I hope that you have been well since the last time that I blogged. I haven't really been blogging so much. Truth be told I had to save my soul. In short, I had to detach from my wife and witness the breakdown of my family that I fought so hard to craft and hone. I was not innocent. Immaturity is a valid excuse sometimes. Being unconscious is another one. Denial is another. They are all valid but in the end, it's not worth it to champion these gods of obsolescence. The cost is too high. But sometimes no matter what you do or how pure and good you are, it is not enough because two must be committed. If this is not achieved then you must learn to detach. It is not taught in school, but I would wager that we spend billions because of our collective lack of solutions for this.
As I sit and write this I am immersed in powerful feelings of myriads of colorful strands and connections that I am trying to maintain strong bonds with, and while most are very healthy, I am also trying to maintain a balance between the ego and the spirit. When it comes to bonds it is very easy to fall out of balance and moderation. It is easy to fall into error. It is very easy to wrest control and in the act of doing so, losing control. It is easy to feel fear, loss, infatuation, be overprotective, accept disenfranchisement and reclusion, and a host of other earthly challenges.
They all lead to growth, sooner or later and they all develop the invisible essence of who we are and what we will become. Should be a deep show. Tune in online at www.kopn.org at 5pm central time and witness us having a spiritual conversation.
1st Wave: Facts and Statistics
1: joined or linked together
2: having the parts or elements logically linked together<presented a thoroughly connected view of the problem>
3: related by blood or marriage
4: having social, professional, or commercial relationships <a well-connected lawyer>
5of a set : having the property that any two of its points can be joined by a line completely contained in the set; also :incapable of being separated into two or more closed disjoint subsets
Types of Connections - Human Bonding (follow link)
Male - Female
According to limerence theory, posited in 1979 by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, a certain percentage of couples may go through what is called a limerent reaction, in which one or both of the pair may experience a state of passion mixed with continuous intrusive thinking, fear of rejection, and hope. Hence, with all human romantic relationships, one of three varieties of bonds may form, defined over a set duration of time, in relation to the experience or non-experience of limerence:
2nd Wave: Personal Experience
I am sure that all of this boils down to another thing that is not taught in the shibboleths and mass centers of learning instituted by mortals. The Heart.
I once dove into this topic on Facebook and it was so deep that not one person liked it. I didnt think anyone wanted to admit that they were conscious of it, because the weight was 2 tons and the intensity was gigantic. I will share with you, in this space.
"Follow your heart is an overrated statement with little or no training on this paramount skill. I'll share a little.
1. Understand what the heart is, in reality. The heart of a human being is the home of the Creator. It's the only thing that He asks of us. He's a jealous God. When we give up our heart to another other than Him, knowing that with Him is the only true health, He sets up traps for the ego to guide us back. Jealousy is a expert level virtue. How else would a perfect All-loving Creator have this behavior trait.
2. Give up your heart to God. It's the toughest thing you will do as a human while on Earth. Give up your will. What that means in practical terms is understand the laws of man, of your religious choice and do your best to stay true to your word and choice. When you do this, however much time out of the day, year or your life, you feel alive and are healed from dis-eases of your soul. This heals all ailments and most diseases come from not following your heart and giving up your will because they manifest in your physical temple for your metaphysical soul.
3. Once you get to this stage, of pure heart, good conduct and improved character, the Creator simply asks you, with complete trust and reliance on you and as tool for His virtue, His likeness, what are your passions. What drives you? What can you do and time stands still? What's can you provide and contribute to the advancement of human civilization and the betterment of the species? It doesn't have to be grandiose or over the top. It can be simple as long as you're content, check in with the spirit regularly and rely on His assistance, from the divine realm.
Also there is a major and minor plan of God. Major - only He knows. Minor - living the life of your chosen walk.
4. Once you achieve this purpose, destiny, self knowledge and legacy, are within conscious reach and you are reaching angel status.
5. Have fun, have extreme patience, share your joy, and teach another the same lessons.
This is Heaven. The is building the Kingdom of God on Earth. The Earth is shadow of Heaven.
P. S. Once you reach a plateau on your current walk/code/religious choice, whether passed down or through conversion, you must actively seek the Promised One of your chosen Faith, in Order to continually serve a living God.
This is the true connection. When this is altered, it affects all of the others ones.
Song of the Week: Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
Spoken Word of the Week: MultipliCity by Blaq Rume
In the lab..... freeing the rats.....
in the maelstrom...... feeling relaxed.....
No debate.... Speak only facts.....
Or perceptions, deception is at hand.....
Valleys of sand..... Divided is man.....
But the plan..... Is to connect all stands.....
Free Shaytan.... By fleeing from sin......
As one, as them, us, and all.....
If this happens, then unlike the Romans,
We will avoid a great fall......
Seasons reversing, babies and teens cursing.....
The Leviathan is thirsting.... Babies and elders gums are bursting.....
Lurking, in the shadows like a like a Cyclops,
One focus, all seeing eye is on one thing, and that's greed...
Indeed, use vulnerability and to hardship accustom your seed.......
Pass the birth rights to the next generation, with examples....
Uncloak the mantle, sit the kandle on the mantle,
Kinda mental, through the keys and not the pencil....
Quills or Calligraphy, we reveal mass destinies.....
The mass appeal is testing me.... Everyday giving the best of me......
Divine is blessing me, serving you is my mission....
Light the stars.... Like a thermonuclear fission....
The incision was slight.... Because the doctor is competent...
Consciousness is the first gift that the Heavean's sensed....
Then sent, the Angels in array of 30 billion.....
To the loftiest ceiling.... Or the nethermost regions.....
They still serve and believe in Him....
The All-Powerful..... Leader of the Seraphim....
Do you hear what I hear? The Concourse, not Santa's marketing hymns.....
Please share the truth.... Let your motives be pure....
Your character refined.... And your manners corrected for sure.....
For maturity is the perfection of the trinity.....
Just Google me, and the pages are infinity.....
Glorious Tree, is the umbrella, ella, ella of unity....
To collectively create a union, a WE, and we have in our midst, being swagnificient..... true reality.....
3rd Wave: The Word of God
The People are in demise except the Believers.
The Believers are in demise except the Tested Ones.
The Tested Ones are in demise except the Faithful Ones.
And the Faithful Ones are always in great danger.
Baha'u'llah goes on to explain that the Letters of the Living are the ones that, in their beings, pass through the "cyclic scheme" and the "circling of the [spheres] of existence," and through whom the fruits of the Trees of Divine Unity are manifest.
When the Point has undergone a complete revolution within itself, "arriving at its place whereupon the end returns unto the beginning," then the Primal Call is raised again, heralding the birth of a new revelation. This bears on the common theme in
Baha'u'llah's writings that his Revelation brought with it a new creation, explaining that this creation was brought about through the rearrangement of the disconnected letters. In another passage, he also refers to this:
I testify that no sooner had the First Word proceeded, through the potency of Thy will and purpose, out of His mouth, and the First Call gone forth from His lips than the whole creation was revolutionized, and all that are in the heavens and all that are on earth were stirred to the depths. Through that Word the realities of all created things were shaken, were divided, separated, scattered, combined and reunited, disclosing, in both the contingent world and the heavenly kingdom, entities of a new creation, and revealing, in the unseen realms, the signs and tokens of Thy unity and oneness. Through that Call Thou didst announce unto all Thy servants the advent of Thy most great Revelation and the appearance of Thy most perfect Cause.
It is important to remember that the alif is also one of the disconnected letters and is therefore subject to this same process, although it also drives it. Therefore the temple of the Manifestation in creation is determined also by the arrangement of the letters in creation. For this reason, both the Bab and Baha'u'llah are both the Pen and the Point, both being the Reality of the Manifestation, however, in creation they take on different temples, ones determined by a new arrangement of disconnected letters in creation.
It is interesting to note the concept of separating (disconnecting) and reuniting in a new form, which the letters go through at the beginning of each cycle. There are parallels between this process and the processes basic to alchemical theory. In alchemy, the human soul is described as going through a separating and reuniting process throughout its progression from its encumbered state of 'lead' to its enlightened state of 'gold'.
In order to progress to the state of enlightenment, the two powers within the soul, the pure soul (passive) and spirit (active), interact in a kind of romance:
1. The two lovers are unaware of each other. This is the soul embroiled in material life; the powers of the soul and spirit are hidden.
2. The two lovers meet. This causes a creative tension in which the soul and spirit grow and are liberated from each other and material encumbrances. They then embrace.
3. The two lovers unite on a higher plane. Here, the opposition of the two powers, "which previously had bound the soul, now becomes a fruitful complementarism, by means of which the soul achieves dominion over the entire world."
It is possible to see that this process replicates on the plane of the soul a similar process that the disconnected letters go through at the beginning of each cycle - their process being differentiation, separation, disconnection, gathering together, reconciling and linking together.
In the same way that God brings about effects in the world through the potent combination of letters, humans can effect change in the world by perfecting their souls and becoming the alchemical elixir.
The Fraternity of Heaven - Talk by Abdul-Baha
October 3, 1912
Address delivered at the home of Mrs. Helen S. Goodall
(Dr. Amin Farid, interpreter; Stenographic notes by Miss. Bijou Straun)
I am going to say, "Welcome," to you, instead of your welcoming me. I am most happy to be here with you. I am exceedingly joyous, and I offered thanks to His Holiness Baha’u’llah that the potency of His Word was instrumental in bringing about such a meeting.
In the world many people go from one country to another. Perchance they may go from here to the Orient; perchance some may come from the Orient here; but such journeys are for travel, or commercial purposes, or for some political reason, or the motive may be some scientific achievement or they go on journeys in order to meet friends. All such meetings are accidental; they are concerned with the exigencies of the world of nature.
But I have come from the Orient to the Occident -- this vast distance have I crossed with no commercial purpose in view, nor travel as an object, nor politics as a reason. It has been simply to meet you. Whereas the meeting of others is generally accidental, our meeting is real, essential -- for the hearts are connected and the souls are attracted and the spirits are exhilarated, and such a meeting is real in character, and great are the results therefrom. The results are everlasting.
Consider the bygone times. There occurred a meeting like this one -- that is to say, that meeting emanated from the attractions of the conscience. It was due to the spiritual bond. It was due to the fraternity of heaven. Regard the results which have later become concomitant! What lights have shone therefrom! What a new spirit has been breathed thereby!
Therefore, I beg of God that this meeting of ours may likewise be a spiritual meeting, may be a heavenly meeting, may be a cordial bond, may be of divine susceptibilities, may be a result of the breaths of the Holy Spirit. Thus, may its traces be everlasting, may its results be eternal, may it be an indissoluble bond and an association inseparable. May it be a love which shall be never ending. This is my hope, and you who have turned to the Kingdom of God, and you who are set aglow with the fire of the Love of God, must so earnestly endeavor that this meeting shall give forth eternal results.
And What will bring this about?
This will be brought about by your acting in accordance with the teachings of Baha’u’llah. This is dependent upon your becoming resuscitated by the Divine Spirit. The Revelation of Baha’u’llah is, in relation to the body of the world, as the spirit of man is to his body. In relation to the body of the world (humanity) Divinity is as the light within a lantern. In relation to the soil of the hearts, it is the quickening shower. In relation to the spiritual growth of the trees, it is the vernal breeze; and in relation to the recovery of the diseased body politic, it is a quick acting remedy, because it is the cause of the oneness of the world of humanity. It is love among all mankind. It is a bond which unites all the religions. It is the unity which welds together all the races. It is the connection between all the countries. It is universal peace among the nations. It is universal peace among all the peoples. It is the universal peace which will bring together all nativities. And undoubtedly it is the spirit of the world. It is the light of the world. Likewise, it is an impetus to the promulgation of knowledge, and it is the cause of agreement of religion with science and reason.
All the nations of the world today are subject to certain superstitions which animate them along the line of prejudice, hatred and rancor. These superstitions are the cause of warfare and battle. For blind imitations of religion are ever various and unreal; but the teachings of Baha’u’llah are reality itself, and reality is the fundamental basis of all the divine religions. Hence these teachings are the very cause of uniting all humanity. They are the cause of love among the hearts of men, for they are reality.
The teachings of Baha’u’llah are likewise concerned with good conduct, and good conduct is the greatest effulgence of the All Glorious. Unless ethics be improved, the world of humanity will be incapable of true advancement. Real advancement is dependent upon the world of humanity becoming a center of divine morals, becoming a place of the effulgences of the Merciful, becoming a mirror reflecting the bestowals of God. Thereby the world of humanity will become the image and likeness of God. Until these virtues reveal themselves in the world of humanity, real progress and advancement will not be possible.
His Holiness Baha’u’llah, addressing all mankind, says: "Ye are all the leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch." This signifies that the world of humanity is representative of one tree, and all mankind representative of its leaves, its blossoms and its fruits. Therefore, all the inhabitants of the earth have grown through their attachment to this tree and all are reared and nurtured through the shower of divine mercy. It is self-evident that this teaching is the very spirit of this age. It is life giving, because through love it animates the people, and it casts alienation utterly aside. It brings all into friendship and unity.
Among the teachings of Baha'u'llah is one requiring man, under all conditions and circumstances, to be forgiving, to love his enemy and to consider an ill-wisher as a well-wisher. Not that he should consider one as being an enemy and then put up with him, or to simply endure him, or to consider one as inimical and be forbearing toward him. This is declared to be hypocrisy. This love is not real. Nay, rather, you must see your enemies as friends, ill-wishers as well wishers and treat them accordingly. That is to say, your love and kindness must be real. Your well wishing must be reality, not merely forbearance, for forbearance, if not of the heart, is hypocrisy. The people of Reality will not accept it.
Among the teachings of Baha’u’llah is one on sacrifice. Man must arrive at the point of sacrifice and the station of sacrifice is that of complete severance -- that is, his possessions, his comforts, even his life must be sacrificed for humanity. Until man arrives at such a station, he is deprived of the effulgences of God and from the bestowals of the Merciful, and from the breaths of the Holy Spirit, which, in this radiant century, have become apparent and resplendent.
And among the teachings of Baha'u'llah is one relative to the fact that God has created man to yield some fruit from his being, or existence, an eternal fruit an everlasting result. If the world of humanity be confined to the short space of material life here, if man should devote his energies to temporary results -- for the life of this world is short, the blessings of this world are temporary, the verdures of the world of nature are temporary the happiness of the world of nature is temporary -- this cannot be called fruitage, because it is temporary and hence useless. Nay, rather, man, must be a blessed tree bearing eternal fruits. Thus everlasting spirituality may be his.
The real fruit of the human tree is everlasting, and that is the love for God, that is the knowledge of God, that is service to the world of humanity, that is kindness to all mankind, and that is endeavoring and striving for the material and spiritual -- or ideal -- development of the world of man. This is the everlasting fruit. This is the divine effulgence. This is the divine bestowal. This is the everlasting life.
The teachings are lengthy, but I state them briefly, and from these brief statements, which are fundamental, you must learn the full teachings.
Praise be to God! We have assembled here, and the cause of our gathering here is the love of God. Praise be to God! The hearts are kind toward each other and the heavenly radiance is resplendent
I am hopeful that the hearts may be moved, the souls may be attracted, and that all will act in accordance with the teachings of Baha’u’llah. (‘Abdu’l-Baha in Oakland, California, at the home of Helen Goodall, October 3, 1912; Star of the West, vol. 4, no. 11, September 27, 1913)
Conclusion: If we did not experience disconnection, could we truly appreciate the fullness of unity.
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