Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Troubles of Life are all in Our Minds.

Dog Poet Transmitting........

These last few months I have felt as if I were adrift on an unknown sea; some sort of holding tank with a sense of great detachment as if I were not where I am, as if I were dreaming I am here instead of here. It is not unpleasant, it is just strange. Could it have something to do with now being on the far coast where I have not been in 20 years? It used to be this is how I felt when I was in California. Recently I was in California and did not feel this way at all. In fact, aside from a constant weirdness where I was residing, I had a remarkable time and met all kinds of wonderful people. I really wanted to stay in the area but was not allowed to for various reasons and something wonderful opened up here at the same time so... one goes with the cosmic flow that closes doors and opens others. We haven't always been spot on about our choices but lately we've been on the money, except as concerns this very unusual sense of displacement.

One day follows the next and every night is filled with vivid dreams that seem to follow like episodes of a cable TV series. These are idyllic, more than Game of Thrones like; thank god. We want to know if the reader is experiencing any sort of reality bending sequencing that is remarkable for its consistency and endurance.

A couple of days ago I was seriously depressed. I don't usually get depressed. Usually I am bubbling with optimism and enthusiasm. I thought this state might have been generated by a particular event but now I have seen this, which was sent to me by a friend and I noted certain references that were made; one having to do with depression. On the other hand, I looked on the CalTEch site and various other earthquake registries and there was NO mention of a 7.0 quake. Maybe I missed it. I noticed also the manner in which the article was written. It had a kind of lunacy about it; something made up out of whole cloth. I've been wrong about some things before so... maybe I am wrong about this. The earthquake is said to have originated in Vanatu. I couldn't find anything on that either, which doesn't mean it didn't happen. I didn't look that hard.

There is a heightened frequency of lunacy going around all over the world in the media, whose job it is, or seems to be, to ratchet up madness, to cheer-lead for insanity. Meanwhile, on the streets of this world, the streets I have traveled, people appear normal, except when they don't but that has always been the case. I haven't been in any big cities, except for the train stations. People have always looked more than slightly nuts to me but that is generally based on their values and interests such as they appear to me. Alternatively, I might be the one who is crazy and that is fine with me.

Still, it is not difficult to see the disconnect between what the media is saying and what one's eyes and the translating mind tell one. It is not difficult to see the nature and direction of ordinary souls and the direction in which extraordinarily deceived or evil souls seek to route them.

There are obviously a series of agendas at work, whose intent is to sow the seeds of chaos and confusion around the globe, while perverting every natural instinct into something other than what nature intended it to be. I'm not being specific here as far as all the possibilities of appetite are concerned. I am being comprehensive; across the board so to speak. It's not just some new sexual twist every year. It is all the drives that we possess. They are after every one of them. It is every one of our ideals and dreams. They are after every one of them.

I really wonder about the public mind; all those little access points into the one mind, all those shapes of consciousness defined by the manner in which they define it or have it defined for them. It shouldn't be that easy but I observe from history that it has been, over and over again. It has to do with the programming on one hand and the fear and desire on the other. Most animals die more quickly than they might wish, in the pursuit of sex and food. That often involves crossing the road.

I've been told for a long time, “rely on me. You don't have to go anywhere for anything. It will all come to you.” I wasn't told this for the longest time. For the longest time the conversation was mostly one way, except for when I was in an altered state, or out of the blue during some brief burst of serendipity. Now I hear about it on a daily basis. It is probably the result of determined pursuit over a long period of time. You finally wear a big enough aperture and... what was being said all along begins to be heard all along. It is like a story I once came across about how the stars in the sky are holes that got worn through the darkness by the relentless brilliance of entities of light who did not give up until they had accomplished this great work.

I have come to see that some of us are just different from the rest and that is true in both good and bad ways. Some of us are after the real answer and are unwilling to take any convenient or easy alternatives On the other hand, some of us are out to do the maximum injury to others for the purpose of personal profit or simply for the enjoyment they get from it. There are those who do evil for the sheer pleasure of it. Some of us are ill made and nothing but their departure will have any positive result. Some of us are committed to such a degree on the better side of things that nothing will satisfy our breath and our beating hearts but that we find the secret source of all things. In between the extreme positive and negative of our collective mass are the bleating sheep; attended by seen and unseen shepherds and tracked by hungry wolves.

We hear stories and some of us have done a great deal of reading in our times and we are given the impression that bad things happen to good people. Nothing happens that is not engineered or ordained and nothing that happens is not to our advantage, despite appearances to the contrary. You might be carrying a metaphorical backpack filled with all manner of baggage from the past. You've been carrying it for so long that you no longer remember that you are carrying it. The weight is there but you have grown so accustomed to it. One day a metaphorical snatch and grab artist goes flying past you and steals the bag. Your first thought is that you have been violated and important things have been taken from you but you notice that you are much lighter than you have ever been and all those important things were not only unimportant but liabilities. We go through life accumulating items of negative value that we have given positive value. Behind all of this, the real culprit is that we think we know. Until we know that we don't know, we are condemned to operate within the parameters of what we believe we know. Belief is a powerful thing and it is also an investment based on values placed on worthless and meaningless things but... they seem so meaningful. They seem so important but they are not.

Paramahansa Yogananda once said to take all of your sorrows, concerns and troubles, put them in a bag, tie it off and throw it in the ocean; I'm paraphrasing. He also said

How to Express Everlasting Youthfulness

Know the Reason for Your Experience

Youth Is a State of Mind and Soul, As Well As of the Body.

There is no excuse for a wrong state of mind. You must be always positive-minded, cheerful, smiling, vibrant. By all means, practice this mental youthfulness that comes from the core of your being.

The definition of youth is that state of body, mind and soul in which one feels the acme, the zenith, of joy and power. If you want to, you can retain that state indefinitely. Conversely, by carelessness you can lose it very easily.

This mind, or consciousness, is the supreme force that governs all voluntary and involuntary activities of this bodily factory with its multifarious outputs.

The Five Mental States of the Consciousness: …there are five mental states: happiness, sorrow, indifference, peace, and true joy.

What man* needs in order to live a successful and satisfying life is evenness of mind. That can be attained only by concentration, mastery of the mental faculties.

The time has come for you to know and understand the purpose of religion: how to contact that supernal Joy, which is God, the great and eternal Comforter.

So that is the first law of retaining youth: You must have a happy state of mind, a state that is untouched by the events of life. In that joy, not even death can shake you.

That is the invulnerable state you must strive to cultivate.

Learn to Smile Sincerely in All Circumstances

Seeking God in meditation is the direct way to attain a joyous and youthful state of mind. There are additional practices that will also help to nurture mental youthfulness. First of all, learn to smile – sincere smiles.

Harbor no form of anger or malice.

It is not the approval of human beings that you want, but the certification of God.

The Importance of Willingness, and of Being Less Self-centered

Willingness also is important in order to retain youthfulness.

…you are willing, you have the vitality and enthusiasm of youthfulness.

Another key to mental youthfulness is to learn to be less selfish and self-centered, and more giving and caring toward others.

Reach out to help every day, in whatever way you can – and especially by bringing souls to the spiritual path to seek God.

The more universal your loves becomes, the more your expanded consciousness will be filled with the joy of His omnipresent Being.

His wrong habits of living, thinking, persistence in disunion from God, are passed from generation to generation in the process of evolution, severely limiting the expression of his divine potentiality – physically as well as mentally and spiritually.

How to convert somatic cells back into versatile, creative germ cells, which can rebuild and rejuvenate body parts, will be the future endeavor of science.* Our bodies be able to change in whatever way we will them to do so.

The Greater the Will, the Greater the Flow of Energy

Learn to keep your will strong – a calm will, not a nervous will – and your body will then be full of energy. It is by the power of will that you bring energy into the body and utilize it.

The methods I teach show you how to recharge every part of your body with life energy coming direct from the omnipresent vibratory power of God that surrounds you and is within you. It is that power which has created your body and which sustains it. By the practice of the Energization Exercises and especially by Kriya Yoga you can enliven your whole being with Divine Life.

Each atom is a dynamo of power.

Obey the Laws of God Embodied in Cosmic Nature

Nature, cosmic creation, is the embodiment of the laws of God.

Your diet should include a predominance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and natural whole grains and legumes. Avoid too many refined starches and too many sweets, and greatly limit the intake of fats.

…strictly avoiding all forms of beef of pork, and eating fish, poultry or lamb only occasionally.

Far more preferable is a totally meatless diet that includes instead some dairy products, eggs, and vegetable protein foods. Unsalted peanuts or almonds or raw garbanzo beans, ground finely and mixed orange juice, makes a good source of protein as a substitute for meat.

Avoid overeating.

..learn to fast one day a week and three consecutive days once a month on fresh fruits or unsweetened fruit juices.

Posture, also, important to good health.

Take regular exercise, such as walking every day. Learn to breathe properly – calmly and deeply, filling the lungs all the way to the lower lobes. When the system is well oxygenated by proper breathing and exercise, the life force therein vitalizes the whole body, including the brain.

Overindulgence in sex and misuse of Nature’s creative force will bring on disease and old age quicker than anything else.

The “Fountain of Youth” Is Within the Soul..

Your true Self, being made in the image of God, is immortal.

Meditation upon the soul is the method by which the mind can be made to work its wonders under your control.

…if you know that you are immortal, made in the image of God, your whole being will glow with that eternal youthfulness.

Leaving you with a few thoughts on this rain-swept Sunday morning.

End Transmission.......


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