Friday, August 30, 2013

Musings: Wizard of Oz, More on Truth, Imagination

As always, I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short. lol.

I get ideas and insights.  But because I'm so far behind, basically starting from scratch, the ideas and insights that I get are stuff many others already know and wrote books about.  If only I knew to read those books, i wouldn't have to wait for the blessings of these insights. But then again I wouldn't even know to look for them until after I get the insights. So there you have it.

Yay!!! yet another mental block has been removed from my mind. Without the use of drugs lol.

It just occurred to me that the movie, "The Wizard of Oz" is quite kabbalistic! There is the world of thought, the world of speech and the world of action.  In the world of thought, we have the scarecrow who fears he doesn't have a brain, when all he needed was validation.

Then we have Tin Man who had heart trouble -the world of speech. O! I have to see the movie again.

Last we have the lion who has no balls.  But in the movie, of course, they say he doesn't have courage.

There you have it: Daat -- Tiferet -- Yesod. they need to all say "mmmmm" and mediate and correct their Malchut.  Which the Wizard helps them with.

After all that, of course I had to go on the internet to see who also had these ideas: Here's such a website

Very nice. Praises to G-d for these insights.

Although I wrote a bit on truth on a different post, i'd like to explore more of it.  So going back to the concept of world of thought, speech, and action.  I think each world has truth in it. And people who don't like truth gave it special, ugly names.

In the world of action, we have the dirty truth about what someone did.
In the world of speech, we have the naked truth of how someone feels.
In the world of thought, we have .... I don't have a word for it yet..  but a way that blocks associations -and thus the imagination.

For example: in America, there is constant, constant propaganda to lead us to believe that blue eyes and blond hair is the mark of beauty. Anything else is just not an option.  Almost every commercial stars some blond blue eyed girl, every pamper bag had some blond blue eyed baby picture on it, every bag, paper, can, bottle, commercial, billboard what have you, more than not, will have some blond blue eyed person selling this.  Its almost enough to close our mind to the possibility that maybe green eyes are beautiful too? that brown eyes are beautiful? that black eyes are beautiful? that brown hair, curly hair is beautiful, etc.  That whole door gets closed -which means a whole slew of associated thoughts are closed off from us.

This must be fought. Maybe some may take drugs to burst open these doors. I say Torah!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

White Guilt --Is there no end?

With all the recent history of capturing Africans and slavery, the murdering of Jews by the millions, the secret paying African militias to overthrow leaders, or simply giving leadership of countries to groups who betrayed their own brothers for money (i.e. corrupt people), White folks have alot to feel guilty about.

But I would like to kindly suggest teshuva rather than guilt?

Teshuva is the process of confessing a wrong, feeling remorse, making amends, and making up one's mind not to do it again.

This process is better than guilt.  Guilt leaves people at a stand still. Fills them with negative feelsings--very unhealthy- to the point that they have to do something about it. No one can stay negative for too long.  So they either default to becoming more arrogant and pompous and being "proud" for what they did; or they self destruct.  We want neither.

With teshuva -one confesses (which allows the person so see that the only wrong done was a,b, and c  rather than feeling all round guilt with no exact cause).  feels remorse (that's a toughy. I hope folks do feel remorse...I suppose by seeming people as human beings, godly creatures even, maybe that will help?) Make amends where ever possible and making up one's mind not to do it again (this is assuming we want a better world for everyone).

Teshuva is better because it begins and then ends.  Guilt just goes round and round and round.  And others can take this guilt and bash you over the head with it again and again --and that is not right either.

So enough of this white guilt!

To me, we are all together in the world, we've got to make it work. And it can work.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Just Put it ALL to G-d

Antoinette Tuff used all her pain and all her love and saved the school by the grace of G-d.

Here is the story.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Honoring Yoseph Robinson

Tragically killed three years ago by a robber, Yoseph Robinson, a Jew, is being remembered with a street sign with his name.

May Hashem avenge his blood.

Musing on Skin, Sensitivity

I have an unproven suspicion that the skin is part of the brain.  And that white skin and black skin has meaning -- not necessarily positive or negative, just telling. Of course, those who are insecure will give it a positive and  negative association to make themselves feel better.

Also, I was wondering about animals.  I think they are representative of concepts in the world --like all things really. (well, maybe animals are more related to qualities and things are related to concepts? still thinking this one through ) and the quality of sensitivity would be equated to ....the elephant!

Let's see, its got a big nose...   a big ass....  very sensitive... Hey! I can relate! hahahaha