Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thank you for your interest in what happens to "old" students of Joel's, those who move on and away from The Infinite Way.

I, for one, continue my meditations, my studies and writing. I am doing a survey of meditators and researching mindfulness meditation. I delight in the fact that my unfoldment really came before and independent of Joel's teachings, although I learned much from him.

I have always been interested in helping others, my original interest was to be a doctor.  I became a school teacher instead. Later, I taught and did healing practitioner work in my career in The Infinite Way.  Joel taught that we should not be "do gooders." Rather do world work.  I did lots of world work.

Now, I am a "do gooder" active in helping to address the problem of sexual abuse on college campuses. I am helping in a way that I can given my circumstances and associations. I was asked and so I respond.  It is much more gratifying than the disassociation techniques taught by Joel. We still must LIVE in the world.  We have chosen to incarnate and that means we live in human bodies, with other humans, in the way that humans live.

Some call the term "householder", those who are not monks or ascetics. Joel urged us to be "householders" in the world working in jobs and with families. This means we have to behave a certain way and it is very "crazy making" to have to constantly ignore worldly things we need to face for family and work.

I wish you all well in your journey and know that you will find the truth for you, with or without Joel.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Good to see you all using these articles and something about Practitioners

So nice to have you come visit to find out more truth about The Infinite Way.  Many of you come looking for practitioners.  I am sorry that I have none to recommend.  I had a very nice, successful practice and am happy to help anyone who needs it, as are a few of my students who were also IW practitioners. Now, however, they only work with people who are ok with us not being followers of the Infinite Way. We use many of the principles and have the same level of success, but it would not be honest of us to not share that we are no longer part of The Infinite Way philosophy.  Be sure that you check references for anyone you are referred to for there are no requirements to be called "an Infinite Way practitioner."   The practitioner should be a meditator and one that can explain all the principles to you.  Check them out and be honest with yourself.  Many come to a practitioner because they don't want to spend money on doctors. This is considered a "free" service. If this is your only motivation, it is a poor one.



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An Opportunity for Correction



It is very important that the public understand this information so that future students are not given wrong impressions and made to think that the business of The Infinite Way™ carries a spiritual authority. Each student must find their own confirmation of truth with factual research, study and meditation.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Reason I Share These Experiences and Discoveries

It is difficult to bring the points presented here to your attention.  It would be much easier to just walk away and never look back.  I have, however, spent several decades in The Infinite Way™ as a devoted teacher and practitioner.  I therefore feel a responsibility to anyone looking into this path as it exists today. I have been offered huge sums of money for private instruction for certification as teacher and practitioner of Joel's method. There is no such thing. It has been gratifying to have hundreds of students follow and trust my websites (www.circleofchristhood.webs.com, www.infiniteway.com, etc.).

It is with regret that I share the information here, but the following quotes from the Dalai Lama speak to my intentions.

Comments by the Dalai Lama found on  http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/briefing-document-on-sogyal-rinpoche/

"In 1994 the Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama hosted a conference for Western Buddhist teachers. One of the items on the agenda was how to deal with the increasing number of charlatans posing as qualified gurus who were using their positions of power to inflict physical and mental abuse on unwitting disciples: a question prompted in part by Sogyal Rinpoche’s ‘enlightened activities’. The Dalai’s advice?  ‘Criticize openly,’ His Holiness declared. ‘That’s the only way. If there is incontrovertible evidence of wrongdoing, teachers should be confronted with it. They should be allowed to admit their wrongs, make amends, and undergo a rehabilitation process. If a teacher won’t respond, students should publish the situation in a newspaper, not omitting the teacher’s name,” His Holiness said. “The fact that the teacher may have done many other good things should not keep us silent.” Again, in 2001, when answering a similar question, he advised potential converts to check a guru’s qualifications carefully; ‘The best thing is,‘ the Dalai Lama said, ‘whenever exploitation, sexual abuse or money abuse happen, make them public.’
"Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, was among a group of two dozen Western teachers who discussed the sexual misconduct of Buddhist teachers with the Dalai Lama last year in India. According to Kornfield, the Tibetan Buddhist leader told the Americans to “always let people know when things are wrong. Put it in the newspapers if you must do so.”



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Why is Joel's Teaching Important

For those interested in a Christian approach to meditation and spiritual healing, Joel presents a very compelling philosophy.

In my experience, the most unique and important principle taught by Joel is the Nature of Error.  We must give him credit for his wonderful teachings of meditation, dominion and prayer. For those in the study, there is much to inspire and illuminate.

Inner Kingdom

Joel NEVER created the Inner Kingdom Course. This is a creation of Sue Ropac and her mother, Geri MacDonald.  When I worked for them, I had access to all the papers in the office. Never did I come across a "secret list."  In fact, one of the reasons I resigned my volunteer position was over a disagreement regarding an idea I proposed to Geri and Sue.

I thought it would be nice to have a transcript available for students who did not like, or could not hear the tapes.  These could be sold for around $5.00 to help students study.  Since a typed transcript for an hour tape was about 9 pages of typing (I did many of these, so I knew the size) and the Monthly Letter was 9 pages folded to 18 for the booklet (cost $1.50), it seemed fair to charge about $5.00.  Sue did not like this and felt it would undermine tape sales. We disagreed, and Geri decided to back Sue.

Within months of my departure, The Inner Kingdom Course was "discovered." It is a series of selected tapes (I suspect Sue and Geri made their own list).  Each tape is released at one time with transcripts of the tape in a folder. The master list is not published. If you have bought one of the tapes in the Kingdom Course, you do not get credit for it. You must buy it again.  It is implied that this is an "advanced course."  (There are advanced tapes throughout Joel's collection, but they are identified in a special way. I have discussed this for many years and students should know how to discern the advanced tapes by now.)

Over the years, students have asked for proof of the surprise document found in the archives.  No proof has ever materialized. There is no list, no paper, no special instruction.  Some have been told it was given in spiritual communication with Joel. That is to say, it was "channeled." This is a new way to avoid providing physical evidence.

No student has reported the course to be any more or less wonderful than Joel's other tapes. In fact, there is much disappointment in the quality, editing and production of this course. Many have reported to me that they lost interest after the initial introduction.

Students of The Inner Kingdom Course are allowed to attend an annual hour class given by Sue Ropac. I recommend that you research this well before attending.