Today I use the myth of the Sword of Damocles to explore the nature of power and the true power that we all carry inside of us. It’s been a long while since I read about this myth, so I might have skewed a few details. But you’ll understand what I’m suggesting.
I dedicate today’s walky talky to Julia ! Thanks Julia for your seemingly endless support ! It seems like you’ve been there right from the beginning ! Love to you my friend ! ❤
Brightus Garlicus the Younger, Philosopher. 😉
Sometimes the moment brings us something other than what we anticipate. Planning life can get in the way of so much !
Hey folks, here’s an update on the Dude book.
Yesterday I translated the book from A4 format into a standard book format (23 * 15 cm) and was surprised that it came in at 378 pages ! I had thought I would have the book finished by last month but it just keeps getting away on me ! It might take another 3-4 months ! Most of what I have to do is transcribe some of the conversations that we’ve had. Sometimes I have written down conversations by hand or taken hand written transcripts when I needed to give my body a break from the computer, so I still have a lot of pages to type up. I also want to ask Dude 25 more questions about Conjoined Space because it turned out to be such a complex and unusual subject. And I am currently talking to him about large scale structures of the cosmos and this particular universe. At this rate, the book is likely to come in between 500-600 pages, which is way bigger than I had originally envisaged ! I’m still uncertain if perhaps I should split it into 2 books. One based on the interview and one based on the conversations/maxims. I just don’t know. I like the idea of it all being in one book but I understand that a book that size might be a bit daunting to some people. I will probably offer it both as a hard copy and an ebook. I’d be happy to hear any of your advice on publishing !
Unfortunately many of the conversations we had were never recorded and I just have notes of those conversations, so they’ll go in under the title of partial notes and conversations.
You can see a sketch of the contents page here : https://app.box.com/s/32ctz21hkavk3e1hkir24qobp9zbq0jv and what I’ve shared of the book so far here : https://app.box.com/s/5rqddtmaw17zw4qv6wu90hmptrqpjjpk.
The front cover will have the drawing that Rachel has done of Dude and there will be a couple of drawings of him in the book. There will also be diagrams of some of the concepts he has explained.
There is also an explanation in the book of why he’s called Dude and some comments about his real name but I am afrid I can’t disclose his real name ever !
I think as a book, this crosses many boundaries. It’s part cosmology, part spirituality, part personal development and part story telling – in a way that only Dude can do. I don’t know if it’s a good book but it’s an honest book and a book that has already changed my life in many unforeseen ways !
Some of the subjects that Dude talks about are so confronting, that even I am still trying to make sense of them. The subject of Conjoined Space has turned out to be so complex and unusual that I felt I needed to explore it as far as I can. It’s an insight that makes the Multiverse/parallel lives concept look like learning the ABC ! In addition to that, as I’ve been writing the book I’ve been having my own experiences with Conjoined Space that have been deeply troubling and have helped to confirm the reality of what Dude has been conveying.
I’m quite sure that once the book is published there will be a critics who dismiss the whole thing as my delusion or nit pick it to pieces. But it is my wish that there will be other people who believe that it is what it claims to be and for whom reading the book will be a life changing experience ! The truth is that Dude didn’t have to participate in creating this book with me and in fact, he initially declined my request. But for some reason he changed his mind.
Writing the book has bought Dude and I closer together and given me a great deal more respect for him. In one sense the book is a display of his love and compassion towards the human race and a real show of faith in who we are and who we might become ! Even though he claims that ETs don’t feel compassion because they see things how they are and act accordingly.
I am still planning on doing a similar book with Anamika. The two ET books will provide people with two dramatic contrasts between two very different ancient ET races. But I swear by all the fluffy fuck asses (Dude’s name for cats) in the world, that after that I will never do this again ! It has been the most exhausting writing that I have ever done ! I truly pity the stenographers of the world ! Such courageous souls !
I don’t yet know how to price the book but I’ll try and make the ebook as accessible as possible.
Apart from finishing the bloody thing, my only real wish at this point is that I could have the book translated it into some other languages – Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Russian and Indian (Hindi), to start with. But that might be a bit hard since I’ll be self publishing ! Maybe it’s something to aim for down the track !
So that’s where it’s at ! I’ll let you know when it’s ready to be published !
If you’d like to support the work I’m doing or help me get through life with tumours, you can donate via the button at the top of the right hand side of this page ! Anyone who donates more than $50 will have access to all materials I produce.
“God is a constraining idea. This divine force if you will, or whatever you wish to call it, is not limited by my conception or the conception of any other living being in this reality or in any other reality. It exists because it exists and does not have any need to express itself in any particular way. It expresses itself as it will, wherever expression is needed. It includes and consumes everything. Everything that you will know in your existence arises from this force and it will eventually give birth to all things that will ever exist in your reality and other realities.”
“This thing that you have felt to be God, that you have experienced as God and I am talking about you personally Bright. This thing that you have taken to be God is an entity, a force, a void, a light – whatever that you wish to call it, that permeates every reality in every possible way. You may experience it as one thing but that doesn’t mean to say that is all that it is. You experience it in a way that is most meaningful to you. In a way that strikes a chord of truth and resonates through the depths of your soul. If you were raised somewhere else in the universe with different ideas and experiences and different ideas about the nature of love and being; you would experience this presence, this entity in a completely different way…Something that would have manifested what you needed for the deepest possible experience of being. Instead, in this reality, you experienced light. But you knew that this thing, this God that you experienced, that you became, was more than just light…In other places, in other lives, in different circumstances and within different cultures, you would have experienced this completely differently. “
“So when we say that we facilitate the growth and development of complex life forms, we are saying that we foster the development of sentience. The development of this higher sentience, provides the possibility for us to further accelerate the development of the species and to develop the responsibilities of that particular species. When highly developed life forms develop high levels of sentience, they also develop greater levels of responsibility and when they become more responsible, they help in the development of diversity and in the development of well being for the entire planet. Highly developed organisms – complex organisms with highly developed sentience, have responsibilities to other species on their planet. They become like custodians. They develop an awareness of the needs of others and of the whole and they work towards these ends.”
Dude, Interview with an ET.
Perhaps I can arouse a few of you with free time up your sleeves, to start your own coffin club ! For anyone who has ever seen the value of community driven collaboration, the Kiwi Coffin Club is a truly powerful and life affirming group, who has found the ultimate way to stick it to the man !
Hey People of Earth, I just wanted to say adios amigos ! I’m having a month off the internet and will not be back until sometime between the 26th December and 1st January (depending on how I’m feeling).
I want to thank everyone who has made the effort to read ET and I or listen the The Something Monologues this year and all those wonderful people who have left kind and considerate comments on the blog, engaged in conversation with fellow readers and myself, sent donations, well wishes and encouraging comments.
Thanks especially to the PK Fellowship. You know who you are ! 😉
I want to wish those of you who celebrate Christmas a wonderful and joyous festive season and everyone a safe, enjoyable and prosperous transition into 2018 !
If you’d like to support all that I do, you can do so via the support tab on the right. Everyone who donates more than $50 will have free access to all future ET related books and recordings on how to make ET contact. ET and I will otherwise continue with more of the same next year ! With any luck you’ll get to see what Dude looks like in the new year, if Rachel finishes her drawings ! And the first Dude book should be finished early in the new year ! At fucking last !!!
I want to leave you with recommendations for my two favourute books of the last few years – AC Grayling’s The Good Book and David Zindell’s Splendor. Both life affirming books that really matter. If you want to know what the ancients said about how to live a good life, read The Good Book. If you want to understand the kind of conditioning factors that made one of the worlds best writers, read Splendor. If you like Science Fiction that’s like no other, I can’t recommend David’s SciFi books enough ! Deep spirituality, mathematics, science and imagination ! His ETs are nothing like real ETs but his worlds are absolutely fascinating !
- https://www.amazon.com/Splendor-David-Zindell/dp/1508708428/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511826065&sr=1-6 / https://www.amazon.com.au/Splendor-David-Zindell-ebook/dp/B00XFXCSOU.
Keep your pants on for next year because I think you’ll need them – at least for a little while !
Wishing you all a content and fulfilled life for the rest of 2017 !
Bright Garlick. 😉
AKA Brightus Garlicus, Brighty, Luminous Stinky, Brightus Windus Garlicus, Lord Garlicus (The Stinkyest Sith Lord in the Galaxy !), Brightless, BG, Falcon Who Soars.
PS. Remember the body’s where its at, groovy cats !
Well I lied. I couldn’t help making one more TSM before I head off for a month. Today I’m housebound, resting up after toe surgery.
In this windless monologue 😉 I push further into the idea of causality (without going into the various definitions and philosophical interpretations), by looking at how causes and effects create causal chains and eventually causal trees and how we can create and explore life using this principle !
For those of you interested in the idea of karma (V pay attention here !), Causal Trees offer us the opportunity to choose the best possible karma, while accepting how things are and making healthier choices.
I think of the use of Causal Trees as a much better alternative to goal setting, using The Law of Attraction or any of the other waffle over emphasised by this or that channeler, The Secret or What the Bleep and their ilk.
I’ve tried to keep this discussion simple and I’ve used examples from my own life to illustrate how a Causal Tree can unfold within the possible future. I haven’t however discussed the impact of Causal Trees on the development of Conjoined Spaces. I’ll save that for another monologue.
Your thoughts are as usual, always welcome !
Enjoy ! 😉
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Despite everything that every teacher, every guru, every sage, every wanna be somebody ever says, there is only one solution to all of life’s problems…To breathe and keep on breathing. Because right now you live and when you stop breathing you die. Breath is all that separates us from death. So breathe and let yourself be. Slowly, feeling everything that is breath and everything that arises because of it. Don’t ever, ever, take your breath for granted, while others are fighting for it to stay alive !
I dedicate this brief post to Isobella, Frédéric, Sandor, Jacqui, Nick, Catharine, Darci and my son. Beautiful people on a journey into the great unknown !
Yesterday I turned 48. That doesn’t really mean much, except that it means that I’m still here. My sister would have been 47 on November 24th but she died in February. The reminder of how fortunate I am, is always very close to my awareness. Every day brings whatever it brings and with it I suffer and I experience freedom and everything in between. The ‘I’ longs and yearns for so much, endures so much, creates so much, deludes with so much, imagines so much and desires so much. Yet it is only one aspect of the totality of our being.
There is so much more to who and what we are, if we only allow ourselves to open up to a self that is beyond identity.
But I don’t want to suggest that we should ignore the I aspect of our entity. In fact I want to suggest that you embrace your I. So how the hell do we do that ? By acknowledging and feeling everything. See the ugliness of your life and feel it. See the fear in your life and feel it. See the beauty in your life and feel it. See the anxiety in your life and feel it. See the physical and emotional pain in your life and feel it. See the desire in your life and feel it – letting it take you where it wants and learn from what it creates. See the aspirations and dreams of your life and feel what is at their core and what you experience as you chase them. See your relationships exactly as they are and feel everything that comes with them. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.
You are this being experiencing the I and all the drama that comes with it. So don’t deny it, run away from it or suppress it. Let it live.
One way to understand the I of your existence is to reflect on it through exploration. Ask yourself questions. Feel and hear the answers. What is the tone of your life right now ? Positive or negative or both ?What are the dominant emotions that are at play in your life on a regular basis ? What themes dominate your life or describe what your experiencing now ? And why do they seem to be playing out right now ?
Sometimes its worth stepping back and seeing your life like a work of art – a novel say. Look at it like a giant story full of smaller stories. Full of dramas, plots, themes, archetypes, people, places, situations/events, tragedies, comedies, births, deaths, sacrifices, initiations and rebirths. Don’t judge, just look. See, recognise, learn and accept. This is the journey of your I and everything has value. Value now and value later. Value to you and value to others. Value to everything that will ever be.
Hey folks, how’s life ?
Some of you have read my comments about the difficulties of sharing ET contact a little while ago (https://etandi.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/the-hardest-things-about-sharing-et-contact/) and some of my long-term readers will have heard me complain about these things on several occasions.
On September 6th, 2017 I received a series of comments from one Dave Gross, who seems to feel that I am a fraud and that ET contact is impossible. I did not publish Dave’s initial comments and then published a few of them and some of you were kind enough to leap to my defence. I then marked the last few comments from Dave as spam and they and any comments since have automatically been deleted, such that I can’t see them even if I want to.
I’d like say something about Dave’s comments because I think they are worth addressing but perhaps not in the way that you might think. Dave is not the first person to express such comments to me and he won’t be the last. I am now at the point in my life (and I should have been a decade ago !) where I must choose carefully whether it’s worth my effort to respond to any given person. I know instantly if connecting to a certain person is bad for my well-being and yet, as stubborn and as stupid as I am, I have chosen on occasion to engage with such people. But it isn’t always the Dave’s of the world who are a problem. It’s often the people who express high levels of dependence. So please read carefully what I am about to say and think over my words, if you are one of these people. Most of my readers are not but a small number are.
Here are most of Dave’s messages but not all of them (I have edited the paragraphs into neat lines but not changed the content) :
I’m willing to give you $5000 in cash. The catch is that 1 of your ET friends has to come & take the cash from my house or any other location desired by the ET, and bring it to you. Of course I don’t have to see the ET & there will be no cameras or any other recording devices. This is strictly for my confirmation of ET’s existence. Should be very simple IF the ET’s exist. Are you up for the challenge Sir?
My real e-mail is xxx if you want to keep this between us.
I’m offering you $5000. One of your ET friends have to come & fetch it for you. I don’t need to see him. No recording, video or similar. I can even leave them outside somewhere. Without any proof that ET’s exist, I can’t just send them to you. If you don’t want to do it then we both know you’re either lying or imagining everything. You’ve got my mail.
I don’t want you to show me contact with ET’s, because u can’t. Not even Mr Bright can, because there is none here who had contact! If I’m saying I have contact with giants & trolls on earth, but I won’t show you any proof, just my words, will you believe me?
You’re literately begging people for money without providing any proof of ET existence! I gave you an opportunity & you didn’t take it because you know it’s impossible. You’re telling ferry-tales, It’s really that simple. You None of your readers have made ET contact. And they are all here to find comfort from the harsh reality that they can’t handle, the reality of every day life. They fall for your words, but they are words only & nothing else. What you see is what you get, not what you believe! You can’t proof shit!
For all I know Dave is a stooge who is employed to discredit me but I think he’s an ordinary guy with nothing better to do than spend his life criticising people. I’ve met plenty of people like him and they’re a burden on everyone around them – constantly whingeing and escaping into criticism.
I am not going to defend myself against Dave’s criticism anymore. I already done a little of that over the course of a week when I was really sick with tumour pain, hypoclyemia and struggling to sleep. I just wasn’t in the mood and I regret letting Dave bother me as he did for those few days while I was sick.
There will always be critics for whom seeing is believing. And nothing that any of us say or do can change that. And besides, do we need to bother justifying and prooving our experiences ? Neither I nor my ET friends need Dave’s money or to prove anything to him.
But Dave is right about a couple of things. We should all be sceptical about extraordinary claims because there are many people who are deluded and there are many charlatans. I can tell you that I am not a charlatan and that I am not deluded but I can never prove either one to you. You must determine that for yourself ! I cannot prove anything to anyone and nor do I want to. All I can do is tell you about my experiences and teach you what I’ve learned, so that when you’re ready, you can have your own experiences. AND THEN YOU WILL KNOW AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE DOUBT ABOUT WHETHER ETS EXIST BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE YOUR OWN PROOF. As to anything that I share with you regarding my experiences with any phenomenon, you must be your own judge. Take or leave anything that I say. Test what you can, if you need to ! I’m not here to deceive anyone. That would be a complete waste of my life !
In one of Dave’s comments he said : You None of your readers have made ET contact. And they are all here to find comfort from the harsh reality that they can’t handle, the reality of every day life. They fall for your words, but they are words only & nothing else. What you see is what you get, not what you believe! None of us can know if another person has made or had ET contact. It may have happened without your knowledge or you may have initiated contact. We weren’t there. How can we know what you experienced, let alone if how you interpret it is correct ? Contact is both an objective and a subjective experience. I would never say that a person who seemed of sound mind did not have contact but I may question their understanding of the experience.
It is also true what you see is what you get AND what you believe. Belief shapes physical and psychological perception. It’s a kind of filter that influences how we see things. And just because leprechaun’s or trolls or giants may not exist, doesn’t mean that ETs don’t ! Belief is all-powerful and we have to hold it with respect and with caution. Belief causes war but belief also heals the planet ! I believe ETs exist but that doesn’t mean I believe that Reptilians exist ! In a reductionist materialist world what you see is what you get (and here Dave is implying we see nothing) and seeing is believing. There is nothing that can be said to a reductionist materialist because in their view everything can be reduced to logical phenomenon and everything can be known. Well, I don’t always function that way. I remain open to mystery and the unknowable that exists as part of a greater reality. I think openness in the heart and in the head, is a sign of maturity and an acceptance of reality. Of how things really are ! Why close your heart and your mind, if you only experience a small part of the greater reality ?
Now to what I feel is Dave’s one redeeming comment : And they are all here to find comfort from the harsh reality that they can’t handle, the reality of every day life. They fall for your words, but they are words only & nothing else. Yes Dave, they are here to find comfort from the harsh reality that they can’t handle, the reality of everyday life. Because life is hard and life is struggle and life is uncertain and all life ends in the death of our bodies ! Why shouldn’t a person find or seek comfort ? Isn’t that what we’re here for Dave – to share, to learn, to love, to make life a little easier for others – be they our loved ones or strangers ? Why do you live Dave ? I live to enjoy my life and to experience everything fully. And part of my experience involves caring and sharing my time, my energy and the things I’ve learned – so that at the end of my days I can look back and KNOW, I left the world a little better than when I came in and I gave of the things that were given to me. I don’t want to go out a miser Dave ! How about you ? I want to live fully ! So if others come here looking for something I have to offer, so be it. I’d like to think they’ll find some small kernel of truth that they can apply to their own lives or something of interest that sparks a curiosity about the greater reality that connects us all.
Yes Dave, maybe some people fall for my words. Whatever that means ! But words build civilisations, words change lives, words reshape the planet, words heal the biosphere, words set a path for our collective future, words bring suffering and freedom, sadness and joy. Words are everything to the small self ! This post would not exist if words did not have greater power than the sword !
So perhaps Dave, in your view my words are shallow, are empty. I tell fairy tales and nothing else. Nothing I can do will educate people like you to open you heart and your mind ! So perhaps I ought to tell sweet fairy tales that liberate us all from the suffering created by the harsh words that hurt all of humanity !
People have always looked for answers. We as a species have always been seekers. And some of my readers will know that I have spoken about the need for us to move beyond seeking. That seeking is in itself an obstacle to true freedom. Seeking is just part of our game, part of our adventure, part of our discovery of the self, part of our growth as human beings. So what if some people seek something through my words or if some people seek connection with ETs ? Fuck I read heaps. Many of my heroes are poets and song writers and great teachers in whom I found some small thing that turned my life around. We’re all riding on the backs of turtles riding on turtles (yes I bastardised that old adage !) going God knows where ! Sometimes, it’s difficult to trust ourselves, so we trust the turtle underneath us or the one 222 turtles down !
It is my wish that some of my readers begin to trust themselves and stop seeking answers from me or from anyone else. There are a couple of you who really need to think about this and feel that it’s true ! In this sense Dave is spot on ! There is a kind of dependence or co-dependence that has developed between you and I. And it’s critical to your own development that you START TRUSTING YOURSELF and PUT ASIDE YOUR FEARS ! There is nothing and no one in control of the choices made by your mind, your heart or your soul. YOU ARE IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR CHOICES, WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO SEE IT OR NOT ! So please, by all means enjoy reading this blog and interacting with us but GET A LIFE and start living fearlessly ! ARISE AND LIVE BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY FREE !
So, in a sense Dave has done a real service to myself and to this blog. He’s thickened my skin a little more and honed in on something very important ! It’s important that all of us connect with other human beings. But we must use our own discernment to figure out what we truly believe for ourselves. No one can do that for us !
When it comes to our place on this Earth, all we have is our bodies, our words and our actions. I trust that my words mean something of value to some of you and that my words and my actions bring a little good into the world. You must do the same. Use your words and your actions and your time wisely ! So that you too can look back from death’s door and say ‘I lived well and left this world a little better than when I came in !’.
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