Wednesday, May 29, 2019



Paradigms shift 
and replace
 thought-built edifices
which no longer house
our searching..

We search

 for understanding 
for happiness..
 for a paradigm:
 new thoughts
to fulfill..

History observes

past visions of earth..
old paradigms: 
thoughts serving 
and departing..


in our time 
invites a Paradigm
which boldly burns 
paradigm's thoughts.. 

and illusions
many centuries old
burn as we recognize
what we Already are
Always have been...!

An outworn 
materialist paradigm 
pervades our world culture.
This paradigm has brought 
prosperity for some, amazing
technical advances, and
abundant suffering. And,
significantly, it presently poses 
a threat to life itself. Based
on an assumption of a reality
of separation, this way of
thinking is found in all aspects
of life, including science, politics, 
religion, and notably, 
in lives of people. Urgently, 
we await recognition of an 
old/new Consciousness-Only 
paradigm..for the  survival of
the individual, as well as the
world community..!

RS:  Questioning the Matter Model

Alan Neachell videos...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019



an elegant word
somehow perhaps
out of reach..

at some time 
or many times
perhaps this evening
we need experience 
ourselves as Pristine..
we lay aside
all our self-doubt
opinions of others
our successes
religion's chiding 
and inquire..what
then to recognize 
our Pristine within
which never dies 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Half Truths

Half Truths

in progress

Everything happens for a reason.
God helps those who help themselves.
God won’t give you more than you can handle.
God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
Love the sinner, hate the sin.

our unique Sameness

our unique Sameness

be who you are
we are taught..
those who know
who they are
and are
who they are:
these are teachers
temporary teachers
who offer a word
or a brushstroke
or a glance
wiping clean our
cloudy perceptions..
allowing then our
perceiving to shine
with our very own
unique Sameness...



in progress

The function of the characters in the dream is not to Love you. It is to wake you up to the reality that Love is your True Nature. Now it is seen there is nothing but Love. ~Pat Nolan

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Bridge

The Bridge

trying to explain:
all is vibration
yet appears as a
 myriad of things..
those many things
seem unquestioned as
the reality we face

 the myriad
has in common
simply a vibration..
as this oneness flares
in our minds
 wounds seem healed
with the insight:
 leaves and flowers 
do not vibrate..
 we do..!

case closed..?
perhaps not yet..
there is a fire
at the core of
what is above said..
a fire inviting
our surrender and
burning of another
bridge to no-where...

Everything is a vibration of Myself (RS)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019



some time
 after our birth
our attention engages
in all of life's tracings..
we come to believe that
our experience is well
founded on 

then stealthily 
this healthy growth
seems accompanied by
a question of suffering
nagging and lagging 

something cries out
for new which
attention is swallowed
by a new identity
to which
our suffering has
always pointed...

The Dark Side. (after Gangaji..)

The Dark Side

this imagined side
claims a reality its own..
the claim comes from  
searching for that
which persists as Light..

searching  in dark places 
of fear and desire
and in resistance to a 
quiet Call.. 

as the search extends
perhaps with pause for
a dark night of the soul
it may at last be recognized:

the Call has persisted in all
my my tears 
dissolve a search now


Gangaji:  Don't Go to the Dark Side

Monday, May 20, 2019

Coming Alive. (after Howard Thurman)

Coming Alive

in progress

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive"

-- Howard Thurman

Freedom. (...Rupert Spira)


is understanding that
we take the shape of
all that we perceive..
our perceiving is
nothing more than
living as Awareness
and knowing that
all perceiving is
made of That...

Ego is a mode of functioning. It is an activity, not an entity. It is ignorant only in the sense that it occurs when Consciousness ignores itself.
We can still function very well in the apparent world of time and space without the sense of being a separate entity.
In fact, free of the limiting notions of being a separate entity, and the desires and fears that are required to maintain this position, life becomes free, alive and vibrant.
Experience is relieved of the demand to produce Happiness for a nonexistent entity, and flowers as a result.
Relationships are relieved of the demand to produce love, and love shines in them naturally as a result. And when there is no engagement with the body, mind or world, the default position of Consciousness is not to shrink back into the isolated cell of a self-contracted entity, not to collapse back into a person.
It is to remain as it is, transparent, luminous Presence, open, empty, silent and available, ready to take its shape as the totality of experience at every moment.
~Rupert Spira 💖

Materialism (Cafe discussion..)


in progress

Tuesday Talk.  (a discussion group which meets weekly...I am the facilitator of the
discussion on this Topic...)

Topic:  Who/What is/are your god/s?


  1. Do you prefer this topic to be Who? or What?  ?  
  2. What is good, and not so good, about our materialist culture?  
  3. What is the meaning of the Biblical “no other gods but me?”
  4. Do you find evidence of the materialist paradigm changing?
  5. How has religion been influenced by materialism?
  6. How is materialism related to suffering?  To power?
  7. What do we do with all this stuff?
  8. How about an idolatrous relationship with nation, tribe, religion?
  9. How does history, as written, contribute to materialist beliefs?
  10.  Reaction to emails:  (1) Baby Boomers’ Stuff or (2) the What’s Next     thought by Tom Stella? (attached)

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” 
― Ellen Goodman

“ is not to be understood that I am with him [Jesus] in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist, he takes the side of spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin. I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it... Among the sayings & discourses imputed to him by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence: and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson [Letter to William Short, 13 April 1820]” 

“It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.” 
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.” 
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“Men have looked away from themselves and at things so long that they have come to esteem the religious, learned and civil institutions as guards of property, and they deprecate assaults on these, because they feel them to be assaults on property. They measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

“Materialism attempts to reduce conscious experience to physical entities like these particles. As such, it assumes consciousness to be derivative, not fundamental.” 
― Bernardo Kastrup, Why Materialism Is Baloney

“Satan's metaphysical existence can never be separated from the politics of domination, specifically colonialism. It provides  the dominant culture with the ability to depict those whom they conquer, oppress, and repress as the Other.” 
― Miguel A. de la Torre, Quest for the Historical Satan

“We have a problem with Stuff:  we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. That’s the challenge our founder Annie Leonard unpacked in her groundbreaking 2007 online documentary, The Story of Stuff, which unleashed a torrent of pent-up demand for honest conversation about our consumption-crazed culture.”
—The Story of Stuff.   (

The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.          
—Rupert Spira

Friday, May 17, 2019

Life as Cluster

Life as Cluster

it seems to
boil down to
this simplicity:
life is a cluster of
appearances and that
in which appearances
the larger question
seems to be
whether a question
ever arises as to
these appearances:
do they stand alone
or in what medium
do they appear..
the this our 
Only purpose...?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Panther's Eyes. (after Rilke)

The Panther's Eyes

are as the sky
on an overcast day..
a small patch of blue
may seem as enclosed
 in a cloud cage..
but freedom flashes
as we recall
this pinpoint in

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

a saunter

a saunter

let's go
 for a saunter
not a walk
advised John Muir..
a walk may have
a goal or destination
with distance markers
measuring a path..
a saunter 
is not this path
'tho the path
may be identical..
a saunter is about
being aware
in larger sense
and noting the
feet treading
and landscapes 
rising within...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Culture Prison

Culture Prison

we all seek..
searching for that
which will make us
when not discovered
resignation reigns
and quiet desperation
begins new searching
until an Abruptness
in a moment
sets us free...


Gangaji: The Suffering Trap

Thursday, May 9, 2019



names aplenty
we wear believing
they are more than
labels in time..
these are attachments
to our embodied "I"
which become our
identity in this 
moment and the next..
a vast multiplicity
of names we claim
dawn til dark til dawn..
suffering reigns until
our real "I" 
the limitless one
stands and reveals

G.I. Gurdjieff
“Man has no individual i. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "i"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible.
Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "i". And each time his i is different. just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name is legion.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2019



 varied expressions
draw attention away
from the exterior and
object-filled world..
the world fades and
our attention wanders
searching for a place
of rest..
("any port in a storm!")

attention on tiring
is invited to surrender
discovering the 
artist's Secret: 
 art rests Within...

Rupert Spira..on Art (YouTube videos)


Sunday, May 5, 2019



fractal science Points
to the activity of finite mind..
our limited mind
is a fractal iteration
wishing to be Whole:
 searching for similarity
through mind's lens of 
sameness and difference..

the outdoors suggests: 
with cloud formations and 
nature's majestic trees..
this is the true Self 
experience..the glimpses
of sameness amid
 manifestation's plethora
 of chaotic difference..

or with more accuracy:
our lens discovers Nature's
sameness temporarily
this moment
with nature's difference..

Fractal Animations Electric Sheep--YouTube

Fractal Flight-a fractal zoom animation--YouTube

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Movement and Rest

Movement and Rest

Rupert Spira..Conscienceness is a "Movement and a Rest"

RS..Time and Objects are Co-created

(50) Jesus said: If they say to you: Whence have you come?, say to them: We have come from the light, the place where the light came into being of itself. It [established itself], and it revealed itself in their image. If they say to you: Who are you?, say: We are his sons, and we are the elect of the living Father. If they ask you: What is the sign of your Father in you?, say to them: It is movement and rest.
~~Gospel of Thomas

Friday, May 3, 2019



as in 
the white margins here
framing this page
these are reminders
that the words and images
do not appear alone..
embedded they are 
in that which is
not color or form..
these margins go
until they are noticed
bringing an unexpected
bit of Joy...!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

the teacher

the teacher

there is the saying
that when need arises
the teacher comes along..
the teacher comes
in many forms
perhaps a person
a chance conversation
a reading passage
a hike in the woods..or
in silence one morning..

the teacher as such
is gift and challenge
Jesus and others 
knew this:
a good teacher is
a temporary passing
with strong advice
to let go and
meet once more
the permanent one
lodging inside...

RS...Loyalty to a Teacher

Clarity of Choice

Clarity of Choice

 shines through when we realize 
the significance of perspective.. 

As our true Self we experience 
total Freedom.. 

From this perspective 
we can realize that choice 
belongs only to illusory

This primary understanding 
allows a concession perspective 
that the illusory separate self 
believes it has choice..

Which is not entirely invalid 
because this self is not separate
 but has occasional insights 
of freedom,
 borrowed from our real Self.. 

comes from a 
starting recognition 
of the Awareness-only truth...

See the short video:
Rupert Spira..What is Choice