Strengthening I, the Witness

The Tetons at Dawn

The Tetons at Dawn

N OF JACKSON, WY

September 1, 2015 9:27 AM

For three days I wandered and camped along the Grey’s River in western Wyoming. No internet. No TV. No radio. No connection with the outside world whatsoever. Like a silent retreat, I found this disconnect from society’s collective Mind powerful and refreshing.

With nothing to do but watch chipmunks and birds skitter and flitter about, the distinction between Interior noise and Exterior reality becomes crystal clear as I, the Witness separates from the inner whirlwind of the mind. As self boundaries collapse and vanish, the Mortal/Ego/Soul knot of “I” gently merges with all that is seen and heard—the “me knot” dissolves into Reality. … Read more…

Preparing To Kill

An Invasion of Privacy

An Invasion of Privacy

SMITHS FORK ROAD, WY

August 28, 2015 1:39 PM

When the hunter a few moments ago pulled in and dropped off his “mobile hunting cabin” right next to my van and gleefully told me about all the wonderful killing of harmless and innocent lives that should be going on around here over the next few weeks, I’ve decided to head into town for some lunch and move up my plans.

was going to camp here at the beginning of the Smiths Fork Road until after the weekend and then drive the scenic route (recommended by Bob Wells) starting Monday, but—seeing how the winds are blowing—maybe I’ll get an early start tomorrow.

I’ll probably be offline for a few days…

Your Identity Portfolio

Tree on a Hill

Tree on a Hill

ROCK SPRINGS, WY

August 26, 2015 4:22 PM

Though I hadn’t planned it, I woke up expecting to leave my cool and isolated camp today. Two hours later, a shepherd (as in herder of sheep) pulling his little vardo-like wagon and cargo trailer appeared on my mile long, dead end road and I greeted him and said, “Don’t worry, you’re not going to have to back up, I’ll be out of here in five minutes,” and (much to his delight for I don’t know how he could have gotten his dual trailers turned around with me parked there), I broke camp and drove away.

This blog goes through “theory phases” every so often, and I really don’t care too much for them, so I’ll finish off the “Map of Identity” with something I realized while creating it: We don’t exist at any one place on the map.Read more…

MAP 2

Map 2

Map 2

ABOVE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO

August 23, 2015 2:57 PM

Feeling the need for a change in venue, I broke camp and headed north. I’m considering heading west to (eventually) the coast and from there heading down the coastal highway as winter comes on, but who knows? Freedom is a wonderful thing.

Above is an image of my new map of consciousness which I’ve put together for the book. These are phases that I’ve gone through over the years in my spiritual quest. … Read more…

What I Mean By “I, The Eternal”

Purple Picture Placeholder

Purple Picture Placeholder

4 MILE CREEK, CO

August 15, 2015 10:29 AM

There is an inner you and an outer you. This should be quite obvious once you think about it: I have all these inner experiences (thoughts, sense of self, imagination, dreams, desires, …), and I have all these outer experiences (trees, rocks, chairs, friends, lovers, …).

For years, I’ve been saying that to truly grow spiritually, we have to bring our spirituality to life. We have to live it.

With the realization of me, the Eternal (and I’ll explain this term in a moment), I see a wonderful analogy here. … Read more…

Another Test: The Shooters

4 Mile Creek

4 Mile Creek

4 MILE CREEK, CO

August 14, 2015 10:24 AM

“Are you shooting?” he asked and I knew, from the pistols they were sporting, they weren’t talking about taking pictures.

“No, I’m camped here.”

He looked over at his buddy, who slid a little to the left to get a clean shot should things go south. “You want to move your van? This is sort of an ‘unofficial’ shooting range around these parts,” he said looking me dead in the eye as his hand moved toward his weapon. … Read more…

Strange Happenings

Another Shot from my Previous Camp

Another Shot from my Previous Camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

August 12, 2015 8:26 AM

I awoke last night to see, out my darkly tinted windows, a man bent over and messing with the side of my van. He had backed his pickup truck in next to mine and had left his driver’s side door open to—I was certain—shield his nefarious activities from being viewed by guests of the hotel.

As I was putting on my pants with the intention of politely asking him what he was doing, he apparently heard me moving around inside because he immediately hopped in his truck and sped away. … Read more…

My Map of Consciousness (Version I)

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A Placeholder Picture

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

August 10, 2015 1:50 PM

The result of my OS Reboot. The following is based on my personal experiences, so this “map” will differ from other religious, philosophical, and people’s theories. I doubt it is complete (ie: Version I), and I’m not sure where I’m going with it, but in the interest of transparency, here’s what I/She/We wrote this morning in coffee shop in Colorado Springs: … Read more…