Monday, August 20, 2018

Making Sense of It All

I think most of us try to make sense of our lives. What am I here to do exactly?

Imagine what a phrrhic victory it might be if we did the best we could and there was no reward. No heaven, no next life, no gold star from God. Maybe nobody would even remember your name. Could you live with that?

People have always used jobs and money to measure their self worth. Status seeking individuals use that as their measuring tape- that's how they gauge where they are in the world. Some people use religion. I've seen some people use their intelligence or beauty to gather self worth and seek rewards.

In my sober, rational mind- it is all complete fiction. A concoction of ego, maybe some fear, where people all buy into the same belief system and gather their worldly and material possessions and praise from others. They seek praise from others for their deeds. That system is fraught with dangers, such as pressure, stress, and financial pain which prevents people from escaping. To escape means you must give up all of that nonsense.

Think of the scene in Midnight Express where all of the worshippers walk one way around some religious artifact...or Muslims who kneel and pray several times a day. Who makes this stuff up and why do people buy in? God or Allah must receive prayers 5 times a day?

It is one of life's great mysteries. I think people are mostly followers and if some ding a ling says you must walk one way around the religious artifact- the vast majority don't question it. They just do it- accepting it because doing so doesn't really cause any harm.

When I reflect back on my life, I don't think anyone's ego was more inflated or more in charge than my own. I was completely engulfed in my own brand of bullshit.

It all came to an abrupt end after I finished comprehending Tolle's, "A New Earth."  My ego hasn't disappeared mind you, it has just switched gears. Changed a little. Become aware of all of this human being/tribal nonsense.

Oh, I still call out bullies and let them have it. I look at most things and just shake my head. I internalize my observations because there is no point in intervening in someone else's nonsense. That's not my job. People are here living out whatever dream their ego says is important. My observations are not superior mind you, they are just a little more tolerant and a little more understanding.

My friend Pat turns 70 this week. He checked out of the rat race years ago. In fact, I don't even know what he did for a living come to think of it. But we agree on a lot of things and we laugh at the same mindless insanity. Happy Birthday Pat.

Do you have to make sense of this life? No. I have not read that in the living manual anywhere. I do think you just have to trust the process and let it deliver you. I shall leave you with a few quotes from Richard Bach.

“There was part of me listening that didn't think what I said was fiction. I was making up a true story.” 
― Richard BachIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.” 
― Richard BachIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less-advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy.” 
― Richard BachIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah


Compleat Patriot said...

What if we were previously angels caught in a snare, that being we could be as gods.. And we were exiled from that Kingdom to this place, fallen if you will. Transmuted into these host bodies and obviously used as energy for Lucifer and his crew.. And our only recourse is reconciliation with the King of that Kingdom before we can be transmuted home.. If this is possible and the further I delve into this researching I tend to suspect it is so, our only purpose here is to reconcile with Yahweh through Yeshua. Repent. Turn around and walk the other way from this upside down deception and get ourselves right side up with Yeshua..And get back home.. All institutions here are upside down. Churches, Universities, governments, all are in delusion.. This world is far worse, far crazier than most folks have the capacity to comprehend.. Coffee is always hot here Brian.. Equity, academic credentials, practical experience, cultural views not self learning not deep forensic analysis of this alleged reality nor our biological traits, is the measure with which we as people are judged.. Unfortunately… I couldn't care less about others judgements of myself, nor my use of evolved material goods..We're just here. I want to go home. I've seen quite enough of this bullshit deception which is this world system taking place in this place of exile.

Compleat Patriot said...

Compleat Patriot said...

"The god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them." -- 2 CORINTHIANS 4:4

"Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby" EPHESIANS 2:15-16 "And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile"--- 1 PETER 1:17

"When we incarnate into this world we are stripped of our former memories. As part of the great mystery and fabric of creation we have remembrance that connects back to before the beginning, to the foundations of the world and universe when Yahweh/Yahushuah as part of self, held all in being. We have been with the Father and Son since before the institution of time. The reason our memories are swept from us is so that we enter as a clean slate for renewed chance at redemption and salvation. What we do in this lifetime as angels, imprisoned within the flesh, determines our eternal fates and what we do in the life hereafter. Those who are blessed to be counted among the most elect will, in fact, judge angels and sit as jurors in the councils of the Lord to convict and condemn the rebel and fallen angels intended to be as gods themselves, forging a path of self service and vain personal glory. “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, kjv. There are only two paths we can follow in life, one as a foot washer in service to one another or as tyrant king in service to self. One is the path of priesthood or the way of Abel, and the other of kingship and divine right to rule—or the way of Cain. Those who follow the Lord and adhere to His commandments become the priests, prophets, and apostles that are stood up by the Lord to serve the people. Those who are appointed by Satan to become phony religious zealots, kings, queens, rulers, presidents, and prime ministers in service of a New World Order are usually personas that serve his goal of world domination. These individuals believe in their divine right to rule over and decide the collective direction of the world and to disparage others. The fact that many of them gather yearly at Bohemian Grove to worship a 40- foot owl, in a mock ritual sacrifice of a human effigy, lets one know that something weird is still ongoing." (excerpted from 'Sons of God' by Zen Garcia)