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Capturing the Now

Published December 30, 2015 by murgcat

social-mt-rose-facebookEnlightenment comes when you exist in the Now! That’s the secret to The Secret and every other mysticism out there. The elusive Now but how?

Adrenaline junkies, why is it they do that voodoo they do? Is it really flirting with death? I think it’s something else entirely different. Flirting with our demise strokes our ever-present ego, but what is it that our soul longs for – The Now. They, the a fore mentioned junkies, have discovered a short cut to the Now.

Maybe short cut isn’t the correct view. It takes dedication and perseverance to reach the point where it is flirting with the reaper rather than fumbled attempts at offing yourself through Darwinism. I certainly hope you’ve had a few conventional jumps before your first base jump. You can’t bomb a black diamond slope until you’ve done a myriad of runs.

I can explain it from the skiers point of view. When you are pushing that boundary, the edge of your skill , where disaster is but a blink away, you can’t think. It sounds counter intuitive. When your body and sensory inputs override the constant chatter of your monkey mind you are capturing the now. You must be absolutely and totally aware of your surroundings: making immediate decisions and then immediately releasing the thought to make room for the next necessary decision.

You reach a point where all you are is awareness without judgement, without ego getting in the way. The landscape flashes by yet time slows down. You can only experience. If you can stop to catch a breath, everything is brighter, you feel alive. Regardless if it’s the side of a mountain you just schussed or the side your flying by in a wing suit, you have two accomplishments when you are done. The first is the one that appeases your ego, you did the difficult and survived. The second is a deeper more primal reward that keeps you coming back to push the boundary again and again… you captured the Now.


Little wheel spin and spin, big wheel go round and around

Published December 3, 2015 by murgcat

“Welcome back kids! Was that fun or what? Did you find what you were looking for? No matter, let’s spin that wheel and see what it gets you this time round!”

“I’m gonna be the king of Siam.”WheelofFortune

“Well I’m gonna be an Iroquois princess, nyah!”

“You’re both wrong. To quote that great philosopher Steve Martin, ‘I was born a poor black child…’”

I have noticed that people looking for a past life experience want something exotic and of mythic proportions. Most people on the planet have the epic struggle of everyday survival. That my friends is heroic. What are you looking for?

If the goal is to learn, how can that happen when you’ve always been the hero? We all want to be Wellington; someone has to be Napoleon. Or more realistically, Napoleon’s groom or the poor peon who scoops up the horse crap and dries it so he can have a warm place to sleep at night. I’m sure we’ve all worn a white hat just as we’ve all worn the black hat and mask.

When you start the search for your past lives, are you ready for what you may find? We have all been the victim just as we have been the victimizer. It could be that what we hate the most is something we have recently experienced.

Can your current ego deal with the atrocities you may have committed in the last lifetime? Are you abused now because of the hardships heaped on native children as you destroyed their culture? Have you been blessed with comfortable life because of altruistic acts through several lifetimes? Makes you wonder if the feminist of this lifetime was the misogynist pimp in Budapest in 1600.

The revelations of your deaths can be horrific. In western culture contemplating your death is morbid. The freaks and weirdoes are the ones that obsess about mortality. When you dig into those past lives in their totality you get to experience those deaths also. The Déjà vu of place with the remembrance of your passing at that same spot can be a bit spooky. Without a true acceptance of the reality of death, some past life memories can be devastating.

It is that cultural context that also makes it so devastating. There are actions and attitudes that were common place in the past that are repugnant now. The torture of the witches and heretics, in which were you the prosecutor, the defendant or one of the throngs screaming for “justice”? Marriage contracts for children as young as 5 or 6 were undertaken. Those marriages were consummated by the ages of 13 or 14. In our current culture that’s abhorrent, and to abuse victims it’s impossible to understand and unconscionable.

How do you handle the sudden realization that you were what you hate the most in this lifetime? You were the sultan that accepted that wife because it was the way of the times. If you didn’t consummate the marriage as soon as physically possible the business or political advantages could be lost. You’re an atheist in this lifetime yet you’ve spent many centuries as that hammer and enforcer of god. You are a devote Jew but in the 40’s you drove a tank while wearing a black uniform with the skull and crossbones insignia.

It’s a careful what you wish for moment. If you are comfortable with your personal demons, what’s a few more to the party? However, those issues you have the most difficulty with may be issues you have dealt with before. You may not be too happy with what side of the coin you were on the last flip.

If you are well grounded the journey can be mystical and healing. You can release patterns that have been reoccurring even prior to this incarnation. Realization of the deep dichotomy that exists in life builds an understanding compassion. That compassion can bring a peace of heart. You might not agree with the actions of another but you can understand their motivation. You’ve been there.

Forgiveness of others

Published January 20, 2015 by murgcat

Wow, the hard work of self-forgiveness is done! Don’t fool yourself it is hard work, but with diligence and perseverance it is attainable. As you were releasing the energetic threads that needed forgiveness, some were more tenacious than others.
Some of these are the threads that emanate from outside of us. Grudges and slights that are still embraced and fed. Karmic and familial connections that you may not know even exist. These are some of the hardest bonds to break.
The threads that are personal can often times be dispelled by a simple ceremony. Acknowledging the connection, having compassion and empathy for the being on the other end of the connection is sometimes all that is needed. There are times when as unpalatable as it may seem a personal contact is needed to clear the energy.
There are times when the first two options are unattainable. Familial and past life karma are good examples of that situation. There are also the moments when contact with the being on the other end of the thread could cause your annihilation. There are deeper practices that can cut the connection free, carefully and correctly. This is necessary so that the energy cords that are now out there flailing around like medusa’s ‘do, don’t whip back around and find you again.
Let’s set the record straight, I am not saying that all of a sudden you have to invite your worst enemy over for dinner! To paraphrase Clint Eastwood “This doesn’t mean we’re gonna cuddle and I’ll have your love child.” The energetic threads are gone. There is no longer a connection. After going through the full and total process of forgiveness the only way for there to be a thread anymore is if you make the conscious decision for it to be there.
This is an exercise to regain your personal power. The reclamation of energy that was being burnt on things of the past is empowering. Those threads flowed around the Now and guided your future. Your actions and reactions have always been influenced by the connections. We are all puppets dancing on Karmic threads.
The next step is total recapitulation. Moving beyond forgiveness and looking at all of the connecting threads of your life and releasing them. All of them. The threads of love, joy, sorrow all the threads of energy that keep you tethered in the past thus influencing the flow of the future. When those tethers are released you become free you can chose the course that is best for you with out the shackles of the past forcing your direction.
This exercise brings about one of the most enchanting spiritual paradoxes. The more of the spiritual threads you cut, the more connections you break, the more connected you feel to everything. Reclamation of your personal power and living in the Now brings into perspective how ultimately everything is connected.

Subjective Grooviness:Little Switches in Your Head

Published December 20, 2014 by murgcat


IMG_0105_2     There are mechanics to Subjective Grooviness, how does this mystery work? It’s quite simple, no really. When we are born our minds are huge sponges, they soak in all the data coming from all around us. Because of the process I’m about to describe most people cannot remember what that was like. There is a point where the mind and spirit reaches a tipping point and the input threatens to overload the system.
That’s when the filters begin to be turned on. The mind is a giant processor; it operates based on the position of internal switches. Slowly, due to nature and nurture, more and more filters are activated. By the time we are adults, most of our filters are firmly set. This state is our subjective grooviness.
Not all of these switches are the same; some are more sensitive than others. We each have a path we should be walking. If there is a switch on that keeps you from that path it will be easier to turn it off. There are DNA arrangements that make turning on and off certain switches easier. Then there are the epiphanies and tragedies that impact our lives.
There are some switches that break when you turn them off. Or what it takes to turn them back on can be detrimental to your physical, spiritual and mental health. Those are the switches that need to be carefully observed. Most people aren’t ready to have their reality altered. When paranormal investigators enter an area that has strong energy, that maybe enough to flip those switches and no matter what they want, the filters will not turn on any more.
For some, their grooviness is locked –Stone. This explains a person who can observe paranormal events and still not believe in them. For others, reality is malleable, it changes and they are open to those changes. Remember Enlightenment is removing the subjective and just existing in the immense grooviness that is life.

The structure of reality

Published September 24, 2014 by murgcat

This installment features a wonderful concept of reality. We all live in a consensus reality. In that reality however, we each have our own unique interpretation of that data. There are many factors that contribute – environment, DNA, upbringing, trauma. This unique perspective is what causes multiple witness’s to the same event to report such a diversity of views.
Sifu Bill Smith has introduced me to his concept of interpersonal relationships and reactions in this multi-reality we inhabit.

Take it away Tai Chi Bill:

This essay serves to outline and define three inter-related terms.
1. Subjective Grooviness
2. Competing Subjective Grooviness
3. Convenient Subjective Grooviness
The term, “Subjective Grooviness” arose out of the need for a term in relation to the thoughts and views generated by the modern new age spiritual movement as well as discoveries and claims held by religious sects and cults, and the scientific community. It now encompasses everything and can also be used as a replacement of the term Samsara as used by the Buddhist community. The idea being that even the most objective experience can and will be stacked with greater and greater amounts of Subjective interpretation. By way of example, the sun is shining in a clear cloudless sky, two people standing next to one another having the same objective experience (the shining sun) each with their own Subjectively Groovy Interpretation. One says, “ Oh my god the sun is so hot it’s burning my skin. I hope I don’t get skin cancer!” while the other says, “ Oh, the sun, giver of life I receive your healing rays through all the pores on my body!” Each is now several layers removed from simply being with the sun shining and each persons Subjective Grooviness is coloring their experience as well as informing any out-comes.

We all operate out of Subjective Grooviness (here on as SG). It is the platform of our individuality. It is the spin, if you will, that we each put upon the objective events in our lives. It becomes a sort of explanation to the feelings and emotions we have in regards to everything. You can see this in people who apply the same SG to everything that happens, especially if the SG is used to elevate self-importance or create self-deprecation. Since the larger part of ones whole experience in any moment is completely internal, the SG serves as a tool for ones running description of their self in relation to the world they live in. This is functionally O.K. in that we all have our own SG and as long as we don’t inflict it on others and respect another’s right to live from their SG we are good.

If one cannot, for whatever reason, keep their SG to themselves, one then runs the risk of engaging in CSG (Competing Subjective Grooviness). This is when two or more individual SG’s bump into one another, one always trying to supersede and become the dominant group SG. This dynamic plays out in one to one personal relationships as well as in group situations. An example;
Bob: “ My spirit animal guides say that we are in for some rough times ahead.”
Ken: “ that’s interesting. MY HIGHEST Angelic guides say that we are evolving into our pure divine form and that every thing will be O.K.”

As one can see in the example CSG has occurred creating a dissonance of sorts. It can then go generally into the positive or negative after that.
The CSG has been cast, the response is crucial:
Bob: “ Wow! The Angels said that, that makes so much sense to me.” Bob has now adopted Ken’s SG over his original animal spirit SG.
Ken: “I know, aren’t the Angels awesome.”
And with that Bob and Ken are back to SG resonance. It could have just as easy gone another way.
Bob: “ Angels you say, I have never seen one, but I have seen my animal spirit guides (a separate supporting SG) and I always trust them.”
Ken: “ Everyone knows that Angels are operating from a higher plane, of course what they say is right!”
And the CSG continues, vying back and forth for the dominant SG. Most of the religious and political/military strife in the world is CSG in all its glory.
Once viewed from this perspective it seems silly to kill one another over a mere Subjective Grooviness/ Competing Subjective Grooviness clash.

Convenient Subjective Grooviness:
This is a SG that is adopted in the moment to justify a set of behaviors or actions as well as occurrences.