Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Few Things I am Probably Going to Regret Saying about Aspects of Pocketnet.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

I'll admit that I don't know what's going on in its entirety. I only know what presents itself to me on the surface and then what my Reason presents to me; what my Logic delivers through my internalized Socratic dialogue and most importantly, what my intuition provides me with.

I came to Pocketnet this morning, as I often do and I had been coming here for a few months because, regardless of the perpetual waves of Trivia that I am exposed to there, I invariably encountered bright spots of articulate intelligence, as well as information I hadn't previously encountered. Sometimes there were well thought out graphic images of ironic sound-bytes. I'm not into the Lazy Twitter, armchair Budweiser sots, who need a shopping cart for their potbellies, as they push through Walmart World, filling them with toxic, industrial, salt and sugar comestibles, guaranteed to do worse than kill them, before they kill them.

I never joined Twitter and I won't. I'm not a Twit. I still have an amount of Dignity, Integrity and aspirations to Honor. I try EVERY DAY to be a better person. Sometimes I am furious with myself, not having accomplished more in that respect by this time. Life is hard; can be hard ...but it is NEVER SO HARD as when you are TRYING TO CHANGE. That is why so many people give up after the cursory foreplay, in the pitched, sexually magnetic battle between opposites, that then cross over each other like legs and break their nose. There is a dangerous myopia that sets in when you get too close to something you badly want but have misidentified as something else.

Today was a trial for me at Pocketnet. Maybe it was just today, just this morning and... it will change later on. The larger saner part of me says, “No” but I am willing to ignore the handful of shit and wish upon the handful of hope.

I KNOW THIS POSTING IS GOING TO DEEPLY OFFEND SOME PEOPLE. I'm sorry about that. I've only got two choices. One is to tell the truth and the other is to rise above the scrum, rise above the moshpit of stupid, that wars against itself, in the hateful turf wars over non existent landscapes. What do I gain in argument with people whose entire identity is built around erecting a support structure for personal hallucinations? People who are dead wrong about things they don't understand are not likely to be swayed by evidence of the real, which can't be directly presented anyway but only hinted at, in the hopes that an effort will be made to ruminate thereupon. Good luck with that!

Yes, I could rise about it. That is what I have been trying to do and to not react as was the case in times past; to take the high road and keep my own council but... it seems like... it feels like I had better get this off my chest, however much it may wind up costing me and I'll feel better having done so. I am convinced that I am NOT THE ONLY ONE who feels like I do. So... let me preface this with- I'm sorry for what I am going to say but... here it is.

What I saw today was... unsettling commercials for BACON and PORK, cutesy cat pictures that belong on preteen social media, arguments about what name God is going by, endless hammering on crypto currencies with ZERO useful information, really stupid and pointless cartoons, cutesy animal graphics- Photoshopped with captions. Then there is the YouTube guy with no lips, whose personality is so off-putting you can't even listen to what he says.

Then there are the Fundie Zombies, who maintain that EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING that is not a literal extraction from a book that has been spindled, folded and mutilated a zillion times, is the work of The Devil who... by the way, works for God. Fundie ignorance is ONLY exceeded by that fabricated, smug, self righteousness that is the most valued possession of those whose greatest spiritual and intellectual achievement is knowing that 'YOU' are WRONG ...and whose utter lack of humility in the consideration of that Ineffable, Unknowable, Incomprehensible Wonder of Everlasting Splendor and Beauty is... is... DEFINITE PROOF that they are NOWHERE NEAR that which they can't shut up about.

Then there are over a dozen announcements that crony, political hack, Elijah (snort) Cummings moved on to his next port of call, with ZERO commentary. This is one of the most consistent and unfortunate realities about Pocketnet; people are so fucking lazy that they can't be bothered to write more than a Twitter minimum, if that. They spend their days, packing the Pocketnet Scroll with one cartoon of stupid pet trick pictures after another, accompanied by a one liner and that serves to jump their Reputation and POC resources. On and on it goes...

There are a handful of REALLY intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful people here, unlike anywhere else I've been and I hope I don't burn my bridges with them but I'm not going to let that deter me from saying what has been increasingly more and more on my mind at Pocketnet. I have ONE identity there and I use my real name. That's me. I don't insist on the same from others. Everyone has their reasons and some of them have 'hostages to fortune'. I wrote off ALL CONSIDERATIONS on that account when I took this road.

The stench of Fear and Paranoia in this world is at a crisis point and the level of stupidity has reached a point, where furrows have had to be dug below the Limbo Bar. The Inarguable Truth is that GOD HAS EVERYTHING COMPLETELY UNDER CONTROL, no matter what it may look like. Our single biggest problem is that our Faith is not equal to the full and permanent recognition of that. God made this world to EXPERIENCE HIM/HER/ITSELF in manifest creation. Life IS for THE PURPOSE OF DEMONSTRATION. That's it! I don't care how many angels you dream up to engage in convoluted, dances, upon the head of a fabricated pin. I don't care how dense and complex your philosophy is, how clever your wordplay is, how anything you whatever are. If you don't get that, YOU WILL ...because that is the purpose of demonstration, PERIOD. You will get it, one way or another and it will probably hurt a bit.

A veteran member of Pocketnet reached out to me because I had posed the question, “Why, when I have, ON AVERAGE, nearly double the 5 star votes that regular residents of Top Posts have... why am I never on Top Posts?” First... let me say, I don't care a wit whether I am there or not. I simply dislike mysteries and when I encounter one, I am a Jack Russell Terrier about it. I just don't quit until I have an answer, or I discover it cannot be answered. I am like this to a pathological degree. This veteran member told me that the Top Post thing is controlled by an in house, Pocketnet Mafia. It's like the George Carlin line about The Club; the exclusive club that exists and “you are NOT a member.” I kind of had already figured this out when Pocketnet told me they have nothing to do with it.

The thing is, I don't go to Top Posts at all. I did when I first got here and occasionally I drop by for less than a minute but I almost exclusively stay in All Posts. There's no difference between what you find at either site and there is more copy at All Posts, so I go there and this has nothing to do with the rest of this posting, it's just something I thought the rest of you should know.

Yeah... there's no reason for me to write another word anyway. I've already said all I have to say and now I just repeat myself. I do this because, for whatever their reasons are, there is a substantial number of people who read it and it's what I do. It's what I do. John Lennon once said, “I'm a musician. It's what I do. I could bang two garbage can lids together and make music.” We do what we do and what we do is what we are; “by their works ye shall know them.”

I love God more than anything and that is only going to increase. I don't love any particular versions of God and everyone who does have one of these versions, argues about it. You CANNOT KNOW GOD. You can ONLY perceive God through his primary vehicle of expression and that is LOVE. Therefore, Love as consistently as you can and you will become that. Then you will be informed of all the things you could never discover on your own. You WILL BE INFORMED.

I wrote another post and it has sat here for several days. It was a good post but... something wasn't what it was supposed to be (in my mind). So... I sat down and wrote this because this is what was on my mind and all of a sudden I feel better. This has been rolling around in my empty head like a marble and every day it annoys me more. I KNOW I can't make people be other than what they are. For some people, cutesy Post-it notes are what they do. Unfortunately, this clutters up the place and you have to wade through all the flotsam and jetsam until you find the pearls and I do... and I do find the pearls and I want to personally thank those of you who have been a delight to me in the time I've spent here. I won't name names because I will leave someone out. But... thank you.

I don't know how much more time I want to spend around Pocketnet. Everything externally informing is all running together in a Mulligan Stew; jabber, jabber, jabber and I'm just as guilty as anyone else. I'm trying to be relevant and talk about THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING and that is GOD. Wherever I wind up, that is what I will be doing. Everything else is bullshit. I only even mention anything else so that I can tie it into talking about God. It daily astounds me that more people do not get it. The Glory and Splendor of the Divine is everywhere to be seen and experienced but... because of Materialism, most of the people on this planet are in a feeding frenzy at the Sensory Smorgasbord and all they want to do is eat and fuck and own shit and control each other, until they are old (if they get that far) and everything hurts and then they die. Then they come back to do it all over and over again. It is insane.

Alright... I've said most of what I had to say but now I'm tired of going on about it. I apologize in advance if I hurt your feelings. Just so you know, you have hurt my feelings too, by diminishing in my eyes what you could be, by behaving like chipmunks chattering on a dead, fallen tree. It's my fault for expecting more. It's not my place to police people's social intercourse, I have only to move down the block. This built up in me and I probably did myself no favors by posting it. However, post it I shall.

End Transmission........

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And there's always Pocketnet if you feel like dropping by and joining.


Anonymous said...

Hey Les,
That's what social media has become, idiots showing how idiotic they can be.
I find it very strange when people tell me they are atheists. I think to myself, are you just an idiot who can't see the proof of God right there in your face? How much proof do you need? BTW there are at least 7 logical proofs, besides you existing. Anyway, we have censors, and an army of idiot posters on the internet. You'll need to change venues again, to what I don't know. I'll see what I can find for you and let you know. Alex in Manitoba

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

hey anonymous,
I went to that site... read as much as I could... round and round we go.
Can you offer a senopis (im an engineer and don't spell well)?
What are they/he/she talking about?
Sure, higher concousiness, I'm for that all the way.
Help me out please.

Anonymous said...

Still no regrets? Well, that should settle it. Pocketpal always looked a little dodgy and now it's been confirmed.

Anonymous said...

"...What do I gain in argument with people whose entire identity is built around erecting a support structure for personal hallucinations?...."

That sums up most of what makes this manifest plane an unpleasant experience.


Anonymous said...

Hello Les,

I just wanted to share a thought with you, maybe it's useful, maybe it's dreck, but at least consider it. Perhaps the noise of people online, with the fractured thoughts, the jockeying and grandstanding and cries to "pay attention to MY opinion" are all part of the consciousness of the Ineffable?

Think of it this way: Imagine if you were able to zoom into the skull of a person who's speaking to you, and you were able to perceive every single bit of information being transmitted by every single neuron in their skull. Imagine the cacophony of noise being processed in that brainpan, before all of it got processed by the lower levels of the brain, bubbling up through various levels of functionality in the brain, before emerging into the perceived consciousness of the speaker, being turned into words, and spoken to you.

Perhaps it might be useful to you to look at resources like Pocketnet as being roughly equivalent to seeing the low-level processes of the mind of the Ineffable in action. Even the greatest thinkers in history (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Newton, Goethe, etc.) had low level processes going on in their brainpans while thinking the deepest thoughts. Newton, as he pondered gravity, doubtless had low level processes going on his head saying things like "I need to pee" and "I'm getting hungry" and "won't the neighbor's dog PLEASE shut up" etc. Perhaps Pocketnet gives a similar view into the brainpan of the Ineffable.

Again, I freely admit this idea could be total dreck, but perhaps it may be useful. I hope it is.


Visible said...

Well... Elliot, of course that is all so, but it doesn't militate against the offensiveness of it. Of course, being offended is on me. I did not mean to imply that these people should all go away somewhere. What I was doing and probably didn't make very clear is I was just venting over the time wasting trivia obsessed populace. Sure Newton, Plato, etceterrafirma had all sorts of such pointless minutiae now and again BUT... we are not, mostly dealing with these sorts of intellects and that can't be held against them either. I was simply relieving myself in public, which I think is a misdemeanor, unless you are one of the protected classes, where no laws apply.

And I don't think that is a glimpse into the brain-pan of the ineffable, except that all of creation is made from the substance of God. This does not mean that in the actual mind of God, where he maintains his personalized consciousness, that that is going on. On the few occasions when I was permitted to visit there temporarily... I did not run across any of that (grin). I AM TRYING to be more sensitive. Thanks for your delicacy in presenting the matter to me (grin).

Visible said...

I want to thank everyone else for taking the trouble to comment, given the hoops you have to jump through. I REALLY appreciate it. It gives me the impression I am talking to actual people. The reader probably does not know how valuable comments are to me. They make a big difference in my coming and going through the motions. It also is a VERY BIG DEAL WHEN YOU TAKE THE TROUBLE TO VOTE AND COMMENT AT POCKETNET and there are all kinds of reasons for that. It does let the rest of them know that the sort of commentary I deal in, which I believe reflects what goes on in the mind of the reader is a valid and supported industry and that I do have a support group that validates me. It's a big deal.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Demonstration. Yes. That's why I don't really care much about this place and have sworn to endeavour no more in my arts, for this realm ain't worth two nano-grammes of amoeba pucky. Well, unless you consider being as obnoxious as you can be; an art. (Denis Leary and Don Rickles can eat my dust.) And my socks rarely match anymore, to prove it!

Or, maybe a better example. I went to the store to get an analogue phone as my car was bein' serviced (Clerk didn't know what that was, and had to ask his super.), and when I paid I was asked if I wanted to donate to some or rather crotch dropping fund, though not in those words; of course. I said, "No. I'm very aligned with the Cathars, and I don't think children should exist." At least I didn't call them the infernal little daemons, but hey. Maybe next time.

Why in the name of every deity in the Pantheon would anyone with half a brain cell left be offended by this post? 'Tis quite a fine read.

I do admit I rarely go to Pocketnet, since I prefer to read your stuff on the blogs here. However, that will change if you get kicked off the blogs; though I wonder why they'd do that. After all, I'm still blogging; and my posts are NOT nice much of the time. They're oft misanthropic, contemptuous of all the majority values, sexist in all directions (Being a member of the Holey Order of the Septum, thereby having disavowed gender which I consider a very un-cost effective prison, I have no problem with the concept. Well, unless I move to a country where noses are gendered, then I become one of whatever the nation deems a nose to be, not that my behaviour or anything else will change to accommodate whatever gender I'm supposed to be. . . ) , and colder than helium slush.

So, neener-neener to the world; along with all its mis-programmed idiots who can't see the nostrils for the nose hairs.

(I'm obviously on a day off. On a work day or so called 'off' day with tons of errands, you'll be lucky to get two words ootta moi.)

Anonymous said...

From my Crash Course in huna if you want to be happy (not angry) don't compare and don't critique. be happy in what you can do. I would say there are many rascals out there their intent is to make you ILL, others check to see if they can disrupt you and make you react, but beware if you react you just gave them power.

Sorry I Can't help more, I am nursting my Kidney Disease "17 yr ol kitten"
Love is the most powerful force in the universe

best wishes!

Visible said...

Crash Course in Huna; There must be some misunderstanding here, I wasn't looking for help. I appreciate your perspective. I see life as a tad more involved, depending on the situation and I am not looking for Happiness whatsoever. Happiness is followed by unhappiness like bio-rhythm waves. If you have one you are going to get the other. There is a state that is independent of these and Bliss is an aspect of it. I'm perplexed what compare and critique have to do with anything. No matter what anyone says, we ALL do that, you have to or you can't make INFORMED DECISIONS. I'm sure you have some personal philosophy that works for you. We each have to discover the schematic that suits us. I've found mine.

I'm pretty sure I have written at length about Love being the most powerful force of them all. I've written hundreds of pages about that very thing. I'm surprised that isn't more clear. I'm also surprised that you have a 17 year old kitten. That is the oldest kitten I've ever heard of. Usually they turn into a cat (grin).

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Friday, October 18, 2019 8:58:00 AM

I hope this helps to provide more clarity.

Intuitive realisation must be arrived at within in order to overcome misconceptions to expand our perception. To connect with Christ consciousness one must have a disposition that gives them an overarching desire to transcend the lower self. This generates the desire to achieve the transformation from the lower self to the higher self. Those seeking to achieve Christ consciousness who fail, do so because they restrict their perspective through a misunderstanding within their belief system, causing them to have a false understanding of the duality consciousness.

Duality consciousness is provided through a distortion of energy that causes an individual to operate through ego consciousness, which judges others. Any view disagreeing with theirs is wrong. One who lives from soul/unity consciousness recognises that no metaphysical system is absolute, so they strike a balance between the two polarities. In this way spirit integrates into matter to bring heaven to earth.

The parent/child relationship provides experience of unconditional love, which is the basis of Christ consciousness. The innocence and purity of the child is the essence of the higher self. Low vibrational experiences in childhood produce fear that leads to a perspective of self-preservation, which hides the presence of the higher self, negating that individual’s opportunity for ascension, because the higher self is the essence of the Living Christ.

Established structures on earth operate within an imbalanced energy field due to focusing on materialism, which distorts held beliefs projected towards the spiritual realm. Those who unite with the One operate apart from fear that is created through duality consciousness. Religious factions focus heavily on materialism, paying little attention to the spiritual, which restricts one’s belief system by creating a separation between the soul and its ascension attempts. Christ consciousness cannot be attained through the general thought structures provided in Man’s establishments as they use fear to distort the truth, which restricts one’s consciousness from attaining the higher energy necessary to attain union with The Living Christ. These establishments achieve this through separation focus by teaching people God is external and separate to them, making ascension impossible.

One must empty their mind to make room for the truth through deep contemplation and thought, to remove that which would corrupt the field. Only in this way can one’s consciousness be shifted to a state where it is capable of true discernment in regard to that which is eternal. Left unchecked misperceptions further distort the lower selves perception through the establishment of false belief systems, which lowers the vibration energy of the self further. The greater the distortion the more misconceptions are held within the belief system. Truth becomes inverted due to the degree of blindness, completely blocking the light from the lower self.

Unconditional love is essential for the lower self to ascend as it is the energetic movement of The Living Christ. The belief that The Christ is external creates an inability of the lower self to house the living energy. Desire for connection with Christ Consciousness generates the emotional energy necessary to expand one’s perception and consciousness. The Living Christ cannot be contained within Man’s institutions because the proper understanding of The Living Christ must come forth through the desire for unity and unconditional love towards all of creation. This is why Jesus Christ said The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Within You. Through a desire for purity, that comes from within, The Christ Consciousness flows through the lower self to establish heaven within one’s individual reality. When humanity fully embrace this transition heaven will be established on earth as it is in heaven.

Anonymous said...

Visible - 'I'm also surprised that you have a 17 year old kitten. That is the oldest kitten I've ever heard of. Usually they turn into a cat (grin).'

Funny, very funny.

Visible said...

I do not appreciate cut n paste at the blogs here. I will let it pass this time but I won't let it pass again. This is not a graffiti wall.

Ray B. said...

Vis, telling it how it is. Thanks!

I may or may not fall into the 'personal philosophy' trap here, but I wanted to share an experience I just had before it is forgotten. Lately, I had felt more and more 'loaded up'. My connection with higher parts and Higher Self was getting more diffuse, so to speak. So, this morning, I just let-out a general "It would be good if you Cleared the Path" (or maybe "Cleared the Pathways") to all of those parts. It was more of an expression of frustration, but sincere...

Well, things started happening. First, local stuff got cleared (and they did not like the word cleaned; only cleared). Other aspects now felt more 'distinct'. Then, Clearing the Path moved to higher levels. Then, it 'jumped' to past lives and started working its way 'backward'. What was interesting was that - after many ordinary past lives had their pathways cleared - the past lives started 'rising' in consciousness. (Viewed in 'forward' timing, the earliest lifetimes were high in consciousness, and descending as I/we moved toward the present.)

All kinds of things were 'remembered' along the backward path - including battles that I/we had lost, overpowering circumstances, and turned-out-badly occurrences - each of which left 'garbage' that gradually closed-down directly-knowing all-God. These were all sorted-out in some manner. (There was even a weird one where 'I' distinctly said, "Get off my Ship." Not sure whether that was literal or metaphorical.)

Finally, the "Clearing of Pathways" got so high that I could not make-out what was going-on. There was just a sense of movement and of, well, clearing. And at the end, there was a 'breakthrough' into just Cheerfulness. That was the feeling-impression and the word accompanying it. It had a timeless quality to it, and was both strong and comforting.

Not what I was expecting (I really did not know what to expect), but - for me - Cheerful was what lay at the end of this Clearing the Path. I feel better, now... (grin)

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Ray B. said...

Cool 'happenings', Vis. (And thanks for the reply.) Yes, there is 'intervention' down here. It is above my pay grade to know the exact mechanics of such, but it does happen. I have had too many "Hmmm" incidents to doubt that, any more. Now, why it happens or does not happen in any given case is mysterious. I think (I do not know) it is a fine balance between supporting a person (and letting them know all-God is in the picture) and not letting them grow too big a head. We are all God, after all...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

I never see myself as ever having anything to do with the things that happen to me in any supernatural fashion because they happen without doing much except not interfering. In fact that is key to everything that happens 'for' me; that I do not hinder it and that means actively, or inactively, such as not having enough Faith. Even when things like this happen, I never know when I am being played because God loves to do that sort of thing but it is pretty uncanny when I call out for something and it happens and someone is sitting next to me while it happens. This sort of thing is becoming more and more frequent and I have been told that it is going to be occurring in the lives of many people besides myself. It seems, from what I am told, that some sort of demarcation line is about to be passed in a cosmic sense and events and states of being that were fairly rare across the board are going to become commonplace but only for those who have spent their time working in the direction of the divine. On the other hand things are going to start going wrong across the board. This is just what I've been told.

Anonymous said...

Here are the 7 logical proofs in case anyone is interested. You can argue all you want about no. 7. I know it to be true however.
The Master and Margarita Explanation of "The Seventh Proof"

Chapter 3, "The Seventh Proof," involves Woland providing Berlioz with a final proof of the existence of God: his death is predicted by the devil. Ivan and Berlioz had been discussing the five proofs of the existence of God with Woland.

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), a Catholic philosopher and theologian, formulated five arguments for the existence of God in his Summa Theologiae (1265-1274).

1. The argument of the unmoved mover (ex motu). Aquinas said that things move, so something or someone - an unmoved mover from whom all motion proceeds - must therefore exist.

2. The argument of the first cause (ex causa). Some things are caused by something or someone else. Therefore, there must be an uncaused cause of all caused things.

3. The argument of contingency (ex contingentia). Many things in the universe may either exist or not exist. Such things are called contingent beings. But it is impossible for everything in the universe to be contingent, therefore there must be a necessary being whose existence is not contingent.

4. The argument of degree (ex gradu). Various perfections may be found in varying degrees throughout the universe, which assumes the existence of the perfections themselves

5. The argument of design (ex fine). All designed things have a designer. The universe is designed. Therefore, the universe has a designer.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) added a sixth argument to those mentioned above, called the argument of the moral order. Kant said that we are rationally obliged to attain the summum bonum. And what we are obliged to attain, must be possible for us to attain. If there is no God or afterlife, it is not possible to attain the summum bonum, so God or the afterlife must exist.

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