“Was helfen fackeln licht, oder briln so die leut nicht sehen wollen.”

If you’ve followed along with me at all or are just arriving – you’ll notice I throw out words like “keys” and “kingdom” and other such vague concepts.  Words like “key” and “kingdom” have lost their meaning entirely and it would do no good to proceed from here without fully clarifying the charge of their meaning….We all think we know things, yet when we examine these assumptions closely we are usually amazed to discover how little we do know and how consistently we gloss over their true meaning.

A Key does what? It opens things, right?  Opens what? Doors?, a window? An escape hatch? What does this KEY really do?

If this KEY opens a door, then what?……..Open another door?……..Then another?

What good is a KEY if all its does is open door after door after door? Might get rather borish after a few hundred years of opening door after door, only to find more and more doors. Is it not better to sit on the couch and watch TV rather than engage in such silly, monkey business? If I choose to sit on the couch and do nothing all day, then at least I enjoy day after day of……..? of what exactly?, what joy is involved with such activity? Joy of escape? Joy of watching others do things? Joy of watching other people’s fantasies? Is it better to escape IT all together and claim it as joy? as pleasurable? Ask your local heroin addict how well that works out….

So, if its silly to open door after door…..and its insane to sit on the couch and do no-thing……what are we ever to do?

We are here to ENJOY our KINGDOM……We are here to ENJOY each other and this wonderful place of existence.  There is no-thing more to it, than that.

The KINGDOM, you say? What is a Kingdom?

The Kingdom is here….now, right before you….immediate, instant and vast.  It is inside you, outside, here and there.  It is SPACE itself…..the very fabric of the universe…..its our grasslands, waterways, seas and oceans….its our mountains, glaciers……is it YOU…..it is HERE……it is Light.  If you ever could imagine bearing witness to any possible conception of GOD, look no further than all around you, whatever your eye can see, is IT…..You are it….she is it……he is it……The Kingdom is not up there, or an after-market experience, it is the SPACE we make…..it is the SPACE we realize…..Heaven is not up, its here in real-time at the speed of light. Heaven is connection-ing with Yourself…..with You…..with who you really are.  Not the social you, not the ego, not your style or dress…..but YOU……you know You.  And I know you know YOU, regardless of what you think about it…….this bewilderment, perhaps resistance…is merely a matter of forgetting and being hazy……whenever the smoke clears and the fire dies down, you’ll know too….

So really, a KEY is only as good as the treasure it finds upon its own closure……….and this IS the SECRET to Life….to becoming ALIVE…..after all the doors are opened, at the end of the tunnel….at the end of the rat maze…….one final door….a door that’s been there all along….the hall has echoed with knocks un-answered for eons upon eons……only to culminate and cress here, now…at this doorway……desire has gotten us this far, door after door……yet its desire too that keeps us spinning our wheels to nowhere closer……….if not desire….or un-desire……then what? Either avenue, either way is to be rationally considered desire….even un-desire is the desire to not-desire…………which WAY to turn……..and its this confusion based upon a “which way to turn, conditioned mindset” that blurs our own vision…..and recollection of who and what we are…..and who and what we are destined to be…..

When we are in an ever present state of “which way to turn”, we get anxious….Did I make the right choice? the right call? Buyers remorse…….Grass is greener on that other side.  This sort of psychic-hesitation creates all sorts of mischief…..polarization, “choosing of sides”, illusions of separation, fear, anxiety, denial, doubt, insecurity…….we feel we are being pulled apart whenever we cannot figure out which way to turn….or what to do next…..In constant sorrow, for all his days…..as the blue grass song goes.

The KEY to the Kingdom is to realize and enjoy the mystery of LIFE……that you are the one you’ve been waiting for all this time…..that you’ve had the KEY all along…..that the door wasn’t even locked….that all other doors disappear…….that the one you’ve been fighting this entire time has been you……that you’ve been the one behind the curtain the entire time……the one in the mask who brings you pain and suffering as well as wonderful artwork, poetry and prose………that the only real choice we have is choosing to release from choice itself…..from restriction itself…..to release from value judgment….and this notion that the SELF is Inside while the rest of the others are Outside.  This is not the case, context or circumstance.  The KEY cannot be grasped with intellectual hands, yet your intellect is your best ally when cultivating the knowledge required to begin the processes necessary for the EYE to be quicker than the hand-that-feeds.  And herein lies the mystery and its wonderful irony.

One last note…..A KEY can hang anywhere, in thin air….under your bed….around your neck…..in your pocket….hanging on a chain or somewhere underneath the darkest seats………In order for a KEY to be useful…….it must be (1) Picked up…..comprehended……(2) Inserted into some-thing……..into some context…..some framework of some kind…….(3) Effort exerted to turn over the gatekeepers that bar our otherwise clean passage. The gatekeepers will not just turn themselves, they were put there for a damn good reason and no amount of sweet talk will persuade them to your cause – there is no fooling here……..and there you have it……..

Keys to the Kingdom.

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