Smoking Mirrors — Feb 20, 2018
Where there’s smoke, there’s something generating it. That’s more precise than to say where there’s smoke there’s fire because there is not always fire where there is smoke. Once again, that and… everything else that is anything else somehow comes back to appearances; the way things look. If you can’t see behind appearances then they will control you. Either you are driving or… you are being driven. People are bound or they are free and in times of material darkness, they are far more likely to be the former.
The news of the day… those items at the top of the metaphorical and literal fold are all about the deep state- Satanic agenda that has to do with taking control of the cultural awareness and defining terminology of sex. Those engaged in morphing the public’s awareness know that they have to introduce it into prepubescence. I could put pages and pages into active links here but you have seen these so often here and I would rather not give example after example of what I have already given example after example of.
Let’s establish that the news, the media, the entertainment business, the corporate structure that makes the commercials that now feature a serious overemphasis on racially mixed couples and an outright pandering to sexual hot button issues. The whole of the business of business interests interacting with public attention is propaganda and subconscious programming. The elevation of rap and the fixed devotion toward bling and the perversion of the feminine archetype is deliberately intentional. The sexualization of prepubescent children is intentional. None of this is by accident. Something happened in the 80’s and the whole, formerly quiescent, ticking time bomb, went from nascent to nova. Oh… it’s been in the works for a long time, if you’ve read any Albert Pike …but there were necessary stages that had to be gone through first. Certain systems that were based on integrity and trust, such as the Masons and other quasi secret organizations had to be subverted and that required an increase in material darkness. Long standing institutions like the church and state needed to be compromised and achieve a sold out status. Of course, the church and the government experiences that come and go had embraced perversity early on but their dark doings and things going bump in the sacristy needed to be publicly exposed in various ways like the pedophile priests and the material excess of the evangelists with their gold plated bathroom fixtures and private planes.
Step by step the world has been revealed as a dangerous, unpredictable and disappointing place. It’s been exposed as fraudulent and empty, and an endless stretch of rubble on the boulevard of broken dreams. Some number of us have known this for awhile, either because we got a real taste of that early on or because it hit us at one point or another and broke our hearts… or maybe we were just a little smarter because it happened to us in another lifetime but the general perception has been one fueled on hope and impossible dreams and just because neither may have been realized in our own lives, surely it was true in someone elses. Of course, some lives do work out that way but I assure you they have or will pay the price because all kinds of arrangements get made on the other side, experiences that are to follow in payment for experiences had or… experiences to follow that are meant to pay for experiences to come.
Sometimes really good periods are coming because of acts of good karma previously performed or lifetime(s) of attrition for previous bad behavior. It’s systematized from top to bottom and it always has been and it goes through stages of greater light to greater darkness and different trends take place in these different atmospheres.
We’ve heard people say that “you only have one life” that God is real but only in a particular viewpoint. That god is an old man with a beard, god is a fish or a turtle, god is nature and expresses as archetypes of Fire, Water, Earth or Air, that there is no god. It goes on and on, as the limited mind of humanity seeks to put a face on what cannot be identified in form, to put into a schematic that which cannot be programmed but which does the programming. Only in surrender does comprehension come. Only through an absolute giving way does one come into The Way and then in the silence come to hear the voice in the silence.
People can argue until they run out of breath only to be given a new lease on breath and go on being a lot of blind people groping an elephant. It is of no importance what your mind and senses tell you the ineffable is because it will always fall far short of the totality of it and it will vary from person to person in its impact, in it’s presentation and demonstration. It cannot be quantified or qualified and there is no way to communicate it afterwards. It is what it is and that is another way of saying Om Tat Sat- I am that I am.
The idea that there is only one life is ludicrous. Then there would only be one cycle of seasons and everything else would only happen once either and that’s not even a good argument. The point is that everyone at every stage of personal confusion about the impersonal will argue width and height and depth. They’ll be all about the measurements of the measureless and defining the indefinable. It’s a stage of stages that every soul must pass through on the way to understanding, viscerally, that they do not know and never will, prior to the descent of true humility and the sense of one’s utter helplessness. One can be taught little prior to that and that’s… that.
Meanwhile the world goes on and those under the impression that they are manipulating it to a particular end are themselves being manipulated to an end they are completely unaware of. They think if they can twist and distort the cultures sexual mores then they can usher in Brave New World or The New World Order but whichever designation they bring it out under, it’s simply about apportioning the boundaries between the haves and have nots. It’s always about some measure of elites creating an environment where they can have their cake and deny it to you at the same time.
At the primary nexus of the whole affair is delusion. It is the delusion of those who think they have it all and those who think they have nothing and all of it is a state of mind that projects the farcical reality of it into the bubble they operate in. Bubbles eventually pop. Nothing is real and that is not true either but it is true in a relative sense, though nothing in a relative sense is real because its relative.
The most important thing to any of us is quality of life. It’s not about what we have or don’t have. It’s not about who we think we are or whatever temporary station we occupy. The world is filled with miserable people who have it all and who have nothing because of their quality of life.
How do you feel at any point in your life? How do you feel about yourself and your place in the mix? Right this moment how do you feel… with whatever your economic security or lack of it tells you, on what do you rely? What makes your life meaningful? This is the ground zero point of existence; not the toys you have, or the associations that you use to measure your worth in the eyes of others whose opinions have no currency in regard to the one who measures all things against his own standards. To me this is the abacus of true value.
In times of material darkness our relative worth can be assessed by whatever it is that we put our attention on. It is the same way that our bodies are denied or granted the essentials necessary for well being. Our minds can be a bright shining mirror that reflects the divine nature at work within us, or it can be a swamp and it is the natural entropic tendency of materialism to suck us down into the murk. Go to any torrent search engine and observe the preponderance of porn. Observe the direction of the culture as inanimate objects take upon themselves the characteristics of a living thing. It is a kind of
Satanic anthropomorphism. You can call it deus ex machina or any number of terms that synchronize with what life becomes under the force of materialism which is now a religion and Materialism and Satanism are the same thing. Who is Mammon? A rose by any other name? The bass player in the band, Legion? In present parlance, Legion is a comic book figure. You have to ask specifically to get the biblical reference.
My friends, the answer is simplicity itself but the road taken is a hard road, not unlike The Pilgrim’s Progress. This is why there is so much analysis and internal argument about whether to take the single legitimate way, or some easier facsimile, which is the general method of the new age to provide a shake ‘n bake, just add water system that bypasses the inescapable suffering and finally deposits you somewhere, not to be confused with anything real. We have often posted the poem by Stephen Crane, “The Wayfarer” as emblematic of what one actually encounters.
It’s simple but so difficult. It takes everything you have. If you are willing to give this, then it becomes far less difficult because the greatest difficulty comes from our indecision whether or not to be ‘all in’. Basically, you just have to want it more than anything else. At that point it is ‘the ineffable’ who goes through it anyway. You are just along for the ride. Keep in mind the pain and disappointment, the lasting regret of not having tried! Everything else is ashes in your mouth. Everything else will let you down and you will sit there at the roundup, there in the bus station waiting room until your number is called and you find out what might have been.
I’ve not done any of this with any consistency. There is nothing noble about my half assed attempts to succeed at the only thing worth succeeding at. If there is any credit that might come to me it is that I never gave up. Quit is NOT in my dictionary.
There are several versions of this poem, “Footprints in the Sand” The literal truth of it is in these passages;
“When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me
and I questioned the Lord about it:
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why
when I need you most you would leave me.”
The Lord replied:
“My precious child, I love you and would
never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints, it was then
that I carried you.”
This is real. It is God that carries us. We make it so very hard when we insist on doing it ourselves. We cannot do it ourselves. This is why complete surrender is so critical and why the incredible humility you see in the faces of the truly illuminated is present. The awe that comes upon one in the presence of the indwelling ineffable is beyond description. Awe is the lasting state of those who have approached Heaven’s Gate. At any moment when one comprehends there is no alternative, there is no reason to regret not having started sooner. Where there is life there is hope. While manifest life is present in you, there is time enough.
Just for your information; knowing nothing myself either way, it certainly is consistent with what we have come to see at Sandy Hook and elsewhere.