Sunday, July 27, 2008



This face you got,
This here phizzog you carry around,
You never picked it out for yourself,
At all, at all, did you?
This here phizzog somebody handed it
To you, am I right?
Somebody said, “Here’s yours, now go see
What you can do with it.”
Somebody slipped it to you and it was
Like a package marked:
“No goods exchanged after being taken
This face you got.

Carl Sandburg wrote that poem. I must say I have called my face a lot of things but never a phizzog. Everyone believes they got their face from somebody else. Our mother or father, or some family member may have a similar face. Similar is the key word in that sentence. The main belief is God gave us a face, and we belief that truth. But, the definition of give must be clarified a bit.

Gene research has opened another truth about this giving. We are able to credit others for not only our face and body, but also for the dis-ease and the breakdown of our human form. If the genes say you going to get it, ( whatever "it" is) we believe it is our destiny. Somebody or something is always giving us something. We never get it on our own. We always have help from the world we find the ego focused on. Perhaps if we changed our focus, our world of beliefs would change.

We can believe anything about everything. That’s called free will. We have it and everyone we know has it. But, free will can be hidden under a blanket of distorted perceptions. Somehow we become models built by someone else and remotely travel through time with our free will switch in the off position. We allow the beliefs of others to become our beliefs even when they go against our innate sense of well being. We sign on as a clone, and act as if we had nothing to do with who we are.

This veil of separation has kept us locked in a box of distorted mental cracker jacks with no prize inside. We wait quietly for someone else to open the box and let us out. The issue is, we believe we had nothing to do with how we got here in the first place.

But what if we take another approach to this mystery we call we. What if we made the choice to be who we are in physical form? We choose parents, family and where and how we live life. That completely changes the creation story.

Our consciousness was aware before we physically manifested and we used our free will to expand our awareness of being. We did it through our connection with the vitality that flows through all life. We used the the mental enzymes that are the foundation for all consciousness. We are connected in a stream of energy that flows continuously and freely.

That reality, like all realities, is free. Believing in the power of individual consciousness dissolves the veil of separation, and we sense other aspects of the self. We created what we experience, and we are responsible for what we become. All the others that we blamed or praise for our existence are there to assist us on this awareness journey.

So Sandburg can say phizzog if he wants. Maybe that’s what we should call the self. Phiz, means self or face, and zzog meaning made. We are self made forms of consciousness that continue to create in order to expand and experience multidimensional realities.