Spiritual Beings Having A Human Experience

We had our second Tybee Spirit service last night, and the topic was on our second principal; “We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience.”

It sounds really awesome, but what does it mean?

Here is a recording of the talk, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Saying Goodbye

LossOn new years day, the news came that our dear family friend Katie Pynn had suddenly and very unexpectedly passed away.

She was only in her early thirties.

Katie and her husband Keith, along with their two children, have been an internal part of our lives for about seven years now. Our daughters were born within a week of each other.

They came over for dinner on a regular basis, we had birthday parties, Halloween parties, and they became renowned for their annual Christmas party.

Everybody loved Katie.

She had lost her parents earlier in life, and I always thought that it was for this reason that she saw life and all of us so deeply.

She decided to rise from her adversity, have a family and children, and enjoy life to the fullest every moment.

She was the one who tied balloons on your mailbox on your birthday.

She was the one who knew you better and on a deeper level than anyone else did.

Knowing that I didn’t drink, she would always make sure to have a pot of coffee when we went over there.

She had insisted on coming over to our house and moving Heather’s car around in the driveway every day while we were away for the holidays. “I’m not gonna take care of your animals but I will move the car around to make it look like somebody is home.” she said.

Katie and Heather

Katie and Heather

 

When we arrived home from our trip, the car was sitting directly in the center of the driveway, where Katie had parked it.

Keith, Holland, Katie, and Alice Beth Pynn.

Keith, Holland, Katie, and Alice Beth Pynn.

Needless to say, a lot of us have been walking around in a daze all month.

I cry a little bit at a time every day. Heather has been crying herself to sleep every night and asked me last night, “When will I stop crying?”

And then she said, “I just want her to come back!”

This is a hard one.

It hurts a lot and in the deepest of places.

We know that Katie would never have agreed to leave her children. This would be her worst nightmare.

Personally, I do not remember deciding to come to earth. For me, it was as if I just woke up here in this body. I slowly came into consciousness.

So why should we think that we have any say about when and how we leave here?

And being okay with that reality is not the easiest thing to do.

But that is the reality, and that is what Katie’s passing has brought to the table for all of us.

Nevertheless, I do not feel as if the world is cruel and random. That never felt right to me. After all, we are on a large rock, we are surrounded by gravitational force that is just perfect, the rock is rotating around the sun while spinning at a whopping 66,000 miles an hour.

So what I have told my wife and will continue to tell her, as well as myself, is “Ask yourself what you can learn from Katie.” “Ask yourself how you can take your experiences with her and rise up and be a better person.” “Ask yourself how can we be to other people, what she was to us.”

The Reverend Dale Worley told me the other night that, “Some people just shut down and go away, and others just rise up and get stronger.”

And he is exactly right.

In the past couple of weeks, I have wanted to shut down and just go away and quit everything.

But I am not going to. I am not going backwards. My wife and I will keep going onward together, along with all those who love us and who loved Katie so dearly.

I will continue to spread the message that though we don’t always understand it, and sometimes it really hurts, all things in the Universe are in Divine Order. The Universe IS Divine Order.

Nothing is ever going to be the same again. Things have changed. We are going to change.

Let our lights shine a little brighter. Let us shine a little brighter onto those around us.

Things ain’t gonna be the same, that is for sure.

Because we knew Katie, our lives are going to be better. In this way, she will always be with us.

Katie Pynn

Katie Pynn

 

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Preserverance

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

With approximately four minutes to go in the game, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks threw his fourth interception of the game.

There had been no sign of offense for Seattle at all. The seven points they had scored had come from special teams, when they successfully faked a field goal attempt.

The Green Bay Packers had shut them down completely.

I texted my friend Donna, who is a Green Bay Packers FANATIC and asked her, “Where are we going to watch the Super Bowl?”

Then I went to the other side of the house and told my wife, “The game is over, and my team won and we are going to the Super Bowl!”

I could have easily had already turned the t.v. off, but I’d let it stay on.

Upon returning to the living room it seemed that Seattle had somehow scored. They were lining up to make on onside kick.

Which landed directly onto a Green Bay Packer, who dropped it into the hands of a Seahawk.

Now I screamed.

Seattle scored again and went ahead by three points.

The Packers had a minute and a half left, and they went down the field and out comes the field goal kicker, who had already kicked four field goals.

I couldn’t watch.

Heather said, “I thought you said the game was over?”

Most people know by now that Seattle won the game in overtime. It was one of the greatest NFL games ever.

The reason why I’ve made the game my topic today is because, of course, I am a football fanatic myself.

But what we saw yesterday, what made this particular game one of the greatest all time games, was a thing called “Perseverance.”

It isn’t often that we get to see someone standing in the face of so much adversity just stand up and say, “Well you have beat me down for 95% of the day, but we still have a couple of minutes left here.”

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks proved that it does not matter what happened ten minutes ago.

It doesn’t matter what happened for most of the game, or for most of your life.

The past is just that; the past.

When he threw that fourth interception, most teams would have conceded. “Nothing has gone right all day, and now this is the cherry on top.”

What kind of person can just completely erase the past from his mind and be here right now?

How often do we bring our past into our present?

How often do we think that just because it has been this way for a long time, or just because every time we have tried in the past we have failed, that things have to stay the same? Or that it is going to fail again this time?

True, we are supposed to learn from our past mistakes.

True, sometimes I fix a mistake only to find another mistake to make.

I am sure that Green Bay fans everywhere were celebrating the win, just as I was. There is no doubt that many television sets were turned off shortly after Wilsons fourth interception.

The announcers were wrapping it up and as far as everyone was concerned, it was over.

Is it over for me?

Is it over for you?

The message today is that whatever mistakes or bad decision we’ve made in the past, no matter what we have done that we may feel bad about, no matter about anything… that was “then.”

And this is “Now.”

(Just for the record, I was pulling for the Green Bay Packers)

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My Resolution for 2015

OSHO relolutionIt might be a strange idea, but can we consider that we are perfect just like we are?

I probably should cut back on my coffee drinking, could be a lot more adamant about exercise and working out, and I could probably be “better” at most things, but at what point do we say, “ENOUGH!”

At what point do we stop focusing on what we don’t do well enough?

How about being happy right now? How about loving ourselves right now, just the way we are right now?

Is there really such a need to push and force ourselves to do things that we really don’t want to do?

You are better off if you can just “be real.”

Sounds too easy doesn’t it?

So I will ask you the same question that I posed to those who were at our first service of Tybee Spirit; “If you tell me that God made you, then how can you think that there is something wrong with you???”

Go ahead and make your mental list. Of course I know that there are many many things wrong with you. There are many things that you should have that you don’t have. I know that you should be better than you are.

I’ve been conditioned by the same society that you have.

And it is all rubbish!!! We’ve been had.

Sitting here on this new years eve, I resolve to have no resolutions. I am just going to be happy and enjoy myself just like I am.

Take my word for it, just a few moments of everything being okay will be plenty to turn you from thinking that “everything needs improvement.”

It is all perfect.

Happy New Year from my family to yours!

 

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The “Maiden Voyage”

Tybee Spirit held our first service on Wednesday of this week, and it left me speechless.

I am a changed man.

Everything is different now though, even if I’m not sure how to explain it.

We will have video and audio available some time in the coming weeks and will be sure to post and let you know.

There were many people who played a role, and to each of you, THANK YOU!!!

We had so much fun and so much celebration and there was so much SPIRIT in the house, that it was hard to believe.

But I saw it with my own eyes and felt it with my own heart.

We will be having our next service on Wednesday January 28th, once again at 6:30 at the Ocean Plaza on Tybee. I will be speaking, and will once again be joined by Reverend Dale Worley from Unity of Savannah, who will bless us with his amazing music. (and yes we will play more music together).

So mark those calendars and plan on joining us!

Many blessings!

Kyle

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Tybee Spirit First Service!

If you are in our area, please come and celebrate with Tybee Spirit at our first service!

Wednesday December 17th
6:30 p.m. Service followed by snacks and refreshments
Ocean Plaza Conference Center on Tybee

We have the service planned out and it is going to be a wonderful evening. We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Dale Worley from Unity of Savannah will be playing music for us!

We will have a candle lighting ceremony, to honor all the major religions of the world, a meditation, and then I will give a talk on “Oneness Consciousness”.

Tybee Spirit SMALLThis is going to be an amazing night and we hope you will join us!

 

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You Did What???

1507897_611893802193481_994967802_nThe other night in conversation with a friend, she was telling me about a situation in which, “I wasn’t as good as I would have liked to have been.”

It seems that she had “totally lost it” on someone.

I have no doubt that the poor soul she “lost it” on, had it coming. But the fact is that when we “lose it”, we do not feel good.

To “lose it” means that I have a great disturbance inside, which belongs to me.

But it happens.

Sometimes we are presented with situations that are too much for us to handle. Typically when this happens to me, I hear myself saying, “This is out of my league!”

When we are entering a situation that we know might be tricky, we can be on guard and prepare ourselves for it.

Other times unexpected things just happen and there is no prep time.

But in either case, you know the drill around here. When I am disturbed, I am disturbed. It cannot be the other person.

I am not always as good as I’d like to be either. It has been quite some time since I have “lost it” on someone, but trust me, it could still happen.

And the only way through it is to look within.

Also please remember that this is how we grow. That disturbance is telling us something, pointing at something. That disturbance is the Universe attempting communication with us.

So in some strange way, we actually need the disturbance.

But wait a minute…. you did what???

Have a good sense of humor towards yourself. Don’t take things so seriously. Brush off and keep it moving forward!

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Building Gratitude

You know how sometimes a word can strike you in a funny way?

Recently I was reading and studying and came across an author who was talking about how we often look for what is “absent” in our lives.

It is easy to spot the things that we want but don’t have.

It is easy to spot when people aren’t acting the way we want them to.

It is so strange how ninety-nine things can go right, but let that one thing go wrong, and BOOM. All of our focus can go there to that one thing, and suddenly the ninety-nine “right” things don’t even exist.

We cannot even see them, much less feel any gratitude for them. We place all our attention on what is “wrong”, or rather, on what is “absent” in our lives.

Of course this is the old “Attitude of Gratitude” idea that we are all so familiar with, but this word “absence” just hit home with me for some reason.

What is absent in my life? What is not there?

It has been quite interesting to shift my focus over to what is “present” in my life. Actually it is hard to believe all the “things” that are present in my life.

Even after doing clean out after clean out, there are still many “things” around which I have no use for and don’t even use.

But the really important things that are present in my life are the people. The relationships. The people who care about me. The people that I care about.

The real truth is that I am a pretty standoffish guy. Though as a musician and public figure, there are always many people in my life, I don’t necessarily get close to people.

But lately I have found myself being more my true self with a few more people than usual. And lately I have been in total awe of the love that the people around me have for me.

What I am most grateful for today, is that I can be present for my life.

What is present in your life today?

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The Beauty of Meditation

“That’s crazy!” he said.

“It is impossible to not think.” he said.

Then he said, “To think that you aren’t thinking is a thought!”

I knew right away that this man had not yet awakened and was still living in the mind. You see, there is a part of you that might say to me, “Kyle, my mind is racing and it won’t stop!” It would be that very same part of you that might also say, “Kyle, my mind is quiet and still and isn’t racing right now.”

And that part of you who knows weather the mind is busy or still… is not the mind. It is YOU!

That is the part I call SPIRIT.

We are spiritual beings, having a human experience. We are awareness. We are the “observer” or the “witness.” And the mind-body is our vehicle.

That’s right, it is for us to drive.

If you will take a few minutes each day and diligently practice holding your focus in one place, you will soon see that you can do it. You can focus on your breath or a mantra, or a spot on the wall or your “third eye”, it really doesn’t matter what you focus on.

The point is that you practice holding your focus.

And it will be just like anything else, in that the more you practice, the better you will get at it.

Soon you will realize that you are sitting there alone with your breath(or whatever you are holding your focus on) and that it is quiet in the mind. Then you will realize that you can do this any time you want to.

Then one night you will get in bed and your mind will want to start up with some worry or resentment, and you will say, “No!” You will direct your attention to you point of focus, and now you have learned to direct your mind, instead of being a victim of it.

This is the beauty of meditation.

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Faith is Knowing

Kyle with with Reverend Dale Worley

Kyle with with Reverend Dale Worley

The Reverend Dale Worley gave one of his best talks this morning at Unity of Savannah.

Being the second week of Advent, he chose to speak on “Faith”, rather than on “Hope”, and that is because n the metaphysical/spiritual world, we don’t “hope”, we KNOW.

Faith is knowing.

To hope is to wish and maybe not be too sure.

And if you are working with the Universal Laws, there is no hoping and wishing, everything is pretty cut and dried. And you know.

Dale spoke about the story of Bethesda from the New Testament, and he also spoke about the story of Jesus walking on water. He told us that in the Bible, Jesus never says, “I healed you.” Instead, Jesus always says, “By your faith, you are healed.”

In the story of Jesus walking on water, Peter actually asks Jesus to invite him to walk on water. At first everything goes okay, but then, (Matthew 14:30-31)

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Later on today another friend of mine spoke of the idea of, “Just doing the next right thing.”

He said that you have to do the next right thing, even when it doesn’t seem to be working in your favor.

The next right thing might make you late for an appointment. It might mean that you have to make a call and get yourself on a payment plan. Whatever the next right thing is, you gotta do it, no matter the cost.

And again I thought of faith.

When you do the next right thing, even when you don’t want to and even when it doesn’t seem to be working in your favor, this is when you are using your faith.

As Reverend Dale told us this morning, “You have faith built in, you just have to use it!”

If you have faith in the Universal Laws or in God, then you know that if you do the next right thing, things will work out. Even when it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

This is actually how you activate the Universal Law of Cause and Effect.

Jesus spoke of this Law when he told us that we will be forgiven when we forgive, and when he told us that to give is to receive.

You don’t have to hope or wish. Jesus did not say that, “If you forgive, then maybe you will be forgiven.” or “If you give then there is a possibility that you will receive.”

Jesus knew the Law or “the Way” or whatever you wish to call it. And he also knew that there are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.

Lilly Belle and Maximus the cat.

Lilly Belle and Maximus the cat.

Here in my world, we just went on a payment plan with our veterinarian, because our cat Max keeps coming home all beat up.

Then there was the dental procedure that I had done recently and found out later that my insurance won’t cover it. Another payment plan.

I also need to call the I.R.S. and re-arrange my payment plan with them.

It can easily appear to me as if things are piling up awful high. But I know from past experience that if I do the right thing, it will all work out. What seems like a momentous problem to me, probably isn’t that big of a deal to God.

Right?

So today my invitation for us is to meditate on doing “the next right thing” in our lives. What does that mean in your world today?

 

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