Another outburst. A stream of consciousness (so please excuse some of the clumsiness), musings on the nature of chaos, after a beautiful and moving few days celebrating Halloween, and life.
Enjoy order and balance but only within the moment. Do not adhere to ritual as necessity but accept that the prevalence of chaos allows for the existence of order in a limited manner only.
Apparent order is the temporal associations made within a chaotic framework. They are glimpses of a higher ‘order’. An ephemeral, ineffable approximation of the governing and all-encompassing root of all eventualities. The meta-pattern and potentiality itself: chaos.
Nothing can be said about chaos that cannot be revoked. It can be understood, but never explicated. It it a system, but to complex to comprehensively comprehend. It is the uncertainty that underpins reality – and it is the root of all fear. Fear of the unknown, for the complexity of chaos means that one sacrifices the definite for the infinite, knowledge for faith.
To know chaos is to be chaos, and with that mantle comes the dissolution of all rationality, and the sensible world. We are born of chaos, and we are ruled by chaos. Our sacred and highest duty is to learn to love chaos, to trust in chaos and to have faith in chaos. Not in good, or benevolence, or any other definable or comprehensible divinity, but utter absolute possibility.
Here lies the capacity for all things to come into being, here, in the absolute, lies absolution. This is the path of the magi, the seeker, the seer, the initiate, the shaman, the diviner, the priest, the prophet, the bard, the wanderer, the wonderer. “Many paths lead, from the foot of the mountain. But at the peak, we all gaze at the single bright moon” (Ikkyu, Zen-monk poet, 1394-1481)
This is the Path that cannot be known, the Way that cannot be named – and the destination is redemption. The redemption of our freedom, of our happiness, of mystery, of magic, of our inner child; for we are all children of God.
Once we were free. And then we began to fear. All about us we have built walls, limits, barriers, boundaries and in doing so we have built a Labyrinth. Now we are lost. But the Labyrinth cannot be solved, so it must be dissolved. And the power, like the Kingdom of God, lies within. We are God. We are one. Divided by illusions. Limited only by our selves. In truth chaos is nothing other the dreams of the Divine. Of us. And were we only to awaken to our True Nature and consciously conceive our Mind-field together; Heaven would be ours to create. And I see it all around me. The Great Awakening has already begun.
So embrace the Uncertainty Principle. We live in a playground of gods. Anything is possible in the imagination of our Mind’s eye and the only thing to fear… is the fear of fear. For if we embrace our fear also. Embrace All. In the Total Union of Love. Then Nothing will remain. And Nothing is the foundation of Everything. Uncertainty gives birth to wonder. So wonder freely and wander freely and let nothing and no one take away your rights. Freedom. Happiness. Peace. Plenty. Bliss.
The centre that I cannot find
Is known to my unconscious Mind;
I have no reason to despair
Because I am already there.
My problem is how not to will;
They move most quickly who stand still;
I’m only lost until I see
I’m lost because I want to be.
– W.H. Auden, The Labyrinth.
April 2, 2011 @ 3:39 am
….a lovelly read, yet again 🙂
April 2, 2011 @ 3:40 am
April 2, 2011 @ 3:41 am
The time has come!! We can all feel it! 🙂 big love brother! X
April 2, 2011 @ 3:42 am
Labyrinths can be solved – they lead to a centre though you may have to battle with a minotaur to reach it. Chaos and order are in a dynamic and neither extreme is particularly desirable in my book though you may disagree. I guess we roam between the two in the course of our lives. Having met what I perceived as absolute chaos, I am not a great fan. But then absolute order would be a fascist nightmare. Structure, routine and discipline can be very good but so can creativity, imagination and spontaneity. The present chaos we are experiencing is giving way to a new order.
Poetry knows no bounds but can take on form and structure for play!
April 2, 2011 @ 3:45 am
There are many interpretations of such powerful myth as the Labyrinth and that deserves consideration on its own but it is important to note that the Greek Labyrinth could not be solved without the assistance of its designer, Daedalus, and the thread (truth?) which of course was held by love, Ariadne.
For me the Labyrinth always represented the Logos. Which is fitting, because a thing is defined by its limits, so a Labyrinth beautifully depicts that which gives an account of all things. Also when we think of a Labyrinth we think of a God-like overhead view, not the view of the one traversing it. Its precisely this idea that walking to the centre and back does not constitute ‘solving’ that intrigues me. But as I say… that deserves more time than I have right now to discuss.
“Chaos and order are in a dynamic and neither extreme is particularly desirable in my book though you may disagree.”
The point is that all things are One. Chaos is an order of types, one that we cannot fathom. Apparent order is reliant on a chaotic underpinning. If I drop a glass it will break. That we can predict with some (although not total) certainty. As to how it will break and in what manner it will disperse. Unpredictable. Like all aspects of duality there are two apparently separate ‘things’ for sure but neither absolute can exist without its partner. Neither one exists in and of itself but only as part of a continuum. There is hot and there is cold but not The Hot and The Cold. No absolute position only the continuum of temperature and the judgement of one against the other. Something is only hot as a judgement in reference to one’s predetermined point of cold. But that point is hot in reference to something colder. The actual absolute of Cold does not exist. This is true of all things and is what the yin yang represents. The separation is a useful subjective judgement but not an thing in itself. Just as we are the subjective experience of the Oversoul/Mind/God whatever, and not a thing in ourselves.
So what I am saying is that whatever guides your life, understand that it is a meeting of wills between the you that is subjective and the you that is God. This includes all the things we find repulsive. Repelling them preserves the illusion of separation and the persistence of suffering. Loving them (even absolute chaos) brings them together and binds them as they truly are.
April 2, 2011 @ 3:44 am
MmmM dissolve and resolve..
Anything and everything is possible.
We all need to dream a good dream.