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Attempting to achieve Oneness via a new path

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I often attempt to reach higher levels of consciousness by becoming one with the environment. Up until now I have used only sandstone as my "gateway," as that is the most efficient route to Understanding. But recently I tried a new medium (vegetation), as shown here.

The idea for this life change came from "The Sacred Paths to Oneness," a lengthy philosophical treatise written by none other than His Holiness The Bhagwan Windbag of Antelope. On page 1348 he states that certain types of vegetation can be used as a pathway to Enlightenment. Inspired by this revelation, I made it my mission to seek a higher plane through a fusion with flora. Variety is the spice of life. Beginning on page 1522 of the same divine publication is a detailed discussion of the benefits of cacti in the Journey to Nirvana; somehow I connected with this concept, so I resolved to use those plants myself. No pain, no gain.

The photo shows me in significant contact with a cactus plant in an attempt to reach a new plateau of Awareness. My Vibe Center must have been on vacation, as repeated attempts to elevate my Psychic Abundance in this manner produced only a Thousand Points of Discomfort. Life is a journey. I have much to learn.

My photographic assistant, Joe Tripod, achieved Oneness through steady support of my camera. He has it easy.


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exzim23-Jan-2009 16:57
"His Holiness The Bhagwan Windbag of Antelope"

Now appearing on Fox News as a political commentator
Dave Beedon08-Aug-2007 00:13
Larry, is that good or bad for Mankind?
1moremile07-Aug-2007 23:45
You're defininately one of a kind, Dave.
The Third Side20-Jun-2007 12:18
Tried that once too but failed. Discovered oneness with flora was much better achieved with a bottle of tequila.
Dave Beedon31-May-2007 20:40
John, the Bhagwan discusses kinkiness in chapter 85. The footnotes are daringly informative.
jCross31-May-2007 10:01
This fusion with Flora stuff sounds interesting. Kinky, maybe.
Guest 14-May-2007 12:29
I agree with you on the mouth. Most often, Understanding can come only when the mouth is closed and the mind is open. Just the opposite of politics.
Dave Beedon20-Apr-2007 17:47
Steve, I had the same thoughts at first, but the Bagwhan assured me---and all his disciples---that there is a notable distinction between the "peyote experience" and the "Holy Vegetation Pathway." The mouth is not an appropriate avenue to Understanding.
Guest 20-Apr-2007 16:36
Dave, you may have misinterpreted the Windbag. The cactus path is an old way--it's called peyote. Has nothing to do with the mortification of the flesh by becoming one with the spines. Go find the nearest Yaqi sorcerer for instructions.
Guest 19-Apr-2007 05:46
Do you mean the famous "Wind-Bagwhan" of Moab Dave?
1moremile17-Apr-2007 21:12
This isn't the only place you can lie down. You could move a few feet to the right or left.
Dave Beedon17-Apr-2007 06:09
Lee, I know it appears that I am patting the vegetation, but in fact I was gripping it with determination. I do not take this stuff lightly: the pay-off is worth an all-out effort.
Lee G17-Apr-2007 06:06
Dave, the squat n' pat method you show here is risky. One stiff rear wind and you'll meet a thousand points of pain and public humiliation .

Glad Joe Tripod achieved Oneness. Does that make him a monopod?
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