MY VERY OWN PROVOKING THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 05/31/2015

It’s Sunday! Let’s shed a little Light on a subject, shall we?

The “love of money” may be the root of all evil, but I say that the lust for power is its core. Money is the greatest tool in the arsenal of evil, with which to enforce the will of those in power, upon all humanity. Their purpose is to keep us all enslaved, docile, and under their complete control.

The Bible’s book of Revelation was the seer’s best attempt to describe their mystical, spiritual visions to others. Many visions are common for all who walk the path of Enlightenment. These visions symbolize the struggle between the Light and Dark sides of each of our personalities, and of the societies around us. One of the greatest errors of interpretation people can make, is in trying to literally apply these visions to actual events and people. These visions are timeless and apply to all ages, they are allegorical, metaphorical, figurative, but NOT literal. The Jehovah’s Witnesses take, probably, the most literal view of the Bible. How many times now have they predicted the end of the world on a specific date, and been proven wrong? The Bible even says we cannot know the exact time, but that did not stop them from trying! This stubborn tendency, common to all of us, of attempting to do anything we have been told we cannot do, is really quite funny. We are very silly humans sometimes.

For those still anxiously awaiting the coming of Armageddon, it is already happening in the heavens of your soul.  It symbolizes the internal struggle of the forces of light and dark as you wrestle your way towards Unity with God.

Over the years, my understanding of the Beast of Revelation has solidified. At its head or core stand the great banking families of the world, and the financial institutions which execute their will. The rest of the “Beast” includes governments, political systems, economic systems, police forces, the industrial-military complex and all religious authority. This may not be, and probably is not, an all-inclusive list. It is through these, that the whole of humanity is enslaved and controlled. Our heads, as a symbol of our own personal wills, have been lopped off by the “Beast”. We either play the game, and grind out a living for ourselves, earning the money which will allow us to eat; or we just take whatever we want, completely rejecting the system, and eventually get jailed, or our hand chopped off for our effort; or we starve. This is the magnitude of control that the lust for power has produced. There are millions of people who willingly and enthusiastically support this “Beast”. There are millions more who grudgingly submit to the “Beast” out of necessity, but hate the loss of control over their lives, many suffering terribly. There are yet, again, thousands, maybe millions more, who have rejected the authority of the “Beast”, and incarceration, or worse, is the price they pay for their defiance.

These systems of the “Beast” have been presented to us from birth as the highest forms of civilization and pinnacles of human achievement.  We are taught that these institutions are to be honored and obeyed, and many volunteer their lives, out of a sense of duty, to the protection and preservation of these institutions. Yet these same noble institutions have been, and are today the very same which are responsible for all humanity’s wars. Those who follow the path towards Enlightenment recognize these same Powers as the very embodiment of evil.

As one of those who seek Enlightenment, I say that the love of money and the lust for power are literally the root and core of all the evil ever committed by humanity.  They simultaneously are the Will of God as well.  “What God wants, God gets” (Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame).  Prove me wrong, if you can.

How’s that for a Sunday sermon!

What do you think?  Agree?  Disagree?  Bored by this thought?  Want to rant, argue, or fight?  Let me know what you think.

My Very Own Provoking Thought for the Day 05/28/2015

The reason that there are thousands of variants of religions is because humans are so evolutionarily fallible and immature that they have only a faulty and imperfect grasp of the Will of God.  On top of that, we humans have a repellent, divisive and distasteful habit of presenting our opinions as absolute Truth.  Some are so deluded so as to actually believe their opinion to be TRUTH absolute!

What do you think?  Agree?  Disagree?  Bored by this thought?  Want to rant, argue, or fight?

Let me know, if it pleases you to do so.  Oh, hell, just do it anyway (hehe, that ought to piss a few people off).

My Dire-y 05/23/2015, Saturn Day

Yes, here we are again.  It’s Saturn Day (Saturday), the last day of the week, the Sabbath, the day God rested from the work of creation.  Saturn is the planet of Inertia, where things just passively continue along the last path they were travelling, through the power of built-up energy.  Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, the day they are to do no work, the Holy day.

Christians worship the first day of the week, Sun Day (Sunday, bet you didn’t guess that one, haha) because they are Sun/Son worshippers.  On the “Tree Of Life” of Jewish mysticism, the Sephira Tiphareth (the central one of the 10 circles on the “Tree”) represents the both Sun, and the Christ, it’s color is yellow.  It is the sphere of the Messiah, Son of God, the central Ego, the Sun, Jesus, the Christ Consciousness within us all, that spirit which encourages us ever upward to higher spiritual attainment.  But we were talking about Saturday weren’t we.

Yes, I like Saturday.  Most of us do.  Cats were especially created for Saturdays.  Everything just drifts along on the power of the week.  A day of rest and relaxation is a fitting end to each week of work and business, biz-ness, monkey business.  Since my cats tend to sleep most of the day anyway, they feel right at home on Saturday.  This is the day where people start thinking about all the “stuff” they could/should be doing, and say, “to hell with it, I’m going to relax, drink a beer, and watch TV”.  This is the day on which it is proper to take exactly that attitude.  I think I will just join right in…. 8^)

Happy old-school Sabbath, everyone!

 

PURPOSE by Mark Kagy

My_Caduceus (copy)We fall into creation,
pay tribute to our nation,
We pray for our salvation,
while working devious machinations.

To “Experience”, you must See,
is what it means to Be,
so we join humanity,
the truth is we are “Free”.

Tender compassion and a loving heart,
equal dark evil desires and intentions,
Both are necessary for the course
woven into our story.

pain and suffering are but one side,
with pleasure and opulence reflected,
all comes to balance ultimately,
and justice surely takes Her due.

nothing is forbidden,MyStar
all is Divine,
ours is only to live complete
the part we are assigned.

we are but automatons,
or else we are gods,
it matters not from what perspective,
in the end it is but ONE.

when death has come we are at rest,
no troubles, trials, or thoughts,
to blinding darkness our consciousness returns,
till by chance, we come again.

Gratefully feel All pain,
in suffering be content,
if ease and richness are your inheritance,
with awe and humility take your place.
if average and common is your life
and little you Create,
remember only that you serve
through “Experience” of your fate.

for each and every possible thought
and each True deep desire,
All are as equal, to the One,
whose knowing we Inspire.

the warrior great, and shifty vagabond,
garbage collector, and royal queen,
the common worker and scientist,
all equal in their Worth.

the schizophrenic sees beyond the veil
fearful sights and deafening voices,
the portion of reality closed to most.
from deaf mute to idiot savant
and autistic to the genius,
all see the “Plan” from angle unique.

Ultimate Experience is not complete
without Each contribution,
so honor is due in equal part
to every Angel, Being, Plant, and Rock.

Awake sleeper,Dao
know thyself
for who you are –
Divine Unity.

Mark Kagy
6-20-2014

PAIN SCALE

Here is something that might be useful.  I took a couple of existing pain scales, and modified them to work for me, and added a few of my own descriptive words and phrases.  In one case, the scale only used even numbers, so there were only 5 levels described with smiley faces.  Enjoy!

0 – No Pain

1 – Barely Noticeable

2 – Mild, Nagging Pain, Ache

3 – Noticeable Pain

4 – Moderate, Uncomfortable Ache, Cannot Relax, Restless

5 – It Hurts, Pain, Hard to Sleep

6 – Severe, It Hurts a lot, It Hurts Damnit!, Cannot Sleep

7 – Snappish, It Fucking Hurts!, Cannot Concentrate

8 – Very Severe, Moaning, Do Anything to Make it Stop, Need Help

9 – Excruciating, Unbearable, Tears, On the Verge of Insanity, Beat Head Against the Wall, Think Seriously about Cutting Off the Offending Member

10 – Worst Possible Pain, Insanity, Suicide, Not Humanly Bearable

My Dire-y 05/21/2015, All B 4 Lunch

Great day today!  Not.  My plumber who was supposed to show up between 8am and 10am, didn’t.  My Internet went down, or out, or down AND out around 11am and is still out.  So I am using my smartphone for this post (well, not much else to do).  And my cat, Holly, decided to deposit her lunch all over my couch.  All this before noon.

Wonder what the rest of the day has in store?  Has the bad energy blown itself out, or will inertia carry it through the rest of the day?  Let’s see,  Thursday is Thor’s day, so that means Jupiter, the “Great Beatific” is in charge.  That is generally a good thing…then again, maybe a little trouble is exactly what I need most today (who can follow the purposes of the Universe).  Saturn, the planet of inertia, is in charge of Saturday (Saturn day, get it?) so maybe I will be OK.  Maybe I should consult an astrologer, or psychic?  Na, I’m good.

So I hope all of you (all 29 of you) are having a great day.  Without my Internet, I am reduced to posting, checking email, and watching really old shows on standard, over-the-air TV.  I got rid of cable TV about a year ago, ’cause I didn’t watch it that much, and I needed to save money (especially so I can blow it on new tech “toys”).  Hey, we only live once, and I really don’t need natural gas service during the summer, do I?  They won’t mind if I have it turned off till late fall, will they?   $+)

I am liking my new smartphone.  I can pretty much do everything I can do with my other computers (just not as easily, especially with my poor eyesight).  When the wi-fi goes out, 3G-4G will do the job.  The only thing, see, is that web surfing can eat up my monthly quota of 1GB of data per month really fast like.  Once you go past that, we’re talkin’ big money for any extra data above that.  So…that’s why I said that I am limited in what I can do without my wi-fi Internet service.

Well, at 12:30pm, just now, the wi-fi came back on.  Things are looking up!  Maybe Jupiter was just lazy this morning, or in the john (“loo” for you Brits) with the sh*ts.  Whatever, I’m getting interested in this show on TV and typing on this teensy weensy keyboard is getting old, so……later…..