The Joyous Cosmology

“So the relationship between the organism and the environment is transactional. The environment grows the organism and organism in turn creates the environment. The organism turns the sun into light, but it requires there to be an environment containing a sun for there to be an organism at all. Now the answer to it all is they are all one process. And it isn’t that organisms by chance came into this world, but rather that this world is sort of the environment which grows organisms. It was that way from the beginning.” ~Alan Watts, The Joyous Cosmology

*The fractal sphere by Scott Draves and the Electric Sheep

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Become What You Are

“You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now—otherwise you would not be here. Hence the infinite Tao is something which you can neither escape by flight nor catch by pursuit; there is no coming toward it or going away from it; it is, and you are it. So become what you are.” ~Alan Watts

This Ain’t No Maxwell House

Autumn Brewed

It’s snowing golden leaves

while the sun plays tricks with our eyes.

Little bits of color, formed into wood. . .

molecules smell like exploding stars:

tiny nuclear reactions contained in a rainbow.


And it’s always been this way?

Has it.

A billion pieces of We

on the circuit board of Life.

Take a sip.

This ain’t no Maxwell House.

UPDATE: I collaborated with musician Nancy Pontius to put these words to her beautiful voice and wonderful playing.

Music Video Post for the song (mix), here.

And at YouTube on my channel, here.

Hear the original (un-mixed) track here. More original songs by Nancy here.

Thanks, Nancy!

The Spirit of Chaos

“Take one of those individual threads in the fiber that seems to be so chaotic and go into the constitution of that, and again you will find fantastic order, you’ll find the most gorgeous designs of molecules.” ~Alan Watts, The Web of Life

Why is it that we think we must depend upon our brains to lead us through life?

It is not the brain that experiences (the brain is more like a recording apparatus) but our minds, our consciousness experiences and perceives and conceives our environment (environment here does not necessarily exclude an urban or suburban environment). Since our minds experience, by what process do we undertake this experimental existence? Intuition. We feel, we sense what surrounds us, because we ARE our environment.

Intuition is that part of us, as conscious beings, that processes those constant changes within our environment, which can be aware of those incalculable factors. What’s more can interpret, assess, and comprehend those factors, like a kind of calculation (albeit, one that does not involve counting). Intuition can do this faster than the mind can think, and even more rapid than logic can compute. Why then should we depend upon the brain and its logic? Why should we use it, rather than or as substitute for intuition? Logic is limited, therefore, finite. More, it is flawed, because it can only compute either/or, it cannot perceive a dynamo of information (i.e., factors and variables) simultaneously, all extending from separate directions, chaotic stillness. Logic, that is to say linear systems, regulates an environment, and in that regulation transforms that environment into a static environment, the reduction of infinity to the finite. Our intuition, on the other hand, embraces chaos and randomness without fear of punishment or failure, because our intuition knows that in chaos there is order. The brain and its logic attempts to order chaos. So, we as intuitive beings choose life and health, imagination, our wild nature, exploration, and experience to be more alive, to evolve. For this, we as intuitive beings are uncontrollable, incorrigible, impossible to regulate, and non-linear. If intuition is the spirit of chaos, then life be the canvas.

Through an intuitive, fully open, wide-eyed, sensual and honest experience of existence, it is possible to transcend hopelessness, pessimism, disbelief, etc. by living in the moment and accepting things as they come. To really enjoy living and look at life as an adventure, we open our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits to our natural intuitive state of being. In this way, we can enjoy every moment of discovery in the world…and we can become like children on a playground. Now, this does not imply that we possess knowledge, intelligence or wisdom to be absolutely sure about anything, however, it does mean that we are free to change our minds quite often, because the more things we experience, the more our perception changes, and the more we grow and evolve as human beings.

We are not meant to be miserable beings…we are meant to be vibrant, fully open, playful, sensual, universal beings. We are more than we can become, because each of us is a fractal of light…and we are all connected.

“Light, here, means awareness  to be aware of life, of experience as it is at this moment, without any judgement or ideas about it. In other words, you have to see and feel what you are experiencing as it is. And not as it is named. This very simple “opening of the eyes” brings about the most extraordinary transformation of understanding and living, and shows that many of our most baffling problems are pure illusion.” ~Alan Watts

We Are Embodied Concepts

A body houses the brain while through synaptic connection; neuronal sparks create what is called Mind. The mind creates power of thought, imagination, creativity, and energy; these powers of the mind, psyche, constitute the spirit and soul. Spirit and Soul does not necessarily mean some ghost or apparition, but means that part of an individual that seems to come from without, that which is unnamable and indescribable, and apparent through actions manifested, such as works of art, literature, poetry, photography, and music.

Each of these “embodied concepts” is the same, and each is connected, and could not be if not for the others, in that, each are born from the same matrix. If we are to understand matrix to mean, “Generator of life,” Mind, Body, Spirit, Psyche, Soul, and Power are all vital signs of Life in the individual. These signs of Life can be recognized by everyone, and admired by all.

Relation exists in that choosing to augment, or to nurture, one of these concepts (through diet,  religion, knowledge, artistic and literary expression of thought) inevitably opens the other areas, releasing potential. There is a pattern of energy that connects each to the other, between are channels, or doorways. When one doorway is unlocked, or channel unblocked, the ability to unlock the others occurs. Through these windows, awareness of the greater mind, that of the universe, and all living within, is communicable. Time is suddenly revealed as an illusion, and the Infinite can be glimpsed.

What does this mean? The universe is not finite, but an infinite multitude of potential chaos-energy. Each individual is a lurking predictor-variable within this infinite multitude, each action created has within it its opposite, its solution, and its creative destruction. These infinities are invisible to the closed or blocked individual, but are acutely perceptible to the individual unblocked by negating powers and energies. Anyone who wills to comprehend the infinite, flows, and has the capability to change the world and his reality with a simple gesture of a simple thought. What if everyone comprehended this awesome responsibility? What if everyone thought “Peace”?

How different would our planet be?

*original fractal image created by LordSong.