“In archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.”
• Eugen Herrigel
“Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or even advanced archer, archery will give you something that’s almost impossible to find elsewhere.”
• Usa Archery
“So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold in the hearts of men.”
• Maurice Thompson
“Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.”
• Fred Bear
“The archer sees the maker upon the path of the infinite, and he bends you with his might that his arrows may go swift and far.”
• Kahlil Gibran
“You have to relax when you’re shooting an arrow. You can’t be tense. And that just helps, in your day-to-day life.”
• Stephen Amell
“The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready.”
• Spanish Proverb
I touched on Kyudo last Sunday with reference to Sagittarius. I am building further on top of this bridging the gaps of ignorance between exoteric and esoteric knowledge (gnosis). Unless humanity enters into mystical experiences by direct participation through participation mystique they will forever remain outside turn and twist as they may.
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Like any other form of mysticism Zen is only understood by one who is themselves a mystic. Thus they will not be tempted to gain by underhanded methods what the mystical experience withheld from them.
No human can stay the course without conscientious guidance from a skilled teacher and without the help of an established Master. There is and could not be any other way to mysticism than the way of each of our personal experiences and personalized suffering.
Lose yourself effortlessly in the breathing and you will experience the feeling that you are not breathing rather you are being breathed. Lao-tzu speaks a profound truth that right living is like water which “of all things is the most yielding and can overwhelm that which is of all things the most hard.”
The right “Art” is purposeless; aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot an arrow for the sake of hitting any goal the less you will ever succeed in the “Art,” and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you are too willful.
Between these two states of bodily relaxedness on one hand and spiritual freedom on the other there is a difference of levels which is incapable of being overcome by breath-control alone yet only by withdrawing from all attachments and by becoming utterly egoless so that the soul sunk within itself shall stand in the plenitude of its nameless origin. The door of the senses being closed is not met by turning energetically away from the sensate world, but via your readiness to yield without resistance. Action-less activity can be accomplished instinctively and all the soul needs is an inner hold which is won by concentrating on breathing.
Masters behave as if they were alone. All right human action is accomplished only in a state of true selflessness where the doer can’t be present any longer as “him/her self.” Only the spirit is present. As one uses a burning candle to light others with the same as seen in Hanukkah so the teacher transfers the spirit of the right “Art” from heart to heart that it becomes illuminated.
The “Great Doctrine” knows nothing of any specific target which is set up at a definite distance from the archer. It only knows of a goal which can’t be aimed at technically which if named at all is the Buddha. You can be a Master even if every shot does not hit.
A Zen Master lives happily enough in this world, but always they are ready at any time to quit it without being in the least disturbed by any thoughts of death. Master both life and death and you are free from fear of any kind to the extent that you are no longer capable of experiencing what fear feels like.
I stand corrected from my previous blog posts. Betelgeuse is in my 9th House Natal not my 8th House as well as located there for transits. The 9th House is multi-generational and actually best described as the search for meaning and truth through higher education, travel, and spirituality. So I can understand better now why I’ve used the movie Beetlejuice to make jokes this week. Like the asteroid Ishtar another interesting set of degrees and symbolism here between Gemini 28° and Gemini 29°. Astrologers don’t look at any of this in the celestial heavens as they say it holds no influence over them. It holds no influence supposedly because you leave it within you subconscious as well as unconscious not making it conscious. Thereby you have no choice or free will in the outcomes of your life and you become a fatalist of what has unfolded in every incarnation you’ve participated in at the 3D. If what is above is below clearly “all of it above” is also below. Cherry pickers!
Esoteric Astrologer has a great piece on Betelgeuse with these degrees as relating to the Solar Plexus chakra, money, etc. It asks who has a heart of gold. “Upon the golden triangle, the cosmic Christ appeared; His head in Gemini.” The reference here is to medieval astrology where Mars and Saturn were once considered “malefics.” Venus is already regarded as “benefic” like Jupiter – and ever more so in the Aquarian Age where she will preside over expansive mental development and the science of relationships. Venus is the planet that blends love and mind. Do I agree with all of their articles or topics? Not necessarily, but bits and pieces of their writings are worth at least digesting or mulling over. I don’t see “pop” astrologers or some others give these topics the light of day either. Am I often blunt in my views? Yes, because I legitimately am tired of always having been made to feel by others unwanted and rejected which is actually why I’m now solitary. If you poop on a person long enough it’s likely they’ll turn their back on you at some point and lose their compassion for you. They borderline struggle with misanthropy if pushed far enough. We’re also byproducts of the environments we live in or that are created for us to live in.
Bankruptcy carries a stigma and people will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Billions poured into the various economic sectors in a futile attempt to save what desperately is in need of starting over again. Corporate history is rife with the bankruptcy protection being used to “write-off” massive debts. What is bankrupt is the entire human financial system which is and always has been based upon fictional money secured by assets that do not exist whether this be fiat or any other illusionary construct based on the same faulty foundation used to fleece sheep. There is a far deeper meaning to Gemini 28°. This degree has to do with true wealth and real worth. This is what is left when rigid constructs collapse from their old age or outmoded constructs now unable to bear the weight of human traffic any further. What will secure the next fictional money set to replace the existing one? Or is it just more smoke and mirrors? Lies built upon an already existing mountain of lies really doesn’t bode very well.
The trick with Gemini 29° is to take the best of what has become available to us, make educated sense out of where the pieces fell, and improve upon it. This requires someone with unique skills to achieve success. One has to discern correctly what they should discard from the myriad options at their disposal to employ now. Anyone not good at these sorts of decisions should employ the services of a good “Mockingbird.” Listen to and see what “song” this mockingbird sings. Is it the signal of new beginnings? Is it better to tell someone what they would like to hear or to confront him/her with the harsh reality of something new and unfamiliar. I am thinking of the Eurythmics song “Would I Lie to You.”
There is a very common occult maxim which reads as to know, to will, to dare, and to keep silent. I’m not sure exactly where this comes from beyond Thelema. I don’t know if it predates Crowley. This is not a rule, this is just a maxim, which in my book is just another form of dogmatism. I don’t like to keep silent. I believe firmly that knowledge is to be shared within reason. One should be conscientiously able to know how much to share and when to withhold so relationships maintain their established or agreed upon boundaries correctly.
People should want to help other people to know, to understand, and to stop locking absolutely everything behind exclusivity cults of secret initiations or hyper-inflationary cost dues. I am a solitary. Wherever anyone thinks I took any oath of “silence” this incarnation or another is going to have to recognize in my beliefs that ignorance is most definitely not bliss! We have ignorance abounding everywhere today, and frankly look at where it has gotten humanity. I call this WTAF, and a problem humanity still exhibits in their psyche with their superiority/inferiority complexes which is why BDSM is popular amongst sadomasochists, narcissists, etc. Absolute power corrupts absolutely! To that regard BDSM does not exist in the bedroom only. This concept is in fact a foundation of many forms of partnership we see today which are parasitic and not symbiotic or based in equality. You can’t have an equal relationship if someone is a dominant and the other is the submissive which is akin to the “Game of Master and Servant” not unlike a song by Depeche Mode.
We have everyone dictating to one another various techniques yet the peculiarity is that as a licensed aesthetician who had a spa business I never treated any two customers the same. There was a foundation, but no cookie cutter mold as each customer was unique. The question becomes how does anyone know which life coach, astrologer, doctor, and so forth is correct for them when everything contractually binds them like an oath. For many like contractors employed to perform home/business repairs you’d first consult several for estimates and then narrow your choices down before finally selecting one. There is no try before you buy in these industries.
When I selected professional life coaching I got scammed $5000 so I hope you can innerstand why my business is different in the prices I charge as well right now. I am not on Patreon or subscriptions because I learned very quickly that people change or companies actually do not disclose truthfully all the details before they high pressure sell you a “Let’s Make a Deal Zonk.” I am, however, now having been booted off Twitter by a community that shunned me taking this time to instead begin working on graphics for testing Redbubble. I do not like these established communities who can not, will not, and refuse to see the damage they may cause to another. There is something seemingly greedy and insatiable in their business models where they compete not with themselves, but with all others while spewing maxims of the competition is with themselves. I said this on Twitter, and I will say it here. I hate hypocrisy! In case you weren’t aware all guano stinks as well it carries dis-ease (E Coli) so if you somehow think that air freshener masking the smell has removed this truth than you have cognitive dissonance. This is why we have the idiom “Eat guano and die.
Locked in contracts of such binding natures can ruin the life or lives of someone financially which many profess they are healers, and I’m not entirely sure that this is really why they went into their profession. I did read online somewhere about a person who did a study where most stated they enter their chosen professions not to really “help” anyone other than themselves by the concept of amassment or hoarding wealth. In other words most of humanity makes choices based on self interest and ego consciousness while they stand around water coolers shooting the breeze that they’ve entered ego death, are enlightened, and are now self professed gurus. This mental state looks like what we see with the toilet paper situation of 2020-2021 when someone acts from poverty consciousness. There won’t be enough so I’ll stockpile massive amounts of toilet paper creating a shortage for others.
So I suggest you check your ego at the door before you shun me or partner with me. I, too, have boundaries and demand you treat me with respect! The two way street smart lesson of this is also one in which the customer had best read all the fine print while doing their due diligence before they sign/agree to anything electronic or in writing. When communities whine about scams, fraud, or hidden enemies they had best use their logic to correctly discern the intent of those they support as a business. The organization above will be a lesson I never forget because forgiveness does not mean I have to reconcile my differences with them! It was an immediate karmic chord cut! Why? To not hold a grudge while retaining the valuable lessons I’ve learned yet never want to repeat from here on out! Thankfully I had good college professors in business law/criminal law and ethics when I took the courses. One a federal probation officer and the other a local Texas criminal attorney both of whom tried to talk me into pursuing a career as a lawyer. You can see that I declined this choice. They legitimately wanted to write letters of recommendation to Stanford for me, and I was like “nah, I’m good!” I’m here and no one knows my life story, but wants to act judge, jury, and executioner. That’s really kind of ridiculous. I don’t know all of your story either, but our actions speak loudly. Likes and follows are actually a tool of mass psychological warfare, sociology experiments, and behavioral conditioning deployed on the public.
We all have bills to pay, but exactly where does that equal some of the practices kept by many who refuse to question or re-think their actions consciously. I may even add a reminder to readers in some blog posts to support my business with purchasing an astrology report or a donation. I am not unwilling to evaluate the model, change it, or when I had my aesthetics spa in the beginning I worked two jobs. I even pawned items I did not need/want anymore or gave them to stores to re-sell them to pay my initial loans off. This freeing action allows you to release and make room for something else in life believe it or not. It’s a great way to de-clutter the mess you’ve created akin to the mindset that less is more.
The belief that hard work is a sin creates an entitlement and laziness society in my beliefs. It breeds a poor work ethic in the human condition who shuns their responsibilities while it instead pushes then off onto the middle and lower classes creating a caste system of slavery/bondage! Where is that any different than the colonialism/collectivism many preach they now are against as they self righteously virtue signal everywhere. Work and life balance is not about shoving your responsibilities to another so that you can “live it up.” I was and am not afraid of hard work because the women of my household wear multiple hats with various obligations. Rather I would like to see my baby here survive instead of facing an abortion! That requires those reading this to actually give me a chance or the time of day. I am still waiting! This has always been their call to action and one can’t scream it any louder from the rooftops!
Even if astrology is not your cup of tea if you know someone who would benefit from it or who is interested in it you could pass my website to them. We could even arrange as I’ve said before a halfway meet in the middle. I am more than willing to suggest offering a free reading of choice in exchange of someone helping promote my business’ services. Write a review of my astrology report you receive or give me a wee bit of publicity. Instead I’ve gotten backlinks of those who claim for hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars they can pull a rabbit out of a hat and make me an overnight success.
Look if it swims like a fish, smells like a fish, and such it’s probably a fish. I have seen enough people get the short end of being sold a well crafted con. Anything your intuition is telling you is “too good to be true” is usually right on the money. I’ve tossed countless ideas over recently including getting business cards to put at local places that would get my website out as well. Selling me click funnels which I have no time to employ presently nor the brain capacity to learn is not helping me I am afraid. I can’t afford to pay someone to set that up for me either. I really don’t trust that because like email marketing I don’t value the concept. Do you know how many email subscriptions I’ve unsubbed because it’s harassment to get multiple emails from them in my inbox daily, weekly, and monthly. Several of them beg for donations constantly regardless if you gave money to their cause the day before because they run automated with no one actually overseeing this. You know who you are! I’ve seen plenty of online businesses break these molds yet be remarkably successful so clearly that is not the “only” way to reach any self assigned goal.
I’ve tossed around the idea also of offering written off product I have from my aesthetics spa business where one would purchase an astrology report and receive an Eye Kandy cosmetics kit (just pay the shipping and handling) for the kit. These kits ran at least at a $30+ market value when I sold them at industry trade shows for licensed cosmetologists. I’m even considering looking for esoteric forums to try joining, but being very solitary while not agreeing with certain policies some adopt as their modus operandi is going to create the worst friction ever the same as what occurred on Twitter simply due to the fact that I can’t begin to grasp the logic many operate from anymore. Something radically changed with people where healthy competition has met dog eat dog.
My only view on “silence” would be that of trying to take no thought in meditation which is difficult to master. Thoughts will arise, don’t push them away, don’t take hold of them, and instead let them come while simultaneously letting them go as quickly as they came.
I am saying this now, and I hope I do not have to say it again. If you “like” my blog posts, but are a link to websites hosting viruses or malware as I have had two so far you will be made an example. I am going to begin listing your names so anyone visiting my blog as a customer or not is protected and knows not to click on your backlink as I do not want their mobile device or desktop device impaired by those who may or may not have ill intentions online.
I know backlinks are also self promotion tools, but I also know that some may be spam or harmful. All of my comments have to be moderated for this reason as I am not stupid or naive. Some people online are not “allies or friends.” Use your discernment everyone. If the owners of these websites are unaware that their websites are doing this then they need to clean them up. I do not know your intent, but I do know your backlinks are not safe! An IP search was done and a WHOIS lookup on both. These websites are owned by the same person, and I’ve tried to block them on my end at my business domain as well as in the comments. I’m not sure I can do much with the “likes” as backlinks, but hopefully this lets anyone trying anything fishy know I’m not a complete dingbat online, and I don’t tolerate this! Circa 1990s I had to use protection for bandwidth thieves from my domain. Good to know it’s now transformed into this.
The two offenders so far that you should not visit as I have found they go to websites with viruses or malware are:
Last North which re-directs to a potentially risky website that is highly suspicious of malware and viruses.
Come Home, Witch sets off my anti-virus with security risk virus notifications so I advise everyone to be very careful with this one as well.
If you do not use a VPN I encourage everyone to get one on all of their devices ASAP! If you are a regular follower of me you know that I am fed up with today’s social media, crypto scams (pump and dumps which is not unlike a sexual act used in the porn industry), and other forms of harm to self or other. I am sex positive so when I state what I have stated above it is because I know humanity has a virulent addiction to porn as well as other negative habits that have impaired them from functioning correctly as their higher selves. They are in full function at their lower self and that is also by their free will choice. I can’t really do anything about their lifestyle choices as they have to learn by their personal as well as individual experiential realities whereas I can choose to live any other way by utilizing my own free will. It is not written that I have to “follow” another when I have my own sovereign personal power!
These mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual dis-eases have to be cured before humanity can ascend individual as well as collectively as they indicate also chakra imbalances. Humanity is wildly overactive or underactive in many of their chakras making them severely out of harmony/balance which I believe is why we see what we see globally today.
My business and blog does not want to be affiliated with incorrect parties or individuals nor have it’s image run through the mire! I grow tired of “policing” also known as monitoring “internet rascals.”
My apologies for the business housekeeping this Friday. I really am being forced to establish some “ground rules” right now in how I wish to be treated at this time by others. I am not trashing your blog space or your business so do not come here to do this to mine! Act like a well mannered adult or get lost! As I’ve said if I do not do this you’re going to see someone get run over by a reindeer like grandma in the Christmas carol. I recall my first domain websites on the internet circa late 1990s I crafted where I made great friends easily who I shared care packages with and amazing relationships were forged. I even remember how easy it was for my last business online to gain recognition with a community in Europe. When I look at the present now moment I’m amazed at how much this Internet of Things and the actual global societies have reverted to policies I used to see in 18th or 19th century xenophopic and prejudiced groups operating from. The modern dark ages? Some even profess they don’t do this yet their actions show the polar opposite. It’s almost like do as I say not as I do. Whatever this is we’re in a state of radical divisiveness, and we can’t find any commonality upon which to unite. I’m not sure what exactly this is, but we need to address it sooner rather than later. I have actually wondered if we let the Animaniacs start running the world? Is Pinky and the Brain in charge of Earth?
It was also brought to my attention I’m entirely too erudite so I’m in fact often times going over the heads of the many. I don’t know how to change this. I actually don’t perceive myself in that perspective or frame of mind. I can name several in life who are far more intelligent than myself. Really some of these entries are cryptic. They’re meant to encourage you to think on multiple levels about what you believe to be “your reality.”