• Ahamkara (The false idea of separate existence)

    There is an interesting, Indian, Hindu term called ahamkara.  It is defined as the idea of separate existence.  I once heard the great mythologist, Joseph Campbell, refer to this word as the sound of the self saying I.  I personally always thought of ahamkara as identifying with the ego.  I believe all these things describe ahamkara quite well.  I also have learned over the years that this is perhaps the largest part of maya, the illusion of the world. The belief that we are somehow separate from the creator and each other could be  the biggest falsehood of all. The church I used to go to when I was a…

  • God Is Always Talking To Us If We Are Open

    Yesterday my good friend Aaron called me to tell me how he got an incredible sign.  He had a situation where he was feeling as though he had to hurry and rush and time was truly of the essence.  He felt that he was not moving fast enough on a particular project.  He went home and meditated to gain some peace.  That same evening he came to this blog and read the post that talked about taking your time while making haste.  He was reminded that the real making haste is the meditation and getting centered.  What he seemed to be most excited about was the way it seemed to…

  • Taking Notice of What Works

    The other day I was blogging and as soon as I began to write I felt incredibly peaceful.  Truthfully it was beyond peaceful.  I could barely feel my body, like I was in deep meditation.  I thought to myself, “if this feels this good, this is a definite message.  I should be writing and blogging all the time, for sure much more often than I do.”  It may sound simple but for me it was extremely profound, and the feeling that I had was truly incredible. As I thought more about it.  I also thought about how I got out of my habit of getting up at 5 am to tend…

  • The Real Making Haste

    Lately I have been thinking about one of my teacher Mr. Ambrister’s sayings.   When I take time to really think about the meaning, it is one of the most comforting lessons on the spiritual path.  He would usually say this to me after telling me to make haste while the sun is still shining.  This I understood perfectly.  He meant to get busy and do what I can while I still can.  But then he would throw in the kicker.  Just while I was thinking about how I have to hurry up and get busy to do whatever it is we are talking about at the time he would…

  • More Experimenting

    I think I mentioned before how many years ago when I first became a vegetarian I from time to time would go back to trying to eat some of my favorite meats.  One time in particular after not eating beef or pork for some time I had a taste for a Coney Island chilly dog.  When I ate it, I got sick.  My body was no longer used to breaking down such foods. When I told my teacher Mr. Ambrister.  He said “Oh, you have been experimenting.” I knew what he meant.  He would always say that we were practicing spiritual science. The science of finding God and our higher self…