Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time






Time

On this
the year's ending day
our news is filled 
 documenting highlights
of diversity.. 
 Another year approaching
 its end..

Then from a friend
comes the photo above
and a question that leaps:
whether this image is
sunbreak or sunset..
Perhaps
we should demand 
at least for a while
to know only
this miraculous photo
images..yes.. Both..

Now returning to
what's in the news 
portraying each year
the sharp knife
of time
splitting and separating
in seeming truth..
Yet knowing now that
a most timely photo
points to our longing
to something 
we all seek...

Thanks, Elaine..

Every soul who sees this, reads this and admires all splendid gifts from above, knows the value of capturing the likes of life and creation in word, photos and friendships.
Happy New Year, Classy Mates.
ERose







Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Abidance



Abidance

is our home place..
 we need to know
this place is
 not a place 
it is the still
before and during
 and after the storm..
the storm then stands
but does not know
its winds and furies
are really made of
our Abidance in
the still...

Happy New Year...!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sonnet 29



Sonnet 29

When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
   For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
   That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Identity


Identity

This most crucial teaching 
in all religions
alas lies in waiting..
Religion does not reach to
Self for the understanding
to bring the experience
of Identity to
hungry adherents..
Identity for most
starts with inquiry
recognizing the seeming
separations of life..
Questions of how to find
happiness
peace
truth
grow increasingly urgent..
Religions have glimpses
in scriptural crevices
but the gleaning 
is often discouraged..
Beliefs are accorded
 the only means
of fulfillment 
but this heady path adds
 questions and more hunger..
Leading to repeatings
of a simple question
Who am I...?



DHS '56 Reunion 2016



DHS '56 Reunion 2016

I am...theme
"Durango School Experiences" from members

Be still and know...
Eileen music

The Daily Blat and Gus
Werner Schneider
Effie Smith
Virginia Shoser
Dorothea Miller
Central School fire
Football State Championship
Larry Gibble..first death

Chimes: 5 then 6










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Friday, December 25, 2015

Torus movement...polarityinplay





Our lives in duality


Our lives in duality

We seem to be immersed
in a world of duality..
Most seem to remain
a lifetime stay..
Recognizing the seeming 
beauty and pain
of the creation:
the mind and its objects
rising within the
transparent and joyful
field of Consciousness
our real Self
We are That..

This discovery is awaiting
the universe right Now...!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

polarityinplay


polarityinplay

is the formulation
that the expanded
only knows itself
and the contracted
is made out of
the expanded..
all is consciousness
knowing itself
polarityinplay...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy New Year..!


Happy New Year..!

The greeting embeds
more than appears on
 the surface of the season.. 
Finding the laughter
and the celebration
expresses a  Happy-ness
not ending on January 2..
This New waking
looks for permanence
of Happiness light..
The Year measures time
Eternity as object
the passage between
finds the Oneness
of our real Self...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ego..!!


Ego..!!

Ego
seen as separation
the separate-self
independent
and free..
That portrays
our wide culture
today..
Life as body
with ups and downs
we live and die
with hidden truth..
We need waken
to ego's deceit
and in light
watch separation
 burning...

“If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more ego.”

~~~Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Time and Space


Time and Space

Time
with its dimension 1
we are taught
it is image 
or thought
only that..
It springs forth
in dreams and waking
giving us illusions
of Awareness as series..
Space
with its dimensions 3
simultaneous appearance with
sensations..perceptions..thoughts
in our waking..
thoughts
sensations
perceptions
these are makeup
of
time and space...

Obscuration



Piously we produce our images of you
till they stand around you like a thousand walls.

And when our hearts would simply open,
our fervent hands hide you.

From The Book of Hours I, 4
Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, December 18, 2015

Afterglow


Afterglow

A day's December sun
creates a distant glow
a reminder of summer days
with prairie stalks reaching
and grasses spreading below
  in feminine earthly warmth..
The gift of sunlight 
expresses our awareness
being and knowing itself..
This vignette of life
unveiled in memory
now veiled but glimmering
an eternal reminder
this afterglow
on a December day...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 Big Metaphors





2016 Big Metaphors

What might we see
in the background
with the big stories
as foreground
in this
the dawning new year..

Social media connecting us all
viral and instantaneous
a quantum heading..

Virtual Reality teaches 
how reality is sourced 
in consciousness..
like dreaming and waking..

The Cloud is consciousness
with discovery that the smart home
is made of the Cloud..

Autonomous driving
soothing for congestion and stress
Autonomy names Awareness
and driving derives..!

Cars polarity powered
cleaning the choking
plugging in and wiping clean..

A day of reckoning of greed
recognizing the separate self
egos are fading..

Smartphones a temporary 
interconnection finds this
way station en-route to
our Real Self..

A new billion
entering the conversation
waking to commonality
of our shared Self..

Artificial intelligence
tools of the mind
rising within and as
Consciousness
I am...

2016 Big Stories
 WIRED
12.17.15
Letter From the Editor: These Will Be 2016’s Biggest Stories in the WIRED World
(excerpts)

Social media decides who becomes president

Politics is all about message control, but Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, et al. have rewritten the messaging playbook. Today a random viral post can affect a candidate’s chances as much as a seasoned political operative can.

Consumer-grade VR (finally!) arrives

Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, and the HTC Vive will be fighting it out in Q1, with PlayStation VR following later in 2016. Touted for years, these devices are finally getting real, and they’re going to reshape entertainment—from game design to movies—with 2016 being a “let’s see what sticks” time of experimentation.


The cloud-connected smart home takes shape

More products from Google’s Nest group and Apple HomeKit are rolling out, and voice control (Apple TV with Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, Cortana in Windows 10) is starting to work. In fact, the smart home is real enough already that attention is shifting to security. Breaches of the Internet of Things became a big problem in 2015 and will only get worse.

Autonomous driving gets serious

Cars (most notably from Tesla) can already handle routine driving and maintain a safe speed. We won’t be handing over the steering wheel this year, but we will begin the prep work: talking about regulations, figuring out the best ways to apply the technology, and testing how humans interact with these vehicles.

Electric cars break out

In the next year, Chevy will roll out the 200-mile, $30,000 Bolt. Tesla will show the Model 3, expected in 2017. Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Lamborghini are likely to tout plug-in hybrids.

The unicorn era draws to a close

All signs point to a day—or a year—of reckoning for tech “startups” valued at over $1 billion. Investors will soon
expect to see real returns, and public markets may begin to lose patience.

Designers move beyond mobile

We consume more content and do more things on our smartphones than ever before. So why does Google’s VP of design, Matias Duarte, say mobile is dead? Because he recognizes that if today’s designers want to be user-focused, they can’t concentrate on just the mobile experience—or the desktop/car console/tablet/smartwatch experience. They need to think about how people move across all their devices through space and time.

Designers aim at the next billion

The growth of connectivity in the emerging world poses some unique challenges to designers, who will be tasked with shaping user experiences not just for different devices but for different cultures, customs, and traditions. In 2016, WIRED will highlight the people and organizations designing with the next billion Internet users in mind.

Artificial intelligence comes to the everyday

The days when AI was an arcane field of theoretical research are far behind us. Google uses AI to recognize photos, compose email replies, and refine search results. At Facebook it predicts what we’ll find most interesting in our feeds. In 2016, with Google’s TensorFlow now open-sourced, we’ll be looking to see what upstarts can do with these powerful tools.

Not to mention ...

Climate and the changing planet; cyberwarfare and terrorism; exploration of this planet and the rest of the universe, with perhaps a dollop of humans versus robots; health and medicine, in terms of new efforts to understand and cure disease as well as emerging diseases that are becoming more of a threat; and metanarratives on the practice of science itself, which is in flux—how journalism and grants work, replicability, and racism and sexism in the lab.

Political Correctness


Political Correctness

What is it..?
An implication that another
has been hijacked
by an influence
not her own..?
A judgement rendered 
to declare impotence
of views of another..?
or..
A collectively agreed
sensitivity
that a hurtful label
is best left unsaid..?
These seem as
usages we see
in a political climate
despoiled
by so many
unawakened selves...!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Awake and asleep


Awake and asleep

Mary and the Consciousness model




Mary and the Consciousness model


in progress


Whatever the church’s official theologies on the subject, popular devotion has always made Mary, in effect, a female face of the divine.
Philip Jenkins teaches at Baylor University. His most recent book is The Many Faces of Christ: The Thousand Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels (New York: Basic Books, 2015)

Heart of experience



I, the light of pure Knowing, who lives at the heart of all experience, am completely vulnerable and, at the same time, utterly indestructible.
~~Rupert Spira

Ultra-intelligence


Ultra-intelligence

These predictions are made
bright machines making machines
without mention however
of Consciousness
within which
and Of which
all intelligence
is made..
A fine-tuned duality
with a remaining
desire for fulfillment
lingering despite this 
Newtonian advance...!


So, what's in store for our future: "Let an ultra-intelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever," said I.J. Good, a British mathematician who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing was the originator "technological singularity" who served as consultant on supercomputers to Stanley Kubrick, director of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey."Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultra-intelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an 'intelligence explosion,' and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultra-intelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make."
 (The Daily Galaxy: News from Planet Earth and Beyond)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

STRETCH...December 14th, 2015


STRETCH:  December 14th, 2015
Facilitator:  Charlie Coon
(email:  charlesrcoon@hotmail.com

Video topics:

~~A Sound Experiment

~~The Path of Love

~~What is Nama Rupa?

~~What is Sat Chit Ananda?

If we close our eyes for a moment, the previous perception vanishes completely. If we reopen our eyes a new perception appears. Although it may seem to be the same object that reappears, it is in fact a new perception.

If we repeat this process, apparently looking at the same object over a period of time, the mind will collate the various images or perceptions and conceive a solid object that has apparently endured throughout the appearance and disappearance of the perceptions, and that exists in time and space, independently of the Consciousness that perceives it.

This concept will itself appear and disappear like any other perception. And with the next thought, a subject, a viewer, will be conceived, which allegedly had several different views of the apparent object, and which was allegedly present before, during and after its appearance...

~~Rupert Spira, Nature's Eternity

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Writing with fire


Writing with fire

Starting
with the empty page
whiteness welcomes
and frightens
awaiting that first word..
When it arrives
we ask
to what does it point..?
and
where does it stand
between self and Self..?
These questions
result in a fire
and the word
dissolves 
in the flame...!

Jesus waking


Jesus waking

A simple message
with a waking
for all humanity:
Grace is available 24/7
with experience of
Awareness
our Real Self..
I am
experience right Now..
Yet religion remains
with Greek lenses
either/or
Divinity/humanity
separation
ego..
Awaiting a waking..!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Unique emerging



Unique emerging

The teachings
point this way and that..
They define and condense
and give us
some temporary language
with which to converse
and with effort
absorb more teachings..
But our mirror
tells us more:
what you see Now
in this reflected space
points to what
cannot be taught
an instruction to
pay attention to
your own experience
and allow this
new teacher
to lead to your
Self...!

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Mystic


The mystic

We do label
some as mystics:
outside the mainstream
in the clouds
On the periphery
often as heretics
burned they were
in past times..
Now things change
the name itself carries
history's baggage..
Present experience
of quite many is
not extraordinary..
Attending to
experience 
most readily reveals
boundaries are missing
all is Presence
Here and Now..
Separation is 
and always was
illusion..
Mystics assuming
their majority...!

The Cloud






The Cloud

Simply standing as metaphor
for our Awareness
our real identity
but dreadfully veiled
in our cultural madness..
We need observe
our own experience
not the mass of 
Google data which
overwhelms and drowns..
The Cloud
rises as Virtual Reality
but knows itself alone..
This experience 
each night in dreams
and if we pay careful
attention 
in our waking lives...!

"In the 2030s," said Ray, "we are going to send nano-robots into the brain (via capillaries) that will provide full immersion virtual reality from within the nervous system and will connect our neocortex to the cloud. Just like how we can wirelessly expand the power of our smartphones 10,000-fold in the cloud today, we'll be able to expand our neocortex in the cloud."  

~~Ray Kurzweil

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Friend's greeting














We come,
Streaming from conscious love,
Into darkness and warmth and sound
And then are catapulted into light and physicality.
Care, wonder, demands, beauty and confusion
What to make of it all?
Is the intention-motivation that directs our life on earth
Innate?
Or something we learn from experience?

In this season of Hope
Give thanks for your all your senses
And for your journey of discovery
Rejoice in your awareness of source
And radiate your understanding.


Thelma
December 2015

From Boom to Bust


From Boom to Bust

Harding
Coolidge
Hoover
men of importance
 bounding our
morning history lesson..
Jazz to crash 
another history excursion
which begs the question:
What is History..?
Consider: 
History as non-changing
and those included
events pleasures and wars
are temporary streams
in History's ocean..
However some
chosen streams were
placed in textbooks
chosen by news sources 
producing the illusion
of history as 
object alone..
Meanwhile History is
steadfast and unmoved
and really unaware
of these few streams..
Yet there's more:
each stream is filled
as are those not chosen
and made from
the substance and stuff
of real History...!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Perception blinks



Perception blinks

On and off
temporary seeing
is all we know
the world is new
on each glance..
Enter the mind
connecting the dots
to find shaping
with permanence in
 fleeting appearances..
Therein lies our
central illusion...

Where is death's 
sting?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mass Shootings


Mass Shootings

The search for answers
to tragedies deemed 
newly normal  routine..
Violence in our days
in our neighborhoods
with questions arising:
terrorism?
guns?
mental health?
Questions deal with
exceptions to what
real reality is
assumed to be
in sheltered lives..
A return is sought
to simpler days
 happier headlines..
Perhaps
we need look differently
examine our looking
how we perceive
the reality we
are so sure is real..
In our looking
separation is obvious
apparent to all
no need to question
this solid reality..
Alas,our answer hides
ancient wisdom 
pointing to a
persistent mirage...!


STRETCH...December 14th, 2015



STRETCH...
December 14th, 2015
MacKenzie Place: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
(Corner of Fillmore and Union)
Facilitator:  Charlie Coon
No cost

We will continue to explore the nonduality teachings of Rupert Spira...

Paul C├ęzanne said, “Everything vanishes, falls apart, doesn’t it? Nature is always the same but nothing in her that appears to us lasts. Our art must render the thrill of her permanence, along with her elements, the appearance of all her changes. It must give us a taste of her Eternity.”     That statement must be one of the clearest and most profound expressions of the nature and purpose of art in our era.
 ~~Rupert Spira
This excerpt from Rupert's "Nature's Eternity" comes from an amazing website which relates the work of artists to non duality: 
 The Awakened Eye