The Something Monologues

TSM155 : Creating and Exploring Life with Causal Trees

Well I lied. I couldn't help making one more TSM before I head off for a month. Today I'm housebound, resting up after toe surgery.

In this windless monologue ;-) I push further into the idea of causality (without going into the various definitions and philosophical interpretations), by looking at how causes and effects create causal chains and eventually causal trees and how we can create and explore life using this principle ! 

For those of you interested in the idea of karma (V pay attention here !), Causal Trees offer us the opportunity to choose the best possible karma, while accepting how things are and making healthier choices. 

I think of the use of Causal Trees as a much better alternative to goal setting, using The Law of Attraction or any of the other waffle over emphasised by this or that channeler, The Secret or What the Bleep and their ilk. 

I've tried to keep this discussion simple and I've used examples from my own life to illustrate how a Causal Tree can unfold within the possible future. I haven't however discussed the impact of Causal Trees on the development of Conjoined Spaces. I'll save that for another monologue. 

Your thoughts are as usual, always welcome ! 

Enjoy ! ;-)

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TSM150 : Shamanism in Ordinary Life

Hey folks, this is the monologue I stuffed up a while back. Sorry for the delay. 

In this walky talky, I explore the concept of shamanism in ordinary life, as opposed to shamanism in traditional indigenous life or plastic shamanism. This view of shamanism might differ from others that you're familiar with but I think you see that it overlaps with some of the ideas inherent in traditional shamanism, except that I've given them a modern twist - without the need for entheogens, pain, music, ritual or rights of passage experiences. I do however talk a little about some initiatory experiences (including a few of my own) and the purpose behind some of these. I also explore the relationship of dreams to shamanism and dream symbolism and describe a simple method for interpreting dream symbols and for interacting with the external world through symbols that we can see in our minds. 

Don't listen to this if you're after a comprehensive overview of shamanism. The purpose of this monologue is merely to highlight that it is possible to integrate a shamanic world view and shamanic type methods into the experiences of ordinary life. This is really just a very basic primer in working with mind and body as an interface between inner and outer worlds, to demonstrate that there really only is one indivisible whole. Kosmos.

Enjoy ! ;-)

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TSM148 : The Joy of Walking

In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I've been an avid walker for 37 years and it's my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.

WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 

 

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TSM146 : The Relativity of Our Humanity

In this monologue I introduce the idea that there is a relativity to our humanity.

Many humans like to believe that we are more than human and that's all, while others argue that we are merely a living organism and nothing more. I argue that we are both transcendent and ordinary ! Some people try so hard to be more than human and forget their humanness - at great cost ! While others revel and suffer in their humanness, ignorant of other aspects of their being.

We humans also believe that we are separate and forget that we are defined by our relationship to each other and the natural world. We are in relationship with all of existence ! We become consumed and preoccupied by our roles and forget that they are created by relationships.

There are many people who didn't receive what they needed to feel like whole human beings. I ask if it's possible to reskill people in love and intimacy to create new bonds and attachments in groups of people who are bound by suffering.

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TSM140 : Types of Rituals & How to Create Rituals

In this walk and talk, I contemplate the different types of rituals that fill human life and how we might create our own rituals to enrich our life. 

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TSM135 : What is the Self ? The 5 Aggregates and Process Fields

In today's walk and talk I explore the self through the Buddhist concept of the 5 Aggregates and Process Fields (my own idea, which is simlar to Alfred White Northhead's Process Philosophy) and ask how we are to live when we can embrace a wider concept of self.

During the early part of this walk, I examine two dead sheep - who provide a real life example of the nature of the self. Don't look if images of death frighten you. These things are a part of my day to day reality and reguarly remind me of the nature of the self.

More on the 5 Aggregates here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandha and Process Philosophy here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_philosophy / https://archive.org/details/AlfredNorthWhiteheadProcessAndReality.

 

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TSM121 : The Agony of the Human Condition - Part 3B : Recognizing and Honouring the Needs of the Daimon

I dedicate this monoluge to Frédéric for his ongoing support and to Mauren for her recent donation and for being a long time reader/listener ! Thank you both very much for reaching out to me and for making a difference and for showing your appreciation for what I have to share ! 

In today's monologue I pick up from where I left in TSM114, exploring the Daimon and how we can recognize and honour the needs of the Daimon for a healthy and fulfilled life. After listening to this recording, I realised that I didn't say enough about how to recognise the needs of the Daimon - so I might take that issue up in a future monologue. I might add as well, that I wonder if the Daimon has different needs at different times in the human life cycle.

For those of you who question whether or not a Daimon really exists as a distinct entity or aspect within us, I think that's a reasonable thing to have some doubt about. My thoughts are that as an alternative to the traditional view of the Daimon, we consider that the Daimon is as a driving force, a set of urges that arises from the way different processes that arise from the interaction of mind and body. Think of it as a unique force of it's own, that emerges from the interaction of mind and body. It may have a transcendant timless nature that exists beyond each individual life or be bound to each individual life. Perhps there are many possibilities. No one can prove or disprove the existance of the Daimon ! But each of us will know whether the idea resonates as true or false.

We might also consider that it's nothing more than an idea ! An idea with great power !

 

Enjoy !

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TSM117 : What Does the Light (of God) Want From Us ?

I dedicate this monologue to Sandor for his seemingly endless support for yours truly ! Thanks buddy for caring from so far away ! May you discover the light within !

Many of you have heard me talk about my experience of being taken to merge with the light on an ET craft in 2011. In today's monologue I ask "What Does the Light Want From Us ?" and suggest an answer. An answer that coincides with what I believe we ought to want from ourselves. 

Enjoy Dudes and Dudettes !

Brighty. ;-)

 

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TSM110 : The Good vs Bad ET Myth, Creation Stories and Explorations of the Soul

In this Christmas monologue set just after midnight, I explore the die hard Good vs Bad ET Myth and try to offer another reason why space faring ETs do not fall into good vs bad categorization. I reflect a little on the Creation Myths of indigenous people in relation to Sky, Earth and Sea. And finally talk a little about the relationship between geography and inner and outer explorations of the soul - highlighting ascending, descending and horizontal explorations. Consider this an introduction to the more detailed subject of Spiritual Development and Spiritual Development and ET Contact, that I will explore at a later date.

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TSM99 : An Extraterrestrial Explanation of Past Lives, Future Lives & Parallel Lives

I've had many talks with my ET friend Dude about the nature of reality and the self. In today's monologue I reflect on a recent talk, in which Dude put forward a metaphorical explanation for understanding all of a person's lives - their apparent past lives, future lives and parallel lives. I found Dude's explanation very confronting, especially when I sat down and thought about it's implications. It is my wish that Dude's explanation also pushes you way beyond your comfort zone. Dude offered this explanation, as an antidote to Buddhist ideas of a subtle self, reincarnating in and out of time. 

And for those who may be wondering, Dude had a significant impact on my decision to abandon many Buddhist teachings and my beginning to question many of it's core doctrines.

Its is my wish that this monologue makes you deeply uncomfortable with many of our contemporary beliefs and encourages you to explore the potential implications of Dude's explanation. The implications are far reaching and potentially relate to everything that we know as reality. 

This monologue might appeal to people with an interest in time travel, reincarnation, multiverses, the afterlife and the nature of the self. 

In the first section of today's monologue I give you an update on a new treatment option I'm considering for my tumours. So you'll have to skip to the 19 minute mark to hear about Dude's ideas. 
 
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TSM96 : The Joy of Ageing

I've always envied people who were older than me and as I approach 50, I feel a real sense of excitement about where I'm at in life and what is to come. In this monologue I reflect on ageing, by exploring :

The negative baggage associated with physical and mental changes
Our fears of dying
The joy of ageing and old age
The importance of accepting ageing
The benefits of old age and why it's worth looking forward to getting older
The best and worst kinds of ageing
Grumpy phases
Transcending the fears associated with ageing and embracing the wonder of getting older
Moving through the passage of perpetual grief and growing through resilience
The choice we all have about how to age. 
You wont find any sympathy or regret in  this monologue.

You may wish to skip the first 23 minutes and my wishing to provide my sick sister with a means to fulfill a lifelong dream. I was having a hard time with her illness and seeing her suffering. 

Relevant links :


I can't recommend the writings of Marie De Hennezel, particularly her books on dying and ageing. Unfortunately most of her books are in French but at least two of them are in English. 

May you enjoy People of Earth.

Bright Tadpole.
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TSM89 : What about me ?

Sometimes we all wonder 'what about me ?". In today's monologue I explore the feeling of 'what about me ?' and how we can honour and alleviate this feeling that we all experience to different degrees, at different points in our life. 'Scuse the sound of my noisy gum boots !

PS. In the lyrics of the song, I say "need" at the end. It should be "give". That lyric was stuck in my head for so long, that I often forget the actual lyric. Maybe 'need' means something more to me ?

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TSM80 : Choppy school, faith and trust in the power of life, The 5 Remembrances, life’s impermanance and uncertainty

In today's monologue I explore the issue of faith and trust and reflect on what we can learn from young lambs and old ladies, about the power of will and our desire to live. I also reflect on the 5 Remembrances, life's impermanence and uncertainty. 

Relevant links :
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TSM37 : Tom’s Death

In this TSM I reflect on the death of my friend Tom

https://app.box.com/s/bdvg7h1cbjt461o47o0r3v5ftdjdb7nm

I could have talked about the Buddhist perspective of seeing visions close to death but instead I talked a little about visions as archetypal projections. It would be nice to hear from anyone who has had similar experiences of witnessing or being part of these with a dying person. 

Enjoy, Bright.
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TSM22 : How the Teal’hia Work with Humans & Catastrophe and the Path of Life

In this monologue i take you to the site of where I had my first Yowie contact before trekking up my favourite path. I talk a little about the Creator Races, how the Teal’hia work with individuals from many races and how they work with humans and later look at how catastrophe shapes the path of our life.


Links relevant to this post include :

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7ejier1m7eUYf8Cna7a8uWnp1TN701Y4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catastrophe_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuated_equilibrium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifurcation_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complexity_theory_and_organizations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_adaptive_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Point
http://www.fixedpointtheoryandapplications.com/
Enjoy !

Brighticus.
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TSM21 : A reading from my book on consciousness

The following is a small reading from my book on consciousness, as written through the “higher dimensional aspect” that calls it’s self Alapo (which has in common the root for this name of the Syrian city of Aleppo). I’ve been writing it by hand, so it was very hard reading my own squiggly, illegible writing. Bear with me as I make a few mistakes and miss a few words here and there. I think it will give you a flavour of what is to come.


This book is an experiment in opening one’s self up to other aspects (see TSM17).
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TSM17 : Aspects of Self (A Revolutionary Technique for Developing Self Awareness ?)

WARNING : Don’t listen to this podcast without first hearing the warning at the beginning. 

What follows in TSM17 is a discussion about how I developed a process for exploring the self and in particular an idea I call Aspects of Self. It’s still an idea in progress but it’s one I think has great merit and potential for helping people to transform their lives and their understanding of the nature of reality.

I think it was Carl Jung who said something like “where the mystic is swimming, the schizophrenic is drowning”. And it’s in this spirit that I offer you this deeply personal monologue about my perception of self.

Please let me know if this monologue meant anything to you. And a brief warning, I do use the F word at some tourists ! Sorry , no long haired peace nick here ! I’m all out of patience with annoying tourists ! I also had to edit out some comments I made about a particular book I own and perhaps I ought to have edited out more.

You can find a list of links relevant to this post here : https://app.box.com/s/z0mng3wrotan06ikovfk

Enjoy !

Brighticus. ;-)

PS. The very special Dadaji : dadaji.info https://app.box.com/s/4a606ti63jy05uxo6xpr .
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