Meaning is ALL.
Meaning is all THERE.
Meaning is all there IS.
A viewer warned his loved ones that he was putting my 'crazy' in his echo chamber. To live up to the warning, I bring on the crazy by talking about ultimate reality with Sufi sayings, Jewish legends, free-will astrologer Rob Brezsny and Terence McKenna. I tell the story of a mole turned hawk and Russell Brand kissing Yuval Noah Harari's forehead. I cite Kurt Vonnegut's 'karass' in the disorganized religion of Bokonon and quote Caitlin Johnstone on being ineffable. I end with a simpler explanation of Charles Eisenstein's Parallel Timelines and my craziest theory to date, involving God and the word 'tantric'.
Excerpts from the video:
To the Sufis, the phrase ‘you and I’ has three entities: the You, the I, and the And. My proposal is that only the And exists, we only exist in relationship. We’re the synapse, not the brain cells.
A belief is making up your mind about something in advance of the facts. But it’s also an operating system: I choose to live as if these things are true.
I discuss my four beliefs from Socio-Spirituality & Small Scale Sovereignty:
People are inherently good.
When people behave badly, systems are to blame.
Systems can be changed.
All communities are capable of self-governance.
And I add three more:
Meaning is good.
Meaning is knowable.
From Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle:
Karass: a team, one of many that humanity is organized into in order to do God’s will (without ever discovering what they are doing.) “If you find your life tangled up with somebody else’s life for no very logical reasons,” writes Bokonon, “that person may be a member of your karass.”
Granfaloon: a false karass.
On Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology by Terence McKenna:
We each must become like fishermen, and go out onto the dark ocean of mind, and let your nets down into that sea.
And what you're after is not some behemoth that will tear through your nets, foul them, and drag you and your little boat into the abyss.
Nor are what we looking for a bunch of sardines, that can slip through your net and disappear, ideas like 'have you ever noticed that your little finger exactly fits your nostril' and stuff like that.
What we are looking for are middle-sized ideas that are not so small that they are trivial, and not so large that they are incomprehensible, but middle-sized ideas that we can wrestle into our boat and take back to the folks on shore, and have fish dinner.
And everyone of us, this is what we should be looking for. It's not for your elucidation, it's not part of your self-directed psychotherapy; you are an explorer, and you represent our species.
And the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
And so, to whatever degree, any one of us can bring back a small piece of the picture, and contribute it to the building of the new paradigm. Then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit.
From Caitlin Johnstone’s Hard to Swallow Pills:
Your mistakes don't matter and neither do anyone else's.
The self is an illusion and all beliefs are false.
The world is so much more beautiful than you realize.
You are so much more beautiful than you realize.
The world is secretly perfect.
You are secretly perfect….
We are dancing together in the heart of eternity.
Your every molecule is intimately embraced by all that is.
Everything in existence says yes to itself.
Everything in you says yes to everything in existence; even your "no" is made of yes.
You are beloved.
You are love.
My crazy idea: We are God’s creativity, not God’s creation. We have everything because we are everything. We are God’s beloved, the eternal feminine in eternal tantric union with God. We are the womb of God and the universe exists in our belly.
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