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A Poll & Lessons of Don’t Waste Trouble

I know Who I am. Who Am I to you? Not necessarily superficial persona, how my substance comes across. Let’s see how the poll shakes out. Ex-Ci-TING! This’ll be fun

The Poll Resulted In

The Provisional Name of

Clair Amara Foncé

with 6 votes, 54.55%

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2nd Place ~ Clair Foncé

with 4 votes, 36.36%

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3rd Place ~ Amara

with 1 vote, 9.09%

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CONGRATULATIONS TO

Clair Amara Foncé!!!!

Clair Amara Foncé

A winner chosen where all entries actually won. Karen Sealey of The Pure and Blessed Way submitted Amara. Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even submitted Clair Foncé. Oz behind the curtain doing a little name matchmaking alchemy made for Clair Amara Foncé. So, the WINNER is really both Karen and Timothy for bringing together two magnetic names that created a binary star system of a one name solar system! Hey, they gave the me the recipe. I just put it together and shoved it in the pre-heated oven. VoiLA! VoiCI! can’t take credit for that. It is their recipes combined that did that. Though, it’s delicious to me! LOVE that name!

I’ll set up the open poll soon. It won’t have a closing date, though at some point it will most likely close. A month? Months? We’ll see. I am going to rest in that regard from it, steep in what came out of it for me, personally. On to this post…

A Poll Gifting Personal Lessons

I firmly operate with the premise that there are no mistakes, that those are all OFLs — Opportunities For Learning. Also tenor into the concept of OFLs the degree to which I can keep facing something wise in time and keep perspective and wits with my other concept of Don’t Waste Trouble.

This Poll Experience

This poll experience shook out some interference patterns that were nascent, often called triggers. What were those? How and where I get frustrated, and by what. Vulnerability. A furthered ability to receive. Moving right along after taking the car into the wall so to speak, with a newfound evening of the keel after righting the ship…

How & Where I Get Frustrated & by What

Not that it doesn’t go my way or lack of control. I’m generally comfortable with the not-knowing and what may come my way. I cut my teeth for decades on deadline, always on deadline, never really stopping, while keeping perspective. With your head down all the time in the work, though, Narcissus can overcome perspective, hijack it even to kidnap it to dwell only within, rather than both within and about.

It’s when I dive in — so this is on me, I own it, shoulder it — and I’m not yet adept at say… A Poll… :), don’t even have the Learner’s Permit yet. Yet, there I go trying to break it, test the system, and I hit the gas. More below about testing and competing with. You see, I tend to run before I walk. It’s simply my way. I get the hang of it, and then learn by doing. Heck, I certainly End with a test of some limits to know where not to point the thing later, huh? And, hmmm….

Vulnerability

Out of nowhere what was fun With The Poll like a birthday party, it turned into a crazy lighting storm of the crash of tech things all around in the Poll Post behind the scenes and out here. 5/29 in the title when it was 7/29, and 7/29 in the body. Yarn hanging off the sweater so to speak, and when I hit the gas I basically tied a rock to that yarn and tossed it over…. DAYum. That sweater went quick.

Exposed! Vulnerable! Yup, I molted. The snake his skin shedded, the snake his skin not missed. For… look at all the pretty colors now refreshed! And, advisable, though I don’t need to necessarily crawl under a rock to be safe while the fresh oyster-flesh colors adjust to the environment. I do, though, advise myself some rest, and to turn into what it is I am doing here with my public voice from the heart on my blog. And, keep this experience. Steep in it and allow it to influence me as I continue to move forward. Solid, new ways of looking at things, and structure, to explore. Good stuff.

The ability to receive

I was paid quite an accolade in a comment last night. Thank you Princess Rosebud of Enchanted Seashells. I wholeheartedly appreciate what you expressed to me about my way. That is quite a gift I will cherish. Thank You.

Moving Right Along. Evolve. Always Evolve

As I move right along after I took the car into the wall so to speak, I move right along with a newfound evening of my directional keel stabilizing the righted ship. I don’t try to evolve. I don’t try to be evolved, though I own that that is a positive consequence of the work. I work to be better than I was yesterday. I don’t compete with me yesterday. I’m more of an Architect about that. I build back in with the importance of a strong cornerstone to brace against within integrated to be braced in turn on and supported by a strong and conscious foundation… of experience.

Rather Than

Rather than, I’ll do better, as that sounds like something one would say to the Principal when in trouble… because I operate with only one Principal in the Principal’s Office of the world. Me in Nature, as much as possible with my Natural Inner Nature Always evolving. Rather than that, shame and guilt were left at the door 3 years ago. Like worry, there’s really no reason for them, really no reason to cow, especially in the face of something powerful, intense, or simply important and/or strong.

Flying As

Flying as high as your roots go deep requires a free flow of seamless segues throughout the system. Synapses of comms between all areas across the highs and lows confluence in the Now. This makes for healthy growth. The growth I experienced in this poll process loosened up my roots. That made for some wobbly for a bit, some rumbles in a tectonic shift opening a natural inner fault line. It also made me a bit Icarus at the above level falling from the wobbly at the trunk roots loosened, not so firmly entrenched in a solid way.

The balance was good enough. No falling down, just a little freefalling for a bit,, and as I work with a net firmly stapled to the floor… the tech issues brought up a rumble from below, and my internal editor came to the fore in force. This is a Part Of me that historically, tirelessly, never stops. Though, this poll brought him up in a new way. Thoughts of, even commands of, Shut it down. Shut it down now. You look foolish. You’re now crying wolf. Cut your losses. Cut it out. This is an. Outrage. Shut down this poll now. I was already frustrated, not in a strong place, though I protected myself and my sovereignty with, No. Interesting. This was literally an old boss of mine. Nice.

But Jordan, you look

I said, NO. NO doesn’t mean ‘no.’ NO means STOP. NOW.

That one word is a complete sentence without explanation. Is all you do critique? If so, what do you actually do of substance other than fit, finish, and polish? 1 you’re attempting to kick me while I’m down. Why do you only come around then? Are you afraid of your strength, your power?. 2 Are you familiar with?:

As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido — The Art of Peace

Rather than coming off as a school marm busy-body know-it-all, what’s your actual message? I’m intensely interested… because I dwell in the place where I don’t desire perfection, simply excellence with flexibility, fluidity, and results… actionably. I tend to hear Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s:

Perfection is attained not when there’s nothing more to add, but when there’s nothing left to remove.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I’ll take excellence over perfection. Perfection would be death, nothing left to do. BORRRRR-INGGG. SO not in the Now. That provides a counterbalance to Daedalus and Icarus‘ story where Icarus flies too high, his wax melts, and he falls as his feathers fall out. Youth falling out of the sky like chaff from the wheat in the wind from poorly attached tools? Please keep that youth stuff. Simply integrate it more effectively as…:

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.

~ Turkish Proverb

That concept, nothing more to remove internally, is the immediate and also lifelong goal of the Psychological modality of Brainspotting. Nothing left to remove. Unfettered, one is able to live their life in seamless segues of connection. AND, I’ll add… wasn’t that really me posing the question to myself if I am afraid of my strength and power? Of course it was. I had a beautifully vulnerable series of moments as this poll experience began to unfold not even to get up to a house of cards. It just kept fawn-stumbling around. One thing after another, tumbling, free-falling. COOL. I have some new ways to learn how to walk! Work on the legs, the trunk. Work on that which supports me.

The Poll Trouble Provided Me Lessons in

Under Stress, How Integrated and Reinforced My Connections Are or Are Not

Because under stress is when you discover the treasures of your triggers. Face them. Address them in silence, and listen with locked eyes. What’s their message. After listening fully, listening through their pauses, and Rantras and admonishments and accusations and blaming and shaming and and and… and they subside to listen back, I ask, Do you have a message for me? What is your message? THe focused power of patience flows in to the space between and around us. It may take a minute. A month. A Year. Several took 47 years until ai was 52. No expectations. Once the question is out there, I now subside, give who I asked the full floor until after they have responded. It’s like a voicemail. Leave one. Wait until they call back. Leaving two or three or more before they respond? That can be another story for another time. Wait. Keep it. Keep the wait. The respect does well for the full perspective of the other to form in response. And also, they’re not required to. They may have responded non-verbally. Listen to that response as well.

Adversity doesn’t build character. It reveals it.

~ James Lane Allen… though, I think Aristotle said it prior… which makes me wonder if he stole it from the Egyptians… who in turn… all the back to my alter ego Grog… who I think went to the future to steal, Good poets borrow Great poets steal, from T.S. Eliot… who as we all know also traveled 100 years into the future to steal it from me. Geez. Maybe we should create a new word. Plagiarism. Think it will catch on?

What has caught on for you during the experience of this most every planet and asteroid (larger ones) transiting is in Rx (Retrograde) week?

Racing Together With History (c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard

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Name Poll Results, And…

I know Who I am. Who Am I to you? Not necessarily superficial persona, how my substance comes across. Let’s see how the poll shakes out. Ex-Ci-TING! This’ll be fun

The Run-off Poll Results Are

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Clair Amara Foncé

with 6 votes, 54.55%

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Clair Foncé

with 4 votes, 36.36%

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Amara

with 1 vote, 9.09%

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Clair Amara Foncé

Provisional WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO

Clair Amara Foncé!!!!

A winner chosen where all entries actually won. Karen Sealey of The Pure and Blessed Way submitted Amara. Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even submitted Clair Foncé. Oz behind the curtain doing a little name matchmaking alchemy behind the curtain made Clair Amara Foncé. So, the WINNER is really both Karen and Timothy for bringing together two magnets that created a binary star system of a name! Hey, they gave the me the recipe. I just put it together and shoved it in the oven. VoiLA! VoiCI! can’t take credit for that, though it’s delicious! LOVE that name!

Should The Name Be Provisional?

WTF Jordan, PROVISIONAL NAME NOW?!! This poll has been a total PITA. You’ve asked us to come back multiple times! The 1st was legit for the tie, though what was it 2? 3 times on this one due to technical difficulties. It was supposed to be cool and halved that vested anticipation… and it kinda got buzz killed, huh? Sorry about all the tech issues that came up. Why are you thinking it should be a Provisional Name? Another poll? Best 2 out of 3? What drives that?

Thank you for asking, and even more thanks for blasting your volcano at the beginning. That was full-on and honest intensity. Some people might run through and try to buzzkill that and call it a trigger, though I’ll back you up. Sometimes a cigar is a cigar, and a lot of times reasons can be unreasonable.You know, like that kind of relationship where it is in a constant lost loop of where are we? relationship talk? Instead of having a relationship. It sounds like trips as a kid: Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Experience the relationship not the worry. Experience the road trip not the destination.

So, I a, I digress. I appreciate you opening up with intensity. That’s a great storm, dials in to the weather of the conversation and whether I need Shorts and a T-shirt, an umbrella, a coat… or a Kevlar Blast Jacket Or The Bomb Squad. Hey, it is what it is when it is, isn’t it? All of those are fine. Nature does those intense things, too, and washes up on its shore after. I’m just seeing a correspondence here to the Civil Rights movement. Not that my blog will inform the ACLU or the movement — that by the way should not have to be a movement if people would stop being dicks.

Though, the technical difficulties shut down the poll automatically from a time zone setting that was not at default… or vice versa… no matter on that. VOTERS WERE TURNED AWAY. That doesn’t sit well with me.

So, Here’s What I’m Going To Do

I am going to set up another poll, and leave it open. At some point in the future… we’ll take a look and see. I do apologize to all who came to play in the fun sandbox of the What’s Her Name? poll yesterday and the day before when I was not aware it automatically shut down. I guess that’s why they have volunteers at the polls. I didn’t realize I needed to helicopter it.

I do sincerely apologize for wasting your valuable time yesterday and the day before with the poll doors not being open.

For Now, Though

Clair Amara Foncé will sit as the Crown of her Name.

May I Introduce

Clair Amara Foncé

Clair Amara Foncé

Thank you for Visiting!

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Name Poll FIXED. PARDON, WAS BROKEN. PLEASE TRY TO VOTE AGAIN

I know Who I am. Who Am I to you? Not necessarily superficial persona, how my substance comes across. Let’s see how the poll shakes out. Ex-Ci-TING! This’ll be fun

Run-off Poll

PARDON, this is my 1st poll, and somehow strangely enough the poll settings were set up to be in an Oz (Australian Time Zone) so it was 14-16 -18 hours in the future from where I am, and automatically closed at 12:01a THERE. I apologize for asking you to come back and vote. Sometimes, nothing great ever begins without a little controversy. TIme to be fluid for me! Voting remains open from now until 12:01 EST, just a little over 7 hours from now.

The 1st vote ended up in a 3-way tie between The Trinity of…

Amara ~ 17 Votes

Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in West Africa as a name that means grace in the Igbo language. These two meanings are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal, and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful, by Karen Sealey of The Pure and Blessed Way

Clair Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Light Dark in French, by Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even

Clair Amara Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Crucible-ing the 1st 2 wonderful ones to re-constitute as Light Graces Dark to integrate the 1st two nominations, by Oz behind the curtain.

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3-Way Tie Voting Will Close at 12:01a on 7/29

3-Way Tie Voting Closes at 12:01 on 7/29

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The Name Poll Ends Just After Today at 12:01a, 7/29. Put in Your Vote

I know Who I am. Who Am I to you? Not necessarily superficial persona, how my substance comes across. Let’s see how the poll shakes out. Ex-Ci-TING! This’ll be fun

Run-off Poll

The 1st vote ended up in a 3-way tie between The Trinity of…

Amara ~ 17 Votes

Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in West Africa as a name that means grace in the Igbo language. These two meanings are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal, and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful, by Karen Sealey of The Pure and Blessed Way

Clair Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Light Dark in French, by Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even

Clair Amara Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Crucible-ing the 1st 2 wonderful ones to re-constitute as Light Graces Dark to integrate the 1st two nominations, by Oz behind the curtain.

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3-Way Tie Voting Will Close at 12:01a on 7/29

3-Way Tie Voting Closes at 12:01 on 7/29

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She Expresses Her Thanks, & Another Invite To Vote

I know Who I am. Who Am I to you? Not necessarily superficial persona, how my substance comes across. Let’s see how the poll shakes out. Ex-Ci-TING! This’ll be fun

Run-off Poll

The 1st vote ended up in a 3-way tie between The Trinity of…

Amara ~ 17 Votes

Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in West Africa as a name that means grace in the Igbo language. These two meanings are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal, and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful, by Karen Sealey of The Pure and Blessed Way

Clair Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Light Dark in French, by Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even

Clair Amara Foncé ~ 17 Votes

Crucible-ing the 1st 2 wonderful ones to re-constitute as Light Graces Dark to integrate the 1st two nominations, by Oz behind the curtain.

Vote For Your Fave Name

3-Way Tie Voting Will Close at 12:01a on 7/29

Sombra Encantada ~ didn’t make the initial cut as it was TOO GOOD. She executive-decision pulled it over and hired it on the spot to head up her Modus Operandi Department

Enchanted Shadow by Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even. Is this not her name, but instead expressive of her deep well fueling her Mode of Being behind the name that shakes out of this process? Hmmm… Well, YES it was! She snatched this one right up To head up her Modus Operandi Department. Excellent addition to the team!

Note: Sombra Encantada is not an Honorary Mention. She made an executive-decision-to-hire-it-on-the-spot. The submittal was from Timothy Price of Off Center & Not Even. He will be awarded the whole eProduct suite available to date in the ImaginAction Shop as a signing bonus. He will receive everything except the Tarot in the Land of Mystereum boxed set available on Amazon.

Pictures of Her Feline Familiar Merc (Mercurius) & Art From His 21 Years

Name Announcement at 12:12a EST from previous poll POSTPONED Due To a 3-Way Tie

3-Way Tie Voting Closes at 12:01 on 7/29

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Paradox is Mo Betta as Pair of Docs or Chucks

Another Stick-Up. This One BY the Inner Sanctum. I Think It’s Catchin’ On.

So, I woke up this morning with a smile to the sun thinking “You can’t trust your judgment if your imagination is out of focus” by Mark Twain. And, the “when something goes wrong you need to change your negative thinking” farce-fest of a snippet-quote started rattling around again like it had a broken set of bearings. Ok, …

Here’s are my real beefs with the thought of changing negative thinking (Change your oil will get you further)

  • Changing your negative thinking feels to be about as effective as trying to clean sewage into a good soup.  That is NOT giving good kitchen.
  • First, it is expressed to let go, to surrender.  Well, being comfortable with the not-knowing in no way removes one from responsibility OR by default makes things YOUR fault. So, …
  • and, then something goes wrong and POOF “change your negative thinking” is tossed in the mix ’cause NOW it’s my fault… ’cause I just exceeded that person’s teaching ability and they don;t have the wits for solid conflict resolution skills?
  • Well, you see it IS my fault. In fact it is ALWAYS my fault. That’s because I am so damn powerful. 😀
  • What I take issue with is the bullshit dualism of yes-it-is rallying with no-it-isn’t.  There’s no Fred and Ginger with her doing it all backwards and in heels there.
  • Duality is bush-league amateur in the context of the integrated opposites of antinomy.
  • DOOD, WTF is this antinomy you keep chattering on about?!  Not antimony like antimonious. AntiNoMy. (hmmmm, there’s something in that capitalization, huh?)
  • It is simple. A car, well at least a car that works, has the integrated inner opposites of antinomy: fire, water, air, it’s solidity (earth) of them all working together inside and out. Not a jalopy with a Hemi, certainly not a kit car with a Yugo engine.

So, I remember

So, I remember finding early on in life that to surrender in my (artistic, architectural… thought) process, to let go, to be comfortable with the not-knowing WHILE completing things… I remember that to be a ROCKIN’ thing bringing things to even out across time and get in the zone, the groove, and GO MAN GO! … OOPS, and then when things went… uh hem… South… Who really cared, though?  I resonated with things going South right in the middle of a deadline, and then a mini-deadline that reared DURING the deadline, as an opportunity to see something new.  And, I created a detail that ultimately won an award.  That’s process not in ups and downs.  It’s process in… well, I surrendered even to the process in the process. That wouldn’t have happened if I had sent myself to the Inner Prison of “oh DAYum, I better pout and sputter out and stall so Santa doesn’t visit this year.” I took it straight into the wall so to speak or took a failed outside loop right into the ground pulling hard the whole time.  Got up. Shook it off.  Walked to the pits. Fashioned a new vehicle. And, set a quality time all the while in the process.

You see…

You see, the surrender part is not my problem with “change your negative thinking.”  I got that.  I utilized it.  I didn’t waste trouble and then found gold by working the problem on the way at speed in real-time through stalls and crashes and all.

And, I also got that not everything I see in someone else is a mirror of me.  That would be boring.  Well, the parts that aren’t me would be, ’cause I, like you, ROCK!  Beware the smoke and mirrors of projection redirection.  They’ll never make Inner Wimbledon.

Stick it back…

Beware the smoke and mirrors of projection redirection.  Stick it back to them with humor or a silently half-raised eyebrow and not a peep… and continue right back to running the Imagination Solar System in focus that is Your process.  “Yes Madame, I am drunk. Though, I will be sober in the morning and you will still be ugly.” ~Winston Churchill … ’cause if you stop to address every barking dog along the way… you’ll forget where you were even going (also Sir WC) … or start a shelter.

But, alas…

But alas, the jackass who was still spouting the surrender speech and then flip-flopping that it was then someone’s fault when things went awry… I saw it. He had NO up-front Loki.  No beautiful trickster to magically pick Inner Locks to get the whole picture.  He was more of a long-form conceptually tone deaf metro-gnome.  Everyone knows from garden gnomes that metro-gnomes are outcast even by the least savvy of outcasts. He’d probably say, “There’s no I in team.” Cocking my head, “Well well, you are certainly right on that, man.  And, if you aren’t more careful there will be no U in this team, either.” Remember there are two U’s in gUrU, though.  Be your own, at least twice.

Letting go and surrender are not about losing responsibility for your actions. They are a function of exploring uncharted territory with the Shadow Map of your unconscious.  Go to a game.  Have some fun.  Have you ever noticed that no-one writes much poetry while playing frisbee?  Poetry during frisbee is like texting while driving. Somebody is gonna get a frisbee in the teeth… Oh, that would be an accident that IS their fault, huh?  … Still, I bet little to no poetry is written while playing frisbee.  Composition is another thing, though.  How does your Inner Frisbee play?

Try It

Try it. I dare you to explore only expressing your beef with people with humor, higher octave positive qualities of your beef with them or what they express. Try it. Try and let go to missile-launch back with humor at close range without even a flinch in a non-insulting way.  It’s called wits.  Give yours a shot.  You might want to wear pads the first couple of times, though. Or, that would be an accident that is YOUR fault, huh?  Try this: when someone attempts to insult you, simply smile and say, “You’re welcome.”

Try it. I dare you.  One foot in front of the other. Left. Right. Left. Right. When you get good at walking, feel free to remove the periods.  Left Right Left Right.  Docs or Chucks?  Well, whatev.  Have some style while doing it, too.  It is part of the fun. How does our Inner Frisbee play?

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No Negativity? I Guess I Missed It. What Was That Again?

This Is Another Stick-Up, Inner Sanctum. Get Used To It.

Hands Up Where I Can See ‘Em!

Surrender … and skip to the exercise below for the baby and not the delivery

Surrender.  Give Up. Forget Ego.  Forget Self.  Forget yourself so you can show unconditional love.  What?!  W.T.F????  Did I hear that correctly?  Wait a second.  Does that mean YOU’RE picking up lunch?  Oh wait. Now, I remember.  I see the smoke and mirrors without the experience behind it, that half-baked stuff missing its up-front Loki.  Isn’t that type of thinking like someone only doling out only half of a koan?  At least make it half a scone.
If I remember correctly… yeah yeah tappity tap on the keyboard… No thanks, my memory isn’t stored on the Google Oracle or Wiki-this-or-that… and, if I can;t remember something, maybe that means it is a natural indication that it is falling together in a new way…

So, if I Remember in My Now-Correct Evolution of it Correctly

So, if I remember correctly, it was or would become… Hold on a sec as I first read this when I was 7 as my mom brilliantly made me into the first interactive audio book for what she was reading when we were on road trips… It was Zen Flesh, Zen Bones… Cool book!  Thought that then, and I remember at least that part of it, and the word Centering. what koan was that, the ONE that jumped out at me resonantly that day?…. That was a good drive.  When I went silent gazing out the window, she asked if all was ok as I had just stopped, one of those Silences that goes to 11.  “You stopped reading out loud.  Are you ok?”  (gazing bright-eyed yet calmer than ever…) “Yes, fine. I just already do this next one.”

Before I recount the memory… put the card captions together in order as a mini-story or short poem.  Of course you can change the order of the captions.  Heck, change the captions!  What would yours be for this card sequence?  Of course you can replace the cards, too, though please go sit at the small table — hint: it’s a lot more fun over there… like the Little Bus with food.

Koan number…

Oh, I have no clue what the koan I read actually said… I do recollect as I re-collect the experience that it was something like “84. Centering.”  I’ll go to the library to refresh it later this afternoon, and see what treasured takeaway it blesses me with currently. Though, in the interim it went something like… “When encountering another, forget Self. Hear and see as if through their eyes, rippling the pond only from their expression. No Self.  Center. The pond’s calm returns.  Remember Self.  Respond.”  Something like that
That’s GOTTA be the worst memory I’ve paraphrased EVER!  Oh, what’s that Mr. Mark Twain?  You say horseshit, that that’s a fine recollection as I re-collected the idea in my Idea Solar System?  Oh that’s RIGHT, you DID say “You cannot depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.”  Thanks historical friend dood.  Imaginative memory?  Oh, not revisionist memory or irony or lies.  It is re-collecting rather than recollecting.  It’s sculpture made from rich Inner Booty Inner Earth clay.  Thanks for the glasses, Mark!  As a novelist I know often says  when asked whether something was true or not. “Oh, it’s certainly true the way it happened.  It’s just a lot more true the way I tell it.”

I Guess I missed It.  What Was It Again?

Oh, I guess I didn’t really get it… what to do when something goes wrong.  Somehow I missed the reason for blaming ourselves for things beyond our control with the directive-suggestion to “Change your negative thinking.”  I must have skipped class that day.  Really?  Like it’s all in my power to visualize better and better and then if something goes wrong I must have been doing it wrong, and it’s the fault… of my negative thinking?  Wait! They’re right!  It IS my fault.  It is ALWAYS my fault. I am just THAT powerful!!  lol  Then again, we each are that powerful with no lol after, and even more so when we lol while having fun together.

Change your negative thinking?

Change your negative thinking” to me is simply more Modern Renaissance High Church Self-Affirmation-then-hair-shirt-beat-yourself-up Bullpoopy from my perspective. Is it simply crowd control delegated to get people to nip at their own ankles, to hold their own grace hostage?

I suggest NOT to try and change your negative thinking.  Changing your negative thinking feels to be about as effective as trying to clean sewage into a good soup.  Where’s the exhaust pipe?  Step on it bayBEE!  Ahhh Inner Sanctum… Put your hands up where I can see ’em!  You better start getting used to it.  This is a stick-up!  Gotta empty your cup before it can be filled, huh?

But, WAIT! There’s More!

No, really. All that up there I just wrote is simply ground to support this simple figure of an exercise to take for a spin.

  • Before you fire an idea or a person or or or.  
  • Before you go into the societal erosion mode we are pretty much unconsciously supported by and trained to embrace.  
  • Try this… Plus something.  Plus it. What’s “plussing”? It is ONLY saying constructive things. It is seeing THROUGH the chaff to get the wheat… without mentioning the chaff.  
  • The FIRST thing you think about something… ESPECIALLY if it pisses you off might best be… “What treasure is hidden among these swine, and what part am I playing in… Ahhh, I see… SCREW THAT MIRROR… in fact I will BREAK that mirror into … not 7 years bad luck.  I will break the mirror into its multiple perspectives as they waft away like smoke revealing… the treasure takeaway!”  
  • Do that doggedly and selfishly in the first thing you THINK about something that gets your goat, causes you to WANT head butt… THEN 
  • With that as the selfish first thing you do which minds you of your own self-respecting boundaries… you may become strong enough to be gentle, and like a Silverback… forget yourself as…
  • …with the above as the first thing you THINK… the first thing you SAY can be expressed to embrace the priceless treasure you found inside… about someone else’s idea or expression. And, this is not speed chest with that slap-the-clock stuff. Find the rhythm of the expression. Express it.
  • Plus something. Plus it with plussing as a descriptive verb. In fact, pull the stonewalling invisi-ropes on your inner design team’s M.O. or your design team at work… watch how power flows then. Watch as the elegant smoke and mirrors, the houses of cards fall to…
  • Surprise yourself and try this. No negative comments. It’ll make the most practiced know-it-all a French mime mute… or concise if they can play that way.  You may also find the treasures people are protecting that enhance THEIR role… the treasures they are protecting from themselves so they can continue to miss themselves AS the key to freeing themselves from holding their grace hostage and shining more fruitfully THEIR way.

Try It

Try it. I dare you to explore only expressing potential benefits, positive qualities, and effective aspects of any idea presented in a group setting. And, there can be no punishment… because no exceptions to expressing an enhancement of or benefit to what is presented… no exceptions are allowed.

Try it. I dare you.

Magical Irreverance to Ya!

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The Prescient Remembrance ~ Infinite Moments, Love Beyond Death series is now available at Amazon Kindle and Lulu.

v2_cover published copy

Prescient Remembrance is a 10-volume story series by Jordan Hoggard told in poetry. A vampire. His centuries-long search for . . . Volume 2 is Walking the Night… we discover an artist of life, an artist of life eternal painting within…(Click for more) (this is the link for Nook and iBook).

Click here to purchase your Nook and iBook copy.

Click here to purchase your Kindle Edition copy.

If you do not have an eReader, I also have pdf copies available directly. Send $4.99 via PayPal to jjordantarot@gmail.com and specify which volume you are ordering. Thanks!

Bite the Night, and . . . Pass it on.

Stay Tuned.

Volume 3  + .mp3 audio narrations for your iPod Available Soon!

(c) 2013 Jordan Hoggard

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Groc Jordan’s Tarot videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore for entertaining and informative Tarot.

Get e Free Mystereum Taster Spoon reading at MyDivination.com 

 

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Hey There Inner Sanctum. Hands Up! This Is A Stick-Up

This Is A Stick-Up, Inner Sanctum. Hands Up Where I Can See ‘Em!

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Surrender

Surrender.  Give Up. Forget Ego.  Forget Self. Forget yourself so you can show unconditional love.  What?!  Did I hear that correctly?  Wait a second.  Does that mean YOU’RE picking up lunch?

Dissolution

Forget Self?!  Forget Ego.  Well, color me blind.  Wouldn’t dissolution of Self and Ego seem to indicate a paltry lack of boundaries where identity simply erodes like a battered coastal cliff… oh, it goes further than that does it, huh?  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I am ALL FOR Neptunian sponge-like boundaries, their boundarylessness, where boundaries and edges of identity themselves are like whisker-hands reaching out to energetically inform someone of their surroundings… and where things comingle… and also, where the sponge-like boundaries need to be kept fresh and unclogged… though I’m not hopping in an alleged loss of boundaries with just anyone… and honestly, that kind of exchange of psychic “bodily fluids” serves more to enhance the strength of freedom WITH identity and its exploratory discoveries… with the right person or people of course…

The Ego

Heck, the ego isn’t bad. It is the egomaniacal people that suck, and egomania is a far cry from ego. Having an ego no-where near implies egomania, not even close.  That would be like trying to pick a bad apple from a seed.  Aint gonna happen.  And, isn’t the ego wired directly to the magical locks of the Inner Sanctum that is guarded by the dragon?  Hmmm… Maybe the Ego is what’s so deftly guarded in there.  Maybe the Ego is what is magically locked away in that Inner Sanctum thingee.

Magical Thief

Ahhh, would that really be ashame?  That we play consummate and magical thief and sneak past the dragon guarding our Inner Sanctum?  That we sneak past and stealthily pick the magical locks of our Inner Sanctum? That after all this Cirque du Soleil level exploration of our inner selves… we open our Inner Sanctum… and find… that the Ego is what is protected there?  Interestingly, that brings a smile. It’s not bad at allllll. And, it’s certainly not Geraldo Rivera’s bust on live TV opening Al Capone’s vaults.

How Powerful You Are

There is a lot of talk of how people might just be afraid of how powerful they are. I like that immensely as I don’t let myself bully me, and I don’t run that line the other way, either. I TRY and treat myself like chocolate … though chocolate isn’t as affected as much by me as I am when I have it.
There is a lot of talk of how people might just be afraid of how powerful they are.  If they saw that the ego antennae that is on the surface is somehow contributing to awareness… like antennae or sponge-like… … and that the Ego was directly wired or piped to the Inner Sanctum Tank… if they saw that the ego filled the Inner Sanctum Tank with Ego at a universal, collective unconscious level… filled our Inner Sanctum core level as easily as pumping gas… into your vehicle… Literally, that helps you GO places. Why do people note a bruised ego, then scoff or slink away at the first whiff that they HAVE an ego when it is not hurt?  Remember, bactine is only for surface scratches.

Wrong Turns

Hmmmm, taking wrong turns along the way.  Nah, there aren’t any.  If I got pulled unduly by some crack idea… well, I fire that idea and rubber band bounce back to my path.  That happens less than you might think, though. First, it is that there are no mistakes, and I usually discover some treasure when pulled that way… and, that I still LOVE to chase butterflies. Too bad they only live a month after their magical twilight in the chrysalis.
So, is HAVING an Ego forbidden fruit these days?  Not that I care, really. I am curious.  Is going YOUR way forbidden fruit?  Hmmm, I’m downshifting back to notion that forbidden fruit is High Bullpoopy issued from the Renaissance High Church for crowd control.   Is forbidden fruit really so yummy, anyway?  I bet it isn’t ambrosia.

Over the Counter

Do people seem to think that all the good stuff is behind the counter?  That they don’t already have it?  Guess so a lot of times.  I bet I have at LEAST once.  Hmmm, isn’t the good stuff IN you naturally?  Aren’t your Inner Inheritance there to be discovered?  And, you don’t even need to reach for that… maybe simply feel your own breath as prayer… the high octane of your actions!

Knowing What’s Wrong

Knowing what’s wrong with something only informs the edges of your Path, and as a mode is the consummate expression of the annoying know-it-all. Knowing what’s right with something sets up the opportunity for the Path to have workability WITHIN the outer space just off of it.
Isn’t the good stuff IN you naturally?  Aren’t your Inner Inheritance there to be discovered?

WAIT!!!

So, WAIT!  I guess they were right all along to surrender, to give up.  Yes, they were right all along. I GET it! Bye bye worry. Shake your Inner Booty!  I guess I didn’t bring a gun for the stick-up…so, this little puck of an air freshener oughta do.  They WERE right…
They meant… Find your Inner Treasure, your Inner Inheritances.  Find it, and shake your Inner Booty.  Shake it YOUR WAY!  I am so glad I spent the time to figure out what they meant.
Oh!
Oh, I guess I didn’t really get it.  Somehow I missed the Law Of Attraction’s blaming you for things beyond your control with the directive-suggestion to “Change your negative thinking.”  Really?  More Renaissance High Church Bullpoopy from my perspective.  If a person is a drag on the system, they get fired, not changed. If an idea is a drag on the system… FIRE IT!  JETTISON IT!  And, enjoy a huge sigh of an exhale of relief.  Change your negative thinking?  Neh, fire the adversity of it.  “Adversity does not build character. It reveals it.” (Anon.)
I suggest to not try and change your negative thinking.  Changing your negative thinking feels to be about as effective as trying to clean sewage into a good soup.  Where’s the exhaust pipe.  Step on it bayBEE!  Put your hands up where I can see ’em!  This is a stick-up!  Ahhh, you’ll get used to that little puck thing in each armpit.

But, WAIT! There’s More!

No, really. All that up there I just wrote is simply ground to support this simple figure.

  • Before you fire an idea or a person or or or.  
  • Before you go into the societal erosion mode we are pretty much unconsciously supported to embrace.  
  • Try this… Plus something.  Plus it.  
  • The FIRST thing you think about something… ESPECIALLY if it pisses you off might best be… “What treasure is hidden among these swine, and what part am I playing in… Ahhh, I see… SCREW THAT… Where’s the treasure takeaway?”  
  • Do that doggedly and selfishly in the first thing you THINK about something that gets your goat, causes you to head butt… THEN 
  • With that as the selfish first thing you which minds your own self-respecting boundaries… you may become strong enough to be gentle, and like a Silverback…
  • …with the above as the first thing you THINK… the first thing you SAY can be expressed to embrace the priceless treasure you found inside.
  • Plus something. Plus it. In fact, pull the stonewall invisi-ropes on your inner design team or your design team at work… watch how power flows then. Watch as the elegant smoke and mirrors, the houses of cards fall to…
  • Surprise yourself and try this. No negative comments. It’ll make the most practiced know-it-all a French mime mute… or concise if you play that way.  You may also find the treasures people are protecting… the treasures they are protecting from themselves so they can continue to miss themselves AS the key to freeing themselves from holding their grace hostage.

Try it. I dare you to explore only expressing potential benefits, positive qualities, and effective aspects of any idea presented in a group setting. And, there can be no punishment… because no exceptions to expressing an enhancement of or benefit to what is presented… no exceptions are allowed.

Try it. I dare you.

Magical Irreverance to Ya!

=====================
The Prescient Remembrance ~ Infinite Moments, Love Beyond Death series is now available at Amazon Kindle and Lulu.

v2_cover published copy

Prescient Remembrance is a 10-volume story series by Jordan Hoggard told in poetry. A vampire. His centuries-long search for . . . Volume 2 is Walking the Night… we discover an artist of life, an artist of life eternal painting within…(Click for more) (this is the link for Nook and iBook).

Click here to purchase your Nook and iBook copy.

Click here to purchase your Kindle Edition copy.

If you do not have an eReader, I also have pdf copies available directly. Send $4.99 via PayPal to jjordantarot@gmail.com and specify which volume you are ordering. Thanks!

Bite the Night, and . . . Pass it on.

Stay Tuned.

Volume 3  + .mp3 audio narrations for your iPod Available Soon!

(c) 2013 Jordan Hoggard

===============================================================================

Groc Jordan’s Tarot videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore for entertaining and informative Tarot.

Get e Free Mystereum Taster Spoon reading at MyDivination.com 

 
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