Now I Have Your Undivided Attention…

It is easy to sit back, run round your property 400 times, channel hop like a Guinness Book of Records entry, pay more attention to your kids than you ever did BC (Before Covid), learn your hubby/partner/wife is a genius at improvising entertainment, the likes of which you had never seen since you were at Butlins/Haven/Fill in Resort of Choice.

Yet the truth of the matter is you’re as close to mega Stir Crazy as you never imagined. As this dawns on each of you, I would like to offer a perspective that can and usually only comes from the DreamState. yes, folks…..

I HAD A DREAM! – Roll the drums MLK!

I would like to share it with you, as for me personally my dream state has always been a repository for some of my greatest inspirational, life changing moments in life. This may just be one of them, however as always I enter the Health and Safety caveat that I may have been touched by Project Blue Beam, MKUltra or ,…well you pick one.

It went like this:

I found myself in a place where social distancing was practiced with an order and imperative that made me, at first, rebel at such social conditioning. I asked how was it that so many could be traduced into practicing something I felt was nothing short of authoritarian control writ obvious.

I was then told that in the world a short mind distance from where we stood –  that was precisely what was taking place. There were, outside of this capsule of inter time, millions of people persuaded this onus to be at the cutting edge of helping save social and medical care, that previously had been the single cause of neglect any government or ruling party could have implemented.

I was also informed this had handed the ruling elite a superb opportunity to be able to blame the people entirely for whatever fallout would befall the world after this cooked up distraction concluded, as surely it would – badly.

I marvelled at this being’s lucid take on a situation  matching my own interpretation when awake in that world, yet I was curious to know why he and his ilk were commending people to do the same here.

“Ah, but we are not, dear one!” he explained. “Here we are making their tools and tricks work for us and against them. It is always the very best way to counter imposition when we can turn their tricks back at them. They have no idea as to what is different. They merely see conformity in action”

“How does that happen?” I ask.

“Simply by recognising, as the great seers did through their voluntary absenting to a cave, far outpost or inner sanctum of their choosing, that in that place, free of interference and buzz, they could not only contemplate their own being and grow from that awareness,  but also use tools available within that state to hone and command their own minds, thoughts and responses.”

My ‘tutor’ smiled knowingly. He knew I knew what was meant and invited me further down this road of contemplative resistance.

“The state and purpose of separation from the hubbub in the world, greatly assisted by so much “busyness” being turned off or tuned down, allows a gracious state of reflection and inner awareness to build, relatively unhindered from external influences. In that way a stillness of mind can be reached.”

I nodded knowingly, as my previous experiences had, through a couple of long ten day retreats into the dharma of Vipassana, shown and taught me experientially what pure silence and stillness lay behind mental overload.  How the continued practice of ‘stillness’ had wrought an experience of fleeting knowledge of and experience to the total unity of all things. However, the moment I savoured this,  it hilariously and most disappointingly vanished, instantaneously. Attachment its destroyer.

“So, having myself experienced what non attachment can be, how can those not as fortunate as myself recognise the benefits of social distancing?” I asked, eager to see where his thoughts were heading.

“Come”, he invited. “Join us where we maintain our distance and focus, through breathing in and out, the present moment. As you do that you will become aware of thoughts and words coming to you. They are not your own. Those are the thought talk shared by your neighbours around you, socially distanced.”

I did as he instructed and swiftly caught the inner conversation taking place between us all.

“So this is the way we can practice communicating without fear of being intercepted, listened in on or spied upon!” I said joyfully.

“Precisely. This is the way we can in vast numbers organise ourselves, locked down, doing shopping or running or exercising in the park. All outward signs are we are obedient, good little authoritarian followers, whereas on the inside a revolution is being strategised, organised, finally to be implemented,” my ‘tutor’ smiled, pleased I had made the leap of knowledge and implementation necessary to ‘get it‘.

What was vital in this dream state, I recognised,  was the constant reference to the number eight. Eight, the distance between each person, eight as the number to remember when in the process of moving forward. Its repetition, on waking, of course, made me confirm its significance. Using that excellent tool of both exposers (us) and imposers (the PTB) – in my case Duck Duck Go, for others perhaps Google, I entered my query. (Duck Duck Go allows me to implement my right to have my inquisitiveness unrecorded and its pathways to where I travel left unfollowed!)

So, in this search I immediately hit upon an excellent resource offering me this interpretation of the numerological significance as to the single digit eight:

The number 8 is perhaps the most misunderstood of all single-digit numbers, as novices and professionals alike always seem to hammer on the “money and power” image of the 8. More often than not, when a client requests a name change consultation, it means he or she wants to add 8s to his or her chart in the mistaken belief that it will bring money and power.

It is true that the number 8, more than any other number, puts the emphasis in the areas of career, business, finances and authority. However, as with many other single-digit numbers, the shape of the number reflects its most important attribute, and in the case of the number 8, that is, first and foremost, balance. The 8 is the great Karmic equalizer, a force that just as easily creates as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured that you will reap what you’ve sown.

The 8 balances the material and immaterial worlds. At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. The spiritual side of the 8 is practical, realistic and intelligent. It knows the difference between make-believe and genuine spiritual realizations.

Hans Decov –

The great Karmic equaliser, I love it. Yes, this whole scenario, this whole charade we are forced to have paraded in front of us is actually the very knot that will unravel  revealing the evil plan, so many centuries in the making, that will show the utter deceit, contempt, greed and power these entities have held us under for so long.

There will be those who may read this that have absolutely no idea of that which I share. I recognise that, each to their own level of awareness. Yet, if I were to relate the most incredible dreams I have been gifted and how they made tsunami changes to both my life and my growth in awareness, these same people would still rubbish my own experience and  life I followed, due to their lucid guidance. It is as it always has been – a life full of Doubting Thomases – it is the intransigence of ignorance we are up against today more than ever, however on the plus side, this sector of our human family is and never will be significant enough to change the inevitable, though to many it may look a blockage too far.

So often such circumstances are sent to not only try us all but also to take out those whose difficulty in moving forward is too great to attempt further in this life span. No judgement, merely an observation. None of us are saved in the life we individually experience. We can only save (grow) ourselves. It is and always has been a personal journey we contracted to travel.

No mother, father, teacher nor authority will  ever save us, protect us or prevent for our every experience to mould us, hone us and grow us. It is we, individually, alone that must do all of that. Anything else is mere signs, pointers, helpers, supporters and reminders to us along the way that we’re never alone.

I woke so refreshed, joyful and appreciative of this particular, personal assistance that has always, in my life, enabled me to entirely trust. Some may call it intuition. That it is  in the awake state. In the Dreamscape, it is, I personally hold to, my more intelligent inner self, unbounded by earthly bonds, touching me, holding me, speaking softly and lovingly to me saying:

“All is very very, well – even all this will pass and you are taken care of and navigated to precisely the next space on your incredible journey
in these realms”

May we each hold fast to that part of ourself that is always the lighthouse and guiding vessel, helping us move forward, to become and recognise the glorious being we have always been and will continue to become.

Signs and Portents – Fearsome Guide to Life

Before an earthquake or major natural calamity you will see creatures fleeing well before the event. Natural instinct picks up strange and variable energies that alert the fauna to eminent disaster and danger.

We humans, so ensconced in our reliance on technology, lackadaisical attitudes towards imminent danger unobserved usually suffer the consequences of resultant events. These do take place in the natural world around us as with earthquakes, floods and war, yet when it comes to our own environment, our relationships, community or an individual’s actions and their outcomes we so often are blindsided, taken by utter surprise and again suffer the ensuing consequences.

Technology endeavours hard to solve the seeming irresolvable. We expect solutions to be invented, created out of necessity and most often look to others to accomplish these feats. That may be practical in many cases however denying our own resolving tools is folly at best.

Within each of us we have such repositories to draw on that can chart the progression of such events thus mitigating the oft felt calamity on us and those around us.

It is very hard to make someone hear who wishes to remain deaf to a proposal. It is nigh impossible to persuade another who staunchly sticks their head in the sand and refuses all outside advice and help. These end up being veritable lost causes, frustrating as that may be.

However each of us is gifted with insight. Insight needs respect of the highest order. It needs clarity gained through acknowledging it and demands determined work out to develop its sharpest features. A tool left in the potting shed to be ravaged by the damp and cold will never be brought out burnished. Likewise our intuition so often neglected and given little due as to its worth needs polishing.

One visceral part of intuition, a helper if you will is the ever present signs and portents flying around us through such a multiplicity of avenues it can sometimes be bewildering. It is in honing our intuitive faculties through observation, critical thought and an ever present desire to question more that enables us to decipher signs and portents offered.

For many these two aids look as if they ought to be left in the entrails and mythic past where we are told they had their day. Foolish is the one who would believe these misguided advices. While all around us they show themselves in event presenting metaphors for life we ignore them at our peril, especially believing science can unravel for us what determined work on ourself would otherwise accomplish.

Nothing is ever a straight line, yet straight lines are part of the journey. Nothing is ever black and white, yet these two tonal areas are part of the whole. The spectrum of things is by its nature and design a map of full coverage in the visible and tangible parts.

What exists in the intangible, the unseen, the far too refined parts is anyone’s guess. Just because we cannot see it, does not negate its existence. What it does demand is our trust and faith that what we know, see, feel and experience is merely scratching a surface that contains far more depth and breadth than we could imagine. That in itself should be enough to blow our minds.

Why it may not is the result of our awe and wonder having been beaten out of us through frivolity, acceptance of superficiality and rank ignorance of the vastness of our individual and collective potential. We have allowed ourselves to be driven, like a nail, into the coffin of our self inflicted shortsightedness and smallness. This sort of neutering leads to mass extinction yet is never inevitable if we are open to learning about ourselves in a far more meaningful and passionate way.

The path is fearsome, in a positive awe inspiring sense of the word. We are adept at scaring ourselves shitless – we do it on a daily basis and allow others to feed our fears by the minute. This is our greatest enemy when it comes to wishing to develop our intuitive potency. It is what blocks our vision both inner and outer to the signs and portents that line the road we travel. They become the essential billboards advertising the potential ahead for success or failure.

Signs and portents are our guides, if we but knew it or accepted them as such, yet they need us to be willing to dig deep into ourselves and clear the dross of false belief, baggage preventing our vision seeing clearly and anything that would prevent us being objectively able to appraise information before us. It is this for many that makes them discard all this as itchy witchy nonsense. But as previously stated retraining a fool is as hard  as Sisyphus rolling his rock uphill for it to roll back down again and again.

The self serving fools who pretend to govern over us exude a power and control most accept as the right of the job, rarely questioning the sanity of what is demonstrated. Ego maniacs, psychopaths and all who abuse their power and position inevitably create actions spurring reactions leading to disasters, suffering and eventually their own demise. Wherever it may come from nature very often through utilising human interaction on whatever level delivers warnings, prohibitions and insights as to future results. In a way that much science happily kicks into the long grass while they hold no solution within their parameters of documentation, human and natural forces are so intricately entwined as to flag up when the human part goes against the grain and interdependence of such a relationship. When we push our arrogance to playing god within the natural arena, the discord created holds dire consequences. Arrogance and stupidity blind us from such consequences until only when the outcomes hit us full on do we begin to question whether our approach could be more sympathetic to the whole.

This article was spurred by witnessing a small island in the Maldives combusting, destroying the whole eco built paradise retreat for the rich and well heeled. As of writing there is little or no loss of life thankfully, yet the metaphor in the signs presented is of this sort of exclusive life style being as impertinent and able to be destroyed in an instant as anything.

There are far more obvious and telling signs and portents witnessed. The Grenfell Tower disaster, so man made, so fuelled by self serving greed and disdain for those far more deprived issued a stark and unequivocal reminder of our polarised society between the haves and have nots. These signs screamingly obvious to even those half asleep have yet to be taken on board and become a positive litmus test for deep problems boiling up like puss under the skin. Ignoring such signs build to create massive counter reactions.

As much as our abuse of our environment is a major disaster already in full throttle, we are forced to accept at it as ultimate cause of so many of our woes. Yet to contextualise it into a cycle as long and as natural as the earth itself might allow us to realise it is being used as a rod to beat us with far more than a carrot to lead us through the darkness of ignorance. That more is not addressed in this area is down to lack of foresight, desire to care for others born and unborn and sheer bloody selfish ways. We give away our power as if it was not ours to hold in the first place. Selfish wants supersede selfless need at every level of action and interaction. Cultivating blame, dividing each against the other are classic redirection tools avoiding the realities we share and face.

Why does it always have to reach a point where the creatures we are supposedly meant to steward  and care for wash up with more plastic inside them on our shores than food in their bellies? Even these signs and portents of our imminent extinction are brushed aside at this eleventh hour and a half as merely results of a poverty of invention.

An intuitive can feel, sense imbalance, developing sickness yet if that is overridden by staunch disbelief in the numinous and inner rather than accepting insight as part of the proactive measures to realign, it falls impotent on rocky ground. Intransigence and unwillingness to explore the inner as well as outer is a killer for anything approaching intuition and natural alertness.

Today is so filled with the noise of distraction, interference with natural resonance that it can be tricky to negotiate. We are brilliant at telling ourselves the things we cannot do, yet rarely decide on the can do path which always reveals what we can.

Belief in self, grounded in solid practice and practicality, determination linked to respect for our environment are solid foundations. Listening within and without for subtle change and direction, honouring space with as little interference from technology all leads to the development of heightened awareness. When we begin to feel as alert and receptive to our surroundings as the hare and antelope then we have opened a door that will only close when we fall back into dullness and stupor.

Synchronicity and happenstance are both instruments to be highly respected. That science may not place heavy weight on them is science’s loss. If we allow ourselves to open to the possibility and potential revealing itself to us through ways and means we had previously no idea of then this is one good sign that we are inviting intuition to take its rightful front seat in our lives. The rewards will always surprise yet will have been well earned and as natural as the air we breathe.