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Spiritual Warfare 101

Can’t really say what the angels are up to.
Only that evil that lurks around corners. Angels in our midst watch with a plan. Demons have borders. it doesn’t matter whether we’re asleep or awake. Theirs is a dimension that can straddle our subconsious with ease and effective clarity. Like the realm where the body’s will to breathe, there drifts a reality unlike our own tangibly physical one. Seemingly nonexistant or dormant to our senses yet fully capable of dancing around mankind’s freewill thoughts and morals. The most prime example of this is the accounts of the conversations between Jesus, the Pharisees, and the Sadducees. Most notable is the passages in Matthew 22:23-45. At the core of the condemnation process of Jesus there exists a simple belief dynamic that still exists today. Pharisees believed in the supernatural. The Sadducees did not. All questions used to trip up what would be hours later, the Christ surrounded and brought up the core principle of the afterlife or ressurection. In each example, it still left no doubt that this realm existed. Furthermore it is our perception in the spiritual heirarchy that keeps our faith and morals alive. Whether we acknowledge or not, it remains a constant. Just like the desire to breath,

we cannot escape its existance.

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Rant 9/5/19

In an effort to keep my horizon open, understanding that ignorance is bliss but also ignorant, I still question the cosmos during my everyday existance. While keeping a faith that there is a higher power, I ask in prayer to give me the eyes to see what is a good life and in the grace of his gaze. Continuing my day, and my observation, I can only say that I am left without a difined answer. Over indulgence by people who openly say to live life to its fullest by the faithful and those that claim to be athiests surround my days.
As I pull away from the mindful shelter of my trust in a God, looking at how humans carry on and interact, I still can’t wander too far before I am amazed at the disregard for the future. This nonchalant attitude far outweighs the random acts of kindness, let alone their participation in securing a positive social stability. Knowing the rest of the world is stepping up in pace with America, I can only imagine what kinda force it will take to cause an awakening or tide changing shift. We are after all creatures of habit. We react more compassionate when we ourselves have become effected or affected by adversity. To that, I still can only lower my head and say God help us. I care not for myself but for them. I matter not in the grand scheme of time.

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I’m Sorry, What Were You Saying?
by higman

What do you think
when stare away for a moment?
When time falls away like a cloud up above. When all sounds but one capture your attention then slingshots your thoughts to another dimension.

What do you think of when you stare of into interspace?
Where all things of the moment get in your backseat as you drive though your minds eye but with no destination, just out inside for a daydream drive.

What do you think when in the middle of the hour where all minutes and seconds leave the scene. Letting your zen take over, giving you the perception that monks, teachers and prophets have sought after for thousands of years. To be able to clear your mind of thought, if but just for a moment, while you void concerned with what you were just thinking of.

this is no ref to you, but I used the term padded cause it fit well..
just wanted to share
Padded
by higman

you carry it right there in your front hip pocket
ready to show
when you feel the glow
but you hold on to the rest of the world
never letting go
never letting go

theirs a certain freedom in living a padded life
where no one can come in
and one never comes out
but dance on any street
with a person of any color
and they’ll tell you with little doubt

you haven’t lived til you live
live to hear the
words of love or the words of fear
til you breathed in the first wilderness bloom
cover your eyes from a city street fume
felt a storm approaching
inside your head
or searched your soul for when it was last fed
the eyes that look out from any given window
only show signs of aging ever so slow
cause living inside
never shows
living inside never shows
you haven’t lived til you live

it wasn’t so long ago that many never heard
what music sounded like beyond a bird
but now they’re instruments being played beyond those padded rooms
living just as living intended
free to move
around me and you

you haven’t lived til
you live
live to hear the words of love or the words of fear
til you breathed in the first wilderness bloom
or turn away from a city street fume
felt a storm approaching
inside your head
or searched your soul for when it was last fed
the eyes that look out from any given window
only show signs of aging ever so slow
cause living inside
never shows
living inside never shows
you haven’t lived til you live

Thery’re Just Islands
by higman

she gets ready like she always has
another day
another pretty face
smiles through what work has to offer
only comfort is knowing she can get the job done
feelin that she’s wanted

same day
down the highway,
just some guy struggles to make ends meet
running on his feet
doing what he always has done
but lost track of the last time he counted
making a dent at home
made him feel wanted

right here in outer space
islands orbit each other
the gravity keeps them going round and round
as the vacume of time begins to smother
should there be a pull from a great celestial plane
they might once again see they’re lovers
for now they’re just islands
in orbit
around each other

should there be a pull from a great celestial plane
they might once again see they’re lovers
for now they’re just islands
in orbit
around each other


That’s Just Life
by higman

“So here I was, one day walking in a familiar way my travels no different than anybody elses and I thought ” I can take it” to all that I had all seen before.”

I told her

“Maybe it’s a sign of the times having faith in a faithless world. Maybe I’m just hanging on to dreams and nightmares. Either way, it ended up being not a normal day.”

“I’m just a so and so,
Mind if we talk? Excuse me do you have the time?
You seem like someone I used to know.
Used to be a best friend of mine.
I guess I just needed someone to talk to. All my friends are few and far between.
I guess that’s just life,
if you know what I mean.”

She just sat, smiled & listened while I went on and on about the revelations that it hit me.
Turning my world around.
Making my smile into a frown,
bringing everyone down.

“I’m just a so and so.
Mind if we talk? Excuse me do you have the time? You seem like someone I used to know. Used to be a best friend of mine. I guess I just needed someone to talk to, all my friends are few and far between.
I guess that’s just life, if you know what I mean.”

I’m not sure how much time had passed or if she even cared. But she listened and said she wanted to be my friend. Then somewhere in the middle or maybe towards the end, all I know is when I realized I was talking too much, my friend in a friend that I thought I knew was no longer there even for me to listen to.

“I’m just a so and so, mind if we talk? Excuse me do you have the time. You seem like someone I used to know used to be a best friend of mine. I guess I just needed someone to talk to all my friends are few and far between. I guess that’s just life if you know what I mean.”


Sacred Day

By higman

So
Live in the moment
Not in the time
High on a mountain top
Bonfire shoreline
Bring it to your attention
Let it know your there
Then sit back like in a bathtub
enjoy what life has to bare

Cause your worth it
The time that you put in
Your worth it
Don’t let the negative win
Your worth it
No matter what they say
You can whisper Fuck it
This is my sacred day

Gathered and bonded for the nostalgic and present.
Capture within the eye of a generation,
idolistic threats can knock but don’t know the discipline of a circumference.
Your made and rounded in your own sacred way,
according to the truth, you were made

Cause your worth it
The time that you put in
Your worth it
Don’t let the negative win
Your worth it
No matter what they say
You can whisper Fuck it
This is my sacred day


You nurture life all the years as time and trials have their say. Yet in the end what was it for if it all just goes away. Look into my eyes as I wipe your tears, I’ll hold you as long as we pray. Then hope were still in a warm embrace as it all just goes away. higman


I am to no one and no one needs me
I lost direction when I was left alone
As they lost interest and belief
I found no reason I have in a selfish plea
I’m at my best living for others
It gives me purpose like no other

But I needed to find
a part of me that somehow got away
or maybe it was taken on a darkest of days
Now I’m lost in the midst
of what was and was is this with a star so bright I see at a glance that twinkles the words, there’s no second chance


Walls
by higman

Hawaiian fried onion rings on a Friday night
Or is it Saturday already
I’d forget my own if it wasn’t for
What were we talking about?
Oh yeah

I can’t remember what day it was
let alone what’s today’s date
Maybe a another will help me to something I can relate
I’m tired of seeing the moon rising without someone to dance with
What the hell was Morrison thinking how marvelous it is
I remember a woman with stars in her eyes
Who held back her ties
But you know, I could see right through
We all have walls I guess
I have mine too

So excuse me what was I thinkin
I’ll pour you another drink
just sit right there at the second stair while I take a moment to think
Oh yeah here it is
Just take a pull
screw the mixer
Besides, your cup has a hole
The size of the one in my heart
from the love that I lost
Well I didn’t misplace her
You see I just don’t understand
I knew I needed help then she no longer was holding my hand
I either sunk too low or climbed toi high as sometimes I do
We all have walls I guess
I have mine too

Crap now mines empty
And its getting colder than a witches tit
Let me have one more swig and you can have the rest of it
Nah its alright
Glad I could share
Hope I didn’t bore you
But we grab therapy where we can
Like when I offered the honesty up
Guess counseling wasn’t her scene
I’m not even the kind that gets drunk mean
But love only goes so far anymore
Not like when you used to work at it
Once you finish
like this bottle
There’s no refilling it
when its through its through
Sad but true
We all have walls I guess
I have mine too


The Long Run …..What’s wrong with the picture when loved ones and family members split and divide simply over political differences. I wanted to bring up the topic before this political year gets any further and yes, social media has played its part in the discord within families and our country. I would like to address the fact that social media is anything but social as well. Saying things behind a person’s back has always been a human fault. Now we’ve come into a new era where we’re able to keep almost that same filter of not having anybody in front of us all while texting thoughts and opinions for all the world to see. Add in the element of controversy, touchy subjects, politics, & religion and you end up with a scenario where we have created walls and dug pitfalls in relationships faster than ever before, all without seeing face to face. I’ve watched friends and family members, before social media came out, get in very heated discussions to the point of arguing, even to the point of never speaking to each other. How silly that was of us to have such indifferences, especially on political issues, between loved ones. We are all in agreement that everyone has their own opinions. We are all in agreement that everyone is different. We also are in our right frame of mind to believe that we can come together despite our differences. So why any family member or loved one would let a process, which changes every four or eight years, come in between themselves I will never know. The political landscape changes all the time. Democrats and Republicans from the 60s and 70s or not like the Democrats of the 2010’s or 20 teens. Let’s put it this way, the battle between Coca-Cola and Pepsi has had stronger alliance and has endured longer consistantcies then our American political landscape. Yet add in the advent of social media and we have created a divide within our country and our own households that has done far more damage then seeing anybody face to face or namecalling ever has. Never allow politics to destroy our love or relationship with any. In 10 more years they will be around, hopefully. While in 10 more years we will have a whole different body of people running the country. So why would anybody, except out of pride and ignorance as an excuse, discard tried and true relationships simply for poltical ideology. Discernment means to literally pick apart. That means to know right from wrong in as many angles as you possibly can and their motives. We need to learn to use discernment instead of filters. Shutting people out, especially loved ones, simply because they have a different view, is so childish. We live in a very integrated and complex world. This is not the social club. This is not a little fort where all the boys decide the girls can’t come in. This is not a little tea party we’re all the girls decide the boys can’t come in. Staying with the same subject of political, the only way that we will ever be working together is if we work together. Shutting doors by no longer speaking to family members is at the very core of ignorance. Going back to the old saying (and I am far from being politically correct), we all have opinions and all of them are important but not so important that relationships get dismantled. At the end of the day your elected city official or your president is not the one feeding you. At the end of the day your government official or the vice president isn’t the one to make sure that you have warm place to sleep. We need to get back to that ideology. You want to fix the problem with the mentally handicapped out there on the streets. You want to fix the problem with the elderly. You want to fix the problem with addiction or alcoholism or any other social problems that are out there. It doesn’t start by shutting people out. We’ve listened to people that we personally have put in place by election and some have steered us wrong by their misuse of social media. It’s become the new social disease but it is curable. I’m not talking anarchy. I’m talking about holding them accountable and telling the next generation of elected officials, senators and congressman, no more filling your pockets. You either get in there and do what we elected you to do, compromise where needed, or you will be voted out. What we elected you to do is to hammer out, with several discussions, the problems that we are confronted by living in our great country. Don’t cop out by pointing fingers. Don’t whine on any media platform in a way it causes descent or division. Don’t give me chest pounding that we are the greatest country either. There’s billions of people on the planet. Eventually all of us need to recognize that too. When you’re able to handle the job of running our country properly, then we can look on the global scale angle. Then we can focus in on our long run to bring our country back together, bring our families back together, learn to live in the “United” States of America not the divided States of America.