Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Only Thing

It’s been an interesting few days (since the full moon?)… This week the energy again is “ramped up”… there are no issues or struggles while dropping into a meditative state or even just a state of calm.  Our house is teeming with “energies”… it is/ (they are) different than before… faster moving and easier, stronger perhaps.  Our way of life is changing… many of my family members are again switching gears and moving into previously unplanned places, myself included.  We are choosing; deciding which roads we will climb and with whom and for what purpose.  Just as we planned. 
It seems that after years of holding Love Quests and discussing Agape, that there is really no end to its relevance.  We begin and end with love.  Everything is easier if it sits at the core of your decision.  It refuses to be ignored and cannot be diminished. 

We are settling our internal struggles, struggles that are the primary stumbling blocks for each of us.  In many cases, it amounts to self-love.  The lack of self-love is the thing that puts a stop to any true forward advancement.  What it takes to love yourself must come from a place inside that you may not have accessed – it is this place that unites all of us.

The divine spark of eternity that keeps you alive is the reason for love.  It is not external trappings or personality – it is the central spark of creation – that piece of “source” found in all of life.

We have attributed “holiness” to objects and places.  There are no unholy places.  The benefit of attributing a sacred thing or destination is one of focus.  It allows us to all at once and in the same locale bring all of our emotion and/or attention to a fine point and create.

Emotion is the “magic” that we have.  It is the key. It is what has been manipulated through fear.

Once we love ourselves, once you love yourself, with the same intensity you fear your government, police force, abandonment, death or any loss – you are unstoppable.

Like “Merlin” there is nothing you can’t make happen or any place you cannot go.  You are limited only by your own imagining.

Self-love is so misunderstood. Its true impact is often lost.  It goes over most heads.
It is a simple thing to love yourself.  To find no fault in any other, to harbor no insult or anger or grudge or fear – to love, easily, completely and joyfully – no matter what – is the most natural of acts.  Yet we see that in someone and label them childlike or mentally handicapped or simple minded – as if that is a bad or frivolous thing. It is not a bad thing. It is not frivolous. It is the only thing.  It is what you are here to figure out.  It is why you came.

A dear love of mine passed on ten years ago. She was a great deal older than I was.  She was a good natured and loving soul with not a mean bone in her 5 foot 1 inch body.  At her funeral, many of us in the family were sitting around; reminiscing.  We gradually realized that each of us had been touched so deeply with her love so as to take it for granted.  We loved her, yet didn’t really take her seriously.  She was just Ella, or Mom or Grandma – predictable and constant.  She thought we were all amazing.  We each thought we were her “favorite”.  We never understood, (while she lived), that her life demonstrated what we all were searching for.  One of us said just 3 words, “She got it.”  We all nodded.  There was nothing else to say.

As we race through these energetic twists and turns there is one thing that doesn’t change.  It is not a small thing.  It is the One thing.  It is the only thing. It is Self-Love.

Love yourself without restraint.  You are the One you’ve been waiting for.

I love you absolutely,

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Performance Artist Matthew Silver: The Dancing Trickster of Love in NYC

One of the things that has always fascinated me was the ability of art, artists, music, musicians, satirists, comedians, and other performers to shatter programming, illusions, and habitual patterns in people. Its also the reason they are often the first to persecuted by religions, dictators, and another control freaks who have no sense of humor or art in their soul.  We have been programmed to expect wisdom and truth to come from men in pin striped grey suits..

Yet the trickster archetype endures throughout the eons the cosmic joke that laughs at the illusion and seriousness.. see below the videos for an interesting article on the trickster archetype... the un-balancer of rigid equations...  should you choose to inquire more on that...

And what place has more illusions, "authority", habitual patterns and programming than New York City?  Dancing the streets of NYC is 'crazy man' Matthew Silver, video editor and part-time street performance artist of love, shattering the illusions and complacency of everyone he contacts.

There's no limit what a person can do if you don't care what people think of you, or who gets the credit for the good stuff that comes from it...

"I love all of you!"

Words of Wisdom from an Unexpected Citizen
"You can't be free if you judge people!"

Authority is an Illusion

Stop Buying Stuff, Love is the Answer!!!!!

The Trickster

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I have had a long time interest in the trickster figure. I gave a talk on this subject in Houston, Texas, in February 1965.[i] Before that I would have read anthropological studies about this figure, particularly Radin's classic monograph.[ii] At this time I had no idea that I would have, a decade later, to take more than an academic curiosity in this enigmatic character.

Anthropologists and folklorists have described and compiled hundreds of oral stories about the Trickster from folk societies all over the world.[iii] The actual number of trickster names is difficult to count: in one dictionary there are over 30 different names, and possibly this could be increased.

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