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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Be warned, the wind has ravaged me yet again on today’s walk and I tell you what, it’s really pissing me off ! I couldn’t tell how the wind was with this recording until I returned home. I was tempted to scrap it but given how long it took, I decided to keep it. I’m afraid you’ll just have to cope with the wind when it flares up, if you wish to listen to today’s monologue.
In today’s rambleathon I talk a little about the two ET worlds I’ve been taken to visit, the problem of what to do when there is too many living beings of one type type or another and the meaning of peace in our lives. I don’t offer any solutions to the issues of species numbers and peace but urge you to consider how we actually are with these things and how each one of us may come to a place of finding solutions to these things.
I dedicate this post to Jacqui and Sandor, Nick, Frédéric, Lea and Poe, for your love of our other Earthly friends.
I’ve tried very hard to emphasise that the critical ingredients for ET contact are pure intentions and a lack of expectation. Most nights I go out under the stars just to enjoy them because I love the view and feel so connected to both the light and the darkness. Every now and then I ask for contact. Sometimes it’s very occasionally and sometimes its every night for a week. Occasionally no one shows up, no matter how long I wait and I have to learn to accept that. However, most nights at least one craft comes to visit. Mostly the craft are up high but occasionally they come closer or land and then I have a face to face encounter. Although that can happen without even seeing a craft.
What amazes me every single time I have contact, is that someone made the effort to travel all that way and say hi to a small human who lives in the middle of nowhere on a planet full of hostile aliens.
They don’t have to turn up but they do. No matter how busy the ETs are, no matter how far away, no matter how many beings are on-bored, no matter what the atmospheric conditions are like, no matter what they think of the human race, no matter where I am – someone makes the effort to say hi !
I’ve had a lot of time to think about this and this is why I think they turn up…
When I go for my daily walks, I talk to the birds, I talk to the ants (and sometimes feed them and interact with them), I talk to the spiders and the insects and the trees. When I go to town, I talk to the checkout dudes and dudettes, I say please and thank you and hold doors open whenever I can, I try to be caring and respectful, I take an active interest in other peoples lives, I listen to people’s stories, I drive courteously, I avoid swearing in public (but holy fuck a truck, I let it rip whenever I feel like it at other times !), I offer help when I see that someone needs help, I give money to strangers who need it (even when I’m struggling), I pay attention to the world around me and the world within. I do these things in nature and among people because I care and because I am a human being and human beings belong to the herd and that herd belongs to Earth. There can’t be a better world unless I play my small part and try to be a better human being.
I think the reason the ETs visit as often as they do, is because despite my hostilities and grievances with humanity (and I have plenty of them), I recognise that we are all Earthlings just trying our best to live. Every plant, animals, insect, fungi, bacteria, virus and human being. What right do I have to make another living beings life more difficult ? Sometimes I go out of my way to let arseholes know I think they’re arseholes and that their behaviour is unreasonable (Oi, corporate tyrants reading this !) because people also need to know how others feel. But for the most part, I believe that our behaviours create effects (causal trees) that come back to haunt us and reward us. And I trust that through the eyes of God, everything is as it should be. We can’t talk about peace and ignore practicisng it. We can’t critique the greedy power hungry elite and then practice greed and exploit people on a smaller scale. The world’s power structures are merely a reflection of our own ignorance.
It’s important to me to try to understand other living things. I can never understand another living being completely but I can get inside their skin a little and take a walk in their shoes and try to figure out what makes a them tick and why they are the way they are. Lets face it, among humans there are aggressive and non aggressive people, bullies and wusses (thanks Dude !), ignorant and less ignorant people, arseholes, weasels, fuck faces, cheese dicks, control freaks, power spewers, limp dicks, crazy cunts, dead shits, pricks, racists, mother fuckers and people who fit all the labels we create for them. (People who are thinking what I’ve just written but would never say it because they’re quiet and put up with the shit !) And then there is us, on the receiving end of all that judgement ! No one is just that the quality we perceive them to be. And we see only what we want to see. But that doesn’t mean we should tolerate people who raise themselves above others ! We are all equal !
So I am the kind of person who tries to see things as they really are. I’m not all love and light and watch me love all of humanity because of the beautiful oneness, crap kind of human being ! That’s just a wankathon ! I’m a realist. I understand that humans have different levels of ignorance and awareness and that some people are driven entirely by desire and others can see what’s happening within themselves. I try hard every day to recognise the burden that all human beings carry, of having a mind like our mind, of being torn by desire and attachment and aversion, of being pulled constantly in all directions. I see our suffering and I try to do my part to ease it just a little.
And that’s also how I see the natural world (except for this frog that’s keeping me awake machine gunning outside my bedroom night and day ! 😉 ). All creatures toil, all creatures struggle, all creatures suffer and all creatures are just trying their best to live. When I look at them, that’s what I see. Whether it’s the feral cats I have to euthanase, to stop native wildlife being eaten; the obese cat an acquaintance has, that is a reflection of it’s apathetic owner (cats need boundaries too you know !); my own cat struggling with the heat and the cold; the frogs spawning after heavy rains; the thousands of spiders that live on this land; the ants I save during the floods; the thousands of leafhoppers who have made the countless trees I’ve planted home; the thousands of puff balls and fungi growing on this land; the swallow couple raising young above my bedroom widow (who’s left a big pile of poop and crapped all over my white couch on the veranda); the dozens of species of birds that call this land home; the neighbours sheep and cattle that suffer in the cold and heat; the venomous snakes near and far; the Wedge Tail Eagles who ate my chickens last year. All of them are just trying their best to live. And if I can help ease their burden a little, it’s worth it.
When you have taken care of your people’s basic needs and the needs of other living being son your planet, through a deep spirituality and technologies like matter creation, you have far more time for exploration and developing relationships. So when the ETs look out into the cosmos and they see all manner of beings – they see hostile beings and benevolent beings, hateful beings and loving beings, agitated and nervous beings and calm and relaxed beings, ignorant and aware beings and everything in between. Put yourself in their shoes. Are you going to waste time connecting with and developing relationships with beings that are self centred and cause suffering to others or are you going to be drawn to those who have some degree of self awareness and care about the suffering of others ?
I have come to believe that I (and others) have frequent contact because I (we) truly care for other life forms. I don’t just say it, I feel it, I act it. And they see that, they feel that and they know that’s who I am.
Now I’m not saying any of this to hold myself up above anyone else because I dance in the filth and the muck, climb the trees of self righteousness and I-ness with the best of them and have plenty of my own ignorance to boot ! But if you’re one of those people who is desperate for ET contact and it’s not happening, chances are you’re too self centred, too judgemental, too ignorant, too busy, too fearful, too arrogant, too stupid, too anything that gets in the way of you caring for something beyond yourself or caring better for yourself !
The only way people from different worlds get along, is with trust, awareness and respect. And you can’t have that, if you don’t have that with at least some of the living beings on your own world first !
You have to see yourself honestly. Truly, deeply, without any bullshit, the good, the bad, the strange, the beautiful and the fucking ugly. Because when you see yourself honestly, your bullshit doesn’t get in the way of how you see others. Feral cats, frogs, ants, spiders, snakes, arseholes, tyrants, mother fuckers, black people, white people, people with so called disabilities, old people and beings from other worlds.
I’m no one special. I just care. I just notice. I see myself in all of creation.
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.
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.
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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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.