Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sacred Feminine


There's a nova in her eyes
Ageless suns in an infant sky
Penetrating innocence on her two lips
Clarifications that literally rip
The cosmic dust off life-worn hearts
Shattering heavens while epiphanies start
To cascade lovingly on all around
Till you're enveloped in her sweet sound

O Goddess of passion and purity
Dual zenith of the mysteries maturity
On my horizon you ever loom
My heart and soul you have consumed

Split-tailed comet of Divine intercession
The galaxies march behind your procession
Of fiery head and tail of pure snow
In awed adoration of your perfect halo
Lady in passing, Queen of the Dawn
Ever forward I find myself drawn
Lady in waiting, Queen of the Night
Frozen, suspended; I worship your light 


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Advanced Studies

David Bohm received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley under the direction of Robert Oppenheimer (no less!). I give a smidgen of his resume to establish his "scientific cred" so you don't think I am trotting out some pseudo-scientist.

"...the general tacit assumption in thought is that its (thought) just telling you the way things are and that its not doing anything--that 'you' are inside there, deciding what to do with the info. But you don't decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one who controls each of us. Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then saying that they are there naturally. This is another major feature of thought. Thought doesn't know it is doing something and then struggles against what it is doing. IT DOESN'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS DOING. And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call sustained incoherence." (emphasis mine)

What I would now ask you to do is substitute the word 'ego' for 'thought' and reread the paragraph. This is as exact a description of ego as one could ever find. And it is the very reason I requested you bring a "dash of mindfulness" to this venture on the web sites HOME page. You need to realize that the ego "doesn't want (you) to know what it is doing," so it can continue its influence and dominance. Once you understand how the ego operates however, the paradigm (belief system) shifts. You can now begin to create the type of world your heart desires. I caution you though, with the words of Churchill; "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Niels Bohr is more a heavyweight than Bohm. Bohr won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Lets look at a couple of his insights into reality. "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." And this; "Isolated material particles are ABSTRACTIONS, their properties being definable and observable only through their interaction with other systems." Last but not least; "Nature likes to keep its options open, and therefore follows EVERY POSSIBLE PATH. Only when observed is nature forced to choose one path, so only one path is taken." (emphasis mine)

What I feel Bohr is saying is that "reality" is what we observe it to be. Through our perceived experiences we define our world. Once we remove (loosen) control from the ego we can consciously direct our thoughts towards any path we choose. What do you choose?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scroll IV

I am natures greatest miracle.

Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.

I am natures greatest miracle.

I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable. I am the end product of thousands of years of evolution; therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me. But my skills, my mind, my heart, and my body will stagnate, rot, and die lest I put them to good use. I have unlimited potential. Only a small portion of my brain do I employ; only a paltry amount of my muscle do I flex. A hundredfold or more can I increase my accomplishments of yesterday and this I will do, beginning today.

I am natures greatest miracle.

Nevermore will I be satisfied with yesterday's accomplishments nor will I indulge, anymore, in self-praise for deeds which in reality are too small to even acknowledge. I can accomplish far more than I have, and I will, for why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today?

I am natures greatest miracle.

~excerpt from "The Greatest Salesman in the World," by Og Mandino

Monday, July 22, 2013

Year 2

As I embark on the second year of this web site, I think my biggest disappointment has been my inability to engage the reader at a one-on-one level. The failing is so pronounced I realize the term "facilitator" that I used in the About Me section is wildly inappropriate. I haven't been able to facilitate much of anything for those who visit. I have asked a friend of mine (Lance Buffington) to critique my writing style and offer suggestions how I can become more approachable. I wanted the web site to be about YOU and I have failed miserably. Whatever my writing style one thing is clear, it isn't one that generates a lot of commentary.

The most amazing thing that took place in the last year was the series of posts in February that began with Flatline and actually didn't conclude until May 23rd with Mark 8:18. Looking back I am reminded of Parsifal, the innocent fool. That I could be so na├»ve to think that I could help them "learn how to smile again" was beyond audacious, it was ludicrous. And yet, something took place that I am hard pressed to explain outside the context of G-G-G. Life intervened. Dramatically. I lived it and I know (who believes what a river knows). Whether I was actually able to convey the cosmic dynamic to the reader is a whole different question.

Advanced Reading:

As to my direction for the coming year: I will continue to emphasis that if there is to be a "Kingdom," it will be our responsibility to bring it about. Matthew 24:4-34 is pretty clear. No matter how the literalist's want to twist the text, Jesus said it, not me. The scam that it is THIS generation he was talking about simply perpetuates the con. Pretty effectively too---its worked for 2000 years! No, as daunting as it may be, it will be up to regular people like you and me to make it happen. If we are unable, or unwilling to embrace the "largesse" of the dynamic, it will fall to another generation to effect the inevitable. How I hope we seize the moment (carpe diem).

It is doubtful I will continue G-G-G for a third year. Some 5 to 6 weeks ago I anted up to maintain the domain name and I was excited to do so. My enthusiasm hasn't diminished so much as the realization there are only so many ways to tell you that you are God's instrument. His best and finest way of interacting with his creation. After 107 posts last year and what will be a total of 115 posts this year (Life just let me know 222 is the exact number to reach) then I will have achieved what I set out to do. The honor and the privilege is that I got to share it with you.

Update 4:56 PM Interesting this showed up today isn't it?