Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

I think if one loves and accepts oneself enough

One doesn’t take the dark moments of others personally

It kind of bounces off

As you know that’s not who they really are underneath

And personal honesty isn’t necessarily a darkness either

As it takes great courage to speak ones core-truth

Rather than be a sheep, or a yes-man

Most people are sheep and yes-men

So that they wont have to risk rejection, or be different

Although if one already believes enough in oneself

Risking rejection is just filtering out what isn’t useful, or no longer serves

A sometimes-painful pruning, if one has become emotionally-attached

But never-the-less, the silver-lining makes room for something even better

Than one had before, more comparable with ‘who’ one is evolving into

In which case ones job might be, to raise the vibrational frequency

Of those around, and how to wake people up, break their gaze

From staring at themselves so intently

In the mirror of self-obsessive introspection

Is not necessarily by being sweet

For brutal honesty can be an unwelcome on-the-spot light

An overly bright intrusive floodlight

That ruffles the feathers of the comfort-zone

Revealing a vulnerable chink in years of carefully crafted armour

Designed to protect the ego from ever remotely appearing wrong

Heaven forbid, Sacrebleu!

Instead always coming up roses, out on top

Which funnily enough, is a common shared human condition

For no matter how elevated a consciousness, lofty ideal

To which an individual may aspire

One cannot escape the pull, the lure of a human-ego

One has to continually train it, align it, work with it, and be the master of it

And that is most people’s constant recurring work

Or ultimate downfall

The snakes and ladders on the checkerboard of life

Ego and humility, strength and vulnerability

Up and down, turn around, touch the ground

In, out, shake it all about, all over the shop

And eventually back to square one…

Sometimes I forget that the reason

For peoples projections

Is because deep down they are trying to convince themselves

With sweeping statements of bravado

And so I have to be more forgiving and more patient

For if I can be more patient with myself and my own processes

I can extend this as compassion to the process of others

As figuring it out can take a few hundred thousand light years

And lifetimes…

On the curvacious path of learning

‘How to love the self’

Rubber Sole

GoldenAngel

Can one darn the immortal hole

In the sock of experience that chafes the rubber-worn sole

Of the shoe that doesn’t fit

That doth tread the path of uncertainty and risk

Can one re-weave the flimsy fabric

Of a threadbare soul

That doth ponder at the point

Of a heartless commercial world

Can one repair a forlorn and forgotten heart

So ragged and frayed and falling apart

From trying so hard

To love lost and damaged souls

Earth-bound angels

Whom hath but only one wing

To save them from the danger of their self-seduced egos

So ready, eager and willing

To sacrifice themselves and die

In pursuit of a fake western dream

To live a synthetic lie

Indelibly imprinted upon the lids of ones minds-eye

Entombed by in-built expiry

The True Role of the Ego

‘Gaia is the spirit of nature, it’s another word for the Tao, if you befriend her, she protects you. She will eventually change the world and take it back from humans, because they hurt her and her children, the animals. All equations are balanced in the end, can’t wait really.’ – Stuart Wilde

The ego is actually a very necessary part of the personality

Which one inherits with a body

And when the ego is aligned to support ‘Higher Consciousness’

It is capable of great good

It is not a battle with the ego

It is not about transcending the ego, or conquering it

As the ego cannot be suppressed

And the personality requires the ego to provide a balanced sense of Self

It is about acquiring a better understanding of it’s true role

Which can only be achieved by embracing, befriending, taming

And training the ego

As one would a toddler

For the ego is still seeking one’s attention

So that one may acknowledge it’s presence

The ego requires an ‘inner parenting’

Grooming in preparation of greatness

In order to align correctly

And fulfil it’s true purpose

And the true purpose of the ego

Is to work alongside the spiritual deity

Of supporting higher-consciousness intent, as manifest

In the physical world

By coming from a place of heart-centered Love

One can move beyond the ‘I’, the personal

And when the ego is correctly aligned in this way

From beyond the perspective of the ‘I’

And focused on the unconditional, universal

The transpersonal, spiritual

Humility may also be activated

And humility is a valuable time-saving mechanism

For gratifying the ego, appearing right, being in control, having the last say

Chasing after advertising illusions, status upgrades, mimicking Hollywood role play, (etc)

These are all time-wasting distractions

While planet Earth and her inhabitants are plundered

By unsustainable consumerism, ignorance and war

More and more each day

And while the ego is languishing out of balance

Seduced by the advertising aesthetic and the media

Into supporting the capitalist mentality

That seeks to acquire more and more money/ possessions/ status/ kudos and power

Through competition and dominion

Rather than through co-operation and compassion

It continues to create havoc, misery and pain

Through a polarized perspective of the ‘Self’

Gratification to the exclusion of all else

With no understanding of how this focus

Adversely affects everything around us

We are all part of the macro / microcosm

So we do not operate alone

We are always a part of the whole

We cannot separate ourselves from this

To try to do so, is to operate in denial

However, when ones spiritual wealth comes from within

(Rather than trying to feed it from without)

The ego can support ‘higher-consciousness’ intent

To motivate the will

The will, to will thy divine will, a call to serve

To implement great beneficial change and transformation

As manifest

In record speed

It is a very, very powerful tool of initiation

That can activate the higher will

And when the ego is properly aligned

In accordance with ones divine intelligence

It can achieve truly amazing things

This is the ego’s true role.

Earth Not Mars

Earth not Mars

I’m just another victim

Of the moral decay

A modern-day symptom

Of the down-fall, demise, delay

Of harmony, peace and integration

An epidemic of antisocial-behaviour and narcissism

Proof of a lack of happiness, inner-peace, and meaning

Too many men-in-suits behaving badly everyday

Adolescent boys thinking they’re thugs

Acting like it doesn’t matter

With which, whatever they can get away

A lack of the ‘Gentlemen’ prevalent in society today

A world interacting without sincerity, integrity, respect

On a train, in the street, at work, at home or in the family unit

The needs of Women and Children still largely unrepresented and globally overlooked

A general disregard for what they want and how they feel

Push, pull, manipulation

Of the community, ego and control

For short term profit and gain perpetuation

A modern-day symptom

Of the demise of every country or nation

That aspires to emulate the rise and rise of the corporation

Capitalist materialist homogenisation

More powerful now than any government, monarchy, community, individual or religion

Instant short-term knee-jerk gratification

The insatiable unconscious consumer-ego

Must, have, want, need

Right now, yesterday

Highly contagious

Spreading like a wildfire-virus

Infecting the globe with mediochre consumerism

First, second, third-world, without exception

Man destroying his only true source of survival

Through commerce

Rain forests cleared for palm oil, eucalyptus, soy and grazing cattle

To be slaughtered to provide beef for burger-bars in the high street

Or for paper, lining the shelves with glossy magazines in high-street newsagents

Or for timber, for chairs and tables sold in MFI and IKEA hyper-stores

So what happens when the last tree is cut?

How can we breathe without trees?

How can we have water and healthy soil?

How can we reconnect with what is real?

With the importance of the survival of Nature

‘The Natural Habitat’ and ‘The Eco System’?

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LOVE, affection and relatedness between people

Is the only central grounding-point

The unification of spirit and soul with all creation

In order to be able to continue

To see through ‘The commercial Illusion’

To resist being distracted, seduced, deceived

And with wave upon wave of new generations

Who have become casualties

Of the western world

Of free trade

Of fragmented and broken family homes

Fleeing war-torn countries, natural disasters

Crushed cultures, lost-lineages, races, religions

We have a nation of confused, displaced identities

Individuals who feel like they don’t belong

Who don’t fit in

So money has become the one common language

The £ the $ the ¥ and the €

People flock to the cities now to talk the new ‘Esperanto’!

And cities support its lowest common denomination

Profit promoted via alcohol, tobacco, sex, cars, drug-dealing

Clubs, guns, gambling, dishonesty and stealing

The exploitation of children, animals, the forests, the land, the rivers the oceans, the air and the ozone

Money without integrity

Money without a soul

The biggest illusion of survival is:

That war generates money

And crisis is good for business

As long as there is unrest

There is money

From people’s need and misfortune

Money to promote political titillation

Global media communication

Propaganda, religious doctrine, hype

Tripping down the one-way spiral

Watching the hearts of men turn evil

Sealing the ill fate

Of another entire civilisation’s demise and destruction

And, in the eve of the consumerist throw-away society

There’ll be nothing left behind

Nothing to show that we ever existed

No Pyramids

No Stonehenge

No Pantheon

Maybe then the planet will get the rest She deserves

If she isn’t left barren

And who’s to say that wasn’t already the fate

Of our adjacent planet ‘Mars’ before us?

Maybe ‘We’ are the real Martians

Who never learned

The first time..?

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Spitalfields, London, November 2004

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it has the appearance of having been through the wars with its battle scarred appearance and it is often described as the

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it has the appearance of having been through the wars with its battle scarred and scorched appearance and it is often described as the “Red Planet”, due to the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

Mars is a good example of what Earth will look like when we have cut down all the forests and the soil can no longer hold water