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Before we get into the important things; whatever those turn out to be, let us mention Trump's comment that waterboarding is not torture, just some kind of mild playfulness and how he supports it. The more I see what is going on through my 'mirror darkly' perspective, the more I am vindicated, in my own mind, in defense of the 'stalking horse' meme. It is much more glaring than the John Kerry/Bush the Stupid formula. It goes without saying that you can't present such a litany of outrageous statements without there being a solid basis for this claim.
Let's see what we can find that we said before and which can be said another way. I can't think of anything new. Try as I might I cannot think of anything new. I did see “Shooting the Warwicks” which, if you like black comedy, is right up there with “Very Bad Things.” This is a unique indie production and it absolutely nails reality TV.. It shows that you can do a whole lot with a minimum of financing.
The more time passes, the more I see the hand of Mr. Apocalypse and the more I am able to generate a large amount of faith in this archetype. Not a day... not a day goes by when I do not see his influence at work. Mr. Apocalypse is employed by someone and that means one's faith can also be increased in the one who employs Mr. Apocalypse. It goes without saying that Mr. Apocalypse cannot be employed by the Prince of Darkness because he 'uncovers' and 'reveals'. He does not obscure or conceal. The definition of the word apocalypse must surely apply to the animated front man who carries out the will of the apocalypse and is a time segment in which the will of the one who sponsors the apocalypse, sees his work accomplished, through that which he has produced for the purpose of the fulfillment of the task.
We talk, occasionally, about the dance of the astrological archetypes, as they pass into new relationships with each other, so that what their interaction implies can be carried out in human affairs for the purpose of demonstration. Our physical, mental and emotional bodies are a unique and specific combination of these planetary forces and just like the planets do, we rub up against one another. What this suggests is that fate and destiny are the musical score that expresses through the relationships of the planets, as the combination of them in our being, vibrates like sympathetic strings to the larger bodies moving in space. In my mind, astrology is a bonafide and legitimate science. The only problem with astrology is the astrologers. One might say that most all of the sciences are potentially bonafide and legitimate, except for the uses they are put to by the scientists, who are paid to justify the agendas of corporations and other powerful interests and to put the stamp of veracity upon them, which is what happens when you emblazon a lie as an imprimatur upon the face of whatever illusion is prevalent in these times of material darkness.
Manifest existence can be compared to many things. One thing it can be compared to is a gambling casino. We're not going to go into all of the intricacies of how this concept can be expressed and proven to at least resemble the idea up to a point. We'll look at only one comparative and that is the games that are played in search of fortune gained. Games like dice and roulette are random affairs. You might get lucky for a little while, when the dice or the wheel tumble and turn in your favor, but... inevitably, you will lose. There are other games like Blackjack and the other poker formats where a person's understanding of the game, or their ability to count what is going on, gives them real odds by which to beat the house. Then there are games where both chance and understanding are present (like Backgammon) and where the knowledge of the players weighs the outcome heavily in the favor of those who understand the moves and strategies. Of course, no matter how good the player is, they will lose a few here and there but they will win overall because they know what is going on.
The game of life is much the same. Someone who has a grasp of the principles in play, is far more likely to be successful than one who lumbers about in the darkness, without any real idea of what is going on.
Of course, at this point one has to consider what success means to them. This is not to say that a seemingly positive outcome will not come about regardless of whether one's motivations are material or spiritual ...but in both cases one will come to know whether or not their success resulted in something they could live with.
It has been said that manifest life is a casino, where the gods bet against each other in terms of the outcome. I've had some evidence that this is true. I can't say that I get it in its entirely but there does seem to be some truth to this and scripture, fables and allegories; spiritual tales contain more than a few examples where the writer has referred to this feature and used whatever medium they were employing to illustrate an outcome.
For many people, the idea of an all encompassing deity is wrapped up in a mist that is generated by the limitations of the human mind and that is where images like, 'through a glass darkly' and 'the cloud of unknowing' comes from. The other predominant feature that has often been mentioned around here is 'anthropomorphism'. If you go looking for the definition of anthropomorphism in general, you will not get the definitive meaning of what we are employing the word for here. You have to go somewhere that our intentions can be discovered, in order to get what those employed at these websites intend. So we thought we would go after something sufficiently complex, like this because then you can grab at least one sound-byte that covers it and maybe even watch a few angels dance on the head of a pin, while you are at it. Heck... you can even bet on the outcome of how many angels remain upright and that goes way back.
Some people are totally obsessed with gambling. They will bet on anything. For some reason they have convinced themselves that at some point, surely, a moment of larger success will arrive. It probably doesn't occur to them that no matter what temporary largesse may come their way, they will, soon enough, risk it all on something else, until eventually they are left with nothing at all.
There is a phrase in the Bible, I think it is Malachi 4-10 where the deity, speaking through someone, probably Malachi (grin) speaking on behalf of the almighty says,“and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” That is what I am gambling on. My idea of gambling is to bet on the sure and certain outcome of the promises of the ineffable. My idea of gambling is to not count upon the promises of this world and rather rely upon the certain conviction that god loves me and will find a way to justify my faith in him/her. Him/her is only inserted in case someone comes wandering in here and has any kind of gender fixation on how the almighty defines itself through whatever vehicle the almighty might prefer... at the time.
If you have come around here often enough, you also know that there are other quotes that we are very fond of and this is one of them; “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have it entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Consider just for a moment, how beautiful that statement is. Consider the one before it as well and there is many another that exemplifies the wonders of the generosity of the divine. That is what I am gambling on. I am gambling on the certainty that these statements are true. I believe they are. I believe they are far more true than anything the world and its used car salesmen/women have to say about it or anything else.
One of the joys of life is when you have gone too far to turn back, given that you are going in the right direction to begin with. What would that right direction be? It would be that direction that matches the direction of your heart and soul, once the former has swallowed the mind. For some, the right direction is that which results in the rewarding of what can be acquired here. I am not going to judge the correctness of either in any universal sense. I am here to make my own decision based on what my values are and that is for each of us to determine for ourselves. That is the bounty or loss of free will. You can go along with the promise of the world, or you can seek out the opportunity to align your destiny with the will of the ineffable. In other words, you can support or oppose the will of the ineffable. You can walk upon the path of your best interests, as it is known in the mind of the divine, or you can get yourself a steaming mess of pottage in a bowl.
We pray that this missive finds all of you well in this moment and that it will continue through all of your moments until there is only one moment that expands forever, well beyond the reach of any words that are incapable of defining the meaning of it.
Technical difficulties made a radio broadcast this Sunday impossible but that will not be the case next week since the broadcast is done.