The Most Startling Idea of All

5 02 2013
The Buddha in Drag

The Buddha in Drag

There is a startling idea which once rightly comprehended, shatters all illusions. This one single idea is so Earth shattering, so extraordinary, so revolutionary,  that everything that comes after it represents a remarkably different phase of life to that which came before. This is so because in one sense it involves the disappearance of the universe. Just imagine, if gold from a safe were to disappear, well . . . that would be a mystery, but if the entire universe disappeared that would represent the greatest mystery of all. Of course this is the level of mystery we are talking about here.

It must be of such great interest at this time that the polar opposites of religion and science have now found an accord in this Earth shattering idea. A clue.  This indicates that the human story is about to reach, to break through to a very new and interesting place. For the human story will by definition require the creative tension of opposites to continue. And so does the mystery deepen. The new perspective; the new position that we are about to discover; into which our consciousness is about to emerge – will inevitably amaze us all. So what is this most startling idea?

The startling idea is that the universe is not of material origin at all, but a material construction whose origin is consciousness. And there it goes, it vanishes in a puff of smoke. This is the conclusion of both spiritual revelation and quantum theory. The revolutionary realization is that we are . . . simply our-SELF. Nothing more, nothing less. In the deeper sense we are simply pure consciousness, unburdened by all of the cultural and constructed meanings, beliefs, references and ideas. All of the constructions which purport to bring us closer to ourselves such as religion, politics, education and many subtle forms of social and psychic conditioning may bring us to look at aspects of self, however just at the point where we are ready to realize that we are simply ourselves, all these things just get in the way. Knowing this you may have concluded that you are close to experiencing directly that you are . . . simply yourself. Then experience away! FREE from the burden of the cosmic or psychic bureaucracy.

The sobering fact, is that there is always the final journey.  We must ever and always walk the last mile home on our own.  That is not to suggest that God-Goddess or the angels or the saints are not with us. It is rather to suggest that to enter the deeper truth of who we are – simply ourselves – we must ultimately abandon the hierarchical, bureaucratic and institutional frameworks which purport to represent the truth and become that truth. This is why the master Jesus was able to truthfully declare I am the way and the truth and the light. He had somehow managed to experience himself as simply (him) self. It is the point at which the bud of individuality upon the human tree of consciousness bursts forth as the flower. 

There is a paradox here because in order to get to that place generally we require some schooling, processes, the guidance that religions provide, lots of techniques . . . and so forth. But one day finally and at last we, each of us, must find our metaphorical Bodhi tree under which we shall sit, if not in open defiance of all institutionalized forms of learning, certainly in distinction to them and quite often in contradiction to them. The great paradox of liberated blasphemy. It is the intensely personal and revelatory journey represented so beautifully in the life story of St Francis of Assisi. He goes to Rome – the very symbol of institutional religion, as a bare footed beggar to present his revolutionarty and revelatory understanding to the Pope. If you have ever seen the beautiful film by Franco Zeferelli – Brother Sun Sister Moon, you will know well the outcome. Below are a few St Francis quotes that demonstrate his clear, present and radical consciousness. These are combined with statements attributed to some of our other great teachers. They stand in distinction to much of the old consciousness and constructions of the Kali Yuga, the Iron Age of ignorance. These words of wisdom point to new levels of consciousness and understanding which more people than ever are now demonstrating. The whole point is to get to that place where you can finally and at last speak this wisdom fresh with each breath of life within the living breathing cosmos. Here then is a sample from St Francis and others, remembering that one day you will make up your own in each moment of life.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St Francis

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. – Buddha

I am formless and everywhere – Shirdi Sai Baba

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible – Jesus

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Buddha

Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God – Shirdi Sai Baba

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. St Francis

All that you see taken together is Myself – Shirdi Sai Baba

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart – Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. St Francis

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men – St Francis

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast – Shirdi Sai Baba

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free – Jesus

God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you – Shirdi Sai Baba

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy – Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred but only by love. This is the eternal rule – Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world – Buddha

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth

According to your faith be it unto you – Jesus

 





The Facebook Frenzy of Furious Friending

27 08 2012

The Future – Complex and Hard to Dust

The Future Beckons Like Never Before

Why am I sooo old skool? I wanted to send emails to some people i met at a festival recently and many protested that they only use Facebook now. I don’t check my emails was the often repeated mantra. OK . . . Apparently email is just so passe. So I thought I would ask the guy at the Next Byte Apple shop in Brisbane if I am off the pace with the Facebook thing. His response? Facebook is Old School . . .email is the go again. OK . . .so in other words email is not old fashioned. Well . . .HONESTLY! how could it be? It was only invented yesterday and become within the first ten years of its ubiquity – say from 1995 to 2005 – THE indispensable communications technology of the digital age. It’s right up there with mobile computing. Huh! So where the F&%k are we NOW then? The fact is that no one really knows. But here’s what’s going on according to Dr Quantum.

The rate of change is now so rapid that the state of technology is actually in a state of fluidic flux. Technologists have itchy fingers on hair triggers. This is a breeding ground for the emergence of things that will amaze YOU. The Facebook frenzy of furious friending may well be the online experience du jour for some people. While for others it may be the deeper and more detailed content that email allows. The fact is that the gene codes for its environment. In other words if you meet folks who are into Facebook, then getting into Facebook with them may be a great thing to do. On the other hand if you’re hanging out with a group of History Professors, they may prefer email, or even letters written on parchment in copperplate with a Gooses quill, while a group of truck drivers prefer the CB radio. Context then is everything and flexibility is key.

If you’re like me and remember being sent home from school to watch the Moon landing on black and white TV, (Neil Armstrong RIP) then you may find all the communications technology just a tad overwhelming. Ganglions are twitching so rapidly that many have turned to valium or even in desperation to meditation. Shock horror gasp. There is a storm of static raging in the ethers and the blasts of noise in the multiple media rooms that are people’s lounge rooms, bedrooms, cars, bars and handbags  . . . and soon no doubt in the brain implants of what? . . .12 year olds – ARE DEAFENING. Something’s going on here that is wildly unpredictable. The upside will be truly amazing. I am holding for that upside. There are already enough negatives floating around that speculating on the dystopia is wholly meaningless at this point. The future is having a party and we’re all invited. Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. it will be a surprise. Promise.





Climate Change-Caused Destruction and What You Can Do

8 08 2012

Global warming-caused destruction

Oh Lord Jesus it’s a FIRE!

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald today points to the harsh realities that we must face in this century of climate change. Here Comes The Sun: Chilling Verdict on a climate going to extremes  SMH 7th August 2012.  This story is entirely congruent with the news just in last week that a climate change sceptic in the USA has now become a true believer. And this guy was no ordinary sceptic. Point of fact he is scientist Richard Muller and he lead “a vast international research effort to debunk global warming science”

So would it be fair to say that if you ever had any doubts then the alarm bells should be going off loud and strong right about now? Lord Jesus it’s a FIRE! 

But now, it should come as no surprise that Australia’s climate change sceptics are remaining unconvinced – the actual word used in the SMH story is defiant. DEFIANT! It does boggle the mind somewhat to take this on board. But we must send these folks love. Truly so  . . . Go ahead and send them Love & Light for the highest good. If you believe in that sort of thing.

What’s interesting about this is that the people who practice such metaphysical feats of transcendence generally know very clearly the power of it. Does this mean we don’t have to do anything in practical terms? Surely not!  The word Synergy means a system where the WHOLE is greater than the SUM OF ITS PARTS. In other words, metaphysical focus such as prayer or using affirmations or programming for miracles on their own. . .are not as effective as BOTH focused action and the metaphysical process and focus – regardless of your brand of religion or lack thereof.

In Dickens’ Oliver Twist when Gamfield the chimney sweep wants to take Oliver as an apprentice, the magistrate refuses. Gamfield has already stated that when a boy gets stuck up a chimney he light a fire under them to roast their feet. This he explains gets them moving. It is a grim joke which has a parallel in our situation today. We are stuck up a chimney and the Chimney sweep has lit a fire under us. Our feet are roasting. Time to get a wriggle on.





Five Bizarre Secrets About Karl Marx

24 03 2012

Karl - The Most Famous Marx Brother

Capitalism for Dummies

Bizarre Marx secret No’1 Karl Marx was the president of the Beatles fan-club and YET he died in 1883. There is only one explanation for this: Time travel. Marx reckoned capitalism was fatally flawed. He predicted that due to the exploitation of the workers by the Capitalist class – i.e.those who own all the factories and machines – A.K.A. the means of production . . .that the workers would rise up and have a revolution, AKA the Revolution of The Proletariat. Guy was waaaay ahead of his time. It would be like standing up today and claiming there is a FREE energy device that you could practically make in your back yard or basement, that would by-pass the need for burning fossil fuels etc. Most people wouldn’t believe you. And then if you confidently predicted that people and companies who had bought up the patents and suppressed the technology for such free energy devices would be tried and found guilty of crimes against humanity . . .in the not too distant future . . .that would be time travel. So hey?! . . .trust the Quantum Flux Marx was a big Beatles fan. It was Capitalism for Dummies

Bizarre Marx secret No’2: Marx liked dressing up in Women’s clothing. He would play dress-ups and had a hit drag act in Paris in 1842. But what he was REALLY doing was promoting a Revolution of The Proletariat.  According to the Marxist theory such a revolution would take back the capital used to make stuff and put it in the hands the workers. This Marx said would be a Socialist Society. Marx said the eternal social conflict is a class war. This was on the evolutionary road to a classless society of peace love and mung beans which Marx described as Communism. What he didn’t realize was that the real class war would be between young working class boys & girls queueing up outside clubs and door bouncers from the Pacific Islands whose homes were about to be flooded by global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels. This highlighted the need for a science of complexity. In the future it would all be so clear. it’s Capitalism for Dummies

Bizarre Marx secret No’3: Marx was a deeply spiritual man.  But he pretended to be an Athiest. While promoting free love, free muesli and free money Marx had secretly founded the Pyramid Church for Rock & Roll and Jimi Hendrix incorporating video games the alphabet and whales. But what he said was Religion is poison. This is because he could see that as a socially constructed project religion was working hand in glove with the capitalists to keep the worker bees in a straight line. That worked well. Actually he used to have secret drinks with Jesus and the Buddha every Friday night. He would attend these drinks nights in full drag. Apart from being a pointy hatted wizard he was as gay as a maypole. Clearly it is Capitalism for Dummies

Bizarre Marx secret No’4: Marx was actually a visitor from another galaxy. He was a spaceman. He was also Jewish. Does this mean there are Jewish people on other planets? We’re not getting into the whole Zionist thing here. People get very offended about all this stuff. No one is quite sure how this works in fact. But . . .yep he was a little green man alright. Space people know all about Capitalism for Dummies

Bizarre Mark Secret No’5: Marx said that having ideas was useless and what mattered was action. This statement spurred on Lennin in Russia (October Revolution 1917) and Mao Tse Tung in China to form the pure classless Communist utopia by 1949. Interestingly. The only problem with this ideas are useless riff is that all he ever did was write books, articles and movie scripts for Hollywood. The actual truth is there is nothing as powerful as a Lime Flavoured Revolution whose time has come. The idea comes FIRST. Then people actually start doing stuff. Idea FIRST. Action SECOND. Idea FIRST. Action SECOND. Idea FIRST Action SECOND. Comprendez? Yes it’s Capitalism for Dummies





Deep and Mysterious Complexity

19 02 2012

Fractals and Higher Math Models are common in Nature

You haven’t understood it

In 1900 Max Planck made a remarkable discovery concerning electrodynamics requiring an entirely new theoretical framework to explain how the universe and nature works at an essential, deep level. Planck’s discovery opened the gates for a radical new framework . . .Quantum Theory. The findings and implications of Quantum Theory are bizarre by comparison with our common, Newtonian, and above all logical way of seeing the world. Niels Bohr one of Quantum Theory’s pioneers famously commented If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it.

Einstein but also Schroedinger, Planck, Bohr, and Bohm will be familiar to many. The implications of Quantum Theory were so shocking and disturbing to those quantum pioneers that an often overlooked part of their legacy, is a deep sense of the sacred, the mysterious and the mystical they often expressed. Einstein has remarked, there is nothing more beautiful than the mysterious.

Please note this post is one part of three originally written as one piece. See also: Deep Ecology and The Emergence of New Consciousness > click here and also The Quantum Druids of Deep Resonance Ecology > click here.

Mystical leaning Quantum Theorist David Bohm (for some books by Bohm > click here) gives us a view of the mysterious energies that lie at the root of our experience. According to Bohm there is as much energy in the wave enfolded space of a resonant pin-point (say a cubic centimetre) as there is in the entire Space-Time Continuum times 10 to the power of 40. Now . . .one really does have to just stop for a moment to let that soak in. The implications are enormous, endless. Blow your mind with the video about the universe below – Perhaps it’s worth repeating if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it.





Complex AdaPTIVE LIVING Systems Evolve

15 02 2012

High Leverage Contemplation System - Basic Setup

The Real Revolution is the Evolution – Because It’s Sustainable – AH HA!

Find a seat. It’s a High Leverage Contemplation System – BYO brain. Do you know the meaning of the word SYNERGY? Synergy is when the WHOLE is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s when the elements together in a SYSTEM provide more value than just the arithmetic total of the elements that comprise the system. Comprendez?  So instead of continuing to  supporting a sick system – with all its fake news, fake food, fake democracy and phoney science . . .go ahead and evolve already. Click here to discover infinite wisdom on the nature of Complex Adaptive Living Systems.  There’s even a downloadable titled Ingenuity Arts: Adaptive Leadership and The New Science for only $7.99 $USD – click here highly recommended by Dr Quantum. 

Mind-share in our society is not the exclusive privilege of wealthy oligarchs, industrialists, famous actors, politicians and other power possessors. Free your mind from slavery! The Real Revolution is the Evolution – Because It’s Sustainable – AH HA! 





Integration of Spirituality and Science

20 09 2011

Is the Integration of Spirituality and Science a Key to Future Human Evolution?

Some of the feedback coming from community groups these days is fascinating. Some people are getting upset about metaphysics and spirituality. More scientific rigor! they say. These are they who stick to the hardline of materialistic humanism touting this as the key to future human evolution. And there are many also who say au contraire! . . . it is the embrace of the spiritual which offers the keys to the kingdom of human evolution. It may well be that this creative tension of opposites generates plenty of heat and one might imagine some light. The problem is, that this leaves us short of an integration of spirituality and science. If we are to discover (stumble upon?) the key to future human evolution then perhaps we need to start thinking less in terms of either-or and more in terms of YES AND. In the broad sense this is what is referred to as (the science of) complexity.

Call me old fashioned if you like but I like a bit of complexity with my scientifically balanced muesli in the morning. And . . .like California we are, after all in muesli country here folks – full of nuts fruits and flakes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Viva la difference i say.

Einstein believed in God. What makes you so sure?

The really big deal right now at the cutting edge of progressive ideas appears to be the intriguing possibilities that Quantum Theory has opened up. It’s the real integration of spirituality and science. Gods and Goddesses have become a real possibility again. Yes it seems God is back. Where did She/He go? I hear you ask. The answer may be the key to future human evolution.

Once upon a time it was a relatively safe bet that if you wanted to run your flag up the mast of the ship of Atheism, you could do so with a certain claim to enlightened rationality. You could position yourself in the socio-political landscape as a kind of true believer  . . . albeit a believer in absolutely nothing. But that didn’t matter. There were plenty of other true believers in nothing you were going to rub shoulders with on a daily basis. These other eminently respectable non-believers would give you the comfort of seeing yourself reflected back as the cool guy or gal  . . .with the shades and without a skerrik of God stuff. The problem is, that this position is not looking nearly as cool, enlightened or rational as it used to.

Quantumwise, the new and improved God doesn’t demand fear. Maybe it’s time to Awaken The Dreamer. The way in which human evolution unfolds will no doubt surprise us all. Quantumwise . . .there is no necessity to belong to a religion as such and it is more than just a bit uncool to make claims as to what God looks like unless it is in the vaguest and most abstract possible terms. When you think about it this is probably a very good thing. Good that is, if you want some peace and quiet any time before the Earth falls into the Sun.

We can talk about the integration of spirituality and science . . .oh yes . . .and . . .as the true believers in absolutely nothing never fail to point out . . .religion is responsible for more suffering on the planet that anything you could think of etc, etc, etc. Perhaps paradoxically, these naysayers may be right. But that doesn’t mean they are RIGHT! . . .right? It just means they are right about something. As people who believe in absolutely nothing, they can’t claim to be absolutely sure about anything now can they? This would go against their avowed religion. You see . . . atheists have faith. Their faith is in the NO GOD proposition. A proposition just as absurd and unbelievable to the YES GOD Proposition peeps as is the reverse. How do we reconcile such a typically human conundrum? And should we even try? This we would suggest is a key to future human evolution.

Suggestion. Stay open minded to possibility. Observe. Maybe even try out a few technical approaches to the almighty (as it were) with the specific caveat that 1)* if you hold a hidden agenda that there REALLY IS NO GOD . . .then according to the laws of metaphysics – which you have probably banned yourself from considering by the way – according to the laws of metaphysics, if you really believe there is NO GOD and you try some technique or practice to see if GOD exists . . .well, then what that will reveal to you is the confirmation of your belief. Why? Because according to the laws of Metaphysics YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY.

* there is only ONE

Do you see the problem here? Perhaps one thing we all need to do is start to respect each other, but REALLY RESPECT EACH OTHER. Think about it. There is no way of knowing or proving that you are RIGHT apart from subjectively knowing that you are right which is a case of BEING RIGHT! and such people are invariably a pain in the proverbial. But this in no way proves that you are correct as such. On the other hand if it turns out you were wrong all along then the consequences would be quite significant . . .for you. He he . . . although completely inconsequential in the great scheme of things. Which is deeply suggestive of the greater glory of . . . .something. Einstein was a believer in God you know? So what makes you so sure? Are you smarter than Einstein? Your puny ego would like to think so.

Perhaps a key to the integration of spirituality and science, is for those who disagree about the big questions, to start to agree to disagree. But REALLY AGREE. Not just pretend to agree and then go off and secretly feel that John or Mary or Francois is really a deluded so and so because they happen to believe X, Y or Z. In an odd and quirky kind of way this may yet prove to be the key to happiness. Or at least one of the keys. Agree to disagree. Refuse to believe either way. Respect the rights of others to self-determination and join the United Notions of Peace. Only a tyrant would insist on insisting and shut out all other possibilities. Only you can answer this question – for yourself. Quantumwise . . . Is the integration of spirituality and science a key to future human evolution?








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