Ahh, summer is here, nice....and hot.....happy smiley faces.....all is nice and easy.......
....until one actually lifts their head up from their ice-pops to look at what is going on around planet earth......such as the first Genetic Babies being born, or mainstream world news telling us of a hot dog eating new world record, or new levels of laughable corruption in the UK, or lies in the media regarding Egypt, or unbelievable racism and persecution in Greece.
.....but for all the words one could write upon each of the above, nobody really cares .....and millions would prefer to hide in something that is safe and nice...like soccer for one example...errr.....eek.
I think society in this time is a little strange, so much so, I was even thinking about changing my head....
so, summer and sunshine, I thought of maybe going back to the UK for the festival season......then I realised the festivals in the UK are full of hedonistic students in service to self....using money from bank loans.....and last week 50,000+ people from English culture and society left Glastonbury looking like this.
What is the point of these festivals anyway? There's no action afterwards, and the attendees just return to their universities or bosses. I don't get really get it.....maybe they made some new facebook friends? clap clap...woOo.
But then, it is the UK, and for the actual land steeped in such beauty and myth, it currently really has some really weird people upon that land. The class system now is so stretched there are sub class systems within sub class systems within the benefits groups, the middle class groups, and the wealthy groups, all within a crazy and crowded place.
England conjours up two words for me....big shame.
So, I decided to goto the beach instead in my current location of Spain.....safe, sunny, nice......and it was nice....but then i observed (silly me). People were very busy on the beach; crosswords, seduko, bat and ball, eating dead pigs, basically anything to keep them moving and in the external...it was bat and ball mania...like a fractal of Wimbledon, and this was a quiet beach! It was a bit like this, "woooah, lots of earth and water, vast nature, vast horizon, the flow of the waves, hmmm, I can feel a natural urge for contemplation and stillness....eeeek, arrghhhh, quick, find something to do, get more friends here, text someone, play bat and ball, Nestle ice creams, coca cola, more sun cream, anythiiiiiiing, just keep that stillness at bay, arrrghhh."
A few days after the beach and experiencing some of this summer sunshine fun meme, I took part in the inducing of entheogenic sacred plants under the stars.....and as always, all that was not truth fell away, and one basked in a strong connection to the universe and the fractal nature of reality.....some shadow, some light, some realisations - the normal gig......
and after being spun in the entheogenic washing machine for a few hours I started to stare up at the milky way.
Names and labels ceased to exist, the galaxy and universe was all alive (conscious and aware), and I found a pure link between the fractal intelligence I had been flying around within during the previous hours (inner) and the galaxy in the sky (outer).
Much like the inner fractal worlds and forms in these journeys were alive; intelligent, sentient, energetic groupings - for want of better words...
note: amazing artwork above by lucid-light @deviant art
One things for sure, it's all a little more interesting than bat and ball down the beach, and more positive and fulfilling than the strangeness going on in the global society.....but it needs a little stillness and contemplation....
happy Summer one and all.