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MARK HOUSTON


Mark took
mahasamadhi

at 8:32 P.M., C.S.T. on

Friday, February 19, 2010.

Mark was an unequaled master at moving persons

to the third, spiritual level on the "path."

While I am in Austin TX arranging

a memorial per his request

and putting his business affairs in order,

Louise will be posting as planned,

starting next Tuesday.

There was a time when Mark and I both came very close to "death" as a result of having reached the third of seven levels on the "path" to Full Realization and having fixated there.

In that place, there was a nagging sense that "there has to be more," that "something is missing," that "this cannot be all there is."

After seeing the effects of that near-fatal state of "Spiritual Giantism" that is discussed on this site (discussed as a result on having had a direct experience with it and its toll), we had further discussions about the way the remainder of the manifestation would unfold.

(During that same period, Mark received a very generous offer from a pharmaceutical company to sell drugs...legally! He seriously considered leaving the recovery industry at that point.)

There was a period of several months when we discussed a change in direction for both of us. At the end of those discussions, Mark concluded that his forte was moving people to the spiritual state. I agreed with his decision.

In the meantime, the vision had come and the remaining four levels after religious / spiritual consciousness were revealed to me, so I concluded that I would spend the remainder of the manifestation pointing to that which is beyond the third (religious and spiritual) level which, along with all else, can sometimes inspire the egotistical belief that "I now have it all and I now know it all" attitude on one hand or the "there has to be more," "something is missing," "this cannot be all there is" conundrum on the other hand.

Mark agreed with my decision (often suggesting to some who complained that "maybe you should be quiet and open up and listen.")

And so it was that Mark continued with his spiritual approach and spiritual message that was level-appropriate for those in his audiences who required guidance through the first three levels leading up to the spiritual stage;

and so it was, also, that this speck of consciousness would begin speaking to another audience that had fixated at a level where they concluded, "There has to be more than this." As noted, Mark supported my decision 100%; moreover, his decision did not mean that Mark did not understand the next four levels, and we discussed them frequently. He asked questions about the vision and once said, "In some ways, the student has become the teacher."

At other times, he offered statements which revealed that he grasped fully what the remaining levels offer. We discussed the child ignorance stage; the undoing of the effects of programming and conditioning; the fact that "The Great Reality" did not refer to anything "personal" but to being fully in touch with reality;

the differentiation between the elemental body and the mind and personas vs. the True Self; understanding that Love is knowing I am everything; understanding that wisdom is knowing that I am nothing; the energy aspect of consciousness; the freedom that comes after Full Awareness comes; and the peace and bliss that manifest when the Absolute is overlaid on the relative.

Right up to the end, Mark's attachment was to the teachings which involved the first three levels that I also include in discussions to some degree. So it is. So it was. At guiding persons to that level, Mark knew no equal. If you are interested in how he lead seekers to the spiritual level and want to "hear" it in his own words, then you are invited to read the eBook version of the book which Mark co-authored,
A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-TRANSFORMATION: Attaining Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional Sobriety

Therein, one can see the method used to begin to move "floyd," trapped in the insanity of ego-states and egotism and personality defects, to a transitional place from which all of the false ideas and concepts and beliefs were finally cast aside, paving the way for the Truth that cannot be stated to eventually be understood.

(Proceeds, per Mark's instructions, are used to assist those still suffering.
)

As for those who feel that surely there is more, there is; yet the irony is that once "the more" is understood, then "the less-ness" begins to move seekers through a de-accumulation process that allows the limitless and unbinding and ego-less and nameless None-ness to be understood and enjoyed for the remainder of the manifestation.


Peace, Love, Wisdom, and Light












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