Sunday, August 04, 2019

The Snake Oil Salesgoblins of the New Age OR The Everlasting Ineffable Waters of the Spirit Freely Given.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

It has been said that; “a little knowledge is dangerous”. The reason for that can be summed up in another long standing quote, “he's not dealing with a full deck.” When you don't know both ends of a subject AND all the context between them, you only have a partial grasp of what you are talking about. This means you don't know what you are talking about and also that you, effectively, don't know. The most powerful mantra of them all is, “I don't know.” The simple explanation of this, in cosmic terms is... If You think You know, then God does not know. If you know that you do not know, then God is permitted to know and is also permitted to inform you. In other words, you have not closed out being informed from a higher level of knowing.

This is why you should never argue with anyone. Anyone who is arguing with you is not in possession of all the facts (as if anyone ever could be). This is why one of the notable characteristics of the wise is silence. An interesting ancillary to this is how the wise are instantly able to recognize one another and... why? Because they are both hosting the same entity- the same consciousness with the same awareness.

Physics concerns itself with the two states of manifest existence; energy and matter. It is math based. Metaphysics includes Physics but it exists within a wider parameter of being. Over the last century, give or take, Physics has pretty much now proven what metaphysics has stated for a much longer time. Something to keep in mind is that Metaphysics is only as true as the metaphysician engaged in it. The same holds true of Astrology. Many intelligent and partially informed people (we are ALL partially informed) think Astrology is bunk. No... many astrologers are bunko artists. Astrology as a true science is sacrosanct but most astrologers are not.

Physics has proven that 'existence is thought born'. It has also proven that everything is made out of the same thing, vibrating at a different rate. You can then extrapolate from that that the basic element is 'MINDSTUFF'. Then... you can ponder the concept of 'there is only one mind' and that mind would be the mind of God, who thinks everything into being. As a separated entity, you are a splintered off fragment of The One and you are then rendered into automatic opposition to The One; ergo... fallen angels. Should you 'discover' the means of reunification, what then would that make you?

If you think about it, this proves the existence of God. It doesn't define God. That will FOREVER remain a mystery. It proves that something 'thought' existence into being and if everything is made out of the same thing then what else can we think but that the external universe, the manifest plane, is The Body of God? Certain things we can know and beyond that we can't know anything more. There is a theory that more can be known once one has moved beyond Human. That's what Yogis and True Seekers are all about. At a certain point, something far greater and more long lasting than yourself, either awakens in you, or in some arcane manner, comes to reside in you and a whole new breathtaking world, opens before your newly opened eyes.

Okay... we have, more or less, set the stage for today's commentary. This being The Petri Dish, our commentary (diatribe) will be about cultural matters. The introduction at the site states, “As the landfill burbles with the toxic wastes of a disintegrating culture, I will be the voice-over.......”

People love to argue about religion. They like to proselytize. They would like for you to assume the missionary position. They will also offer conversion at the point of a sword. There are degrees of the intensification of the drama. Religion is like the training wheels on a bicycle. The time comes when you should take the training wheels off of the bike but... the priest class doesn't like that. You are, after all, their sole means of support.

Some of us have no visible means of support but we are rare in these times. Some of us know, viscerally... that FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS UNSEEN. It takes a bit of getting to get to that place. You have to impress the guy who runs the cornucopia. After that, there isn't anything you can't have. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all else will be added unto you.” These are not just words... unless, in far too many cases these days, they are just words. What is it that those who want you to rely on them do? Whether they are a government, a religion or a corporation, they kill your True Faith so that you are compelled to depend on them. There is a visible hierarchy and an invisible hierarchy.

In the early stages, on the cusp of the Aquarian Age (a cusp lasts for around two hundred years) new templates began to appear. There was the New Thought Movement. There was Theosophy. There was Christian Science. There were different creeds that were attuned to the changes being brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Later on we got The New Age and Scientology and a few other systems. I get into it with people, now and again. Meaning that an argument begins to develop and I do my imitation of a clam. Often it is because someone wants me to pay attention to A Curse of Miracles or some other reconstituted flavor of the month, day, hour, epoch.

There is a basic shift in perspective between contemporary religious thought and New Age thinking. In the former, one celebrates divinity as an eternal force that can be resident within (I'm being very simplistic here). In the latter, You are God. I'm not going to touch that subject because I have direct experience of what is what ...and it can't be discussed in any sense where one can expect a clear cut answer. That is why there is so much argument that takes place between the different camps of people who don't know what they are talking about.

Here is a definite example of why I am NOT FOND of the New Age - be sure not to miss her statements on the archangels and heh heh, she has a section on 'angel messages'. You can get there from the masthead at the top of the page (in case you don't know what a masthead is ((grin)). There you have your choice of Premium Angel Messages and Free Angel Messages. Wow! Just... Wow! She is described as “a clear channel of light”. There are thousands and thousands of these snake oil vendors around. Many of them have regular seminars. You attend for 2 weekends. Then there is a four day intensive. Then You are A Master and you get a certificate that says so. Some of these cost thousands of dollars. They have cruise ships that can cost a heap more and you wind up in one of those situations like a free Time Share dinner, or a free Time Share weekend/week somewhere and you... you rue the day. If that were not the case, there wouldn't be things like this.

These characters are ruthless. Here is just one single example. Back in the eighties and nineties, there was this swarm of time share pestilence that came out of Las Vegas and hit Hawaii. I was living on Maui at the time and research showed me that it was a mob operation. People got hurt or worse, now and again. The New Age has its own methods of suasion (yes, that is a word) and you can find yourself short of a great deal more lucre than just a Time Share, witness the Bhagwan's 99 Rolls Royce's and the myriad excesses of personal gurus who shear the flocks.

For the thoughtful Christians, there are a few thoughtful spokesources. The larger body of Christians these days are subsumed in cant and dogma. The Word is of no practical value, unless revelation occurs AND it will occur for the focused and determined but how many are they who answer to that? There are thoughtful people out there but not much is going to dim the tide of people rushing in the direction of false light. Nothing outside of you is going to answer for the big question inside you; who am I? If you go to any search engine and put in 'new age scam artists' you will find a plentiful passel. The thing is, there are so many people and so much money ...and... I suggest you do the math.

Though I do not think it is the product of a single life and given that I was told this, in any case, I have devoted this life to the search for God and I found what I was looking for. There are no further mountains for me to climb. There are no further tests or future exits into repackaged confusion of the self divided against the self for me. I'll not be going into details but I will say that God-the divine-the everlasting almighty is... indefinable and incomprehensible and will ever and always be, indefinable and incomprehensible. However, there are two ways in which what is called God can be understood and experienced and that is by the practice and performance of Love and the practice and performance of the qualities of God. What are the qualities of God? Here is a very good listing of them.

Make Love the primary engine of your personal expression and in your small way, you will be using the same engine as The Great One. Assimilate his characteristics and exercise them and you will be behaving as he does when he moves about here, as he does. He is always here in one persona or another and encounters do occur now and again. You may be absolutely sure of this... or not, that's up to you.

To put it in simple terms, go about your life as you imagine God would do, according to what you have learned about his behavior. Jesus 'the' Christ is a good example. Emulate him. Sometimes I hear, “What would Jesus do?” and I have to smile. Sometimes the context generates humor but... it is a real consideration nonetheless. If you do this consistently and if you want the company of the almighty more than anything else; that is a definite consideration, you will have the company of the divine. You MUST want it more than anything else. That is KEY... then IT WILL COME. You MUST be prepared for an unspecified period of trial and testing. You're either all the way in, or you're not. Halfway, or any way that isn't all the way won't cut it; never has and never will. You must be prepared for the censure of the world, the loss of everything... there is no telling what may be required of you. It is different for everyone.

The payoff is far, far... so far beyond the cost that the cost isn't even to be considered; “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” Hallelujah and Amen to that!!!

End Transmission.......

Today's Song-

♫ When I Lose You ♫
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Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Nostrils up!

Kazz said...

God only has one test in respect to whether one is a child of God, and that is whether they house the Holy Spirit. She is the required garment necessary to sit at the Wedding Feast. One must be baptised in the Holy Spirit to be a child of God.

'In the classic encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:3)

'Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are invited, but few are chosen”' (Matthew 22:1-14).

“...nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false” (Rev 21:27).

'Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever' (Revelation 22:1-5).


I know this truth to be self evident, irrespective of what others choose to believe.

God Bless
Luv Kazz

Visible said...

Yeah... it's always a good idea to polarize and start an argument before anyone even shows up. That's what I call proactive; "I know this truth to be self evident, irrespective of what others choose to believe." Then there is the, I am certain- absolutely unintended irony in that comment as well.

Kazz said...

Don't you hold the truth, that God is real, to be self evident, irrespective of what others choose to believe?

Have you not stated on many occasions that you are the only one you had to convince that God is real?

Isn't your claim that God is real a polarisation?

Have you not also stated numerous times that the Kingdom of Heaven is within, on your blog?

Why is it that when you speak your truth you are not arguing, but when I speak mine you say I am arguing?

People are free to disagree with what I posted above, but that will not change my mind because my personal experience confirms what I have written, which is consistent with scripture, so I am convinced, and I only had to convince me :o).

For someone who doesn't want to argue you sure do a good impression of it ;op

Luv Kazz

Visible said...

See what I mean? Right off the bat you are combative and aggressive. You haven't been anywhere around here (thank god) for months and you foot slam your way in and just start looking for trouble. You are NOT going to get it from me.

Challenging people and giving them shit. I was just pointing it out. Do you even look at what you say? Do you consider how you might be coming off? By now it is clear to me that nothing can be said to you. Being kind and understanding gets one taken advantage of and reacting to bullying, results in accusations of the very offense being committed. I am guessing... for reasons that escape me that you think other people are stupid. They are not. Because NOTHING I say to you will have the slightest positive effect, I am, from now on going to completely ignore you. You are beyond being reached. What you want is to goad me into saying something you can use against me. I'm not going to do it. I don't argue and as definitive truth, these are the LAST words I will EVER address to you. I have NOTHING further to say.

Anonymous said...

"One who knows God knows that the impersonal conception and personal conception are simultaneously present in everything and that there is no contradiction." (Srila Prabhupada)
Bhagavad-gita 7.8

Visible said...

I HEAVILY research things before I have an opinion. I have no opinion on whether people can get something useful from just about anything. I don't need an opinion on this since I know it is true. People have their sacred cows and frogs and god help you if you step on one of them. This, however, is my job. I don't judge people for appreciating something I do not appreciate. To each their own.

I also don't take kindly to goosestepping spiritualists on high horses who look down on everyone else and consider themselves imbued with an awareness more refined than everyone else. I KNOW that I don't know and I don't push any technique, belong to no schools of thought. I don't tell anyone what to do. If you don't like what comes from me, go somewhere else. There are all kinds of alternatives. I refuse to argue. And by this time there is only so much I will tolerate. I don't have the time for drama queens and know it alls.

Possibly all of this is a character defect of mine. Surely I have limitations and I am well aware of 'most; of them. Regardless, these are my blogs, exercised in the service of the ineffable. Everyone is free to start their own blogs, forums, death cults or whatever but... not here and not with me.

I am sorry if I have offended anyone but that's just how it is and there is NO WIGGLE ROOM here and ZERO CHANCE of my coming around to your point of view. I don't have a point of view except what I am shown and I have enough experiences by now to know that I am on the right road for me. Might not be the road for you but... it is for me.

Anonymous said...

Mas and Mas Visible
My impression, based on reading your blogs since time/space had you in germany , married with a mother-in -law, wonderful friend on four legs, dog in everyday parlance, etc, to today is that indeed, indeed, your vitality, joy , perspicacity , contributions through the blogs, mean that it has been the correct road for you.
The path has on occasions been tempting to let go of, due to the pains you lived in many facets and contexts of your experience transparently shared here, and only faith and perseverance born of the very same faith seemed to be polished in the travail..... Congratulations, from someone, me, who has lost that plenitude of faith that leads to perseverance with lesser challenges, and thank you for the epistles here, some were synchronistically helpful to this castaway.
Cheerful Love, Grizzlybear Hug

Visible said...

Yes... the road was decidedly rough but the direction was precise and now, all is as pristine and tranquil as it gets. I'm glad to hear I was useful.

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Ray B. said...

Hi, Vis. I have been so tied-up in the Otherwhere that I missed the last few columns. I just quick-read them. Thanks!

I liked your Depth Bomb analogy in the last SM. I like to think that Higher Self and I are doing our own version. When HS is Cleaning a baddie and the problem is 'deeper' than the Individual, HS projects even farther than it can go and launches kind of a synopsis of the situation way-deep (or way-up) on the way towards all-God. Some kind of an 'oh no' occurs, a discussion happens, a conclusion is reached, and a 'slug' of god-intent is sent back to rectify the situation. It is almost like way-high levels let 'creation' roll-downwards and assumed that all would be well (for various definitions of 'well'). Given a 'response' from below of what the real situation was, they moved to correct it...

Over the last few days, a couple of interesting 'happenings' occurred within that bigger picture: First, HS was returning alongside a 'slug' of god-intent, with Ray tagging along. Suddenly, I had an intense experience (probably waaay down-shifted; I wonder who/what was actually there!) of an elderly woman with white hair and white robes and 'wrapped' in an aura of purple, violet, and pink. There was also a sense of awe. I communicated this to 'her', and she responded (exact words), "You are deep blue; you have an incorruptible curse upon you." ('She' was stating a fact, not laying-on a curse.) Hmm.

So, HS and I traveled back 'up' our original track towards all-God. We asked whether that had been a true meeting (as versus a deception or diversion). "Yes." We asked whether there was indeed a curse. "Yes." We asked whether it could be lifted or dissolved. "Sure." (That was amusing: Not "Yes" but "Sure.") On Ray's end, it was like a watery-sensation then occurred in the general eyes region - oddly, outside, around, and inside the eyeballs. Probably a higher-happening which was down-shifted into earthly sensations by the brain. Cool, and intriguing.

On another occasion, Ray was 'attacked'. HS went up to Clean the entity and met a fire-hose of negative energy. Nothing HS could do would penetrate it; it was like trying to walk upwind in a powerful hurricane. So, HS went 'around' the entity and straight-up to project the situation to higher levels. The usual happened, and a 'slug' of god-intent was sent downwards. This 'slug' proceeded to work from way-above the entity slowly downwards towards its level. It became apparent that something 'terrible' had happened in the layers above this entity, before it even popped into existence. It was 'pre-conditioned' for an almost berserk state of being. And now, the situation 'above it' was set-right (whatever that means) by the 'slug'.

When all the above-action was done, down-shiftings of "So Be It" were heard. Very many. Parts of the being started to peel-off and fall-back towards all-God. Finally, only a 'personality-core' was left of this being. Since none of its 'conduct' from its inception was its fault, higher powers were allowing it a 'fresh start' without the burden of memories of its prior state. Might be called Grace. Then, the 'slug' moved further down, rolling-back the effects of the then-berserk being on other, 'downwards' beings. Cool.

(One unexpected result: My ladyfriend got up from bed and was intensely dizzy. I had to support her across the room with my hands on her shoulders. Not like her at all. This condition lasted for hours. I 'looked' at her with higher vision, and she had bright energy streaming down from above and appearing around her. Most likely 'why' the dizziness; she was in an unprepared-for, higher-energy state. Since this happened immediately after the 'slug' did it's thing, was this connected?)

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

jamesC said...

Thanks for all you do Visible. I've been reading your blogs since you chose the name Dog Poet (a long time), and I have grown in understanding of God with every post. Some people just have to argue and make it about themselves and thus miss the whole point. Rock on my friend!

Visible said...

Getting other people to write in in order to create yet more arguments is not going to work with me. Please understand that certain things aren't going to happen here ever again.

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