Thursday, August 6, 2015


I am the veil. I am between what you do not know, and those who do not know you; and what you do know intimately, the truth, the reality of who you are each and every day. You live inside the veil, with your thoughts and feelings and experiences. Sometimes you think about what you consider to be “unknowable”, that which is outside the veil – the secrets of nature, health, the cosmos, or the world of spirit.
In one legend, man was told, “Eat not of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” And, when man did eat of that fruit, he took that inside, and that’s how knowledge of a scientific kind, came inside man; a veil descended and man never easily has been able to achieve knowledge of spirit. You only know what is inside you, the world of flesh.
What is the veil? Punishment. Separation. Between emotional fires and the inner chimney and the outer cultural imperatives. Between incarceration on one side and incarnation on the other. Between uncertainty and miraculous identification. The pendulum swings between what you know: the dead, provable, scientific, technological, and what is living and spirit filled, outside of us.
Are you the pendulum? Are you the poet? Resurrecting the truth into something living? Or, are you the poet hiding your knowledge of the living because it shatters the truth inside you? Admiration of dead truth on one swing, circumventing terror of living with the world of spirit?
A veil is not a thing, it a pact. A pact with unambiguous terms. 

A veil is about seeing and being seen. Knowing one set of truths which are dead concepts. Going blind, or pretending not to see, the living. Only seeing the dead facts. Those we recognize. That’s easy. We can get real good at that.
     Do you have skin in the game? Skin is a myth curiously staged between the past and the future and is part of both. It comes from the inside of our bodies which is covering itself and hiding its inner secrets from being able to be seen from the outside. The organs of the body are formed, and live to fulfill a fixed form and function. We don’t want them to get creative – that’s called cancer.
The eye is from the outside, the sunlight, living into the inside of our bodies. Goethe said that the eye is formed by the light in order to see itself. This gives us the world of spiritual insight which are creative and constantly revealing themselves within us.
When we see skin – when the eye, formed by outside to lead us to insight, beholds the inside which appears outside – a special experience happens – an eating of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Some cultures veil the skin to protect it from being exposed to the living sight, to keep the knowledge separate – to kill it. To avoid knowledge of Evil. Other cultures reveal the skin, mark it, tattoo it, get creative with it to enliven it so that the dead inside will become alive again. Consider its knowledge Good.

When we awaken each morning, many of us are aware that where we went when we were asleep was a different place than the one in which we live when we are awake. That experience should alert you that there is a spiritual world on the other side of the veil. Trust this experience. Even science explores REM sleep and dreams – though they consider them happening only in the brain. That’s dead thinking for you!
Cultural historical research will show you that there was once a type of knowing that was a living thinking. A knowing that lived in certain peoples. It is not about dead thoughts. It is not about the known, the done, the concluded. It is about spirit knowledge. This ability for knowing has not been totally lost. You experience it each night when you are asleep. But, the veil prevents you from bringing it into our day-time knowledge.
There also was once a sight which is now not see-able. Spiritually living pictures. Inspirations. Spirit Beholding. Again, this sight has not been totally lost. There are some who still practice it.
Lift the veil to what happens when you are sleeping.

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