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A morning message to friends

© 2009 Howard McQueen



I wrote this to a dear friend this morning, then realized it perhaps deserves much wider circulation



What a great ride

A great ride it is (being alive). I see some big hummer waves rollin in that we can catch and ride - together. We might even get tumbled around, scratched up, but what the heck - comes with having some wild abandon fun.



Just now, I see you riding bareback on this beautiful white steed, on the beach, in… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on April 9, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Has anyone lived in a Yurt?

I am entertaining buying and constructing a 30' diameter yurt (see http://coloradoyurt.proxy.calltoday.ws/yurts/yurt_101/index.php) as an example.

Anyone ever stayed in a yurt for a week or longer?
Would anyone considering living in one for a year or longer?

Thanks for any feedback!

Howard

Added by Howard McQueen on April 8, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Andrew Cohen , WIE Founder (fee-based CDs) - any opinions?

Does anyone have an opinion on the quality of the content of this set of CDs by WEI Founder Andrew Cohen?

http://www.andrewcohen.org/8cdset/main.asp?ecp=tat-040809

Added by Howard McQueen on April 8, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lucid Quantum Dreaming With the Spirit of Dad

[Subtitled: Rewriting the Human Infrastructure Programming]

© 2009 Howard McQueen



[this has become such a pivotal dream for directing my life - HM 8/2009]



I was dreaming the other night.



I was on a deck, happily saluting and commending a group of fellow comrades. My dad’s name was called and I was doubly enthusiastic to greet and honor him. He did not appear, so I took the stairs down below and found him hard at work.



I said “Dad, we’re… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on March 25, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Powerful Pointers

Ever since I discovered the idea of enlightenment a couple of years ago, I have felt compelled to find out as much as I could about it. I have been a researcher of sorts, taking in all of these things compiling them, sharing them with others, etc. My intellectual comprehension has continued to deepen, as has my experiential understanding. What I have found quite useful is reading certain things that resonate with me multiple times. I have found that I am not always present enough to hear what… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on March 11, 2009 at 11:47pm — 2 Comments

Coming Home

© 2009 Howard McQueen (Version 1 22-Oct, 2008)



I sit back, deep into the seat of my soul. I sit here because I know thru wisdom, the sheer futility of running away. There is no longer an option to run away or hide.



The Here & Now are my home. My task--to remain awake and aware and, when (not if) I stray, to return to this seat and humbly continue this life’s work: uncovering and cleaning the heart of the dust-from-neglect, now caked into mud, from the tears wept… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on February 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

The dilemma of pulling things up from below

By Dr. Steve Goldberg, Chiropractor and Naturopathic healer

Forward by Howard McQueen



Forward

I sent Steve an email describing a big chunk of deep fear that broke free from a Fearberg inside me. I was working to keep a balance on my journey and shared my experience with him. Below is Steve’s response, which he allowed me to republish.



THE DILEMMA OF PULLING THINGS UP FROM BELOW

I respect your… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on February 8, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

WORLDS OF POSSIBILITIES ...



© 2009 Howard McQueen

Photo By: Marta Fakhoury (Asheville, NC)



What are the contents of this photo?



A photo of snow falling from the sky?

A photo of stars in the Milky Way?



Our mind expands when we don’t have a fixed perspective, when we cannot judge because we cannot find a scale. We begin to imagine other possibilities.



Snow flakes are crystalline worlds

Like some butterflies or… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on February 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

And the Story Goes On

Hey guys,

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and the sky that gets larger as the leaves on trees disappear. I wanted to pass this along as an invitation to take some time for personal investigation. I almost called this one “That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It” but opted for something a bit simpler.



Byron Katie likes to ask, “Who would you be without your story?” In fact, that’s the name of her newest book. Eckhart Tolle tells us that “You are not your story.” I… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on January 31, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Surrendering is our natural state

(C) 2009 Howard McQueen



We practice surrendering all the time. We don't need to be taught to surrender - We are adept at surrendering!



Most of us, however, have been surrendering to ideals that are impermanent, things that are forged and made from the mind of man.



We've been surrendering to money, to corporations, to government programs, to our fantasies, to our vanities, to our insecurities, to our fears.



Then, when we spend an hour or two each week,… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on January 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Let It Be

Hello all,

I hope your new year is off to a great start and feel certain that this will be your year to shine. I wanted to pass this note on to those of you you might find it helpful in some way. Be well.



This could be considered a follow up to my previous post (And the Story Goes On), but I am beginning to fully realize, on an experiential level, the profound simplicity of the words, “Let everything be as it is.” This is something repeated by Eckhart Tolle and is also referred… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on January 29, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

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