“In the Beginning…”
II. Synchronistic Webs
The Point of
On Route 17
To the Point
An Enlightened Community
The Mountain Top
Out of Nowhere
The Temple of Consciousness
The New Age Center
“At the End…”
NOTE: On Monday, April 21,
2003, while working and resting at the Point of Infinity, the following
lines presented themselves.
by the Steward of the Land
This holy land
Awaits the seeker.
Sacred, mystical, magical mountain-top
cloaked in wild laurel.
Silent as the stillness within,
A heavenly stairway1.
The Peace Pole2 welcomes
Wild creatures greet us.
Winds beckon from the Four Directions
Father Sky blesses Mother Earth
and all of us.
The Tipi and Sweatlodges
The Druid Stone Circle's stones delight
The Medicine Wheel attracts
The Labyrinth a-mazes
All Honoring the Mountain
Native Spirits prevail3
Pathways4 lead to the Unknown
Follow your heart!
Spiritual groups5 bless
Enhancing all with their energies.
Practice deepens the potential.
The Unlimited offers infinite grace.
What more can come?
Only Spirit knows.
Here, Beauty, Peace abide,
And, all that you desire.
Love6, above all.
of the Point of Infinity is such that it ascends in step-like
Peace Pole was created to be planted all over the world. It contains
the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Our Pole has English,
Spanish, Mayan, and Tibetan languages.
A few “psychics/sensitives”
visiting the Point of Infinity have “seen/felt/sensed” the
presence of many American Indian men, women, children and animals.
There are many
old logging trails to explore.
“Spiritually-oriented” organizations/groups periodically rent
out the Point of Infinity for activities.
Love can be defined as:
"recognize the other as yourself." Or, "accept what
is, just as it is." Or, other significant definitions.
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Approaching Exit 116 the noble mountains
A more spectacular view passing Exit 114 in sight
In the valley, on 209 N, looking East
A majestic chain of glorious mountains appears
Seemingly endless in length
Tall, strong, spacious, magical.
The images of Spaciousness evoking.
Of all beings, the Divine Ground
Opening the heart to perspectives wonder-ful.
The longing for the Infinite igniting..
Looking at these mountains moved can
you not be?
- Each trip, I take Rte 17
from Nyack to the Point of Infinity.
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- Into the car,
Tolle tape played.
My being shifts.
More aware of Consciousness.
Everything slows down.
- Progressive de-hypnotizing.2
Of mind more clarity.
Between thoughts more silence
Tolle's soothing voice/profound thoughts
the rising of covered-over Consciousness assists.
Different world appears.
- Uplifted by the beauty of the
noble Catskill Mountains,
Silent immovable giants,
just other delicious forms to enjoy3.
Reminding that even these incredible beings
As Eckhart says "Even the Sun Will Die"4
- Overhanging leafy trees
provide Red Star Road's archway,
to the Point's entrance.
Sunrays frequently - as God's
fingers - burst through.
Pulling into the Point
- another world awaits.
- Arrival, finally.
Tall magnificent trees greet me
Total Silence holds sway.
Mind and body melt into almost- Nothingness.
Heart with great relief/joy sighs.
How good to be back again!
- To share with others,
A deep desire.
Without attachment, however.
All are invited.
For de-compression, de-hypnotization.
To see what emerges.
- Did you get the Point? What's the
Where's the Point? The Point of what? How can Infinity
have a Point?
- Many see most people being hypnotized
zombie-like environment: consumerism-entertainment hypnosis.
Unconsciousness reigns supreme.
- "Our attraction to wide
open spaces in nature -- the mysterious pull of unexplored lands,
the vast horizon of the restless sea, or the boundless reaches of
outer space -- is, at bottom, a longing to connect with the
expansive dimension of our own nature.", Toward a Psychology
of Awakening, by John Welwood.
- Hear Eckhart Tolle's audio "Even
the Sun Will Die".
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The Point of Infinity,
Mutual support and cooperative action.
Individual shelters with community
Yurts, Geodesic Domes, Log Cabins, Straw-Bale
year-round organic produce in Greenhouse Growing
Cordwood sauna plus hot tub visions
And more to come. Perhaps a cordwood observatory?
After waking, Gestalt Dreamwork
Daily group meditations freely attended
Enlightening all, a common spiritual library
a taste of offering spiritual eclecticism1
A Community cottage industry: building/installing
Greenhouse Domes throughout the East
Possible small animal farm to emerge.
Sweatlodges, labyrinth walks, stone
Yoga workouts, nature walks, shamanic vision quests, hiking and more
Periodic healthy pot-luck community meals
embellished with song, chanting, drumming.
All of this and more depending upon participants2
Whence come these thoughts? - From
Consciousness, of course!
- Spiritual Enlightenment,
by Jed McKenna,
From Onions to Pearls and From Seekers to Finders,
both by Satyam Nadeen,
The Power of NOW; and, Stillness Speaks, both by Eckhart
The Heart of Awareness (a translation of the Ashtavakra Gita),
by Thomas Byron.
Peace and Harmony in Daily Living, by Ramesh S. Balsekar (and
his other 22 books).
Thomas Merton's Path to Palace of Nowhere, by James Finley
The Power of Pure Consciousness, by David Hawkins
And more to be added...
- Wanted: your input/visions.
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Can Infinity have a Point?
What is the Point of Infinity anyway?
One place where the evolutionary impulse arrives!
Some days, it's a Himalayan Cave,
a personal retreat space.
Other days, glorious group purification
in Sweatlodges is powerful (Bhakti yoga).
At times, karma-hours of hard work:
cutting, digging, painting, moving,
repairing, building, planning.
Some times, the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga)
emerges from "Sage-like" books.
Even Gestalt encounters present themselves
for those needing such.
People come and go.
But throughout all, Stillness and Silence reign
Allowing Presence to manifest once again
"I am with you all times until the end of days."
I thought I was the
But slowly "doership" disappears, and
my destiny, the will of Consciousness arises.
The Ultimate Understanding1 appears
as the Cosmic Plan unfolds.
What better way to live?
Peace and Harmony in Daily Living2
Permanent tranquility and deep internal peace!
- The Ultimate Understanding:
Consciousness is all there is.
- See Ramesh Balsekar's book
by this title.
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Relaxing on the
Warm sun bathing the skin
Enjoying ... and listening.
From afar, out of
A wind-noise is heard.
Suddenly upon me, a cool restoring breeze
How delicious! How refreshing!
Shift in direction,
another powerful movement.
The flag flutters from the wind.
A stronger cooler blast of air,
Overpowers the entire body.
Feeling gratitude for its rejuvenating effect.
Many different types of
From directions so varied.
Subtle, strong, violent, moist, and more.
Listening ... and feeling ...
Blessed are the Winds reinvigorating.
Stop, be aware, more often.
A thought arises! So
many poems of mine
end in gratitude - a pattern noticed
Gratitude arising constantly.
Come to think of it
The Wind's just like Consciousness.
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I recently finished renovating the Point’s garage. The following poem,
helped with one of Tolle’s tapes, is dedicated to that new structure.
The Divinity Within, a
Here we learn to go
beyond thoughts, beyond emotions,
beyond sense perceptions, beyond the inner energy field,
To the Field of Alert Stillness in which all the above arise.
This underlying Field1 is Consciousness Itself
Not a thought, not an object this Field is.
It is THAT which allows that which arises
This deeper dimension of Stillness/Presence is already there –
thus, not a new dimension, just recognized/felt.
Space to experience
a non-personal dimension,
the personal sense of self transcending.
Yielding the deepest fulfillment: the I AM,
the essence of Consciousness.
Finally, the death of
our mental construction (ego)
so that Consciousness in us flowers.
Our personal awakening, of the awakening of the cosmos is part.
From compulsive conceptualization, FREEDOM!
Being present in this moment,
not an interpretation of this moment making.
Self-realization, not self-image realization!
Ego is identified with thought; no thought, no ego.
Awakening is being aligned with the present moment:
accepting what is, as it is.
Welcome to the Temple
of Consciousness where Acceptance dwells.
Yet, are we not
also Consciousness in
these walking templebodies?
The Divinity Within manifested externally –
The other day
during a cranio-sacral treatment with Dr. Ron Wish, after allowing the
bible-thin papered shell of my form to slowly dissolve, at first a
bluish and then purplish field of energy appeared and kept expanding. I
thought: "So this is the field of Consciousness!" But then I let go of
that and other thoughts and allowed Consciousness to experience Itself
in my form for quite a long time. How delectable! How peaceful! What
and the Lost Goddess: the Secret Teachings of the Original Christians,
by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, page 120.
Expressing the Gnostics' distaste for the tyrannical Jewish god Jehovah,
in The Gospel of John Jesus even tells the Jews that their
'Father' is not God `but the 'Devil'.
In the same gospel, a Samaritan woman asks Jesus about the difference
between the Samaritan religious law that God should be worshipped in the
mountains and the Jewish law that God should be worshipped in the Temple
in Jerusalem. Jesus' response encapsulates the mystical message the
Christian Gnostics are using their Godman figure to proclaim:
'The hour is coming when you will
worship the Father neither in the mountains or in Jerusalem. The true
worshipper worships the Father in, Consciousness and truth, for this is
the worship which the Father wants. God is Consciousness and those that
worship him must worship him in Consciousness and truth.'
authors of the gospels portray Jesus as giving such controversial
teachings that the Literalist religious authorities have him put to
death. The authorities' justification is that Jesus has proclaimed
himself to be the Son of God. The Gnostic claim to be the Son of God or
an incarnation of God has maddened Literalists of every persuasion
throughout history. For Gnostics this is the denial of the ego and the
affirmation of the reality that there is nothing but God. It is absolute
humility. Literalists are incapable of understanding this and hear the
claim as affirming the divinity of a particular ego, which is an
unacceptable affront to their own egos.
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