Carbon Tax, Climate Change, and REAL Solutions

In my humble opinion… We need to stop focussing on “climate change” and/or “carbon tax” and focus on pollution in general. I’m not an expert, I’ve just read and listened to people who claim to be experts and I have a cynical view that history and news seems to confirm time after time – 99% of politicians are motivated by their own financial gain. Sooo…

We need to stop tackling “climate change” and tackle “pollution” in general. 1 carbon is not the only pollutant killing us, and 2 carbon tax doesn’t even begin to solve the problem.
Phase out non renewable energy completely.
It’s the only solution.
Other reasons include it would shut up the climate change deniers. I actually believe in climate change, although the causes of climate change may be debatable, but that’s irrelevant – we need to tackle pollution in general and carbon tax will not solve anything. At all.
It is a shameful indictment of humanity and our obsession with capitalism and money that our solution is “tax carbon” rather than “stop doing the thing that is killing us all now and will probably flood coastal regions in the foreseeable future.” And it’s taken seriously? Smdh 🤦 

 

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Sensitivity, Spirituality and Emotional Resilience

A ‘spiritual’ essay is brewing based on recent lessons… might be a rant or two this weekend. Positive ones 💜 just committing myself to the task of putting these lessons into words we may continue to learn from…
The crux – what IS spiritual? Since I was a child I realized there are things that have energy but no physicality, emotions and concepts seem like real things but you can’t put them in a box. Studying Steiner and Anthroposophy there is an area of study called the Soul World and these are generally intangible things that effect our soul. The longer version of this will involve a more in depth definition and exploration of those ideas.
The study of the soul world has helped confirm an idea I’ve had before but was never sure of. We all sense things that are intangible, have no solid form but are real, the feeling in a room after an argument, chemistry between potential partners, someone’s eyes watching the back of your head, the difference between the feeling of being surrounded by trees at a festival and being in a supermarket on the way home. As we meditate, as we grow, as we progress our sensitivity to the intangible may grow as well. However it’s not always nice. Sometimes being in a supermarket after a festival feels uncomfortable, sometimes feeling empathy for Palestine or Tibet feels painful, some of us feel too sensitive to be surrounded by angry people, drunk people, etc.
But this sensitivity is both the superpower and the Kryptonite. We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath?
Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in general an increase in awareness of the intangible ‘soul world’?
Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity to intangible emotions and appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE so we can be of use (and happy!) with our sensitivity?

💜💜💜💜

Poem

Avalonian inspiration by Glastonbury Tor.
And study groups with Bristolian Anthroposophists and more,
Draconian implementation of unjust laws
And of course this, deceitful justification of unjust laws.
A poem brews in cauldrons made from life lessons…
Grateful for fine blessings even when I’m stressing.

What IS spiritual? is it intangible, what’s weird is this,
Emotions and vibrations confirmed by experience.

we know we feel. Between incarnations we know the deal.
If we want to smell the rose n carnations we brave them thorns, we know its real

Since a yout I realized some things have energy but no physicality,
But we know emotions and concepts like power are reality,
but you can’t put emotions or power in a box.
Can’t put pride or humility in a box with your watch buried in your crops.
The intangible, no solid form are they real?
the feeling in a room after an argument, can you feel
The chemistry between potential partners?
Can you feel the music more if you listen in darkness?
Can you feel someone’s eyes on the back of your head?
Can you feel post orgasmic bliss when you lay back on the bed?
Can you feel the difference between the feeling of being surrounded
by trees at a festival and in a supermarket? if you can’t I’m astounded.
As we meditate, as we grow, as we progress
our sensitivity to the intangible may grow as well. But just rest.

Cos it’s not always nice. Sometimes it’s a sacrifice.
Cos being sensitive to the intangibles a blessed but different life.
Sometimes a supermarket after a festival’s uncomfortable,
but you need vegetables. Sometimes anxiety feels unlovable,
sometimes feeling empathy for Palestine or Tibet,
Or Kuwait, or Assange feels like emotional debt
some of us feel too sensitive to be surrounded by angry people, or drunks then,
…we become angry or drunk or both, so no judgment!

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re livin right.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re livin right.

We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath? If you resonate, probably.

Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in the general world at all
Evolution of increase in awareness of the intangible?

Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity
To various appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE to live with the

Waves of emotions, and information,
And vibrations, that we
Surf. Be of benefit, be content and sometimes even happy.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re living right.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re living right

We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath? If you resonate, probably.

Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in the general world at all
Evolution of increase in awareness of the intangible?

Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity
To various appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE to live with the

Waves of emotions, and information,
And vibrations, that we
Surf. And be of benefit, be content and sometimes even happy.

💜💜💜

How Do We Wake Up

 

 

 

 

“How do we wake up?” My friend asked me this very open ended question. And I gave them a comprehensive answer eventually.

(This is a first draft and subsequent versions will have relevant links to books and videos on each subject.)

First, a bit of advice. I never listen to anyone who thinks they know what everyone should be doing, if they say “this is the only way” I tend to switch off. We are all unique with unique paths so I’m not telling anyone what to do, these are recommendations not demands. Do you.

I don’t want to be a guru. I have issues! Don’t we all? I was obsessed with enlightenment and thought about the subject extremely deeply for years but as I said I have issues, one of them is obsession and another is thinking too deeply! And my friend who asked me the following question certainly doesn’t want me to be their guru. But they asked me “how do we wake up?”

A simple question. But my answer was never going to be simple. It could have been, I could have answered “there is no you and there is no me, so there is no we to wake up”. It could have been “we are all already awake, there is nothing to do and nowhere to go.” But that’s not my style and a bit of a cop out. We can ignore the illusion of reality to give short answers that sound wise but meanwhile you’re still gonna wake up with the illusion of you, me, time and space and we all have to decide how to fill the illusion of time and space (if that’s what they are.)

So I answered as honestly as I could. First I bailed, cos I think too deep and immediately thought of several conflicting answers. Then I decided that was where to begin – there are different types of waking up and there are different ways to to achieve each. Here are a few I’ve discovered and obsessed over, to varying degrees. I obsessed so you don’t have to…

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So different types of waking up – kundalini awakening. Political awareness awakening. Health food awakening. Energy awareness awakening. Fractal multidimensional nature of reality awakening.
All of these types of awakening affect each other, and assist each other.
(Although political awareness can temporarily slow down other types of awakening if it results in depression but I think it’s a necessary step in overall spiritual growth.)
I should add “Shadow work, emotional / psychological awakening” to the list too, it might be the most important one.
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Kundalini awakening can be inspired by tantric sex, kundalini yoga and pranayama yoga. I can recommend a good book on the subject of kundalini tantra, a great video showing a kundalini pranayama technique and/or recommend making love with someone with tantric experiences. <Dry orgasms are relatively frequent for me, but I don’t attend tantra workshops and I’m not in ‘the scene’, find it all a bit creepy to be honest. But I know I shouldn’t judge, just prefer to read books, watch Mantak Chia lectures and practice in private. Growth for me in the non judgment area needed.>

[Best book on Kundalini Tabtra I’ve read – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bihar-School-of-Yoga-Kundalini/dp/8185787158/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537125059&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=kundalini+yoga+swami  ]

Political awareness awakening. This one’s hard cos there’s so much misinformation out there but eventually one should probably realise that most politicians are there for personal gain, most political decisions help the rich get richer and most wars are fought for profit and the reasons they give us are lies. It’s hard for me to view someone as a fully functioning human if they can’t see past the basic matrix of hypocrisy the politicians and mainstream media presents. I know reality is subjective, and it’s all perception (more on that later) and I know we shouldn’t judge. But one of my own areas to grow in is not judging people for believing politicians and newspapers. The lies have seemed so obvious for so long now it’s hard for me not to judge and get angry. I’m getting off the point.
<To what extent political awareness has anything to do with enlightenment in a broader sense is a debate you could have, but I’m inclined to agree with Michael Tsarion and Mark Passio, you cannot be compassionate and aware without sometimes experiencing righteous anger and all forms of government is a form of tyranny with an implied threat of violence>

[Tsarion on politics

Health food awakening. Pretty simple, you are what you eat. So natural and organic is ideal. But life is all about balance so I don’t judge processed food or meat eating, meat is natural and life is suffering but slaughterhouse’s cause unnecessary suffering.

Energy awareness awakening. This is on two levels, knowledge and experience. You can read about quantum physics and I have some good stuff to recommend on the subject. But I would honestly recommend playing with crystals in the bath <with or without shamanic assistance> and chi gung (also spelt Qi Gong which makes it difficult to search for sometimes). Chi gung is like a cross between Tai Chi and yoga and allows you to feel chi in and around your body. It’s basically circular movements and spiral movements with synchronized breathing. I live it and should do it every day but I am undisciplined. I’m working on that tho!

[Best chi gung vid I found online, starts with an explanation and then gives you a beautiful exercise to follow

 

Fractal multidimensional nature of reality awakening. Basically meditation on the nature of reality over time will deal with this one. And a good dose of Terrence Mckenna will deal with this one. I suspect a near death experience would too. I’ve had various glimpses of this breakdown of reality in various ways from Ayahuasca ceremonies to tantric sex dry orgasms. My clearest experience was via plant medicine but it might not have happened if I hadn’t had experiences of awakening in other ways before.

And finally – “Shadow work, emotional / psychological awakening”, as I say, it might be the most important one. This is a complex subject and although it relates to psychology it is in my opinion the most important spiritual work, and maybe the hardest and scariest. Someone can be a tantric master and an a-hole. Someone can be a vegan a-hole. Someone can be a yoga teaching a-hole. We can all be a-holes, I know I can. Shadow work and emotional growth is how to stop being an a-hole! 😂
It’s basically looking at your dark-side, your weaknesses, your fears which are generally rooted in self esteem issues and insecurities we’ve had since childhood. We usually hide these things behind a wall of either anxiety or bravado, either overtly express it with low self esteem and/or hide it behind a front of arrogance. Because when we see our insecurities and self esteem issues we find it hard to love ourselves. And when we hide from these things we defend it, defend the sadness with anger and have arguments with people we love so we don’t have to admit to ourselves how scared we are, scared that we might be lonely, scared that we might not be enough, scared that we might be judged negatively for our weaknesses and scared that those who are being judgmental might be right.
We stop being a-holes to ourselves and to others when we see these shadows, accept these shadows and LOVE OURSELVES ANYWAY. It’s like the EFT tapping techniques, “even though I am insert negative perception here I truly love and accept myself.”
For this work I would recommend Ayahuasca but at the risk of sounding like a normie or a Muggle conventional therapy helped alot, particularly hypnotherapy. And the work of Jamie Catto and Byron Katie. Again, each of these subjects I can recommend videos or books on. This last one I can recommend a Jamie Catto workshop or my hypnotherapist in Bristol, she’s awesome 😊
I have to add the Balanced View teaching, workshops and community to the list of positive influences on my awakening but the way it works cultivates a reliance on the community and the organisation that I am personally uncomfortable with and uncomfortable recommending. I say dip your toe in and use what works for you but some of my best friends are swimming in the deep end of it and seem fine ☺️

[Jamie Catto does workshops all over England, overseas and online in facing creative blocks, shadow work and relationships.

Just check out his website

http://www.jamiecatto.com/workshops/

[Byron Katie and The Work (get to the root causes of your suffering and stop believing the stories you may have told yourself, powerful stuff

http://thework.com/en/do-work

One last thing! Perception and the fractal nature of reality. The paradox of all of this is that if the nature of reality is fractal there will always be more ways to awaken, there will always be another door to go through, each answer leads to more questions. So there is “nowhere to go and nothing to do” as Balanced View might say, we’re all already awake and all is already enlightened and illuminated by our awareness.
Okay, now I’m done.
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With minor edits that’s almost exactly what I sent to my friend. I add for the sake of humility – I don’t meditate every day, I don’t do pranyama every day, I don’t eat strictly organic, and I don’t do Chi Gung every day. If I had as much discipline as I had obsession I would probably be happier, healthier and richer. But I don’t know if I’d be having as much fun.

Bliss plus joy equals now, be love x

Enlightenment, conflicting desires and emotional growth

We all have conflicting desires. We all sometimes have desires or emotions that may go against our core beliefs or highest held ideals. We’re all hypocrites. At least in thought, if not in action. The sooner we accept that about ourselves and each other the sooner we can evolve as individuals and therefore as a collective.
Enlightenment is a red herring, a fake out, a wild goose to chase down a hierarchical, path that paradoxically requires you to see there is no better or worse to be better than you were. At least my perception of the general misunderstanding of the the terms enlightenment. The real work happens every day after the enlightening experiences, when you want to remember nothing matters in a universe of infinite fractals but this person right now is costing you time or money or patience. It’s emotional work, it’s learning to forgive yourself and others within this highly convincing illusion.
But we are restricted, because what I am speaking of regarding the words “enlightening” and “enlightenment” are quite different from how the words may have originally been intended by those translating Buddhist texts. I will not attempt to define “nirvana”.
But enlightenment. I can discuss some contrasting interpretations.
Whether that is an enlightened state where you understand something of the fundamental nature of reality or a state of inner peace where duality and negativity no longer register – it’s not a final destination.
The word is loaded so I replace it with a phrase – inner peace.
I would never describe myself as enlightened, far from it, I am plagued by unanswerable questions of an inquisitive mind, over-sensitivity to most of western modern culture and insecurities related to all of the above, but I have had both moments of clarity where the fractal nature of reality was made clear. And I have had periods of inner peace. They have both been followed by periods of confusion, depression or anger later down the line.
But both study and experience have reminded me of the zen phrase – “before enlightenment, chop wood and fetch water. After enlightenment, chop wood and fetch water.”
Do the work. The real work is seeing the dark things your mind does sometimes and wants sometimes and loving yourself anyway. The real work is feeling those desires but listening to your heart. And that doesn’t happen in a flash of enlightenment in a tipi or on a mountain, it takes practice. It takes facing situations that could piss you off and maintaining inner peace. It’s a process, not a destination.
I’m still learning ways in which I am and have been a hypocrite. And I’m still learning ways to love myself despite them.
Love yourself.

The Urge – Depression and Anxiety in the Face of Demonic Politics

“The urge to what, to be demonic carbon copies who work for the machine? the urge to be celebrities who hate their lives and get cosmetic surgery to be attractive until gossip mags or tabloids finally get an unflattering photo of them in tracksuits on the way to the supermarket? The urge to earn money and pay taxes to the archonic demons until the day we die? The urge to ejaculate? Which urge are we associating with these interdimensional parasites?”
Things Kev says in conversation to people that get it.

A friend read that and responded with the following questions…

“How do we defeat them? And get out own power back? And to protect ourselves? Are we multi dimensional and if so, how…”

So I responded with the following answer…

“I am a firm believer in us being multidimensional (in fact if I know anything, which I don’t, but if I knew anything I’d know everything is multidimensional including us.)
How do we defeat them? If I knew the answer to that question I’d probably either be a general in a spiritual war or a dead man! But I suspect we defeat them by achieving the most difficualt of balance – being aware of the darkness and evil they perpetuate and not getting depressed about it. When we let them dim our light they win. If we watch too many conspiracy fact documentaries and believe we have no power they win. BUT if we’re completely ignorant of their fuckry and just work and pay taxes to them without caring or knowing they win too. Finding that balance between knowing, caring and loving life anyway is the win for me I think, but it’s not one day on the winners podium, it’s a process of hurting anf healing, short moments of peace during the fuckry to prolong the longer periods of peace between the fuckry, it’s a lifetime of trying not to stay angry at tabloid newspapers and Jeremy Kyle and remembering none of the aboveare stopping you from staring at the flowers of a petal or hugging a loved one and even if they locked you up and threw away the key you still have your heart and mind and you can still meditate and love. It’s knowing your shadows, your insecurities and loving yourself anyway and it’s knowing their evil and pitying them instead of fearing them. While at the same time not giving in.
Hmmm… maybe I am a general in a spiritual war after all. Shhh… don’t tell anybody, I’m just making music and teaching kids, and nobody’s listening to me – which is probably why I’m still alive…”

 

 

Open Your Heart (lyrics) by KP Kev the Poet

 

O – pen
Open your heart

Share – love
through acts and art

Be – brave
facing your fears

But gent – ly
we’ve earned our tears

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O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth

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There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance, …
But their not the same, and we all need balance.

the part of me that detests arrogance, the part afraid to shine
confidence, how could they own their light when I’m afraid of mine.

There’s a thin line between low esteem and humility,
You’re not better than others but best know your ability.

I was focussed on spirit and creativity truthfully,
but a squatting poet activist had no cash security

for unborn children, now I’m trained in various ways in raising,
children which bring modest abundance for now, i a brazen

taunt from the universe, …but not truly cursed
truly blessed to learn the lesson …if you question

security’s illusion but life’s as real as you make it,
I bet life gets really real when you see your new bornnaked.

Nearly all of us sacrifice time for money, face it…
But if you sacrifice time for money, know it’s sacred.

Planning the future? I hope I’ll react intuitively
to the moment with whoever’s hanging loose with me.

And spend time and money with those who value love and magic
and would spend time and money on me ….if I didn’t have it.

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O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth

_

I am self disciplined, I don’t need the discipline of others
we have the will to work for our sisters and brothers

I am a patient man, but that took time and work.
It takes time to be seasoned, ask the chicken you jerk.

A seasoned veteran learns to resist when he sees his temperament.
To rest with my impatience sometimes takes daily efforting.

Now to rest in confidence or without anxiety at least
I want to cultivate contentment before resting in peace.

The universe told me spread love and make music.
It might not have made me rich yet but I’m happy when you choose it.

The universe said spread rainbows and cultivate… inner peace, let it emanate, let love radiate.

The universe told me spread love and make music.
It might not have made me rich yet but I’m happy when you choose it.

The universe said spread rainbows and cultivate… inner peace, let it emanate, let love radiate.
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Even poly amoury’s no guarantee to avoid pain
or shame, …just another sacrifice for a different gain.

Some sacrifice s/exclusivity for variety but just the same –
They’ll learn we’re not responsible for another’s emotions again.

“Existence is suffering”, words of the buddha.
But don’t be restricted by fear… or “shoulda, woulda…”

When you feel that electricity plugged into infinity
(pause for violins…)
Fly like a crow and follow synchronicity.

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O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth…

O – pen
Open your heart

Share – love
through acts and art

Be – brave
facing your fears

But gent – ly
we’ve earned our tears

_

O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth x2

 

All Good In the Pixie Hood – Love lessons, balance and wisdom

I had a couple of thoughts that came up in conversation an meditation recently that I felt inspired to share.

We learn lessons from the past.
I think it’s natural to be aware of our fears and it’s natural to avoid things that have hurt us in the past. BUT one of the lessons I seem to be getting repeated recently is don’t go too far the other way. Just cos you were in a long term relationship doesn’t mean you have to sleep with everybody, just cos you got hurt doesn’t mean you have to be single forever, or just cos you felt you were over sexual before doesn’t mean you have to be celibate now.
It’s all about balance.

Some of those lessons were about me, but most were observations of how others were reacting to prviopre traumas. We can over-share in order to prevent previous traumas.

My mama always said that when you’re young women want bad boys and by the time they get older they realise they’d prefer nice men. She said it to cheer me up about the girls always going for bad boys which fuelled my later self esteem issues. I think a combination of being too nice, too sweet and too romantic made me less attractive to younger women before. It didn’t help that I had low self esteem and no money! Now my self esteem is higher but still fragile, I’m earning more, and despite being a bit more cynical and aware of my depression and anxiety I think I’m still a nice guy, (we all have our bad moments) and if seems like my mum was right. But I’m not sure what I want now.
I hope that I’m still nice and maintaining balance. From one perspective Balance is a process, never finished. From perhaps a higher perspective balance is a constant, its only our limited perception that sees the need for change.

I wanted to help humanity find balance, now I want to help other sensitive, hero complex having light workers like myself see that balance is always there and if we balance within we will see balance outside.

Everything is okay. “Nothing is wrong, everything is permitted.”
We all walk unique paths. Celibacy, polyamoury, monogamy or label-less  intuitive adapting to how you feel in the moment – its all your own your path to do with as you will. Just try to avoid extremism. (And try to be honest with yourself and others to avoid pain for self or others.)

Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Even if a path leads to death it may lead to a happier reincarnation. Indeed, it’s all good in the hood. At least it’s all good in my pixie-hood.