Barriers, Confidence, and Boundless Love

There are no Barriers between You and the Ocean

There are no Barriers between You and the Ocean

WILLAMETTE NF, OR

September 17, 2016 10:38 AM

Holding Myself Accountable To The Witness/Mystic.

When I catch myself taking my thoughts or emotions too seriously, I will access the Witness (no boundaries) while opening my Heart (Mystic). I will send Love to everything and everyone in my vicinity. I will be boundless Love.

No call. I want to focus on the book and I want you to become more confident in your abilities.

I met a man the other day who wanted to write an RPG (computer game), but he had a dozen excuses for why he couldn’t do it. Something was always wrong. Some barrier was always in the way. … Read more…

The Ecstasy and the Irony

Forest Visitors

Forest Visitors

OUTSIDE WILLIAMS, AZ

June 3, 2016 1:11 PM

The Ecstasy:

If you do everything for Love, then everything you do will make you happy.

The Irony:

Everything you’ve ever done, you’ve done for Love.

So why aren’t you always happy? … Read more…

If You Do Everything For Love…

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

MAY 31, 2016 9:20 AM

I’ve been saying this to people a lot lately. It’s like the key to happiness:

If you do everything for Love, then everything you do will make you happy.

I did a Google search on it. I figure someone’s got to have said it before. It’s so self-evident.

Nada. A search on “if you do everything for love” gets you Meatloaf’s “I would do anything for love” (I love Meatloaf, but that’s beside the point).

You want to know what’s holding you back from awakening? Just ask yourself as often as you remember:

Am I doing this for Love?

And if not, ask:

Why not? What is standing in my way?

I can guarantee that over the course of a few days you’ll come up with a long list, but your list of What Is Blocking My Love? will ultimately translate into these five, simple words:

Me-me-me-me-me.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! 😀

I love you.

Be happy. Do it for Love.

Love As A Guiding Principle

I Was Thinking Of You When I Took This Photo

I Was Thinking Of You When I Took This Photo

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 25, 2016 11:10 AM

I had completely forgotten about the Memorial Day weekend until I overheard a conversation in a coffeeshop. To avoid the “holiday desperation” that often comes with it, I’ve decided to wait it out here in Flagstaff where I know the terrain and the remote campsites. As a bonus, the extra few days will give me time to finish up the materials for the book proposal. Maybe even get it off to some publishers.

Which brings up the topic of this post. My guiding principle, my motto, my maxim, the way of living which I’ve been practicing since it was revealed a couple months ago:

Do everything for Love. Let TaoGod worry the details.

When you shift your motivations from one of “What can I get out of this?” to “I’m doing this for Love,” something amazing happens… … Read more…

Mystical Oneness Reminders

There's Beauty Everywhere

There’s Beauty Everywhere

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 23, 2016 1:12 PM

From the book in progress. Save these reminders to your phone and ask yourself them throughout the day. Don’t rush through them, really think about answering the questions. If the answer is ‘No’ to any one of them, ask yourself, “Why not?”

The smart have their theories, but the wise have their scars.Read more…

Get The Hell Out Of The Way

The Light and the Mural in the Coffeeshop

The Light and the Mural in the Coffeeshop

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 13, 2016 2:28 PM

“How’s your day going?” the guy behind the Jimmy John’s counter asked.

“Everything’s falling together wonderfully,” I replied, then followed up to his inquiring expression, “You know, I’ve found that if you just get the hell out of your own way, things often seem to work out all by themselves.”

Sort of my civilian version of “The less there is of you, the more there is of Her.”

And all is going well. I’ve been spending the days in coffeeshops, tweaking the manuscript to fit the recent insights. I’ll have an updated diagram of the 9 Aspects of Being (and explanation) soon. Letting it gel a bit.

Core Strategies For Spiritual Development: Theories Fade… Scars Last

Same Rock. A Different Day.

Same Rock. A Different Day.

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

May 1, 2016 9:01 AM

I awoke to snow.

The snow is the reason the Great Nomadic Horde encamps just south of here, down in a lower, warmer elevation. It is dusty down there. And windy. And crowded. That is the cost of the Horde’s fear—dust and winds and crowds.

I’ve been up here in the higher elevations for a month now. Each evening, I park the van facing northeast. Each morning, I open the van’s cargo door and the solar system’s largest radiant heater shines in and warms the interior. I slide the easy chair forward, into the sun and bask in the warmth, drinking my coffee while watching the elk and the birds and the squirrels enjoy the Spring.

I have the woods to myself. No dust, no winds, no crowds.

Four weeks of beauty and peace and serenity. The cost of all this Beauty? Two days of snow.

And even the snow is beautiful.

The mind has its fears—the heart has its pleasures.

Below, an excerpt from the book, same section as yesterday, but the next topic… … Read more…

Core Strategies For Spiritual Development: Open the Mind AND the Heart

Just A Rock in the Woods

Just A Rock in the Woods

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

April 30, 2016 1:17 PM

I’ve been working diligently on the book, so there hasn’t been much to say. Every morning I’ve been heading into town to write, then I’ll head back into the woods for a quiet afternoon and a peaceful camp to sleep in. While I’ve probably made camp in at least a dozen different sites since I’ve been here, I have two favorites that I frequent the most—one about eight miles southwest of town, and one about eight miles northwest. With the van, there’s no problem finding a site, and often I won’t know where I’m going to camp until I’m driving out of town.

Here’s an excerpt I wrote for the book the other day. From the chapter The Basics, subchapter Core Strategies. Standard first draft disclaimer… … Read more…

A Step-by-Step Guide to the “Making It Personal” Oneness Meditation

Save this photo to your phone.

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

April 24, 2016 10:41 AM

For easy reference when doing this meditation, bookmark this page, print it, or save the photo above to your phone.

Please see this series of posts for the background material. … Read more…

Making It Personal. “Who Am I?” Done Right.

Dissolving and becoming absorbed into the flower.

Dissolving and becoming absorbed into the flower.

NEAR FLAGSTAFF, AZ

April 23, 2016 3:49 PM

Just before I “woke up,” I was sitting in my camp chair on Mt. Hood, practicing what I would later learn was called samyama. I would look at a flower, and try to become one with it. I would sit there, staring at it intently while actively trying to dissolve the perceived boundaries between the flower and myself. I would try to dissolve myself (me-me-me-me-ME!) and become absorbed into the flower.

While I could kind of get a taste of the feeling of Oneness, I wasn’t getting it in the sense I could say, “I got it!” Still, I could feel the “me” softening. In that same week, while sitting on a rock overlooking a brook, I challenged a frog to a meditation contest—and lost. This pissed me off like you wouldn’t believe, and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. How could a stupid frog be better at mediation that me(-me-me-me-ME)!

Soon after that, I “woke up” and the boundaries between “me” and “other” collapsed over the next three weeks. … Read more…