posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 11:50 AM
Are you certain you know those tricks?
It seems the only ones we are aware of, are those we have "figured out." Once we progress in this manner far enough, we start to see the russian
nesting dolls for what they are.. Each time we lift the old shell, everything seems totally new and shiny. At least, until we acclimate. Then, things
start to appear exactly the same as they did before, so we figure out how to lift the next shell.
Sure, there are ways to become all of these shells simultaneously, but when we acclimate to that, we see this "enlightenment" was just a shell
of a different kind. Repeat this enough, at many different scales and directions, and it begins to seem that the next shell to be lifted is the one
that includes thinking we truly know the traps. Any thinking we do, any knowing we know, and any words we use were all taking us further into our own
So then we lift that shell, integrating all our pieces into a whole, wherein our mind, eyes, stomach, traps, worts, and bacteria have an equal place
in our experience and perspective alongside the similar stream of data arriving externally. Arriving and balancing at the event horizon of who
Then we remove that next damn doll, and see that all of this was hilariously impotent, as we just realized that this was going on all along anyway. We
didnt actually figure anything out at all, we just brought what was already happening into our perception. Like a part of a song that simply "wasnt
there" until we got good enough speakers to hear it.
At this point, we realize the trap was convincing ourselves we had transcended the other tricks when all we had done was increased their cleverness
and subtlety until we were no longer aware of them. Instead of just creating more, trickier, work for ourselves, we have now integrated the segments
of "traps" with the segments that we thought transcended them.
In doing so, we still get a glimpse of that dastardly next shell; moving from awareness to dynamic, real time interaction. Where we have already
"established" the changing, dancing systems within and without are not run through an established filter or paradigm while *also* being run through
every filter and paradigm, as they are, continuously. In that, we start to poke and prod and watch the ripples. Something we have always done, of
course, but with more measuring instruments in the mix. Then, we go about consciously designing more measuring equipment of the mind, so the ripples
of our interactions are seen as completely as possible. We learn how to dance in step and on beat and in tune. Now we are groovin! [Bonus brownie
points for testing these things during lucid dreams, where we can create worlds, civilizations, and even universes. Then watch them for eons as
systems and structures rise and fall.]
But.. Whats this? Another shell has appeared! We see that an event like Elaine dancing on Seinfeld has.. lets call it.. "immense value." There is no
consideration or awareness whatsoever, and yet, there is beauty of hilarity.
Yet again, we find ourselves in a very familiar place. It seems the only time we have notions of transcendence is in between the periods we realize we
haven't really transcended anything at all. *We* built the obstacle we thought we had to transcend. There was never anything there to overcome,
but what we created.
And then? We start to see the next freaking shell. All of our endeavors in this regard have caused us to miss other parts of the song.
Which ones? We dont know! Everything we have done to be mindful, conscious, aware, avoid traps, and gain enlightenment caused us to miss the very
things we were trying to find. And, the hint of familiarity suggests weve been here before. Easy to notice when its written out, not as much when
And thus, we keep going. Realizing that we only ever change our perception of what is already there, and that the game is, itself, part of that. In
the end, the tricks and traps we create for ourselves are just as valid and "important" as anything else. After all, where would the sport of track &
field be without the hurdles we manufactured? We might "transcend" them when we jump over them, but we will do it again and again. Despite the
subsequent events occurring in a different time and space, the hurdle is relativistically the "same" to our frame of reference.
And thats just fine.. Or maybe it isnt.. Or perhaps both.. Or neither? Yeah, probably this, that, both, and neither. But then we are dealing with
quadrality to transcend instead of duality, and thats like.. orders of magnitude tricksier. The whole process starts over, and just as duality turns
into triality, quadrality turns into quintality. No matter the peaks and troughs of the waveform, its always +1 when we add the whole system into our
perception. "Up" may lose meaning and context without "down," but together.. we get movement.
Turtles all the way down, really, they just have different hair colors and styles. Some even have glasses and pants. And many are doing a little Irish
Its appalling, really. Turtles cant dance.