Nothing gold can stay.
That just resonates with me.
Such a great metaphor.
Was watching a documentary on John Dee this morning.
Quite a polymath.
Been digging into the Ritman Library YouTubes, they are most excellent.
Gold is of course related to alchemy.
Alchemy is related to the golden thread.
A mysterious state of mind that seems to pop up in our history over and over.
Peterson is deeply into the golden thread.
Anyone who studies and does their own alchemical work will seemingly come across this golden thread.
It’s hard to pick up.
It’s a live wire.
Now why does smelly goat continue to avoid talking about strange phenomena in the sky on a UFO board with claimed connection to the intelligence and militia community?
Kind of part of my act and art, but also a dig at the corrupt.
I rarely find quality people among these lunatics.
Well, this is just where I showed up.
And I think I’m onto the greatest part of the phenomena and feel the UFO is a metaphor for the sacred.
You become obsessed with the pursuit of wisdom.
It becomes another idol.
Seeking for truth is a wise thing to do if you ask me.
Along this alchemical journey you come to see our view is occluded.
It takes work to uncover.
I think I’m speaking about the most important thing and point of the phenomena.
The phenomena challenged all my beliefs and faiths in the world I was conditioned into.
Giving everything to the search seemed the only thing I could do as an outsider.
The outsider is really on the inside.
Alone with the alone.
I realized the ones who think they are on the inside aren’t.
They really aren’t, I generalize, but experience has proved it.
They just don’t usually see beyond their material existence.
It is best perhaps to stay grounded in the material existence until one experiences what I call The Shift.
The Shift somehow opens you up consciously to that which generally is hidden underneath.
So nothing is just as it appears anymore and things are just what they appear to be.
A paradox, looking inside out instead of outside in.
It is this strange green dimension in between.
I think those who will leave earth to go to a dead planet are going to suffer being apart from their material home.
It seems to me a much better pursuit to live the best you can in the space that you appear in.
Your body and earth ground you.
The air gives you life.
Consciousness looks to solve the metaphor of being here.
Pierre Hadot came to hold the golden thread I am convinced and he spent his life in pursuit of it.
This is a wise man.
Ancient philosophy begins in an existential choice he came to believe. That choice is based on a vision of the world and a way of life based on that vision.
He adopted stoicism and that was how I came to learn about him as a modern stoic.
I can find so few who are aware of the golden thread and knowledge about it in history in modernity.
Much dark stuff out of the Russian writers.
Nihilism stalks the best minds.
Pragmatic dynamic spirituality is one vision of life, I feel worth the time to explore.
I don’t have anything against religion, it plays a key role in our psyche, but it is only an eclectic of the personal.
Perhaps what is eternal meets us in our imagination, that is one theory. Perhaps our thinking itself is evidence of things unseen.
You won’t know, if you don’t look.
He has a great book I highly recommend, Philosophy as a Way of Life.
In this chaotic narcissist degrading world, he was a great teacher on how to live your best life.
The ancients can be a great aid, but contemporary sources who practice wisdom are the best sources.
Mostly poets are the ones exploring these spaces and indeed one must become a poet to learn to deal with the paradoxes and metaphors one encounters.
Developing one’s focus and imagination is critical.
The imagination is key.
If one is not connecting to and expressing their art, they have no clue about the meaning of being.
How to live your best life is the goal of a lived philosophy.
Most of today’s Philosophy is analytical and it sucks.
You cannot capture in word the essence of lived philosophy.
You must practice and apply it daily.
Most have not realized you must summit on your own and raise yourself up?
They look to outside sources to define their identities.
They live for the images in life.
Very short sighted imho.
Sadly, most have not heard the call and if they have, not made for the summit.
Well, if this is what I felt so strongly to do, I must be consistent until the end I decided and have been.
I have surprised myself with my focus really.
I can’t explain.
I do feel inspired.
And I am focused, like I never was before.
I caught a glimpse of the gold and realized the lie I was living.
So I stripped it all off and ran around naked.
It was glorious fun.
I am way off the beaten track now.
Deep in the wood.
I keep seeing glimpses of Pan around trees.
Now and then I shoot up a signal flare, but hardly anyone sees.
Early on the trail I found a few good hiking friends but they have mostly stuck to the trail.
I went into the woods and find treasure after treasure I cannot share.
The treasure is always used in the moment and then it dissolves away.
Others have been into the wood and left caches, I found.
Ok, so I’m not too original, but in today’s world, I have found some hack codes.
Greco-Roman philosophy provides a valuable model for interpreting Buddhist philosophy that, by emphasizing practical context, is superior to interpretations from the standpoint of analytic philosophy. The "unifying framework" of the volume, he says, is "spiritual exercises" rather than "problems and arguments".
Practical pragmatic consistent practice is the only way to make meaningful progress.
I realize most on a UFO conspiracy board will be like, what is this lunatic talking about?
One in this mode can only occasionally find one who you can relate to on these deepest of metaphors.
This is not a message for anyone or the masses.
This is brutal hard work and most cupcakes today just don’t have the focus or sticking power to go too deep.
Dan says I am saying I can only do this, no, I just am like, hey, if you are serious about this, count the cost and go all in.
I like to have fun with this and have my own expression and style.
It tends to piss muppets off.
That’s a Capricorn goat for you.
Driven and demanding, but we have a soft side too.
We love to relax and play as well.
Form a movie I was watching this morning...
“Life is like a carpet, we weave in and out to make a pattern. The bird of freedom is caught forever in the pattern.”
I love the song of this bird.
It is a sad one at times.
I sing the song of freedom from within the pattern, I am the bird woven into the pattern.
Caught in the pattern I am not totally free, but the song of freedom is life changing and powerful and I sing it anyway, knowing I am finite.
Now tell me about your ufo experience.
Where did it lead you?
Well, once you break through the pattern, an entirely new vista opens and you realize how foolish the world is and most of all how foolish your identity is.
When I meditate, I look into what is behind my mind.
I ask to connect with that that I always am, which is silly, because I am already that.
Check out Nisargadatta on this pointless point.
Everyday, like a mantra, I seek my hidden face.
That’s outside looking in.
Rarely, I find myself inside looking out.
That’s the state of mind I seek to persist more and more.
Seeking they say is just more selfish desire that taints the sublime.
What about inspiration?
So intention matters I found.
What is your intention looking into ufos?
To expose truth?
To expose lies?
To change the world?
Have you really looked deeply into your motivations?
Along this journey I realized I had a dark passenger and we began a dialogue.
These writings are partly the tales of my contact with that dark passenger.
I wrestle with it everyday.
There isn’t a moment that goes by, where I am not shown the error of my ways.
Now and then I might get an at a boy.
I swear it feels like Jedi training sometimes of the mind.
It can be exhausting.
A hard task master this dark passenger beating me onto my best like a horse
But there is another in here too, the child.
The child who might stick a knife in a light socket.
But there is a goddess involved too and gods, haha.
There are a lot of things bouncing around in this meat bag.
I will be honest and say I was mostly lead into the woods by this dark one.
Do I trust it, I feel you must be skeptical of everything.
Even your most intimate private thoughts.
The presence of it astounded and confounded me.
It is quite playful in a dark way and much smarter than myself it seems.
It seems to bring knowledge I never acquired.
It isn’t about power, well, not material power.
This journey has been about realizing the power that is available to each of us, to live our best lives in spite of any circumstance.
It is a love story.
Do not assume you know me from my words, fool that I am, you do not, you only know what is in my minds
you do not know what to do for me and I don’t know what you should do.
But if you are so driven in the pursuit of wisdom as I am, then we do know each other, otherwise, you haven’t a clue what I am on about.
That’s fine, but I will stay focused and shoot up my signal flares as I progress.
Relax, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
I have crafted smelly goat for effect and experimented with this on the OMF board.
But I will continue to share what I have found that seems to work reasonably well living as a finite being.
So, do I feel we can live eternally?
Nothing lives forever is the riddle.
“The present alone is our happiness.” —Pierre Hadot