I became a seeker at the early age of seven. I felt like I was engaged in a losing battle with the conditioned trance of the adult world, rendering the felt sense of unity I had throughout my childhood for the most part, unconscious. I sought for that lost part in various ways over the course of my young adult life, leading to the study of yoga, meditation, and consciousness. Finding a direction that helped make sense of my life was a relief to my system. My goal was a return to wholeness.
Over time, I was led to a few remarkable teachers and teachings, as well as a variety of difficult life lessons which eventually cast me onto an empty shore where I could not sustain beliefs – even in what spirituality could give me. For a long time, accrued conditioning, both my own as well as collective, fell away as I unraveled back to essential nature.
Many realizations have occurred over the years, and I can now say that we humans are both more simple and more complex than I could have imagined. For seeking to end is a relief. Remembering intrinsic wholeness is a grace and helps make life meaningful. The revelation of the emptiness of true nature, while we move and live simultaneously as a human being, is a miracle and mystery – one for which I am grateful and which leads to my sharing.
The best word that describes this truth for me is “remembering,” because this is what I have always been. Only now, it is becoming ever more conscious of itself in a human life.
I see life as my primary teacher. To me Earth (including the natural world) is a wise and conscious Being of which we are a part. I am naturally mystical in nature, and even though realization of essential nature simplifies and sobers one up (serving to help one learn how to be here without the layers of imagination), I also seemingly have the capacity to open up to other dimensions and worlds (through visions and dreams, etc.), with the ability to engage expanded awareness. I live, parent, and work in Northern California offering spiritual mentoring support to those who feel called to work with me.
‘I feel that sitting and chatting with you is what it might have been like to chat with someone like Zen Master Ryonkan-just warm tea, a cozy fire, and wisdom flowing naturally while the snow falls outside under the bright moon’.
Eoin Glynn, Ireland