Saturday, 8 March 2014

Fit for purpose - but who determines purpose?

The NYTimes allows 1440chars. So I accepted the discipline.
Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones

 It might have perhaps been more aptly titled; "Can high impact exercise be good for your bones?". Reading some of the comments is part of what prompted me to comment.

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 So many variables involved! This throws me back on the structuring of consciousness itself.
We tend to be 'fit' to whatever we are accustomed to fit into. Our life in the developed societies has become less physically active and our existence more technologically managed.More 'externally' managed rather than internally expressing.

The consciousness that expresses along the lines of its own creative discovery is a different nature to that which is attempting to coerce or impose its perceived 'good' manually. If we block the conscious channel with coercive interference, we then set up addictive needs to periodically unblock it.

The conscious channel (Our Presence-Life) is NOT coercive upon us NOR has it excommunicated or abandoned us when we coercively block our awareness of it. When we come across information which may have relevance to our functional welbeing - and our joy in life (for these are one), what are we really tuning in to, to discern what exactly IS reliable guidance in our own case?

Self-honesty is the foundation from which even mistakes become helpful. The idea that there is 'something wrong with you' which must in some sense be purged, punished or beaten out is very deep in our psychology. The sense of Life's joy and vitality knows Itself in Expression. An integrated consciousness can in a sense feel its way because it is in touch with all the threads that are present. A segregating consciousness imposes itself upon its body, its environment, its relationships.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Coercive morality perpetuates a disconnected life.

Shock headline:
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
It is prejudice that allows us to protect certain species, while treating others as mere commodities.

Preaching morality is selective and therefore reeks of self-righteousness.
A coercive intent will and a-tempt to frame you in its options and be led to the conclusions it wants you to adopt as if your own.
Human beings have cultivated a consciousness over many millennia that cuts them off from a felt relationship with All That Is - with Life and the Spirit of Life. They literally know not what they do because they know not who they are while in disconnection from the Living Universe.
And so they/we treat Life as our dominion, to 'lord it over' rather than participate in the Ongoing Creation that is Life. Materialism cannot approach Life - cannot see it and can only use it to feed its fear.

What matters to you is your choice. Real choice expresses and extends its source. A false choice maintains a disconnection from source by perpetuating a source of disconnection. Joy in food induces gratitude. I have no science for this but propose that a diet of gratitude is very healthy and may offset many 'risk factors'.
The real opportunity of identifying risk is to consciously navigate an optimal path amidst a multitude of risks. But a dalek's eye view thinks it can eradicate risk and this mentality is very very dangerous.
Fear never lets you go for what you really want in life or be who you really are. So don't use risk information to feed a fear mentality but feel into where you are with it and go for what you want as who you are - without fear. Self destructive habits are also choices hidden under layers of defence. Hang in with a sense of self-value - through - the difficult.
You're worth it - and your presence is a gift to the world - and not a statistic.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Google Frustrate

I read this today:
I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with Google, constantly moving the goalposts simply to wheedle more data from us which they can then sell on …..


It's a variation on an old paradigm. Instead of being predated upon by a
cartel-monopoly stranglehold, one is groomed and collected for others who
then feed on you or gain power over you. (And instead of doing evil, they
can adopt a philosophy of pseudo neutrality such that they don't hesitate to
provide easy access to the 'evils' that gather ad revenues and information
of users and usage patterns.

And of course predation being sanctified as the reality beneath any illusion
of civilisation in the 'modern' thinking.

While the markets are distorted, one may have to use services from purveyors
whose methods and motives may be alloyed at best and completely without
principle at worst. But one doesn't have to put all eggs in one basket and
can 'spread one's risk' and remain attentive and flexible.

The breakdown of civilisation (which of course has never been without
faults) is via the implanting and granting of freedoms, powers and a sense
of self-specialness. In the old days it was called the deceiver.
When we want to believe lies about ourselves we easily don't see what is
actually going on. And the ingenuity that comes from supporting an
investment in untruth is by nature unfathomably complex and opaque - such as
our current world in economic, social and political expression.

"At least do no evil" is a good reminder. But the most likely agency of evil
being done  on each other, the world and our self, is the blind presumption
of being right in who we think we are instead of actually in connection with
a willingness to work (or play) with what is right, in others, the world and
ourself. These three go together. Those two commandments J recommended point
to a prior unity that we have prodigally forgotten.
Noses in the trough was a phrase used to account for why (virtually) no one
blew a whistle on the insane behaviour leading to the Big Crash (which is
still running in managed slow motion).
But it is simply perceived self-interest. Greed is only fear unrecognized.
Perception may be used to hide and deny as much as to behold or receive.
What to do if the mind has been hacked and compromised?
Don't use it until a genuine movement of communication is felt. What one
resists, persists. And what one does not use atrophies by neglect.
When J said 'Resist ye not evil' he was pointing the snare by which we
forget and neglect to extend a true presence, in exchange for the
manufacture of a presentation that depends on opposition to seem to exist.

There must be emerging opportunity for businesses to identify themselves
responsible as part of a whole, rather than a part that feeds off the whole,
but it is hard to share and keep a light in a world that chooses to remain
in darkness. Tokenism soon muddies the water. Anything that can take form
can be mimicked to sell false associations that then corrupt the original
movement. Discernment is a deeper quality of our consciousness. I always say
'it takes one to know one' - so being less able to trust our surface
mentality obliges us to listen and discern more deeply that just running on
a default sense of false security.

Icons are like idols - images with which we invest personal meanings and
which if shared in the same way - work as a shorthand for real connection.
I feel the mind - in its surface sense as is most used as a shorthand
meaning - is already a virtual reality layer, and the fact that we are
currently building yet another level of 'exploration' (defence?) over our
current relational actuality.

With any new 'territory' there is the re-enactment of a pattern of
breakthrough or escape into an innocence that soon becomes a sort of wild
west where fear grows unabated, and the ways that then work to tame and
bring order soon become owned and corrupted by the powers that preside over
their territory or gateway service. Technology can serve, but it can also be
used as a means of control, including to restructure society (consciousness)
so as to be ever more 'free' of checks and balances to its 'freedom' to
assert itself coercively upon its slavs.

We live in interesting times

all the best

Mental wholeness and dementia

A fellow Mac user commented thus after a complex series of issues with his system: Do you think that Mac's retard or hasten Alzheimer's?!  ;-)

While a joke I felt to consider the mind, dementia and what may or may not affect our mental and total health.


I suspect exposure and ingestion of toxins, along with habits that do not
support the full health of the body.

But insofar as the effects of the mind's use may contribute to health, there
is a particular facet of stress that is like holding a bad posture all the
time in which Life cant flow, integrate, balance and basically receive and
release what it needs and does not need. Some kinds of apparent stress are
great - such as rising to a challenge that is exciting, or embracing a
situation that is uncertain or chaotic from a perspective of calm assurance.

But fearful overload seems to me to be a result of the idea that we are
alone, cut off, and have to manage all by our self. This correlates with the
little surface thinking personality mind - trying to manage its Universe,
which it is not designed nor intended to do. Life is a co-operative process.

Note that until the written word all cultures perpetuated themselves in
entirety via oral traditions and artefacts. It is fashionable for 'white
man-mind' to denigrate anything natural as invalid, subhuman and to be
enslaved or destroyed at will.
The Amerindians regarded it as a sickness of mind. So do I.
This sickness in heart and mind inevitably promotes disconnection and
self-destruction in a multitude of ways that seemed like a good idea at the

Technology is ultimately neutral - use it to free yourself from the mind of
stress or use it to validate your stress! It is a choice. But those who
design or distort the design of our technology can load the dice in their
favour so as to more readily fatten us for supper.

Underneath coping with life as a perpetual crisis management course is a
weariness if not exhaustion at a deeper level. One retreats step by step.
Some forms of dementia serve a deeper need than the personality can face.
The mind as well as the body can 'mutiny' to the imposition of an
illegitimate will.

Joy is that which aligns the will. If we choose a connected joy - we have to
find better ways of living than joyless servitude. It is a challenge to rise

Worry and fear tend to bring about the very thing they are supposed to be
protecting from. If we worry about dementia we are giving it attention -
like watering a seed. I've never had to deal with any moment but the one I
am in - but yes I can also suffer an imagination rather than employ one!

Whenever we pass through a difficulty - such as you have - there is a choice
as to whether to feel and acknowledge the blessings of support, guidance and
insight that have occurred as a result - or whether to paint the drama in
terms that perpetuate the essential framework whereby we suffer over and
over again. It is always choice - but we mostly do not realize we make it.
Crisis are opportunities to own more of our consciousness so as to choose
better - or more in alignment with what we truly are.
Sufficient unto the day be the evils thereof is a good reminder. There is
always a current moment going on somewhere in which to reconnect.

A disconnected humanity poisons its own environment and its own food supply,
its information and communication networks, biology, medicines, and
governance, simply by each part fighting to prevail over rather than
cooperate within the whole. The simple fact is that once one is is a
disconnected experience of life - there does not seem to be a whole - except
as a dry conceptual generalisation to put into formulas of empirical sums,
or as the attempt to appeal and manipulate the weak minded who need to
believe in magic.

If divide and rule brings affliction, why not unify and align?
But first the old choice or habit has to come up to be owned - and that is
what humanity generally and blindly battles against.

Yes I know you were joking. Making light of ourselves is essential for
health too ;-)

Fantasy relationships and fear

Are all men sexual deviants really?


There are consequences to an act - even to an act of ongoing imaginative curiosity.

The capacity to make false associations and enact fantasy relationships runs deeper and includes more than those activities that stand out as socially deviant.

The nature of consciousness is not actually fixed - one can explore, learn and be transformed as a result of choices and directions taken.

But the attempt to control consciousness coercively rather than through innate responsibility, has set up guilt and self-righteousness as warring polarities within an unnatural deviation from our true or original nature. So much so, that it has replaced our sense of nature and is termed 'human nature' as meaning 'fallen' nature.

The fear is that without guilt and fear as controls one would be a ravening beast or heartless fiend. All would be chaos! But is that not simply the fear of what we fear because we fear to find out?

Fear becomes a deviance in our thinking that disconnects us from our nature and makes evil seem powerful and attractive. That associates the forbidden with life and freedom, and that cripples our capacity to grow and learn in love in order that fear usurp it.

The core desire to relate, to know, to experience, is a movement of innocence. But the perversion or corruption of this desire is turned from Life into fantasies that become substitutes for life. There IS no substitute for life but a desperate attempt to make a false association real.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The choice to hurt our self and the choice to hide it in victimhood and powerlessness

Telegraph Article:
Raunch culture isn’t harmless – it hurts us all
So one in every three strip club dancers in Britain is an undergraduate. Well, girls, you may be having a bit of a laugh, but you are promoting a tawdry, amoral climate

We hurt our self or not by our decision. If we unknowingly decide to hurt ourself then we learn to be more honest and vigilant on behalf of our own Good.

The INTENT to hurt self and others is a blind projection of hurt, hate and vengeance and takes innumerable forms - both passively and more overtly.

This operates deviously and deceptively as a way to keep the power of divide and rule whilst mitigating its apparent effects externally.

Everything that we experience is feedback that can be used to become more consciousness responsible, or it can simply run along its pattern and reinforce decisions and beliefs that define one's self negatively.

Your moral well being is your true peace. Codes of conduct serve as place holders and limits upon lawlessness, but nothing can substitute for You but will cost your peace.

The deceptions of a negative self definition work to undermine anything that would expose them, because they are accepted as your 'self' - and you love your self image because you made it, but it does not love or know you - for it is a kind of idol or 'avatar' for your identification.

When we identify with the forms, and with the meanings we give the forms, to the exclusion of the Meaning that our true presence always illuminates, we abandon the Living to dally among the 'dead'. Within the darkness of fear, and confusions as to what and who we are, we choose what holds the most pleasure or the least pain - according to the situation as we each define it.

Reclaiming your power is not adding to yourself yet more conflict, but opening your mind to your consciousness in the midst of whatever is going on. When we choose to manipulate and coerce our own consciousness we become active and available to a world of coercive ill-intent.

Guilt and fear are the signs of an invalidating will. Joy and inclusion are signs of an extension of what life is being - right where you are.

I write to open beneath the 'same old' war-polarities that effectively block communication. It is not just what you do - but the way that you do it. If you cannot do it as an expression of truly valuing yourself, Life and others - do not hurt yourself. If you seem stuck in a bad habit, become curious instead of guilty and powerless, in the desire to uncover the core beliefs and self definitions that simply are NOT true of you or belonging to you.

Trying to get out of a trap only tightens the net.
The deceptions that offer 'freedom' or to extend or add to your 'power' are tricky seductions to keep deeper fears covered up.

This is where the true wealth is hidden - beneath such fears. For you are priceless, and would remember this if you let them fall away and stood naked within your true being.

 tomjones2012b commented to the article:

The only people who make raunch culture sleazy, are people like Judith Woods, who slut-shames a culture she doesn't like. Raunch culture beats working for a supermarket that sells alcohol and tobacco, vices that kill hundreds of thousands (I hope Woods does neither), or sells junk food that harms more people that raunch culture ever will

my reply to tomjones2012b:

Lovelessness is pervasive to the mind that values it as a special kind of self-love. Most of us have some investment and identification in lovelessness that finds us throwing the stone of hurt and hate at another - as if we stood cleaner thereby.
Lovelessness seeks and finds the evidence for its justification in the errors of others - and gives it priority over the capacity to open and embrace communication.
There are innumerable examples of sins or loveless, coercive acts that seek for self while denying Life and others. As long as we focus outside on all the symptoms, we succeed in NOT looking within at the cause.

The context makes all the difference at an individual level. And what we see is the measure of our own self-acceptance. Any rejection of our self brings the play of its reintegration in the circumstances of our life, yet while we persist in rejection, we do not recognize our Life - and seek control from a disconnected sense of distrust and chaos.

It is part of life that we can play out persona and use that to access experience, but we can get lost in such play when dreams turn to nightmare. The world (human conditioning) is expertly designed for forgetting who you are in the play of persona. Until we stop playing such games.