Dog Poet Transmitting…….
(Greetings. We are back much earlier than expected. That said… let us continue on with whatever it is that we do here.)
Happy New Year, dear reader! Let us hope that in the compelling uncertainty of these times that we can be compelled toward a certitude of unwavering purpose. I always like to remind myself that in times of pervasive darkness, it is simple physics that the light concentrates somewhere or various somewheres and the most overlooked of locations is… within. One is either distracted by their surroundings and things at a remove from the sensory bandwidth, via the undisciplined activities of the imagination, or provoked by unreasonable fears through the tambourine and tympani action of the dark side percussion section of the Satanic Symphony, which is center stage these days. In times of materialism the visible conductor is always drawn from the infernal regions. The real conductor, who is invisible, is the one who pulls the strings on the visible conductor and not the other way around. This is something that most people, brainwashed by myth and legend or religion don’t get and if it isn’t the government that lied to them, it’s the church and if it isn’t the church, it’s the educational system and if it isn’t the educational system, it’s the marketplace and if it isn’t the marketplace, it’s their parents, who either began the process of deception or stood by and let it happen.
I went traveling yesterday evening and this morning to see what I could come up with as reference points for this alleged new year, finding ever more egregious examples of contemporary trends. I found explanations for things that hadn’t been explained before but made a whole lot of sense to me. I saw things I had never seen or heard of before that looked like something along the lines of the affluenza defense. I will admit that my first or second thought after the initial surprise was; “How do I get one of those?” I saw things that were just further confirmation of scenarios, which indicated ever more deep conspiracies of depravity but which, most of us know are only surface chimeras of monsters who are darker than anything we have actually seen or heard about and I saw the trending glimmer of ubiquitous offenses to come and which have, in fact, already arrived. The reaction, from this quarter to all of these is exactly what was said earlier about compelling uncertainty and certitude of unwavering purpose.
However deranged and depraved the deceived may become, in this landscape of deception, we should be awash in waves of fulsome gratitude that we are not numbered among them. There are things far worse than poverty, misfortune and death. In times of summing up, there are resolutions and results taking place that involve larger segments of time and that is meant to say; time already passed and time yet to come.
New Year is, or is supposed to be, a time of reflection and aspiration. It is a time to look back on what has passed and a time to look ahead, with the benefit of all that hindsight can bring before the mind’s eye. Still… New Year’s Day, is to me, an even greater reach upon that meme of going to church on Sunday. It reminds me of the lyrics to that song; “One day of prayin' and six nights of fun. The odds against going to heaven, six-to-one.” Many amazing feats have been accomplished by those who made a particular awareness the centerpiece of their existence and that includes those who are sometimes considered to have been evil, like Rasputin, though we do not know that Rasputin was, per se, evil. Our ideas of good and evil are more often something injected into us, rather than the fruits of a reasoned consideration. Much that is called evil, I do not consider to be evil at all and the same goes for conventional ideas about good. A part of me wants to say that good and evil can kiss my ass but that might be offensive for some to hear and it might not be precisely what I mean either.
In any case, Rasputin came from a particular fellowship that practiced a version of, “praying without ceasing.” There are a lot of ways to approach this kind of an existence and the methods employed may vary but they all require a persistence of consistency and focus and whether you believe as one practitioner said; “All magic is in the will.” Or “concentration is the secret of the magical art.” Or, the particulars of what Patanjali had to say… or this… or that… or that too… they all are directly relevant to degrees of intensity in the practice of uniform consistency. A mountain is not going to be mistaken for a river or the other way around but they are both marvels of consistency, even when a river bends a hundred different ways, it is still consistent at it. The day will come when neither that mountain or that river will be there but it will take a very long, long time for that to happen. Make of all of this what you will.
Even though quotes were used that involved the word magic, we are not talking about magic, those were simply examples of what is necessary to the successful performance of it. The same is necessary for most things and any successful person will tell you so and even if it looks like it just got dropped into their lap. This is not what happened. They did the necessary work somewhere else.
As has been said here before. I consider myself an investment banker who represents an unconventional bank. “As above, so below” There are all kinds of currency. Thought is currency, feeling is currency. Effort is currency. Some is short term and some is long term and some is way up around the corner and over the mountain and through the woods term. It’s never a good thing to measure your investments on the yardstick of time, unless that is the only place you are ever likely to see the desired result. Such things interest me only incidentally and… if you haven’t invested some large amount in your hair, you won’t grieve at its passing.
The world is insane so it stands to reason that anyone engaged with it in any manner where it makes sense is to be considered insane as well. Of course, there is a way whereby it makes sense but one’s awareness of it is in a detached and casual way. In the first instance, it is to be expected that at some point people will behave badly. In the second case, there is no telling what to expect.
A new year has come upon us and it has a certain global meaning because the shared awareness of it is global. It is an election year in the land of the Great Satan, as an Iranian cleric might put it and there is an convincing argument that can be made for that title being applicable. There is also a compelling argument that can be made for this being true in practically any country in the world, due to the time zone of the moment.
All this having been said; Happy New Year, my friends!!!!