I Am Arisen.
My absence may not have been entirely noticeable, as I see that the boss has been on something of a hiring spree of late. If I’m not the first, then let me be at least one more to offer a hearty welcome to the new arrivals.
Though prolonged periods of inactivity are hallmarks of my association with The Contrarian Media, I do have a good reason for my recent disappearing act.
Like my old friend Klaus Kinski, I sometimes find myself despairing of the madness that is our modern world. Particularly that portion of the world known as America, where the national politics has seemingly descended into an abyss of fear and ignorance. Do residents of the U. S. of A. not comprehend that the rest of the civilized world can see them? One would think that shame alone might curtail their most egregious behaviors, but sadly, this is not the case.
So, there’s one reason that I checked out for a while.
Another is that I desperately needed to meditate on a few deeply personal matters. Life has a way of forcibly demonstrating that inner change is imminent, and I’ve always found it best not to resist. I am happy to say that a few weeks in the South American rainforest has largely accomplished my transcendent goals. That I managed to be accepted into a potent Kayapo ritual was an added bonus. A deeply world-shattering bonus.
I wouldn’t say that those visions are now behind me, as they are very much a permanent part of the aggregates of consciousness I conveniently assume to constitute Self. But I have returned, mentally, physically and otherwise. I have ideas to generate and plans to execute; words to relate and affection to express.
May your days be courageous and enlightening as you prefer them to be.