30 August 2013

Chapter 29 - The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)


XXIX

Imagine all your possessions were lost, stolen or destroyed.
What quality of consciousness would you manifest?

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Idealism can be an exquisite form of self-torture.

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Warm-fuzzy truth-seekers
Will find truth neither warm nor fuzzy.

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There is really nothing you need
Or can prove to anyone.
You are the proof.

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Dark side, light side.
Same coin.

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You may be caught up
In the swirl of your patterning,
But are you attached to it?

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In the same way you create a vision,
Godness has created you and all appearances.
It is all subject to the same divine logic.

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Whoever has the most wants loses in the end.

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Being awake in the world and waking to godness
Are two very different qualities of consciousness.

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How slowly can you chew, breathe and walk?
How still can you sit?  How silently can you witness?

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The nature of politics is negotiation and compromise,
But with the ultimate there can only be complete surrender.

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This manifest realm will never be heaven's unmanifest potential
Until the disorder of desire and fear subside into timeless stillness.

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As long as you maintain god
Is an outward dualistic manifestation,
You miss something more precious than life itself.

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Is there really even any need for any religion
Once you see your total nature?

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It all takes care of itself.
All you really need to do is be
What you are here and now.

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What life can clay have
But the pattern it is given?

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Rules change.

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What is it?
More accurately, what is it not?

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You cannot solve anything
Until you comprehend the maker of the problem.

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We become the role we in large part choose to play.

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Flow as a winding river does, patiently, without distracting concerns.
Despite the many apparent obstacles, blocks and limiting banks,
Its inevitable destination is into that which it has ever been.

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The only way godness will ever manifest is through you.

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If you can observe physical pain closely, without avoidance,
It can be transformed into a distant sensation.
The same is true of pleasure.

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Witnessing what you are is not a matter of belief.

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You are one with the source of everything.

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Godness fills those who have the infinite
Longing and patience to discern it.
It is your anonymous reality.

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Articulate it as best you might,
It is ever an inarticulate journey.

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Own to lose and lose to own.

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How indefinable it all is.

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Differentiate between none
And you will see all.

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No theater set stays up forever.

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Your most ancient mind in time
Is as instinct-laden as a lizard's,
Yet the layers evolved since
Are the trailways of potential
With which to divine their origin.

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Put a gun in any hand, a flag in its mind,
And the division is bound to continue.

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If all the lights are red, you may be resisting the flow.

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Your suffering is due in large part to your attachment
To this material dream and your ignorance
Of the reality before all forms.

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No matter how intricate, involved or convoluted,
All your speculations remain speculations.

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All the knowledge ever gleaned
Will never alleviate your suffering.

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The consistency of the patterning
Is woven in all manifest forms,
But no calculation or hypothesis
Can ever touch its infinite nature.

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How cruel we are to one another.

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Whether life is dreary or exciting,
It is ever your own projection.

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Imagine it is your last breath
And you must let everything go.

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All your histories are stories
Which contain only the importance
You implant within them.

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Without the manifest patterning,
You could not exist in time and space.

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All attempts to use the "I am" to ensnare others
Only creates an infinite array of permutations
Of cloaked confusion and irreconcilable division.

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That impersonal nature you fear or relish, or perhaps both,
Is your divine witnessing.

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What exquisite self-torture this mortal consciousness
Is capable of entertaining, seemingly without end.

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To be truly sovereign allows others their sovereignty.
It is a two-way street.

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You will exist for as long as it is,
Not a moment more, not a moment less.
Trepidation only fabricates unnecessary suffering.

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Greed is a dysfunctional aspect of the human psyche.
It is not a moral issue.

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The mind is capable of hatching any concoction.

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Wisdom requires a clear assured confidence
In one's own insight into the unseen realm.

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A lump of clay by any other name
Would still be as sweet.

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As a manifest form you are locked
In the illusory play of duality,
But in the unmanifest awareness
That false division fades into oblivion.

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What are you attached to
But your thoughts about it?

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Call it father, mother or whatever you please,
We are all one with its infinite nature.

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We have conditioned ourselves into a busy frenzy.

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The mind locked in identity is a play of habit,
Moving in linear fashion from one fixation to another.

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You can bet few have-nots have ever had much say
In how things work or what is written in history books.

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Merely being born puts you on a suicidal journey
Unintentional or calculated, of one form or another.

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Chances are you do not recall asking to be here,
So why succumb to the inanity?

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Does the father create the son,
Or the son the father?

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Every society or group
Must someday pay a price
For its collusive mindset.

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God's show will play
Until every imaginable
Manifest possibility is cast.

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It is all about connectedness in the highest sense.

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You have really done none of this.
There is nothing you can protect,
Nothing you have not been given,
To whatever end your form is allotted.

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Generally, you will only be told
What your collusion agrees to tell you
Through a wide variety of message-givers.
You have been told what to believe, and you do.

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How many of your thoughts are your own?
How many have been placed there by your mythos?
You came in with a clear slate and only you
Can wipe away the collective's imprint.

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The so-called creation, genesis, big bang,
Call it whatever name you may choose
Was also the creation of godness.
Before that, who can say?

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Systemized education is not much different
Than obedience schools for dogs.

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From and to point zero,
All appears and disappears.

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To kill merely to kill.
What is the point?
Have you no insight
Into vastness of consciousness
In which all forms reside?

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The grip of any given status quo
Is often tenacious even unto death.

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How will you ever serve heaven
If you cannot create it here and now?

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That inner void  of aloneness you so dread
Is the oblivion you may someday embrace.

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Believing you are the sun of god, and realizing it,
Are two entirely different qualities of consciousness.

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Real revolution allows the cosmic play
To play out the consequences of its illusory game.
Real revolutionaries respond, but do not react, to foolishness.

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What is boredom but a flag that you are only interested
Because you think experience should offer you
Some reward that it really never can.

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All your fabricated thoughts are a knotty tangle
Which can only be cut with the sword of discrimination.

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You may not be the hundredth monkey,
But your awareness contributes to the potential.

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Personal mythos generally reflects the framework
Of the mythos from which it sprouted.

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Time-bound movement of the flowering
May be slowed or quickened,
But never reversed.
Eternally, all returns to essence.

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It is neither up above or down below.
It is right here now.

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You are in all life
And all life is in you.

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The clayness is without desire,
The patterning is desire's result.

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Instinctual living does not need to deal
With the conceptual born of free will.

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Eternal union is a seed dormant within all.

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All that really suffers psychologically is your vanity.

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To value only your own genetic line, your own tribe,
Is a shallow time-bound comprehension of love.

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Find the courage to breathe through adversity.

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The mind's specialized adaptation
Is that which will lead to its destruction.

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You need not respond in a prescribed manner.

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Reality is staring you right in the faceless.

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Your mythos has no interest in you
But its own synergistic continuity.

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Your maker is within.

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What is never born,
Yet has ever been?

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The awareness, the soul, is eternally immortal,
But the body is worm’s meat from the get-go.

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Gravity and other physical laws
Are pretty good at what they do.

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You are all destinies written in time.

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To put godness outside yourself
Accepts the premise that duality is real.

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As soon as you try to prove it you are lost.

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Godness created a variety of natural concoctions
That we might discern its presence within ourselves.

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How aware are you of that portion of your mind
Which once ruled this manifest world as a lizard?

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It is the patterning, not the pattern
Which must ultimately be understood.

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Even if everyone in the world knew your name
And a few idle tidbits of your persona,
What would it really matter?

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Ever notice how it just sort of happens
Without any real effort from you?

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Funny how we always seem
To leave it to the next generation
To make the paradigm change.


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The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)
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