I haven’t posted any TSMs for a while, as I’ve been sick and am still recovering. Unfortunately I had to scrap 4 TSMs because the wind was too strong. I should have some new TSMs up by the end of the week.
Thanks to Frédéric for your ongoing support ! It makes a world of difference. Frédéric lives in Barcelona and it was a relief to hear that he was safe during the recent terror attack !
In this walk and talk, I contemplate the different types of rituals that fill human life and how we might create our own rituals to enrich our life.
Enjoy ! 😉
For those of you who are struggling to find your purpose, this is what Dude said when I asked him one of your questions a few years ago. You can read the remainder of his answer here : https://app.box.com/s/4a727tfoppz1ti6efrbzaf9pqbof6u9d
Does every one, every living being, whether that be a person, plant, animal, thing with asoul, have a purpose in the life that they’re currently in ?
The purpose of any living thing is to live and to experience the life force in any way that it chooses to manifest itself. These ideas that humans have that there is some sort of divine purpose, they are mere fictions created by you, to help make sense of life. There is no need for a purpose. You did not come into life to full fill any kind of purpose and yet all your major religions talk of some sort of purpose. It isn’t true that there is a purpose that drives your existence – whether it is your life in your physical form or your life outside of the physical form. Everyone who speaks of purpose is speaking of something else, other than what your life is. You are what you are. Your life is what it is. It doesn’t need to fulfil any kind of becoming, any kind of unstated or known or unconscious purpose. These things that you say are purpose, they are things that help you to feel better about all the uncertainties that life throws up to you. When you have a sense of some grand purpose for your life, it is much easier to endure the hardship and the meaningless of existence. Once again, expectation ! You see life as something that should have an outcome. Your outcomes drive your desires and what you desire more than anything is to believe that this life that you are living is driven by some ultimate goal, some other thing, other than merely existing. You cannot grasp, that life isn’t a thing that is driven by an outcome, it is the outcome – whatever arises. And so it needs no purpose. If you say it has purpose, this is merely a projection of your own weaknesses because you don’t like to see that life is what you make it, regardless of whatever the driving force for your existence in the body. There is no grand purpose to your existing in this life or in any other, other than your one and true aim – which is to experience being what you are. You may not see that but it is true.
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 ! 😉
In today’s walk in the big paddock, I introduce the core ideas behind the mystical Buddha’s teachings and talk a little about how my ET friend Dude changed my view of Buddhism and my own efforts to eliminate desire from my life.
Don’t be offended if you are a Buddhist. This monologue is an effort to simply Buddhism and make it easy to understand. It isn’t a critical treatise on significant doctrines but a gentle overview of what the Buddha may have been trying to get at.
Happy trails ! 😉
Unvenerable Bright Garlick.
More on Buddhism here :
TSM121 : The Agony of the Human Condition – Part 3B : Recognizing and Honouring the Needs of the Daimon
I dedicate this monoluge to Frédéric for his ongoing support and to Mauren for her recent donation and for being a long time reader/listener ! Thank you both very much for reaching out to me and for making a difference and for showing your appreciation for what I have to share !
In today’s monologue I pick up from where I left in TSM114, exploring the Daimon and how we can recognize and honour the needs of the Daimon for a healthy and fulfilled life. After listening to this recording, I realised that I didn’t say enough about how to recognise the needs of the Daimon – so I might take that issue up in a future monologue. I might add as well, that I wonder if the Daimon has different needs at different times in the human life cycle.
For those of you who question whether or not a Daimon really exists as a distinct entity or aspect within us, I think that’s a reasonable thing to have some doubt about. My thoughts are that as an alternative to the traditional view of the Daimon, we consider that the Daimon is as a driving force, a set of urges that arises from the way different processes that arise from the interaction of mind and body. Think of it as a unique force of it’s own, that emerges from the interaction of mind and body. It may have a transcendant timless nature that exists beyond each individual life or be bound to each individual life. Perhps there are many possibilities. No one can prove or disprove the existance of the Daimon ! But each of us will know whether the idea resonates as true or false.
We might also consider that it’s nothing more than an idea ! An idea with great power !
Enjoy ! 😉
PS. Apologies for being so slack on getting back to your comments. I’ve been very busy but will try to do so this week !
We’re all waiting for something ? But what is waiting ? Why should we wait and when should we move ? Waiting may well be the one great virtue we must all learn to master.
What do the following all have in common ? And why does it matter ?
- Id, Ego and Super Ego
- Creative Self
- Damaged Self
- Higher Self
- Lower Self
- Child Within
- Critical Parent
- Transcendent Self
- Tortured Self
- Voice of Desire
- Transient Self
- Small Self
- Greater Self
- Higher Unconscious
- Middle Unconscious
- Lower Unconscious
- Conscious I
- Conscious Self
- Lower I
- Astral Body
- Etheric Body
- Collective Unconscious
- Higher Personality
- Higher Identity
- Small Ego
- Large Ego
- Dynamic Self
- Spiral Self
- Big Mind
- Big Heart
- Voice of Oppression
- Voice of Fear
- Voice of Death
- Voice of Vengeance
- Voice of Anxiety
- Voice of Joy
- Body Self
- Cellular identity
- Cosmic Self
- Transpersonal Self
- Unifying Centre
- Free Functioning Integrated Self
- Monkey Mind
- Horse Mind
- Cat Mind…
Happy to explain when someone hits upon the magic word !
I’ve tackled the subject of afterlife communication before (https://etandi.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/a-simple-method-for-meeting-the-dead/), so I thought I’d follow up with a basic introduction to the subject.
In today’s monologue I introduce you to two methods for connecting with the dead (connecting with the deaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddd !) – using internal hearing (a simple form of telepathy) and an internal space.
With these methods you will be able to establish clear contact with any person who wishes to speak to you from beyond the veil we call death.
You can learn more about the Internal Contact World Method here :
A couple of corrections are required for this monologue. Percy B. Shelley lived in the Pre-Victorian era (I think it was in the Edwardian era – King Edward). And during internal contact, strictly speaking you cannot maintain the Calm Abiding state but you can minimise internal noise (mental activity) and use Calm Abiding as a precursor to starting an internal world contact session.
More on Calm Abiding here :
Please note that Calm Abiding or any type of centered meditation that excludes all mental activity is not necessary for contacting the dead (or ETs) but it can be useful. Perhaps of greater use is the process of relaxation taught by Dr Ainslie Meares (one of my heroes) in his wonderful book Relief Without Drugs (page 90 something) https://www.amazon.com/Relief-without-drugs-Ainslie-Meares/dp/B0007FTOJQ / http://stillnessmeditation.com.au/dr-ainslie-meares/.
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Today’s monologue is dedicated to Darci, for her courage in exposing the human condition for what it is ! Thanks Darci for your very kind donation, for your ongoing support and for being so incredibly authentic ! You have that rare gift of ‘soulful nakedness’ that speaks so much of the strength within you and which I find inspiring !
We all know what it feels like to be alone or to feel lonely. Many of us also know what it means to feel unfulfilled. In today’s monologue I explore how we all seek that something more to take away our loneliness and fulfil our lives.
This was one of those few monologues where I actually felt I needed to talk about a certain subject but I otherwise had no idea where I was going with it.
‘Scuse the wind early on and the absent mindedness now and then, as I connect with the world around me. Oh and watch out for the snake I nearly walk upon !
You know where for more waffle – iTunes or Podbean or Box.
Hey folks, how’s life ???
Last month I had my latest Gallium 68 PET scan to find out exactly how my tumours are going. I made the video below on the day of my scan ! You can see the results in the pics below. The glowing or dark images are mostly tumours. My tumours have increased in size by about 55 % over the last 5 years. and now reach from my left adrenal gland to just above the Aortic bifurication. There are no tumours in any organs and several tumours seem to have dissapeared. Which is a good result from my perspective. But I still have tumours and they have grown and are now causing me considerable discomfort and secondary problems as a result of the hormones they secrete. The pressure on my Aorta is causing all kinds of circulation problems and is really very uncomfortable. I have to admit that I am a little tired of my tumours after almost 10 years.
Last week I visited my oncologist to begin planning my radiopeptide treatment and she surprised me by saying ‘I think you should have surgery’. I immediately had the most powerful visceral reaction that I’ve ever had and I told her so ! I then explained that I raised the issue with my former oncologist 5 years ago, who had said, ‘I don’t know anyone who would risk it !’. I showed her an old report that showed that my largest tumour is half wrapped around my descending Aorta and said that I thought the risk was too great and that I just didn’t want to have more surgery (as I’ve had 3 major surgeries and 2 minor surgeries already) as it has significantly effected my flexibility, mobility and quality of life. Anyway, we belted it around for a while and then she dragged in the Renal Surgeon, who said, ‘Yeah we could probably do that but there are significant risks’. Tell me about it ! Risks like dying, like injuring circulation to my legs or lower organs, like nicking a nerve and fucking up an organ ! So my oncologist was all for it and I was cold on the whole thing. The surgical team is going to discuss it this week but I will be saying no and plan on going ahead with radioactive Lutate Therapy.
I meet next week with my oncologist and an endocrinologist, to make a final decision and will probably meet with the Nuclear Medicine Radiologists the following week for final planning. That should mean treatment starts by mid February ! I’ll be so happy to see a start date !
I am otherwise much better than I was and am looking forward to taking my son down the coast for his 18th birthday and swimming in the ocean and snorkelling in some deep aquifers !
If you’d like to help with the fundraiser, you can do so here https://gogetfunding.com/a-tumour-called-freedom/ or via the tab on the right (which has smaller fees).
Thanks to everyone who has supported me thus far !
I have started recording the How to Make ET contact audio but how long it takes will depend on my appointments and when treatment starts. Most of my projects are moving along very slowly right now, pending feeling OK and the result of treatment.
For my part, it’s no expectation, whatever happens happens !
Take care friends,