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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…

Some Unexpected Help When I Needed It

The Three Aspens

The Three Aspens

APACHE NF, AZ — #FourthWall #MiracleLog #Remember #BATGAP

May 18, 2015 8:09 AM

In preparation for the Buddha at the Gas Pump interview this Saturday, I added a Private Sessions page to this and the WayneWirs blog. Since I don’t have a book on Mystical Oneness yet, I figured I have to offer something more than just the blog archives to help the curious find answers to their questions.

But in writing up the text for the private sessions page—and thinking of my audience (you must always think of your audience)—I realized most new visitors won’t know me, so I added a link to the Testimonials pageRead more…

The More Wonderful Life Is

The Ponderosa

The Ponderosa

NEAR ALPINE, AZ — #Encounters #Intimate #Radiance #BATGAP

May 9, 2015 1:11 PM

I rolled over and opened my eyes just as the first flakes of snow started to fall. A raven sat on a branch outside my window, eyeing the white dust and fluffed up his feathers. Two other crows sat on branches further away, oddly calm and quiet as the new light glowed softly in the air.

I had a Skype video call with Michelle this morning. Partly to test this location for the BATGAP interview, but also just to connect. Phone and video are so much more personal than emails—much more can be said, much more can be felt. … Read more…

A Serendipitous And Auspicious Day

I Know You're Out There Somewhere

I Know You’re Out There Somewhere

MONICA SPRING, NM — #VanDwelling #Encounters #MiracleLog #BATGAP

April 24, 2015 2:50 PM

As I was preparing to leave camp yesterday to do some laundry in Eagar, AZ, I saw a post by my buddy Glenn Morrissette who was camped in Alpine, AZThinking he had left the region to prepare for his music gig, I was surprised to find him camped so nearby. As it so happened, he was breaking camp that morning and Eagar was right on his route, so we met up for lunch in town. Glenn then told me that Boonie was camped outside Alpine—an area I wanted to explore anyway—so we parted ways and I headed to Boonie’s spot for the night.Read more…

Two Birthdays

Two Horses of a Different Color

Two Horses of a Different Color

TUSKEGEE NF, AL — #LivingIt #Surrender #FourthWall #BATGAP

March 28, 2015 2:28 PM

Today marks both my mother’s and St. Teresa of Avila’s birthdays. Though my Mom’s a little younger, St. Teresa would be 500 years old today. Happy birthday Mom.

St. Teresa, like the great Mystics Meister Eckhart and St. John of the Crosssought to dissolve herself into the Divine—to achieve a mystical union with God through the surrender of the Self.

I don’t care how enlightened anyone claims to be, the subtle self archetypes (self-concern, self-interest, self-will) are a bear to let go of in the real world, so St. Teresa rates way up on my list of personal heroes in her quest to do so.

In filling out some of the BATGAP forms, one of the questions was which of these categories I’d like to be listed under, with the option of suggesting new ones. Along with some existing ones, I suggested two new categories: Mystics, and Applied Spiritual (versus the existing Academic Spiritual). Mystics is obvious, but I suggested Applied Spiritual because it is only in applying spiritual teachings—to living them—that any serious growth occurs.

Self-concern. Self-interest. Self-will. Recognizing these archetypes is easy (academic). Dropping them (applied)? Not so much. Paradoxically though, there are some serious rewards in store for those who do:

The less there is of you, the more there is of TaoGodHer.

Lucky In Tuskegee

On a Backroad in Alabama

On a Backroad in Alabama

TUSKEGEE NF, AL — #VanDwelling #MiracleLog #BATGAP

March 26, 2015 11:26 AM

I’ve just set up camp (read: “parked”) in the Tuskegee National Forest of Alabama, where I hope to settle down for the weekend and get some writing done (as well as finish up the interview materials for BATGAP).

When camping in forests, I like to arrive earlier in the week to find a good site (solitude, nature, internet, sun). Seasoned campers know this arrive-early-and-stake-a-claim strategy well, so I was surprised—it being a Thursday with a nice weekend in the forecast—to find no one else in these woods.

A number of people have told me that I’m one of the luckiest men they know. I usually reply, “The less there is of you, the more there is of Her… and the more there is of Her, the luckier your life will become.”

But maybe Meister Eckhart said it best:

Whoever desires to be given everything, must first give everything away.

Talking Points

Portrait In Purple

Portrait In Purple

COHEELEE CREEK CG, GA — #LivingIt #BATGAP

March 24, 2015 4:04 PM

For the BATGAP interview, they’d like some “preparation material” that might make good discussion topics for the interview. Since most of my stuff is on the blogs, I’ll probably just point them to posts I’ve done.

Besides the About Me page (which has much of this), I think I’ll pass on the following:

Note to blog readers: I think I’ve covered most everything, but if you have any other suggestions or ideas you’d like to see, please post them in the comments below. Thanks!