If I am everything, why am I aware of only me?

With this logic, you would not be most of your own body. You are not aware of what the adrenal or pituitary glands are doing right now. You are not aware of what cells in the body are dying and which ones are splitting to form new cells. You are not likely aware of your shins right now…well maybe now that I brought your attention to it. You are not likely aware of the inside of your nose nor your ear lobes. You are not aware of your ear drums. You are not aware of the backs of your knees.  You are not aware of how many white blood cells you have right now or even feel one of them.  I can go on like this…but I won’t.

My point is…not being consciously aware does not mean separation or not being it. Continue reading If I am everything, why am I aware of only me?

Many teach that nothing happens and there is nothing done – do you agree?

I can kind of see how someone could say nothing happens and nothing is done.  When you wake up from a dream in the morning, you realize it was all in your head and nothing really happened and nothing was done (in reference to the “real” world).  Similarly, when you watch a movie in the theater…before and after the movie is just a white screen.  The movie was a play of images, and so you could say nothing really happened and nothing was really done.

But this is an attempt to separate yourself from what is being experienced.  It is a putting down of the experience.  During that movie, you did experience things happening and it may have made you laugh or cry.  During that dream, you may have experienced flying or being chased or whatever.  For the duration of the experience…clearly something is happening and things can be done. Continue reading Many teach that nothing happens and there is nothing done – do you agree?

How does reincarnation fit with nonduality or doesn’t it?

Reincarnation exists, if I am to believe my own experience.  When I first started the spiritual journey, I joined a weekly meditation group.  One of the things this group got into was past life regression.

My first experience with past life regression showed that I had a knack for reading past lives as I caught images and impressions while others were being regressed.  The two people leading the past life regressions then took me under their wing and taught me how to do it. Continue reading How does reincarnation fit with nonduality or doesn’t it?