The Four Quadrants

The  Four Quadrants
The Four Quadrants

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Seeing the World Not According to Anybody

To see the world not according to anybody is an important skill to stay out of all sorts of mental traps and prisons. It takes great "awakenedness," agility and questioning of everything. To continually see the world according to how you were taught or according to past assumptions about the world

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Unconscious

The unconscious is very real and is a huge part of us. By unconscious I mean the stored up unfinished business from earlier in our lives. It includes the parts of ourselves that are anesthetized because we are too afraid to be that part in the world. It is like shadow but can be looked at as a self-regulating entity that gives to consciousness only what consciousness is ready to handle. If we treat our unconscious with love and respect it will treat us relatively gently. If we try to destroy it or try to get rid of it, it will treat us in the same way. 

The question is how do we make the unconscious conscious by finishing our unfinished emotional business and by getting back the parts of ourselves we're not aware of. This is a skill that can take years of practice. I will be giving some helpful hints in making this journey; it is perhaps the most important, most difficult journey anyone can take.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Outside of Outside

No matter what you feel, do, or think, there is something outside of it. It cannot be called a space because it is outside of space. It is outside of outside. You can only discover it by resting in it and not making it an object. It has no qualities the mind can give it, yet it leaves a wake we can rest in. This surrendering heals us and restores us. We are the spotless lens that can never be seen, but it's own spotlessness brings true bliss.


It is important to be our intelligence. Intelligence is both outside ourselves and inside ourselves. It is yet our intelligence. We access it by recognizing it. Can you recognize the intelligence that you are? Not as an idea but something so real it can be cut with a knife? Intelligence is very healthy, very energy intensive. My intelligence becomes me, focuses me, determines what’s important and goes beyond anything I can ever think. It penetrates right through my reality box. It takes me to new realms. It is always fresh and alive, never bogged down in old preconceptions and knowledge. It is much faster than any thought. It is not separate from the intelligence of the galaxies. It instantly shifts to what is appropriate. It allows me to dissolve into nothing when I'm not needed. It pulls my attention away from what's not needed to what's needed within a field of equanimity.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


The only thing that really exists is truth. One can rest in the truth about truth. Truth has the remarkable ability to transcend itself; it penetrates every fiber of existence. Truth does not need thought. Even when there is nothing, there is truth.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Two Truths: Core and Non-Dual

It is important to feel the pressure from the reservoir of one's emotional pain and to not block this. This is the organism reminding you to attend to your old wounds and unfinished business. Many can't feel this pressure and hence it is easy to deny it. Many live their lives covering it up. No one is without this primal pressure to my knowledge. There are always pockets of unfinished pain even for those who have done many years of deep emotional work. This aspect of “shadow” can never be bypassed.

The beautiful thing is that if you learn to hang out with this pressure, or “nestle up” against it for a long period of time, it will begin to tell its story and allow you to feel through it and discharge the tears, anger, fear, disgust and/or pain it contains, layer by layer. So few people have found out how to do this directly and efficiently, yet I believe it is the most important tool for emotional healing there is. People will try any technique before being willing to just directly hang out with, and learn to process their pain for an hour. The unconscious just lies waiting for us to do this, often for decades. It is easier to climb Mount Everest, than to make this processing a life practice. This natural ability could be called the “Core Truth Process” because it comes from one's core of emotion and being.

This core truth process is absolutely compatible and completely balances with the mindful practice of remaining in and coming from the ever-present non-dual. The dwelling in the non-dual could be called the “Non-dual Truth Process”. Consciously putting together the two truth processes of “Core Truth” of the individual organism and “Non-dual Truth” of the “extended universal organism” is optimal for total organismic health; it reinstates self-regulation. Both are absolutely fundamental and necessary when being moved by one's fundamental evolutionary impulses and are expressions of our true and authentic nature.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Emotional Literacy Rough Draft

Emotional literacy in my view, is a great rarity. My guess is that less than one percent of people are emotionally literate. To become emotionally literate you must become a student of your own emotions. You must be willing to look directly at your emotions and their messages without any theory or biases. Later, you can look at emotions according to a large variety of theories.
First of all, emotions are rarely rational and rarely justified completely; and it's okay to let them stay that way. Emotions just are, feelings just are. Feelings are in large part social and desire to be expressed.
Feelings and emotions are conscious entities, they are forms of consciousness. They can operate with some independence.
The healthiest way to express emotions is to share them to an open listener who can be a safe  container, where emotions are truly shared and the other person takes it as a share and not as a "make wrong", a dump on, or an attack. Also, the other person does not have to change when an emotion is just shared. 
Emotions require a great deal of loving attention, especially ones that have been left behind in the past or have been unattended to. When they are attended to, they open up and flow. They are an important part of our life energy. A healthy person fully feels the full range of emotions, including the negative emotions (even hatred).
Emotions require exquisite sensitivity to boundaries. This includes awareness of one's own boundaries and the others boundaries One must use their eyes and ears to detect and sense boundaries. Emotions and sensory organs must be closely connected and integrated. One must use their senses in order to assess safety and risk. One must see who one is talking to. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Put Things in Front of You

It is important to put important things in your experience in front of you. This means your pains, concerns, issues, blockages, and the unknown. Whatever is vying for your attention needs to be put in front of you in a timely manner. To put something in front of you means to give it the attention it needs. It helps to imagine that it is in the center of your vision, in front of your face. What you truly face will be processed or acted on. When you give something of true interest your full attention the noise in the mind ceases and what needs to happen will happen. Most of us live in a phobic fearful state always avoiding what we need to put and hold in front of our face. We don’t realize the incredible, empowering feeling of living a life of holding what is truly most important in front of our face. In “integral” terms it means making subjects into objects. That which is not in front of the eyes will operate from behind the eyes.

Meditative and Primal States

Meditative and Primal states: I consider these two states to be the most therapeutic of all states.  The true meditative state allows one to rest in non-dual reality to restore one's self and gain clarity.  the primal state allows one to “peel the onion”, “untie the knots” to follow the “chain of pain” to one's past pain to allow for healing. Most people do not know what the non-dual and the primal states are except in fleeting glimpses yet I think they are among the most powerful of all states.

To Be Enlightened

To be enlightened is to be extended beyond the normal mind. It is not an experience. It is that which allows for experience. It is a leap into the unknown that leaves literally everything we know and experience. It includes all the aspects of normal mind and more.

Enlightenment is a state of the universe. Everything is in a field of enlightenment. Human enlightenment means falling into the larger universal fabric-field of the universe.  This fabric or field  is beyond the mind. This field incorporates information in ways that the brain cannot keep up with. We can only rest, flow, and blossom in this field. At its deepest level the universe sings like a trillion unseen angels.  It is purely unqualifiable. This field is at the core of everything that exists. Every concept of it is false. To see that every concept of it is false is to be on the path of enlightenment.

The Enlightened Mind

The enlightened mind flows. It is never pinned down as a river can never be pinned down. It knows where, how, and when to flow, as does water. It is moved by the deepest forces of nature. It creates its own banks (a useful tool). It is source and is moved by source. only thinking pins things down. thinking is not source. Only source is source and it cannot be named, pinned down or experienced. it is the source of all experience. It is the non-place place in the no-state state. It is no mind. Awaken to what is already. It allows us to see things clearly not in terms of fragments. We can see what needs to be seen, hear what needs to be heard. It does not lose sight of the whole because it is the whole. Seeing and being are not separated. Doing and being are not separated.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

True Intelligence

 True intelligence is always shifting. It's pure agility. It transcends any problem so that it does not become trapped inside the problem. It functions through the medium of pure awareness. It is neither voluntary nor involuntary. It is outside any qualification and yet it can be the source of all qualifications. In it's more primitive form it can solve problems and know which problems to solve. It can see through the illusion of problems. It is the source of all intelligence. It is the true nature of ourselves and the universe.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


I believe one of the true tests of two or more people being on a higher level or stage of development is the ability to be on the same page with each other. To be able to see what the words are pointing to and not just be intellectually grasping the words. They are able to see that, although the words and ideas and concepts may appear different, they are really pointing to the same reality. It is not merely agreement but rather it is a higher form of agreement. There is also no need to drop down to a more primitive version of reality in order to understand the other person. I believe this sharing of the same page is a wonderful way to communicate and be with another person and goes far beyond what is normally thought of as communication. I seek people who can be on the same page with me and me be on the same page with them. Then when we both look at a tree we are actually seeing the tree and the fruit on the tree and not agreeing or disagreeing about our idea of the tree. People who are on a higher developmental level than our own, will be able to see more of the tree and more of the fruits of the tree. We must realize that even the words tree and fruit are but pointers that may become obsolete as we develop to higher levels and higher givens.

Monday, March 24, 2014


Anger is the primary fundamental boundary emotion. It tends and keeps our boundaries in good shape when we truly allow our anger and its wisdom. Anger is how we pop out dents in our boundaries and strengthen weak spots. Once the anger is expressed the boundaries go back to their natural flexible semipermeable state. We did not evolve anger over millions of years for it to be primarily a nuisance or purely a cover for other emotions.  Only people who are out of touch with their anger misunderstand it and use it inappropriately. 

Anger is the most misunderstood emotion. Anger is a vital primary emotion that we cannot live without. Of course there is hurt always underneath anger which must also be addressed.
Both the anger and the hurt must be expressed. So many people try to bypass the anger and try to go directly to other emotions. This process is highly toxic and leads to all sorts of anti-life beliefs.

Anger and love flow through the same pipeline, if the pipeline is clogged with anger then the love cannot flow either. Once the anger is expressed, the love can flow.

To get to the past anger that fuels the present anger you must first legitimize and express the current anger. One must realize that from 1% to 99% of current anger is fueled by past anger and hurts.

Most people don't realize that, in its healthy form, anger is a contactful, caring and loving emotion.
The fear of anger is a much larger problem in our society than anger. Anger sometimes requires a safe container, which in this anger phobic society is hard to find.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Out of out of the box

It is important to take a fresh approach to everything everyday, every moment. This means taking a fresh approach to what is a fresh approach. A fresh approach according to a preexisting idea is not a fresh approach at all. To look freshly at something means to ask a question or to take a look with nothing in mind. Completely nothing. What is truly new is beyond the mind and beyond the concept of new. More to come ......

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Is-ism" a Very Rare Perspective

I experience over 99% of people as having their center of gravity in "should-ism" or "about-ism". Very few people have as their central interest "what is", "what is going on" and "what is really happening" at this moment. It take years of practice to move to a "what is" mentality and rest naturally in that mentality. The moment one becomes truly interested in what is, the mind immediately begins to function differently, and often with "no-mind". More to come daily...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Poem Emptiness

beyond place concept

"highest" level

refreshingly refreshing

already there breath

no mind, no brain

wind is blowing

jump out of the plane

die, just that simple

brilliant flash of emptiness occurred

no-one to say

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Some Thoughts

let your thoughts be like paintings on a beautiful canvas.

the canvas is the only thing that is truly real
let your thoughts soak into and permeate the canvas
there is no real duality here

the dark and the light
both must be addressed
enlightenment and shadow
the attic and the basement

so many just want to be in the light and ignore the dark
a unipolar (vs non-dual) view of the world.
people mistaken unipolar for non-dual
all of us have splits between our attic and our basement it's just a matter of degree

to look and see for oneself, not from any past perspective.
not from anothers perspective.
To just look now.
catch the flies in your eyes before you go blind to them

scomotisation (the creation of blind spots) has become the rule not the exception.
most people feel they can go around hell instead of through it. 
to go around hell you must anesthetize.
once you do that you go blind in that part of your existence.
the gentle anesthetizing of spiritual bypassing has also become the rule.

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