Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3

If all compounded things are not self, how and why is there a sense of agency? And how and why does our experience seem to be associated with body? Are there intents of/behind/to samsara? If not, why not? If so, how do these intents operate and how are they established, maintained and abolished? How doContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 2

How does merely maintaining continuous awareness of the meditation object result in the various wondrous benefits from doing so? Does Citta (heart-mind) exist beyond/outside/apart from the five aggregates? Why or why not? If practicing open/”choiceless” awareness, what determines how attention becomes fixed on a particular object over another? Could/Does using the term “choiceless” affect theContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 2”

38th Parallel Structures

After someone in my local crystal and mineral community mentioned what’s called the 38th parallel structures, in late March 2019, I visited Crooked Creek Conservation area, the only one of the sites I know of immediately accessible to the public without requiring permission. Found it odd that a seemingly steady line of dump trucks wereContinue reading “38th Parallel Structures”

Addressing (Energetic) Blockages

I’ve previously mentioned being fortunate enough to not really have been bogged down by physical pain, yet how to work with pain in meditation is a seemingly common request. Instead, for a while now, I’ve faced (energetic) blockages; or worse, ignoring them to continued and often increased detriment. I trust most of the following considerationsContinue reading “Addressing (Energetic) Blockages”

Energy, Consciousness, Psychology and Inner Work | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 2)

David from Alternative Life Guide and I pick up from the end of Part 1 — “Life Force, Art, Technology and (Digging) Crystals | In Conversation with David Hults” for: An expanded, detailed exploration of energy: everyday, practical esoteric power of fire sun energy healing different names for (types of) energy planetary cosmic circulation heartContinue reading “Energy, Consciousness, Psychology and Inner Work | In Conversation with David Hults (Part 2)”

Sarah Edwards: Past Lives; Translating Intuitive & Empathic Guidance; ‘The Emplacement’ and The Nature of Time

In Conversation with Sarah Edwards — show notes Part two of my conversation with medium and spiritual counselor Sarah Edwards recorded July 23rd 2020 at Mary’s House of Healing in St Charles, Missouri for IntegratingPresence.com. Sarah is an intuitive guide, medium, Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, and Clairaudient delivering profoundly wise, insightful and skillful messages.Continue reading “Sarah Edwards: Past Lives; Translating Intuitive & Empathic Guidance; ‘The Emplacement’ and The Nature of Time”