Sunday, August 30, 2015

Golfing lesson

Golfing lesson

A flat left wrist
exists within
a quantum realm..
A flat dimension
amid a dimensionless field
of Being..
The wrist has control
of the body's
shifting and sequencing
in time..
But in the downswing
the wrist melts
as quantum reality merges
 wrist and ball and target:
A settled relaxing
as the ball compresses...!

for any golfers out there...!  :)

Coloring the Light

Coloring the Light

A photo's dark background
is ofttimes overlooked..
It fills the spaces between
and we might assume
some darkness is replaced
with the flowers and tree
which so pleasantly 
treat the eye..
What a difference though
if the appearing dark
hides an eternal light and
 out of its own brilliance
this beauty does appear...



“When one is able to mingle practice with the activities of daily life, these activities will then be beneficial and devoid of any harm whatsoever. That is if one has already recognized one's essence correctly. Without the correct recognition one will get carried away by the daily activities - one will have no stability. Lacking stability is like a strand of hair in the wind bending according to how the wind blows whereas a needle will be stable no matter how small it is. Even a very thin needle cannot be bent by the wind. Once one has truly recognized one's essence one cannot be carried away by the activities of daily life, just as a needle that is stable. Dualistic mind is completely unstable, like a hair that is just ready to move by the tiniest breeze; it falls prey to the five external sense objects. Awareness, on the other hand, when properly recognized, does never fall subject to sense objects. It is like a needle that is unmoved by the wind.”

~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, excerpt from ‘Vajradhatu Sun’, 1985

After Death

After Death

"It is the same mechanism which wants to know what will happen after death. For some reason that mechanism, that movement of thought, does not want to come to an end. But, if you want to know if there is anything beyond, you have to die now." U.G. Krishnamurti

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Not Two

Not Two

Some say that our shadows and pain
result from denying the One
finding our separated world..
Others deny the separation
and claim finding our upper self..
What if we were to proclaim
Not Two
as no-thing
which becomes
One and All...!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time's Purpose

Time's Purpose

15. THE PURPOSE OF TIME (p347-p347, A Course in Miracles)
Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties,but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is FOR; to learn just that and nothing more. God’s Teacher cannot be satisfied with His teaching until it constitutes ALL your learning. He has not fulfilled His teaching function until you have become such a consistent learner that you learn ONLY of Him. When this has happened, you will no longer need a teacher or time in which to learn.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Certain Awareness

Certain Awareness

Still searching in our time
 a question of finding that which
is certain..
A theory of everything seems
now and then
quite beyond grasping
not least of those scientists
spending their days
engaging their search..
But it truly seems
that we and our scientists
are still immersed 
as a separation continues
 its desperate hold..
Where is the hope..?
In those few becoming many
who of a sudden in time
glimpse their Awareness
and know at last
we must search
in unexpected places...!

Wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, the collapse of the wave function, and entanglement all point to awareness being an intrinsic aspect of reality. Yet we are still trying to understand them in terms of a worldview that believes the real world to be that of space, time, and matter, and relegates consciousness to some artifact of brain processes.

Yet the one thing of which we are certain is that we are aware. And it is the one thing the current worldview cannot account for. is profound anomaly will ultimately lead to the full paradigm shift to which contemporary physics is, unwittingly, pointing.
~~~Peter Russell

The Stuff in Between

The Stuff in Between

We seemingly spend our time
riding on thoughts, feelings, perceptions
never to consider what lies between
each of these risings..
But in our years now we might
take note that Between is found
by Sages in centuries past
and by modern discoveries
as  stuff out of which all is made..
Between is the Space of Awareness
our Self really before the rising
of all of the seeming others 
others made only of our Stuff...!

Sunday, August 23, 2015



She prayed for adversity
a non-logical wish for most of us
but a help in understanding
how all of life's black holes
might serve as stimulation
for a new recognition
here and now
of our true Self...

Saturday, August 22, 2015


In our rocky mountain vistas

and certain landscape
Our imaginings are captured
sometimes clear and ordered
in others stormy patterns
hiding then revealing
dark and jagged forms
almost hearing the hawk's
invisible circling call
Imagining ourselves on
precipitous mountain paths
blown by shifting icy winds
vertigo and dark crevices
fearsome obstacles foreshadowing
impending loss     then
most suddenly we return
to our observation places
warmth safety comfort
as before
our imagined landscape fears
now engulfed transformed
within a joyous
pervading light
a jolting new experience
mysteriously named by some
as the sublime

The word a gentle quiet
of beauty and twin terrors
of fear and loss
Might we then find
in this our landscape viewing
a rehearsal
for life's dark confrontations
and on a promising day
enfold transmute and
with ecstatic labor
discover true beginnings
new births
reaching this time
to a friend
we know and name
Our Sublime

Duality's grasp

Duality's grasp

“Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. 
Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”

Eckhart Tolle

Science within Consciousness

Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being.

If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religous values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.

Quantum physics is the physics of possibilities. And not just material possibilities, but also possibilities of meaning, of feeling, and of intuiting. You choose everything you experience from these possibilities, so quantum physics is a way of understanding your life as one long series of choices that are in themselves the ultimate acts of creativity.

Consciousness is not mind; it is the ground of all being, the ground of both matter and mind. Matter and mind are both possibilities of consciousness.

Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence.

When we are aware of our inner-growth potential yet have no pretensions about ourselves, when we are vulnerable, then we can change.

The idea that consciousness is the ground of being is the basis of all spiritual traditions.

It can be made only when one recognizes the ground of being itself, when one recognizes directly that One is All.

Consciousness comes first; it is the ground of all being. Everything else, including matter, is a possibility of consciousness. And consciousness chooses out of these possibilities all the events we experience.

Quantum physics presents a new and exciting worldview that challenges old concepts, such as deterministic trajectories of motion and causal continuity. If initial conditions do not forever determine an object's motion, if instead, every time we observe, there is a new beginning, then the world is creative at the base level.

Evolution is fundamentally creative, and when we align ourselves with the evolutionary movements of consciousness, the universe itself puts wind in our sails. Quantum thinking goes beyond the thoughts we're aware of; it includes unconscious processing, which doesn't just expand our boundaries, but can also free us from the suffering that conscious processing (sometimes known as 'the monkey mind') creates.

It is not just do do do. It is not just be be be. It is do be do be do.

What if consciousness is the ground of being? What if the possibilities discovered by quantum physics are the possibilities of consciousness itself? Remember there is already a class of people who think in this way. They are called mystics, and they say it is all God. Finally, a few scientists dared to say that some of the characteristics attributed to God are similar to what we describe as consciousness.
Amit Goswami

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Smoky skies

Smoky skies

Wildfires rage 
and in our distance we share..
The smoke veils clarity
and we reject
with cough and watering..
Small particles conspire
to mask details
and mountain outlines 
appear and depart..
The clarity we lack
this summer represents
climate change perception..
With William Blake
we need heed and
our perception doors
soon cleanse...

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite." 

Friday, August 21, 2015

The rumble of a distant truck

The rumble of a distant truck

This August morning
the titled rumble with birds chirping..
The cat's interest aroused
by a bird's arrival 
and eased by departure..
Pink August blossoms 
criss-crossed by bees..
Inner sensing 
of what appears to be external..
Space of Awareness alive with
movement and color and sound..

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Deposits remain from beliefs
of dualistic separate-selves..
Dissolving these locates 
life's greatest task..
Our Awareness discovery 
finds a quantum burst of joy
but lifetime's habits and beliefs
of separation deeply rooted
have deposited dark matter
in minds, organs, and cells..
This darkness need be brought forth
for dissolving in the expanse
of Awareness' bright transparence..
Continuing..let us inquire of
 deep cosmological past
of historical suffering
where deposits seem vast..
Awareness must witness
the same dissolution  
here and now
in our recognition of an 
ever-present Big Bang...!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015



Simply defined as
Wave and particle
It's a declaration
of a transcendence
of the duality we
sense and see..
This flash of news:
Our Awareness is electric
particle shines
as Wave is found
to be All...

Do not judge

Do not judge

Judging is separation
a duality creation
when unity is
our real need..
Judging stimulates
worsens and multiplies..
No celebration
of That which Is...

Monday, August 17, 2015

We are the space

We are the space

It is most surprising
when space
of a sudden
is noticed..
The whiteness between
letters on a page
and the white beneath
the surface markings..
The metaphoric whiteness
is What we are..
One more surprise
the surface markings
are simply
made of the space...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Practicing Awareness

Practicing Awareness

It's what we are
without effort
transparent and infinite
empty and full
subjective Self
without center
available always
Abide in these
As these...



There are those
pointing to splits and separation
and those
pointing to gathering and union..
Splits and gathering
as we Awaken
point to each other...!

Razor's Edge

A celebration here 
of this teacher
on my path..
His simplicity for us
to find our real Self
Awakened Awareness
and marking this
 different approach
for fulfillment
beyond mindfulness...

Stephan Bodian
June 7 · 
Here's an excerpt from my new book in progress, "Dancing on the Razor's Edge":
Perhaps the greatest paradox of the spiritual life is that we ultimately realize ourselves to be eternal, limitless, and all-pervasive, yet we wake up each morning in a particular body and mind, experiencing life through a particular set of eyes and ears, called upon to relate to particular people and circumstances. Though we know that we’re essentially nothing and everything, we still find ourselves answering to one name and not another, prefering strawberry to chocolate, laughing at some jokes and not others, and having certain feelings and thoughts but not the feelings and thoughts of the person next to us. Our essential nature is unconditional and free, but our bodies and personalities have been deeply conditioned over a lifetime and may react to life in automatic, preconditioned ways that do not accurately reflect the profound understanding we’ve awakened to. Unlike the proverbial hermit on the mountaintop, we’re called to live our inherent perfection through these imperfect human forms, dealing with the “karmic bundle” we’ve received from a combination of early experiences and genetic endowment.
As long as we’re fully established in the nondual truth that subject and object, self and other, are inseparable and that the world we encounter is merely an expression of our essential nature, this paradox poses no challenge whatsoever; it’s just a description of the extraordinary mystery of being human, the word made flesh, spirit taking human form. Life unfolds in its magical and perfect way, and who we really are remains both intimately engaged yet profoundly serene, in the world but not of it, touched, bemused, but undisturbed. Everything we encounter is welcomed and embraced as an equal expression of its source and essence, our very own self; nothing is left out, rejected, or refused. Embodiment, in other words, takes care of itself.
But as soon as there’s even a hair’s breadth of separation, subject and object are set infinitely apart, and we’re thrust back into the realm of self and other, of me and you and the world outside, where we’re compelled by fears for personal survival to do everything we can to protect ourselves from forces beyond our control. This is the realm the Buddhists call samsara--and most people call home. One moment we’re feeling at one with the flow of life, completely surrendered to the nondual field; the next moment we’re feeling hungry, frightened, and alone, gripped by deep feelings and disturbing thoughts we forgot we had.
This place where nirvana meets samsara, where the universal merges into the personal, I like to call the razor’s edge. In fact, it’s just another name for this timeless moment, where emptiness endlessly bursts into form. One of my awakening experiences occurred while I was doing a body therapy session. As I was lying on the mat, breathing deeply, I had the clear, embodied, deeply felt recognition that I was the infinite ocean of Being gushing forth through the heart as the boundless multiplicity of the manifest world. In other words, I realized through direct experience that each of us is the meeting place of the universal and the personal, the absolute and the relative. This is not some abstract concept; it’s a lived reality happening right now, through every body and mind. Consciousness and its objects are one, and they join in the seamlessness of the now.

Nonduality of the Cross

The Nonduality of the Cross

“Like a bridegroom, Christ went forth from his chamber… He came to the marriage-bed of the cross, and there in mounting it, he consummated his marriage. And when he perceived the sighs of the creature, he lovingly gave himself up to the torment in place of his bride, and joined himself to [her] forever.”

– St. Augustine


The crucifixion as a celebration of life? As a marriage? What the hell is going on?

When we wake up from our childhood dreams and stop taking our religious and spiritual metaphors literally, when we stop believing that the literal son of a literal “God” literally died on a literal cross and then was literally reborn and literally ascended to a literal heaven, the crucifix reveals its deeper and more intimately human truth: that when pain is no longer resisted, when we remember who we really are as the vast, open, spacious capacity for all of life, when we remember our true identity as consciousness itself, then our humanity, with all its beauty and messiness and its pains, is seen to be inseparable from the divine, undivided from grace, and therefore embraceable, even when it hurts.

The symbol of the cross points to that which cannot be crucified. It reminds us who we truly are prior to the story of time and space. In this place of presence, the bride and the bridegroom, the father and the son, time and the timeless, emptiness and form, even life and death are merely imaginary mental opposites, swimming in a love and a silence and a wholeness beyond comprehension.

The wild torture of the cross sucks you into its infinitely calm centre.

And so, the crucifixion, understood in its deeper spiritual sense, points beyond theology and even psychology, and becomes this ultimate invitation to awaken; in other words, to die to all that is false, and in the midst of that devastation, to discover the eternal life that you are. Call this stillness God or call it awareness or call it nothing at all, it really doesn’t matter anymore – it’s all simply a metaphor for who you already are, prior to words.

We all live our own crucifixion. We all sometimes face ruin and ridicule and despair and the loss of the image. Nobody escapes these trials of life completely. Nobody can divide themselves from the river of humanity, as the Buddha taught. The only question is, what your relationship to this existence? Can we “lovingly give ourselves up to the torment”? Can we be “joined forever” to ourselves, with peace beyond understanding? Can we see that death itself is not anything to fear? Can we find inner acceptance in the midst of the unacceptable?

Whether or not you believe literally in the crucifixion, and whether you call yourself a Christian, a Jew, a nondualist or even an atheist, you cannot deny the crucifixion’s astonishing mythological and symbolic power, and its lasting importance as a universal teaching of profound awakening amidst unbearable pain, a teaching which transcends religion itself and speaks to everyone, regardless of age or background, race, colour or creed.

I do not label myself a Christian, but hidden in plain view at the heart of the story of the life and death of a man called Jesus (whose literal existence or non-existence was always really beside the point) is an astonishingly powerful non-dual teaching of unconditional love, deep acceptance and heartbreaking forgiveness – a teaching, of course, which is also at the heart of all the world’s other great religious traditions. Truth cannot be contained – it is a wild river, overflowing everywhere. No wonder there are so many religions in the world, so many systems of metaphor, each one in its own way trying to express the one inexpressible truth of existence: that the instrument of your torture, the thing which once threatened to break your spirit, eventually becomes your salvation, even wakes you up, to presence, to gratitude, to the miracle of creation. That when we turn to fearlessly face apparent darkness we may discover only undivided light, find a part of ourselves longing for love. That freedom lies not in escaping into the Absolute but in affirming life as it is – in consummating our marriage to our humanity, including all its trials and tribulations, and knowing God as the unbreakable principle present even in our pain, that which holds us even when we cannot hold ourselves.

– Jeff Foster


All things are linked with one another, and this oneness is sacred; there is nothing
that is not interconnected with everything else.  For things are interdependent,
and they combine to form this universal order.  There is only one universe made up
of all things, and one creator who pervades them; there is one substance and
one law, namely, common reason in all thinking creatures, and all truth is one--if, as we
believe, there is only one path of perfection for all beings who share the same mind.
---Marcus Aurelius

Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated “building blocks,” but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations always include the observer in an essential way. The human observer constitute the final link in the chain of observational processes, and the properties of any atomic object can be understood only in terms of the object's interaction with the observer. 
— Fritjof Capra
In The Tao of Physics

"Humanity from Space" website:

Big History Project website:

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Peace and rescue

Peace and rescue

We need go directly to Peace
Peace recognized as my sacred
I Am..
With my new Eye I join
sisters and brothers
poor and forgotten 
for rescue of the
shaded Truth...
In the Encyclical, Care for Our Common Home, Francis writes: 
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

a Remembering

a Remembering

Wordsworth words
are recalled:
about our birth
and sleep and forgetting
the arising of appearance
of separation..
Our separation declared
as real and we are taught
without remembering
the simple I Am
of our birth
the uncut root
of who we are..
Then to school
and reinforcement of
limits and partitions
which we become..
We seem to get along
but on occasion
evil enters our focus
and our questions..
Then the possibility
of hope and grace
a Remembering...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Dangerous territory

The Sermon on the Mount is dangerous territory for Christians. That is where Jesus puts forth some of his most challenging instructions. They are such bold and transformative ideas that lots of church people think that we're really not supposed to take them literally. You know: "Blessed are the peacemakers" and "Love your enemies" and "Do not worry about tomorrow." 
Then it gets even harder. Eco-justice calls on us to look at those sorts of Bible passages -- and not just the Bible, but our own lives and the structures of our society, too -- from a perspective of concern for the whole Earth community. Faithful eco-justice is not about me and my salvation. Joy, justice and righteousness are found only when the whole of God's creation is brought into right relationship. 

(excerpt from Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Notes...See Peter's website:

Collective Self Inquiry

Broadmoor Cafe..August 18, 2015

Discussion prompts:

1.  What is the significance of the Space perspective?

2.  Is this a Materialist viewpoint?

3.  What is Innovation?

4.  Electricity as life blood?

5.  Population growth as threat or promise?

6. The value and possibilities of Information?

7.  Finiteness of food, water, energy?

8.  The significance of a Unitive viewpoint?

9.  What of Cooperation?

10.  Energy and the Sun..a return now?

11.  Relationship of trade and CO2 emission?

12.  Who might be in opposition to this perspective?

13.  Metaphorical meaning in the video?

14.  Each of us as "Observer" ?

15.  Who are we?

Quantum innovations

Quantum innovations

What can we say of the many
historical innovations..
The Revolutions which 
directed historical paths anew..
Not evolutionary progression these
but immediate re-alighnments 
resulting in explosions 
of growth and comfort and terror..
Perhaps these are evidence
of a unitive dimension
which penetrates and in-forms
from top-down...!

Humanity from Space

Humanity from Space

We see from space
the innovations which
in quantum quickness
produces historical jumps in
These many fingers
pointing to the unity
of evolving matter..
All of this
is impressive sadness
because of the missing
I is the shift
which places these
interconnecting webs
on an edge made of
an aware "I" ...

refers to a PBS special
with the same title...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Anxious expectation

Anxious expectation

Short walk:
The pull way
from present experience
from this task
from this enjoyment
at close hand..
We introduce suffering
a dualistic search
with expectation of
real happiness ahead..
Suffering arrives as
becoming becoming
becomes prime..
A new way station
up ahead and
the place of
new suffering

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quantum Activist


Monday, August 17th, 2015, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Mackenzie Place, Union and Fillmore
Colorado Springs, Colorado

We will view and discuss the documentary film

Quantum Activist

No cost

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a revolutionary amongst a growing body of renegade scientists who, in recent years, has ventured into the domain of the spiritual in an attempt both to interpret the seemingly inexplicable findings of curious experiments and to validate intuitions about the existence of a spiritual dimension of life. A prolific writer, teacher, and visionary, Dr. Goswami has appeared in the movies What the Bleep do we Know!?, Dalai Lama Renaissance, and the prize winning,  Quantum Activist.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Cosmological Principle

The cosmological principle is usually stated formally as 'Viewed on a sufficiently large scale, the properties of the universe are the same for all observers.' This amounts to the strongly philosophical statement that the part of the universe which we can see is a fair sample, and that the same physical laws apply throughout. In essence, this in a sense says that the universe is knowable and is playing fair with scientists. (Astronomer William Keel in Wikipedia)


As particles race around Saturn at breakneck speeds, their jostling and crashing may look random and haphazard — but a new mathematical theory brings a simple kind of order to the chaos that will help reveal more about rings across the universe.
A group of physicists, mathematicians and astronomers has more rigorously explained a longstanding mystery of Saturn's rings: why the distribution of different particle sizes, ranging from inches to more than 30 feet (10 meters) across, follows a very simple ratio. Their model also suggests why very large bodies in the rings never last long. (

New Perception

New Perception

This amazing photo
portrays the moon's backside 
backgrounded by our blue globe
a million-mile perspective
a macro-selfie in cultural terms..
Different perceptions seem to prevail
yet our perceiving is all we 
really perceive..
Perceiving of all:
our moon
our blue globe
our mind's image of 
our far-off observing satellite..
All occupy the same temporary space
in our  infinite
perceptive Awareness..
And with awakened recognition
that Awareness is All there is
these celestial objects shine
with their Now discovered

This animation features actual satellite images of the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope, and the Earth–one million miles away.  NASA/NOAA