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TSM163 : Memory, the Story of Me and Sleep

In today’s night time walkalogue, I explore memory, its connection to the story of me (your story) and sleep. I speculate on a constellation approach to understanding how memory works, memory and time and the function of memory. I explore how we construct our personal narratives and how memory relates to the overall story of the self. Finally I look at how we approach sleep, what our expectations of sleep are and what we can do to engage memory and imagination prior to sleep, in order to strengthen memory and live the ignored and un-noticed parts of our day as completely as possible.

Enjoy,

Sleepy Bright. 😉

PS. Update. I noticed in my tiredness I referred to the Penrose map instead of the Penfield map.

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Grok This !

Here’s a simple but powerful exercise in perception that will shift your sense of identity.

  1. Pick a point on your index finger. You may circle an area of 3-5 mm or just remember where it is.
  2. Look at the area for 3 minutes and notice all that arises within the feeling of this area.
  3. Notice the static or changing physical sensations.
  4. Now close your eyes and focus your attention on the physical sensations in this area for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Open your eyes and let go of your focus on this area.
  6. Now notice the feelings that are arising in the rest of your finger and the remainder of your body.
  7. Look at your left knee for 1 minute, then stare at something in the distance for 1 minute.
  8. Suddenly go back to your index finger and see if you can remember something of what you felt.
  9. Let go of everything you’ve been doing.
  10. 2 hours later close your eyes and see if you can remember something of what you felt.

Here are some critical questions to help you understand what you just experienced :

  • What did you feel in that small area where you focused your attention ?
  • Was it static or in flux i.e. did it remain the same or did it change ?
  • Why did the feeling remain static or change ?
  • Which part(s) of you experienced these feelings – your cells, your tissue, your bone, your skin, your finger or something else ?
  • Who and what experienced these feelings ?
  • What happened to your conscious awareness while you focused your attention on this area ?
  • Where are these feelings now ?
  • Is it possible to remember the experience as it was or approximately as it was ?
  • If so, why can you remember it ?
  • Which part of you is perceiving ?
  • Is it objective (physical) perception and/or subjective (mental) perception ?

See where that takes you !

Have a wicked day of human life !

Brighty. 😉

 

 

TSM160 : The Inner Self

In today’s bloated (O man I feel full !) walkalogue, I explore the idea of the inner self / the inner life / the inner world or the internal self / internal life / internal world. I speculate on the nature of this strange separation between inner and outer, how inner and outer influence one another and some possible distinctions between the inner world of the body and the inner world of the mind. I ask how the conscious and unconscious aspects of our mind might exist and interact with one another and what the changing nature of the inner self means for our identity and our overall sense of self in life and death.

Enjoy ! 😉

Brighty.

What it’s Like to Talk with Dude, Anamika and The Beloved Carers

Talking to my ET Friends has become so normal for me that I forget that this is a completely foreign thing to other people. So perhaps I can explain what it’s like and then you’ll understand why it feels so normal to me.

Let me begin by telling you that for the last 2 years I have spent more time talking with Dude than with Anamika, simply because I’ve been working on the Book of Dude (parts 1-3) with him. When that series is complete I’ll probably end up speaking more with Anamika.

I didn’t start out with a plan to spend an inordinate amount of time talking to any ET. It happened that way almost by accident. Previously I had spent a long time exploring ideas about the nature of the self, conversing with the many aspects of self (which each have their own voice if we allow that to happen) and doing what I’d been doing for a long time – having conversations with people who have died. I had to work very hard to figure out what was real and what wasn’t. I had worked previously with many people with so called Schizophrenia, Schizo Affective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and the like and I was familiar with the types of ways that the human mind creates hallucinations and delusions. So I worked very hard to explore how mind works and to figure out exactly how my own mind was working. I didn’t fall head first into talking to ETs with my eyes closed. In fact it took a long time for me to believe that those first few conversations with people who have died were real. I was dubious and sceptical and it took along time for me to be convinced. Having said that, this was my journey and it convinced me. I don’t expect anyone else to be convinced of what I claim to be engaged in. I hear a lot of people who claim to channel ETs and people who have died and a host of other living and dead entities and I often think, “What a load of ill informed crap !”. I am not an easy person to convince ! And I don’t expect anyone else who hears what I talk about, to be easily convinced either.

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The ability to perceive people who have moved beyond bodily life didn’t come easily to me. In fact I was a complete ignoramus ! I sensed nothing ! It was my ex wife Rachel who was the gifted one, who couldn’t help picking up on the presence of those who have died. With Rachel’s guidance, I slowly learned to notice. But I had a lot of doubt and scepticism. It was only when my guide Kanatek materialised a small set of gifts to prove his existence to me, that I really began to explore what was happening without significant doubt overshadowing my experiences. But I had to work so hard to teach myself and I made lots of mistakes ! So by the time I came to connect with ETs, I knew all about doubt and scepticism and the zig zag nature of the path that developing these kinds of skills might take.

The first time I spoke to an ET, I was lying down on top of a sand dune looking at the stars, all alone on Griffith Island in the coastal town of Port Fairy. I was talking to whoever was listening when a voice suddenly said, “We’re here” and a light began blinking directly above me. I was so taken back, I lept to my feet in case I was seeing things. And the light continued. And then in the weeks that followed , whenever I was out on my walks the same thing happened. In the years since then I discovered that the ETs would respond by signalling me and sometimes they would speak to me. But they were not always able to respond and I had to learn to accept that. Most of the time when they respond they signal me by flaring up (blinkers), sending horizontal streaks between flare ups or streaks (false meteors) by themselves, sending flashes around me or by sending some other kind of light form. Sometimes they will speak to me, whether I am ready for it or not. And sometimes I’ll initiate a dialogue and they’ll respond. On a small number of occasions I’ll have a full telempathic experience of being shown things and feeling the emotion that is associated with what I’m being shown (from the ETs and/or myself). Sometimes ETs will be present in the space around me and even though I can’t see them, I can sense them (see post on Expanding Your Physical and Emotional Senses). And occasionally I’ll have a full face to face contact experience on the ground with them or on a craft.

The way that I began speaking with Dude started in a very ordinary way. After many years of keeping Dude a secret, Rachel finally revealed his existence. We spoke for a few days all about his presence in her life and then one day after I meditated, I sent out a mental request to speak with him. Within about 20 seconds I heard a very distinctive voice say, “Hello Bright, it’s Dude. It’s nice to meet you !”. And from that point onwards he was there whenever I asked to speak with him. Things were a little different with Anamika. I’d had the big encounter of January 19th, 2011 (see my Youtube video) and I knew that there was a female Teal’hia who was very fond of me (I referred to them as The Brownies before then). I had heard this name for several years in my head, even before that experience and I knew that I could never quite articulate it. Then one day after the 2011 encounter I had an experience of going back through another encounter and I remembered her name. A few days later I was out for a walk in the forest. I sat down and meditated for a short while and then when my mind was calm, I asked to speak to her. And within ten seconds she was there, “Hello Bright, I am here.”And from there we began talking.

Whenever I went for a walk in the forest I made an effort to connect with Dude or Anamika. I still had doubt and I was still unsure of exactly what was happening. But I tried to reserve all judgement, to let whatever was going to happen, happen. In the same period of time I was also having other encounters and conversations with ETs and people who have died. Later I began having similar conversations with a Hairy Folk/Yowie/Forest Person called Teathar. For years I’d been scribbling bits and pieces about my ET contact experiences in my my journal but I was very laissez-faire about the whole thing. It was only in 2014 that I began to document every single ET related experience (see my post on Documenting the ET Contact Experience).
My experience of having conversations with ETs was a slow and gradual thing, enmeshed with doubt and scepticism and self exploration. I didn’t get to the point of believing instantly. Like Fox Moulder, I wanted to believe but I didn’t want to deceive myself ! So the experiences that I describe today about talking with Dude or Anamika I don’t take lightly. And I don’t make this stuff up. That would be stupid and a waste of my life ! I worked hard to get to this point ! And I continue to ask hard questions of myself and to look for proof if ever doubt arises.

So what is it like to talk with my ET friends ? To start with, imagine that you have a best friend, who knows you inside out and you get to speak with each other for 3 or 4 hours a week. You don’t always see each other because you live a long way apart. You’re curious about each other, you respect each other, you care about each other and sometimes you like to have a joke and a dig at each other. That’s Dude and I. Mostly I talk to him when I’m out on one of my walks because I find walking very relaxing and it’s easy for me to connect with him when I’m in an open spacious environment. I can connect with him anywhere but I like connecting with him when I’m out walking. Sometimes when we’re talking I’m also connecting with other ETs and they’re signalling me at the same time. Sometimes he’ll even tell me who has arrived and which craft are where. Dude and I joke around a lot and occasionally he reprimands me for being an idiot and making a bad choice ! But mostly he’s very accepting of who I am and my choices. He just doesn’t like to see me get hurt or become unwell. Talking with Anamika is little bit different. She feels very maternal. And also like a big sister. She’s very loving, very caring, very gentle in how she speaks and very happy to speak about anything. Mostly I talk to her when I’m out walking as well. But sometimes we speak when I’m at home and feeling restful. Anamika only offers suggestions when I really push for advice. Both Dude and Anamika love their work and enjoy life immensely. So we often talk about what they’ve been experiencing, which I find enthralling but admittedly I don’t make enough time to explore these things at length. Sometimes when I talk with Dude or Anamika, there are periods when I have a telempathic experience with them and/or other periods when I see what they want me to see.

These days I like to record my conversations. Now because Dude or Anamika are speaking to me through my mind, it’s all heard internally. So in order to record my conversations with them I have to repeat everything that they say to me. So when I play back a recording, it’s like listening to 2 different versions of myself. The conversations with Dude sound very different to the conversations with Anamika. If you were to see me having a conversation, this is what you would see. I’m holding my iPod close to my mouth and talking to it, like I’m talking to someone on a phone. I’m saying my part out loud and repeating what’s said back to me out loud. If you didn’t know better, you’d think I was just having a normal conversation on the phone. When I come home I upload the audio and file them away into specific folders. Sometimes I play them back and take notes or sometimes (like when I’m writing the book) I have the excruciating job of writing or typing up every single word. And I loathe, I hate having to do that !

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You might however wonder what it’s like when I have a conversation when I’m having Internal World contact with The Beloved Carers. Well it’s a little different. I’m lying or sitting on my bed. I’ve gone through a process of deep relaxation, which can take up to an hour. I’ve entered my internal world. And in this particular world that has been co-created, there is a pair of large curved stone seats facing each other. I usually stand at the front of them and wait for my 8 ET friends to enter the world, via a kind of light vortex that arises in side of a small Greek style circular temple (I’m afraid I don’t know the name of this style). I wait for them to come towards me and then I greet them one by one with a hug. We take our seats, I welcome them and then one of them begins talking. If I’m recording the conversation I am able to open my eyes and write down what’s been said and re-enter instantly or I am able to speak out loud and make an audio recording. If I’m not recording, I’m fully immersed in the world and I make my notes after. So we have a normal conversation and they usually tell me what today’s lesson is all about and then we go for a little walk and they might take me somewhere else in that world or to another co-created world or to a physical world elsewhere (this came as a surprise when it first happened). We can travel either by walking, flying or moving instantaneously. These kinds of experiences involve both instruction, education and experiential learning. Sometimes one ET takes on a key role and sometimes everyone takes on a role. There are 8 ETs from 5 races and they all have something unique to offer.

When I talk with Dude or Anamika, our conversations are usually between 1-2 hours. When I talk with The Beloved Carers, our conversations are usually between 1-3 hours. The hardest thing about either kind of experience, is that it’s mentally exhausting and it often leaves me feeling physically tired as well – especially when it’s been a long or a complex conversation.

There are often occasions when I am talking to ETs and other ET related phenomenon are happening around me and there are often occasions after I’ve talked to ETs and so called synchronicities occur – as if to confirm something that was said.
The ETs aim their conversations with me at my level. They don’t for example, talk about higher order mathematics or physics because A. Those are human ideas and B. I suck at mathematics and physics and wouldn’t have a clue what they’re talking about ! I am however deeply interested in cultural evolution, spiritual development and the nature of reality. So those are topics they often talk to me about.

Sometimes when I hear Dude or Anamika or The Beloved Carers (outside of the inner world but still in my head) they sound very distinctive – just like how they sound face to face and sometimes I hear them in my voice. And sometimes it’s like there is a gradual tuning in from my voice to their voice. Most often I suppose, I hear them in their voice.
So how does a conversation with my ET friends sound ? Well I usually start out with something like this : “Hello Dude, are you there ? Can I speak to you please ?” or “Hello Anamika, can I speak to you please ?”. Then I wait and usually within 1-30 seconds I will hear them respond with something like “Hello Bright, I’m here. Do you wish to speak ?” or “Hello Bright !”. I’ll then ask them if they are free to talk and how they are. They are always free to talk and always well but I ask anyway because I think that courtesy is important. I then ask them where they are and what they’ve been doing and they’ll give me a quick overview, unless I ask more and sometimes that can turn into a whole conversation in itself. I’ll then ask a set of questions and we’ll go backwards and forwards like in a normal conversation. Then when I’m worn out or the conversation has come to a natural end, I say a big thank you, wish they and their families well and bid them a fond farewell. And then the voice stops and it’s like a vacuum in my mind. Very still. I often walk away from my conversations with them, in a state of disbelief. It often takes me days to process what was said to me and sometimes its very confronting and challenging. I’ve been forced to let go of so much of what I once believed to be true. I mean, for example, I don’t believe in quantum mechanics, string theory, the matrix, holographic theory, none of that stuff. It’s all crap ! I’ve had to let as much go as I can. Because a full mind is a closed mind. And if I want to truly remain open, I have to put aside what I think I know and make space for what is unknown. Take Dude’s explanation of Conjoined Space and Anamika’s explanation of A Space Reticulum. Fuck, I was so shocked by both of these ideas. More so by the former and less so by the later because I had already heard the former. If I had believed many of our modern conceptions – be they mainstream or alternative ideas, I would not have had mental space to accommodate things that are completely at odds with what I know and turn reality on it’s head ! So my attitude to communion with my ET fiends is, “I know nothing, open me to what’s possible.”. And it takes a lot of vigilance to ensure that I don’t get too attached to human ideas – especially my own ! I try to take everything with a grain of salt. I let it sit comfortable for a while and then re-examine what I think I believe and sometimes I chuck things out entirely. Which is exactly what I did with the whole concept of sacred geometry. Bullshit ! Man made crap ! Touchy feely stuff that makes people feel warm and fuzzy. Nothing more than a product of the human imagination ! Interesting but false. Fun and beautiful but not what people say it is.

I suspect that the only difference between myself and most people is that I care enough to want to know as much as possible about other life forms. Its why I originally studied to become a biologist. But I also make the time and make effort to create relationships with them. While millions of people are stuck in front of their televisions watching murder dramas or watching cat videos on Youtube, I’m outside connecting with the heavens and talking with my ET friends. I want relationships with them and so I devote time to develop relationships. I know that they know everything about me, so I don’t try to hide anything and I fear nothing about them because they pose absolutely no threat to me. And importantly, I am always curious about what I don’t know and I love learning new things.

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If I were to die tomorrow, I feel like I have done the best I can at trying to engage with life Both the human world, the natural world and the cosmos at large. I love that I can ask the stars and the space around me, “If there are any beings from other worlds, will you please connect with me in any way, shape or form if it is convenient to do so ?” and sometimes within seconds a craft will signal me from above ! And I love that I can ask Dude or Anamika or any of The Beloved Carers, “Can I speak to you please ?” and they respond, just like a person picking up a phone at the other end ! I’m not saying any of this because I like boasting. I’m saying this because this is what it is like to talk to ETs. You know that wherever you are, they are there too in some way, connected to your very being, always aware of your presence in some way. And if they can, they will respond to you. When I talk to ETs I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I have a greater family who knows that I exist and that my existence is worthy of their attention. And if it’s true for me, then it can also be true for you ! Because we are all equal ! ET contact is unconditional and free. Why wait any longer ?

Which Aspect ?

I’ve long had an interest in developmental psychology and the development and structure of the human psyche. My interest in this subject began with Freud and Jung, then later Hal and Sidra Stone’s Voice Dialogue and soon after Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind Big Heart process. I was originally a fan of Dennis and his Big Mind but after his ego grew too big and he was defrocked of his Zenhood for having extramarital affairs, I lost interest in his work. I’ve also had a long interest in sub personalities, channelling, shamanism and so called connecting with spirits and how both channelling and connecting with spirits work and in so called mental illness – particularly the development of some of the more extreme so called illnesses – such as Personality Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). As some of you will know I’ve been developing my own psychological model I call Aspects of Self. And it’s my belief that many of the things that pass for mental pathologies/illnesses, channelling or talking to spirits; are actually behaviours of different aspects of the self. Some of which are ordinary and time bound and some of which are transcendent and outside of what we think of as time and some of which are purely creations of the imagination.

You can read more here :

https://etandi.wordpress.com/?s=aspects+of+self http://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/e/tsm17-aspects-of-self-a-revolutionary-technique-for-developing-self-awareness/

It is my wish that some of the videos below give you a good chuckle ! 😉 If you prefer real humour in preference to delusional functioning, check out Benny Hill in the previous post !

The videos about Multiple Personality Disorder are actually very insightful in regards to how the human psyche works and how we as human beings function. It seems to me that the first two women with MPD, have far greater insight into how they function than many of the so called chancellors (losers !). But of course not all people with so called MPD have such insights.

In order to truly understand how the human psyche and personality develops and functions, it’s necessary that we look at the entire continuum of human functioning. Then and only then can we say what consciousness is and see how consciousness and unconsciousness develop and function.

Who wants to be an Elf and channel cats with me ? There’s a shit load of money to make in that little caper ! 😉 People are so desperate for answers ! We can start with cats and then move onto lizards, dolphins, grass hoppers, ferrets, turtles and who knows, maybe cute little meercats !

KNOW THY SELF !

 

What is a Human Being ?

We know so much but we know so little ! If we really want to understand ETs, we should try to understand us. So I ask you dear readers, ‘What is a Human Being ?’.

You are Dead !

Hey folks, been having a shit few days due to tumour meds, so I’m off to bed early ! ‘Tis my wish you’re all well !

Thanks to Astrid, Sandor and Frédéric for being wonderful and supportive human beings and to Being, Ben and Marcus for your show of support in view of Dave’s ignorance !!! He caught me on a day when I had 3 nasty dickheads to deal with on social media, troubles with low blood glucose and had little sleep ! Any future comments from Dave will be automatically deleted as spam and I will no longer engage with such wankers !

Just something for you to contemplate. Many of you know that I have experimented with many things and investigated many things, these past 30 years. I am particularly interested in a model I have named “Aspects of Self”, which transcends our perceptions of time, about the nature of the self. While building up this model over many years, I realised and then demonstrated to myself, that I could connect with any me, anywhere, anytime.

So here’s the thing I want to leave you…You have the capacity to connect with that part of you that has died at the end of this life or any life !

Having said that, Dude’s explanation of reality as “Conjoined Space” in which the average human has about 1,200 conjoined lives attached to each original life (in each of what we would think of as an incarnation), adds a greater level of complexity to any understanding of what this you is that exists at the end of life.

I’ve been exploring this now for quite a while and spent a long time in dialogue with this other aspect. It has been a deeply rewarding pursuit and one that challenged all my preconceptions about life and death !

Anyway, I’m buggered ! This is just a quick post to spice up your day ! I haven’t yet written about the idea of being able to contact your self in the afterlife of this life but perhaps I will make a TSM on the subject in the next few months. I understand it maybe challenging for those of you with a linear view of reality or who don’t believe in life after life !

I’m curious to know, what would you ask your self, who had already lived this life ?

You can learn more about Aspects of Self or Conjoined Space or After Death Communication (with others), here on the blog or on The Something Monologues.

An Extract From the Dude Interview and Conversation Book

Hey folks, how are y’all ? I’ve been a little out of sorts since having my 7th tumour treatment injection earlier in the week. Lots of hypoglycemia (glucose down as low as 2 some days !), severe stomach cramps, twitches, palpitations and diarrhoea. But I am otherwise well ! Things are usually worse around injection time but as the drug dissolves through the month, the side effects lighten up a little ! Here’s the needle that gets jabbed in my arse every month (below) ! Apparenty it’s worth $2,500 a shot ! Thank God most of it is subsidised ! Tell me that isn’t Big Pharma pulling a conjob ! I now have 7, 3 cm nodules from my jabs, that don’t seem to be going away ! One more year to see if it makes any real difference to my tumours ! Till then, you can call me Mr Lumpy Bum !

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I’ve been working feverishly on trying to complete the Dude book. I’ve just about completed my 400 page poetry book – 1 poem to rewrite and then I can put all my energy into the Dude book ! You might recall that I decided to add some conversations to the original interview. I have had so many with Dude, that I didn’t know where to start. So for now I’ve narrowed it down to a small group of conversations. I may add more later. The problem with the conversations is that I have to transcribe them from my recordings and then type them up. So it takes a long time. I have 1 more question to complete the interview and then it’s complete. I’ve also added a section on Dude’s Maxims, Dude’s discovery of a strange world where perception influences reality in a very strange way, Dude’s leaf collection and lessons on the nature of the self . You can see the  draft contents page here :  https://app.box.com/s/3115vd67hxkuwvavdoepzmu53m5af288. This will probably be re-arranged a little but it’s mostly how the book will look.

You can read the section on How ETs Interact Through Internal Spaces here : https://app.box.com/s/x1b5vil0i6cjynkqkmnhp80vy3ce1sx7 and see a basic diagram that goes with this section here : https://app.box.com/s/u91y12qf4clb7xx4tr95r5irfqpizweq. There maybe some errors in dates and so on. I have to check a bunch of stuff against my journals. I’ve also found some typos I haven’t had the chance to fix. This is just a draft, so please don’t post it anywhere else. It may change a little but this is the raw first draft.

For each of the conversations, I’ve included a small section on the context of each conversation. The context of this particular conversation may come across a little ‘me-ish’, a little ‘self centered’ and that was not my intention. But I don’t think the conversation would make much sense unless I explained the history of how I came to be interested in this subject and working with internal spaces and internal contact.

The conversations are literally the conversations I had with Dude. They follow a simple conversational style, much like a Platonic/Socratic Dialogue style in simple form (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato#Dialogues /  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_dialogue). When ever I talk with Dude I often ask things I think I understand, just so that I am completely sure of what Dude is saying. Conversely Dude often checks in to make sure I understand him.

If you read the final book, you may notice that some of the things that Dude says in later conversations are slightly different to what he has said in earlier conversations. And that’s because he constantly adjusts his language and ideas to where I’m at. We also tend to mirror each others language, as happens with many people in conversations. You’ll remember from the interview that Dude modifies his language to every person he speaks with. There are times when I’ve seen him speak very formally and politely to other people and then he acts like a complete scallywag when he speaks with me ! That’s just how he is. He’s a master of adaptation ! Which is one of the reasons he’s considered a great diplomat among his people and why he has the role he has working with humans on Earth !

When I started with this idea of interviewing Dude, I never envisioned a book. But then I quickly I realised it’s significance. It was only after I had finished 3/4 of the interview, that it occurred to me that some of the conversations that we’d had might make a useful addition. For a while I thought maybe I should put them in a separate book but I then realised that they actually complement many of the things that were raised in the interview.

I think the book will be about 200 pages in size 11 font. I’ll be using a similar format when I write-up the Anamika (Teal’hia) book.

This particular extract will go well with the things I’ve said about internal world contact and conjoined space. If you haven’t read or heard any of this information, this conversation may not make much sense.

I’m curious to see what you make of it !

I’ve yet to decide on how to publish the book. Whether I go solo or try to find a publisher. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. But if you know of any good publishing houses that cover this subject, feel free to let me know. I’m going to be very fastidious about who I publish it with, if I go down that path. No one that’s published anything on abduction or archons – that kind of crap !

PS. I have been wondering if I should change Dude’s public name. I have reasons I don’t want to use his real name that I can’t reveal (in too much detail). I’ve stuck with Dude because it was the first thing to pop into my head and because it’s convenient. It seems that perhaps some people think that the whole thing is a deliberate joke. Which of course it’s not ! I don’t know if anyone will take a book about an ET called Dude seriously. So what are your thoughts ? Dude or someone else ? In the novel I’m writing Dude assumes the name of Frank. As many of you know, I also use the name Anamika for my Teal’hia friend, as a cover name for her real name. But in writing about all the other ETs, I have and will in future, be using their real names. I have a soft spot for these two people and want to keep a little privacy for myself !

 

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 ! 😉

 

Benedictus et Sperium

 

A few poems from 2013 about trusting our true nature.

 

The Flux Itself

You are and are not –
Constantly in flux,
You mistake yourself for a fixed entity
Or a fixed set of processes.
But you are neither.
You are the flux itself –
the entity and the process,
the creator and the creation,
the destroyer and the destroyed,
the blue and the sky,
the black and the stars.

Your youness is beyond the reach of words –
You are a gathering of selves becoming I,
A sense of I becoming I am.

Your Iamness is beyond the realm of feelings –
You are a cloud made of senses,
A body of senses charging I am.

Nothing remains as was, is or will be –
The flux is the carrier of all impressions,
The flux is the holder of all memory.

Letting go of all structure,
Letting go of all aspects of self,
Letting go of all like and dislike,
Letting go of all desire for time past, present and future.
You encounter the flux
Of all being and non being
And thus encounter the True Self.

 

In Mirrors We Are Made

It always happens this way –
Once I was his hero,
For a time I really mattered.
I was the bringer of all wisdom,
A maker of stories and kingdoms come,
A giver of dreams and rainbows to anywhere.

But now my power has weakened
And the world out there has overcome.

It began when no one was watching –
Once I helped him to take his first steps,
Towards the great destiny of his being.
The movement was set in motion,
From the first days in school to the last day on Earth,
From the first kiss of love to the final heart break.

But that is how it was
And the world in here has blossomed.

I have learned to let go –
While still holding onto love,
Letting it fill the space between us.
He has made me proud,
In his journey of becoming,
In his presence of being.

I will not hold anything against him,
For his path is his own
And I can only bless all who follow.

For each of us along the way,
Power comes and power goes.
But what really matters,
Is the way that we love them
And the way that we give of our love.
For love is not ours to keep –
Only by giving love can we free ourselves
Of the great forgetting that binds us.

I am you am us.

In mirrors we are made.

In mirrors we must trust.

 

What is It ?

What is it that rides inside of you ?
What is it that sees beyond limitation ?
What is it that penetrates emptiness ?
What is it that needs no meaning ?

You cannot find it by seeking.
You cannot find it through glory or adventure.
You cannot find it by becoming or believing.
You cannot find it by leaving the body or taming nature.

What is it that gives birth to life and death ?
What is it that creates mind and body ?
What is it that desires everything and nothing ?
What is it that serves and is enslaved ?

You cannot find it through the body.
You cannot find it by clinging or grasping.
You cannot find it in attachments of aversions.
You cannot find it in the reflections of yesterday or tomorrow.

It’s face is faceless !
It’s path is pathless !
It’s body is bodiless !
It’s self is self less !

 

Copyright © 2013  Bright Garlick.

 

 

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