Thursday, July 28, 2011
It's been years now that this guy, Kent, has been stalking me. He shows up at the farm when I'm by myself and we get into these heated discussions which would unnerve anyone who isn't guru material. This last time was just out of this world. He already had one involuntary commitment under his belt when he showed up at my door a few months ago. And as always the conversation turned ugly with yelling and screaming until I got so fed up that I picked up the phone and told him I was going to dial 911 if he didn't leave me alone. That just got him more upset and he gave me a shove and started walking down the road in the freezing rain. I knew he had nowhere to go and if he didn't end up dead, he would probably be back to harass me further. By this time the police were on the line wanting information. I figured it would be a blessing for Kent if the police picked him up and saved him from him self. So I told the police where he was walking down the road.
Then a police car pulled into the yard and the police officer wanted to know what happened. I told him how Kent had threatened me and pushed me but I didn't want him to be arrested. I just felt he needed help. So the officer said he could pick him up on a 302 if the professional people involved thought that was the thing to do. Well I had been to a session with Kent and his psychiatrist and even at that time he attacked me and the psychiatrist had to stop him. So I called the psychiatrist and let him talk to the police officer. Then I called up the crisis worker, who also was aware of Kent's condition, and she issued the 302. That meant the police could pick him up and drive him to the nearest psych clinic for an evaluation. The crisis worked sent one of her staff to the hospital and I had to go myself to provide all the necessary information. Before the doctor saw Kent, he tried to leave twice and the crisis worker and hospital staff had to restrain him. Then he was brought to another psychiatric hospital by the sheriff and was under lock and key for three days. During that three days they issued a 303 on him to keep him an extra week. During that week he refused to take any medication so six big male nurses had to hold him down while the doctor gave him a shot. That seemed to change his religion and after another two weeks they let him go.
Needless to say he hates my guts now, but he can't be any meaner to me than what he has already been. God told me not to worry because He wouldn't let Kent torture me to death. So I'm going with that.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The issue before us is “Why can’t the dairy farmer price his own milk?” or “The plight of the dairy farmer”.
The simple answer to this question is that things are set up that way. To attempt to explain how things came to be as they are we can begin by looking at how farm produce was priced in 1946. At that time farmers were receiving 100% parity for their products. In other words, the price of farm goods was proportionate to that of non-farm goods being produced and sold in this country. Then laws were passed concerning agricultural products, and the farmer gradually went from receiving 100% parity just after WWII to receiving less than 50% parity today. The money that the farmer doesn't see now shows up in the economy in such forms as taxes, interest, insurance premiums and government jobs. At full parity, everyone benefits; when the producers of new wealth, be it corn, natural gas or milk, receive fair compensation for their products, the money runs through the whole economy. This is how everyone gets paid, from the farmer or the miner, through the processing, manufacturing and marketing operations, all the way to the distributors and vendors of the final products. It is not a matter of bargaining; if the money doesn't enter the system at the raw materials level, it simply won't be there as capital for the rest of the economy to use. There is a direct relation between the price the farmer is paid and the price the average worker is paid; an increase in earnings for the first means an increase in earnings for the second, so that the plight of the farmer is in fact identical to the plight of the city dweller. When the farmer and the average worker are cheated, when businessmen steal the new wealth and hire foreign labor to process it, the money remains at the top of the economic ladder to be doled out as the bankers, politicians and businessmen see fit. The reason for our high level of debt is that since consumers cannot consume production from their earnings they must borrow to do it, thus profiting bankers and businessmen even further. It seems inevitable that as more and more of the nation's money is controlled by fewer and fewer people, the middle class will start to collapse, forcing more and more of the people to live at poverty level.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
Separate by the smallest amount, however,
and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth.
If you wish to know the truth,
then hold to no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
I am usually aware of the fact that everyone eventually eats her own karma and there is perfect balance in the universe between right and wrong and good and bad, pleasure and pain etc. But on a mortal illusionary level, upon which we all work out, we are presented with the appearance of unjust suffering. So the governments of the world set up courts to correct this situation (which really doesn't need fixing in the first place) but it is a grand attempt to convince the mortal world that the most powerful ego gets to decide who should do the suffering and who should end up with the pleasure to balance things off. And if we fall for this illusion we are totally lost.
But I've come to the conclusion that even on this illusionary, mortal plane, it doesn't have to be the biggest ego who doles out pleasure and pain. An aware person can enter these games and be the one to decide where the balance between right and wrong, pleasure and pain should fall. This is not the great way or enlightenment but it is an interesting mental, spiritual exercise for me.
And so you ask,"What is the aware person aware of?" And the answer is;
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
So you get to the point where you say yes I will follow this other person even though I think I will end up dead because of this incredibly stupid move he or she is about to make. So you leave your ego and intellect screaming in the dust and follow this person who you love. Well I'll tell you right here and now that you will not die at this point. Nobody gets off that easy. You will find the world is willing to arrange circumstances for you and the person you love to survive this incredibly stupid move. Then your intellect will shout in your mind,"But only this once, if you try this again I'll have to let you die." But for some reason, even you can't figure out, you keep following this insane person who you love and everyday you look your own death in the eye but he never quite drags you down into your grave. So after a few years of this, if you're as stupid as I am, you start to wonder about the credibility of your intellect and ego. This is the point where the insane person that you loved all these past few years, leaves you and does his best to destroy you on the way out.
So you walk down the road with nothing but the post hypnotic suggestion from your lover, that it is time to put an end to your miserable existence. But at this point a very strange thing happens. You hear laughter coming from the core of your being and you realize that laughter is coming from your God self welcoming you home.
Friday, July 8, 2011
It doesn’t seem very difficult or complicated. What causes all the trouble is when love is betrayed. If your parents give into fear and betray love, then the intellect and ego that develops won't crack open at the right time and our God self will enter the world as a monster to all intellects and egos which were developed out of fear. And so walls are erected between our God self and the egos of the world to keep this monster from taking control. And it seems our God self has no need to enter this illusionary world of the intellect and ego and will let ignorance reproduce itself until it gets tired of it's off-spring.
But then once in awhile, a God self enters the world and is drawn to complete her mission of love in spite of her intellect and ego. She creates her own world out of love which threatens the existence of the illusionary world around her. All these egos rally together for the purpose of erasing her existence from this plane. At this point she lets go of her intellect, ego and body and leaves behind her love which will grow and over come the world.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
So this explains why there is so much fear and pain as you let your God self come out to play. Most people are very attached to their ego and intellect and when I meet someone or even write my blogs, people can feel the stirring of their God self crossing the lines that their ego and intellect have worked so hard all their lives to lay down. And so the un-spoken and un-written agreement is, "Let's not disturb our God selves." But I find that once the God self is out of the bag, it's impossible to stuff Her back in again.
And I find the longer she stays on the surface, the stronger She becomes and the more the little egos and intellects of the world become afraid of Her. I guess, dear friends, this is just part of our evolving nature. The cry of the ego is might is right and the cry of the intellect is the smart should dominate the stupid. But it's in among the weak and stupid that this God self is most likely to be brought forth into this world.