Tag Archives: The Translucent Revolution

Break Boundaries

Dana Lynne Andersen suggests that her students paint on newspaper to get away from the idea of a blank canvas. Sometimes she gives people just eight colors, and two minutes to cover the paper. Not much time to think: “As an art teacher, I’m a midwife, a facilitator. You can gauge the process and tell, […]

Spiritual Activism

Without an inclusive approach, environmental, political, or social activism can easily add to the feeling of blame, of us against them, and evoke resistance and a hardening of opposing positions. Once a group of well-meaning young friends was concerned about proposed clear-cut logging in our mountain community. They saw the lumber company as evil, money-grubbing, and inflexible, and they took […]

Inherent Evolution

  As we deepen in translucence, we discover another dimension of our relationship to identity. It begins with the absolute acceptance of things as they are, of all our strange quirks and addictions and banana nabbing. Once we recognize everything to be fine as it is, we can relax even more deeply. We can feel, within […]

Do You Really Need That Thought?

      We hold many of our beliefs to be sacred simply as compensation for being in a state of mental fragmentation. I am a kind and tolerant person. Why would one need that thought? Many people are good, benevolent, and kind without ever needing to define themselves that way. We hold a strong […]

What Is Translucence?

Here is a passage from my book The Translucent Revolution. Webster’s dictionary defines translucent as “letting light pass through, but not transparent.” A transparent object, like a clean sheet of glass, is almost invisible. You see everything through a transparent object as if it were not there at all. An opaque object, on the other […]

Excerpt from The Translucent Revolution

Please enjoy the following except from The Translucent Revolution, New World Library, 2005: Millions of people have now had an awakening glimpse into their real nature. The experience may not be stable, but it can never be overlooked again. It is not the access that challenges us now, but the actualization of it in our […]

The Worst of Times, or… The Best of Times?

If you’ve watched the television news in the last few months, or listened to the radio, or been on the internet, or looked at a magazine… or even just talked to well… anybody, you must be aware that the general consensus is that this is a time of unprecedented challenge and transition. Economically, that often […]