does God exist - who are you and what do you want?
Year 2001 Message.
of all, for those of you who have been concerned about my health, thank you, and
I’m OK. My body was about "down and out for the count", but one of
my student monks who decided that was unacceptable, did a substantial
"laying on of hands" type healing, allowing the
hierarchy/God/Universal Spirit to work through them. So it seems I'm
stuck here a little while longer. How long, only God knows. Which brings
me to this saying:
you had only 30 minutes to live,
what would you do?
who would you call?
what are you waiting for?
resolution/new years - spirituality
New Year’s eve in much of the world as I write this.
Many people make “New Year’s Resolutions” – commitments to make
some kind of positive change.
Most don’t keep them.
But what is a commitment mean then?
Does it mean “trying”?
Does it mean “attempting”? No.
It is an absolute dedication.
It is a “resolution”, it is supposed to be a “resolve”.
It is a contract with yourself.
Of course, most New Year’s resolutions are not all that serious, and
thus not taken seriously.
So what whether you do or not go on a diet.
So you do or do not…whatever.
But some commitments or “resolutions”, such as commitments to grow
spiritually, to make spiritual changes, should be dead serious, and inflexible.
It is literally, a matter of life and death – for your soul.
last summer, when the Sun began blasting us with incredibly powerful energies
from solar flares, the cycles and forces of the Universal Spirit have created
greater pressure on the human race.
It has been a particularly intense time for many people.
Commitments and life choices have been under great pressure, and tested.
It is/was a period of God/the Universal Spirit “turning up the heat”
and “separating the wheat from the chaff”.
God is pressuring us to choose our path, before the times of cleansing,
or what Native Americans call “the Great Purification”.
The path you choose, and the results of choosing it, are all up to
choosing what you want, and how you use and apply your free will.
has been a time of deciding who you really are, and what you really want, then
making an absolute commitment to stick to it, and see it through to the end, no
It has been a time of choosing which road we will choose, when we come to
the great fork in the road – spiritual/selflessness/God, or
separateness/self-centeredness and self-indulgence.
It was and is a difficult time, and even many of our novice monks (who
don’t have the support of a monastery now) succumbed to the lure of the
temporary false happiness offered by selfish indulgences.
It is much harder for them to embark on and stick to such a strict
spiritual path, while having to live and work in the world amongst selfish peer
pressures and constant temptation of self indulgences.
That is one of the reasons for the necessity of monasteries, for any
But nevertheless, things are the way they are at this time, and there is
no monastery to protect and nurture spiritual “infants” while they grow
mature and strong enough to take on the selfish world by themselves.
Still, it comes down to use of free will to stick to commitments and
programs of self-discipline and spiritual/mental clarity and inspiration, and it
can be done, with or without a monastery.
Universal changes and pressures have affected everyone in one way or another.
Because we are essentially spiritual beings trapped in animal bodies, you
and I were all born with two sides.
A spiritual side and a selfish-separate-self side.
Thus we have both selfish “urges”, unselfish urges, and a conscience.
We have instincts, and intuition.
It is nothing less than a war between these two sides of ourselves, and
more serious, and with far more implications, than any world war.
We must decide which side we are on, and once we do that, not deal with,
or give up ground to, the enemy side.
It is up to us to decide who we really are, and then what we really want,
and then apply our free will to give the reins of how we will think and act in
our lives, to one side or the other.
We have come to a time in which the Universal Spirit demands that we stop
“sitting on the fence”, stop floating with the tides like a jellyfish, and
stop blowing in the wind.
We must make an indelible alliance with one side or the other.
fact of reality is that people always really just do what they want to do.
They may claim they’re happy and satisfied about the results of their
choices, or complain about them.
But either way, they are all (with certain exceptions) still just doing
what they want to do.
People have often asked me “What should I do?”
My reply is often, “Do what you want to do, because that’s what
you’re doing, and what you’ll end up doing anyway”.
This even applies to monks who are “struggling” with their selfish
And I’ll give them the same response.
But unfortunately, the self is more than happy to take advantage of that.
To take the concept of “Doing what you want to do” as an escape, an
excuse, a rationalization, to “give in to the struggle”, to give in to what
the SELFISH self wants to do, and thus take the selfish path.
For instance, even a person who is doing well with their spiritual
growth, but is “struggling” with selfish urges, may think to themselves (via
the separate selfish self’s inner voice), “Well, I guess what I really want
to do is party, have a selfish relationship with a man/woman, indulge in food,
drugs, alcohol, sports, diversions of all kinds, etc.”
But such thinking is only the selfish separate self trying to trick them.
And if they hand over their will to the selfish self, down they go.
Down a road to the deep misery and suffering that underlies all the
Only during the “crashes” that occur in-between the “highs”, do
they have a momentary chance to see what they’ve really done, and change their
“struggling” is a problem, and puts a block in the path of one’s spiritual
growth - but it doesn’t need to exist.
It comes down to first making a real, rock solid primary decision, and
then a real, rock solid commitment.
If a person really WANTS to achieve a state of unselfish love, they WANT
the self-sacrifices, criticism and mirroring of selfish traits that it takes to
Then a criticism is a welcomed aid rather than an attack that the self
must defend itself against.
A mirror you want to help you comb your hair correctly, not a mirror to
shun because of the mess you see.
But if instead of the humility that comes with wanting that, one has
selfish ego pride and wants to live in denial, doesn’t want to see themselves,
and fears facing themselves and reality, then “mirrors” show them what they
DON’T WANT to see.
That kind of attitude prevents real spiritual change, and opens the doors
for “struggling” with the urges to indulge in selfish desires, and avoiding
the fears that need to be faced and dealt with.
So the spiritual path then includes a “struggle” with selfishness,
regardless of what form that selfishness takes.
difficult, if not impossible for some people, to achieve spiritual progress
while constantly “struggling” every moment.
So during this year, I have reminded many “strugglers” that they need
to just do what they want.
Unfortunately, many tend to take that as meaning “do what your selfish
self wants”, and the self is more than happy to help.
They should have first decided WHO they are, which side of themselves
they WANT to make an alliance with, commit to that, THEN decide what they want
from that perspective.
People should first do that before deciding the answer to ending the
“struggle” is giving the reins back to the self.
But they often don’t.
Giving in to the pressure, pain and “thumbscrews” that the self
applies to a person trying to take control and give the reins over to their
spiritual side, is what the self wants.
But doing that doesn’t end struggle, it just makes more and worse
struggles, while you simultaneously live a destructive life.
Because on “selfish boulevard”, there is never ending struggle, and
at the end of the road, there is NEVER happiness or peace.
Whereas at the end of the selfless road, the only true happiness, inner
peace, awaits – and whatever hardship or self-sacrifice one must endure on the
journey to get there, is ultimately far more than worth the price.
is thus important to start with clearly defining WHO you are, before asking
“what do I want”?
Because the answer will be totally different accordingly – totally 180
degrees opposite of each other.
For instance, if you decide WHO you ARE is a spiritual being trapped in a
selfish separate self, then what you will naturally WANT is to return to oneness
with God, serve God, spiritually help others, and be self-sacrificing.
But if you decide that who you are is just a body, just an animal, just a
self, then what you want will naturally be whatever the selfish-separate-self
Of course, until you are enlightened, there will always be selfish issues
lurking in the dark, desires and fears, but if you really want spirituality at
rather than a “struggle”, they will just be a temporary annoyance
that you must be aware of and vigilant about, casually using your mind to
redirect your thoughts away from them, rather than using your thoughts to
constantly “struggle” with them.
Struggling, fighting with negative thoughts, desires and fears, FEED them
– because during the struggling you are giving them life with your thought
Starving them by not giving them mental energy, destroys them eventually.
deciding who you are and what you want, keep in mind that the selfish separate
self, and the body, always die.
You who think you are the self, or the body, are in fact, dying right
It’s only a matter of when.
Only the spirit lives on forever.
Also remember that the selfish separate self is never satisfied for long,
it always wants more no matter how much of what it wants it gets.
When it gets what it wants, it soon loses the “get-off” type of
happiness that the self momentarily feels – then it’s empty again, unhappy
again, and looking for the next get off to feed the never ending hunger.
You can only find individual peace and happiness by bursting your
illusion of separateness, turning away from selfishness, turning away from
focusing on your self, and turning towards the Universal Spirit with humility,
openness, receptivity, and a desire to serve.
Change the focus to caring and giving to others, and to serving God, and
then you will be filled with a love that is meant to give to all, and fulfills
you at the same time.
Love becomes a state of being, and a way of living.
that only the enlightened saints live in a state of love and caring, really
love, and really love you.
All the other 6 billion people on this planet, are separate selves, and
thus it’s natural and logical for them to be self-focused, self-centered,
self-indulgent, self-serving, and care far more about themselves than they do
you, or even their family or friends. That includes that really nice guy you
just met, or that cute girl.
Give them time and opportunity, and you’ll get hurt, just as you will
So if your self desire is to find a mate and be happy, all you are going
to find is another selfish person like yourself, who really only cares about
themselves when it comes down to it. After the initial self get-offs, you’re
either left with a break up, or staying together unhappily, and probably having
kids and putting them through hell also.
The only way you can have a lasting great relationship, is if you, and
your partner, both decide to really love each other more than yourselves.
And that takes going through all the pain of bursting the illusion of
separateness, and subjugating the self to your higher self, your inner being, to
You can never find that eternal blissful relationship until you stop
being selfish, and living with someone who is selfish.
You can also only find it if you stop selfishly seeking it, and turn to
the Universal Spirit.
If you don’t, you will always eventually end up with a deep pit of
loneliness and pain inside. That applies to all other kinds of selfish desires
also, not just relationships (it’s just that relationships are the ultimate
self get off and possession).
You will only find love, peace, and true happiness when you turn back
towards God, let that love fill you over the brim, and spill over onto everyone
on caring only about others is also a way in which the “struggle”
There is a great line in an old Joni Mitchell song, that goes something
like this: “I hate you some, I love you some.
I love you, when I forget about me”.
“The jealousy, the greed is the unraveling, and it undoes all the joy
that could be.”
keeping your mind and heart on caring about others, keeping the “big
picture” before your mind at all times, also removes self-struggling.
When you realize and keep in mind all the things that are happening on
and to this entire world – so many terrible things are happening because of
mankind’s general selfishness.
It makes people blind, and gives birth to all the offspring of
selfishness, like greed, hate, jealousy, etc..
As almost all the native peoples of many lands say, the time of “the
Great Purification” is upon us.
Why? - Because of humankind’s selfishness and resultant actions.
You can see the signs everywhere if you aren’t living in fear and
See the imbalances of a nature going wild, the injustices, torturing,
starvation, the daily extinction of species, the wars, killings, the hate,
murders, the plagues, the suffering of all kinds that mass numbers of people and
life are enduring every moment. When you carry the realization of what is going
on all over the planet all the time, it becomes impossible to “struggle”
with your silly little self-indulgent issues and complaints. How
big a deal is your lust, or your incredibly overpowering craving for an ice
cream, if you are aware that at the moment a hundred beaten tortured women are
being gang raped at the same time? How can you get negative about not being able
to sexually “score” with a date, or feel sorry for yourself about not having
a relationship or being “dumped”, when you really have in your mind the
starvation of a whole nation of children, some of whom are alone because their
family is already dead?
And how can you get negative about being tired, having sore muscles and
joints, and not getting a massage, while at the same time somewhere else on
earth, someone is being tortured? And that’s just thinking about the suffering
that is happening now, let alone thinking about things like the Great
Purification and all the suffering people will be going through then.
It puts it all into perspective.
And it should be on your mind all the time – it will change your life,
change the way you think and do everything, if you will embrace it.
It’s similar to those who have gone through near death experiences.
And both things, rather than bringing fear into your heart, will bring
compassion, caring, and with unselfish love, peace.
Rather than fear and focus on death, it will bring wonder and an
enjoyment of every precious moment of life.
It will bring disinterest in the petty things that selfish humans make
big deals about.
And instead of getting “bummed out” about having a “hard day”, or
being obsessed with something you want, or not getting what you want, or having
to face a fear that will set you free, you will look at all those things like
they were no more than a piece of lint on your jacket.
You can then be free to live on and spiritually grow without the big
(by the way, I’d like to recommend a couple of movies here.
For seeing the effects of one man’s facing death without fear, I advise
Jeff Bridge’s “Fearless”.
For getting an idea of the reality of selfish relationships, try
“Denial”, and “Happiness”.
On a separate issue, for those who have seen the old Tyrone Power version
of “Razor’s Edge” recommended in the book, also try Bill Murray’s modern
decide now, commit to SOMETHING unswervingly now.
First ask yourself, and answer “Who are you?”
Then after you’ve really decided that, ask yourself “What do you
If you decide you are a soul, a spiritual being, then make a true
commitment to a path that will get you WHAT YOU WANT (which means no more
If you don’t understand what “commitment” means, look it up.
A REAL commitment is something you don’t break or give up on, ever.
Even if you’re being tortured, even if you’ve lost everything in your
life, even if you must walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
Then can any of the following be reasons for breaking your commitment:
Because you’re lonely, want a massage, want sex, want some indulgent food,
want a drink or drug fix, are tired or lazy, or you’re ego is getting
threatened and attacked instead of bolstered, etc.. I
don’t think so.
Keep things in perspective.
Decide who you are then choose what you really want so you are doing what
you really want rather than struggling to do something you don’t want to do.
Whatever your decision, it is your free will choice and you will reap the
As for my personal wishes for you, I hope you open your eyes, and look up
from your little life, before it’s gone.
I hope that you don’t squander your life in the frustration and pain of
forever pursuing the next self-indulgence, and the next, and the next, and the
I hope you finally wake up from your own suffering and see through the
illusion of separateness that caused it.
I hope you see the pain and suffering you cause your self and others, and
that which all the other separate selfish selves cause themselves and others. I
hope you finally realize that you are indeed a spiritual being and WANT to walk
the path to return home to the inner peace and selfless love of the Universal
After completing that, then you will find inner peace and true love.
Then you will face the choice of staying amongst the selfish people who
are still lost, suffering and trapped in the illusion of being separate, in
order to help them by your example and presence.
If you choose that route, you will suffer a new pain, the pain of
compassion, but your inner peace will make it bearable.
Or you can choose to live with the others who, like yourself, changed
themselves from selfish beings, into beings who live in a state of love, a state
of constant giving and caring about others. That, is truly heaven.
But it must be earned by changing yourself FIRST.
AND FICTION BOOKS ON THE HORIZON
the request of some of our readers, I intend to begin work on a biography.
Even though such trivia is insignificant to the teachings, many people
have requested it, and it could be helpful to those who want to become teachers
I have no idea when this will be completed, but it will get done if God is
willing and my health holds out.
also trying to finish a really fun, yet profound, fiction
book I actually began writing before I had to get busy writing the “Lost Teachings”.
A fun fiction book about the last days of Atlantis, that still uses many elements of the reality and lifestyles of
those times, could be enjoyable for both the
readers of the “Lost Teachings”, and also subtly introduce aspects of the
teachings to a whole new group of readers that
don’t read spiritual philosophy (but who gain some insight and inspiration from
fiction). For instance, "Stranger in a strange land", and the
sci-fi fiction series, "Babylon Five" have much to offer
new fiction book, presently titled “The Atlantis Chronicles”,
is a blend of sci-fi, action, mystery, and fantasy, that I hope many
of you will like. It
is the first in
a “cliffhanger” series, and is already completed, but only in it’s first
I still need to re-write it a few times, and hopefully get some good
It should be available well before the biography. Keep checking our
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Many people make weight loss or diets their new years resolution. Here's some
advice for them.
of the biggest New Year’s resolutions is getting in shape.
It’s also one of the most broken resolutions, so I thought you should
know about this. Especially if you consider the body to be a temple.
problem with most weight loss diets (if you aren’t a monk living in a monastery) is that
they either leave you hungry, or deny you the foods you love to eat.
It seems there is now a solution – a diet that let’s you enjoy almost
all of your favorite foods, desserts and candy, as much as you like.
And according to many (including a famous heart surgeon), it is also a
very healthy diet. We think that if you are overweight, or have other
problems, and already very imbalanced, it is probably true. He is an MD,
says he was a heart surgeon, and thousands of patients didn't need an operation
after going on the diet, and lost weight. It is very difficult to stay on an
organic vegetarian or semi vegetarian healthy diet when you travel all the time,
and eat out. Thus, my body got out of balance. I went on this diet
after suffering many heart attacks, and having a half-dozen crippling heart pain
attacks daily. They stopped after I started this diet, and HGH (FDA
disclaimer: this is not medical advice, just my experience, always check with
your doctor before doing something like this). But in my opinion, this is
an imbalanced diet, but works for imbalanced conditions. After reversing
the imbalances, I went back to a more normal healthy diet, such as that laid out
in the book. But I maintained a relatively low carb diet by limiting my intake
of grains or grain products, and no sugar including honey. And of course,
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“REVIEW” OF THE A.R.E., BY ME.
The ARE (Association for Research and Enlightenment),
is an organization founded by the late, famous American prophet/psychic, Edgar Cayce, to promote spiritual research &
enlightenment. As some of you know, Cayce gave a prophetic reading in
1934, predicting the coming of a “John Peniel”.
The reading indicated this would be a VERY important turning point for
the world, in that Peniel would be a spiritual messenger who would be
giving to the world the next step for spiritual growth, and "the new order
of things" for a new age. Our book was first published
in 1998 without us being aware of that reading.
It was one reading out of thousands, and I never claimed to be the Peniel
that Cayce predicted. In fact, I made great efforts
to publish anonymously (provable), including submitting the book anonymously to
the ARE press (their book publishing branch). Many ARE members however, (including those in Cayce material study groups) and
independent Cayce readers, have, after reading the book and the teachings,
contacted us, saying they belief that I am the Peniel prophesied by Cayce.
They then began to study the teachings, and practice them, and form new
study groups based on the teachings. Whether
Cayce was referring to me or not, doesn't really matter because the only thing that matters
is getting teachings out that help people, particularly helping people to return
from the suffering of their separation from God/the Universal Spirit, back to
harmony with, and serving God's will.
do know though, that the teachings are in-sync with the Cayce readings, and can
take those who have found truth in them, to the next step in living and
implementing those truths. Unfortunately,
for whatever reason, the ARE has thus far refused to even discuss anything with
us, or respond to letters I personally sent to everyone I could find in their
governing hierarchy. So, I
have written an important open letter to the ARE, and a link to it should be
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