Circumstances beyond my control (as are all circumstances!) have led me to modify the parameters of my “retreat.” The Tipping Point which many have warned was approaching is no longer theoretical. It has come. And we must all find ways to return to the deeper and wiser angels of our souls in order to navigate an authentic, truthful, and honorable path through what lies ahead. I can no longer be silent. My nation and my culture have become a morass of insanity, hate, and delusion. There is no longer an option for restoration to what “used to be.” The United States will fall. Exactly how and when I don’t know, but much much sooner than I had expected.
Donald Trump is to the United States as Nero was to Rome. The seeds of decline had long been sprouting in the Roman Empire, but it took a succession of insane Emperors to cause the final eruption. Donald Trump is no longer an embarrassment and a joke. He is no longer a clown. He is a certifiably insane psychopath whose pathology echos and enables the psychopathy of our culture. If we vote him out of office, he will still be here, and the ignorance and hate he constellates will remain in the body of our culture until that culture dies and rises, like the Phoenix, from the ashes.
I am still in a sort of retreat, trying to experience my own spiritual path as best I can in the hopes that it will be of help to me and to those who are looking for some new foundation for life. The old foundations, believe me, are no longer viable. Education, health care, career, community, economics, politics, and all other aspects of our common life will have to be rebuilt on the rubble of what is now falling down around our ears. We must learn to put our energy into the germination of the Phoenix. We won’t see it rise, not as the embodied creatures we now are. But I think we will see it somehow. And it will be glorious!
I am not going to try to rescue this short post with hopeful practices. I believe such practices exist and I will be exploring them in the coming days. I will be using video as my primary vehicle because things are changing in the blink of an eye and I want to respond quickly, authentically, honestly, and with a degree of intuitive emotion. I will not be polished or necessarily consistent. But I will try, sincerely try, to express my own discoveries of a life within the Tao, with the Unseen Cosmos, and with the deeper Realities of Life than I have ever experienced before. This is my only hope for the days ahead; my only possible reason for remaining alive. Bear with me. We’ll have to figure this out as we go along, but I will be here with you for whatever help that might provide.
I will be posting my video “chats” on my YouTube channel. I will be making other changes as we go along.
Hang on. Hold tight. Be at peace deep within your soul.