America has lost her marbles and she needs them back

 

 

If thirty percent of the mind is experiencing the chaos of insanity, then is the person crazy?  Maybe, but also maybe some therapy could salvage the whole.  That is a rationale for adopting and embracing Humanology, which is not really a thing, but is rather the body of teachings that can be absorbed through the experience of a technology that we can embrace in order to begin to know, and ultimately, reclaim the self.  Experience comes from the commitment to a personal daily routine, sadhana, or therapy.  We do the meditation, and we get better.  The technology was referred to us by my teacher, Yogi Bhajan.  It is not a thing!  Do not believe it, do it!
A teacher leaves the teachings, then leaves.  No Cult.  No personality.  “If you see the Buddha, kill hm” (Lingi).
About thirty percent of the people are currently ascribing to the reality gap, created by those who are compelled to seek power over others by any means.  This has led to self destructive tendencies for the Republic.  Lady Liberty is losing her identity.  Thirty percent insanity.
A democratic republic is a family with an identity.  Ours is still strong, but it is also the weakest it has ever been in our lifetimes.  There have always been threats from the outside to the stability of the Republic.  However, not since the Civil War have they also come from the inside.  In the midst of an identity crisis, external pressures cannot reliably be repelled.  We need to get better.  That is up to all of us.

Yesterday, my wife and I witnessed a profound event as we were driving north on Hyperion Ave in Silverlake.  We were coming over the crest of a hill where we were able to see dozens of police cars and fire trucks converged at an intersection in front of us.  Crowds of people were in the street.  It was about 4pm, shortly after the police had followed a fugitive shooter to the Trader Joe store about 1 1/2 blocks away from us.  Three helicopters were hovering above the scene.
What was striking was the urgency of more and more police and fire units hurrying to the scene with sirens blazing.  Even after we turned around and retreated, we saw more on the way for a couple of miles.
That is the kind of response we have come to expect from a threat to our safety and the stability of the community. It is like an organic immune response to the threat.
We are also now witnessing a lack of response at the highest levels of our community to similar but larger threats.  The national leadership has bought into and joined the thirty percent insanity.
That dire situation is something that should be at the forefront of our collective attention.
What do we do?  It starts with the self.  We command the self to become aware and come together in the larger identity.  Then we engage the self.

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Today: “Others will benefit from your experience.  Don’t check out.  Engage.  ” – from the I Ching

Obstacles placed in the way of progress and good fortune serve to force one to reconsider any position that he has taken and rethink how to relate with the problem.  This leads to novel and creative solutions.
Even if you have mastered relating with the world, others would benefit from your experience.  Don’t check out.  Engage.
This will ensure gradual, if slow, progress as others begin to see what you see.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#39, Line 6, #53

When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.  Offer your opponent nothing to resist.  Let a sage guide you in this.  Good fortune lies along this course.
The Obstacle lies in obstinance.  An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse.  You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.
Advance will meet with disastrous difficulties.  What you seek is right at hand.  Ask guidance from someone you respect.
This refers to a man who has already left the world and its tumult behind him. When the time of obstructions arrives, it might seem that the simplest thing for him to do would be to turn his back upon the world and take refuge in the beyond. But this road is barred to him. He must not seek his own salvation and abandon the world to its adversity. Duty calls him back once more into the turmoil of life. Precisely because of his experience and inner freedom, he is able to create something both great and complete that brings good fortune. And it is favorable to see the great man in alliance with whom one can achieve the work of rescue.   
The gnarled Pine grows tenaciously off the Cliff face:  The Superior Person clings faithfully to dignity and integrity, thus elevating the Collective Spirit of Man in his own small way.  Development.  The maiden is given in marriage.  Good fortune if you stay on course.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 77

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Today: “You communicate with you. Your mind communicates with your mind.” – Yogi Bhajan

“You communicate with you. Your mind communicates with your mind. Now you have to understand which mind because your mind communicates with your mind. One mind is the mind of the intellect and senses, the other mind is that which observes what the mind of the intellect is doing. We call it consciousness.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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