Called to the Window

Facts are ventriloquists’ dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.” ~ Aldous Huxley

Facts are helpful in that they provide clothing for the invisible spirit of inspiration. They mull about in the subconscious mind or even the collective unconscious waiting for their number to be called, ordered as it were by the impulse of spirit and called to the window by the conscious mind.

The mind, in and of itself, absent an awareness of its relationship to all that is and divorced from an understanding of its purpose is likely to call the numbers in a way that rationalizes that which is not fitting to make it seem reasonable. A mind conscious of right, however, would make the wise choice with the help of the inner voice deep within, and deliver the best possible combination of numbers to allow for an increase in blessing in the world beyond.

 

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8 Responses to Called to the Window

  1. Isabelle says:

    thank you.

  2. Mitchell says:

    I can really my teeth into this post – I enjoyed reading through it a couple of times. It makes good sense!

  3. Ricardo B. says:

    This is a point I’ve found to be so very helpful. When making the tough decisions of life, where you do not know the definitive outcomes and the stakes are high – decisions we all make involving career, relationships, residence, etc. – you have certain facts available no doubt, but that alone does not provide enough to make the best possible choice. It’s not as if we stick these variables in a computer and out comes the answer. We must survey the situation carefully with our higher perception too, with some intuition, and balance the decision from simply how it is going to affect us solely to how the decision will best serve the needs at large.
    I gather that is the spirit of blessing you reference, a mind in its right place which dares not consider a spiteful thought nor a selfish act. Because it is true, our actions though they may appear to have limited effects and so gives us the illusion that we can get away with ill deeds, I believe do have far far reaching consequences, farther than we can imagine. We are a whole, we are a collective, and no amount of fact-finding rationalizations can make our ignoble acts last – they all will fall down as they simply must, crushed under the supreme weight of the truth.

  4. Lady Leo says:

    Learning to hear the inner voice deep within requires faith in its existence and the understanding that it is our trust worthy criterion. For me to hear that voice I’ve had to deliberately banish fear. When my concern to hear my inner voice is greater then anything I’ve found fear is not my adversary as it seems not to manifest. Its not that the voice has get louder but the backround noise has to get quieter. This subject is crucial to good decision making. Between the noise outside of others opinions, tradition and myriad interloping elements and the noise within fear, doubt or ignorance, facts alone easily become part of the distortion mechanism. We do have safe guards and comforters and it resides inside each one . Thanks for highlighting this essential understanding.

    • Steve Ventola says:

      Makes a lot of sense to let the background noise be made quieter for a greater perception of our inner voice to be heard.

  5. David R says:

    “Let’s look at the facts.” So often that premable sets the stage for a blizzard of obfuscation, rather like the car salesman who begins his pitch with “Let me be hoest with you…”

    Your description here of the right use of factual information is just right. Facts can be used to skew awareness and opinion, or they can puncuate the wise assessment of one who cares more about truth than a personal agenda. If we are discerning in our own use of facts, we will tend not to be misled by those who ‘spin’ them for hidden reasons.

  6. Colin says:

    Facts are not necessarily the truth. As you said, facts can be presented to either be the truth or a falsehood, depending on how they are spun. The truth however is always the truth. There is no spinning it, you either present it or do not. A very interesting thing I learned is that in persuasive writing and speech, “facts and figures” are some of the best ways to change someone’s perception, because they are seen as truth. The truth, however, is that using facts and figures to mislead, regardless of how often it is done, is not something that a person looking to be honorable would do. It is a tool of someone who attempts to clothe a falsehood as the truth. The wise understand that there is a difference between facts and the truth, and they make sure that the facts line up with the truth they know.

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