Wu Wei or Flow

I ran into a Zen quote the other day and thought about how flow unfolds. But first, some background. I’ve only studied a bit of Zen in my time, so am not an expert. But …

Divisions

In the unfolding of creation, awareness becomes self-aware in every layer. This leads to spaces within spaces as the process steps forward into the world of form and phenomena. Like a set of Russian dolls, …

Guilt

I’ve previously discussed the importance of truth. How can we expect knowledge and understanding if we distort the truth or favour stories and delusion? There are diplomatic ways of being truthful. We need not use …

Mind and Intellect

A reader asked me to speak more on the distinction between our mind and our intellect. Basically, mind is a field that processes sensory input, gives meaning and words to experiences via memory, and contains …

Types of Vasanas

I had a recent insight into Vasanas I wanted to share. Let’s define some terms as we go. The “pain body” is our unresolved emotions. The vasana are more subtle than this. After we’ve resolved …

Knots or Granthi

Granthi is a term from the Vedas that describes contractions in the physiology. These are places where there’s been a trauma, an unwillingness to experience something, or a grasping. They may be stored at the …

KXCR Interview

My conversation with Craig Holliday led to an interview with Larry Bloomfield on the Spiritual Unity Today show. They broadcast and live-stream this from KXCR Community Radio in Florence, OR. I came into the interview …

Primary Impurities

Kavitha Chinnaiyan wrote an article on the Tantric model of the 3 primary impurities or Malas. These are very subtle, on the level of the self-sense. 1) Anava mala: the sense of incompleteness 2) Mayiya …