Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pentecost..























A Reddish Day

For one tradition.. which
Reported a story of One
Placeless place:
Tongues of fire burning
Separation beliefs away..
Languages and nations
Expressing in unique ways..
Many recognizing the Spirit
Of each of us..allowing 
Each to vision and dream
As did one named Joel
Of a tradition long ago...





The Acts account...
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2%3A1-21&version=NRSV

Friday, May 29, 2020

Road less traveled..






















the road less traveled 
is the one more open
pointing to the openness
we find within..
and that certainly makes
all the difference...CC


The Road Not Taken

BY ROBERT FROST

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Polarities























Polarities
Determine our identity
In each simple moment..
I am a polarity..is where we start..
The inners and outers 
Of our self and world..
Polarities abound..and any set
Of opposites convinces as 
Our personal view..until
We discover these are merely 
Actors appearing on our 
Stage of Light... 

Reflections



















The world reflects

Or so it seems.. 
The world reflects
Who we are..
We see the divisions
Which match divisions 
In our inner space..
But taking another look
At that inner space 
The divisions scurry away..
Leaving behind the Light
I am..which we redirect
To the world and find
A sameness as before but
Infused with newfound
Light...



The world is only a reflection of Reality and any reflection is unreal.
Suppose you see your face reflected in a mirror. If you think that the reflection is your real face, you are lost. If you understand that the reflection of the world is not true, then instantly you are Reality. How much time does it take?
- Sri Ranjit Maharaj

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happiness




Happiness

Is
The Recognition of
Our true Identity..
An Identity
Which does not 
Depend on anything
External to that
Which precedes and 
Penetrates all that we
Know and do...

Sauntering


















Sauntering

Not walking with
Purpose or goal..
Allowing the 
Wholeness we are
To assert and gather
That which appears
External..into a
Delicious tasting 
Of our Fullness and
Freedom...


Sauntering
https://tao-of-digital-photography.blogspot.com/2020/05/rejuvenative-pleasures-of-sauntering.html

Monday, May 25, 2020

Know Thyself..Marsllo Ficino






















Our direct path
Is immediate..
The experience of
What we were
Before we were born..
Born..then seemingly
Separated..bringing
Life's coverings of
Our earlier Light..
Exposed now on
Our direct path...






The Culturiam...Marcilio Ficino on "Know Thyself."
https://www.theculturium.com/marsilio-ficino-know-thyself/?fbclid=IwAR28jAImkTjy2ah5I1B30y7_KCoI1qHBEPZ7vaTC4ONoaeb6zGFIsKkKqzU

Memorial Day..2020




Memorial Day..2020

In which
We perceive the divisions
Reinforcing our lifelong
Beliefs in separation as
The reality of our lives..
Flowers on gravestones
Solemn speeches in
Patriotic fervor..marking
Wars by participants who
Assumed without question
These same beliefs..

How do the beliefs fare
In this time of infection..?
In which we see a
Disregard of separation
By boundaries or race..
Is there a crack 
Beginning to open..?
Exposing a newfound
Eternal Memorial 
Of Peace and
Light... 



Guest House
























This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
~ Rumi 💚

Saturday, May 23, 2020

die before we die..






















die before we die..

to observe the world
with its temporary forms
must lead to the question
of what remains..
then to experience 
the Fullness of
that which remains as
our new Identity is to
die before we die...




The real question is then: how can I get to know life so that death can no longer make sense? I'd say you can never know, objectively, what life is. We can only be life, be what knows. This knowledge is an instant apperception, free of space and time, in which there is no knowledge or ignorance. It is the awakening of life in its fullness. This awakening is our real birth. The phenomenal birth is only an accident and the house as long as our real nature, our real birth is unexplored.
From our awakening to Life, we become deeply conscious of not being a conceptual object. The reflex of it is no longer manifest. This is a state of a deep opening where there is only life, a total lack of being anything. It is timeless, without dimension, and cannot be objective, that is, experienced. It wasn't born, and what wasn't born can't die. In this original non-state, the idea of death is not even present.
The fear of death comes from our identification to the body/mind. This mistake is just a thought. The fear of dying, therefore, comes from the ability to think. In the absence of thought, there is no space or time.
Space, time, go, come, the past, the future exists only in thought. They have no independent reality. All the fear created by society and religions around what is called death is only a fabrication of the mind. Only an object can be afraid, but you're not objectifiable.
- Jean Klein, The Great Oblivion

Friday, May 22, 2020

Acceptance






















Acceptance

Is the key
To Peace and Joy..
To accept what's here
And now..but then
To attend to rising
Regrets and wishes
With the recognition
These are also made
Of Acceptance...

Nebula


















Nebula 
NEB-yə-lə
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century
 
1
A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.
2
(in general use) any indistinct bright area in the night sky, for example, a distant galaxy.
 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Biodiversity






















Biodiversity

The Creation..
Splitting of Consciousness
Storied in the Garden
Into massive numbers
Of Others..
A Dream..yes
Appearances galore..
An equality of Light
In spiders..raccoons..
Ponderosas..and us..
These Expressions made
Of Consciousness..but as
We destroy Expressions
We then find those
Weeds and viruses..(also
Expressions of Light)...


Thanks to my friend,  CharlieP
for the following video...


Dr. Zack Bush..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAtFBvKrVw&t=208s

Non-Duality basics...






What I essentially am is unlimited awareness...Rupert Spira

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Showtime in Grey's Anatomy




Showtime in Grey's Anatomy

The flow of blood
Bears the oxygen from 
The lungs..to our
Extremities...delivering 
Sustenance to extend the
Lifetime of each organism..

Or..is this a flow within
Consciousness..an activity
Made of Consciousness..
Our conditioning most often
Selects the first option
Overlooking this One..

So..our new paradigm of
Consciousness-only
Suggests both options
Simultaneously..rendering
The flow of blood and 
Oxygen delivery as
Appearances within 
Appearances..
Showtime
In Grey's Anatomy..!

Freedom at last 
From grasping illusions..

I AM....(with John McIntosh)











THEY?
-John McIntosh
There ‘is’ no ‘they’ … there is only YOU. This is no ‘person’ you have worn as endless identity-garments for this and many other lifetimes, but the I AM Presence – ONE – SELF. Every ‘they’ that has perpetuated atrocities for eons upon the so-called victims of the world is ‘YOU’ [both] … the great actor of the Grand Dream, disguised as everyone and everything on every stage in every story and drama ever played in the universal field of dreams.
YOU, as the SELF have played every part, and in this Awareness the possibility of finger pointing dissolves along with all judgment as the illusion of guilt, shame and remorse disappears.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Pillar Zoom Meeting..






















Pillar Zoom class description..


Quarantine..We all confront being alone..What is
Your experience..? Loneliness..? Boredom..?
Solitude..? And what is Solitude..? From teachings of
Non-duality we discover Solitude as Self-Knowledge and Joy..
You are invited to Zoom conversation facilitated 
by Charlie Coon, July 3rd, 10 AM, l hour..Preparation:
The (short) book: Rupert Spira's Being Aware of Being Aware.


Solitude is a condition of peace that stands in direct opposition to loneliness...Loneliness has its roots in words, in an internal conversation that nobody answers; solitude has it's roots in the great silence of eternity.
~Simon Jones



"The Direct Path requires no spiritual or religious
affiliation or background.  No preparatory practice
is required for the simple recognition that being
aware or awareness itself is the essential, irreducible,
indivisible element in all experience, to which we 
refer as "I" or "myself".  None has privileged access 
to it.  It is equally available to all people, in all places,
under all circumstances and in all situations.  All 
that is required is a deep interest in the nature of
reality, or an intuition that the peace, happiness or
love for which all people long cannot be satisfied 
by objective experience." 
~~ Rupert Spira, The Nature of Consciousness







Meditation: Exploring Two Essential Questions...Rupert Spira

Non-duality addresses two essential questions, 'How may we find lasting peace and happiness?' and 'What is the nature of reality?'. We find that the answers to both questions are the same: self-knowledge. In this contemplation, we uncover the nature of this naked, uncoloured self to find both the means of lasting peace, of happiness, and an understanding of the nature of reality. 




Joan Tollifson
From my book Death: The End of Self-Improvement:

My mother once told an ER nurse that my books are about being who you are. This can be heard on many levels. It can mean being the limitless Here-Now. Or it can mean fully playing our part as the character we are pretending to be in the movie of waking life, playing that part wholeheartedly, without restraint or apology, without holding back, without trying to be someone else instead, being exactly who we are in this moment with utter abandon, “following your bliss,” as my mother would say. I think my mother intended “being who you are” in both of these ways when she said it, the undivided wholeness and the fully-lived character. Maybe they are actually one and the same. Maybe that is part of the great discovery that is called awakening, liberation or enlightenment. And maybe the other part of that great discovery is that the fully-lived character and the undivided wholeness aren’t ever what we think they are. Maybe the fully-lived character is exactly what we actually are in this moment, not how we imagine we should or could be, if only. Likewise, maybe Ultimate Reality or nirvana or supreme enlightenment is not a distant memory or a future hope, but rather this present moment, this aliveness that is endlessly appearing and disappearing, inhaling and exhaling, dying and being born—right here, right now, just as it is.
--from Death: The End of Self-Improvement


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Unpleasantries



















Unpleasantries 

Simply nudging
Our attention Inward..
This the purpose of 
Those unpleasantries we
Are right now confronting..
These are both major and 
Subtle..It is the pull of 
Grace..which has been
Pulling since we were cast
In the dream of separation...



THE BLESSING OF DISCORD
Discord is never somehow ‘defeated’. All chaos, whether in the body or in one’s circumstances is a manifestation of the mind. Nothing shows up in your personal experience that ‘you’ [not YOU] did not project into it … ‘scenes’ written into the play of your life story. The body-mind-identity [false self] is a part of these projections as is the world and the entire universe … all very believable stories YOU as the SELF have made-up and stepped into to experience.
When illness, for example shows up in your body, no matter how small or great, it is a ‘projection’ only [usually below the radar of your awareness] … an amalgam of thoughts co-mingled with a ‘stew’ of your own unique conditioning [attachments, expectations and identifications] and designed to get your ‘attention’ so that you will turn inward. Few, as yet ‘get’ this and instead deal with the illness with a band-aid approach treatment – ‘out there’ rather than inside. This merely ‘shifts’ the energy to reappear elsewhere in your experience or terminates the temporary body you are wearing at the moment. This conditioning has NOT ‘gone’ anywhere and ‘will’ come again in some way until it is transformed back into nothing-ness.
Everything in your world experience is a ‘tug’ on your ‘attention’, gentle to shocking to nudge your attention inside and WILL NOT leave until you are fully Aware of the God You Are. This is the enormous blessing of discord.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Peak and Lilac

















 Peak and  Lilac

There is a
Seeming permanence in
Pikes Peak..we see photos
From a century past and
What stood then stands now..
Yet..geologically we are told
The Peak is doomed to crumble
Rendering it's permanency
As temporary..and taking a
Place beside the Lilac..
Readily known as short-lived..
But Nature Herself stands
Proclaiming Her Silence
Within which Peak and Lilac
Enter and depart..

Monday, May 11, 2020

The Wheel























The Wheel

Much there is that
Reminds us of death
The virus and more..
Evidence of what was
Previously life..
All of the lifeless
Branches and bones..
But now our season's
Green springs forth in
Cracks and crevices
And we might ask:
Is this turning wheel
The truth we all seek..?
Or are the Wheel's 
Seasons of life and death
Only appearances of
A steadfast Wheel...?


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Experiencing the world...







"The reason we all experience the same world is not that there is a world made of matter appearing outside Consciousness. It is because each of our finite minds is precipitated within the same infinite Consciousness. It is because our minds share Consciousness that we feel we share the world.
When we wake up from a dream, we understand that we were not a self in the dream but rather that the entire dream took place in us. Similarly, when we wake up from the ‘dream’ of everyday life, we discover that Consciousness is not in the body, but that the entire body, mind and world are in Consciousness."
~ Rupert Spira

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nature Abhors a Vacuum..
















Nature Abhors a Vacuum

This ancient statement
Whispered..by Aristotle..
A vacuum is void..
Void of every-thing
No-thing remains..

Science has looked 
With much diligence
But always has found 
Some-thing..however
Wispy..like information
As Hawkins admitted
Of a black hole..

Ancient and modern
Is the Knowing that
Nature's Infinity
Is not no-thing..but more..
Is not some-thing...!

Nature..abhors separation...!

 “Nature will always wear the colors of spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson










Waiting...





Waiting...

Here we are on
Mother's Day..
Awaiting Finn's arrival..
Just as we waited before
On Randall and Darby..
And six other times
For the young adults
We will Zoom today..
Yet once more for 
Brown Texas (II) Luke..
Our Waitings have 
Been Blessed..as we
Wait Gratefully on this
Mother's Day...


Exoplanets























Exoplanets

There is the thought
Of the soul..which fills
Troves of literature..
But might we say that
Soul seems to be the
Name which separation
Gives to that which is the
Divine orbit of the self..?
With the discovery of the
Not existing self..the
Soul acquires an
Infinite expansion to
The true Self...




Exoplanet
EKS-oh-plan-ət
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Ancient Greek, 1990s
 1
A planet that orbits a star outside the solar system.

Longing























Longing

We say that
We long for something
To fill the crack which
Keeps us longing..
We remember the relief
On those occasions
Special occasions passing
When the light for moments
Denied the crack..
Those callings of Grace...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Attractions




















Attractions

We are attracted to stuff
Because of their stealth 
To make us happy..alas
A happiness short-lived..
One day after many tours 
Many failed promises
We stand still and a Vastness
Of happiness drops upon us
From nowhere at all..and
We know it has ever been so..
We recognize that all of those
Early ventures were also this
Vastness gently coaxing... 



“You need to be right, you need to make money, you need to be successful – it’s the neediness that’s the problem. Instead, become that which attracts those things.”
— Dr. David Hawkins, Sedona seminar, August 14, 2004

No path..





No path..

Finding
No path..is a signal
To pause where we are
Allow the silence to surround
And inform..and to realize
There is no path to
Where we really want to
Be...

Zeitgeist..






















Zeitgeist

Is
A memory feeling
A painting really
With blurred edges
But edges nevertheless..
A mind experience
Recognized properly
As a momentary dream
Coloring I Am...





Zeitgeist
ZAIT-gaist
Part of speech: noun
Origin: German, mid-19th century


1
The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.



Examples of Zeitgeist in a sentence

"She wanted to embrace the zeitgeist of the 1980s for her birthday party."

"The bestselling book captured the zeitgeist of the college experience."

The Point..






Thought for the day....... “True freedom is when all the stories, all the insights, all the realizations, concepts, beliefs and positions dissolve. What remains is what you are; a vast, conscious, luminous space simply resting in itself, not knowing a thing, at the point where all things are possible.” 
~~Enza Vita

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Aspen leaves























Aspen leaves

Arriving again
Fresh and green and small..
This Dependability is
Our signal that 
There is a Source
Remaining when these
Small leaves wither and
Depart after their time
In the sun...

Monday, May 4, 2020

Twilight Chirping



















Twilight Chirping

It is about sundown
With a blend of sounds
From distant trees..
Stepping back..however..
I find chirping and
Hearing as One..
Chirping modifies 
Hearing in the moment
Then..silent hearing
Resumes..Peace...






Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Great Realization..






















https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&shva=1#inbox/FMfcgxwHNCxRrnjxLGXsWksBVSXllGKq?projector=1

Can You?

























CAN YOU … ?

-John McIntosh

Can you BE just ONE
And see the many
As Your SELF?
Can you look upon
The body as a garment you wear
But NOT Who You Are?

Can you listen to all
The stories and dramas
And see them as a dream?

Can you hear
The praise and condemnation
And make no judgment either way?

Can you sit in Silence
Amid the cacophony of this world
And remain ‘as’ the Peace You Are?

Can you say YES
To What Is
Knowing nothing is out of place?

YOU ‘Are’ the SELF
Forgotten, but now remembering
YES … You can!

The Station

























The Station

Stands silently as
Each train approaches 
And departs..
This is not our stop
And in a way we
Are thankful that 
We remain on board
At rest for now..
In our resting 
We have become a
Temporary station..with
Temporary peace and joy..
The station..however..
Beckons us to know
Peace and Joy are 
What we are...


See thoughts and feelings like a train that enters a station and then leaves; be like the station, not like a passenger.~~ Rupert Spira

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Materialism Unmasked






















Materialism Unmasked

In brief pockets of history
We find an unusual Shift
Reported..a Shift from 
Belief in materialism to
Knowing of much more..
A reversal of attention
Found materialism dissolved
In One common Identity..
And more...real Eating was
Identified too...





Acts 2:43-47 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Life among the Lord’s Followers
43 Everyone was amazed by the many miracles and wonders that the apostles worked. 44 All the Lord’s followers often met together, and they shared everything they had. 45 They would sell their property and possessions and give the money to whoever needed it. 46 Day after day they met together in the temple. They broke bread together in different homes and shared their food happily and freely, 47 while praising God. Everyone liked them, and each day the Lord added to their group others who were being saved.

Clutter





Clutter

We like to remove what seems
Blocking our view..clutter..
Moving one thing aside so
To better see another..
We exercise this preference
And reinforce our belief
In life's separations..
Bringing ancient suffering..
Until a dawning recognition:
Suffering is a hint from
Grace..a gentle prompt:
See that your Seeing
Is always uncluttered...