The Pranava

I’ve written on the pranava or cosmic sound before. Pra means cosmic or primary. Nava has a few meanings including the number nine and more pertinently, new or fresh. It is the sound of our …

Models of Nature

There are various ways people may experience and model the structure of creation, also known as nature or Prakriti. Recently, there have been several insights that allowed integrating some models. First, I’ll explore some models, …

On Creation

I’ve had a few questions on what I mean by “creation.” This is the term I use for the subtle space created by globally self-aware consciousness (Atman). In this space arises fundamental structures that then …

The Child Identity

I used to write regularly about the 3 am-egos, what Adyashanti called head, heart, gut. Essentially, with Self Realization the me-concept (head) ends when the Self wakes up to itself through the apparent person. The …

Shadows and Truth

The key to living a life of peace and bliss is truth, of seeing reality as it is. Truth is the first leg of dharma and one that is being assailed at the moment. There …

The Person

There was a time in India when the householders approach had become universal. The sage Shankara revived the path of renunciation for that small percent who are naturally monks. But then the pendulum swung to …

More Cosmic

On Our Bodies, I spoke of the local bodies, the cosmic, and the Divine. There is more to this that can be explored. First some background… There are 8 prakritis or fundamental values of our …

What is Flow?

This came up in a discussion and I thought it worth sharing. Flow is the movement of primary qualities of nature through the physiology. We could say the movement of consciousness with qualities. When our …

Our Bodies

Like so many things on a spiritual journey, we can experience our body in a vast range of ways. Most people experience their physical body and have an internal experience of thoughts and emotions. Some …