I've been enjoying your website and the nds highlights since 1999. Thank
You! I've come across another interesting proponent of nonduality: a Dutch
fellow (no surprise). He has rediscovered an ancient innate human ability
that lies dormant in perhaps everyone. (Tibetan Buddhists have been practicing
something very similar as a form of meditation for centuries).
He is able to focus in such a way that allows him to generate astounding
amounts of energy, and thus do things like keep his body warm for nearly two
hours while submersed to his neck in a vat of ice. If you watch some of his
videos, it's mind blowing.. He has even been willing to allow scientists to do
quite a bit research on him. His main interest seems to be empowering people to
heal themselves and reconnect with nature.
If you check out his blog there is no doubt he's also into nonduality:
"Just to be aware, of awareness Be there, is to be here Mystery" he says. Wim
Hof has another Discovery Channel documentary piece on the way, and a
I found this sitting in my inbox, and was particularly
struck by Vicki Woodwards post "Waking Up Is Hard To Do"- I mean, who hasn't
felt that way at times? But cheer up Vicki (and everyone else!) `cause the
opposite is also equally true!
Waking up is not that hard... in fact,
it's a breeze! Here is a song with that same title on this page that attempts to
Some End Game Thoughts
By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
[Dr. Bitkoff is a teacher in the Sufi tradition]
By cosmic design, we are living in an age of tremendous social
upheaval, technological change and abundance of destructive natural phenomena.
Many are concerned that this is the end of days; an ever present fear of death
grips their daily life.
Travelers forget that in every moment we live and die. This moment is here
and then it is gone. Is this not a small death? The secret is to make each
moment a celebration.
The celebratory journey begins by changing your world view and realizing we
came here to experience this hour. On a journey, we are spiritual
travelers who have come to this realm to experience it all, and help those we
can. Embrace each moment. Use each opportunity to rise higher.
Let us suppose for a moment, everything we see about us is an illusion; and
the things we come in contact with will no longer be there when we awake from
our dream like state.
What will we do? Will we cry or laugh? Will we be happy for this
experience or will we want more? Will we have sweet or bitter memories?
How will this multi-level experience prepare us for our real lives?
O traveler, give thought to this proposition; it is not very far from the
As the hour glass drains
What is important to you?
Each grain is a
That cannot be reclaimed.
What have you left undone?
What else do you wish to accomplish?
have you forgotten to embrace?
Consider your answer well.
We are not promised another day.
O the pain of death. The moment of bitterness as the soul separates from
the body. What parent wants this for their child?
Yet, while the death of a loved one is a heart rending experience, we are
not thinking in the proper way. In many respects, this life is a prison term for
the soul and the moment of physical release is a joyous one. The soul is
returning home. Also, learn to think of this release as a return to a greater
freedom. For a moment, forget the worldly consciousness and focus on the
O traveler, of what are you Created? Flesh and bone is only part of
the answer. Remember you are a child of Spirit and will wake-up one day to
find you have joined the morning sun- shinning across the universe.
Did you think this world of takers could go on forever? Governments
and takers- lying to and stealing from the most helpless; takers filling their
pockets with their neighbor's gold.
O spiritual traveler, you are on a journey; a grand adventure of
sorts. Prepare for the next phase with its magnificent ports of
When the potter is forming a bowl and it has a defect which cannot be
repaired: what does the potter do? Keeping the clay, the potter starts
O traveler, the hour of change is upon us. That which will be kept is
essential to the new form.
When the child cries, why must it be so? I have not been given the
opportunity to reach my full potential. Answer with kindness. This
destruction is necessary to the new form and that which you will be given will
far exceed that which you lost.
And so the Prophecy must be fulfilled. You did not create this world and
are not responsible for its decay. Yet, you are a child of flesh and have
participated in the pain.
And as you chose this life so have you wished for this cup. Drink
deep, my fellow travelers, we helped press the grapes.
Like the early Christians, as the lion attacks and devours us; will we lift
our voices in prayer? And will we pull our loved ones toward us as we ascend to
the Father's Chair?
You ask: why must it be so? I tell you our mind cannot
understand. We must experience the answer; which is all part of the
The book of your life is filled with many blank pages. You are free to
write on them whatever you choose.
Sit down and number all the things you are concerned about. Make a list and
leave nothing out. These things, which make-up your list, are your
gods. They are the things and people that fill your mind- instead of the
The hour of a traveler's death is fixed. What is not fixed is how we spend
our life. Use these hours well. They are as precious as any treasure you will
Many travelers think they automatically come back to this realm over and
over. It is not like that. The soul is in an upward spiral toward God; and
each soul sheds the clothes of its former existence- making itself perfect; one
day to join God.
Transmigration of souls is on many levels; not just in the earth
What bit of advice to offer your children? Love God and serve your fellow