Category Archives: Consciousness

On the Nature of Reality Series

NGC6960 Veil Nebula by Rob Gendler. Click to enlarge.

Message from Okunomichi

Thank you for visiting Okunomichi. I chose my pen-name after the title of haiku master Matsuo Basho’s masterpiece, Oku no Hosomichi, the Narrow Road to the Interior. Okunomichi (Oku no Michi) means the Path to Inner Wisdom. After some decades of studying various Eastern and Western mystery schools, I have finally come to see how they are connected. The answer is obvious, through The Ageless Wisdom found around the world since ageless times. But just how, was beyond me. 

However, at this time, the world is opening to an outpouring of cosmic energies. Earth and its inhabitants of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms are awakening and evolving to higher frequencies and higher dimensions. We are being infused by energies from outer space as well as within, and assisted and guided by more highly evolved beings than we, so that we can join them as fully realized beings.

As a physicist and mathematician, it has taken a lot to come to this stage of understanding of metaphysics and spiritual matters. I thank all my teachers and supporters, whether scientists or spiritual, whether in body or not, for getting me here. I was always driven by an intention to understand the true nature of reality. I sought it in the physical realm, and I learned a lot about how to conduct research and how the three-dimensional world operates. But not enough. We must open our minds — and our hearts — and go beyond. Just as the name Okunomichi suggests!

Please read and contemplate what I have prepared for you, beginning with the first essay of the series, and continuing in chronological order since they are presented following previous themes. I will endeavor to keep adding new ideas to share, and I would love to hear from you. Please free to Leave a Reply to contact me (click the link at the top of this article). Or write to Okunomichi575 (at)

Thank you for joining me and the rest of us.   —- Okunomichi


In the Beginning was Chaos


The Tarantula is one of the largest known star-forming nebula. Although it looks like chaos, the nebula is really forming stars.

In the Beginning was Chaos

This post was inspired by Elisabet Sahtouris (see previous post) who gave the definition of the Greek word chaos. In many of the creation myths the world began in utter darkness, in chaos, when all was in confusion. How did our orderly world develop out of the confusion? We ask, what is chaos?

Okunomichi has discussed chaos previously. You can find the posts by using the Search box on the right.

Chaos and Gaia’s Dance

The ancient Greek myth of Gaia’s Dance is described in Sahtouris’ Gaia’s Dance (see previous posts):

Once upon a time, there was only a great, dark emptiness called Chaos. There was nothing at all until a beautiful dancing goddess appeared. As she danced and danced, Gaia became Earth with forests and rivers, fishes and birds and animals, and eventually the people of Earth.

In the Greek creation myth, the great darkness and emptiness of Chaos is the great All That Is. How can nothing be everything?

Chaos and Plenum

In ancient Greece, chaos meant the possibility of everything in no-thing. Once things came into being, the universe was called cosmos which means the pattern of All That Is. The Greeks called this fullness in nothingness plenum. Plenum is also used in quantum physics.

The expression, the possibility of everything, reminds me of a benediction by Sanata Kumara (see earlier post). He would say before sending off a mission:

May all possibilities be open to you.

This is equivalent to saying:

May all opportunities be open to you.

Chaos and Plenum

The Greek definition of chaos in emptiness is taken up by physicists who call this emptiness the Quantum Void as well as the Quantum Plenum, for all possibilities are open.

Quantum physicist David Bohm has proposed that the nature of reality as we experience it in our physical world is an explicate order which has its ground in an implicate order. More about about this in the next post.

Order Out of Chaos According to Gaia’s Dance

We refer you again to Gaia’s Dance for the story of how Gaia the goddess and Gaia the Earth solved the problem of creating order in a beautiful and harmonious manner.

Order Out of Chaos According to Science

Order out of Chaos by Ilya Prigogine

Order Out of Chaos is the title of a book by Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine, physical chemist, and Isabelle Stengers, philosopher. As a physical chemist, Prigogine is concerned with the role of entropy:

“A new unity is emerging: irreversibility is a source of order at all levels. Irreversibility is the mechanism that brings order out of chaos.”

It is beyond our scope to go into the exposition, so we limit ourselves to the remark that quantum mechanics plays a role in this.

Science, Order, and Creativity

Another book of collaboration in which they expose their thoughts about order (in a non-technical way) is the book, Science, Order, and Creativity, by David Bohm and F. David Peat, both theoretical physicists, originally published in 1987. Here is an intriguing statement:

“But according to the metaphor that chaos is order, an increase in entropy has to be understood in a different way that is, in terms of a kind of change of order.”

2022.11.20 The following addendum augments the post.

Edgar Mitchell on Order and Chaos

Edgar Mitchell, astronaut on the 1971 Apollo 14 mission to the moon, wrote a bold book on his “journey through the material and mystical worlds.” The book, The Way of the Explorer, was published in 1996. Here are some of his remarks related to the chaos theory of Ilya Prigogine.

It wasn’t until the late 1970s that a physicist by the name of Ilya Prigogine described the most pervasive and important processes in the macroscale universe as far-from-equilibrium processes. He garnered the Nobel Prize for his work on dissipative structures, which he reported in his book, Order Out of Chaos. 

The salient characteristic of Prigogine’s discoveries about dissipative structures is that they are entropic processes, meaning they are not time-reversible. 

In nature, time has only one direction. We call this the arrow of time. … The arrow of time is completely defined by the direction of irreversible processes of which there are two in the macroscale universe: entropic and negentropic. …

But the process of the universe, as understood today, is that of transforming the enormous unstructured potential at the moment of the Big Bang into a structured macroscale reality that ten to eighteen billion years later resulted in human beings who can ask questions about that process. Perhaps we are a star’s way of knowing about itself.

The arrow of time is only knowable at the level of macroscale processes where energy is lost into the larger environment, or organizes into more complex structures through irreversible processes. 

By looking at very nonlinear behaviors in nature, scientists discovered certain repeating patterns of chaos and order, depending upon the scale of size. The closer one looks at the seemingly chaotic behavior of certain systems, new levels of order seem to emerge from the details. And beneath each level of order is another level of chaos, and so on.

End of addendum.

Next: Quantum Plenum of All Possibilities


Gaia’s Dance: All That Is

Gaia’s Dance by Elisabet Sahtouris

This is the fifth in the series of posts on the true nature of reality. Here we view Reality from a Gaian perspective.

Gaia’s Dance

Gaia’s Dance is a perceptive book about the living nature of our mother planet, Gaia. Scientist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris can see the evolution of Earth as a dance of powerful energies. Not only does she look into ancient Greek and Vedic myths and past five-billion-year Earth history, but interprets the latest scientific findings and looks ahead into the future as well. She shows us how we’ve crippled Gaia and what we can do to make her healthy again, along with transforming our own human foibles and destiny. The book is entitled, Gaia’s Dance: The Story of Earth and Us, 2018 . This book is written in a comfortable style for non-specialists to understand the complex science. Other titles of Sahtouris include:  Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us; and Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman.

The Dance of the Universe

“Every piece of matter, everything we know, is a beautiful ballet made of countless invisible dancers’ movements together. It is a dance too small to see, and yet so large it is the whole universe!

“This reminded some physicists that ancient people in India had called the universe the dance of Shiva and his wife, Shakti…and the dance of living nature, of the whole universe, is All That Is.

“Physicists everywhere now understand the universe this way, showing us that matter is a moving dance of energy forming endless patterns. What ‘matters’ is the design of the dance. People everywhere are getting this, too, that we are all One, all individually and together a single energy dance, all of us affecting each other’s lives, all of us co-creating our dance now and always.

“Perhaps the biggest question in science now is about the nature of this basic energy of All That Is. Just like the hunt for the tiniest indivisible ‘original’ particle from which all matter is composed, scientists now hunt for the original energy from which all the matter in the universe is made. Some physicists believe it is what we call consciousness as was, and still is, believed in the Vedic science of India; others disagree.”

Sea of Energy Model

Scientists have begun to abandon the popular Big Bang theory. Now scientists believe that the universe that we know began as ripples of energy like waves on a sea of energy, or like the breath of a living organism. In the 20th century, Einstein’s theory of relativity showed that matter is equivalent to energy. And quantum mechanics theory posits that everything is connected, which agrees with the ancient teachings of sages that All is One. What is it that makes All One?

Keyboard Model

Elisabet Sahtouris suggests we imagine the stuff of the universe as like a musical keyboard. It does make some sense, since musical notes are vibrations of different frequencies. The lowest keys/notes are the particles of Matter, the middle keys are the electromagnetic energies of light, and the highest keys are the high frequencies of Spirit. In this model, each of us is a being of Matter-Energy-Spirit. Einstein showed that matter and energy are the same thing. But what is this “same thing”? We are now beginning to accept the ages-old teaching of the Vedas that this basic stuff is consciousness, consciousness which is Spirit. Consciousness has all these vibrations of energy of the keyboard, from Spirit to Energy to Matter.

Consciousness: All That Is

The universe is All That Is. We are All That Is. 

What is “All That Is”? Well, isn’t it what consciousness is — pure energy? Physicists call All That Is the quantum field, a field of pure energy.

We will go into further consideration of the quantum field and we will be sharing further thoughts on consciousness in following posts.

The Evolving Dance

In the final chapter of Sahtouris’ Gaia’s Dance, she shares her wisdom with the reader.

“We humans, as we have seen, are still quite new compared with so many other species, yet we are already forming a still newer and larger global body of humanity. We are taking evolution to a new stage — one in which we are aware of what we are doing, one in which we organize ourselves by ideas instead of by instincts — one in which we can know ourselves as spirit having a human experience, as some people say, and knowing, or waking up to, our Oneness, our presence in All That Is.”

“If people all over the world come to love their own lives as part of Gaia’s Dance, Gaia’s big brain experiment may prove to be well worth the risk. We will all know that we are still young, as a human species, and can make the future as bright as we would like it to be. With our love and cooperation, Gaia’s Dance will go on in creative balance and harmony — both for itself and as part of the greater harmonies of the whole universe.”

In the Beginning …

The ancient Greeks said that the universe originated with the dance of the goddess Gaia. Dancing brought order out of chaos. Let’s take a further look at chaos.

Next: In the Beginning was Chaos


We Are Gaians

Gaia, Earth, by NASA. Click to enlarge

As we approach the Age of Aquarius, we must settle our debt to our mother planet, Gaia.

“Gaia is the Great Mother of All, giver and protector of life.”  

Elisabet Sahtouris

We feature the contributions of James Lovelock and Elisabet Sahtouris for showing us to view the Earth as Gaia, a living, breathing, dancing system, and Michael Lindfield for urging us to act as Gaians. Gaia is the Greek name for our mother planet Earth, and as well is a goddess whose dance created All That Is in our universe.

Gaia Theory of James Lovelock

James Lovelock is the inventor of the electron capture detector (which made possible the detection of atmospheric nano-pollutants) and of the microwave oven. Moreover, James Lovelock originated the Gaia theory in the 1970s. Even today, he is an active environmentalist and futurist.

The Gaia Theory describes Earth as a living system, an organism made up of organisms much as the plants and animals and human beings that we know. James Lovelock’s classic book, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, originally published in 1982 by Oxford University Press (OUP), has been republished by OUP in 2016. 

Lovelock has published a number of additional books on Gaia and the environment. His recent books include:  A Rough Guide to the Future, and The Revenge of Gaia.

Gaia’s Dance and Elisabet Sahtouris

Elisabet Sahtouris PhD is an internationally known evolution biologist, futurist, author and speaker. She has a broad and deep understanding of the scientific and cultural aspects of Earth’s evolution. Sahtouris earlier wrote Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution, 2000.  She has written the highly acclaimed “children’s book for grownups” which she has entitled, Gaia’s Dance: The Story of Earth and Us, 2018 . Gaia’s Dance will be reviewed in detail in the next post.

We are Gaians

Michael Lindfield, July 2022:

“As a Gaian we think, feel and act within a deeply sensed knowing that the whole Earth lives inside of us and that we live inside the whole Earth…A Gaian is a microcosm of Gaia — a sacred space of synthesis where Life meets Life and knows itself to be One with All. A human being lives on the Earth while a Gaian lives AS the Earth.”

Michael Lindfield stimulates individuals and organizations to unleash the creativity of the human spirit in meeting the urgent need of our times and the compelling call of a more just and joyful future. Lindfield is co-founder of the Science of Group Work initiative, and he serves as Board President of Meditation Mount in Ojai, California. Lindfield is the author of The Dance of Change.


Can we learn to behave as Gaians before it is too late to save Gaia and ourselves?

Let us learn more about the Gaian worldview as expressed by Elisabet Sahtouris.

Next: Gaia’s Dance: All That Is


Vernal Equinox and The Age of Aquarius

Looking into another world, 19th century print. Click to enlarge


The starseed messages of the previous post are indications of a global evolution of human consciousness associated with powerful cosmic energies. It may be an indication of the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. Aquarius is Latin for “water-carrier.”

Aquarius Constellation

Aquarius is one of the constellations of the zodiac on the ecliptic plane, the plane of the earth’s orbit around the sun. The zodiac is a band of plus/minus 8 degrees north/south of the ecliptic. Traditionally there are twelve constellations through which the sun moves in the course of a year. The sun is in Aquarius from about January 21 to February 19.

Ecliptic and Celestial Equator

As mentioned, the ecliptic is the plane of the earth’s orbit around the sun. The celestial equator is the circle of the imaginary celestial sphere on the same plane as the equator of Earth. The ecliptic and the equator are not the same because of the tilt of the earth’s axis of rotation. It may help to click and enlarge the image below.

Ecliptic, equator, equinoxes. Link.

The Equinoxes

Remember, the ecliptic is the plane of the earth’s path around the sun. Twice a year, the sun is at a point which is both on the ecliptic and on the celestial equator. In other words, the sun appears directly above the equator, rises due east and sets due west, and the length of night is equal to the length of day (hence, equi-nox). The two dates are the two equinoxes, around March 20 and September 22. The exact moments in time are known astronomically, and the calendar dates vary slightly according to one’s location on earth. On the March equinox, the sun is heading northward (leading to summer in the north), while on the September equinox, the sun is heading southward (leading to winter). The March equinox is called the vernal or spring equinox in the northern hemisphere; the September equinox is the autumn or fall equinox. The terms vernal/spring and autumn/fall are reversed for those in the southern hemisphere.

What is interesting is that, although the equinoxes are moments in time, they also indicate places in space where the sun is in our sky.

Precession of the Equinoxes

Another motion of the earth is that of precession as it spins on its axis like a gyroscope. The axis of rotation, which is tilted with respect to the orbital path/plane, itself rotates slowly in a cycle of approximately 26,000 years. This cycle is called the precession of the equinoxes, because the vernal and autumnal equinoxes change their positions in the backdrop of the stars.

When you enlarge the above figure, you’ll see that precession causes the earth’s north axis to point to Polaris as its north star, while in a different era it points to Vega. The cycle repeats every 26,000 years.

Why is the vernal equinox relevant to the Age of Aquarius?

An astrological age is determined by the zodiacal constellation in which the sun appears, looking from earth. Since there are twelve zodiacal constellations, the sun spends approximately 26,000/12 ~= 2160 years in each. The name of the age is taken by the constellation the sun is in at the time of the vernal equinox. By that we mean that the sun is viewed against the backdrop of stars from Earth. Alternatively, that the line connecting Earth and sun extends out to one of the constellations, as shown below.

In our lifetime, the sun has been in Pisces, hence the Age of Pisces. The sun is now moving to the next constellation, Aquarius. It is believed in astrology that each Age has characteristic properties.

As Earth orbits the sun, the line of sight at time of vernal equinox lies between Pisces and Aquarius.

Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius was made popular by the 1967 rock musical Hair as well as a number of esoteric teachers and prophecies over many years.

Star chart showing the location of the vernal equinox between Pisces and Aquarius

From the above two astronomical illustrations, we see that we on Earth are on the cusp of moving into the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius is astrologically a time of expanded consciousness as humanity evolves toward enlightenment. Perhaps that is why we are receiving a step-up in starseed transmissions (see previous post).

In the Aquarian Age, human consciousness evolves to understanding the true nature of reality and the universal Law that All is One. During this process we come to fulfill our roles as members of the Earth’s Gaian family.

Nest: We are Gaians


Starseed Messages

M31 Andromeda Galaxy by Rob Gendler. Click to enlarge.

Preface: Ageless Wisdom and UFOs

Recently, I have encountered sources providing a great deal of information about global awakening that is going on right now. Global awakening means that are becoming aware of the true nature of reality and who we really are as conscious souls. The activity stepped up in the 1990s. Why? Apparently a global awakening began (in our time) in August of 1987 due to certain strong extraterrestrial energies and other conditions. People began receiving telepathic holographic messages from spiritual beings. I will share some of the messages with you who may also be participating in the advancement of humankind’s consciousness. Little did I know when I began that I would be associating Ageless Wisdom with UFOs (now called UAPs) and extraterrestrials! Nor did I suspect that Arcturians would be explaining the true nature of reality, as posed in the previous post.

What are Starseeds?

From Patricia Pereira’s book (cited below):

STARSEEDS: Galactic beings on Earth as humans, animals, and plants. Many universes and star systems are represented, among them Arcturus, Pleiades, Sirius, and Orion.

Editors Note: The term starseeds also refers to humans who are awakening to the realization that we are more than three-dimensional Earthlings and that we are also members of the higher dimensional cosmic community.

Ken Carey, The Third Millennium: Living in the Posthistoric World, 1991, 1995

Ken Carey, in his Preface, states that the book’s current of consciousness is of “angelic or extraterrestrial origin.” The bringers of the material describe themselves as: 

“We are a race of voyagers, spirit beings in the eternal fields of light; yet we are you yourselves as you would have been had you not succumbed to the spell of matter. 

“We are you as you remain beyond material illusion, addressing in these pages a sleeping part of ourselves that you might awaken and know this awareness as your own. We would shine the light upon the reality of your presence from behind you, from above, from beneath you, that at last you might recognize that light within you and awaken.” 

“There is no word in this language that conveys the meaning of I, you, and we simultaneously. Yet it is in this understanding that these transmissions originate.” 

“To be the One and simultaneously the many — this is your calling, your purpose, the ultimate destiny of your kind.” 

“The field of collective human consciousness is now entering the final stage of the awakening process, congealing into awareness of itself as the organ of consciousness of a single planetary being, a being with internal organs of oceans forests, ecosystems, and atmosphere. Humankind is its system both for processing information and for directing its future development.” 

“On the eve of this great metahistorical event, the current of universal attention is flowing so powerfully toward this imminent awakening that it resembles a river approaching floodtide. Throughout the realms where those of our kind are conscious, we share this awesome current of attention. As creatures of the current, we qualify its interests with our individuality, working together in our various capacities to help you awaken to your native understanding. 

“Your awakening, when complete, will signal a distinct new evolutionary phase, with new ground rules and wholly altered creative conditions.” 

Note that The Third Millennium is actually the fourth in the The Starseed Transmissions series. The first volume, entitled, The Starseed Transmissions was published in 1982 and revised in 1995. Each volume contains different material. Volume One was recorded in the period December 27, 1978 to January 6, 1979, making it one of the earliest transmissions of the global awakening. 

Patricia Pereira, Songs of the Arcturians, 1996; Vol. One of Four in the Arcturian Star Chronicles 

As swallows fly on summer winds, you soar now, ever closer, on an unrelenting course whose destination is the stars.

Patricia Pereira began receiving transmissions from Arcturians in 1987. While we humans live in the third dimension, these beings from Arcturus mainly reside in the fifth and sixth dimensions. Arcturus is the bright red star to which the handle of the Big Dipper points. Patricia, as the Arcturians fondly call her, transcribed telepathic messages whose “primary purpose is to acquaint you with principles of Universal Law.” 

The Arcturians introduced themselves: 

“We, who are of the Arcturian contingent, Intergalactic Brotherhood of Light, announce our presence before humankind. Hear us, people of Earth, for we have come to acquaint you with the processes of planetary evolution. Our pupose is to invite you to the stars. Our purpose is to awaken you to the experience of God’s living presence as the focal point of your daily lives. Our purpose is to guide you in unlocking and accessing the dormant functions of your minds.” 

“…know that Earth is in the midst of an evolutionary event: the transposition of her material body to that of the essence of Spirit. Note well that the procedures and ramifications involved in the transformative process are manifesting galaxywide as well as within your planetary home. … Our emissaries stand ready to greet you. Eventually, you will come to recognize us all, for you are our lost brothers and sisters.” 

“…you are all encoded with a personal matrix of information that is poised, ready to activate the expression of purpose into your daily lives. Spinning and spiraling, the DNA helix impregnates the tissues and membranes of your bodies with genetic data that contain all your minds need to access the finer vibrating hum of the light worlds. Like threads caught up in Creation’s robe, cords of pure light insinuate themselves into the emotional fibers of your hearts, assuring the eternal you integral positions in the cosmic design.” 

“The sparkling lights of the stars are calling you. Read further and come to know of us. These pages will acquaint you with beings of light who ride upon the starships. The essays will acquaint you with the sky warriors, or the eagles of the new dawn, our human and animal ground forces who are dedicating their lives to actively participate in the cosmic evolution of Earth, their planetary home. Among these beings are men and women very much like yourselves. In time, you will come to a complete understanding that the tie binding humanity to the stars is a linkage that has never really been broken. 

“As swallows fly on summer winds, you soar now, every closer, on an unrelenting course whose destination is the stars. 

“This is our prelude. This is our song. A field conduit of light energy are we. Sweetly we sing for your delight.” 

The Arcturian named Palpae transmitted:
“Humanity stands delicately poised before a vast precipice. Earth is about to enter the yawning portals of an energy window that is ready to lure it into the resonating hum of fifth-dimensional domains. We are attempting to entice humans to create a mass energy of common- based consciousness and to proceed to a state of Oneness in order to collectively merge with Planetary Mother as she takes her unprecedented step. We must also persuade humans to seriously consider putting to rest all activities that tamper with the rhythmic harmonies of the natural world.” 

The Arcturians summarized:
“We urgently suggest that you begin focusing on your latent psychic talents and develop a way to use them in your daily life. Those who persistently practice merging thought interdimensionally will eventually find themselves joined in ecstatic harmonic Oneness with beings of light. As people of Earth become spiritually conscious and planetarily responsible, they will find themselves happily laying aside the trappings of their befuddled infancy.”

Arc to Arcturus from the Big Dipper, by EarthSky

David K. Miller, Connecting with the Arcturians, 1998, 2011, 2016 

Juliano, an Arcturian, speaks:
“Earth’s resources are being used at an extremely rapid pace, Many of the resources are being used neeedlessly, especially considering that there are advanced technologies available in the field of energy. .. 

“It is our belief that the only solution to the planetary crisis rests in spiritual evolution. The planetary crisis exists on several different levels, not just resources. It is possible that this planet will experience a collapse of the biosphere. That means the normal energy field that keeps life together could become disorganized and unable to function. Large groups of plants or animals could die…” 

“Earth is experiencing an interdimensional transition. The locks on the third-dimensional realms are being loosened not only for you but also for Earth as well. This is allowing a tremendous infusion of energy to occur. If you focus your energy on higher beings like us, you can work effectively in this new energy. We are very pleased that we can now anchor fifth-dimensional energy even more deeply into your planetary system and help Earth in her Ascension process.” 

Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion, The Arcturian Anthology, 2013 

Actually, this quite recent book was the one that I encountered first. What intrigued me was this excerpt from The Hathors on page 38. It kick-started my research into messages from cosmic beings in my quest to understand the true nature of reality.

“Sanat Kumara is a protector of your Earth, your solar system and your galaxy as well. His first direct encounter with Earth occurred in a region of the world you now call Japan. This took place approximately ten million years ago. 

“He descended in his ship and interacted with a highly advanced group of beings who lived in a remote mountainous area of Japan. This very location is revered in modern Japan and marked by a shrine on Mount Kurama. 

“As a highly advanced Arcturian, when Sanat Kumara touched Earth he saw holographically the past history of your planet to the present moment in time, which was ten million years in your past. And he saw the entire flow of events into the future, which is now your present. 

“This Mount Kurama is revered not only by the Japanese, but by the Arcturians as well.” 

Arcturian hexagon power spot at Kurama Temple. By Okunomichi, 2014.

Purpose of Starseed Messages

The sheer numbers, frequency, and intensity of the starseed messages being received in the 21st century make it clear that not only the human race is involved in evolution of consciousness but that that we are being assisted by higher dimensional beings. Humanity’s experience is valuable for not only us but for the cosmic beings. It has been difficult over our history and is especially critical at this time. However, the human family will emerge triumphant from this if we take care of each other as we radiate unconditional Love to All.

This is the preparation for the coming Age of Aquarius.

Next: Vernal Equinox and The Age of Aquarius


True Nature of Reality

Milky Way over Rocky Mountains photo by Jeremy Thomas (click to enlarge)


It has been a while since Okunomichi last posted. We have been caught up in an outpouring of awakening energies that we had to pause and assimilate before we could communicate with you. We are expanding our field of attention to toward cosmic consciousness and exploring the true nature of reality. We are integrating wisdom of the past with the existential crisis of today as we look toward the future. The keywords of our categories and tags are more inclusive of the spiritual integrated with today’s emerging physical science — which is moving toward the spiritual. Soon, we may return to no separation between physical and spiritual science. Nor is there really any separation between our physical and spiritual natures.

True Nature of Reality

What is the true nature of reality? I have always wanted to know. That’s why I academically studied physics and astrophysics, and researched and published peer-reviewed papers. I could not get a handle on infinity nor on eternity. The answer to the true nature of reality does not lie in the physical world.


I discovered consciousness. Of course, we all know what we mean by ordinary consciousness as cognition and awareness. True consciousness is more than that. It is being aware of being aware. It is becoming aware that we are more than separate physical beings. We are also spiritual beings. We are the consciousness that connects us to the three-dimensional and higher dimensional worlds.

The Law of Unity

The world’s Ageless Wisdom traditions have always taught that We are All One in the Universe, with the Universe. There is a vibrating energy similar to the light we can see but of frequencies that we don’t sense with our physical senses. This light of consciousness is called Love, Unconditional Love, that unites All in the Universe.

The Ageless Wisdom

The Ageless Wisdom is also the Perennial Philosophy, the esoteric teachings that have been taught in mystery schools over the ages and all over the Earth. Teachers include Helena P. Bavatsky after her trip through the HImalayas, and Alice A. Bailey with ascended master Dwaj Kuhl in the 20th century, and many more in the 21st century. The Ageless Wisdom is truly ageless and perennial, for it is the secret teaching of the true nature of reality. Ageless Wisdom teaches that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. We come from a non-physical dimension, and we are all connected through consciousness. Consciousness is the foundation of all in the universe.

The Ageless Wisdom has been a highly esoteric teaching, that is, it is not for the general public. However, It is now becoming more exoteric, out in the open as masses of people are becoming more spiritually aware. This is part of the movement of energy in our solar system and spiritual evolution in general.

Yellow Sky by Nicholas Roerich, 1874-1947

Wosite Wisdom

In the last dozen years, my focus has been in studying the ancient wisdom of the Jōmon period in Japan, called Wosite (Wo-si-te or Wo-shi-te). The indigenous people of the Japanese archipelago developed a unique high civilization in the span of 15,000 years after the end of the last Ice Age. The spoken and written Wosite language is based on fundamental creative energies. However, Wosite knowledge and wisdom went underground due to political changes beginning two thousand years ago. Wosite has been revived in the last six decades. I am the first American student of Japanese Wosite teachers. It is my sacred responsibility to share Wosite with the English-speaking world.

For Wosite is Ageless Wisdom.

Wosite Cosmology chart by Sakata Shoko

Gaia and a New Humanity

For a long period of time, we humans have dug ourselves deeply into exploring and exploiting the physical world. We have created a situation which is becoming more and more untenable, unsustainable, and unstable. It threatens the very existence of our Mother Planet and humanity. Gaia is the Greek goddess of Earth, viewed as the mother of all creation. The name Gaia was revived by James Lovelock (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) in his Gaia theory.

Prophets of old and new times have predicted an evolved humanity with higher consciousness. Gaia herself is evolving into a higher dimensional spiritual being. If we don’t evolve with her, we will be left behind.

Enlightened Beings in Japan

How did the world’s great civilizations pop out of the mundane? Enlightened beings, ascended masters, have incarnated on Earth to teach the Wisdom and to develop human society.

An enlightened being such as Sanat Kumara must have engendered the advanced civilization of Wosite. One such person mentioned in Wosite texts is a human Kami (a person with super-high consciousness) who organized the spoken and written Wosite language and taught skills and technologies to the indigenous people. He taught the cosmology of how life is created from energy. He attributed such deep knowledge to even earlier ancestors.

Sanat Kumara from Arcturus

Another ascended master to have been in ancient Japan of 10 million years ago is Sanat Kumara. Sanat Kumara is spoken of in ancient Vedic teachings and in more modern times by Blavatsky and Bailey and others. He has transmitted telepathic messages that he is originally from the system of the star Arcturus, and visited Mt. Kurama in northern Kyoto 10 million years ago. “Kura” in Arcturian means “portal” or “stargate.” Arcturus is a very bright star in the constellation Boötes. Sanat Kumara refers to himself as extra-galactic, for it is possible that Arcturus is astronomically from another galaxy. 

Mt. Kurama

I have visited sacred Mt. Kurama several times and I’ve noticed a shrine to Sanat Kumara. I long wondered what it was doing at Kurama Dera, a supposedly Japanese Buddhist temple. There are three statues in the hondo main temple. One of them is an unusual being who is said to have come from Venus six million years ago. Maōson may be a later interpretation of Sanat Kumara. When I asked the Abbess of Kurama Temple about Maōson, she explained that he is an energy being and further, that all in the Universe is energy. 

Maōson statue aka Sanat Kumara in Kurama Temple

Global Movement

There is an awakening movement around the world. More and more people are meditating, spreading Unconditional Love, and evolving human consciousness. Humanity is becoming increasingly Gaian, people who are One with our Earth Mother. Soon we will be full citizens of our Milky Way Galaxy and participate in the evolution of the galaxies in this Universe. 

True Nature of Reality

This is the true Nature of Reality: infinite and eternal. This is the Ageless Wisdom for us as we evolve our consciousness toward enlightenment.

Next: Starseed Messages


Wesak Festival, Full Moon of 7 May 2020

NASA/Joel Kowsky

Editor’s Note

This year, the Wesak Festival which we first wrote about in 2016, takes place on May 5 – 9 this year of 2020.

The Wesak Festival at the time of the Taurus new moon is said to take place when the Buddha and the Christ meet in the mysterious Shambhala Valley in the Himalayas. A powerful energy combines Wisdom and Love to elevate human consciousness.

Wesak is especially important when the entire globe is engaged in a struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic. Let those of spiritual inclination join together in meditation with the intent to foster the coming of the new Light.

The Lucis Trust (lucis means light) is dedicated to the establishment of a new and better way of life for everyone in the world based on the fulfillment of the divine plan for humanity.

The Lucis Trust has posted their message for Wesak 2020 and an excerpt follows.

Wesak is widely celebrated throughout the East as the Festival of the Buddha. For esotericists it is the high point of the spiritual year when forces of enlightenment flow from the higher worlds into the mind of humanity.

A new world is now being conceived by many – it is being actively looked for, and when the eye of the soul is opened, it will be seen to be more real than the world that is revealed by the five senses. The new light is on its way. The annual Wesak blessing plays a crucial role in the coming of that light.

On the Lucis Trust Wesak page, you can download a 24-page copy of the booklet, The Wesak Festival.

The very beautiful and profound Wesak 2020 video is linked here.

The Agni Yoga Invocation, a modified version of the Great Invocation, has been created by Yves Chaumette.  You may include it in your Wesak meditation. 

Agni Yoga Invocation

From the point of Emergence in the Spirit of Space

Light pours into everyone’s spirit.

Light impregnates the world.

From the point of Unity in the Heart of Space

Love gushes out into everyone’s heart.

Love regenerates the world.

From the point of Tension in the Fire of Space

Will inspires everyone’s efforts.

Will affirms the world.

From all the centers in the Circle of the One Life

The radiation of Love and Light intensifies;

Everyone manifests the Beauty of the world.

Light, Love and Will transfigure the present world.  

The full moon of May 2020 occurs at 3:45 am PDT on May 7. The Wesak festival begins two days before and continues until two days after the full moon.

Let us join together in bringing the Light.

“Song of Shambhala” by Nicholas Roerich, 1943, public domain



The World of Shinto, 1985

Rarely do we see deep thoughts of Shinto in open literature. This unassuming book is valuable not only for Shinto studies, but also for consciousness studies in various spiritual traditions. This post is but one of a number of Okunomichi’s series on consciousness and Mind. By Mind, we refer to the great Mind of Universe as well as the higher consciousness of the human Mind.

The World of Shinto, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, 1985, 268pp, 4892374113.

The contents of this book were first made into modern Japanese in 1977 by Professor Kamata Jun’ichi of the Okura Institute for Spiritual Cultures. Then it was rendered into English by Norman Havens of Kokugakuin University. The book is published by the Buddhist Promoting Organization.

The book contains a number of essays by members of notable Shinto families. We present excerpts from five essays written during the 12th, 14th, and 16th centuries.


Nakatomi no Harae Kunge (An Explication of the Nakatomi Liturgy of Purification)

Written near the very end of the Heian (794 – 1185) or early in the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

“The individual mind, my mind, should be viewed as something which communes with heaven and earth, nature, the cosmos. When considered in this way, we know that the gods ruling the cosmos exist within my very mind. When I come to this realization, I can comprehend the mind of the deities within my own mind. And that becomes the purification of no-mind, no-thought. When I confront the deity with this no-mind, no-thought, god and man are united, namely, I become one with god, and it is clear that all my thoughts, all my desires, are in communion with god. Namely, this is a means, a discipline for knowing my own mind, and by that, I am changed into my true self. The union of god and man means the road whereby I return to myself.”

Notes: Nakatomi no harae refers to the ritual invocations of the oharae great purification ritual which was recited on the last day of the sixth and twelfth months by the Nakatomi clan. The Nakatomi no Harae Kunge text is the oldest-known commentary on this ritual. The commentary found in the text is based upon the esoteric teachings (taimitsu) of the Tendai Buddhist sect.


Toyoashihara Jinpuu Waki (A Simple Record of the Divine Wind in Japan, by Jihen*, 1340)

“The correct way of Shinto practice is not to be misled by senseless words and theories, but merely to seek the sole true source of the mind [kokoro]. To know its origin and ultimate, and to become one with it, one must merely endeavor earnestly. Not to be led astray on false paths, but to awaken to the root of the Way, and to teach that Way even to fools, and to those who have forgotton virtue and become lost — such is the true method of Shinto practice. To act in such a way is to be in accord with the command of heaven, the fundamental Way of the universe; it can be said to be in communion with the fundamental spiritual essence of the universe.”

*Jihen was the son of the Shinto diviner Urabe Kaneaki. He was a Buddhist and became interested in Shinto, developing a unique viewpoint and theory regarding Shinto. Jihen was a strong influence on Shinto thought in the Nambokuchō and Muromachi eras, formulating the “Root, Branch and Flower” doctrine (konpon shōka, wherein Shinto represented the root, Confucianism the branches, and Buddhism the flower of the order of all things).


Shinto Yuraiki (Records of the Origins of Shinto, by Yoshida Kanetomo** 1435-1511)

“That which governs heaven and earth is called deity [kami]. That which governs the individual things in the world is called spirit [rei], while that which governs the individual human being is called mind [kokoro]. At the same time, the human mind is the very place where the kami—who govern the entire universe—dwell, a sacred place within which thus resides the root origin of the cosmos and all things. “

**Yoshida Kanetomo was the founder of Yoshida Shinto (Yuiitsu, “One and Only Shinto”). He was from the family of Shinto diviners called Urabe. They served as priests for the Yoshida, Hirano, and Ume no Miya shrines.  


Yuiitsu Shinto Myoubou Youshuu (Essentials of the Distinguished System of “The One and Only Shinto,” by Yoshida Kanetomo, 1435-1511

“The center of heaven and earth is kami. Kami is also the center of all things. Even devils and beasts—compassionless things—have kami at their center. The core of grass and trees, this is kami. If so, then how can it be that the human center, mind [kokoro] can be anything but kami? Certainly, the human mind, too, is kami. The spirits possessed by all things within this world—there is none that is not kami. There is nothing within which the kami does not dwell. “


Shinto Taii (An Outline of Shinto, by Yoshida Kanetomo, 1435-1511)

Kami is that which was there before the appearance of heaven and earth, and which gave form to them; that which surpasses the yin and the yang, yet has the quality of them. This kami is thus an absolute existence, governing the entire universe of heaven and earth, yet at the same time, it dwells within all things, where it is called spirit [rei]; omnipresent within human beings, it is called mind [kokoro]. “

  ” In other words, human mind communes with the kami which is ruler of heaven and earth; mind and kami are one and the same. Kami is the root origin of heaven and earth, the spiritual nature of all things, and the source of human destiny. Itself without form, it is kami which nurtures things with form. Residing within man’s “five organs,” the deepest part of the human, kami becomes the five kami. “

   “For this reason, the character 神 is read not only as “kami,” but also as “tamashii” [spirit or soul]. We see color with our eyes, yet the color is not in our eyes. That which is the root source of our seeing color is kami. We hear sounds with our ears, yet it is not the ear which produces the sound. That which is the hearing is kami. Our noses’ smelling, our mouths’ tasting, the feeling of hot and cold by our skin—all these are the same. And from this, we know that mind is the dwelling place of the kami, one and the same with the origin of heaven and earth. “

Note: We suggest you re-read these essays, substituting for kami, the words Mind or consciousness. The Japanese word, kokoro, means heart-mind, heart, or mind. 


Hopi Teachings of Grandfather Martin

Preface: This article is a rendering of the wisdom of Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma who presented the teachings of the Hopi at the Living Wisdom Gathering on April 27, 2002. Grandfather Martin passed away in 2015. His words are herein paraphrased or verbatim, as translated by Emory Holmes. I am grateful to Grandfather Martin for sharing his wisdom with us. 


These are teachings from long ago. It took me a long time to understand it. The words are from elders speaking into the future, about what is happening around us and where this is taking us. They foretold that volcanoes asleep will awaken, and fissures like fingers will extend north, south, east, and west. Polar caps will melt and build up the waters. Mother Earth will get angry. Such events have taken place before. 

I am afraid for people who have disrespect for Mother Earth, nature, and one another. These earth changes will take many lives, and we will see around us wars, starvation, sickness. All these events were foretold to happen all at once. But to me, I think that there will be a chain of events. All these things are connected to our beliefs and teachings which we have ignored. This will happen. 


We are now waiting for the time of purification, a time of endless wars. I am asking you to watch yourselves, to care for one another. It will be everywhere, and it will reach us here also. Be careful with your lives. 

These are some of the things taught. We should watch our food; we should watch for ourselves, with planting of fruits and vegetables. Weather is uncertain and there will be sudden changes. We don’t know if corn will grow, and then freeze. 

These are teachings for us, our beliefs. We’re not pushing you to step on the path. It’s a choice we must all make for ourselves. We talked for so long to so many people everywhere. It’s a choice from your heart. If you follow my path and if it’s not the right path for you, arguments will begin. I’m trying to avoid this. Arguments will arise, and arguments are not the answer 

We should unite as one. Our teachings differ. When it is right and proper they will be one 

This is a critical time. Choices should have been made much earlier. It’s already too late. Spirit must believe in your heart. It does not happen over night – it takes a long time. 

Food becomes scarce. We cannot eat money. Money will become obsolete. Starvation comes again. From teachings and beliefs, we once knew how to take care of that. But we tbrgot, we ignored how and what ceremony to remedy it. 

The teachings also concern economical things such as running water and electricity, things that are being controlled. They will also destroy us. Electrical storms will burn down our houses, and the water system and sewer system will be destroyed. A lot of things are yet to happen, still waiting to happen. A lot of things are not being done right 

One Person 

We are part of a group that is working toward helping so that things will not be so horrible. We are searching for a special someone strong to stand up against these things. The age or race doesn’t matter. It may well be a child. Our elders said that one person is enough. If we find two, that’s a lot. Three is too much. 

We’re still in search of that person or persons. That person will receive all the strength and knowledge that we have. all our power. That person will become our leader. 

The same is true of countries. Countries are coming together to help one another. We are working on this, for everything will come to one at the end. Wars taking place are part of the purification, depleting the population. Whoever is left will come together and become one. Teachings, understanding, and language become one. 


Every morning we pray. It will be our prayers that will make a difference. I encourage you to make prayers each day. When you make prayers, when your prayers are strong enough, your own homeland will remain standing, like a mesa. 

We know there are spirits watching over us, everywhere and in certain areas. There are sacred areas, where spirits live. So l’m asking you to keep your prayers up. 

Even with prayers you many not be able to see what’s happening. Your dreams can tell you many things, the truth. Reality happens later. Not losing faith in that part of yourself will keep us going forward. If you run into a wall, back up, and continue. 

We are told that, at the Time of Emergence, writings were left behind, writings that tell of our history. These areas are sacred, with spirits. Desecration of sacred areas will turn on you. Maybe Hopi will stand up for you, maybe not. Don’t point fingers or judge. 


All the teachings that have been handed down must be taken seriously. At the end will be a world court, judgment day. Listen. Take it seriously. 

This is a lot to be talked about. Keep your prayers up. The outcome depends on our hearts, our souls. I hope that these words spoken today, this message. is taken into your hearts and souls. 

Take this wisdom home. 

Hopi katchina male and female shalako Mother Earth by Roanna Jackson, First Mesa, AZ.

Recommended reading: Meditations with the Hopi by Robert Boissiere, Bear & Company, 1986.