The Making Of Skillful Sailors

Exploring The Edges

Exploring The Edges

RIM ROAD, AZ — #BATGAP #Emptiness #FourthWall #Intimate #MiracleLog #Radiance #Soul #Technique

May 31, 2015 8:28 AM

I awoke last night with the thought, “Why don’t people share my work?” Like a fool, I had glanced at the Batgap home page before I went to bed and saw my interview had a grand total of six Facebook shares. Even taking into account only being listed for a week, I figured that if people liked my interview as much as the previous guest, I should have at least 25.

Funny how the mind works in the middle of the night. … Read more…

The Pain Of The Collective Consciousness

What Flowers Look Like Through Tears

What Flowers Look Like Through Tears

RIM ROAD, AZ — #BATGAP #Encounters #FourthWall #Intimate #MiracleLog #Radiance

May 30, 2015 10:38 AM

On our last day together, Michelle said to me, “Wouldn’t it be neat if that happened during your BATGAP interview?”

“I dunno..,” I said uncertainly, hunched over and wiping the tears from my eyes.

That” was the collective pain of all the women of the world who have ever been objectified. “That” was what Michelle called, me accessing the Collective Consciousness.

It’s an absolutely wonderful experience… and it sucks horribly. … Read more…

Haters And Caregivers

Living on the Edge (of the Mogollon Rim)

Living on the Edge (of the Mogollon Rim)

RIM ROAD, AZ — #BATGAP #Emptiness #FourthWall #MiracleLog

May 28, 2015 7:30 AM

As to be expected, the attention from the BATGAP interview has brought with it the ire of the haters. Anonymous people calling me names, making fun of the way I look, the way I live, criticizing things I said half a decade ago… even my photography (now that’s just mean). Synchronistically (of course), Trey Ratcliff—one of only about a dozen bloggers I follow and who has a great saying about haters—recently put out a video where around the 10:00 minute mark talks about if you consistently do what you love, then the right people will show up. Then, this morning (more synchronicity (are you seeing the pattern here?)) Seth Godin posts about haters and that we should not take their names down, but take the names of those who are fans, supporters, and sneezers (people who share your work).

Feed the lovers, not the haters.

So to all you who are “lovers”, who are appreciative and share my stuff—and I know how difficult it is to share my work since it is so different than most nondual teachings—I say from the bottom of my heart, Thank-you. I love you.

And on the note of “so different than most nondual teachings,” I have some further thoughts about what I said in the interview about Eckhart Tolle and the need for a caregiver.Read more…

The Usefulness Of Emptiness Practice

The Space Behind Which Makes It Beautiful

The Space Behind Which Makes It Beautiful

OUTSIDE HEBER, AZ — #Emptiness #Radiance #Soul

May 27, 2015 7:20 AM

After uploading yesterday’s post, I hopped into the van and drove into Show Low for supplies. In town, I considered a movie, but nothing tugged at my heart so I continued onward, later making camp in the forest outside Heber, AZ.

Yesterday’s post may seem like I was dissing Emptiness, but I’m not. When you fall through the Gateless Gate, Emptiness becomes apparent, but before you fall through the Gate, the practice of Emptiness can be useful in seeing through the illusion of the false-you (ego, personal self, whatever you call it). … Read more…

The Rare = Valuable Assumption

The Empty (but not very practical) Window

The Empty (but not very practical) Window

APACHE NF, AZ — #BATGAP #Emptiness #FourthWall #Radiance #Soul

May 26, 2015 7:46 AM

Note: I’m going to slip into “teacher/theory mode” for a few posts (sorry), because the BATGAP interview inspired some insights. I’ve gone back and tagged posts relating to the interview, “BATGAP“, for easy reference.

I’ve mentioned previously about why my message comes across so differently than many nondual teachers. Another, more obvious, reason is that I don’t focus exclusively on the Emptiness/Vastness quality. … Read more…

BATGAP: Video and Notes

APACHE NF, AZ — #Encounters #FourthWall #BATGAP

May 25, 2015 11:58 AM

My interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump is live. The interview page can be found here.

Sadly, the video is more choppy than I’d like—that’s all due to my 4G connection, nothing with BATGAP—but whenever I do “cut out,” Rick is smart enough to ask me to repeat myself and the message comes through.

Below are some links to various things I mention in the video:

Also mentioned throughout:

Garble. Garble. Garble.

The Interview Site

The Interview Site

NEAR ALPINE, AZ — #Encounters #FourthWall #LivingIt #MiracleLog #BATGAP

May 23, 2015 3:47 PM

After the BATGAP interview, I closed my laptop and stepped outside and stood in the sun and stretched. I thought about the events that conspired against me this morning prior to the interview and smiled with gratitude. She was messing with me, I’m sure—testing my faith, trying to shake me up. … Read more…

More Unexpected Help When I Needed It

Layers Revealed

Layers Revealed

NEAR ALPINE, AZ — #Emptiness #MiracleLog #BATGAP

May 20, 2015 9:20 AM

A few days ago, Rob at realization.org emailed to tell me that my video How I Awoke To Enlightenment had been selected for their Video of the Day. After watching the video (I was such a so-sure-of-myself noob back then), I found the answer (of course) to a question that had been bothering me for a few days now: Why do I feel so different than the majority of today’s nondual teachers?Read more…