Smoking Mirrors — Nov 14, 2019
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
A couple or more of centuries after Jesus the Christ walked upon this Earth, there was a schism in the faith. This schism became so contentious that the Emperor Constantine was obliged to intrude himself into the controversy. This would come to be called the Council of Nicaea. Give or take, this took place in 325 AD. The reason for it was due to the rise of Arianism. Anyone who has studied the traditions of any of the long enduring religions has discovered what an entangled affair ALL OF THEM HAVE BECOME.
We have Sunni and Shiite Muslims and it gets more and more complex as time passed. We’ve Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhists and it gets more and more complicated as time passed. We had… around the time of the Council of Nicaea, the Arian and the non-Arian, which I suppose I will call the ‘traditional’ following; given that Arius, after whom this system of thought is named; basically, the schism centered around an argument which, on one side, claimed that Christ was divine and co-equal with God (same thing as) and on the other hand, he was someone God created at some point for whatever his reasons were. What you have here is the dispute over Christ being Divine… or not.
Regardless of any of the positions anyone might take about this that or the other thing, either Jesus the Christ was the son of God or… he wasn’t. Of course he was and I will tell you why. We have had something like 2,000 years, over the course of which the entire world has been changed and the testimony of recorded history, of the lives of saints and miracles abundant, in many another case show us, gives evidence of Christ, as the living manifest expression of God in human form. This isn’t even open to debate and if it is… please go round the corner somewhere and haggle with one another; don’t come round here.
Whenever priests and scholars get involved in what God is or is not, you are looking at a duplicitous and convoluted, round and round the Mulberry Bush, stifling ration of bullshit, from some location where the sun don’t shine (please pardon my syntax). All of that ration is about, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!” Generally… churches and religions, are the outer concourse of doe see doe financial sucking it in and holding your breath. Are you with me so far?
Every major religion, by this time, is an intricate vampire entity that… like government, is created to enslave the populace and bleed them dry.
Now… Emperor Constantine… probably still a closet pagan at the time, but… also a skilled negotiator and not someone you want to mess with; otherwise he wouldn’t have the title of Emperor, left this council gathering …with the idea that it had been fixed and would have at least a refurbished 90 day warranty. I don’t know if extended service contracts were available but… I digress. So… what followed was a lip service agreement that did one thing on the surface and something else below decks because there were powerful individuals on both sides of the ‘me first, you later… maybe’ Danse Economique.
So… of course… this all got back to the Emperor and I’m guessing here, cause I don’t know and neither do any of you… I’m guessing that they then went looking for an advocate with a ‘heavy rep’. So it is that he, who would later be called Saint Anthony, was sought after and… that was no walk in the park to find the guy because this was back in the time of the pillar dwellers and people who shut themselves away from any contact with the corrupt side of human intercourse, of all kinds, at that time OR… ANY TIME FOR THAT MATTER.
After many a roundelay of ‘over hill and over dale’, they found the (later to be called) redoubtable Saint Anthony and brought him into some larger venue of many a witness and Saint Anthony said, “I have seen him!” ‘Him’ being Jesus the Christ. You need to understand some things about Saint Anthony. He spent decades at a time in the performance of austerities and all manner of painful rejections of everything that might be constituted as a material pleasure. He was the real deal, apparently. He lived for a very long time as did St. Paul who passed while they were praying together. It’s nice to have information like this on tap; isn’t it??? This is the fruit of viscerally knowing that you do not know. As long as you don’t know… God does know (within you) as long as you know; God does not. It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
So… Saint Anthony saying this… had a wide spread and long lasting impact upon the question of who and what Jesus the Christ is/was. Personally, I don’t get into arguments about this or ANYTHING having to do with the nature or presence of God. Either you are celebrating the presence of God or you are celebrating the presence of someone else;
♫ You got to serve somebody.
It might be the devil or it might be The Lord but…
you’re gonna have to serve somebody ♫
I consider myself one of the most fortunate men on Earth because I do not just believe in God, I KNOW God is real and present; no ifs ands or buts about it. There is a comfort, beyond the bounds of human reason or any ‘other’ kind of awareness, that comes to one who has walked into the howling wilderness of the forever unknown and who has found that wilderness was only their own internal being and that once revealed it was a joy and a wonder to experience. In other words, there is no howling wilderness. There is only the fear of the unknown and for WHATEVER REASON, most everyone avoids this self inquiry. I do not. Job One… don’t run from yourself because that is who you are going to encounter when you leave here. You are going to have yourself, exposed to yourself. You can COUNT ON THIS. It will happen and what will follow is your having to decide what you are willing to do next time you come back in the this dance of temporary embodiment.
DON’T BE A FOOL!!! Honestly my friends, don’t be foolish. ♫Your time is gonna come♫ You will have to face yourself and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide in this regard. Why don’t people get this? Okay… okay… self deceit… the mesmerizing hallucination of repurposed, refurbished illusions. It keeps on and it keeps on. You know this! I know this! Once again, IT IS WHAT IT IS. Come on humanity!!! Wake the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know there are people who don’t like me; I’m too self assured, too convinced that I know what I’m talking about. Here is something to consider—– God speaks to all of us BUT… only some of us hear God. That’s right. Why would you think God is far away when God is your own true self to begin with??? You CANNOT BE DISHONEST WITH YOURSELF! Listen up people. I know that all of you don’t like me. I can understand that, I really can. I am not everyone’s cup of tea. I can be abrasive, impatient, pugnacious and what have you …BUT… it is only because I care about you. I really do care about you, even those of you who do not like me because I KNOW (or at least God does) that we are all a common consciousness beneath the skin. We are all the same person. Sure… you came in here as an Aquarius from Montana, or a Pisces from Florida, or any other permutation of astrological, fixed perspectives, for the Karmic roundabout of a temporary life and we can’t, by nature of our separation by planetary disposition, all agree BUT REMEMBER… REMEMBER… a wise person rules the stars.
You do not have to be managed by your predispositions! You do not have to be ruled by the instinctive nature of your karmic nature. Truly… my friends. Listen up for a moment, I had my head handed to me with brutal efficiency by a monster who was large and determined. It did him no good and I have completely forgiven him because I know I chose this route as the most expedient. I chose this. It’s over. After I left the less than tender care of his ministrations, I had six years of off again, on again, incarceration in life and death prisons and housing locations for the criminally insane. Why was I confined in the latter? Simple… I wasn’t going to let anyone rape me. I was willing to respond in ANY MANNER, to make sure of that and so it goes. You got to stand up for yourself and if you do… Angels will appear on your behalf. I have had the truth of God’s presence proven so many times that I cannot remember them all.
My friends… time is short. You have no idea. It’s getting closer. Go and introduce yourself to The Ineffable. Let God know you’re here. Speak to the Divine Mother! Speak to God’s agent here on Earth. Do you not know that the moment you speak to God, God IS LISTENING??? God ALWAYS hears you; ALWAYS!!! ALWAYS!!! Please… I’m not here to shout into the passing wind. I am here to echo your own conscience. Listen closely… you might be surprised.
Today’s Song is;
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