Saturday, October 31, 2020

The ravaging thought..


The ravaging thought..

Thought is adept at producing a 

Story of identity as thought..

This severe restricting of IDentity

Does not rest easy..thus a scramble

To find a missing piece to return the

Wholeness seemingly diminished  

By that ravaging thought..

To recognize..finally..the thought

We are not..but the thought is OK

Un-divorced from the Wholeness

We are...

This story of ‘me’ is based in thought, and as thought is only part of the whole picture, when the story appears as reality there is an accompanying sense of lack. Seeking for wholeness is the story of the attempt to fill this sense of lack.

The search for wholeness arises in a myriad of ways, one of which is the search for enlightenment. Here too it is inevitably focused within the personal story, the partial, psychological view of reality, and consequently it cannot result in a lasting sense of fulfillment.

Whenever the play of life is not seen from the psychological viewpoint – the point of view of ‘my’ story – there is a non-personalized ,un-fragmented, picture free of any a sense of lack.

Everything is likely to appear just as it did before, but without the distorted view that makes it ‘mine’.

~~Nathan Gill

Choices..on election eve..


Choices..on election eve..

With anxiety in the land and

On the ballot..there is also

Leadership concealed on that

Scroll of instruction and choices..

Let us say that Opening/closing

Are choices..hiding the Choice..

And it follows..

Leadership is the waking

To know:  the Choice arrives 

Before the choice...




Think of this as

Understanding (Big U) appearing as understanding (little u)..

The  little understanding arms with intellect to thrust and parry

Not knowing its encircling fence of confinement..

That is until...discovery of U/

Freedom thrusts Anew...  

"This is the difference between the intellectual understanding, in which these ideas are tossed around and argued about, and the Understanding going deeper; it goes to another level, where the ego, the sense of individual self, gets exploded, annihilated. No doubt that would be experienced as a bit disorienting, yes? The ego sense of self spends all its time trying to stay in control and that means trying to keep you away from these moments of disorientation when the bottom drops out and it doesn't know what to do."

~Perfect Brilliant Stillness.

Friday, October 30, 2020




The sleep is deep

And the dream is unchecked..

We have our roles which we

Claim without Question..

Until the Question arises

Shaking our dreamscape

Our role lacks solidity

And the persuasive voice

So long on stage..seems to

Drift without anchor..

A final Question arises:

Who is is that is


Thursday, October 29, 2020

I Am Everything (2)...


I Am Everything..

Most simply put:

The "I" explodes

In a vast expansion

Leaving "Am" 

Colored by Everything... 

I am Everything..


I am Everything..

This is our Freedom 

To simply discover

Projection / perception

Is One..

Our paths are varied..

There are rest stops

With possibilities but

No guarantees..

Our paths conceal

But beg to reveal:

Freedom's seedling in

I am Everything...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

To Meet and be Met.. (Rilke)


The hour is striking so close above me,
so clear and sharp,
that all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there’s a power in me
to grasp and give shape to my world.

I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it.
All becoming has needed me.
My looking ripens things
And they come toward me, to meet and be met.

~~Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, October 26, 2020

Putting it simply...Wei Wu Wei


‘Putting it simply’ ~Wei Wu Wei~

"ONLY AN OBJECT can suffer, but phenomenally subject and object, being one whole, spin like a coin so that the intervals between pile et face (heads and tails) are imperceptible. Consequently pain, or pleasure, appear to be continual. Noumenally, on the contrary, there is no object to suffer pain or pleasure. Noumenon is invulnerable, and cannot be otherwise. Noumenon is the un-manifested aspect of what we, sentient beings, are: Phenomenon is our manifestation. Therefore, manifested, we must suffer pain and pleasure; un-manifested, we cannot experience either. Both aspects are permanent and coeval, the one subject to time (which accompanies all manifestation, rendering the extension of events perceptible), the other—timeless. Noumenon—timeless, space-less, imperceptible being —is what we are: phenomena—temporal, finite, sensorially perceptible—are what we appear to be as separate objects. Phenomena, subject to time, are impermanent, illusory figments in consciousness, but they are nothing but noumenon in manifestation, in a dream context (one of several dream contexts—psychic conditions due to sleep, drugs, asphyxiation, etc.) Similarly noumenon is nothing; factually, demonstrably, cognisably (and therefore objectively) is nothing, that is, no thing, but—apart from—its manifestation as phenomena. That is the meaning of the 'mysterious' contradictions enunciated by the Sages: 'Form is nothing but void, void is nothing but form', 'Samsara is Nirvana, Nirvana is Samsara', 'Phenomena and Noumenon are one', etc., etc. That is why Huang-po can say: 'People neglect the reality of the "illusory" world.' —Wan Ling - 'On no account make a distinction between the Absolute and the sentient world.'

Sunday, October 25, 2020




Has meanings ascribed by

Our culture..the temporary

Blips in our ups-and-downs..

The blips bring happiness..but 

Not for long..yet the taste lingers..

The savored intimacy calls

With persistence..and calls again

Until it dawns..I am Intimacy

Already and always are You...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Start..being the Sun..


Start..being the Sun

Being the Light

Illumination alone..

We know..As the Sun knows

Before gazing outward..

Now..A new Recognition:

Our Light projects within

What appears as out there..

We have arrived..our

Light being everything...

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘈𝘯𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴, 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵. 𝘏𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴­𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘰𝘣𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦.
- Rupert Spira

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Pull..


The Pull..


This experience occurs

To most of us regardless of

How we might stand as 

Self-knowing.. shaded by 

Insisting separation..

This pull from the Self

However unpleasant

Is a lifeline awaiting our

Attention..during lifetimes of

Dismissed annoyances...


-John McIntosh

It is the sincere ‘inner pull’ to serve and Love Life … in any form, that brings about what appears to be an expression of ‘lifting-up’ and not any particular so-called ‘doing’ within the realm of the Grand Dream.

You Are the SELF, of which there is only ONE [All is ONE] and the universe/world is a holographic projection on the screen of Consciousness [SELF], which appears real but is NOT. The SELF You Are enters the limitless possibilities of these holographic images [for example: a body-mind-identity and experiences all manner of story/dramas tied to the conditioning of limitation IT takes on throughout its ‘journey-without-distance’. Many of these experiences are traumatic and the inherent Love that ‘is’ the SELF can ‘lift’ IT SELF through what appears to be ‘others’ when this ‘inner pull’ occurs.

When you, even in total sleep to this Truth, experience this ‘inner pull’ to ‘lift’ what appears to be ‘another’, it is the True SELF in that moment that is Awake to IT SELF … no matter how brief this moment may be. This is how pain and suffering communicates with even the most stubborn sleeping aspect of IT SELF in order to ‘wake’ IT SELF up from the Grand Dream.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020




Boundless and contracting..

Apparently most of us

Live the contracting

Fearing the Boundless:

The energy we Are..

The contracted matrix

Brings pleasures..coupled

With a nagging pull..

The pull is the Boundless

Call from Home...

It seems that in the boundless energy that is oneness there can also arise a contracted energy which brings about apparent self-awareness. A powerful and convincing sense of self-identity seems to arise together with a belief in personal free will and choice in what is experienced as a real life story. All of these personal experiences can only apparently arise in what seems to be a very real but dualistic reality in which everything appears to be separate. This sense of separation can bring with it a sense of loss and a need to seek guidance, an understanding or a path or process that can promise fulfilment. There are attempts to seek unity which are totally futile because the separate seeker is apparently the very dualism from which it is trying to escape.

~~Tony Parsons

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Old letters..


Old letters..

From youthful times

Bring memory coloring

Of our Presence..which

Was colored then by

The penned expressions..

Presence never changing

As our Identity then

As well as now..allows

A special glow affixed

To these

Old letters...

No repetition..

No repetition..

It is all New..!

There is sameness

But uniqueness is the

Elixir and meaning of 

Life lived fully..

The baggage of memory

Which seems to convince:

"Same old, same old"

Falls by the wayside when


Refreshes and commends

Our real Identity...

Truth never changes, but the expressions of truth are constantly in change, continually new. It is only the “person” who, looking for security, turns life into repetition. In reality, there is analogy between moments, but there is no repetition. When you face life you must never look at it through memory. Be free from memory. You bring certain aptitudes into play, aptitudes from heredity, father, mother, and also certain learned tools, ways of behavior acquired through your education and experience. All this belongs to your personality. In facing life without memory and accepting totally the facts, you find yourself open to life. In this openness there is intelligence, in this openness there is sensitivity. So the real personality comes from the moment itself, from the situation itself. There is nothing personal about intelligence and sensitivity. The real personality arises with the situation and dissolves with the situation, leaving no residue. You are free from memory. There is no compromise. You act according to the situation. So there is nothing personal in the real personality. When you act according to the situation, it is action without will, free from the ego. In other words, real action is looking away from the personal action. You must look away from the target. To obtain the goal you must look away from the goal.

~~Jean Klein



Whatever you attach yourself to is your jailer confining your experience of the Infinite Life you ‘are’ to a tiny speck. If you fear losing something or someone, that is a prison. If you fear not getting something or someone, that is a prison. Emptiness does not mean you must be ‘without’ anything or anyone, it means you are not bound by anything within your moment to moment experience. It means you are completely at ease with what comes and what goes and as a result the steady stream of thought normally present … is missing.

Emptiness ‘is’ Freedom and can be present in a billionaire whose life is a cacophony of activity as it can be with a naked ascetic living in a cave. It is the mind which holds the keys and can easily be relieved of its false role by allowing all attachments, all expectations and all identifications to fall away. However, until this bondage becomes intolerable the mind [the false self] will ‘settle’ for the confining life of littleness and limitation.

~~John McIntosh

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Judge not..


Judge not

That you not be judged..

That is how it reads..

How does it work..?

In seeming separation

Opportunities for judging

Abound..war and dysfunction


Oneness..without an other..

Judging not..IS


Not being judged..

This invitation to



Friday, October 16, 2020




The arts do it..

Knowing two as One

Is a saving Joy..

Add a third and more and

Form seems to approach



The arts point and invite

A journey's End...

Thursday, October 15, 2020




A suspicion arises

Perhaps from a book

Or a voice..or a review

Of a lifetime..Or none

Of these..perhaps

A quiet time with

Everything shelved for

A delicious moment..

Allowing Nothing to

Dawn..with a glance

At the shelf..recognizing

Nothing as Dreaming...

WOW interview..Tony Parsons..



It is the Simplicity

Being everything..

We need to start

With the Simplicity

Call it Nothing..which

Seems simplest of all

And notice appearances

Those separate things

Taking a morning glow..


(Thanks to Tony Parsons..)

Tony Parsons..WOW  Interview:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Naps of Forgetting..


Naps of Forgetting..

There is awakening:

The joy of last

Our true Self..the expansive

Newness which has

Poked and prodded so long..

But apparently remaining

Are naps of forgetting

Which induce the sleep we

Once endured..until

A new remembering 

Whisks heavy eyelids...

The SELF ‘is’ Consciousness. In order to ‘know’ IT SELF, IT must have a frame of reference … a reflection. Being Empty/Nothing-ness … this is NOT possible in ‘Truth’, and so it must create this in an ‘illusion or dream’. IT can so-called ‘do’ this in full Conscious Awareness of Who IT Is … or, unconsciously, forgetting ‘for a season’ ITs True Reality. Humanity in its current level of awareness is mostly in this ‘forgetful’ state.

-Some few are ‘fully aware’ of the ONE SELF They Are, 

-many are aware of the Truth but carry much ‘conditioning’ that obscures full awareness … this is called Free with baggage,

-many more hold some mind-belief that they are ‘possibly’ more than just a body-mind-identity, 

-while most sleep deeply believing fully they are just an individual person in a vast and often cruel universe.

Most of this can ‘feel’ like ‘losing the SELF’ but that is NOT possible since the SELF You Are is eternal. No matter what your current state of awareness is, You Are the SELF ‘only’ and WILL remember this Truth when you have had enough of dreaming.

~~John McIntosh

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A new day dawns


A new day dawns..

Our various journeys

with a spiritual edge

Are most often cast

As searches for


Roadside stops are made

With seeming import..

But these short stops are

Burdened with baggage

Of beliefs..Separation clings..

Clinging..but burning as

A new day dawns...

Sunday, October 11, 2020

From the hilltop..


From the hilltop

We observe our 

Searching paths:

Winding and tortuous.. 

So to recognize

That the hilltop

Is not a place

But What we Are..

In which our paths: 

Winding and tortuous

We have trod...

The Picture..


The Picture:

Nothing as Everything

That's the Total

All there is..

That's it..

And you are not

In the picture.. not troubled

For You are the Picture...!

Friday, October 9, 2020




Another question

Akin to..Who am I..?

The questions point

To our attachments and

Maps for the future..

We search for more

Gold and enlightenment

But seemingly always

Enough is a bit further..

Until..Enough:  a STOP..!

Appearing and suggesting:

YOU are already Enough...

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Power Dream..


The power dream..


Is the mover and shaker

In our is

Buried in a religion of

Separation..and wedded to

Another belief: I am 

I plan..I control..I know..

Freedom..real Freedom

Is thereby darkened

Until..the dream is dreamt..


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A Walk...(Rainer Maria Rilke)

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.

going far beyond the road I have begun,

So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;

it has an inner light, even from a distance-

and changes us, even if we do not reach it,

into something else, which, hardly sensing it,

we already are; a gesture waves us on

answering our own wave…

but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

~~Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Robert Bly 

Another mirror..


Another mirror..


Appears out there

Reflects our SELF // self

In this moment..

We can recognize

Our self..perhaps with

A whiff of SELF..

Or..perhaps our SELF

With a whiff of self...

Monday, October 5, 2020



Can tell us who we are

And who we are not..

Our conventional minds

See mirrored-objects:

 That's me..!



To the Self..the mirror itself

And the appearances are

Fleeting images of

Seeming separation..yet



The naked sound..


The naked sound..

This is the

Taste of Freedom..

Strip the labels and

The listener and

Experience the sound

Naked and Free...

When I first listen to a sound I will try to grasp it and label it in order to control it.

When I let go of that control, there is simply the listener and the sound. When the

listener is dropped, there is only the sound.  I am no longer there--there is simply

the naked and vibrant energy of "what is." Nothing is needed; all is fulfilled..

~~Tony Parsons

Saturday, October 3, 2020




"Is the soul of wit.."

The reduced wording

Allows the space around

Letters and words to expand..

The space is the make-up

And the Source of the words..

This understanding exposes

The limitation of words

Standing we

Recognize the truth of


Friday, October 2, 2020

Freedom is..


Freedom is..

To recognize

Our role in the

Apparent life we have assumed

And know for sure

The role is projected

From the Freedom which


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Elixir of Life..


Elixir of Life..

The self which

Is a character in the Dream

Of the Self..

Plays her role..believing

This is life..!  This is it..!

Joy is recognized when the 

Self awakens to recognize 


In this chaotic time our

Awakening is the 

Elixir of Life...!!!