Stages of waking

From a recent discussion on an Adyashanti retreat in comments, here.

I would say people often slowly approach waking, not really sure if they are or not, then there is the switch. The change from experiencing the Self to being the Self. Some say its a bang or pop, but that implies some experience. Its not so much an experience as a being. A shift in who and where you “are”.

Many people have doubts after the switch as the change can be subtle to some. How long that goes on depends on their clarity and ego grip. … Continue Reading…

Flower of Life

If you have read or heard Buckminster Fuller speak of great circles, or heard Nassim Haramein speak of the geometry of hyperspace, you will love this graphic:

http://www.energygrid.com/destiny/floweroflife.html

NOTE: After a comment about great circles, I looked a little closer and realized this is neither sacred not great circles. Its a 2D mesh of circles, enclosed in a circle. Nice design but it does not express the underlying core intentional structure of experience. Nor the ‘e8’ image you may have seen. They are a nice 2D design rather than defining 3D space. That is the core … Continue Reading…

Finding a Teacher Pt 3

After speaking about a Teacher, then responding to comments about finding a teacher, I ran into some interesting pages today. Now, certainly, I’ve seen some of those guru-busting sites but they typically have a broad brush that knocks them all down. This site has a more ‘inside’ view. Here is a page on pointers to observe, with a link to some resulting evaluations of teachers. I generally agree but have a caveat I’ll speak of shortly.

http://www.energygrid.com/spirit/guide/index.html

They also offer some false flags. Keep in mind no person is perfect. Its only a weighting … Continue Reading…

Mental States

In a recent post on Perspectives, I outlined another view of the states of consciousness or awareness we typically occupy at one stage or another. Steve Pavlina outlines Hawkins levels of consciousness from their emotional signatures. These emotional states can easily be placed on the Perspectives continuum. Another way to consider these is from Mental states.

Last night, I had a dream where I tried to help someone (they needed a Zed (laughs)) but when I was done, they were not to be found, then I lost the Zed. Goal and expectation dashed, I played … Continue Reading…

Truth and Isness

Comments from another discussion:

I would agree that the highest truth is who you are. Its hard to say thats the only truth. I tend to see truth as relative to the awareness of the perceiver. Because really truth is structured in the mind. As the perceivers perspective or awareness grows, they become increasingly aware of this highest truth until you “become” who you already are. When you open to that fully, then I would say its no longer a “truth”, it simple is. It is beyond mind, so beyond any ideas of truth or not truth. The very statement … Continue Reading…

Layers of Awakening

In a recent post, More Eckhart, Tom commented about the sequence of ego loss and Adyashanti observing awakening as a two-step process. I thought it would be good to comment further on this.

Awakening is basically a process of opening. Of the release of resistances. As commented elsewhere, everything is either fullness, or resistance to fullness. So the process of being fullness is a process of letting go of resistances. Part of that process is making a connection to or experiencing the experienceless silence of being. Getting to know who we really are. The other part is opening … Continue Reading…

More Eckhart

Last night, I watched the 6th class of Eckhart on Oprah. (from a download) I have not read the book. Actually I have rather a backlog of books to be read, and more lined up after that (laughs). I love exploring how others see the world and explain the deeper truths. So the ideas are not new and I am very familiar with what he is speaking of. Eckhart simply uses some of his own terminology. He has a strong focus on the “pain body”. As I observed in “The Teacher” and elsewhere, Eckhart suffered and then he … Continue Reading…

A New Earth

The Book, that is. Just in Amazon.ca and noticed the best seller list had Tolle’s A New Earth in twice. One edition is at #8, the other is at #1. 2 different publishers, slightly different covers. And one is over $4 cheaper, selling at half of list.

$7.75 for a brand new earth? Sounds like a good deal  😉

At least I’m not being swarmed with cross-promotion. So many authors these days cross promote each others work. I want to know about it but don’t need 5 emails in one day. They also do this ‘order now and get free … Continue Reading…

Watch Now

Here is an amusing little juxtaposition – a wristwatch, which of course we use to tell the time, with the word “NOW” written across the face. A little something to remind you to be present when you look at the time, so often when we are least present. And that reminder is their goal. http://thenowwatch.com/

The site reminds us what Now is in some other languages: Spanish – Ahora, Dutch – Nu, German – Jetzt, Greek – τώρα, Italian – Ora, Portuguese – Agora, Russian – Теперь, Chinese –

Of course a watch won’t bring you presence. Only … Continue Reading…

Perspectives Overview

When I hear many speakers talk about higher awareness or expanded perception, they often talk about several different states but don’t differentiate them. The result for many people is a muddling together of ideas of Oneness, waking, self-actualization, and God realization. Kind of lumping it together with no context for the process.

Human growth and development is a process. A path. A continuum. A process of opening. While there are certain markers or apparent stages, any division of the path is arbitrary, just as we might measure a road in miles, kilometers, or chains. But without some sort of gauge, … Continue Reading…

Moses Code, part 2

A couple of months ago, I mentioned the upcoming film, The Moses Code. It opened today in a showing at a local church here. (and many other places) The place was packed. What is the Moses Code? A comma. Really.

It is a simple, slightly new understanding about the story, and message, of Moses. I won’t explain. They do a better job. Illustrious cast, including Micheal Beckwith, Joe Dispensa, Debbie Ford, Neale Donald Walsch, Mary Manin Morrissey, Gregg Braden, and many others known and less known. And of course, James Twyman.

And they really do take … Continue Reading…

Finding a Teacher, Pt II

Recently, I wrote about finding a teacher for our path. In considering that, another aspect of this came to mind – the areas where we may need a teacher.

Firstly, to me, is someone to teach us how to connect with our initially transcendent nature. With our true being. This may be through meditation, prayer, dance; whatever brings you within to peace. While there are books and CD’s that suggest they can teach you meditation, keep in mind that this is an experiential thing so less easily learned from a book. “Knowledge in books stays in books” is an … Continue Reading…