The Melody Of My Muse

The Fly and the Flower

The Fly and the Flower

ON MT. HOOD, OR

August 26, 2016 1:41 PM

I finished up the Trans-Human tier section of the book yesterday. The Soul, the Mystic and the Witness (plus the front matter). This puts me about a week ahead of schedule. I had considered taking a road-trip up into Washington state, but decided against it.

I want to get this book done, and I’m kinda on a roll. So I think I’ll head back down to the Columbia River area again tomorrow and keep on doing what I’m doing.

The changing of scenery between mountain and river is working out well. I’ve got about a dozen campsites I stay at between them, so it’s easy to mix things up when I want to. After a few days, I start to get a little antsy, so it’s easy to move without taking away from the writing.

I like flowing along like this… to the melody of my Muse.

I Need To Remember

This Entire Life Behind Things

This Entire Life Behind Things

ON MT. HOOD, OR

August 19, 2016 5:59 PM

That’s the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember… I need to remember…

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.

— Ricky Fitz (American Beauty)

The Reluctant Identitist

The Slow Fall

The Slow Fall

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 8, 2016 4:20 PM

If I absolutely had to define you, if I had to assign you an identity…

You are Intelligent Love currently manifested as a Self (individual, essential consciousness), which is currently manifested as a Soul (personal, eternal consciousness), which is currently manifested as a Human (mortal consciousness).

Intelligent Love: The Divine/Source undifferentiated.

Self: The essential, most basic layer of individual consciousness.

Soul: The personal, eternal consciousness. (In all accounts of reincarnation and near-death experiences, the subject’s personality remains stable and unaltered.)

Human: The physical manifestation of mortal consciousness.

But identities are so clunky and limiting. I think I’ll stick with you-whatever-that-is.

On Anger

I Always Have A Fallback Camp

I Always Have A Fallback Camp

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 5, 2016 4:50 PM

Today I grew angry. A couple pulled into my perfect spot, parked their big RV 15 feet from my rig and mat and chair and awning, and began setting up camp. They didn’t ask if it was okay, or if I minded. They didn’t come over and greet me.

They wouldn’t even meet my eye.

I asked myself, “How should I handle this from the TaoGod(I) Aspect?”

I simply broke camp and left. I was angry for a few minutes but then I found my way through.

It’s not perfect, but it worked:

I viewed the situation impersonally.Read more…

A Parable: The Artist

A Metaphor for a Parable

A Metaphor for a Parable

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 4, 2016 5:22 PM

(From the book in progress.)

There’s a reason that history’s great spiritual teachers often used metaphors and parables in their teachings. The reason is: This stuff is really hard to explain.

Simply put, mental concepts—words and definitions—can’t explain what lies beyond mental concepts. And practically all things spiritual lie beyond mental concepts.

So how can I be expected to explain the relationship of the Nine Aspects of Being to you-whatever-that-is? How can I conceptualize into words what lies beyond concepts?

Attempting to explain the unexplainable is an age old problem. Over the thousands of years of trying, spiritual teachers seem to agree that there is only one, surefire way to do it:

You make something up.

Not a lie per se, but a parable… … Read more…

Much Faster

Today's Office

Today’s Office

JOHN DAY DAM, WA

August 3, 2016 2:49 PM

I just sent the Witness chapter to Michelle for review. This new focused concept—not only being more clear and direct—is easier to write. And faster. Much faster.

I started writing the Witness chapter in the new format on July 20th. I finished it—all the way up to Second Draft status—today. That’s two weeks. Half the time the other chapters were taking me to write in the old format.

For those interested, here’s my writing chronology(?). I tag the sheets (Ulysses’ term for documents) with these keywords to keep myself organized. … Read more…

A More Focused Book

Photo Phound In My Phone

Photo Phound In My Phone

ON MT. HOOD, OR

July 30, 2016 3:35 PM

I know some of you were a little concerned that when I announced the new book concept, that it meant the book was being targeted to newbies—that it was a sort of introduction to all I have learned. The misunderstanding is certainly my fault for the way I worded the post.

The book is targeted to anyone who wants to wake up. By editing out all the “How I Awoke to this Aspect” and “How I Live as this Aspect” sections (and a lot of other distracting, ancillary stuff) the book is turning out to be much more focused.

To give you an idea, here is the How To Use This Book section. First draft disclaimer applies… … Read more…