There is a window peeper in all of us. Most people are not as daring as the fifteen-year-old “hidden observer” in the above video. Most people act as hidden observers in safer ways.
My Psychology of Consciousness class taught by the beloved Indian professor the late Dr. Som Gay is where I first heard about the hidden observer in all of us. I learned many important ideas and concepts from the remarkable Dr. Gay. WORDS ARE TRAPS, the koan Dr. gave us in class, which lingered in the back reaches of my mind as I went about my studies and work as a stand-up comedian. I had already been involved in comedy for a couple of years before I took Dr. Gay’s class. I also took the class, Psychology of Religious Experience taught by Dr. Roy Dixon Robinson. My complete devotion to comedy along with my Psychology and Speech classes are what contributed to putting me on the cusp for receiving the enlightening vision along with hearing Dr. Gay uttering the koan WORDS ARE TRAPS. The veils (illusions) which cover our Universal Consciousness that we all share behind our egos were corrected, healed and removed from me. I found myself. When we find ourselves we find all other selves. This is the ultimate realization behind all religions and traditions and has been called Self-Realization among other names. My upcoming book explains how I accomplished the merger of my individual psychology with our group psychology. The universal path that I accidently traveled will be given to readers in a simple way for you to compare and contrast your life to mine. We all have gifts to contribute to humanity. My gift to the expanding consciousness movement is to guide seekers in universal perceptions that I perceived and integrated into my being which caused me to permanently realize our group consciousness. This is what we are here for, that is, to realize ourselves. There is no greater bliss and joy in this life than feeling the completion that comes at the moment of Self-Realization when a person realizes what is going on psychophysically with everyone.
We become the hidden observer when we realize we can observe our own thoughts. It is like we are peeping into the window of our soul or ego and this can lead us to realize UniversalConsciousness and live in the relief that we are in touch with what is happening psychophysically with everyone. Activities that keep us in present time tune us into the hidden observer or window peeper effect.
View the trailer below to see another improper hidden observer.
I was born in Wisconsin to a Roman Catholic family. My mother June was a talented writer and started her own service club. My father Joe was a Right-of-Way agent for Bell telephone. Joe was an avid golfer and overall sports enthusiast. Joe would play sports with me and I became a life-long athlete.
I was known as a rebel and was expelled from the Catholic school I attended at the age of fourteen. I was arrested at nineteen for being a thief and was placed on probation. Around this time, not being happy, I turned inward. I worked at different jobs that did not satisfy my budding inner life. I traveled down south several times reading books trying to find myself. In 1980, at the age of twenty-seven, I enrolled at a local college. I was now in an interesting environment. I was curious about almost everything and I eventually majored in speech and psychology or speaking and thinking.
Many people told me that I was funny. I was able to make them laugh about unusual subjects. In the summers of 1981 and 1982, while still a college student, I traveled to Minneapolis and pursued the art of stand-up comedy. During these summers I would write comedy, run twenty-five miles a week and perform comedy at night. I was also a juggler but did not juggle in my stand-up act. I took up Hatha yoga and studied nutrition. In Minneapolis, I interacted with the local up-and-coming comedians. Minneapolis at that time had a small close-knit comedy culture that produced a good number of comedians and some became quite famous. I was making audiences laugh shortly after I started. During this time I was also performing comedy in other cities. I planned on being a professional comedian.
Catholicism conditioned me to have a clear inner voice. I had to make people laugh and the only way I could see to do it was to be brutally honest with myself. I thought honesty would align me with common reality. The Sisters of St. Agnes, who taught me, always told me to tell the truth. So I was continually examining myself and weeding out delusional thinking. This became my way of life.
One day in 1983, I was alone at my parents house and all of a sudden I had a massive spontaneous kundalini awakening. The awakening of this spiritual energy made me realize my self. I achieved the ability, among others, to see through other peoples egos or read their hearts. I was forever changed. In 1983 there was no internet or otherwise easily accessible information for me to be able to find out what had happened to me. Because of the massive explosion of energy my nervous and digestive system had to rebuild.
Due to what happened to me, I changed my plans and soon moved in with my best friend and her son. We lived together for many years. I hid out in college going on and off for thirteen years. I read one book after another to understand what happened to me. I eventually received an M.A. in Speech/Rhetoric and also amassed many extra college credits. Currently I am an investor and forever a student.
I am repentant of the trouble I got into years ago and the embarrassment it brought to my parents. People that knew me when I was a kid remark that I sure changed my ways. I went through what I call psycho/spiritual/physical alchemy or I transformed myself by healing the past and living in the ongoing present.
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