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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Balance- 1991

ON a sandy beach one may sink their toes into the sand and know the drag and the difficulty in trying to speedily walk. A hard impacted firm surface is preferable for walking with ease, whereby the weight of the body may be evenly distributed. 

When a vocalist attempts a steady range, that they may keep the notes in proper order and not quiver in and out of semitones and flats, there is a balance required for such control, a balance between breath and vocal organs. Birds balance against the various wind drifts and currents, and from these navigate their flight and flight speeds. Mathematics and physics are precise sciences that too, require a balance which as been worked from a steady basis of presumption, into contrasting formulae.

One must set a firm ground, a series of given conditions, which set the balancing determination which one may work from. In all areas of activity this law carries through, for without the correct conditions subsequent interaction - which is ever balancing - may not be established fluently. So one cannot achieve a balance in any respect without the two contrasts being legible. One may determine the other, and the working in between is dependent on both.

Throughout life we have both the capacity to find such balances, and also make up the second score which achieves this reconciliation. It is the personal adjustment to original conditions that determines success or failure in any given situation. And so one must necessarily become adept in the original assessment of those conditions which we must work with.

In the case of the sand beneath our feet, there are difficulties one must adjust to in order to remain upright. The ordinarily unconscious act of walking need be addressed with every step, as the sinking ground stresses the ankle this way and that, providing not the usual firmness on which to spring from. Any ground may have ditches or ridges, where caught off-guard we may be required to reassess promptly our position and footing, and make the necessary adjustments to our response accordingly.

So the question of balance is of relative balance. When one refers to an individual as being 'unbalanced', we are implying that they have difficulties in adjusting to a series of conditions and making corresponding changes, answers to life, that will see them through. Being simply balanced in oneself can have no bearing on making necessary adjustments to outer conditions, as there are all sorts of occurrences that may happen upon a man, in which there is not the time or the know-how to make perfect response. Learned responses and intuitive responses do usually put us in good stead. But it is the unusual or remarkable set of conditions that may challenge us and throw us into semi-chaos when not adjusted to in a balancing way.

Stars determine orbit by balancing those fields of magnetic adjustments between themselves and that which is in opposition to the field of their own making. Without such balancing and cooperative re-exacting one should impact another through conflicting course. Given this line of thought, one may never 'go it alone', as coexistence requires a balancing interaction at all levels, involving all beings, with no one being separate or off-cast to this principle.

One may never divorce oneself from outer conditions in preference to our inner realities, as we are called upon (as captain of our ship) to navigate at all times and continually re-evaluate, reassess our proportionate relationship to everything met in the outer world. Our attention is called for every minute, to meet with new challenges and balance our bearing with them. Many carry on quite well for a time on 'automatic pilot' so to speak, given that we do not make all adjustments consciously and usually dwell in the familiar for this reason. However, inner strength is formed in the process of outer awareness and our ability to meet with challenges that present themselves, and find the balancing answers in our relation to them.

In time there is always a principle where there is a meeting, a conflict, an opposition of two poles: +. One will discharge, one will receive, and the balance is in the regulating, and the regulating is always governed through the possibility which lies through the adjustment of one and the other being stable. 

One pole is unstable and may be altered accordingly; one pole is stable and may stay that way to be worked from. Never try to adjust both poles. Alike to a weighing beam, one must keep one at the level that the other is to measured against and not shift from one to the other, as this will de-stabilize the entire beam. You cannot isolate the beam from the weighing device, de-stabilize it and whilst holding it, add this and that weight to either side. One end of the beam must be suspended with determined significance set, whilst the other is aligned and adjusted from that.

This is the basis of reality. We are answerable to make up the equations. We are fluent. We adjust. We work from that which in time remains static and fixed, so that we may make balances and relations to that being possible. The law of karma works in this way exactly. There is the precision of that being fixed, and the condition of that which is alterable. We continually adjust and readjust in each and every instance.

In a fixed Cosmos there would be no activity. In a non-fixed Cosmos there would be Chaos in activity. In a two-poled Cosmos there is a happy mix of reality and possibility. We have been empowered to dwell in the fixed conditions and effect constant change upon them. The latter determines the former, whilst the former follows the latter.

Some circumstances are simply beyond personal adjustment. Our capabilities may not extend beyond the boundaries so set and here we call upon Divine intervention in balancing our needs: we pray.

The physical constitution works in this way. One pole receives fixed matter, we must assimilate, adjust and balance such matter, and discharge the rest. We breathe in and breathe out. That which we breathe in is fixed, that which we breathe out is adjusted. If we breathe in water and have not gills for the required adjusting and cannot balance those needs, we die. That is reality.

Fixed realities must be respected, known of and then redetermined. One may not effect change without knowledge of that one seeks to change. This is where the folk who question reality are completely 'off beam' in such thinking. To command change over reality, one must work with a fixed reality.

This too is a basis of alchemy: to know the substance one is working from and adjust and balance accordingly. Change is possible everywhere. That is unquestionable. All that is, is flexible and plastic to change. 

It is the knowledge of given relationships and the determination of that which at the time is fixed, and that which is alterable, so that the fixed may be altered. A bean may never be a carrot, but nine beans may share the same weight as a carrot, and in this respect can be alike. But one must find the formulation of nine, as eight or ten will not hold any similarity. 

Such laws appear complex and in truth are. All workings throughout life run concordantly, and are necessarily interdependent, whilst remaining independent. There is familiarity and uniqueness, there is activity and quiescence; and as with colored lights at an intersection, one must remain stationary for a time, to allow the flow and progression of those crossing through. (+)

The balance learned in self-development, is in the wisdom of that which is fixed and that which proceeds and the according workings thereof.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Raining Reptiles- 21st March 1991

THERE was a time when great showers of frogs were quite commonplace; so much so, that people of certain provinces and periods, grew to expect such an occurrence.

Times do change however, as with the expectations of a people of a certain time, and each period is forthcoming with its marvels which are both feared and admired. Who would have suspected the abundance of radio-waves that are invited into every home, being quite commonplace? And in many respects it is not dissimilar to a host of frogs in mass descent.

Consider the natural habitat of this watery fellow. Springing from the mire as it is apt to do, might we suggest that their transportation was initiated quite directly, in order to prove a particular point of skill rather than a haphazard quirk of the natural surroundings causing the onslaught of raining reptiles. This of course took some effort to negotiate, and with that the consequences that ensued. But however, it is maintained that it was a direct action of a student of the natural sciences who intended and caused this occurrence. Usually only one such man was necessary and not mere accident.

So too, of course somewhat differently, there are plagues and rains, verily storms, of pounding information that settle upon this and that community, country or globe- magicians of a different mode and means, who wish to interfere with the ecology of the world of thought and communication. It is so commonplace that people have come to expect it within the natural course of events. And no matter how hideous the material that falls into one's own home, one must somehow go on awaiting the next rain to fall.

Our Lord and Master gave reckoning to this particular art with the multiples of fish that were distributed, so one can say confidently that this particular act was not confined only to the mischievous. Perhaps also, along this line of questioning, one might point out that by today's reckoning the Lord's work might as well be laid out and multiplied through the means of radio-waves. No possibility is to be discounted.

We only draw attention to the frog, primarily as its qualities were discussed yesterday* in connection with its remarkable astrality. And one must remember that they are of course, remnants of a former age and set of conditions. But however, as we have suggested by the illustration of them being used and called upon by extraordinary means, they hold many a mystery within their constitution. (Pulling off the fish trick is much harder - history will testify to that.)
In point of fact, eons ago one could be slapped, quite naturally, in the face with a distant relative of the frog, and this would have been a natural occurrence. Although it is unlikely that one should be there to witness it. However, if one has the means they may call upon the substance of that which still lives on as memory within our planet; and the frog's astrality is such that it is totally sensitive to playing out its former glory. 

What do the radio-waves work with if it is not recall? This means of repetition, regression and reproduction (and invasion) is altogether made possible. . . and happening daily.

*See Rudolf Steiner,
Spiritual Science and Medicine Lecture III,

Man as Symphony of the Creative Word

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Fairy in Fact- 21st March 1991

IT is small wonder that those who would be princess of the fay folk should sit astride the marigold. And also that these beings should congregate amongst the flowers, whose distinct influences radiate the qualities which are most alike the various natures of those elemental beings. When the illustration depicted bells for hats and trumpets, and dew on mossy green, here was paradise as still is - the flowery perfumes a constant reminder of those kingdoms who choose to dwell at the footsteps of the Gods.

Symbolism is fine as far as it goes, as a worthy instructor. But there is no more reality in symbolism itself, as there is in the concept of symbolism. There is truth and its connections, concepts reflecting that which is real. There is actuality, which no symbol can truly account for- it is or it simply isn't.

And so we look for the seed of truth of a spiritual reality. Instruction in fanciful symbolism would be a deterrent, if anything, from the reality which we seek to study. A fairy, for example, is not a symbol of quaintness and dainty. To say that it might seek the influence of certain divinities is not just a pleasant tale set to awaken us to the glory of nature. The fairy and its pursuits are quite real, as with the glory of reality; rather than a fanciful notion of what might or might not be, in a better or lesser world.

This is of itself an important point. That from the outset one clearly establishes true fact from fancy, and whether or not one is interested in the business of sorting out which from which. Discrimination in choosing one's subject matter for study is essential also, of course; and with respect for follow-on studies in the future, it is totally necessary.

There are even mysteries that lie in the bottom of a hog’s hoof. Who knows which path we may endeavor down in order to pursue a point of learned inquiry? This was not meant to be sarcastic, but many a joke comes to mind when one sights how many there are in the immediate yard that one has close at hand to study!*

However, we should be ill advised to point out every fault and indiscretion, lest we never come to the real studies for lack of time and paper by the time of summation.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Mayflower- 19th March 1991

Any food that has water extracted from it is to be avoided - with the exception of pulses and the like, that can be water imbued. Give ample time for the grains to absorb the water.

Where the natural moisture is retained, in fruit and vegetable, these may be consumed. Vegetables, steamed, not boiled, are naturally preferable. Beverages are fine [non alcoholic]. In any instance where the food is to be taken without dilution, liquid must be ingested with the meal.
Try this to combat fatigue. Think liquid!

THE MAYFLOWER has properties which enhance the working function of the organs. A particularly hardy plant, it draws poisons unto itself and purifies the surrounding ether. Were that we were like the Mayflower in our vigilance.

Whilst not particularly aromatic, the leaves are pungent, quite bitter and best avoided. The radiating flower however, is a jewel among its garden family. Pest insects will not attack or be attracted to this plant, however the bees and ants will marvel and rejoice within its emanations. A most virtuous flower indeed!

It is no mistake that the great lady ship should have been named so. Any quest is beset by trials and burdens, of which the Mayflower has been known to overcome all.

There are plants of an older world who would happily slumber, content in the dreams and remembrance of a former age, but not suited to the changing conditions and evolution of the planet today. The Mayflower however, is progressive and clearly works toward building and shaping our future; a responsive and cooperative nature.

Each god has his flower, which as a toenail, springs forth at the feet from where he passes. Happy is the vision of such pathways of glorious radiating flowers blazing throughout the world, as the invisible gods step through those trails and pathways.

Hepatica triloba, liverleaf or "liverwort".
Crataegus aestivalis

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tweedledee & Tweedledum- 19th March 1991

“I know what you're thinking about,"
said Tweedledum;
"But it isn't so, nohow."
continued Tweedledee,
"If it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't.
That's logic.”

Through the Looking Glass
-Lewis Carroll

Twash and Twaddle.
TWEEDLEDEE and Tweedledum were in constant aggravation to one another. Here is a rather well versed explanation of the conflicts within a persona who complains continually with indecisiveness that inhibits any real power of thought to stream through into an awakened state of consciousness.

Master Carroll was an inspirational writer, whose life took many an awkward turn; and sadly enough the times in which he wrote were the most difficult for which a rich imagination coupled with spiritual insight was sorely appreciated.

It was at this time - nineteenth century - when men in the Western world had found themselves to have outgrown the fairytale, and openly divorced themselves from anything above an intellectual capacity. Enter the realm of hard technology and its outstanding magic performed! Here we must look to the pioneers of spiritual insight, to 'common people' with a will that this was of supreme importance, ere it be a lost opportunity before the outset.

It cannot be assumed that teachings have ever been commonplace. Imparting new thought that it might live anew was an essential foodstuff for future thought and character building. It must be stressed that there is a supreme difference between revelations that inspire a man to learn, question and develop, to notions of former cultural and religious inclination in perceiving the world, that have been somewhat imposed and marked on that soul since birth in a particular culture. Not that we would discredit the marvelous gift of any spirituality inherent within any particular country or culture, however in the one instance the soul is equipped to perceive the world surrounding him in which he is actively a part of, and in the other instance he learns to use that very equipment, learning the ability to further his knowledge and powers of perception. 

There was a tremendous surge of information to be imparted, if generally speaking, a counteraction to materialism (being inevitable) was to remedy the subsequent loss of spiritual perception and imaginative powers. For what is imagination if it is not mankind's blessing in tasting the creative supremacy that reigns, ever working throughout every kingdom and realm of manifestation?

Here is the link with our Father, of building vision and outcome that enables us to perceive a far better future way before its eventuality. Were one to lose the quality of imagination, the weakness is marked upon the man who then lives only to consume, no day being any different to another. The deterioration that ensues in the virtues of hope and of soul-life to active consciousness, leads only to physical sickness.

Man certainly "does not live by bread alone” and this is to be remembered quite literally. Were that those who look to a healthy diet, try the fruits of inspiration and imaginative pursuit.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tides of the Sea- 18th March 1991

THE tides of the seas beneath in rhythmic swells, draw vital forces from without and replenish the great earthly mass anew. The oceans inhale and exhale. This vital fluid is yea, indeed, life giving, and a planet which sustains no watery mass upon its surface is quite inactive within its matter.

There is a manifestational representative, a counter-receptive, throughout all levels of manifestation, as all life is inhabited by spirit and permeated with the spiritual forces from whence it came. So too, all spirit and spiritual forces desire expression into the farthest corner, the deepest ravine, the darkest shelter. 

Where manifestation creates, spirit is present and forever pressing upon. There is no place where this cannot be, and so we must look to the world with new eyes for seeing the indwelling cohabitants and their true function in the world-being, which they represent.

Vast reservoirs of water are pools of cosmic influence. Times past, all earthly substance was fluidic by nature. Mass was without weight, constantly forming and unforming. Water being the representative of that former condition, permeates all organic matter today - albeit not visibly - characteristically endowing all recipients of this vital fluid with cosmic influences, replenishing them continually. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tibet- 17th March 1991

IN little Tibet the chill winds carry freedom and purity that encircles the small world. Little by little as the snowcaps rise and permeate the clouds that brush past the holy sanctity of those high mountainous regions, expels a truth from a former age kept in the frozen mass of holy water, flowing through to what rivers that can be abounded into. In ages past there were reservoirs of wisdom for humanity; now stored in the uppermost icy formations - a veritable elixir of life!

Multitudes of sleeping angelic beings reside in the snowy summits. Their release comes little by little as they flit back into the world, bearers of beauty, grace and of heaven itself.

The communities who reside in these regions possess in their humble affairs, that same grace and warmth of soul-life. One only has to look in their gentle eyes to find great love and true linkage with a people and a land, vastly differing from that of a savage. In the foothills true communities reside, where the word opinion is omitted from their vocabulary. Such folk are somewhat a guidepost for our future generations; gentle, kind and generous a people, with a beatitude for true sanity.

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