A Mystic’s Guide To Happiness

Toward The Higher

Toward The Higher

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — #Intimate #Radiance #Remember

June 9, 2015 8:52 AM

The less there is of You, the more there is of Happiness.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Gratitude.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Appreciation.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Peace.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Joy.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Serenity.

The less there is of You, the more there is of Bliss.

Is this the Truth? How can we know?

Just look into the eyes of any pre-me-me-me person: any child before her parents started “personalizing” her.

Are your noisy me-me-me thoughts worth the cost of Happiness and Gratitude and Appreciation and Peace and Joy and Serenity and Bliss?

Are they worth pure and radiant and unconditional Love?

Because the less there is of You,…

The more there is of Love.

Two New Things

Stand-in Lotus

Stand-in Lotus

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — #Emptiness #Radiance #Technique #Writing

June 5, 2015 11:59 AM

I started two new things recently. I don’t know if they are related. I’ve started writing the book (again) and started meditating (again).

I’ve started writing because it’s time and it feels right, but I’ve started meditating again because I was inspired by some of the testimonials to TM (I’m not affiliated with them or advocating them) and re-realized how a regular meditation practice helps ground a spiritual life. … Read more…

TM’s Levels of Consciousness

Outside Sedona

Outside Sedona

S of FLAGSTAFF, AZ — #Emptiness #Encounters #FourthWall #Intimate #Radiance

June 3, 2015 1:32 PM

I received the following email from Jerry Freeman yesterday:

Hi, Wayne

I’m enjoying your interview with Rick Archer. If you have a little time, you might find some of the information in this interview, about the sequential unfoldment of higher states of consciousness, of interest. I recorded it with Rick in October of 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOcu54z9PHY

The more relevant material begins about 43 minutes into the interview. If you skip the lead-in, you won’t miss anything important.

If you do get a chance to listen, I would be interested in your comments.

Best wishes,

Jerry

I haven’t responded yet, indeed, this post may end up being my response, but I found Transcendental Meditation’s higher levels of consciousness remarkably similar to my experiences, though not being familiar with TM, my vocabulary is naturally different. … Read more…

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…

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…

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…