30 August 2013

Chapter 27 - The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)


XXVII

Your life is an opportunity to own it all,
If you have the courage, desire, and discernment
To know and own your absolute nature.

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Both sexes can be equally violent.
The only differences are in the subtlety.

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Weep for your brothers and sisters
Their suffering is no different from your own.

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Through any form you may journey home.
The fare is ever the same.

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You are the clarity before light and form.

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The true church is your consciousness
In the most still sense.

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Do not suppress your life force.
Harness it.

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The sameness is essential,
But nothing ever appears the same.

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The oblivion awareness in reality is
Is the pool in which all manifestation swims.

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Who among you would wear ornate necklaces
With electric chairs, guillotines or hangmen's knots
Representing the martyrs you vainly worship?

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Be wary lest pride lead you down undiscerning byways.

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Even the most lowly know they are gold.
None are unworthy if they open their hearts
To the grand mystery in which all reside.

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Feel sensations without naming them.
Sharp or dull, hot or cold, painful or pleasurable,
Without words there is a timeless sameness.

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We are really all fools in our own minds.

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There will be no messiah coming
For it is you who must awaken you,
And it is your hand which rests on the helm.

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You will only be as free as you discern.

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If a butterfly remained attached
To its previous incarnation,
It would never fly.

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Is your soul worthy
To be the repast of worms?

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Citizens are cogs of the state.
Human beings are flowers of the earth.

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In every breath there is the potential for surrender.

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The ripening of consciousness is a subtle fine-tuning.

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Less and less are the constraints of personality important.

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Who can more than speculate why so few so clearly see,
While others cannot even begin to fathom the question?

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Merely repeating the thoughts others have written
Is nothing compared to finding them in your own voice.

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It is like being in your lover's arms without the other.

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Give back what was never yours in the first place.

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It is up to you to reclaim your birthright.
Until it is your greatest soul desire,
The gate to heaven will not open.

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Who created god?
You did.
You are the mystery
Unfolding within its Self.

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Avoid confusing love with lust.

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Give your whole mind-heart body to it.

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Bearing your own cross without complaint
Is life's challenge.

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Suffering is relative to circumstance.
One child born to wealth and extravagance
Wails when the pacifier is taken away.
Another when his mother's nursing
Is halted by a soldier's bayonet.

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Do fire, wind and waves hold back
When the current of totality is their very nature?
This writings are not about another inane belief system,
But simply being with everything you have got.

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From the part, extrapolate the whole.

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Without even that one grain of sand or drop of water
The beach or ocean could not be.

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Expand your inner vision as far as you will.
It is ever you.

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Without the sculpted, there is no sculptor.

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Wild things are never as beautiful
Penned, chained, potted or stuffed.

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The mind as receiver is open, receptive, vulnerable.

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If you accept no premise, no authority, nothing can stand.

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Ignorance is the confused identification with limitation and denial.

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You are herein challenged to become godness,
To gather tokens of wisdom as they fall before you.

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Your body is the vessel of consciousness.
Are you?

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You must be simple to see simple.

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You need prove nothing.
You just know.

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Take a chance.
Melt into Self.

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Who knows you
But they who know themselves?

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Leave Sodom without looking back,
For it will suffer the fate of its own free will.

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What can these words do without your own insight?

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Has all that pain in your life ever really touched you?
Or just your sense of attachment?

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You cannot own it until you can face death eye to eye.

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Many believe anger, sorrow, jealousy, guilt, envy and hate,
Emotional passion with every imaginable twist
Is what makes life worth living.
How so?

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Everyone should get an acting award.
We are all playing our parts incredibly well.

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Your body is doomed.
It is not that which these words aim to heal.

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Sharpen that introspection
Which leads to real self-destruction
In the flowering sense.

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Every facet is required for the jewel to be.

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Step behind any mask.
They are all your own.

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Let god play god.
Just be your Self.

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These words seek those
Who possess the eyes to see
And the ears to hear.

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These words have always found
Those who seek and welcome it.

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Living for tradition and ritual,
For what was said and done historically,
Is second-hand, repetitious, mundane and binding.

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Never apologize for being what you are.
Never hesitate to play you to the best of your ability.

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No nation will stand, no fortune will hold,
No fame will be more than fleeting.
All are puppets of the changing.
All fates are as dice eternally cast.

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Do what they may to the body,
No caesar has ever had dominion over a free soul.

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To the players in the play, the play is consuming.
But to the faceless, it is just another show.

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Close your eyes to see the balance.

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Are you a human … being?

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We are all faking it.
Some just do it better.

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Free will bears hidden costs,
A debt few can pay in just one lifetime.

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Find the faceless behind your mask,
And know it the same for every grain of sand.

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From oblivion to life and then back again.
The suffering of consciousness is a temporary identity crisis.

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Social change cannot truly happen until we become social.

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At least be true to yourself
About your lying, cheating, thieving, murdering ways.
Hypocrisy is the most foul dishonesty.

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Your manifest fear of oblivion,
Your attachment to a fabricated identity,
Creates so much unnecessary mischief and turmoil.

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All the masks you have ever or will ever weave
Are your own imagined creation.

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God as a word implies a static state.
Godness more accurately depicts
Its dynamic unfolding nature.

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No mythos will set you free.
It is up to you and you alone.
Relish the challenge before you.

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When scriptures talk of god creating you in its image,
It is as godness, not persona.

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All your magic and mystery is born of the eternal dust,
The thread of all patterns.

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To believe you are just individual consciousness
Misses the wonder of embracing the whole jewel.

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You have been given the gift of imagination.
With it you have created the eve of life's destruction.
Can you save yourselves in this garden?
Or will you will upon the future
A web of suffering as yet unwitnessed
By any prior seed in this vain human drama?

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Socialism and communism fail because they are ideals
Without the enlightened surrender necessary.
They are isms and ists destined to fail
As long as me, myself and I
Carries the day in the human psyche.

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Over and over again, history teaches lessons
We are not adept enough to learn.

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But for the lack of insight into its true nature,
What a world this could be.

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Is it possible that each can maintain a sovereignty,
Wild and free, without trespassing on another's?

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Through you godness experiences mortality.
You are eternally gold.

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I can never physically touch the you that is me.

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Our ability to pack concepts into words
Is equally matched by our inability
To discern they are not what they describe.

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Suicide is the last selfish act
In a lifetime chock-full of self-absorption.

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The promise of eternal life
Has nothing to do with life as you know it.

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Since civilization's beginning the haves,
Through both voluntary and involuntary means,
Have enslaved the have-nots in every way imaginable.
Whether slave, servant or worker, it is all to the same end.

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That we require scientific data regarding our negligent impact
Is proof enough that any wisdom, common sense and sanity
Have been cast aside along with concern for life's survival.

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Understanding the impossible nature of duality
In any form or level of this diverse manifest arena,
Is key to discerning and reunifying within.

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Time is a concept born of linear, cyclical thinking,
Separated from experiencing by a dualistic mindset.

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You think hell is some afterlife future place,
But, alas, it is now as conceived by the human race.

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Intuition is in reality
The purest, most rationally logical reason.

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Just because you don’t want to hear bad news
Doesn’t mean there is no bad news.

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Godness is the ever-present moment
Played out in consciousness
Of the given witness.

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To understand the world,
You must understand what it is,
And what it is not.

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Oh, what wouldn’t most us give for a rewind button.

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Consciousness is consciousness.
All histories are ultimately created
Of the same divine imaginary process.

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You get back what you play.

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Once anything becomes about power and control,
Equity is out the door, and all hope lost.

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And, in their everlasting denial, they continue believing
The good old days will continue forever.
Good luck with that.

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The dilemmas of balance and moderation
Is that they are not always easy to maintain.

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In reality, you are but a three-dimensional dreaming.
All identity is fabricated by the industry of imagination.


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The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)
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