Thursday, January 23, 2020

"Ah What a Marvelous and Amazing Feat, to Still the Reactive Mind."

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Wherever we go and however we present ourselves, at whatever time, we carry the solution to all of our problems. It is a simple matter, although... it might take some doing, to grab a mound of Jello and fashion an Origami Angel from the movement of a single hand.

That is what the mindstuff, out of which... thought is fashioned, resembles. It has been compared to Mercury on a mirror. It is a feat indeed to hold such a trembling element in a fixative state. BUT... if you can restrain the mindstuff from taking shape, you have won one of life's greatest victories.
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A very long time ago, a yogic-sage, named Patanjali, wrote a small book called, The Yoga Sutras. It is a compilation of 196 aphorisms, which deal with the control of the mind; the control of that unstable, Mercury like substance, which he calls 'chitti'. One who can do this has access to all of the powers, or siddhis, that it is possible to possess. One of the results of this practice of mind control is... the jewel in the crown; Self Realization and The knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

Who Patanjali was is a mystery, even his time of residence is cloudy. Some say 400 BC. Some say 200 BC and some say it was much earlier than that. We've gone through about 80 generations, since the time of Jesus Christ. When you think about it... that doesn't seem like much. It feels like it should be more, over a longer time.

I call the process, 'STILLING THE REACTIVE MIND'. Every difficulty we have, is a product of the reactive mind. It is a Herculean feat to gain command over one's intrinsic nature. In Tarot, there is card called, 'Strength'. It shows a lady holding the head of a lion and opening its mouth for it to speak. Some have said she is closing its mouth to muffle the roar. I suppose either of these would work. Not immediately seen, is a woven belt of roses in a figure 8, that wraps around the woman's waist and then around the neck of the lion, this is the chain of desires, woven together to give full expression to The Creative Imagination. The simple explanation of the card is, the control of ALL SUBHUMAN FORCES. It is an image of controlled sublimation. In psychology they call sublimation 'a defense mechanism'. Freud came up with it after reading “The Harz Journey”. It's about a boy who used to cut the tails off of dogs and who grew up to be a surgeon. I can see how that could happen, in the context of sublimation.

If you are a physicist, controlled sublimation means something else. That is not my area of enterprise but I come across these bits of information because I am a voracious reader and EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. It amazes me where I sometimes find myself. I could be watching a video about animals in the jungle (all kinds of animals are a favorite area of interest for me) and wind up in Monaco reading about etiquette. You never know where something will take you, if you let it. I've learned to be very cautious in my travels, both real and virtual.

Think about it, for a moment... all the pursuits that people get up to. There are those who want to be rich and those who want to be famous. There are those who pursue power and others for whom some passion, be it pedestrian or inspiring, is the driving force in their lives. Thinking about it, you can see the list of possibilities are endless and subsequently, as a result, people can find themselves in all kinds of situations, that they never imagined would come about, from doing something unrelated. However, it doesn't matter what people get up to, if they haven't gained control over themselves first. THAT is THE GREAT WORK. Some say it is Self Realization. Some say it is “The Knowledge and Conversation of their Holy Guardian Angel.” Enlightenment? Peace of Mind? Inviolable Sanctuary? Whatever you call it, is always requires that you gain command of yourself first.

The card that precedes 'Strength' is, 'The Chariot'. That image means, TRIUMPH IN THE MIND. I can see that. It looks like Alexander the Great, in a chariot drawn by a black and a white Sphinx. There is a blue canopy over his head, emblazoned with stars. It seems to suggest stellar forces flowing through him. I could go on and on about the intricacies in the image but it is ALWAYS better when people find things out on their own. Still... you can see how TRIUMPH IN THE MIND can lead to THE CONTROL OF ALL SUBHUMAN FORCES and then to 'The Hermit', who stand on a mountain top, in a gray cloak, which is a blend of all colors and that implies Wisdom. He's holding out a lantern with a shining star in it. He has achieved UNION WITH THE TRUE SELF. That's what you get when you gain control of the mind and then all subhuman forces.

Apparently it then becomes your duty to hold out a light for all other souls, who struggle up the mountain, where you already reside. YOU HAVE ATTAINED. There is nothing more for you to do but... the desire to share this posture, this state of awareness, this place with others, becomes the driving force of your existence. I can see that.

Until you achieve self control, mastery over the lower self, whatever you do is going to have mixed results. Sometimes the beast is in operation and sometimes the beast is contained. I've found the best 'working solution', to be teaching the beast to dance, or sing... like the lady with the lion's head in her arms.

People are driven to their wits end as to the causes of their suffering. They live in states of managed (and unmanaged) paranoia, concerning the potential loss of temporary things that THEY WILL, MOST DEFINITELY LOSE AT SOME POINT. If you gain command of yourself, none of this matters because you happen upon... you 'happen upon', a perspective that explains it all to you AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT COME UP. This is why you need, you desperately need... a working intuition and... The Intuition, like anything else, can be developed to extraordinary levels of operation. You can strengthen it. You can adjust the volume. You can keep the station from drifting out of range, so long as you, yourself... DO NOT DRIFT. There is an old saying that I remember from time to time; “If God feels far away, guess who moved?”

Many people discover the truth of these things later in life and believe it is too late for them; if only they had done something about it earlier! The truth is that it is NEVER TOO LATE. As long as there is breath, there is hope. In this time of awakening, many are starting to discover that there is more to life... much more to life than they previously thought. All this time... EVERYONE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM THE ATTACHMENT TO TEMPORARY THINGS! As The Buddha said, “all life is pain, caused by ignorant desire.” Our priorities have been out of wack. We've been prisoners in the Penitentiary of the Mind, in the prison of temporary things. Ah what a fine and beautiful bird of freedom takes wing, in that moment when we are set free of concern for temporary things!!!

Yes... this is an apocalypse, a time of unveiling and uncovering... a time of revealing... BUT IT IS... MORE IMPORTANTLY... A TIME OF AWAKENING!!! Yes... the dominoes are going to fall. Yes... there is going to be social upheaval. Yes... those who have been preying upon humanity and profiting from human misery for such a length of time, are going to be exposed... BUT UNLESS THAT IS YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION, you have nothing to worry about concerning it. Embrace the awakening!!! It is coming with a fury and a DIVINE PASSION FOR CHANGE!

Existence spans such a great stretch of time that we have no way to put it into perspective, in our brief appearance here. Karma reaches back before recorded history but there are divine recording agents, who have not missed one jot or one tittle. Much of what we see happening... where it makes no sense in the context of a single life; where children suffer, where entire nations are oppressed, where horrible torments and murders occur and we can see no evident reasons for any of it... oh... it goes back a long time ago and PEOPLE ARE ROUTINELY BORN INTO SITUATIONS WHERE KARMA GETS RESOLVED.

So many times I have heard it said, “I refuse to believe in a God who lets little children suffer.” Any moron should know that children DO NOT REMAIN CHILDREN. They go on to become adults who commit adult crimes against children and sure and certain... it comes back upon them. Everything repeats and the crimes of other times, find their judgment come to pass in present times. Yes... on the surface, life seems unfair. It is not unfair at all. It is precision itself in the way it completes itself.

A wise person, accepts that God is incomprehensible and unknowable. A wise person understands that God is not a bigger version of themselves, with the same prejudices and inclinations. A wise person puts themselves 'in the way' of the divine; recognizes their ignorance and with a contrite heart, throws themselves upon the mercy of the celestial kingdom, forgives all who have offended against them and prays for the descent of transcendent grace and the forgiveness of sin. God can wipe away your slate of transgressions in a heartsbeat. I know whereof I speak in this regard.



End Transmission.......



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