Visible Origami – Dec 25, 2018
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
It is Christmas Day. I didn’t know if I would be here for this today but… apparently I am. I try to think and feel beyond the samskaric veils of ever intensifying materialism. I can feel it like an envelope of surround sight and sound. Within the envelope is a layer of bubble wrap on both sides. Perhaps it is a cushion upon the ether. We know that civilization is basically humanities reaction to pain. This is endlessly mutating but always in the direction of comfort and an insulation from anyone who has less than us and which eventually leads to a self created isolation in one of the countless cells contained in the Penitentiary of the Mind.
Every life being lived becomes the product, the final result of what we precipitated into being through our thoughts, words and actions. Essentially what each of us are is an actor, performing the whims of the personality, until these whims take on the appearance of reality in one of the cell-blocks of the Penitentiary of the Mind. It is at some point in that sector of existence when Death the Liberator appears, in order to release us from the confinement we built, as a contrary reaction to the Will of God on our behalf. Fear and Desire are two of the main subcontractors who worked on the structure, according to the blueprints we assembled in order to materialize our dreams.
Every expression, created by nearly every one of us, results in a personal barrier that stands between us and the indwelling true self. It seems, as I have been told, by those far wiser than myself, that the indwelling is the same in each of us. However, each of us is still a unique expression, as well as a critical piece, of the body of The Lord of all Creation and which God would be incomplete without it.
At the base of our spine is The Pool of the Kunda and it has a residence in many traditions. Within it is the reservoir of our infinite potential. In the process of many lives; more or less, a serpent rises through the spinal column, on its way to The Sahasrara Chakra where it becomes The Self Realized Godhead. The Indwelling Self Recognizing Deity, actualized in a human being. This is the highest state to which we can aspire, or let me say; it is the highest state of which I am aware. It is possible that a spiral of ever widening awareness, moves forever into more and yet more rarefied states of being. No doubt you will see at this latest link, that some mention of The Gods of Space is made. I don’t know anything about that. I chose this site only because of the succinct simplicity of explanations and definition, relevant to the terms being used.
From my perspective, this path, however it may be understood or misunderstood is the ONLY course that a sane person may take. The reason it is not more widely pursued and embraced is because we are resident in a time of Material Darkness and because the direct offspring of Materialism is Insanity. The greater the density of materialism, the more pandemic is the insanity.
We have seen the madness flourish in every culture where decadence and decay have set in and it always sets in with one exception and that is The Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is located anywhere that a soul recognizes its presence as being resident there and that person carries with it, everywhere it goes, that same Kingdom of God.
Surely you have noticed people with a negative mindset, those for whom ‘doom and gloom’ is their environment of choice. Then surely you have also noticed those of a diametrically opposed state of consciousness, whose unshakable faith transforms every obstacle into opportunity. Between these lies the great expanse of every shade of gray, moving toward black on the one course and ever larger degrees and intensities of light in the other direction.
I was communicating with a friend this morning. In all the time I have known him, he has exercised a negative outlook on life. Not surprisingly, his life has been a never ending series of ups and downs. He runs into conflicts with all sorts of people on a regular basis. When I met him he was living in bread truck he had bought. He painted it a deep green and I often referred to it as ♫the big bright green, dumpster machine♫… by way of paraphrasing Simon and Garfunkel. I left the island for a time and when I returned, he had turned his parrot show (where he took photos of the tourists) into a half a million dollar a year cash machine. He did well for a few years but his paranoia and constant problems with others had him driven from one location to another. Today he lives on a Macadamia Nut farm and can no longer do his show at all (he says) because of harassment by locals. I’ve tried so hard to help him realize another approach. He has a deep belief in God but… for some reason, his problems continue. I love him but I don’t know how to reach him. I can only pray.
It seems in so many cases that this is all I can do. I don’t know a single person on Maui that is not mentally unstable or emotionally tormented. I had wanted to go back there (I guess that makes me a tad deluded too) but I didn’t go. I have left the past in the memory hole of my previous mistakes. It took me long enough but (like Cool Hand Luke) I’ve got my mind right now. The circumstances that led me there were not the same but they were certainly as intense and effective. Finally I have come to understand that there is no peace, no unity and no end to the suffering except in the presence of God and one who practices this will possess it. You simply make God the centerpiece of your life and desire that presence more than anything else. That is really all there is to it. One comes to that awareness when they can no longer bear the pain and suffering of their separation from the ineffable.
When one has been made ready by the invisible hand of God in their lives and the awakening of the divine consciousness within their minds, there arises a keen longing, a divine discontent with the things of the world. One sees the desert of emptiness that is the true face of the world. There is no longer any pleasure to be found in anything but the presence of God. This cannot be explained. It can only be experienced and it will come to us all at some time. I pray it may come soon to each and every one of you. What lies ahead is not pretty for those who depend on their own resources. The limitless power of the ineffable resides within us all… potentially. For those in whom it has been awakened there is nothing in this world that can hinder or harm them. As Lao Tzu stated;
“Death might appear to be the issue of life,
Since for every three out of ten being born
Three out of ten are dying.
Should another three out of ten continue breeding death?
By use of sheer madness to multiply.
But there is one out of ten, they say, so sure of life
That tiger and wild bull keep clear of his inland path.
Weapons turn from him on the battle-field,
No bull-horn could tell where to gore him,
No tiger-claw where to tear him,
No weapon where to enter him.
Because he has no death to die.”
I don’t know how to say what I want to say. What I want to say is filled with power and impact. It will leave a lasting impression on anyone willing to be touched by it but… I can’t find it because only God can express something like that through me and it would seem the time has not yet come for it. So I find myself stumbling around, hoping I can somehow manage to get close to what I want to say and I am left reaching. As simply and clearly as I can put this, on Christmas Day of 2018, is that one must seek God in all things. One must stand guard at the gateway of their minds and let the divine be the absolute authority in all matters in their life. One will then be led as expeditiously as possible to Liberation. There is nothing else of value here and anyone who tells themselves differently is lying and one should NEVER lie to themselves.
One can be a fool for a long time. When one stops being a fool then they are no longer a fool; “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” I would like to think that is true of me now. Whatever may have been in the past is now past. There is nothing but the eternal NOW and it is filled with the power and presence of God. If we cannot see it we have not persisted in seeing. We need new eyes to see what ‘can be’ seen and these eyes will be given to those who persist. Above every material sense is a spiritual sense and a profound Love of God will awaken these senses. All we have to do is to Love the ineffable and our neighbor as ourselves.
We need to look deeply within. The time will come when the deep within will be looking back.