Monday, January 17, 2022

Multi-Tasking... Really?

by Tim Che'

We live in a culture that highly values busy-ness (aka business). And multi-tasking is "all the rage" among super-moms and fast-paced executives.

It's like a badge of honor to be juggling endless things... like the clowns in the circus spinning plates or juggling bowling pins.

Todays TV shows are idolizing characters that easily breeze along while answering to an insurmountable amount of decisions in lofty offices of government and business.

I, personally, have never been impressed by such acts of intellectual bravado. And, I have always questioned whether it

is actually possible "multi-task"? 

I saw a Myth Busters TV show, that the kids showed me, that disproved the notion, in their Myth-buster ways, which showed more of a 'Rapid Tasking' than multi-tasking... a kind of quickly jumping back and forth with a high-speed (perhaps over- caffeinated) mind.

But when you watch a mother of 5 little ones feeding the baby, while making lunch, and talking on the phone to her office manager... what is really going on?

The Sad Clown

The inspiration for this article came to mind with the recent passing of Robin Williams, a self-professed sad-clown, who possessed the most extreme examples of this type of  mental hyper-drive.

It would be difficult to find an equal of rapid-fire intellect anywhere on earth. The question that came to mind was... did his extraordinary talent and creativity come from the creative right-brain? Or was it rather an extreme expression of a left-brained intellect that was totally out of control?

The intellect can be VERY clever but is limited to thought and therefor only able to rearrange that which already exists. It is not able to create anything new because all thought is based on language which is only of the past. I ask this question because I read the stories of Mr. William's long struggle with emotional issues and deep depression and I have noticed over the years that some people who struggled with negative emotional states seem to have well developed and over-active intellects.

 ALL emotions expressed are preceded by the programmed mind in response to the stimulus of thought or the environment. If you cannot control your thinking you will not be able to control your emotional responses. I don't pretend to know what his mental state was or is... I just find it interesting and wonder what true creativity is and where it actually comes from.

Neville says that creation is finished, and that creativity is just a greater receptivity to that which

Friday, January 14, 2022

Spiritual Defense

So... perhaps we are at war. A quiet war with silent weapons and an invisible enemy. Their are casualties that no one sees. And worse, few believe that anything is happening at all. The battle rages. It is called "Armageddon". It is the end times. It is also the end of time.

You see time is the intellectual part of the mind. The part that will lose the battle with the Awakened Imagination... Read "The Battle of Armageddon"

Here, Neville gives us the best defense during these trying times: 

"The best defense against the deceptive assault upon our mental and moral eyesight is the spiritual eye or the Eye of God. In other words, a spiritual ideal that cannot be changed by circumstance, a code of personal honor and integrity in ourselves and good will and love to others. 

"Not what thou art, nor what thou hast been, beholdeth God with his merciful eyes, but that thou wouldst be." 

Through the veins of the humblest man on earth runs the royal blood of being. Therefore, let us look at man through the eyes of imaginative love which is really seeing with the Eye of God. Under the influence of the Eye of God, the ideal rises up out of the actual, just like water is etherialized by the sun into the imagery cloudland.

The man who really finds himself cannot do otherwise than let himself be guided by love.

Our ability to help others will be in proportion to our ability to control and help ourselves. 

The day a man achieves victory over himself, history will discover that to have been a victory over his enemy.

The solitary or captive can, by the intensity of his imagination and feeling, effect myriads so that he can act through many men and speak through many voices. The best way to feel another’s good is to be more intensely aware of it. Ideas do not bless unless they descend from Heaven and take flesh.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

What is the Sun?

Of course, we all have been taught by the great scientific community, that the sun is a giant Hydrogen bomb, that is continuously exploding, at the center of our solar system... Right? Well, let's see what someone who actually observed the sun for years has to say about what it is.

Now, I don't know about you, but it really peaks my curiosity to listen to a different point of view on things we take for granted as true. His statement that you can not see the sun from outer space is at first preposterous... and fascinating when you allow your mind to open to other possibilities about what the sun could be... and what the earth is... and who you are!

This video is required viewing for this weeks Casual Conversations on Consciousness titled "The Intellect and the Grid of Containment" 
  • Isn't it interesting that the brightest object in our solar system has dark spots? 
  • Is the sun really hollow? 
  • Is it just an accident that the moon, as viewed from earth, is the exact diameter as the sun as viewed from earth? What are the odds of that? 
  • And how does this relate to 'The Grid of Containment'?
  • You can't see the sun from outer space? or stars? What does that imply if it is true?
It is amazing to us how such questions have been eliminated from our culture. I was in the habit of asking young people a simple question, "What do you think the sun is?". The usual response centered around the idea that it was the star at the center of the solar system... one just said "Bright?" I would then say, "I know what you have been taught that it is, but what DO YOU think that it is?" Invariably blank faces and an "I don't know what you mean?" vacuum. 

So... What do you think it is?

When someone aked the great poet, William Blake, that question, he answered, "I million angels singing 'Halleluiah, Halleluiah, Halleluiah".  I'm sticking with that definition!