Visible Origami — Friday March 30, 2018
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?
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.