“Be in the world not of the world.” An idea posited by a Great Spiritual
Teacher. To be of the world, from this spiritual travelers perspective, is to
live entirely in the mind, a mind that uses the person, not the other way
way around. It’s Unconscious Dreaming, as we reference it herein. It is
living according to the dictates of one’s life script programming, formed
from the time of birth, and perhaps while still in the womb, to the age of
five or six years.

Obviously we all had little control over what all of our
programming was. This is best exemplified by the old saying; “The apple
does not fall far form the tree.” Upon awaking, spirituality speaking, it
is disturbingly apparent that most people are trapped in Unconscious
Dreaming. For better or worse, unconscious dreamers follow a life script
preordained for them by parents, peers, academia, religion, other groups,
organizations, media, and so on. After indoctrination, (we may reference
it as a hard drive) or, after one is programmed, egoic mind vehemently
adheres to the program, often a person totally unaware of it whatsoever.

Old mind patterns and per-established social rolls run one’s life like auto
pilot navigates a plane. This is to be of the world or be of form at loss of
of awareness of essence, the nothingness all form rises out of. Now form
consists of visible form, which the body is obviously, yet also thought,
dreams, interaction in life or relationships and or all action. All this rises
out of, or is of one’s consciousness. Nothingness is felt and is beyond the
above. It is peaceful stillness arising in a mind that is not in conflict with
itself. A mind consumed by opposites is unable to feel nothingness or to
know its peace. Nothingness/love, has no opposite. A state of presence
frees a mind from that which love has never known. Fear traps us via us
and them, right or wrong, good or bad, success or failure, victory or
defeat, light or dark. So to be in the world not of it, is to awaken to see
fear has enslaved us in form. Only then can one shift form, use the mind,
to presence and back to mind, for practical purposes, a natural human.

Nature does not think per se, yet it seems to be guided by a vast all-knowing intelligence, available to all of us, the seed of which is inside each person. Ever look at the trees, take in their majestic beauty? They seem to emanate stillness and peace, which if we allow it to, will impart its joy, calmness, and serenity upon us. Just as the trees absorb carbon dioxide, which we breathe out, and in return give off oxygen, which we breathe in, in a similar and mysterious way, we can feel their peace as we walk in nature settings. Perhaps all they want in return is for us to recognize and acknowledge the peace they project to us. As in the example of oxygen, spiritually speaking peace is their gift to us. Nature, simply due to the absence of the egoic thinking mind, is not, because of its none existence, burdened with duality, opposites, us and them, past and future, right and wrong, good and evil, and the like. Yet there surely is some intelligence at work in all this. What is this intelligence which seems to be beyond the thinking mind? Well, just look at a tree now, where is it pointing? Away from itself, to the macrocosm, perhaps indicating being part of a greater whole. In this simplistic state of innocence, is something abstract without beginning or end, beyond time and form. See how still nature is, rooted in being. Let its peaceful tranquility take you deep into the stillness it is, and it projects this stillness quite naturally and effortlessly into our world. Listen very closely and look intently, let the sounds and sights of nature, bring stillness to you. Listen consistently and it will speak to you of a totally different way of living. Then personify its gift of peaceful love into the world. If you work at it, bringing your mind, thought and extreme emotion to order, a mind quieten little by little will transform you. You will walk in a state of presence born of peaceful love. Speach and movement will soften, and the egoic mind will gradually loosen its grip upon the mind, a life script and ego, which adheres to this script, will be subservient as was always intended. The mind will then be used by you, no longer use you. Nature obviously is all around us, its peace opens up to us, portholes to nirvana constantly. We simply do not see it because our egoic mind blocks us from seeing it. The mind’s identified state is to live in a dream world. Free your Self from the egoic self.

  Imagine for a minute that you are renting an apartment with someone. You come home to find the door handle key sticks. It takes you ten minutes to get in. There is also a deadbolt with a different key, and that works fine. The roommate returns. The following scenario and dialogue ensues: “Can we use the deadbolt only until we can get the door handle lock repaired?” The roommate replies; “No, I’m not comfortable with that.” Anger begins welling up within you in the form of righteous indignation. A justified response, yet still it is a conditioned programmed scripted reaction to a situation, derived from old mind patterns, stored in memory. Ah but this time you catch it, (the anger welling up inside) and say to the programmed egoic mind, NO!!! You see it in just that moment for what it is, you remain very present and calm. You see your ego and its attempt to take control of you. Then there is epiphany: you look at the roommate and say to yourself; “She doesn’t see it, see that she is being completely controlled by a programmed egoic mind, following a life script others wrote, be they parents, peer groups, academia, and or others.” Her mind is using her not the other way around, and she doesn’t see it! Obviously, it is unfair and she should see that it is, yet she does not. This is the unbelievable power of the egoic mind. Then, you conclude that she must be forgiven for she knows not what she does. How can someone be blamed when they are unconscious? Their script controls them and denial ensues. In one form of denial or another, she blames it on you, or cannot control it, or some other excuse. She, like everyone in the state of unconsciousness, is living in a dream world. In this state, is the person really there at all? This is a simple case study that happened to the author and was a great leap forward in awakening to see enlightenment. Watch programmed responses in yourself and others, therein lies freedom from indoctrinated old mind patterns, a mind using you. Yet to do this one must remain very very calm, not raise the voice, or they will become emotionally invested in the situation, programming, and thought then will carry them away, at which point one must wait for the waters to calm once again. Only then can they see in retrospect what happened. Be subtle, still, and move slowly in action and thought. The more the situation and or people involved provoke you, or the more your own conditioning pushes your buttons, the more calm and peaceful you must be. Remember, it is your own ego and knows everything about you, what triggers to pull in order to maintain control of you. Again, most people think they use their mind when plainly their egoic mind uses them. Calmly watch yourself and life situations. Reclaim energy from the egoic mind and it will no longer control you. It will then serve its host as was always intended. Yet at some point ego took total control, hence the mind identified state. Most of all keep going no matter what happens. Ego cannot ultimately tell you who you are unless you give in to it. It is the idea of foreverness, this is forever. Ego’s tool of control is the past and future concerns. It, via thought, uses time to create problems. Problems it created, then with a different set of thoughts seek to solve the problems it created. Thought trying to understand itself, an exercise in futility.

FEAR is the route of all violence. Psychological fear fills the mind, leaving no room for love. This is slowly driving humanity insane. How can truth and love enter a mind filled with fear? We are so very overladen with indoctrinated fear, from childhood onward, it has become the global paradigm. We argue for it and defend the right to hurt ourselves and others. Then, every so often, for just a moment, the light of peaceful love is seen, in spite of the fear, in a moment of clarity, in quiet stillness, there is a flash of the peaceful love paradigm, which very much needs to grow. The seed is within all, the seed yearns to grow in its host, in all human beings. For just a moment the chatter of our minds stops, the us against them dissipates, and we are just one human race. We move out of the past, disregard the future, all the judgments, prejudice, struggle for power, malice, hate, division, the insane shootings, the WARS, and see what a beautiful world, and the people in it really are,

One of the most difficult aspects of awakening to enlightenment is an acceptance of the fact that this is forever. There is no arrival because awakening is outside of time. There is only here and now. Obviously, we need to be able to use time for practical purposes, which is to be at the level of effect, job, duties, responsibilities in daily life situations. The causal level however is a state of timelessness, a feeling of oneness, absolutely a part of everything and everyone. Also to feel at a deeper level the ripple effect, that what we do has an effect upon the whole.

To live at the causal level is a totally different way of living life. It transcends the individual mindset of fear energy and separation, to a deeper, knowing of forgiveness, and nonjudgmental acceptance of others. Life, and an ability to see the gifts problems brought by life into us.


As the author writes this, there is, and has been over the last three months or so, a noticeable awareness of the journey, the last five years as a post awakening period. As year five is approached, sense the abrupt awakening on the night of 16 February 2014, there is a distinguishable fact. The original formation of this students life script, as we all are subjected to, (the beginning of ones life) IS written and or influenced by others, between birth to five or six years. A Life Script again we all had little or no input into. It is, to be sure, a script preordained FOR the person we come to be, as all of us do, and upon awakening, thereafter struggle to reconcile. Awakening is metamorphosis, seen as a struggle by the one who writes this and is similar to a caterpillar reborn to the butterfly. This student in a very real sense was not even there at all prior to awakening. It was an acting out of a script which outside forces, other programmers wrote. There is consistent peace as year five in the awakening approaches. A new life script has been written. The one who journeys, with continuous work daily and much back and fourth


is a person who has awakened peace within, freed from bondage. The one who travels has written a new script, is in effect emerging each moment anew. This is a state of peace, love, stillness, repose in movement within form. It is to die to time.

The students journey now operates in daily life via a script rewritten by the one who journeys, not educators, nor any programmers exclusively. The program serves the student. What does this elude to? A fact that uneasiness, tension, despondency, anxiousness, a dissatisfaction with life over all, the proverbial thorn in the authors side, that is to say, a script written for the author, was the very thing causing the unhappiness, and emptiness in life generally. That very pain, ironically freed and awakened yet another person to peaceful love. The controlling life script had run its course. More need to awaken, and can do so.

If a student has come this far, at the point this work is being written, on the whole, at this juncture in conscious evolution, it’s very significant indeed. There are so few awakened. There is no guarantee humanity will survive this reformation, this paradigm shift from fear to peaceful love. It simply depends on collective humanities seeing of how critical all this is, and the willingness to take this very seriously. As technological advances grow exponentially, there is a danger. As this is written, M.A.D. is the thought: fear within governments, with a capability of waging global thermonuclear war and economic destruction. How fear perpetually fosters mistrust, intellectual elitism and freedom lost. Countries and mortal satyrs meddling in others business, imposing their will to power upon others. We live in very dangerous times. Those who are seeing all this, the insanity of a modus operandi of fear, bare a great responsibility to humanity. That said, a students


awakening, will benefit this movement mostly by simply living the state of peaceful love. Be IT, be an example, watch our world and do the opposite. Is this the way to real change? Will awakening students personification of peaceful love be enough to foster a global shift from fear to peace and love? Because we must, each and every one of us, ultimately be our own teachers, transcending systems of all kinds. Can this be done? Can people personify Self determination, can they think for themselves? Can they awaken to bring the egoic self back into service to the Self? Fear has never worked. Only illusory gains, only for a period of time, falling back under control of the egoic minds insanity, of a fear paradigm.

If one is to awaken in a meaningful way, to abide mostly in the peaceful state awakening to enlightenment offers, it requires an extraordinary mind. A mind in total focused attention. Honest Self expression, and that my friends is very hard to do. All people have had moments of stillness. Let us say as in a walk on the beach, or looking at a majestic starlit sky on a clear night, or simply being in nature, all of which bring the mind to stillness, bringing the student into the present moment for a bit, a peaceful feeling within. But these are only flashes or satori as they are referenced in the east, or the paradigm of peaceful love as we reference it here. All of these “experiences” are ones inner-being or as we say it here, innersoruce, reaching out to us, beckoning us to return to our source, to feel oneness with all that is. Innersource as an abiding presence, with the student always as one moves through daily life, requires long term arduous work. And in this the student must have done the work in order to have made friends with the limitations of their ego, must have dealt with “baggage” in their life, The student, for the greatest chance at this, must not alter their awareness whatsoever. One is dealing with the ego, their ego, which knows everything about the student, all the right buttons to push in order to maintain control of the student of enlightenment. If the student is willing to do the work, if they have come this far In the journey, it is of great significance, because so few have done this. Most are in a state of unconscious dreaming, the mind identified state, completely controlled by their ego, in a crisis to crisis mode of thought created problems, followed by another set of thoughts designed to fix the problems which thought created. We call this the merry go round, or wheel of insanity. Ready to stop doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

                                    From the book “Enlightenment A Martial Artists Viewpoint” 


Q; I am very uncomfortable with my life right now, I just can not do this anymore, my life is shattered, the present is not good, what can I do, should I not make plans for my future?

A; In that question sir, in that short sentence, there are seven references to the problem plaguing you. Surrender, be still, listen. That said, if the insanity of people’s unconscious mind game’s is hitting from all sides, surrender. When the daily life is shattered, surrender. When there is no money, surrender to it. When there is loneliness, homelessness, sleeping in a park, surrender to it. When broken down to nothing, about to go insane, there is at the same time a blessing. This is a test. Be still, and listen. There is a hum in the background. It can be heard. A peaceful quiet hum, coming from INNERSOURCE, without the you, a calm presence. A light, loving and nurturing, our source. A caring presence. Say this in quiet reflection; this cannot be done alone, then there is no me, there is only oneness, one humanity together. Surrender. Ask for help. Surrender. The energy of peaceful calm, this as enlightenment’s gift, coming from the source, will comfort, listen. To experience resistance requires time. In the present moment there is no experience, only the timelessness of here, of this perfect moment. Listen, do it. Work at it. Should you,“Do it sir?”1– “Put aside your personality for your essence?”2—“Subdue the enemy without fighting?”3– See that; “Thoughts are things?”4 See;

The conceptions of “God” and “sin” are of no more importance


than child’s play?”1–“Learn to be you in time?”2–See that; “There is nothing to fear but fear itself?”3 These and other words from teachers who came before, may help. Then at a point, at having gone through the cultivating of the Self, let all the teachings and word’s go for No-Mind awareness. The light within. Do not try to understand the world, which is engaged in fear, go inside, it will guide, if surrendered to. Go inside and awaken to innersource, let it guide. It is conceded that for many this is very, very tough to see. Again, that said, in every step forward in the progression of humanity, there are those with a vision. What is our vision? When others are yelling, remain calm. When others are filled with anger, remain peaceful. Know their programming has trapped them in the time based mode of fear. Stay present and focused, aware-ness of a vibrational field, rooted in love. Break out of the cocoon of fear, and be the peaceful butterfly. The personification of love, surrendering to the state of love. Even when the world around is pounding the drum of fear, of hate and war, remain steadfast in the energy, awakening to the love our innersource is. Be awaken-ed. Be the example of love. See that to remain steadfast and to do this, is to have a profound effect on others by doing so. Most of the time without their realization of that fact. Stay rooted in calm. Being this pulls them out of the chaos of fear, to an awakening to peace and love seen. This is the highest endeavor of any human being on the physical plane. Actual love can be summed up in awakening to this, the selflessness of the spreading of actual love. In this, one comes to see the truthfulness of oneness, a total connection to absolutely everything, of all that is, the is-ness of the macrocosm, of the peace inside, the all-ness of love and joy that is the source of the students inner most being, the light inside of ones actual real Self. This is actual freedom, beyond systems, beyond good and evil, beyond memory, BEYOND EGO. 

With work it can be done, simply keep going.    J 

  So the editor of this blog lives in Portland Oregon, and has lived there the entire life. This blog concerns the subject of spiritual enlightenment and awakening to peaceful love as a global paradigm, not political issues. It is strongly felt that on all sides, the current dominant global fear paradigm is alive and well in the world. Is it not obvious to the reader, looking objectively, that the current situation is fear, personified, being projected by all? There is the memory of Rodney King, some years ago in California who was beaten by several police officers, then some days later after riots erupted, there is the memory of Mr. King saying; “Can’t we all just get along?” Here is a man who in the tradition of MLKs style of peaceful protests, guided by what this blog feels was the power of peaceful love, not force. As Dr. King said himself; “But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” (the I have a dream speech) Is the chaos in the world and in my home city and state, fostered by the fear paradigm? Will we, as a species survive if there is not a global paradigm shift from fear to peaceful love? Do other species on our planet treat each other the way human beings do? “Soul force” as we see it, is to see that, controlled by fear, and a mind obsessed with too much thinking, in bondage to the past and future (projected memory) we are missing the here and now where love and peace are, where everything happens. We are no longer even really there at all when our mind controls us excessively. We can see that fear has never worked and never will, especially with what is going on now. Awakening to peaceful love is the only answer, the only way we will survive. We are at a crossroad,. Fear or Love?  The egoic mind of people is driving humanity slowly insane, and will only get worse as A.I. advances.  

(The first in a series of excerpts taken from chapter seventeen: A Dialogue on Spiritual Enlightenment—written in a Q&A format.)


Q; What’s the “hitting bottom experience” and how does it happen?

A; From one perspective viewpoint, it can come about as the result of having lost everything in the material world. It is to be broken down by adversity to absolutely the bottom. It can also come about as the result of intensified Blocks, (pain in childhood and life) to a point at which one can no longer take the pain of unconsciousness, and surrenders to what is. Out of this will come many great opportunities for real change, through Self-awareness. All of the Blocks of the egoic mind are removed, by virtue of the devastation of the hitting bottom experience, allowing loving honest self-observation. This creates possibilities for us to see the self. The egoic self through the new eyes of the real Self. This can foster an awakening to the love and bliss of Enlightenment.


Q; Why is it so difficult to stay connected to the awakened state, Inner Being, INNERSOURCE or the Self, as you call them?

A; It is really due to the prolific power of egos use of feelings and excessive thinking, the self if you will. One’s programming has much to do with it. We all have a life script that is formed by around 5 or 6 years of age. Ego then adheres to this programming. Of course, we have very little control, if any, in regard to what was programmed. Therefore, it is of very great importance to challenge what has been taught, or what we have been indoctrinated to believe. Whatever brings about fear, any extreme emotion and or incessant thinking, keeping the student trapped in the past, or future, which is nothing more than projected memory, will be a warning bell. Stay in the Present Moment, where the past fades into memory, stay rooted in love, in a sacred stillness, listening, avoiding all divisiveness; the world’s problem.


Q; I think talking about the subject of Enlightenment misses the mark don’t you?

A; Indeed it does. Words can not describe the state. They can only point the way, and ultimately are just another attachment, another thing to cling to. To live it is the best way to communicate the awakened state. The energy spreads without talking at all.


Q; At what point will I know when I’ve arrived at success? I mean I practice my meditation each day for two hours and do not seem to be making gains. What can I do to increase my success?

A; Remain in the Present, just here, awakening to what has always been, inner-light or Being, inside. Arrival is to imply two points of reference. If you seek essence, it only creates duality or resistance. Meditation is done in the Moment, unfolding each second, in life, in relationships, here and now. It is an awakening, being here, now, the death of time. It is to bring all of the senses to a very high state of awareness, with total acceptance of what is, without desire for arrival. Just observation in stillness, a peace, a feeling of love and joy, absent egoic thought. Knowing that if there is an action required here, now, the necessary action will be taken, free of conceptualization. The state is with us always, once grounded. Sometimes stronger, sometimes just an echo, but always present. Be a part of the whole, awaken to that truth. It will take work on a daily basis. Learning to see no you, seeing Self more-so as our true nature, a daily decrease of memory, which is to ground the awakening. The observed and observer as the same.


Q; How can we feel peace all the time, as you say? Is that even possible? I mean everybody has a bad day, don’t they?

A; It is a matter of perspective, but yes we were hard-wired to be peace and or joy all the time. Our true nature, our real Self, is of love, the egoic mind is fear-based. It is not that there are not problems, but they do not disturb the peace. Out of that peace, out of that love, problems become opportunities to go deeper into INNERSOURCE, not psychological egoic thought or fear. If there is a loss of a loved one, there is no loss of love itself. It is simplistic really. Love, our true nature, comes out of peace/calm. Fear for the most part, which ultimately is an illusion, created in the mind, makes us anxious. Just consider for a moment the miracle that is the body. How infinitely complex it is, as well as the planet we live on. The planet we live on, and the light keeping it alive, is love personified. We are an expression of love ultimately. Awaken to INNERSOURCE, seeing the peaceful healing effect of love, in every cell in the body, united, with all creation. A feeling inside that says, “Yes, this is true on a deeper level.” Focus on love emerging from within. Nothing in the material world can take that love so long as it is awakened to. It is not dependent upon thought or things outside of collective humanity’s essence. There can be the seeing of that love; if awakened to, or there can be seen fear and pain if personal and collective humanity is not ready to awaken.