I Love You

My Totems

My Totems

NEAR EHRENBERG, AZ

January 30, 2016 7:13 PM

“I love you.”

Everyday I say this—if only in my head.

Sometimes I say it out loud.

Everyday I feel it—deeply feel it.

“I love you.”

Michelle sent me this video today, explaining how she sees Her everywhere in it.

When you see the BEAUTY in all those faces—when you see HER shining out from behind all these eyes—how can you not feel, “I love you.”

How can you not say it?

“I love you.”

She’s right here. Because I see Her everywhere, I’m such a different man that I was before.

And I’m so grateful.

“I love you.” It’s so easy for me to say these days… because it’s so easy for me to feel.

Coming Out of the Closet

Stairs and Windows

Stairs and Windows

THE DESERT

January 21, 2016 5:26 PM

At around the 29:10 mark of this BATGAP video, Francis Bennett suggests a “Coming out of the Closet” day for spiritual teachers. He was talking about spiritual teachers becoming more transparent—to show their human side.

I’ve been saying this for years, and I was glad to have stumbled across the video (unfortunately, none of the rest of the panel of teachers seemed too thrilled about “coming out of the closet.”) … Read more…

Coalescing

The 9 Aspects of Being (v1)

The 9 Aspects of Being (v1)

THE DESERT OUTSIDE YUMA, AZ

January 16, 2016 3:06 PM

What you focus on, you become. I’ve been focused on socializing at the RTR, and I’ve been focused on new glasses in Algodones, Mexico, and I’ve been focused on little tweaks to the rig and I’ve been lost in the world of Man because of it.

In other words, I’ve been spiritually slumming it. (So rude!) … Read more…

The Eyes Of God—A Practice

A Subtle Self Portrait

A Subtle Self Portrait

NEAR AJO, AZ

December 24, 2015 10:29 AM

What was the inner experience like for Christ? Let’s forget the biblical stories and miracles and lessons for a moment, but instead (what you focus on, you become) focus on what it is to be so awake that the Divine and the Individual become practically indistinguishable from each other.

What follows is the highest form of spiritual practice that I am capable of. I wish everyone could see and experience life this way, so in humbleness, please consider this my Christmas gift to you. … Read more…

The Atheist’s Assumption

A Simple Matter of Framing the Subject

A Simple Matter of Framing the Subject

NEAR AJO, AZ

December 21, 2015 3:37 PM

Though I have never believed in the God of the Bible or Torah or Koran, I—though it wasn’t always so—now see the Divine’s presence in literally everything.

As a former atheist, I feel I’m somewhat of an expert on the attitude of many atheists. This attitude can best be summed up thusly:

Only a fool believes in something where there is no evidence to support it.

I still largely agree with that statement (though fool, to the “new me,” is too strong a word). But the atheist makes a tragically invalid assumption based on that statement. … Read more…

Your Identity Portfolio

Tree on a Hill

Tree on a Hill

ROCK SPRINGS, WY

August 26, 2015 4:22 PM

Though I hadn’t planned it, I woke up expecting to leave my cool and isolated camp today. Two hours later, a shepherd (as in herder of sheep) pulling his little vardo-like wagon and cargo trailer appeared on my mile long, dead end road and I greeted him and said, “Don’t worry, you’re not going to have to back up, I’ll be out of here in five minutes,” and (much to his delight for I don’t know how he could have gotten his dual trailers turned around with me parked there), I broke camp and drove away.

This blog goes through “theory phases” every so often, and I really don’t care too much for them, so I’ll finish off the “Map of Identity” (new Map) with something I realized while creating it: We don’t exist at any one place on the map.Read more…

What I Mean By “I, The Eternal”

Purple Picture Placeholder

Purple Picture Placeholder

4 MILE CREEK, CO

August 15, 2015 10:29 AM

There is an inner you and an outer you. This should be quite obvious once you think about it: I have all these inner experiences (thoughts, sense of self, imagination, dreams, desires, …), and I have all these outer experiences (trees, rocks, chairs, friends, lovers, …).

For years, I’ve been saying that to truly grow spiritually, we have to bring our spirituality to life. We have to live it.

With the realization of me, the Eternal (and I’ll explain this term in a moment), I see a wonderful analogy here. … Read more…

My Map of Consciousness (Version I)

A Placeholder Picture

A Placeholder Picture

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

August 10, 2015 1:50 PM

The result of my OS Reboot. The following is based on my personal experiences, so this “map” will differ from other religious, philosophical, and people’s theories. I doubt it is complete (ie: Version I), and I’m not sure where I’m going with it, but in the interest of transparency, here’s what I/She/We wrote this morning in coffee shop in Colorado Springs: … Read more…