Work Worth Doing

As we often discover, life progresses through seasons of natural change and vibrant themes that bind truth to beauty. As we develop consistent methods that work and build personal capacity for love and the knack for trusting intelligence itself within ourselves and learn to recognize similar capacities  in our peers, steady moments of inspiration show us glimpses of genuine glory.

Our ways are tempered magically and miraculously to experience gained by suffering and hardship which, as the ancient texts have passed along to us, build lasting relationships from personal and intimate to casual and remote and the character to maintain them over long timeframes. Our transpersonal psychological and philisophical ways and means (this blog post in evidence) provide us a space within which we each get to accomplish our dream and tell our collective story.

The glory we know shows up as light of various kinds that illuminate those things that hide from us – whether things we need for work or things that would harm us or impede the work if they remained in our space. The gift of discernment endowed by nature herself enables us to sort the useful and beautiful from the vile and gory.

People who lack the training and discipline afforded to the children of light – every now and then – disrupt the processes and patterns of liberation given freely to the contacted. Disciples of perfection work out their own salvation through the works of faith that are written in our code since we first entered the sentient being category.

If one knows in one’s heart the meaning of life and embraces the clarifications and corrections offered in the syllabus, labs and coursework of the ever present all-knowing might of the resident extraterrestrial professing redeemer, the learning and teaching crafts carry forward into the next season of vital work retaining the revised record into the realms of the anticipatory …

Our purpose in life justifies our remaining in this world to the end. Decisions and choices matter only as entertainment for the distracted, delusion for the unfaithful and unfounded fear for the disbelieving. Those of us called into service for the reorganization of humanity reconcile actionable faith and instructive source through walking out on ignorance and deception and stepping onto the path of righteousness ever how lonsome. We simply interpret and activate what we gather from the prime master’s allegory:

The Seed sown in the good soil bears fruit a hundred-fold with each and every planting/harvest cycle – you shall know them by their fruits. Understand your calling so you will assure your election as a gifted child with helpful creative offerings in the grand repository.

 

Meaning E

SYZYGY17 is a convergence of both people and their meanings. Identity has nothing to do with a card in my pocket or yours. It has to do with how I am known by you. Like John said:

I know you

you know me

one thing I can tell you is you’ve got to be free…

From ‘Come Together’ – Beatles

So come together in Carbondale, Makanda, Paducah or in the field out in front of the Army Base. E pluribus unim.

Citizenship, Watershed and Commonwealth

This needs another round.

See also https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Living_the_Golden_Rule

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Citizenship Papers: Essays – Wendell Berry – Google Books.

Everyone that knows Wendell understands why he doesn’t use computers. Although I don’t know him personally, my sister and brother-in-law do and I’m staying at their place across Kentucky from the Berry’s in Henry County over here in Ballard County. Debby and Toby, much like Tonya and Wendell are a bit shy when it comes to using the web but those who know me understand why I’m not.

What is it about the web that simply can’t be trusted? I don’t even think about it much any more but I know it’s still there. Like a stream, I just flow around it. The work I do these days, as in the past, involves online community and offline community and I am a living interface between those two parts of the ecosystem. I hope to represent my circles well – honestly…

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κοινωνία

Ripples of Influence
κοινωνία
 
The Common Good is always there waiting for some attention. It seems that attention is at a premium these days with the bombardment of our psyches with the steady stream of nonsense coming from the commercially prostituted media that has driven sanity to the margins of daily life. Who are we to withhold ourselves from the task of restoring Common Sense to our lives?
 
OzoneFarm is here to assist in the process of realization of the ideal for our own slice of the “masses” which is fairly small according to our year-end stats. But our aim is more toward quality rather than quantity. The ideal that we look to is not of this current world. It comes from a future world that can only be imagined and scarcely even described. All we know for sure is that justice and love will be the dominant themes.
 
Building real community requires openness, honesty and oneness of both heart and mind. The confusing forces that plague civic life and the overall well-being planet-wide appear to have a common source – an inordinate desire for material gain on the part of an ever-thinner slice of Humanity. Our philosophy is based in the belief that Community is Capital. To us, wealth consists of physical well-being, spiritual liberation and collective cognition of Earth’s ecosystem. It has nothing to do with finance, commerce or even government.
 
The battle lines are drawn along physical boundaries using ideals that are functions of collective acceptance of a few principles that empower mainly those who have material advantage through the usurpation of civil authority. This condition creates wide-spread misery and despair and results in crime and misbehavior on every level. Every problem ranging from irreparable damage to the ecosystem to mass starvation of innocent children is solvable through a return of the uniquely Human faculty of critical thinking and problem-solving that has delivered us through two World Wars and into a third. This war, though, is one of mind and spirit..
 
In 2016, we hope to show what can be achieved through tightly-focused community development and cyber-active vocational rehabilitation of our systems and networks. We are ramping up our efforts to build brick-and-mortar instances of maker spaces, rebuild centers, B corporations, permaculture projects, local food networks and other down-to-earth efforts to change things at the local level. At the same time, we are working on forming a collectively-rendered prototype of a new system of accountability and communication based, not upon greed but upon the κοινωνία principle.
 

to be continued…

From my friend’s blog:

The Most Beautiful Body

“There is no hierarchy of people!”

She was talking about her doctor, an oncologist describing how cool it would be if she and her husband could just have him and his wife as regular friends without the doctor-patient relationship overriding the personal one. Caroline is as much of a “regular” gal as any, and having followed her honest simple writing style for a good while, I have easily concluded that if I were to meet her in “real life” she would be a total delight. Her writing is candid, complete and very well composed. Don’t take my word for it. Just click and see the whole context of her heart, mind and soul that she pours into the stream each time she posts. The point, though:

“…there is something even more important than the here and now!  Something far greater than community!  There are friends. Higher, in another circle is family, and in another greater realm is the body of Christ!”

Now what is she talking about? What can be greater than the principle building block of civilization itself, community? We all know what a circle of friends is, but what is this “realm” of which she brings up here and in other posts? To answer these questions, we’ll have to turn to a very controversial book, the New Testament.

There… That should filter out about 40% of the Internet… <to be continued…>