Saturday, January 1, 2011

Slouching towards Ahimsa

Well forgive me for not clicking into the calender creation of new possibility.  For not popping the bubbly, for not buying an outfit,  for not giving a rats arse about how many chimes ring out of the church clocks worldwide.
A lot of money spent in major cities on fireworks - with the message relayed being ' rest well sheeple, you see life is good, we can still do the wow factor.  We can still blind you with our fireworks made in China - our technological brilliance' - ah but for the simplicity of some candles.

I went to bed at 9.30 on this evening that means absolutely nothing to me.
No astronomical significance, just a date from a man made calender does not convince me that any change is likely to come about from this.
Chinese new year - well that is based on new moons and such and well maybe that can portend some possibility for change - hey i am attempting optimism here.
With very little internal conviction.  So from the year of the tiger we move to the year of the hare/rabbit.  Personally that bodes well, my totem animals.  Not big and noisy and fear inducing like the big striped feline energy we will soon be saying farewell to.  But a more savvy, more humble, and less threatened creature's energy will be moving in.

Last night instead of trying to still the mind and focus on the breath, I allowed the mind total freedom.  Let it go wherever it wanted to go -  and I must say it was a lot of fun.
The first thing that came to me was to get obama onto oprah's show.  And yes ladies and gentleman this show would be completely different.  There would be no gifts or gimmicks, and no masturbatory adoration between guests.   So this is the setting :  the studio, and the entire American continent watching live.   There are no comfortable arm chairs - there is a dining room table and two chairs.  The two o's are seated there, each with a glass of wine in front of them.  Waiters them come to the table with platters of seafood from the gulf.  And because this is my mind, I of course ensure that the food on the plate is from the gulf.  The recently and continually sprayed gulf.   They have been told however that it is going to be pretended that it is from the area but it actually is from far away and safe.  Don't ask me how I got them to believe that - this mind is rather devious I discovered.  I mean I had to get it past a security detail of about 1000.   They take a mouthful.  Ah the chef is a genius,  he can disguise faeces as food if he needs to.  So they are animatedly discussing life, michelle, how wonderful 2011 is going to be and slowly mouthfuls are being digested.

Switching to the audience who are of course enthralled at being in the presence of such 'celeberitypukeness' watch with big smiles on their faces.  Slowly a fine mist of spray is entering the studio.  A cameraman i placed there just zooms in on it every now and then.
Rather beautiful the way the light catches the molecules.  The studio audience how consist of every celebrity who believe that they actually have any value or merit based on their fame and wealth.  So elton john is there, sans babe, i  do have some compassion.  posh beckham is there, oh hey i got rumsfield,  cheney and the bush family there. oh and of course the whole oil fraternity is there.  Ah i forgot to mention polanski is there as is dutroux and let us please not forget the pope and his cardinals.  And the tip of the illumaniti are there too.  Is there absolutely no limit to this brilliance.  You are welcome to add your choice guests to this lot.

The cameras both turn back to the stage.  The sound is amplified.   The two o's both lose their colour and become deadly white, both start retching and gagging and puking violently.  Of course i have also set up that they can't leave.  That no one can come in and save them.  I have also set up that the cameras keep rolling and the stations are powerless to block the transmission.
The cameras then zoom in on the skin of the audience.  These huge staph lesions start to appear.   Those watching can see the health of the audience being smitten immediately.  And nothing can be done to stop the poisoning.
The americans are forced to watch their idol and her followers die a rather rapid death.
The seafood they ate had been marinated in corexit for over a week.
The studio audience dies rapidly as well.  They unfortunately die much faster than the millions living in the gulf region will die.  Theirs will be a lengthy, protracted, and painful exit.

And what the hell happens after that -  what happens when the audience manage to get their chins back off the floor -  well a revolution follows.  A revolution unlike any that has even been seen before.  And because this scenario and dream sequence is mine it is not a random, vicious killing where once again the innocents die and the darstards are enriched and enshrined.  No this a revolution that hinges on to the next of evolution.
An intelligence comes into play that has never been seen before.  Immediately man's potential brilliance is discovered and alternative life styles come into play.  Banks are shut down,  the government is disbanded, but not before the leaders that have led wars against so many nations are punished (and I am afraid I went for the violent option here).  Schools are transformed into places of creative learning and reaching of higher potential , there is an instant move back into supportive communities.
People discover that they do not need to be led.  They do not need a zillion and one rules.
They need one - and one rule only - Ahimsa - First do no harm.  And with that one fundamental principal miraculously stamped on each heart, in a god given moment of pure love - man moves to the next level of life.  For if each of us could follow that one basic, underlying value - all would be well in the world.  And for those observant readers i know you will call me on my own hypocrisy.  Here i am talking of non violence in between planning a death fest for those i consider irredeemable.  Still many steps to take, but moving in the direction of forgiveness and non harm.

The sad thing is that I see this did not happen to the world out there,  it was merely my own movie playing.  Sadly I see that the drones have killed another 48 in Pakistan,  that they are continuing to spray in the gulf.   That there is a looming food crisis.  That we are unvalued as people in this world.  You just need closely enough to see this, and if you believe that the government, any one of them cares for you - well can i have some of your medication please.  I really could  do with some.

So looking at this landscape from so many angles, my prayer is that the inevitable comes sooner than later.  And that the final act is an act of god and not man.  Whether it be a blast from the sun, or a direct asteroid hit.  Let it be fast, let  it be swift, let it be redeeming. 

And in the interim, may people learn to savour each and every moment of stillness that we are lucky enough to be touched by.
May we all embrace in the fullest, uncensored loving that can arise in our hearts.
May we all cry an apology for the way our fellow man has been allowed to starve and be killed for no other reason than greed for wealth and power.
And may we stand open to  the presence of a miracle.

The rain has still not appeared.  The positive ions build up to the point of madness.  I am taking the kids and guineas to the forest for a few days.  Sit by a waterfall,  play in the ocean, get the mind away from the machine.

And because what I have written is from the mind and thus has very little substaintiality and i really do owe you the reader more here is truth, clear, uncompromisable and indisputable.

No Experience Is Outside of Wholeness

What we are really seeking is the escape of limitation, escape from not being good enough, from something missing, from something not being right, from being inadequate.  We are seeking freedom.  Freedom from this sense of being limited.  But our core belief IS that we are limited by our very nature.  We believe that we were born or came INTO existence - a separate existence - and then that existence will end. As long as we hold onto that belief, our searches are always futile.  Even spirituality is a search which is a fantasy.  Isn't it?  Isn't it a fantasy?  We hope and pray that we may discover somehow that our existence isn't limited, that it will not end.  As long as we take what we are to be limited, then how in the world can we ever FIND limitless?  Our very existence denies that possibility.  Our very existence is in the way.  Our very existence denies ever reaching limitless. From that perspective, the search is futile.  The search is unresolvable. There is no reaching limitless - so we can either completely give up, or settle on the only other alternative.  That alternative is that reality is already whole, that what-you-are is already limitless.  If that is so, then this present experience must already be IT.  If that is so, then right here and now, you are that.  And that is what the mystics through the ages have said - Tat Tvam Asi - You Are That. If that is so, then right now there must only be a false interpretation of THIS, of what IS, of this moment.  It has nothing to do with any future experience - THIS is IT, only there is a conceptualization of THIS, a misinterpretation of THIS, a taking of whole reality as separate.  Is that not so? In Vedanta it is called ignorance - ignorance of what you are.  You believe yourself to be limited, but you are not.  So the only solution is to remove that ignorance, to remove that belief. Can we arrive at another belief?  Does one belief need to take the place of another?  No.  Only evaluate the present belief - not AS that individual, but AS the whole itself, AS the limitless reality itself.  Because AS the individual, it is futile.  It is always a self-reference, something for "ME" to get, to gain.  A "ME" is the definition of limited existence.  THAT is the belief that needs investigated. How did this "ME" come about?  How is present reality being conceptualized into a "ME" vs. "WORLD"? Evaluate both sides of that equation - what is a "ME"?  What is a "WORLD"?  Not what appears - appearance is not the essence - appearance is not what it IS.  Appearance is a manifestation of something.  Appearance is always changing - in fact what appears cannot BE what IS, AS appearance.  Yet it IS what IS - appearance IS reality, but taking appearance or form AS reality is to overlook the reality itself, to apply concepts, names and forms, to reality.  It is to be lost in conceptualization. It is to be lost in a dream. Therefore seeking doesn't progress.  It takes a step back.  It isn't an individual seeking.  It is somehow the whole itself, trying to figure out how it is fooling itself into the belief of separation - how it is taking itself as limited. Otherwise all reference is a self-reference.  That self is the thorn which remains stuck throughout the search.  Whether we are walking or rocks or satin, that thorn remains, causing the pain.  We must remove the thorn, not ease the path. We can use modern "Internet Advaita" pointers, or study scriptures from a thousand years ago.  It really doesn't matter.  The important point is to seek, not as that individual, but as the whole itself. And what experience would the whole need, to validate itself?  Can there be a certain experience OF wholeness?  What specific experience is wholeness?  What does wholeness feel like?  Sound like?  Smell like?  Taste like? The answer is always available.  No experience is outside of wholeness.