Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
One of the most fascinating things about spiders is their sexual and reproductive model.
The female in almost all species is larger and thus more powerful than the male. She never seeks to mate, but rather is always sought.
The male approaches at a distance and gradually seeks entrance, first to her web, then to mate with her.
Throughout the spider world, the act of sexual intercourse will very regularly culminate with the female eating the male who she has just allowed to mate with her.
You have to wonder if the male, in his deliberate and humble approach, must know that he is walking directly into his death and that he is thus sacrificing himself to her and to the continuation of the life cycle.
This makes me furthermore wonder if he makes this choice because the desire to merge with the greater energy and to experience giving his seeds of life to this cycle, must be such a compelling desire that the male spider surrenders himself to be consumed by her.
His gives himself as an individual just for the chance to give what he was made to give to the whole, through her.
It's really quite a beautiful model, if you ask me.
Friday, October 26, 2012
If you aren't the thing you are sensing, how do you perceive it's existence? Through what sensors? You see things because you have eyes, you hear things because you have instruments which intake and sort vibrational sound waves, you taste things because you have buds to receive this type of information. Sensation, perception, must always be an inseparable synergistic cooperation between the sense-er and the sensed. There is not one without the other. If it is not being perceived, what way is there to know it exists?
I'm tired of certain documents, in exclusion, certain places, people, or entities being called "divine" or "sacred" as if to specify that all other things are non-divine things. Sub-divine things, if you will.
Right now I'm sitting in a room with a pregnant young woman and I know that a new physical life-form is developing inside her. I find this astonishing. Is she not youth, is she not a facet of the sacred divine feminine, is she not acting out the cycle of creation, of death and life? In and of her very femaleness, bearing-new-life-ness, having a life-transferring-vagina-ness, is she not supremely sacred? Of course, supremely sacred, supremely divine. And uniquely so.
BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY SO!
We take books like the Bible, the Quaran, the Kabbalah, etc, and call them sacred. Rightfully so! But not exclusively so. And not especially so. No more or less than any other thing. "Sacred texts", so called, are simply those forms of expressed information which all out HIT US OVER THE HEAD with concepts of divinity. Yet the "sacred texts" that insist we too are divine, that we too are God , we hide away, banish, refute, destroy, outlaw. And because we do not recognize our own complete divinity and sacredness, we then put these messengers on pedestals and say, "This! This is sacred! This is holy!" And we worship it, missing the entire point. Missing the point that it was meant to serve as a reminder of who and what we are, not to serve as a master over us.
We fail to understand that this is merely a reflection, a very passionate reminder of our own divinity. If the gospel song makes us shout, the sacred ceremony makes us cry, the prayer makes us silent in reverence, it is only because our divine self is identifying divinity within it's own reflection!
There is nothing that is not divine. There is nothing that is not sacred. There are only those beings unaware of their sacredness; Shrouded in the dark weight of forgetfulness.
Divinity itself, however, the micro- and macro-cosmic reflective beingness of it, can never be misconstrued. The divinity of each sub-molecular particle, the field of nothingness from which it ultimately springs, can never cease to be it's own essence.
By definition all of existence must be sacred and must be divine.
You are perfectly beautiful.
You are entirely perfect.
By definition, you must be this.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Our perceptions, the ways we judge other people and outward circumstances in our world are priceless gifts we give ourselves because they are giving us a microcosmic model of our beliefs and perceptions about OURSELVES from which we can learn and understand the process of creation.
You don't HAVE your perceptions, you ARE your perceptions. Your perceptions are an exact replica of who you're choosing to be and therefore what you're choosing to create, whether consciously or un-consciously.
You can trace the perception directly back to yourself to see yourself making this choice of perception and better yet WHY you are making this choice, and see the complete process of how you are creating what it is you're creating.
You are, every "moment" of creation, very literally carving, yes creating "yourself" and thus your perceived experience, out of the vast fabric of nothingness from which every varying experience and expression of creation emanates.
Whatever we choose to carve, however expansive or restrictive it may be or in whatever direction will and can never be "bad" or "good", but what it can be is PREFERRED or NOT PREFERRED.
By familiarizing with what our perceptions of everything around us are, we can become aware of ourselves as the operator of this creative engine and then have more fun surfing through this eternal adventure of experiences, leaving behind the frustration, fear and insecurity and rather feeling the love, support and abundance, knowing that this is always our choice.