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31 July 2015

Summer Update and New Pointers

Here's a summer update on Health. 

For many weeks now, it's been a tough slog for the old body. 

Thank God for nonduality and self knowledge! The simple seeing of the body dancing in the world is a real gift. Beyond price. That said, here's what's going on: 

The legs seem to be almost history! I've got about 10 percent of normal use of the legs, and have trouble walking without a 4 wheel Walker. Getting around this let's say interesting! So it is. 

The doctors are working on it, and some medications appear to be helping a little, and the energy is back up to the point where I can take on writing this newsletter.

Hopefully, this finds you well, my friend, and if you are able to contribute to the ongoing medical bills that would be just great. But no expectation here!  With chronic heart failure, there is little expectation that there will be any significant improvement, unfortunately. but eventually death has no effect on who I am and I have absolutely no fear of it. 

Meanwhile, sitting quietly, All is well.
With much love, 

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25 April 2015

Update Late April 2015

Dear Friends,

Now I find the old bodymind thing here at home in my tiny apartment and it is dealing with bills for prescriptions, doctors and a large hospital bill for big copays! I am hoping some of y'all might be able to assist financially. AND I offer a huge thank you for those kind hearts that already have!

All this happens with the disease the body has: Congestive heart failure! Short of breath, very low strength and energy, sleep a lOT, and less sharpness of brain-mind. These don't go away, so I am told by the doctors I trust. 

Such is What Is, which due to Grace, does NOT affect the Knowing Aware-Presence which all appear on or in. Grace rocks.

If you can and the heart says yes, please go to and use the donate button, then fill in any amount. Or you can mail a check to my address below. (Note that the donate button sometimes only appears on a computer rather than mobile!)

As you know I hate requesting financial support but these bills have got me tight as hell for needed cash!

Thanks for any support in advance. While it is absolutely true that there is nothing wrong any more, in this magnificent Dream there are dream money challenges! Again, great thanks to you who have already helped out!

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With all Love, and many blessings,

Charlie Hayes

Mail: 4195 W. 7th St, Apt 133, Reno NV 89503 // 1-775-342-3561

10 February 2015

Health etc

First off, we all need to understand the clear distinction between body and Self. The metaphor I like is the empty sky as Self and the body and its ailments, complaints, emotions etc. as the clouds and sometimes thunderstorms (like say, heart attacks and Congestive Heart Failure). In short, the ever obvious Awareness Itself IS the universal Self, expressed in language as "I Am." 

That is That, the famous "That" pointed out by Sages from the beginning of our shared dream. Awaken to the dream. Right NOW. (when else is there?)

Health Stuff, as of today:

Here's another health update. Off oxygen at home, still need two liters during walking. Regaining strength little by little, I'm now walking quarter mile to three quarter miles a day depending on energy. My goal is to be completely off oxygen by Valentine's Day, the 14th of February. As always I appreciate your support and kind words!

Here's another quick update. I'm finally off all oxygen. What a relief! A little ahead of schedule too. I'm gradually getting my strength back, walking quarter mile to three quarters of a mile per day with my trusty cane. I still say I'm too old for this shit! Thanks everyone for all your support, and kind words, I appreciate it. Now let's go have fun!

19 January 2015


For those who may be interested, here is another health update: 

 I am now getting off oxygen several times a day. Getting a fair amount of exercise without oxygen, watching the oxygen saturation rate. I'm very encouraged by the body's progress toward better health. My goal is to be off oxygen completely by the 16th of February, and to be driving back and forth for shopping as well. As always, I appreciate everyone's good wishes and support!

01 January 2015

Health Update

Update on the health situation. With this congestive heart failure there are definitely issues! For example it appears I'm going to be on oxygen 24 /7 indefinitely. 

Little bit of a bummer. 

Also getting dizzy and falling against the wall has happened. But like I say it ain't the first time I've hit the wall! Then sometimes I get so cold I feel like an icicle .... weird. 

Oh yeah, then there's the shortness of breath. It's like trying to run a wrongly carbureted car in Denver. All that aside, its just like running an old vintage race car, you got to take care of it and it'll run to finish. 

Thanks everyone for your support and your friendship, I appreciate it.

Also thanks to those who made donations thus far. We are not "out of the woods" financially yet but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We hope it ain't the train!

22 December 2014

Dear Friends...

" probably know my pop, Charlie Hayes. He had a pretty tough night last night. A heart attack and two stints later he is resting, but in some real pain." -Charles Edward Hayes on Facebook, 13 Dec 2014

Yes it has been a real bad one. I have congestive heart failure and only 45% of pump left. Pain and shortness of breath abound...

Update 22 Dec, recovering at home, on 24 /7 oxygen. Difficult getting around but little by little I'm hoping to regain strength. Thank you for your support and your loving messages. And if anyone is in a position to make a donation towards the copays, which are rather daunting to say the least (in the low $ thousands!) , that would be deeply appreciated. With my love, Charlie.

If you are able to assist please use the Donate button on the right top of the page, and great thanks in advance! And big thanks to those of you who already have.

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With all Love, and many blessings for a great holiday season,

22 Dec 2014

07 December 2014

The Paradox of this

A friend writes:

Q: Tony Parsons says that the me identity is not just an idea or belief but is an energetic contraction.   Jeff Foster says that it IS just an idea, a story.  So I am confused about that. Please could you tell me what you think about it

C: The paradox here is that both are correct as POINTERS to what the "me" is. I put it this way: The "me" is the story/storyteller, and that conversation is driven by a deep BELIEF in separateness.

Q: I know that the me isn't real because I remember seeing that to be true when I was very young. But that doesn't change the fact that I do seem to be this separate me.

C: Exactly. Therefor have a really good look at that "me" and see what is that which DRIVES the belief etc? It is essence, oneness appearing as that story/energy-contraction..... let me know if this helps. With Love, Charlie