Happy Independence Day!

The holiday of Easter celebrates transcendence, and transcendence is true independence, and freedom. Happy Independence Day! πŸ™‚ Blessedly for the past fifty years, the knowledge and experience of reliable transcendence has again become available on a daily basis vs. only at physical death, per the Easter story. Once we begin the TM and TM-Siddhis programs,Continue reading “Happy Independence Day!”

Hummingbirds and Rain

Our cold rain continues (51F now), with the hummingbirds unperturbed. They make themselves known to me when I step outside, flying nearby and making a loud hum with their wings. A russet-colored hummingbird, with an imposing brown beard showed up a week ago too. Please enjoy these five photos of the birds and wet weather:Continue reading “Hummingbirds and Rain”

Maharishi Describes Proximity to Guru Dev

The pouring rain outside reminds me of the pouring out of grace, love, support, friendship and compassion that comes from Guru Dev, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati. Though any view of Him is possible, these days He appears so brightly, so much light flooding out of Him that His physical form is evident, though mostly clear almostContinue reading “Maharishi Describes Proximity to Guru Dev”

“The Fantasy of the Free World”

Another article from Foreign Affairs magazine, this one confirming the reality that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not universally condemned by the world’s democracies, most prominently India. Freed from the frozen postures of fear and aggression put in place during the Cold War, the world is remaking itself. An excerpt: “GRAND ILLUSIONS Many countriesContinue reading ““The Fantasy of the Free World””

A Sudden Change in the Weather

Last week was close to 90F(32C) during the day, yet today will be 60F(16C) for a high and 35F(2C) for a low (right now). Along with the rain, we even had one quick shower of hail yesterday and very high winds, 35mph(56km) to 50mph(80km). Countering the high winds, the moisture is preventing any fires. TheContinue reading “A Sudden Change in the Weather”

Hummingbirds and a California Alligator Lizard

With Spring underway, all the animals are active – Last Friday a hummingbird flew into the garage. At first I thought it had done so by mistake, so I left the doors open. But it had no desire to leave and just flitted around checking the place out, rested and groomed itself, and then leftContinue reading “Hummingbirds and a California Alligator Lizard”

The Stillness After the Flood – What Next?

The analogy of a flood describes well my last two and a half years. Just as the biblical flood washed the earth clean, so has the tsunami of knowledge I have been faced with recording over these last thirty months done the same thing with my consciousness, laundering it clean and clear. During these pastContinue reading “The Stillness After the Flood – What Next?”

Jet Contrails and an Alaska Airlines 737

With the nice weather and pandemic restrictions easing, the skies overhead this Saturday morning were a web of jet contrails, spawned by commercial jets taking off from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), 85 miles south of here. I also managed a good picture of one of the planes, an Alaska Airlines 737 flying at anContinue reading “Jet Contrails and an Alaska Airlines 737”