Smoking Mirrors — Dec 7, 2017
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
The seasons turn as they always do, each year, magnetically attuned to a merged-double and complementary dynamic; the axis of the Spring and Winter solstices. One celebrates the promise of that birth of the ineffable, within and out of the slumbering death of replicating lifetimes, to no point or meaningful purpose other than the exercise of appetites, the satiation of desires (which are never really satisfied because the desire simply turns to another object of desire.) and the pursuit of experience which is essentially about self discovery but which almost always results in a temporary ego dance of the false self seeking recognition and glory, only to drop away into the gutter of unremembered history like falling leaves. The other celebrates the consummation of that promise; regenerated innocence rather than senility. Eternal childhood as opposed to a second childhood.
As ignorant and willful as I have been in this life, I have come to see these two archetypal moments as the most important statements made in Nature by the ineffable. Each year we are reminded of our failures to that point and each year we are shown the eternal promise that exists for our salvation ‘out of” the agony of fruitless desire in this dumpster fire of the material plane. That said. That said!!!
Let the war on Christmas rage. Let those of us who defy that pernicious effort stand firm. That war was won long ago. Just as there is no confusion concerning the outcome of any Armageddon. Jesus Christ was victorious in that conflict, as was Krishna, whatever that conflict really is, long before the combatants took the field. Christ went to the place of torment to speak to the captive spirits in confinement about the promise for salvation. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” “I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades” Believe it or not; upon that option lies your destiny and fate. On the one hand, you suffer until you do believe. On the other hand, your suffering is transformed into something other.
You can spend, literally, millions of lives here in some version of the material plane AND you can spend it in countless forms, the like of which are dictated by the appetites engaged in and the desires pursued in previous manifestations. This is also influenced by intention, aspiration and degree of difficulty impacted on by the first two. For this you absolutely need, ‘faith, certitude and determination’. Not only is “success speedy for the energetic”, let me add one other Karmic feature and it is a big one. Be careful not to offend or injure a saint, master, holy man, prophet, friend of God, or avatar. One never knows when you are going to catch them at the wrong time (grin). I will add here a particular exception. The divine is known to, sometimes, choose one who loves him to play an antagonistic role. Asian tales have examples of this now and again.
This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to, ‘love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength and with all thy mind.’ This is because, you DO NOT know the details of what happened previously. You DO NOT know the esoteric or metaphysical implications of what you do and do not do, aside from whatever understanding you have of what does and does not offend the divine. You DO NOT know what could be possible for you, if you just apply yourself a little more industriously and one of the reasons that few of us rise to what is possible for us is our Karma. Karma, like Time and Gravity, has weight. If you want to press more weight you begin a course of power lifting; metaphorical, sure but… literal too. Karma once again intrudes upon the likelihood of our level of motivation. Seek after Grace! What is one of the most effective means by which to INVOKE GRACE? “Love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength and with all thy mind.”
Yes… you can attract Grace, the same way that certain flowers attract bees; the way that certain qualities or forms of behavior, or aspiration, can attract the ineffable. Surely it does and the finest nectar of all is, LOVE. Please… my dear friends, be mindful of these considerations! Do not let this Christmas be a distraction for you, via the force of materialism, familial concerns, shopping and stressing over statements of appreciation for those in your life, when the greatest gift you can confer on them is to love them each and every day. Love them and hold them high in your awareness of them! Christmas should be celebrated every day. We should be reborn in every morning when we awaken from our temporary sleeps; remembering that birth and death and rebirth are only more dramatic examples of this.
At night we should die to the world as we know it and pray to be reborn the next day on the lotus that sits atop it. The world is a stain and it spreads into the consciousness that touches it because the world interprets itself according to the hooks it can put into the minds that associate with it because it FEEDS off of the attention. Anything that is not fed dies. Everything that feeds upon us was once very small and it grew according to the attention we put on it through our interest, our fascination, our desires and the appetites it provides the nourishment for as we eat our way into it and it feeds on us in kind. It is a permutation of the classic snake with its tail in its mouth.
Everything in the world functions as opposite to what exists in the immaterial and is why the material is temporary and the invisible more and more permanent as it moves into more and more rarefied states of being. Not all heavens are everlasting.
In the material realm, the pursuit of self interest results in the greater portion of material success. In the spiritual realm the opposite is true. Heaven is for the most part impersonal and here it is the reverse, with the obsessive promotion of the self; most exemplified through celebrity worship and self worship. It is as if the false light of the world shined through a stained globe hanging from a dead man’s hand, nailed to a chop shop door and near obscured by a dense net of moths and mosquitoes, buzzing in desperate need and terrible pain, as they cannot restrain themselves from contact with the hot fixture. A mound of desiccated corpses have crumbled below it like the sand seen in a hourglass and speaking in graphic tongues of irony for all to see and few to understand.
There are several ways that one can become rich in this world and unless Karma strictly forbids it will likely lead to wealth. One of the most represented are those who never spend anything on anyone else and only exhibit token generosity when the result will be an increase in their fortunes; practiced and applied selfishness. Another is to follow the biblical maxim and to share liberally at every opportunity, though this is not guaranteed, especially if that is the motivation to begin with, but… to see yourself as a steward of the wealth of the world is to pretty much assure some amount of it will pass through your hands. Another way is to ask for it and be willing to be whatever example is made out of you. Except where Karma dictates, most any method requires long hours of hard work. The exception is to be in possession of an idea whose time has come, or just looks that way. Two ways to make a fortune with little risk is in direct mail order and junk. These days Ebay and other opportunities are there for the doing. If money is your thing, you’ve come to the right time zone. Bit Coin is now approaching $15,000.00. That is a far cry from the $3.00 apiece when I first was introduced to it. The ineffable has consistently told me not to be concerned about my finances as he will provide and if he wants me to be flush he will just see it; all it takes.
As we have said before, there are all kinds of money. On the spiritual plane is is written into the fabric of your being. A wide reach of an example is when a woman touched the hem of his garment while he was speaking and he felt virtue leave; “But Jesus knew in himself at once that power had gone out from him and he turned to the crowds and he said, “Who has touched my garment?” That is money and there is a wide distance between those with little and those with much. You earn this currency in the same way you earn the money we use here, you put your time and effort into it. As you sow, so shall you reap. Remember that spiritual currency can be converted into all sorts of power and value in all sorts of ways.
The birth of Jesus, which was the irresistible manifest certainty of the realization of the Christ, exists for everyone who sets their sights upon this outcome. We must never be discouraged by our perceived unworthiness or the number of mistakes we make in the process. It is not the same thing as learning to ride a bike (grin). One must consider the construct logically. How could one come to such an exalted state unless they had first mastered every possible challenge and weakness enroute?
It is 19 days until official Christmas arrives and 15 days until the solstice occurs, which is the ancient moment for the birth of the sun (king). ♫Here comes the sun king… everybody’s laughing, everybody’s happy… Here comes the sun king♫ You can live in the material with an awareness absorbed in the material, surrounded by the material, as if the material were all there is to life and then share in the fate of the material which is, without exception, composted at some point, or you can live in the awareness of the spiritual, until your focus upon it causes it to become your environment, projected out of your concentration upon it. There are a number of us who dwell in Heaven this very moment, while being present on the manifest plane. Heaven begins where your feet touch the Earth.
It’s time to think about Christmas and Jesus Christ in this period, which honors his emergence …because every year miracles are looking for opportunity to occur.