Welcome to my growing collection of essays on the nature of self, life, and the universe. The focus is on spiritual and metaphysical topics and on self-discovery, self-growth, and creating a better world.
Know thyself.— Socrates
The world is going through a shift right now, a great shift in consciousness. People are awakening to their higher selves and their connection with the Universe. We are on the road to a wonderful new era of humanity. One characterized by cooperation, harmony, peace, and prosperity for ALL. Exactly how long this will take to unfold and how smoothly it will go is hard to say, but one thing is for sure, it depends on us — how we think about ourselves and the world, who we are, and what we say and do.
I will be posting articles to share my perspective on a variety of topics. My goal is not to assert that my perspective is "right" but simply to share ideas in the spirit of enlightenment, joy, and empowerment, take what resonates and leave the rest.
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
— SocratesMy Awakening Journey and Why I Started this BlogI "awakened" to my higher-self in the early part of 2014, after having been an atheist/agnostic scientist type with absolutely no spiritual beliefs for most of my life. I'd been in a protracted depression "dark night of the soul", then suddenly, it dissolved, and an overwhelming feeling of fearlessness, confidence, and power came over me. Then strange and wondrous things began happening — enhanced intuition, constant synchronicities, a heightened sense of the beauty of everything around me, and lots of good luck. Everything fascinated me. I started studying all sorts of topics with a burning passion — like I was on a quest — except I didn't know why.
After three or four months of constant magic that couldn't possibly be explained scientifically, I finally threw my hands up in the air and surrendered to the Universe. “OK, OK, I give up. The Universe isn't what I thought, not with all this divine magic going on. I'll bet it has something to do with spirituality, and I intend to get to the bottom of it! ” I said in my head. So my quest continued, and I turned my studies towards spirituality and metaphysics. It wasn't long before I had a completely new understanding of myself and the Universe, and it resonated deeply with me.
Since then the divine magic has continued unabated, and I continue to feel graced by the Universe. I experience frequent moments of utter bliss where I break down and cry like a baby. I've continued my spiritual/metaphysical studies, and my understanding continues to grow. What we are is utterly magnificent and with this knowing nothing will ever be the same again!
With my passion for this subject, I knew that I had to make it my purpose to share this knowledge. So I started this blog to share my thoughts, and I'm also working on a couple of books. Writing is new for me so its a challenging path, but there's nothing else I'd rather be doing!
Jeff – “El Jefe”