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Of Gods and Swine . a Hindu Tale . from Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 19 February 2017; revised

  • DISSOLUTION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS THOUGHT CLOUD OF THE WORLD
  • THE STORY OF THE KING OF GODS AND THE PIGS, BY SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
  • THE GREAT AWAKENING

Image: “Indra, the god of storms and guardian of the east, riding on his white elephant Airavata. He is yellow-skinned and four-armed. He holds two swords with wavy blades. His upper body is covered with eyes, jewelry and a red scarf. The loin-cloth is green. The elephant is richly caparisoned, and carries a noose in its trunk.” … https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Tiruchchirappalli_painting_Indra.jpg ..

Dear Ones,

I know these are confusing times. We have been clearing through the unconscious thought cloud of the world lately. These energy streams have been percolating up in each of us, from the unconscious level, to the subconscious mind, then into our conscious minds, and then as the emotions are released, we …. all humankind … are dissolving these energy streams in conscious Love.

DISSOLUTION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS THOUGHT CLOUD OF THE WORLD

I have identified these as rising to consciousness and dissipating …

  • fight or flight response (1) … a response of the autonomic (previously unconscious) nervous system
  • deep seated unconscious imprints of predator  / prey, what I once called the victim-aggressor paradigm (2)
  • mammalian mating instincts, especially sexual dominance and submission … those deeply hidden, unconscious behavioral imprints
  • mammalian pack behavior (3) … pretty gruesome, really … being as it is so far from what we think of as human

Humankind is ceasing to daydream. And to night dream. Turns out our preoccupation with sexuality has been based on this ‘shared dreaming’ … a feature of the unconscious thought cloud of the world.

What will the end result be, people are asking? After the deep, deep dreams end for humankind? I’m reminded of a Hindu story I learned years ago, which I hold most dear and true. Hope you like it too:

THE STORY OF THE KING OF GODS AND THE PIGS, BY SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

“There is a story that the king of the gods, Indra, once became a pig, wallowing in mire; he had a she pig, and a lot of baby pigs, and was very happy.

“Then some other angels saw his plight, and came to him, and told him, ‘You are the king of the gods, you have all the gods command. Why are you here?’

“But Indra said, ‘Let me be; I am all right here; I do not care for the heavens, while I have this sow and these little pigs.’

“The poor gods were at their wits’ end what to do. After a time they decided to slowly come and slay one of the little pigs, and then another, until they had slain all the pigs, and the sow too.

“When all were dead Indra began to weep and mourn. Then the gods ripped his pig body open and he came out of it, and began to laugh when he realised what a hideous dream he had had; he, the king of the gods, to have become a pig, and to think that the pig-life was the only life! Not only so, but to have wanted the whole universe to come into the pig life!

“The Purusa, (4) when it identifies itself with nature, forgets that it is pure and infinite. The Purusa does not live; it is life itself. It does not exist; it is existence itself.  The Soul does not know; it is knowledge itself. It is an entire mistake to say that the Soul lives, or knows, or loves. Love and existence are not the qualities of the Purusa, but its essence. When they get reflected upon something you may call them the qualities of that something.

“But they are not the qualities of the Purusa, but the essence of this great Atman, this Infinite Being, without birth or death, Who is established in His own glory, but appears as if become degenerate until if you approach to tell Him, ‘You are not a pig,’ he begins to squeal and bite. Thus with us all in this Maya, this dream world, where it is all misery, weeping, and
crying, where a few golden balls are rolled, and the world scrambles after them.

“You were never bound by laws, Nature never had a bond for you. That is what the Yogi tells
you; have patience to learn it. And the Yogi shows how, by junction with this nature, and identifying itself with the mind and the world, the Purusa thinks itself miserable.

“Then the Yogi goes on to show that the way out is through experience. You have to get all this experience, but finish it quickly. We have placed ourselves in this net, and will have to get out. We have got ourselves caught in the trap, and we will have to work out our freedom. So get this experience of husbands and wives, and friends, and little loves, and you will get
through them safely if you never forget what you really are.

“Never forget this is only a momentary state, and that we have to pass through it. Experience is the one great teacher — experiences of pleasure and pain — but know they are only experiences, and will all lead, step by step, to that state when all these things will become small, and the Purusa will be so great that this whole universe will be as a drop in the ocean, and will fall off by its own nothingness. We have to go through these experiences, but let us never forget the ideal.” –from the section “Yoga Aphorisms: Concentration II 137” in Link: “Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda,” issued by Celepha’is Press, somewhere beyond die Tanarian Hills (i.e. Leeds, England), August 2003 E.V. Revised and corrected, November 2003;  in Internet Archive …  https://archive.org/stream/RajaYogaBySwamiVivekananda/Raja-Yoga-by-Swami-Vivekananda_djvu.txt … This work is in the public domain.

THE GREAT AWAKENING

So basically, and as highly unlikely as it may seem, what is happening on Earth as we ascend, is that all humanity is rising to Awareness of its true nature. No longer the swine king. But Indra, King of the Gods.

Humankind is rising to the majesty of Soul Awareness. To the level of the spiritual adept, and beyond. Far past the dreams of a piggish life. Far past attachment to the senses.

Into dimensions heretofore only experienced as transient ecstasy. Transient no more. Ever present, ever changing, All sustaining Joy.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) fight or flight response: See my blog category: Anxiety – fear – panic attacks – fight or flight – cognitive dissonance – mental turmoil

(2) victim-aggressor paradigm: See my blog category Patriarchal domination mental filter / victim-aggressor / V— D—

(3) mammalian pack behavior: Search these terms: wolf packferal drivechimpanzee  

(4) purusa (purusha): “a complex concept whose meaning evolved in Vedic and Upanishadic times. Depending on source and historical timeline, it means the cosmic man or it means Self, Consciousness, and Universal principle.” –from Link: “Purusha” … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purusha … CC BY-SA 3.0

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End Times: Revelation Chapters 2-4 in an Ascension Context . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 5 September 2015; published on 10 September 2015; transcribed on 25 December 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Revelation Ch 2 and 3 Comments
    • Revelation Ch 4, Bible Text and Comments
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
    • Revelation Ch 2, Bible Text
    • Revelation Ch 3, Bible Text  

Dear Ones,

I know Ascension lore is a bit more optimistic in orientation than some of the ways of interpreting the Biblical Revelation of Saint John the Divine. So I thought I would provide some blogs on the chapters of Revelation, with comments in an Ascension context. Here is the blog on Revelation, Chapters 2-4. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I thought I would talk to you a little bit more about Saint John the Divine’s Revelation, Chapters 2, 3 and 4. Just to let you know,

Revelation Ch 2 and 3 CommentsChapters 2 and 3 (KJV, public domain) are his messages that he channeled to the angels of the seven churches …

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Image: The island of Patmos and the seven churches of Asia Minor: “Map with seven churches mentioned in The Revelation of John from the Bible.” Asia Minor, once known as western Anatolia, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia. User:Jonadab, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain

Image: “Map with seven churches mentioned in The Revelation of John from the Bible.” Asia Minor, once known as western Anatolia, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia. User:Jonadab, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain … The island of Patmos is shown, and also the seven churches of Asia Minor: Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Ephesus, and Laodicea.

They include specific instructions for the members of each congregation. And so I will not go into those in detail …

Revelation Ch 4, Bible Text and Comments (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Behold the Throne” … https://i1.wp.com/www.believetrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BeholdTheThrone.jpg?resize=960%2C550This artwork depicts the vision of John the Divine expressed in Revelation Ch 4.

Then moving on to Chapter 4, there is some very interesting information in here, having to do with a vision that John the Divine had of God. It goes like this …

1 “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

Now, remember that the trumpet is the sound that the heart makes when it is open; it is the sound of love … So this trumpet said: “ Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”  –Revelation 4:1 … And to continue …

2 “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

3 “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4 “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5 “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

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Image: Catedral de la Purísima Concepción (Tepic, Nayarit) – portal vault mural of Revelation Chapter [4] by Nheyob … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

Image: Catedral de la Purísima Concepción (Tepic, Nayarit) – portal vault mural of Revelation Chapter [4] by Nheyob … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

6 “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Stopping here for a moment … There is a reference to four beasts, which were “full of eyes before and behind” round about the throne. I feel that means the kind of vision and Awareness that we, as humans, have a hard time experiencing. In other words, they were very, very aware, because they could see, with many different eyes, many different things, all at once. That is my idea.

Here is another verse that is very significant to me …

7 “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

Suppose these four beasts round the throne of God were expressed attributes of God … And remember, we were made in God’s image; so they may be attributes of our own Souls.

The first beast was like a lion. My guess is that is ferocious courage.

And the second beast like a calf. My guess that is that the calf can nourish us. And so it represents the quality that brings life, and sustains life on Earth, for instance … or sustains the Creation.

The lion might be capable of destroying creation, like Lord Shiva in the Trimurti, or Trinity, of the Hindu faith. And the calf would be like Lord Vishnu, the nurturer or sustainer of Creation, in the Hindu Trimurti.

” … the third beast had a face as a man …” Hmm … They say that we are made in God’s image. What is it to have the face of a man? To be within creation and expressing God, perhaps?

” … and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” Well, that is vision, is it not? … high vision … the ability to see things from far off, and stand off and just observe Creation. 

Those are interesting qualities of God, and qualities of humans, as they progress in Soul Awareness, I feel … So to continue on with this very interesting passage …

8 “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

So these qualities of God, offer God great praise. And these qualities of man … when man expresses them … are there to praise God, and to offer God adulation day and night. all the time … To continue on …

9 “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10 “The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

So the purpose of creation is to offer honor and glory to God, is it not? And so … Here we are, capable of fulfilling that purpose. That is what I take, here: That John the Divine knew and understood, and just felt in his heart the glory of God.

Perhaps this is what is really meant by aligning with the Will, and Mind, and Heart of God: To become so aware of the wonder of all that, that we are constantly praising his name.

John the Divine was really a very cool person, was he not? What a wonderful vision!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Below are Chapters 2-4, the Standard King James Version (my mom’s favorite, and in the public domain)

Revelation Ch 2, Bible Text  (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Colorado Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Colorado Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

1 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 “Iknow thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 “And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

7 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

8 “And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

16 “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

18 “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

19 “I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

20 “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

22 “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

23 “And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

24 “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

25 “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26 “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 “And I will give him the morning star.

29 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

Revelation Ch 3, Bible Text (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Colorado Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Colorado Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

1 “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 “I am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

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