Thursday, July 13, 2006

Shine On

Sad news learning yestoday about the passing of Syd Barrett.
One of the founding member of one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd.

I think that there are tidbits of spiritual wisdom in most Pink Floyd songs ( in fact a lot of songs by a lot of artists if you listen, I believe that music comes from the Tao/Spirit/Logos within.)

The one below is about Syd, written by the other members reflecting on their old friend.

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.Shine on you crazy diamond.Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.Shine on you crazy diamond.You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.Shine on you crazy diamond.Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.Shine on you crazy diamond.Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,rode on the steel breeze.Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.Shine on you crazy diamond.Pile on many more layers and I’ll be joining you there.Shine on you crazy diamond.And we’ll bask in the shadow of yesterday’s triumph, and sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

Acceptence of YOUR path

What is the need for dogma, what is the need for following in the footsteps of another. I am sure that you spent most of your formative years and adult years following the directions and instructions of those that you thought wiser or in a place of authority. There is no truth other then the one that you live, the one that you create for yourself. Trying to follow the way of another is the path to more suffering, to entrapment, to walking away from the path. You are the path, the only moment is now, so you are the creator of the path. All truths are personal at best.

Do not follow another blindly, do not perform an activity for the sake of spirituality unless it rings true to your heart, and you have criticaly examined the intentions of what you wish to get out of it. Otherwise it is just like going to church on sunday out of habit. You learn nothing, you resent it.

Which brings me to one of the dogmatic teaching styles that you might encounter as you continue your spiritual journey. You may hear or read someone say "You must learn to love the 6am, sitting in the snow drinking your own urine practice as if it were a joy, then you are trully hapy" and you think to yourself. Okay, well this guy has found this to a joy, and he says that he is enlightened so therefore I must try this. So you do, you get up everymorning and sit in the snow in the nude, and do the whole thing. And somedays its okay, and somedays you hate it. And then you begin to stress about it... how can i everbecome enlightenee if I dont love this. I have to follow everything the guru has done to reach enlightenment, so surely i must do this... oh yeah and he also told me that I have to love it as well.. And a negative feedback loop is created. The more you do it the more you are supposed to like, but in reality you hate and resent it more and more. This will continue for a time until something in you cracks, and you abandon this practice for the next thing, the teaching of the next guru. So you have thrown out the entire teachings of the guru (which may be a good or a bad thing) and moved onto the next set of dogma.

Do not put yourself into a worry/guilt/sin cycle over your spiritual practice. You do what works well for you, if it does not work well for you then it is not for you. Society is great at trying to put us square, star shaped and oval shapes into round holes. Dont do it to yourself as well.. As I am fond to say, you are you, and thank the universe for that. The last thing we need is one more clone going around expounding other peoples words and blindly following their actions.

Friday, July 07, 2006

statement of intent

Look at the emptyness around you. Look at the consumerism, look at the materialism. Look at the apathy of those around you.
Look at the empty hole that it leaves in those around you, look at the empty hole and the nagging feeling in you.
You know better then this don't you, you can see how crazy these modern ideas of infinite economic growth, wars for oil to maintain or consumerist lifestyles and disconnection from our communities really are. Pure crazy.

If these issues really strike at your core, like they do at mine, then hold your head up high , becuase you know better.
You know better that there must be a better way for the world. You can make the changes within youself. You can stop playing other peoples games, like a pawn on a chessboard and start playing your own, start dancing your own dance to your own song.
Feel the spirit within yourself.

These are not empty words. I am currently writng a book about a number of spiritual exercises and truths that will enable people to start to become authentic spiritual warriors, healers, teachers and participants in the great dance of life. I am also going to post heaps of this info on the site. I too will share my experiences with these exercises and ideas, to show how they can personally be intergrated into your life.

Lets see if we can reconnect with the real you, on your own terms. To be able to consistantly tell the truth to yourself and feel good about it, to feel empowered. Not in some macho, bullshit, Tony Robbins style "I can do anything" sales seminar kind of way. I mean the empowerment that those who have become free of the illusions and know themselves and the spirit fully.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

All I can write is the truth

Hi All,

I know that after two months break there probably arent many truth seekers left out there that are checking this page, so lets start building this crazy thing up one more time.

I have pondered such things over the last two month as the real nature of spiritual truth, the future of man, peak oil, purpose, the way people live, the nature of divinity, morality, the "other", spiritual writing, spiritual truth, teachers, learnings and generally what I am doing with my life.

These are all illusions on one level, on the other level they are as true a concept as you will ever find, especially when they come up and tap you on the shoulder and start to crawl around in your mind day after day, night after sleepless night.

I also note that a couple of other good spiritual blogs have stopped putting content out there in the last few months, a whole group of people that were really cranking out some great work. These things come in cycles, I hope that my new words will find open ears and open hearts.