Friday, March 18, 2005
Some people seem to get a little confused when I talk about us 'knowing all there
is to know'. So I clearly have to differentiate between the spiritual and the 'temporal'.
When we, eternal spirits, enter into the 'metaphors of relativity' that we call life on
earth there are some 'mechanics' we need to understand before we can effectively
exist on earth.Does a spirit energy need to breath? Yet, here on earth our autonomic
neuron-empowered reflexes within the cellular structure we call our 'body' do just that.
We don't have to 'think' about it.The same with every vital organ in our body. The
mechanics of existing in a human body, for the most part, occur fairly automatically.
We need to provide the cellular fuels (food and liquid) to maintain the system or
degenerate the system (Edgar Cayce said 'we are what we eat') and, of course, there
are many stimuli we can involve ourselves with that express - and permit us to celebrate
-the magnificence of the structure we call our body. Not a lot to learn here except,
perhaps, to listen to what our cells tell us is acceptable treatment for this wonderful
mechanism. I don't need to know all about a car in order to enjoy a journey, huh?
Intellectually there is much for us to learn, much knowledge of a fascinating nature,
that speaks to us about the utter splendour of these 'metaphors of experiencing' that
are the polarities of human existence. Included in this category are all the millenia of
experiential conclusions which have been reached by 'thoughtful souls' about the
meanings of existence, who I am,what am I doing here, is there a God, do I have a
relationship with a Supreme Being, who created all this, etc.etc.etc. Let us remember,
however, when assimilating that knowledge that their experience, as is ours, was unique.
Experiencing, like the weather,is a condition of constant movement and change.
Now we return to the WYSIWYG -or what I call the 'what you sense is what you get'
formula, for the comprehensions that result in the 'answers' to the profound questions of
religion/eschatology depends upon what you wish to see or experience.
Since you know all the spiritual 'answers' how can you choose to experience them,
feel them, touch them - unless through that mechanism that I refer to as 'the process
of the pathway'. The metaphors of relativity allow us to experience every aspect of
unconditional love. This includes the opposites of unconditional love, or the 'perceived
absence' of unconditional love. It is not simply in the 'positive charged' energies of
relativity that we may experience a thing. This is the metaphorical symbolism of the
Adam and Eve story - a thing is either this or that or between this and that. Relativity
was Adam and Eve's 'gift to world'.Before this there had only been the realm of absolutes.
The 'forbidden fruit' could not have been forbidden in the realm of absolute unconditional
love. It is a metaphor for relativity without which we could not feel/experience that which
The key to awareness, enlightenment, is surely to accept -in your deepest sensing -
that in every single life experience is encoded a blessing of inner-awareness. If you
choose to see through,into, the metaphors of relativity you will always hear your 'inner
voice' telling you of the blessing. You hold your own key to this door.It's a unique key,
no-one else has a key the same. Your mind, your emotions, are a repository of other
people's keys.You've been collecting them all your life because your were told,influenced,
indoctrinated, to believe that those keys unlocked the secret vaults of enlightenment and
happiness and that this you had to learn to exist within this life. Funny how you keep
discovering that someone else's key does not unlock the inner you, huh?
Maybe we do need to consciously see the blessings within the'process of the pathway',
but we do not have to learn how to see.Spiritually we all have 'in-sight'. Just turn your
own key and release the real you. You know what's in there,but you also understand
your desire to experience what you know, huh? That is precisely what you are doing
at this very moment.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
It was something Goerbels understood, and many 'politicians' since him.
It's something many 'religious leaders' understand.
It's something that, thanks to BLOGS which are revolutionising communication
for everyone can be a 'broadcaster' to a mass audience now, everyone of us can
The power of words to affect our lives, our judgements, our perceptions is
immense and yet, when it involves some of our deepest feelings and hopes
we become 'lost for words', hehehe.
The spoken word is one of the easiest forms of kinetic energy for us to
see/hear/sense. Say something bad about someone and see how quickly there
is energised a reaction within the group of listeners - or from the person themselves
to whom your words referred. See how the 'electricity of that energy' bounces
around your or their neurons like a pinball machine.
When translating St. John's gospel from the Greek (von Soden's text), James
Moffatt could find no effective word in the english language that had precisely the
same meaning and conveyed exactly the correct perception as the Greek word
'Logos' Logos means 'word',but it's meaning has the 'added value' of being an 'active
force'(kinetic energy) as opposed to a passive force (potential energy).
This, for any Christians,Jews or even Muslims reading this blog, is the meaning of
the 'creative word metaphor' that is used in the Book of Genesis, at the very beginning.
In order for us to fully understand what was written then we must also consider the
'energy' that impacted upon the society that read/heard it. Form Criticism and Higher
Criticism methodologies of interpretation must be applied for an adequate
understanding of meanings because words change in their energy potential and
effect throughout the ages. Indeed a similar 'creation story' can be found in many
different cultures around the globe. Spam, for me, was a kind of tinned luncheon meat,
hehehehe, now it devours my webmail and does so with considerable energy!?!
"It's only words', sang the Bee Gees and our pop music channels are filled with
them. To the credit of modern youth many of these 'song poems' are exceedingly
spiritual and express many of our innermost perceptions. Limp Biscuit have a ballad
'Behind Blue Eyes' that I especially like which speaks of 'my dreams are as empty as
my conscience seems to be". Anyone who has gone through a deep crisis can relate
to these words.An amazingly perceptive comment in this haunting song of dejection.
The ability of words to impact upon and influence a society is enormous.What we
say/write has an energy that goes out from us and can influence perceptions, if only
the perceptions of others about the speaker/writer.
When what we say has an energy source of love, we create - literally create
in the releasing of that energy - a loving effect.
The Dalai Lama understands this. Gandhi understood this. Mandella understands this.
In a world of words, over 5 million of them in the english language I understand, it's easy
for them to become devalued, or for them to be taken for granted. But even then,
occasionally, something someone says or writes 'energises our awareness'.
A butterfly of truth flaps it's wings and creates a storm of awareness, huh?
One of my favourites is the Chinese word for 'crisis', which according to JFK was
comprised of two symbols: the one symbol means danger and the other means
opportunity.Thus when we come into a 'crisis scenario' in life we can see precisely
what I meant when I talked about 'metaphors of experiencing'. There is the potential
for duality of energy in every word we speak and everything we experience - for
sometimes the 'metaphor of opposites' reveals something inside us.
The great souls (the mahatmas) know this and speak with the energy of love. For that is
a true reflection of their inner self, of the self they wish to manifest within this 'reality'
But then, love is only a word.........or is it?
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Seekers on the spiritual path are curious to know about Enlightenment. What is Enlightenment?
I say, "Enlightenment is like a joke!" It is like a fish in the ocean searching for the ocean. Once upon a time, there was a congregation of fish, who got together to discuss who among them had seen the ocean. None of them could say they had actually seen the ocean. Then one fish said, "I think my great grandfather had seen the ocean!" A second fish said, "Yes, yes, I have heard about this." A third fish said, "Yes, certainly, his great grandfather has seen the ocean."So they built a huge temple and made a statue of the great grandfather of that particular fish! They said, "He had seen the ocean. He had been connected with the ocean."
Enlightenment is the very core of our being; going to the core of our self and living there. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Monday, March 14, 2005
Yeah, it's snowing again here in the middle of the forests by the lake.
It always, always astounds me when it snow, the thought that scientists say each snowflake is unique. But then, how about a human brain?
The brain is a collection of about 10 billion interconnected neurons (and you thought mobile phone technology or PC's were amazing). Each neuron is a cell that uses biochemical reactions to receive, process and transmit information.A neuron's dendritic tree is connected to a thousand neighbouring neurons. When one of those neurons fire, a positive or negative charge is received by one of the dendrites. The strengths of all the received charges are added together through the processes of spatial and temporal summation. Spatial summation occurs when several weak signals are converted into a single large one, while temporal summation converts a rapid series of weak pulses from one source into one large signal.
The uniformity of function of the system is critical in an analogue device such as a brain where small errors can snowball, and where error correction is more difficult than in a digital system.
There are three classes of neurons:
Sensory neurons carry information from the sense organs (such as the eyes and ears) to the brain. Motor neurons have long axons and carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles and glands of the body. Interneurons have short axons and communicate only within their immediate region.
Scientists think that neurons are the most diverse kind of cell in the body. Within these three classes of neurons are hundreds of different types, each with specific message-carrying abilities.
How these neurons communicate with each other by making connections is what makes each of us unique in how we think, and feel, and act.
And that's just the brain. When it comes to the cells of the body, it's even more staggering: estimates vary betwen 10 trillion and 100 trillion cells in a human body. All of those genetically encoded by combinations of 1,000's of genes.
So how, when we are so individual and unique, do people assume to try and 'conform us' to someone else's ideas of ..well..whatever.
Ah, the wonderful intricacies of snowflakes, hehehehe