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The entire notion that you have become better, that you have become something really "good" or super religious or super spiritual, that you have really become SOMETHING (and "Something Special"), differs not at all from the same kind of deception and self-deception which plagues the totally non-Realized masses and which triggers use of the same ego-defense mechanisms (such as egotism and arrogance) employed by anyone assuming an ego-state as an identity 


completion of the entire "journey" to "Full Realization" does not result in egotism and arrogance and narcissism being replaced by (always-false) "humility" or (always-false) "modesty" for those are nothing more than the opposite extreme of the "egotistical vs. humble" duality. 

Here, the ability to abide in a constant and unswerving non-dual manner was first modeled by my paternal grandmother, a Cherokee who also used the natural-medicine methods of healing which had been passed down to her.

While the parents of my peers were passing down to their children the nonsense which was - and still is - part and parcel of the warped “American psyche” which is the primary legacy which adults leave to their offspring, Grandmother began giving to me as early as the age of five my inheritance from her, namely, her non-dual wisdom. Did I “get it” at that age? 

Some parts, yes. Most parts, no. Yet just as she planted seeds in her huge garden several times a year, she also planted her seeds of pure, universal consciousness within me during the years we spent together in her small East Texas cabin and in the surrounding forest. (See the “Cherokee Grandmother Book” page at the top for more information about that).

Some of those seeds would begin to bloom immediately, even as a full awareness of that fact may not have manifested. Some of those seeds lay dormant for years but would spring forth later on. 

Much of what she plowed in my brain, and many of the clods in my mind which she tried to harrow, would remain unsown for years, but what she did plant would eventually be triggered and would produce the nourishment which would allow the understanding to bloom and to grow and to be reaped later on. 

In between, there were years of “selling out,” of buying into the nonsense, of playing the game, of strutting about on the stage of the “Theater of the Lie,” but the seeds she had planted within would also inspire me at certain points to stop, to pause, to reflect, and to turn away from the phoniness of this culture and to turn back toward the authenticity which was always on display by her during my earliest years. 

For years, the journey here involved being on the path at times but then straying off the clear and unobstructed way which she modeled and moving for a time through areas obstructed by thorny brambles and impenetrable obstacles which would eventually force me to stop, to go back, to reverse, and to find once more the original path she had pointed out to me, a path which makes the journey so much lighter and easier. 

When did I most often stray onto those sidetracks with their thorny brambles and impenetrable obstacles? When being driven by concepts rather than abiding in the nisargan / natural fashion which was Grandmother’s legacy to me.

Some 31 years ago or so when I began sharing earnestly the non-dual understanding, the silence was entered into in order to reflect on those times spent off the clear and unobstructed path and in order to find which concepts were exerting the most influence during those periods of heaviness and strain and, yes, even chaos. 

Of all of the concepts which were considered, the one which was seen to have exerted the most debilitating effects, relatively speaking, was the concept of “success.” 

So many ego-states, be they ones thought to be "virtuous" or be they ones thought to be "sinful," be they ones thought to be “good” or be they ones thought to be “bad” – are all preoccupied with the concept of “success.” 

Maharaj periodically warned visitors to the loft to avoid those he called "The Big Name Teachers," warning that they were selling a snake-oil version of the Ultimate Medicine to which they were adding pure sugar and dollops of whipped cream topping and sweet sprinkles to make their version tasty to the masses and then, in turn, to make more and more money off the nonsense they all peddle.

Such modern-day “gurus” or "teachers" or "authors" who are on what they call the supposedly non-dual lecture circuit or supposedly non-dual book tours or supposedly non-dual seminars have written books and offer talks on such topics as “10 Secrets for Success” and “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire” and “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams” as well as a near-endless assortment of other topics which are all evidence of the fact they that have missed the non-dual understanding completely. 

As with all concepts, “success” is the fertilizer which feeds and nurtures so many ego-states. All display to one degree or another the nine basic personality types identified by the enneagram method. 

The Type One Perfectionist and The Type Five Knower both want to succeed at knowing it all, and the former always wants to use that knowledge to “reform the world.” 

The Type Two Helper wants to succeed at using helping and saving and rescuing in order to manipulate people to love them. 

The Type Three Achiever wants to succeed at all things and then be applauded for having done so. 

The Type Four (either The Romantic One or The Authentic One) wants to succeed at either escaping or at finding the Authentic Self. 

The Type Six Dependent / Co-Dependent One want to succeed at finding someone or some institution to take care of him or her. 

The Type Seven Adventurer wants to succeed at having fun and escaping. 

The Type Eight Boss / Control Freak wants to succeed at being in total control of people, places and things. 

And Type Nines want to succeed at avoiding anything which might interrupt their peace or which might cause them to have to go out of their way for someone else or something else.

Per the Enneagram Institute, Threes are self-assured, attractive, charming, ambitious, competent, and energetic. They can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement and can also be overly-concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness.  

Three’s often assume Type One Perfectionist traits which drive them to believe that they are perfect and they must always be perfect. They believe that they must forever succeed and never fail. All persons on the planet develop some of those Type Three characteristics.

The belief system which holds that one must always succeed will lead to trying to be a successful student, a successful business person, a success mate, a successful parent, and / or a successful (“Super”) religious or spiritual person; a successful (“Super”) politician; a successful (“Super”) athlete; a successful (“Super”) person in pageants; a successful (“Super”) model; a successful (“Super”) leader in the neighborhood; a successful (“Super”) cop, war hero, teacher, philosopher, non-dualist . . . whatever. 

In most societies, the goal of parents is to make sure that their children are "a success" rather than "a failure." "The Successful One" is one of the earliest personas assigned and is one which most persons will cling to the longest. The notion of success becomes an integral part of the psyche, and failure is anathema. 

The drive to be seen as a success keeps persons in heavy, abusive relationships and marriages; keeps them in abusive and unfulfilling jobs; keeps them in useless groups for ten or twenty or thirty years in order to gain a reputation of being a great success; moreover, it is their desire for success (and their fear of failure) which makes most owners, CEO’s, managers, bosses, directors, executives, administrators, supervisors, chiefs, etc. and their counterparts in government into total pains in the butt . . . and worse.

To be driven by a belief in any concept is to assure that one’s relative existence is going to be heavy, anxiety-driven, and arrogance-cursed, but of all of the concepts which are driving most persons, the concept of 



the endless quest for success, 


the drive to avoid “failure” at all cost 

may well belong at the top of the list of ideas which make for a very heavy relative existence. 

Again, the entire notion that you must succeed at “becoming better,” that you must succeed at “becoming something really ‘good’ or super religious or super spiritual,” and that you must succeed at “really becoming SOMETHING (and ‘Something Special’),” differs not at all from the same kind of deception and self-deception which plagues the totally “non-realized masses” and which triggers use of the same ego-defense mechanisms (such as egotism and arrogance) employed by anyone assuming ego-states as identities and assuming that her or his ego-states are all a total “success” 


completion of the entire "journey" to “Full Realization” does not result in egotism and arrogance and narcissism being replaced by (always-false) "humility" or (always-false) "modesty" for those are nothing more than the opposite extreme of the "egotistical vs. humble" duality. 

So much for being “A Success,” and so much for being a “success” at all things and in all ways.

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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "god," the "Son of god," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns.


If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence.

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of god in the past was of a weak god, an absentee god, A Santa Claus-type god, a mean, punishing, vindictive god, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring god whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to."

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a god that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly").

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring god,' any supposed god that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'god' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part.

"That is, a non-narcissistic their god / their goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'god' and focus on the 'god as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on:

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within"

--Yeshu'a (Jesus)


"Heaven and earth shall fade away."

--Yeshu'a (Jesus)


"Heaven and hell are not geographic places

but are states of mind, nothing more than

concepts dreamed up by men."

--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell."

--Pope Francis, the current pope

in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari,

a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record

teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present.

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why?

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships?

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.)

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play.

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 


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