What You Focus On, You Become

The Mysteriously Missing Self

The Mysteriously Missing Self

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

April 10, 2016 10:42 AM

When I’m writing a blog post, the “me” disappears and I become the Post.

When I write computer code, the “me” disappears and I become the Code.

When I watch the horrors on the news, the “me” disappears and I become the Horror.

I suspect the same goes for yourself.

What we focus on, we become.Read more…

Enlightenment and the Soul—Part I

Regrettably Untitled

Regrettably Untitled

NEAR EHRENBERG, AZ

February 1, 2016 4:49 PM

Today I wrote the following for the book. The reader at this point in the manuscript will be familiar with the Evidence of the Soul and both the Aspects and Tiers of Mystical Oneness. There are at least three other similarities between the experiences of the enlightened state and the experiences of the Soul (unconditional Love, appreciation of Beauty, and access to vast knowledge), but this is as far as I got this morning. … Read more…

Meaninglessness

An empty, empty Desert

An empty, empty Desert

THE DESERT OUTSIDE YUMA, AZ

January 18, 2016 4:04 PM

Is the spiritual quest entirely selfish? Is it something we do “only for the sheer joy and bliss of taking the ride?” Is there any reason for it other than to alleviate our own suffering, to make us feel better?

Here’s an excerpt from an email from long-time reader Terry:

Does our individual effort and accomplishments have any real impact on the TaoGod? My short answer to this last question is NO. So why be motivated to take the quest? Only for the sheer joy and bliss of taking the ride. Any ideas?

do have some ideas… … Read more…

Enlightenment and Relationships

Cloudy Weather before the Clear Skies

Cloudy Weather before the Clear Skies

OUTSIDE PATAGONIA, AZ

December 13, 2015 10:43 AM

Will your relationships change when you wake up to enlightenment? Will you see your friends and family and lovers differently?

The short answer is: Yes, your relationships will change dramatically, and not in a good way.

At least initially. … Read more…

I AM: The Path of Oneness

Map: I AM

Map: I AM

UMPQUA NF, OR

October 14, 2015 2:38 PM

This is the traditional, nondual path of I AM.

It is the opening of the Mind.

Tao (one of many names) is the Source of all manifest things. It appears as a process rather than an intelligence.

Enlightened is the feeling of the highest state (I AM).

Both the Shadow and the Soul levels are often skipped (not given much attention).

Patterns Arising From The Void

The Insights Keep Flooding In

The Insights Keep Flooding In

UMPQUA NF, OR

October 14, 2015 2:31 PM

At 2:30 this morning, I awoke to a flood of insights—patterns revealed from the Void of sleep.

One insight was about the three paths of awakening and their relationship to each other:

  • The Path of Oneness
  • The Path of Mysticism
  • The Path of Mystical Oneness

Since I want to be able to link to these Paths/Maps in future blog posts, I’ll create separate entries for them momentarily.