Wednesday, 30 December 2009
So we can see that our bodies are completely separate.
But, we also know that we are tripartite beings, consisting of mind, body, and soul or spirit.
The separation at the levels of mind is less distinct than at the body level, and at the level of spirit eventually disappears altogether.
Our spirit knows that every 'body' is intertwined with spirit, even though the 'body', or 'mind' may not know.
One of the first emotions created by this spiritual 'togetherness' manifests in the body as loneliness. We realise that our body is separate, but our mind is yearning for some togetherness.
But how can we find a mind that is together with our own, when our own mind is flitting around from subject to subject, hardly ever deeply examining any of them.
A social drug has been in use since time immemorial to solve this problem - it is called alcohol.
The use of alcohol slows down the mind, and thus enables it to stay on one topic long enough for someone else to understand the topic. Then we have a chance of finding a like mind. But don't forget, it's a slow mind, and if through excessive alcohol use it has become accustomed to being slow, then it's not going to be easy to get it to speed up again. More alcohol slows down the mind even more, until, in a very sluggish state, it completely omits the memory function, as discovered during many hangovers when the brain makes repeated attempts to function normally, but fails.
This is the major benefit of internet - it enables like minds to meet in a short period that would otherwise take many lifetimes. Additionally, having once met, these minds are far more able to stay in touch on the material plane, as well as the mental place.
Is this a reasonable explanation of 'kindred spirit'?
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
My theory is that if it is OK for everybody to do what I am about to do, then it is OK for me to do it.
Academics like Kant say the same thing, but take a book to say it.
This is my basis of brotherly love - this is the best idea I have come up with that seems to overcome all problems.
It's so very simple.
If each and every one of us decided that our New Year's resolution was to improve our moral values, then this improved morality would immediately destroy most of the world's ills.
Some humans have failed miserably in their task of evolvement, and they continue to behave like animals.
Reasonable targets for morality were laid out by many leaders over 2000 years ago, yet two millennia later, our own presidents and prime ministers still cannot abide by them.
Which part of "Thou shalt not kill" don't they understand?
Only today a non-spiritual government committed the crime of murder, in the name of some mysterious superior power that hates life. Not only that, but they are extremely proud of their murder, and have spent much time and money in justifying it.
In the eyes of higher morality, one human being causing the death of another human being can never be justified.
But this is not higher morality - this is two thousand year old morality that many souls just haven't understood yet.
The morality that has been learned in the last two thousand years is of a far superior nature than simply "Thou shalt not kill".
We have reached a level of understanding of what works, and what doesn't, and what works best can be easily defined as "be kind".
If everyone just had one quick thought of "Is it kind?" before finalising any decision, then the world would truly be transformed overnight
Sunday, 27 December 2009
No doubt better analysts than myself will have stories after Christmas, but I thought I would pen my thoughts.
There were four significant topics in The Queen's Speech, being the Afghanistan War, The British Commonwealth, Christianity and Christmas. The very last word of her speech strongly indicates her disapproval of the politically correct arena.
It is fair to assume that The Queen is privy to far more true information than you or I, and that anything she says is already a part of the plan.
Why is the Commonwealth being pushed? My guess is to attempt to drive a wedge between India and China. With a total population of 1.8 billion, The Commonwealth is one of the largest associations of countries in the world , representing over 30% of the world's population.
The largest single association is the UN, which has just announced that the UN will license the minting of silver and gold bullion coins bearing the UN logo - obviously the introduction of a world currency, with equivalent power going to the Rothschild-owned World Bank.
There is obviously a huge rush towards a world government - which will benefit the world's elite, and not be of benefit to the world's less elite.
Happy new era, when everyone wakes up!
Friday, 27 November 2009
G:"I am becoming a little disillusioned with parasites."
"I am becoming even more disillusioned by a tail which keeps trying to wag a dog. Parasites are OK to a certain extent - we all had to start somewhere. But when one section of a parasitic species becomes overbearing, to the detriment of the remainder of the species, and subsequently to all other species, then something has to be done for overall survival."
R:"What choices are there?"
G:"There are two options available".
"First, and preferable, is to fix the obvious design faults in the over-bearing species. The second, and less desirable, is to eliminate the species. The possible third option of reducing the numbers of this parasitic species is illogical, because the same design faults will still exist, and reappear. It's either repair, or destroy."
R: "How urgent is this problem?"
G:"I think the urgency can be easily demonstrated by the fact that those who are considered the leaders of the parasites are gathering together to discuss the speed at which it is acceptable to destroy me - they consider this to be an important decision for their future".
R:"So you are saying that we are at a very serious point as far as the longevity of the human race is concerned."
G:"You can say that again. And again. And continue to repeat until those decision makers hear the words.......we are at a very serious point as far as the longevity of the human race is concerned."
R:"Is there any advice you would like to give to the leaders?"
G:"Yes, along with many of those further-seeing parasites who are not listened to, I would like to give some advice to these leaders. Quit eating and annoying me, or you will be extinguished - a terrible decision on my part, but there is too much at stake to allow this to continue."
R:"Do you have anything to say to those humans who do not believe that you are a living, breathing, thinking entity?"
G:"Yes, they are from the blood-line of the race which took three hundred years to believe when told "The Earth is not flat!". They are in serious need of maintenance and repair. There are major problems with their humility, respect and symbiosis generators."
R:"Do you have any advice for those non-leaders planning to go to Copenhagen."
G:"Yes, there is only one reason to go to Copenhagen and that is to be an eye-witness to the mass insanity and to record the identity of those who are the most insane. Then we can institute some sort of rehabilitation program for them. There is no other way possible - this destruction must stop."
R:"Thank you Gaia. We look forward to a further interview at the close of the Copenhagen discussions."
Saturday, 21 November 2009
I'm writing this because of my own experience since I first became an Expat, 20 years ago, so I will just mention that my belief system is now the totally opposite to the one I arrived with in Asia.
During this time, I have came across many things that I considered "bazaar and paranoid", but surprisingly, many of them eventually turned out to be true, as proven either by personal experience, or that of close and trusted associates, who provided irrefutable evidence.
The evolutionary situation of our planet is approaching a climax in the very near future, and as it does, change will occur faster and faster. What seems bizarre one day will appear normal the next day, and self evident the day after.
We must be prepared to open our minds, and to drop all those mental barriers that we have carefully constructed to keep ourselves comfortable.
Someone said that life begins at the edge of the comfort zone, and so it will, as our comfort zones gradually diminish until gone.
There are two sides to every story, and in this story there is 'our' side, and 'their' side, where 'they' are the wealthy fat cats in positions of government and control, and 'we' are the rest.
"They" are well aware of the evolutionary situation, and will do anything at all within their power to maintain the status quo - business as usual - I'm-in-charge position. This of course includes lying. So we must be prepared to disbelieve much information that is currently being disseminated by those who "follow the party line" as if it was rock-solid fact.
Then we come to the situation of "Well if what 'they' are telling us is not true, then how do we know what is true?
The answer to that is "Listen to your heart".
We have been informed about the New World Order in several presidential and prime-ministerial speeches, starting with Bush the elder in the late 80s.
But do we know what "The New World Order" is? Those who have read George Orwell's 1984 will have a very good idea.
Firstly, their plan, which you can find in writing if you do some research, involves a colossal population reduction, in the order of 11 out of 12 people or more needing to be disposed of to allow their plan to come to fruition.
I hear cries of paranoia, so I ask you to reread the intro, and to do some research.
As for those remaining half billion people, there are also plans - of slavery.
More bizarre stuff eh?
Look up "The Georgia Guidestones" and examine the photographs, or better still, go there and look for yourself at these huge 20-foot high monuments.
The words on the stones are in four ancient languages, as well as English, and say
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
This seems innocuous enough to non-maths orientated people, but that number of 500,000,000 is more easily expressed as half-a-billion. That's out of 6.8 billion people alive today - you do the maths.(6.8 - 0.5)
So now you know what plans our governors and world leaders have for us, then you probably need further information, some of which may seem "increasingly bazaar and paranoid", but at least you understand why!
Please let me know if you would like the next episode in this fascinating story.
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Thursday, 18 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
A doctor in Texas claims that swine flu cases are at least ten times worse than officials are letting on, and that hospitals are becoming overwhelmed as the virus has already crossed the threshold to be considered a phase 6 global pandemic.
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COLLAPSE PSYCHOSIS: NAVIGATING THE MADNESS, By Carolyn Baker
Sunday, 05 April 2009
It's happening daily now, almost hourly-rampant eruptions of violence throughout the so-called developed world. As civilization unravels, the uncivilized behavior of humans is becoming viral, and the culture of empire is quite simply going mad as its values, assumptions, and reasons for existing are evaporating with dizzying speed. For those who are and have been collapse-aware for some time, it is important not only to make sense of the epidemic violence, but to incorporate skillful responses to it.
First, I believe we need to deeply discern what is actually happening psychologically. The current outbreaks of violence are about more than unemployment and financial stressors. Yes, job loss, bankruptcy, foreclosure, homelessness, and loss of health care are breaking people and communities in pieces. Yet something even more fundamental is seething beneath the surface--something of which these losses are symptomatic.
Underlying the chaos is the reality of civilization's dissolution. But what does that actually mean?
For one thing, it means that civilization has been inherently infantilizing. It teaches its members that their reason for existing on earth is to consume-that they have absolutely no other meaning or purpose but to produce money in order to spend it and thereby incessantly oil the machinery of maniacal, unrestrained growth. A world view of this kind can only result in a culture that has virtually no inner life-a culture in which one's reason for being lies entirely outside of oneself. We're not talking compassion or altruism here as in mindfulness of the well being of others. That results only from a highly developed inner life that understands that consuming is a miniscule aspect of life based on fundamental survival needs and that is willing to put even survival needs on the back burner in order to support other members of the earth community.
Empire, which I use synonymously with civilization, is all about keeping the focus external to oneself for the purpose of enhancing the well being of a few dominant individuals in a strictly prescribed hierarchical system which encompasses all of the culture's institutions. From birth, citizens of empire are taught to serve that system by way of education, career choices, work, marriage, family, home ownership, political participation, and religion. When citizens reach a certain age, they are thrown away by the culture because they no longer have value in perpetuating the system but now require service from the system. Until that time, throughout adult life, one's primary identity is that of a producer who willingly focuses above all else on working, consuming, and paying taxes. Any other role the producer has-parent, spouse, volunteer-must be secondary to the role of worker/consumer/taxpayer. Naturally, to maintain the level of growth the ruling elite of the culture believe is necessary, a certain level of production/consumption is required. I hasten to add that as I use the word "producer", I'm not referring to producing anything sustainable, but rather the production of whatever is of value to the system which that system compensates in the form of money which then, by way of the system, becomes debt.
Citizens of empire are taught that the total abdication of inner life on behalf of decades of servitude to the needs of the external hierarchical machine is not only normal and natural, but their fundamental duty as human beings. In other words, traversing any other path than this one is synonymous with "failure", "ingratitude", "slothfulness", even "treason." Nowhere is this more exquisitely depicted, in my opinion, than in the recent film "Revolutionary Road" by actors Kate Winslet and Leonardo De Caprio.
Moreover, citizens are constantly rewarded for refusing to question these assumptions. To question would be to demonstrate disturbing symptoms of adulthood. Empire needs infantile servility in order to perpetuate itself indefinitely.
The psyches, then, of empire's citizens are ill-equipped to deal with variation from the system's proscribed roles or functions. Empire, like a "good" parent, gives one everything one "needs" in return for production-until it doesn't, and when it doesn't, the citizen has no recourse emotionally because he/she has lived in psychological symbiosis with empire since birth. Does this sound like the relationship between an abuse victim and the abuser?
"I've been used!", cries the abused, having believed that to keep quiet and play by the rules would be better than breaking silence. But we have only to ask the currently unemployed, homeless, foreclosed upon, and bankrupt how well credit scores and paying their bills on time served them.
So now it becomes clearer to us what is happening in the psyches of millions of individuals who are losing their roles in the imperial system-and in the psyches of those who are not. The entire culture is under unprecedented stress, except perhaps for those old enough to have lived through the Great Depression. On some level, many of them "grew up" and stopped being infants during their ordeal. The 1930s in America was an enormous initiation which they moved through and became wiser and more authentically adult for having done so. This is not to say that every person now alive who lived through the Great Depression is a paragon of wizened maturity, but rather to notice that their survival of it has informed their behavior and attitudes since and actually equipped many of them to face the current crisis more skillfully than younger generations.
As for those in the present moment who have jobs, homes, and healthcare, they realize on some level how precarious their position is. They have these things now, but it's only a matter of time until they may not. And consciously or unconsciously, this is creating gargantuan levels of stress among "more fortunate" Americans.
But none of this is likely to be new information for those reading this article, and you may be wondering much more about the second half of the title than the first. Before addressing that, however, I believe that it's important to understand that the current epidemic of violence is likely to become far more severe and widespread. Understanding why it's happening is crucial, but if you have a beating heart, you have to be concerned about when and where it's going to erupt next. You also need to understand that as the violence exacerbates, more individuals and groups will be perceived as scapegoats. Currently, in France, CEO's are being taken hostage as they are experienced as the primary culprits of that nation's economic crisis. In the United States, we are likely to see as we did in Binghamton, New York this past week, the targeting of immigrant groups-even by other immigrants, or just intensifying family or random violence.
Some collapse-aware individuals have chosen to purchase weapons for protection. In a culture gone mad, it's debatable how much protection firearms can actually offer, but if it feels right to do so, in my opinion, one should respect that and act accordingly.
Dialog at this point is still an enormously important option, especially as we interact with folks who've been telling us for years that we are lunatics for preparing for collapse. In fact, the timing couldn't be better for these kinds of conversations, but we need to maintain an innocent, open attitude, not one of "I told you so", as much as some part of us might wish project it.
Equally vital and life-supporting is our involvement in community efforts such as Transition Town and relocalization groups which offer us the opportunity to take local action, develop deep connections, and delight in the healing energy of validation and support from our peers. I believe that as cultural violence spreads in reaction to the trauma of collapse, these groups will be forced to strategize methods for looking out for each other's well being. Dmitry Orlov has a great deal to say about this in Re-Inventing Collapse which I highly recommend reading.
Shamelessly, I must recommend my book Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse which is not primarily a book of information, but contains at the end of nearly every chapter, experiential exercises that both individuals and groups can engage in and which could be very useful in alleviating stress and promoting understanding.
I wrote Sacred Demise specifically to offer the kind of introspection in the face of collapse that is going to be crucial for all of us in order to navigate it emotionally and spiritually. Empire has stolen so much of the inner world from us, and in order to make sense of the turbulent unraveling, we must reclaim our interiority. John Michael Greer brilliantly titled his recent review of my book, "Facing Decline, Facing Ourselves." In truth, we cannot face one without facing the other, for only both in tandem will allow us to navigate the madness.