Yoga Sutra Talk

Dr. Shelley Thomas, a language professor at Middle Tennessee State University, offers a class on awakening. They cover some of the primary world literature on the topic. Previously, they’ve invited academics to speak on the …

Finding Balance

There’s a curious dance between letting go of control and taking responsibility for our life. So often, ego’s are trying to control while avoiding responsibility. Or taking responsibility for what it can’t control. Balance comes …

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 …

Core Fears

Recently, there have been waves of purification washing through the collective in greater frequency than usual. The current cycles of time call for healing. Life organized circumstances to turn many of us within and face …

What Is

Initially, most adults are in that place of “what I want.” New Age approaches may amplify that, such as goal-setting our desires. Alas, so often we’ve learned to resist what we don’t want and grasp …

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 …

Many Paths Home

On this blog, I recommend a specific approach and practices. I’ve seen this as very effective for quality of life, smooth awakening, and a full process including the refined stages. Each of us uniquely combines …

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 …

The Fear of Silence

Occasionally, someone will mention their fear of silence, of self-annihilation, or of spiritual practices. Such dread isn’t a quality of silence. Silence is infinite, eternal and deeply peaceful. Alive silence is also blissful. However, that …