How We Are

What are the primary things that influence our life experience? 1) Unresolved baggage (experiences) from prior lives drives us forward into new lives to complete them. 2) Development of Atman (consciousness/ presence) and Sattva (purity, …

Who Am I?

This is one of life’s big questions. Most people identify with things like their name, work, background, nationality, skin colour, tastes, and so forth. But these are stories about ourselves or roles we’ve adopted. They …

Grace

Grace is an important element of the spiritual journey. Around the world, we see grace in one of two ways. The first type of grace is unexpected gifts or unmerited favour of the Divine. Peter …

Types of Self

When people use the English word “self” or any of its variations (myself, himself, etc.), they may refer to one or several things. Most commonly, they’re talking about the personal self or me. Yet if …

The Omni’s

As we progress through the stages of development in consciousness, we come to know some key qualities of divinity. With Self Realization (Cosmic Consciousness), we come to know Omnipresence. This is experienced as liberation and …

Degrees of Presence

Seems I’m on a scales thing these days… While everything we experience originates in the dynamics of consciousness, how much of that is embodied in form varies widely. For example, simple objects like rocks are …

Depth of Surrender

In considering a different article, I realized there was a way to describe layers to the process of surrender. Similar to the process of consciousness unfolding to itself, there is 2 intertwined processes. One is …

On Knowing

Due to the BATGAP interview and SAND talk, this blog is attracting many new readers. Some are coming in search of concepts that can help them make a better story about enlightenment. This is natural …

Cosmic Stages

I’ve written before about the stages of childhood development. Using the Alexander model from psychology, we can describe the dominant stages of: Body & Senses (learning to sense and walk and talk) Desires & Emotions …

Male and Female Paths

Funny how ideas sneak up on you. How the grander picture often emerges in increments. For example, I’ve long known of higher states of consciousness. More recently, I’ve shown a more complete model, like this: …