Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A Particular Unfolding

There is no failure
No Good
No Bad
Except as particular perspective.

There is no success
No winner
No loser
Except as particular perspective.

All there is is

. . . being . . .

As everything
All at once . . .

Nothing unfolds as Everything
Unity unfolds diversely
Appearing particular
Where no one in particular unfolds.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

What Remains?

     Just for a moment - remember what it is like to wake up in the morning. When you first awaken is there anything there? Anything other than what could be labelled as consciousness or being-ness? Next moment in pops memory - you remember who you are, or a worry comes to mind and you are back. Have you ever had this experience? If not then look out for it.

What would death be like? Forget physical death for now, what about psychological and/or emotional death? In other words what would remain if you had no conditioning? What if you returned to being like a little baby?

The baby, first born and for some short time thereafter, lies in its cot gurgling away quite content with simply being (apart from when it has to communicate hunger or a soiled nappy or perhaps pain etc) - and there is nothing more; just a physical body, the still mind and consciousness/being-ness unfolding.

As an adult, for that once content baby, everything is different. What is? What has changed? Something has been added. The baby has grown up, as it must - yes, and in the process the baby becomes conditioned. The add on is conditioning. But there's more. With age/development for the body/mind organism also comes experience. Are they one and the same?

To simply be in the moment is not something that the person can do. The person is the condition. The person is a separate identity to consciousness/being. Being is what simply is. The conditioned person is what is worried. The person is happy one moment and unhappy the next, and the person believes it is real.

Ironically the person, the personality, the sense of me, myself, I is the illusion. There is no reality in it whatsoever. It is a lie. It is the lie of the gathered past. It is a cloak or mask of pretense that, bit by tiny bit, sticks to the authentic being/nature and takes possession of it until it . . .  you - believe the lie.

The baby is in an impossible position - unable to defend itself from the predator that is taking possession of its very nature and suffocating the life out of it moment by moment, day by day - and it is also surrounded by other conditioned beings whom know not what they are, or what they do.

Freedom? Ha! The person, the conditioned personality thinks that there is some kind of personal freedom to be had, but there is not. Every personal freedom glimpsed is simply another shard of the broken prism-prison that is the mask of ignorance being worn by freedom itself, the original pristine state of consciousness you already are.

Did you get that? You are freedom, it is the very nature of consciousness or being or quite simply the unfolding. Put more clearly - there is no You. There is only the original clarity of being; the unfolding.

The unfolding wears no mask. The only freedom is in simply being . . . but there is nothing that you can do to attain this freedom, how can one attain being? Being is what is right now. Simultaneously you believe you are your mask, your cloak - the gathered past- which is everything you believe yourself to be. Another word for it might well be attachment. You are attached to what you believe in, attached to your opinions, attached to personality as much as it is attached to you; they are one and the same - the cloak/mask and the wearer.

The word is not the thing. The words used here are only a way of helping one to identify what needs to be discovered, identified and transcended. Not that anyone can do that, certainly not the person, not the conditioned personality - there's no hope for that, it can't possibly defeat itself now, can it?

There is no hope. There is no hope for the personality, for all it believes in and is attached to notionally. Notionally? It has no idea! Well it does actually, and that's its problem - the conditioned person is full of attitudes, beliefs and opinions gathered as a fictitious past, which it accepts as real, and it then lives through them here in existence. It's all complete and utter nonsense, but hey - well we all have to believe in something, don't we?

No. No, not at all. What remains when all you believe in has gone?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Round Holes and Pegs of Another Shape . . .

     Life is always on the move . . . one could say that change is constant, but that may sound a tad confusing? Actually the only constant is what's unfolding, and that's because the unfolding simply unfolds constantly. There is no end to it existentially. At death? Well you'll find out soon enough!

At work recently the experience of constant change hit me, Doug McMillan, SMACK in the face when the project I had been running for six months was closed down by the management team in a knee-jerk reaction to certain circumstances that had arisen. Basically the management team decided I was needed elsewhere after two employees were suspended indefinitely whilst certain activities were being investigated - my project was closed down, I was moved on instantly and had no say in the matter . . .

The role I had been working in was ideal for me, it suited my skill base and personality perfectly, so naturally enough I did very well, and my reputation grew. The new role I have undertaken doesn't suit my skill base, my methodical work style and personality at all, and so - naturally enough - I'm struggling with it somewhat.

Unfortunately, in my experience, good management teams are hard to come by. People think that because one is good at one thing they can simply move one into another role and you'll be able to make the switch effortlessly; it ain't necessarily so!

When I initially took on the project six months ago it instinctively felt right, and I was most definitely a round peg in a round hole. Obviously that's not how one feels in this new role, nonetheless I am attempting to make the adjustment, although this particular hole has a few rough edges!

    What, if anything, can one do? Answers on a blogpost . . . 

At the moment (ah, the unfolding moment) one is simply doing what is put before one as it unfolds. One is also communicating with the management team in an attempt to explain why this new role is not a good long term solution for all concerned.

Hm, Arsessistic Management? Maybe . . . 

Saturday, 6 July 2013


Opening the door 
is the easy part, 
when you walk through 
you're gonna turn 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Gaining My Religion - Part One: A CULT-ural Standpoint

     There are, without doubt, plenty of religions out there in the man made world, and one of the newest it seems is growing rather rapidly in the western world, and that is of course Unilateral Arsessism.

For those of you whom are unaware of Unilateral Arsessism here is some background information:

   Yes Arsessism is similar to Narcissism, but the self-love in this case has the capacity to turn a human being into something quite disdainful, that's right - a complete and utter Arse; also known as being an Arse, rather than a Human Being.

Let me fill you in with a little detail related to this new way of being. Arsessism is a natural gap word; a word that fills a gap in the English language. It is also the coming together of two words, Arse and Narcissism. In fact a Narcissistic Arse is definitely a candidate for the religious cult known to all of us (as of now) as Unilateral Arsessism because let's face it, the world is full of them - the only problem is, well, most of them don't even know that they are already full blown members - what complete Arse's! And I may well be one of them . . . 

. . . (a member that is), but I wouldn't know, would I, how could I? Unilateral Arsessists are oblivious to the condition to which they belong - they quite literally don't know what they don't know, which in, and of, itself means they only know that others around them are complete and utter Arse's, especially if those others disagree with them about anything - which makes complete and utter sense from an Arse's point of view, well obviously, even though all an Arse can see is complete and utter crap (one way and/or another, ahem).

I have a suggestion for you, do yourself a favour, don't get into an argument (unless you fancy a laugh) with a Unilateral Arsessist - about anything - because if you do they'll do their utmost to strike you down with their Arsessisticly Unilateral standpoint! Never forget that a Unilateral Arsessistic point of view can never, Never, NEVER - be wrong - right? Right! The Arse has to be right because s/he can see everything from the perfection of their Unilateral standpoint! Makes perfect sense doesn't it? Well it does if you agree with me, if not, well - YOU CAN FECKING SOD OFF . . .

That was an example of a Unilateral Arsessist getting very angry and telling you to SOD OFF, and very impressive it was as well, I'm sure you'll agree. Anger is a very good way for Unilateral Arsessism to demonstrate its total authoritarian authenticity from whichever side of the Polarity dominated world it happens to look at life from, and there are many sides from which one can take a gander, let me show you.

A Unilateral Arsessist may be a religionist, in other words someone whom believes in religion, or they be a non believer, it makes no difference once they have taken a stance, once they've been conditioned to have an opinion about anything whatsoever, from that point on that's it - they're blinded by what they are attached to.

The attachment itself is what makes them a Unilateral Arsessistic Member!
(yes, I did say Member)

Even an atheist, yes I know this is very hard to accept but, yes, even an atheist may well be a Unilateral Arsessist (an Atheist Member) - and without knowing it! I know, absolutely astonishing isn't it? And why may they be so? They may be so because they hold a stance, a position of Unilateral standing, whereby they know with (almost) all certainty that they're right, and those Unilateral Creationist Arsessists must therefore, by default, be wrong. Stands to reason really, well that's their Unilateral Arsessistic reasoning anyway!

WARNING: The following Video demonstrates a man in a corner losing
his Religion.Thankfully no Unilateral Arsessists were harmed in
the making of this Video
(well none we know of anyway).


Friday, 10 May 2013

Here's a Smack in the Face for Ya!

     That wasn't 100% accurate, when 0ne said that no one perceives the change in me, which 0ne implied in one's last post, that wasn't exactly accurate because someone I work with, we'll call him Pav (because that's his name), he asked something quite interesting. He asked quite out of the blue - in a loud blurt it out sort of way - in the office last week, in front of everyone (well everyone in the office at the time, which was a fair number), "Why are you always so happy Doug?"

Generally speaking, although 0ne doesn't generally generalise, but hey, let this be an exception to the rule - but generally speaking, well 0ne is not so much happy as, what's an accurate wordage here? Um, harmonious, will that do? You see, 0neness isn't happy or unhappy, 0neness, and therefore 0ne ain't happy one moment and unhappy the next - no. 0ne simply is and therefore 0ne's energy is in equilibrium, even when tired 0ne simply is what's unfolding as is.

Pav has only known 0ne for three months, and only at work, so he doesn't know what a complete arse Doug McMillan can be at times, but generally speaking he hit the nail on the head did Pavel. You see, 0ne isn't controlled by the polarity swing that the personality is controlled by. 0neness is at the point of equilibrium where all polarities meet. It is balanced, and therefore harmonious, and regardless of what unfolds it responds from that point of equilibrium, balance and harmony. The personality, meanwhile, will react emotionally. 0neness or being is presence itself and responds from that, whilst the personality reacts from its base of emotional insecurities. The difference is marked, and remarkable - even to the 0ne observing the unfolding as 0ne's own life.

Being is what 0ne is, and being is unfolding out of the point of stillness, love, peace and harmony. It is equilibrium in action - unfolding out from the centre of the dynamo - out into existence, as life itself. Being becomes form. And in form, as wo/man, being unfolds out of the point of equilibrium-0neness to become everything-duality.

When you became conditioned you lost that connection with equilibrium-0neness because the conditioning process moved you that nth of a degree out of balance! Individuals (individuated personalities) are just that nth out of alignment, and therefore see life purely as individuals.

When 0ne is being, 0ne is simply the unfolding of what is. What is is also realised as a sense of joy, wonder, harmony, love  . . . all at 0nce! And life unfolds unproblematically. In other words life works as it is meant to when 0ne has realised 0ne's true identity.

0ne's true identity, what is that? Well it isn't something you can go in search of, that's for sure. You may have heard of people who have gone in search of themselves, "I had to find myself" they say, or something akin. Well if you ever find yourself be sure to tell yourself that you've just turned totally schizophrenic now won't you?

    Look, it isn't possible to find yourself. Sorry, but any self you find will just be another re-jig of your conditioned individuality. The fact is, and that's why 0ne is here writing this open Blog to you, the fact is there is no you, no self to find.

So what can you find? Well nothing. Really? Yes, really. You can potentially discover that you are as nothing, and in so doing - you will vanish. What will remain? Ah, well maybe you need to read this Blog post over again, and again, and again . . . until the moment of realisation hits you . . .


Saturday, 4 May 2013

What Remains?

    The change that has taken place here, what is it? There's been a change that no one else perceives here in the writer, and that's because apparent others perceive an apparent Doug from their position as an individual person, which (as we discovered in the last post on this Blog) is an nth of a degree away from this, from simply being what is unfolding . . .

What has changed? "Everything and yet, paradoxically, nothing" - is the answer.

The change is love. I'm in Love. With Life. With Life in it's totality. With Life with a capital L - Yes, I'm in Love with Life - In fact, I am Love, and yet all there is is Love - everything unfolding is Love in action. Even simply sitting on a chair, or feeling tired - sleepy or sleeping - it's all a love affair with being alive. All of it. Ready for the shock now? Work, yes even getting up at the crack of dawn (I do hope Dawn doesn't mind ;-) and going to work - even that is a part of the love affair that is life unfolding. Truly amazing it is too. Life is full of wonder now in a way that it wasn't previously . . . even when doing those seemingly mundane jobs like washing up or gardening, Love is.

When the sense of 'I' disappeared something was here ready and waiting to reveal itself; it was always here, although obscured by something unreal - the unreality that is the conditioned-individuated personality. The personality was the obstacle.

The intriguing aspect here is that real Love, which is unconditioned, unconditional and simply flows freely, has no individuality whatsoever . . . None! Zilch my friend, nada, zip, in fact Zippo-diddly-squat - to be exact! It simply is.

"Is what?"

Love simply is whatever is unfolding as is. It's everything all at once, Smack - *BANG* - Wallop this is it - and yet it includes every aspect of life - yes, even what might be perceived as painful by the conditioned mind. This Love is completely, in a total sense, impersonal. And yet it is all encompassing - hence it is also known as 0neness. This Love is a Love for everything all at once, for it is Love itself - the Lover - The 0ne.

Love is being, pure and simple presence unfolding, and it is beautiful beyond compare haha, haaaaa - oh yeahhhhh. It is what you are. It is what you are when you get out of the way, when you are no more: You being the conditioned person, the individual whom lives separately and apart from others, even amidst, seemingly, a loving relationship.

Ironically, 0ne can't tell you to Love unconditionally, you can't be told, because this love has nothing to do with you, or what you want or don't want. What do you want, a manual, a set of instructions maybe? Or a demonstration of unconditional Love? Sorry, no can do!

So, what has happened here within the writer? Nothing, and yet everything has changed, why, how? Let go of the questions, let go of the questioner, and what remains? Not till all your questions have been asked and answered can 0ne do that. If questions exist within you, and you don't ask them, then you'll remain the questioner and miss your lover! Your lover being a greater reality than the individuated personality can ever imagine, or experience whilst lost in the conditioned mind. And yet life goes on exactly as it did before.

Arguments can happen here, yes, sometimes there is even tiredness and irritability unfolding here, but there is no attachment to it - no overwhelming sense of defensiveness - no sense of emotional identity invested in it - none. I repeat, everything is exactly as it was previously - but now, even though the lights are on brighter than ever, there's no one home. Meaning? Meaning there is no personally attached individual holding on like grim death to a conditioned attitude, belief or opinion - that's all dead and gone. But 0ne can stand 0ne's ground, 0ne can stand up for what is real and true - and 0ne does.

     The fact is there are no more questions here within the writer, and no more seeking, for it is the seeker that is dead. The seeker, he whom needed to know and understand his purpose and life's meaning has fallen on his sword - the dragon is dead! What remains is a love affair with life, what remains is unconditional Love.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Just Like Oil Off The Hand

     Like a song that cunnilingers on a lovers tongue, 
and yet tastes of another tune, 
memories from a past life 
experienced but a handful of years 
like Cranberries on Blueberry Hill, 
out of place 
in this space and 
which is nothing but the unfolding verse, 
the one verse, 
uni-versal song 
of life 
where division equals 
and that which knows no other 
still awaits 
its lovers embrace 
with a taste like a breastful'a 
whilst the past hinders its 
as all there is, has been 
or can be, 
until it is washed away 
by the falling rain, 
just like oil off the hand . . .

Written by: 
The Unfolding

It Happened On facebook . . .

. . . on a Tuesday in April, this week - a week not dissimilar to any other week except during this week, on a Tuesday, in a month called April it happened, and it happened on facebook - YES, Bill Murray asked an innocent question, and he got more than he bargained for. That's right, he got no Spoons . . .

Where has Doug been hiding lately?
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