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ENLIGHTENMENT-AHOLIC

ENLIGHTENMENT-AHOLIC

Funny, isn’t it. You’re positively sure you know some fact or other; you understand it completely from your head down to your toes. And then one day the candle of Knowing spontaneously ignites, and whoosh!  It’s made a liar out of you, just like that. The other night I came to know — really know — there’s no point to the goal of attaining future enlightenment. Mind you, I would have said I already knew that chasing a phantom “future…

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GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PRESENCE

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PRESENCE

Lately I’ve been happier and far more peaceful than ever before in my life. Of course, that’s not saying a lot. From day one, I’ve always had far more heart-thumping, grindingly antsy anxiety running through my veins, than actual blood. Mind you, it’s about a thousand times better now than when I first began my spiritual journey. But (as anybody on a similar path knows), when this painful ego stuff gradually begins to clear and sanity is strengthened, the crap…

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THE BREATHWORK CHRONICLES

THE BREATHWORK CHRONICLES

Have you noticed? There’s a bewildering cornucopia of seemingly contradictory forms of breathwork out there to choose from. Some kinds have you breathing through the nose only, others say to use just the mouth. Some want you to focus only on the inhale, others only on the exhale. Some forms of breathwork super-oxygenate the brain and body; certain other forms of breathing do the opposite, consciously restricting the oxygen in the brain to create an altered state of spiritual readiness….

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I, PITBULL (or: how I learned to love the world)

I, PITBULL (or: how I learned to love the world)

I’ve been staying with my dear friend Kathy and her adorable dog Coco recently. The other day our little household swelled temporarily from three to four when Coco’s best buddy, a darling white pitbull named Cloudy, came for an extended visit. Cloudy is a big snuggly ball of sweetness encased in 65 pounds of hard-packed muscle. And when he smiles – which is often – it’s literally from ear to ear. So delicious you could eat him with a spoon….

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The Truth Within the Truth

The Truth Within the Truth

Recently I returned from the October 2011 retreat workshop taught in Pecos, New Mexico by Nouk Sanchez and Stacy Sully. I assumed this New Mexico workshop would be valuable, powerful, moving. I never dreamed it would change my life forever. First off, I should tell you I only went as an observer. (Nouk and I will be teaching a 9-day retreat workshop in Germany in April of 2012, so it seemed like a good idea for me to attend this…

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The Lois Lane Syndrome

The Lois Lane Syndrome

I’ve often been asked to describe what happens when I “channel” Spirit. But channeling is not what I do. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be able to nudge my ego mind aside and make room for Spirit to come through instead of me. But that’s a talent I don’t have. I’m just a listener—and then afterward I report on what I hear. I would describe my role in this as being kind of like Lois Lane: Through no…

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Be the change you wish to write about

Be the change you wish to write about

My next book, The Enlightenment Project, is almost finished. I’ve been really happy with it so far. I didn’t feel like it was missing anything. Except for one thing: I had this weird persistent feeling all along that the book was shorter than it was supposed to be. Not by a lot, just maybe 8 or 10 pages. But I couldn’t quite explain the feeling, so I shrugged it off and kept going. Meanwhile, I’d recently teamed up with Jan…

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HDTV Forgiveness

HDTV Forgiveness

Ever feel like daily spiritual discipline is a whole lotta work with no immediate payoff here in the 3-D world? All this effort to retrain my mind to see the world correctly, you think, yet I’m still reacting to the crap around me in the same old ways. That’s how it feels sometimes, at least for me. I know all this forgiveness work is hugely powerful in terms of healing my ego mind – I can feel it happening more…

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‘Fearful and Angry’ is not all it’s cracked up to be

‘Fearful and Angry’ is not all it’s cracked up to be

I know what you’re thinking: But Carrie, you say, being a shy, dweeby hermit sounds so glamorous and interesting. Why would you want to give that up? The truth is, I really didn’t want to give it up. Because all ego minds, including mine, get their juice from specialness. And it really doesn’t matter what kind of specialness. If you’ve got reasonably healthy self-esteem, you probably believe you’re better at basketball or more gifted at Guitar Hero than others. Or…

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Past-life murder and present day forgiveness: The ultimate do-over

Past-life murder and present day forgiveness: The ultimate do-over

I remember bits and pieces of some of my more colorful past lives. I never get the full story, though – just quick, disconnected flashes lacking any kind of meaningful context. I know I was once the leader of a secret religious order called Lamb of God. But I only see images of torchlight flickering on roughhewn walls; of long white tunics and heavy crosses worn around the neck. It would be nice to know a little more, but that’s…

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