Deep Questions and Deep Meanings (text FAQs)


 What is the invisible room?

Your core being, the absolute spirit, God, the Self, the Divine, who you originally are, the source of you and everything else, the presence, your buddha nature, Brahman, unconditioned knowing. The invisible room is the you that is eternal and absolute and is available for discovery and integration into your daily living. It is the mystery of your existence stirring deep within and sending you streams of self-knowing and direct knowledge of the infinite. It is a term I choose to use specifically for the podcast medium.

Why should I listen?

Our experience of reality is constricted by the indoctrinations and powerful manipulations of the mass consciousness by both benign and malevolent influences; for most of our lives, we think the thoughts we are programmed to think. Every institution, both religious and secular, preserves its existence by exporting its belief matrix into you as a host with the purpose of propagating itself forward in time and expanding its influence throughout the land, and which aim to be there when you are gone. My purpose in generating this material is to provide a pathway out of that dark imposition of fear and control into the freedom of the absolute spirit. It’s not the words or concepts that matter. Each episode generates an “urge” to awaken into spirit. 

Are you teaching a religion?

There is no teaching per se. The intellectual material serves to saturate the mind with divine essence. My main concern is to transmit into listeners the experience of being awake outside their life stories, which include religious predilections. Each listener experiences a degree of awakening outside the thinking mind according to how tightly bound each is into his or her life story. When the episode is over, that awakening might linger long enough for spirit to project a piece of itself into the thinking mind. The more one listens, the deeper the penetration of spirit into one’s consciousness.

What do you mean by awakening?

Deep inside everyone is a source. That source is the eternal, absolute spirit, which I am calling the invisible room. All of reality, you, me, the world, and the universe are arising out of that source now and always as perceptions, which includes you the perceiver and the world you perceive as a single manifesting event; they do not manifest separately. The world is not a place; it is a perception, like a seamless hologram with no obvious instrumentality, which has become so fixed in our psyches that we cannot allow for the existence of any other reality;  we accept without question that the world is absolutely what our human viewpoint says it is. This is a very big thought to manage. Awakening means knowing the truth of how things are. 

What are the veils?

Our experience of the world occurs within very dense matter. The body and sense organs are opaque to anything other than dense matter. We cannot spontaneously see God or experience higher states of consciousness because our bodies are made of dense physical matter. Our thoughts are based on experiences of dense matter, and our darker emotions arise out of frustrations with living in dense matter. Reality experienced through dense matter, dense mind, and dense emotions constitutes the outer veil. Life lived in the outer veil is painful. The world of science and religion in the mass consciousness is the world seen through the densest part of the veil. The purpose of spiritual practice is to thin the veils so that the divine light arising from deep within can infuse human living with the intent behind the creation and free human living from fear and doubt. 

What is the difference between the psyche (soul) and the spirit?

The psyche is the driving force that moves us in our lives. It contains a life design within it and seeks to instill a desire in our consciousness to complete our life purpose without becoming distracted by the allure of the world. The larger work of the psyche is to instill  in our living the desire to seek God, to live a good life, and to know love. The psyche is a distinct unit (a particle, a quantum) of individual intelligence situated at certain point in the layering of veils around the absolute spirit. 

The spirit is unborn. It exists without form. It is absolute. It is universal intelligence. Spirit is the foundation reality and manifests the cosmos for its mysterious purpose, which no knowing being will ever know. Spirit is pure awareness, pure knowing. Human consciousness experiences knowing only in terms of knowing material objects, thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations; nevertheless, it is the original knowing that underlies all knowing in all sentient beings. The purpose of spiritual practice is to draw the reality of spirit into one’s personal life and to align one’s life to that reality. The psyche’s prime directive is to facilitate the movement of that intent into you and me.

What is enlightenment and what is the Tao?

Too much has been said and too little is known about this state of being. In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu writes about the Tao simply as the way one moves through life without resistance or desire, never calling attention to itself, as if it does not exist; and Buddhists write about enlightenment as entry into nirvana. In India and the western countries, the worship of God is the primary spiritual event. A mind-driven version of enlightenment might run like this: enlightenment is the complete surrender of human identity and knowing into the absolute spirit. The psyche submerges into spirit never to return. Does the psyche continue to exist? Unknown. One becomes spirit. One awakens on another plane of existence? Thoughts merely. 

One cannot say anything about this state absolutely, for there is no viewpoint outside of one’s own viewpoint by which such assertions can be assessed.  Nothing you do will bring it on, and there is no basis from an individual human point of view for desiring it.  Enlightenment is the purview of spirit and nothing else. Or there’s no such thing. Who knows? Who to believe?

More knowledge about enlightenment can be found in many writings, both ancient and contemporary. An excellent starting place for pacifying the mind is Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke. Begin with the idea of cosmic consciousness and follow the yellow brick road. For those wanting to dive into the deep end right away, try The Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object by Franklin Merrell-Wolff. For a huge variety of experiential practices and knowledge, try The Book of Secrets by Osho. The podcast episode that most directly deals with these realities is 32 Grace and the Liturgy of Naught.

What is the quantum cosmos?

The material in these episodes has nothing to do with how to live one’s personal life. Every episode is about life eternal for the psyche in its rounds of incarnation and the opportunities for awakened (enlightened) psyches as they voyage out into the cosmos once their human incarnations have concluded. The quantum cosmos refers to the passageways into the unknown taken by discrete knowing beings configured into quantum light bodies for their explorations of the many spiritual dimensions of the manifest universe and the absolute itself. We are all on our way to some realization and awakening; the material in The Invisible Room Deep Mystery Podcast is exclusively about opening one’s consciousness to these farther shores.

What is the essence of The Invisible Room Deep Mystery Podcast

There is a force moving through all things in the cosmos, propelling you and me inexorably toward an existence very different from our human lives. It originates in the infinite unknown and manifests every fragment of form that comprises the universe. I record this material to give that knowledge a chance to catch up with our living, a chance for listeners to look around their lives and really ponder the situation we find ourselves in, to contemplate how very little we know. 

Is there anything listeners should do with this information? Yes. Let it speak to you; let it align you with your invisible room and create pathways out of the chair you are sitting in into the world and cosmos for the great adventure of awakening. A deep dive into the Special Experiences for Invisible Room Podcast Listeners page would also be very rewarding.