Paul Lowe has spent his life investigating the maximum potential for human beings and has found it to be vast, limitless and available to everybody. For forty years he travelled around the world, encouraging people to move beyond what is normally thought of as possible or impossible. He has a remarkable facilty to show people what they are not seeing about themselves, and shares his insights with caring, and perhaps most importantly, humour.
Since retiring from public life in 2007, Paul has continued to send regular emails to a group of of people that were involved in his work and a few others, responding to our state of consciousness, situations in the world and the evolution of our human destiny.
This blog is NewRealities attempt to bring Paul's observations to a greater audience. Feel free to post any comments about what you read here. While Paul may not respond directly, we want to make this an open dialogue among our readers. For more information about Paul Lowe or recordings of Paul Lowe's talks from the past few years go to: paullowe.miamedia.org
Photo by Devesh
In the East, one description of Enlightenment is:
"When the seer and the seen are one."
So no seer, so no seen, so no one?
New Zen Haiku:
'When the seer and the seen are one
I think it was at the last meeting -
we had a session where everyone called out why they had not 'got it'.
I think it was the funniest session we ever had.
I expect Mia has it on CD: http://paullowe.miamedia.org
You see, there is no valid excuse.
If you are not awake it is because you do not want to be - enough.
Get together with some friends - and look carefully.
What you will discover is that you have conditions. Lots.
Some of them will be obvious, and many of them will be subtle.
You will find that you want the phenomenon - on your terms.
And it is your terms that are screening you from the awakened state.
So workshops, meditation, mantras, techniques - all to delay the
The inevitable? - Stop holding - anything.
That includes your identity - what you call 'you.'
What is amazing is, that not only is it very simple,
this information has been around - forever.
And there is no alternative. None.
Nothing, nothing, nothing, in itself, works. Nothing.
There is no alternative to:
"Being here now." "This is It." "Unconditional Awareness."
That sort of thing.
As said, it is very simple. All that is needed is to make unconditional
awareness your absolute priority - in every single moment.
Unconditional awareness your absolute priority with every action, word,
thought. Nothing, nothing is more important than being aware of the moment.
You get upset. Your priority is not the upset, but being aware of the upset.
You are elated. Repeat as above.
Orgasm. Repeat as above.
Foot stuck in the railway line, and a train is coming. Repeat as above.
In all instances, take appropriate measures, but always, always, always -
Of course, if you want to tell everyone the reasons why 'It' is not
happening for you, have fun - make up even more excuses - for weak
snivelling excuses are all they are.
Keep watching that mind. It does not matter - nothing matters.
It is your life, and you are totally responsible for how you want to live it.
No one else's business. You don't even have to be honest to yourself!
The thing is - the more honest you are the more fun you are having.
As a possibility, consider:
Nothing is more, or less, important than anything else.
What question comes up - maybe the most, is relationships. Over and over.
Consider: There is no such such thing as a relationship.
The imagined idea of a relationship is based on time - and there isn't any.
Just this moment - relating.
What we do not realise is, that we do not realise how much we assume that
we are 'couples.' In even the slightest more advanced state of
consciousness couples are not natural. Our natural state is alone, or community.
Jealousy probable generates as much negativity and anger as anything else
on the planet. We just don't seem to be able/want to adjust - to be alone,
or sharing in a community. Extreme: Muslims.
And just what is the state of the average relationship? Not very pretty eh.
Check it out. Ask around. We are so conditioned that we do not even
consider that two people can live together without disruptive compromise.
(Adjustments, yes, but compromise eventually begets resentment.)
Just visualise those laughing, smiling, happy faces at the weddings -
and what takes place at the average divorce settlement.
(Of course it does not have to be that way - if we do not listen to
religious and other such toxic conditioning.)
When you get angry, resentful, complaining, jealous, do you actually
experience the phenomenon? Do you actually know what is happening?
Answer? - No. If you did, the phenomenon would dissolve.
Check it out - when you get riotously jealous, what are you actually
assuming? This person is 'yours'? You have exclusive right over this
person - because they made a (false) promise years ago? Have you not
changed? Have they not changed? Has not everything changed? And who gave
you the right? That piece of religious/government paper? Come on - wake up!
It is just your insecure ego.
What actually is the process. This?:
You 'fall in love'/your chemicals get infatuated/either this is 'the
perfect soul mate - or you give up looking.
You live together, you discover lots of things about the other you didn't
realise - because they/you can no longer be on best behaviour all the
time; you grow tired/used/bored - with the sex and each other; you have
met someone who is more exciting?
When you meet someone new to whom you are attracted you usually feel
excited; fresh; you have changed since the last time you were infatuated;
not encumbered with domestic practicalities; they/you are are on your best
behaviour; and lots of other things.
Imagine: Living in a smallish community. Not exclusive to other
communities, but in numbers where you know everyone. 100?
We are all open to each other. We do not have to identify which child
'belongs' to whom - because, first of all we cannot be sure who has
'fathered' the child, and because we consider all the children as family.
(Or even more advanced - we are in no need to divert our energies - thus
do not need children to distract us from the discomfort of the moment.)
What freedom eh. Free to love, share, look after the children. All one.
My brother Clive is a sort of a 'into seeing the future genius.'
He was one of the first to put a computer into a production line.
He tried 'Time Share' way before it caught on.
He saw the shape of modern cars before they happened, and designed a rail
transport system that would have solved most of our road congestion.
And so on.
His major thing is community. He has worked out intricate practical
details of how a community could work that would not only be fun, but very
No takers. Once again, he feels discouraged. As with all his other visions
- he is too early. (And being too early, it maybe too late.
We really don't have much time to change the way we are living.)
A community does not have to live on the same land - just close, each
person having a space where they can be alone if they feel to, and have a
communal area where everyone can be together for some of the time.
And no hierarchy! Everyone is equally responsible - for everything.
When you want it enough, and can see it, it is happening already.
But, are you ready to be that open - share, on every level - even on the
thought level? Until then - carry on compromising - as best you can.
Being so complete, being alone is not being alone,
or, a fun, adventurous, loving community.
You can do it. There are enough of you reading this that coming together
would make it happen - easy. Just disconnect with your present way of
living, and it will happen. It is just if you want it enough.
Some people have written to say Paul has not written much lately.
It's true - I checked it up on Alan's site he has for me on this site
I usually forget what/when I have written so it nice to be able to check
it out on his site. In chronological order as well.
Once again, thank you Alan.
Not been very inspired to write lately - very 'unreal'; busy on the
land; been sharing the same thing for over forty-five years. More actually.
Someone wrote to say that I sounded discouraged... or something.
Not at all. No expectations, so no disappointments. Just love and caring.
If even just one person feels supported/encouraged/gets something that
helps them to become more aware of their freedom - wonderful!
And I do understand - the old is so strong, and so few examples of people
getting free of their fearful behavioural patterns, and thus living
delightfully. It seems it takes everything (or a tragedy) to get out of
our addiction to the control of the mind's idea of past and projected future.
I know I have written many times about how despicably humans behave.
Not a judgement. For me, just a fact.
Although we are all beautifully the same at the source, most people, most
of the time are so centred on themselves they do not realise what 'damage'
they are creating - for/in themselves, and others - by their unawareness
of their anger, resentment, blame, and complaint. No worries.
And not everyone. Not all.
We have many very beautiful, caring and loving beings on the planet.
For you at least - does not have to be hopeless.
Just allow yourself to see yourself free - and
We assume... and that could be the basis of our unconsciousness.
If we really, really know, then we do not need to assume?
But what do we really, really know - about anything?
(And does it matter anyway!)
For instance, some people are adamant about only having native species of
plants and trees in their garden. Understood. Yet, what is a native
species? Native to the country? Native to that part of the country? Native
to that type of soil in that part of the country?
If we are really only going to allow native species in the country then
most Caucasians will have to move out of the country they are living in.
And even 'the original inhabitants' - were they really the first?
So I am told, at one time the earth was covered in heaving masses of hot
so if there were native species then they were very different to us.
For most 'white people' to call the country they are living in 'their
country' is just not true. Visitors.
Here is another one - obvious I know, yet we seem just to go along with it.
In most countries, vicious laws surrounding Marijuana.
Helicopters fly over here looking for Cannabis growing.
I think they cost about US$2,500 an hour.
Studies show that comparatively few people are taken to hospital for
emergencies; and very few car accidents are caused by people who are high
And very little physical damage has been proved.
Yet for smoking and alcohol....
Just watched a panel doco (documentary)
All the people on the panel were of different religions.
One thing they did all agree on: we need religion - otherwise we would not
have the necessary guidance we need to decide what is right and wrong. !!!
I think - time to let go of all our ideas.
Ready? - Go!
Lots of talk now about the possibility of there being simultaneous multi
dimensions. Here is one way of looking at the subject of dimensions:
On the planet at the moment we have approximately 6.9 billion of them.
To play with...
Until we reach and can express from the level of consciousness that is
described in the East as: "When the seer and the seen are one" - each
person is a world on to themselves.
Let's say there is a uncontaminated 'soul' in each person - a place that
is so deep it has not been touched by life's circumstance and
conditioning. It is pure: "As a little child."
Although the source is pure, when a person wants to speak they have to
talk via their mind - and the mind has been conditioned by life's
circumstances and conditioning.
So we are talking through all the (distorted) ideas that have been placed
in the mind.
So when a person who has been brought up as a Jew, Muslim, Christian,
Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist talks, they talk through those levels of the way
they have been taught to see and experience life. That is clear isn't it?
- each person sees through the way they have been taught to see.
So if a person says they feel they have been hurt by another person it
does not mean that the person has done something hurtful - their reality
may be very different.
Although we all think we are in the same reality, we are not.
Of corse there are agreed standards - a tree is a tree.
Yet even there, if a botanist goes into a forest he will see a tree as one
thing, and a carpenter, wood pulper, tree feller will see the tree in a totally
'All things being equal, they are not equal.'
So we keep bumping into each other. We talk 'at' each other.
We just just keep taking for granted that the way we are seeing it is the
way it is.
Like is said of snowflakes - we are all unique.
so she could 'see the beauty in modern contemporary art.'
(A drawn squiggle is childish to one person - and worth millions to someone else.)
Here is what we may be missing:
When we look at humans we assume we are all the same - but with different views.
If the views are not the same as ours, then the the other is just not as intelligent.
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists - are all convinced there is
only one way - theirs. So all anybody has to do 'to get it right' is to see it their way.
Easy. (The Buddha and the Taliban?)
If we look back - even just a little way, we can see how our tastes and
ideas have changed. What was a scandal at one time and is not even noted now.
(Did you know that Prince Charles 'officially' had two mistresses while he
was married to Dianne?) And some of the music of the time, so outdated now.
And yet, in some things, there were visionaries - who were appreciating
the forward thinkers of their time. So we have to keep checking - is our
vision being corrupted by fashion, or are we really seeing/rejecting
beauty in this moment.
It is true that we do all seem to be of the same species,
but there any comparison needs to end.
All things being equal, we are not all equal. At the core, yes.
Stephen Hawkins is as much a genius when he is sleep as when he is awake.
The same with all humans - whether we are awake or in our normal state - asleep, we are 'That.'
Yet in our day-to-day level of operating we are very asleep to who we we
really are - and at very different levels. Some are very, very asleep, some a little
more awake, and a few, very few, much more awake.
So the typical 'Red Neck' cannot really be seen as in the same category as
an awakened one. The basic level of Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu,
Buddhist, Politician, Corporate Executive - compared to those who are said
to be awake.
And even then there seems to be different levels in awareness in those who
are said to have awakened. Jesus is said to have performed miracles, and
those in 'higher levels of consciousness' saying these are childish things
to do, and interfere with the natural order. And so on.
As an exercise, imagine different levels of consciousness as different
distances from the planet. Those who are very awake are furthest away, and
those who are most asleep are on the ground. (Some are even in holes!)
Those who are furthest away have the better perspective - so have less
expectations, and have more compassion. Those on the ground have no
perspective at all. They don't even know they are so asleep so do not
realise there is something else to know.
Any idea where you are?
Difficult to assess oneself isn't it - we either under or over estimate.
Usually you can only tell how far you have come - but not how far there is to go.
Suggestion: ask your friends. Also, ask a good psychic.
Not that it matters, nothing 'matters' and,
the more awake you are the more fun you will having,
and the more you will be enjoying being in a human body.
and being open for whatever - including anything else that I may not be seeing.
This way, life just seems to live me - perfectly and fulfillingly.
If we are open to looking seems we are (and always have been) getting
strong and clear messages from many sources. NDE's, Anthony de Mello,
Bashar, Seth, and many others:
we are not who we think we are, we are much, much more,
and life is nothing like what we think it is. Wonderful.
Every now and again I get a visit from the man who supplies our water
filters. Alan. He lived and worked for many years with Mahesh Maharishi - a 'real' guru.
He was also one of his top international meditation teachers, and lived
for some time in one of the isolated meditation groups that Mahesh has
I love the stories he tells of Mahesh.
Seems to me, he was one of the very clearest - who decided to stay in
touch with this level, and play with what can be done to us wake up.
I love chatting at this level. Very rare.
Great you enjoyed Eckhart. Certainly uplifts lots of people doesn't he.
Sending you lots of love...