Laws change, habits dissolve, new forms and functions emerge whenever an individual or a society learns a new behavior. This is because we are all connected through what Sheldrake calls “morphogenetic fields” — organizing templates that weave through time and space and hold the patterns for all structures, but which can be altered according to our changing thoughts and actions.
The laws of nature are not absolutes; rather, they are accumulations of habits. The law of gravity, for example, is a pretty well-fixed habit, probably owing to the trillions of beings throughout the universe who give it general assent. Yet yogis, swamis, and more than a few Catholic saints report that, in deep meditation or spiritual rapture, [continue reading...]
Psychic abilities are neither sacred nor secular; they are just natural human abilities. We can use them to find lost car keys or elusive parking spaces, to forecast changes in the stock market, or to discover who we really are. I believe that 99 percent of the value of psychic abilities resides in the opportunity they offer for self-inquiry and self-realization.
It appears to me that we are, first and foremost, looking for the experience of love. In a meditative state of mind, we can become aware that we are not a body, but rather limitless, nonlocal awareness animating or residing as a body. Resting in the spacious flow of loving awareness — which some call God — we discover that we already have, [continue reading...]
Dzogchen teaches us to look directly at our awareness and experience the geometry of consciousness — the relationship of our awareness to the space-time in which we live. Properly understood, these teachings of expanded awareness and the experience of spaciousness are not about self improvement or gaining power; they are about selfrealization: discovering who we really are.
To my mind, the self or ego is not who we are. This can be revealed in many ways, one of them being the practice of remote viewing. Among other things, we discover through this process that we are the flow of loving awareness that is available to us whenever we are quiet and peaceful.