Ways of Knowledge

A comment On Truth lead me to some thoughts on knowledge. The first form of knowledge we have is stories we’re told as children and the feedback we get from others. Those turn into our …

Our Story

The mind very much likes to feel it’s safe and in control. This is driven by our disconnection from source. Feeling separate and alone, we seek safety in a story. Or rather a host of …

What Wakes Up?

When we’re speaking of spiritual awakening, it’s key to understand that it’s not a concept or something you can figure out with the mind. Such stories can obscure the reality because they create constructs in the …

Where are the Senses?

In our culture, we’re encouraged to think of the senses as part of our body. We can point to the places in our body where we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. However, if our senses …

What is Clarity?

I talk a lot about the 2 primary aspects of awakening – Consciousness unfolding to itself and sattva or clarity. But what is it that becomes more clear? I sometimes talk about clarity in terms …

Cosmic Consciousness

I thought it would be interesting to take the qualities mentioned in the Natural Tendency song* Cosmic Consciousness and relate them to the process. – shining within – awake during sleep – witness the mind …

On Truth

The “Truth about Reality” is way beyond the mind so cannot be found though reading or hearing. All we gain through the senses is information from which we build concepts about the world. This is …

Cosmically Conscious

This is a throwback song Paul McCartney wrote in an ashram in Rishikesh, India in 1968. Interestingly, 5 of the performers where also there, including Ringo Starr (briefly), Donovan, Mike Love (of the Beach Boys), …

Whose Reality?

“Those who play at being angels, end up as animals.” — Blaise Pascal, The Ascent to Truth I ran into this quote recently while reading Mariana Caplan’s book Halfway Up The Mountain. It rather succinctly …

Who Is This Guy?

I realized from a few recent comments that there was something I was taking for granted that may not be obvious to all readers. That is the distinction between awakening and who it’s being embodied …

Together, We Are

Over on Managing the Chakras, a point came up in Comments that I thought worth emphasizing. I’ve written several similar articles about how the devata manage the flow of energy that support our “personal” physiology. …

Subjective vs Objective

The US election is highlighting one way changes are taking place in group consciousness that doesn’t seem to be clear for many people. John Oliver highlighted the issue in this recent commentary (some strong language) …