Live Love Laugh Learn

by Christopher Lovejoy on December 11, 2016

My recent post, In a World of Bubbles, was likely more than most could handle, and so I will enlighten things up in this one with the makings of a vision that would have us live and love, laugh and learn, without self-consciousness, without consciousness of any lack, loss, or limitation.

This, of course, assumes that we have clear spaces from which to receive and reflect.

With the cultural fires raging over such volatile issues as “fake news”, “pizzagate”, and “populism on the rise”, I invite you, warmly and kindly, to give yourself some time and space to retreat into a safe haven of your own choosing to receive, reflect on, and respond to what follows.

A Foundational Mainstay

The light bright side of being a cosmic sovereign is a pure pleasure and delight to behold.

The bright side of being a cosmic sovereign is described by such terms as “rapid manifestation”, “super accelerated living”, and “manifest the life of your dreams,” but even more basic than this focus on demonstrating god-like powers with grace and ease is a foundational mainstay that keeps us from going over to the Dark Side: a core of contentment and compassion bridged by heartfelt gratitude.

Before we address the bubble metaphysics of reality creation, of creating our own experience of reality, we would do well to cultivate a warmth of heart, through a power of presence, that keeps contentment and compassion close to the heart with an attitude of gratitude, with a loving, trusting vibe broadcasting at a high frequency being our best sign that we have successfully cultivated this heart of soul.

In other words, taking enough time to cultivate a profound love of self in service to other.

Another key piece to the puzzle of reality creation by way of ordination is its co-creative aspect. That is to say, I do not recommend taking (or experimenting with) a solipsistic stance in relation to the world without first finding sustenance in said world. A solipsistic stance is the stance whereby we view and treat everyone and everything as effects, products, and results of our own consciousness via imagination.

There is something to be said for viewing our lives and our experience of reality both through a subjective (solipsistic) lens and an objective (co-creative) lens, whereby the latter is informed and inspired by an intelligence far deeper, greater, and higher than our own. Having said this, I wholeheartedly recommend exploring and experimenting with both – at and from and through the deepest levels of your being.

But only when you feel ready to do so.

On Bubble Metaphysics

To get the most from bubble metaphysics, we would do well to find comfort in the idea of being architects of our own reality, but first, why this strange reference to “bubble” in bubble metaphysics?

ordo-ab-chao-transpersonalIn the way in which I wish to use it here, the term “bubble” suggests a protective role that we assume to establish a healthy, vital relationship with reality, one that is relatively immune to the predations of archonic and demonic energies that serve to overwhelm the mind and spirit and that serve to undermine the heart and soul, respectively. Admittedly, the use of the term “serve” seems out of place here, until we realize that archonic and demonic invitations to insanity (through extreme order) and depravity (through extreme chaos), respectively, can be viewed as acts of service, offered from the darkness within or through the darkness in others, which we can always be at choice to decline with enough presence of mind and warmth of heart. The extent of our misery can be gauged by how dark and dense our mood and outlook, brought about by any number of conflicts that serve to breed confusion and complication in our lives, which in turn can be a good measure by which to gauge how much we accept such invitations. It also helps to know that life is a con game to those who live to extend these invitations to us invisibly and directly, or indirectly, through others – a con game that involves a scheme to have us bypass confronting the dark invitation through snap judgments clouded by dense emotion, and through consensus, have us consent to it without full conscious awareness that we are doing it.

The most powerful archons and demons of this world require our consent at all times. If we should prove, by our love and light, to be a threat to their existence, we become ripe for their daily invitations galore. The awful truth about reality is that if we cannot hold the light in full awareness of this con game, then, in the eyes of creation, we are deemed unworthy of consistently holding the light for others.

Which brings us back to what I wrote near the beginning of this post, and I quote: Even before we address the bubble metaphysics of reality creation, of creating our own experience of reality, we would do well to cultivate a warmth of heart, through a power of presence, that keeps contentment and compassion close to the heart with an attitude of gratitude, with a loving, trusting vibe broadcasting at a high frequency being our most immediate sign that we have successfully cultivated this heart of soul.

Some of us are very fortunate indeed to be able to embody and express this common core with relative ease. Others among us, who are keen to embody and express said core, are not so fortunate. For these latter souls, I recommend that we begin with using the co-creative lens.

Faith is key to having a constructive relationship with the awful truth about reality.

Having a productive, creative relationship with this awful truth about reality requires that we rise to the challenge of being co-creators with a soul and a spirit who can embody a heart with soul, who can express a spirit with heart. This soul and spirit might be the Higher Self; a trusted friend or confidante; a spirit guide or a group of spirit guides; it might even be the Mother Goddess Herself.

Having a productive, creative relationship with this awful truth about reality also requires that we get clear about our role in this co-creation, asking: how ready and willing am I to embody heart with soul to convey spirit with heart? How ready and willing am I to cultivate a warmth of heart with presence of mind? How ready and willing am I to exercise the ultimate choice in my life?

Playing with parallel realities and generating multiple timelines, becoming cosmic sovereigns to explore the powers of quantum jumping and manifesting an epic life are not going to help us if we cannot respond reliably and responsibly to these simple yet powerful questions.

True, we also cannot ever be motivated by love to respond truly and deeply to these vital questions without also being inspired to craft stellar visions that serve to realize the lives of our dreams.

Just How Clear and Consistent Can We Be?

Let us now revisit the foundational mainstay of spiritual beings in human form by addressing the mother of all questions: how ready and willing are we to embody warmth of heart with presence of mind, with a supple core of contentment and compassion bridged by heartfelt gratitude?

Does this core require a commitment – or can it be embodied wholesale? The answer, of course, is both, but this question goes begging: how clear and consistent can we be in expressing it, in light of the awful truth about reality that serves to infect and corrupt us at every turn?

The answer is as simple to provide as it is difficult to realize: as clear and consistent as we can be in bridging any gap between contentment and compassion with an attitude of gratitude.

Three subtle loving, evolving dynamics are at play in our situations, relations, and vocations: remaining content to make the most of what we already have; being slow to judge another in response to feeling triggered; and feeling ever grateful to be alive, awake, aware, alert to having opportunities to relate with friendly curiosity to anyone for any reason in light of our capacities for contentment and compassion.

If contentment is the hallmark of a profound love of self, and if compassion is the hallmark of someone who can extend this love in service to others, then heartfelt gratitude is the bridge that would have compassion awaken contentment and contentment enlighten compassion.

Personal and transpersonal empowerment come in the wake of this awakening and enlightenment.

This is not rocket science, but then …, maybe it is, when we realize the fullness of what faces us.

Coming to Terms with the Cosmic Squeeze Play

A willingness to be a cosmic sovereign will likely be challenged by what I am about to share, but it is well and good that I set a context for some juicy realizations about our place in this universe.

In the endless cycles of time through eternity, have we not been mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother? Through endless stretches of time, have we not been beggars and braggarts, misfits and morons, misers and monsters? Have we not been miserable, depraved, insane?

Subject to endless misery, depravity, insanity?

ordo-ab-chao-personalFrom above, those who would rule us: would they not wish to condition us to be perfect replicas in service to their desired rule in a world of extreme order, so as to find delight in those instances when we cannot consent and conform by way of contract and consensus?

From below, those who would dig their claws into us: would they not wish to de-condition us to be like them in service to their evil designs in a world of extreme chaos, so as to delight in those instances when we lose control of ourselves, grasping for some semblance of order?

There is evidence galore for the existence of archons and demons, for the existence of those who have chosen to play the roles of archons and demons, if we know where to look and if we are willing to look. Perhaps it is just as well that many of us laughingly pretend that they do not exist, for then, does this not make the cosmic squeeze play all the more seriously interesting and dramatic, as well as traumatic?

By giving the archons and demons their due, with due respect for the roles they play in serving as contrast by which to more fully realize our selves and our lives, are we not in a better position to understand and appreciate the common core of who we are and who we care to be?

The path between the archonic and demonic realms is narrow – sometimes straight, sometimes meandering, but always, always in tune with contentment and compassion bridged by gratitude. I invite you to engage practices that enable you to cultivate the embodiment of all three.

Via heartfelt meditations, mindful contemplations, and grateful cultivations.

Empowerment in the Light of Extreme Order and Chaos

In light of what I have shared so far, I must advise caution with respect to empowerment: first, awaken heart of soul by way of compassion; second, enlighten presence of mind by way of contentment; third, serve the awakening and the enlightenment with heartfelt gratitude.

Then and only then can we empower heart and mind with and through a spirit of generosity.

Otherwise, we assume the risk of serving as prey to those who would delight in overwhelming and undermining us completely, sharing in the spoils of conquest and control, conflict and chaos.

Sharing in the spoils? How is this even possible?

The reality of life on earth has bifurcated into two opposing yet complementary forces: above, an invisible web of technetronics inside a complex matrix of control is moving to manifest a virtual perfection, artificially realized in a world of extreme order; below, is the all-too-visible imaginal worlds of subtle cunning and crafty designs, degradation and depravity, sexual predation and extreme violence.

In between this cosmic squeeze play, the organic path of heart and soul narrows by the day, even as warmth of heart and presence of mind grow in their significance and relevance by the day.

The archons would have us monitor every aspect of our lives for hints of desperation and danger in view of the principle of TINA (“there is no alternative”), even as the demons would entice us with imagery of what it would be like to live in a dark world of desperation and danger.

Can anyone here say “schizophrenic”?

Even as we are goaded to police ourselves and each other through self-perpetuating systems of real-time monitoring in thought, word, and deed, we are also goaded to lose ourselves and each other inside neverending streams of imaginal conflict, complication, and chaos.

Are we buying into this schizophrenia?

Have we bought into the shameless lies that technological progress and masterful movie-making are synonymous with personal liberation?

Might there be a better alternative in spite of TINA?

How long before the tiniest peeps of protest are outlawed?

How long before the most cunning of actions are favored?

More to the point, what does it mean to be empowered in such a world as this, where such questions can even be entertained? Might it be better for us to be merely awakened and enlightened to the mere possibilities of empowerment, albeit carefully and cautiously?

As the differences between man and machine shrink, as the differences between vice and virtue wither away, how might we begin to form a view of empowerment that serves rather than enslaves?

Two Very Different Views of Empowerment

The temptation to empower self at the expense of others is ever present in a world such as the one in which we presently live and love, but with a foundational mainstay of contentment and compassion informing each other through genuine gratitude, how might empowerment find a way?

This morning, I unsubscribed from an email list whose emails I had not seen in many, many months (as I had unsubscribed from them many, many months ago), after which I saw this exuberant message on the confirmation page: “Success! your email is _____@_____.”

Now how’s that for gratitude? “Thank you for unsubscribing; your success is my success, and I still love you, and would love to have you back in the future. Thank you so very much for being a part of my life; I really do appreciate your attention to my offerings. Please come again.”

The solipsistic view of empowerment is very enticing: I, and I alone, create my own reality, my own experience of reality, no matter who or what shows up in my experience; I, and I alone, am at choice in every moment, serving to liquefy all matters of fate in service to a desired destiny.

I get rich (and maybe even a little famous on my own terms), I seek and I find and I share my love in the light of wisdom in all the right places, and I live and I love, I laugh and I learn, happily ever after, inside my very own bubble of reality – and not necessarily in this order.

The co-creative view of empowerment, however, offers a much more complex proposition: how willing am I to (a) learn and grow from dealing with the unexpected events of a life lived well?; and (b) delight in those surprises that might not seem like surprises when they first arise?

Forrest Gump: “life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.”

Here, co-creation offers the catalytic gifts of insecurity and uncertainty, which are ripe for manipulation and exploitation in the eyes and hands of those who play with archonic or demonic energies, and in the eyes and hands of those who are subject to archonic and demonic energies.

As long as we are ready and willing to receive the gifts of insecurity and uncertainty, a foundational mainstay of contentment and compassion bridged by gratitude can never be held secure once and for all: in seeking to empower spirit without heart and soul, compassion withers like a flower under a long dry spell of hot weather; in seeking to empower a mind without presence, contentment wanes under the influence of a hurried, worried rush of perceived progress; and through it all, genuine heartfelt gratitude is laid to rest and buried inside a grave all its own. Am I being too morbid here? I don’t think so …

Claiming Our True Power with Soul and Spirit

Let us review our blessings in a world that begs us to be more loving, trusting, and forgiving:

We have a desire to live and love, laugh and learn, without self-consciousness, without consciousness of any lack, loss, or limitation; we have access to a core of contentment and compassion bridged by heartfelt gratitude; we have the wherewithal to retreat into a safe space by which to receive, reflect, and respond to the challenges that face us daily; we have time to cultivate a profound love of self in service to other; and we have a host of ways by which to create an experience of reality that serves us, one and all.

The awful truth about reality is that if we cannot hold the light in full awareness of this con game serving as contrast, then, in the eyes of creation, we are deemed unworthy of consistently holding the light for others. If, however, we can and do learn to grow to hold to show to bring the light of wisdom in awe of this con game, then the awful truth about reality is an awe-ful truth that serves rather than enslaves.

I will speak more to this subtle yet benevolent twist to claim our true power in a future post. I also intend to use the template that informs this post to inspire my writing of future posts.

This post has been filed under Integration in the Ultimate Outline.

Note: my evolving outline on approaching a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment can be found here, accessible from the nav menu under the page “Be Here Now”.

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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