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Craig Royal

I'm into fine art photography and the nondual perspective has inspired some of my work.

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Beyond this and that there is a gap.
A gap that leaves one agape.
Being agape, being encounters Agape.     

 


Chris Thomas informed me of the works of unAsleep

 

http://www.unasleep.com/

 

 

Last Supper

 

He read your sacred diaries
And became the man you wanted to see
The man of your dreams
With no concern for time
Or distance
Or convenience
Or personal experience
He started with requirement #1
And went through your entire checklist
Not missing even one
Prophecy
“So that the scripture may be fulfilled”
And even after all that
We still misinterpret
His great gesture
Of selflessness
And complete love.

 

He was neither
Martyr,
Bribe
Or payment for anything.
His gesture was for you to see and come closer to belief
He scattered his body like breadcrumbs
So eat, little sparrow -
Do this in remembrance of me.

 

 ---unAsleep

 

 

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Just As

 

Just as
The dissection of
Composition and technique
Can never show you the painting

 

Just as
Rational theory and scientific experiments
Can never explain love

 

Neither can
Religion
Ever show you
God.

 

---unAsleep

 

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Seeing

 

Brave little ants
Scurry around the world
In search of a worthy task
Eager to chew through
A banyan tree
And right a perceived wrong
In the name of doing good.

 

You want to chew
You want a task
Because you are an ant
Not because of
Your goodness
Or imagined selflessness

 

Stop relating to the world
Through any one identity
And you will come to know that
True action
Comes from seeing
And internal alignment
Is its fruit

 

By seeing
An unseen action begins
That is more powerful
Than an entire army
Of chewing
Scurrying
Well intentioned
Ants.

 

This influence is invincible
Incorruptible
And inevitable.
And with this power
Even if you lose your mandibles
The banyan tree still falls.

 

Learn the type of seeing
I speak of
And you can carry the ocean
In a paper cup.
It is a power
That cannot be resisted
Or reckoned with
And by it
Your softly expelled sigh
Can evaporate the seas.

 

---unAsleep

 

 

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The following is the beginning of unAsleep's online book, The Download:

 

One day, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye:  Some of the pillars used to support the paradigm I’d become accustomed to had suddenly begun to crumble and wobble.  Yes, I had noticed the cracks in them before, but chose to overlook them or interpret them as ‘something I would understand later’.

 

As I watched them begin to fail, I was afraid and disoriented.  Where would ‘here’ be now?  Then unexpectedly, a feeling of gladness, of outright glee overtook me and I realized that I had caused this because I knew that the pieces did not truly fit.  Others may have convincingly claimed they did, but I couldn’t escape this knowing that they did not.  With this sudden realization, relief and light flooded every molecule of my being. 

 

Within my deepest being, I had felt simmering discontent.   I could no longer bear ‘waiting for the Great Revelation’.  I decided ‘no more waiting’.  No more feigned respect or berth given for what I could not find agreement with within.  Today was the day.  I didn’t care if I was left with nothing.  An honest ‘nothing’ was more acceptable to me than a discretionary ‘something’.  And with that, I jumped into my bulldozer like a madman and pulverized everything.  I destroyed my paradigm, leveling it until there was nothing left.  Then I turned around, faced the Nothingness and said, “Okay. NOW what?”  

 

Somewhat to my surprise, It answered.

 

The answer was a profound Knowing, difficult to verbalize, but I have tried to do so here in this writing, for what it is worth.  I hope you can read between the lines.

 

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Read the more of The Download: http://www.unasleep.com/

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