Reflections in a Petrid Dish — March 20, 2014
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Since I decided not to be linked any longer at a certain website, I have not been to that site again, even once. This is meaningful because that was my primary site for news gathering. What happened, in case you haven’t heard, since I didn’t really get into it at any length is… the webmaster at that site was opposed to my support for Putin passing a law against gay propaganda directed at children. I couldn’t and still can’t get my head around how he can possibly hold this position but he’s got strange ideas about a number of things that I have never quite understood and any number of times he’s refused to post something of mine because of something he thought I said, which I didn’t say and… once I pointed it out to him he went and posted it. He actively detests my referencing God or getting into spiritual matters. He says it isn’t relevant to his site but… he routinely posts religious musical compositions by someone on the same site. I try not to run around in circles trying to figure out how people manage to rationalize things in their heads. I realize, my only concern is what goes on inside my own head. I’m aware that this man doesn’t care about me. I mean nothing to him and this feature is the purpose of tonight’s discourse and that is the only reason I’m bringing any of this up; in order to use it as an example.
Some of us are quite naturally capable of Love in the wider sense. I tend to think, based on observation, that it is an acquired taste. You can’t possess Love in a wider sense, unless you are in an active connection with Love in the cosmic sense. There’s only one place you can get Love from. If you think you got it from somewhere else, that’s not Love. There is an argument to be made that it’s all Love, simply at different stages, moving up the chain of life forms, to the source of Love itself …but that’s not Love in any meaningful sense. It is just the playing out of attractive forces on the material plane. You are an expression of the level of and quality of Love you extend. The world may not return the same to you but the ineffable surely will. The quality of Love that passes through you impacts upon the kind of transformations you will undergo AND that is why Loving The Ineffable is the greatest commandment and a key to all kinds of success in this life and the next.
Friendship is another thing that often is a front for something other than what it is. This is why the cosmos will surely test the strength of it at some point. The cosmos will test the strength of everything at some point. So… it is a given that although you might be a true friend, many others are incapable of this. I have had this dramatically demonstrated to me over the course of recent years but… that shouldn’t have anything to do with whether you are a true friend or not. You are only responsible for your side of the equation
Everyone knows, inside, the truth about their words and actions. Some have an ability to conceal it from themselves. It’s actually quite common but… everyone knows, everyone knows at some level and if how you are, goes contrary to the cosmic self within you, your capacity to be at ease with yourself is significantly reduced and your confidence in yourself may suffer too. You can be certain that there are gifts you will not possess because they only manifest in hospitable environments. You see this sort of thing happen to musicians who put out an album of well written songs and can never manage another. The well went dry because they found other things more important than the company of the muse. She doesn’t hang out where she is not appreciated and here is an important thing to remember, should one be an artist; the degree of ones lasting impact and the degree of the quality of ones work, is all derived from the closeness and appreciation one has for the one who provides the inspiration. Sure… there are some outright shits who’ve made a lasting name for themselves. It’s the Karma Angle. That’s what this world is all about and why it seems so unfair. Most people are never seeing more than half of the Mobius Strip. There’s a good reason for everything, whether you can see it or not. Creating a philosophy based on your observations of what you can see and hear only, is a very incomplete philosophy.
To me, it is completely insane what people obsess over and spend their time in the pursuit of. I mean that literally. I find them quite mad and suicidal as well. For most people, the exercise of their ego upon the world, for the purpose of self interest, is a totally legitimate enterprise. In a system dominated by capitalism and rampant corruption, it can go a deal further than, “greed is good”. I spend my days as a toreador, avoiding the bull who is the ‘potentially’ rampaging ego and an exceedingly clever one. One has to know this. Or I might compare it to doing the tango with a dancing bear. You can teach a bear to dance but it is still a wild beast. I’m going to present a graphic example of what can happen when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time with a wild beast. I’m warning you, this is graphic and disturbing so, you don’t have to view it, I’ll explain what’s relevant in any case. Okay… okay, you have to click the link on the page to see the really bad picture. This is the sort of thing that can happen in an encounter with a wild beast. Trust me… you can experience the same disfigurement as a result of your own ego. It can make a person very ugly. It’s capable of all manner of low behavior in the pursuit of its desired ends. If you are not in control of it, it is in control of you.
I’ve heard people say you have to kill the ego, or get rid of it. That’s one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. What you have to do is kind of like, still it, in a state of focused awareness, like Arjuna riding in the chariot with Krishna behind him. Also, there’s more to the ego than meets the eye. There is more to all of the components of a person than meets the eye and you can be sure that it is a metaphysical truth that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. People who try to sell you some kind of BS about killing or getting rid of the ego are not in touch with useful things.
I don’t know when it was that I let resentment go completely but I did. I don’t resent anyone anymore and I don’t have those kind of memories where I get angry about things that happened. I’ve no sense of wanting payback of any kind. I can say this; there is a freedom that comes with not being subject to this sort of thing that is pretty wonderful. There’s a freedom that comes with stepping away from all kinds of ‘normal’ human behavior. If your social circle is a circle that includes only other people and maybe your pets, it’s a very limited circle and most certainly not a spiral. If you cultivate invisible friends you will have invisible friends but let this admonition stand as a caution; you will find the sort of friends that are resonant with your level of being, which is why I recommend always seeking the ineffable in one its eternal manifestations and the other friends will show up as you progress. Here I would like to say that one of the most overlooked qualities about love is that it is a protective. It’s a cosmic condom against invisible and even visible violations. Love is like a bellows. It’s like a pump. It’s like anything that contains within itself a process to increase itself. Exercise your love! Here’s scriptural truth of the protective theme.
“11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,”
There are all kinds of amazing things about Love that are unknown to the common traveler. Here’s a real biggie; Love has the capacity to attract every other desirable quality. As your Love increases, so too does your possession of all kinds of good qualities, abilities and things. Now… there are a lot of people that could care less about this sort of thing and that is why I maintain that I am walking through a huge, open air asylum. Or you might say it is a world full of cripples, all crippled in different ways. Or you might say it is a world of blind people who can’t even see you. Well… do they? Do they see you? What do they see… really? This is why there is the admonition not to cast your pearls before swine, to let sleeping dogs lie and to shake the very dust of a city from your sandals when you turn away from it. There are all kinds of good advice if you know where to look for it and that is one area where invisible friends can be priceless.
I have no hard feelings toward this webmaster. I didn’t have any at the time. I simply had to think in terms of my own integrity. I was already shaping what I said in order not to offend his narrow POV. I wasn’t actually violating myself yet, I was taking the opportunity to present things in a calculated way to a larger audience. However, had I submitted to his position about Putin’s Law, knowing full well that Putin was on the side of the angels with that law and that there is no reasonable argument anyone can mount against it, except to say that they are in favor of disseminating this lifestyle and more (it’s always more) to children. I don’t want to be in the same area of enterprise as someone who believes that this is a good thing. Once again, it’s got nothing to do with peoples choices of how they express their libido. I’ve got a pretty good idea (at least I think I do) of the esoteric reason why there is a subculture of this kind at this time. There’s an esoteric reason for why anything is as it is at this time and we should, all of us should, have a very good reason for being as we are at this time because of the implications of this time, which may be Chinese Algebra to most but not to all. So… I notice these days that the number of my visitors has diminished but at least I’m writing about what’s important to me and possibly what is important to the reader too.
It can be said that if one pursues the source of all Love, one will surely come into a greater possession of and understanding of Love. One will then also be drawn closer and closer to the source of that Love. The number of related things that accompany such a single pursuit can’t be listed here by me. I don’t know what all of them are. There are so many blessings that attend this. The benefits are incalculable. My favorite thought that attends the consideration of Love, as an objective beyond object, is… those who love much are forgiven much. There’s all kind of wisdom in that for the reflective heart.