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The Advanced Levels of the Martial Arts (Poem)

Poetry About the Martial Arts

There are two sets of three

in the martial arts.

The first set of three

is body mind and spirit.

Before we get to the second set of three,

let me tell you what the first set of three really is.

Body is the flesh

body is the muscles and bones

the vehicle of the I am.

But,

nobody knows the I am.

They just know the body

think they are the body

just as they think

life ends

and the end of body

is the end of existence

nothing more.

How bland and disgusting.

Mind is the memory.

It contorts and throws memory

controlling the person

like a dog runs from fire

instead of putting it out.

Like a person jumping from a shadow.

Like a person

who doesn’t know they are an I am.

They just think

existence is something they remember

and call it reaction time.

Now doesn’t happen,

then happens,

and on the second level

the person is caught by then.

Spirit is I am.

It is the end of the first three levels.

I am.

And,

so many people think

they have made it.

No.

Just the start.

The second set of three is imagination.

The first imagination is

to know that you are not a body,

able only to use hands and feet,

but that you are an awareness

and your real tool is imagination.

So many people figure out they are an I am,

but never use their imagination.

They go back to their day to day jobs

turn the wrenches and are happy,

when

they should be exploding into the universe.

You have reached the second set of imagination

when you can imagine something

and people see it,

react to it.

You imagine a ball,

and others see the creation of your imagination.

This is strong imagination,

but still weak

as far as the spiritual beings true potential.

The third imagination is when you imagine something

and it is real.

You imagine an orange,

and somebody can take it

and bite into it

and feel the juicy juices.

It starts with

you imagine a city,

and people see it

and even start building it.

But,

eventually,

you can imagine a tree,

and people will come to pluck of its goodness.

You imagine a spaceship,

and people can climb aboard

and fly to the stars.

You imagine yourself

standing on afar sun,

and

suddenly

you are on that sun

impervious to heat

enjoying being

in the sun…

or wherever you wish to be.

If you are working on the first set of three,

you need discipine

to unlock yourself as an awareness.

If you are working on the second set of three

you need people to believe.

You need to construct a machine of spiritual beings,

that not just you,

but all,

may travel to the stars

or wherever in your imagination

you wish.

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