“It’s precisely our fear of looking stupid, foolish and ugly that keeps us from evolving our consciousnesses as quickly as the moment now requires. Our self-consciousness is our current Permian event; our pride, our potential extinction. Now, more than ever, we must do our work — the grueling, messy, scary kind that’s anything but the fluff of New Age magical mind-stuff, of intending sun-drenched sparkles and rainbow-speckled dolphin pods.
I’m talking about the real-deal, down deep n’ dirty, in the trenches of our darkest, ickiest, ouchiest wounds sort of inner excavation that doesn’t brandish the glossy sheen of positive thinking, empowered languaging, free love, or fire dancing, all of which have their place, and still aren’t any sort of replacement for the often agonizing unearthing of core patterning that keeps us from truly loving ourselves, truly loving each other, and showing up as our biggest, brightest most authentic selves, in service to each other and the planet…
It’s our inner work that’s going to bring about the experiential shifts for which we are jonesing, and The Shift we are now being called to integrate and to embody.”
“Most of us, to varying degrees, go through our lives kind of sleepwalking our way through, and our ongoing struggle is to wake up, to become conscious of everything that’s going on around us, and inside us.
When i look at the world around me… there are a lot of people who aren’t awake. I ask myself, what’s going to get our whole species awake? Is it our mainstream media? No. Is it our political system? Not really. Is it our educational system? Doubt it.
So, there are really no structures in place that are going to get us there, but… the shock of learning that there are other beings interacting with us is going to spark six to seven billion people to sit and look and ask themselves a simple question: have I been wasting my whole life? Because it’s going to be evident that there are other beings that are operating at a different level of consciousness than we are. And people are going to realize, holy crap, I’ve got the opportunity to rethink my whole world, my whole life. And that is an opportunity for humanity to really move to a truly higher level of consciousness, to understand what it is we are, and our place in the universe.” ~Rich Dolan
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery – isolation.
Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” ~Charles Bukowski, “Factotum”
“You may have seen bumper stickers that say, “Life Happens.” This is a common belief of those who are moving through life asleep, without the awareness that they hold the ability to choose their life circumstances.
The fact is, life happens in ways you might not choose if you are asleep to the possibilities that exist all around you. When you fall asleep, you lose touch with your inner observer, and life’s potentials are lost in an overwhelming tide of events. Once you regain perspective through your powers of observation, you are awake and aware, and life unfolds in amazingly beautiful and unexpected ways.”
“[A]s I studied him I became aware of an astonishing phenomenon: I could see his uniform and figure clearly, but it wavered occasionally, as though I were viewing it through rippling water. And the color did not remain solid and uniform, but varied and changed in spots, which reminded me of an imperfectly tuned television set. Only his face and hands remained immobile and stable as though not partially obscured by a film of rippling water. […]
For a time he was silent and I was acutely conscious of a tremendous vibrational field about him; a tangible emanation of serenity, brotherly love, and ineffable joy. At last he said: “…You have just fully realized that we are not like earthmen in that we function in dimensions unknown to your world. Earth is a three-dimensional world and because of this it is preponderantly false. I may tell you that to the entities of certain other worlds Earth is regarded as “the accursed planet,” the “home of the the reprobate, fallen ones.” Others call your Earth, “the home of sorrows.” For Earth’s evolution is evolution through pain, sorrow, sin, suffering and the illusion of physical death…”‘