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I will start right off by informing you that this is not my idea.  I don’t know who first came up with it but there is certainly a movement to recognize the benefit of having a 13 month calendar.  I offer this to you in case you have not heard of it and to promote this most amazing call to change our world through time, inciting peace and spiritual transformation.  Can we even imagine what we could accomplish with all the energy saved from not fighting each other?  And then the strength in numbers of an intelligence unified??

So the very word ‘month’ and ‘moon’ are of the same origin and both define as a measure of time.  One measure of time is of course our Sun with roughly 365 days.  Why do we disregard our satellite moon?  Why do we have 12 months when we have 13 moons if these are the same?  With 13 months, all with an equal 28 days and 4 perfect weeks, we would have 364 days with one perfect peaceful day out of time.  These 2 calendars can blend perfectly and would honor the masculine/feminine energy to which our physical world adheres.  No wonder we’re out of balance and live in a male dominated society with a war on everything under the sun.  The mechanism of our calendar births this imbalance in our minds, or collective consciousness, and it manifests itself in everything we create.  The irregularity of our months (moons) keeps us irregular and out of synchronicity, and maybe especially our women who are more affected by monthly rhythms.  As a married man, I know if my woman’s not happy then no one’s happy.

Going back to that one day out of time….. do I even need to elaborate on it?  I will though.  Time needs a break.  If everything has its opposite then this could be a way of honoring the timelessness within our Souls.  Imagine the magical potential of this day…. if nothing else, a New Years Party that never starts or stops.  You can’t say be there at 8 when we shut down time for a day. And what if the whole world got on board.  This would be an international day where almost no one was working and energetically people would be putting off a more peaceful vibration.  People the world over could come together at the same time and meditate and we could have our conscious moment.  We could advance ourselves toward self and therefore human realization. Who knows what we could set in motion.

So it could be that simple.  The peace and harmony that so many have been seeking for so long could come down to just fixing our calendar to reflect that fact the we have a Sun and a Moon.  To honor that we work and we rest with the day and the night.  How could we overlook something so inherent and prevalent in our lives?  I don’t even know why there would be a moment’s hesitation or how anyone could argue against it.  What could it possibly hurt?  It’s basically like rearranging your house that it flows and functions better.  We don’t even need new furniture!  Who will make this change?????????????????

Look up  José Argüelles for some awesome incite on this subject.

Another great combo in the ever looming dualistic oneness.  Like prayer without faith and faith without prayer, both will lose meaning in their own excess.  The two are connected: the innocence of prayer, the experience of faith; to be wise enough to trust and to be reborn continually into wonder-to take today’s discoveries and transpose them against the backdrop of universal wisdom.  This is the paradox, the part within the whole, macro and micro, the infinite nothingness which we are and cannot grasp.  We say, ‘If only I had known then what I know now’ when it was the original innocence that created the ability to have a genuine experience.  

 

The work of meditation and yoga is to maintain the innocence of the mind while keeping access to the wisdom attained through experience. Like with all opposites the levels have to be balanced for them to work.  A slight variation in the levels of minerals, gases, or fluids in our bodies and we would quickly be very ill and/or dead without correction.  This is an applicable solution in any circumstance.  It is inherent to all life and exists in every known relationship.  We overlook it for a variety of reasons relating to the imperfection of being human with minds that overly rationalize and live locked in cravings, comforts, and contortions of reality.  If we are to truly transform our current pathology, we will acknowledge this inherent balance and restore it in all arenas of life.  

 

Envision a world where everything was art.  Hanging on the  walls, on your plate for every meal, the plate itself, every dwelling and office, the city dump, the toilet you release in, the most common tool of an ink pen.  

I envision this as I realize that every human being is an artist and possessed of creative ability.  And if we built the world we have now, then we could build the next one. 

I feel that when we are within a creative act we are the closest to God that we can be in a human form.  In that moment, literally meaning timeless, we are God over the universe that is our creation.  We get a glimpse of what it must be like to be boundless within everything and nothing.  

(Rant:  Can you imagine what God must feel being in a state of continual creation, where upon your very creations become creative?  The exponential joy of it all.)

Not to speculate too much on God and God’s feelings, but might we look at art or the result of creative force, as emotion made into something tangible.  That this entire physical world was manifest as an explosion of God’s emotion.  

Human emotion seems to arise out of duality; the pull of pleasure and pain; the mad battle of the mundane vs. the mystery.  Emotion is not an option or something that we could subdue; it is inevitable as a human.  We are here to channel emotional energy as a fuel which might very well begin to energize and inspire our path back to God.  

(Rant:  We could power the entire world, every car and every city, if we took all emotion from love through hate, and harnessed its energy.)

But for the time being, could we not begin to let our emotional outpourings be directed into filling the world with art?  Every single thing would be made beautiful and unique.  Humans would become the filters for emotion and the beauty of creative expression would be their outlet.  The air would be cleansed of feelings that now found a home in everyday objects.  Dread, fear, and anxiety would not hover about us as a veil to hide our joy.  Our daily lives would be neutralized and calm, but beauty and inspiration would be all around us to keep us mindful and reverent.  Think about it:  when we’re surrounded by the immense beauty of nature, or engrossed in a book we can’t put down, or gazing into the intricate depth of painting, we are completely content and timeless; closer to God.

I understand how this seems impractical.  It would do away with the assembly line and the mass production of so many things.  (Whether we need these things is a whole other subject.)  But I am speaking of a whole new world where money is not the main objective.  Many things would be done differently.

So in conclusion, I feel it is our Dharma to make the world beautiful through the emotion thrust upon us from the tidal wave of duality.  It has the potential to lift us ever closer to an integrative harmony with our universe.

 

360 degrees.  That’s the math of it.  We humans might be at 359 and not know how close we are to completion.  Expanding on the idea that we are the furtherest away from God due to our complexity and lacking the omnipresence of the amoeba, let us remember the spiraling circle that life is.  So as far away as we’ve come from the source, we might be much closer to it than we think.  

There is a bridge we need to built lest we have to make a quantum leap across this last chasm.  We are prone towards adventure it seems so we will probably prefer the jump.  But how we get there does not matter so much; just that we get there.  

What’s holding us back is completely obvious.  Fighting about stupid shit!  Battling over the name and face of God.  The incessant thirst for money and power.  A lack of reverence for ourselves and the earth we live on.  The list goes on and everyone already knows a version of this.  

So until we stop the madness with a conscious moment; until we release our death grip on life; until we all choose to wake up from these delusions of comfort, we will be lost in the woods when the clearing is right around the next bend.  359 and counting (waiting)……..


“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” -Charles H. Spurgeon

 

“Jesus says, “Because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  John 20:19

 

What are these without each other?  It like inhaling without exhaling.  Similar to breath, prayer is the calling or initiative; the inhale as an action to spark a need through intention.  Faith as an exhale, a surrender to wait in wonder; to give the time for the turning of wheels. 

Prayer alone can be assuming and needy.  It is demanding or even selfish.  Ask for something and expect it to be answered.  Faith alone is naive and meek.  It floats about with nothing to guide it.  Faith can be blind, as the saying goes.  Put faith with prayer so it can see where it’s going.  Put prayer with faith to make active a true necessity and shape your belief that things can and will work out for the greater good of the whole.  

It seems like so many people so easily lose their faith when pain and hard times come.  But we’re always praying to get through it.  So it’s like people incline towards pleasure and move away from pain.  One side of the polarities is always more challenging to embrace, like the less dominant hemisphere of our brain or the weak side of our body.  Prayer seems more concrete than pure believing.  And prayer, I will now state, is something almost everyone does, no matter what.  So faith is lacking.  And why is faith lacking?  Because we are coming to the top of the wave.  It is soon to all crash down.  Still therein lies the problem. We are confused as to where faith should be directed.  Not faith that everything will work out to be so wonderful in this physical world, but to keep our faith in the source!  The creative destroyer.  

Maybe we are supposed to fuck up royally and come back wiser next time.  It’s like life on this huge scale is all about working your way back to becoming God again.  The God that of course you already are.  We were just thrown in the woods with amnesia and have to find our way back home with a little game of Marco Polo, or Prayer and Faith.  

 

 

Or maybe just breathe in and out….

 

 

At some point you will not even need label what you’re doing as yoga.  It will just be the awareness of what is good for you personally.  Eventually, this awareness will ask you to face ideas within you that are deeper and more difficult.  You will feel your dharma or purpose for being here rising up.  If your actions are not in line with this duty, you might have a deep yearning to change your profession, or yourself, or the world. The ultimate question will become, “Is what I’m doing right now serving myself and the people that I affect around me?”  If it does not serve, you will need to sever. True happiness will come when our actions serve our higher Selves; the part of us that is moving towards God. 


Now every,body listen up we got some yoga to do
We’ll, start with the breath the rest will come thru you
Breathe thru your nose make it slow and deep
Feel everything between your head and your feet
Toes and heals touching keep your arms by your side
Your, eyes on the prize, which resides inside
Make your muscles tight like a mountain stands strong
An, asana tadasana to make your spine long
Stop before it hurts not tryin to go beserk
Don’t forget to breathe or the magic won’t work

Now Re,lax a little bit and we’ll take a simple shift
Inhale deep and your arms you will lift
Palms to the sky like your raising up the roof
Only thru yourself will u find a deeper truth
Visualize: flip this pose in your mind
Your, standing on your hands with ur feet to the sky
Be,lieve that it’s possible and one day u will
Be, still   and know that I am what u feel

Next, pose is vrikshasana and that means tree
We’ll, make a minor tweak where we bend the knee
Use your, hands and pull ur foot high on the thigh
Point ur toes down and to balance we try
To, focus eyes free the minds and line up the spines
No, need to look around when ur one of a kind
When it, all comes together for a moment u might
Not know, left from right   or the day from the night
Take, one leg down and the other leg up
Focus on the pose and forget the other stuff
Put, hands in prayer or up anywhere
All that really matters is to be right there

Now, if you’re gettin tired   just hang in there
Cause this next pose takes the shape of a chair
But, don’t be fooled it’s not as easy as it sounds
Lift, arms overhead and drop your hips toward the ground
Sit ,down   lift the heart with weight to the heels
Yield to what you feel just deal and be real

Garu,rasana is eagle   and that’s up next
We’ll tie our, limbs in knots and then proceed to flex
Listen, carefully   so that we can fix you up
Identi,fy right from left and don’t mix them up
From, arms overhead swing the right under left
Hook it nice and tight til u feel a stretch
Sit, down!  Lift right leg over left
A,gain squeeze tight til u feel a stretch
Hold it kinda like   you’re holdin your pee
In,hale exhale feel the energy
Now re,lease   and we will switch the sides
Left, arm under right  sealed in a bind
Drop the, hips  lift the left leg over right
Tighten it up and continue your plight to be
Free from the falsities floatin around
And see, clear to the truth of the ancient sound – ooommmmm

If you like math then this one’s for you
It’s trika,nasana and you can be a triangle too
Start with legs wide turn your toes to the right
Take a deep breath   and gather your might
Stretch a slight bit to the right stay slow
Tilt your body down til you touch your toes
Take a, few deep breaths   and come back up
Straighten back out and continue to bust
Turn your, toes to the left to the left you stretch
Tilt the body down til the toes you catch
Be, blessed don’t stress   for life’s just a test
Let, go let god and forget the rest

The, next pose   has a name that’s quite long
I don’t even think it’ll fit in the song
It’s , like the last pose but with one bent knee
Turn your, right toes out  bend the right knee deep
Keep your spine straight   tilt to the right
Place your, right hand down  left arm to the light
Then, bring it overhead push your left foot down
Make a, really long line from the sky to the ground
Keep, breathin  to keep the mind right on the task
Bask in the glow of the soul long last
Come up slow  we need to switch the sides
Turn the, left toes out  bend the knee in a glide
Breath as your guide for what your feelin inside
Right, arm overhead you should look like a slide
Don’t, buy it  if your mind tells you you can’t
It only, rants and raves  we should teach it to dance

Next pose warrior   Vira for short
Put away your guns use peace not force
Turn your, right toes out  bring the left toes in
Whole, body faces right   the right knee you bend
Lift, arms to the sky with the hands in prayer
Look, up thru the heart  send it out with care
Use your inner strength  and deepen your hold
Bring the, warmth to the cold bring the love from the soul

Now we’re gonna shift do warrior 2
It’s, bound to feel good if you follow it thru
Bring your arms down make the chest face front
Look to the right an continue your hunt
For a, place deep inside nobody can budge
The, world’s comin at you be ready with love

Come, back to center and the sides we will switch
Face to the left so we can scratch that itch
Bend the left knee and the arms overhead
No, dread be fed by the saints who have said
To, meditate and levitate your consciousness up
Drink from the cup of the wisdom above
Open it up  now to warrior 2
Its your last pose  so give it some juice
Look to the left keep your chest up strong
Be pre,pared for life  whether short or long.         On and on…..

I ponder the dynamic between spirituality and consciousness and how it relates to man and animal.  There is an argument for man having a higher consciousness level and I see how this is true.  The problem is that this consciousness can be used to hurt as much as heal.  It’s clever and friendly with the ego; a human can consciously do harm.  Not until man’s consciousness appeared did atrocious acts of violence, slavery and outright murder come about.  People won’t think twice about abusing animals as a form of sport or entertainment.  Could we say these people are ‘lower consciousness?”  Not exactly.  Animals are considered lower consciousness and they would never do such things.

Let’s look at the other forms of life.  They are completely one with their environment, whether a fish in the water, a bird in a tree, or a bacteria in the digestive tract.  The world over, you see all types of living organisms making do with what their particular environment offers.  They blend in with the natural world.  They don’t have wants because they are always in need.  They will kill or fight only to eat or defend themselves.  They come and go without ceremony.  There’s no degradation, drama, gossip, or defilement.  We could just go on and on really.  The negative qualities were birthed by the human consciousness.  So I will now state that human have a higher consciousness potential.  And that consciousness is not the epitome of all attributes. 

Enter spirituality.  This is what is inherent in animals (lower consciousness) and forced or lacking altogether in so many humans.  That oneness with the environment is the deepest form of spirituality.  God has provided this beautiful planet to provide for us.  To trust it completely, to line up with its’ flow and follow its’ lead is the ultimate in faith and devotion.  I don’t think God could be more pleased with such humility and grace as displayed by animals.  Was the garden of Eden an experiment to see what would happen if animals were uprighted and infused with a strong dose of intelligence? 

Now enter intelligence.  Intelligence gives us a partial science behind the creative genius of God.  In effect it put a creative and therefore destructive power into the hands of the ego.  The excess of intelligence overrode the common sense simplicity.  The telepathic transmissions of information were lost in favor of the much slower and extremely less exacting science of words.  We seem incapable of developing the foresight to understand the effect of so many causes let loose upon the world. 

So what our consciousness or intelligence is lacking is spirituality.  Like so many ecological recipes, balanced living requires the right combination.  Just as prayer and faith thrive only when together, our higher conscious intelligence will only work if based in organic spirituality.  Religion so often becomes an egoic expression of God worship.  It’s exclusive.  How can you exclude something and say it’s not within the realm of God?  We need to bring God right here to earth and revere it in all things around us and within us.  As a complex organism we are already far enough removed from the source physically; our spiritual consciousness therefore needs to see God right in the dirt, blood, and bone of this planet.

This might be it-what it all comes down to.  Love, life, time, truth, everything and nothing, and God herself, all exist immersed in paradox.  Paradox will break you down and confuse the part of you that wants to know; the part of you that wants it to fit in a neat package.  The whole exists within the part is a classic example of paradox; the macro within the micro.   If each part has to exist to establish the whole, how can the whole already be present in the part?  Or the idea that time could have a beginning or end.  What was the time before time?  Simultaneous time blows our minds, but it is most likely the reality of time and it’s truer nature.  

Their is no resolution in paradox but therein lies it’s ability to heal.  It is part of the circle philosophy in that there is no end or beginning to a circle.  It never starts or stops and therefore reflects God.  Paradox forces surrender.  It humbles and creates vulnerability.  It eats away at illusion because it reveals the truth that it’s all illusion.  Of course this discussion of paradox will be paradoxical.  To know that you can’t know is to be free.  At that point you have given up everything (and nothing) to God, the ultimate paradox – that which you cannot know and yet is within you as you are within it.  Once you have surrendered to it, the fight with life’s paradox is over.  Shame, fear, delusion, disconnection, worthlessness-they all disappear as a result of starvation having no resistance to feed them.

Every truth has an equal opposite truth that is no less true.  This paradox is true and yet has it’s equal opposite truth as well which only perpetuates the paradox.  It seems there is an exception to every rule.  The only absolute is that there are no absolutes.  Paradox sends us around and around the circle spinning the wheels of consciousness only to bring us back again to where we started.  Everything that ever was, is, or will be, will end up back where it started.  Change is the only constant.  Just embrace it already.  


I been speaking freely just to clear my mind completely

It comes out over-easy but at least I know it leaves me

I can’t see eye to eye with all these hoarders hypin’ fairytales

I try and die to myself but my will won’t seem to let me fail.

 

My sanity keeps shifting from the ending to beginning

The swirls and spirals sifting through the piles of paper pending

I want to live without and dwell within my inner spaces

But the cost of build-out swells and blows this Dust up in my face and so I

 

Close My Eyes

 

The world’s a freaking mess these female girls all got fake breasts

These words are pressed in plastic mesh the rest are caught in nets and stressed i guess

I’ll be feeling blessed if just I judge these jokers less and yet

I confess to failing best lest I am just like the rest.

 

At least a fire’s burning so to each his own concerning

How to teach of leaves and turning, the tides will keep on churning

While I continue yearning to be deeper in my learning

In my sinew I am stirring up this dust and it keeps blurring so I 

 

Close My Eyes


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