Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tickle Me Yahweh

God is playing with me. To understand what I mean by this you will have to read All is Vanity (7-4-16) and Interesting or Odd. (8-1-16) The inexplicable keeps happening and it seems as though God wants to rub my nose in it--albeit in an amusing way. The hard part is writing to you about the dynamic. I can imagine your dismissal of my record of events as embellished or untruthful. And that brings me to the undercurrent of why (perhaps) God keeps the inexplicable going. (to reveal aspects of my ego) The initial post (All is Vanity) speaks to the listing of countries as a 'sop to my ego.' It was and I acknowledged it. I confessed my motives. The occurrences since then have been unprecedented--other than the first few months of the blog. (for obvious reasons--every country was new) So here I am (once again) listing new visitors, wondering if you think I am playing games or making all this up. Which is just another manifestation of my ego!

Honduras 8-2-16 Ecuador 8-3-16 Panama 8-10-16 Angola 8-15-16 Tunisia 8-15-16 Cambodia 8-16-16 Albania 8-17-16

ALBANIA--Algeria--ANGOLA--Argentina--Australia--Austria--Belarus--Bahamas--Belgium--Brazil--Bolivia--Bulgaria--CAMBODIA--Canada--Chile--Costa Rica--Columbia--Denmark--ECUADOR--El Salvador--Finland--France--Germany--Georgia--Greece--HONDURAS--Hungary--India--Indonesia--Iraq--Ireland--Italy--Israel--Jamaica--Japan--Kazakhstan--Kenya--Kuwait--Kyrgyzstan--Latvia--Lithuania--Malaysia--Mexico--Netherlands--Pakistan--PANAMA--Peru--Philippines--Poland--Portugal--Qatar--Romania--Russia--Serbia--Singapore--Slovakia--Spain--South Africa--South Korea--Sweden--Switzerland--Suriname--Taiwan--Tanzania--Thailand--TUNISIA--Turkey--United Arab Emirate--Ukraine--United Kingdom--United States--Venezuela--Vietnam--Zambia--Zimbabwe.

Ironic, yes? On the one hand share developments and risk being thought a manipulator or liar; on the other, side-step reality for fear I look ludicrous and the series of new visitors improbable. (at best!) So be it. Nothing is quite as healing as a good laugh at our own expense.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hold Fast

I know who you are. Those that come here. Sensitive by nature, deep thinker, inconsistent in your application of spiritual knowledge. I know you. And I would ask you to remain steadfast, and true. That despite the bullshit that swirls around you, do not become disillusioned. Or disinclined. Or stumble into despair. Hold fast.

The truth is the political system is bullshit. The truth is the religious system is bullshit. And the economic system, the military system, and any other system one could name...they are all bullshit. But the truth is, that truth is but one aspect of the truth. It is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth--just an element of the truth. Hold fast.

Don't you know if you turn away now we are lost? That if you become discordant and disheartened there isn't any remedy? That the lunacy will prevail? That we will be swamped by their lies, their manipulations, their derision of human decency? Did no one tell you? Did they omit that from your teaching? Hold fast.

Here is what I would ask of you. Continue to be the person you would be. The one with the childish dream of equality for all. The one with the aspiration of a better tomorrow. The one with the naivete to believe they could change the world. Yes, be that. And hold fast.