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My purpose in writing Experience Has Taught Us – 175 Missing Pieces (EHTU-175) is to attempt to communicate that there is a process to understanding the what and why of our experiences. Although most of the time we end up exactly where we are supposed to be, we don’t know what that is supposed to look or feel like so we tend to run away and go back from whence we came, thus facilitating the necessity of doing it all over again.
EHTU-175 provides an outline or progression of possible experiences together with some very powerful hints on what to look for when you are in midst of your journey. These are hints and opportunities that I have come to love and depend upon. I hope they will speak to you and I hope they may cause you to want to risk the journey of self-exploration and self-discovery.
There is a bit of mysticism in my writing; it seems that is the way I see things. Some people get lost in trying to understand the written word on the page, but if you try to experience the words rather than attempt to understand them, something very unusual happens. You end up creating an opportunity where, if you are paying close attention, you just might be able to see yourself differently. You may just experience the process, and then it happens; it gets you, just like it happened and got me. The experience simply seeps in and it gets you; you don’t have to make any effort to get it.
In EHTU–175, I explore that avenue of doing and experiencing rather than thinking and understanding.
There is one overriding factor that is an absolute: if we are going to pick up and get on with exploring the rest of our lives, there needs to be an injection of a proper balance of spiritual, not necessarily religious, but spiritual experience into our life’s path.
If the split or tear in the fabric of our lives is in the emotional or psychological realm, then the healing is always spiritual, especially if the tear was grossly traumatic. My practice has taught me that year after year after year.
What is a proper balance of spirituality? Well, no two people are the same, and it really is a deeply personal thing. Notice I never said deeply personal decision. I cannot decide how many spiritual experiences I need in order to attain this elusive thing called balance. There are only two things I can do: decide that I should begin this journey, and then go for the ride. It is much like riding a roller coaster, and you should have some appreciation of that fact before you leave the station.
I have used many instruments on my journey—praying, meditating, sitting at the feet of those I thought “knew,” and doing A Course in Miracles by myself, then with my wife, then with groups of people, and finally with a group of folks who came together on the internet. Over the course of three years we did the book cover to cover. I did The Artist’s Way, I worked the 12 Steps and did a recovery program, and finally I got a sponsor who knew his ass-end from second base and worked the Steps again with him.
The point is, I did what I needed to do; I did what I was directed to do, and I was willing to go to any lengths to get on with the journey of me being me.
I trust now. I never did for the longest time. I never really knew what trust was, but now that I have some inkling of what it is and have recovered it in my life, I can rely on what I have always felt about it: that the trust was there, I just had no idea how to gain access to it. I never believed that it was there for me.