The decentralized ego

The decentralized ego

I’ve spoken here before about the “3 am-egos“, the 3 layer structure of the sense of individual self. In our culture, we typically speak of “self” in terms of our body. We are encouraged to be very body-centric as this lower expression of ourselves is very sensate. It loves experiences of things. So we spend to experience and to own. This is good for the economy, but not much else. (laughs) Based on a Photo by M.V. Jantzen This is not ego, it is ego’s identification with body. And what does our culture, what does science make of feelings? Of … Continue Reading…

Understanding Growth

Understanding Growth

Photo by endora57 When we study something like house construction or business development, we tend to shift into rational mind. The logical mind likes to organize things into time, into a linear sequence of events. First this, then this, then this. For simple systems this is quite true but nature, including human growth and development, follows a different path. A path that is radial and spiral. We can see these radial spirals throughout nature. The pattern follows what is known as the golden ratio. We see it in a snails shell, the pattern of a sunflowers seeds, and in the … Continue Reading…

Deep Dreams

Deep Dreams

photo by adzla Recently, I’ve written about the illusory nature of the ego, that sense of separate self. I mentioned one of the ways you can see its nature is when you wake in the morning, you may occasionally not know who you are for a moment. This is because the ego has been sleeping with the mind. When it wakes, we “remember”. But that remembering gets in the way of really remembering who we are, the deeper silent Self within. This ego construct or idea arises naturally when we are quite young in the process of separation from mother. … Continue Reading…

Doing the Obvious

The following is as Steve Pavlina suggests, stating the obvious. But not what we normally do. “When you succeed or fail, there’s always a cause. You can backtrack your results to figure out what caused them. You might not be able to do this perfectly, but you’ll usually have a pretty good idea of the contributing factors. What caused your income, your health, and your relationships to improve over the past several years? What caused things to get worse? Can you identify the specific causes of your best and worst results? Once you know the contributing factors to your hits … Continue Reading…

Existence is

“Our Universe and everything in it is continually changing, because our Universe is made of energy. Energy can only exist if it is in motion and changing. If energy stopped being in motion, our entire Universe and all Life would vanish. [kinetic energy becomes potential energy] Our lives are also energy, and therefore they too must always be in motion and continue to change. You cannot stop the motion and change in your life, and nor would you want to. The changing nature of energy gives us Life. It causes Life to grow and causes us to grow.” — Rhonda … Continue Reading…

Love is for Giving

“Just go ahead and love whatever is in front of you, and in that way be filled with love. It is that simple if you remember that the essence of love is awareness and space. The ideal human lover is someone who gives you lots of space to just be yourself but somehow connects with you as you are. Awareness is like that. It doesn’t limit the object of its awareness, but it makes contact. Awareness is easy to give, and it doesn’t cost anything or deplete you in any way. We sometimes withhold love and awareness because we think … Continue Reading…

Clearing

Clearing

In recent examples in the people around me, I am reminded of the process of clearing. The making way that takes place as we move into new territory. One of the hallmarks that we’re on the right path is that it is unforced, unresisted. It flows. There is an underlying ease to it. Thats not to say easy, but ease. There is a release and an opening in the cycle of growth. photo by N ! ( K It is this release aspect that is the clearing. When we reach a new section of the path, it’s not uncommon to … Continue Reading…

Stroke of Oprah

Recently, I mentioned Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight” presentation and experience. She has done a 4 part interview with Oprah, available here for viewing or download: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/guest/oss_guest_jboltetaylor.jhtml The Soul series originates from XM radio so the format is a videotaped radio interview. Upcoming speakers in the Soul series release include Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, and more. Davidya

Eckhart on Oprah retro

Recently, I have posted several articles on Oprah’s free 10 part series on A New Earth with Eckhart Tolle. Oprah is now offering a 3 part “Soul” series with Eckhart. This is from September of last year when she interviewed Eckhart on his earlier book, “The Power of Now“. This is when she was introduced to “A New Earth“. Looks like it’s in 3 parts of 30 minutes each. You can view or download the first video or audio at: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/guest/oss_guest_etolle.jhtml Other parts will follow. The Soul series originates from XM radio so the format is a videotaped radio interview. … Continue Reading…

Pause

A little lag while I catch up with life… I spent some time researching an obscure reference that turned out to have some richness I’m still digesting. More to come with that – indeed, I have 3 posts outlined that await some time. The weekend was spontaneous, with highlights including international travel, old friends, a luxury hotel, and an unannounced East Indian speaker talking on the Tao. The adventure continues… And silence is always good. D

Homeward unbound

Homeward unbound

Photo by Stuck in Customs The path home is a very curious thing. One of the key steps in moving towards the One is to increase the sense of separation. As we become more conscious, more clear, we begin to have the experience of “witness”, of observer, independent of the observed. To have this experience, we have to step out or back from our individuality, the ego sense. We suspend who we thought we were and discover we are something much deeper, much more profound. It can be a little disconcerting at first. What we thought real now seems an … Continue Reading…

Allowing

Allowing

Tom Stine just posted a great article on the Sedona Method. This is a technique for emotional clearing I’ve heard about for years but never heard summarized so well. It also says a lot about Tom, too. From my perspective, a practice of effortless meditation is a key part of any process of growth. Partly as it teaches us opening and allowing. And partly because it reconnects us with source, with our true nature. However, because of the habits of mind cultured in the west, it may be necessary to make the allowing process more conscious, particularly around emotions. We … Continue Reading…