“…and God was the Word.”

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεός ἦν ὁ λόγος.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and God was the Word.”

-Gospel of John 1:1

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Human Beings have evolved the greatest adaptation: to give things meaning. We evolved the Word.

Language allows for complex communication in the form of utterance as small-mouth-noises.

Quite strange when you think about it that way, what speaking really is.

It enables great signal transmission and the crossing of the individual’s isolation. It allows for the most subtle and intricate expression of inner events that first arise in thought. It’s a way for consciousness to fully deploy itself in the world.

The monkeys are now symbol-users on a crafty level. And they’ve become the dominant species on a planet because of it.

WE look for meaning and find it in all things.

Language is the process by which we assign that meaning. Meditate on what this truly means. Much of what you experience and socially are is mediated by letters, words.

Therefore: change your language, change your reality.

Once one understands this process, or becomes aware of semiotic awareness, one gains the power to control the greatest enemy to consciousness: the untamed and unreflective Mind.

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Tools (personal computers come to mind) and techniques (meditation, various yogas, etc.) are useful in this endeavor. Industrious humanity has mastered so many tools in its career. Starting with literally “banging rocks together”, we have moved onto space travel.

The same evolution is proceeding with our mental adaptation. We are using this crude tech with ideas.

We are banging our best ideas together like cavemen because we don’t understand how they work. Look no further than the global environmental shifts that are occurring for our misuse of great ideas and technologies extant.

Our application of our minds is at the low tech level, let’s face it.

Our mental mastery as a species could be at “nuclear fusion” levels if properly harnessed. Good ideas, recognized and used well would literally heal the planet & propel us towards the stars.

I sense that we are subconsciously afraid of this power because both the individual and societal ego are trying so hard to prove that we are masters of our environment.

We rob ourselves of a proper relationship to reality by not seeing that we are ignorant indeed.

‘Like gods”, we can create, one of the greatest abilities a species can conceivably gain. But we, in our hubris immediately thought of ourselves as literal gods of dominion.  In the end, free will holds us accountable: in thought, word, and deed. Use your words wisely.

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May the Word be with you.

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White Lotus Invocation

The White Lotus  and The “Individual” Collective

These were ideas some good friends and I developed as inspired by the Order of the White Lotus, as presented in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Designed as ‘reverse’ or counter propaganda, positive affirmations about evolution. At least among our social spheres at the time.



1. Gaining Perspective

Blackout Days: no television, computers, music, or “technology of any kind” for an entire day.  Do this on the weekend, so that you are forced to kindle that engine of creativity: boredom. Behave such as one would during a natural black out.

Light some candles.

You would do this to remove yourself from the technology, to learn what it’s for.

2. Meditations on the Self 

Egoism vs. Egotism, words commonly mis-relayed in common parlance

A. Egotism: excessive conceit or self-absorption, selfishness (adjective – egotistic).

“The egotistic child never shared his toys.”

“When you are in the center, you feel alone.”

Egotism is what has chained us as a race, and as individuals to certain ‘dominator’ mental constructs. We have been  blinded by our own perception, our lens on the universe. The selfish expression of the Ego is what seems to be right in front of us. Upon awakening to self reflection, Western man immediately thought himself the center of it.

The collective consciousness can finally break free from this limited view now. Due to the projects of science and the great creatives, a culmination of data for conscious thinking has been compiled. For ages, human civilization has continued to shatter the conception in the individual’s mind about how important mankind is. The selfless collective evolution is rising.

B. Egoism: is the belief that self-interest motivates all people’s actions (adjective – egoistic).

Egoism says that a person’s actions, no matter how selfless they may seem, are always done out of self-interest.

Egoism is what was built into us by evolution, and has served us well in survival scenarios.

Now we can shed it off like old skin/detritus.

Group evolution does occur. As long as there is still competition and self-improvement through a kind of “individual” collective natural selection, nature abides.

Ancestry obsession/tribal politics/clan warfare/ the eternal ‘us vs. them’ is so important to the unreflective Ego.

If we only realized that we all have a COMMON ANCESTRY, we could get along. Or at least act more like ecologically sensitive and rational human beings.

3. Conclusions

There is no THEM, it’s actually just US.

Spaceship Earth is in choppy waters, and we need all hands on deck.

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Who knocks at the garden gate?

One who has eaten the fruit and tasted it’s mystery.

A Lesson on Time

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The sifu said to his student,

“Now you are to be instructed in the transformation of time.”

 “How may I train for this awareness?”, he asked.

The sifu told him to, in three years time, to tell him the Heaven-born sage’s estimation of the true length of a day.

The student was profoundly focused for months in training upon hearing this. He enabled his mindfulness and daily discipline so that he may understand as the sage does. Redoubling his training, the student set out to the mountain near his town to settle into solitude.
One autumn, whilst eating his course vegetable soup, the student found himself gazing at a moth’s cocoon perched on a gingko branch. It was then that the student’s eyes were opened. As he contemplated the small object, he at once saw in the cocoon many cocoons. Each transformed into the next before him as if many caterpillars were emerging at once. At once there was the egg, the larvae, the chrysalis, and the moth all entwined upon the leaf.

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Upon contemplating this, the student began to apprehend his relation to time.

After seven months of study, the student returned to his sifu’s hut.

Upon arriving, he found his teacher adrift in the pond on the southern face of the mountain. He greeted him and proclaimed, “The length of a day is the time it takes for the moth to emerge.”

The older man, looking at him unblinking for a time, sat down nearby.

“Yesterday you saw yourself as an arrow drawn by a strong-armed warrior, let loose into the stream of samsara.

The student also took a seat beside the master, but not as an equal.

Sifu continued, “Seven moons in a day, and now you may share in the knowledge of the moth. Does the moth not think of where it is upon Earth? Does the moth not think of when it is under Heaven?”

“And so it is with human life and affairs. The drifting of the wheel on the water turns due to immutable laws governing Heaven and Earth. The wind blows over this stream, and yet it is unmoved in its movement. What you saw was the observer’s point of view, not the moth’s. Inside the cocoon lies the secret; inside is the emanation of time.”