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Off to Disney World
Friday December 10th 2004, 1:11 am
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Well, I am off to Disney World etc. with my family for a nice long christmas vacation so I’ll be away until after the holidays. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I will leave you with the experential wisdom of some of my favorite Christian Mystics. Even though I know nothing of Christianity as a […]

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Enjoying the Holidays
Wednesday December 01st 2004, 7:41 pm
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Returning from my Thanksgiving holiday with family, I am reminded that I am enjoying the holidays once again. When we were young, we enjoyed the holidays like nothing else. The anticipation, the excitement of seeing distant family members, the bounty of gifts, the time off from school and the genral joy that seems to come […]

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givingThanks
Tuesday November 23rd 2004, 11:41 pm
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givingThanksI am at times so overwhelmed with profound gratitude that I well up in tears just taking in the colors and shapes that create a marvelous tapestry that we call the world. It is never anything specific that I feel grateful for but rather the world itself. Just to ‘Be’ seems to be the greatest […]

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Perpectives
Wednesday November 17th 2004, 9:48 pm
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I’ve been particularly interested in the subject of ‘perspectives’ for the last few months or so. Not by choice but just by recognizing whats been appearing and it just seems that the theme of ‘perspectives’ has been coming up alot for a while now. I think it may have started over the summer when I […]

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Secession?
Monday November 15th 2004, 8:58 pm
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Lately I have been hearing a lot about people wanting to move to Canada or have the blue states secede the nation or something to that effect. But it seems to me that if we simply get back to our roots of being a federation or a ‘republic of states’ than we can remain as […]

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Blue vs Red
Thursday November 11th 2004, 1:14 am
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I live in a very liberal county which is in a conservative state. As a matter of fact, the electoral map of Virginia looks similar to a red eye with a blue pupil right in the middle. This tiny pupil happens to be where I live which is Nelson County and neighboring Albemarle County (home […]

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Groundhogs Day
Tuesday November 09th 2004, 8:52 pm
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Groundhogs DayFor the last year or so, I have considered the election of 04 to be, in a sense, like groundhogs day. I say this in the sense that on November 2, 2004, the voters (being the groundhog) would come out and tell us if there was going to be four more years of winter […]

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9-14-02
Friday May 14th 2004, 1:15 am
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9-14-02 (This post was a continuation from my last one where I am drawing a distinction between pain and suffering) A couple of days ago I referred to a master (Buddha) saying something to theeffect of “Nirvana is the cessation of suffering”. I don’t think that thathis understanding is different than your own and I […]

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9-12-02
Monday April 26th 2004, 11:52 pm
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9-12-02 (This was written to clarify what I mean by Bliss as opposed to joy.) The Bliss that I was referring to is not the same thing as joy. When I say‘Bliss’, I am referring to what you wrote below, “Originally, there isnothing but nothing,”. That ‘original nothing but nothing’ is what I wasreferring to […]

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9-11-02
Wednesday April 07th 2004, 12:22 am
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9-11-02 (This was written in response to the nondualists tendency to shun the ‘I’ as being dualist) As far as the ‘I’ goes, when I hear that word, I have no problem withit. Here is a quote by Christian Mystic, Meister Eckhart. This speaks to the nature of ‘I’that I am fond of and just […]

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9-10-02
Thursday April 01st 2004, 11:38 pm
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9-10-02 (This is an excerpt from my personal journal the day after the previous blog) The next day started out much the same. The Joy that I have been describing is the deep appreciation for Being while knowing that I am not. I had settled very deeply into the Witness which can be described as […]

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9-09-02
Wednesday March 24th 2004, 2:39 am
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9-09-02 The intensity of what I expressed in that letter has been growing rapidly and this whole weekend has been so profound that I can hardly contain myself. Thursday we went to the fair and the first ride I went on with my daughter sparked something that has been growing day by day. I am […]

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9-05-02
Wednesday March 17th 2004, 9:48 pm
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9-05-02 (The following post was a response to a question about the difference between personal and impersonal Awareness.) It is the focusing of Awareness that creates the appearance of an identity where there actually is none. The appearance of an identity is created and sustained by the habitual identifying or focus on thoughts/memories. The reason […]

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9-03-02
Wednesday March 10th 2004, 9:09 pm
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9-03-02 (In this post, I was pointing out how two statements, by another forum member, may have seemed to contradict each other, but were in fact, complimentary.) Chris said that everything is That, whether it be samadhi or sitting there looking at his jeans and computer. Chris also said something to the effect of “not […]

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8-31-02
Wednesday March 03rd 2004, 2:16 am
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8-31-02 (The following was written to assist another conference member who was having difficulty in expressing his realization that he was alone/all one. The first paragraph was taken directly from my personal journal and the second part was written specifically for that discussion group) Thursday we went to the fair and the first ride I […]

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8-30-02
Wednesday February 25th 2004, 8:00 pm
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8-30-02 (The following was written to clarify that what I termed as the ‘suicide mission’ was not actually a mission or anything intentional at all but rather what I found to be the culmination of the natural evolving process in Life where the self (ego) ultimately yields to the Self (universal Soul) ) I never […]

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8-26-02
Monday February 09th 2004, 11:39 pm
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8-26-02 (The following was written in response to a discussion about the common usage of the word’ Oneness’ as it appears more frequently in todays spiritual literature. I was pointing out the difference in how the term ‘Oneness’ is commonly used compared to how the term ‘nondual’ is used to describe the mystical experience.) The […]

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8-23-02
Monday January 19th 2004, 9:03 pm
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8-23-02 (The following post was written in response to someone expressing difficulty in understanding what I mean by “All there is is God”. I knew that this person was a Christian so I tried to structure the conversation in a manner that he would be most familiar with. So, I just looked for what I […]

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8-20-02
Tuesday November 11th 2003, 3:03 am
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8-20-02 8-20-02 I cant begin to explain what has been happening today, this week, this month,this year and actually the last few years. But as of today approximately7:00 am, I am fully Realized. And after a couple hours, I thought of you,Michael E., Darrell and Ted and I realized that all of you are also […]

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8-15-02
Wednesday November 05th 2003, 1:54 am
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8-15-02 8-15-02 I just got the most startling realization a few weeks ago. Some of you mayhave noticed that in my writings, the subject of dying has been a commonmotif. Well, this is a result of the realization that I am about to sharewith this group. I have come to understand in the deepest sense […]

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8-07-02
Wednesday October 29th 2003, 1:53 am
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8-07-02 When I first encountered Salviaspace, I like everyone else wanteddesperately to bring back the golden secret. The secret that would once andfor all expose the “man behind the curtain”. We all know what it is like tocome back thinking we finally remembered the secret only to scribble downsomething barely on the surface. For me […]

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8-05-02
Monday October 27th 2003, 9:06 am
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8-05-02 (This was an introduction that I made to a private discussion forum and I incude it here as it will be an important reference point for the rest that will follow. “Salvia divinorum is an extraordinary herb used in shamanism, divination, healing, meditation, and the exploration of consciousness.” For more information on Salvia Divinorum, […]

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7-24-02
Wednesday October 15th 2003, 9:42 pm
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Wow! Well, I have just gotten into Ramesh Balkesar’s stuff and it isbeginning to dawn on me that what I am seeking is my own death (as an ‘I’). I know that I have understood this before but as many times before, I am beginning to understand the same teachings but on a much deeper […]

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7-1-02
Friday October 10th 2003, 10:35 am
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7-1-02 Today was the first day of my experiment with deliberately engaging inBeing. I have gone through some shifts in my life but they have always comefrom outside and have therefore never been deliberate. Last year was thefirst time that one of these more major shifts came with out the outsideassistance of Hemi-sync, salvia or […]

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10-08-03
Friday October 10th 2003, 10:29 am
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10-08-03 I decided to title this blog; “Suicide letters” because these journals are a chronical of one year where a most profound process of Self-inquiry slowly revealed how this type of ‘spiritual practice’ is tantamount to what I called a ‘suicide mission’. (For reasons that will be evident after reading the first few web logs) […]

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