Greetings and salutations beloved readers! This morning, Visible swims in a sea of sweet repose. You get days like that, they come around like Spring, whispering in your ear. It kisses you on the cheek as it brushes by you, leaving a lingering smile in its passage; much like Lady Nature did when she came down my driveway toward me in Italy a few short years ago. I will never forget that interlude, which lasted for a couple of hours but seemed to be an entire lifetime. She said she would be back soon and then events happened that required her attention and I have not seen her since but.. I will.
We come into life as if it were a total surprise. Childhood goes on longer than the rest of our life. If only we could remain there in that awareness but... with wisdom conferred. This should be the goal of every life, to accomplish a state of regenerated innocence. The result, more often than not, is senility and there is a reason for that. It is the result of materialism having usurped the spiritual quest. Make no mistake about it. We are on a spiritual journey, irrespective of whether we are aware of it or not. This material level is the battleground of a spiritual war, whether we are aware of it or not. Someone once said something like, “we are spiritual beings having a material experience.” I agree with that.
My friends... I have been coming here for a dozen plus years now. A veritable river of words has streamed by. I hope there has been some value in it. In all that time there has been one motive at work and it has not been my own, until I came into alignment with it. I didn't know what was happening until it kept happening long enough for the reality of it to find its way, through the barriers of my occasionally stubborn mind. Because of the hardships of my early life; most of my life actually, it took a long time for me to realize that God might really have me in mind for some sort of work, even though I have spent my entire life seeking to be employed by God and suffering enormously as a result. It's not your usual 9-5 activity with a paycheck at the end of the week.
It's ironic really, given how few are employed by the ineffable to begin with, how tough it is to meet the standards necessary to get a position and if you don't measure up, you wind up as an object lesson. God is willing to employ anyone who sincerely wants the job but you got to be up to it and there is no possibility that you will not be monitored in excruciating detail, because the almighty will be right there in your being, looking through your eyes, listening through your ears and performing his work through you, should you permit it.
When I started out in this business (grin) it was in the male room, then it went to the female room for a good period of time. After that it went impersonal for a bit and then that father/mentor/friend dynamic came into play and it remains there, except for my continuous appreciation of the feminine because without it I would not be able to do what I do. She is the muse and the inspiration of the affair.
Because of the nature of our times and the insufferable press of materialism, a lot of men and women are unable to balance their being or retain true perspective on the male female relationship within. It begins to express itself in a mundane fashion that reflects the force of materialism upon it, thereby becoming a sexual expression. Materialism is a perversion upon Nature. Nature in essence is both raw and pristine. She is infinitely pliable and can be shaped and misshapen in countless ways. The drive for the possession of material dreams, fashioned from uninformed desire, has taken the Queen of Heaven and turned her into a temporary Hell Bitch. This is as good an explanation of Kali as I can imagine. It has also turned some men into caricatures of her in all the least pleasant ways.
The twisted lens through which the Queen of Heaven is presented, reflects the distorted image of her in the human kind of the time. The magnetic power of materialism draws our essence, our strength outward into varieties of Onan dancing ...and regardless of whether there are others involved in the process, it is still masturbation, inflamed by a bent presentation of what is actually there. It's there but we don't see it. We see the fun-house mirror versions. I do not mean to disparage those who are caught up in the thrall of powerful forces. I can well understand how strong they can be and I believe there are those born to demonstrate in certain fashions for Karmic reasons and I cannot speak to the rightness or wrongness of any of it. I understand the historical verities. Look back in time to every great culture that has gone into decline and you will see very similar forms of acting out that take place. If you have read the works of Tacitus, You will see that we mirror Rome in so many ways. The problem, as always, is that our technological achievements and our material desires far outstrip our moral sense. We fail to see that the horse we are riding is more powerful than we are. Properly guided it will take us where we want to go but... if it gets out of control it will take us where we do not want to go. This is where so many of us find ourselves today. If it were not so sinister it would be hilarious. The picture and bullet notes say it all. ♫I lost my ass in San Francisco♫ Without a doubt, Kalifornia is going into the sea. I don't know when and I don't know how but it fits the plot line to a T. I do not wish to alarm those who live there and I don't think the whole of it is going down but something tells me that it is inevitable.
Life is a projection of the mind upon the screen of existence. It goes through cycles like the seasons. There are many myths that show the truth of this in allegorical fashion. It is very much like a dream as well and so it is very much like a movie in which you play your part. Play it well. ♫Give it your best shot, give it everything you've got, right now is the time to start, if you're willing and able. Hitch your wagon to a star.!You're a whole lot better than you think you are♫ Whoops, visible just digressed into a song. It happens.
This is not about saying what is right and wrong, in terms of the way anyone might choose to live their lives. I am in no position to judge, given what a mess I made of my own life on occasion but... it is not the mistakes we have made that define us, it is what we have done about the recognitions gained from experience. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of god.” I try to remind myself as often as I can that, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Amen to that. Also, “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” The Bible is filled with solid and provable wisdom. You really don't need any other book, though there are many other books that also will guide your way; “In my father's house are many mansions. If it were not true I would not have told you so.”
I believe that the true Bible is written in fire language upon the awakened human heart and that is the source of 'revelation.' I also believe that the second coming of Christ has occurred again and again, each time a soul awakens to the indwelling spirit of the living light within. I also believe that this will happen at some point that the spirit of Christ will simultaneously awaken in the hearts of everyone who has prepared a place and that time may well be soon. “I look unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” That used to hang on the wall of my bedroom when I was a kid. It means something more to me than the literal statement.
The ineffable has always been in my life. I just never saw it as clearly as all the suffering that has come and gone has made it possible for me to see. Seriously, I don't care how obstinate or ignorant you or anyone might be. If you don't give up. If you persist without regard for your security or sanity, you will find the one who will change you utterly. Even if you are persistent in the wrong way and for some inexplicable reason, the ineffable wants you, the ineffable will get you. As he did Saul of Tarsus and the man who wrote Amazing Grace. There have been countless examples of spiritual transformation and we will all be changed in this way at some point but that could take lifetimes upon lifetimes. Better to seek out the ineffable with all your strength now than to have to endure the long road of suffering ahead. I assure you of the truth and urgency of this.
That regenerated innocence awaits everyone who aspires to it and angels wait and watch for those they may assist in this work. It will come upon you all of a sudden like the calm that follows a storm. There will be a cleanness in the air, a freshness of being, that is the irrefutable evidence of it. It will come and it will remain and you will know with a certainty that god is present and everlastingly so. This might be the moment to leave it said and go.
There will be a videoized radio broadcast this Sunday. Much love my dear friends!
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