Here below lies nothing that cannot be considered seriously even for a second. A female writes to fake ‘Jed’ Kenneth McMordie with her latest revelations, and you may remember my honest opinion about girls and their thinking abilities. True thinking and girls don’t go together. Not that they can’t.. it is just that they generally don’t, although there are rare exceptions. I may sound up my arse, but I’m saying this as a fair representative of the unthinking girl class in my past life.
According to Ken our Little Bo-Peep has (lost and) found her sheep. She has been at it for two years. Convert those into various course fees coupled with exalted levels of guru adoration and voila! She’s just had a little head trip akin to those infamous CC experiences, and is now convinced it’s the real deal and she has arrived.
Of course, the contents of her gushing reveal the opposite, but she will probably never know. She could live out the rest of her life trying to convince self this is it. It will come with a beatific smile and some spiritual ceremonial garb. I say ‘trying to convince’ because deep down she will remain just as unsatisfied as ever. But one cannot admit to themselves under any circumstance they have failed in their enlightenment quest, right?
I once met one such person in physical life. She was in the firm belief of being enlightened. She ran retreats for ‘instant enlightenment’, whatever that means. She was sincere but totally lost, eaten from within by depression and frequent uninvited tears. She was all over the place, and if not for her husband who was very business-orientated and down to earth, she would have slid down the life’s ladder pretty fast.
That Ken is callously feeding his feverish intensity in exchange for cash – is expected. It is entirely in his interests to promote any unusual experience as special. It makes him look the grand deliverer of the promise… it makes him Jed McKenna in the eyes of those who don’t know he is not, and who have no capacity to see clearly that he cannot be.
Note how Bo Peep refers to the apple tree analogy, from the real Jed’s latest boon to humanity. She is convinced she is talking to the real deal. Haha! again, talking from experience, gives me a big wide grin to think back to my own idiocy.
But. Neti Neti, ‘not it’. This below has NEVER been ‘it’, regardless of how amazing the trip may be, which can just as easily be achieved through drugs (and why to me psychedelics are another form of self-deceit, a form of clouding one’s mind).
The real ‘Jed McKenna’ remains silent. His own intellectual and financial capital is not diminished by a few small time crooks here and there, so who cares, right? These baby boomers.. they’ve had it so easy. Why would they give a shit about anyone.
I know that I personally couldn’t stand by and watch how people part with money in exchange for a lie, all done in my name. And money is nothing compared to the crushing sense of betrayal if and when these folks find out they were being duped and taken advantage of in the most unscrupulous manner.
By a fellow human being and in the most intimate part of their lives – their inner world.
Here is something I have learnt about suffering… those who suffered – will go two ways: they either develop a great hatred for the world and desire to punish it in some way for all the wrongs done to them… or they gain compassion as they once walked wearing the same painful shoes.
Either way – they are NOT indifferent because they know the cost of pain.
Meanwhile… our Jed is standing by and studiously picking the lint off his dark overcoat, impenetrable in his indifference. Well then… fuck you, Jed McKenna. You do not deserve consideration as you yourself have none.
Dear Forum/Series Member:
I recieved [sic] the following email this morning and promptly obtained permission to share it. The student has really struggled with his/her studies and as for her success, well, I would evaluate it as average. However, as for her dedication and hard work, I would place them high on whatever scale I am making up here. He/She has worked with me for something like two years (I don’t keep good track of these things) and has always taken my suggestions to heart. I should also add that our communications never smacked of any drama or histrionics, he/she is a professional and practical person.
I want to point out is that the type of experience described in the email almost always just pops out and frequently when a student is frustrated with their journey and ready to give up. Patience and persistence in the presence of doldrums is very important.
So, have a read and comment as you see fit. I might add that he/she is not a native Enlgish speaker, and I take this is additional proof of their determination. Very much appreciated and respected on my end.
Much love to all and best wishes for your good health in our next little dreamventure. Jed.
Mr. Apple Tree, Mr.Infinity, Mr. God, Mr, Consciousness, my dear guru ( whatever name please you will work) 😄
You are such a genius… oh boy…. here is my report…. last night…. emmm, there is no last night… but well… I can say it anyway…
Last night, when I was doing the contemplation.. it happened… it�s the continuous experience of my last one… I was expanding… over the body… over everything… until the expansion reached all places… OMG… I am everywhere… I am nowhere…. so full and so empty can be at the same time…. time? There is no time…. I am the space between atoms… no atoms… zillions and zillions little dots flashes (appears and disappears) to make different images… stories… they are ghosts… but I am the pure light… I was trying so hard to find the very location in the body… haha… there is no body… I am in everyone�s body… there is no everyone… everyone is just appearing in me… I can�t go anywhere… I am all… how come I couldn�t see it before? But this I is not that me… no me… wired… when I say no me… it seems I mean no clouds… no table cloth… me is not me at all… it just sounds like me… lol… I am crazy….😂😂🤣
Haha… I tried to imagine how it will be… but…it�s not what I thought at all… but it�s the only way to be… sorry for my report…. I laughed so hard… I am not quite recovered from this shock yet… I will write detailed report to you later… to report the detailed progress..
Lol…. but I still love you… haha… I don�t see how this can be changed at all… you are the best….
Always love you,
(Jed here: I trust this provides a little encouragement and perhaps justify, if needed, my extensive use of the word ”further”… it always applies. The student does adore me, but that is definitely not the point. He/She did exaclty what I suggested and got the result that I suggested she would.)
A little encouragement got the result he says… what’s the result again?