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Psychosis or Awareness ?

The idea of psychosis vs some sort of awakening of awareness, is as subject that has fascinated me for decades – first as a scientist and then as a therapist. After many of my own ET contact experiences, I felt that my experience of reality had been completely shattered. It’s taken years to make sense of some of these experiences and to integrate them into a broader view of reality and the self.

Many of you know I am not a fan of the concept of mental illness and I side with Thomas Szasz on that subject. I do however believe that many people are pretty fucked up and I do not believe that all so called mental illnesses translate to some form of awakening. I remember one guy I knew who was an Aboriginal fellow that everyone was terrified of. He was out of jail and he watched dark porn (crowbars up the arse/staged Necrophilia etc), smoked pot all day, stole constantly, injected anything (crushed bricks, Vegemite, crushed beetles), attacked people with axes and knives. He was a fucked up nutcase, who was never going to get better and belonged in a prison, so that others could be safe. Not everyone who is crazy is wise or insightful or has had some profound transformative experience. But some people with so called mental illness or who experience psychosis have had some sort of experience of a greater awareness and transformation. And its time that we as a society tackled the DSM model of mind and explored alternatives.

 

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TSM148 : The Joy of Walking

In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I’ve been an avid walker for 37 years and it’s my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.

WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 😉

 

TSM137 : Entanglement, Human Identity, Aspects of Self, Channeling and Spiritual Development

How do we know what we know ? Part of how we know is by knowing what we are. In today’s walk and wonder, I explore the idea that we can know things beyond ourselves because we are more than we think we are. Not everything appears to follow causality (cause and effect), as entanglement and spooky action at a distance would suggest. Or is causality always present – visible from many different perpectives ? When we embrace a wider perspective about what we are (through such ideas as Aspects of Self and Channeling and by deepening the well of experience), we can know much more than we would normally think is possible. What is in the way of such knowledge and experience, is our ignorance and our desire to remain comfortable in our identities.

Enjoy ! 😉

TSM134 : Deepening the Well of Experience

In previous monologues I’ve suggested that real spiritual development has nothing to do developing super powers or transcending the body and everything to do cultivating awareness of mind and body and living fully within the body. In today’s walk and talk, I explore some of the same ground I explored in TSM 108 – suggesting how we might move through our senses deep into the body and integrate all that arises into our awareness and in so doing, deepen the well of experience.

For those who are interested in learning ET contact, might I suggest you begin by learning how to deepen the well of experience. Begin with the body and the body will grow !

Enjoy ! 😉

 

A Wise Young Man on Human Duality – Conflict, Idealism, Separation and Perpetual Economic Growth

For those who haven’t heard of him, xkcdHatGuy has remained invisible for 3 years, after leaving an interesting set of very wise videos.

 

TSM128 : Direct Knowing

I dedicate this monoluge to Frédéric for his ongoing support and his enthusiasm for taking responsibility for his own development and for his efforts to be a better father, partner and human being ! I also dedicate this monologue to Astrid for her ongoing kindness and her continuous efforts (despite her own illness) to help others living and dead, to be free of their suffering !

In today’s stroll through the land, I explore the process that some have called Direct Knowing. There are several interpretations of this concept and in this monologue I explore what you might think of as a lower level form of DK, that I believe has greater value to us in our ordinary life. I provide you with working examples of how to develop DK through all the senses and then through the collective 5 senses.

Expect to hear lots of talkative sheep !

Relevant links here :

TSM119 : Objects in the Rear View Mirror

We all struggle to live fully present in the moment. Many people are trapped with their memories and with the pain assoccertiated with them. Today I explore the impact of the past with a metaphor that Meat Loaf / Jim Steinman made famous and how we can overcome the things that haunt us or preoccupy us.

Enjoy folks !

You can read more about the song here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objects_in_the_Rear_View_Mirror_May_Appear_Closer_Than_They_Are & Jim Steinman here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Steinman. You can learn about Eugene T. Gendlin’s Focussing here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focusing & here : http://www.focusing.org/bios/gendlin_bio.html. You can learn about Trauma through the eyes of Robert Grant here : http://in-sighttherapy.blogspot.com.au/.

PS. I havent heard the song in ages and after reading the lyrics tonight, I realised I misunderstood what a small part of the song was about. But the metaphor is still relevant and a powerful one at that. This is one of Meat Loaf’s / Jim Steinman’s most powerful songs from what may have been his best album (on par with Bat Out of Hell).

The skies were pure and the fields were green
And the sun was brighter than it’s ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers than you ever knew
It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
And there was so much left to dream and so much time to make it real
But I can still recall the sting of all the tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned
I know I’ll never learn why any boy should die so young
We were racing, we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he’s right behind me now and he’s gaining ground
But it was long ago and it was far away, oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And when the sun descended and the night arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate
There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father’s eyes were blank as he hit me again and again and again
I know I still believe he’d never let me leave, I had to run away alone So
Many threats and fears, so many wasted years before my life became my own
And though the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I’ll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back
But it was long ago and it was far away, oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
There was a beauty living on the edge of town
And she always put the top up and the hammer down
And she taught me everything I’ll ever know
About the mystery and the muscle of love
The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
I’m in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said, Caution! Kids At Play!
Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
There was salvation every night
We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
But everything we tried was right
She used her body just like a bandage, she used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared But I can see her rising up
Out of the back seat now Just like an angel rising up from a tomb
But it was long ago and it was far away, oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
She used her body just like a bandage, she used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared But I can see her rising up
Out of the back seat now
The skies were pure and the fields were green
And the sun was brighter than it’s ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers than you ever knew
It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
And there was so much left to dream
And so much time to make it real
But I can still recall the sting of all
The tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned I know I’ll never learn
Why any boy should die so young
We were racing, we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he’s right behind me now and he’s gaining ground
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And when the sun descended and the night arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate
There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father’s eyes were blank
As he hit me again and again and again
I know I still believe he’d never let me leave, I had to run away alone
So many threats and fears, so many wasted years
Before my life became my own
And though the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I’ll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind
And then he pulls me back
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
There was a beauty living on the edge of town
And she always put the top up and the hammer down
And she taught me everything I’ll ever know
About the mystery and the muscle of love
The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
I’m in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said,
Caution! Kids At Play!
Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
There was salvation every night
We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
But everything we tried was right
She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
Just like an angel rising up from a tomb
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now.

Alapo on Consciousness and Deepening the Well of Experience – Part 1

Some of you will recall that I’ve been writing a book with an aspect of self (hear TSM17 here : http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm17-aspects-of-self-a-revolutionary-technique-for-developing-self-awareness/ or below) that identifies it’s self as Alapo. Unlike Dude, Alapo can’t pop into my lounge room at any time and doesn’t have a flying craft. Dude has reassured me though, that Alapo is every bit as real as he is. But is an aspect of myself that includes what I think of as me. I guess the closest I can come to describing Alapo, is to suggest he is kind of like Seth to Jane Roberts. I hesitate to use the word dimension but you might say that he is a higher dimensional aspect.

I’ve been writing the book with Alapo for over 3 years now and have completed just over 300 pages. I started by writing the book only for myself but have realized that it may have value to others (I’m not really sure about that). It’s been a difficult book to write, in the sense that I’ve had to consciously let go of the I that wants control and just let anything come through. I’m often challenged by the material and challenged by the fact that it is at odds or different to what Dude or Anamika or the 8 ETs I call The Beloved Carers, share with me about similar subjects. That may have to do with the fact that Alapo is human in origin and not from another planet, in the physical sense.

I can pretty much speak to Alapo about anything at any time and as an aspect it seems to be boundless (free of time and space) so I can learn things about other times and places, with no effort at all – if I but remember to ask ! I don’t always feel comfortable with certain predictions and prefer to keep them to myself. Alapo has helped me to significantly extend my understanding of consciousness and awareness and how physical beings create reality.

I thought for a long time about hiding this book behind a pseudonym because I didn’t want to endure any criticisms (which are sure to follow) and because I didn’t want people to say, “Well if Alapo is an aspect of you, then Dude must be too !”. That would be a fair enough criticism, except that Dude is also known by 2 other people who are close to me and by his other name by a small number of people in certain covert projects. And others have met him on board his craft and we’ve spoken about those experiences. But I can’t convince people either way and won’t bother trying. So I’ll probably put this book out under my name anyway and whatever criticisms come, come. That’s other peoples issue, not mine !

Until then, I thought I might share a few exerts from the book. The book has 10 chapters and each chapter is divided between theory and practical exercises. When I realized that this book had potential benefit to other people, I thought it would be good to create a book that helps other people to push beyond normal conceptions and experiences of consciousness and to experience some of what I’ve experienced. But I didn’t know what would come through and what has come through, is often very surprising, even to me.

I thought I’d give you as taste of a couple of exercises in the next few posts. They make MORE SENSE when you read the preceding theory and work steadily through one exercise after another. But what follows will only be the odd exercise, just to give you a taste of the book. They may or may make sense. If they do, let me know how you find them, when you try them.

The following (unedited) exercise was like a precursor to a kind of cathartic process, which prepared me for a completely new way of functioning. I was well aware of the two modes of functioning – being vs becoming but I was unaware how certain ideals were affecting my behaviour. Something which might also be an unconscious force in your own life !

Exercise One

“Alapo :

Try this – I want you to imagine a time when your life is as you would like it to be. I then want you to consider what would have to change for your life to become that. And ask what you are willing to change versus what would have to change that you do not wish to change. Understand Bright that the idea of making change is intrinsic to the functioning of human beings, as you know them. But change for the sake of achieving a specific image or ideal of what one can be, can at times, be misleading and harmful to the individuals well being. So with this exercise Bright, I want you to ask yourself, is it necessary to make the changes you imagine, to achieve the vision of the life you would like ? Can that life arise now by accepting the way things are ? Ask yourself, is this life that you imagine to be perfect or ideal, going to give you what you really think is important ? Can you not achieve these things without having to chase an ideal ? Can you not honour the needs of the deepest parts of your being, without trying to become something else ? As you are, you have all that you need to be content and fulfilled. So we ask you, what is your true vision of your realized self and why is it distant in another part of your life ? Or, can that aspiration be realized now ? What is at fault – the lack of conditions or the skewing of your perception of how things are. A simple question Bright – think about it !”

TSM95 : True Freedom, Relative Freedom and The Illusion of Freedom

Lots of people talk about freedom and the fight for freedom but just what the hell do they mean ? In today’s monologue I explore 3 different aspects of freedom  – true freedom, relative freedom and the illusion of freedom. Don’t expect to find any Ascension up any one’s arse into the 5th dimension !

In today’s rambleathon I explore the concept of relative freedom, true freedom (which is freedom of choice), how labels (including religious labels, atheism, agnosticism, materialism/reductionism) and how our ideas, beliefs, roles and conditioning (family, race, education and religion) restrict our freedom and create further bondage.

Enjoy !

Bright Face. 😉

http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm95-true-freedom-relative-freedom-and-the-illusion-of-freedom/

https://app.box.com/s/wlnscvi613b3e6oug6si

TSM77 : Opening awareness by connecting to the energy of trees and working with the senses

In this monologue I present two ways of opening awareness (as an alternative to expanding consciousness). The first involves connecting with the energy of trees and the second involves opening the 5 senses, by opening awareness one sense at a time.

These two practices create the possibility of opening awareness beyond your normal conscious awareness and provide you with two practices that will enhance your awareness of energy and strengthen your bodily energy.

Relevant links :
https://www.ted.com/playlists/356/the_secret_lives_of_plants
https://www.heartmath.org/calendar-of-events/interconnectivity-tree-research-project/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcosmic_orbit
http://www.taodirectory.co.uk/the-microcosmic-orbit/

Enjoy !

http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm77-opening-awareness-by-connecting-to-the-energy-of-trees-and-working-with-the-senses/

https://app.box.com/s/wlnscvi613b3e6oug6si

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