Know the Knower

For many years, my spiritual Master emphasized: Know the Knower. I was young and did not put in my full effort nor make it a priority in my life. After He left his body in 2002, I felt sad that I did not give Him this gift. Honestly, there is nothing in the world greater…

Likable

It’s very hard to be liked by everyone. I saw that quality in my spiritual Master. Many found them likable, even though many did not adhere to all their teachings. As a parent, your child might not find you likable at times when you have to do your job. Now how can you be found…

Ghosts

Some people get so attached to their homes that they do not want to leave, even after they leave their bodies. Their souls continue to hover around, to hang on, because they cannot carry their homes with them. I wonder how many ghosts must be lingering in the White House? It is hard to let…

Starting Fresh

Imagine you deleted all your emails, pictures, and WhatsApp messages from everyone and just managed to save only the very important stuff. It will be a fresh start. Now let’s try that with the mind—deleting all the unnecessary stuff and only saving the real important stuff. My brain will show 99.2 percent of storage space…

Predictions

Many experts predict the results of sports, elections, weather, and the stock market. Sometimes they get it right and other times they are wrong. When spiritual Masters tell you something, nothing can change what they say. It may take time, and you might lose faith, but what they say will take place. It’s not that…

Being Engrossed

Being engrossed is both my weakness and my strength.  My weakness shows if I watch a tv program, a movie, the elections, sporting events, or the news—I get so engrossed that I feel I am part of it. Forget about 3D and 4D, it is like 10D. I am inside the event thinking I am…

Blame It on the Rain

The song by Milli Vanilli, “Blame It on the Rain,” makes it easy for us to blame everything but ourselves. Only you are to be blamed for everything that happens to you. Even not receiving grace is on you, as you were probably not receptive. Not experiencing God is on you. How much one-way love…

Free Time

Lately, I have had a lot of free time and have been watching the teachings of spiritual Masters on YouTube. I had fun seeing each Master trying to put their experiences into words. All they can do is write books, travel all over the world giving discourses, or post videos online. I guess once you…

Fun This Way

While driving, I saw a sign that said, “Fun This Way.” So, if you go the other way, will there be no fun? Halloween was created to make fun of ourselves and to watch others transform themselves into characters they would like to be. We can all become children and eat candy without any guilt.…

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

This 1978, award-winning martial arts action-drama is one of my favorite movies, and I showed it to my spiritual Masters. As a martial artist, I appreciate the effort required to become a Shaolin monk. The discipline of the body and mind fascinates me. Thank God we have an easier option to reach the same mental…

From the Toe to the Head

We have to concentrate to bring our energies from our toes to our heads. We have to go through many stages to bring the life-breath to the crown of our heads. This is not like instant coffee—it takes time, discipline, devotion, and grace. When you do get this gift, a burning sensation on the crown…

Faith vs. Knowing

There is a difference between believing we have two legs and knowing we have two legs. Similarly, there is a difference between having faith in the existence of God and knowing the presence of God. Faith can lead to knowing. We have faith that whatever is happening will be to our benefit versus knowing everything…