Saturday, September 28, 2019


No~ and Every~..
No~ vibrates
Shaping No~
As Every~..
This is
All we know or
Need to know..
Yet..we fear
Not knowing...

Our Sacred Nature

"The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature."

~Thich Nhat Hanh 

Friday, September 27, 2019



This is not a
Sliver of time..
But the Field
Containing all time
(And the way)
You and I
Are this Field
This Now
Which is waiting
For our Recognition..
For when Recognized
All absences and departs
Paint our Now with
Memories now made of

Who knows..?

Who knows..?

An urgent question
Very seldom asked..
An assumption hides
That my concise self
Knows and stores what
There is to know..
Thus life proceeds thru
Roil and calm
Until we Recognize 
Who Knows...

John McIntosh
Who is it that learns … acquires knowledge, facts, data, information? Most would say: “I do”, or “My mind/brain takes it in and stores it.” This information is ‘historical’, even if its only a few moments old. It is based on what has come from ‘other’ minds, whether it has just been spoken or passed through the archives of books, or recordings. Even if some of it originated from ‘intuitive’ flashes, the moment it is written down or saved to some other device, it is diminished by words and images no matter how grand or beautiful it may seem. This is due to the layered filter of each one’s unique conditioning, which dilutes and colors what is offered and what is learned from what is shared.
The concept of unconditional Love is often spoken of but not only is ‘all’ Love conditioned while you slumber in the dream of a separated identity [all Love] but everything is ‘conditioned’ [including all so-called learning] … unless you are Free [You Know Who You Really Are], which means All conditioning has dissolved along with the one you have called ‘me’. When this has occurred, you are ‘empty’ and if you ‘do’ require knowledge for any purpose, it is instantly available … pure, untainted and unconditioned.
“Until you ‘know’ Who You Are, your knowledge is ‘learned ignorance’.” – Ramana

Thursday, September 26, 2019


in progress

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 27th September 2019

The projection of an object, other or world ‘outside’ is the natural and inevitable counterpart to the contraction of a self ‘inside’. In the absence of this division of experience, there is just the indivisible, unnameable intimacy of experience.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Finding Clarity

Finding Clarity

Clarity seems
 to be missing in the
Clutter of inner traffic..
The clutter loudly insists
When we strive to
Escape or remove..

the need arises to
Recognize Clarity as foremost
Lurking behind all clutter
And allowing the clutter to
Dance its short dance on
Clarity's bright stage...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019



The 1619 Project 
Changes history's focus
Beginning 400 years ago
When a few slaves arrived..
Some are fearful
Of a subversion of
Our national narrative..
Yet is this a crack
Which may open
A floodgate
Showing  immense
Variations of stories
Originating in our

Sunday, September 22, 2019



A questioning arises
From the vicissitudes 
Of life..this constant flux..
We seem as a ball
Bouncing from this locale
To that..desires pulling
To hoped satisfactions..
At long last..the mind asks
What or Why or When  
Revealing our Emptiness
Quieting the questions
Introducing ourselves to
A new Recognition... 

RS...The Neti Neti Process from Child to Adult

RS...How Do I Practice Self Enquiry?

RS...Can We Go To Our True Nature Through Effort?  (King Lear Analogy)

While inquire is also often used in the same sense as enquire in British English, it doesn’t usually go the other way around—enquire is rarely used for an official investigation or query.

Self Discovery/Inquiry is a pathless-path to WHO you Really Are. I call it a pathless-path because unlike virtually all paths to Truth it/they speak of Freedom Now, not in some distant future after you have somehow qualified for IT. Self Discovery is ‘hands on’ while Self Inquiry is far simpler and may be said to be ‘hands free’. Both are the most ‘direct route’ to Freedom.Self Discovery/Inquiry recognizes that we are the very thing we have been seeking and have always been so, which means it cannot exist in the future but NOW. This is where humanity finds itself right now. This little Handbook will explain very simply exactly what Self Discovery/Inquiry are and how they can work for you right where you are - Now. This means no matter what beliefs you may now hold about the world and who you may think you are, you may shift into the Consciousness of Freedom You Are - NOW.

It is your genuine and sincere passion to be Free [fully Aware of the God or SELF You Are] that opens the floodgates of Light and dissolves the delusion of darkness masking the Real You. It does not matter what you are drawn to in the moment … as what many refer to as a ‘path’ … there may be many … but eventually they WILL lead you in the ‘direction’ of HOME … to the threshold of your Freedom where you will meet ‘Self Inquiry’.
It may involve many twists and turns before these paths finally bring you to the simplicity of this pathless-path, which will dissolve the ‘you’ you have called ‘me’. Be assured, when this ‘priority’ has been chosen and total surrender has been made to Truth – NO MATTER WHAT, all Heaven rushes to assist you
~John McIntosh


The mind [the false self most call ‘me’] has a long list of wants, needs, desires and have-to’s it believes are essential for it to survive and be happy. It also has a litany of ways and means required to achieve these things and where it feels ‘lacking’ in any of these prerequisites for so-called success, it will delay gratification [in most cases] until it has acquired these ‘tools’ [such as more education or experience] or in some cases attempts to circumvent them [through such means as crime]. These ‘needs’ are established initially on the basics of food, shelter and clothing and enlarge from there to include expanded versions of these things together with ways to enjoy them through greater and greater experiences beginning with increased ‘control’ of its world. All of this is based on the belief in separation and the endless list of fears which that belief engenders.
When you have surrendered totally to Life [the SELF You Are], IT takes care of all the ‘heavy lifting’. Whatever is for your highest good is accomplished in perfect order effortlessly. There is no need to ‘think’ about “what to eat, what to put on or where to live” … these are shown to you down to the tiniest detail and show up often in what the false self would call miraculous ways. There is no hierarchy of simple to difficult because the SELF knows nothing of ‘levels’ … all is equal.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard the things God [the SELF] has prepared for those who Love IT [focus on Truth].”

~John McIntosh

"Look within and find out from where did the “I” arise. This question turns your vision around. When you solve this for yourself and confirm your findings with absolute clarity, you have solved all other conceivable questions. There is no answer to either of these questions. To arrive at any describable answer would be a conceptual response from your mind. Stop reading and settle within right now. You are capable of this enquiry this very moment. Go within and prove it to yourself. See if you can locate the source of the thought of “I” or ask, “Who am I?” See what you find."
~Jac O'Keeffe

"There is nothing that you can do to speed up your realisation of who you are. Life is not an obstacle to knowing truth. Thoughts that you think are yours are not yours at all. That ownership idea arises from your belief that you exist as a separate entity. Thoughts that you want to get it right and work it out and abide in the Self are just mind doing its thing—generating desires. To think that you need time, silence or any condition for spiritual knowledge to unfold within you is an attitude that does not serve. There are no thoughts that are of a higher quality than others—that too is a concept. All thoughts just pass through."
~Jac O'Keeffe

"Self-enquiry will be a mental activity at first. Be aware of this and work through this phase. The certainty that you are the Absolute consolidates. Ego increasingly subsides and thoughts lose their identification potency.
Once the mind accepts the fact that it has no power of its own, but is enabled to function by a higher power called Self, it will yield and dissolve in Self."

~Jac O'Keeffe

 When you come to the absolute certitude that what you are fundamentally already is, then there is nothing to gain, nothing to lose, because you are. All kinds of striving, religious overcoming, or what they call knowledge, has nothing to do with what we are looking for. When you really see that there is nothing to lose, nothing to obtain, there is a natural giving up. Then you really say, “I don’t know. “In this “I don’t know, “there is nothing knowable. You live knowingly in the “I don’t know,” which is a completely new dimension....
~Jean Klein

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”
~Mary Oliver



Splitting for clarity
The meaning springs
Knowing and perceiving
Again and anew..
And a recognizing
(that word again)
That recognizing could
Have occurred long ago..
This is how we
After life's sinkings
Finally Recognize
Our Self 
Again and anew...


identify (someone or something) from having encountered them before; know again.
"I recognized her when her wig fell off"
acknowledge the existence, validity, or legality of.
"the defense is recognized in Mexican law"

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Question

The Question

The great liberation
The Recognition of the
Overlooked admission 
I don't know..
It is the answer
A darkened glass
Stained with confusion
Being wiped clean
Our image uncovered...



This word of the day
An experience of time
The briefest sort..
I wonder
If this old word
Contained a hint
Of time's illusion
When seen and heard
Standing alone 
With hands and bells 
On a village tower... 

audio for word of the day
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: greek, 16th century
Fleeting or short-lived
Lasting for a single day

About Ephemeral
You might think of a 'jiffy' as a generally ephemeral — or short-lived, non-permanent — measurement of time, but did you know it's an actual, measurable unit? It accounts for the time it takes for light to travel the distance of a single nucleon.
Did you Know?
While ephemeral has come to describe anything fleeting or not lasting, it comes from a Greek word that specifically means "lasting a day." We now think of ephemeral things as lasting far less time, often just a passing moment.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

All good..?

Why is it all good..?

This has been proclaimed
By many who have delved
Into the lives which
We apparently live..
The scripture says so and
So do many teachers
We might name..
How to make sense
When perceptions arise
Which shout otherwise..?
Or is this another
Recognition of the
Illusion of separation
And of the Luminosity
Of real existence...? 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thy will be done...

Thy will be done...

The ego rises
And Awareness fades
Some might say departs..
And suffering enters as the
Ego becomes fearful
Its freedom diminished..

This is our main story
A story of our 
False identity
Searching for freedom
Where it cannot be found..

Then with fortune
We Recognize Ourselves
Made of the freedom we
Had so earnestly sought..
The ego retreats 
Dissolving in our
Infinite Identity...

Thy will be done...


When you go through unusual and intense experiences of pain and discomfort that come and go such as body aches you have never had, wild swings in sleep patterns, explosions of energy followed by absolute fatigue … even seemingly life threatening symptoms that simply disappear, the body you are wearing is being re-wired to accept greater and greater levels of transforming Light. The cellular structure of a physical body, much like Mother Earth carries the memory of conditioning and continuously replicates the experiences they manifest until the Light of Truth exposes the false identity you have called ‘me’.
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and violent weather changes ‘mirror’ what is going on in your body when these phases occur … as they ‘are’ increasingly throughout the world and humanity during this SHIFT that is now in full swing. This is ‘normal’ during these repeating cycles from the Divine Masculine to the Divine Feminine influence with neutral and balanced periods in between. These intense eras of upheaval offer an enormous opportunity for mass awakening from the Grand Dream as they break loose ancient entrenched conditioning allowing for the possibility of its transformation, which reveals the True SELF You Are.
However, the false self attempts to divert any earnest Attention on Freedom during these blessed windows by emphasizing the phenomena and drama associated with them. The mind attempts to dissect the mechanics of what is occurring in order to distract the now Awakening God-SELF You Are. It is through simple and humble surrender to the Truth that is emerging that Awareness expands and the dream is exposed as the fraud it is. ‘Nothing’ the mind offers you is a gift. It is through the ‘emptiness’ of the Unknown that the Freedom you are undresses before your long sleeping eyes.

Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors

There is the belief
(Standing for centuries)
Of those colors seeming
To appear in vistas found
In this and that place..
In this season..perhaps
We might Recognize
Real joy comes from 
Dissolving the distances
And simply allowing
The rise of the colors 
In our Openness...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Our Portal

Our Portal

We await The Recognition
Of the role of each of us
As a Portal between Self and
Our imagined small self..

Our small self aches for 
The Freedom and Grace from
Recognition of its illusory frame
A dream character made of the Self..

We awaken by Recognition of the
Portal within..known from
Ancient days as:
I Am...

I Am Aware that
I Am...



Our minds
Seek objects and order
Forms appear and names
Are readily applied..
This is creation itself
Which tragically veils 
That which creates
Until it Doesn't...

"If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."

- Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019



In our voyages 
Since infancy                                
We have ridden 
many currents..
To last
All of of these currents
Seem to hide
Who we have been 
All along...

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 12th September 2019 The mind and body are always on a journey, moving and changing, but I, pure Awareness, which knows or is aware of all such movement and change, do not take the journey with them. I do not share their destiny or limits. I never become what they seem to be.

The Vessel

The Vessel

Inquiry aims to discover
The vessel of our voyage
The ship on which
We have stood thus far..
We have seen many lands
And had many loves
But inquiry asks now
What is this vessel
On which we stand
And have stood so long..
Only to now recognize
A sinking and a rising
Of our real Vessel
Plying infinite seas...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Love your Enemy

Love your Enemy

Is this imperative
Possible in our mostly
Conventional lives..?
It likely is
All about Recognition..
Recognition that Love
Is not personal
Is more than relating
Is the make-up of
Each one of us
And all that is..
Including that one we
Separated out as 
Our enemy...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

5 Questions

5 Questions 

   Definition of God

Is the first...
We consider the
Limitations of language
Which seem to leave
This question unanswerable..
A defined God is not God...

  Purpose of Christianity

Is the second...
The purpose of this
Tradition is the same
For all traditions..
Simply to awaken to
The Perennial Source
Of which Christianity
Is one expression...

Like a Salad Bowl

Is the third...
A blending implied
Of the disparate 
Vegetables in the bowl..
Instead let us
Recognize the vegetables
As temporary colorations
of the Bowl...

 Control and Guilt

Is the fourth...
This is the charge of
Many observers of
Exterior appearances
Of Christianity..
Appearances are of
Separation born from 
Hardening cultural belief
Over the centuries...

Stemming Decline

Is the fifth...
Perhaps we need
To assess the decline
For the benefits 
That seem possible..
The major question:
Does the decline
Provide a cleansing
Of the blinders
Hiding the Truth...?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Three possibilities...

RS:  Prayer and Meditation

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 5th September 2019

There are three possibilities open to us at every moment: one, to stand as a separate self, which resists what is present and seeks what is not; two, to stand as the open, empty space of Awareness, in which all experience appears and with which it is known; and three, to stand as the light of pure Knowing, out of which all experience is made. Experience will appear in accordance with whichever stand is taken.

Freedom IS

Freedom IS

What we all desire..
Scripture writers and
Constitution writers 
Writers of many stripes
All know well
To play with freedom
In their compositions..
Their implication is
(Those many writers)
We need their advice 
To reach that freedom
Of which they speak..
And  apparently many do
Need those pointers..until
A sudden recognition
Out of Simplicity says
I am Free now...

Freedom IS
And ever has been...

The Evident Person

The Evident Person

We are not
that evident person
 we have
life-long assumed..

That assumption is
a thought which
allows negotiation of
life's twists and turns
but which also forms
hardened beliefs and

The thought recognition
of its flighty nature
ignites the Expansion of
the evident person
and the birth of a
new You...

RS...God's Face in all Experience

Monday, September 2, 2019


in progress

Jesus and Parables...

Energy Bank

Energy Bank

This storage bank
Is available 24/7
And is accessed by
Recognizing that  any
Object is not an object
But an experience
Of the mind and senses
(Thinking and perceiving)
And is made of
The Self which
We all are...

That simple...?
Try it  on waking...

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Awareness and Death

What dies?

in progress

RS..Exploring the Fear of Dissolution or Death

RS..Fear of Death 
RS..Awareness and Death

RS..The Realization of Deathlessness

RS..I never go anywhere (travel!)

Jean Klein..The Flame of Being

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 12th September 2019

The mind and body are always on a journey, moving and changing, but I, pure Awareness, which knows or is aware of all such movement and change, do not take the journey with them. I do not share their destiny or limits. I never become what they seem to be.