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Survival Instinct Explored in Berkeley, CA This past weekend, I attended A.H. Almaas’ winter retreat in Berkeley. The retreat focused on the survival instinct and most agreed it was a timely presentation. Two years ago we worked on the social instinct and last year we explored the sexual instinct. Almass explores the instinctual drives in […]

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Spiritual Liberation

Is All the Fuss About Spiritual Liberation Really Necessary? Spiritual liberation, spiritual freedom, enlightenment, the spiritual journey – I see and hear references to these terms all the time. What is it that is being sought? Being liberated means there is no clinging to anything; there is no worry, no concern, no heaviness. The mind […]

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Best Reads of 2008

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Love Me I read about 50 books in 2008, most nonfiction as I have been very busy with real estate and Internet marketing consulting, Here are my top 4 recommendations. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor This is the only book I have ever read that I feel […]

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Who are you loving today? Narcissism describes the trait of excessive self-love, based on self-image or ego. The term narcissism means love of oneself, and refers to the set of character traits concerned with self-admiration, self-centeredness and self-regard. The name was chosen by Sigmund Freud, from the Greek myth of Narcissus, who was doomed to […]

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Spiritual Light

Spiritual Light, the Light of God, Universal Light – on the spiritual path, search or journey, we hear many things about spiritual light. It seems that light is part of the fundamental nature of the manifested. Some paths say sound (OM). You could argue both in the form of vibration arise simultaneously as the first […]

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I wrote about universal consciousness a while back and that got me thinking about universal mind. What’s the difference between universal mind and universal consciousness? Universal mind is sometimes referred to as God’s mind or the mind of God. Consciousness is not necessarily self-reflective though it contains the potential self-knowing. The url UniversalMind links to […]

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These images represent the following sentence taken from the home page of www.ahalmaas.com – The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of Reality and a method of working on oneself that leads to human maturity and liberation. …and interpreted in images by phrasr. See the show here What do […]

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Ipseity

Ipseity according to the dictionary is: selfhood; individual identity, individuality. [from L. ipse, self, himself] The absolute is both my nature and my identity. Is the nature of the soul and her very identity. It constitutes her manifestations but it is also her depth and deepest essence. Alternatively, we can say the absolute is our […]

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The Unfolding Now

A new book by A.H. Almaas – The Unfolding Now – will be released 6/10/08. With all the interest generated in the NOW by Eckhart Tolle and Oprah, it will interesting to see if Almaas’ works become more widespread. I have a manuscript copy of The Unfolding Now and I think it is one of […]

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Fantasy vs. Imagination

My friend Gordon, co-author of Your Soul’s Compass, was attending a workshop with Hameed Ali (A.H. Almaas) recently. According to Gordon, people were using the the words “fantasy” and “imagination” interchangeably. I commented that in fact these were opposite concepts. “Fantasy” is a mental construct–a substitute for reality. Imagination, on the other hand, is an […]

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