Friday, September 23, 2022

In Human Muffins

Breaking News. Earth’s Got Some Shifty Moves.

Dripping Wet. Drought Places A Bet.

Fires Burn. Volcanos Yearn.

Glaciers Drop At The Flop.

Energy’s Hissy Fits

In A World Of Pissy Blips.

Close The Lid. Box Wants To Bid.

On The Thoughts That Tumble And Toss

In The Wind Of Original Sin.

Stars Agreed Freedom’s Free

Long Before Religion Grew Thorns

On The Button

In Human Muffins.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

In Gray Hair

Double Down. Beliefs Wear Crowns

At The Door Of Reality’s Store.

Forget The Blame. Jesus Did The Same.

Thoughts Like Rain Can Turn Into Religious Trains.

Controlled Gain In Flowering Pain.

Degeneration Switch Does The Flip When

Weary Bones Groan And Take Back Their Throne.

Moments Of Stress Are No Longer Guests.

Backdoor Light. Fear Runs From Sight.

Cause Psycho-Time Is A Mighty Find.

Riches Dress In A Happy Mess.

Cells Don’t Mind.

Regeneration Broom Cleans The Room.

It Shakes The Air

With Electromagnetic Flair


In Grey Hair

Monday, July 4, 2022

Love Calms Things Down

Independence Day! Flagg Stands And Prays!

Stars And Stripes Caught In Fright.

Autocrat Is Up To Bat

Swinging Low And Raking In Dough.

Mind Control’s Where Slippery Eagles Roll.

Stars Galore Walk Thru That Door

Into Cells Where Energy Roars.

Trillions In Debt, Healthcare Train Wreck.

Congress Times Two Is Quite A Zoo.

It’s Rear End Stench Hits The Bench.

Pieces Of Differences. Specs Of Crust.

Marks Of Physical Rust

In Every Thrust.

Holy Truck Earth’s In Flux

Beards Of Fear Attract Lots Of Peers

In A Foggy Mist

Where Freedom Does The Twist.

It’s A Swan Ball, History Brawl.

Broken Fences Revenge Consensus

Legions Of Ruffled Clowns

Continue To Frown.

They Forget.

Love Calms Things Down.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

In Your Parking Lot

Planets Line Up. Freedom Takes A Dump

In The Court Of Partisan Torts.

Supreme Cream Fell Off Its Beam

Justices Drool On History’s Spool.

Time To Drain The Golden Pool.

Snarly Laws Twist And Turn

Prick and Burn

Independence From Its Turn.

Criminal Clams Wrapped In Ham

Stash The Cash In Dog-Water Fash.

Truth Has Soul. Judges Mold.

Choice Remorse Rides A Dead Horse

On The Wake Perceptions Make.

Fetus Knows When To Come

And When To Run.

Right To Live Is An Inward Trip.

Right To Die Never Wonders Why.

Religious Crooks Cooked The Books

In A Big Ass Blind Spot

In Your Parking Lot.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Colors Of Aggression

The typical citizen drops down to a lower level of mental performance as soon as he enters the political field. He argues and analyzes in a way which he would readily recognize as infantile within the sphere of his real interests."

In his 1942 book, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Joseph A. Schumpeter, the 20th-century Austrian-born political economist and Harvard professor, make the obvious more obvious. Professor Schumpeter explains why we experience the political earthquakes that have most people in a state of anger, fear, frustration, and disbelief. We sit and watch as good old devious behavior continues to duplicate itself.

Capitalistic politicians (Capoliticians) begin to march in sync with greed, revenge, and the other negative personal perks long buried in the capitalistic political system. Men and women change when the herd mentality of politics offers them power and the financial rewards that come with control. The urge to help the country turns into a quest to stay in office at almost any cost.

Not all the elected march to the beat of their party’s plan. Those people have a hard time getting anything done. The Party mindset and endless reelection chaos and suggestions loom over every party decision.

Despite marketing rhetoric from both parties, neither one has a credible track record when it comes to controlling spending or addressing issues that increase the well-being of voters. The same economic, social, religious, and racist issues in the minds of millions of voters centuries ago still overflow on the flaming stove of party politics.

We live the modern form of political slavery. That kind of slavery tilts the scales of wealth in a one-sided, creative, destructive way. Newly elected politicians attach themselves to the capitalistic gravy train while millions swim against the political current in survival mode.

The only truth in the Capolitical system is there is no truth. Nothing’s more obvious than the unobvious in our form of government. Our blue and red politicians survive on misinformation and inaccurate perceptions. The perception that hatred of war brings peace is just one of the fallacies we learn to accept.

Political hatred creates more hate. Hate never brings peace. Only the love of peace brings peace. But there is no peace when politicians wear their colors of aggression. Modern-day political aggressiveness dresses in suits of rightful social character, and it walks in moral stilettoes. And that hidden agenda aggressiveness keeps the country in a state of social and economic trauma.

We create what we experience using our perceptions and the beliefs that produce them. In this political environment, our perceptions scream for social justice and freedom. But the system is on life support. It’s tangled in its distorted web of redundancy.

Change is the engine on the perception train. We have the ability to turn the tide in our political system. We can do that by being responsible for what we create.

It’s time to realize we create these political situations. We created the rascals that fuel them in order to live the drama. And whatever value fulfillment comes out of the spontaneous order or disorder that develops.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Psychologist Ken Wilber’s Eight Awareness Waves

Here are the ego’s eight awareness waves detailed in Psychologist Ken Wilber’s work in transpersonal psychology. Included are examples of each Wave, the percentage of the population, and the social power they possess. The population figures and percentages continue to change.

The Beige or Instinctual Wave is all about survival. Necessities like food, warmth, water, sex, and safety rule immediate behavior. This Wave exists in newborn infants, late-stage Alzheimer’s patients, the elderly, starving masses, mentally ill street people, and PTSD patients. One percent of the population falls into this Wave. They have zero percent of the social power.

The Purple or Animistic Wave focuses on magical spirits. This Wave includes ethnic tribes. Those tribes believe in and incorporate curses, blessings, and spells to determine events and future experiences.

This Wave exists in family rituals, third-world cultures, gangs, corporate tribes, and athletic teams. Ten percent of the population displays this awareness, and they incorporate one percent of the world’s social power.

The Red or Power God Wave lives by the urge to believe in powerful beings. Powerful beings like archetypal gods, goddesses, spirits, dragons, and feudal lords. This Wave tends to be impulsive. And Red also displays egocentricity and a heroic mindset.

To the Red Wave, the world is a jungle full of bad guys and threats. They enjoy trying to outfox, conquer, and dominate others.

This Wave exists in kids in the terrible twos, feudal kingdoms, gang leaders, New-Age narcissism, epic heroes, rock stars, and soldiers of fortune.

They incorporate twenty percent of the population and have five percent of the social power.

The Blue or Mythic Wave incorporates the belief that life has purpose and meaning. The outcome results from the action of a powerful order or supreme being.

Religious order enforces a strict code of conduct based on the principles of right and wrong. Code violations demand serious consequences, but following the code yields a lasting reward.

Blue believes in one right way and a wrong way to think about life. And there is a group of rigid higher-order judges who deal with violators. This Wave is fiercely conventional and extremely conforming.

Blue exists in Puritan America, China, religious fundamentalists, Girl and Boy Scouts, and the moral majority.

They hold thirty percent of the social power and forty percent of the population.

The Orange or Scientific Wave likes to escape from the herd mentality. Orange seeks the truth using rational deduction and objective experiments. They believe in natural laws, and they learn, master, and use them as manipulation tools.

Orange are high achievers. And they focus on materialistic gains.

Orange believes the laws of science rule human behavior and the economy. To them, the world is a chessboard. Winners gain perks and prominence over the losers.

The earth’s resources are there for strategic gain.

This Wave exists on Wall Street, the emerging middle class, the cosmetic industry, The Cold War, the enlightenment set, the fashion industry, and corporations.

They hold fifty percent of the power and thirty percent of the population.

The Green or Sensitive Wave believes in human bonding, ecological sensitivity, networking, and open communication. Green believes the human spirit must free itself from greed, divisiveness, and dogmas.

They cherish the earth, and feelings trump cold rationality.

They are against the hierarchy and cherish relationships.

Green also believes in subjective thinking. And Green also believes in conscious multiculturalism with a relativistic value system. Green believes this system brings harmony to the body, mind, and spirit.

This Wave exists in postmodernism, Greenpeace, animal rights, human rights advocates, Canadian health care, humanistic psychology, and Netherlands idealism.

They hold fifteen percent of the social power and ten percent of the population.

The Yellow or Integrative Wave believes that knowledge and competency supersede status, power, and group sensitivity. The current world order results from different levels of reality, which contain unending probabilities and choices.

Spontaneity, flexibility, and functionality are Yellow’s highest priorities. Differences are lessons, and they are part of the natural flow of non-judgmental discernment.

Yellow holds five percent of the power and one percent of the population.

The Turquoise or Holistic Wave unites feelings with knowledge. Turquoise believes multiple levels of consciousness mesh into one conscious waking system.

They think there is a universal order, and that order supersedes the external rules of the blue and green Waves.

The Holistic Wave also believes the whole of All There Is is greater than its parts. To Turquoise thinkers, all life unites in the free-flowing stream of the whole’s consciousness. And they sense an unending unification within the energy that exists in all awareness.

This Wave has one percent of the social power and 0.1 percent of the population.

The interesting point is we all identify some of our beliefs in the first six Waves. Beliefs in the last two Waves are still foreign to some. But Waves of awareness continue to wash over all of us. And when they do, we experience life based on perceptions developed from focused beliefs in each Wave.

Friday, May 27, 2022

How Do You Like You Now?

A version of the postmodern Green Wave (a human awareness development stage) with its pluralism and relativism has actively fought the emergence of more integrative and holistic thinking. (expanded awareness)

Psychologists Beck and Cowan point out that second tier-thinking (expanded awareness) has to emerge in the face of much resistance from first-tier thinking. (The first six stages of awareness)

In his book A Theory of Everything, Psychologist Ken Wilbur continues to open the door of awareness a little wider in the physical and psychological evolutionary stages of human development. According to Wilbur and a growing number of other psychologists, humans evolve through eight major awareness Waves. And all Waves have an intimate psychological connection.

Each color Wave contains a plethora of beliefs that create the physical experiences of the ego. In Wilbur’s version of Spiral Dynamics, each color displays the ego’s awareness stages in this physical reality.

Some egos decide to stay in one level of awareness, even though other Waves are there to experience. The beliefs developed in each Wave continue to fuel the ego. And the ego stays there until some event alters a belief structure. That change opens the door for another stage in the ego’s perception of the reality experienced.

Even though egos usually flow from one Wave of awareness to another, they can always move to another Wave or several Waves because of the characteristics and beliefs in other Waves.

All Waves of awareness tend to turn on each other physically to establish a feeling of supremacy of some kind. There is a genetic element of aggression in humans. It’s a survival emotion that some egos take to extremes.

Objective thinking trumps subjective knowledge in this physical world. A war of wits and sometimes brawn takes precedence between egos with different beliefs. Egos create an individual reality around those beliefs.

Within those beliefs, influences cast a net of impulses around ego awareness from external and internal thoughts and perceptions. The ego makes choices that complement associations and the suggestions attached to beliefs. Those choices are the doors to a pool of perceptions. We call the experience from our perception our reality.

Our beliefs control what we create and how we create it. We protect the reality we create even though we know other Waves exist around us. So, preconceived debates about different beliefs rarely resolve anything.

For example: We see the actions of the Green Wave’s bonding beliefs and the Orange Wave's aggressive beliefs play out around the world. We watch arguments heat up as the Orange Wave tries to convince the Blue Mythic Wave it has more rational value in this reality.

Orange believes the laws of science rule human behavior and the economy. To them, the world is a chessboard. Winners gain perks and prominence over the losers.

The Blue or Mythic Wave believes life has purpose and meaning. The outcome of their beliefs comes from the action of a powerful order or higher being.

Green pluralism constantly smothers Turquoise holism. Turquoise or the Holistic Wave believes multiple levels of consciousness mesh into one conscious waking system.

Red Wave’s egocentrism ignores the Purple Wave. And Purple’s belief in magic puts a hex on the Green Wave.

The Red Wave believes in powerful beings like archetypal gods, goddesses, spirits, dragons, and feudal lords. They display characteristics of impulsiveness, ego-centric behavior, and heroic actions.

The Purple Wave still focuses on magical spirits. Purple continues to form ethnic tribes, and it incorporates curses, blessings, and spells to determine events and future experiences.

The Green Wave accuses the Yellow Wave of being authoritarian, sexist, racist, and hierarchical.

Yellow Wave egos believe knowledge and competency supersede status, power, and group sensitivity. The current world order results from different levels of reality, which contain unending probabilities and choices.

The Green Wave focuses on human bonding, ecological sensitivity, networking, and open communication. Green believes the human spirit must free itself from greed, divisiveness, and dogmas.

The Green Wave pluralism been in charge of cultural studies for the last thirty years and wants to keep it that way. That mindset makes it difficult for Green to move into more holistic stages of awareness.

The fact is unity exists within the ego's eight Waves of awareness. But individual ego beliefs, influences, and associations within core and satellite beliefs— and the perceptions created — are objective challenges on the road to creating a form of conforming discernment.

Egos tend to discount beliefs that are not part of a particular perception of awareness. Egos travel on the vehicle of time to experience an assortment of challenges. The lessons and emotions egos physically experience become personal road signs.

Road signs show the diversity that egos can handle. And they show the need to create value fulfillment regardless of the Wave of awareness. The ego's endless Waves of development never stop.