Smoking Mirrors – April 7, 2011
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
‘May your noses always be cold and wet’.
The more you watch what is going on in the world, the more you come to one of two main conclusions; this is all happening for a reason or, chaos and darkness are upon our doorstep. I’m in the former group and it’s not something I am merely inclined toward or simply believe in. It’s one of the few things I know. The question is, why?
My feeling about life in general is that it operates according to a plan and is the product of intelligence, not something it results in. We can see that it doesn’t result in that (grin). It also follows sequence, because the whole drama here is that of trial and testing. This planet is a launching pad. Unfortunately for most people, they don’t comprehend the dynamics of proper launching and so they launch themselves right back here.
Life operates according to a seasonal progression. We are in The Fall at present, culturally speaking, and… along with being the season of harvest; it is also a season of judgment. Harvesting and judgment are very similar. In order for circumstances, individuals and groups to be effectively judged, they have to be effectively observed and scrutinized. This is why there is so much bad behavior that gets worse and worse, the higher up in the ranks you go. It has to be clear to the eyes of the world, just who and what is responsible for conditions. That’s why there is so much grotesque acting out at this time. It’s all being accomplished across the most pervasive media system that this ‘present’ period has ever known. This is to make certain that everyone gets a chance to see and hear.
It should be understood that the ruling elite and their predatory engines and operations could never have been so successful, without the help of a large portion of the public and that this large portion of the public would have never allowed so much of what happened to happen, if they had anything approaching a reasonable intelligence. They’ve been dumbed down, duped and deceived, until they believe whatever they are told without even thinking about it. Those who might give it some thought, are provided with other groups who present diametrically opposed stands, so that they can run around and call each other ‘liberals’ or ‘right wingers’ all day.
Religion is a massive propaganda factory; witness the tens of millions of fundamentalist Christians, who mindlessly support the Jewish supremist myth of chosen people status, which leads to, ‘Israel can do no wrong’. This has resulted in the overflowing support that resulted in all of the recent wars in The Middle East, which were engineered by agents of Israel, who are in control of The United States and Crown Colony governments. The policies and behavior of the present day Christian Church are anathema in respect of their founder and the irony touches no one so engaged.
All these things have to be seen. Humanity has to be pressed to the desperate edge of circumstance, or they won’t awaken. The enemies of humanity have to reveal themselves so that things, like motive and means, as well as overall intent, can be revealed to all and sundry.
We’ve all heard that “the love of money is the root of all evil” and, lo and behold, we are daily seeing the bottomless depravity of the bankers, Wall Street and the corporations. We are seeing, ‘blood for oil’ in all of its gruesome detail. We are seeing politicians bent over for the money masters and money changers and we are seeing the meaning of fractal banking and global usury. We’re seeing it all. We’re seeing unctuous sanctimony and hypocrisy writ large. We are hearing the apologists for a New World Disorder …and history is leaking through cracks in the walls of suppression, to show how ancient and far reaching are the lies are upon which we have built our institutions and way of life. We’re seeing it in order to identify it and so that there will be no confusion about what happens to the miscreants; both the instigators and the lumpen meatheads who support them.
Here’s an interesting take on Fukushima and here is what humanity is actually composed of. By degrees we are discovering our humanity on the brink of extremis. We couldn’t get there any other way. It’s a brutal learning curve is what it is. The finer senses of humanities genus ordinarus have been blunted by conspicuous consumption and the driving need for expediency and convenience. The pursuit of comfort is civilization’s reaction to the presence of pain. We insulate ourselves from a natural exposure to the conditions of existence and this makes the experience of pain so much greater when it comes. It’s like stopping the use of morphine, after a protracted period and wondering where your endorphins went.
The lack of a basic integrity, which understands our connection to timeless verities, has resulted in self-interest and the pursuit of banal pleasures and entertainments, as an end in themselves. Well, they definitely are that. This results in one’s direction, manifesting in the end result of being reborn as a dung slug. It may seem a farcical image but it’s no less true for that.
When you consider being in The Fall of any culture, you always get the same examples of various behaviors surfacing. I don’t need to itemize, read your history. Humanity is incapable on its own of dealing with the places that it winds up because of the attractive pull of its appetites and desires. These are effectively manipulated by those who make a large living from them. Humanity operates on a loop. Some things don’t change. The only thing that is effective is a shift in the light or the darkness of the age and that’s something the cosmos sets in motion. Since this is all an experiment, the responsibility for it falls on the cosmos (grin). You can simultaneously be angry about having to be involved in this and grateful that there’s something, however mysterious it may be, that understands the situation and has complete control of it.
I don’t know what day it’s going to arrive on but Fukushima will be taking a back seat soon enough and, of course, there are things like this. The cosmos never does things halfway. When it’s got a point to make, it makes it. It makes that point so that it will endure for at least a few generations, in the minds of those allowed to survive whatever form the point(s) will take.
The most important feature of your being is your mindset and where your heart is at. The effect of conditions is measured against this. One might even say that the target of conditions is determined by this. Just about everything is affected or determined according to your mindset and where your heart is. This controls the directions you take and the reactions you make. It controls the influx of information and the manner in which it is processed. It controls how you see things and defines who you are. In the properly ‘directed’, it is in a state of continuous evolution to a finer state of being. Otherwise, you are looking into the teeth of the harvesting combine. It doesn’t matter what lies you tell yourself. What matters is what is true to begin with. Our lies don’t cushion or protect us. We assume wrong when we tell ourselves, “Well, they got us this far”. Yes, they did and they did for a reason. Life is long and you can do a whole lot of bad shit before it catches up to you. You get to rise to the top of the dung heap for the purpose of providing a spectacular fall. You’re nothing more than a demonstration. You are a teaching lesson. You are an object lesson and final exams are coming up.
I show up here most days and I don’t really know what to tell you. Somehow, any number of things gets said and I hope they’re useful but I wouldn’t know. I do want you to know that existence itself, is here for the purpose of demonstration and that whatever manifested into all these unique and variable extensions of itself, is engaged in collecting them all again, across the span of long periods of time. Some of us are collected sooner rather than later and some of us spend enormous periods of time banging our heads against a wall. That’s what happens, according to what I think I’ve learned.
Anything that presents itself to you is there for a reason. If you can get the right mindset concerning that, you are going to find that most of everything that confuses, frightens and troubles you, begins to disappear and that life becomes a fantastic adventure, not what most people are experiencing at the moment, but something remarkable and fraught with meaning that unveils wonder after wonder after wonder, ad infinitum.