Global News

While the media is full of current events, they are often oblivious to the larger trends underway.

One item they miss is that thousands of people are awakening spiritually. This is astonishing news. The more that awaken, the easier it gets for others to switch. That is leading to exponential growth patterns. However, because this is an internal process spread around the world, tracking actual numbers is difficult. But the evidence is clear – people waking more and more easily plus the occasional person is moving clearly into advanced stages in record time.

On top of that, those already awake … Continue Reading…

Spiritual Addiction

We’ve all met addicts of some kind. The drug addict whose need for a fix overshadows even basic human needs. The alcoholic who drowns his life away. The coffee drinker who can’t function without a morning cup. The smoker, the binger, the sweet-tooth, and on and on. In fact, we’ve probably all had addictions of one kind or another. Most addictions begin as a form of escape or avoidance of pain then take on a life of their own.

But there is another kind of addiction you may not recognize. Spiritual addiction. Spiritual practice as a form of avoidance. Of … Continue Reading…

Purifying Presence

In another forum, I made a comment people wanted to explore more. I thought readers here would also be interested. I’ve edited the reply for this blog.

“That kind of presence tends to cause others to purify.”

What I mean by this is that someone with a strong presence (of source, divine) and/or a lot of purity (sattva) can cause those around them to start purifying or releasing crud. This is much like we might purify energetically by sitting to meditate, only this person is radiating presence in activity. It’s called darshan in Sanskrit.

There are … Continue Reading…

Energy and Spirit

One of the more interesting developments in recent years is energy awareness. While energy awareness and healing has been practiced in various forms around the world for centuries, modalities are being drawn together and whole new international toolkits are developing.

Mixed in with this are a lot of people who don’t yet have deep energetic perception and are essentially experimenting on clients. “Energy” is becoming the new “quantum” and sometimes, in equally meaningless ways. In a recent article, Rose Rosetree mentions a client who had been to another  healer to remove a cord of … Continue Reading…

Julian of Norwich

Imagine having profound spiritual experiences at a time when religion was used to control people. Where speaking differently than the church line was heresy, perhaps punishable by death. Most people lived as serfs, beholden to the less than 1% who claimed divine right to rule. This was the Dark Ages, the trough of the yugas, and the time of the Black Death.

In this time came Julian. Her birth name is forgotten. It was a time when spiritual transition could be rough and accompanied by illness. In her case, she was expected to die at 30 after … Continue Reading…

One Man

One man devotes his life to the world as real and solid, worthy of his confidence.

Another man devotes his life to the world as illusion, a mirage or waking dream.

Yet another man devotes his life to God, and the world as an outpouring of  love.

Yet another man devotes himself to the world as himself, intimate with all that is.

The last man knows there is no world or illusion. He devotes himself to reality.

Who are these men? They are the same man at different points on the journey home.

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Front Row Seat

Imagine you’re watching a play at the theatre. It is a vast spectacle and you have a front row seat. In fact, that play is a custom play, written and performed just for you. While the audience feels very large, there is only one watching. The play is called “My Life.” In spiritual parlance, this experience is called witnessing.

This play is unfolding simultaneously with billions and billions of other such plays and they’re completely interconnected. No play could go on without all of them. The actors on your stage are, at the same time, also at play in others … Continue Reading…

Souls, Groups, and Flames

An interesting discussion came up in a forum and I thought it useful to touch on a few things around souls and soul connections. Not a topic I’d want to over-emphasize, but it’s useful to have some clarity.

I’ve discussed the soul on this site a few times, such as in Seat of the Soul or the Soul’s Past. There are other things people may point to and call the soul but to me, it’s the golden-white light in the heart space. It is connected to the divine with a … Continue Reading…

Some Quotes

Ran into a small stash of good quotes today

“Even after seeing the pain and sorrow of people, merely saying, “I am  the Self. I am beyond all this,” instead of trying to console and help them, is not Advaita. Such people are neither Vedantins nor religious. Any Vedantic study or religious belief is meaningless unless it moves one to console the distressed, to wipe away their tears, and, forgetting oneself, to offer oneself as their support and shelter.” ~  Amma

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of their heart, and that depends upon how much they … Continue Reading…

Shadbhava (the 6 Houses of our Life)

While people may speak of past karma or desire driving the form of this lifetime, the qualities of the life that unfold are found in various factors. Shadbhava is a term from Ayurveda meaning 6 houses or areas of life. It refers to the influences we have when starting this life. (it also refers to the 6 stages of life, but that’s another discussion)

Three or half of the factors relate to the body we’re being born into. The father, the mother, and nutrition during pregnancy. In other words, our bloodline and prenatal care. Many traditions honour their ancestral bloodlines … Continue Reading…

Natural Solutions – part 2

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Nature’s Support
Nature’s support is what some call synchronicities or coincidences or law of attraction. It’s the effect of devata being able to support what we have our attention on. There are 2 general types of devata relative to us. Those assigned to us and those attracted by the environment we offer them. The second kind have prescribed roles but flexibility where they perform them. They tend to be more experienced and thus more useful to attract.

There are others who are assigned to projects. They depart when the job is done. I noticed … Continue Reading…