Being the Light – or – How To Practice Selflessness

Lavender Colored Flowers

Practicing being the Light is actually quite simple:

  • Step 1: Pick a selfless hero (ie: Christ, Buddha, Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, etc.)
  • Step 2: Act like them.
  • Step 3: Notice that when you aren’t acting like them, you are acting selfishly.
  • Step 4: Return to Step 2.

Letting Go of Control

Leaves of Grass

To progress spiritually, you’ve got to let go.

When you let go of the Mortal, you become the Soul.

When you let go of the Soul, you become the Light.

When you let go of the Light, you become the Oneness.

Each time you let go, you feel more expansive, happier, freer.

Happy, Calm, Free, Bliss, Joy, Love, Openness—these are the feelings of surrender, of letting go.

Tense, Afraid, Worry, Doubt, Anger, Stress, Tightness—these are the feelings of control.

Is control worth it?

Is getting what you want worth the mire?

Is holding what you have worth the bondage?

It is oppressive to contract into the Human.

It is liberating to expand into the Light.

Why resist the Truth?

Is control worth it?

Try it. Try it for a day.

Just say, “OK,” to whatever Life serves up.

When your mind shouts, “I hate washing these dishes,” step out of your thoughts and feel Her loving caress in the soap and the water.

Let go of control, let go of your mind, and learn the joy of surrender.

See for yourself the Light within everything.

Let go of control and feel Her awaken within you.

How to Love Everyone

Pink Bug on a Green Leaf

Babies and toddlers love everyone.

So do people who disregard their thoughts.

Why is that?

Babies and toddlers don’t have much of a past,

and people who pay no heed to their thoughts, disregard their past.

Both live in the present.

They see the beauty of the present.

Without thoughts, what’s not to love? Who’s not to love?

Hatreds and Fears and Worries and Doubts all come from taking thoughts too seriously…

From taking thoughts as reality.

Why All You Are Is Love

Duck on an Early Morning Lake

Love is the Core Archetype.

It is the center of Everything.

It is Everything.

How do I know?

Because every creature acts from Love.

Love is their primary motivator.

Love is your primary motivator.

Not Fear.


We fear losing what we love.

We care because we love.

We get angry because we don’t receive what we love.

We hate what threatens what we love.

We envy those who have what we love.

We are selfish because we love ourselves.

But when we drop the Illusion

(of our identity and our story),

we love everything…

because it turns out,

everything is Us.

When you drop the Illusion,

you won’t have to try to love…

you’ll realize that love is all that is left.

When you let go of your self,

when you let go of your Soul,

when you let go of the Light,

you’ll realize that all you are…

is the Light,

and that all the Light is,

is Love.

Evidence of the Light

Girl Reading Book

PALM BAY, FL—The other day I received a very short comment to a recent article. The comment was, “Shakti?

I have never studied Hinduism, but it’s wonderful when I receive comments from students of other disciplines that support the experiences that I’m either going through or have been through.

The fact that other disciplines have encountered the same experiences as I report here, should serve as powerful evidence to those who have not yet experienced them—evidence to the reality of these phenomenon (as unbelievable as these things may sound).

Shakti, by the way, is a very accurate description of what I often call Her. Pretty cool, huh?

How to Use the Light

Osprey In the Branches

(WOO WOO WARNING: This post is too “New-Agey” for my rational mind—but I’m stuck with the damn thing. Feel free to skip this post if you’re still attached to an analytical brain.)

PALM BAY, FL—Last Tuesday, early in the morning, I squeezed my mother’s hand and gave her a kiss as they wheeled her into the operating room for a five and a half hour surgery… More below the break (huh?).

Read more…

How to Radiate the Light

Footsteps in the Sand in the Morning

GAINESVILLE, FLShe’s trying to get out.

She wants to get out.

But the Light shines through the Heart, not the Head.

From surrender—not control.

She waxes when you wane.

She grows when you diminish.

How To See The Light

Tree Branches in the Sky

GAINESVILLE, FL–Whenever I take a photo, I try to capture Her (the Light).

How can you see the Light? The easiest way is to look closely at Nature. Focus your attention on Her curves, Her movements, Her swaying and whispers. If if sounds like I’m describing a woman then you’ll understand why I call God, “Her.”

Do this enough and you’ll soon see Her everywhere.

Do this enough and you’ll never feel alone again.