One Who Wakes | John Mark Stroud


When a Man Loves a Women – Waking Up to the Movies

This week’s feature for Waking Up to the Movies is: When a Man Loves A Woman, Friday Nov. 30, 6:30pm

Ego is the greatest addiction of all. We explore some of the ways the ego manifests as Ego Wars in relationship.

Plot: Michael and Alice Green (Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan) appear to be the perfect yuppie couple. They live in a cozy San Francisco home and have two lovely young daughters. They’re passionate about their jobs (he’s an airline pilot, she’s a junior-high guidance counselor). And after five years of marriage, they still look at each other with the … Read More >

Thanksgiving Message

As we move into the week of Thanksgiving, we often pause to consider all for which we are grateful, to count our blessings as the saying goes.  I opened my mind to Christ for guidance on this note and I was surprised by what came.

We are so rooted in our physical body/mind experience, that if you were to make a list of things for which you are grateful, it would most likely be full of things. Yes, form or stuff.  I was moved to share a simple request.  

Will you please join me in being grateful for the Read More >

Ego Wars & the Special Relationship

Awakening is a process of becoming increasingly Aware of how the Ego mind plays its games of separation. Some of these games are overt, while most are very subtle. John Mark shares six primary ways in which the Ego works its desire for separation and specialness. It is only when we become Aware, that we are able to choose to let go of those fear-based ways of thinking and being. This Awareness leads to True Forgiveness. You can use the simple standard of “Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy?” Look deeply within at … Read More >

Question & Answer

 No set topic or agenda for this Dialogue. John Mark simply takes    questions from those in attendance and some who sent in questions over the internet. As always some great music was shared too. Have a question yourself? Feel free to email John Mark at This dialogue was recorded Nov. 2, 2012. Click here to view the video in Vimeo.

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