Thursday, 13 February 2014
Monstaville Book II. Chapter 2
No one can do anything to you unless you think or feel they can.
I’m in the underground. The rebels, to defend themselves, hide in the woods or mountains. They know their terrain and use it to their advantage. Pigsy is only powerful at night when he’s drunk, when he’s out to impress his girlfriend, or in the daytime on his own when he feels powerful enough - which isn’t all the time, and he’s too cowardly for that. He has to be in the right mood or has to be sickly gentle and appear totally harmless to disarm those around him.
So, the way I am handling the situation is natural. I have an enemy who lives in the same house. I have the means to hide and evade, and to use definite measures and preparations in my ‘dark woodland.’ I have to ignore his intimidation tactics, and do things my way. He is wound up. I shouldn’t allow him to weaken my position. I should increase my own power.
Caine (David Carradine): A threat cannot harm unless you accept it.
Don Emilio (Henry Darrow): I do not accept it, but I feel the weight of it.
- Kung Fu (Season 2, Episode 4, ‘The Brujo,’ 1973).
They rely on your fears for their power over you.
“Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.” - Anna Julia Cooper.
The undisciplined man is dangerous. He needs earthing. He can get too carried away. When the masculine force is take too far one loses sight of wisdom, of the other, of the world. Once simply exists - ‘is,’ an animal.
The (psychic) Pigsy mirror: anything that is directed from him to me is reflected back a thousandfold. But, when I started doing this, someone [‘P’] asked what I was doing. He suggested using pink light and a gold band of protection in the flat, as shown to him (clairvoyantly from a spirit guide). [Retrospective note: I practised this daily, visualising the interior of my flat and the gardens and hallway as being filled with pink light with a band of gold light around the perimeter from this time right up to a few months after he moved out].
Accept karma and shit with GRACE and let go of the stress!
“The law of karma is impartial and inexorable. It knows no concessions, gives no preferences, makes no exceptions. It dispenses justice. By the divine law you are shielded from remembrance of past lives, for it would not help you in living your present life but would make it infinitely more complicated and confusing.” - Meher Baba (The Everything and the Nothing, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India, 1989, p.53-54).
The Lords of Karma set the lessons in stone and then we just have to get on and endure them in order to hopefully learn and overcome our weaknesses. No one can alter the path on which fate takes us but there is, I believe, a degree of flexibility, depending on circumstance and personal progress. We are free to look for ways of improving our lot in life and we can also pray for help. Our guides may then ask those higher up in the cosmic hierarchy on our behalf if anything can be done to improve the situation with which we are struggling. There are, however, no guarantees that anything will work. If nothing improves then we must find the grace and fortitude, the patience and humility, to accept our destiny. Alas, too often, a feeling of hopelessness or even despair sets in, rooting us in cynicism and bitterness. The door to Light is shut firmly in our minds and locked, the key thrown away even. Then, we may never ask gain or make future attempts to create our own lives which, ultimately, we have the power to do, individual and collective karma notwithstanding.
“Do not be afraid to invoke all the protection you need.” - Gildas (channelled through Ruth White, Gildas Communicates, Neville Spearman Limited, Suffolk, U.K., 1971).
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilised as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.” - The Dalai Lama.
The Ancient Chinese Ru Jia teachings (Confucian education) state: “A good person should be able to stand any difficulty and accept their fate and overcome their problems.”
“‘Ye have been tried and buffeted by the strange force which men call Fate, but which we call the steps of Destiny; for there is no blind bludgeoning, but life is a sequence of events each of which hath its purpose and effect; and infinite care is given to each unit of the Universal Spirit. Yet in no way can we control the will, but each is free to refuse the call of the Great Father. Yet to all the offspring of the Eternal Spirit cometh the hour when the voice is heard and the Divine element is raised from its deathlike slumber.’” - St. Francis (The Shining Brother. Recording the spirit return of St. Francis of Assisi and its sequel Francis Speaks Again by Laurence Temple, Psychic Press, London, U.K., 1941).
Be really, really nice. Be friendly. Open up to all. Be happy and loving. Exaggerated. Caricature. Theatrical and expressive like an Italian! To show its beauty - totally free, safe, no harm. Like Daevid Allen on stage!
“Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” - Phyllis Diller.
“He is dear to me who runs not after the pleasant or away from the painful, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen.” - Sir Krishna (Bhagavad Gita, 12:17).
“First, make friends with the problem,” as EFT Success Coach David Childerley and others remind us.
“Kiss your life. Accept it, just as it is. Today. Now. So that those moments of happiness you're waiting for don't pass you by.” - Anon.
“Mary Magdalen made several references in our conversations to ‘those aligned with the New Earth.’ When we asked her what would qualify those in alignment with this New Earth, she replied without hesitation, ‘No guilt. No shame. No regrets.’” - The Magdalen Manuscript. The Alchemies of Horus & The Sex Magic of Isis (Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion, Sounds True, Inc., Boulder, Co, U.S., 2002, p.311). Tom Kenyon notes elsewhere that the Egyptian deity Maat weighs the dead person’s heart with a feather on the other side and that the heart must therefore be as light as a feather. This means, he says, that one’s needs to not be weighed down by ‘regrets, guilt and shame.’ (ibid. p.134).
“The important thing about this shame is to know that you inherited it in your genes. On planet Earth, it just comes with the territory, but shame is so deeply a part of having a physical body that it never gets examined for what it is: a condition of being incarnate. And every time anyone says something like, ‘You should be ashamed of yourself,’ the knife turns in the wound, because at a very deep level, you agree with it. Of course, you all set the game of separation up this way. You couldn’t just pretend to be separate from Spirit. You had to make it realistic in order for the game to work, and you have found that shame works very well indeed! Shame lies at the centre of every cell of your physical body. Normally, at death, you can leave this shame behind in the cells, but in order to ascend with the body, this energy must be released from your cells.” – Serapis (channelled through Tony Stubbs, An Ascension Handbook, p.75-76, The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, U.K., 1991).
“Life is the game that must be played.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Lazaris tells us that there are two types of shame. Ego shame relates to things you have done or thought; concrete incidents in your thought or reality (which also produces self-sabotage). The shame of being, he says, is what the Bible attempts to deal with through the concept of Original Sin. “There is a shame just for being,” he observes; ‘just because I exist.’
“Guilt is a waste of time and only serves to perpetuate denial. Now is the time to heal.” - Barefoot Doctor (Dear Barefoot. Taoist Wisdom For Everyday Living, Atlantic Books on behalf of Guardian Newspapers Ltd, London, U.K., 2004, p.302).
“In another elaboration on the same triad [by RA], the teaching of ‘know yourself/accept yourself/become the Creator,’ they also gave us this one: ‘forgiveness of self/acceptance of self/and direction of the will’ as essential to the spiritual path.
When we consider what, ‘acceptance of self’ means, then we're talking about the fourth centre - the ability to say that, ‘I love my hatred, I love my sorrow…I accept my sorrow, I accept my cowardice, I accept my fears, I accept my addictive drives, I accept my pettiness, I accept my rage and vindictiveness,’ and so on! Can you do it? Why not? Frankly, these tendencies and patterns are also ‘not you.’"
– Scott Mandelker (‘The Time of Global Shift,’ a seminar on 28 April 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., www.scottmandelker.com/TGS/SemTrans/ScottMan.html).
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
In Search of the Miraculous. Volume 1 by Osho (Chapter 8, ‘The Decisive Moment is at Hand,’ 5 May 1970, Rajneesh Foundation, Pune, India, 1984).
Sahaja yoga means: what is, is; be it. Don't try to be unnatural. Know that which is, accept it and live with it. Then a revolution is certain. He who accepts what is and lives it is bound to change...Sahaja yoga means: don't deceive yourself. Know and accept yourself exactly as you are and how you are without any reservations. If you do so, mutation will happen instantly. Mutation happens simultaneously with understanding and acceptance. Then you will not have to wait for it. Will one wait till tomorrow if his house is on fire and he knows it? He will get out of his house in a split second.
The day we fully see our life as it is - and it is a house on fire - the moment of mutation arrives. But we have our own deceptive ways. The house is on fire and we have decorated its interior with flowers. Our hands are in chains and we have coated the chains with gold, and so while we see the glitter of gold we fail to see the chains. We are full of illnesses and wounds, but we have covered our wounds with colourful bandages, and we see the colours and not the wounds behind them.
This deception is so deep and vast that we spend our lifetime in it and the moment of mutation does not come. We go on postponing that moment. Death comes, but not the moment that had been postponed. We die, but we do not change; we are simply incapable of changing.
The change, the mutation can happen any moment really. Sahaja yoga says: live with what is, and you will be transformed. You don't have to make efforts to change; truth changes. Jesus says, ‘Truth liberates.’ But we don't know the truth. We live in lies, we live in untruths; but we decorate our untruths before we live with them. And untruth binds, while truth liberates. Even the most painful truth is better than the most pleasant lie. The pleasant untruth is really dangerous. It will bind you; it will be your bondage. And even the painful truth is liberating, even its pain is liberating. So live with the painful truth, and don't harbour lies however pleasant they may be. This is the whole of sahaja yoga.
This is the whole of sahaja yoga. And then comes samadhi, ecstasy or awakening, or whatsoever you call it. You will not have to seek samadhi; it will come on its own.
Cry when you want to cry, and laugh when you want to laugh, and know that it is happening.
“We choose love, joy, peace and compassion over fear and war. Take time to honour the holiness of coincidence and the sacredness of truth.” - Carlos Santana.
Human Crisis and Divine Plan by Scott Mandelker, PhD (www.scottmandelker.com).
Our common view is simple and justified by common sense; however, it is childish when held up to consideration of Logoic Plan and primacy of the Law of Free Will in interdimensional soul evolution. The common spiritual novice view is this:
Human/cosmic evil is bad and should be opposed and eliminated.
This notion stems from our own subjective bias that values love and all it implies: equity, justice, freedom, goodwill, and harmonious social structure - and there is nothing inherently wrong in it. However, all that exists is allowed to exist, and the Creator has granted primacy to free will in soul progression to allow us to choose our own paths of polarised self-development (what RA terms ‘service to self’ and ‘service to other’ - the ways of seeking separation and/or unity).
To Logoic being, evil is neither mistake nor tragedy, and the misery that plagues humanity is fully warranted by its own personal and collective karmic inheritance. No, the Creator does not punish, but rather, souls self-generate their own life conditions in both individual and collective formation, and all souls choose their own circumstance to catalyse learning and growth. This is one of the cornerstones of basic metaphysics.
“Karma is not, as most people believe it to be, a ‘debt’ one owes to others due to some past interaction which was left somehow ‘incomplete,’ or something you did ‘wrong’ to someone else or they did wrong to you, and now the ‘score will be settled.’ ‘Right’ and ‘wrong’ actions do not create karma, and cannot take it away. Karma does have to do with your interactions with others, as well as yourself, but not in the sense of a debt owed. Karma is simply your unreceived emotions which are created when a person will not allow their feelings to move - to be felt - at the time they are happening, which is always ‘in the moment.’ So, when you have placed restrictions on the reception of your emotions, you in effect create your ‘karma,’ which is to say that you then will - consciously or unconsciously - re-create situations in your life so that you will have the opportunity to receive feelings which you have created before and chosen NOT to receive. The reason that karma seems to be related to specific other people is that it is these people who hold specific reflections for us, and these reflections are what stimulate the feelings seeking to be received.” - Vywamus (‘Karma, Feelings and Self-Transformation,’ channelled through Halsey Snow and Pat Marston-Snow, www.vywamusfoundation.com/karma.htm).
“Inevitably, when you make an action, you set ripples moving, as does a stone when it is thrown into still waters. You may not be aware of the extent of those ripples until you are able to see them from the perspective of the between-life state. When you become aware of the effects which you have caused (positive as well as negative), you take this information back to your soul stem or strand. Decisions are then made as to what needs to be done to bring about balance once more. Guides, helpers and karmic advisers will probably be consulted as well as other members of your soul family and group. The emphasis is on the best action which may be taken to improve the consciousness of your soul stem and enhance the experience of the group. There is no question of punishment, only of learning and expansion. Although springing from the same soul stem or strand it is a new personality which will take on the tasks to be completed and the new ground to be explored...Karma is about learning through self-definition, integrity and increasing clarity. It is not a treadmill or life-sentence. Incarnation is not a form of exile.” - Gildas (channelled through Ruth White, A Message of Love. A Channelled Guide to Our Future, Piatkus, London, U.K., 1994, p.71-73).
“With the energies moving as quickly as they are, many people may be creating their perfect storms and you may see others in crisis. While that may seem scary, it is indicating accelerated growth and great opportunities for forward movement. Remember, if the energies are moving that quickly it also means that people can move through healing and into greater levels of understanding and connectedness in record time as well. The days of long, drawn out, slow moving growth are long gone. Harness the wonderful opportunities these energies offer and ride the wave with the complete assurance that all movement is forward movement.” - Archangel Gabriel (channelled through Shelley Young, 4 July 2012, www.trinityesoterics.wordpress.com).
Comedian Russell Peters, on stage in a stand up show (Comedy Now, U.S., 2006), greets a Chinese man in the front row:
“How are you doing bro’? Didn’t you try to sell me a purse earlier? What’s your name? No, the Chinese guy. You’re the black guy. But, you know, whatever makes you happy, you know what I mean? My Chinese friend, what’s your name, sir? Anthony! That’s what I thought when I looked actually. I looked right down and thought, that’s an Anthony there, that’s right. Do you have a Chinese name as well, Anthony? What’s your Chinese name? Say it proper, however Chinese people say your name. Don’t go ‘Anthony’ [in a sheepish manner]. I don’t want that…I want the proper Chinese version! [in a Chinese tone]. What’s the Chinese name? ‘Pat Fung Bong’ [mimics the pronunciation]. Doesn’t that mean you’re going to get high? What’s the Chinese name? ‘Pat Fung Bong’ [repeats the pronunciation]. Doesn’t that mean you’re going to get high? ‘Hey, you wanna pat some bong?’ [pretends to be holding a bong and covering the bowl with his other hand, patting it whilst inhaling and getting high]. That’s a wicked name, man! ‘Pat Sum Bong.’ I don’t know if I’m saying it wrong or not but this is the way it is now, you know? It sounds cooler than ‘Anthony’ [in a sheepish manner again]. Perhaps you’re ‘Anthony’ by day [shy and retiring] and Pat Sum Bong! by night [bold and confident, pushing his chest out]. You could be like a Chinese superhero, man! [mimics a superhero]. Chinaman! He’s got two chopsticks on his shirt [crosses his index fingers in front of his chest]. Shooting noodles out of his wrist [mimics Spider-Man]. Catching criminals with stale fortune cookies [throws one and portrays it hitting someone’s head, then holds his palm out to read]. ‘Confucius say: ‘You go to jail. Bad boy!’