Man’s Blessing. Man’s Curse.

Harmony

Harmony

LA BARGE, WY

August 14, 2017 9:44 AM

I sat in the doorway of my van and stared out over the river. The contrast between the beauty of Nature and the divisiveness of the online world stuck me.

Why are so many people angry today? Why does it seem like everyone is attacking anyone whom they see as different?

The river burbled. The tall grass swayed. The clouds floated. Boundaries vanished and I expanded and disappeared and became One. Tao. Harmony. Peace.

And, from deep within the fog of my ancient memories, my Frog Master whispered:

Thoughts. Thoughts are Man’s blessing. Thoughts are Man’s curse.

A moose crossed the river.

Feeling blessed, feeling guided, feeling… confirmed, I raised my camera and took a photo of him.

And all the while, the river burbled contently.

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…

An Example of Cosmic Consciousness

A Sign From Above

A Sign From Above

LAS VEGAS, NM

April 22, 2017 8:42 AM

First thing this morning, I gave Michelle a piece of advice: “Read the You chapter of Mystical Oneness.”

But I hadn’t read it myself in awhile.

So I did. And I was struck by it. I was struck by how I didn’t write it.

Cosmic Consciousness acting through the individual (duplex personality) is one of the most amazing gifts we can receive from our spiritual search.

I’m sure Walt Whitman wrote just as clunky as I do above, but all his great works were written by Her… just as the following was written by Her through this Wayne-thing. It still amazes me. … Read more…

Solitude For Inspiration

The Abandoned

The Abandoned

W OF SOCORRO, NM

March 15, 2017 12:50 PM

Two weeks ago I purchased an annual camping pass for New Mexico state parks, but for the last couple of days I’ve been camped out alone on national forest land.

I find that solitude—particularly in nature—acts like a catalyst for inspiration. The stillness, the vastness, the peacefulness, … the energy—it stimulates the creative process. Through nature, Her whispers are more clearly heard and appreciated. Patterns arise and ideas clarify. … Read more…

And I Said, “Sure.”

Where To Caress A Cactus

Where To Caress A Cactus

YUMA, AZ

January 31, 2017 5:33 PM

She said, “It’s time to leave.”

And I said, “Sure.”

She said, “Turn here.”

And I said, “Sure.”

She said, “Now drive.”

And I said, “Sure.”

And I came across a Poet and he said, “I was just heading out for a walk. Would you care to walk with me?”

And I said, “Sure.” … Read more…

The Plant Whisperer

Plants Get The Best Views

Plants Get The Best Views

OUTSIDE AJO, AZ

January 30, 2017 2:02 PM

As I drove into town to upload some videos, I noticed a woman by the side of the dirt, desert road holding a hoe.

As I pulled up beside her, I rolled down the window and asked, “Are you the one who put up all those little wire cages around the plants I see along this road?” … Read more…

What Do I Stand For?

From One Comes Another

From One Comes Another

OUTSIDE AJO, AZ

January 21, 2017 11:36 AM

Over the last few days I’ve been loading up my brain with the goal of uncovering a sense of direction:

So with this “pre-loading” of my brain, I pulled away all me-thoughts (a benefit of the skill of enlightenment), expanded, felt the Love flow and went for a long walk in the desert. … Read more…

Waiting In Limbo

The Clouds Always Part

The Clouds Always Part

OUTSIDE AJO, AZ

January 19, 2017 5:02 PM

I’ve been in limbo for the last couple of weeks. Adrift and waiting for some sort of clarity are contrary to my core nature—my Inner Ego Aspect. I like projects and creating and a sense of direction and purpose.

But none of these are clear right now.

So I wait. … Read more…

Spiritual Teachers, Transparency and the Internet

A Gateless Gate (at least for cows)

A Gateless Gate (at least for cows)

COTTONWOOD, AZ

January 10, 2017 11:06 AM

I came across this video this morning of David Bowie discussing the future of the internet back in 1999. At around the 1:50 mark he says, “there’s a new demystification process between the artist and the audience,” in reference to how the internet is affecting music.

The same, I hope, can be said for the future of spirituality, particularly the “worship” of many of today’s spiritual teachers. Francis Bennett recently posted his frustration with this very topic and I’ve been talking about it for years (my original(?) post on this subject was back in 2010). … Read more…

Giving and Getting

A Pleasant Little Stream

A Pleasant Little Stream

STREAM-SIDE, WEST WALKER RIVER, CA

October 18, 2016 3:34 PM

I placed two DVDs I had bought last night on an outdoor table where someone would find them. I had burned them to my computer and didn’t need them anymore. Then I walked next door to get some coffee.

As soon as I stepped up to the counter, the barista gave me a free breakfast sandwich because she’d made an extra one by mistake.

Sometimes it works that way: Do a good deed. Get a good deed. Usually not that fast though. It felt conscious. It felt grateful. Like I’d given Her a gift and She’d given me one right back. … Read more…