The Totality

SWAN VALLEY, ID

August 21, 2017 12:02 PM

Mystics and photographers share a common interest: the Light is everything to them.

The Light.

I sat in the doorway of my van and watched the Light gradually soften and fade. I felt the inevitable. … Read more…

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.

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 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…

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…

Love and Light and Li

Love and Light and Li

Love and Light and Li

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

April 18, 2017 8:51 AM

In a coffee shop, I ponder. On my laptop, the outline of Love and Enlightenment. The Introduction needs to capture the reader’s attention. It needs to show why the reader should open this book and continue. It needs to show the benefits.

“Love is all around you,” I want to tell them. Yet from where I sit in this empty shop, I can’t see anyone. Only man-made objects. … Read more…

The Dust Devil

Last Night's Camp

Last Night’s Camp

OUTSIDE GILA BEND, AZ

February 5, 2017 3:25 PM

As I made my way back to Phoenix, as I sought to find a place Morrissette had told me about, as I thought about visiting my family next week, just then a tall dust devil appeared in front of me and I recognized how far from anything I was and I thought, “I’m the only person who sees you,” and She whispered:

Everything is temporary. Everything but us.

And as the whirling column faded away into nothing, I whispered back, “I see you… I see you everywhere.”

Sometimes She sings it to me. Sometimes I sing it to Her: I See You.

I guess in the end… it’s all the same.

Love Is The Life Force

When Love Departs

When Love Departs

YUMA, AZ

December 21, 2016 11:26 AM

One of the lessons of the Self Aspect is that Love and Desire are required for life to thrive.

Don’t fall for the everything is Nothing trap. “Everything is Nothing” is just another belief, just another theory. Just more mind crap. Remember the lesson of the Lily Pads!Read more…