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The Miracle of Life

I am pleased to announce to the world that my wife Shelby and I are expecting. By that I mean that she’s pregnant with our first child, who has an ETA of April 17, 2011. Needless to say, this a very exciting time for both of us. A miracle is unfolding as we speak :)



To be honest, I never really had any interest in kids up until a year or two ago. Before that, I thought all of my friends were crazy for wanting them. I saw procreation as something that people were just programmed to do,… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on November 11, 2010 at 1:43am — 1 Comment

Your Body as an Antenna

Close your eyes and visualize your body as an antenna, picking up invisible waves of energy from the environment around you. Feel the vibrational frequencies permeating your body. Do you experience a tingling sensation? Listen as your ears pick up sound waves coming in from all directions. Feel those same sound waves entering your body as well. Bask in the vibrations.



Feel the aliveness in your body as it breathes in air and expels it. Feel the body where it touches the chair you are… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on October 24, 2010 at 12:16am — No Comments

Inescapable Here

I’ve always been here.

Never to be anywhere else.

I can’t get away from here.

I try to be somewhere else, but I’m still here.

I leave and yet here follows.

I’m momentarily lost. Where am I?

I’m still here I just wasn’t looking.

I can’t get out of here. I can’t escape here. I’m eternally here.



I always thought I was going somewhere.

Now I know I’ll never get there.

Here is the only place on earth, and everything happens here.

Where else… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on September 19, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Trying to Make Sense of It All

Hey Guys,



For many of us, Autumn is approaching as the northern half of the planet begins to seemingly tilt away from the sun. The Fall Equinox is about a week away, and change is much more noticeable as days shorten, temperatures cool and leaves begin to fall. Change is constant, but one thing remains the same, and that reliable constancy is what most of us are all looking for in order to feel safe and secure.



I’ve written a bit about how we tend to go about finding that one… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on September 12, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Spiritual Correctness

I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the Summer heat. Enjoy it while it lasts ;)



I've been sitting on this blog post for a while now. It's created a bottle neck effect on the other ones that want to push through and be shared, so I had to get it off my chest, so to speak.



I have found myself at a bit of a crossroads lately. I’ve written quite a bit on the subject of “enlightenment” over the last few years, much of it representing where I envisioned readers to be on their… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on July 30, 2010 at 1:20am — 3 Comments

A Dream Come True

Here is something I invite you to ponder.



What if this moment was what you had been hoping and praying for all of your life? No matter what you are doing, whether it be taxes or walking the dog or looking at a computer screen, imagine what it would be like if this was your dream come true. Don’t get hung up on the skeptical thoughts, just feel what it feels like to have your hopes and prayers finally be answered. What does that feel like? Experience it fully and deeply – This is it! I… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on February 6, 2010 at 11:57pm — 2 Comments

Why Ask Why?

Over the past few years (since around 2006 or so), I have been in an off and on state of mentally describing my discoveries on the topic of enlightenment, or awakening, or self-realization, or whatever word turns you on the most. I have found that as I begin to see through the illusory nature of the world, I begin to mentally talk about it. The mental movement comes from the idea or feeling that “This must be shared,” which is something I’m sure I’ve shared with you before.



This… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on January 31, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

It All Starts With Mindfulness

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season, and gearing up for the new year to come. The days have started getting longer and Winter has reminded us what it's like to be on the side of the planet tilted away from the sun ;) If you're interested, below you will find my latest blog post. Be well.



I took a bit of a break from writing between March and November. I felt a need to wind down a bit. That’s due in part to a feeling of, “What more is there to say?” Anything I said would… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on December 26, 2009 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are enjoying the change of the seasons. As the leaves fall, the sky gets larger, the nights grow longer. The stars seem brighter and more prevalent, and the outside world becomes more still as the birds and insects disappear. An exciting change is in the air.



Thanksgiving is also upon us. This is one of my favorite holidays because it serves as a reminder to look at all there is to be grateful for. I am grateful for my family and friends, for their love and support. I… Continue

Added by Trey Carland on November 25, 2009 at 3:45am — 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

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

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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