Friday, March 30, 2018

Something Good is Coming Soon.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

I was commenting at the last Petri Dish, something I try not to do very often at the blogs for various reasons and a film got mentioned and I... because I love the potential and power of film, went off on a tangent and recommended some films. It saddens me to see the power of this medium abused the way it is. There is so much potential but that is coming, if time and the vagaries of circumstance do not intrude. I want to talk today about the various mediums of art and their ability to inspire.

Some weeks ago I saw a film entitled, “The Same Kind of Different as Me.

I had a difficult childhood, to put it mildly. I would say I had no childhood at all except for those moments outside of the torment. I had to find escapes and that led me to music, literature, poetry, films and of course the imagination. Inspiration and the imagination have a deep relationship. Perhaps one should say, the potential is there if one chooses or is forced to engage it. It can even cause schizophrenia. As it did with me. It can extrapolate into multiple personalities. As it did with me. It could lead to all kinds of things, intended and unintended. As it did for me. Good can come out of it. As it did for me. That which is not good as well and that did for me as well.

See this film. It will help to put into perspective whatever you think you might have achieved. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of god.” “And all your righteousness is as filthy rags.” (Honey would you get me a tissue? Never mind, I'll use my sleeve. That is why my shirts have them. Unless they are short sleeved and then you simply adjust your posture or wipe it on your skin- comic relief alert! Never mind, Mr. Too Little too Late.).

Son, Daughter. Mother. Other, is, is not, whatever it be. See the movie, sometimes... good things happen. The whole thing about the martial arts is to protect yourself. It came about that monks were being attacked in the dark age and so they developed systems for defense. It came about other ways as well and in other places and that's been dealt with here or it's for another time. Sometimes good things happen. I don't know why it is that I am feeling this way.

I once wrote a song called, “Something Good is Coming Soon”.

It was on the “9/11 Was an Inside Job Album”, a complete anomaly in respect of the rest of the material. For some reason, even in the darkest times, I feel like something good is on the horizon. I know it is. It's happened again and again and it just gets better and better. I expect it to continue. You know, there are laws in this realm, some originate elsewhere and some duplicate in other places. Without a system, everything that can function has nowhere to function in and then when there is a system, it depends on how well the system functions.

That is yet another reason to go with, go after, go in search of... God- the ineffable, however you choose to define or picture that. God has a system that functions perfectly and for eternity. If you can't see this then you are in the process to adjusting to it. There is no other option unless you are satisfied with the alternatives. I never was. I still am not. I never will be.

Then there is “The Death of Stalin.”.

It did not connect all the dots and it never engaged the specifics of the people working through Stalin but it said a lot and in a Monty Python way... Mr. Apocalypse did the pants down thing like I have not seen before.

When I was in Italy, Mr. Apocalypse told me he was going to catch them with their pants down in front of the world. It's on the way. The General of the Armies was a hoot! Steve Buscemi was in the performance area of Gary Oldman (neither of them were portly enough) who won the Academy Award for playing Winston Churchill and much, much more got left out in that film but Mr. Apocalypse is on the money and though many fiends are trying to slip between the curtains, they can't help themselves. This is the reason that evil always destroys itself and then actively engages in exposing itself for its crimes. This is why no one can ever take over the whole world. Of course. Sometimes they can take over your whole world for a time but in the end they defeat themselves. They shoot themselves in the foot. Thank you god! There is a reason that God set both the good and the evil and a reason that you can walk through the shadow of death and fear no evil.

There are reasons and systems aplenty and that brings us to 'intention'. What do you intend? St. Bernard said that “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions”, of course he said it in French. That's a tad misleading. If you don't do anything with your good intentions it could be a Purgatory thing, not Hell. Of course, if your intentions are not your real intentions; that's a sticky wicket.

The new year came in. We thought it was January One. The New Year Starts when Ares comes in which is where we are now. Bitcoin went down and so did all virtual currencies. People said, “Whoa, it's taking too long, it's not going to happen.” They forget that Tax Day is coming up and that keeps the eyebrows lowered till after. Following that, virtual currency is going to break out of the paddocks like Secretariat or Man of War. For one reason, because change is in the wind and we've been pushed away from the trough, as the bankers have rigged the fiat system with feast and famine, feast and famine, over and over and now we have an option. It's here to stay. LOOK AT THE TRENDS! Look at The Cloud. The world is Blue-toothed and moving faster than it can catch up to. I have a cellphone for emergencies. Only two people have the number. I have to continue charging it without using it. You have to choose to what degree you want to be wired. You get too wired you will be dancing on the wires and very few have that skill.

Two important things I want you to take away from this; Intention and Attention. They are both critical. I'm a Boy Scout- “Be Prepared.” I had every merit badge for Eagle Scout, except the one for Lifesaving. Ironic? Heh heh... So I made Life Scout. Lawd, Lawd, I got 99. At least it doesn't look like I'm going to get hit by Al's Hammer. It belonged to a guy named Alt Heimer. He just walked away one day and left it on a table.

Intention and Attention. Let me say it at least once. They are supremely important. The one prayer I repeat most often is, Lord, please grant me your qualities. I have referred to them as the “full armor of God”. It is so important to know what you really want, instead of spending years and even lifetimes finding out what you didn't want. Nothing beats simplicity and sincerity and clarity concerning what you are sincere about.

These films I mentioned, especially the first one, are eyeopeners in their different ways. If you pay attention you will get it and given that you have the right intention and you are in the right direction, it is a fait accompli that you can emulate this and make even more happen for yourself and for others. I am constantly amazed at the opportunities that are available and people just slide right by. If you want expensive things; I don't. You have to be able to afford them. Anyone can do that. You can have anything you want. You just have to put your attention on it and it will happen and if you never stop- because some ambitions can take more than one lifetime- you will get it but will you appreciate and cherish that it came through? Every high ambition comes with attendant challenges. You want the big time? It comes with big time problems.

I was talking with the ineffable on many occasions and each time when it came up about what I wanted to do after this, I would say, “I don't want to come back here again, not after what I've been through. I want to be on an endless beach where I can just stop and think about it.” Heck... I was already trying to do that in this life. That's how important it is and it grows. Even the best of intentions can sometimes give us mysterious concerns, or we wonder... am I really do the right thing? If it is the right thing, is there a better way? Is there something more efficient and comprehensive? Or am I simply on the wrong road with too many rainbows keeping me distracted?

End Transmission.......

Sorry if this was a bit subjective. Every time it is different around here (grin). Anyway, see the films.

A new Dark Web Article by Visible is up now.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Confinements of Complexity and the Freedom of Simplicity.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Lawd! Lawd... I got 99. Every day, you ask yourself, or at least I ask myself... is this the day? Is this the day that by some miracle of prayer and faith... some simulacrum of myself is made whole and real, despite all of the cosmic cock-blocking and mirage frottage of the laying on of hands to the end result of the real, shining through the unreal and acknowledging that the gossamer has never been so opaque as when we are actually trying to see through the cowpies of some idiot talking about manifest destiny? Maybe I am that idiot. It would explain a lot but given my concentrated focus on the truth at all costs and my relentless error of thinking I know what that is in the first place, I have to say, “it's not all me unless it is all me.

I got a wack zone email a little while ago from some well meaning soul who wanted to let me know he has my back and that, more people than I know about, do as well and I know he means that. Regardless of the scattergun delivery, he sounds as sincere and as informed as I sometimes do when I forget that it is me doing it and... of course it is not. God is amazing in more ways than anyone can comprehend because through all of our convincing arguments with ourselves about who is responsible, God pulls it off while we are busy distracting ourselves about some cul de sac to and fro, in full display of what we don't know. I don't say, “I don't know” as the fruit of some poorly manufactured false humility. I don't say it because it sounds good or for any number of excuses we tell ourselves about the matter. I do it because I really don't know. The more time that passes, the more I get the deeper meanings of what the man on the beach said to me. It comes to seem as if the entirety of my life, following the exchanges, has been clearly defined and clarified by what the man on the beach told me.

I had some of the most amazing experiences through my life... so many of them with such a degree of intensity that I can't remember the many of them. I began to notice, as time slipped away, that my friends who were right there when some of these events happened, don't remember the events, remember them incorrectly, or don't care as their eyes glaze over and like a mental hiccup or a speed bump, it's a momentary distraction and their minds are recycled into whatever version of reality they have embraced in order to move right along. This is not a knock on them. It is a peculiarity that is not an anomaly ...that I have been noticing for a long time. I do not remember everything but significant events I do remember, whether they challenge my comfortable version of reality or not because, I don't have a comfortable version of reality because they all become uncomfortable, sooner rather than later.

Regardless of the press of so many in the New Age, the easy way is not easy; just as Tiny is not tiny and Slim is not slim. The hard way is the easy way, since the easy way goes in a circle. The hard way goes in a spiral. People should study the law of inertia and all manner of elementary, supposed laws of, physics.

Everything involves work. This is where Karma Yoga comes from. The result of every thought, word and action is either wisdom or regret. Hence, Jnana Yoga. All of the same involve some amount of the mind and emotions or a combination. Hence, Raja Yoga. All of the same involve some ignorance of the self. Hence Kriya Yoga. Love, or the absence of Love is present or absent in every thought, word and deed. Hence Bhakti Yoga. Therefore- and so on and so on. In times of material darkness when the appearance of darkness (false light) is greater than the appearance of true light, Bhakti is the ONLY certain path. Simply put, the abnegation of the false self, opens the portal to the true self.

God is as real as we permit god to be, though god is real beyond our comprehension, regardless. This brings us back, if we are willing, to the concept of free will, which is not as we collectively have agreed to as the common interpretation. Free will is the freedom to surrender to the cosmic will or to oppose it. In times of material darkness, it is the collective response to what is not understood, that results in opposition.

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.' 'Do it right or don't do it at all.' Some of us find this onerous and some find it simplistic. It is neither, except as concerns the latter because we refuse to accept that it is all simple, once we no longer find it onerous. We complicate it and we make it onerous because we resist what is real, because it gets in the way of self interest. In times of material darkness, self interest runs rampant like Sherman through Georgia, except that this Georgia is a fabrication of each separated mind. The mind is separated because of self interest. The irony is that our true and best self interest depends on the rejection of self interest and then the separated mind becoming unified with the ONE MIND. Our best self interest is only known comprehensively through the eye of the true self and since God is love in the highest sense, it brings us back to love as expressed through Bhakti as the only certain road to success, spiritually. It is this singular truth that made the movement of Bhaktivedanta so popular, although this is seldom recognized and which is surrounded by an unnecessary complexity. Complexity serves the self interest of the priesthood, regardless of the religion it appears in and which explains the problems and obfuscations of the Catholic Church.

In so many ways it comes down to intention and the level of one's sincerity in respect of the ineffable. You CANNOT bullshit the ineffable and it is on these features that the ineffable judges each of us. It is for the measurement of these; intention and sincerity that the ineffable sets tests and trials. Would that we knew that every test and trial is constructed to free us of the snares and confinements of our mistaken self interest, which compromises our intentions and level of sincerity. Yes... it is simple and it swallows its tail. Our self interest complicates it. If your view of the ineffable and your 'game level' awareness of existence is complicated, you should take the focus off of yourself; “Be not ye therefore like unto them, for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him.”

God already knows all that we need and desire and we are provided with the first automatically to the point that we permit it to occur. As for desire, that is dispensed according to what is in our best interests, regardless of what we think we want because we don't know. We don't know and that is the basic truth that we must accept so that we can be the recipient of; “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.” It is beyond our comprehension. If we had only a glimmer of how much the ineffable loves us we would be measurably more secure in our comings and going.

Over and over, we stumble over the same obstacles that we do not see because our eyes are on the object of desire and we do not, 'mind how we go.” One must become as a little child to enter the gates of heaven. What does this mean except that we must completely accept that we do not know. In times of material darkness there are basically two results that take place and the outcome is far, far more manifesting as the one over the other. The results are senility or regenerated innocence. Both are expressions of childhood returned and the only real success in one's life is dependent on one outcome over the other. This is the ultimate success that anyone can realize. Everything else is failure. This is the opposite of what the world promotes and declares, at this time... because we are in an age of material darkness.

What we wrestle against is not simply our own ignorance and shortcomings but the peer pressure of everyone else affirming the common acceptance of wrongness. “walk contrary to the world in all things and then thou takest the nearest way to it.” That was said by the inimitable Jacob Bohme, a true mystic and... as a result, very much misunderstood. Meister Eckhart would be included in this group, as would Rumi and others. One might say that all mystics are poets but not all poets are mystics.

The state of poetry and mysticism in these times is degenerate. The state of music is degenerate. The state of art is degenerate. Witness the mindlessness of abstract art as an expression of rampant confusion. All of the clear water of the classic muses has been rendered into a toxic substance. True inspiration is conferred only upon the worthy. It could be said that few are worthy and those who are, are marginalized and mocked by the force that controls the focus of public awareness. When you degenerate what is meant to inspire us you wind up 'living in interesting times'. You wind up as an example of- “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” One could easily replace the word, 'vision' with 'inspiration'.

It has to mean everything to you. Once it means more than anything else, you are there. All that remains is to go through the motions, consciously and attentively; meaning not just going through the motions (grin).

Certain fundamental considerations must be made a living part of yourself; God is real! God is consciously a part of us because without God there is no consciousness. We are the intrusion. We are the rocks in the stream. The result is clumsy dancers that cannot hear the music. Those who allow the ineffable to express through them without resistance are not clumsy dancers. They hear the music. Rumi; “When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.” I have experienced this more than once. Confirmation in spiritual things is a source of joy and bliss, not to mention a source of increased faith and certitude.

End Transmission.......