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 …

Brahman Plus

This article spins out of a discussion in comments on Is Brahman God, an article from November 2014. All experiences and the world arise from consciousness interacting with itself. For a materialist that sees consciousness …

The Diversity of Brahman

Brahman itself is totality, not diversity. The field of diversity is also Brahman but in the sense that diversity is just an appearance of totality. The title of this article is a reference to the …

The Mahavakya – Updated

When I previously wrote an article on the Mahavakya (great sayings), I used an old understanding, informed by a 70’s talk by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (before he was differentiating the Brahman stage) and common English …

Eternal Divinity

One of the challenges of progress on a spiritual path is the falling away of what has unfolded. In other words, our apparent gains can be lost again. Several times. Yet surrender remains a key …

Liberating the Person

While awakening is about liberation, it is liberation FROM the person. It is loosing our identification with being an individual ‘me’ that things happen to. Both before the shift and for awhile afterwards, there can …

Becoming vs Devouring

There is an interesting shift that takes between the style of experience in Unity and the style in Brahman. In Unity, we progressively become whatever we experience. Perceptions, memory, the whole works – as we …

Variations in Brahman

When I say “Variations in Brahman” I don’t mean variations in Brahman itself but rather in how it is known. How a person shifting into Brahman knows it. At the high end of Unity consciousness, …

The Divinity of Brahman

How does one describe a quality of divinity that is beyond consciousness, beyond existence, beyond even the subtlest division? We can use the word Divinity itself. True Divinity. Totality. A profoundly “exquisite delicacy” that is …

Brahman is Conscious

As the saying goes, Brahman is the knower of Brahman. And as I’ve noted, consciousness arises in Brahman. But Brahman is also beyond consciousness. The key here is the distinction between conscious and consciousness. Conscious …

Refined Brahman

Writing about Brahman in an intelligible way is a little fraught. It’s so beyond most peoples frame of reference that words can be entirely misleading. How do you describe something that is nothing, that is …