Perspectives Overview

When I hear many speakers talk about higher awareness or expanded perception, they often talk about several different states but don’t differentiate them. The result for many people is a muddling together of ideas of Oneness, waking, self-actualization, and God realization. Kind of lumping it together with no context for the process. Human growth and development is a process. A path. A continuum. A process of opening. While there are certain markers or apparent stages, any division of the path is arbitrary, just as we might measure a road in miles, kilometers, or chains. But without some sort of gauge, … Continue Reading…

Finding a Teacher, Pt II

Recently, I wrote about finding a teacher for our path. In considering that, another aspect of this came to mind – the areas where we may need a teacher. Firstly, to me, is someone to teach us how to connect with our initially transcendent nature. With our true being. This may be through meditation, prayer, dance; whatever brings you within to peace. While there are books and CD’s that suggest they can teach you meditation, keep in mind that this is an experiential thing so less easily learned from a book. “Knowledge in books stays in books” is an old … Continue Reading…

Flow vs resistance

Recently, in the post “Be Here Now“, I wrote about how everything is either Flow or Resistance to Flow. Then I heard a CD of Marc Allen talking about the principle of Partnership, and its opposite in Dominance. How he saw our view of history and our culture as dominated by dominance, ignoring the “Chalice” aspect, much as David Hawkins spoke of in his book Power vs Force.  Essentially the difference between the egos desire for control vs the hearts desire for relationship and Oneness. Marc outlined the many ways a partnership approach enhances all life, including in business. And … Continue Reading…

Finding a teacher – 1 of 3

In my recent post on “the teacher“, Kirk asked about the teachers out there as there are so many. Its true. What comes to mind is a videotape of a story I heard Maharishi Mahesh Yogi tell about his teacher “Guru Dev“. The Swami left home at the age of 9 to find a spiritual teacher and spent about 4 years looking, in a land brimming with gurus. Of course, his standards were extremely high, even at that young age. Fully enlightened, well versed in the scriptures, and a lifetime celibate. The Swami had a lofty vision. Most of us … Continue Reading…

The teacher

From a discussion about a group of spiritual teachers: We may see enlightenment as a goal or end point, but its not. It is a process, like all other human development. There are certain key “steps” but each takes a period of integration, of settling in. Indeed, waking up puts us back in spiritual kindergarten. It is only the beginning. Because of the lack of clarity around the subject in our culture, there are several places we can get sidetracked. Powerful spiritual experiences can strengthen the ego or give one an idea that they are enlightened because of experiences. But … Continue Reading…

What is emergence?

From a discussion on web sites wanting to “organize” emergence. ♦Its very important to understand a key point about ’emergence’. It is not people that wake up to reality, it is reality that wakes up to people. Consciousness is waking to itself, through the vehicle of apparent individuals, through our unique expression, our increment of the whole. We are waking through our expression, then the expression itself is awoken too. “all this time he thought he was Bob trying to realize the Self. On this course he understood that the Self was trying to realize Bob.”  — Bob Because the … Continue Reading…

New markets

Now heres an interesting new trend in the marketplace. Books, DVD’s, seminars and retreats for people who are already awake and wish to go further. Wish to open still more to the depth of being. Adyashanti’s “Journey after Awakening” DVD comes to mind. Makes it pretty real, huh? Davidya

Perspective

In the recent issue of the Bleeping Herald , one of the filmmakers of What the Bleep, Will Arntz, talks about Connectedness. http://www.bleepingherald.com/mar2008/filmmakers My response: Dear Will Thanks for the great article in the latest Herald. I wanted to suggest something. The concept of perspective. If you define the process by perspective and how they shift, it makes the process even clearer. If we study human development and the awakening process, we can define a series of stages or states of consciousness people will pass though in their growth cycle. For example, when a baby is born, they feel one … Continue Reading…

the Waking

“David Hawkins, in his book, Power vs. Force outlines precisely what level of consciousness, measured in energy, is required to  counterbalance the lower levels of consciousness. When enough of us become enlightened (allegedly calculated to the square root of 1% of the world’s population which is just over 8,000 people), the level of consciousness of the entire universe will shift. Hawkins even states the numbers and claims that we have, in fact, already reached ‘critical mass’. ACIM states that when this level of consciousness reaches this point the manifestation of our thought energy will be the disappearance of the entire … Continue Reading…

The Universe is Dreaming Itself Awake

A friend of mine sent me an excellent article by Paul Levy. “When you begin to spiritually awaken, it is like waking up inside of a dream and recognizing that everything you are experiencing is nothing other than a very convincing projection, or display of your mind. The boundary between inner and outer, between dreaming and waking starts to dissolve, and you begin to realize that the same dreaming mind that is dreaming your dreams at night is dreaming your life. You realize that there is a Deeper Dreaming Self that is having a dream and we are it! This … Continue Reading…

global conscious awareness

Recently, a group of us was asked how we envision global conscious awareness… From my perspective, there is only one silent alertness. Much more than just global, or even Universal. It is everywhere, infusing everything. Yet is beyond any “thing”, beyond even the dream of God. You touch on the process. It begins within, with our own discovery of our transcendental nature, beyond the mind. With experience and allowing, we become that, that which we already are. We wake up to our true nature. Wake up from the dream of separateness. With time in that state, the silence moves out … Continue Reading…