Thursday, November 22, 2018

In Honor of Gratitude and the Potential for Continuous Occasions of the Same.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Recent cursory observance of external life and the strange ways that the residents think, speak and explain themselves, has left me with the conviction that Stupid is the new Smart. I try to reason out for myself, to explain to myself, how it is that people are able to avoid the clear and obvious truth that wars are generally created by bankers, in concert with relevant industries for their obscene profit; the desired fruit for those devoid of conscience.

It has been the case for centuries that the mass of humanity has dysfunctioned into dreams of carrots and fear of sticks. In the previous century, as the next age began to move from cusp to the transitioning of archetypes, a certain degree of greater awakening began to occur and it was then necessary for those engaged in the business of deception, to employ magical force, through the manipulation of symbols and subliminal programming, as well as the amplification of human appetite for sexual fantasy and the lure for shiny objects and finer living conditions.

Science abandoned all interest in altruistic endeavors and began to devote itself to Satanic enterprise, which resulted in the appearance of head cases like B.F. Skinner and super highways that led “Beyond Freedom and Dignity.” Then there came talk of 'immanentizing the eschaton.' and its been all downhill since then. Portals materialized before the eyes of those who could see them, given that their beings were vibrating in accord with the portal and whatever world awaited beyond it. Some would call this fate and some destiny, I would call it, “looking for love in all the wrong places.” No matter how seemingly evil and indifferent anyone might become, as the result of complete surrender to material hallucination, love remained as the ultimate goal, recognized or not, by all forms of conscious life. This is the reason that every Avatar who has ever walked this Earth, spoke of Love as the ultimate prize and purpose of life. Love is the cornerstone of unity and unity is the natural foundation of Peace.

Many educated souls have woven patterns of complexity out of what was originally a very simple affair. The objective of life in essence, is the possession of conscious love, within ones being, as the resident director of all of ones thoughts, words and deeds and we see this in the lives and teachings of every great soul who is still remembered for having striven to reach a sleeping humanity with the directions to a finer portal, which leads to a finer land. This portal, of course, is an interior construction and appears immediately at the point where smoke and mirrors end.

Many people spend more than one lifetime, often considerably more, in search of something worth having, something that is impervious to injury and cannot be lost, something that hovers in the eye of imagination as the most desirable object in the world and which answers as a salutary permanence against all possibilities of transitory change and which, wherever discovered and whatever the external appearance might indicate, must always prove to be Love.

Enduring Love is the birthright of every living thing. It is a persistent wonder that it eludes the grasp of so many, regardless of their station in life and regardless of their power, wealth or intelligence. Love is not a respecter of station, or power, or wealth, or intelligence. It possesses the ultimate version of each of these and brings with it an unassailable protection against the perversion of any of them; as we see demonstrated in this world on a daily basis.

Real love is a light that exposes the true nature of anything it shines upon. It contains within it all of the qualities of the divine. It is the true and impersonal light that is refracted through the prism of this world and which then is manifested into all of the forms and colors we see everywhere around us. It is the shimmering coat of iridescence that flashes every possible hue as the dancer turns, spinning and leaping. The ever young and tireless Lady Nature, whirling in ecstatic abandon through the fields and forests of seasons and years and who contains within her the secret of immortality and who gladdens the heart of every soul who understands her intrinsic being and harmonizes to the eternity of change she embodies. The ignorant die in the process and the informed are promoted elsewhere, though none have returned to bear witness to what lies beyond, or have they? We ourselves are the witnesses who have misplaced the evidence during our coming and going and are then charged with the task of discovering it again. Once we have looked in all the places where it is not to be found.

Anger creates anger. Deceit leads to deceit and an environment that is precisely the world of lies that contains the mass of us that believe it to be real. Each fruit tree bears its specific fruit. There is no surprise in this. We are what we have formed ourselves into by whatever kind or degree of force our resistance to the divine has resulted in. Some might say we had no choice in the matter. I hold with the master who said, “By their works ye shall know them?” Is that what he said or did he say, “Ye shall know them by their fruits?”

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

One of the most underestimated qualities one can possess is Gratitude and today, allegedly, we are traditionally meant to honor and celebrate our Gratitude for all of the blessings we have received in this life. The truth is that we are mostly unaware of the majority of the blessings we have received. We in this country are awash in a surfeit of plenty, as is the case with most of the western world and many of us take this for granted. Today, a great many of us will gather with relatives and friends and will eat and drink to excess and some unfortunate percentage of us will exercise not so well buried resentments and enmities upon one another through the vehicle of 'in vino veritas'. Many will fall asleep from an excess of food and drink and awaken to a groggy dissatisfaction of mysterious origin.

Some of us will die today but we do not know that at the moment. Unfortunate circumstance will fall on some of us and some of us will experience an unexpected serendipity. Some very few of us may know what is coming ahead of time but- in the main- we do not know what awaits us, regardless of any unwarranted confidence we might have placed upon ourselves, due to some consistency of good fortune that might have attended our footsteps so far. We should be mindful of the vicissitudes of circumstance that might be waiting in the wings of this stage of life, which exists for the purpose of demonstration. Be consistently grateful and you will be given further reasons to be grateful.

This day exists for us to show our gratitude to the one who is the final arbiter of our lives. One could say that we, through our words and actions are the cause of whatever may come but this excludes the possibility of Grace, as it excludes the certainty that the ineffable can set aside any pending event or condition should it please the ineffable to do so. We live and continue according to the whim of the one who controls everything and it behooves every sane and informed soul to advantage themselves of a positive relationship with the author of all things. The power of prayer is seriously undervalued by many. The power of Gratitude is seriously undervalued and the ever present reservoir of Mercy remains as invisible as it ever was to those blinded to the priceless value of immeasurable return, which is the sure and certain result, in the lives of those who Love the Lord their God with all of their heart and soul and strength and mind and their neighbors as themselves.

So... today.. be mindful of that great love that spun the sun and stars and planets out of its own being; that set apart the various realms of being and which clothes itself in flesh, and descends, at all necessary intervals, as a living sacrifice for the salvation of every one of us, who otherwise would be doomed and which has prepared a place outside of time and space for those believe it to be true. Be grateful to the one who composes everything and rules all things in a state of motionless meditation upon creation and without which there would be nothing at all.

End Transmission.......

♫ I Need More Light ♫

A Place Called Gratitude


Anonymous said...

What a truly exceptional post Vis

Straight from the heart (Tear welling in mine eye)

With love from me to you

Anonymous said...

Well, you certainly have to talk to someone to know why they think or feel what they do. Nor can people retain a high 24-7.

My own view is extremely pessimistic of it all. This makes death something positive for me. Hopefully it will bring an end to existence.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, neighbour
Love is my favourite subject
Dog Bless Les

Love To Push Those Buttons said...


Anonymous said...

left brain orgasm:

Anonymous said...

A comedy called Gravity

Anonymous said...

"A comedy called Gravity"
Starring Mr. Banana Peel.

Anonymous said...

One of your best distillations to date... a total Home Run to my heart.
Thank you.

Visible said...

No more silly, irrelevant, passive aggressive trolling comments allowed. Head over to Instagram or Twitter. You'll like there. If a comment makes no sense. If it looks like the same person engaging in a two way dialogue with themselves or if it doesn't fit my criteria, it isn't showing up here.

Ray B. said...

Hey, Vis. Gratitude for your column and wisdom. Love-ly! (grin)

While love can be anything from grinning at a person to cradling a child, my big question about love these days has to do with the Big Picture:

Higher Self has me along for the ride while he/she/it is Cleaning various folks. Being that the method of operation is partially empathic ('latching on' in turn to attacking baddies), I get a good idea why a baddie turned baddie. Usually, it is through a heavy-pain episode (kind of like the 'dark quickening' seen late in the Highlander TV series). Or, it can result from slowly-accumulating, unfelt-through pain.

Since all-God is behind everything, this leads to Why? An age-old question. So far, I do not have an answer to that. I expect I won't, until some kind of 'boost' or 'awakening' (again, from all-God) instantly grants me that Knowing. Until then, being in the thick of it, I have mixed feelings about all-God's Love.

I understand that we got tired of hanging around in the Aethers, Doing Forever. So, all-God - in it's Love - said "Okay." I understand that getting 'down here' to Do Experience required 'densifying'. And, the 'easiest' and quickest way to densify is through Pain. So, all-God - in it's Love - said "Okay." Each of us went through the required densifying experiences to get-to where we could not poof-out when something desired-for-the-experience but unpleasant was in our face. Then, we Experienced...

Fast-foward some eons. Completed with Experiencing urges. It is the last day of Groundhog Day (the movie). The call has gone out: "Tired of hanging around in the earth-plane, Doing Experience." So, all-God - in it's Love - says "Okay." To be continued...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.
P.S. “Then Elrond and Galadriel rode on; for the Third Age was over and the Days of the Rings were passed and an end was come of the story and song of those times.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Anonymous said...

Since all-God is behind everything, this leads to Why? An age-old question.

Higher Self has me along for the ride while he/she/it is Cleaning various folks. Being that the method of operation is partially empathic ('latching on' in turn to attacking baddies), I get a good idea why a baddie turned baddie.

Ray B. you seem to have a case of "everyone else is bad but me".

Quit blaming God. It is a case of Pot calls tea kettle black. "Higher-SELF" do-gooders often guilty of self-deification themselves and seeking out a scapegoat until one is either found or created.

The assumption that God is behind everything is stupid and full of human pride, more likely God is impersonal and doesn't give a fuck or is too busy creating new universes elsewhere. God probably isn't something human relatable, it reminds me of boomers putting sweaters and diapers on their pets as they talk to animals like lunatics.

Ray B. said...

Well, Vis, it appears like one of those "silly, irrelevant, passive aggressive trolling comments" made it through your screen. Anonymous, November 25 2018 7:49:00 PM, is just such a type. Targeted personal attacks both on me and (covertly) on the way you have related to all-God/ineffable (in my personal opinion). This stinks a little too much, coming right after your 'banning' such comments. In my humble opinion, the same Anonymous (or an Anonymous pack) has just stepped-up their game a little to appear like a 'real' commentator...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

My thought is that since the other attempts under a different aegis were not showing up and will not that one of them shifted their tactics. I'm not letting any more of that through either. People can honk and howl all they want about my new censorious nature but we have a decent crew here, who mostly come here for the spiritual atmosphere free of the rancor and anonymous (always chicken shit anonymous) ambushes. There will be no more. Well thought out and articulated criticisms are always welcome. I wouldn't have said anything about the fellow ranting about my leaving the 'love your neighbor as yourself' comment if he hadn't been using that caps thing. Meanwhile, I was ONLY referring to the part of the quote I was using. I doubt I am damned for that (grin). I hope he didn't get chased away. He seemed sincere.

Diane said...

Why? Something to do. Once we know it all, it's game over per se.

I'd guess that beings become complacent, even in the love and protections of the maker, so what better way to relearn to appreciate.

The circle of life.

Anonymous said...

We are posting here today using the internet and our computers. Our use of computers means we all have faith in our computers. Computers and software are created by engineering scientists. This group of people that we have so much faith in, in the University biological sciences professors and peers take *Evolution as a practical Given FACT*. Whether you agree or not, we still use their computers, don't we?

The notion of Evolution infers that chemical-automata via an anisotropic signal ~13.8 billion years ago as being the Earthly lifeforms' shared ancestor, at least ~3.5 billion years ago. This implies there is no objective difference between plant or animal other than differences accrued over time, they are all "relatives". "Plant" and "animal" are conceptual differences that exist only in our bio-electrical minds, surgeons could sever pathways in the brain to prove this to you if you do not believe this. If you eat anything living then you are technically a cannibal. If you believe in Oneness that means you are an autocannibal. By these standards the definition of love is to cannibalize others like an African warlord and pretend you are not a materialist.

I don't pretend to be anything other than a materialist of curious nature that believes in a "Creator Signal which Created", the closest equivalent in Religious language is "God"/insert yours here/etc.

Star-Trek's warp drive might be sci-fi, but if possible it would be more useful than much of human activity.

Anonymous said...

"Play" is the answer to the why. Because it is interesting, marvelous and dramatic. No-one really gets hurt. That is the justification. And there is even a certain rush of pleasure in purely felt and accepted pain. What really hurts is fear.

Don't believe in the shadows!

Thomas said...

Good call on the comment moderation, Visible. I think that it will make for a more enjoyable comment section. Not that it's been uninteresting... Only, occasionally chaotic ;-)

Anonymous said...

In gratitude for Lord Maha Vishnu!
Much gratitude as well, to those Sadhus and Pandits who extant today..

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

By Way of Serpentine Convolution; Concerning what Cannot be Said.

Anonymous said...

Ray B,

'Since all-God is behind everything, this leads to Why?'

God is eternal energy which is perfect, but when that energy hits the density of the 3rd dimension it fractures into 7 different energy categories, each one representing an energy which is a bit higher then the one beneath. All these energy groupings fall a long way short of the original creative energy, which some call God. This realm is somewhat of a sorting factory. Your assumption that all-God is behind everything comes from where?

My understanding is that free will provides each of us with an opportunity to choose between following our soul path, which was our original intent, or the more materialistic path that the grand majority of humanity tread. The latter creates all the dramas we see unfolding around us, because we are not resonating with 'the way'. God does not want us to go down this path because of the unnecessary suffering, but because that which is eternal is infinite in wisdom and knows love and loyalty must be given, not extracted, we were all given a choice, the narrow path accompanied by God, or our own path mislead by our ego. God is not behind babies being murdered, children being rape, and the destruction of our beautiful mother earth, those who embrace hate, lust, and greed are, which is why Christ informed us, '...if your eye causes you to fall into sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.' ~ Matthew 18:9

The definition of 'sin' means to miss the mark, hence (a) I make a mistake, (b) I sin, commit a sin (against God); sometimes the idea of sinning against a fellow-creature is present.

My personal understanding of the reason we are here is to raise our energy to the highest level of energy in the 7 different energy categories mentioned above. The 7 different energy categories are indicative of the seven seals mentioned in the Bible in Revelation. This process is undertaken by aligning our thoughts, words, and actions, with that of the Divine, and through this process we align our 7 chakra to strengthen our connection with that which is eternal. This is the means by which we elevate and expand our consciousness to 5th dimensional reality, or even higher. All those who fail to achieve this 'sin', because they miss the mark. Christ makes it quite clear, we either raise our energy high enough to enter life or we are burnt up in the flames.



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