Thursday, 13 February 2014

Multiversal Malleable Serenity

The multiversal creature in which we are all composed
of poems both joined and calmly
balanced, grounding solitary
as and how we wish,
encloses me, yet I am not trapped.

Our membrane of bright light rainbow filament
is malleable in serenity.

The All permeates me in a
liquid soft bath of love.

- © Emburr Orion Starshower, February 14, 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Rethinking Karma

(This is an article called 'Rethinking Karma' by Palehorse. It was recently removed from where it originally was, so I have no source.)

The “Law of Karma,” as it’s often presented, is disempowering. It has been variously used to justify suffering as “deserved,” and convince people to follow someone else’s idea of what is moral. It makes us subject to consequences for actions we have no memory of having committed, and in some forms, puts the responsibility for much of what happens to us with other beings and forces outside our control. We’re told we’re stuck on an endlessly spinning wheel until we figure out how to get off. More than likely, the only thing keeping us on that wheel is the idea that there is any such wheel to be stuck on. Do people really “get what they deserve”? Is there such thing as divine justice? Are our actions in previous lifetimes balanced by circumstances in present and future ones? Are our actions measured against a specific moral code? With so many different ideas influencing large numbers of people and competing for our attention, this is an important subject to delve into in order to gain some understanding.

My purpose in exploring this concept is not to prove or disprove a set of theological concepts which, by definition, are unprovable. What I am interested in, is personal sovereignty. I want to know how things work well enough that I’m free to choose my own experience, and let others know how to do the same. Ultimately, I want to know that choosing NOT to incarnate anymore is an option – and if it’s not, how to make it one. But before I get ahead of myself, it would probably be best to start the discussion with some historical background on the subject.

What is Karma?
Karma is an ancient Sanskrit term that literally means “action” or “deed.” The concept comes to us mostly from Hinduism and Buddhism, though Jainism and Sikhism bear mentioning as well. There is a lot of variation among those traditions, but they all share the idea that karma is a universal law of cause and effect; that our actions have consequences which return to us. Karma is usually found alongside the concept of reincarnation, and thus it is thought that our karma spans across multiple lifetimes.

From there, the ancient traditions diverge. Hinduism tends toward a more theistic approach which involves deities supervising the karmic process and “giving people what they deserve.” This implies a built-in moral code by which deeds are measured, and indeed, Hinduism also emphasizes the concept of “duty.” Buddhists are more likely to believe the natural laws of causation are sufficient to explain the mechanism by which karma operates. Buddhism also makes several innovations, suggesting that our actions plant “seeds” in one’s mind which then bloom into the appropriate outcome under the right conditions. Buddhism also emphasizes the motive behind one’s actions as being important in determining the karmic outcome. Neither of the two traditions are likely to view the process in terms of reward and punishment, but rather the natural outcome of one’s actions. When combined with reincarnation we get the common idea that karma creates a sort of “balance” – when we create causes, we have to keep returning in order to experience their effects. If we can bring that balance to zero, and keep it there, we can escape the incarnative cycle. This is probably the quickest crash-course in these traditions that you’ll ever get, and you’re encouraged to do your own research into the finer points if you feel so inclined; it’s interesting stuff. But for the purpose of providing enough historical background to aid in our discussion, that’ll do.

Things got more complicated when Eastern ideas, including karma, were adopted by Westerners with little frame of reference for the paradigm in which those concepts originated. Western ideas of karma were largely shaped by the west’s own Judeo-Christian influenced paradigm, with its moral framework and emphasis on rewards and punishments. While many people seek to distance themselves from this framework while moving on to more recently founded traditions in western spirituality, it shows up as a recurring theme nonetheless. Wicca, for instance, has added extra incentive (or deterrent, as the case may be) to follow their moral framework, in the form of the Threefold Law. This is a bit like karma on steroids, as it states that everything we do comes back to us multiplied by three. Among the various schools of thought under the New Age umbrella, it’s not uncommon to find teachings like the idea that there are “Lords of Karma” who fill in for the previously mentioned Hindu deities, although in this case there is often a clearly implied sense of reward and punishment. Alternately, between lives we are sometimes said to appear before “councils” of varying descriptions, who either decide how we will work out our karma in the coming lifetime, or otherwise help us do so. So, having laid out the explanation of the most familiar and historical views of karma, now for the fun part: deconstructing them.

Back somewhere in the annals of time, a wise Yogi probably observed the same thing Newton would notice centuries later: that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This works great as a general rule for objects in motion at the observable level, but both Newton and our mystery Yogi attempted to apply it in ways well beyond its usefulness. Not that we should fault ‘em for it, as neither could have possibly forseen the advances of quantum mechanics. In any case, when we try to apply this physical law as a metaphysical explanation for “why bad things happen to good people,” (and conversely, why “bad” deeds often go unpunished), we run into problems.

Breakin’ the Law (of Causality)
Karma relies on the so-called “law of causality” – that every cause has a predictable effect. Therein lies a fatal flaw: there is no such law; as quantum physics is increasingly showing us, reality simply does not behave this way. We live in a universe of probabilities, not absolutes. While we can observe our surroundings and make generally reliable predictions about X event being followed by Y outcome, there is no guarantee that Y will always follow X for any given event. The best we can say is that there is a high probability that Y will follow X – but there is always the chance, however slight, that X could be followed by Z, Q or P (but not U; they’re overused enough as it is). For practical purposes this means that there is no guarantee that the outcome of one’s actions will correspond with the actions themselves in any way that makes sense to the logical mind. There can be no universal mechanism that infallibly balances out our actions as karma is said to do, because we can’t even say with total certainty whether a given action will produce the same outcome twice.

Caution: Free Will Ahead!
If I haven’t lost you yet with all the quasi-algebra – the plot thickens even more when we consider that anything that can be described as “karmic” takes place within the context of relationships and choices made between individuals. This introduces free-will into the equation – which, by definition, makes all outcomes even more unpredictable. We live in a free will zone, where a broadly diverse cast of characters (some with more character than others) all coexist with the same freedom to do as they please within the limits of what is physically possible. If I walk outside right now and punch the first person I see, there are many possibilities as to what happens next. They could hit me back; they could press charges; they could pull out a gun and blow me away; they could run away. The outcome depends almost solely on the choices of the other person, and most likely will not be in any sense “equal” to my original action. To say that I might receive the backlash in some other lifetime would be a cop-out, as it is completely unverifiable. That’s not to say there aren’t consequences for our actions. If I make a habit out of mistreating people, the natural outcome is that I increase my chances of being similarly mistreated… which brings us back to dealing in probabilities. If we can’t guarantee that a negative act in this lifetime will receive a backlash, what’re the chances that it will in the next, when I may be in a completely different environment with its own unique set of influences, with a different personality, making different choices? Is there really any good reason to believe that probability increases across lifetimes?

Karma between individuals is often said to be one of the major reasons we keep incarnating. We have unresolved issues leftover from other lifetimes with other people, so we’re obligated to come back to “set things right.” Much like karma oversimplifies the way causality actually works, so too does it oversimplify the mechanics of relationships between people. Relationships are complicated, dynamic things, especially when there’s a lot of history behind them, and it’s not always possible for everything to be “resolved.” A sense of obligation to others who we form close relationships with probably does keep people stuck in endless loops of incarnations – but one thing I’ve learned about obligation is that our only real obligations are those which we place upon ourselves. For my part, I figure that if I’ve got any standing issues with anyone else by the time I choose to stop incarnating – our higher selves can just talk it out over an astral beer, with full memory of the specifics involved. Good way to cut down on the drama, methinks.

Beliefs and Subconscious Structures
The Buddhists may be onto something with this “seeds planted in the mind” idea, though I highly doubt that every single act creates a new one. What I can verify is that habitual thoughts, beliefs and actions create structures in the mind and energy bodies, which then exert a tremendous influence over what we experience. Our beliefs play a large role in creating our experience, as do the energetic structures created over time by habitual thought and courses of action. It may well be that holding a strong belief in a “law of karma” creates that structure within yourself, which you’ll then start manifesting in your circumstances. It’s worth mentioning that these structures can be nearly instantaneously changed or even destroyed, resulting in a corresponding change in the influences and experiences one attracts. Suffice to say that if there ever was a karmic mechanism at work in my life, I think I broke it. Oops.

These structures can influence us across multiple lifetimes, which may have given rise to some of the ancient ideas about karma. Similarly to how past aspects of ourselves can manifest old unresolved patterns in our present circumstances, these aspects of ourselves can also originate in other lifetimes. It becomes problematic to try and place these patterns in any kind of moral or ethical context, however. Invariably they are the result of unhealed trauma, and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Alternately, negative entities are known for implanting similar structures and interfering with one’s internal patterning (and by extension, the circumstances one attracts) without the awareness of the target. Over the course of my healing work on myself and others, where causes of present life patterns tend to be brought to light, I have yet to come across a case of someone “paying” for something they did in the past.

Nonphysical Allies and Adversaries
As you progress along your spiritual path, things tend to “heat up” which can produce an effect similar to karma. Once you’ve awakened to the idea that you’re on a specific path, your actions carry more weight, and wandering from your path, even unknowingly, can carry consequences. This may indeed be a natural mechanism, although I am more inclined to say it’s an extension of the free-will factor, involving positive and negative nonphysical entities and input from your own higher self. As we begin to awaken, we tend to attract attention from both sides. The possibility of seekers becoming the target of negative interference has already been explored in this blog. On the positive side, the saying “to whom much is given, much is required” applies here. Individual paths vary greatly, but in general, you will be held accountable for whether or not you are true to yourself and your nature as it’s defined at the highest level, with the stakes getting higher as you move closer to your Higher Self. Since this is unique for every person, exactly what you’re being held accountable for will not fit neatly into any broad-based religious moral code. Additionally, any positive beings (such as those we might think of as deities) who choose to work with you may also expect a high standard, complete with tests and seemingly harsh correction for not being true to your highest potential. Think of it like training under a venerable kung fu master. But again, this has nothing to do with universal mechanisms or what is “deserved” – it’s a matter of your higher self making an agreement with another being, likely one who specializes in a certain area, to work with one of its incarnations in order to develop in that direction. In any case, from my own exploration with various beings I get the impression that none of them are in the business of smiting the wicked and blessing the righteous across the board, and they don’t know anyone who is, either.

Belief in Karma Creates Suffering
At its worst, a strong belief in a law of karma can actually generate negative experiences in one’s life. There are many factors that could create a single negative experience – but combined with that belief in karma, one might begin wondering “what I must’ve done to deserve this,” which attaches guilt to the event. This guilt will attract more unpleasantness – and now we’re back to the vicious cycle created by the misguided idea of “deserved suffering.” Someone with a habitual victim mentality may well attract a person with sadistic tendencies who will abuse them – because they deserve it? No, because they can. If the targeted person feels guilt on top of their suffering (which is a tactic many abusers use to project the blame away from themselves!) they have only compounded their problem. As we have seen, suffering balances nothing and benefits nobody, because it tends to radiate outward and produce more suffering. Does this sound like an ordeal worth putting yourself through, over a supposed offense you don’t remember committing, that you can’t even verify? Hopefully not!

Another important factor to consider are the true psychopaths – people and entities who most would think have accumulated some heavy karma if anyone has, by deliberately causing others to suffer. However, the existence of this condition throws another monkey wrench into the wheel of karma itself. If someone literally has no conscience, then no amount of karmic backlash is going to give them one, or turn them into anything other than a psychopath. If that person were to hypothetically incarnate again without the psychopathy, their problem is already solved, and the backlash would fall on someone whose fundamental nature is not capable of committing the original offenses, and who has no awareness of having done so in the past. Once again: no balance or divine justice to be found here.

Putting it All Together
By putting the concept of free will together with the subconscious patterns and energetic structures that influence the circumstances we attract, we can explain the mechanisms behind the things that happen to us, in ways that are readily verifiable, without resorting to an external mechanism such as karma. With no way to verify its existence, and plenty of other ways to account for the phenomena it’s said to produce, karma is thus relegated to the position of a somewhat less psychotic version of the Christian Hell: a “consequence” invented to enforce a moral framework for which no natural consequences exist. We don’t like to think in these terms; that someone might commit an offense against us and “get away with it.” However, given the choice between embracing my personal sovereignty, and getting to see mine enemies struck down with great vengeance and furious anger (quite possibly by Samuel L. Jackson himself) – I think I’ll take the former. It is empowering to think that no universal mechanism or deity is “making me pay” for anything except, ultimately, myself – even if that means that the same goes for everyone else as well.

Look to no external authority to settle your affairs; all authority resides with YOU.

–Palehorse

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Dark Expanse, the Light Source, and Earth

The Dark Expanse is all that is, all that has ever been, and all that ever will be. The Light Source is also all that is, all that has ever been, and all that ever will be. A vague perception, a game of time begins only as we do, and builds slowly in intensity. We are infinities of tiny lights separating gently from Sourcemotherfather. Some beings claim to be born misshapen, shoved rudely from The Dark Expanse. These Darkwalkers are barely visible, usually only seen as black, stealthy shapes blocking out the view of stars. They are mysterious, and if they grow, they grow at their own pace.

We Children of Light are diverse. Some quickly learn that they are ready, and excitedly, they become carbonbased solidpeople, and enter the Earthgame, or other planets, with joy.

Others travel, and create. Our light slowly becomes multi-coloured and brighter, with every Sourced soul we meet. There is much to learn from the varied life out there – many different types of elementals, or those who breathe vacuum and have tentacles, or antennae, or even claws with sharp teeth. Many are friendly, strangely beautiful, and mistaken for monsters.

Us multi-coloured energy beings feel the drive to workplay. Darkwalkers bring us chaotic minerals and many materials, and we show them colours that those with fleshly planet-bound bodies can’t see. Out of these sacred unions, stellar nurseries are born.

We join council with Source, and other beloveds, and decide when to enter our cycle of the planet-bound.

We are everywhere here, and yet few know us. We love you anyway.

- © Emburr Orion Starshower, January 19, 2014

Thursday, 26 December 2013

From Firewater to Flowerdancing

Breathe firewater
through me from my
crown to my soles.
Make me as a warm swimmer, able to later
recall with striking and sudden clarity each
flavour and colour of
our elemental memory.

Fly flowerdancing air
through my fragrant
earth, up my roots,
to my beckoning leaf-
tops, then my snow-
tipped mountains.

With your breezekiss
I will awaken.

- © Emburr Orion Starshower, December 26th, 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

An Amalgamation of the Artistry of Gem Song

A shifting and conjoining of metals to stones,
soundless to other timelines.
Every instrument here with only us.

My tiger’s eyes gently set
into the diamonds you see me with.

Fitting lips to lips,
filling each other’s tiny
garnet creases precisely.

A flawless photosynthesis of
gracefully joining jewels in colours
on a spectrum not for human eyes.

We dance here,
and become both two and one.


- © Emburr Orion Starshower, November 21, 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

No such thing as soulmates / twin flames?

Soulmates and/or twin souls...Is it not arrogant to think that there is one perfect soulmate or twin soul for everyone? Or even just a few soulmates throughout ones lifetime, which is another point of view that is advertised. As if Source Energy / God put us here for such things, when really we are here for learning experiences. Yes, love is important, of course. And relationships can be very difficult - I have had my share. But learning in general is as important as love. Especially considering that learning through experiences is exactly what this planet was created for. It may be the case that people only meet one or a few people who vibrate at the same frequency in each lifetime, but I'm guessing there have to be hundreds or thousands of compatible people in this world for each person who is incarnated.

Twin souls...what a messy, endlessly painful situation it seems like this can be for people. I think of it more as mirror souls. I had that type of experience in 2012 which was very painful. We couldn't figure out what kind of love we had for each other, but we always wanted to be talking. I even had nightmares about this girl who was having sexual fantasies about him - it felt like a psychic rape. At one point, I felt like I had the flu and was physically ill over the push and pull of emotion. Every time she would have sex with her boyfriend [not my mirror soul], I felt it [and he, as the less spiritually evolved, didn't], like she was all up in my face, as if I were him. He corroborated the timing of this for me because he was at a party with her at the time she left with her boyfriend, and we accounted for the time it took them to get home...

I did learn a valuable lesson from the whole thing. He and I stopped talking for months, then I had other life experiences, spent much time in meditation, and felt like contacting him to make friends again. Because it's now gone. The mirror soul connection. Yes, completely gone. He's just some dude to me now. So, I try to understand peoples twin flame stories (miseries that never seem to end) and even though I have compassion, I can't relate.

This idea that everyone the least bit spiritual should be looking for their "one perfect match", whether you call it soulmate / twin flame / twin soul, is not something that everyone should be focused on. Work on (however painful they are) your own inner issues (we all have them), and then when you love yourself unconditionally, you will be healthy enough in every way to be in a state where you can attract a partner who's soul resonates at the same frequency as your own. You can eventually build a blissful relationship - but only if you work for it.

Not that I'm personally insulting everyone who makes their living from counselling soulmates or twin souls, because I know a lot of people are helped in their relationships by those of you who are not just out to make a buck - but there can be a lot of nonsense, no meaningful content people out there. Everything is not as simple as "Just wait until you find each other and it will be nothing but the best love relationship ever". Like, Liora anyone? No thanks...Life is much more complex, and I have noticed that a lasting relationship takes a lot of work.

If everyone spent more time doing their own inner work, through meditation (whatever type feels natural) followed by action, I believe a lot, if not all of the people with the mirroring problems in their relationships could solve them alone. Sometimes it is important to spend a lot of time alone and not be effected by the energies of others. I know this is especially difficult for you extroverts, but if you have the will, you can do this too.

I'm not as articulate as I would like to be on this subject, so here's a great video which is much more in depth.




Saturday, 26 October 2013

Exopolitics and Metaphysical Spirituality (sources of information)

I rarely make a non-fictional post, but would like to provide some informational sources for those interested in researching exopolitics and metaphysical spirituality. As with anything, these articles and sites may or may not contain a mix of truth, misinformation and / or disinformation. A lot of this information is important to read in order to inform oneself of the esoteric aspects of politics, and the ways in which the world around us works and is changing.

I had visions, meditated on, and intuited many of the ideas I then read about. I use these informational sources in an attempt to corroborate ideas that have been presented to me. I am constantly in a state of learning. I encourage you to take the time to properly contemplate any of the information you find intriguing. I will be updating this post, but encourage you to do your own research. Whether online, at your local library, conversing with elders, spiritual adepts, scientists, and contemporaries - please do not ever decide you are finished learning about our vast, varied and remarkable universe. Feel free to send me links or suggest books I might enjoy.

Articles:

Why I Am No Longer a "Light Worker" (The hidden truths about ascension) and part 2 - Tell the “Lords” of Karma That You Are Sovereign
New Age Love and Light Fallacies
Scientists find Extraterrestrial genes in Human DNA
10 Reasons I'm Not A Lightworker
Rethinking Karma
The truth - a brief history of so-called "ascended masters"
The truth about the galactic federation of light and ashtar command
The Prism of Lyra: An Exploration of Human Galactic Heritage
Spiritless Humans (Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Narcissists - and those somewhat hidden and in between), and Organic Portals - Soulless Humans, both building off of the article, Organic Portals - The "Other" Race
Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves CONSCIOUSNESS MOVES TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE AT DEATH
A Choice between Probable Futures: A Little Told Tale. Which nucleus do you want to ride on?
Holographic reality fields?
Never Call Them Archons – How You Can Help Bust Up the Matrix
The Orion Group and Orion Empire
The Unified Chakra and The Unified Field Meditation (mind-body connection brain exercises)

Sites:

Sacred Geometry and the Harmony of The Spheres. Listen to a beautiful musical version of Harmony of The Spheres.
Bibliotecapleyades.net
Exopedia.org
The Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford University
Binaural Beats (good examples to listen to are at Sangita Prana Sound Healing)
The Lyssa Royal Page (detailed alien information)
Astrogeographia.org
The Orion Project (a scientists lifelong journey to discover if aliens are real)
World Transformation