Destination, Part 1
12:25 am, pst...I cannot sleep....This, ultimately, is a good thing....
The last remaining major challenge appears to be how to present this material
without appearing a lunatic...psychotic...And there again, I must remember the
first and primary principle of my life:
Work without attachment to the fruit of your labors. I will be what
I will be...That, and only that, can I affect...How others react is simply
beyond the domain of my control, and therefore beyond the scope of what I
can manage to.
Still, with the social order being peppered with strange fellows, one fears
being collected with that group....Oh Well...
I have tried to prepare the soil, so to speak...
- In "The Revealing Science of God"
I attempt to show that the One And Only Mystery is how it is possible that
anything exists at all. I posit that the only answer available to us
is A Self-Existent Being, That Being consisting of the only reality.
- In "The Truth About Tarot Cards" I
try to show the Grand Scheme of things...This Self-Existent Being's journey
that we call this Universe. I have considered creating a second
document from this large one, one with all references to the Tarot Cards
removed. That's because, whether or not those cards have anything to
do with God or religion, the story I tell with them is true, and is the
nature of the universe.
- In "God is not God's Name" and "I
Will Be What I Will Be" I show how this Being has a personal Name,
and through the Ancient Past unto today this Name is powerful, important,
reveals the Essential Nature of this Being, and that this Name is,
- In "The Stations of the Cross" and
"In the Garden" I show that this
notion of humanity being God's Name, and all that it means, is clearly drawn
for us through the life and times of Jesus, and that what is really
essential is His life being a foreshadowing of ours.
- And that, my friends, with a supporting cast of various interesting or
boring or profound or stupid supporting characters, is the "Course
in Post-Graduate Divinity Studies" taught here at the Church
- Course - Both the teaching that we do,
and the journey we travel.
- Universal - Until all are free, all
are enslaved. Uni-Verse, One Verse, One Song, together.
- Season - Man has suffered through The
Fall, and existed quite long enough in the Winter of his Discontent.
Spring, with its promise of resurrection and new life is upon us.
- God - The simple, 3-letter word we use
in English to refer to the Self-Existent Being Who Is The Only Reality.
- Consciousness - Awareness.
- God Consciousness - To think, see, and
feel with God's Mind. Transformed from our human, fallen, limited
space-time consciousness into beings that know as
much about that Self Existent Being as He knows about Us.
That, my friends, is The Fool's Journey.
(Heck, that one I haven't even publicized the link to until now!) It is
the Plot of the Universe, the Passion Play, The Mono-myth, the essence of the
Bible, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, and countless stories and dreams and
revelations recorded (and otherwise) from the Dawn of Light.
It is also your story.
You are not what you think you are.
Your life is not about being you.
Your life IS about Being Not You.
Your life has always been, and will always be.
We cut down the Tree of Life in order to build the Tower of Babel.
YOU are The Tree of Life.
You are the ocean, in the presence of light, bubbled-off of the surface,
suspended in mid-air, [Note: The 4 primal elements, as the Water (ocean) sits on
the Earth, and the Fire (sun) causes the ocean to evaporate into the Air]
thinking you are an autonomous water molecule, the most wonderful raindrop there
ever was...Raindrop, yes...Wonderful, of course...But, even more so...
That, then, is our purpose here...Helping little
raindrops remember what they really are.
In short, we are working
Toward - Whether we have
any effect or not is beyond our control. It is not the point. We
are moving in that direction, which in and of itself provides a life full of
more meaning and purpose than any other endeavor imaginable, except of
course winning a Grammy for Best Hair of the Year. You see,
ultimately, if we are not personally living the changes we want to see in
the world, then we are living a purposeless lie.
Transformation - We are
talking change. Your personal, individual change, and the changing of
the planet. Things cannot continue as they are. In fact,
it is mathematically impossible that they will. The little
statistic I left off of yesterday's Paint By the
Numbers is that...that...In 25 years there
are going to be 4 Billion more people on this earth. A
66.6% increase in 300 months. So, not speaking as a prophet, but only
as a mathematician, something will (not must, will) change in less
time than has passed since Nixon cancelled the war in Vietnam...Either 1)
we will radically change the birth rates (thru war, disease, genocide, birth
control, celibacy), or 2) we will watch daily
starvation in the millions (yes, millions), or 3)
we will find...we will find...Something Wonderful!!
Global - Each of us
individually, ever closer, in the planetary community.
Oops...I'm repeating myself here...There's that thinking / awareness /
consciousness thing again...Global Consciousness, God Consciousness...Could
there be a connection?
Stay tuned...and don't forget, to...
"Singing to the
Ocean, I can hear the Ocean's roar
Play for free, play
for me, and play a whole lot more
Singing of the good
things, and the Sun that lights the way
Singing to the ocean, Has
the Ocean lost its way?!?!?!?"
---The Ocean, Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy.