The Ice is Thin and the Fix is In

Reflections in a Petri Dish – February 6, 2012

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses be filled with the scent of someone you dreamed of but haven’t met yet.
Well, it is the day after, after all. The word completion function wanted to say, ‘aftershave’ (grin). I saw The Super Bowl last night. It came on at 12:30 PM my time. People were telling me yesterday that the games are fixed. I lacked personal proof of that projection and lacking personal proof is always my watchword because when I buy into anything and it’s not true then I become false as a result to the degree of the severity of the untruth. I know for some that sounds like words; easy words to say, hard words to live by but… they are not just words. We see the cost of this factor in the lives of the people around us and in our own lives and the worst part of this is when people don’t see it. No, that’s not the worst part. The worst part is when they don’t even care and the worst part of that is the changes they are certain to be put through in order to make them care. Caring is the gateway to compassion and compassion is the reservoir of higher love and higher love is a whole different ballgame than pedestrian love or any of the other things people conveniently mistake it for.
As a result of watching the game last night, it appears that the people who told me the games are fixed are probably right, not because I favored one team over the other but because I saw things that I can’t deny (it’s probably why I was cued in the first place, given that there are no accidents in my life) and that was quite a disappointment but I’ll get over it. After all, the game of life is fixed and I have no problem with that. The truth is that I appreciate that feature as much as anything I can think of because it is proof positive that things work out. They may not work out in what we call a ‘timely fashion’. They may not work out according to how we think we want them to work out- as if we had some clue as to what we really wanted- but things work out nonetheless. They absolutely do and that should make you confident of the future, depending on the confidence you have in the moment, dependent on what makes you confident. If it’s the right thing it won’t let you down, when the course of time brings you to the moment of reckoning in respect, or disrespect of what you have been depending on and… that WILL HAPPEN. For some of you it already has.
Madonna came on and it was so bad, so excessive, so egotistically off the charts that I couldn’t watch. I saw a minute of it here and there with the sound off. I heard enough of the sound to be able to determine that I should shut it off. I’m assuming it’s on youtube already. What the hell, let my fingers do the walking for you. I can see where this might prove informative in a cultural, anthropological sense. I think it was Norman Mailer who said that a person can tell a great deal about themselves by studying their shit. This video is well defined in that category and if you study it you will definitely discover a couple of things. One of them is that the intensity and complexity of the spectacle is commensurate with the absence of talent. The other thing is that it is indeed shit. I literally cringed with embarrassment, for the lack of embarrassment, on the part of the one who should have been embarrassed. I also cringed at the thought of those who were entertained by it for no other reason than the assumption that it must be worth watching because it was on TV in the first place.
This is why leaders have followers. This is why entertainers have fans. This is how the world gets fucked up because people believe that people in power must know what they are doing because why else would they be in such an important position? This is why people think this guy is representative of something they can’t see. Why else would he live in a unique city state, with thousands of attendants and get to dress up like Elton John? Why else would he look like this? He should have Ellen Degenerate sitting next to him. What an A list couple that would be.
Do you get the impression that the world took a wrong turn at the corner of Shit and Go Blind? Can you put yourself in the position where the comic aspect comes into view and the full impact of the ridiculous dawns on you? This means putting aside the serious and threatening appearance of what seems to be the case, in order to be able to grasp that this really is all for the purpose of demonstration and that everything really is under control. People signed up for certain roles and levels of participation. All it takes to opt out is to take off the mask. There are different levels of investment in the mask. It gets to the point where some people really think they are the mask but… they are not.
When you interact with people, bypass the mask and mirror the entity behind it. This has a very peculiar effect on the situation and it is the difference between dealing with The Adversary or someone entirely different. It is the essential, core reality of the martial and marital arts. It is pure magic, prove me wrong. It is the expeditious route to awakening from The Dream. It is reality itself and the threshold of enlightenment. It’s the simplest thing in the world. Know who you are talking to. You are talking to yourself. Every problem in existence is one of communication at some level between you and yourself.
I could move to Miami, dress up like Madonna and pick up Cuban boys for an aperitif. I could do almost anything, because anything and everything awaits my decision, to put on whatever mask fits the occasion. The mask is a suit of clothes. It is a uniform. It is what it is for the purpose to which it is applied and every purpose is given its relative importance, according to the intensity of the desire that motivates the whole dynamic and that is right where you are at this moment. This is where you reside for as long as the dynamic applies. We are like a person hanging by his fingertips from the top of a wall. Our hands are frozen in place. The ground is six inches beneath our feet. You have to let go. You can’t see the ground beneath you and that is the fundamental proving ground of faith.
Here’s an interesting thing. Many of us have been in situations of extremity. Some of us have been in life or death situations and some of us have been there more than once. I certainly have. Some of us have been in financial extremity, or suffered the loss of someone we did not believe we could live without. We’ve had our whole life crash down around us. We’ve had relationships on which very important things depended and had everything go south, despite our best or worst intentions and at the time, any of these things consumed all of our energy and thoughts. We didn’t know where to turn or what to do and… we hardly think about these things now. We can’t remember exactly how we got out of them and they’re not important now, something else is. That’s an interesting component of life and something most people don’t give a great deal of thought to. Things work out.
The inside of the human mind is a very busy place. There is always something going on. In most lives the chatter and manipulated imaging never stops, until the life cassette runs out. There are simple techniques to empty the mind. I’ve given some of them out but it’s like advertising demographics. They say you are guaranteed a two percent return, no matter what. The mind does not want to focus on itself. The mind is very alert to the implementation of controls, due to having gotten its own way for so long. It’s like trying to put a bridle on a wild horse. Gaining control of the mind is similar to being able to ride that horse and it will take you anywhere you want to go; far more quickly than you can accomplish it on foot. In fact, it’s a lot more like Pegasus than an ordinary horse and then some. If people had any real idea of the resident and latent powers of the mind, they would become quite expeditious about becoming more familiar with it. You could think of it as a magic carpet but it’s a lot more than that too.
A lot of people wish they were Madonna, or any of the other retarded chipmunks who get the spotlight for one reason or another. Just being in the spotlight is so important to many people that it doesn’t matter what it costs to get there or what they have to do to stay there. Don’t get in these people’s way or you’ll be sorry. People are so driven to be in the spotlight that they often don’t bother to develop any talents beforehand. I find that amusing. They don’t care about how big a fool they make out of themselves, as long as they get to do it in a big public way. Look at the presidential candidates. Heck, look at the people who support them. It’s all about the masks. The mask is an emblem of mortality. It costs your life. That is the price of the mask and not the worst of it. There’s a lot of suffering that attends the mask. It comes with it as an accessory along with a lot of other things. Life is basically a costume ball, with levels of exclusivity and commensurate pricing.
Shakespeare was all about the masks. Shakespeare himself was a mask, in a good way. You’re all familiar with the two masks that you often see on the posters for a Shakespearean play? Those are the operative symbols for the play of life. These faces alternate. That’s what they do. If you have a real life behind the mask then the faces don’t alternate. Otherwise, well, there you are aren’t you? Got a problem, any problem? It’s because of the mask. Accommodating the mask is the root source of problems. Happy Halloween!
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Les Visible

Otherwise known as Smoking Mirrors, Les Visible provides a voiceover in a disintegrating culture as Reflections in a Petri Dish. While in his guise as Visible Origami, Les offers perspectives on the invisible forces shaping our world

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