Ruminations on the Concept of Free Will

Visible Origami — March 24, 2014

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Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
In the waning days of my former state, now transitive (hopefully) to a new location, many thoughts come to mind. I come across interesting locations, like this which will probably make the reader laugh, or wonder at the state of my consciousness but I see interesting possibilities in all kinds of things. It certainly is an attractive property should the worst of social disorders arrive. It’s highly secure, got it’s own water and obviously is well constructed, given that it cost 2.2 million to construct and that was with before money. You could certainly grow a lot of psycehdelic mushrooms there.
Things are changing for all of us. For myself, I will soon be free of all responsibilities, except taking care of myself and I haven’t been involved in that for years (grin). So… I suppose that means the single duty remains to allow oneself to continue to be taken care of by the ultimate caretaker. Usually, dramatic changes in one’s existence bring all sorts of possibilities and traditionally, they often do not present themselves until transition has occurred.
Life is a series of stages, each is unique unto itself, depending on what general direction you decided upon, consciously or… unconsciously. Those who don’t make an informed decision on their own (or are inspired to do so) WILL have that decision made for them. If your direction is inward and upward, it stands to reason that each stage will lead to a greater elevation of awareness. If your direction is other than, you can count on a progressive diminshment of your faculties and your grip on all of what you have held so tightly on to.
You see certain types rise up the ladders of personal success. They progress to a point and then… after that, one’s being begins to recede. Life is ebb and flow. If you got somewhere under your own power, or think you did, well, your own power only goes so far. You’re on the meter and each of us is on the meter, based on the amount of life credits we accrued at some earlier point. You can also get credit. This is important so… think about it. Just as there are banks around the world that are in ther position of extending to you a loan, if you have equity or collateral. There are banks on the spiritual plane as well and… you can get a loan on generous terms. In these cases, ‘you’ are the equity. You are the collateral. What I am telling you is true and this was told to me by Paramahansa Yogananda in one of his books. He said to just go and sincerely ask the ineffable for a loan from his spiritual bank. There are things we need far more than we need money AND having these things come into our possession, very often lead to solutions to all of our other concerns.
I bring this all up because it is an unfortunate aspect of human nature that we focus on what we believe to be our primary concerns and we mislead ourselves about what they are. Our primary concern is not supposed to be food, shelter, a job a mate, or whatever it is that occupies our thoughts. Our primary concern should be the state of our being because all of the others things flow out of this and the quality and consistency are direct reflections of it.
I am writing about these things tonight; tomorrow for you, because I have been feeling a degree unsettled of late (full disclosure is in effect) and this has been counterpointed by my external conditions behaving in such a way so as to mirror my feelings. Not in a long time have I been as focused on the ineffable as I am. In some ways my pressing is near manic, as if I were in an invisible box and I am pushing against the sides, insisting that they should move outward. Yes… yes… you might say that my unsettled state is the cause of the conditions I am experiencing but that is not the case. I’ve looked into it enough to know otherwise. It is simply what the astrology of the moment has dictated for me in this time slot.
There is a reason for this but… as seems to be the case so often, it conceals itself. So it is that I found myself apprehensive over certain things and even made an error in judgment a couple of times and was left to think… well, I screwed that up but… in every case it worked out just fine, only to be replaced by another pressing concern. Will I have an answer for that tomorrow? We shall see. Things that should have been processed smoothly are being held back. My time of departure has been set ahead for 2 weeks. On the other hand, things that I was prepared to have cost a certain amount of money have turned out to cost less than half of what I expected at a minimum AND that is more than one item.
In recent days I have felt an urgency to be further up the road. I have been thinking I haven’t done enough. I haven’t struggles hard enough and I reach with ever greater intensity within but… things remain what they are. Yes… I have a point to all of this and I seldom use myself as an example unless it is going to turn into some kind of a moral tale (grin), or be useful at a wider reach.
And so… of course, given the state of recent times, I have gone to the ineffable about this bout of present weirdness. It’s like he’s just waiting there for me to do just that and it is that which makes me smell a rat in this whole business. I can only presume that I haven’t reached a particular level of faith yet and I’m going to be hassled about it until I achieve it (grin).
Anyway, the ineffable launches right into a series of Rolodexing images that recall moments of great trial in earlier times in my life. Then I am told, “Haven’t I always taken care of you? Well… haven’t I? Even though I put you in the shit, I also got you out of it. Visible, I want you to think about the implications of my loving you, as I surely do and of you loving me and also that you are employed by me. You are aren’t you? Don’t you work for me? Can you imagine that I would not take very good care of you? Don’t you think I would protect my investment, which is considerable? If I put you through minor amount of uneasiness, I obviously have a very good reason for it and just because you don’t know what that reason is, doesn’t mean there isn’t one. You have to take that on faith. I want you to understand that I intend to upgrade all kinds of things in the near future but first… I have to do a little house cleaning.” Okay… I’m listening and I get all of that and it makes sense but… I’ve heard it before too.
Then I hear something I haven’t heard before and all kinds of things fall into place. He says, “Look, I hate to break it to you but you are in line for some big changes and fairly soon. Do you remember a few months ago or more when you suddenly made sweeping changes in what you allowed into your mind? Do you recall how you changed your behavior in a significant way and how the flow of your thoughts and your energy became much more singularly directed.” I said, “Yes…” Then he continued, “Shouldn’t you, therefore, expect dramatic changes in your life as a result? This is why you are feeling uneasy and unsettled because a part of you knows what is in development and you have no idea of what you are going to do about it, mostly because it isn’t clear what’s coming. You’ll know when you’re supposed to know. In the meantime, what have I been telliing you more than anything else? Rely on me. Rely on me. What’s coming is good news but… sometimes that can be as hard to handle as bad news when you’re not used to it. Here’s a word of advice, don’t put yourself through something before it even happens. What is the point of that?” Then I was reminded about that old tale of the magician and his pupil. The magician had been demonstrating something to the pupil on a given day and later on, the pupil went and tried it on his own and surprise! It worked! He runs off to tell the master and the master says, “You have to expect your magic to work.”
I don’t know why, but after hearing this, all kinds of things fell into place and began to make sense. I know how difficult it can be to maintain your faith, even when you have all kinds of incidences to confirm your faith. It’s good to remember that, in all likelihood, both a surplus of faith and the lack of faith are controlled by the ineffable for the ineffable’s own purposes. It would explain a lot when you can’t figure out why you may be the way you are when you don’t want to be like that or don’t even believe you are like that.
It’s been said by various masters that one must recognize their utter helplessness and that any idea of personal autonomy is an illusion because no matter what direction we are headed in it is controlled for the purpose of whatever lesson is involved in that course. Do the planets have free will? Does the ocean, the rivers and the wind? How much have we got to say about anything? Like Dylan sang, “are the birds free from the chains of the skyway?”
I know there is a deeper truth within the unplumbed mysteries of existence. There is an observable truth concerning good and evil; the plots and intentions of us all and why they happen. These will be revealed at the proper time and place.
I know there are some that will resist the idea of what has just been said and I would say that that resistance is also programmed (grin). All free will amounts to is the right to resist cosmic will. Our resistance is enabled by denizens of the inferior realm. Our cooperation with the cosmic will is enabled by denizens of the superior realm. These are the terms used by Hermes Trismegistus. When one considers the text of the Emerald Tablet it also seems to indicate an automatic process where one is in charge of adjusting to the cosmic impulses that bring about transformation under the auspices of The Holy Guardian Angel; this last I get from Paul Foster Case.
In closing, let me say I am well aware of Contradiction coming and going, whenever it wants to (grin). Contradiction is a part of the process. The only way to avoid contradiction and speak the truth is to remain silent, as some have done, to that very end. Whether there is contradiction is unimportant. What is important is if any value is gleaned from ones efforts and… as always, time will tell.
End Transmission…….
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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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