Visible Origami — August 14, 2014
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Greetings from the swirl and whirl in constant transformation of circumstance into circumstance. Hardly a thought has been wasted on previous experiences. I know a great deal more about why things happen than I did. It’s not always the narrow confines of personal karma that determines event and outcome. Sometimes we are hammered into shape by things in order to be suitable for what lies ahead. Just as often one is tested to see what one makes of the variations of flaming excrement that get thrown at one. This is a time of adjustment, of transformation, of judgment, of punishment and reward. This is a time of breaking free and a wider engagement into all the maybes and maybe nots of this remarkable time.
I am in a French city and shortly I will go to that main French city where I lived as a young boy. One day will follow another and I will find myself on an island, nearly exactly like the one I was trying to return to but was unable to negotiate. Someone just shows up out of the blue with the invitation. It’s very close to where Patrick the master narrator of these works lives and that reunion is now more possible than it has been at any time.
My thoughts on the matter are all about where one would prefer to be when it all comes down. There are certain places where the heaviest of conditions simply don’t come about because of the interplay of life there. Now, of course, one can’t know exactly where and when but one can be guided by the highest level of awareness that they have attained to and that will sort the circumstance in the best of all possible ways.
The ultra materialized state of existence is a heavily magnetized force field and if you’re magnetized to it, you go with it. If you are magnetized by the higher arc, that is where you will go. It is obvious what is going on down here. It is also obvious that when the corruption of elected and appointed officials becomes so egregious as it presently is, the result is a predictable certainty.
Sure, a gigantic wave could come out of the sea and wash that island but that, I think, would depend on the internal waves and then there’s the cosmic wave that moves through all things sentient and otherwise interpreting the seen and unseen. Are you surfing that wave? Surely you will then encounter all of the cross currents of the manifest moving in whatever directions desire has propelled it but the cosmic wave surf over, up, around and through. The manifest cannot touch you if you are already touched by that from which all power to manifest and unmanifest proceeds. It should be common sense, were common sense not now so uncommon.
My friends says to me, “You seem to be down”. I said, “It’s not down, it’s pensive, it’s reflective. I said, “just this year I lost this and this and this and now this. Such a progression of events should surely lead one to being more reflective.” I am infinitely grateful that things just don’t stay with me. Of all the things that have happened, none of them are on my mind at the present. I had to leave a lot of things behind that were not only valuable but useful. I’m not feeling it. I took the most valuable and lasting things with me and those are the things that are part of me and if I had, metaphorically speaking, “Left my heart in San Francisco”, well, there you go… or not, actually. There are many ways to be reflective and that practice is not limited in its potential by being restricted to the past.
It is in times of extreme transition that you discover there are at least two ways of being. You can be uncertain and feeling adrift and at the whim of surrounding conditions or… you can be quite certain that this is simply an environment of change that repeats itself while you change with no fear of repetition. Bad weather does not go on forever. Sometimes it isn’t the usual bad weather. Sometimes it is a monsoon that goes on and on and on. Even that doesn’t go on for anything nearly like forever and when tough times transit into good times, they are usually at a relative extreme. Nice to know.
I don’t have any idea of what it is that is actually taking place. The Crass Media is in one of its inane phases where the treacle and fecal run together in gruesome colors of godawful WTF? They’re even talking about Jennifer Aniston. You know they’re bottoming out when that happens. The title of the article, I think was, “Why Jennifer Aniston doesn’t have to lose five pounds. I don’t know how closely it parallels that ancient question, “Would you like to lose ten pounds of ugly fat?” “Cut off your head.” For all I know, this is about shrunken heads and then, too, when your head is pumped full of air it doesn’t weigh as much and this explains why those so defined are often lacking in gravitas (grin).
Zing!!! Anyway, I came over here without my power cord, which I left in another bag at the place I am staying and getting this posting up has become a time sensitive affair; meaning we are going to cut this short. Things are ever so much better than they were and it is our fervent prayer that the same is true of you and… if not, soon will be.
‘Got No Blues’ is track no. 7 of 12 on Visible’s 2007 album ‘Almost A Capella’
Visible’s Self-Improvement Guide.
Spiritual Survival in a Temporal World
- ‘An Exploration Toward the Ineffable’