As I observe the world around me, knowing it is a projection of the mind of God (from the dawn of creation) and knowing that the personalized perspective is my own, it does not deter me from stating, inarguably (it can't be argued against, even if it is something another might claim to be delusional, or some presumption along the lines of Rashomon) that Materialism and Insanity are soulmates. I have been watching intently. I have been observing the incremental progression of Materialism through its various stages of madness and I can define it as only that; stages of progressive insanity. There's plenty of this sort of thing. The nature of it is truly insidious because it provides a presumed logical argument, replete with a fabricated personal struggle along the lines of;
"I've always been a defender of tradition and cultural normality. I'm a rational person but now... I have to expand my borders. Oh... I agonized and struggled with this but when I saw in real life, when I saw in my own life!!! and in the life of my batshit crazy daughter and when I was approached by heavyweight Satanists, (who are the ones promoting the gender bending meme and offered all sorts of infernal perks whose point is the promotion of confusion and disorder for the purpose of the manipulation and control of the general public mind) especially when Huffington Post offered me the opportunity to be celebrated as a courageous supporter of the imperative of 'living one's own truth' and when I was also given the chance to whore out my professional capacity and present myself as an expert on the matter, given my credentials as a wholly owned zombie of the AMA-Pharmaceutical Combine, I just had to throw my Zippy the Pinhead hat into the arena. I feel so cleansed and validated!!!"
Really off the wall speculations are playing ping pong with the mind's testicles, as one gropes for the itch and finds it has been transmitted through the fingers. Look at your palm; it's a road map of your mind and your subconscious trajectory, toward the incline of your disposition, toward this or that or the other, as it comes up in your event horizon. Yes, you can see it but can you read it and if you can, can you interpret it? Can you analyze the projected course of your inclinations? I'm speaking in code here, meaning, if you get it, you get it, otherwise one cannot explain it to a mindset that is crippled by sensation triggers. There is no hidden message. It is simply inconvenient to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing; "cause we wants it. Yes we wants it" and then we wants that and that and this. Lao Tzu had it right and his sense of brevity cannot be matched. "Cut out senseless craving".
Many of the times when life is difficult it is because you want something. If you don't want anything you will no longer be hindering the arrival of the things that are meant for you. It is only our interference in life that makes life less than pleasant. So many of our concerns could be eliminated if we only had more faith. One of our biggest problems is that we have imagined that God is like us. This leaves us driving blind on the highway of life, not hearing what is actually being said. Interpreting everything according to our own standards and judgments and all of that, all of the false construct we have made of ourselves then comes into conflict with others.
The one sane thing anyone can do is to let God live their life for them, through them. That is performed initially by giving way. Simply give way before others. Let them be the ones who are driven and in a hurry. Powerful forces move through this world and each of them creates a slipstream. By inclination, or through similarities of desire, we can be swept up in a slipstream and wind up somewhere we would never have considered going to if we had initially perceived what the end of the course would be before starting out.
When I was in prison, it was normal to encounter people who did not remember how they got there. If one would only stand guard at the gateway of their mind, they would very soon see and feel the force of the enticements and attractions of the world in time to defend themselves against becoming caught up in any number of slipstreams. People see the commercials that are screening on their television. Every one of them is created by vested interests which prey on appetites and/or fears.
I understand why I was sent to prison and mental institutions. It was so I could learn, first hand, what the criminal minds motivations are. It was so I could experience the myriad of insanities through proximity to them and via the agency of telepathy. This was how I came to understand that everything happens in the mind first and then illustrates itself outward into thoughts materialized as speech and action. As Lao Tzu also said, "even a fish would be safe, if it kept its mouth shut." The force of desire drives us into experience and in the process we develop our own understandings of good and evil. Good and Evil only have meaning in relation to each other and they consistently change place with one another as customs change. Good and Evil are always in transition and vested interests work to shape our perception of what is good and what is evil for their own profit. We are not unlike animals led to slaughter through the deceptions of Judas Goats.
Reality is something one can experience internally. It has no counterpart externally. Nothing happening outside of you is real. Now... if you are real, it is no task at all to shape the circumstances you encounter by being more real than what is taking place all around you. There is a reason why Love is the most powerful force in existence, though few understand why that is, preferring to interpret love according to pedestrian perspectives. As conditions degenerate, due to ever greater increases in the force of Materialism, life becomes nonsensical. Trivia is celebrated and social networking has reduced humanity to an aggregation of twits; ergo Twitter. Life is not a stream of smilies and LOL's. Life is not an amusement park of appetite satisfaction and that is why indigestion is so epidemic and why the more powerful pharmaceuticals that treat this condition are so expensive.
If you can come to a state of not wanting anything, you will be at peace. There will be no reason to scheme, or connive, plot or strategize... you are no longer a fish who is caught on the hook of desire. Whatever is intended for you is on the way. Everything else that you have mistaken for what you truly desire is kind enough to disappoint you until you get this. This is one of the reasons that so many rich and powerful and successful people are so angry and frustrated. The same difficulties that they had before they got rich and successful still plague them. There are any number of things you can't throw money at, or armtwist for results, lest you wind up twisting your own arm behind your back.
There is only one thing worth having and that is the thing that completes you, so that you don't want anything else. Surely you can enjoy whatever comes and also enjoy being still and empty of the smoke and fire that tapestries across the senses and which is driving people all round you in every direction after whatever it is that they have, for the moment, confused with what they really want. This is the source of the frustration and anger and what then precipitates unfortunate events, which are brought about to bring this to their attention but for some reason, people go right on, flailing around in their dream state, imagining they are awake and they are not awake. If they were awake they would not be suffering and so inclined to share that suffering with everyone else.
I was in Costco a couple of days ago and I was constantly being reminded of the urgency of pushing and pressing that was going on all round me. I had to consciously keep pulling back and waiting for people to pass on their way. A thousand hungers were swirling in the atmosphere of the store. People with zero spacial awareness were blocking others from negotiating past them and there was cellphone after cellphone being hammered on or spoken into. It was funny and tragic at the same time. I could look down the road and see where this activity would eventually lead; to zombification and cannibalism, which are already occurring after a fashion but not that far off in terms of the reality of them. It reminds me of Cool Hand Luke;
"Stop feeding off me."
I'm doing what I usually do at this time of the year; waiting for the Christmas Spirit to hit me, so that I break into tears at the least indication of that deeper emotion that swims just under the surface of my being. I went on line in the course of a morning and bought all the gifts I had in mind for people and then put it out of my mind. Now all I have to do is feel the presence of the ineffable, which will most assuredly come my way because there are still enough people around who value that feeling, so it will be in the air and... as well... the angels in their timeless and regular passage, will be animated to the same end and be seeking out wherever there are open hearts, to pour the wondrous beauties of the spirit of the divine into each one of those hearts. One of those hearts will be mine.