True love can only be found within ourselves. If we have not taken the journey into the darkness where we meet our own soul, we can never truly know another. It is when all distractions are pushed aside and there is nothing left but the experience of our own existance that we descend into the dark realm of the unconscious or psyche.
It is our desire for unity and oneness that causes us to merge with another and form a bond of love that becomes our relationship. We are under the illusion that love is something we can only find outside of ourselves. The problem is that when we seek love on the outside we give our power to an outside entity to complete us and make us whole. We romanticize our potential mates and project onto them our “ideal.” I can’t help think of the popular phrase in the movie “Jerry McQuire” where Tom Cruise’s character says “You complete me!” It is so romantic because it appeals to our belief that a romantic partner has the power to make us whole. But this is a farce. We give someone outside of ourselves the power to make us whole we also give him or her the power to cut us in half. Read the rest of this entry »
I arrived at the Phoenix airport and discovered that my luggage didn’t. I left in the morning from Spokane, Washington, went to Seattle, to Salt Lake City and finally to Phoenix. I suppose it was just too much for the system this time around. So I decided to take my scheduled shuttle anyway and have the airlines deliver my bag later.
After getting up at 4:30 a.m. and dealing with the energy of airports and airplanes I was pretty exhausted when I landed. However there was still the two hour journey to Sedona. So I hopped aboard my shuttle with a driver named “Magic” a woman from San Francisco, A man from Glastonbury, a business man from Cottonwood, and a Psychic Medium and her son from the East Coast.
At first I found my little quiet place in the shuttle, closed my eyes and zoned out with to the sound of the conversation up at the front of the shuttle. But as the journey out of Phoenix and closer to Sedona progressed, I couldn’t help but over hear some of the conversation bleeding through the sound of the turning wheels on the shuttle. There was a “Divine Feminine” Conference in Sedona and on board with me were a couple of the speakers. So the conversation was very metaphysical. I realize if it were any other place the chances of catching a metaphysically oriented shuttle would have been extremely low. But Sedona just draws those either teaching some sort of spiritual information or those seeking enlightenment. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m on the plane to Sedona, Arizona listening to five of the songs I’m working on for the new Emergence CD. It’s good traveling music; kind of a ethereal realm meets technology. I suppose it is a marriage between the two.
Sometimes marriage can bring together two things from opposite ends of the spectrum and blend quite nicely. When it is two people trying to get along the difference can be what break the couple apart. But when you marry two different sounds, schools of thought or even fashion statements it can really work well. Perhaps if in our personal relations we would do better to appreciate the differences in our mate rather than searching for a clone of ourselves. If we had another self we would likely be very bored, because there would be nothing to spark new ideas or challenge us to try new things.
However I realize how much I do like my own company. When we get to this place where we really love to be with ourselves I think we have arrived. We have come to a place of self actualization. I love all those creative ideas always flowing through my mind, the music that comes through my soul and the crazy idealistic lifestyle I strive for. I love that I am always working to be better and better in everything I do. I love that I don’t believe in getting old, or fundamentalist religions. I love that I try to eat only what grows naturally and in its natural form. I love that I can talk to my son about pot and sex without it being any big deal for either one of us. I love that I have pursued my ideas and made a life for myself that allows me to travel and embark on these awesome spiritual journey’s. I love that I love! And because of this I love myself! Because of this I love others so much easier. And I can accept the differences in others with interest and curiosity. Read the rest of this entry »