Dropping into the space beyond thinking.


Religious language can be a wall that brutally separates us, or it can be a portal to aid in the most important discovery in this human kingdom, here and now, in our lifetime.

"...having certain beliefs, which is thoughts;
those beliefs can be a help or a hindrance...
they can be a wall or an open door."

Eckhart Tolle

There is a deep peace and contentment, here and now.

It is always available, it cannot come or go.

Nothing we can "do" to get "there".

No technique, no practice, no outer condition can reach it or change it.

It is independent of any circumstance in "this world".

It always IS.

It is too pure to behold inequity.

It is pristine Love, Being, Consciousness.

Resting consciously in this Presence -- the secret place of the most High, it nourishes and harmonizes our human affairs in ways we cannot figure out.

The ancients gave this unnameable Presence the name God.

It is not an "it" as in "another".

It is the core and substance of life, of yOur Being.

It is the cause of the phenomena of life.

As persons, invested in "this world", we overlook this liberating Presence,  because our minds can only process contrast, but not stillness.

In "this world" we are cultured to seek pleasure and to avoid pain, which makes us overlook what we really are and want: 

"Happiness for the human being in this life in daily living, independent of circumstances." -- Roger Castillo

We don't need to physically die in order to enter our natural state -- "my kingdom". All we ever need has been already given to us, from the beginning of time.

Believe, faith and hope are mental activities and require effort;
it is challenging to admit what is effortless and never cannot be.

"For in him we live and move and have our being."

Acts 17:28

The character Jesus personifies our own unique journey from suffering in "this world" -- a world assumed by our own limited thinking mind -- back home to the recognition of our true Being, back to the "Father's house" (Consciousness).

It is a seemingly impossible journey without the hunger and bravery to  be radically open and honest. 

The Bible talks about this shift in our individual consciousness, in a language that is easily hijacked by ego.

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From the Preface of the King James Bible 1769:

For he that meddleth with men's religion in any part meddleth with their custom, nay, with their freehold; and though they find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering.

We can utilize critical thinking and "practices" to inquire into the nature of our own mind and to patiently or suddenly be free of our habitual defensiveness and eagerness.

An eagerness that  perpetuates itself over decades; of knowing Life only through the lens of our conditioned thinking mind.

For decades we might overlook this liberating Presence because we get so accustomed to suffering and defending our false sense of "I" as a separate psychological entity.

Our own mental habits distract us from embracing this eternal Presence which is neither inside nor outside.

Prayer and meditations are concessions to our state of sleep, as a separate-self, to recalibrate our awareness back to its own natural Source.

Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled;
do not be afraid. 

John 14:27

Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex.


Seeming fear and horrors might come up while we are being uplifted, because our old erroneous sense of self -- in its ignorance -- fights for its illusory life.

Hallelujah (-;

With Love,

April 10th, 2020

Seagull @ Asilomar Beach, Pacific Grove, California