Further Stages?

This post is more speculative as it’s something newly unfolding that is incomplete and I don’t know of other references yet. As a being, we experience life from here. Our point from which we view …

Death is But a Dream

Death is But a Dream is the title of a new film expected to be released late next year. Scientists in Buffalo have been doing formal research on late life dreams and their correlation with death. …

The Eternal Soul

The recent post Endless led to questions from a friend. I thought the results were worth sharing. In later Unity, we can realize how consciousness is both globally aware of itself and aware of itself …

Me or We?

Lori Ann Lothian recently wrote an article called What if Your Awakening is Not Just for You? The article is about people seeking enlightenment to get something when enlightenment is about giving, letting go, shifting …

A Case Study

I’ve talked before about winding down the shadow, teaching prematurely, and having peer support. Issues with these are important to recognize in others and groups so we don’t get caught up in their junk (as …

Conflict

It’s astonishing how much internal conflict most people carry. Yet it’s considered entirely normal to walk around under a cloud of noise. Often people don’t realize how much pain they radiate. The stories we maintain about …

Endless

There never was a time when I was not, nor you, nor these rulers of men. Nor will there ever be a time when all of us shall cease to be. — Bhagavad Gita Chapter …

I Am Not I

Among the great questions of the human heart, none is more central than the question, “Who am I?” And among the great answers of the human spirit, none is more central than the experience of …

Enlightened Duality

The closing of the book Halfway up the Mountain by Mariana Caplan is a chapter on how enlightenment is only the beginning. She correctly notes there is no “top end” or final state. From the …

The Mature State

I’ve talked some of how enlightenment is not a goal in itself but rather a platform for living. Here this is put another way. The unitive state is not an end in itself; rather its …

The Matrix

Awakening can be said to happen through the non-Self being “devoured” by Brahman or through the descent of the divine. It is not something we control or manage. Rather it comes as grace. We can …