The Emergence of Beings from Inner and Outer Space

There would not be a conscious being who hasn’t looked up at the stars, gazed into the vast heavens and said, “hey, anyone out there?” The dreamers kept staring up with vivid imagination creating stories to suit, the more curious decided to ask lots of questions, some got tired and gave up the quest, others bought telescopes, some acquired statues of Buddhas and dropped deep into the Silence with their puzzles and many researched to see if there was information being withheld by those in power, and others set out to debunk anything that didn’t fit into their logical worldview. And then there were those who hid in their version of God and preferred ignorance, it seemed like a safe place and no work was required because ‘God would take care of it’.  And then there were others with brilliant minds who wrote math formulas in an attempt to put what seems immeasurable into a workable possibility. All are players in the great cosmic dance as Earthman has attempted to crawl out of the deep slumber as he moves through various aspects of himself that seem to range from ape-man to a type of angel/uninhibited light-being, even a god and every possibility in between.
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The Cosmic Crossroads
We are at a milestone in this civilsation where we have a wealth of information available on the topic of aliens and unidentified flying objects. Much of it is often questionable and I say that not because it is all false but because it differs so much from one source to another and it is difficult to measure something outside our known, reshuffling the thought molecules that are glued together is a complex task, there is safety in the known. Our sense of curiosity is vaster than the many deceased cats who overdid it. And then there has been the misinformation campaign that is outside the scope of this article, however it is not any great revelation to hear that those with a private agenda have dominated and controlled the information on the world stage, they shaped the narrative on the subject of UFO’s that is commonly believed by the community. Also there are a lot of trippers who have no idea and come up with fascinating scenarios based on a little info, one of the issues is human beings often see the world in still frames and in order to get it to make sense, they create stories, in a way it’s an innocent accidental untruth so people can put their mind at rest with not only logical stories but illogical ones as well. AND to make it even more complex, the diversity of species is such that those who are genuine contactees and experiencers of Space Beings and ET’s receive information that is aligned with a specific alien group, in the same way that religions differ from sect to sect, when we are dealing with beings from the past, many from the future, from inner earth,  inner and outer space, from numerous dimensions and to add in something that at times to most intelligent people seems incomprehensible ‘multiple-timelines’, the information is going to differ on many things. It WON’T make sense, as I see it, the resolve is in self-transformation.
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We Agree Something is Doing Something
Without even bothering to enter the argument of ‘are there extremely intelligent aliens visiting planet Earth’  I will just jump straight to ‘which ones are we talking about?’  The question has been answered about their existence many times, a visit to a number of archaeological sites ought to be enough to resolve that in ones thinking, once a person considers the structures are a little too complex for our ancestors who beat their chests on a moonlit night and rubbed sticks together to have created them, it implies previous advanced civilisations surpassed the current human’s level of technology or there was alien or some type of Super Being involvement. We don’t have to research very far, we know that many of the structures relate to the stars and the planets, it wouldn’t take too much to join the dots.  I will throw in the following statement fully knowing it would instantly undermine my credibility and place me into the category of someone who is postulating but has no evidence, quite frankly after decades of exploring the phenomena I don’t actually mind what people think of me regarding this subject, “it is no longer reasonable to FULLY trust our supposed historical sites, keeping in mind that the alien beings are not necessarily bound by our solar clock, they move along the timeline at will,  this means:  Having the potential to plant or move things back in time to give a false view in the future,” basically there has been the manipulation of our history to suit.  Suddenly it gets weirder and if we look carefully at how ‘time’ works, we will see that when we jump off the earth outside the solar system, the rules change,  in fact everything we know breaks; scientists make temporary assumptions and often in time they ultimately fall away as new theories are tested and results are analysed.
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All the information, some real and other twisted fabrications about Area 51 (ummm what about the other 50?) and ‘the Grays’ in the field of unidentified flying objects isn’t even 0.0000001% of the picture.  Does that stuff exist?  Absolutely.  Should we be fearful?  No, it does not need to a focus but being alert and informed is in some way important. It’s a little like going to the zoo and knowing not to jump into the lions cage, the lion has teeth, looks interesting but lets not stick our head in its mouth and find ourselves on the menu or test out whether we have the same fate as the Biblical character Daniel in the Lion’s Den.  I consider conspiracies as something for others to resolve but often it is worth looking at what is out there because some of the so called conspiracies turned out to be true.
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Fear creates ‘clouds’ around our being and it prevents the brain from sending messages through the neural pathways to create the world around us.  A reminder that we are co-creators in the play of life and not puppets of some unseen hand.  We all project onto the ‘screen’ of the world, some do it better, most just re-project the known; may good people rise up and see their potential and add their story to the reality-dream.  Mother Earth is a living Being who follows her destiny but we have multiple possibilities and futures within her framework.
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The False Sense of Social Hierachy
In the West academics have dumbed down the experiences of other cultures into a category of myth and legend and applied the lens of limited ignorance to anything that does not fit into a worldview that places the current ‘Western man with above average intelligence’ as being at the pinnacle of human evolution.  Man the supposed crown of creation, a very advanced being who since (supposedly) crawling out from under a rock, stood upright and eventually used his know-how to build bombs to annihilate whatever he pleases or offends him. This arrogance is endemic among supposedly educated people.  They are bound to a form of test tube and classical physics and often do not recognise or are unaware of developments in quantum physics and though it is difficult for many contemporary physicists to agree on anything, we can conclude that the world is not what we believe it to be, it is not as solid as we thought it was and we can no longer trust what we see and hear, the rules have changed or should I say are no longer as we thought or have been told in the past.
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There is such a broad spectrum in the community of people who claim to have had encounters, many are credible and that does not necessarily mean that they are people who hold a high place in the society but is more about the fact they are sane, have integrity and are very clear that their encounters are real and won’t budge on it for anyone even if their life depended on it.  However, so many people want to BE the EXPERTS, to hold the power, to be in the know, to have the secret, and this is where they put limitations on themselves. There are many in the community who assume that the military or government are the ones who are in control of it, by that I don’t mean own all the craft, I mean that they will have the final say on disclosure, that they are the ones who will communicate on behalf of humanity with the various alien species currently surrounding, inside and walking on the planet.  When we dig around, it is clear that the military as well as senior government officials from across the world have had contact, there’s been ‘walk in and out’ meetings at critical times in our history; some visitors have been benevolent, some malevolent and others that don’t quite fit into either category. And now the general public is beginning to hear of the Deep State programs, these although important to some, have minimal interest to me personally, as the UFO community plays cops and robbers, good guys bad guys, conspiracies, crimes against humanity, treachery, treason.  I am not saying they are not of value or it is unreasonable to be informed but I will state emphatically they DO NOT HOLD the POWER.  A type of Soft Disclosure could creep in via the exposure of the hidden technologies, that is if the patents held by the various military agencies are lifted on what has been hidden from the general populace, without even thinking too hard or being one of those people who claim to be ‘in the know’, the logic is, if certain information is shared, a tsunami of questions will arise and in response to them there would be an unrolling of information, it would be impossible to stop numerous people coming forward and pointing fingers in all directions in order to cover their own backs. A lot of government heads will roll and although it is clear to many that what’s going on is so deeply embedded behind and within the governments, the community will ask for accountability of SOMEONE, anyone. Considering that much of the hardship we have experienced for 70 years could have been avoided if certain agreements had been made and others had been avoided, once the stardust and confusion settles the general populace will be looking for someone to blame. It is beyond my comprehension that very few have really discussed the SHOOTING down of various craft, and continue to call it ‘crashed UFO’s.
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As if Man Knows Everything
We as a community need to find a sensible bridge between what we know and believe to be valid experiences and what is way outside of our comprehension, if known science is the only yardstick for measuring and other possibilities are bypassed, it is not only the height of arrogance but stupidity at its best, man is a dot in the universe.  The dilemma we have in the UFO and alien field is how to embrace what is outside the known but at the same time keep all the unicorn-riders busy and out of the mix, a bit like supplying a ladder for a monkey or a mouse wheel for Mickey and Mini Mouse to ride around on.  And I am not saying ‘dreamers’ have no place, it’s more about allowing a sensible space for those who have had genuine lucid and ongoing experiences of the extra-normal to be able to build a solid base of information about what has been going on in their lives regarding contact with beings from space without having a whole bunch of other people who are ‘interpreting and creating a fantasy story about what they think is true’ getting in the way of something that is critical in understanding the big picture of the UFO/alien phenomena; if not it looks like everyone is on acid or ‘shrooms. It is extremely common for people to have an experience and create a story because there is a natural need for thoughts to come to rest, this may be useful to them but is counter-productive in the big picture.  Although the purple-unicorn-riders may be kind, sensitive and thought provoking, they open the door for those who ridicule to discredit genuine experiencers. Currently there is a street war or more specifically cyber war going on in the UFO field about who are the experts and who is credible, allegations about various people colluding with the darker side of Government agencies and numerous counter claims, meanwhile the general public looks on with commentary as if it is post American Idol or Dancing with the Stars review time.  We are faced with a similar situation where one person says “I experienced God” and another one who hasn’t had the same experience says, “no, that’s your imaginary friend”.  Unless EVERYONE is prepared to be completely wrong and throw ALL their opinions out the door, there is little hope of a resolve unless a fleet of spacecraft arrive on the front lawn of the Pentagon or Parliament and is filmed by mainstream news team.  And this is a problem within itself as the mainstream news does not have humanity’s interest at heart.  The media pours out its poison day after day shaping the fears of man and emphasising the hopelessness of human existence. But hey, the arrival of fleets of craft is going to scare the daylights out of a lot of people, there is no question that is going to happen, it is a matter of WHEN. Although a large percentage of people believe there is life on other planets, having ones daily routines interrupted and changing the story  of their known world is going to throw them into great confusion and will create mental breakdowns, shock and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say, insanity.  Even when someone’s train or bus is late or the wrong meal turns up at a restaurant the natural tendency of many people is meltdown.  For people like myself who have had a lifetime of UFO and Space People experience, it is so normal that unless Jabba the Hutt was to sit on me quite frankly I wouldn’t be phased.
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So What can we Do?
Simple, get INFORMED.  Read everything, research what has gone in the past, what’s happening now.  Yes there is misinformation and fantasy out there and much of it is contradictory but there is a wealth of information on this subject.

DISCRIMINATE. Personally I think intuition is the best tool we have, and if we want to sort it, we need to work out the difference between what is real intuition, fantasy or is a mental block.

Bottom line: Something is doing something,  rub the dust the sandman left in the eyes, the truth is out there, in fact IT’s AMONG US and it’s time to wake up.

I am not ashamed or scared to speak openly on this

Tilopa 2.0

Refining Our Radar for Truth or Deception

In the crazy maze of human existence on the stage of the world we live and move in we often enter into states of doubt, fear of not knowing who the good guys really are, who might be deceiving us and we are unsure who to trust. During these days where there are numerous private and other hidden agendas it does seem difficult to wade through information and arrive at conclusions about who are humanity’s allies and who are the foes masquerading as friends or even saviors.
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The Fallibility of the Known
We can use logic to resolve many things, it is a most useful tool that the human species has been gifted with; we may hear words oozing out of the mouth of politicians and those in positions of great trust but we know from experience that words and the follow-on actions often differ, betrayal is only recognised at a later date.  We can do our research and ‘follow the money’ or look at who is aligned with particular corporations, boards of directors, mega-bankers and various others, however we do also know that misinformation is streamed out through the mainstream media to create a particular feeling or ‘normal’ to later implement an agenda, also the ‘secret’ in-the-know conspiracy websites or publications feed the world a mix of truth and misinformation, the misinformation is proved a lie and the associated truth makes a gurgle sound as it goes down the sink.  Both logic and research are great tools but we can easily be misled and we find ourselves in our desperation to make the world a better place unknowingly supporting agendas that are not in our best interests but are down right dangerous.  So do we just rollover, dumb ourselves down with alcohol, recreational poisons, food, sport, piles of objects and bling, obsessions with diseases and fitness or shall we just look the other way?
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Fragility of the Civilisation
We live in a time when the world is fragile, on the precipice of great change, when madmen (if they really had the power and were permitted to do it) could annihilate the world we move in with a push of a button, when scientists in their curiosity could trigger an event that would not only impact on this planet but also those as far off as we can dream and maybe in an instant destroy unknown civilisations, when liberties are being eroded to implement hideous agendas for the covert and also publicly arrogant elite.  With all this doom, gloom and darkness of mankind bearing down on man, what on earth do we do?
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The Beauty of the World
We live on a glorious planet, nature with its wondrous living breathing ecosystems unique to itself, the glorious rising of the sun that we have for a period of time until this timeline runs out of juice and a new one starts, the colors of the birds.  The playfulness of animals, the gentle of touch of our loved ones, the tasty fruits, the dew on the grass, the ability to laugh, the sweetness of melody. When we move away from the madness of men and their games of power and self-obsession, underlying it is something that a visitor from other worlds would perceive as heaven.  We need to be reminded regularly where we ‘sit’ or more specifically where we live in the Cosmos. Earth is a living being unto itself, the Mother that she is supports us, she holds and nurtures us, if we are gentle with her she responds, if in the case of what has happened and we are reckless, she will ‘shake’ and in that ‘shakiness’ what is not aligned with her sense of being will find a new destiny to live on.  I started by writing about the crazy world and living in a time of mistrust and at this point it looks as if the focus may be hinting at environmental issues, it is intricately related but this is not about climate change, polar bears or bees.  Without undermining the need for conscious change and action on how we live and treat the environment we live and move in, I am confident that Mother Earth will take care of her Being and that doesn’t mean I don’t think we should care for the world, quite the opposite, I am a man who refused to pick flowers for most of much of my life in case I hurt them. Caring for the world around us is the same as taking care of ourselves, the way we treat ourselves is usually the way we treat those around us and the tiny field of space we move in.  As for climate change all I will say is that transparency regarding where every dollar goes ought to be a concern, else we may find that while people are sleeping, someone is taking the milk from the cow to feed their ugly monster. My prayer is “may there always be noble people in positions of power and trust.”
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Questioning Everything
When we look at anything, regardless what it is, our ‘filters’ come into play. What we have experienced, learnt or been indoctrinated with writes to our subconscious, we have subtle and overt preferences on how people should look, talk, what is the correct opinion or way to view the world.  These learned or inherited perspectives are useful but at the same time I am confident that they cannot always be trusted, it is only a small part of what I will refer to as our Being. So far I have said we can’t rely on logic, the words of others and now I am adding to the list we can’t always trust our own experience, if we take this approach to an extreme a psychologist could comfortably say there is a form of paranoia going on here.  However if we think carefully and are cautious and address these three things properly it will remind us not to be naive and believe everything we assume to be logical and unquestionable, what we are told and what our way of experiencing the world is telling us.  It is critical that we are aware of the ‘sleight of hand’ that happens around us. So what to do?
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Rethinking Sensitivity
Some people are more sensitive than others.  Although I am sensitive to the point where it becomes annoying, I am not a person who thinks sensitivity is the be all and end all of experience and that anyone who is not is ‘less enlightened’, that is straight out elitist garbage, and I will ‘call’ that delusion out.  Sometimes over sensitive people lack the ability to act, to stand up when needed because they indulge in their sensitivity.  Sensitivity is a tool for life, not something that needs to cripple us and make us over emotional.  Having said that, there is a type of sensitivity that I think holds the key to discriminating about things, people, events and courses of action.  It doesn’t matter whether someone feels like they are a being encased in something like a polar bear suit with thick layers and a pair of over-sized gumboots or they are a someone who sees purple winged unicorns (real or imaginary), the playing field is equal when it comes to our ‘radar for real feeling’.
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A Tingle up the Spine
We all have had that feeling when someone enters the room, sometimes we get a cold shiver. Or at the other extreme when we go into a meditative space like a Buddhist (or choose your flavor) temple we feel a subtle change in mood.  In the case of the person entering the room who was at the source of cold shiver in us, we may know nothing about them, their clothes could be neat clean, even impeccable, they may be well spoken, have average looking features and nothing externally that would be a give-away that would give reason for concern.  In the situation of the meditative-space it may be reasonably empty and uncluttered, very plain and have nothing that represents a world of religiosity or be in any way overtly ‘spiritual’or have anything aesthetically pleasing but still there is an inexplicable subtle change.
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The Field We Move In
Each being, in fact every living thing has a field around it, there are visual parameters but the space around a person or object has an area which is populated by what I will refer to as ‘solidified thought’, this field contains what the being is aligned with, in the same way that storage media for computers and other devices hold information, there is a grid/web/network that holds the past, the present and the tendencies for the future. When a ‘sensitive’ or what is more commonly referred to as a psychic comes into contact with an individual and does a reading, they are usually tapping in and pulling out data from this space, it holds the past, present and their known and associated potentials.  Many of the psychics will have no idea how they do it, they may have a story that is true or false on the method they use but the underlying idea is that somehow they get their result and trust it.  Occasionally we encounter a seer who works outside the common methodology used, however for continuities sake I will not enter the other possibilities of ‘reading’ what is out of sight.
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When we are in the meditation-space, what has happened is over period of time as each individual has come into the environment they have gradually emptied the field in that space.  This works in reverse to a busy day at the beach, when people go home from a sunny day rolling in the waves and getting their butt tanned you will see litter scarring the natural beach environment and it has a dirtied, cluttered sensation about it.  When meditators  attempt to go into a meditative state, the process is about detaching from thought, letting it rise or fall; this action works like a thought-vacuum-cleaner.  In the room where meditation has happened, at a subtle level there is a deep change invisible to the eye, it is ‘touched’ and experienced at a deeper level of consciousness.
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Buying Into the Story
If I come back a little closer to the original idea of this article, I was discussing discrimination and how to make sense in a crazy world, how to be able to tell whether someone is truthful and whether they have an agenda that is detrimental to us, humanity or the world around us.  At a surface level we have emotional reactions to things, we may see an image and suddenly be outraged, if it has a story with it, whether it be true or false, in an emotional state we may become further outraged, if we have a story already imprinted which comes from our personal history or cultural upbringing, the image and the story will mix with that bias and then we not only may get emotional, we may act in a particular manner in response to it. If we are crackers we could blow up someones letter box or graffiti their car.  Much of what we see in the media and advertising is emotive based ‘baiting’, whether a news article or what is being advertised is genuine or not isn’t the issue, what is relevant here is that our emotions can easily stand in the way of feeling the world or the truth of a matter properly.  Human beings are very easily swayed.
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Droid Mentality
REAL intuition grabs its data from outside our logical world and is not limited to the ‘known’.  I am reminded of the limitation of droids in some of the Sci Fi movies and Spock the Vulcan from Star Trek. People need a way to discriminate between surface ‘touchy feely’ intuition which relates to the emotions, and the way of feeling the world, beings and environment.  To someone who has not developed a deep-feeling-sense they would look the same, the world would be divided into two:

(1)  Stuff we know because it is believed to be true and is confirmed by our education (and that’s a variable) and from the zone of Classic Physics (read as: Old World Thought) that has many truths but limitations.

(2) The stuff that relates to dreamers, Tarot readers, fantasizers and people who have too much time on their hands or those who have smoked a lot of weed. (This is not a criticism, I am just creating a polarity of two extremes).

Both those angles have their place in the world of mice and  men but there is option (3) and that’s where we bypass option (1) and (2).  Option (3) is the one that I find myself living by most of the time.

Option (1) is best used for most tasks like when crossing the street it would be insane to close our eyes and feel our way between the cars, or when driving under a low bridge we’d be best to do a basic spatial calculation that the truck is going to fit else it won’t be pretty.

Option (2) is useful because imagination and meandering thought is quite a beautiful thing but I do know from experience, if we get caught in fantasy and emotions they blur our vision and we lose our groundedness.
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Option (3) is something that is based in Emptiness, the same Empty state we encounter in real or deep meditation, there may also be thought present but there is no attachment to or over-interest in thought, instead we are absorbed in the space, in the same way that sky doesn’t grasp a cloud and lets it rise, fall and dance without a fuss.  As soon as we allow thought to arise from the subconscious with its history and partial-knowing, what we end up with is a filter sitting between deep-intuition and whatever truth may be.  Truth has a sensation about it and I am not talking about any supposed Spiritual Truth or great answer to the Universes questions, I mean passing truths that the politicians may be lying.  Often it is easy to research and find out if people in power are lying but based on my observation, many people are supporting agendas that look good on the surface but underneath they totalitarian. In the same way that a religious text can be altered to suit an agenda, people end up unwittingly and naively handing over their allegiance to false Gods and Cults because their intuition never RANG loud enough to warn them, so how to sort this and develop deep-intuition?
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Deep Intuition
EMPTINESS
I have already stated or implied that we need a relationship with Emptiness. This is easy to develop regardless of what cultural or religious background we come from or associate with.  Buddhism has had a focus on transformation of the mind, whereas mainstream Christianity is rooted in faith.  If we do a little exploration we will see there are subcultures of Christianity who explore deep contemplation, there is no practical reason that a person couldn’t meditate on the name of Jesus if that was their flavour.  When it comes to meditation, we do not need to dress up and pretend we are Indians and use Hindi Mantras as many people do, yes beyond doubt they are potent, nor do we need to wear white or head straight to the crystal shop and fill the house with bling.   If someone is not from a religious background there are many tools in the public domain for relaxation, we can leave Spirituality out of the mix. All that is required is a simple method without a whole lot of baggage and a practical regular commitment to taking time out.  If we are always ‘inside’ the world it’s difficult to see what is going on, our story, bias and preferences are too strong. Deep or even shallow meditation will ‘extract us’ a little.
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GRATITUDE
Fortunately gratitude has become popular and feels better than some of the other fashionable things such as eating kale or oil swishing.  In an age of self-obsession the emergence of developing a relationship with something bigger than our imaginary sense of I and understanding we are part of something that shares its abundance freely with us is in itself humbling.  Everything is alive and giving thanks seems the least we can do.
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HATERS
If we have a hate for those who are different to us in thought, appearance and action or even those who harm us with their political agendas, their violence and their hideous actions that enslave us in some way, we end up becoming part of their network of power, we become subservient to them, the underlying negative agenda empowers itself by our response.  I consider recognising this issue as a critical element in self-transformation.  “Turning the other cheek” is a seed idea that needs to be unpacked and contemplated.  It does not mean that we should not act, not create boundaries, or speak up when necessary, it is about our thinking. Our thoughts affect the world and if we add to the ocean of hate it creates additional psychic smog around the planet.   The smog of hate impacts on everyone and all of nature.  If we rise in a state of love then hate has no enemy.  The opposite of love is fear not hate.  It is fear that needs addressing.  If hate has no enemy it turns on itself in the same manner the opponent of an Aikido Master defeats himself in battle through his own self importance, stupidity and violent tendencies.
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FEELING
As we know, there is a surface emotional feeling sense we have that sabotages our deeper sensitivity, it is reasonably simple to explain and even easier if I create a visual example. If I was to break it down a little we can visualise a molecule and picture it as a a bubble. Imagine that each molecule of our being has a ‘stability point’ a sense of equilibrium that maintains its shape and state of balance, like calm water on a sunny day, it has a relaxed gentle sense of movement.  Under normal circumstances in life, the field-shape within the molecule will tilt a little as it goes about its everyday business, when our moods change a little, it reacts like the way water gets a little ripple in it if something light is dropped in it.  If we are traumatised, the particles inside the molecule may bounce off the walls and be pushed way out of shape resembling a damaged pin pong ball, the combination of trillions of these in our being make us feel unstable and at times we find that the instability completely overcomes us, the expression “off the rails” is a good analogy. We become so engulfed by the sensation of internal chaos that our attention is moved out of our natural stillness and equilibrium, our central point of awareness becomes unfocused and foggy.  When we are angry we are in a state of agitation, it is impossible to think clearly, we lose our sensitivity completely, the molecule ping pong balls within are bashing against each other. When we are very emotional and in a state of deep sorrow we become numb, drowned. In a state of joy, the ripples in our being overcome us, regardless of the wonder of the feeling which impacts on our health in a positive way, our vision can also blurred, the molecules are dancing out of control.
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The sensations of joy and sorrow come and go, depending on our ability to recover as we move along the timeline of our life, they all impact in different ways, they can empower us or we may get lost in the endless maze.

If we have developed a type of mindfulness to allow us to extract ourselves a little from the passing show of emotions we will have an advantage in being able to discriminate between natural feeling responses generated from every day existence plus our compiled ocean of experiences and then our intuition will come from outside time and the ‘already known’.
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When we look clearly at the events in the world we move in, we will see that things and events are being translated by and agreed upon by the greater community to be a certain way, this common agreement that is arrived at will at one extreme create a language for basic communication and at the other end a slave-mentality that places parameters about what is or isn’t true, this slave-mentality turns deep thinkers and visionaries into outsiders, nutters and in some cases people are considered to be a threat. An example of what can happen is the Vatican’s assassination of Giordano Bruno
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Truth has a ring to it and it is unmistakable; falsity has a doubt about it, it brings with it a type of confusion and slightly unsettling feeling, and it may even have a sense of self-righteousness and a mission.  Alertness is required, if we are not discerning we may find ourselves supporting agendas that are treacherous, destabilising to ourselves and others, we may end up undermining good men and women and see them as our enemies all because the radar deep inside us is covered over by emotions and a fabricated story being fed and sustained by the greater community’s enslaved limited social consciousness.
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These are treacherous times as we exit the previous civilisation and move forward into the glorious unfolding one.
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May we always be kind to ourselves and those we encounter
May we always be understanding of others
May the part of us that seeks truth and wisdom cut through the fog of misinformation
May we seek unity in diversity
May all beings be happy and uninhibited to follow their dreams
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Tilopa 2.0

 

Rearranging Time and Healing the Past and Future

All of humanity suffers.  We can ask the experts like Buddha, phone a friend as people do in a TV quiz show or better still, we don’t need to think too hard to recall our own experiences of doom and gloom. If we need a reminder to really confirm the idea we could go to the slums, visit the homeless to see and feel their world. We can if it is appropriate for us serve the community to help pad the suffering of others a little and at the same time by serving others it will take the focus away from ourselves and this will also warm our hearts.  We know there are many great healers out there, some work within the field of Western medicine, others take different natural or left field approaches. From my experience although the body goes ouch and requires maintenance, bringing our thoughts into a sense of order, taming the ‘bull’ of the mind is critical.  I found something that works for me and I will never go back into the dark night of the soul.  I will attempt to explain it as simply as possible.
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Reconsidering What is Normal
As a general rule, human beings have a view of time which is linear, it comes from a number of sources:

From our natural conditioning
The education we receive from those around us in the environment we are born into.
What we have in our subconsciousness in our DNA inherited from our ancestors.
The agreed upon human consciousness.
The database of experiences from our journey through the corridors of the Cosmos.

The normal view of time that we experience is start at A travel to Z and in-between there is a splattering of events in a sequential order. It would seem fair not to question this sense of order and accept this agreed upon version of time, that is unless you had explored quantum physics, suddenly things go a little skewiff and the world that we know will start to shatter.  There is plenty of material to study on the subject if needed but I would like to keep this simple.
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The A to Z of limited time
As it goes, if we are a healthy person we will be reasonably comfortable with our dreams of the future, we go about our everyday life, maybe work a job and seek some sort of greater position in the hierarchy of the world, we may study for a University degree of some sort or if we are a musician or artist we could strive to eventually be a master of our instrument or art-form. This is an acceptable way to live, we seek success and and make efforts to become more than what we imagine ourselves to be at different points of our lives and go on to greater things.  If life slaps us we may not be able to meet the outcomes of our dreams and could stumble through our days with an overwhelming sense of failure, feeling totally unfulfilled, we end up pushing up daisies and further down the known timeline eventually become food for other creatures.  Whether we meet our life’s goals or not, the time sequence A to Z is the dominating foundation that most of mankind uses to measure events. Contrary to popular opinion as bizarre as it may sound, I am confident from my own experience the A to Z timeline is not the only option and a number of other people I have met are also feeling that the fine old Swiss timepieces are out of sync or at times meaningless.
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Dream Fixing
I will sidetrack for a moment.  Some years ago I had a recurring dream that was very disturbing, no matter what I did it would come back and scare me.  Fortunately I have a friend who is very wise, he has worked as a Psychologist for years so I ran the problem past him.  He advised me to use a simple technique of imagining I was in the nightmare and suggested I take a trusted imaginary friend/Buddha/Jesus/or other option with me into a conscious recalled version of the dream.  I did this a few times and have never had that dream again.  This simple method of dream-changing got me thinking about rewiring my brain or at least the ‘body of thought’, and this has opened up the gateway to deep change in my life.  In summary, all I needed to do was go back into the dream in my imagination, recall the details and observe the situation I was in while in the presence of someone I felt safe with.
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The World of Smoke and Mirrors
Intuitively I realised regardless of the simplicity of the technique how potent it was and began to consider how else I could use it to ‘fix things’. I started to look at the trauma I had experienced in my life and started to dig back through my memories.
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One thing that we are all familiar with is how our memories can differ, when we ask a number of people about ‘what happened’, they will all tell a slightly different story. When I saw my first UFO from the outside, I was with three other people, none of us saw the same thing but we all saw something, the variations were fascinating.  We also know when people give a description to police after a crime event, chances are some will be adamant about what they saw regardless that all others have a differing opinion, the solution they usually take is to go with the general consensus and let the case rest. Often what happens in the case of trauma and abuse is people have a still-frame version of events and in order to put their thoughts at rest, they will fill in the gaps; people know something happened but the detail may be corrupted by the imagination but there will be enough written to the memory to cause enough damage, the emotions get in the way and derail the experiencer of abuse and it becomes difficult to function.
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Rewiring the Past
What emerged from this simple one-off dream healing technique is something that changed me forever, I dont say this lightly.  Like many people I have had a series of traumas in my life, the type of things that people often don’t recover from.  I had a brainwave and thought I’d give an idea a try.  I remembered two critical events in my life as a child and teenager.  These were situations where someone turned up at the events I was concerned about and NOBODY would know what was going on, without going into detail in both cases I was in serious danger, these events scarred me emotionally for many years after.  Being a person who is prepared to go outside the square, I felt I could find a solution to what troubled me.

The Accidental Time Traveller
Each night I started lying quietly in a semi meditative state and going back through my life and taking my older wiser self to visit the events that had disturbed me.  The process was rather simple:

I removed all distractions such as phone, made sure the stove was off and told the world to go away 🙂
Lay on bed, made sure I felt safe and comfortable
Called up an overview of the event to my memory
Called imaginary friend-helper (in my case it was my future wiser self)
Focused on the event
Whenever I felt a little uncomfortable I looked to my friend for support
Consciously walked through what I could recall and watched my younger self in the experience
If I felt too uncomfortable I would close the session
Over a period of days I kept going back until I felt I didn’t need to enter that particular experience any more

I found that I became a lot lighter in my every day waking life and not so troubled by my past.
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Making Sense of the Nonsensical
Some of the following may sound reasonable but other concepts would seem illogical to a number of people. My logic here was:
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Events of the past write information to the subconscious
The world is not as solid as we think it is but is constantly reconstructing itself moment to moment
We are co-creators of the environments we move in and the idea that God is pulling the strings undermines our well-being and dis-empowers us
We can update and rewrite the information stored in our memory by visiting our past
Rewiring our ‘relationships with past events’ opens up new experiences that we would have missed and changes the attitudes we have about the present
The past events work like a filter that allows us to only see a small percentage of what is happening around us
The present state of our subconscious thoughts creates the emerging future
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With the above in mind here’s what I consider happens and although it may not make sense would seem incredulous, a person does not need to believe what I am about to say. Regardless of my explanation it is reasonable to assume ‘something worked’. In two of the traumatic experiences as a child and teenager a man turned up who I now recognise as the present/future ‘me’.  He stepped in and stopped the events which were going on.  In one case I was being severely harassed by some people and NOBODY apart from my girlfriend at the time knew anything about what was going on and there was no possible way she could have organised someone to help me. During this event which impacted for days I was terrified, out of balance,  a man arrived went to visit the people and requested the harassment to stop, it ceased immediately.  In the other case I was in a serious abusive situation as a child and who I refer as the ‘future me’ came into the room, created great havoc and chased the men out.  This may in some way sound like an imaginary misunderstanding of events but without going into detail about the circumstances there is no way anyone else from the normal waking every day 3D world we are in could have been my rescuer.  I am confident beyond a doubt that the future me went back in time and interrupted the flow of events exactly as I envisaged it, even though it may seem absurd.  However, regardless of who it was, here is how it works.
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The Tree of Time
If we see ourselves as a garden it will be easy to articulate the process.  We, like any garden will have numerous trees and plants growing, in this case we can assume it to be a jungle and is survival of the fittest.  Each one of the major experiences in our lives is a seed of a future tree.  If we experience loving events it will impact on us and soften our heart, from this will grow tree with good fruit in the future, if we have a traumatic stressful moment it will generate a plant that is in some way poisonous at a future time. If our ‘garden’ gets too cluttered with poisonous plants, everything that is tasty, nutritious or for our benefit will be strangled and the joy of life will be lost.
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When we consider that the seeds and roots are in the past and grow into the future, by carefully going back to the major events of our lives with some type of imaginary beloved who we feel safe with, we can tell our younger selves that we will be okay in the future and that we are going to make it and live a beautiful life of wondrous experiences.  We can also go back to the more joyous or loving events and feel the sensation that they give off.  This feeling the sensation will strengthen the ‘trunk’ that goes into the future present, by doing this we can restore the balance of harmony within ourselves.
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Rewiring the Future
Although the future is unborn, the seeds and roots of it are in the present.  As we can go into the past to change our ‘relationship’ with it, we can also create still-frames in our consciousness to move into in the future.  It works like a blue print and creates a definite ‘something’ to manifest, even though it is nebulous it will solidify if we don’t try and control the events between where we are and what is in the template; if we feel the joy of it and this doesn’t need to be a real joy, it can be joy like the equivalent of a forced-smile; the part of us that creates uses the emotional sensations as food for what will appear in the future. I learnt some time back that when you get out of bed of a morning it is good to stretch and smile regardless how you may feel.  The brain sends the message through the body that it’s a good day emerging.  Also as soon as waking, we can turn our first couple of thoughts around to positive, it will help structure our day, if we don’t do this, we will be playing catch-ups trying to re-balance from niggling negative thought.
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Keeping it Simple
This is a simple version of what I know works.  If I went into detail about moving along our life’s timeline and/or jumping off it, or more specifically if I discussed how it sits inside our Greater Mind, it would probably not sound credible; or if I discussed the numerous events and shifting or manipulating our timeline or being on multiple timelines it would probably sound absurd.  We are an unfolding consciousness and the process is like a flower opening.
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A wise person once said, “Be careful what you ask for.” I will add to it, “but if you are gentle and loving to yourself, if you FEEL worthy of good fortune, the genies lamp will be found.”

May All Beings Be HappyNOW!

Tilopa 2.0 

 

Yoga of Edible Weeds

I remember reading a short parable in a Zen book years ago, it went something like “To Weeds, Flowers are Weeds.”  We humans like to discriminate, we go to the fruit market to buy fruits and vegetables, most of us are unaware that around us, many of the weeds that we pass by are edible, they haven’t made it to the great hipster worshiping status that kale has, but they are just as nutritious.  And yes the ‘disclaimer’, we need to know the difference between the munch-able  ones and  those that will put us in a hospitable bed.
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Keeping the Community Clueless
Here is one dictionary’s definition of ‘weeds’: a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.  The word ‘valueless’ is something that catches my eye here; the reference to ‘valueless’ clearly defines the culture we are a part of, it’s a Biblical ‘wheat and chaff’ attitude.  Anyone who has traveled in the 3rd world will notice the way that objects are recycled and reused in the most extraordinarily inventive ways.  The 3rd world to me means,  ‘countries rich in resources and ancient culture which are being robbed by multinationals where the residents are being tricked into thinking and acting like Europeans’. Weeds are possibly one of the best kept secrets in the world,  in a way it’s a bit like all those people who run around everywhere looking under rocks for God, missing the obvious.
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One of the major factors that defines the supposedly intelligent human species is discrimination,  our ability to reason and make what sometimes are described as informed decisions.   However, when we dig into things we may find that our ‘informed-ness’ comes from a long line of programming, what we ‘know’, we take things for granted, we have curiosity but are entangled in numerous quests for wealth, position in the community, to look right, to fit into an insane world, to be our best version of ordinary; if people are too unusual they are treated like weeds, discarded and given the chop.   I am reminded once again about the sage Ramakrishna, he was a great man, his student Vivekananda helped bring an awareness about Vedanta to the West.  Ramakrishna was curious about a church in India, he tried to peep through the door, because he looked like a beggar, ‘a weed’, he was chased away.  The Catholic faith apart from being a Jesus worshiping institution that self righteously places its clergy between God and man, has many persons they hold in high regard, Saints and Sages, some real, some charlatans, some pedophiles, and here at the doors of the place of worship in India they chased a great sage away; they missed their moment.  It is easy to forget what is important and waste away our days with trivialities; filling our minds with violent movies,  petty dramas, useless bling; life is rich but we often seek what has little value, we stuff our beings with lifeless food. Food has become a form of entertainment to many of us instead of being something that ‘makes us’.
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Isolated in the World 
We live in bubbles now, the buildings around us are almost like incubators that protect fragile newborns. Air conditioned spaces; we’ve poisoned the air outside, the ocean, the earth is littered with our throw-outs, and there is also space junk. There would be plans to ship our waste to other planets ASAP if it currently didn’t cost $22k per kilo to complete the process. Here back on planet Terra, we have the disharmonious noise of the city; people yelling to get above the poorly designed acoustic cafe spaces, environments are usually only designed to look swank or hipster;  the sound of musicians who can almost play their instruments adequately, oozes  out of the HiFi system at an uncomfortable volume, it all reminds me how far we have moved from nature.  Mother nature the majestic Being who holds us; we build structures to protect ourselves from her, we isolate ourselves and keep at a slightly uncomfortable distance; we have disinfected the area around us to the point where nothing wants to live near us, the microbes say ‘we are outta here’. We wonder why there are hyperactive children, the youth are addicted to agitation, energy drinks  supply regular doses of legal speed, and sugar fries the brain.  Our feet don’t touch the earth, we live with stress and anxiety as a ‘normal’ and crave silence, nature’ s abundance and are magnetized to the wheel of ‘life as we know it’, slaves to a story of ‘how we believe things must be’, entrapped in systems.
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Transient Trance Life
We have evolved into a species who are hypnotised into living out our days as if we had no other choice.  A version of other peoples lives is streamed to us live through the electronic social media grid, we eat the info that comes to us as if it is more important than our lives, our experiences, we ruminate over it, it dominates our consciousness.  To say we “have lost our way” seems fair, if not obvious.
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There is a need to ‘come back to ourselves’, to become educated about the world around us, to understand how ‘thought’ sidetracks us; to see the value of weeds and waste-able stuff.  We may have to just slip off in another direction when no-one is looking while the world is building empires and gathering fools gold; and  leave the world where people know ‘a lot about nothing’, where trivia and bling steal the limelight, to seek what truly has value.
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Tilopa 2.0

 

The Yoga of Contemporary Nomads

The world is not so solid, pondering this could easily bring about a change to the way we live, it may impact how we feel about things, we can loosen the strings that tie us down and head off on a new journey.  It’s an unborn future in every direction, our destiny is the horizon which moves away as we step closer to where we think it is, the Universe unfolds as we move through it.
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Wanderers Wayfarers
In a way, many of us have become nomads; family structures have broken down, we don’t all have the ‘traditional’ home to go to, the village where we may have grown up has become part of the urban sprawl, where we used to play there is a supermarket and other blingy shops full of slightly useful objects; the stream morphed into a drain and graffiti reminds us that peoples thoughts are screaming to get out, even if it looks like gibberish, humans  struggle with the noise in their heads, it’s city-stress-syndrome.
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Many religious people are very challenged now, they try to fit the world around us into models that they are comfortable with, however it’s like the bottom of a bucket dropping out; family units are shattered; the dog, the couple of kids and a picket fence are no longer the standard; single mums and dads, mix and match families; gay couples; introverts living out ‘alone’ lives in the city, homeless wear their experiences engraved in the lines on their faces, strangers live  next door, people die and no-one notices, they just slip into other parts of the bureau of statistics database, life moves on.
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Flipping it Over Concept
One trick I have mastered in my life is the ability to turn what looks like disaster into something that is fruitful, nurturing and abundant. This is not something that happens instantaneously, it comes later after the chaos settles.  When we are in crisis the waves crash down on us, we hold on for dear life; but I am reminded that there is always a calm ‘centre’ even if thoughts are wild, even if despair is about to break us, something looks out at the show of life and almost mockingly says “is that so?”  Pema Chodron the western Buddhist nun  has an expression, “learning to STAY”, one way this translates is the ability to ‘hold’ oneself, not to act, to ride it through, to trust that in some way things will sort themselves out.  Once we are past our dark night of the soul, we can recycle our experiences, extract what is of value and head into new territory.  It is quite normal to feel deep emotions and feelings in response to structures coming apart, but we have a choice on whether we make it a problem or not.  I choose the latter.
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Beyond Chaos Theory
What may look like chaos to us, if we dig into it we can find something glorious. This breakdown of the community around us can lead us somewhere quite unexpected, if we can get past the feeling of ‘everything is broken’, life becomes interesting; a dull mind won’t be comfortable with change, sharpening our thinking and attitudes is something worth pursuing.  From the view of a Jnana Yogi (simply put: non dualistic perspective that everything has a glue joining it at the middle) the world is held together by thought, this idea is in conflict with what most people think; there is no way I would push it as a philosophy, to me philosophy doesn’t mean much, changing the way we view things is where wisdom lies.  Unlike some other yogis of the past, I am hesitant to say ‘the world is a mirage’, there is a lot of baggage and misunderstandings with that phrase, it’s not quite right.  It would be slightly more correct to say “every molecule is in motion and it’s only there when we look at it, or name it” it has a sense of ‘there-ness’. Things are named for convenience, we have a common language that allows us to reference moments on a timeline; but really EVERYTHING is in TRANSIT; and this is where freedom lies.
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Freedom is the ability to detach from our story of the world, to dissolve what has gone before and allow the ‘new’ to emerge.  With the breaking down of traditional family structures there will be turmoil, great confusion, questioning arises,  the ground beneath us fractures and if we are alert there will be a type of seeking, a search for meaning, and without giving the game away, that does not necessarily mean there is meaning, but the need for stability and understanding takes over if we have a certain amount of personal power and don’t indulge in our brokenness. When we indulge too much in ‘thinking about our response to a problem’, our thinking processes freeze up. Communities, the human civilisation we are part of is hypnotised by belief and self imposed limitations; the breakdown of the traditional structures although painful is the very thing that may bring about the change needed in the world. And saying this I am not opposed to community whether it be old or new, it has taken me a lifetime to learn to value ‘community’, and community is not necessarily what we assume it is.

Urban Gypsies
We are a community of nomads, wanderers; some say we are on a journey from ‘self to SELF’, from unknowing to KNOWing, personally I wouldn’t want to complicate things with philosophical fantasies, it’s a sidetrack and moves us away from ourselves.  Most religion and Spiritual practice moves us ‘away’, we chase ourselves.  The idea of reaching a goal in the future is part of the great play of life, the labyrinth of ‘becoming’ is endless.
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The beauty in the world fracturing is it is like an egg cracking, if the bird laments the loss of the egg, it may forget the baby chick.  New birth comes from change and ALL our suffering comes from failure to embrace change, to want things to be as they were or the way we want them to be. The less solid the world is in our thoughts, the greater potential there is for going past the limited known.  When the world we know breaks down, we are forced to either die, whittle away or look for other ways of doing things.
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What on Earth can we do?
So how do we approach the world we live in when it breaks? How can we find that thing, a sense of belonging, the NEW community we need that will nurture us?  Although the answer may be different for each one of us, there is one commonality,  that very thing is by saying ‘yes I accept you as this’, ‘I embrace you regardless of our differences’.  It is deeply programmed into human nature to not like.  It is okay to feel uncomfortable with what is outside what we accept at this moment.  However, it is important that our hearts crack open a little more each day, and we move at our own pace.  People come and go in our lives, each moment is precious.
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Tilopa 2.0

Will the Revolution Be Televised?

We live in a time not only of great change but of endings and a new emerging humanity. This stirring in the hearts of man is bringing to the surface a need to remove what is no longer ‘workable’ to allow our personal futures and the evolving human species room to blossom.  There are many ways of doing this, some fraught with danger and they seem to add to the chaos.

When we look at the word ‘revolution’ it is often associated with force, violence, our news media and history books reaffirm this definition; but it doesn’t need to mean this, a change of system can come about in many ways.  When we hear of a ‘revolutionary new idea’,  if it’s really that good we will in most cases go for it, it will gradually be absorbed into our world.  Sometimes things are transparent and we absorb it unknowingly, like definitions of God.  A forceful revolution always has casualties, and although change is often essential, there is a need to consider the price paid and the consequences of violent uprisings.  What we need to ask is, “Can there be a change which benefits us that has minimal amount of suffering for the broader community?”
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The Maze of Life
We are caught in a maze, a mousetrap so it seems.  The world is divided by religion, false Gods, maybe some real ones, zealots, cult-heads, robe wearing people entrenched in ideas from the past being resold as paths to liberation and enlightenment, some are even offering glorious wisdom that is extremely useful in dealing with the endless stress of everyday life which has now reached epidemic proportions.  Governments rise and fall, mismanaging their responsibilities to the communities they are elected to serve; in their roles they have become slaves to private agenda, ‘hidden bankers’ who are not so covert any more and corporate greed.  Lies in the media, and the opiate of the people now seems to be ‘distraction’, anything at all to move attention away, trivia 24/7. Buddhists and some others say ‘Be Here Now’, attempting to remind us that we are absent and missing the beauty of life; the religious fundamentalists tell us we are doomed because we don’t fit into their shape of ‘the faithful’, some totally misunderstand love and the obvious fact that families come in all shapes and sizes; they evangelise and lecture us, and insist that if we don’t serve and worship their God, we will burn in hell, regardless that most of them do not know the history or the crimes committed by their religions.  There are those who mistakenly think the world is divided into spiritual on one side and material on the other, as if the world is ‘Boolean’, ones or zeros, true or false, us and them.  We are in this together.
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“The wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.”
There is a beauty in Taoism, the wisdom in the words of Lao Tzu are humbling. It is clear to me that we can find a comfortable place in the endless expanse of the cosmos without lessening the quality of what we are, what I mean here is ‘humility’ is about expansiveness, the ability to embrace everything as having value and place ourselves beautifully among it all, as opposed to shrinking into the definition of humility of ‘not being worthy’ and cow-toeing like a peasant before a tyrant king .  I am not a Taoist, nor a Buddhist, but I find that when I look through these windows there are things that I would miss if I was just peering out the skinny telescope of the culture I grew in, that limited view of some Christians ‘we are working towards the afterlife’, the promise of future paradise, always tomorrow, ignoring the fact that we are magnetised to a big rock floating in space, and also missing the obvious that the only constant is ‘everything is in motion’, nothing is solid or static apart from emptiness, the living void that sits under everything.
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Dumbing Down the Masses
The elite (and I won’t even bother about arguing their existence, we are a generation or two past that now), those tyrants who put themselves and their private agendas first, and sit behind those in the seats of power and the systems that keep the global community suppressed, their greatest enemy is ‘an intelligent and informed community’.  That is why misinformation is their most useful tool; if you spread misinformation, in its naive innocence a non-alert mind will easily submit and believe anything; it is so busy trying to do the basics in his or her world, to get enough money for shelter, food and entertainment; a dull mind does not have the energy or in many cases the sharpness to discern what is true and how ones liberties, rights and sovereignty is being eroded away by the signing of documents by politicians. Keeping people distracted with shiny sparkly things that are always just out of reach, works beautifully in dis-empowering communities.  If you create havoc in countries by overthrowing the government, supporting them publicly and are also funding the enemy to overthrow them, the destabilisation model works well, you can steal their wealth, sell them weapons, and then create structures to help yourself to what you want, then publicly make speeches on the humanitarian crisis at hand.   When some nutter with a religious fixation or bee in his bonnet goes rogue and does something to undermine the community, you can then target the issue in the media, create greater paranoia and xenophobia, divide your community, tighten your security and then funnel more funds to where you want them; away from the very people who needed them in the first place, erode the society and create more social problems to be shaped into political policies.  Is there a conspiracy? Seriously? Well, it comes down to ‘which one?’ The problem is everything has become so ‘normal’, what was once was considered conspiracy has crept in and become a natural part of life.  Is this true? Absolutely and it’s not even debatable any more, I gave up discussing it about 30 years ago because it was so obvious then, it is up to the individual to educate him or herself or suffer the consequences of being asleep, almost comatose.   Based on what I consider as true, what on earth do we do? 
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Create the Problem and People will Swallow Your Solution
All cults work around the model of ‘tell people the problem, then supply a solution’ with themselves at the centre. We need to be aware of this, otherwise we will be fooled, not just by religious cults and organisations, but the political cults of private agenda who tell the world how to think, offer a story that is a lie but is perceived as truth.  In my case I am putting forward the problem, I have no cult, is there an agenda?  Maybe if there is one, it is point out that we need to think for ourselves, to question everything, to discern, to be able to develop a type of intuition that ‘feels’ with a combination of commonsense, being well informed and have an ‘alive sense of internal monitoring’ that can quickly ascertain if something is’true or false.’  The great ‘lies’ are a mix of true and false; the classic model of getting people to give up the chase is to put out the combo of false-true-info, prove the false to be an untruth, and then people turn off the sniffer dogs and the truth gets lost in the mix.   Once this happens a number of times, people give up and go back to trivial distraction.  The UFO phenomena has been a perfect example of this, it is a masterpiece of deception, thousands of incidents explained away, complete with a chorus of people who intentionally create fake phenomena and then go public on how they do it.  The ‘wall of laughter’ grows and those who have seen something out of the norm become the focus of ridicule.  This is not an article about life forms way beyond human comprehension who dart across the sky; when I think it through, I would say it is about the great lie, the dumbing down of humanity while the worlds resources are stolen from under our noses and words on pieces of paper enable armed thugs to commit atrocities against human beings who have a natural right to food, water, shelter and other things that contribute to joyous lives.
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Nicely Dressed Criminals
The governments are generally run by thugs in suits; although they are elected to SERVE the PEOPLE, they abuse the roles entrusted to them and carry on as if basic human rights and needs are privileges that are to be carefully distributed only to those who they see as worthy recipients; all others are vilified as if they are worthless vermin who must be corrected and adapt or pushed into shape to become worthy citizens of the ’empire’.
Those who are ‘slightly comfortable’ and a little cashed up and are duped by the system, they often target the distressed and broken and see them as being undesirable and a burden on the community they are in; when in truth it is the very structure and divisiveness of the system they live under that creates the problem.  By blaming the downtrodden and those that some  see as being dysfunctional, the attention is moved away from the governments and those with a responsibility to uphold the well being of the community.  Many in the community have an attitude of ‘what’s in it for me’, ‘if i am okay, well why aren’t you okay?’, ‘if i could do it, why can’t you?’  People do not understand that trauma runs deep and although it doesn’t immobilise everybody, many people fall through the cracks.  I question whether a society based around an inbuilt ability to acquire wealth is a fair system; each of us has a different set of skills, should people be discriminated against if they don’t have a natural skill to put into place things that allows them to acquire wealth and care for themselves?  This may be considered that I have an attitude of ‘create a world of bludgers and sponges who are leeches on the community, it’s not.  I think we need to find ways for people to be cared for and help them contribute if they can, and some people just can’t; the extensive social problems that come from the traumatised and the broken, need to be sorted at the source, not at the end of the chain of experience.  What we need is our sense of humanity to be restored.
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What is a Real Revolution?
Maybe we need to reconsider the meaning of ‘revolution’; I think revolution starts with ourselves, claiming back our power, and that means our self-worth, not being a slave to limited thought, recognising that there are opportunities, there are other ways of doing things. We have become hypnotised and indoctrinated by the Hollywood worldview, as if everything needs to be a victory and one man standing on a hill at the end among devastation, the hero against all odds, and he’s usually an American; there are other ways, everything is not so EPIC.  We are bombarded by news articles that highlight the tyrants, their crimes, the injustices and mobs running rampant attempting to overthrow the leaders, their thugs, the military and police that they use to control those who are not party to their agenda. The thinkers, educated emotionally intelligent people, those who analyse what is going on and the creative minds are their biggest enemies.  The petty tyrants are scared of consciousness breaking through, they want a dumb semi-comatose community, they want people to be enraged by the injustices so they can flex their muscles and say ‘I told you so’, they want people to meet them on their terms, with might, with violence.  As each incident happens they put into place tighter laws and have greater control.
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With Made Up Contracts They Have Taken Away Our Basics Rights
We live in a world where the water is being stolen from us, there are many places where you can’t collect rainwater, it is illegal, there are those who say we have no right to it, or no right to have an open fire, obviously someone who is careless may start a bush-fire; mowed lawns with neat edges have a preference over gardens of food; in some places it is now illegal to live off the grid; every inch is being mapped to be part of a greater system, documents telling us that somebody can take away the right of living in nature .  Groomed dogs in nice jackets have become wimps and social ornaments, they’ve lost their doggy nature, they can’t even shit without a support team, they are not allowed to swim at or visit many beaches, man has gone crazy. We humans are expected to be part of this system, to use the power, the water, the roads, by doing this we are indebted and dependent… and dependence means control, and control means we are dis-empowered.
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Revolution Starts in the Mind
Although every so often we hear conspiracy stories about mind control, which no doubt would be true in some cases.  We have something that the ‘elite’ are most troubled about, it is the last frontier that they cannot enter, it is the ability to control the mind; it aint going to happen, there is a temple inside us that can survive all hardship, this is a critical thing to realise; regardless of propaganda, misinformation and all shiny and sparkly objects, our ‘mind- space’ is a fortress. The rivers are dammed, the water is stolen, numerous crimes against humanity under the guise of economic growth, austerity packages, genocide, governments intentionally breaking the back of the man in the street with inhumane policies to make the community dependent and squashed into shape, they steal the wealth for their own projects, their underground cities and off-earth agenda, these exist, research it, wade through the conspiracy nonsense with discrimination; gray men in suits meeting to manipulate global agendas, the over-throwing of sovereign nations, the dumbing down of education, incarceration of people for petty crimes when those who commit transgressions that violate human rights wander freely to add more mayhem to communities we live in. Many people are broken, but there is something extraordinary emerging.
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A Different Revolution
Revolution, and claiming back our power is not about protesting in the streets; and saying this I would not criticise anyone’s methods or right to be heard; all that burning of cars, being violent, uncontrollable anger built up from anguish, frustration and a sense of injustice, hatred of the elite, overthrowing governments, it creates fear and terrorises everybody, the thugs want this, so they can do the ‘told you so’, and create harsher security.  What is required is an evolution in consciousness, it is related to abandoning the known, walking away from limitation, seeing something undreamed of in a future time and stepping into it; to some it would sound unrealistic and Utopian. However, the future is unwritten, and we are active co-creators; if we are in fear, we cannot add our portion to the future. Although Mother Earth and the stars have their own destiny that will undoubtedly unfold in its own way, and is untouchable by our will, we do have the ability to create something that is ‘not part of our known’, an unwritten script is there for us to pencil the way forward. Regardless that the Mother Earth may shake her garment to bring back her beauty, we do not need to be a casualty of the change, we can chart another pathway.  This would sound like new-age-flippy-floppy, but I am confident we are not powerless.
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Recycled Thought
Our mind-spaces are full of refuse, old garbage is continuously being recycled; we constantly take the known limited worn out thoughts and ways of doing things, reuse it and shape it into other useless things;  we keep redoing things that just don’t work, if it wasn’t painful, I am sure an alien species watching on would find it hysterical.  But there is tragedy in reality, we keep on overeating, filling ourselves with intoxicants, drinking the poisons of life, stuffing in misinformation and trivia, violent imagery as entertainment; we know what is good for us but there is an internal saboteur that undermines us, something inside says, “go right”, we head left without even blinking ASAP.
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We Hold the Power
Bringing our thoughts under control is where the power is, it is where we can claim back our sovereignty; the mind-space is untouchable by others. There is a need for us to throw a lasso around the raging bull of the mind, to tame it, not kill it but to be a master of it, not the slave.  The ‘show’ on the stage of life will change, but the restful mind can remain a fortress. Without a peaceful uncluttered mind-space it is impossible to see ahead, and if we can’t see forward, the creative potential which is natural to us, can’t click in.
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One of the issues that I see that we have is that many people are traumatised, those coming out of war zones and disasters are in such a state, it is near impossible for them to see something in the future that is not colored by the experience they have gone through, this is not an unreasonable view. And seeing they are so unstable, it is critical that we create something in the future, they are incapable of doing it at the present time.  I won’t hesitate to state that the disruption and creation of fear in the global community is not an accident, or just a result of human nature , it is intentional, and although it sounds like a conspiracy theory, it is not too far fetched to say that there are always people who are focused on self interests and have a private agenda that allows them to benefit from a destabilised global community, I do not need to roll out a list of those who committed crimes against humanity..  It may sound a little odd, but to assume that only people who have a positive agenda for themselves and others have the ability to use and understand the concept of our endless creative potential, would be very naive.  The world has had numerous tyrants throughout history who against all logic and what we as a community consider to be the right way to treat each other, have managed to commit atrocities without blinking an eyelid, they have done hideous things that undermined our well-being; to say these people no longer exist or are not in any places of power or are able to influence various world events, would be extremely foolish and naive, just watching the news there would be enough food for thought on this issue.
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The Giant Screen of the World Around Us
The screens have changed now,  no longer is it just the ‘box’ as the TV was once known as before it became flat and ‘plasmic’, one of my teachers at school called it the ‘idiot box’. The screens now come in all shapes and sizes, they deliver in real-time; fortunately it is not just one source of news we receive; although we still get the ‘agenda’ view belted at us via the television, online news media giants and newspaper publications, it is an ‘intentional’perspective of those who have a ‘big picture’ agenda which is at times difficult to pin down as it has so many tentacles and faces, but it seems to be implemented by governments everywhere who are slaves to the moguls of finance who keep the politicians wallets nice’n’chunky and feed their hideous desires.  With the expansion of information delivery from multiple sources, there are now other options to consider as possible truths.  Like a kid in an ice-cream shop who in his excitement could chomp on anything that looks okay, developing a sense of what is worth digesting is imperative, as is choosing what pops up on our screen of choice.  The screen is closely related to our mind-space; the idea of ‘we are what we eat’, can be altered to include, see, think, feel, imbibe from all directions. This is our food, what is coming on our screen is shaping our future. The revolution we are seeking needs to be on the screen of our mind, because THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE CONTROL OVER.  And this does not mean to look away from the chaos and pretend it is not there, but there is a need for us to keep it in its place, in the same way as when we meditate or pray, if the mind wanders we bring it back into focus.

The Future
Once we take responsibility for our actions and start to bring into focus things that have some type of positive potential and change, as the wheel of life revolves, what will emerge will be a real revolution, one from the inside, not one that is destructive.  It is ‘the one of the emerging new civilisation’ that many seers have spoken of, it is not a picture created by the prophets of doom, gloom and destruction.

Yes, the Revolution Will Be Televised, it is up to us to bring it onto our screen.

Earth Changes – A Common Sense Approach

Most of my life I have been preparing to ‘go’, not in a normal ‘death’ sense where a person has that sensation of ‘giving up’ and wanting to escape pain, to evade life’s suffering because it seemed too much; it’s something very different. It would be easy to say that maybe I read too much Bible doomy and gloomy as a kid and inherited the attitude of ‘anyone who loves his life will lose it’, a quote from a very poorly translated Christian scripture that makes people feel extremely paranoid and scared of life it’s not that. However it would be easy if there was no further investigation to be dismissive about anything relating to the subject of Earth Changes.
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Let’s look at our world
Generally the broader community is very uninformed or is looking away. Our history books and news media gives us a paint-by-numbers view of the world and bypasses a lot of the quality stuff, this keeps a lid on new knowledge that challenges the story of the world as we know it.  Many people don’t even realise that classical physics has been updated by quantum physics. If you are interested in Archaeology you’d have an idea that there are new finds on a regular basis that don’t make it into the mainstream media, remains of mysterious civilisations every so often are popping their heads up from under the earth.  If you are science or tech savvy, or watch TED you may know that Satellite Remote-Sensing Infrared is now being used to map the subtle changes on the surface of the earth, it seeks out irregularities that would be missed by the eye with the more traditional methods of research and excavation, it puts a few brakes on the endless intrusive digging that is both time consuming and unnecessarily potentially destructive.  There are long lost cities, relics and civilisations under the ocean off the coast of Japan, India, the Bahamas and other places, complete with an equal amount of fantasy and plenty of debunking.  Regardless of who was here in the past, what they achieved and the stories about them, real or imaginary, it would be unreasonable to say there had not been any well developed communities  who left a trail in the sand, there are things that ‘just wont blow away’, these time capsule things remind us of their existence, our temporariness and it creates a challenge for us to update our history books and also maybe we could even reconsider the myths and legends of what was previously perceived as backward cultures. Many of these ‘backward’ cultures did a great job of fitting transparently and comfortably into the Eco-systems for thousands of years; some mysteriously disappeared… well it is a mystery to us when we try and make sense of them now.
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Possible Futures
We keep hearing dooms-dayers talking about things such as the world is going to shift its axis, movement of the magnetic polls, tsunamis, we could get hit by a comet, some say we’ll fry, others say Northern Europe will freeze over, if that’s not enough to fill senior nappies then what is?  Are these people total nut-jobs?  Why can’t they just enjoy life like everyone else?  And then there are the conspiracy theorists, we better throw them into the mix.  Some say the ‘elite’ are building spacecraft to vacate the planet and the worlds financial resources have been stolen and channeled into their projects because they know what’s coming and there are underground cities. Stargate people say the elite will be stepping into other worlds without us and then there are an endless array of Jesus possibilities. He’s arriving in the clouds, grabbing those who did the right thing and then heading off to somewhere else, the chosen ones near their Beloved while everyone else eats hay.  So what can we make of this?
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Lots of Ways to Die
We don’t have to think back too far to see there is instability. I am reminded of years ago when I was in Nepal a women said to me, “these tourists are crazy, they don’t realise there is a jungle out there, they think just because there are a few tourist restaurants and shops they can wander off anywhere and be they’ll be OK.  It’s not safe, there are tigers out there”.  Strangely enough, that was an eyeopener, it pointed out to me that just because we can ‘frame’ things a certain way, doesn’t mean that we have control over nature, we are in many ways vulnerable.  In 2004 we had the big tsunami, there were three hundred thousand deaths. In 2005 there was Hurricane Katrina, it wasn’t way off somewhere in a remote desert, it hit New Orleans a city with 370 thousand people.  Then we had the earthquake that triggered the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident, it polluted the oceans, killed people, created devastation, a combination of nature and man-made problems kicking our asses, we know the impact and flow on will affect us for centuries.  And yes there is a shift in the magnetic poles, apparentl this is a normal thing for this planet we live on, I don’t think we need to develop pole paranoia, but when we do a little looking around, we can conclude it’s not too far fetched that a magnetic pole shift could disturb a lot of things.  The coastlines are moving, some people invested their money in building mansions overlooking the sea, they never considered that their palaces would one day be uninhabitable.  We can look back to the Chernobyl accident which was a human stuff up and while on catastrophe I may as well mention the devastation in Syria, in 2013 it was estimated there were at least four million homeless. There is also the whittling away of the Amazon Rain Forest and let’s throw in the Greek Austerity Package and the economic chaos, I won’t even start to point the finger at who and why, this would be a totally different discussion but it is  yet another example of the mad fragile world we are in.
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What’s Your Salvation Package Flavor?
Often when people talk about Earth Changes there’s usually some type of religious or spiritual banter that goes with it. Some reckon a God Being is going to save the day or in other people’s versions of the ‘truth’ the ‘Chosen Ones’ are going to magically ascend into another state of consciousness, while those left behind will suffer the fate similar to Lot’s wife (a character from the Bible, her hubby told not to look back, else she would turn into a pile of non-Pink-Himalayan Rock Salt … and curiosity got the better of her).  In this frail world it’s easy for people to get caught up in fear and to create a ‘redemption pathway’, a feeling of hope for the future-life and trust in what they believe to be God’s promise, in their thinking they become ‘one of the elect’ who will survive the tribulations, fire and brimstone.  Some are so confident they are not concerned about the world around them because it’s going to be totally trashed soon anyway, so what’s the point? And of course there are the millions who are comfortably uncomfortable and confident that Global Warming will impact on multiple aspects of life on the planet, their bottom line is if we don’t take a left turn or if there’s no intervention we and many of our animal cousins are going to be part of Planet Earth’s history, not future, so it seems.
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What to Do? 
So what do we do with the predicament we are in? Whether we are scientific about it, devoutly religious or one of those who are arrogant enough to refer to themselves as ‘the faithful’, not even realising it implies that members of other faiths are not perceived as faithful, a disciple in a pyjama wearing whacky cult, a New Ager waiting for some type of transformative redemption or we may just be an average social network user being bombarded daily with pictures of polar bears sitting on large ice blocks in the Arctic or a subscriber to the alternative news site that covers crimes against humanity happening from one side of the globe to the other and end up confused because at times it is impossible to work out who on earth are the good guys and have become so cynical we assume that everything on the mainstream news is propaganda with an ulterior agenda and maybe there are alien lizards ready to gobble us.  Regardless what ‘take’ is on it all. it’s not looking pretty out there. How can we live?  Do we just dumb ourselves down with drugs, alcohol, lose ourselves in a maze of objects, chasing sensation after sensation, stuffing more exotic food in and fill our worlds with digital bling?
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So what happens if there is a break down in society, what happens if the electronic grid goes down, communications networks fail?  Have you ever been locked out of an apartment because someone has vandalised the electronic security of the building? That gets annoyingly difficult, particularly if you live on the sixth floor like I do.  Our fire alarm gets triggered every so many days and dozens of people end up on the street in their night gowns, people holding babies looking confused.  Have you ever been in a situation where the transport network suddenly gets interrupted and stops, you’re stranded?  People get feisty, really irritable very fast. Or have you ever been in a bush fire or flood? The shelves on the supermarket empty out rather fast, baked bean share price peaks overnight, people suddenly become rather self centred, it’s every man for himself until the calm sets in and the community works together in a school hall and acts of kindness start filtering in from those outside.  Have you ever lived somewhere where the water has become undrinkable or the power goes out and everything starts to freeze over, when the cold starts to hurt your bones?  Or if you lose your ID and can’t do anything because the ‘system’ won’t let you, you don’t exist.  Or have you been alienated, an outsider where it’s impossible to do basic things? This all sounds a little depressing, but most people who have been on the planet a while and traveled would have found themselves in crisis states of various levels resembling some of the things mentioned here.
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Let’s Look Ahead
We know from experience that people can be a little difficult in times of crisis; it brings out the crazies, and we also are well aware there are kind people on the planet who carry out phenomenal acts of bravery, they may even lose their lives trying to help others.  And also we have all had religious people shoving pamphlets in our faces or knocking on the front door attempting to save our souls because it is their understanding of ‘truth’ and like the Blues Brothers they are on a ‘mission from God’.  In times of a great Earth Change calamity (pick your disaster here, we have a few options) these people are going to come into their own; “we told you, we warned you, the Lord, He’s-a-coming” ; there would be great chaos and this would be seen as the final window of opportunity to ‘do the Lord’s work’. With fire and brimstone at the doorstep (or other option), if that’s not convincing, what is?  Temporarily it’s a fair argument in moments when the world we know around us is destabilised.
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The World Ends Today … Nahh it Doesn’t
I think this last minute evangelising needs a little consideration, I see it as a given, it’s definitely going to happen one day somewhere; I consider there to be some serious problems with that attitude. A religious or spiritual man and I use the word religious here as meaning ‘someone who follows a set of principles that are virtuous’ (I will exclude the word ‘morality’ as it has other connotations and changes from sect to sect) is not rooted in fear. Fear is natural part of human nature but having it as the foundation for a relationship with a God is something I would seriously question. From my window, my understanding of the Underlying Principle that sustains the Universe is, it is benevolent, nurturing, not something to cringe from, but I best not get caught up on detail and personal preferences and flavours. Real religion or spirituality or however you care to define it is about NOW not just about the ‘future life’; I see that evangelism may have a weak argument for last minute recruits but if we look closely, there is some substance missing.
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Finding Integrity and Humility
When we attempt to live with integrity, with empathy, with compassion, we leave a trail of beauty throughout space-time; it reaches into the depth of our being, spreads to the world around us, back through our past and way out into the unborn future; it is constant, it may fluctuate but it has a solidness about it.  What I would define as a religious or spiritual man (woman or other) is somebody who dips into the well of the wisdom of life, seeks it out and attempts to perceive it in those around him and extracts the ‘juice’ from the experiences he passes through. Exclusive religion and spirituality has a bad odour about it, it has a temporary hypnotic euphoric feeling but it is insular and separative.  To be in a crisis, in a serious Earth Change moment of some type and not find our humility, to not understand and embrace a suffering humanity and instead, to consider oneself as God’s spokesperson, someone to correct the behaviour of others is extremely arrogant; I do understand that a religious fundamentalist would disagree. People have the whole of their lives to develop a deep understanding and live with integrity; the idea of at the last minute attempting to convert people and save their souls is totally missing the point and is elitist.
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Caught in the Mouse Trap
In a time of Earth Change of any type, there would be those who are incapable of doing anything else apart from complaining, surrendering to fear and grief, this is understandable considering the lifestyles we all lead, we’ve dumbed down our relationship with the ‘living being we are a part of and move in’. Our micro-worlds are often controlled by remotes; some of us eat food ‘nuked’ in the microwave, devoid of nutrition; mechanical automated objects do everything for us, we are ‘away’ from nature, the earth and we move in a fabricated world. City people as a rule fit the model a touch more closely than country folk.  For many, everything is push button and there is movement from one air-conditioned space to the next, we eat out because it’s convenient, forgetting that what goes into us creates the ‘future us’ and we imbibe the feelings of others and whatever chemicals and garbage may be in the food.  Cities are full of people shuffling numbers and papers throughout the day, it’s the information age, so many of us are dealing with virtual objects, things that aren’t real or solid; lifestyle is based around consumer culture where money gets us what we want, “just keep it comin’ baby the old one’s not good enough”; even those with limited funds buy cheap pre-made food and accumulate piles of useless junk (says he with a dozen guitars); the world of objects is bulging at the seams. Is it any wonder that the living being Mother Earth would object?  Of course, if and when the ‘compost hits the Earth Change fan’ a person would seem overcome and bewildered, things would suddenly be ‘TURNED OFF’. Our dependencies would be screaming at us saying ‘feed me, gimme gimme gimme’. EVERYTHING would collapse.  Am I paranoid? Straight ‘no’, I am quite grounded. Whether a person be a scientist, a religious zealot, a doomsdayer or an off-the grider-bunker-hippy, we are in serious strife.
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What to Do?
Based on the various sources, some true and others that may be a fantasy, if we see or can assume what may be coming to the world around us, how do we prepare?  Do we need to go ‘full bunker-man’ with Elma Fudd complete with shotgun in hand? Do we just lie down? Do we really need to do anything?  Will signing up with a religious group and hoping we get it right be enough?  Will the spaceships come and take us to inner-earth, then to outer space and other dimensions?  Or if there were another Ark, with so many pairs of species who might eat each other, will there be room for us, will we be on the list?  Is there enough space for us?  Or shall we just let things be?  Or is it better to go full native? Are we chosen? Have we done enough for a God to say, “yep take that one, hop in the right queue”?
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Losing Control
Have we lost control of our lives?  If we look around at the lifestyles and dependencies we have, in most cases, the straight answer is ‘yes’, this is undeniable in many cases. There are attitudes of ‘if it is coming, why bother anyway?’, and ‘I just want live my life and not worry about the future.’  Although the approaches can’t do anything so why bother? and live in the ‘NOW‘, are both reasonable responses, of the two the attitude of live in the ‘Now’ has the foundation of something worth exploring if we are sensible about it. I consider ‘can’t do anything‘ to come from a dull mind, and in a way represents how a person already lives, it lacks the wonder of life. Life’s experiences lead us to wisdom; if we were to scale things back and have ‘gratitude’ for anything, maybe it’s ‘life’ itself that we need to give thanks for, there is a wonder in our very existence, and incredible potential in the hidden unborn future.  What if older civilisations that lived on just said, “I’m finished, I give up?” As I have had serious trauma in my life, I know that at the other side of it, beyond despair there is a place  we get to when the grief subsides, it is glorious.  And that is why I consider it important to not have an attitude of ‘lie down’ and give up.  Trauma and grief leads us to a place to readdress everything, how we live, what is important, how to ‘drop’ things, how to extract the flavor of life when it seems hopelessly empty and dry.
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Rethinking Living Now
The ‘Living Now’ idea has a lot of flippy-floppy New Age connotations; if a person doesn’t dig into understanding this phrase from the pseudo-New-Age dictionary properly, it can turn into something that a person pulls out of his or her pocket when needed and may not have a lot of substance; much in the way that people say “it’s all God”, or “it’s about Love”.  ‘Now’, does not mean no future, to have no creative destiny; in ‘Now’ is gratitude, respecting the present,  and I don’t mean just staring at flowers and over-checking out the details.  It is deeply entwined with letting distraction subside, embracing what is possible and disregarding and accepting what is happening that we cannot change.  An example of something we cannot change would be, if our loved one moves on and doesn’t include us as part of his or her life, there is no need for us to dream what will never be; we can do our natural grieving but still allow life to unfold as it will and develop ways to keep our thinking in check; nor is there a need to keep running back into the memories because we are unknowingly addicted to suffering.  Living with an attitude of ‘Now’ eradicates the unnecessary meanderings in thought and in the clarity and space that is created by not being a slave to our wandering thoughts, creative possibilities come about in our future when we detach from the unnecessary things filling up our thought-space . The nature of thought is activity and its fruit is the ‘world we move into and through’, a useful underlying life-principle is to redirect the thinking so that what we do have control over takes shape in a manner that is beneficial; if we don’t address what I would refer to as ‘unnecessary thinking’, what we create in our future comes from our old repetitive subconscious thinking patterns.
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Dumbing Down and Giving Up
Where the ‘dull mind’ is at fault is it cannot see a positive future, it sits in the ‘known’, wallows in it and uses what it knows, what I call its ‘Story of the World’ as a benchmark for all experience.  I am always fascinated and inspired by those people who can see a business opportunity in anything, they see hope where others miss the potential.  The (late) comedian George Carlin once did a skit about ‘nail two things together that have never been nailed together before, and someone will buy it’.  If you ask two electricians who have different personalities, ‘is there much work on at the moment?’, one will say, “it’s coming out my ears”, another will despondently respond, “nothing doing” and proceed to tell you everything that is wrong in the universe and it will probs include a list of health problems, a bit on politics and how stuffed the world is.  This in itself tells me that the experiencer in some way has a lot to do with what unfolds in the world around us that we move in.
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Getting Off the Grid
Do we need to go ‘off the grid’, to get out and not be a slave to the system that locks us in?
What do we really need, what are the essentials? Clean water, food, shelter, warmth and a few sticks to rub together to keep us warm and yes companionship and chocolate, coffee and plenty of guitar strings. Someone said to me “if you set up something, surely someone is going to turn up with a gun and take it from you”, maybe, but my mentality is not centred around Mad Max and Hollywood. When I walk out my door I don’t expect to get run over by a car, but I know that it does happen.   Personally I see a potential in the future even if Earth Changes (what ever version) were to arrive.

The world we know is changing, we need to consider this seriously if we value ourselves, our loved ones, where this will lead us, OUR future yogi already knows, being a slave to fear is not what we need here, it is our creativity and sense of brilliance that needs to kick in.

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