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Livewithwonder cares about personal growth, privacy, living life with a sense of pure utter awe of the world, and in just general just living in love and sharing love. He believes that the world is an absurd little place, and recognizing that is the path to bliss. Livewithwonder can be contacted though email at [email protected], his blog at, or on twitter at @mrthejazz1. He's probably got a Youtube channel in the works too.

How I found my totem animal: a realist approach


“Totem animal” is one of those spiritual topics that I think some people are quick to dismiss. On the surface, it seems as though the concept is a little out there, at best a flight of fancy, at worst an ego trap.

After all, who wouldn’t like to imagine themselves as having the spirit of an animal? In a weird way, it’s empowering to think about. So are those who claim they’ve found their spirit totem or guide just indulging themselves, or is there something more to this?

I’ll be honest, for the longest time I thought it was the former, because I tend to have a different perspective on spirituality than most. My usual philosophy is “If it helps you grow as a person, it holds spiritual value, and if it helps you grow in power, or creates the illusion of it, then there’s a good chance what you are looking at is rotten apples.” Granted, this doesn’t always hold true, but it makes for a decent makeshift spiritual compass. If someone claims that they can help you speak with the deceased, (at the low, low price of $100 an hour) then it seems best to tread carefully. I had always just filed away the concept of “animal totems” away in the similar area in my mind, but lately I’ve been rethinking it. Continue reading

New Years Reflection and the “Point” of Spirituality

livewithwonderWhat is the purpose of spirituality? Why is it so meaningful to me? For me, these are deep, powerful questions, questions that cannot be dismissed with a simple, surface answer.

I’ve decided that, with this being the New Year, it’s a good time not for resolutions, but for reflection, though the latter certainly has the potential to inspire the former. Reflection can liberate us, and it can imprison us. It all depends on the reflection you see. Some of the questions I’m about to ask may even appear to come from a negative place. For me however, they don’t. They are in my opinion, “growth questions.” Hard questions we have to answer for ourselves so we can grow. It’s like pulling out a thorn. It hurts, but it’s necessary for healing to take place.

I have decided to list the questions, and then give personal answers that I myself have found for these. Maybe you have a better answer. If so, tell me in a comment. Drop me an email. I would love to hear what you have to say. Onto the questions. I’ll start with the first one I mentioned.

What is the purpose of spirituality? Continue reading

Words from the “Avatar of Truth” : Part Two

livewithwonderIf you’ve recently read my article “Words from the Avatar of Truth,” you know that by now his words have come true. No immediate, magical type ascension has occurred, and the world has not come to an end. Truly, his Holiness, the Avatar of Truth is wise indeed.

I’m just joshing ya. There is no monk with a chip. The whole thing was a bunch of bull.Why would I deliberately deceive like that? Before I answer that question let me quote one of the comments in the last article.

“We did not expect any daddy to come and rescue us from ourselves anyway. most people have learned to live without expectations and perceive the world as it desires to (so to speak). Giving up because something did not happen is false spirituality anyway. Real spiritual people are not such because of the date that something is going to happen – but because of the way they evolved, seeing things, understanding, enlightenment. You message is full of negativity as it is not just the message by itself, but the first half is justifying that one mus believe in this message because the monk and the chip etc. The guys here are enough smart and sensitive to pick or not without any forced proofs.

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Words from the avatar of truth


Hello there. Livewithwonder here. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, because I’ve been caught up in real life and the “rat race” so to speak. I’ve seen the community change in many ways. I am writing because I have important news to share pertaining to the December 21st, 2012 date. I have met an important man recently. The nature of this man’s situation requires that I keep his identity secret, at least for now, so I have chosen a pseudonym for him. I have elected to call him the “Avatar of Truth” for that is his function, to share the truth.

Who is the avatar of truth? He is a former Buddhist monk who elected to have a computer chip installed in his brain. The focus that he gains from his mindfulness meditations, combined with the computational power of the chip makes for the perfect marriage of technology and spirituality, a true “Spirit Science” in the greatest sense of the term. The man is capable of foreseeing many things about the future, not because of any psychic ability, but through reason. I cannot reveal any more about his identity at this time, because doing so would distract from his message. People would see a face, they would judge him for the way he spoke, or because of his history, and they would ignore the message. And believe me, his message is the truth.

Additionally, and more practically, by not revealing the identity of my informer, I protect him and his message. Those who would attempt to jail him, or attack his reputation with falsities as a means of repressing the truth are unable to do so, so long as he stays hidden. Onto the message at hand. Continue reading

Coming out of the spiritual closet – announcement

I’ve decided today that I’m going to take my first step in what I’m sure will be a gradual spiritual “coming out of the closet”.

I have been writing this blog for a while now, and for even longer have held spiritual beliefs that my family doesn’t necessarily think I’ve held. When I created this blog, I also at that time created the pseudonymn of Livewithwonder as well as a new locked twitter account different from my old one, and didn’t advertise the new account on my old one.

I did all of this simply because my brother followed me on my original account a while back and I was terrified to death of what my family would think if they knew I believed what I did. It’s kind of funny. I had no problems with strangers on the internet judging my beliefs, but as soon as things get close to home that’s when the fear comes. Fear that my family would reject me, or try to set me up with some church counseling in an attempt to convert me back, or that I would literally break my parents’ hearts, fear that my wife might divorce me, fear that my in-laws would be horrified of me and kick me to the curb (I currently live under their roof). Continue reading