Friday, April 10, 2015

Memory Lane can Intersect with Amnesia Road.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

It occurs to me now and again that if our evolved self could see us as we are in the times of the moment we would be thoroughly embarrassed by ourselves. We are kept in a certain degree of blindness so that we can live with ourselves. It makes it possible for us to do things we shouldn't do and evade what we should do. We're given levels of logic and reasoning, which make it possible for us to explain anything, however we need to, in order to rationalize our course. This is an unavoidable byproduct of Karma and the attendant samskaras that accompany our Karma. Samskaras have been likened to scarves tied over our eyes and they come in various stages of thickness, from near transparent, to entirely opaque and this accounts for why some people cannot see at all (metaphorically speaking) and why some people can see better than others.

Karma sometimes puts us places where we do not prosper for the purpose of learning; because our Karma insists that we be there, also for reasons having to do with learning and sometimes for debts owed. Sometimes it is for the greater good... if we should be so employed and some of us are. Sometimes we are put into prisons; both actual and what is experienced in a similar way- a measure of confinement that obviates a greater freedom which might distract from whatever it is that we are there to accomplish. I've been in both permutations of this more than once.

When it became clear that I was going to Europe for what might prove to be an extended stay, I was somewhat excited at the possibilities, especially since I had been announcing I was going to go for some months before the opportunity came about to make that possible. There was no reason for me to think or imagine that I was going to actually go to Europe but somehow I knew. My life is not my own and hasn't been since I met The Man on the Beach. It was probably so always but I was much less aware of it. There were many times that I was unaware of this after but the knowledge of this would intrude here and there... sometimes dramatically.

My certitude that I would be leaving came about during my observation of a news report on Bushligula running for president. I knew that horrific bad shit was going to happen and... it did.

Suddenly, in the late summer and fall of '99, things came together to make Europe a reality and in the very country I was announcing as a destination, prior to my knowing anything about it. For some weeks before it became a certainty I was discussing the exact circumstances that occurred to bring it about with Lady Nature; speaking into the foliage at the jungle resort that I was managing at the time.

I thought I would play my music in Europe and it would all happen for me there. I knew it had happened to others and I wrote many songs as soon as I arrived but... it went very wrong for me there or it didn't move at all. It seemed like bad luck was tattooed on my being. My economic situation went from being upscale and comfortable, to making me reliant on others because things just would not move for me. The torturous agony of getting my books to print was gruesome. I was a displaced person in every sense. It was as if I were behind glass and every decision I made went south on me. It was not pleasant and there was an ancient darkness that did not like me at all. My consort could not understand what I was going through. Near the end, a very intuitive and elderly man who had been my consort's elementary school teacher, showed her how to test the room I worked in and she said the negativity reading was off the charts.

Regardless of the invisible resistance I was up against, I got a lot of work done and some of you have been around for a good part of that. I tried very hard to make it work, even to the point of deciding to stay in Germany, even after my life, such as it was, was no longer such as it was. I wound up at the mercy of a psychopath and had a bad accident, which served to send me on my way. In the process of trying to get out of there, I wound up at the mercy of another psychopath, who stole from me and caused me to lose a good portion of my possessions as well. I soldiered on because that is all you can do, or you can just perish by the roadside. Still, I remained and went through the changes necessary to pass the language test and be granted permanent European citizenship rights. Now a reader wants to fly me in to Europe this summer so that we can share some time together. This means I will likely travel to my former locations, however briefly that may be. What kind of sense does that make?

Out of the blue, a reader, offered me a landing place here. It seemed initially that I might have to stay with him for awhile but in less than a week I was mobile and had a place, which has proven to be a very, very nice place. It was difficult at first, seeking to integrate into this location, where I had never been, though I had lived on a nearby island for some while before I moved to Europe. It got extreme for a time here and then? Then it has since gone from good to better and better. I am eating food in amounts that are astonishing. I am working out intensely. I am gaining significant weight. I am focused in a very serious way and the forces of light here are much greater than the forces of darkness I was used to before. I hardly know what to say about any of this. I'm certainly not taking it for granted that it will just always be like this but... maybe it will be, more so than I have seen in awhile.

Yesterday, I had a wonderful talk with my good friend, Patrick Willis. The conversation revealed things that I was very glad to discover. Tomorrow I will have a talk with my good friend Ken O'Keefe. I've been keeping to myself for three months but that seems about to change I kept to myself for 15 years before that, once I saw how it was with the social interplay.. It seems that a lot of things are about to change but I am looking only directly in front of me and intend to maintain that.

I'm using the autobiographical vehicle, as I occasionally do, because of the resonance that exists between so many of us here. It seems that, with great frequency, we are often thinking the same things at the same times. So many times that it is ridiculous, something gets said here that readers were just thinking that very day. That has been demonstrated here more often than one can remember. A lot of unusual synchronicity takes place here. I expect that there is going to be an increasing intensity of this that we have not seen before. There is so much darkness and violence loose in the world that it can color our perspective in a powerful way. We can forget that however much the darkness may proliferate in times of darkness that the light also concentrates intensely in certain locales and personas. We forget that, as we are right in the critical phase of the changing of an age, the light is naturally growing and the darkness is breaking up. We rely so much on what our senses report that we forget about the law of precipitation and how everything we can see comes from a place that we cannot see. We forget.

Speaking only for myself, I can say that there were periods where conditions were so bad that I despaired of escape from them. There were times when what stretched in front of me seemed truly unmanageable and beyond my power to do anything about. On some number of occasions, divine agency intruded upon the matter and resolved it wonderfully. No one could believe what happened and often came up with the most ludicrous explanations for why it happened the way it did. When I walked away from a life sentence through legal miracles that had never happened in those environs before and has not happened since, some people said that I, a pauper, had bought the jury. They could not credit any other possibility and some of them badly wanted to see me go down. God has always been there for me and even though god has beaten the living shit out of me for dreadful extents of time- and admitted to it- god has always come through when it was needed and ALWAYS will. This applies no less to the rest of you than it does to me. “By your faith be it unto you.” and if we do not have that faith? If god cares for us, God will put us through whatever is necessary to gain that faith and it might not be pleasant.

I have read in various places certain corroborating things and I have been told directly by my invisible friends, the following; “if you could see how it turns out, if you could see the resolution to all of what you have endured, the way that we see it, you would not mind anything you were being put through in order to come to that end.” “Visible, I can laugh at what you are going through (and you can think me cruel and unfeeling) simply because I KNOW how it ends. I know where it leads so... I do not suffer from the same subjective ignorance of it all as do you. Nor shall that be the case with you for too much longer.”

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

“The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.”

And my favorite...

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Things happen to us that we cannot explain. Sometimes we are meanly persecuted, slandered and reviled. Sometimes we lose control over our own behavior and cannot understand how it came to happen. Life can be very hard and it can be very easy. It is impossible to say (except for the elevated and awakened few) which of those two courses are the more desirable in the end. We have to trust and we have to believe, because the conditions of our life will be dramatically affected by the extent of our possession of these capabilities. There is much we might not have to be put through too, depending on that. One thing we can accept as so, even when it does not seem to be so, is that the almighty is exceedingly merciful to us, even in our trials, often more so than we deserve.

I will never forget standing in that construction zone I was living in, in Eastern Germany; working so very hard, when I discovered what kind of a man I was dealing with and then... standing in the middle of that room and crying out with a passionate intensity, over and over, “Lord, get me out of here!” It was a matter of hours before I fell from a considerable height to the tiles and concrete below and I have no memory of how that came to happen. That man was usually always around but on this day he was gone from dawn to dusk, so I sat there or I crawled in great pain, unable to reach the computer and my cellphone was dead. It was none of it accidental. The next day when they held up a mirror to my face, the entire left side of my face was black.

As I sat in that construction site, I knew that everything had changed. Now I know why, too. One day we shall know all of the why and wherefore of our extended journeys on this plane. Peace be unto you all.

End Transmission.......


Patrick Willis said...

It was truly a delight to chat with you Vis. I can hear in your voice that you're chipper as all hell and the sound of your good laughter was a tonic indeed.
Much love brother, as always.

Visible said...

Jesus Christ that was fast Patrick! Heh heh... really fast. You are a joy ad a treasure my friend.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

May things continue to go well for you. 'Bout time, huh? Paradoxical post. So little information relevant to me, but such a wonderful read.

On the other hand, I too have been rescued from Ground Zero every time. And next week might be a turning point for me. . .one more time. Being I am at the moment flat broke and nicely kept by my former keepee. (But he's still the bitch.)

Anonymous said...

the one thing that I truly appreciate about reading your
indelible scribblings is the sheer
unadulterated honesty you display for your own ...self improvement,

so others may benefit,
and that is a true inspiration, in a synchronicity sorta way,
you know

Like, Dude....
I know you're not going to be awarded a "Purple Heart" for STUPID, today,
'cause you're not @ Ft. Hood.

{from an unposted comment @ Vulture of Crtique}

that should be the "JEWSA"...
of the Stool Sculpture Deity Cult Compound....Cartoon.

an unholy subsidiary of the Global Crime Syndicate, that merely prints currency, owns the "MEDIA" and pays cartoonists and
"SCRIPT WRITERS" to mollify the braindeadgoy with pure 100%
"JEW POO"...24/7 - 365.....NO MATTER WHAT.

The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 CARTOON attack
at Fort Hood.

The wounded "civilians" and the families of those who died will receive ..DIG THIS CHUTZPAH...
the Defense of Freedom Medal......for real.

Remember the Alamo....& Waco.




barbarossa58 said...

My life mirrors yours in a way; everything from professional soldier, pilot, financial industry, frustrated author, and now a pauper...
Seems like every time I came to the fork in the road, I chose the one leading to adversity and despair, hoping for something to change everything. And yes, I spent time in prison on trumped up charges by a vindictive ex...

Have a good one...

Asil said...

Love you Les Visible!

maya seri said...

I felt so happy for you it was cleansing for me I always wanted to hear you say that things are looking up.
You have no idea how healing and tonic your words have been over the years.
Stay well my friend and God bless you and each and everyone of us.


Anonymous said...

Hi Vis,

I did feel various energies swirling around in your office/workspace/studio back there in Deutschland, not all of them light and airy. I also felt that there was a protection extended to me as well. All in all it was quite positive.


Love To Push Those Buttons said...

I am posting this, just becuause it's there.

Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:45 PM

Man, it's like everything I joke about becomes reality in one form or another. But it is known, in famine times it is women and children first into the stew pot.

Go figure. But to make it legal? To encourage it?

Man! Take this to your dinner table for conversation tonight, huh?

Ray B. said...

Vis, nice 'intimate' column. I am glad things seem to be going well for you!

It may be ironic that you moved out of the US because of the 'election' (Diebold voting machines) of Bush II, and moved back in just in time to see the 'election' of Bush III. (With both the House and Senate being Republican.*) Maybe, that is why you 'got' to obtain your “permanent European citizenship rights.” (Let's hope for something higher...)
Vis: “There was no reason for me to think or imagine that I was going to actually go to Europe but somehow I knew.”

I had a similar occurrence back in Seattle when I was working for Boeing. I was walking across the company parking lot one morning on the way to work. This very-clear 'voice' just said, “You will not be working at Boeing much longer.” Stopped me in my tracks. I even looked around, to see if I was being messed with. No further 'comments', so I just went in to work. And, it did work out that I left Boeing...
Vis: “...standing in the middle of that room and crying out with a passionate intensity, over and over, “Lord, get me out of here!” It was a matter of hours before...”

I had a friend in Bellingham that talked about that kind of occurrence. He was a warrior type, and was frustrated by a paperwork job that he was currently assigned. He railed out one day at God, etc., about his frustrations. Lo and behold, he got orders to Vietnam within the next few days...
Different subject: Higher Self was Clearing a 12-level human male this morning. When 'we' got down to past lives, this guy had only ONE. This was only his second 'trip' here! I am so used to 'wending' down through many past lives that this really fascinated me. This was a TRUE 'newbie', with so much to 'fill in'. Wow. Kind of blew my mind...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

*Note to readers: Yes, I know both parties are pawns...

wiggins said...

Bushligula.....the cretin who laughed like a hyena whilst signing off the death sentence on people of special needs ....a true Caligula of our times. For shame.

Kazz said...

'Man, it's like everything I joke about becomes reality in one form or another. But it is known, in famine times it is women and children first into the stew pot.'

Women will keep coming back even if you keep eating us, because that is the measure of how much we love you guys :o). It is our nurturing instinct.

Never leave a man/woman behind! All for One and One for all.

The wonderful thing about God is his/her infinite ability to be compassionate, loving and FORGIVING.

'I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven - for she loved much'. Luke 4:47

Wouldn't it be better to all live in Heaven together rather than hell :o)?

Luv Kazz

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

I would much rather live in peace than in a predatory environment. In other words, 'yup'!

From my NDE, there are many so called Heavens and Hells. The worst is the realm of the psychopaths. Everyone always attacking each other, but no one can be destroyed. Just tormented until they wake up to the fact they don't have to exist like that. . .though how long does that take in the realm with no time?

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Kazz, I forgot. Here's that SNOT link again, copy/paste wise so I don't screw it up again:

Enjoy the ultimate iconoclasm.

Kazz said...

Dear Vis, Love to Push Those Buttons, and everyone else,

I just stumbled across this video of my local stomping ground and thought you guys might like to see where I live. This is what my little slice of Heaven looks like.

Enjoy Kazz

Thomas said...

Dear All;

It is said that The Ways of Karma are Mysterious and Deep. I feel very strongly that one would be mistaken to think that one understood them fully.

It is said, too, that the Left-handed Path is the Path of Darkness, and that the Right-handed Path is the Path of Light. In my mind, a black left face and a white right face might have something to do with a lesson about that. In my experience, The Divine can, and does, speak to us symbolically, if we care to interpret it so.

It is said that both Paths can lead to enlightenment, but that the Left-handed Path is very dangerous, and especially so in Times of Darkness. It will take an almost inhuman strength of will to accomplish a successful walk on the Left-handed Path in Times of Darkness, but it can be done. Visible has in the past linked to a book called "Aghora", wherein a man called Vimalananda talks about his road. I have found it very inspiring and helpful. Vimalananda has a very beautiful philosophy of taking Everything as his Guru, and so, in that vein, I consider him to be my Guru also. As I see it now, The Yin & Yang symbol is an expression of the fact that The Divine is not only Light, yet neither only Dark, but is rather the Source of Both and the movement between them. The Divine can be said to be The Supreme Absolute Source of Absolutely All, but words are totally insufficient in describing The Divine. It should be obvious from this, if it is True, that Nothing that Is is not of The Divine. As well, as The Bhagavad Gita states, oft quoted by Visible: "Success is speedy for the energetic".

In my experience, in some cases, The Darkness is the proper tool to apply to a situation. As they say: "you must fight fire with fire". I will add: "To fight a monster, you have to understand the monster by becoming the monster, and then controlling the monster". This is, to my eyes, why Shiva, The Destroyer, is one of the Hindu Gods, as well as why Kali, The Destructress, The Terrible, The Out-Source of All Energy, is His Wife. In Reality, I find Her to be Astonishingly Beautiful and Just, but do understand very, very well why She has been called "The Terrible", as well. She IS Terrible to those she considers deserving of Her Cruelty, and who do not have the necessary grit to placate Her. This is the way She works, sometimes, and it can be teaching in the extreme if one has the wisdom to understand what She is saying. My experience is that, in dealing with Her True Nature, Absolutely All Fear Must Be Let Go Of, or She will eat one up quicker than fast and spit out only a bloodied and broken skeleton, and one will have to crawl on from there. In my experience, She can eat one up and spit out only a broken and bloodied skeleton even if one is fearless, but do not understand Her Ways. If, however, one is able to crawl on as a broken and bloodied skeleton, and slowly mend the bones, gather the flesh, cover and dissolve the shame, and work on becoming whole again, Her lessons are invaluable.

Thank you for the beautiful post, Visible. It is exceedingly enjoyable when you speak about things you know for a fact, from your own experience, to be true. In this way it becomes highly resonant to me, and flawlessly sincere.

We are All, every single one, without exception, in the hands of The Divine. Of that, there can be no doubt whatsoever.

Thomas said...

The Boddhisattvas are said to be willing to descend to The Deepest Hells, and endure the worst tortures, to save but one soul. Thus, for a Real Boddhisattva, that Risk must be taken, if it seems necessary, and The Boddhisattva must go on total, absolute and utter Faith in The Divine Guidance Within, even into the Darkest Void.

Failure to recognize that The Divine resides in All Beings can sometimes be a grave mistake. As well, throughout The Ages, it has always been The Work of The Young to challenge The Wisdom of The Elders, so that Evolution of The Collective would ensue.

However, who am I to speak? I am, after all, only a young man, am I not? I do not understand The Divine, certainly not, and I would be a fool if I said so. I do understand enough to know that I am working on a "need-to-know"-basis, and that is good enough for me. I do have Faith, and I am most willing to risk going to Hell for thousands of years if I think I can help The World by taking that risk. What does that make me? Stupid? Foolish? Reckless? Or something else entirely?

You must decide, as Nature has ordained. My experience tells me that Free Will is The Highest Gift bestowed unto us by Our Divine Maker. And that if we do not use this Highest Gift in Times of Need, then Our Needs shall not be fulfilled, and Nature will take Its Course. So it seems, it has been decreed from The Beginning, and it is hardly likely to change on this Beautiful Day Of Brahman.

I don't know. Do you?

Be well, All.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...


Nice. I live in a suburban sardine can. Don't have to go far to work or shop, but it's noisy, polluted, overcrowded, and takes ten minutes to drive two kilometres if you're on the wrong street at the wrong time.

Could be worse, though. I could still be in San Jose.

Gods, that city was the most disgusting place I ever lived. I hate cities. At least we have some parks here where you can temporarily forget where you are. . .if they don't burn down this summer.

BCii said...

My ability to communicate what I feel has been woefully inadequate with respect to what I've been through in the past short while. War is raging as circumstances provoke the maelstrom within. All I have to stand on is a mute, causeless knowing that the intangible source and ground of (my/our) being cannot be touched by anything of this world.

It is comforting to realize that I am not the only one to experience the depths of what this madhouse world has to offer as manifest counter-testimony to the voice of eternal peace and love. Visible, so much of this post speaks directly to me where I'm at. Thank you!

The world of the weird impinged upon this consciousness last night. Wife and I were watching the semifinal episode of The Voice of Finland and smoked a bit of heady herb just after the start. After the third contestant out of eight had sung his piece, I was no longer able to perceive the music as music. It was a jumbled, surreal cacophony of discord, falling pathetically short of the mark while trying way too hard. I couldn't have been hearing what everyone else was hearing. The star coaches praised each contestant in the most glowing terms. The audience loved them. My wife thought they were all wonderful. To me, it was like listening to 'music' from a dimension where everything was off-kilter. All I saw was fractured egos and mass mind control on the screen. Some kind of momentary psychosis born of enhanced sensitivity and a judgmental outlook? I don't know. It just goes to show the power of the mind to shape one's bubble of reality.

Visible said...

Or it could mean half steamboat minstrel and half Kabuki dancer.

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

The Relentless and Irresistible Dirty Snowball of Approaching Destiny.

Kazz said...

All I know guys is that when I started writing on Vis' blog we were all strangers living different lives with different beliefs. Some of us living in our own personal heavens, some of us living in our own personal hells, and some in between with one foot in heaven and one in hell.

What has become blatantly clear to me is that at the very core we are all God, and that is what I have come to see in all of you, a cherished and much beloved piece of the divine struggling to survive and emerge through the dark.

I have often thought of late how much human life emanates that of the seed. God buries us deep in the dark cold soil, he waters us with tender drops of rain to nourish us, but then he dumps heaps of manure on us to make us flourish and grow. If it is our time we emerge from the dark and peak our head out from beneath the soil to meet the warm caress of the loving sun. While we are growing God sends winds and rain to make us strong so if conditions favour us we will flourish enough to produce fruit so we can nurture and sustain the life around us.

I am very grateful to all of you, my fellow travellers, for accompanying me on what I can only describe as a most marvellous, albeit challenging journey at times, and I would like to thank each of you for the valiant effort you are all making. All I ask of each of you is that you be true to your selves, and realise that the God that breathes life into you is the same God that breathes life into me, so when you make the hard choices always do so with love in your heart so the best outcome will ensue.

I would like to thank each of you for all the sacrifices you have made, and will make in the future, and the hardships you have undergone to nourish and protect that part of yourself which is me. As I emerge I see a light so brilliant that it pushes back the dark to reveal that the journey of self discovery we were all on was never anything but LOVE :o).

Luv Kazz

Kazz said...

Dear Vis,

I do believe I have been serenaded by the Divine, and I am in Love with that eternal part in each of us that is Divine!

Luv Kazz

Eudoxia said...

Viz did anybody tell you to be careful what you wish for! Now on the subject of Samskaras - I went to a medicine circle over Easter, I was supposed to do a double ceremony San Pedro followed by Ayahusca the next day. Due to certain circumstances that had arisen regarding my family I could only stay for San Pedro. I asked to communicate with a specific guide that I have been aware of through visions and dreams and who has been seen beside me by some others who have said he has something to tell me. So I set my intent for him to communicate with me. Anyway we partook of the medicine and went for a bush walk, it had been raining for days and we all got back to the main house with a fine collection of leaches on all of us. During my sojourn with the plant spirit I became aware of a very powerful being but in extreme emotional pain and turmoil, this being was very powerful in his day but was tortured by emotional pain, fear, empiness and isolation - there was no joy in this being. It wasn't until the next day that I realised this being was not able to either give or receive love as a result. Little did I know at the time but I just received a Sadhana - a big one!

I realised the next day that the entire female line in our family had this affliction. We are able to give love but none of us are very apt at receiving it. This Samskaras originated in this being, and to this day I still really don't know who this being is, it could have been me in a past life - I'm not sure. So I made the decision to use the opportunity of having all the females in one house at the same time which has not been possible for the past 10 years at least, to try and make a start at healing this situation. It didn't happen but I did manage to have a really good talk with my daughter, Sarah and I have resolved ourselves to the probability that my sister and mother will probably never get there. That was extremely good headway as we have been somewhat estranged from each other for a long time. To top it off - I ended up with a staph infection from a leach bite! For two days I could barely walk and to touch my leg around the bite site was agony. So I was put in a position of having to receive love as I could not do much at all for myself due to having to keep my leg higher than my elbow for several days! It also produced a situation where my daughter and sister had to combine forces and work closely together as we were on a mission to complete an Easter project! So they had to bury the hatchet, so to speak and not in each other! But on the subject of God and in search of Sadhana, yup we are sure to get exactly what we need when we need it!

Visible said...

heh heh, I could go on at some length about the ironies in your tale. As the sage is always saying in Passage to India (I think it was Alex Guiness) "Karma Neh?" However, it appears that some things happened during your trials and discoveries that are going to make it all a lot easier in times to come.

Erik said...

Hi Vis and All,

I would love to share a quote from a little gem of a book i am re-reading at the moment ...

I would rank this book very high on my top list of books; a lovely lady, Korean Zen Master Daehaeng Kun Sunim writes with astonishing loving kindness and razor-sharp clarity.

"If you try to practice by depending on some specific regimen or physical method, in the beginning you goal may seem clear and close at hand. However, as you go further, your path becomes hazy and eventually it will lead to a dead end. On the other hand, if you keep letting go and entrusting, and experiencing the results of this, then the path that seemed narrow at the beginning will gradually widen, and in the end will become a great avenue and gateway to the truth."

from: ~ "No River To Cross" - Zen Master Daehaeng Kun Sunim

Eudoxia said...

The night I had my talk with my daughter was the night of the Blood Moon. The next day I had the staph infection - the abject irony of that was the doc put me on a series of blue pills haha - I am loath to go to a doc at any time but I knew this could end up bad so I bit the bullet. The infection has cleared up aside from the black hole in my leg but I do feel considerably lighter. The leach bite was on my ankle and ankle injuries represent inflexibility and guilt, as mine went septic what the fuck am I holding onto - that was my Mayan friend coming through, whoever he is.

As in your case Viz you broke your hip, hips signify fear of moving forward in making decisions but thanks to your injury you surely moved forward! You got fast forwarded! Sometimes I've found that the worst horrors are usually blessings in disguise. Strange days indeed..............or not but probably more NOT than strange.

Like many people on this blog have said you will post something that they have been thinking about or ruminating over and I've not been here for nearly a month or so and stopped in to check out SM and found myself here and low and behold............ you gotta love irony! It really is bitter/sweet.

Erik said...

Yeah Eudoxia,

That sounds about right ... :)
Getting pulled in by Mirrors and ending up at Origami. Same happened here many years ago.

Seeming suffering, of which i had my share, can/will indeed lead to unimaginable blessings, a true blessing in disguise they are ...

Looks like we're coming out of our "holding pattern" and 'things' start happening more quickly ...

Anonymous said...

via Homer..

'Doggone my soul,' said my friend Rikki..
Dogs’ Intelligence

how I love them old songs

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

Lambs in Vengeance Suckle at the Teats of Irony.

galen said...

Was thinking about some words from Vis's radio broadcast this week. Paraphrasing:

...that we harm ourselves if we hold back. . . One has to say what needs to be said and not tip-toe around playing paddy-cake. 

I guess that gives me the impetus to say something I've been holding back, self-censoring, so to speak, and it is just this: Sometimes on the blogs I pick up a sense of nihilism, defeatism. There are some who can't wait to get out of this life. It kind of makes me sad because so much is being missed. We've talked here extensively about the present, the right here/right now, and that just seems to get snowed under. And the idea of "only passing through," well, that's been held up as long as I can remember. And yet, one can say that's what we're continually doing, just passing through; but when it discounts what is right now then it seems a philosophy of always being on our way and never arriving. That is not to say that there are not fairer and grander experiences beyond earth, as there are likely darker and more trying dimensions, as well; it is just to say the present has the pearl, even with the mixture of the bad, the good, the ugly, the beautiful, the false, the true. Seems also that if we're "only passing through" we can miss eternity and put it in some far-off pocket that we can't access while in a body on earth. I'm done waiting. God here now, even in the midsts of all the chaos and pain and with all my short-comings, limitations, and illusions. Often, the hard stuff shows what we're made of.

I know I've hammered this home many times and some might think TOO MANY times, but the green-light encouragement from the radio broadcast, to say what we must, was just too tempting to pass up, especially because I see this as a very important issue, an impasse, of sorts, that can move into an opening. That's all for NOW.


Katy said...

I agree. What we have is the timeless present.
(Some quotes from He and I:

You have seen how ephemeral everything of time is
**remind yourself of the understanding you had of eternity. It was as though you had always just arrived ...**

“The continuous creation of your body and your power of thinking comes from my everlasting love. Sing praises with your body and mind.

“Have you anyone else so ingenious in the ways of pleasing you?
You have someone to carve the clouds into the shapes you love, haven’t you? And an engineer to swell the tide so the water reaches the wall of your terrace? What tradesman placed the birds in your trees and so many butterflies around your flowers? and this morning, was it a dealer in tulle that unfolded that chiffon scarf of mist right across your island…Tell me that at last you believe in my immense love ever-present in you, that you are sure of it.

“In your soul is a door that leads to the contemplation of God. But you must open it. My eyes are fixed on you, waiting for you to come to me. I wait, never forcing myself.

On the other hand, from the same book..

“You know well that everything of time is short-lived. So stretch out your arms to eternity. Long for eternity. This puts you on a higher plane, your heart forging ahead to this unknown, undreamed-of country. This is the way to get a close-up aim at the goal.
And keep before you the thought that this living being is waiting with infinite yearning for the Moment of our meeting. Ask me to soon unveil creative beauty for you. My face is full of inexpressible sweetness! Love will stream from every feature...”

Kazz said...

Recently in Reflections in a Petri Dish I wrote 'In other words I 'want' people who wish to serve us rather than pillage, rape, and murder us!! I 'want' God to rule not greed!!'

I don't want those things I 'WILL' them to be, and I hope others will join me in this endeavour. Our mind can live in the past or the future, which removes us from the now and BEING. OR we can live in the present and have a real impact on the world around us. The aspect of God I refer to above is the creator God and not its counter part the destroyer! While destruction is a necessary aspect of creation it is definitely not its highest representation. In other words our hearts should have the last word not our intellect.

Bruce H. Lipton PH.D., and Steve Bhaerman wrote in 'Spontaneous Evolution' (p. 281) that, '[t]he heart's influence on the field is empowered by its own electromagnetic activity that is 5,000 times more powerful than the brains's electromagnetic field... Feelings such as love generate measurable, quantifiable heart field coherence, while negative emotions create incoherence and disharmony in one's heart field.'

The only way we can have a real and lasting impact on this world is to live in the NOW and resonate from the heart, just like Jesus did.

Enjoyed both of your posts Galen and Katy.

Cheers Kazz



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