Polly put the kettle on
Polly put the kettle on
Polly put the kettle on
We’ll all have tea
Sukey take it off again
Sukey take it off again
Sukey take it off again
They’ve all gone away
The kettle is being put on for visiting guests. That is made apparent because the kettle is taken off when “they’ve all gone home.” The rhythm of repetition of putting it on and taking it off is a purpose that serves those visiting the home. In other words, the habitual routine of a warm fellowship by sharing family-friendly drinks happened only when visitors came. That communion was not a daily part of the family activity. In this article, we will consider the importance of diligence in warm social fellowship that transcends social dysfunction.
Dysfunction occurs when we attempt to put on the spiritual fruit for special occasions, but take off the spiritual fruit for everyday occasions. This double standard is a condition of a person’s inner life which is contrary to the reputation they want to be known by. On the inside they are full of unfruitful feelings and thoughts towards those around them, but they want to hide their internal intent with external appearances. In essence, they will put on a pleasant charade for social purposes, but when th at charade is taken off they disparage those they just coddled. A tree cannot give life to oranges and lemons both, either it’s an orange tree or a lemon tree. The same way with people, either we live to bear good fruit in social interactions or there is unfruitful intent within the person during social mingling. For social appearances, some people attempt to mimic the attitude of goodwill, kindness, and love. However, once they are out of public sight they convey ill-intent, cruel purpose, and hatred towards the fellowship they just visited. They have conflict, harshness, and aggression swarming within as they purpose within themselves to come across as a person with peaceful intent by mimicking a meek and gentle attitude. Those who put on tranquility then take it off have no optimism for the people they present themselves to. While they put on a smile and share optimistic words, their spirit is missing the positive energy of joy, goodness, and faith. That’s because the despair, evilness, and pessimism they inwardly feel about you is negating the real optimism that should be there. Those who put on charades to persuade others of their civil qualities are inwardly filled with impatience for the gathering to end. They fear the perpetuation of an harmonic fellowship will become “out of control” because it is opposite of the intent of an unfruitful culture. Patience, self-control, and perseverance are qualities of the spirit that blossom from within, and cannot be mimicked through external prompts. Through the spirit flows the genuine intent of our inner life, but through the flesh comes charades to hide the desolate inner life.
Dysfunction occurs when we attempt to open our life to a fruitful purpose for special occasions, but close our life to spiritual blossoms in day to day matters. This is a common concept in today’s era, the years of the nursery rhyme, and stemming all the way back to the age of myths. In today’s times we accuse politicians of having a public image that is different than their private policies for the country. This is also voiced in the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf who dressed like a caring grandmother. Then again, it’s evident in the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and again is apparent in the story of the Trojan Horse. All those stories have the same concept in common, put on a kettle of tea to perpetuate an image, then take it off again to carry on with unfruitful intent. The perpetrators of unfruitful acts by conveying a contrary image are full of impatience, out of control behaviors, and terminal results. Their victims are those who fall prey to external appearances but are blinded to the spiritual condition of inner life. In each fraud, there was not any evidence of a bonding relationship through the sharing of mental, emotional, and behavioral fruitfulness. In this light, we should always have patience until we see real blossoms of spiritual intent. Love is more than flowers, gifts, and food. We should always have self-control when external appearances seem to be everything we want. That control will prevent us from becoming unruly in the effort to have our picture-perfect dream now. Furthermore, we should always persevere from the spiritual fruit of our inner life and never trade in those constructive attitudes for external appearances.
Dysfunction occurs when we attempt to regulate our life with tranquility for special times, but taking tranquility off from day to day. The gift of the Trojan Horse is an example of how putting the kettle on to share tea with visitors can translate into tragedy when the tea is taken off when everyone is gone. The people who presented the Trojan Horse to rivals did so with all external appearances of peace, but inside the wooden horse were armed soldiers. The soldiers were waiting inside the horse to enter the gates of their victims then to jump from the wooden gift to kill and destroy. On the inside, the gift bearers had thoughts of deceiving, had no intentions of regulating peace with their rivals, and had every intention of stirring up chaos and destructionon. However, with external gestures and appearances they persuaded their rivals to accept the gift that would be their destruction. The spirit of meekness, gentleness, and peace was not in them so their external offerings was not from a tranquil spirit. Their thoughts of deceipt and violence crowded out the intent of a safe and secure environment for other people. Likewise, when we welcome a meek and gentle spirit of peace then the external fruit will convey noble intentions. In contrast, relying solely on external gifts and appearances to establish a safe and secure environment will soon manifest with chaos. For example, it didn’t require a gift of a giant wooden horse to demonstrate peace, just a quelling of physical violence, in-home exchanges between cultures, and an enduring stability within the day to day process. In other words, we bond in unification through a fruitful spirit, but gift-giving that does nothing to unify is deceit.
Dysfunction occurs when we attempt to put on social graces for special occasions, but take off that social demeanor in daily living. That on again off again relationship to soft and moist tenderness will eventually hardened us and make us calloused to compassion. In essence, the person puts on all the proper external social graces, but on the inside is a predator looking for a victim. They attempt to mimick the qualities of the spirit through carnal desires for material substance. Where there should be oceans of love there is nothing more than words and images covering their hatred. Likewise, where there should be the trickling rains of kindness there is nothing more than empty clouds giving clues of the cruelty within. Furthermore, when we seek the rivers of goodwill there is nothing flowing and only the hardness of rocks that signify the buried ill-will. From the spirit flows the attitude of sensual intimacy, tolerance, acceptance, inclusion, and a loving place of belonging. In contrast, in the flesh comes sensual abuse, intolerance, ridicule, exclusion, and hatefulness. Through the soft, moist, and tender spirit of love, goodwill, and kindness we put on thd kettle to serve others with social intimacy. That social intimacy is eternal and what we live by moment by moment.
Dysfunction occurs when we attempt to appear as one in touch with the liiving divinity for special occasions, but every other day being detached from the 5th Element. Let’s remember that the 5th Element is the part of the universe that transcends human norms. In this case, we attempt to put on qualities that transcends human norms, but are limited to human tangibility by using external props. The image is to portray self as being in harmony with the spirit of the universal deity, but all their words and deeds are rooted in physical appearances. To hide their spiritual desolation they show you pictures of themselves with flowers, babies, groups, family etc. Likewise, to cover up their conflict with inner goodness they place holy paraphernalia on tables and hanging on walls to paint an image of tranquility. They do this for the benefit of visitors. In addition, to hide their calloused attitude towards the sanctity of life they focus on their intentions to donate to charities. Every other time they incite turmoil towards the tenderness of life in others. Moreover, they will want you to believe in them and their goodness but they deny that divine presence in others. Furthermore, to hide the pessimism they feel towards your optimism they praise you on things relating to physical qualities, not spiritual. In essence, when it comes to the divine presence of the soul they are very negative inwardly, but swear happy days are ahead for everybody. Just not yet because they still need to be. Consistency comes about in our spiritual fruitfulness because we believe that the supreme deity is universal. This means we feel tranquility within and convey that peace to others, regardless of what our or their appearance might be. We feel compassion for the living and that transfers to others through lovingkindness, regardless of our inability to donate material property or money. In essence, we live for the supernatural presence of the 5th Element and want it to work on behalf of others. A sincere union with the universal deity permeates our spirit with positive energy, regardless of what others think or say about us.
Dysfunction occurs when a positive self-expression is put on for making impressions for special occassions, but negativity flows through words and behaviors every other day. In essence, we want our identity to be known in the best light possible to solicit favorable public opinion, but on the inside exist a dark and ominous entity. With their words and external appearances they want to fill you with happiness to come across as a lovable identity. This is like showering you with Christmas gifts and birthday gifts on that one special occasion, but when everyone has left they are full of gloom and despair. On the inside they have evilness towards joyful celebration, feel despair over fun gatherings, and are saddened by the happiness that is not from them. In other words, they want to be the source of public faith, joy, and goodness, but on the inside they detest those same qualities if they do not originate from them. However, the optimism that comes from the spirit is the same source that forms an inner smile to blossom on your face. The fruit of the spirit does not originate from a human source, but originates from an inner source to bring people together with edifying words and deeds. The spirit of faith, goodness, and joy is an everyday experience that transcends human carnality and is what enables us to self-actualize as an optimistic identity.
We can assess that being in a consistent rhythm of fruitful purpose towards all people contributes to the eternal spirit in society. The diagnosis is that being in an up and down rhythm filled with unfruitful purpose is discriminatory and socially terminal. In this light, we plan to relate to one another in a fruitful rhythm within day to day relationships the same as in special occasions. We implement this plan by putting on soft, moist, and tender qualities and leaving them on relating to humble and elite situations. We know we are successful when the spiritual fruit is evident in us regardless of how “disgusting,” or how “special” our circumstances are.