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Saturday, August 1, 2009

The LOVE of TRUTH & a Sieve for Panning for GOLDEN Precepts- 1991

WHO is above self correction? Is there a pure man who needs only to bathe once a year?

Christian motivationalists have the essence of a good doctrine when it is applied firstly and foremost to every other man, before themselves.

One must be tardy when approaching solemn truths, and yet with the boldness of children who defy social sensibilities, we face the mysteries of the world and abruptly rebuke them - in ignorance, in attitude and pretence - that such mysteries are no longer worthy of our attention. Such is an unrequited love, when we turn from the mysteries of the world. 

Truth stands lonely awaiting on hilltop, ever disappointed that her lovers do not recognise her anymore. But instead, they run into the arms of another. They embrace the images of hoof and clover, they prize the self-portrait, reinstating, reaffirming all of the while that their marriage to their doctrines denies the company of any other.

So often Truth is denied in this way, forbidden to enter where such doctrine does dwell, lest she come between the old lovers: the man and his self-chosen society. But she will wait and she will endure. Truth remains when doctrine has ceased its usefulness. Truth has insight beyond the concepts expounded and ignited in any age.

The young seek their love with inspiration and great enthusiasm, and when they find the image of Truth reproduced in a doctrine or a system of faith, understandably they cease to inquire, being content that they have found their true lover. Faithful, they cling to this society or religion, so faithful that they dare not move outside of the circle. . . but Truth, unlike a society, is free from the marks of Man. Truth will not conform and will not be bound by chains to the feet of her lover. So the weight at the other end of this said chain is not Truth in captivity. She will freely give and give of herself, but will not be altered or bound in liberty of expression by any man. It is a false lover that bends to the whims and demands, who cajoles the wayward personality and assures them all work is done and achievements are over.

To find the free spirit of Truth one must look ever anew. Are we to be satisfied with one who merely resembles Truth? Many are. When Truth smiles at you and the radiant comprehension fills heart and enlightened mind, such sweet experience is a most happy recollection, tinged with sorrow at the intimate joy just past. Do not fret, she shall come to you again; but not of chains and by fettered approach - only the false lover is compelled in this way.

The iron will does seek to drive all desires inward, magnetised to attract that which suits twin images of personality. The will is for self-mastery, not for mastery over that which it cannot affect. The will of iron knows not the golden truth. It is the heart which is kindred, that attracts the gold of truth- to sieve through the grit and expel it accordingly, to pan the worldview and find the true gold. Oft times it is in such expulsion of self-values that in one sack of grit, one speck of real value is recovered.

Such labor never ceases. When labor ceases and true purpose is cast aside, we cease. False lovers offering comfortable alms may satisfy a personality, who, like attracting like, gives certain pleasure to themselves. The false lover will whisper to you of all you want to hear, entertaining the self-satisfying nymph who whispers of self, religion or politic. 

The soul of man is not satisfied so easily. The soul of man craves the company of his beloved: of Truth. There is no comfortable bed for the soul in doctrine. Rather, the soul's spirited passion is in searching for Truth, and the moment realized of grand and exquisite encounter again and again.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Social Work- 22nd June 1991

MISSIONARIES of the past were visionaries. Courageous and blinded to the outer conditions, they went forth with determined grit. As known now, both wonderful and harmful consequences ensued from such well-meant offerings. In the clamor to reach the poorer naive races (as was thought), the missionaries presence if nothing else, changed those tribes and races irreparably, almost from the start. With the benefit of hindsight would they, the crusaders, have managed their tasks differently?

The issue today is spent. There remains no people untouched by the affinities of others pressing in on them. Many a concerned anthropologist wonders of the changes in recent years whereupon so many are influenced for the better or for the worse in global marriage. Few seek now with fervor to convert a people religiously. The same enthusiasm is now in the field of health and healing. The fieldworkers as such, bring knife and needle, sterilize and immunise- often imposing yet further. Their forefathers in charity, of course, introduced many an ill to the very same people they are now trying to bandage; and with much of the same bloody-minded righteousness, they return again and again with the thought of the day. 

As before, the tasks are almost insurmountable- bloody-minded righteousness is necessary. They accept the risk of professional blunders, as weighed against a chronically desperate society. In truth, many a society has decayed and the remains are corrupted; the limbs are withering, the soil eroded.

The armies of men and women who move about the world in activities seeking assist the developing countries are just about the finest folk, who are to be admired. For all of their aspirations and hopes, their battle for resources, their struggle with climate and even harsher heads of state, not one singly or the whole collectively could answer you with a complete remedy.

If one can turn one's attention now to the condition of men globally who suffer spiritual poverty, the sorrow is no less than the overview of that which is taking place in the developing and declining races of today. There are oppressive regimes and decaying remnants, the 'modern world' presses in and with that brings inner diseases, the wastelands, the deserts, the floods, the poverty of soul and spirit. The light has disappeared from many an eye. One can see a dullness of expression of a spiritually lost and forlorn people. The would-be missionaries of this realm encounter the overwhelming prospects of the risks that interference brings, and the risks that denial does also.

We need not venture abroad to witness firsthand those people who are destitute and in need. Such suffering is to be encountered within one's own family and at every corner of every street. The men and women falter and are frightened. They are confused about the world they live in, as most interpret their environment and their colleagues to be unfriendly, almost hostile, unknown to them. Most folk have ceased to wonder at their existence before the age of ten. One cannot judge such people harshly or encompass fully the needs of the forlorn.

Here is the calling for straight and honest speech, renewed dignity, the nurturing of a kind thought or word, an uncorrupted deed, integrity within and without, a loving mind and a thinking heart - yes! a thinking heart! These and more we can offer.

The push and shove in the world of ideas encapsulates and overwhelms most men. There are many would-be saviours who have awaited an opportunity, cunningly navigated, to step in and catch the fallen, to claim the weak and lost. The business of converting another is questionable to say the least. It is one thing to water and weed a rose bush, but another matter entirely to graft on a lily.

Objectives must be decided at the start, so if nothing more one can then view the mistakes of the future with some clarification. Who may claim total overview as to another's destiny? Social work is an unconscionable endeavor indeed.

One must restrain the desire to effect change on another, but rather nurture the desire of offering assistance- to desire to serve rather than to master. For in obedience to those we most humbly do adore and therefore try to emulate, we look to the ways of Christ and of the Father: not to a dictator, nor persuader, nor pretender. Rather to be in the service of all, ever ready when called- to desire to serve rather than desire to master.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Time is Oxygen/ Bilateral Quasars- 21st June 1991

THE grand deception of time is that of continuance. The concept of time implies a progression whereupon the future is always seeded from the past in a sequence and a sequential graduation. However the properties of time itself do not relate to a given perception of the substance, a substance which we inhale and exhale; substance that too, has its physical representative and physical realization permeating all those who are indwelling in the consciousness of Earthly life.

Bi-lateral Quasar

Time can indeed be weighed by increments other than a clock face. Such time relates only to the sphere on which our consciousness is anchored in daily living. It is for this reason that when we enter the realm of sleep and pass from the physical body into higher realms that we cannot recall the time that has passed during the slumber hours - as time itself is a physical experience.

It is known however, that when one is in the condition of semi-waking and semi-slumber, there can be experiences recalled of dreams that seemingly took a great length of time, when a sleeping minute or two was all that had passed according to the clock.

The old adage (not so old really) that time is money, is incorrect: time is oxygen. When the yogis mastered their breathing techniques they could utilize this truth in a way that would force the consciousness out from the bondage of such perceptions. In regulating and slowing the heartbeat and subsequently the breath - as with initiation - a state alike to a controlled coma or hibernation would ensue. Of course, as with any denial of natural processes, this practice eventually leads to the cessation of heartbeat entirely, where the individual and his earthly connections are made feint by such strain of conditions imposed.

The infant in the womb has no experience of time. After birth it takes the entire being many months before the consciousness can adapt to the process of remaining conscious rather than dozing off: withdrawing from time and its demands. The elderly too, have difficulty in the digesting of time and its impressions and are apt to doze at times which are not of their choosing, but rather at irregular/regular intervals - mingled with former recollections, memories of the past, denying the digestion of present activity.

Time as we know it has brothers and sisters and different modes of expression extending throughout spheres and planes into realms and kingdoms; and according to exact laws which enable the inhabitants to frame their existence thereby. But the essential viewpoint is to realize that it is our relationship with time: our perception that speaks to us usually, rather than a grip on the reality and nature of time itself. There are pathways and circuits, rhythms and cycles coherent throughout the natural and supernatural worlds. And then there is the perception of duration exacting to the particular, and that is our experience of time.

After death when one experiences the panorama of the life just passed, such assimilation does not take place within the timeframe in which we are accustomed to here and now. In point of fact it is beyond that particular framework anyhow, and is answerable (even to recall) to another substance. Equally so, one might have suggested to a pioneer two centuries ago of the possibility of travelling the globe in just two days. If the how and the why was then not known, the pioneer would have been justified in scoffing at such a notion of time.

If we have difficulties realizing the possibilities that can take place in split-second timing and the exactness of Fate, or that the world was indeed in creation for seven days, it is well to remember that time is the foundation of our cognition but does not of itself prohibit activity within a particular framework.

There are a multitude of differing consciousnesses assimilating and interpreting time according to their own capacity to do so. The butterfly is no less cheated for his three-day existence as such. And speaking of the butterfly, there are many of spectacular colorings. The caterpillar is an excellent example of possibility and time. He works for the cocoon, he slumbers in the cocoon, he gathers and transforms his oxygen until such a time as he sprouts from his woven home. In this we can see a future evolution for Man. For the physical organism of Man today is as underdeveloped as the caterpillar. The capacity of transformation and purification shall come in time! 

In time!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Solstice & the Global Day-1991

THE full cycle of the seasons is as a complete day for the Earth. The solstice marks the increments substantial to this day; and no more apparent is this than at the outer regions of the poles. As with the twenty-four hour day, where the ebb and flow of extraordinary influences push forth in waves lapping at the shores, so too the global day has its premium episodes of receiving through unlocked gateways, the greater surges to and fro of extenuating cosmic influence.

The Heavens permit glimpses at such times, of the Elemental Thrones. There are optimum stages of relay and communication. The Earth does cease her chatter for a time and lends an ear to the extraneous community of globes. There is a meeting and a linking, an embracing mind to mind, soul to soul, at the solstice points of open linkage.

This is the connection of the initiate's pilgrimage with starry landscapes foreign and unexplored - haste back, lest the impulse weakens and doors do close. The trek follows the pathways that the solstice times allow. Ambassadors go out and neighboring friends do visit - foreign exchange in the extreme! With a two day visa!

Much change occurs at these four points [including equinoxes] in time. A sickness will turn, an inventor will find inspiration, and a prayer will be answered. Many souls will be called to depart and withdraw as the tenuous restraints to a single lifetime will snap. The next wave of waiting babes showers in, governments will change direction, seeds will swell with anticipation, some waters will putrefy, some will sweeten. The colors of the globe will brighten; the Earth, alike to a house with fresh whitewash, will be renewed - spring cleaning time in seasonal interlude, the winds of change travel over the globe.

Hopes will conclude. Hymns that were sung take form and fly out. These are the times when the little floating wishing boats of the Japanese find their destined shores. Currents in the seas are revitalized, potencies turn back upon themselves. Poles are strained and then relax, as the tide comes in and then goes out again.

Frequencies will alter, clocks may start and stop, prophets will visualize, and marriages will break or strengthen. Sons will depart the home, daughters will depart from childhood into womanliness; babes cut teeth and learn of their toes, the pupil is put to challenge by the teacher. Thousands are committed to asylums, whilst thousands are released. Many a rock does crumble, many a fish back-flips.

So we celebrate the equinox calendar, for the flurry and impulse of opportunities received. Our home is truly with roots in outer connecting starry pathways, which are closer in influence to our beings at some times in preference to others. At the solstice we find renewal and subsequent cessation, marking new and dramatic confrontations in daily life. Here are the times of seeding with fresh impulse, where aborted grains of unrealized hope become as chaff, and new grains are formed from the bosom of Cosmic life herself.

Remembering too, that stars need not be visible to promote their influence and contribute to the cosmic family trust. The activities so described are resulting from our planet breathing in and expelling that which converses in the higher and lower spheres of global interaction. A slight shift in a given range of perception entertains a further multitude of colourful, yet sparkling orbs within effulgent range.

At the time of the solstice light a sparkler, clash some cymbals, burn the old garments, plant a tree (maybe an ash). Of course, do not drive frantically in your motor car; and beware unstable and irrational cats who might hiss and spit and claw because of their sensitive disposition to such change. Contemplate the universal communion; and if one is very quiet, they may hear somewhere in the distance a party going on! For every global day is a birthday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Divine Retribution- 20th June 1991

IT WOULD be significant if people were to perceive the consequences of each and every devotion performed. After death the opportunity is given to view in sequence the consequences of daily impacts. These are well understood and impressed upon the soul of the viewer, but the actual extenuating ramifications of prayerful and devotive works are never quite realized.

One can question this, as apparently we must learn largely from the negative considerations that amount to a life's employ. However this is because no one man can shoulder the work's profits from loving endeavors, nor absorb the unselfish act with commensurate reward. If a soul were impressed thus so, so that very prayer and charitable effect returned pleasurably, the unselfish should become the selfish, goodwill and empathy would be thus extinguished.

The very act of living implies that we impinge continually upon another's freedom - intentionally or unintentionally we cause suffering within the world, through our actions, our attitude, our speech and our very thought. The lessons become plain when a mirror of empathetic resonance is before the soul who has just withdrawn. As if before the Recording Angel, we are led through each incident with alarming concern and detail. Such instruction is rarely to be feared as with a punishment, but to be taken as is - a wonderful insight into true recollections of an immediate past whereby a perspective is focused and we may proceed with fresh outlook. For the personality gathered within a single lifetime has been discarded and the higher nature of a man can set the orders and conditions for the lower aspects freed from the dictates of the lower man.

The soul welcomes experience and knowledge. The lower man is obstinate and clings to habits formed and set within the relevant levels of expression, but the higher man cannot go on and withdraw further until all is put into order. There is work still to be done and part of this work is the process of inner reflection working through all aspects of this single lifetime, and to that of karma. The word 'karma' usually has a 'good' or a 'bad' attached to it, but accordingly we view it as all 'good' and so we will drop the adjunct on the understanding of this.

If one has ever known a very reckless and destructive individual, one will invariably find that they suffer from an extreme denial of actual laws and actual consequence. For the moment this is putting aside the doctrine of karma, commenting on the more visibly recognized laws of state, of family, of conscience etc.. Such an individual assumes that he or she is quite above such laws or morality and would explain away their professed 'right' to do just about anything that takes their fancy. Eventually one may come to observe also, that such an individual strikes one as slightly 'unhinged' or more appropriately, slightly insane. For these notions of undisciplined and inexcusable denials of personal responsibility are of themselves, untruthful insanities.

Fortunately most men have developed and are developing a conscience which alerts them to a set of moral distinctions. Whether or not the concept of karma is consciously recognized, most men do try their level best to keep from temptation's way. However, one way or the other one may observe the actions of the man who does not recognize any inhibiting laws to his behavior, and view also that which unfortunately results. By considering this alone we have a very good case for the correctness of karma indeed!

We know of the physical confines of limitation. In daily life we accept somewhat from early childhood that we may not fly from mountain tops or set fire to ourselves and still expect to wake the next morning. Life is a series of 'cannot dos' rather than 'can do'. Within physical bounds we understand such laws and respect them or answer the consequence.

Karma is but an extension of such laws, except with two distinctions:-
1) Is the divine intervention which gives appropriate timing to the consequences we call forth. In other words, unlike the physical extremes which have immediate realization - i.e. place finger in flame, burn finger, finger hurts etc. - those consequences to which we are answerable for, do no impact immediately. Would that they did, one could not negotiate life at all.
2) The nature of karma is of certain completion to an act (outer or inner), and by such completion is instructive and welcomed essentially for our soul-experience. A marvellous instructor! By the very set of applications we perform, we call to learn anew of that which we have done in the worldly arena. True learning may begin.
No one soul may ever 'do as it pleases' without certain consequence; and the consequence of freedom is that all outgoing activities from individuals rebound. This ensures freedom for all and quickly answers the soul as to their true and proper placing in the world. New perspectives are nourishing the soul by calling forth the commensurate experience from the activity that was instigated firstly by that soul.

Within all levels of manifestation we are bound by such laws. It is the same that enables the stars to stay in check- the harmony of ecology. Without such a law there would not be the weak and the strong, the lesser and the greater, the smaller and the larger. There would only be the strong, the greater and the larger - one species would dominate his speck of sand, oblivious to the beach that he sits upon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Short Treatise on the Milk of Human Kindness- 17th June 1991

KINDNESS does nourish the soul from one to another as the milk from a mother does nourish her infant. This is fact.

During the course of ones life we are met with many an obligation and necessity, not the least of which is the great call from the world-weary who are so starved of the essential sustenance and remedy that kindness brings. It is often the simplest gesture unprompted and unrehearsed which offers those within our immediate society strength of purpose within their own existence. Men learn essentially from experience and kindness itself works upon the receiving individual, as Grace does also, whereupon one heart may speak to another heart rather than impose or challenge, set conditions or rebuke the soul in need. 

What greater response may we learn than kindness? Charity may be fashioned to a particular design; charity is commendable and works on the basis of redistribution. 

Sweet compassion and kindness does of itself produce more of the same and multiplies from one to another and answers needs in the human condition that selective charity cannot. One can offer only so much charity before the resources are used and gone; this of itself of course, is a valuable and honorable endeavor. But kindness knows no reserve, the only limitations being those set restraining oneself in the giving.

Criticism thwarts our instincts of compassion. Whilst men are preoccupied with discarding and rebuking that which manifests in the outer world which is distasteful to them they are often inhibiting that manufacture of such milk to which we refer. Herein lays the differentiation between careful analysis and criticism. For in the first instance we may detach our personal responses and viewpoint, and with useful inquiry try to interpret another's condition, but then still offer regard and kindness to whoever we encounter. But in the second instance, with criticism, we withdraw our response to meet a need; in fact close doors to inquiry abruptly, not wishing to know more or understand. It is an act of rebuke and offers nothing.

To give all that we have is the precept. It is good to give that which we may draw from bountifully and know no limits to the wealth, the well from within. This asks of us so much and yet so little. When one is in the attitude of kindness, there does not even need to be a physical act for such kindness to take effect on all concerned. It is the inner expression of kindness that will touch a man and give to the world firstly, before the outer expression. 

Life requires that certain functions are performed, functions on many levels of being that require that we accept into ourselves, translate and transmute, transform or oppose. Aside from the functions of existence, we may impart some of the heavenly qualities that are given to us, that sustain our being truly. Such qualities are there for every man, and are fixed in a far deeper reality than our grappling with the functions of existence. One such quality is of kindness. That as we know our Father's Grace, and the kindness of the Hosts (both above and below), so too we may allow this to stream forth from our own being and flow on into another.

The hardened criminal, the bigot, the slave owner, the hypocrite, the impassioned and the de-passioned, the broken, weak and fallen - these and others need such a remedy; and without remedy are cast yet further down and out.

Spiritual science is practical. This is not discussion for the sake of a high ideal so high as it is unattainable or impotent. One must remember daily that there are stern consequences not only to physical works, but also in our attitude of soul and the fruits thereby. If the code is that we should give of what we are asked, then kindness is first, as herein is the greatest need. One can actively develop this attitude, and work upon oneself to drive out criticism and give due respect and compassionate kindness to all who are in need.

The more one is tempted to criticize, the more we are alerted thereby to their need for such kindness. And so the true value of analysis is to find within ourselves, that which we may give best to sustain another.

Milk is produced from love and from sacrifice. 
So be it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tears & Upset- 1991

CRYING does of itself bring much remedy for the condition which prompts such unhappy salutations. To sob, weep or moan, bewailing an infliction of such bereavement, is to outwardly console our inner conflict - much as hiccups do relieve tension in the diaphragm.

At times of immense shock an individual may not react in the way of releasing their inner suffering. But instead there is silent and most dumbfounded resistance; tears may not even be manifest. The condition of shock is then as an asthmatic response, whereby the regularity of function is apprehended and the individual so distraught, withdraws into a process of disincarnation. Of course to the extreme, one may faint and in losing consciousness has temporarily severed certain connections with that which is most difficult to confront and accept. But tears do come in measure, bringing an essence of that very healing and divine consolation which the soul cries for.

Extreme episodes of inconsolable sorrow so stress the individual that remedy is answered only in that substance the tears call forth. For every time a man does cry - cry from a suffering, a suffering which presses unbearably, tearing heart and mind into frantic and desperate reserve - the heavenly worlds lament. In times where an individual may feel to be most alone, there surrounding in answer to tears and pleas, are many gathered sympathetically in comfort for that soul. 

We may cry for ourselves or may cry for another. The tears of our Lord fell upon the wanton earth and the heavenly remedies did stream and flow awash through that medium of tears. Both sweet and salty were those tears.

Great sadness be to those who cannot cry tears; especially so for those who may depart the earth in suicidal mania, which has deprived them of these springs of divine consolation. For to enter death mid despair and desperation, complicates any intervention or assistance that should have otherwise been known.

For those who have survived suffering long enough to smile again, they know of the solace, the communication of spirit comforters within. Some have never felt so close to God as in those darkest most perilous sorrows. Whilst pain and suffering is never welcomed or suggested, the valiant who have risen from these trials will tell you that the experience of life may be so clearly viewed and renewed, yet again.
It is the most difficult question which confronts Christianity: the question as to why our Heavenly Father should permit a soul to suffer, if even for one moment. And more so, is it of His choosing?

Those of the higher worlds do not relish the anguish of men. There is no pleasure gleaned from sadness. The heavy-hearted and broken are received daily, hour by hour, minute by minute, forlorn and sorry, pitiable creatures whom even the Devil himself can find no delight in. Souls of sorrow are as with shadows cast over them, shadows which cover the face of a once beautiful spirit, now dejected and downcast. Whether such suffer this on Earth or whether move into spirit with great upset, all children of our Father suffer too with great distraction.

In such times we must try to be open to all assistance. Clocks may not be turned back, however with patience one will come to see every desire fulfilled, every bond completed. If one had the ears to hear inwardly that small but golden inner voice that speaks of serenity and future hopes which in time will come to bear- nothing is ever lost.
If there is something we should have wished for, it will be in time and with which requires patience. Even if the humble years appear to amount to an eternity, there will be time and place reserved by those tearful moments cast out into the future, to be set aright and made good again. This is the promise of our Lord. Not that gratification may be made instantaneously, but that all lost hopes shall be regained, all past and longed for acquaintances will be renewed, all opportunities missed shall be afforded again; and if so desired, again.

For although we live moment to moment, that substance of our life does not work in such ways. We may count on this with surety.

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