Mystical Oneness Reminders

There's Beauty Everywhere

There’s Beauty Everywhere

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 23, 2016 1:12 PM

From the book in progress. Save these reminders to your phone and ask yourself them throughout the day. Don’t rush through them, really think about answering the questions. If the answer is ‘No’ to any one of them, ask yourself, “Why not?”

The smart have their theories, but the wise have their scars.Read more…

The Futility Of Trying To Prove God

Deaf Ears

Deaf Ears

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 20, 2016 11:38 AM

Wayne:  We’ve decided to remain at our Willard Springs location for the next 10 or so days. You know you’re welcome to visit/stay with us.

Associating with atheists/agnostics might do for you what a whetstone does for a knife.

Not a very appealing prospect, huh? Drive 20 miles out of my way for a futile endeavor? To try to prove the Divine is real? … Read more…

The Arrival

Preparations For The Fall Burn

Preparations For The Fall Burn

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 19, 2016 4:13 PM

As I was pulling out from my vast and pleasant and private camping area… they were pulling in with their vast and giant fifth-wheel.

“You found my place,” I said with a smile. A polite smile, but not one of joy. More like the reluctant acceptance of the inevitable.

“Yeah, we were going to stay down the road, but friends kept calling us and now there are about ten other rigs joining our group, so we thought it best to make camp here.”

I knew it was too good to last, but She had gifted me this place for almost two weeks—and all to myself—so I can’t complain.

“We love Flagstaff. We’re going to stay here all summer.”

I was hoping to finish the book proposal before moving on, but now I think I’ll just finish cleaning up the outline, then take a week to do some traveling. Send the proposal off sometime after that.

The scouts have scouted and reported back: The weather is beautiful and the snows are gone…

and the Great Nomadic Horde has arrived in Flagstaff.

The Realignment

A New Perspective

A New Perspective

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 16, 2016 7:32 PM

I’m satisfied.

Here are the realigned Nine Aspects of Being. You can access them via the About menu also.

The Shadow was too limiting and the Ego was too broad and the two problems—once seen—resolved themselves into the Inner and Outer Egos.

The Ascetic always bothered me also (though I wasn’t sure exactly why). To find your core self, you don’t just need to surrender to an intelligent TaoGod, but to the general Source/Tao also. You need to surrender everything you can to find your core self. Ergo the Ascetic becomes the higher, shared Trans-Enlightened Self Aspect.

And then, it all came together. Three tiers with three Aspects each: A shared foundation Aspect, a Heart Aspect, and a Mind Aspect.

It’s funny how She works. I’m so very grateful.

Get The Hell Out Of The Way

The Light and the Mural in the Coffeeshop

The Light and the Mural in the Coffeeshop

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 13, 2016 2:28 PM

“How’s your day going?” the guy behind the Jimmy John’s counter asked.

“Everything’s falling together wonderfully,” I replied, then followed up to his inquiring expression, “You know, I’ve found that if you just get the hell out of your own way, things often seem to work out all by themselves.”

Sort of my civilian version of “The less there is of you, the more there is of Her.”

And all is going well. I’ve been spending the days in coffeeshops, tweaking the manuscript to fit the recent insights. I’ll have an updated diagram of the 9 Aspects of Being (and explanation) soon. Letting it gel a bit.

Denying The Divine

Patterns of the Tao

Patterns of the Tao

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 9, 2016 10:18 AM

The main series of insights from the other night revolved around a previously hidden pattern in the 9 Aspects and a re-defining of two of them—the Shadow and the Ascetic Aspects.

As the mental reassembly of the Aspects came together, I started to contemplate what I meant by Mystic. In doing so, I got the great idea that the Divine isn’t required for one to be called a Mystic.

My logic went like this (keep in mind, it was around 3 in the morning): … Read more…

I May Be Here Longer Than I Thought

The Bug I Wasn't Aware Of

The Bug I Wasn’t Aware Of

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 8, 2016 10:15 AM

“I totally get Radiance and Emptiness,” Michelle said, “but I’m not so sure where they fit in with the Aspects.”

Yesterday, as my mind and mouth began to answer, TaoGodHer whispered seductively into my ear, “Dumba-ji, you need to listen to what Michelle is saying.” (Dumba-ji is the spiritual name TaoGod gave me. It’s sanskrit for what roughly translates as “one who is a dumb ass.”) … Read more…

How Do You Know Your Limits Unless You Reach Them?

The Sad Results of Getting Stuck the First Time

The Sad Results of Getting Stuck the First Time

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 4, 2016 10:12 AM

I almost got Serenity stuck yesterday—well, I did for about five minutes—but the traction control feature on the van allowed me to keep both wheels rotating which pulled me out.

Then again this morning, I found out I was stuck again. After getting unstuck yesterday, I just pulled into the first, dry-looking spot and made camp, but—as I found out this morning—the ground was still too soft and I quickly became mired in again. This time, it took me about an hour to get unstuck (dug trenches on both sides of all four wheels to reduce resistance, then filled the drive-wheel trenches with pinecones for traction).

You never know your limits until you reach them, and in this case, Serenity’s limits are still a bit deeper in the mud.

Which brings up a key point with the Ascetic Aspect: The Ascetic is all about finding your limits.Read more…

Happy Birthday! Here’s A Gift.

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 2, 2016 4:00 PM

Tomorrow is my birthday. I always call in sick, turn off the phone, and do whatever I want on my birthday. This year will be no different.

Seeing as—on the TaoGod(I) level—this is also your birthday, here’s a gift for you: The beginning of the tentatively titled Mystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of Being: A Step-by-Step Guide to Enlightenment and Beyond.

Introduction and Part I: The Basics (PDF, 63 pages, 532Kb).

It’s still a little rough, but mostly complete.

Enjoy.