Attachments and the Quivering Me-Thing

Openings Closed Because of Attachments

Openings Closed Because of Attachments

LEASBURG DAM SP, NM

March 8, 2017 10:22 AM

In The Mystic, the major plot line is (will probably be) discovering and achieving the purpose of the Apprentice’s life. Initially—when the Apprentice first meets the Mystic—it will be to overcome her sorrow, but later it will be to overcome any attachments that contract her into a quivering Me-thing (I may not use those exact terms). … Read more…

The Subconscious Assumption

An Inspiring Place

An Inspiring Place

CITY OF ROCKS SP, NM

March 4, 2017 10:55 AM

A few moments ago I finished the core outline for The Mystic. This outline consists of the key points to be discussed and the way they fit into the story line.

I often gather my ideas by going for a long walk, focusing my mind on the Moment (sort of a walking mindfulness meditation), and waiting for the inevitable inspiration. … Read more…

I Want I Want I Want

"That's All I Need"

“That’s All I Need”

PHOENIX, AZ

February 15, 2017 8:01 AM

It was the first time in about seven years that I had visited Florida where I wasn’t self-tasked with solving a problem.

Without an agenda—without a goal—there was time to enjoy the trip and the family and the warmth.

Why do we live so much for the future? Why do we believe it will hold something better than this moment? … Read more…

Go Deep

The Fleeting "Never"

The Fleeting “Never”

YUMA, AZ

January 4, 2017 11:58 AM

The bestselling novel of 1961 was Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent. Millions of people read this 690-page political novel. In 2016, the big sellers were coloring books.
Seth Godin

If you want to wake up, you’ve got to go deep.

Practically all the reviews for Mystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of Being mention the depth of it. Of how useful it is for both beginning and advanced spiritual seekers.

With the internet, our information horizon has expanded to the practically infinite.

Time is fleeting.

But if we want to develop and mature, we’ve got to be selective with our time and attention. We’ve got to focus on just a few select topics and go deep.

So find something you love…

And dedicate your time to it…

And go deep.

My Last Dying Regret

My Office at the Primo Site

My Office at the Primo Site

COTTONWOOD, AZ

December 3, 2016 9:38 AM

An excellent practice for determining the meaning of your life is to imagine yourself on your deathbed. (Note: I did not say this was a fun practice.)

You’re lying there on your bed, dying. There’s no hope of a cure. There’s no finagling your way out of this one. Superman can’t save you and Dr. House is on vacation. You. Are. Screwed. You’re in this bed and you (at least your body) is never getting out of it alive.

What do you regret?

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Denying The Divine

Patterns of the Tao

Patterns of the Tao

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 9, 2016 10:18 AM

The main series of insights from the other night revolved around a previously hidden pattern in the 9 Aspects and a re-defining of two of them—the Shadow and the Ascetic Aspects.

As the mental reassembly of the Aspects came together, I started to contemplate what I meant by Mystic. In doing so, I got the great idea that the Divine isn’t required for one to be called a Mystic.

My logic went like this (keep in mind, it was around 3 in the morning): … Read more…

“Recalculating”

Sage Advice

Sage Advice

NEAR COTTONWOOD, AZ

March 25, 2016 10:25 AM

Whatever brought on the last post has triggered a bout of soul searching, “Am I on the right track here?”

One of the ways to explore a problem using the Aspects is to think of them as perspectives: What would the Mystic say about this? What would the Witness advise? How about the (gulp) Shadow? (For the values of the Aspects, see this post.)

Anyway, that’s what I’m up to. Lots of info coming in from the Aspects, and a huge number of whispers (synchronicities). Maybe I’ll have a clear answer/direction tomorrow, maybe in a month. Who knows? Either way, don’t sweat a little silence from my end.

If you haven’t been following the comments on the previous post, check them out and join in. Lot’s of great stuff being shared by some very wise souls.

My Conundrum (a Thought Stream)

A Boring, Unpopular, Everyday, MIRACLE

A Boring, Unpopular, Everyday, MIRACLE

NEAR CAMP VERDE, AZ

March 22, 2016 10:12 AM

After posting yesterday’s post, I went for a walk with the thought, “Reading that (the Divine sometimes speaking through me) people must think that I think I’m special.”

So as I walked, I contemplated this. “Do I think I’m special?” … Read more…

This Morning’s Insights

Dream-worthy Clouds

Dream-worthy Clouds

NEAR SWAN VALLEY, ID

September 7, 2015 9:02 AM

This morning, I awoke with the following insights:

  • Collapsing the ego barrier (enlightenment) isn’t the goal. Inner peace and Happiness are. Enlightenment is just an ego desire (we think enlightenment will bring us inner peace and happiness so our ego makes enlightenment a goal).
  • My overall advice to spiritual seekers is to re-distribute your identity dollars into the higher levels of the Map. This will make accessing those levels easier on a day-to-day basis, as well as pulling your identity “center” higher. Bonus Material: Spending more time in the higher levels will dramatically weaken the ego barrier.
  • Michelle is able to access the higher levels practically at will. Less so when overwhelmed. The same applies to me. The biggest practical difference between Michelle and I isn’t the collapse of the ego barrier, but that I get “overwhelmed” less often because my identity is more heavily invested in the higher levels (I don’t take the lower levels very seriously—they are less “me” than the higher levels are). But—I guess—I don’t take the lower levels very seriously because of the collapse of the ego barrier(?) (may be a circular argument but may also be a powerful, circular technique: Strengthening the higher, weakens the lower, which weakens the ego barrier, which strengthens the higher…).
  • A big thing that makes my outlook on life different from most is that I look at death like it is an upcoming vacation. I see death as kind of a respite from the daily grind (yeah, tough life I live). A temporary vacation, knowing full well that I’ll have to come back to work (re-incarnate) sometime after. (Readers: Don’t go freaking out on me now. I enjoy this life and feel I have a very clear purpose (work) to do. Because of that purpose, I want to get as much of this work done before the vacation.)

The Perfect Teacher

Flawed Perfectly

Flawed Perfectly

MONTROSE, CO

July 25, 2015 10:58 AM

I spent the morning in a coffee shop, tagging blog posts to be included in the re-tentatively titled book The Awakening of a Mystic: Enlightenment was only the beginning…. I know, I know, I’ve started and stopped this book (and others) a number of times, but since I’m going through an O/S reboot, consolidating the past in book form seems like a safe bet.

In going through the posts, I kept coming back to how often I was “confessing my sins”—how imperfect I come across when compared to most spiritual teachers. Then I saw my comment on this recent post which is so indicative of the nature of much of the spiritual transparency problemThe idea that spiritual teachers should be perfect.Read more…