Saturday, September 30, 2017

Resurrecting Longfellow..!

Resurrecting Longfellow

Relegated as a minor poet
Longfellow's Psalm
 returns as memory
from a long-ago classroom..
Is it time to look again..?
Two verses may suffice..

In our real experience
dreams and waking
share one reality:
each are manifestations
of the finite mind
which rises within our Self
(and in astonishment
for the material-minded)
are made of our Self..

Indeed..this experience
awakens us from slumber
and at last we discover
things are not what they seem..
Our Self 
not the confined self
(which our culture assigns)
is our true identity..
The Self..well..of course
is not made of dust
is not destined
for the grave...!

Tell me not, in mournful numbers, 
   Life is but an empty dream! 
For the soul is dead that slumbers, 
   And things are not what they seem. 

Life is real! Life is earnest! 
   And the grave is not its goal; 
Dust thou art, to dust returnest, 
   Was not spoken of the soul. 

For the complete poem, A Psalm of Live,
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, use
this link:

Bird in a tree singing this song

Bird in a tree singing this song

We each have a song:
the song coming from searching
or immediate discovery..
The song we now know is truth
and the wish to share
 seems paramount..
Our thoughts claim
a discovery which 
the world needs now
for advent of peace..
The song seems simple
a treasure to transmit..
Yet we learn
we only need be as a

Bird in a tree singing this song...

Friday, September 29, 2017

Let me not..Sonnet 116

Let me not..

Marriage of true minds is Truth of Love
Love is One: seamless..independent and free..
Alteration and impediments are undefined..
Ever-fixed Love looks on changing tempests
And cannot be shaken..'tho each tempest is made of Love..
Time is thought..appearing in Love..made of Love
But Love is unaffected as time plays the fool
Through rosy lips and cheeks..or hours and weeks
Even appearing on the edge of doom..
All seeming errors are made of Love..
The Bard spoke Truth...CC



the world through 
a oneness lens 
stretches habits and norms..
Perceiving the world
encounters insistent
demands of separation..
So..the challenge is met in
pausing on differences:
their vibrations varying
in what is vibrating..
The oneness lens
softens its focus
yet is perceiving
separation's details in
all that appears...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

STRETCH...October 16th, 2017


Monday, October 16th, 2017
3:30 to 5:00 PM
Myron Stratton Home
Convener:  Charlie Coon

"Experience and Belief"

What is the difference?  We will explore the 
difference by use of videos and conversation.
This is an understanding which has become
 critical to the future of our modern culture!
(For those who are taking part in the 
free weekly webinar on Rupert Spira's
new book, The Nature of Consciousness,
please bring your comments and questions.)

Kirtana:  I Am

Rupert Spira:  Trusting our Experience Over our Beliefs

Rupert Spira:  All Minds Are Informed by the Same Consciousness

Jane Hirshfield:  The art of the metaphor

Eban Alexander's Confessions

Eban Alexander's Confessions

His Near Death Experience
fundamentally seemed to alter
his doubting path..
He claims a subjective reality
as the only reality a human
can possibly know..
So good..
There remains..however
an assumption of reality
of the observable universe..
This residue of former beliefs
clouds his otherwise
most noble explanations...

“The problem is they failed to realize that subjective reality is the only thing any human being can possibly know to exist.”
Materialism is the easy science, the low-hanging fruit, and very much held onto by those who simply want to claim some knowledge of reality, even though it fails miserably at explaining anything about conscious awareness itself, or all manner of human experiences, both mundane and exotic. The answer comes in adopting a much grander world view, notably that of metaphysical idealism: that consciousness is fundamental in the universe, and that all else, including the observable physical universe, emerges from consciousness. ~~Eban Alexander
For more see:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

Finishing my second eye today
and expecting clarity renewal
revealing those ten thousand things..
More detail at varying focal lengths..
The multiplicity and diversity of objects
will..perhaps..claim ascendence 
in new dualistic perspectives..
the seeming new delineations 
will mark more subtle vibrations..
Vibrations all within and as
Oneness expressions 
in new diversities..
Doors of perception
newly cleansed...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taking the Knee

Taking the Knee

A Sunday controversy..
On Gameday..
Competing voices
silent voices
a constitution pressured..
The constitution birthed
from a wholeness
named Equality..
Allowance of variations
within the wholeness
is the constitutional fire..
Which seems as blanketed by
Gameday confrontations..
Quietly taking the knee
offers the solace that
the fire still burns...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Charley's Food Store

The photo depicts 
a scene from my boyhood
in Durango, Colorado..
A corner store
a welcoming place 
where the proprietor
often graciously gave
to my brother and me
a bubblegum treat..!
The delivery truck
connected other residents
not fortunate enough
to live next door..!
There was excitement
as this meeting place
gathered the town folk
all of the passing day..
These colorings of 
prompted by this
photo on Facebook
carries understanding
of similar colorings
of a boy's Mind
seeming years ago...

Here and Now

Here and Now
do not exist
in space and time..
Their importance
lies beyond 
the dimensions of
space and time..
In a placeless place
which the mind
has no access..
What amazes
is that our
Experience of
Here and Now
is absolutely 
available to all

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Am I Aware..?

Am I Aware..?

I'm AWARE that I AM RARE..
This is an oft repeated Google image
which is not helpful..!
Rarety is a subtle object
or not so subtle..
The experience of Happiness
which we all desperately are seeking
is found when we experience
I Am
not as subject
not as object
I Am...!


This seeming boundary
introducing autumn time is
marked by decline and death..
Bringing awaited beauty our
thoughts and perceptions
of autumn
are the filtered messages of
eternity and infinity
into time and space.. 
A coloring of our experience
during this seeming transition
each year in autumn time...

The Rise of the Nones

These are those
who ended their church days 
looking askance at religion
the religion of upbringing..
In their departure 
there may have been
anger and sorrow
but perhaps also some
sense of freedom..
Among the Nones
do we find some
who have found the
the ONE
embedded in the  no-thing
which now seems as home?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Only Cracks...

Only Cracks

These days of
political and climate storms
seem to immerse us
in separation's persuasions..
Earth quaking and burning
awash in winds and waves..
Seeming to demand our
unending attention..
The Self seems distant
with confusion's coverings
which we need to untangle..
Untangle the storms from
the joy appearing in cracks..
Then to recognize that
there are only cracks...

(Thanks, Leonard..)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Beyond Matter

Beyond Matter

In science's telescopes and other scopes
matter is refined..subtlety replaces subtlety 
extrapolation is made to the far future
to other civilizations out which
matter has become so very subtle..that it
has almost disappeared from view..Almost..?
Almost means..however..that in this 
matter of matter..the Greeks still hold sway..
Matter is simply a name given to that which
appears not to be Mind..or simply the Other..
Searching and not finding matter has been
the occupation of science for lo many years
and now speculation continues the search to
alien spaces which thought places out there..
We await a discovery momentous..matter
is not to be or there...!

The Alien Observatory --"Advanced Life May Exist in a Form That's Beyond Matter"

Astrophysicist Paul Davies at Arizona State University suggests that advanced technology might not even be made of matter. That it might have no fixed size or shape; have no well-defined boundaries. Is dynamical on all scales of space and time. Or, conversely, does not appear to do anything at all that we can discern. Does not consist of discrete, separate things; but rather it is a system, or a subtle higher-level correlation of things.      For more see:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bill Free Book Study..

Bill Free
6 hrs
I will be starting the Pure Presence book study with Rupert Spira LIVE October 4th at 12:00 Eastern for a 90 minute interview with Rupert about his new book, The Nature of Conciousness. Here's the link to register:

Q & A

Q & A

Does the Question really
embed the Answer..?
Especially the Question
of ultimate importance..
If we ask with assumption
of belief in separation
this implies a search
for an object..
Or a reliance on belief
in cause and effect..
How about those Questions
only answered 
by the experience of Truth..?
Such Question discovered 
must burn and dissolve..
The Question does then
embed the Answer
the Answer awaiting
the coming fire...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The TV Signal and the TV Set

The TV Signal and the TV Set

This TED talk 
may be an illustration
of the beginning of a flip..
A flip to the recognition of the
primacy of Consciousness..
If we discover that the Signal
issues from Consciousness or
 vibrates within Consciousness
with manifestation appearing
as a multiplicity of Sets:
We have then experienced the
flip which might save
the materialist world
from destroying itself...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid

This is startling to the science of our day..
A massive pyramid built by a science
apparently far superior to the science we know..
But evolution has brought our time
to a dim awareness of a new Science on the horizon:
the Science of Consciousness which is urging
each of us to discover for ourselves..
For it is the discovery of our own Identity (Self)
outside of the limitations of time and space..
It brings to mind that this new Science has
never been absent..has always been available..
Available to those builders in what seems
so long ago...

Thanks, CP, for this important video!!

Friends - Here is a very interesting 5-minute video on the construction of the Great Pyramid by Graham Hancock, a very knowledgeable English researcher, journalist, historian, etc.  Some of the specific facts as to its precise construction are simply astounding, amazing, unbelievable, etc.  Graham packs a lot of info into this 5 minutes but has no answer as to the HOW.  So well worth your 5 minutes.


Rupert Spira:  The Direct Path

Rupert Spira:  How Do I Practice Self Enquiry?

Rupert Spira:  The Great Misconception (Body is Aware)

The knowledge ‘I am’ is God’s signature in the mind. It is the portal through which awareness localises itself as the mind and the same portal through which the mind passes in the opposite direction as it investigates its essential nature. As such, the knowledge ‘I am’ is the primary knowledge upon which all other knowledge depends. Until the essential nature of the mind is known, it is not possible to have correct knowledge about any other thing. Thus, there is no higher knowledge than to know the nature of one's mind, and no higher endeavour than to embark on that investigation. 
'The Nature of Consciousness' by Rupert Spira

Friday, September 15, 2017

What is Persistence?

What is Persistence?

as persistent illusion
expressed by Einstein
some time ago..
A scientist with credibility
a founder of modern science
pushes us to find
what really persists..
The reality to which 
he points
is not independent:
these make up reality
moving away from illusion..
these colorings of Awareness
move us from our illusory world
and a new persistence arrives...!

Thursday, September 14, 2017



Dark matter as place-holder
for an unknown physics..
Could this be a place waiting
for the Observer
and the birth of  a new physics
in which nothing can be known
until the nature of the Observer 
is known...?

Dark energy is usually assumed to form roughly 70% of the present material content of the Universe. However, this mysterious quantity is essentially a place-holder for unknown physics.  For more:

Thanks, CharlieP for this entry!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Jim Carrey's Direct Path..

Jim Carrey's Direct Path..

It seems that
Jim Carrey has a very direct approach
but his confrontational exhibition
may delay participation
by many who are waiting..with longing
for the new Self-realization which comes
with this approach..

Monday, September 11, 2017



A silhouette  
against the sky
high perching bird
black on a black
Consider the wire
as connecting with
many many
stretching wiremiles..
Let us say that 
there is no length
and say incorrectly
it's infinitely (long)..
The Wire is whole
knowing only itself..
How does the Wire
create the bird..?
It coils itself
within itself:
and a self arises
(myself on a walk!)
watching a bird
on a wire...

STRETCH..September 18th, 2017

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Monday, September 18th
 3:30 to 5:00 PM 
(Please note the new time!..)
Myron Stratton Home
Convener:  Charlie Coon

“The Direct Approach”

We will use videos (Kirtana, Gangaji, and Rupert Spira)
 and conversation as guides to assist in
experiencing the always available
Direct Approach
to Self-realization…

Rupert Spira:  The Direct Path

Rupert Spira:  How Do I Practice Self Enquiry?

Rupert Spira:  The Great Misconception (Body is Aware)

Rupert Spira: Awareness Without Objects

Rupert Spira:  The Short Cut Question "Am I Aware?"

Rupert Spira: There is no World Outside Consciousness

Rupert Spira & Lisa Natoli: The Direct Approach to the Light of Pure Knowing
Gangaji:  The Religion of ME

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Every Time I Open My Eyes..Rupert Spira

Every Time I Open My Eyes ~ Rupert Spira

Every time I open my eyes,
I invite the world to take shape.
And every time the world takes shape,
I’m invited to open my eyes.

Every time I open my eyes,
I invite the world to take shape.
And every time the world takes shape,
I’m invited to open my eyes
And see the world raw and naked,
Holding out its hand,
Calling me into itself,
Where I am taken into the transparency of things
And find myself transparent there.
Standing on the edge, looking down and in
To the dark, silent pool in which the world is cradled.
And I am cradled there, held with all things
And hold all things in myself.
Myself, not a thing in the world,
But This, Here, Seeing,
In which the world opens,
Inviting and offering itself.
And every time it is seen, it dies.
And in dying, holds out its hand again
Asking to be taken in.
And every time I take it in,
I, too, die.
And in dying, am known,
As This, Here, Seeing.
Every time I open my eyes.

Rupert Spira
“Every Time I Open My Eyes”

Hurricane Sunday

Hurricane Sunday

The rest of us
were not interrupted..
But an entire state
was interrupted..
Living there once
we were cautioned:
residence here is living
with the hurricane
not if..but when..
When arrived early
 Sunday morning..

A wish for those there:
May the peace of the eye
be found in your hearts
and may the eye expand
calming your winds
and your waves
for a lasting peace 
coming ashore on this 
Hurricane Sunday...

Friday, September 8, 2017



appears as jotting
of thoughts and memories..
Do we allow the stories
to take us on a
new or old journey..?
Am I this journey..?
Or am I the ground
or the space in which
the story moves..?
If I am the space 
I seem as open..allowing..
Allowing without resistance
the journey I've jotted.. I know
that I am not
the journey or journal
but what am I..?
I am 
the journal as empty
before the journey..
Or more simply:  I am...

(What then is that
appearing in the journal
 I just jotted...?)