Life is not random. An interpretation of why it unfolds the way it does
Thanks for the article Scott. Your writing always resonates deeply with me. It also reminds me to stay focused on my own spiritual evolution. I have a tendency to be very focused for a while, even to the point where I start to gain traction, then I fizzle out and before I know it, I'm back in the matrix again. Then something happens to remind me that I have strayed from the path I intended. Do you have any insight as to how to integrate this practice permanently into my day to day experience? I've considered Mantra's, tattoos, etc. It feels a bit like a fog descends and you slip back into old patterns. Then a learning moment will arise, like an overly emotional anger response to something, and I will lash out. Seconds later, I will say, "Well ,I blew that one." Or, "I've got to learn to self arrest before the outburst." I suppose that is just where I am at right now with it, but I want to be better. I think at times, I am being too critical of myself though, in all of life's performances. I suppose that even if I don't control the emotional response in the moment, it still becomes a growth opportunity by becoming aware of what just transpired, and then working to uncover the source of the discomfort. Thanks again for sharing your story. It has been quite valuable to me, so much so that I am feeling compelled to become a paid member. You're making an important positive impact here and the effort is greatly appreciated.
Loved this! While I've not yet experienced reality to the fullness that you describe, I can sense the potential that exists. I may not be asking this the right way, but do you know of any cause and effect experiments one can do to jump start the process? When I ask this I'm not trying to trick the system or cheat, but rather I'm supposing that the more faith one has that reality responds to us (and vice versa) the more intensely we can experience it. Does that make sense? Thanks for taking the time to share all of this.
Great job capturing the pivotal realizations in your journey.
I believe we are all here to experience Free Will and the outcomes of our choices. That happens through living, not meditating in a cave for months, although those folks also have a purpose in the grand design.
I loved what you said about the matrix and how people have to wake up yo who they truly are, versus what society has told them is true.
Interesting piece of work. Thank you Scott. My own journey spurred many leaps of growth through loss, not psychedelics; whichever way we get there, challenges are inevitable and must be overcome through our choices.
I wrote a piece called The Hawaiian Fire Protocol about how my unresolved issues followed me to paradise. We cannot run away from the things we need to face. They will always find us.
PS thank you for prodding me to start my own Substack! “My Weird and Wonderful Life “ is up and running.
Scott, This is a beautiful piece of work. It flowed from beginning to end and helped me realize something about my own journey. Thank you. D
Plucked the words out of my head - thanks for giving me a rabbit hole to go down, Scott!
Loved this, Scott! It tracks exactly with my experience too! Thank you for sharing your enlightening experiences in such an illuminating way - and I very much appreciate the practices.
This makes perfect sense. For me this manifests as lots of synchronicity, from encounters with people to situations that seem far beyond coincidence and that sometimes make me laugh. On knowing whether I am on the "right track," certain events seem to conspire (synchronicity there too) that suddenly bolster my decision, like "oh wow, huh, that makes moving forward with my decision easier." This reinforces that it was the right decision. In the opposite situations where I want something and despite repeated effort things keep falling apart -- for sometimes the silliest or slightest of reasons -- it seems to be a clear sign to not push in that direction. It feels like the more I try and ignore it, the hints and signs grow bigger and bigger, like you say, and that as long as I am aware of them and notice them, and then heed the advice, things continue unfolding more smoothly and usually in interesting ways. Pretty fun, actually.