A original short story by Justin Phillips. Original artwork by Shaun Power. “Clayton Garner sprung from his bed, tripping over the retro alarm clock which he must have knocked across the room in fervent kicks of a wild dream. The details were fading fast, though he could clearly remember flying through swirling vortexes in outer space with some red-haired beauty– of course none of that mattered now that he was running late for the first day at his new job.”
As we explore the various highways and biways of the esoteric teachings that guide our inner journeys, we eventually come to the notion that some souls are ‘young’ and others ‘mature’ or ‘old’. The distinctions manifest in a number of ways. One is derived from the discussions arising from life-between-life regressions where some recall careful planning with guides for the upcoming incarnation, while others tend to rush in enthusiastically without much forethought, often hell bent on resuming a life dramatically cut short by violence, accident or addiction. The feeling of being denied one’s life experiences through trauma and tragedy can be overwhelming, often dominating the ‘bliss’ potentials of astral life.
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While some of us find citizenship to be “surplus to requirements” for the pressing business of career and family, and others are so disgusted with the fabrications and deceptions of politics, religion and big business they happily drop out of any such commitment, some seek to be citizens of their society, however seemingly corrupted, striving to be informed and actively engaged with the issues and challenges of the day. Others seek to be citizens of the planet, embracing the ideals of multiculturalism, brotherhood and internationalism, hoping to replace hunger with plenty and strife with harmony. And yet others strive, in one way or another, to be citizens of the soul, that amorphous enigma inhabiting all forms with the sentient spark we have come to call consciousness.
Many of us have found our way to the inner journey of spirit after either rejecting conventional religious structures and practice, finding them self contradictory and unsatisfying, or seeing that the scientific materialism we grew up with failed to explain our personal experiences with the mystical and mysterious situations that repeatedly irritated our culture’s assumptions and norms…
I remember my first, very vivid, lucid dream. It was really hard to accept for me at the time. The first instance that I remember was walking through our house around the age of 14-15, maybe. It started with me, just all of a sudden, walking through the house and wondering why it was so bright. Inside the house it was brighter than the brightness of a normal moon. The sky outside appeared brighter through the windows than a normal moon too. Everything seemingly had a glow to it.
As human beings we sometimes struggle to find meaning and purpose in our lives. Why are we here in this lifetime? We hear the standard answer, “We are here to grow and experience”, but what does that really mean? After all, each and every one of us has experienced some difficult times. Sometimes it’s hard to find purpose and even more difficult to find joy in these lives. So, why are we here?
Have you ever worked a puzzle without a picture to reference? Until enough pieces start fitting together, you have no idea what you’re building. Sometimes by working blindly, you might discover the end-product is more than you could have imagined. Allow me to share an experience that resulted in the types of surprising confirmations and […]
Various meditation techniques strongly emphasize the importance of calmly observing the self in acquiring the real knowing of who we are, where we come from and what actually motivates us to thought and action. The term ‘mindfulness meditation’ is the most commonly used in this context. It’s one that almost everyone on the inner journey recognizes, regardless of path or tradition. In aiding our understanding of who we really are, as opposed to who we think we are or would like to be, it is incomparable.
Many of us do it, whether we are consciously on the inner journey or not. As one of the many aspects of compassion, it is instilled in us from an early age, as well as many past lives, where we either employed it intelligently and saw its benefits, or failed to, and realized too late how we’d short changed ourselves and others by its glaring lack.