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Friday, September 2, 2011

Animal Consciousness- 8th March 2009

BEFORE the day begins there is a brief time when, if the consciousness is bleakly stirred, we can all forget the details of ourselves and the world about us, and simply live in the consideration of the quiet - devoid of feeling our own personality, age or ability. The animal in his awareness, lives in this space within his wakeful consciousness daily. He does not feel identity or age, nor does he count or measure the days. He is more interested in most things outside of himself, than himself, within his own mind.

The animal does not think that he himself is interesting - even though he assumes total self importance. He does not reflect, but can be questioning - he might be curious as to what is beyond his fence for example, but not reflective about his own abilities to get there. Often this is why there is so little restraint - other than what has been put upon him either physically or behaviorally. There is no reflection as to choice or holding back - little consideration and reference time required.

With this form of consciousness a being is very much present in the moment - moment by moment. There is no projection forward or envisioning of the past - once again, the predawn moment of the moment, settled at the core and into place of being, a blessed fix within true time as the world itself goes on.

Animals ordinarily, by their nature, do not intend harm for harm's sake. They do not behave in a rabid way. They generally care for their young and act from necessity. If animals were truly ''wild" as they are made out to be, they would be fiercely attacking anything and everything without respite. Human beings and animals who do this have lost their mind, and their natures are perverse - this is not a normal condition or type for either to act out.

Similarly, when animals mate with each other their consciousness is still very much predawn and quiet, and mentally disconnected from the experience of the act itself. In other words, even though it may appear otherwise, animals do not actually feel what it is that they do; and it is nothing (even physically) similar to the human experience. Human beings in one instance, experience an actual release out from themselves which an animal cannot and does not feel joy in. The astrality, the nerve processes, are very different from what we imagine. When it comes to humankind, one of the mysteries of our own processes is that the greater ecstasies are actually remote from the physical act completely. 

In relation to the castration of male animals, the life forces will be taken up and dispersed less radically. The energy level will become more like the females. Male animals who are relieved from their pursuits to procreate are not deprived, yet are of course, physically afflicted. Such surgery is far more humane when done under anesthetic, and the animal does not consciously experience the violence of the act. The recovery and life experience afterwards is little altered providing the health is resumed thereafter.

Human beings tend to miss the point with many experiences of our wonderful life. The point to food and eating is nutrition. It can be and is a great experience, but firstly it is all about nutrition. If men and women stuck to that point there would be no obesity or food related obsessional problems.

The 'experience' of eating and all of the things now that go with that, is completely different to the very simple causality involved. This is not to say that it is simple to merely disregard food related problems, or that their cause has anything to do with food itself, it is just a comment that folk have literally lost the point of it in the first place.

The point to speaking is relating to one another truthfully. There is no good point to dishonesty. Even the romance and wit of the poets departs the first point sometimes; and yet at others, can be strikingly candid and inspiringly accurate. However, in conversation, there often is aversion, there becomes coercion, there are phrases and clichés that implicate and associate rather than specifically relate at all. 

And the point to life itself is not sex and food. It is not about merely maintaining yet more life - but rather finding the purpose and our purpose beyond that.

The mysteries of Existence are exalted within themselves, and by us also. These mysteries are not about carnal needs or pleasures, which are but a by-product to the life so lived amongst them.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Parallel Realities- 15th February 2009

THE Spirit of all of Humanity is essentially happy and illumined with all of Creation's enthusiasm. It knows inspiration, it breathes inspiration, and has no time or perspective for the cache of sorrows borne by the soul. Yet having said that, the soul also does not experience sorrow as we might directly know of it. The soul has a poetry, a romance - a string of ballads dedicated to those melancholy and desperate times gone before... and a courage and a steeling which would defend some and resist others because of it. 

The soul has grown - has come out from its gaiety and dreaminess into the perplexities of contradicting experiences, with a recall of each and every one of them. For sorrow and hardship known firsthand within this world, definitely promotes such paradoxical contradictory impressions within our own souls. 

We are firstly and typically, enlivened by any change that is before us. This is our nature. Our nature is curious and knows spiritually that the parade of events are all relatively transitory - our Spirit has outlived so many catastrophes, that our self-on-high is not truly perturbed.

The Spirit rejoices for those who pass through to death yet one more time, for it knows the beauty and the relief that is there for them. The Spirit sees cataclysmic events as historical landmarks for enormous change... and perhaps, on a seldom talked about level, is even excited somewhat about its own impending and possible death. For truly our spirits are untouched by the world and all in it - nothing can assault or insult, and no grief or woe penetrates through to them.

Our souls, on the other hand, are tediously and yet wonderfully, faithful to other souls, creatures, beings and guides that are cataloged in a most permanent memory that is soul itself. Someone once remarked that our souls hold much more of everyone else than they do of themselves. This is true of course, for our loving experience of others that remains with us, is of them and does not need to reference itself. Whereas within the ego today of most men, the stories enjoyed within their memory are of their own parts played within any interaction. You will find folk recite to themselves about what they did on any one occasion, skipping over the part of others for the main part, of their own historical dialogue. 

And it is the soul that drives us to care for others when we leave this world - that we might meet up and perhaps be with them, or help them again - whether they be still living, or excarnate also. It is this part of us which finds that part of them - not the ego of a man, and not his selfishness either. 

So this is interesting, because if a person is driven by pure selfishness to find someone (like for example a stalker in this world) but has not the knowledge of them from the soul and the true love of them within his wisdom, then they have no means to find them thereafter - whether in the spiritual worlds or in the physical at a later time. If that person has not loved them, there is no soulic reference for the finding. And of course this is awkward because if the same stalker is searching from will and want, from ego or mind, then without the soulic reference they could go on to mistake anyone for the person that they want to be with; and so it goes, time and time again.

However most folk do have the inner knowledge of whom it is that they have a genuine and constant rapport with, and it serves them well. There is a very real difference between the folk that we know casually and the individuals we know, truly know, with this measure of soulic love.

Returning for a pause to the condition of the Spirit within: it is not to say that this Spirit of ours is indifferent to life, or lifeless in love. This is not the case at all, but rather the opposite. However, the grandest aspect of our own spirit's fire within, is incredibly godly. It is, as if, a very long way from us in time. The memories predate physical existence and countless others before that; and the far reaching vision of the Spirit travels beyond our interludes and travails besides. It is noble and direct and pure. And each living being has this Spirit.

Sometimes, if you are mindful of this, you can see the representative of the Spirit in a different light; whereupon their character as you thought you knew it, is really not at all as it is.

And with ourselves also, should you ever want to change something about yourself in thinking or behavior, you can go look to the Spirit within at its highest and most pure aspect, and literally start again - beginning from that essential self that is not contaminated in any way by anything. You can make wonderful changes with this perspective, for the better.

The experiences of living within the World today are definitely confusing to our beloved souls, that generally prefer to keep things simple - simple needs, simple loves, simple purpose - whereas our demands in quiet times provoke all kinds of sympathies and antipathies. Whilst in times of personal or worldly sorrow, we are torn between the spiritual truth and the physical realities before us. Spiritually our spiritual selves always know that we are just fine; even and especially in the heaviest times of hardship and sorrow, this is so.

Death, granted, is unkind. There is very little that could be said about the experience of death within the world that makes it acceptable on any level of thinking or contemplation. But death to those who have just died - on the other side of the experience - is as wonderful to them as it is grim to us. It is as beautiful to them as it is grotesque to ourselves. It is as life-giving to the deceased as it is as final to those who remain.

We live with parallel realities and this can be confusing - sometimes heart-breaking to those who try to navigate through them. 

The greatest horror the soul and the ego of an individual can experience, is of what is unthinkable to them; and that is of unkindness, of brutality, of the inhuman human. It is incomprehensible to the goodhearted individual that ruthless people can be allowed to exist within their already difficult world. And although evil intent and even its actions, cannot really harm us in the long term, they are a sadness and a suffering of sorts for everyone.

Individuals are resilient and pass through to death very happily - even if they have known pain just moments before, or the strain of limbs that could not bear their own weight and the pressure of a world that pushed down on them. Individuals can recover very quickly and the soul is philosophical about different experiences, loving the retrospect album of recollected memories. But it cannot reconcile evil at all; cannot process, cannot understand, cannot see the purpose or the good in evil being done for evil's sake.

There are two types of evil we can name: intentional evil and unintentional evil. Intentional evil chooses dereliction, unintentional evil does not comprehend the harm that it is causing, or the consequence of that which is to follow. Unintentional evil lacks the empathy, experience and intellect to discern the right from the wrong in a given circumstance... intentional evil has empathy with its victims and enjoys their suffering, has the intellect to plot and plan the destruction, and chooses to do wrong before right.

Some are of the view that pure evil can be redeemed, whilst some believe that it is the nature of these beings that cannot be changed. Some say that evil is necessary for us to understand the good, whilst others look at it as an immature good - one that will conform over time.

Certainly, unintentional evil is something that we all have done in reckless ways, however very few human beings actually choose knowingly to permit or perform intentional evil; and interestingly enough they can barely last one lifetime doing so.

Once this path has been decided upon the individual forfeits their humanity and their rights (and keys) back into humanity. Their time which would have been in incarnating, brings them into the worldly sphere for that period, but not as incarnate. No mother would accept them, and their once identifying attributes which would guide them into the earthly sphere do not associate anymore with their being. This is why there are so few truly evil folk within the world at any one time - they only have one life as such and thereafter none to follow.

Of course they can for a time try to enact their foibles through the weakened states of others during their earthbound yet astral existence... which is more good reason for individuals to keep what wits they have and not succumb to the whisperings of the disengaged. The wrath of God does not exceed His Pity, but these sorry fellows have chosen their lot and it is given to them. If you wish harm to your brother you verily harm yourself. It cannot be otherwise.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rough Justice- 18th January 2009

THERE was a time when men and women had a concept of justice. Neither hardened nor harrowed by abject cynicism, justice was perceived with a consciousness that was comprehensive to the virtue of true equality: understanding that justice itself is equality of being, and that the one and the two are the same.

Yet still, and worse still, there are too many debates in the world as to what might be conducive to fairness for all. When fairness is so easily recognized and known for what it is, mere dances and games skirt around it. For countries, peoples, women and men, for children, for animals, for the land and its kind, knowing what is needed and what is right seems always to be deferred to another time, another life.

Whilst none of this is new thought here, it goes well to reveal something of our day-to-day thinking, that equally defers justice for its far poorer cousins: charity and care. Charity and care are of course, high virtues that should never be discounted, but they are not, nor never should ever be, preferred to justice - if justice could answer their needs with humanitarian fairness firstly. Who would rather qualify for charity more than to have what is fair? How many times are folk given to a charity, when justice done would have seen to their needs?

This paper should never be quoted in part only, because it is important to define Justice in terms of its very real and spiritual mean. The word 'justice' often implies a punishment or a harshness, as today it is largely used in terms of law and retribution. However contrary to this perception, from the essential consideration we warrant, Justice is at all times benevolent and is a guardian of beings, of life and beingness itself. In higher terms Justice is defining and stabilizing, and is the element and impulse of turning back and returning to what was.

For example, many forces working here and there go forth into the ethers with a strength and vitality, however they do not project on infinitely out, nor tire, but they come to a point and then return upon themselves. This point and this returning is inherently within all phases of manifestation.

Planets descend and ascend in their periods of being, and the impulse to stop the descent and begin the rise is that same principle of return. Homeopathy works on this principle. We incarnate, yet then return to Heaven, on a very different impulse - firstly driving into life, and then empowered to withdraw and head towards the stars! We circulate the Cosmos and then return... our very thoughts venture out, and then our self consciousness returns - back to self, back to the moment. 

Gravity is Justice incarnate... our own venal system is driven by return... This very principle pre-existed all action ere the Beginning, as it was inherent and predestined from the start. Not one thing could venture forth without the means to return home. Action is conditional upon and dependent upon this homeward returning principle of Justice.

In the civil context, Justice can mean a returning to freedom, to peace, to a modest prosperity, to health, to home and land - having goods returned, liberty returned, life returned. However we find that Justice cannot and does not find reasonable qualification in punishment. Society can protect its people by deterring and detaining corrupt individuals who have been proven to cause harm, but it need not 'punish' any individual for a crime. Punishment is impossible to achieve - it always seems to carry sinister intent alongside its cloak of pseudo-justice, and that malicious determining undoes any purpose it could have incurred. For whosoever has violence toward another, in mind or action, unravels their own making. The very same forces of returning, will turn back yet again upon themselves - and in reverse. The malice or hatred or violence so experienced within the man, very quickly inhibits his efficacy in all things gainful. This is the true meaning of 'what goes around comes around' - the justice within - the principle of return.

It is interesting how little and seldom are we judged. The whole of Heaven has but one simple measurement of any man - and that is by his heart. To be kind and sincere is all and everything that is required. Not one soul is esteemed for the history that he lived, for the skills he has incurred, for his wit or mind or knowledge. These things are personal and are majestically so worked for, yet as far as the Angelic realm and the Gods themselves consider, it is but a true and selfless soul that has love in his heart, that earns a place in the Kingdom. Past is past and mistakes fall from us all - pride, aspirations and our own judging of ourselves, is not given to the Heavens when they see our souls laid bare. The countenance of man is either fair or fain, either true or false, either kind or cruel. There is no in-between and naught else that counts right now, this very moment and e'er after, before His eyes.

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