Friday, June 28, 2019

Freedom and power

Jesus' primary teaching for humanity entails recognition by each of us of our real Identity: a connection with our Source. This recognition transcends all religion, including, of course, Christianity. However, there has been a tragic attachment by some, claiming to be Christians, with the power of the state. This attachment is centuries-old, and leads to a clouding of the available freedom that Jesus pointed to in his primary teaching. Dobson is simply a latter day manifestation of someone with this attachment. What is the value of Jesus' teaching of Identity, and the associated freedom, for Dr. Dobson, and for many others? A question for our time... 

The above in response to Dr. Dobson's report (linked) on his visit to the southern border:

Seeking and Resisting

Seeking and Resisting

when we recognize
these two qualities of
life in separation
we are then ready
to recognize our true
without this recognition
life as desperation 
remains our lot
as the desperation prods
the recognition...

Thursday, June 27, 2019



the simplicity
of drawing attention
to that which lies
between the lines
and words of story
is forgiveness..
nothing more..
the mind is inept
however frantic its story reigns..
while forgiveness glows
in the gaps...

Mooji...Check in with Yourself

Rupert Spira and Lisa...The Direct Approach to the Light of Pure Knowing (at ending
is a great lesson on Forgiveness!)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Thomas Obscured

Thomas Obscured

by our religion
we have avoided
this channel to truth..
it is a direct channel
not impeded by tenets 
and teachings which
veil that which
is obscured..
there is a fear
which holds the
veil in place..
a glimpse plus
some courage
and we are pushed..
recognizing Peace...

The Wax of our Being

The Wax of our Being

schedules arise within
time's seeming presence..
placed with  projections
of time's spacial future..

our freedom is at stake
as the schedule separates
and controls..

until we recognize
these thoughts and
projections are all
made of the
Wax of our Being...

Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirst...Mary Oliver

"Thirst" by Mary Oliver

Another morning and I wake with thirst
for the goodness I do not have. I walk
out to the pond and all the way God has
given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord,
I was never a quick scholar but sulked
and hunched over my books past the hour
and the bell; grant me, in your mercy,
a little more time. Love for the earth
and love for you are having such a long
conversation in my heart. Who knows what
will finally happen or where I will be sent,
yet already I have given a great many things
away, expecting to be told to pack nothing,
except the prayers which, with this thirst,
I am slowy learning.

— Mary Oliver, Thirst

Thirst..quotes from Goodreads..

Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration...Brain Pickings

Rupert Spira: God is the Very Self of Each of Us  (Excellent!)

Rupert Spira:  Exploration in Non=duality for Painters (Cezanne, and Rupert's bowls to words)

"Suffering is to the mind what pain is to the body. When you put your hand in the fire, you experience pain. The pain is not a mistake, it’s not something that’s wrong. The pain is the intelligence of the body, telling you: take your hand out of the fire. So pain is working on behalf of your wellbeing. Suffering is exactly the same at the level of the mind. It is cooperating with your desire for happiness. It’s telling you, you’ve got your hand in the fire. In this case suffering is telling you: You have mistaken yourself for a seperate limited awareness. Take a look. That’s what suffering is. It’s a wakeup call. It’s saying: You have mistaken yourself for an object, a limited self. Have another look!"
~~Rupert Spira

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Wild Geese
Mary Oliver

My name is Legion

My name is Legion
for we are many..
Many of my names are yours
and yours mine..
We live with clouded visions
named by outworn beliefs
and mistaken identities..
We desperately need
to  pierce the clouds
to discover the glowing
of  peace and grace lying
hidden behind our names..
Those pigs might assist...!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

and endings
mark our momentary
thoughts and perceptions..
passing through
we observe these
temporary visitations..

but who among us
asks of the medium
for these passages.?
whatever the medium
it seems to be
 quietly expressing
 what is permanent..

 noticing our medium
yields eternal benefit:
experiencing ourselves 
as peace and grace...

Beauty cannot be seen, but all perceptions shine with it. Love cannot be felt, but all feelings are made of it. Truth cannot be known, but all thoughts express it. 
~~Rupert Spira

Monday, June 17, 2019



thoughts outworn
beliefs outworn
paradigms outworn
these are kindling
for a fire at the 
core of our being..
the fire is ever lit
and ready for
burning to ashes
all that lingers 
too long
cluttering our
knowing of 
who we are...

Rupert Spira:  Questioning the Matter Model

Rupert Spira, The Ashes of Love (pdf excerpt)

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 19th June 2019:
Just as one sun is reflected in numerous puddles, each showing a separate image of the same sun, so the unlimited and ever-present light of pure Knowing is reflected in seven billion minds as the feeling ‘I am’, giving rise to the appearance of seven billion selves.

Thursday, June 13, 2019



the river of forgetfulness
from the land of myth..
Today it is a
poetic name for our
 forgetfulness at birth
with a life-long wish
to remember our
 inner teacher..
We may have
many teachers which
help and hinder..
 the effect of either..
We await 
an experience simple
which clears final brush
and we remember
the teacher long hidden
in our forgetfulness...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019



First we identify thoughts 
as thoughts..perceptions as
we observe these experiences
as though from a distance
and then from no distance..noting
with interest and indifference
the temporary shaping of ourself..
Thereby..we recognize ourselves
as constant meditators
whether in quiet or turmoil..
Not what 
we do this morning
again on the morrow..

RS:  I am always here...(cat meditating in sunshine, with bird!)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Words of Silence

interrupt the
sacred Silence
naming the particles
appearing before us..
creating a world 
out there..

 the interruptions
formed and colored 
itself from
within itself 
never departing 
from its glowing

we see
words as engines
of creation..
creating the illusion
of the dream world
we all know..
a dream unending
until..on a sunny morn 
 we awaken...!

Separate self

Separate self

in progress

To have an opinion that anybody is a separate self is to perceive from the point of view of an illusory separate self. 
All an ego can do is project it's insane concept that it is a body, onto the bodies that are apparently around it.
Pat Nolan

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Journeys..June, 2019

It seems there are many journeys...  
There are journeys in which we observe the 
world from conventional windows of body and mind.  
There is a unique journey which involves recognition
that my old belief in a separate and independent
body and mind does not define what I am.  Also..
to discover that this belief is the root of my suffering.
This unique journey, the Direct Path, belongs to 
the experience of Non-Duality, with two apparent 
paths:  Inward and Outward.  Inwardly, 
we recognize our real Home and True Nature.
Outwardly, we "return" to the world for 
 realignment and an important

"I’ve gained deeper understanding listening to Rupert Spira than I have from any other exponent of modern spirituality. Reality is sending us a message we desperately need to hear, and at this moment no messenger surpasses Spira and the transformative words in his essays."
~ Deepak Chopra

"Honestly, connect with your own experience of awareness itself. It is beyond poetry. Don't merely connect with a teacher's beautiful and poetic claim that you are in truth awareness itself, as it is only poetry. Yes, it's fine that way, but it's not enough. Don't crave to see your teacher. See yourself."

~~Writing & photography by Jerry Katz

Tom Stella interview: on Finding God Beyond Religion

my Amazon progress

This is a most important piece of writing! 
More than a book on religion, Tom Stella  invites the 
reader to direct their attention inward, and discover 
something precious..amazingly, something which has 
always been available.  
It is Experiential!  

If you can find what is offered in Tom's writings 
(this is one of four books which are available on Amazon, 
and elsewhere) in your religion, you are indeed fortunate.  
You may also be a rarity.

My interest in things spiritual is currently informed by 
the teachings of Non-Duality, particularly those teachings 
which have been translated from Eastern sources into 
the languages of the West.  I also call myself Christian, 
but use that label in a way that may not be well aligned 
with some of the beliefs of  mainline Christianity. I find
much congruence with Tom's writings.

In her Forward, The Rev. Canon Marianne Wells Borg,
(wife of the late Marcus Borg) writes that it is time for a 
new aggiornamentoor a "bringing up to date" issues 
of prayer, belief, the Bible, morality, the problem of evil, 
and the mission of the church--issues which underly 
and organize Tom's timely book.  He is, in short,  
defining a new paradigm for religion and spirituality
in our era.

In matters of religion and spirituality, it seems that 
we have a choice in adhering to beliefs, or to experience. 
If we choose the path of experience, there is an encounter 
with that which is beyond belief, Beyond Religion--the 
perennial source of all religion, and the essence of our
own spiritual identity. 

Hopefully, religions and individuals will be more and 
more as the prodigal, recognizing at last, their source 
or home. In the view of many careful observers, this 
recognition will be best achieved via a path of 
experience.  Finding God Beyond Religion gifts us 
with A Guide for such a path...!  

If you are ready, you will not be disappointed..!!    

(And more:  Tom's latest book, CPR for the Soul, is 
another Five Star offering..!)