Archive for May, 2009

In Dreaming We Are An Open Book

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I have been aware of my dreams for years. And though most dreams might not seem particularly significant, in fact quite zany, some not only tell me symbolically what is presently going on in my subconscious but have revealed past incarnations, out of body experiences, direct insights into the human psyche and, on very rare occasions, a revelation from God, our innermost Being. I even dreamt verses of poetry which became part of my first book The Heart Speaks.

Thus dreams have been a very important part of my life: an avenue into self…into what lies so deep as through self-consciousness (ego). Sometimes my dreams are like movies, mostly adventure, and often I am the hero facing some dread and conquering it or saving a damsel in distress. At other times, I am a superman doing incredible feats and know myself to be immortal. Indeed, at times I am even aware of myself being everyone and everything in the dream; that there is only the “happening”. I look forward to going to sleep at night because some dreams can be so vivid and exciting. But I also look forward to waking up in the morning because I can take that same spirit with me to meet the day.

The insights that have come to me in dreams have changed my life. They have not only shown me hidden attachments and conflicts but what is going to happen because of them…only later to realize that they came true. In fact, no dream has ever lied to me. In some dreams I am even aware that I am dreaming, but have no fear because I know we are more than the dream, that the dream is only a context through which our Spirit (innermost Being) communicates with the shadow us, the dreamer. 

I am always contemplating something or meditating just before going to bed, so that probably sets my mind in a proper mode for remembering my dreams and allowing me to be receptive to them. Acceptance and trust is most important. If I want an answer to, or an insight into, something, I will think deeply about it before retiring and then drop the thought completely. Often the answer or insight will show up in a dream, the discernment unmistakable.

I cannot suggest too strongly the need to remember our dreams. This is something we can do for ourselves that will not only help us to better understand what we are thinking and feeling but actually improve our well-being in giving us a creative, confident and healthy attutude to meet the day. Dreams can change our life!

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The Fear Of Life

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Whenever I speak of confronting, penetrating, understanding and resolving the contraries of human nature, I’m referring to a living process that has been known down through the centuries by the spiritual-minded who, in coming aware, have dared to fulfill this Truth and Principal of Life through their own existence on earth. This living discipline is a no-nonsense approach to spirituality and, by its very nature, goes directly to the heart of the problem (ego) that has plagued human beings from the very beginning of time. I believe that many are called to it, but few answer the call, and fewer still become the very process itself (ourself as a Whole), The reason for this is FEAR…THE FEAR OF LIFE.

It’s like allowing yourself to be captured by the enemy (the enemy in this case being life’s energy that comes up in you, especially when you must face that which you dread), then choosing to absorb the moment, that is, to totally accept it–thus becoming the energy-consciousness itself rather than experiencing such as the “other” (the dread). I call this living discipline the Way of the cross, and believe this is what is really being communicated through the gospel story in the Bible.

In identifying with the body/personality we are contained by our life’s energy, and the sense of selfhood (ego) remains ever with us in that state. Liberation is release from this containment. Thus it is said: the Truth shall set you free! But there is no release without understanding Awareness, and there is no understanding unless you are willing to fully absorb life’s energy and allow the same to reveal the Truth through the psychological process unfolding Within yourself–thus realizing that we Are that Truth, the very Light of our innermost Being (God)!

So, when we deny, out of fear, the openness of our true Nature and Energy-Consciousness, we oppress ourself (and continue to do so even when attacking others), becoming both the victim and the victimizer. But if we first accept our cross and selfhood (ego) without judgment, and absorbing the vital energy (with the struggle going on inside us) into ourself instead of dispersing (projecting) the same on others, we transmute the energy from literal (matter) to Nonliteral (Spirit)–for we Are Living Light (Nonego), and always have been!

Yet one of the difficulties in following this path is that others see you as being selfish, not just self-centered. And, of course, you are. But so are they…and they don’t want to admit it! They are playing an image game (sensory perception), and by wanting to believe that they are above the image, superior to it in fact (especially if the image is selfish, sinful or hypocritical), they will attack that reflection seen in the mirror of their own mind…though cast in the shadow-body of the other person. Thus they are really attacking themselves!

This is why so many in religion and politics fall from grace after selling themselves on the notion that they are above the image. They set themselves up for failure because no one is above the image. What is needed however is to see (live) through the image, and absorbing the energy (thus transmuting it from Within), find release from one’s own self-containment. Like a bad habit, it is not enough just to change the habit, you need to transform yourself in the process so that you don’t again fall back into the past. And, of course, this is not possible unless you are willing to go through the process! But so many FEAR the image (perception) of looking bad or guilty. Indeed, they FEAR LIFE!

So I repeat: we are not above the image, literally speaking. But, as understanding Awareness (Nonliteral Perspective), we Are through (Before) the image, Being the Living Process (the Word) that Is right Here, right Now! Some refer to this as the Logos or Christ Principal that Rests Within us and Is Us, Ourself as a Whole (One). Thus the character Jesus in the gospel story points the Way (the Way of the cross) and fulfills, by his sacrifice (total acceptance), the Principal of Life through his own existence on earth. He lives completely Within (through) the moment! He breathes the Space (Openness) and Is the Space (Spirit), Ourself as a Whole (Christ Jesus/God in man or the Son of man). What started out as a myth becomes Reality!

But for this to be possible one must first absorb the ego, and realizing that it’s only an image (a projection/sensation of mind and containment of life’s energy), release the same from the conscious hold we enforce on it, that is, on ourselves! And this cannot come to pass if we still believe that we are above or superior to the image…if we continue to pretend life, living the image of life instead of living Life directly and totally. Ultimately, there is really only one meditation, or attunement, and that’s living/being meditation, living/being the attunement that Is right Here, right Now! Because if this isn’t you, if you are not living/being Such, then Suchness isn’t happening…and you are still pretending!

Therefore, if one is not willing to be selfish and confront, penetrate, understand, and by that understanding Awareness (spiritual discernment, that is, Spirit discerning), resolve that attachment to and conflict with the contraries of his own human nature, then one continues to deny (no matter how skillfully he presents himself otherwise) Who and what we really Are: that is, the Light-Conscious Energy/Living Truth/Word/Tao/Process/Principal of Life that Is Liberation itself, Ourself as a Whole! Thus the soul purpose of our lives is to overcome the FEAR OF LIFE by living Jesus!

Ruination

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Modern culture is in retreat, becoming regressive. There is simply too many people and too many structures and organizations on this earth…and the collective sense of “space” is diminishing. Thus mankind is becoming mentally complacent, static, dumb, without a “new world” to conquer, to escape his own collective containment (modern culture). And worse, like a “delayed adolescent”, we the people are trying to escape ourselves, refusing to accept living responsibility for our individual and collective behavior. Consequently, as “selfoholics”, we are opening wide the door that leads to the extremism of a “totalitarian state” and our own corruption.

With Obama and the “far-left mob” having taken control of the federal government in Washington, we are now witnessing the biggest power grab in American history. Their own version of “bread and circus” (the economy and the media) daily distracts the American people from the bureaucratic corruption being practiced by these “progressive gangsters” in the name of “stimulus packages” and “political correctness”, supposedly to save the economy from the greed and mismanagement which they, along with many conservatives, helped to bring about! And, to disguise the fact, these so-called liberals (the original meaning of the term liberal has now been completely obscured by the secular progressive movement) are both writing legislation that tries to buy the people off with token compliments of “bread”, just so the peasants won’t look too closely at all the graft being baked by the “new Bolsheviks” in the legislative ovens of big government, as well as, attack in the media “circus” anyone who voices opposing views or criticizes their policies. They have learned that a concentrated policy of demonizing the opposition really works in today’s media, as it is the packaging and the presentation of the lies and distortions in order to “sell the product”–and not the substance of the product–that sells in today’s “image conscious society”, and thus carries the greater influence with the masses. Indeed, in order to promote their political bias, the national media plays and markets an “image game” which, by its very nature, both distorts actuality and as propaganda is basically dishonest.

Soon, if Obama, like Caesar, becomes the “godfather” of contemporary politics, he will be able to make the American people offers that they cannot refuse, that is, if they want to survive in an ideology-driven, ego-induced world? The far-left mob,  by perfecting the tactics of intimidation and personal threats, will control everything and everyone, and the people will jump whenever called upon in order to receive their “survival fix”. In return, the people will become “family” (far-left democrats) in order to cast their votes for the “right politicians”, and will owe their souls to the “mob”, or they will find themselves demonized and persecuted to death. The tyranny of modern American fascism, daily reinforced through out the culture by injections of greed and guilt, and particularly in the media with scenes of hate-mongering, hypocrisy and character assassination, will show no mercy for unbelievers.

And the people, being patterns of behavior as we are, will suffer all this because those very patterns reflect the cultural programing (both liberal and conservative) that has been reinforcing on them the sense of “victimization” for years, even generations…and no one can escape oneself! Add to that the common fear of confronting the truth about ourselves (who wants to believe that we are not who we think we are) and you have the pattern for living in a constant denial of the human condition as it is. Thus the work of the political spinners (victimizers) is practically done for them, and they will not waste any opportunity, not even a national crisis, to feed their need for gratification.

Indeed, this practice becomes even easier when you consider that so-called education in America has been “dumbing” our children for years. It’s not about what our kids need to know in order to grow up and stand on their own two feet, it’s about strengthening the teacher’s union, because they vote “democrat” for the most part, and secular progressive politics must come first with the current administration in Washington because that is POWER! So for years now the so-called liberal educators in America have been politicalizing our children instead of properly educating them: education, along with the media, are the two best means of indoctrinating the young in the ideology of  a far-left version of liberalism and big government.

So, in a culture of obsessive-addictive (compulsive) materialism and egoism, reflected in both liberal and conservative political policies, people turn in on themselves becoming selfoholics, escaping into self-indulgence, arrogance, irresponsibility and immorality. Truth, or facts, becomes irrelevant, the ideology is all-important because with ideology as an end in itself, we not only get and reinforce our programed (false) identity, but receive our “survival fix” as well, thus denying the very behavior that is victimizing us! Yet, like an alcoholic or drug addict, this compulsive and self-destructive behavior, the pattern of our life, eventually “bottoms out”, as it must, having corrupted the “body” of our life. For we, as a collective entity (modern culture), in rationalizing, justifying and legalizing regressive behavior (secular progressive behavior), are seeking oblivion! And such behavior becomes particularly dangerous when applied to our government”s foreign policy: foreign powers will observe and know how to take advantage of our weaknesses. So, if we continue on this course, like a photograph of Berlin in the final days of World War 2, our lot will be RUINATION. And we have only ourselves to blame.

America Lost!

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With the administration of President Barack Obama, we are witnessing right before our very eyes the institutional and methodical dismantling of America, and possibly the rest of the world as well. For this false messiah won’t be satisfied until the whole planet reflects his glorious vision, which is in actuality extreme naivete and willful ignorance.

Fundamentally speaking, the domestic and foreign policies of Obama are a political prescription for disaster. His secular progressive philosophy is clearly self-indulgent, arrogant, irresponsible and immoral, reflecting the “delayed adolescence” of the age and culture in which he was born and raised. The man lives in “lala” land, a world created by his own ego-satan, which must  be controlled by the far-left media and government, or so he is going his damnest to facilitate, and is totally disconnected to the actual world and what is going on there. He will even use the power of the US Presidency to persuade other nations to fall in line with his glorious vision, and is arrogant enough to believe in his own spin and propaganda that it is his destiny to reshape the world in his own image.  

But the regressive behavior of Obama and the “far-left mob” is hateful and vengeful toward anyone who represents to them the authority and responsibility of virtuous conduct, as such brings up in their souls the selfish motives and slick hypocrisy characterizing their true behavior. Behavior in which they still feel the need to disguise to themselves, as well as to others, in order to continually “sell the product”, as they play an “image game” with their lives: the actual world being far too scary for their protectionist minds.

Thus explains their instant hostility and need to demonize anyone who they consider to be the enemy. Like vampires, they experience a “psychic fit” when confronted by the “cross” of natural and spiritual attitudes and values, and they immediately want to destroy those persons who reflect back to them, like a mirror, their own self-centered and self-created guilt. Indeed, they cannot be happy unless everyone else behaves as they do, and thus the need to manipulate, control and exploit the countryside, and everyone on it, to appease the guilt.

Their method becomes tyranny, as this is what they do to themselves psychologically, using political correctness and personal threats to control the masses, and when that no longer works, they will use force of arms. It is only a matter of time before the first leads to the second, as others will surely rebel at some point once they feel the sting of these “new Bolsheviks”. However, in the process, Obama, like Jekyll and Hyde, will lead himself and all who follow him into oblivion, as the self-destructive behavior of secular progressism leads to its own collective self-undoing…America Lost!