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…

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…

Snow and Heaters and Carbon Monoxide Dreaming

The Forest Snow

The Forest Snow

APACHE NF, AZ — #Death #FourthWall #LivingIt #Soul #VanDwelling

May 16, 2015 9:53 AM

I awoke to a few inches of snow on the ground this morning, enough to make a nice, white blanket. Yesterday was a mix of rain and snow, so I stayed inside the van the whole time, grateful for the hightop and the space it provides to move around in.

Running the heater most of yesterday reminded me of something: How my spiritual practice saved my life about six months ago.Read more…

The Threads Of The Tapestry

Individual Threads of the Tapestry

Individual Threads of the Tapestry

NEAR PINETOP, AZ — #Emptiness #FourthWall

May 11, 2015 2:20 PM

“Uncle Dave” posted a comment about a subject that often comes up in nondual circles: How can one have past lives if the self is an illusion? (“… the Absolute mistakenly identifying with one of It’s countless forms. …If this ‘me-thing’ is an illusion, then anything it remembers must also be illusory.”) … Read more…

The War Of The Cartoon Elephants

How Clouds Look In Limbo

How Clouds Look In Limbo

LIMBO, KS — #Emptiness #FourthWall

April 17, 2015 9:09 AM

“I am mad at you.”

How often do people say this? How often do they think it?

When our body dies, we (as a Soul) detach from what we used to think we were: our body and mind.

In an almost identical manner, when we step through the Gateless Gate, we detach from what we used to think we were: our thoughts.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.