Carl Bozeman

Lives in Castle Rock, Colorado United States Born on April 29, 1952 · Male
Carl Bozeman
ABOUT ME
Carl is a spiritual pioneer who’s message is to provide new ways to inspire, uplift and challenge ev...View More
Carl Bozeman
We point at things, events and people as if to avoid the inevitability of living. That is, nothing exists without your unique experience of it and to look at anything you experience as having been “c...View More
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Carl Bozeman
Ego identity is historical identity. If your life is moving in a way that is unsatisfactory to you, look at your story. That is, all the things you attach energy to and tell the world about. Your s...View More
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You can “believe” in magic or you can be the magic. Beliefs take you down a narrow and endless maze of broken dreams, false hopes and unfulfilled desires. Shedding beliefs widens the way, opens doors ...View More
Jaana from Finland
Got to believe, we are magic, nothing can stand in our way...tralala
Carl Bozeman
Amen dear Jaana! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
“Life is living you or you are living it.” We like to believe that we somehow have control of life and that we choose its direction. Choices are retrospective in nature. That is, we contemplate the...View More
Mr. Happy
Here's an interesting article (in my opinion) about choices, or no choices lol: http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080411/full/news.2...
Carl Bozeman
Good article. I had actually read some research many, many years ago. that was done on this from the sixties and seventies. Interesting stuff! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Life does not throw things at you nor is it placing obstacles in your path so you can grow, or learn some cosmic or divine lesson. You make all that up and, sadly, while busy making stuff up, life wi...View More
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Carl Bozeman
Living life by way of feeling decreases the real opportunities you have to live. We are conditioned and it is repeated over and over to "feel good" or to seek after those things that make you feel go...View More
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Healing, fixing or changing your so called “imperfections” will never happen simply because they are not real and what is not real cannot be changed nor does it need fixing. Nothing is imperfect; you...View More
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Forgiveness is for those who cannot "drop it," whatever "it" happens to be. If, however, you do not pick "it" up, in the first place, forgiveness is a redundancy.
The darts we think others throw at ...View More
Mr. Happy
"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves." - Bruce Lee
Carl Bozeman
Perfect Happy! :) <3
Mr. Happy
Here's another one, on the same topic.: "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. —Tao Te Ching
Be Like Water : )
Carl Bozeman
I like it. Be the water! :) <3
Bobbi
Dudes......blowing my mind open..... wowza. Great stuff. If only I'd heard that years ago re water. I've judged myself astrologically for having too much water in my chart, thinking water was not as good as the other elements, that there was too much "feminine", and a man should have fire or ea...View More
Carl Bozeman
Mr, Happy is the man! :) <3
Mr. Happy
It's all thanks to Mr. Carl Bozeman , he initiated the conversation. A good start is often quite important. : )
marri yanada
Very enlightening post and comments from Mr. Happy
Carl Bozeman
<3 :) marri <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
Ego says "let there be light so I may see and in my seeing, perhaps, I can shed light on those who do not see as I do." Gods (and YOU are Gods) say "let there be light so all may see." And thus, it ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Love your life. Under no circumstances should you rate it because whatever scale you use to rate life is wrong; one hundred percent wrong (Yes, even a "good" rating)! Let life be what it is and embr...View More
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Sarayai
Lol :) <3
Carl Bozeman
There are no “meant to be’s” in life. If you don’t happen to get what you want or things don’t go as you expected them to, there is no reason for it. There is no Grand Poobah, God, Universe or Lord ...View More
Carl Bozeman
The ultimate reality of life is never in the telling but only in it's mystery. The tellers of life never get it right; only the livers of it do and they have no story to tell because they're too busy...View More
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Gerry
They are so BUSY LIVING, that they forget to just BE!
Mr. Happy
So, we can;t chew gum and walk at the same time? roflmao jk : )
Mr. Happy
(Don;t mind me, I like to crack myself up lol)
Carl Bozeman
LOL Happy. I haven't figured out how to chew and walk at the same time but I know you have! I bow to you always! Now...where's my gum! Smiling my friend! :) <#
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said Gerry! Thank you dear one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
There are no "degrees" of love, no parts or pieces, types or qualities. Love's essence is all there is and that which doesn't look or feel like love is just a disturbance of that essence.
The way to l...View More
Mr. Happy
So, we can alter the "essence" of Being. Or, at least that is the implication of "a disturbance of essence". Gods we are, many without the realisation of it.
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said Happy! Oh yeah! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
The only shadows lurking about are the ones you "think" are there. Light without darkness, darkness without light? Simple math cancels them out. You should too.
The more you think about shadows, th...View More
Carl Bozeman
You do not see the light by embracing the dark. Darkness is a concept as is light. Embracing "what is" without it's conceptual counterpart frees you from the morbid idea that you can't know somethin...View More
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The whole hath not need of anything therefore demands nothing. Check your own desires and your feelings for them. It may well be that what you want is what prevents you from wholeness. Awesome day!...View More
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Dianne Butterfly Angel
Awesome day to you Carl! Love ya! <3
Christian Wiese
It might well be that our misunderstood notion of spirituality prevents us from becoming whole ...
Carl Bozeman
I agree Christian! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Love you Dianne! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
The Illusion of the world, which is what we all experience, is directionless. That is, regardless of what you choose, illusion is all you get. In other words, don't take what you do, or anyone else,...View More
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Thoughts bind up the purest of things. When we think of love, joy, happiness, etc., they are always limited by what "we think." Such things need no descriptions. They are their own beauty, the flow...View More
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Christian Wiese
When I see beauty in action the mind stands still ... the words are forming afterwards when I want to share my insights :)
Barb Peterson
Yes...and for me nothing stops my mind in it's tracks than an ever random visit from any givin lil visitor ie today a pure white butterfly fluttered for an extended period ever so near leaving my mind blank, my heart extended in a full out giggle at it's preciousness!!! namaste dear Carl and Christi...View More
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Ego thinks; reality doesn't. Reality makes no sense to ego. That is why it masks so much of it with superficial nonsense that feels good but could not be further from it. If you're thinking it's eg...View More
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Christian Wiese
Our mind can on occasions grasp GOD's KINGDOM and can tell others about it ... our mind is a creative soil as long as we manage to keep the weed out :)
Sonny Thomas
What some call weeds are flowers to others..
Pi
That's why I became a botanist. :)
Carl Bozeman
<3 <3 Christian <3 <3
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:) <3 Sonny :) <3
Carl Bozeman
LOL Pi! good one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Ego believes it can reinvent the human. It cannot. It looks for change but not reality and therein lies its greatest folly. "Change" is not reality. It's just another take, by ego, on form. Gods, ...View More
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The world of your imagining is little more than painting by the numbers. In other words, it's just not that good. The greatest work is the created work and that, takes not, a single thought. Think l...View More
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marri yanada
<3
Sara Hawthorne
:dance:
The Earth Walker
When I sit in front of a blank canvas I catch myself daydreaming often. Lovely thoughts and wishes....... When my brush or pencil begins to work it's magic- I give little to no thought, I simply go with the flow of things. The paintings that are to well planned or I spend to much time toiling over...View More
Carl Bozeman
Yeah, Walker. Thank you for sharing that. Beautifully said, dear one! :) <3
Kelly
Good Morning Carl! This tells me ya gotta "Jump". Or like Nike says : Just do it! <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
Definitely Kelly. You got it girl! Seriously...you got it! Love you dear friend! :) <3
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If your view forward is in any way connected to the view backward you're likely going to spend a lot of time and effort going nowhere. Let go of what was because it just simply, isn't, anymore. Same...View More
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Luv ~ 11:11
Now is all we have! :thumbup:
Mr. Happy
I think I missed your birthday so: Happy Belated Birthday! All the very best! :)
Carl Bozeman
Yep. Luv! Perfect! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
thank you happy! it was nice! :) <3
The Earth Walker
I Missed your B-day too :( Huge Huge Hugs and Massive belated B-day Wishes. <3 <3 <3 I don't think of forward or backwards I just try to be the best I can be today. I was talking to someone on the internet about DNA- It amazes me how People that do not know each other can be so judgemental. ...View More
Jaana from Finland
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Carl Bozeman
Thank you Jaana! :) <3
Sarayai
Much LOVE on your Birthday Carl...
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Vinod Verma
:cheer: Happy Happy :happybday: to [x=1754]Carl Bozeman[/x] :rose::present::music: God bless you always :rainbow:
Carl Bozeman
Thank you dear Sarayai! Love you dear friend! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
thank you my friend, Vinrod. Appreciate you! :) <3
Majid Etemad
Happy birthday Carl. I love you dearly. Thanks for all you do.
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alexa
:happybday: :grouphug: :beatingheart: :music: :balloons:
Carl Bozeman
thanks Majid. :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Thank you Alexa! :) <3
Majid Etemad
<3
laurie
laurie
wishing u a really good week brother (((((carl)))))
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Carl Bozeman
The, so called, balance we seek to achieve cannot happen in a swirl of thoughts and thinking, e.g., go here, go there, do this, do that, this way or that way, etc., etc. No thought exists without a s...View More
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Pointing out another's ego is you pointing out your own. Blissful day, Carl
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Jaana from Finland
Yeah, it's a glorious sacret game...a gift to one another.
Carl Bozeman
Yeah...I like how you put that, Jaana. :) <3
Jaana from Finland
I know hon...you are just gaga over me :smug: :haha:
Graham Stewart
'To recognise a trait in someone else, you must firstly have recognised it in your self'! Although most people are oblivious that that trait lives within them. The self awareness doesn't always live alongside the perception.
Carl Bozeman
Prompted by a questioner: "Carl where did I go wrong?" Many of us have asked ourselves or others the same question. Where we error in asking it is in the premise of the original belief that there is...View More
Jaana from Finland
I have days, when past memories take hold of me and they make me sweat, so intense.But hey...it was what it was and I did what I did.
Now so very different person.
Learning to love hard memories is not easy.
Primal
there is wholesome and unwholesome karma....karma is based upon willful intent and actions... the intent and willful actions sow seeds in the mind of a person, that will ripen when the correct atmosphere and circumstances appear..it is wholesome karma, that does not create baggage... have an awesom...View More
Mr. Happy
"You cannot do anything wrong" - have You had this discussion with a police officer? rofl Try it and let me know how it went lol ;)
Carl Bozeman
Awesome Jaana. Nicely spoken dear one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
You too, Primal. Thanks! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Need I really respond, Happy to the police question? If so refer to Janna's response above. That just about says it all! LOL! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Alone-ness only occurs in the midst of your thoughts, e.g., "I am alone," is a thought. You are never alone in silence. Such is the bastion of Gods. Incredible day! Carl
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Your "truth" is an identification. It is something made up; it is not real. What is real leaves you in breathless wonder and without words or descriptions. Truth, thunders in silence. Beautiful da...View More
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Carl Bozeman
When you make judgments you reduce yourself to a shallow self importance that cannot but fuel all the more judgments and even greater self importance. You are never "morally" right; not even when you...View More
Carl Bozeman
Your only intention need be to know what YOU are outside your mind's "I." All that is stems from that and nothing can describe it. Gorgeous day! Carl
Carl Bozeman
You can travel the world in your mind; think through the most complex problems, learn the most compelling and deep things and still not be in the world. BE-ing is all that truly is and what YOU are ...View More
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The "road less traveled" is the road to nowhere and that is, as it should be. Your journey is not to anywhere nor is it from somewhere. It just is, as are you. BE, fully, right where you are; no r...View More
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Cynthia Petro
Interesting perspective...
Peter contemplative
How can such few simple words actually be so profound and run so deep. So many of us are searching and seeking - too busy to BE.
Nice one Carl!
Mr. Happy
"Just Being" is pretty Awesome! :)
Carl Bozeman
"Too busy to BE." Perfect, Peter. Thank you my friend! :) <3
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<3 <3 Cynthia <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
It truly is Happy. I know you know this...I think! LOL. Smiling my friend! :) <3
Angel-Light Love
I Am being here now, being love, and being grateful.
Carl Bozeman
And oh how beautiful you are dear Angel. I love that you are here; now. :) <3
Carl Bozeman
There are no "what ifs" in life. There is only "what is." What if, is a play of the mind; what is, is the real deal. Do you see? You can play with possibility or you can experience reality. Serio...View More
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Luv ~ 11:11
Oh darn [x=1754]Carl Bozeman[/x] !
I Love my "What If" reality. :)
Luv ~ 11:11
Actually, in my book that I am writing, I use the words "What If" often. These words are to offer ideas that might help open the mind and expand the consciousness of others. <3
Mr. Happy
What if I make "what if", "what is"? rofl :)
Stacey Sarakinis
Carl, I do get what you are saying, however; the "what if" is what keeps us moving along the path. The only constant is change...so "what if" I go with the flow...or what IF I stay stuck or dig in my heels and stop, right here because it is good enough?
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Carl Bozeman
Thank you Stacey. I truly appreciate your comments. Still, "what ifs" are a play of the mind. That is, "what if, something were different in the past" or "what if something would go this way in the future." Neither the future or the past exist. All that ever exists is what is right here, right no...View More
Carl Bozeman
LOL...Love. I'd love to read your book when you finish. Good luck dear one! I do love my Luv! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
LOL, Happy. Smiling! :) <3
Graham Stewart
So what of the aborigine who has been on this earth for thousands of years, lament about the past. For them the past is their future. By passing on the story, they are carrying on their history and traditions, I can't believe their is no past or future. I can't do anything about them. Only thin...View More
Stacey Sarakinis
For MYSELF, it is a very important part of spiritual life, it is called "reflection and contemplation"....you might call that the what ifs. I see it as building blocks that help me show up IN THE MOMENT as the best Stacey that I can be.
Artists look at their earlier paintings and reflect where they ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Thank you Graham. It’s a great question that I unfortunately can’t answer. I know nothing of Aboriginal life from an experiential reckoning and if I gathered a lot of information from books and anthropologist I would still “not know.” I just don’t know what the purpose of their “laments” are and ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Hi Stacey, Thanks for your response. You might want to read what I shared with Graham Stewart with this one other thought. In your example of the artists painting I can't say that I know the thoughts of any of them but the great ones of whom I have read about, a few, never looked back at their pr...View More
Ted Hale
Reality as fun...surpisingly truthful Carl. :icecream: :cheer: :bananas: :goat: :punk:
Stacey Sarakinis
Friends....but of course! Why would it be otherwise? :) <3 It helps though when you elaborate, its easier to understand...Like I said...I get what you are saying. That we differ in the way in which we express ....
Ted Hale
And the possibilities just weigh the situation down and lead to confusion. :thinking: :question: :loopy: :gottarun:
Carl Bozeman
Thank you Ted. :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Love you Stacey! Awesome day! :) <3
Graham Stewart
Carl, thank you for taking the time for your lengthy reply. you are a gentleman :gentleman: Looking back on the stream I realise I was slightly 'off' topic, picking up on what someone else had mentioned. However, you kindly took the time to answer.
I realise, as I read what people write on here,...View More
Ted Hale
Graham-Considering that you seem to always be having a fun spiritual party going on here on SN (from what I have witnessed) I would never describe you as the two words listed above. We all have our spiritual doubts, though, and I feel exactly as you do very often (If you read some of the polls I ma...View More
Carl Bozeman
Never a worry Graham and thank you. You too, my friend are a gentleman and I truly appreciate you. This was a fun discussion. Thank you for that! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
The fully blooming flowers, blossoming trees, the air teeming with song and the hum of life, the waves on a crystal blue ocean, snow capped mountains and all the splendors of this planet we call home ...View More
Barb Peterson
AMEN yet once again dear dear Carl! XXXX
Carl Bozeman
Love you Barb! :) <3
Barb Peterson
Love you moreeee lolol Hope you be having a most lovely w/e dear Carl!:sunflower::blowkiss:
Carl Bozeman
What YOU are outside human form has no purpose or meaning. That is the nature of infinity and YOU are infinite. Your mind is the only thing in all of existence that assigns meaning to that which is ...View More
Kelly
Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison. ~ Hamlet <3 <3
Gooooood Morning Carl!!!!!
Jaana from Finland
:omg: :cry:
I was so counting on mi nice legs!
Carl Bozeman
LOL...Perfect, Kelly. Shakespeare definitely had a way with words! I love it! Love you too sweet friend! Truly do! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
You're "nice legs" are the one exclusion Jaana! Pretty darn nice! Smiling! :) <3
Jaana from Finland
:happy:
Carl Bozeman
YOUR essential nature is love, joy, peace, etc., but those things are only manifest when you are not thinking about what all those actual words mean. Thinking is a drain on essence; your essence and ...View More
Carl Bozeman
You cannot think your way to salvation, heaven, nirvana, enlightenment, exaltation, awareness or any other place or state you desire. Thinking less of all these things get's you closer but a mind tha...View More
Carl Bozeman
Fixation on anything is possession. It matters not what it might be. Any obsession you have does nothing more than give power over, and thus ownership, of you. Do you see? Your fixations do not ex...View More
MIATIM
Love without physical attachment!
Carl Bozeman
Yes...Perfect Miatim! :) <3
jesus m perez
Very true and made me realize what this actually means
Carl Bozeman
:) <3 jesus :) <3
Graham Stewart
Hi Carl, thank you for the connection. Namaste.
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Jaana from Finland
Gosh this pic is breathtaking!
Carl Bozeman
All experience is softened when you are bathed and bathe others in forgiveness. Your light always shines brightest when you are free of all shades of resentment. Bathe freely and often. Oh yes... S...View More
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Sarayai
<3
Carl Bozeman
<3 <3 Sarayai! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Ego looks for awe, wonder and the performance of some great feat or miracle. It seeks the spectacular and asks: "show me something great that I may be surprised and inspired," when all it should seek ...View More
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laurie
loosing expectation is a tricky thing to learn
Graham Stewart
Hi Carl, for me, what you have said is about receiving. letting go of the Ego and revel in the greatness of gratitude. just be. I wonder about the gift of sharing that same gratitude. To want to share and give, there is a thought process and a heart felt process. Surely there must be some form o...View More
Mr. Happy
[x=1754]Carl Bozeman[/x] - "benefit for the giver" ... only there is no better, or worse, right? lol We end-up in all sorts of conundrums here, as usual rofl
Have an awesome week-end! :)
Carl Bozeman
Absolutely, Laurie. We were taught "expectation," so we can unlearn it as well. Very tough but doable. Much love! :) <3
Pi
Thoughts I have...Am I disappointed with the receivers response? Do I feel the need to tell others about my giving? Am I hoping that others will hear about my giving. Am I looking for attention? Am I truely expecting something in return?... And when these thoughts no longer exist, I am a giver.
Carl Bozeman
It's a great thought Graham and thank you for commenting. Underneath the "I" of ego is something that is without identification that isn't "thinking" about "giving, receiving, love, joy, happiness or any thing else. It (whatever it is) just is those things. Thought's (or ego) not required. That's...View More
Carl Bozeman
Right Happy. If you're thinking about either you doing neither! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said Pi. thanks :)
Graham Stewart
Hi Carl, thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. It would appear I have caused some ripples here judging by the post! :haha:
Carl Bozeman
Love "ripples" Graham. Texture on the water. :) <3
Graham Stewart
Love it Carl.. :happy: <3
Peter contemplative
Giving as a part of who I want people to know 'me' as but ALSO giving as part of who I want ME to know 'me' as.
And of course there are those things I DON'T do because of who I want me to know 'me' as - and that forms my shadow self, those bits of the true 'me' I reject and/or condemn. Only when I di...View More
Carl Bozeman
<3 <3 Peter! :) <3
laurie
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Carl Bozeman
Everything we encounter in three dimensional form (physical sensing) is based solely on interpretation. Interpretation you have been taught since birth. In other words, none of it is truth. It's in...View More
Primal
I humbly disagree with your statement above (truth is never learned)..Have an awesome day <3 [x=1754]Carl Bozeman[/x] :music::innocent::rainbow:
laurie
(((CARL )))) practicing "just being quiet "
Carl Bozeman
Awesome Laurie. Love you dear one! Truly do! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
No worries Primal. I don't ask anyone to believe a thing I post. I'd rather you had an experience of it. My love and best dear friend! :) <3
laurie
omg ((((((CARL))))) so great to see you here thanks for friendship
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rylan
lots of interesting symbolism...
numbers were way more discovered, not so much invented...
seems the needs/dominance of mostly using numbers in ways useful to counting money has pushed our common knowledge/understanding of numbers into limited areas of usability...
Carl Bozeman
Our minds swim in a constant swirl of ideas, thoughts and dreams of a vastness no mind will ever comprehend. If mind can hook us to all that swirl and keep us swimming it can forever keep what we rea...View More
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laurie
so true dear CArl
alexa
And We ARE LOVE for God IS LOVE :beatingheart:
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<3 <3 Laurie <3 <3
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<3 <3 Laurie <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
The reason for your upset is always more subtle than the immediate thought you are having about it. You bring the weight of your emotions, even if you can't remember why you feel as you do, to every ...View More
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Rolinda in Arizona
So true! Working on detachment with my beautiful children and their family dramas! Realize it is the only way to react, just difficult at times to detach from the anger. Right now my hearts decided every time one of the family decides to take their anger out on me, my heart decides to race - Tachyca...View More
Carl Bozeman
Wow! Lot's going on Rolinda! Thank you so, so much dear one. Appreciate all you have shared and I am with you always! :) <3 <3
Rolinda in Arizona
Thank you, Carl. And, all of SN. I've been a little embarrassed about opening up with everything, but I haven't been able to speak openly like this about my issues before. When I try, I'm just shouted down and not heard. Now, I realize having someone actually listen and not be critical or negative ...View More
Peter contemplative
Quite a roller coaster Rolinda. Whats been really helping me is a lot of meditation - allowing myself to detach from all those powerful emotions within and around you for a while and afterwards they don't seem to have the same grip on me - I become detached and so much more 'the watcher' of all that...View More
Rolinda in Arizona
Thank you, Peter! Yes, I've felt I was on a roller coaster for years now. Time I got off! Meditation and Reiki are helping me a great deal actually. The Angels actually led me to my mentor, Betsie Poinsett and now Reiki and I see realize they've been leading me in this direction for some time now. Y...View More
Carl Bozeman
thank you for your friendship Leesa. I am honored and grateful to know you. My love and best always, dear "new" friend!
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Leesa
Awww❤️So sweet of you, Carl. You are my first friend on SN as I just joined today! Best Always to you!☺️
Carl Bozeman
Welcome to the sight dear friend! Smiling! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
God, that is, what YOU are outside human form, can be found in the smallest of things or what some might say, the details. The quandary for humans, however, is that our minds actively filter out the ...View More
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Cynthia Petro
Ah. You speak of that ability which children possess.
Carl Bozeman
Yes, Cynthia. Exactly. Thank you dear one. Love you! :) <3
Cynthia Petro
Carl, you are such a warm "entity".
Carl Bozeman
Thank you Cynthia. I appreciate that so much. You've touched me deeply. Love, love, love you! Truly! :) <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
We do not face trials as we often like to infer. We face life; that's all. The reference to trials implies that we are being tested and proved for some higher learning or purpose, that life is respo...View More
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Mr. Happy
So, You're philosophising about Life, in order to explain that philosophising about Life is unnecessary ;)
Have a marvellous weekend! Lots of smiles :)
Jaana from Finland
Oh yes.I wonder, who put this idea into our heads, that life should be smooth like gliding on a calm lake.Life is happenings, ups and downs, reactions, feelings...changes...we did choose all that before coming here in order to make our souls purer in frequency.
Carl Bozeman
You got me Happy. I'm the consummate hypocrite! I just can''t help myself though! :) Smiling! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
<3 Jaana <3
Mr. Happy
Paradoxes ... always and everywhere lol :)
Peter contemplative
I was on 'meds' for a short while and it appeared to make life flat - it was awful so I choose to come off. I prefer to have the valleys so the peaks are so exhilarating! My emotions 'volume knob' is turned right up and I like it that way. Life isn't about just getting to the end as directly as we c...View More
Cynthia Petro
Great encouragement.
Carl Bozeman
Awesome Peter. Smiling! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Thank you dear Cynthia! loves dear one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
There is a "finiteness" to thinking.  A repetitious, noisy churn of what's, why's, when's and how's that lie at the heart of all doubts and fears. What you "don't" think is what is limitless and, addi...View More
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Kelly
Oh Carl! How I love thee! <3 yet another one telling me I should go out of my mind. <3 <3 ;)
Jaana from Finland
It is what it is and its good ...all good
Carl Bozeman
LOL, Kelly. I'll go (crazy) with you! Wooohooo, "cuckoo for cocoa puffs!" giggling sweet one! :) <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
Amen Jaana. Love you! :) <3
Jaana from Finland
:kitten:
Carl Bozeman
Nothing spiritual conforms to logic. That is, what makes perfect sense, intellectually, is not the awareness you seek. What you don't understand is likely the greatest thing you'll ever experience ...View More
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Carl Bozeman
It is said that a "master" is anyone from whom you learn. In truth, this would make everyone a master. Yes, even those we find reason to shun or despise. For all of our "masters," which is everyone...View More
Jaana from Finland
So true.
Carl Bozeman
<3 Jana <3
alexa
Lessons, lessons, lessons... All about lessons for us to ascend at one moment in 'time'... Love you guys :beatingheart:
Sonny Thomas
I believe we come from a collective conscious energy.. So if this is the case, what lessons do we need to learn..,
I believe we are here to experience the beauty of the physical realm through our 5 senses and bodies. Life in the physical is a gift, so enjoy your "present ". Namaste
Carl Bozeman
<3 Alexa <3
Carl Bozeman
Nice Sonny. :) <3
Kelly
In this context yes, I think we are all masters. What I have observed in life that people fall into one of three categories, in my opinion. They are either Masters, Students on the road to mastery, or Participants in life who are moving through their days with no particular or specific thought in m...View More
Carl Bozeman
And looky there dear Kelly. You learned from them all. I love your comments dear one and love you too. Deeply! Thanks. I'm smiling! :) <3
Kelly
Oh Carl! :) You send my thinking to deep places - and yet I always hear you telling me to get out of my mind. You enchant me. <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
Smiling dear Kelly. Could not love you more. Thanks dear one. You, too, enchant me. Happy day love! :) <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
The spiritual life is not a journey to. It is a return. That is, whatever it is you thought you could find in the wilderness was with you every step of the way. YOU are the creative center of the u...View More
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Cynthia Petro
Why is it soooo difficult to look within? AGH!
Mr. Happy
Yes, Mr.[x=1754]Carl Bozeman[/x]: "Why?" LOL :)
Carl Bozeman
I know Cynthia. LOL...:) <3
Carl Bozeman
LOL...Happy. I'm stumped! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
The light of joy always burns, even in the darkest night. It's not a switch you turn on; it's a switch you turn off. Judgment and reason is the name of the switch. Want joy? Well, you know what no...View More
Carl Bozeman
Many of us have accepted the idea that joy cannot be experienced without also experiencing its contrasting counterpart of sadness or despair. Only ego would have you believe such nonsense. Awarenes...View More
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Ted Hale
Totally agree. Any joy we experience is linked to the infinite joy we feel before and just after we are born. Pain is a seperation until the joy connects us again.
Joya Sarkar
The opposite of joy is sorrow. But Bliss has no opposite. Bliss is from the Source. Joy is no deeper than a reaction to ideal conditions.
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said Ted. Thanks for that! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
...or not, Joya. I do love you so! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
To know God is to BE God. What YOU are knows; what you think does not. BE without the thought of "being." Incredible day! Carl
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Carl Bozeman
How can you know someone when you identify yourself as "this and identify them as "that?" You create separation when you see a difference between them and you. The greatest obstacle to "knowing" any...View More
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Carl Bozeman
You have the ability to call forth the perfection in everyone but only if you know your own perfection. If you can't see it in them, you know it not. Perfection is BE-ing. So BE. Beautiful day! ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Let go of any idea of superiority over humans, other life forms and even non-life forms. There is a cognitive quality to existence and everything animate or inanimate participates in cosmic awareness...View More
Kelly
Amen!!!! Happy Tuesday Carl! <3
Carly Alysa
Tooo truuuueee ߘ
Cynthia Petro
Become a watcher and watch things unfold.
Carl Bozeman
Thank you dear Carly! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Yeah, Cynthia. Much love dear one! :) <3
John J. Petrovic
Yes, Universal Consciousness permeates everything.
Carl Bozeman
:) John <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
As long as you hold the belief that life is a school, at which, you must somehow learn prescribed lessons and get a passing grade you will forever follow every whim of imagination and ultimately get n...View More
Ted Hale
For a long time I tried to learn from the school and realized it was restraining me. Certainly recess and fun are freeing. <3
Carl Bozeman
Let's play, Ted! :) <3
Kelly
We truly are our own and only judge. <3 Love yourself enough to be YOU! <3
Carl Bozeman
Amen Kelly. Nice to see you sweet friend! All my love dear one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
What you believe in the physical world is not a gateway into anything spiritual. We humans have the odd capacity to make stuff up and then believe it; often fervently. Beliefs cast shadows on realit...View More
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Damien
Be at one with the moon and stars.... ;)
Carl Bozeman
That works too, Damien. Thank you dear friend! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Choosing is not about deciding between things. It is taking ownership for what is right in front of you right now. After all, YOU create "what is," and any denial of it is fighting against the very ...View More
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Carl Bozeman
I speak often about eliminating thoughts, which might be, somewhat, misleading if it is assumed that we must "fight" against them. To fight against thoughts does little more then add more thought to ...View More
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PranamAnand The Sayer
Thank you, you are helping me sing a better song.
Christian Wiese
Go the WAY and thoughts will go away, mostly :)
Carl Bozeman
Knowing is not separate from being. When you look out on a beautiful scene do you suddenly become aware of the eyes that behold it. No. the eyes are always there. What YOU are outside the body, li...View More
Mary Lou
When you're in tuned with your own being... every single thing you see has a beautiful meaning to you and know in your heart that they too has a purpose.
Carl Bozeman
Yes, Mary Lou. Perfect! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Awareness is always realized; it is always present. The only obstacle to it is our thoughts that it is something to attain. Clear those thoughts and there it is. Easy peasy... or not! Incredible d...View More
Carl Bozeman
"Being" is not a doing, a becoming or going to. YOU already are what you are. In fact, the more you think about "being" the less you are. Think less, be more. Who knew! Awesome day, Carl
Carl Bozeman
To see a world in turmoil is the best evidence that you are in turmoil. What is, out there in the world is no different than, what is, inside you. Peace within is peace without. Where are you? Car...View More
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Christian Wiese
I remember a beautiful day in a outlet mall in New England when I sat in a restaurant drinking coffee with my father-in-law (from India) ... he saw some poorly dressed immigrants walking by and said out of the blue "America is so ugly" ... it was then when I understood that we literally see what we ...View More
Luv ~ 11:11
Soul true! <3
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said Christian. <3
Carl Bozeman
<3 Luv <3
Carl Bozeman
The world cannot have an image of you unless you invite the world to do so. Your "tell" is always going to be what you tell. Say little, think less; BE a lot. Amazing day! Carl
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Carl Bozeman
“Your life doesn’t work,” said the master, “but I’d like you to read this short book. Not that anything you read is going to help make your life work.” “So why read it at all?” protested the student....View More
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Carl Bozeman
Deep joy resides in what you are "not" thinking while you are busy thinking. Do you see? You bring to experience, thoughts and beliefs that do nothing more than obscure reality and wonder why joy ha...View More
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Luv ~ 11:11
:yes:
Carl Bozeman
<3 <3 Luv <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
There is no right place for happiness; no time, no achievement, no formula. Happiness hides in the most elusive place of all; that is, underneath our thoughts of where it is. Stop the thoughts and h...View More
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Carl Bozeman
A raindrop falling on the ocean does not maintain it's identity as a raindrop. It is the ocean and it always has been. So, too, you are not the mind created "I" (drop) that is separate from all that...View More
Carl Bozeman
There is a big flaw in the idea that you can get what you want. Until you realize that "what you want" is what you currently experience, getting anything beyond it will never happen. Wanting is foll...View More
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Mr. Happy
I have it all? Alrighty, I'm on my way to look for a horse in the garage. I'm pretty sure there wasn't one last time I checked but hey, if You say so, I'll check again rofl ;)
alexa
:beatingheart:
Cynthia Petro
Simply need to manifest it.
Carl Bozeman
<3 Cynthia <3
Carl Bozeman
Alexa <3 <3
Carl Bozeman
LOL...Happy. Man I hope there's a horse in your garage! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Hope and faith are bastions of ego. That is, if ego can keep you fixated on something that "isn't," it can successfully keep you stuck in it's version of what is. If you're not good with now, "then"...View More
Carl Bozeman
Trust your own sense of wonder. Most things that happen don't need analysis or explanation. The sheer exhilaration felt in any given moment is all the confirmation necessary that the "mystery" unfol...View More
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Carl Bozeman
Making a difference is the expectation of an outcome that is unattainable if you are thinking about it. Without a single thought YOU already are the difference you expect. In fact, YOU are more. So m...View More
Carl Bozeman
Looking at life as a reflection misses the greater perspective of that, upon which, all is reflected. You cannot see the medium that reflects (all that is) if you are only looking at the reflection. ...View More
Carl Bozeman
What YOU are outside human form cannot be objectified. That is, no good or bad, smart, dumb, happy, sad, successful, strong, weak, beautiful or any other descriptor you use to define what your make up...View More
Carl Bozeman
Awareness comes without a realization of it. In other words, it is not an "aha" as that would imply two selves; one to realize and one to be realized. The self that is not realized is the true self. ...View More
Christian Wiese
Why is my head always hurting when I read your posts Carl ... :)
Carl Bozeman
Lol, Christian. Sorry about that. Smiling...☺❤
Primal
:haha:
Carl Bozeman
Shadows are cast upon the ground but the ground is always there. Your beliefs, in any form, are shadows cast upon the great I Am. That is, YOU, who was before the foundation of all existence. When ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Awareness, or what some might refer to as enlightenment, cannot occur until the seeker stops seeking and the knower stops knowing. All that is or can ever be lies within. And, it always has! Wondrou...View More
Joya Sarkar
The knower doesnt stop knowing, he drops knowledge, which isnt the same as knowing. Enlightenment means infinite knowing or Truth. We have to drop knowledge to come to a place of knowing.
Carl Bozeman
Have you ever experienced "stopping knowing," or "not knowing," Joya? :) <3
Joya Sarkar
Ah I see what you mean. Being is not knowing and not seeing. It is beyond discrimination, beyond registering and recognizing things. It is beyond experience, it is just pure awareness without recognition or registering things. It is to be truly innocent of knowledge.
Juan M. Cerda
:scooter::balloons::balloons::balloons:
Carl Bozeman
Beautifully said Joya. ☺❤❤
Carl Bozeman
You really do not have any choices in life other than accepting whatever is in front of you right now. After all, YOU are the creator of everything. If you want other than what is, stop creating it. ...View More
Carl Bozeman
The most pristine beauty and absolute truth of anything exists in that instant just before the jabbering mind begins it's defining.Noise and beauty cannot coexist. Silence is the pure gold of experien...View More
Carl Bozeman
When you stop telling your story, your story stops telling you. Tell the world who you are and how you came to be and the world will constantly repeat it back to you and there you will stay; forever b...View More
The Earth Walker
I tell the story of how I came about to help others. However I tell them it does not define who we are............The rest is yet to be discovered. <3 <3 <3 Huge Hugs Carl
John Halderman
Yes . . . As you drop the assumed perspective of a reality based on restrictive definitions and truths, you become open to unlimited possibility, while operating in unity with the Whole of Life rather than separating it into specific pieces.
Carl Bozeman
Awesome Walker! Love's dear one! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
Nicely said John! :) <3
Janette Giffin
I'm not completely sure about where you're coming from here Carl. I'm actually a believer in truth seeking and truth speaking. I share parts of my story with others. I believe it helps others also in their quest for answers and knowing they are not alone. I also share stories of evolution. I think t...View More
Carl Bozeman
No worries Janette. I'm never quite sure where I'm coming from either. Love you! :) <3
John Halderman
Talking 'about' our story is different than 'Owning' our story.
Talking 'about' is our facing and acknowledging it, even sharing it with others as a learning.
But Owning is where we believe it is The Truth, the Only Truth, part of our definition of life and self ... rather than just how we have been...View More
Carl Bozeman
Perhaps all stories are fiction. If it's a recounting of something from the past it cannot exist other than a fiction that is created in the mind. Just sayin' :) <3
John Halderman
Yes true, but if we see it as just experience it's just that experiential fiction ... what did happen.
But if we claim it as real, as part of our definition, or foundation of life and self, we are Owning and perpetuating it ... basically taking it in as part of our habitual patterned perspective, tha...View More
Carl Bozeman
Not sure what you are saying , John. Owning and perpetuating fiction? I do appreciate your comments. ☺❤
John Halderman
Perpetuating fiction ... this is our living from or through our story, the fiction, as a reality, as an only reality ... the only reality. And this is commonly perpetuated because we become so attached to the fictional story, the "self".
Ownership ... This is a term I have been using in regards to...View More
Carl Bozeman
Got it John. Nicely said! Thanks my friend! :) <3
Carl Bozeman
There is much speak, these days, about what makes a friend a friend. Here's my idea of a friend: Imagine a long silent pause without chatter and the noise of descriptions, definitions or judgments. Ah...View More
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Carl Bozeman
The gentle life is best lived when we step out of our own way. That is, embrace the nature of all things and the mystery that is inherent around them, without the slightest inclination to force or con...View More
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Carl Bozeman
There are no "levels" of spirituality. You cannot rise above others without separating yourself from them, which contradicts the very essence of "oneness." The master who points to anyone and claims t...View More
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Jaana from Finland
There are levels of vibration, though.
Christian Wiese
True ... judgment is subconscious though ... we can only transcend it if we have the vision that the brother next door is in fact us <3
John J. Petrovic
Carl, so are you saying that there is no hierarchy in the spiritual realm and that all spirits are at the same level? Is hierarchy incompatible with oneness. Doesn't this violate the axiom: As above, so below?
davidWELLENS
DEGREES
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Sarayai
my pov.. ..there IS ONEness, and can be absolute awareness of a Unified field of all that is, alongside the recognition that there are also stages of development; spiritually, psychologically, emotionally etc etc... I would never expect a toddler to write an academic thesis, nor would I judge their...View More
Primal
the majority of civilization slumber .
Ted Hale
Carl-That is the truth. The reason why I enjoy SN is that it feels like everyone is equal here. :grouphug:
rylan
levels, yes, Carl, i agree in the way you seem to be using the word...
i would suggest, that our awareness necessitates a level of complexity, and that some of us will be able to make good use within this understanding...
an understanding of mindset patterns/archetypes that suggest that modeling of ou...View More
rylan
"Is hierarchy incompatible with oneness. Doesn't this violate the axiom: As above, so below?"...
oneness is based on acceptance within relationship, so levels, do not convey hierarchy, only differentiation, same with as above so below, which sort of backwards like means/implies, that to happens at al...View More
Sonny Thomas
As energy is there really need for spirituality.. If we are from a collective conscious energy, then we all share everything that has been absorbed by each member of the whole of oneness. As energy we don't have any differences to seperate us, like we do in these physical bodies..
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Carl Bozeman
John. Yes. Yes. And no. ☺❤
Carl Bozeman
Sayaria... Just my POV... Acedamia has nothing whatever to do with spirituality. Being "like a child" does. ☺❤❤
Carl Bozeman
Rylan... No, to your question. Diffences/levels... Kind of the same thing... Just sayin'.☺
Sarayai
haha yes you are SOOO right Carl..but it was meant as an ANALOGY.. a baby cannot make figures with PlAY DOH either nor would I judge them for not doing so.. .. that ONE works TOO.....:music: :sunflower: .. ONEness and Diversity are not opposites..
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Carl Bozeman
In most cases I respond to everyone who comments Sarayai. For the last two weeks I have been travelling abroad and had very sketchy internet access. It was difficult to connect with everyone but it was very unintentional. Interesting to me that you would pay attention to something like that. Hmmm...View More
Carl Bozeman
The greatest story ever told is not the one you tell but the one you live. I live in breathless wonder at all your tales!Wondrous day, dear friends, Carl
DIANA G
With much gratitude dear Carl.
DIANA G
May you walk in sunshine all day long.
Carl Bozeman
Thank you Diana. You are so sweet. Love you dearly. ❤☺❤
Carl Bozeman
The expectation of experience is the destroyer of experience. "What is" will never yield to our thought of what it should be.The cliche that says "life will pass you by" never happens. What passes is ...View More
Carl Bozeman
Firstly, in matters of the heart never, ever, ever "speak your mind." Your mind get's it wrong one hundred percent of the time.Secondly, all matters are matters of the heart. Shhhhhh... Amazing day, C...View More
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Every judgment we make carries the story of why we make it. That is, all our self righteous reasons for why we judge at all.The story of our judgments is not the story of others but our own casting of...View More
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