Saturday, 25 February 2012

To God or not to God is not the question!

I'd dearly love to tell you of the Nature of God, not truly lost but merely forgotten amidst compelling distraction and false allure.

But for now am moved to say that for each of us our personna, in its orientation and strategy, indicates a mythos or story 'justification' for  separation (of God), whether expressed as a sense of  loss, abandonment and punishment or exclusion - or whether experienced as non-existence of feeling, as a 'world' in which love is weak, unreal and in-valid, and presumed or rendered absent from the very premises of thought, self and experience.

Such is the nature of our idolisation of - and preoccupation with - our thoughts, and of our identification with our particular personality stratagems for personal self 'salvation' (in terms of maintaining or prevailing as our 'self' amidst otherwise confusion), that it is very difficult to find a communication channel open.

Conflict is the very basis of the foundations of a psyche 'separated from God' - and the mode and game of conflict is its game, in which nothing is allowed to interfere ... until the game wears thin.

The term 'God' as I use it here, has nothing to do with our concepts of God or belief in such concept or investments in such belief or disbelief. It is a placeholder for direct experience, that cannot be given or communicated one to another, but like Manna (in the Bible story) - must be received and shared FRESH.

Fresh from a Source we (humanly) do not define, control, edit or manipulate.

Truth, Is (and is inherently undefinable). This Fact is Stillness of mind. (The absence or utter ineffectuality of any capacity to define).

But the Expression (or manifestations) by which Awareness knows Itself Aware, has qualities that can be recognised as the Singular Unifying and Timeless, space-less (or Non-Local), Basis, Nature and Condition.

Mr Dawkins is serving well in many respects the deconstruction of an external God. His science is serving the uncovering of a similarly illusory 'self' presumed to be 'internal' - and no more valid in 'understanding reality via laws' than of appealing wishfully to magic thoughts.

Any validity of our seeming 'self' is not in its myth of becoming or prevailing, but in its alignment with Universal Purpose;

"Know Thyself"

The wonder and vitality and energy and abundance of Life is given to share. Or rather its Nature is Shared. It is Being All That We Are. To step out of Life in attempt to control it, is an "As If". On the basis of "As If", the mind can fragment and spin out of control into ever more desperate attempts to retain a mind OF control.

O Love aren't you tired, yet?

Friday, 24 February 2012

Drought spreads across England

I have a sense that water is mined from sources that are not being replenished and which is a hidden or unreported in the media.

I also have a sense that by the time we are told about it, will be when the corporations own and control water in a way very similar to our  recent discovery of all these 'toxic' debts and deceptive 'financial instruments'.

Using up resources for personal profit is the way a limitless growth economy could be scammed onto the foolish. Scarcity becomes attractive to moneymakers because it offers a point of leverage and control.

Water may be cheap and plentiful enough to live even in drought Anglia - but it's availability is one of THE conditions for living.

We seem to have lost all the wisdom of our traditions - perhaps because the scamming of the foolish is by no means properly reported.

Sustainable living does not fit with corporate agendas. Nor joyful people - (excepting for their ads).
Corporate agendas tend to a lawlessness of intent because war is the model of their 'relationships'. They kill or be killed, and yet conspire together to keep us from participating directly in our own lives.

I trust that even Corporate thinking realizes the extremity of the times - and seeks to embody a greater responsibility for all - including themselves and their companies. The micro economy is of our personal level, domestic and community - and this needs protecting and nurturing instead of undermining so as to make us helpless dependant consumers - (to be dumped when there are no more jobs or welfare capacities).

We don't need GDP stats or  ghost jobs - we need to develop real assets that grow a real interdependent activity of mutual benefit from the ground up and from the top down. Water could be a Good Place to Start! Re-embracing our relationship with our living planet and each other.

If I'm wrong about the building up of a hidden water crisis (regardless of this drought), then hooray!

But please do report on any under the (water) table politics - as well as opening up a sense of practical options, on our relationship with water on both micro and macro levels.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth

These thoughts can be skimmed and forgotten - whether one enjoys or appreciates them or not.
What makes a difference is the soil into which they are received. How mindful is the reader of the true import of what is shared here? Not as fodder for a propaganda machine - but of our true nature and source? For beneath the defences is a story of love lost, of a disconnectedness at a primary level of our consciousness.

The transcendental nature of awakening is forever indescribable, but its fruits are its witness - and by discerning them do we grow less dense.
And our perspective shifts.

To seek to remedy the sickness with the mind that made the sickness is the kind of desperate attempt to re brand reality in ever more complex deceptions. There can be no peace or abiding fulfilment in deceptions - or fantasies brought forth to justify something that doesn't work and cannot work.

It isn't believing that is transformative - for the mind that operates as a separative reality can use any belief to suit its own interests.

Advertising is perpetually aimed at manipulating you via your beliefs - and in particular of a sense of personal insecurity or unvalidity.

To take the invitation of going into silence and letting Life Become in you, is a shortcut reality test to your own self acceptance. If in practice you uncover a can of worms - realize that such thought and emotion denied gentle release, are active beneath your radar 24/7.

Clinging onto the illusion of power is to be enslaved whilst believing oneself free. Yet to the mind that seeks to escape all true intimacy, such is the price willingly paid. We can recognize the mindset in our selves and starve it of nourishment. We can risk speaking the truth of our heart in trust that it knows how to give the form of its expression.

Now whether anyone likes it or not - we are in fundamental change of a nature that has one outcome and that is awakening to truth. A period of adjustment in market speak. And surprise surprise, as the worst of human intent and callousness is exposed on the main stage of the world.

Death seems to be an optional escape from unworkable impasse. Whether embraced in a will to unconsciousness or in hating and attacking our shadows in war.

The language that we have forgotten is one that speaks congruence of thought and mind and deed. But in a receptive, trusting stillness, the Movement of Being ill register with you - and you will know it by its fruits.

The self that lives by deceptions and masked presentations will not find anything but its own thoughts. But there is another way of looking at everything, and a mind is no more stuck than by its own carefully hidden wilfulness.

Please continue to post examples that invite a breaking through of a mindset of tyranny. For the love of that which Is shining gently upon itself - and yet will reintegrate all from a true foundation in place of a market for thought derivatives.

  • dedicatedtutoneilove
    20 February 2012 10:48PM
    "Clinging onto the illusion of power is to be enslaved whilst believing oneself free. Yet to the mind that seeks to escape all true intimacy, such is the price willingly paid."
    This is a very interesting and nice post that has got me thinking.. I'm not sure about the use of the expression " seeks to escape true intimacy" here.. unless it means the same as avoiding real responsibility and accountability.
    But I quite like this final reflection about something gentle and kind shining on itself in the meantime..etc. it seems quite Christian.

    You are welcome
    A true Intimacy is indescribable, it can only Live you. But Thay's intimation of the gently shining peace in each and every thing is a very apt symbol.
    We do not know that we are programmed by a will to power while we do not want to know. There are deeply held taboos that protect the mind from ... the mind. One could say we are temporarily distracted from the glory and wonder of life, over and over and over again...

    The sentence you quote:
    "Clinging onto the illusion of power is to be enslaved whilst believing oneself free. Yet to the mind that seeks to escape all true intimacy, such is the price willingly paid."

    Could be associated with Middle East dictators or the masterminds of the new world order, but really it is about all of us. But the world stage reflects what we can use to wake up.

    My primary communication would be to recognize that a wish for 'power over' as opposed to 'power with' - is being allowed to run unchecked as if it were the thoughts of our heart.

    If we choose coercive will, we have set our own experience as one in which we experience ourselves as opposed, limited, conflicted, disconnected, isolated and afraid. What is real communication but a deep willingness to listen in trust of discerning clear guidance for the best outcome or next step? But who can trust who is yet afraid of their own shadow - and claims righteousness in fighting a perceived and believed threat or evil?

    Wherever awakenings at a deeper level, find themselves seeding cultural change, there is the mind-making that coagulates around the spark. We humanly are not raised to be appreciated or valued for our presence but feel we have to make a mask to cope with what feels loveless. Then the mask becomes confused with presence and we seek to validate ourselves upon the world or upon each other - all the while forgetting that what is Real to our presence remains exactly as it is.

    Presence remains the seat of true power, but power is not wielded - but yielded to.

    These labels; buddhist, christian, scientist  etc - are unnecessarily divisive. A genuine desire to communicate finds universal value in expression. No one can really be what they make themselves, but they are free to live out their imaginative experience, until the dissonance of being out of true can no longer be kept out of mind or projected onto the world or on others.

    Ideas should never be given a blanket permission to run - especially good ones. To discern in the heart is not the same as thinking - though thinking might also happen. It is an active trust extending our own heart's acceptance. Heart and mind are one. Here is where presence is .
    Here is from whence a wholeness can communicate or guide or shift the mind that thought it thought alone, to a shared sense of being. It is not in special ones who seem to show a way - but in all.