|03-09-2007, 12:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
No Escape: Karmic Risk Hedging for Darkworkers part 1
I assume you know the walk and talk of investing, business and economics. If you don't understand a term or concept, look it up on the web.
This is for more polarized darkworkers, but everyone can benefit.
""how can i manage my karmic risk profile?
how should i approach relationships from this polarity/LoA perspective?
i am used to working with chaos magick and perspective shifting, how does polarity play into this? Steve seems to believe you will weaken yourself i you adopt an opposite polarity.
i have manifested is a prestigious internship (which i find im not enjoying very much lately
increase my grades, and a couple of one night stands (i actually sigilized both the desire to get with a lot of girls and also to discover girlfriend caliber women which hasn't happened yet""
Remember: Darkworkers only give to gain more later. They like to give so they can feel their true pleasure, getting, even more. Giving is only an investment with an expected positive return.
First lets put the language of finance in its proper place. From the dawn of time, all living things, people included, have had to manage their energy supply. To survive they needed to get energy from the environment, and build their bodies, to keep them warm, and to move and procreate, and to compete for more energy (the physics kind of energy, the one that is measured in Joules, not the new-agey kind). Unconsciously they adapted their behavior, and their decision are always retraceable to the management of this economy of energy.
When the first city states formed, people specialized their labour and a medium was needed for the efficient exchange of energy. We call it "money", the general abstraction of created value. All value depends on energy. The last three hundred years the understanding of time, money and economics advanced. We have a stock market.
Now remember the relation between money and energy, money and value, and the role of the (stock)market (the highly conscious management of scarce energy). Now you can see how they are the same thing, and we can start applying the language of finance to the usage of energy (again, the physics kind). During the day you take in energy (food mostly), and keep it with you with clothing (which take energy to produce), and expend it by moving. Now you can see how they are the same thing, and we can start applying the language of finance to the usage of energy (again, the physics kind) Production and consumption have both positive and negative externalities. If you don't know what that is, look it up before reading further.
Here the similarity ends, and we make an analogy to make a clear definition of karma:
Finance is an abstraction of physical energy. Attention is an abstraction of karma. Attention is a precondition of consciousness and experience. We become conscious of what we attend to. If we apply the language of finance to attention, we can start speculating (hedging!) karma. WARNING: Karma is much harder to pinpoint than physical energy, so hedging karma is even more difficult than playing the stock market or doing business! But then again, the potential gain (inflow) is much greater also. The reason is that both the positive and negative externalities are so vast, that our attention can never perceive them. They are invisible because of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem.
But as with money, you can ALWAYS be certain the externalities exist, and if you are aware of a few of them involving an intention, you get a chance.
So much for theory, lets show some examples. These are little stories from varied perspectives. They are like a finger pointing to the moon. They all point in a different direction, but at the crossing of their implication lies a mystery that goes beyond language.You and I can never talk about it, but if we progress we can intuit and draw from this mystery. DO NOT keep staring at the finger!
Warren Buffet is a famous investor, and a high class darkworker in our book. From a very early age he expressed a desire to rich, and has dedicated EVERY FIBER of his being to this goal, which he off course reached. He became the second richest man in the world, with a lot less drama than the richest, and famous and revered. A highly successful darkworker indeed. He has a wife, a girlfriend, a few kids, and a house he paid $100.000 for way decades back. And he has a beach house he goes to for studying. And all the years he worked there, he never even went for near the water. When someone asked him in the sixties, "Warren, why you drive that old, tattered Volkswagen Beetle, you are rich enough for a nice car. A good one costs only $15.000!" He responded: "15.000 dollars?! Do you know how much that will be worth in 20 years if I invest that?!"
The positive and negative externalities are largely invisible, but you can sense the HUGE karmic debts he has paid of over the years for reaching his awesome goal: If you think away the money, all that's left is a boring, mediocre, dry person that never has an adventure outside the office, and has nothing to talk about or to show for. He might as well have been a modal worker to reach the same lifestyle. He NEVER spend any of the money he made on himself, he was to busy making money. Now he has giving most of it to the foundation of the other guy. That is positive karma, but not for him personally. He doesn't care what happens to it, because he does not enjoy giving. It is just some superficial PR, and he doesn't know how to handle it. He has no use for it. I wonder what he will think on his deathbed: Maybe, "I saved thousands of lives, but all MY life I have not lived. Now it is too late." He will see the darkness of his fate to its full extend.
End part 1
Last edited by Kingston; 03-09-2007 at 12:28 AM.
|03-09-2007, 12:16 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
In "The Never Ending Story" by Michael Ende, Sabastian gets a ring that grants him any wish. Every wish materializes instantly. There is only one price. He forgets who he was before the wish was granted. He manifest many a wish. The first thing he wishes is an athletic body (because he is fat). When someone later asks him why he looks so different from the image she saw of him, he says like: "I don't know what you mean. I have always been this way."
We can sense the role of memory in the past in this story. If you invest your attention in a wish, your consciousness of EVERY other thing is lowered or disappears completely. A high lightworker does not have this problem; he or she is connected to everything through transcendence. When we project ourselves in a manifestation, whe lose our sense of wholeness. We only see the object and lose our "higher", integrated self.
These two stories are simple karmic transactions, like going for groceries: Now lets get to the advanced hedging stuff on the karmic capital market.
This story turnes up many times in modern literature and movies. A darkworker man or woman with a high sex- and adventurous drive and a taste for variety disdains the typical, boring pattern of getting engaged and married around 20, bond deeply with the partner, have good sex and fun times for a few years, getting bored with the partner and then either break up in a REALLY messy divorce, or having habitual tasteless sex and seeing the same old people every week. He or she may be able to avoid it by keeping tension in the marriage in some way, but the risk is he or she is not able too, or that it is to tiring. If they have kids and a mortgage, they may stay together, but there will be affairs and discontent.
To avoid this fate the darkworker in question may decide that a variety of partner throughout life will be more physically and intellectually stimulating. They start simply with flings, clumsy encounters with (sometimes unattractive) random people they meet. This is done consciously, to build a skill base of handling different types of partners with different pros's and con's. They first learn to conquer their feelings of guilt for deceiving their temporary partners. The girls accept expensive dinners, gifts and drinks, and leave the boy in the cold. The boys learn what to say and how to act to suggest the long term protective, loving relationship any innocent girl craves.
As they progress they up the challenge. Their worthy partners will have to see through the deceptions to even be considered. They demand more positive qualities in the personality and manner, and they demand a matching intellect, lifestyle and financial standards. This goes on until they ripen. They have a sophisticated mind of taste, in a rapidly aging body. The investments required to uphold their hedonistic life increases, they fight hardens in the form of an endless supply of younger, better looking and easier to handle competitors. They will have to leave a model of enjoyment they heavily invested in, without having easy alternatives. What are they supposed to do for the next 30 years of their life? Go through the tiring process of raising a family without the strength of youth? Or spending your days with bitter like minded people, or simply in alcoholic loneliness? Or writing a book about the price of your lifestyle? Hardly worth it. They may leave the world in despair without leaving a trace behind. 'Redemption' will cost them dearly if the ever reach it.
Hedging karmic risk is done in many forms in this story. The most extreme case here defers karmic payment continuously when negative externalities come back in their life, until he or she reaches a ripe age. They receive a bill with large interest cost. Notice that they can decide to pay up at anytime and in many ways. It seems wise to do so before you don't have the energy to payback. Their choice of not committing frees their options. Their early lies give them the freedom to expand their horizon. The added challenge demands time and skill. Being old without grandchildren can be a hard place if you have nothing to offer.
The red thread through this stories according to me is that a dark worker chooses to know what he or she will get, WITHOUT knowing the cost. The lightworker knows what he or she gives, without knowing the reward. A higher polarity gives lucidity of this fate, but no control.
I conclude karmic risk can be hedged, and is useful superficially, but not ultimately. If it is possible, it is best to pay in advance.
Remember: this is only a finger pointing in a direction.
Now ALL you people owe me BIG TIME (Except Steve I guess). I am exhausted, and have deferred high paying work for this. I estimate the combined price of my time, expertise, and opportunity cost is at least $400. Therefore I will not return here for some time, until those of you who benefited from this post have matched the provided value!
@Dynamic: Now you know why you don't like your internship; because it is prestigious. Or vice versa depending on ...perspective..
|03-09-2007, 12:12 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Haven, CT
How has this growing lucidity helped (or hindered) your path as a darkworker?
- The idea that there could be an unlimited cost to what (you know) you're getting - does that give you pause at all? If so, does that cause you to wonder what the amount, and quality of your karmic payback might be?
|03-09-2007, 12:47 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Great post Kingston!
I aslo see Buffet as a pathetic person... he is not neither a darkworker nor lightworker, he doesn't enjoy life in full spectrum -- just like the average person doesn't enjoy it's own life in full spectrum and that is financially, emotionally and transcendentally.
For being darkworker you have first to be a Worker. The LoA without work is just pure BULL. The only thing different is IMHO the leverage you use, Lightworkers HOPE to have a lever they can use and the Darkworkers already KNOW what kind of lever to use.
But to be really efficient you at some point have to BLEND the capacity of being successful Dark-Light-worker... (^_^)
|03-16-2007, 12:12 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
very thought provoking post, kingston. I just got back from vacation in Europe and I will need to think more about what you wrote.
Some questions that this immediately brings up are:
How do you prepay your debt? Is this a conscious process? If you prepay, or start giving (so you can take later), aren't you weakening your darkworking polarity by giving first?
Why not invest in karma or lend karma so you can be reaping the principal and the interest in the future? Or would this be what lightworking is?
As far as my own foray into darkworking, it has been excellent so far and I hope to find ways to polarize even further.
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