The Shire is a growing meeting place in West End, Brisbane. It started about 3 years ago long before I knew of it, but it remains to project its spirit being a low-key alternative-community now that it is growing in size. It’s real, so real that it makes everything else in the metropolitan world seem ‘alternative’. It has the music, vibe, and tea, while giving you everything you will ever need. Often I come to The Shire completely consumed in my own head. But no matter your mindset the people and the depth of conversation there balance your equilibrium.
I had an intense experience the night that I wrote this following entry. I remember barely saying a word that night. While I was experiencing an intensely passive state of mind I was consumed by these theatrical conversations which I gravitated to all throughout the night. I had been demanding a lot of myself that week to answer the unanswerable questions, but rather all these questions without answers merely required a perspective. These perspectives were expressed to me at what it seemed as such a natural time. But what made me experience this was the power of letting go and listening. Something which I have struggled to do in the past.
I wrote this on the way home:
The Shire Tea House: a night of unfathomable experience and timeless universal communication driven by the intuitive understanding of when to move on.
Everything fades to black,
I can finally relax,
The thought of letting go,
is so seductive.
Fuck all the self-doubt,
Just fly in spirit,
In the spirit of doing,
Doing what it is that you are meant to do.
Shut up and listen,
Only until you do this,
Will you be able to defeat judgment,
And begin to learn.
So much truth was spoken to me,
Wisdom which has no absolute context,
Wisdom inspired from the experience,
Of freedom from societal oppression.
A love so strong that it convinced me,
That our world is changing,
The spirit of greater consciousness,
The spirit of what is fun.
One must begin to listen to the dead,
Especially those who are termed as being dead from society,
The ones who have been told that they’re no good,
These ones are always the best ones.
The space you are in gives ones self the time to grow and accept your experience. Seek this experience, as you will let go and let wisdom endure a lifetime.
The strange way or state of mind that does not let things exist and be observed as how they truly are will suck you under and destroy your consciousness.
The feelings of non existence maybe so, however, the aspects that come in this fairytale can not be ignored as they are powerful and worth believing in.
All things do indeed exist but only within the greater illusion of life. We are merely finding a way within illusion.
This understanding becomes important for our own clarity and place within illusion. Letting go is the most beautiful experience and quite possibly my first true experience ever.
No more nothing
No more holding back
No more dreadful seriousness
No more false fear in illusion
More love and friendship
The Shire Tea House: a night of unfathomable experience and timeless universal communication driven by intuitive understanding of when to move on. As you should always trust your feelings for when it is time to move on. Moving on comes with consequences but living requires a strong sense of self who is able to prevail through this illusion of powerful uncertainty.
Jordan — or — Jacob the leader of the ringed ladder which one can hold on to if they desire an outcome created by society.
OR they can simply let go into the abis of self-creation.