Friday, 22 February 2013

Monstaville Book I. Chapter 6


“To smile at an enemy is to disarm him.”
- The Mother (Seeds of Light).

Keep your mood light and humorous - be detached from your life and all its poison. Don’t let it touch you or penetrate to your blood/soul.

Then you can be free from its illusion and you can afford to be gentle and divine.

‘Those who look outwards dream, but those who look inwards awake.’ - Carl Jung.

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” - Marcus Aurelius.

It is like living with a wild cat, like a lion, upstairs. (Wild cats: animals like to fight to feel their power as the only power they know). His aggression, and all anger/violence is nothing more than an expression of the beast, the animal within. He is very physical and relies on drink to summon forth the power of the beast which human form/society inhibits. He has not developed his mind because he has not had time to evolve that far. It is a reminder that all life is evolving at a different pace depending on its stage of evolution. All fundamentally one. You must show understanding and tolerance. You must be patient with the beast in yourself and patient with the beast in others, and not expect everyone to display the same level of respect and self-control. Forgive and sympathise. Plus, you have to be responsible, for you cannot be trusted with divine power if you have not laid your tiger down to rest - if you cannot control the animal part of yourself totally. The two do not mix. Evolve from one to the other; never mix the two for you will pollute the divine and lose it. Nourish the light and let the darkness fall away.

Plus, whatever violence is shown by others is but a reflection of your own violence in previous lifetimes (and the remnants or fear of abusing power again hidden in your unconscious). The economy of nature (Edgar Cayce’s reference to the human loss of memory regarding past lives). Whether you caused harm to the individual concerned or not, you were once like that yourself, and terrorised those who had evolved to greater sensitivity (and, through your ignorant behaviour, they evolved further too, towards ascension). Just as they had to put up with your volatile nature, so you must show forbearance with that of those who are as you were. You must pass these tests before you can grow truly in divine power. Do not react to animals with the animal in yourself. For then neither of you grows. Respond with all the Light - the love, understanding and patience - that you can find within yourself. This ensures your own growth as well as having a positive effect on the aggressor.

The caterpillar is thick-skinned and insensitive and it does not appreciate the butterfly’s delicate nature. It does not comprehend the dame it can cause and regards all life as caterpillars because that is the only level of existence that it knows. In fact, it views the butterfly as a caterpillar, as a reflection of itself. There is a caterpillar within every butterfly, but it is a dead, lifeless, discarded creature. The caterpillar beast detects slight traces of it and it is these which it relates to, he only signs of life it recognises, even though they are no longer expressed and belong to previous lifetimes. The caterpillar wants the butterfly to react the same way as itself. It can only trust ego, for ego is all it knows. It desires to bring you down to its level so it can relate to you and also prove it own power and feel secure as a beast. A mere beast that refuses fearfully and stubbornly to grow. It is jealous of humans in whom exists the divine element which is difficult to attain and which takes many lifetimes to sense and develop.

The ultra-masculine ego which respects the mother’s caring nature lives its caring side through them without suffering the conflict of developing over feelings in oneself. He may imitate his mother in some ways, but he expects everyone to be like his mother. Otherwise, they could be like his violent father, and that is impossible for him to deal with. It is a potential threat. Hence, severe paranoia! A lion which has not long been in human form continues to depend on the mother. It learns about human feelings and values from its mother, even though it finds them alien and difficult to express when away from her. Plus, he probably has few other companions because he has a drink problem and because he views everyone as a potential threat to his own security, his mother’s and partner’s.

“I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.” - Andre Gide.

Retrospective inserts.

“We as humans are not that far above the animals in following our impulses. It is only by coming into tune with your Higher Self that you begin to draw away from the animal aspect of your human self. You are in fact growing up.” (In Touch with Raynor C. Johnson by Sheila Gwillam, Light Publishing, London, U.K., 1996, p.186).

“The Higher Self is the space within each and every one of us that is filled with all nourishing qualities such as joy, creativity, intuition, peace, power, love, compassion and all good things. I’m sure there have been moments, however fleeting, when you have been able to access this transcendent place within. At those times, all seemed right with the world. The fear and struggle were replaced by a sense of ‘All is well,’ but the feeling never lasts. Why? Because it is our tendency to revert to a more familiar part of ourselves which I call the ‘Lower Self.’ - Susan Jeffers (Feel the Fear...and Beyond, Rider Books, London, U.K., 1998, p.11).

In Search of the Miraculous. Volume 1 by Osho (Chapter 4, ‘Meditation is Death and Resurrection,’ 3 May 1970, Rajneesh Foundation, Pune, India, 1984).

If coal is to turn into diamond, it must die as coal. So the danger is great enough. But it is a danger for the coal as such. If it is to become a diamond, it can do so only if it disappears as coal. Perhaps you don't know that there is no generic difference between diamond and coal. Essentially they are of the same element. Coal turns into diamond in the course of a very long period of time. Chemically there is no basic difference between diamond and coal. But the coal cannot remain coal if it wants to become diamond. So the coal faces a great danger.
                The same way a man faces a danger if he is on his way to find God. He will die as man. If a river is running to meet the sea, it is facing a great danger. It will disappear, it cannot escape it. But what do we mean by danger? It means to disappear. They alone can go on a journey to God who are prepared to disappear, to die.
                Death does not erase us as completely as does meditation, because death only severs us from one body and joins us with another. You don't change in death; only your clothes change. You remain as you are. So death is not so great a danger as we all take it to be. Meditation is a greater danger than death, because while death only snatches your clothes away from you, meditation snatches you away from you.
                Meditation is absolute death.
                In the past, those who knew said that meditation is death, total death. In meditation not only clothes, but everything changes. But if a river wants to become the sea, it has to risk its life. In fact the river does not lose anything when it falls into the sea; it loses nothing at all, it grows to become the sea itself. And when coal turns into diamond, it loses nothing; it grows to become diamond. But so long as coal is coal it is afraid of losing itself. And so long as a river is a river it is afraid of getting lost. How does it know that on meeting the sea, it will not lose anything, it will turn into sea itself.
                ...If you want to save yourselves, you will have to lose God. And if you want to find God, you will have to lose yourselves.
                One night someone asked Jesus, ‘What should I do so that I find this God you always talk about?’ Jesus said, ‘You don't have to do a thing except that you lose yourself. Don't save yourself.’ The man said, ‘What are you talking about? What will I gain if I lose myself?’ And Jesus answered, ‘He who loses finds himself, and he who saves, loses himself forever.’

    Interviewer: are your kids interested in drawing?
    Tim Burton: Yeah. My son has a monster book and I'll draw a shape and he'll draw some of it and we go back and forth. It's fun. You know, you kind of learn a lot from them because you kind of go back to the roots of why you like drawing. It's great; it's creativity and therapy and exploration.
If a child

"If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world."

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” - Groucho Marx.

“Most of what is happening to you on a personal level is known subconsciously, as you planned for this time and the opportunity to ascend. Regardless of your experiences, if you feel that somehow progress is being made then you may be sure you are heading for fulfilment. When you reflect on them you might admit to needing the lessons involved. Many revolve around personal relationships, and it is wise to leave the Earth having resolved any differences. More importantly, in making your peace with others remember that forgiveness also involves yourself.” - SaLuSa (channelled through Mike Quinsey, 12 March 2010,

Baldrick (Tony Robinson): I'm glad to say, I don't think you'll be needing those pills, Mr. B.
Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson): Am I jumping the gun, Baldrick, or are the words ‘I have a cunning plan’ marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of this conversation?
Baldrick: They certainly are!
Blackadder: Well, forgive me if I don't jump up and down with glee; your record in this department is not exactly a hundred percent. So, what's the plan?
Baldrick: We do...nothing.
Blackadder: Yep, that's another world-beater.
Baldrick: Wait, I haven't finished. We do nothing until our heads have actually been cut off...
Blackadder: ...and then we spring into action?
Baldrick: Exactly! You know how, when you cut a chicken's head off, it runs round and round the farmyard?
Blackadder: Yyyyyyyeah...
Baldrick: Well, we wait until our heads have been cut off, then we run round and round the farmyard, out the farm gate, and escape. What do you think?
Blackadder: Yes...My opinions are rather difficult to express in words, so perhaps I can put it this way... [Tweaks Baldrick's nose]
Baldrick: It doesn't really matter, 'cause the Scarlet Pimpernel will save us, anyway.
Blackadder: No he won't, Baldrick. Either I think up an idea, or, tomorrow, we die - which, Baldrick, I have to tell you, I have no intention of doing, because I want to be young and wild, and then I want to be middle-aged and rich, and then I want to be old and annoy people by pretending that I'm deaf. Just be quiet and let me think.
- Blackadder the Third (Series 3, Episode 3, ‘Nob and Nobility,’ written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis, BBC TV, 1987).

Passionate Despair by Jérémie Fleury

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