In today's night time walkalogue, I explore memory, its connection to the story of me (your story) and sleep. I speculate on a constellation approach to understanding how memory works, memory and time and the function of memory. I explore how we construct our personal narratives and how memory relates to the overall story of the self. Finally I look at how we approach sleep, what our expectations of sleep are and what we can do to engage memory and imagination prior to sleep, in order to strengthen memory and live the ignored and un-noticed parts of our day as completely as possible.
PS. Update. I noticed in my tiredness I referred to the Penrose map instead of the Penfield map.
Be warned, the wind has ravaged me yet again on today's walk and I tell you what, it's really pissing me off ! I couldn't tell how the wind was with this recording until I returned home. I was tempted to scrap it but given how long it took, I decided to keep it. I'm afraid you'll just have to cope with the wind when it flares up, if you wish to listen to today's monologue.
In today's rambleathon I talk a little about the two ET worlds I've been taken to visit, the problem of what to do when there is too many living beings of one type type or another and the meaning of peace in our lives. I don't offer any solutions to the issues of species numbers and peace but urge you to consider how we actually are with these things and how each one of us may come to a place of finding solutions to these things.
In this late night talk, I explore the idea of how our stories shape our identity. One of the great mistakes we humans make, is to mistake ourselves or misidentify ourselves with who we think we are. And who we think we are is either our stories or some transcendent jewel ! On the one hand you are not your story but on the other hand you are. More than each, you are both.
I was very tired when I made this monologue and unfortunately my battery died, while I talked for another 20 minutes unaware and got up close and personal with 3 possums who were having a fight ! So the monologue ends abruptly. But I think you'll understand where I was going.
This monologue is also related to : https://thesomethingmonologues.podbean.com/category/stories/.
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.
The human condition is a strange beast and one that we all try to understand at some point in our life. The human condition is a condition of existence that is constantly in flux, where one thing always leads to another. Sometimes we experience things that we see as good (positive) and sometimes we experience things that we see as bad (negative). If we had perfect awareness we would probably only choose good things and omit bad things. But that isn't reality ! (As Buddha said we are all addicted to like and dislike). How boring life would be if everything unfolded exactly as we wanted it to ! So what then are the implications of experiencing bad things and what does it mean when we experience 'the left hand path' (the path less desired) ?
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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.
Lots of people talk about freedom and the fight for freedom but just what the hell do they mean ? In today's monologue I explore 3 different aspects of freedom - true freedom, relative freedom and the illusion of freedom. Don't expect to find any Ascension up any one's arse into the 5th dimension !
In today's rambleathon I explore the concept of relative freedom, true freedom (which is freedom of choice), how labels (including religious labels, atheism, agnosticism, materialism/reductionism) and how our ideas, beliefs, roles and conditioning (family, race, education and religion) restrict our freedom and create further bondage.
In this monologue I fill in a little spare time, by talking about external and internal influences for writers and the craft of story telling. I explore how we can perceive the outer world and the inner world, as a means of collecting material for stories. I also look at how we can draw material for stories from the 3 primary states of consciousness - the waking state, the dreaming state and deep sleep state.
A few things I should clarify.
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Beach Burial :
Some reflections on spending time with my dying friend Tom and the experience of cancer and dying.
For those who asked, yes he did die – on the 6th December. And I do not know if he saw the ETs I asked to visit him.
In this monologue I take you on a schizophrenic tour to a discussion about identity and how our identity lay at the foundation of WHO WE THINK WE ARE !
The Something Monologue No. 6 is a bit of a hasty reflection of things that I learned through fishing in 3 different countries and the nature of migration and what it taught me along the way. I think I might pick up both themes in another monologue. Feel free to share your own fishing, fish or fishy stories and some of your own migrations.
Thanks for all the encouragement and the support with this little spontaneous adventure. I’m enjoying this so much, I’ll keep going but I might slow down a little and from time to time, I might start thinking about what I’d like to talk about. Perhaps you have some suggestions ?
PS. No. 7 has been recorded today but will have to wait to next week to be recorded !
PPS. The GETCRN is still in development and I haven’t forgotten to share more of my contact experiences or the contact audio series. I’m just enjoying something a bit different !
From now on I’ll be referring to The Something Monologues as TSM no x, y or z etc. I’ve also created a page where I’ll post the links to all the monologues.
In this monologue I talk a little about my experience of thinking about my own stories, listening to other peoples stories, how stories are just variations on the same themes, what our stories mean to us and to our cosmic family and what they mean to God.