My life has evolved through four distinct phases.
Act I – The Solid Level
From birth to about 35, I lived a pretty typical life. School, military service, chasing women, chasing money, chasing things. At about 18, a powerful experience in the Army led me down the spiritual path – but it wasn’t until my mid-30’s that I caught a glimpse of what I had sought my entire adult life: The source of consciousness.
Act II – The Liquid Level
After a few more satori experiences, I eventually realized that I wasn’t going to be able to stabilize this new viewpoint while living my old life in South Florida. I sold everything I owned and moved across the U.S. to Portland, OR., where, in my new surroundings, my identity stabilized and a feeling of balance settled in.
Eventually, my savings ran out, and – though the reasons weren’t entirely clear to me at the time – I returned to South Florida. I got a job in Miami, sitting in a cubicle for eight hours a day, writing computer code.
Though I was back in the “real world” physically, I had found a way of living in balance with the wider, more expansive world of the deeply spiritual.
Acts I & II are documented in detail in my book, Fading Toward Enlightenment.
Act III – The Painful Level
After Fading Toward Enlightenment was published, I spent the majority of my time trying to promote it. I had decided that I would give it 100% of my efforts, not wanting to look back one day and feel I had missed the opportunity. So I quit my job, moved to Deerfield Beach, FL and plugged away.
But, even with the great reviews, the book never took off and, having spent my life savings on advertising and developing other projects, I eventually had to file for bankruptcy. Kidney stones, dealing with the VA medical system, and almost completely out of money, the situation was indeed hopeless. I fully expected to die broke on my birthday of 2007 (I’m never going back to working in an office). But Fate had other ideas.
During meditation one night, I experienced a powerful movement of energy – an energy that would eventually settle into my chest area and become what I would call God Well. The next day, within a half hour of experimenting with this energy, I received two phone calls from two different people with two different freelance job offers. I took one of these offers, which allowed me to work from my home, make my own hours, and help me rebuild – somewhat – my finances.
Act IV – The Taoist Nomad
The time has come for me to start living again. I’m not certain what exactly I’ll be doing next, but I do know it has something to do with a motorcycle, an RV, and a camera.
It's Time To Wake Up
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It's Time Let Go
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