“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by.”
– Robert Frost
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by.”
– Robert Frost
March 8, 2017
There have been so many changes of late that, to my seeing eye, they merge into one inexorable force, the details of which become a froth of less interest than that of the spectacle of Power itself moving, of Intent manifesting before us all, of wonder at the mystery of our shared Journey.
Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The World around us has taken this newly born Phoenix Year to heart. The pot is a’boil, the bread is in the oven, the game is afoot. The gates of change are swinging wide open, inviting the brave, the daring and the desperate beyond mere metaphor and into the realm of manifest destiny. And by that I mean the acceptance of our own authorship upon which we sail through the sea of awareness. We’re making up the stuff of our lives folks, and the responsibility is awesome.
The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness. ~Alex Grey
And all around little dreams come true, nightmares too, peopled by lessons clothed in relationships in a menagerie of recapitulatory excess. Petty tyrants of love abound. The All of Everything demands growth beyond the known of the past, but not without first its assimilation and digestion for therein exists the fecund fertilizer required for our own creative evolution.
The roots of the word ‘anarchy’ are ‘an archos,’ ‘no leaders,’ which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word ‘anarchy’ is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself. ~Alan Moore
Practically speaking, everything we require for personal transformation is everything and everyone that comes our way; in a sense it is the way. How does the saying go…It’s not the path that is difficult, it is the difficulty that is the path. I can certainly attest to that being the case in my life thus far; even Love came to kick my ass into high gear, and none too sweetly I might add. And yet the only proper response I have worthy of the experience I was given is gratitude, of the muscular kind. Of course that took quite some work, months of it really, and I ain’t done yet in all honesty, I work at it constantly, heavens, I’m doing it right now. Exercise for the soul I suppose.
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Gratitude is an action, not necessarily a static state of being, one much akin to balancing rather than simply being balanced. Can’t complain really, although I have, of course, but it’s all part of the show, of the journey beyond one’s own limitations, shortcomings, what have you. Bit of a grindstone these experiences though, smoothing the rough, at times jagged, edges of one’s lunatic consciousness is no easy affair.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John F. Kennedy
It is work to remain un-jaded, to dissolve the calcification of the spirit born of pain. Innocence is the key. Innocence is not naiveté. Innocence is an act of daring, of courage, of power. Innocence is welcoming experience despite what has come before. Innocence demonstrates its incredible strength precisely in its ability to transform reality beyond what has come before, beyond judgment, beyond Time’s scarification and learned callousness. Imagine the joy, the freedom of a new now, unpolluted by the past, and pregnant with limitlessness. Imagine yourself free. I know I am.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss
And so here I am, writing to you, for you, for myself as well; in thanks for your company, for your time and attention; grateful for the opportunity to grow up with you, grateful to have loved you, grateful to love you still, and forevermore. Fare thee well.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature
and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire
March 2, 2017
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a preamble, the term synchronicity was coined by Dr. Carl Gustav Jung nigh a century ago. For our purpose, synchronicity is based upon the inherent connection that connects us all, which stems from Jung’s idea of a collective consciousness. Essentially, synchronicity is multiple events taking place at the same time, which are directly related at the core, although conventional thinking would state otherwise.
Knowing that, have you ever ran into a particular circumstance in which you were searching for somewhere, something, or someone, and have that exact thing you are looking for just synchronistically fall in your lap?
This has been the type of event that has been taking place in my life for the better part of ten years, and its results have always infused me with increase of positivity, drive, poise and resolve. Having what you sought be shown to you is almost like the Universe throwing you a bone per se.
For instance, the reason for writing about this is because this very type of event just happened minutes ago. After searching adamantly for a bit of time it “just so happened” that the very information that was being searched for by myself was not only available, but there for the taking. I am not talking about searching for things which are easy to find, either. I am strictly speaking about particular things which require extended research for the most part.
Admittedly, it’s my contention that the reason this happens is because my eyes are open to these possibilities. Having learned through experience, I have learned to pay extra attention for the signature circumstances that might be beneficial for me to take advantage of it. In hindsight, there were many instances that my eyes were not open, although opportunity was knocking on the door nonstop.
Part of the reason for missing these opportunities was because my awareness was nigh non-existent, and the lifestyle lead by me just wasn’t as positive and conducive towards positive things. My life didn’t follow a negative path, per se, but it was just a cookie-cutter lifestyle that’s laden with poor choices to boot which plagued everything from my health, finances, mind, spirit, and soul.
Now however, after having learned from my mistakes, and those of others, it’s become easier to be able to pick up on these small signposts that are available for the taking. Am thankful because, had some of these very lucky draws life threw me earlier weren’t noticed by me, my life would be drastically different, and definitely not for better.
In contrast, there’s at least two ways that these synchronicities, at least in my life, can be taken. These synchronicities may be seen as either completely meaningless, as pure dominoes of destiny smashing into each other with no sense or purpose. Or, perhaps there’s more.
Perhaps, all of these instances are something emblematic of something else taking place.
Whether it is having someone ‘random’ get your attention and you hitting the breaks before getting t-boned by a car that ran a red light; whether it’s a small note falling ‘randomly’ out of someone’s backpack which points to the direction you sought to find; whether it’s that person calling you reminding you of that one thing you never told them about that you need to get done, but which they ‘happen’ to know of nonetheless; whether it’s that post on social media that you’ve been looking for, for years due to its ramifications and someone that you don’t even know posted it because they ‘felt like it’, and that drives you to create something unique and phenomenal; whether it’s that one piece of wisdom that’s so profound that changes your life, and happened to be written by someone else within a book that you didn’t even want in the first place – all of these contain signature synchronicities.
Synchronicities, to those aware, are like shooting stars for the taking, plucked out of the canvas of creation that is life, to be repurposed of your life.
So, Life can be seen as either boring, meaningless, and purposeless, which is one way to look at it.
Or, Life is an adventure of growth, meaning, and elation, which has an underlying function for a greater purpose.
Don’t know about you, but my life’s been a lot of things, but certainly never purposeless, meaningless, and definitely not boring!
What say you?
February 27, 2017
“We acquire strength we have overcome.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
– George Bernard Shaw
It seems that no matter where one ventures in life, no matter where one attempt to make berth, there’s always going to be obstacles in the way. Sometimes, these obstacles can be overcome with perseverance and determination. Other times, it is not so simple.
Whether it is family, work, business, school, relationships, it seems that each of these areas always has something to offer for growth that keeps us on our toes, although many times we might not see it, or even want to come to terms with it.
Living in a society in which governments overlook freedoms, schools overlook education, businesses overlook quality, the medical establishment overlooks health, religion overlooks morality, it’s no wonder many people disappointed with what life has to offer. In great part, people’s point of views and virtues are literally molded, from the ground up in clay-like fashion, by these very institutions.
Regarding this disturbing trend, regarding those pulling the strings, Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, once had this today, which he shared in his book Propaganda [review here]:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”[Bold Emphasis Added]
Such truly is the state of the world, and has been for nigh a century.
If the groups socially engineering these changes were not morally bankrupt, then many significant issues would be a lot simpler and perhaps better. On the flip side, though, one could also argue that there would be less to learn as a society, and as individuals, if these obstacles opportunities were not available. Of course, this is not to give silence to evil acts nor to justify them. This is simply to point out that from every obstacle, there is something to be learned, and we usually learn the most when we are put to the test in keen fashion.
There are times that no matter what we do, it seems like the storm is coming, and we will be in its path, no matter what we do. When that time comes, we need to be resolute in our character, and realize that facing obstacles, no matter how tough it may seem at the time, will always yield a more robust individual repertoire.
Only by weathering the storm do each of us as individuals end up being forged by the fire, like a sword that is cast ironclad, but in our case, we are cast in the profound lessons of life.
Only by being aware of the door opening, may we find a new path.
And only by walking through the fire will we know that we are immune to the flames.
Stay strong, because you are forged by the very thing that the Universe is made of. And since we are each a reflections of the Universe, as the Universe is boundless, so is our resolve.
Sources & References:
 Edward Bernays, Propaganda, pp. 37-38.
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Hitch Your Wagon To The Stars
Rise from slumber and begin your travels
Hitch your wagon to the wondrous stars
Make your life’s canvas a supernova & unravel
Creating everlasting worlds way beyond Mars
Allow the infinity of creativity to be your curse
Dash through the galaxy echoing thunder
Making each new thought its own universe
Soar the heavens with passion and wonder
See yourself as a creative comet of creation
A perfect facsimile of a shooting star
Morph into a cosmic deviant of devotion
Endlessly granting many wishes from afar
Breathe in the dark matter of your cosmic soul
Breathe out the perfection within your imagination
Allow all that glistens to make you whole
As you cast echoes through life of purest elation
Manifest resonant beauty way beyond measure
Seek to perfect perfection with a thought
Infusing new worlds with your own treasure
Priceless possessions that cannot be bought
Hitch your wagon to the saccharine stars
Cast much wonder within life’s seams
So when others read all your memoirs
They are catapulted beyond new extremes
By: Zy Marquiez
August 21, 2016
July 6, 2016
Change is ever-present in our society.
Everywhere we look, in every realm we glance at, in every discipline we gaze into, there is a modicum of change taking place.
Some of this change is imposed by authority. Much of it isn’t.
Throughout history, we have examples of conscious individuals that have spawned massive change through their actions and creative potential. One of these individuals was Martin Luther King Jr.
Many people are quite familiar with King’s ‘I have a dream’ passage, and rightly so. The thoughts he expressed via that remark spawned wildfires that still burn to this day.
Another salient quote of his was:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
In a world where many people want change, where many people expect change, where many people demand change, those words would be wise for everyone to take to heart.
Many people will be quick to want others to change circumstances for them [i.e. politics], but not many will follow suit with thorough and tangible introspection to help themselves.
These days, the words from the above quote resonate with me more and more.
Helping others attain an awareness of what’s working against them in life is an idea that’s become a catalyst in my life for quite some time. This is because the burgeoning issues we are facing physically, mentally, psychologically, and so on are only getting more pressing by the day, and it’s imperative for cognizant individuals to come to terms with it, because they stand to get run over by the very system they work for, the very system that harvests their every branch of life.
Being keenly aware of the dastardly clever comptrollers that work behind the scenes and their modalities is but a start. Be it incessant propaganda with the mainstream media, an onslaught of social engineering in its many forms, or a veritable storm of mind control through other fashions, the scale at which we are facing troublesome issues is compounding quite rapidly.
Be that as it may, attaining individual self empowerment through proactive, responsible action is the gateway to our solutions.
By each of us employing conscious creativity and our unending inherent potential, we will finally be able to detach from the system-imposed paradigm we are brought into and reach more mindful pastures.
Therein, as we begin [or continue] to transition from a reactive and stagnant state, to a proactive and conscious state, those meddlesome issues that have plagued us will begin to melt away like snow in the dessert.
Always remember, the impetus for change begins with you, with your deeper consciousness.
Ponder a bit, what would Martin Luther King Jr. have accomplished if he chose to stay stagnant over the pressing issues that he faced? The course of history would be far, far different. Thankfully, that potentiality went by the wayside.
Ponder about what drives you; fight for what you believe in. Don’t wait for issues to arrive at your doorstep before taking action because it will be too late.
Let’s quit falling into the whirlpool of twisted lies that are becoming more and more obvious every day.
Only through conscious action will we be able to reach the potential/goals that we each as an individual inherently has.
Keep planting seeds.
The truth is far more important than anything else, and to be inactive when it needs us the most is the pull the plug on our own tomorrow.
Enjoy life – your gift – and make it count.
Become emboldened by your creative potential and let it take you into tomorrow.
After all, if you put your mind to it your creative potential cannot be thwarted.