The Primacy of Clarity

When we are clear, we understand. We feel certainty. We have emotional comfort. We allow events, however rough, to occur. We go with the flow. We are OK with what is. When we are not clear, we feel the opposite. Uncertainty, confusion, apprehension, fear. We resist what is occurring, even sweat the small stuff. What is this clarity? Clarity arises in the container of experience, in awareness. It is clarity of consciousness. This clarity arises in the openness / expansiveness of awareness and in the purity of the channel – the physiology, emotions, and mind. This is why the wise … Continue Reading…

Beyond MS

A friend of mine has developed a routine for overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. A routine that has worked well for many people. At a time when Richard was told he would be confined to a wheelchair, he set out on a 25,000 mile tricycle tour around the world. The trip was designed to raise the profile of MS. The journey began in 1981 as is outlined here. Here is a TV report, recently posted on YouTube. While he is not without symptoms, decades later he still manages the condition well and lives an active life. He uses a 10 point program … Continue Reading…

What Allows?

mind spiral

Back on What Awakes, I spoke to the question of what it is that wakes up. People have many illusions about this. Many have some idea that awakening requires perfection, top health, or deep wisdom. Not at all. These are all aspects of the person or individual. This is not who we are. Nothing can stop us from being who we already are. Fatigue, health problems, and other issues can certainly affect our experience of life but it will not change our ability to be. We simply need to fully allow what is. Earlier this week during a conference call, … Continue Reading…

Can you hear the picture?

There is an “illness” science has called Synaesthesia, where there is a tendency for the senses to intermingle. Early focus was on extreme cases that hampered a persons ability to function. But there are subtler forms of it that are actually advantageous. Artists have been documented who “see” music as colours. Others “hear” visual movement or patterns. BBC has an article about some of the recent studies of this. You have probably heard of the ‘music of the spheres’, a remarkable experience some people have where they experience their environment as a symphony of sound, literally hearing the vibration of … Continue Reading…

Time changes everything

Time changes everything

Back in Time, (yuk yuk) I spoke about the nature of time, its source and how past and future are both here, now. But thats pretty abstract and not the average experience. I’ve also spoken about history, the way time cycles, patterns in time and future trends. But I have not touched on how we experience the passage of time. Thats an interesting one. We can say that up until a certain point in our evolution, our inner awareness experiences through our physical body and senses. Our senses take data from vibrations in the air, photons of light, and various … Continue Reading…

Spoken Words

The Prophets Conference folks have been doing a series of conferences around the globe on the theme of “The Great Rethinking”.  In my area, they had a ‘Bleep’ conference and the following year, a health conference. I got a chance to meet Bruce Lipton, Rupert Sheldrake and a variety of other cutting edge thinkers as a result. It’s quite mixed bag – everything from physics to psychics, orbs to intention. They have now released recordings of some of the talks at a variety of the conferences, available online for free. None of the ones listed I’ve heard before but a … Continue Reading…

10 Steps to Enlightenment

Kamal Gad

photo in Kamal Gad in India by Binary Half Want to wake up to who you are? Here it is, step by step. With links to more detailed articles. 1) Meditate. Find a way to connect with silence, with your inner Self on a reasonably regular basis. Thats the best way to help with anything that follows. Effortless approaches are usually best.* 2) Yoga. Take care of the temple. Your body is your vehicle of expression so taking reasonable care of it it helps. Yoga Asanas (stretching exercises*). A decent light Diet. Get enough Rest. Get enough Activity. Learn to … Continue Reading…

The Semmelweis Reflex

Semmelweis stamp

On this blog, I often talk about the way the mind works. We are flooded with information all the time, so the mind has to filter through this vast volume of data and choose what to give attention to, then process it into recognizable form. Science tells us the world is quite a different place than what we perceive. What we perceive is a mental construct based on the incoming information, a construct we tune as children until it matches enough with the society in which we function. Conditioning, this is called. If we put consciousness as the source of … Continue Reading…

Clearing

sunrise

In recent examples in the people around me, I am reminded of the process of clearing. The making way that takes place as we move into new territory. One of the hallmarks that we’re on the right path is that it is unforced, unresisted. It flows. There is an underlying ease to it. Thats not to say easy, but ease. There is a release and an opening in the cycle of growth. It is this release aspect that is the clearing. When we reach a new section of the path, it’s not uncommon to need to clear some scrub. While … Continue Reading…

Stroke of Oprah

Recently, I mentioned Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight” presentation and experience. She has done a 4 part interview with Oprah, available here for viewing or download: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/guest/oss_guest_jboltetaylor.jhtml The Soul series originates from XM radio so the format is a videotaped radio interview. Upcoming speakers in the Soul series release include Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, and more. Davidya

Healing the temple

Goddess Temple firepit, Indian Springs, Nevada

I’ve talked in here a bunch about emotional healing. Physical healing is much the same. I have not had a lot of issues there but have had some contact with people who have. I can only offer a few observations that may help a little, should you have a healing journey. First thing is acceptance. As long as you are resisting what is, including the physical distress, healing is compromised. This includes even pain. Pain is the bodies signal that something is wrong. Allowing the signal means it is accepted and it will subside. But as long as you push … Continue Reading…

On Stress

From a Discussion on Shilpan’s guest post. (now offline) Hans Selye was an early researcher into stress. He defined 2 types – distress and eustress. The second of course a positive stress like falling in love. Both can have similar biological responses but one tends to be a motivator, the other a demotivator, as you observe. Stress has a tendency to trigger the fight or flight (or freeze) response which shuts down digestion and the forebrain, the place where we are more conscious and have more problem solving skills. As you observe, stress thus reduces our ability to deal with … Continue Reading…