One Who Wakes | John Mark Stroud

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The Gift of Revelation…

puzzleHello Beautiful Friends, As I sit in the lounge of our Airstream travel trailer looking out over the rugged coastline of Big Sur, California, the last rays of the setting sun are caressing the sky and ocean. It is hard to actually tell where one ends and the other begins. Beautiful! Cindy and I have been so blessed by our ongoing Spirit-lead journey in our Airstream. It is so wonderful to wake to new views and breathtaking vistas regularly.

Ahhh, Presence made easy by all things always being new. There is little time or ability to fall into patterns, habits … Read More >

Home Free – Moved only by the winds of Spirit

Greetings Beautiful Friends!

Hard to believe that our last posting was in January just after Cindy’s heart surgery. Nine months have passed and we’ve had the chance to see many of you during our travels over that time. For those we’ve missed, here’s an update:

First off, Cindy’s newly revised heart is serving her quite well. It has been a renewal of spirit as well as form. A big thank you to all who have inquired about her, and supported her with your love. A few weeks after her surgery, we spent some time in Brazil at the Casa of … Read More >

Gratitude and a New Heart

Hello Beautiful Friends,

Welcome to 2015! This is going to be an amazing year!

2014 ended with a surprise for Cindy and I. Cindy had been having some shortness of breath recently. She went to the hospital to have a test done. That test discovered she had several major blockages in the arteries of her heart. At 11:00am the next morning, New Years eve, she had Heart by-pass surgery.  The surgery was 6 hours and she had 5 bypass’s done.

Her recovery has been miracles to say the least. We were released from the hospital just 4 days after the … Read More >

An Invitation to Allow….

When the Spirit moves…Mystery unfolds into deeper Mystery! Wow, Creation Rocks!

Cindy and I have been moved to put our house in Asheville, NC on the market for sale. We have no idea where we are going. We are just resting in the Trust that Spirit has it all worked out. This choice is also providing both of us some great mind watching opportunities.

We are so deeply grateful for this home. It was perfect to birth and host One Who Wakes as it grew in its extension of Love. How many houses can hold 40 people in the living Read More >

A Personal Sharing from John Mark

Beautiful Friends, I greet you with great Joy and Celebration. I feel moved to this personal sharing and a One Who Wakes update. Let me begin with some history and context.

As many of you know, the public work of One Who Wakes began in March 2012 with our first Waking Up to the Movies. Joining with Jeshua to watch movies was such a fun and powerful part of my own pathway, and I am so grateful to have been able to share many of them with you. We now have 45 movies, with the Spirit’s Guided Commentary, in the

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The ego’s only fear is YOU!

In this dialogue we take a look at the songs of Jim Morrison and the Doors and reveal how their lyrics echo important themes from A Course in Miracles. We begin at the beginning. Why the dream? A tiny mad idea born in curiosity and freedom. Then we forgot we are dreaming and fell into specialness. It is through our recognition of our brother as our equal that salvation dawns. Our choice remains to open the unlocked prison door and return to the freedom that birthed us, if we will recognize the Ego’s greatest fear. Will we remember that we … Read More >

The Short Course – The Introduction to A Course in Miracles

In this Dialogue, offered at the beginning of the year when many ACIM students are starting the workbook lessons, John Mark reviews the Course’s introduction as its entire message contained in the “short course.” Starting with a great video clip from the Bob Newhart show, he speaks to the dissolution of fear through the abandonment of beliefs and concepts. Are your thoughts troubling you? Just stop it! ACIM is an accelerated, but not exclusive, pathway to enlightenment. Waking up to Truth is the requirement made of every separated mind. The truth of your union with God is the curriculum; your … Read More >

The burden of beliefs & Who is the believer?

vimeo Burden of Beliefs.003This Dialogue goes straight to the dismantling of the egoic self and its meaningless thought system. We begin to suspect that beliefs and concepts are inherently flawed, when we remember how readily we trade old versions of “truth” for new more spiritual versions. How can we be sure that what we hold as truth today is any more valid than what we held as truth five, ten, or even one year ago? Creating a belief requires the creation of a believer. This ceaseless belief exchange serves as a distraction from the essential question: who is the believer? If you identify … Read More >

re-MIND-ed Awakening is simply about being re-MIND-ed

In this wonderful Dialogue, John Mark speaks to us about our true identity as Awareness itself. Using the symbol of a computer running programs, he compares the computer’s neutrality in accepting and running all programs, without judgement, and remaining unaffected in any way by the type of program that is run, to the field of Awareness which also allows all creations to arise within it. Focus on our individual experience is the effect of mis-identifying ourselves as the programs being run, rather than the computer. All that we experience is occurring in the infinite Mind of God. Awakening is simply … Read More >

The Doldrums

Using the symbol of a sailboat, John Mark uses references from ACIM and other sources, to outline some stages of the spiritual path.  The process of “undoing” can bring disorientation as we recognize the valuelessness of what we once held dear.  Attempts to direct our awakening under the efforts of our own mind will soon leave us adrift, and will increase the disorientation.  It can feel like a ship caught in a windless doldrum.  Rather than becoming depressed, or abandoning the path, we can see this as an indication that we have neared our final act of willfulness, which is … Read More >