeling pretty o.k. with the idea of that moment....

"She had promised me happiness, not in this world, but in the next...

"....Heavenly happiness and human humiliation mingled in my soul...."

and I'm even more o.k. now with hanging out to see what happens and I'm o.k. with not feeling happy about a lot of things going down now.

Much gratitude, my wayshower

BCii said...

Thank you, Visible. Circumstances of the moment leave much to be desired over here. All kinds of fears and a plaintive attitude are my present 'teachers' as they recurrently come up. That feeling of inadequacy is no stranger either. Step by step, by trial and error, I teach myself the ways of Heart that open the way through all the seeming obstacles. My focus on the ineffable may not be the strongest, but it is enough for now. I am determined to keep at it, to grow that commitment. Your words are valuable to this process. Thank you.

Visible said...

insiam; haven't seen you around in awhile. Would you email me?

Ray B. said...

First: Karen Norman/Kazz & McCob, I just caught your comments at the end of the last VO. Brilliant discourse, from two very different points of view. I wanted to say that I really appreciated your relating your spiritual experiences. Good stuff! Thanks.


Vis: "There is an angel whose job it is to distract you from thoughts of the ineffable at that time in your life."

I actually have a bit of good news on that aspect (assuming my woo-woo stuff is Real):

For the last several millennia (at least), the 'bad guys' have been in ascendance on the low-to-middle planes around Earth. Out-of-body stuff. Anybody 'punching out' had a much higher than average chance of running into a 'bad guy' (maybe even projecting a white robe and wings) who would then see to it that the person 'stayed low' and reincarnated. (Traditional ways are by 'prompting' family or loved-one ties, by emphasizing 'duties', by reaching-in and activating a person's held-pain, etc. Whatever works.)

Fortunately, events of the last decade or so have 'cleared-out' much of those lower-to-middle areas. Indeed, many of the bad guys have been Cleaned and have turned to supporting the good side. So, 'outside interference' is at an unprecedentedly-low level. Now, you are more likely to go where you initially 'aimed'. You might even get assistance from folks along the way...

(Stay vigilant and notice if something 'seems wrong', even if you are aiming for the ineffable.)

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Anonymous said...

Ray, Thank You for reading and responding to my post.


Anonymous said...

via Homer..

"It is stated here that the subtle body, which carries the conception of the next body, develops another body in the next life. This process of transmigrating from one body to another and struggling while in the body is called karṣati, or struggle for existence."
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 15.8


"Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me."
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 9.25

David Alan McBride said...

"That Critical Moment of Passing out of this World"

This moment contains some facets that are infrequently discussed in public discourse. Everyone talks about and focuses upon the exiting, the going out, and what that experience is about.

If the moment of passing is a leaving or going out of, then it must also be an arriving or entering into. Into what?

We know that we are souls that exist on a higher vibrational plane of existence. A plane of the spiritual universe. Most people refer to this as heaven. Soul calls this home. We already exist there right now. In this moment. All we have to do is ask Soul what it feels like there.

That moment of passing is also a moment of arriving. Arriving into whatever it is that Soul knows as Home. We needn't wait until that moment to experience at least something of what we are arriving into.

The passing and arriving occur simultaneously. As you are passing out of here you are concurrently arriving into ... (soul's home).

Sorry this is so long. Just my offering of perspective. It has helped me immeasurably in always thinking of ineffable. Thanks again Mr. Visible.

Katy said...

Reading the introductory paragraphs, i was saying aloud Yes! There! Exactly! The wise ones who showed me this space a coupla years ago told me i would laugh and affirm aloud. It is a joy.
[and,as much as the words of a "stranger" are worth, (insofar as you all seem to be a jovial and stellar group in want of little affirmation)]
i would like to say that the thoughts written about love and its dynamics in this post reiterate some of the few things on my list of Things I Know for Sure.
Also, i am absolutely struck by the daily synchronicity of topics i find on these three blogs with the random (heh) posts i find as i hit various links and "random" date postings.
awesome, and thank you, (Dr.? Sir? Lovely? Just-) Les Visible.
...[This morning i felt hot tears streaming as i remembered a sweet, natural, yet deeply piercing passing, although it happened some time ago. anyone may read the short passage if you like (The Story of Stumpy GoldenEyes)

Kazz said...

Dear Vis,,

If I mastered my ability to communicate and finely honed it to a high level of perfection, like you have, I imagine I would speak the exact truths you have spoken.

I was wondering about Insiam too. Where are you Insiam, phone home we lub u :o).

I would like to thank your wonderful readers as well for their brilliant contributions, as well as their patience and understanding. It is so lovely to be able to communicate with people and not necessarily agree but still find value in their point of view. It is such a blessing Vis that you have created a place where people can bare their soul by sharing their truth without fear of retribution or judgement. I personally think that is an amazing accomplishment, especially in these times.

A few people are scratching their head as to why I am not sitting in a jail at the moment. I feel there are higher powers on this plane that are working vigorously for humanity and perhaps they can even intercede if they choose to do so. Either that I am simply not worth bothering about, which could be much closer to the truth.

What a wonderful extended family we have all become. I notice that the trolls aren't trolling like they were. Do you think they have given up on us Vis?

Luv Kazz

Kazz said...

PS Vis,

Thank you so very much for putting up the download for the 'Bhagavad-gita'. It was high on my list of things to buy. You saved me the trouble.

Much thanks Kazz

Auros23 said...

Your words still affect my every-day experience, even though I have no choice.
Thank You, Visible.

Visible said...

We all contribute measurably to this zone. What possible value would this place have if no one came? I'd be talking to myself, which I am anyway but after another fashion.

That is a good translation of the Bhagavad Gita but thank the elf for that. I am reading Paramahansa Yogananda's every day now for a few months. I'd say that is the best I have come across yet.

rickslagle said...


I had to force myself to have a stroke to get in closer touch with this idea of ineffability. As it turned out my communicant was an Englishman, likely an ancestor, and I think I know who, which begs the question, should I focus on "the ancestors" or the greater ineffability."

Miss you Les, but have no idea how to get to you when in Europe. Ulysis is going to Spain with his high school Spanish Club in five weeks so he can introduce himself to The FC Barcelona Soccer folks... that's where he wants to train at Camp Nou.

Visible said...

My God, Rick! It's been a long time.
Your son should have fun with that.

I'm not in Europe anymore. Some of that is good and some not so. It would be great to see you again one of these days.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that..... I have been away from yr sites for about a year or more as my father was dying... he passed after a very painful year at 91yo last November, and am still in rather a state of shock.... but I got back onto smoking mirrors a few days ago and bang, here is this... Les is always a sage at synchronicity!

galen said...

Okay, just have to own this. When the blog gets too sweet, I get nervous, and words like "family" bring up loads of resistance in me. All my tendencies to un-join surface. That does not mean going away and not participating anymore but rather affirming that I'm just me and only have to live up to that. Whatever affinities form I certainly enjoy but a structure beyond individual autonomy is something I avoid. Could be that in my youth I did so much joining that my current years find me running the other way when I sniff that out. I've never heard Visible advance anything like that so I have felt comfortable participating here. Also, I believe all beings are of the same creation and there is connection in that regard, yet I also know there are folks here whose ideas/values are very different than my own and except for the shared humanness, I would never call them family. Maybe it's not wanting to be owned; not that anyone is doing that, just something I guard against. In the past have seen it seep in and glom on and I was put in a position of having to disengage/disappoint. Also could be black sheep syndrome, and perhaps on some level I get off on it, on standing apart. Maybe it's ego. Not sure. But I'm going with it. 


Anonymous said...

Galen, When I want to get in touch with my inner troll I go to Youtube.

Debate and contention are intellectually exciting but too often people get downright impolite.

I am glad to be able to share ideas in a polite fashion where I don't get called, 'crazy', 'anti semetic moron', 'weak minded superstitious fool',..., etc.

I do think we are a community of people looking for truth and each of us with a taste for Visible's style of writing.


Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Insiam, the forum nose would like you back, too. I'm aware there are a few things we don't see nostril to nostril on, but we're both on the right side of history. I won't be the last to admit I have a funny way of showing it, however.

Now let me check on who's on the menu today. . .

Anonymous said...

Hi Les !

This Lenten season the "between world beings" visiting me during dreamtime are Vedic and Egyptian; and not all their symbolic language is accessible to my mind, only to my intuition. Much escapes me completely. The Gita is always a usefull tool to decode "that which visits from beyond". It is refreshing to be alcohol, meat, coffee and sugar free. It assists much with the journey within. My blessings and prayers are with you and all who visit this site.
As we live - so we die.
The German Farmer

Anonymous said...

What a perfectly appropriate song you have with this post! It really is a shame that your musical contributions do not have the same reach as your writings. I am most grateful to own several recordings of your work. The peace and joy they bring into my day are simply wonderful.


Visible said...

German Farmer; Great to hear from you. I am saddened that we never got to meet. I was looking forward to it after I moved so close to where you lived. I still watch that video about you that you sent me long ago. I was looking forward to being among those to attend one of your gatherings but it was not meant to be. Still... it's not over yet and since I did pass the language test I now have EU citizenship. You never know. Then again... you might have the opportunity to come here. This is a wonderful place and I am finally in a location that grants me a creative space where I can, literally just stay at it.

I had a fantastic meditation this morning. I'm starting to make that all important connection with the location. The third eye opened about half an hour into it and I found myself walking through landscapes of this environment where I have never been. Half an hour further went by without my noticing time or place whatsoever during the journey. The heart simply flooded with gratitude.

As time passes, may you walk ever deeper into the beauty of the interior of your being.

galen said...

Hi McCob, I do not understand your first sentence as it might relate to my comment. Also, I've no problem with politeness and hope politeness accommodates the occasional outsider and would even hope that politeness understands why one may have an intermittent need to be an outsider. No love diminished here, just an owning of autonomy.


galen said...

Stumbled upon Dewey this morning; these stood out:

“There's all the difference in the world between having something to say, and having to say something.”
-- John Dewey

"Persons do not become a society by living in physical proximity any more than a man ceases to be socially influenced by being so many feet or miles removed from others"
-- John Dewey

"Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.”
-- John Dewey

"You can't make socialists out of individualists. . . Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent."
-- John Dewey

"Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates invention. It shocks us out of sheep-like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving. . . conflict is a sine qua non of reflection and ingenuity.”
-- John Dewey

"The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning.”
-- John Dewey

"Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful.”
-- John Dewey


BCii said...

galen, I hear you. I may come across sometimes as more of the group-hug kinda guy, but I really like the vibe that comes about when mature, independent individuals come together and ping off each other in a mutually constructive way.

Vis, thank you for the PDF. I read an English translation that I found at the local library back in 2010 or '11. The impact at the time was... let's say I found it a challenge. It will be interesting to reread it now and see how differently it comes across. My next book purchase is going to be the Yogananda explanation. I look forward to it.

galen said...

Thanks, BCii. It's just what's up for me right now.

A good things we don't run from struggle; it usually bears gifts.

A few more pearls I just found; well, they're pearls to me anyway:

“What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There is nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled."
-- Joseph Campbell

“Selfishness is not living your life as you wish. It is asking others to live their life as you wish.”
-- Oscar Wilde

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
-- Nietzsche


Anonymous said...

Galen, I don't always communicate well and I suppose I sometimes try to be too clever. Methinks I may have misunderstood your point of view.


Thomas said...

Oh Vis! So clean and good. Thanks :)

I will say this: "From the bottom of my being, I SWEAR on all I hold DEAR and HOLY: You are RIGHT in INTENTION, and the Lord KNOWS that you have done what you felt you had to. This world is not your true home, and you WILL be rewarded for your efforts."

Maybe that makes ME crazy too, but who cares? Hah!

That being said, even should I change to a diet of meat, alcohol and p0rn, and only poisonous comments and violent behaviour for the rest of this life, I would be glad to have gone through what I have gone through by your inspiration, and I am certain that it will help me further on, no matter what I think of in "my last moments". But I would rather It is the Sweet Lord, hehe :)

Galen, nice poetry you displayed the other day. I liked it :)

And now, friends, here is something I can (almost) guarantee you NEVER thought you would see or hear:

If that is not enough cognitive dissonance for you, I will direct you to this site:

and this:

Seems like Mister Apocalypse has pulled out some heavy artillery, working through the producer(s) of this documentary. I know I was both entertained and armed with a far wider sense of understanding of this particular (very important) chapter of history by watching it. It is WELL WORTH going through the entire 6,5 hours (although the last hour is a little rickety, in my opinion). The producers say: "you watch - you decide", and I agree. Highly recommended by me.

Be well, All.

Visible said...

There is a new Smoking Mirrors up now-

ZOG and the Catamite Hordes on the Shifting Sands of Time.

galen said...

Thank you, Thomas.

And McCob, no problem, such is the dilemma with cyber reality. Well, at least we work at clearing even if we can't always get to sparkling.



Ray B. said...

galen, for what it's worth, I consider the Chakra column as an example of what to aim for:

If I look at the core value of each Chakra, it always has a good and necessary part of our existence. Given that, I consider it natural to bob-about them, fulfilling each's 'call' and moving on when that aspect is satiated. (Hopefully in as an enlightened manner as possible.)

Since roughly half of the Chakras are individuality-oriented and half are collectively-oriented, I would expect a given person to reflect that 'reality', over time.

In my view, exempting certain very enlightened souls, anyone polarized exclusively toward one end or another is likely conditioned or damaged - perhaps both. (I am not making a statement about you, in case it is taken that way. I do not 'Know' you.) Donning my psychology hat for a moment, I suspect that 'shunning' any Chakra does not make its 'energy' go away but drives it underground where all sorts of odd things happen to it.

I prefer staying in the 'sunshine' as much as possible. So, I follow fundamental inner 'urges' as warnings that 'something' is being neglected. (Again, making the 'expression' as light as possible.) Works for me...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Kazz said...

Dear Galen,

Don't get all paranoid girl. A family is merely a group of people with something in common. As McCob pointed out our commonality is the fact that we all resonate with Vis's work to some degree.

I don't belong to groups because I am not a groupy, except for when I studied karate and belonged to a dojo, and even then I had little in common with the other students. I always retain my autonomous place as an individual creator but I also realise that we, as humans, are essentially social creatures.

The reason I said we are family is because I no longer feel I am talking to a bunch of strangers. I have a feel for the essence of the individuals that post here regularly and that in itself gives one a more personal connection.

Sounds to me like you might be frightened that some sort of opposition is being raised here to TPTW. Well it is, because each individual that opposes the tyranny of the state, which is currently enslaving and exterminating everyone, are creating a new paradigm by openly expressing their views in defiance of those who are attempting to squash such freedoms.

Even though each cell in our body exists disconnected from all other cells, separate, apart, and totally autonomous, collectively they create a society that becomes a living being. This is a naturally occurring process within creation and is how consciousness creates new life forms. Just as each cell comes together to create a new individual people come together to create new groups and societies, yet within those groups and societies people retain their individuality and freedom, unless of course they are living under tyranny or in a deluded state that was programmed by their keepers.

I have been married for 26 years Galen and have five children, which is my family, but no one in my family has any level of control over my individual choices. I do what I want and no one in my family would dream of trying to stop me, especially my husband, because they all know me better than that.

The only person that can stop you from being an autonomous living being is you, so don't get your knickers in such a knot woman. There is nothing lovey dovey about me and if you have not worked that out yet you are a bit slow on the uptake.

Cheers Kazz

galen said...

Thanks, Ray, I'll ponder that.

So Karen, you are that family member who is giving me stuff. By the way, I don't wear knickers, just combat boots. Ha, just kidding. For me, paranoia has its place. Don Juan called our world "a predatory universe." I tend to agree. I wonder if this is a time of bustin' up long-held paradigms? Hmmm... Well, maybe tomorrow I will try to be quiet. But today, and even though I can hear some screams of, "Okay, galen, enough with the quotes, I can't help but post these offerings:

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. ... Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts."
-- William S. Burroughs

"African Americans have always known that a little bit of paranoia was healthy for us."
-- Cynthia McKinney

"There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
-- Hunter S. Thompson

"Paranoia seems more reasonable when you've got twelve stitches in your side."
-- Kate Griffin

"I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill."
-- John Shirley

"Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then."
-- Philip K, Dick

"The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia is to keep careful track of your persecutors."
-- Tyrone Hayes

"Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."
-- Jim Butcher

"Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity."
-- Bansky


Anonymous said...

via Homer..

galen, here's a little blurb you might get a kick outta'

I used to have a little ritual with Mr. W Burroughs. He lived a couple of streets over from my brother and when I visited Lawrence I would always walk by his little red house on my daily walk. If WB was on the porch, (reefer smoke wafting out the screens), drinking his vodka and coke, or in the back yard/garden milling around with the cats, I would yell HARE KRISHNA! HARE RAMA! to him.. He would laugh and shake his fist at me and so I chuckled too.

My brother would say "go chat with him, he's very approachable" but our little reparte' was satisfying to me.

Besides, (the paranoia part), everyone knew he was really fond of pistols..

missingarib said...

Vis,as you so well phrased it: "Nothing is an accident but boy... it's difficult to autopsy any of it. You just have to swallow it whole and take is as it is, whether you understand any of it or not.".

"Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

As comedian bill hicks said: "The best kind of comedy to me is when you make people laugh at things they've never laughed at, and also take a light into the darkened corners of people's minds, exposing them to the light."
And so it is when you strengthen my musings with your affirmation " that only love for the ineffable will work for many of us"

"If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being"
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

much love

galen said...

Great little story there, Homer. I love moments like that.

And missingarib, I like Solzhenitsyn and that final quote you posted is a good reminder for me. And like we read in Ecclesiastes, "To everything there is a season." Silly me, sometimes I try to extend the season.



galen said...

Thanks, Thomas. I had seen/read some of what you recommended. Oh boy, one of the hardest discussions in the world to have. I have to say I don't fully know about Hitler but I do know no one should be blocked from exploring all accounts. And look how much we've been lied to throughout life, so most likely we've been lied to about Hitler. That is not to say that some atrocities were not committed. And some assert that he was a stooge for the Zionists. What a mixed up mess. Will we ever know all the truth. And if, just for a second, we could set aside all the speculation about Hitler and the camps, just National Socialism itself is enough to set me off. But even though many have been writing/speaking about all this, it feels to me that we are in the infant stages, but it's moving along, like when the eyes open, or the hand grasps, or the first crawl takes the floor. The infant is indeed strengthening. It needs loving parents; it might need the whole world.


Anonymous said...

The problem might be thinking and over thinking. Maybe we mistake clever platitudes for wisdom.

Here is a quote I really like: "The white man is crazy." Sitting Bull


galen said...

McCob, did Sitting Bull meet your great grandfather? grin

Karen, I did some amount of tossing and turning last night, concerned that if I take a strong stand I may end up causing hurt. I assure you, no hurt intended. And if I did, I'm sorry. Creator gave me the intense gene. You probably have one, too. Mine sometimes goes into hyperactivity. It's usually only calmed by time, or some spiritual peace that soothes and balances. Anyway, once again, olive branch out-held. Maybe one day we'll share an olive salad. I sure have enough of 'em.


Anonymous said...

galen, (angel?)

I have been thinking, too. There is no way I can violate yours or anyone else's autonomy in a comments section of a blog like this. I can only advance an opinion and maybe a few bon mots. I can violate decorum and good manners but that is all.

I don't know who Sitting Bull met. I think he was disgusted with white culture and the way we never lived up to our treaties as well as the feeding frenzy that went on in the Black Hills of Dakota after gold was discovered.

A person by themselves is nothing. We only exist and are defined by the relationships we form.

I am fascinated by your mind! I am glad you took the time to respond!

Love, McCob

galen said...

McCob, thank you. I put some better part of myself out here. Big parts of me are no angel and I slosh around in the mud more than now and then. Almost daily I topple off one pedestal or another. Ouch!! The wounds, the ego, the habits, the illusions, the procrastinations, the games, even the inertia, they all take me along now and then. I can wallow with the best of 'em. But always in my mind is the knowing that I have all the tools to pull myself up when I damn well want to, or need to, as the case may be. Equally familiar with heaven and hell, and it's okay. That's kind of a vague confession, but after all, Google does not deserve my intimacy, well, not all of it anyway. And there's this. . .

Thus the wise and worthy singer
Sings not all his garnered wisdom
Better leave unsung some sayings
Than to sing them out of season
-- The Kalevala, Epilogue, line 20


Anonymous said...

galen, I have never been on a pedestal. I will say I have disappointed everyone who ever loved me. Not all my fault because people sometimes expect too much out of others.

Beautiful things aren't perfect and conversely perfect things aren't beautiful. A singing coach once told me that. He also added that even the most beautiful woman will have blemishes and only corpses don't have blemishes.

I seem to get a rush of dopamine when anyone responds to my posts so thank you for responding. NOw I feel groovy.


Kazz said...

Dear Galen,

I appreciate the offer but I don't eat olives. As for your apology, none is necessary, you did not offend me, I was simply reporting that I didn't agree with your perspective, albeit passionately. I do agree I have a lot of passion.

I also agree with McCob that one can lack decorum and what is perceived as good manners, and I probably fall into this category, because I loathe political correctness. I hate conformity of any kind, and orderliness is an invitation for me to step out of line. I don't really care much of what others opinion is of me because it is my conscience I have to live with. I am very outspoken, straight to the point, and at times excruciatingly honest, I do wear boots, bikie boots, but I balance that out with my see through lacy knickers because I like feeling sexy and feminine. Not kidding!

At the end of the day I sleep pretty well, unless the Divine has an issue with me, in which case I will be nagged at until I am worn into submission. Regardless of who I am I embrace that person and try to honour my journey because I have come to realise that life is sacred. That does not mean it cannot be fun though :o).

Cheers Kazz

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Steve said...


The "last hour of life" idea resonates with a dream I had this past month, in which a mugger held me at gun point and then shot me, I felt the bullet enter realized I was dying thought of the ineffable, however something pulled me back. I think its a symbol that I have a bit more work to do!

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galen said...

Oh yeah, just one other tiny (surrrrrrrrre..), small, little, itty-bitty, minuscule, nano thing about Adolf. . .

"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. So let's not have any native Militia. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order."
-- Adolf Hitler

. . .and with disarmament, some face of genocide is usually (some say certainly) right on its heels.


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