17 Aug 2015 · 13:25
It is necessary to get things in their correct order. That is not hierarchy, it is a process through which we reach the right outcome. You cannot know what is next if you do not know what came before. If you do not bother to find out what came before you can rest assured that your outcome will not be what you think it is. It is not wise to decide that 1969 comes after 1972, for instance, because in this world, it doesn’t. 1972 would not have been what it is if 1969 had not come first.
Priorities are best in chronological order. That way, you can see where you are versus where you were and you can then plan where you want to be. In retrospect – using hindsight – chronology also gives you an accurate breakdown of your progress along your journey. You can see where you made mistakes and how you overcame them, and you can work out why doing certain things at certain times is pointless. Chronology is like A, B, C, D, E. Or 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. It is knowing that if you will fly, you must first grow wings. Growing wings in 2015 is advisable if you will fly in 2017, for example. Wings do not grow overnight.
A timeline is another kind of chronology, and it is somewhat like a map. If you can read numbers, orders, you can read your future past and thereby arrive at your present destination with all your ducks in a row. I have heard it said that ducks in a row are too easy to shoot, but that is perhaps a pessimist’s view. Ducks in a row can slipstream. That means unless you are using a bazooka you are unlikely to hit all the ducks with one shot. Work out your timeline and trust its message. We all have our own times and places to be – your timeline is not mine, mine is mine. Yours is yours. Timelines are exciting when you establish – and follow – their lead. In essence they know more about you than you do.
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06 Jul 2015 · 09:32
Bleeding is all very well. It has been practiced for centuries. It has traditionally been seen as a kind of purging, a ridding the body of contamination. Contamination is a big word. It should not be thrown around without respect for the fact that without the de-contaminant the contamination will spread like wildfire. That is the way with disease. In an equation that looks the way that does, I would suggest that the best place to find yourself is inside the de-contaminant. A contamination is a negative. A de-contamination is a positive – and positives give you wings. Negatives tend to get you nowhere.
Bleeding is not the only way to find out that you – and others – are alive. There are quite a few alternatives. Now and again I choose search and salvage over destroy and discard. It yields the most remarkable truths – perhaps truths that are truer than those extracted using force or manipulation. This exercise in restraint takes extraordinary self-control. If you should be in any doubt about that you are wrong. Should you try your true self on or take your reality to task, you will then understand the reason(s) for your being and the need for total exposure when it comes to yourself and the speaking of your truth.
Truth – in part – is our life-blood. Denial of the truth is like a clotted artery. A cluttered socket. Before truth can bleed out – which at this pace will take a million tomorrows – the clots need removing and a wound needs opening. Once the clots have been removed and the truth has bled out, the coagulant will step in and seal the wound. I was once told that open wounds tell love stories to the sky. I believed it, not because I am naïve or gullible – but because it is true. It always was.
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