Saturday I swallowed misplaced pride, jealousy and all round silliness and made a call that has freed up my clogged spirit.
One of My best friends in life has not truly been a part of my life for the last 10 years. Whoah! Just putting that in words is so hard to believe. You see Rich and I are friends that have gone through journies of being that create bonds at many different levels.
We were roomates in a house of 5 guys while going to school. During that time 3 of us delved into what the nature of reality was, who was God and just what the Hell is the meaning of life. I remember hours spent on our back porch shelling peanuts, drinking beer and engaging in awesome discourse. We even went so far as to try an alternate sleep schedule to stimulate our spiritual creativity. We'd get up 3 or 4 hours after going to bed, study, eat, talk and then sleep for a few more hours. Simply put we would sleep 3 times in a 24 hour time period. It absolutly stimulated dreams but wasn't the best for making sure I got to my 7:30am class on time.
As I recalled it lasted about 1 month.
Another venture we had was to develop our ability to control our dreams and achieve frequent lucid dreaming states. This was very succesful but what it really did was pave the way for Out of Body Experiences, OBEs for short. We had incredible journies, altered states and spiritual epiphanies.
Another incredible shared eperience was with several of the courses offered by Landmark Education. These were courses that revolved around what it means to be human. The study of Ontology. They were incredible ventures that pushed me to the limits. I never have been more fulfilled, I never have been so scared. They truly have allowed me to create incredible possibities. But it all ended when Rich left town. I had some strange kind of shift go on, and as always happened in my life when someone left town, I slowly withdrew communication. In short, I've had an incredible breakthrough as to why I do this and I'll write more on this in a future blog. But it's been a couple of weeks since I started writing and need to post this blog.
I called Rich and in over an hour and a half conversation made peace, caught up, and forged a new friendship. He's an amazing human being on an amazing journey of self discovery and a journey toward God.