Wednesday, November 04, 2015

We are What we Are Not Until We are What we Are.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

What a difference a day makes (cue Dinah Washington). I had a very good day yesterday, mostly because it involved all kinds of situations, including driving about 200 miles and it all went down without a glitch. As a reward, last night, I enjoyed a spinach salad and a wonderful Chianti, followed by some wonderful reflections, overlaid with passable entertainments. It is a wonderful thing when your own statements come back upon you as verifications in the realm of experience. Personally, I seldom talk about the specifics of my struggles or their level of intensity. What is intense for one can break another and it is difficult to measure degrees of impact in any comprehensive or general way because it is all subjective. In recovery groups they talk about hitting your bottom and you hear about high and low bottoms. Some of us get more profoundly hammered (double entendre alert) than others but the one constant is that we are all affected.

Life affects us and what is less recognized is that we affect life and what might be even less recognized is how these two conditions affect each other. I was with an acquaintance during my travels yesterday and it was a pretty enjoyable interplay. The next to the last stop was a large commercial enterprise. It was filled with employees and shoppers and it is one of the big success stories in the area it operates in. This is because the man who founded it treats his employees well and provides a wide selection of high end products that I have never seen the like of anywhere else and does so at very fair prices that you often don't see anywhere else. This results in a pretty happy and bustling environment. I spend a good portion of my time seeking to catch the opportunities that come to all of us in every life situation and seizing the moment as it were. The point of all of this is that I consider myself a good will ambassador for the human race and I would like to point out that we are all ambassadors, whether we understand this or not. We all affect the dynamics of life in everything we think and say and do. So why not do it to the best of what we are able to? So I took every occasion to interact with people and it went well.

Since my acquaintance, who is also a blossoming friend was there, we wound up discussing this and I got a chance to explain how I see the moments of each day as a chance to affect life in a positive way. I will be the first to admit that I am not 100% in this regard and that is because when life impacts on me in a negative fashion, I am not always able to remain consistent as a positive force. I would say this happens at the blogs more than it does in life and I suspect we are all better in person than we are at a distance. Maybe we feel more secure taking liberties then, or we are less concerned about reactions. Whatever the reason, it is something I have noticed. Why I am mentioning this is to share an awareness of our responsibilities in life and to emphasize how critical it is for us to remember that we affect life.

One of the things this fellow and I discussed were public protests and any number of countless reactions that people and groups of people have to social and cultural situations that arise; like when corporations do what corporations do and when governments and government agencies do what they do and when any one of so many situations come up that pits the interests of the public against special interests of which there are many. He was telling me about how he had been involved in some of these things and how other people that we both know have also been engaged in these things and... I told him how I am almost never involved in any of these causes and concerns because the big money and the big influences always win, even when it looks like they have lost. They don't give up. They keep coming around from another angle. They corrupt or frighten whomever they can and sometimes they frame people. Sometimes they set them up. Sometimes they even kill them.

It isn't out of fear that I eschew. I'm not afraid of these people but I am afraid of wasting my time in fruitless and unproductive efforts. Afraid is probably not the right word. People can get together and cause positive change. I won't argue against that but I prefer to work from the positive side that affects the general consciousness of everyone I come into contact with, rather than to confront the forces that are always coming after humanity and working contrary to the best interests of us all. My feeling is that they are in the process of destroying themselves and I depend on Mr. Apocalypse for the heavy lifting.

Yes, I do go after some of the most powerful negative influences on the planet and I do it nearly every day and I do it in print that proliferates across much wider margins than any street protest but... I always seek to come out of it with a positive spin. In other words... I think some actions are more effective than others. I take note of how successful people and groups of people are in their struggles against the dark forces. I've watched Monsanto win time and time again, while engaging in all kinds of illegal and unethical behavior. I have seen them outright bribe and threaten the decision makers. Meanwhile, I have seen them take it in the neck with public opinion. I have watched them, like McDonalds and others, get hit in the wallet. I am watching them go down. All of this is the work of Mr. Apocalypse.

Perhaps what I am talking about here is simply differences in technique and I have no inclination to criticize people who have an approach different than mine. I simply think that changing yourself and working to shine your love and attention on others is far more productive than what is otherwise done. I think an informed and aware public is much more successful at everything than an ignorant, angry and confused public. I think internal change is far more productive at causing external change than are external efforts in times of opposition and conflict.

I also like to pick my causes. I am not motivated to protest on behalf of things like Hawaiian Sovereignty. Of course I support it but I am not Hawaiian so I do it invisibly. I consider cellphone using and texting drivers to be a major concern. I consider stupidity an even bigger concern and the other comes out of it. All kinds of bad things come out of stupid and greedy and selfish. If these were fixed then none of the other things that people protest against or dislike would even be happening. Fix stupidity and you fix everything else. However, there is no cure for stupid or... is there? I've looked into music and prayer and plants. There is a science at work there, or a system, or a law; call it what you will and I have looked into all kinds of similar things. I have looked at how a smile can be like the sun shining and I have seen what the sun can do. I read that old story about a bet between the sun and the wind as to which of them could make a traveler remove his cloak.

I believe in things that aren't generally in practice and I have noticed what successful people do and what unsuccessful people do and how these things work to cause the results that they do, regardless of whether the people are to be defined as good or bad people and that is all based on what anyone considers good and bad. They vary widely. Sometimes good is what gets you what you want and sometimes good is getting what you want but not at the expense of others. I think you can raise the consciousness of others around you and at a distance simply by raising your own and I believe you can make people better if you make yourself better. I believe that we are like planets of influence in a solar system of existence and I believe there is an interpenetrating awareness that commands it all and the more you come into line with that awareness, the more you reflect its will in everything you do.

I am not 100% at all of this and maybe not at any of it but I am trying to be. I am not focusing on mistakes I made getting here, or hearts I have broken or those who have broken my heart. I consider that a broken heart can be a good thing because those are the places where the love can leak out; the places where it is broken. I believe if life has broken you in many places and you are put back together by understanding and that whatever got you broken has manifested some degree of wisdom then you become like a piece of art that is done in a way that it works with light the way Rembrandt did, or a stained glass window.

I do not approve of Monsanto or our government and its branches and the way it goes about its business here and abroad. I don't approve of the way the marketplace behaves and many another thing but I pick my battles and I believe that everything I do not care much for comes out of ignorance; greed, overweening ambition and other similar things and that all of these, the named and unnamed, come out of bad character development, which are all the offspring of bad parenting, whether that involved a mother and or father, or a government, or religion, or educational system or whatever acts as a parental force at any particular point and we are all parents of the moments that follow the moment we are in; regardless of whether that whole concept is an illusion given that the sense of time is an artificial construct.

This is in no way a criticism of others and their preferences toward thought and speech and action. This is a critique of myself and people like me and as Lao Tzu said;

Be utterly humble
And you shall hold to the foundation of peace.
Be at one with all these living things which, having arisen and flourished,
Return to the quiet whence they came,
Like a healthy growth of vegetation
Falling back upon the root.
Acceptance of this return to the root has been called 'quietism,'
Acceptance of quietism has been condemned as 'fatalism.'
But fatalism is acceptance of destiny
And to accept destiny is to face life with open eyes,
Whereas not to accept destiny is to face death blindfold.
He who is open-eyed is open-minded-
He who is open-minded is open-hearted,
He who is open-hearted is kingly,
He who is kingly is godly,
He who is godly is useful,
He who is useful is infinite,
He who is infinite is immune,
He who is immune is immortal.

So it can seem that one is not socially committed enough. It can seem that one is indifferent in many ways that are not the normal way. It can seem that one does not care when one deeply cares and that one lacks something that they have an abundance of but are not showy about. All kinds of things can seem to be and not be because of the way people project on to others the deficiencies that exist within themselves, the way that a thief sees everyone else as a thief and so on and so on and so on. Insert whatever type you wish in place of the thief. I hate that I am such a slow learner but I am trying.

End Transmission.......


Mick Hoss said...

Long and very engaging speech. I highlignt the text, and paste it into when I don't have time to read.

then listen.

I can't figure out why I haven't heard this in the MSM though.
Since this speech we've had the plane crash just ever so close to Isn'trael, on the Cyanide Peninsula.

Visible said...

Cyanide Peninsula! Well done!

How about this, Air Jihadis?

robert said...

Synchronicity city!

Gratitude in resonance....

The light is breaking the heart of darkness so the real ride is just beginning!

Ray B. said...

Vis, a most excellent column! One of your best so far, IMHO. Both good 'guidelines' and practical ways to accomplish them. Humble, to boot. Thanks.

Vis: "Life affects us and what is less recognized is that we affect life..."

Rupert Sheldrake alert! According to Sheldrake's research, anytime we do anything, we are strengthening it's morphogenetic field. Kind of like nature's 'habit pattern'. This effects how easily it will manifest in the future.

(There was one case of a type of crystal that proved very hard to grow. As soon as one lab succeeded in synthesizing it, other unconnected labs around the world suddenly were able to grow this particular type of crystal. Documented by Sheldrake. Woo-woo!)

The bad guys know about this effect. They set-up situations through mass-media to get millions of people to repeat 'something' - often unhealthy. This can overwhelm the actions of the conscious-few who are aware of pitfalls of that 'something'. More and more unconscious-people then get 'sucked in' to the newly-emerging 'habit'. Bad news, and very insidious. This 'effect' acts at-or-below the level of conscious recognition.

Fortunately, higher 'folks' can often even the playing field...


Vis: "...I prefer to work from the positive side that affects the general consciousness of everyone I come into contact with, rather than to confront the forces that are always coming after humanity and working contrary to the best interests of us all."

Like I mentioned in the Sheldrake aspect above, anything that is done embeds into morphogenetic fields. This includes the anger, fear, rage, etc., that can exist in confrontational situations. This is also probably why various leaders have cautioned followers to take the 'higher path'. As a superlative example, remember the young lady putting a flower into the soldier's rifle barrel. Now that (and add the millions who have seen/done similar since) effected humanity's morphogenetic field in a most-positive way!

The above is why uber-baddies want negative-emotional confrontations. Embed. Embed. Embed. The teenager at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China - just standing quietly in front of a rolling tank - is another courageous example. Again, that (and add the millions who have seen/done similar since) effected humanity's morphogenetic field in a most-positive way!

Kudos to all who 'invent' ways to strengthen the positive-aspect fields...


Vis: "I believe in things that aren't generally in practice..."

One of my teachers told of one of the best, simple ways to induce 'change'. It invokes the Higher Self and/or 'gives permission' for various good-guy, unseen 'folks' to take action...

When you see something of ill-intent, bad-conduct, etc., do not simply shake your head and pass by. Instead, just 'note' - in as neutral a state of emotions as possible - what is going on. Then, hold that 'circumstance' over your head in a kind of bubble. Embed within that bubble whatever phrase you choose. I like "Is this how you want God to be? or "Is this the Highest?" or even "Is there anything You would like to do about this?" Even a "?!?" works.

Hold this bubble and embedded-question until it seems like something 'takes it away'. Then, just release all expectations about what might happen, and walk on.

I have seen marvelous, unexpected things 'occur' after doing this...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

Thanks Ray;

For various noting and commenting. As for the commentary from my end, I can feel that I have come to another station of expression which is also fueled by being at another level of perception. All of a sudden, things I had seen before, or knew but didn't think about much, have been ferried to the forefront of my consciousness and some things that seemed less important and more peripheral are now very important and central. It's funny how we can struggle so and often despair of our efforts coming to any kind of fruition because of the length of time and experience gaps between transformative moments and then... suddenly, somehow you have come over a seemingly endless hill or crossed some vast never ending plain that ended and it is the change in landscape as much as anything else that signals and new phase and a new you.

There was something very strange going on with that Flat Earth thing. Given that it is patently absurd and an impossibility, one wonders how anyone could even entertain the thought of it, unless of course they lived in a time when people knew very little about anything beyond the horizon. Towards the end here I have had to acknowledge that the whole thing was intentional and came about for a reason. It might have been something as simple as an efforts to throw me off stride and get me to act out or... well, it could have been most anything but one thing it certainly wasn't was anything to do with a useful addition to our collective knowledge. The greatest proof of this being a hoax is the absence of any one of all of the great minds that have come and gone having anything to say about it. This, once again is reflective of those who like to say that everyone is evil and that there were no good people or hidden societies or fellowships. There are a few things that I know and all kinds of things that I don't know but one of the things I do know is that the earth is not flat.

Ray B. said...

Vis, I am glad to hear of your coming to "another level of perception." You, of all people, have paid (and perhaps overpaid) your 'dues'. IMHO, you deserve it. Perhaps, all your inner work and strivings have finally reached the 'surface'. Well done!

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Anonymous said...

Les, I think you are overthinking the flat earth thing and the poster was harmless and well meaning. There has been a bit about it on the internet of late and the theory behind it was of passing interest to me. I don't believe it and never did but I can imagine folk getting caught up in it.

That said, it did seem like a strange place to bring the subject up, there was nothing in your post to start it off that I could see.

Great Origami, thanks! (-:


Anonymous said...

I can't speak for any anonymous, but I am not working through any proxies, and you should be able to tell for sure.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Visible for another beautiful and useful post...also thank you Ray B for your insights and useful tips.
As far as the flat earth stuff, I am glad you decided to take a stand and put an end to it on your blog. The comments being loaded with that stuff was no good. I am generally open minded so I read all the comments regarding it. For a several days, it was stuck in my mind, and it was almost as if it had a power of its own, because despite my desire to focus on the important things- the ineffable, all my mind came back to was trying to poke holes in the theory and prove to myself one way or another the truth of the matter...finally, I got sick of the fact that the idea kept entering my mind without my having any control over it, so I meditated on it with a focused intent, and though I don't know what it was all about, I got negative sensations and my intuition was that it was some sort of attack on this site in an effort to derail you, the blogs, and your well intentioned readers. It took a minute for me to break the spell and dispel it from my mind, but I am glad you are taking a stand and not allowing it on your blog, because even just not engaging but allowing the comments were highly detrimental to someone like me who reads all the comments in order to learn from others.

just my two cents.

much love


Anonymous said...

Book of the Dead

Now the idea of ​​this book. She was hidden and survived for so long. Interesting is not it. Egyptian translation of texts introduce you astray just as the Bible.
Set was a prophet !!! Son of Adam. It really was a long time ago.
I'll tell you with it even amazes me how many civilizations had to be here. You are not the first who play with the control brain. And how they were developed.

missingarib said...

Vis as Helena Blavatsky observed "To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."

Resisting the negative sirens that entice one to "project on to others the deficiencies that exist within themselves, the way that a thief sees everyone else as a thief " instead proclaim to one and all that as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin shares "Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.' and there by burn away the last of the refuse heap of malevolent ideologies and religions that invert the true meaning of the sages.

The hidden affairs of gods and men of what "can seem that one does not care when one deeply cares and that one lacks something that they have an abundance of but are not showy about." .
live long

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

The Tribe Frog Marching of Arthur Topham to Calvary.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr visible

Of all the people I never figured you as a gatekeeper but your irrational response to the flat earth evidence and it's incredible ramifications to the collective consciousness speak otherwise. How disappointing .. ...

Visible said...

Yeah anonymous... one thing I am not is stupid and once I start getting post after post like never before and then one at one blog posting an email address and simultaneously getting one here asking for an email address, I know I am being gamed so if that means I am a gatekeeper, yeah... I have a propensity for keeping vermin out of the gates of the mind so that they don't eat my brain.

Anonymous said...

Nobody's gaming you ... You are witnessing a phenomena of the awakening mind. Your knee jerk dismissal of this earth shattering paradigm without seriously investigating it is a betrayal of your persona of man in quest of the truth no matter where it may take him. I'll still read you but with different eyes ...

Visible said...

heh heh. You people crack me up. You will read me with different eyes? Would that be eyes that see the world is flat? You know as I know that that is ridiculous and true tin foil hat country. For some reason things like this always come by way of anonymous. As I have often stated, I watch trends and I have been seeing trends around here for a bit. this feature, other things, my hip injury. I know what's going on. Here's the deal. I don't care if you or anyone else reads me or not. I have a job to do and I do it. I may not always do it well but I do my best. I answer to my employer and no one else and a portion of my job is about truth; truth about the world insofar as it can be known by me, truth about the ineffable, insofar as it can be communicated and known by me and truth about myself according to the same paradigm. You can't hurt my feelings and you can't make me insecure. If this sort of thing continues I will cease to post the diatribes because the legitimate and more or less sane (grin) readers who come around here don't appreciate the conversation being hijacked by agenda driven interests and internet graffiti artists who just want to mess things up here. No amount of sophomoric angling and button pushing is going to make me or the rest of us believe the earth is flat or I didn't actually break my hip. No twisted arguments about this place being supressive about free speech is going to cut it. You're welcome here. Everyone is but... certain behavior isn't and you and your buddies are now on notice and I will do as I say and go right on doing as I do and never give it a thought so... keep it in mind.

Were I you or any of the rest of you, I would spend less time being concerned about me and constructing fantasies about me and seeking to promote fantasies about me. The truth should be enough. I would be more concerned about my own self and my own shortcomings and seek to improve on those and spend less time trying to stir up trouble. The other readers here are not going to abandon me. That has already been proven in spades, given so many different things that have happened already and given lies that have been told about me and which did no good and new readers will keep arriving and here and there readers will fall away and go on to other things and through all that, I will continue until I am called away for other things and I won't be discredited because there is nothing about what I do that can be and I won't be exposed for this or that because there isn't anything that people don't already know about me and I will get better, both at what I do and as a person because that is my objective and it has my attention every day and the ineffable is helping me. I will learn from my mistakes and come to where I do not repeat them and there is nothing that the enemy and his agents can do about it. Sure... lies can be told and slander made but these will fall apart because there is nothing to hold them together and I realize that what I have said here probably won't influence most of you because most of you are ill made and have no real inclination to be better people. On this and everything else; time will tell and we shall see.

Anonymous said...

Nibiru is flat!

Sorry. Saw that on GLP and I just couldn't resist! :D Keep getting the truth out there Vis! This is one of the few places in the world where I can get it. Many thanks!


Lori said...

Knock it off, Vis. I love you, I love what you do and I love how you do it. Most of us here feel the same.

If I get a one word (hopefully positive) response from you, you have literally made my day. But they are few and far between - which is okay :)

In this scenario though, it just pisses me off that these guys are getting you to react, they're pushing your buttons, they're
stealing your energy. I can't believe that we're arguing the literal shape of the world with all that needs to be done with the shape we're in, whatever it appears to be to anyone. Who cares? It's entertaining though, in a sophomoric sort of way :)

Love always, Lori

Anonymous said...

Key C is flat!!!



Peaches said...

Quoting Visible:

"One of the things this fellow and I discussed were public protests and any number of countless reactions that people and groups of people have to social and cultural situations that arise; like when corporations do what corporations do and when governments and government agencies do what they do and when any one of so many situations come up that pits the interests of the public against special interests of which there are many."

Protests and protests and protests, all my life. A few tiny exceptions in history however,

Then I had the ah-ha moment.

It's only one person who actually changes the world, isn't it.

Love, Peaches

Anonymous said...

Goodness! Why not leave Visible alone? He's right, it's getting pretty wacky around here and he's been doing a fantastic job of letting people run their bullshit and dancing as diplomatic as he can. I can't fault him and neither should you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Peaches,

"It's only one person who actually changes the world, isn't it."

Nice quote for sure. That one person is you.... But we've heard this before... right here and certainly not from me, but from our Host. I'm calling out Truth! only to find it called me out first and exposed me for the fraud that I am.

80's Def Leppard is flat!

Sounds good, though. :D


Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

Mr. Apocalypse; The Nijinsky of Calamity and the Nureyev of Serendipity..

Lori said...


Of course Vis is right. Of course.

Now, why don't you kiss my ass too.


Anonymous said...

lets get it on

Visible said...

As has been stated, anonymous is now in the corner wit a cone hat on and will remain there for the duration.

Sorry about that Lori but this whole situation is looking more and more like, "damned if you do and damned if you don't." If one appeases those who are not looking to be appeased but only come for the chaos then there is no answer in that direction. If one ignores them another tactic is used. If one flames them they toss more wood on the fire seeking conflagration. Reasonable things work only with reasonable people and there is more going on here than just a sudden migrant influx of nutjobs all squaring off in defense of an absurdity. All these defenders do not magically come out of the woodwork by accident. It is a concerted effort. I will say that I got more flat earth defenders coming out of nowhere than I have ever seen on any subject before and now I am getting commentary designed for the purpose of subtle slander and obvious dissension.

Of course, if I don't engage somewhat for a period of time I can't get an accurate feel for what is going on. So sometimes I have to back and forth a bit so that I have a quality and informed perspective. None of these things ever go on for very long here and once I have a good idea of what is taking place I can deal with it with a clear conscience. I now know as much as I need to and I think the reader will find that we will hear no more about any of it.



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