Arrr! See CONTENTS for links to the 125 chapters of The Monstaville Memoirs plus introductions, conclusions, postscripts and appendices. This treasure trove also includes a collection of articles offering further insights into the themes explored in the trilogy. Namely, managing suffering and conflict (dealing with hostile people if you are nervous, sensitive or shy) and learning not to react
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Thursday, 13 March 2014
Monstaville Book II. Chapter 6
‘I am doing whatever it takes to
create peace and harmony here and to persuade them to stop harassing me.’
(One kind of affirmation - or prayer
- that I’ve used).
May 2003.10.45 p.m.
Angel Card: Humour - after Pigsy came home with his girlfriend and rang on my
doorbell. Yeah, but what can I do about him in the long-term? Reply: Patience.
You must have infinite patience with
all people. This is the way to deal with nasty, fucked up people, and with
“Only infinite patience produces
immediate effects. This is the way in which time is exchanged for eternity.
Infinite patience calls upon infinite love and by producing results NOW it
renders time unnecessary.” – A Course in
Miracles (Jeshua channelled through Dr. Helen Schucman, The Foundation for
Inner Peace, CA., U.S., 1976).
I feel sorry for Pigsy - he’s the
most pathetic person I have ever known. But
I still have to put up with him being a threat.
“Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing dismay you;
All things pass; God never changes.
Patience attains All that it strives
He who has God finds he lacks
God alone suffices.”
- Teresa of Vila (Spain, 1515-82).
“Patience may be defined as that
quality of life which makes suffering creative; and impatience as that whereby
suffering becomes a destructive force.” - Robert Llewellyn (A Doorway to Silence, Darton, Longman
& Todd Ltd, London, U.K., 1986).
is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.@
‑ Lida Clarkson.
Creatures[notes from a TV documentary?].
When you come face-to-face with a
mountain lion (cougar), you must stand up to it; fight back. Instead of moving
away in a hurry, you must appear big and tall, stepping away slowly. If you
bend down or get too near to the lion you can be attacked.
We may fear large animals but it’s
the little creatures that are really dangerous. Our greatest terror is the
snake (and jellyfish). Then come maggots and insects (laying eggs inside the
body). Then spiders, then killer bees and then elephants, lions and bears
(etc). Note: pour vinegar on jellyfishes and they die.
Regarding Pigsy, it’s great that you
are in control of the situation - subtly - even though it may not seem like it.
Persist. You have protection. Your flat is safe. You are changing it with
powerful energy and love. You are powerful and in control. Hiding does not
suggest defeat. It is normal. If you are weak physically or materially, you
have to hide on those levels. But, keep working mentally and spiritually to
effect change. This constitutes mastery of self and others, which is a requirement for any potential teacher.
“Warriors have an ulterior purpose
for their acts which has nothing to do with personal gain. The average man acts
only if there is a chance for profit. Warriors act not for profit, but for the
spirit.”- don Juan (Tales of Power by
Carlos Castaneda, Pocket Books, New York, U.S., 1974).
from January 2003.
Transformation. Would you be hostage to the ego or
host to God?
Don’t worry about Pigsy. Show no
fear. Rise above all negativity: neither fear nor threat. Just Light. And
Light’s expression is both power and love, sympathy. It is best to relax, be as
happy as possible, laugh, be protected by your joy, so nothing can affect you.
Pigsy is relying on your weakness. But you are all the more powerful for not
being intimidated by his physical presence. Maintain and increase your power.
Then you have every reason to sympathise with all beings who are weaker.
“The best armour is to keep out of
range.” - Italian proverb.
Caine (David Carradine): The cobra seeks
to fix the eye of the bird before it strikes. In that moment of looking at each
other, each accepts his role: predator and prey. Fear creates the victim. Yet, something
in the bird makes it seek the eye of the cobra...a wish to die.
Saxon): Tell me how it feels.
Caine: You know how it feels. I will
survive if I can, but you, it is you who feels the fear.
Hunter: I’m the one
who’s got his finger on the trigger.
Caine: Facing death yet one more time.
Yours, mine, it’s the death that fascinates you. Looking into its eyes - you
are the bird; the cobra is death.
The bounty hunter finally falls to
his death while running after his rifle which is perched on the edge of the
mountain. (Kung Fu, Season 1, Episode
1, ‘King of the Mountain,’ 1972).
nothing the Power of God cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain,
end all sorrow, and can solve all problems.” (Stuart Wilde, A Course in Miracles card. From A Course in Miracles, Lesson 38:
“Through your holiness the power of God is made manifest. Through your holiness
the power of God is made available. And there is nothing the power of God
cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain, can end all sorrow, and
can solve all problems…The purpose of today’s exercises is to begin to instil
in you a sense that you have dominion over all things because of what you are.”(The Foundation for Inner Peace, CA.,
Aurelius ‘On envy.’
“‘He has a stronger body and is a
better wrestler than I.’ What then? ‘Is she more beautiful, more successful than myself?’ So? Ask yourself: ‘Do they bear life’s
setbacks with greater composure? Or put up with other’s offences with more
patience, understanding and good humour than I do?’ So in the things that truly
matter, where are they superior to myself?” (Meditations, Jeremy Scott translation, Profile Books, London, U.K.,
Bear all and do nothing;
Hear all and say nothing;
Give all and take nothing;
Serve all and be nothing.
- Sathya Sai Baba.
"In Comparing, We Divide. In Acknowledgment,
We Unite." - Nathan Kass.
“What is important is - if you hate,
hate with awareness. If you love, love with awareness...Let everything rise out
of your awareness...The miracle of awareness is that, without saying anything,
without doing anything, it simply dissolves all that is ugly in you into all
that is beautiful. It is a transforming force. For example, if you are aware of
anger, it will disappear. If you are aware of love, it will become stronger. If
there is hate and you become aware of it, it will disappear...Whatsoever deepens
with your awareness is virtue. Whatsoever disappears with your awareness is
sin. To me, this is the definition...You just try it and you will be simply
amazed that there are things in you which cannot stand in front of awareness.
They simply disappear. Awareness functions almost like magic. And what I am
saying - you can experiment - I’m not telling you to believe in it because
belief will not help. You will have to experiment with it...You will have to
see - with the different things in you - what remains and what disappears. And
it is only you who can find what is right for you and what is wrong for you.
Then, keep the thread of awareness running through all your actions. And, in
your life, any hate, any anger, any jealousy - not that you have dropped them;
not that you have repressed them; not that you have somehow got rid of them;
not that you have practised against them - no, you have not done anything. You
have not even touched them. This is the beauty of awareness. It never depresses
anything. But there are things which simply melt in the light of awareness.” -
Osho (extracts from the DVD with Compassion:
The Ultimate Flowering of Love, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007).
happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde.
no patience when you’re only focussing on things that feel good. Patience is
something that humans attempt that is impossible. You know what people mean by
patient? They mean look right at something you don’t want and feel good anyway.
That’s what people think patience is. We’re not patient at all. We are focused
on things that feel good. It might appear to be patient but it isn’t…It’s
really the benefit that we offer you. We ride your rocket. We see you where you
want to be and we never look where you are. But when you look where you are you cause vibrational separation between
your view of you and our view of you. That’s why your guidance system works. If
we looked where you look you wouldn’t feel the separation [That is, we would
accept it as normal, or reality, which Abraham’s higher perspective
challenges].” – Abraham (channelled through Esther Hicks, www.abraham-hicks.com).
“The situation is critical, but never serious...So it’s
best to be proactive when it comes to having as strong a sense of humour as
possible...Have a good laugh - it clears the vibration and lighten the mood
with love. If you can’t laugh at yourself, you don’t stand a chance of being in
divine Mind. Rather, you’re a complete hostage to your ego and you can only
expect misery because that’s all it’s capable of creating. And although
everything may feel serious to you, you can be assured that those not absorbed
in the drama will see you as ridiculous. So it’s best to start seeing your
ego as ridiculous first...’ Laughter sends the devil running,’ meaning the
world of false appearances and ego-mind illusions. Laughter instantly frees you
from the grip of fear, among other things, and that alone is Heaven on Earth.” - Sonia
Choquette (The Answer Is Simple…love yourself, live your spirit, Hay House,
Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.130-131).