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 …

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, …

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 …

Change and Growth

The relative world is constantly changing. On each level of our life, we’re in a cycle of movement, be it cellular, emotional, organs, mental, energetic, or spiritual. Some years back, I talked a lot about …

What is Nature?

On this blog, I write about nature and use terms like nature’s support and true nature. The question came up – what do I mean by “nature”? “Nature” is a big picture word. It refers …

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 …

Meeting the Basics

Sometimes, it’s worth being reminded that the challenges I talk about here on the blog are largely “First World” problems. Issues we face only when the basics are mostly taken care of. If you lacked …

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 …