Alignment

Aligned But Different Reflections

Aligned But Different Reflections

SWAN VALLEY, ID

August 17, 2017 11:44 AM

I’ve started writing again.

One of the core premises of Being God: A User’s Manual is that we are all the same.

Like the photo above, though all the windows are reflecting different images, at their core, they are all just glass. … Read more…

Me Versus Them

Transcending Their Differences

Transcending Their Differences

SWAN VALLEY, ID

August 16, 2017 9:39 AM

The root of all divisiveness is confusion. It is the belief that “They” are their ego stories.

I may have seen through my own ego story, but I still struggle with seeing through the stories of other people. I still inadvertently confuse the vehicle (gender, race, citizenship, roles, past) with the driver (Clear, Loving, Awareness).

But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard. … Read more…

Inside Us All

Waiting in Charlotte

Waiting in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, SC

August 2, 2017 2:58 PM

Waiting in Charlotte for a flight down to Ft. Lauderdale, I sat and watched all the people dealing with delays and waits and tensions and boredoms. You don’t have this opportunity often when you live the way I do.

What do all these people have in common? What do we all have in common (besides staring at our phones too much)?

We are all filled with Clear Loving Awareness. It is what makes us the same. It is what makes each of us Divine.

We all know we exist.

We all are acting from Love.

We are all Aware.

Behind the fog of the me-me-me thing, everyone is the same. Everyone is You.

The Joy

My Backyard

LEADVILLE, CO

July 30, 2017 10:38 AM

As I took a break from writing—the first since I last wrote—I stepped outside and saw what looked like a small, thick stick on the ground mat outside my van.

Feeling so in touch with Her—because of the writing, because it felt like we were writing in collaboration—I stepped over to examine the stick more closely.

As the cricket flew off with a rapid click-click-click-click, I smiled in joy. Tears of gratitude filled my eyes. It was beautiful.

She is everywhere and in everything.

Here’s what I/We wrote this morning for Being God: A User’s Manual. Rough, direct-from-mind-and-heart-to-digital-paper-no-editing, draft. … Read more…

You Believe What You Perceive

Shimmering Aspens

Shimmering Aspens

LEADVILLE, CO

July 27, 2017 9:36 AM

Have you ever noticed this? That you believe what your mind tells you?

You see a squirrel and you believe the squirrel is real and sitting on that branch and chittering away at you. You see the tree and believe it’s also real. You feel the mosquito bite and believe that a distinctly separate creature is drawing your blood.

You perceive your thoughts, and you believe them. You believe they are true.

Your mind tells you that you are a human, and you believe it. … Read more…

The Descent

Early Outline

Early Outline

July 22, 2017 12:20 PM

Mystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of Being took an ascending approach to nondual spirituality. From Man to Enlightenment to Divine union. Mystical Oneness helps the reader fade the ego (the less there is of you, the more there is of the Divine).

The book I’m working on now, Being God: A User’s Manual, takes the complete opposite approach. Of the descent of God to Man to Divine union. … Read more…

An Example of Surrender

Untitled

July 18, 2017 10:33 AM

I didn’t intend to begin writing. I intended to create an outline. But I began writing before I even knew it.

Surrender to the Divine is not to surrender your will, but to surrender your self.

When you surrender your me-me-me self, everything else comes easy. Everything else flows.

First draft—seriously, minimum edits—of the opening chapters to Being God: A User’s Manual written this morning (note the timestamp above). … Read more…

Is It All Just A Dream?

A Dream AND Reality

July 14, 2017 10:44 AM

Many nondualists think that it is. That all THIS—the entire Universe—is just You-as-Pure-Awareness dreaming. None of THIS is real. It’s all illusion. It’s all Maya. Nothing need be taken seriously because nothing is real (except You (you egotistical bastard)).

About a week ago I received an email from a reader who was trying to resolve his experience of the Divine with the advice from his Dzogchen and Vedanta teachers. His teachers were telling him the Divine is “just a projection of the mind.” … Read more…

How To Feel God

Living The Dream

July 7, 2017 9:07 AM

In my last post, I voiced a taboo—the taboo that all nondual practitioners realize:

You are God.

Some might use a different word—Source, Tao, Allah, Brahman, the Universe, the Light…—but they all amount to the same thing.

So how can you feel God/Tao/Source right now?

You can do what I’ve been doing for the last few months: … Read more…

Being Pulled From The Light

Photo from “Fading Toward Enlightenment”

June 29, 2017 9:24 AM

The message of nonduality is that all is One Thing and the implications of the siddhis is that this One Thing is intelligent.

In other words:

You are God.

(All is One. The One is intelligent. The One is God. You are One. You are God.)

Even though my conscious mind believes this, my thoughts and actions often say otherwise. My unconscious beliefs often pull me out of this state. And therein lies the issue. … Read more…