A Morning of Clarity

Hey Peacemakers,
I’m back from the 10 day meditation retreat. Here is a video about something I experienced at the retreat. I know posting a long video to youtube is an act full of ego, but I believe that this vision needs to be shared.


If you don’t want to watch the video, here are the highlights:

  • We are all connected
  • Jodie Foster and Carl Sagan are/were prophets
  • Time is a vibration
  • The purpose of life is to get “in tune” with our Buddha Nature and Christ Consciousness
  • Once in tune we can serve as tuning forks for others
  • Serving others is the highest form of humanity
  • Too much meditation can cause severe hallucinations

I want to thank Rarasaur and DJMatticus for keeping the light on while I was meditating. I loved having some SoCal flavor on Everydaygurus. If you enjoyed their wisdom and love please let them know by commenting on their blogs.

May you be free from suffering. May you find peace and joy. {{{hugs}}} Kozo



43 comments on “A Morning of Clarity

  1. rarasaur says:

    Thank you for trusting us with your bloggy home, Kozo! 🙂 Dave & I just finished watching your video and it’ll take me some time to marinate the idea properly, but I wanted to let you know we listened– and that we’re very glad you had such a powerful experience! 🙂

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I appreciate your listening, Rara. I’m curious to hear what Dave has to say about this experience. I could use some good constructive criticism. This might have been just an experience, but aren’t all our deepest knowledge/wisdom experiential?
      You can housesit at my bloggy home anytime. 🙂 Love, Kozo

  2. nrksch says:

    Dear Kozo, I follow your blog and read your posts here and there. But this one, touched me right in that space of nothingness of this being. Thank you for making the video and sharing your experience. I have had similar experiences during mediation. Your mention of the movie Contact – made so much sense. I always had a special liking for that one, watched it, I dont know how many times but couldn’t put a finger on it yet, but it makes sense now. We are vibrations indeed, connections and ultimately this love – waiting to be recognized. Thank you Thank you. Om!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thanks you so much for your comment, N. I know that this video will only be relevant to those who have had a similar experience. Your comment reminds me that we are all on similar paths. Thank you for the encouragement. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  4. Listening right now, my friend!!!

  5. djmatticus says:

    Yes, as Rara said, thank you for trusting us to keep up the message of peace and joy in your absence!

  6. Alison says:

    Thank you Kozo. Many years ago my guides came to take me on an out of body journey and when I was half way out I stopped them because of fear. I wasn’t ready. I regretted that for years. When I hear your story I am both envious and incredibly thrilled for you. In my own way I’ve come to understand the truth of all you say, and have known for 30 yrs that the only reason I’m here is to anchor the vibration. Getting better at it. As are you. Much love and hugs

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I love your term “anchor the vibration,” Alison. It is an anchoring because there is a power in stillnesss, centeredness, and depth. Like you said, you have come to understand the Truth in your own way. That is the only way to the truth. I might have taken an out of body path, but this is not the path for everyone. In fact, I had a dream the next night where I went out of body in my dreamstate. Like you, I jumped back into my body out of fear. To be disembodied from a dream body felt incredibly free, yet extremely uncomfortable. Then I remembered about equanimity, so I tried to get back to that state, but woke up instead. I’m thinking if I ever release my dreamstate body again, I’m going to go into death and see what is on the other side, kind of like that Christopher Walken film Brainstorm.
      I wanted to tell how, Alison, how honored I am to have you guide me on the Path. I can feel our connection and your love. It means a lot to me. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

      • Alison says:

        I know I leave my body every night in deep sleep. I’ve known it for 30 yrs. I’ve intentionally worked with my guides in those other dimensions every night for all those years, and occasionally have become aware of it at the time. Thrilling in the confirmation of the truth of something much bigger than little ego-me. I don’t think I’d be afraid now, if awareness of being out of body were to arise again. I’m sure now I’d do exactly what you did – go exploring! Let’s go meet God yeah!
        much love to you dear friend

  7. Alison says:

    PS I experienced deep truths and deep equanimity at the 2 Vipassana retreats I attended but nothing quite like your experience!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Deep equanimity seems like the deep truth. I have to tell you, Alison, that I have traveled to some of the places that you have been to, and my experience was nothing quite like your experience. 🙂 And my photos were nothing close to yours. We are all different sense organs for the same God, so, in a sense, your experience is my experience and mine yours. Isn’t that wonderful? {{{hugs]}} Kozo

      • Alison says:

        Yes yes yes – your experience is mine and mine is yours. What a wonderful way to put it. Each of us is within everyone else. How brilliant is that?!

  8. Kozo! This indeed was important for you to put out (un-edited) and you know, if Oprah knew about this she would encourage you to put this wealth of soul search and find realizations into a book! Your journey is profound to me and I relate very much. I believe when we change on inner levels, we must remember, most of the world stays the same in regards to the blur, so that makes me happy you video taped when you did. The pool of souls and Budda/Christ/ vibrations was amazing for me to hear you speak about and for myself to contemplate on…which I shall continue to do after leaving this reply for you. It’s like you were a “seed” when you went on this retreat and you were “planted” and took “root” once you opened yourself up in ways you most likely did not know could be. Enlightenment fed your being and in turn you help all of us sync up and this vibration will continue/echo endlessly. My friend, this was indeed what you and I have chatted about…”awakening silence” and even tho you did not have another intense message after this– only means, this was the experience meant to be and share. Thank you, Kozo!!!!!!! and sorry for the epic reply here. LOL

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      M. Thank you so much for the vision of the vision you provide here. I love the image of a seed taking root and starting to open up. It is only when we shed the shell that we can grow and become the tree we were meant to be. Then we can produce fruits to share with others and seeds that will continue the process.
      I agree with you about the world staying the same in regards to the blur, but hopefully this moment of clarity can inspire others to clear their own lenses. It has been very humbling coming back to society. I realize that something that took so long to find can be lost in minutes if we aren’t aware of our mind/thoughts. Your comments give me hope that we can return to this clarity over and over through the gift of video. 🙂
      Thank you for being a loving companion on the Path. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  9. Beautiful Kozo, just beautiful! {{{HUG}}} Thank you for sharing this video.

  10. seeker says:

    I believe and agree with you on the last highlight. Welcome back.

  11. lauriesnotes says:

    Welcome back 🙂
    You inspired me to do my own version of a retreat where i am. 🙂

  12. Welcome back Kozo. I will watch this video this week-end and comment after. Reading what has already been written makes me wish it was the week-end already. Hugs 🙂

  13. Thank you for sharing your experience at retreat Kozo – what a powerful video, I loved it.

    I had a couple of big experiences at my first ever retreat. One I’ve written about somewhere on the blog, where I felt I was being tested. The other I’m not sure if I have but hey nanowrimo is just around the corner eh 😉 I didn’t go anywhere, or have a great realisation as such other than just knowing we are consciousness…I felt no body, just breath.

    again, thank you xx annie

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I remember reading your experience about one of the retreats you went on–the one where you slept in the same space as the guru. I’m not sure what you would consider a “great realization,” but “knowing that we are consciousness” ranks up there as one of the biggies in my book. Also, total dissolution of the body is huge. Must have been very peaceful. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

      • I guess by great realisation I meant that moment where you described knowing that the vibration of Buddha is in all of us. It’s one thing to hear it over and over in class that we all are/have Buddha nature but to go to the edge of the universe, inside the heart, deep into the earth and know it…yeah I think that’s an Oprah moment friend 🙂 xx

  14. ~meredith says:

    Thank you.


    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thank you for watching, Meredith. I hope you got the same healing from watching that I got from experiencing. I firmly believe that everything will be alright, no matter what. {{{hugs}}} kozo

      • ~meredith says:

        I was so deeply moved I cried with all my heart. Yes, I felt the same healing.

        What a gift you are. Yes. Things are already right. We just don’t recognize it, yet; your video will inspire many hearts.


  15. BroadBlogs says:

    Good thoughts! Thank you.

  16. I can see you getting teary at the beginning at tell you have been deeply moved and changed. You continue to show growth and pass it on. This will definitely resonate with everyone that watches it. It’s true that we are all connected in one way or another.

    I’m really interested in the bit about where you said you felt like there was no floor. The cool breeze may’ve just been a spirit.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Good point about the cool breeze, J, because it wasn’t a subtle breeze. it was a firm breeze. Yes, the part where the floor drops out was interesting. I think I just realized that everything is vibration, so nothing is solid or “real.” The funny thing is I “acted” on this knowledge of only vibration even though I wasn’t conscious of knowing this. For example, I went to the edge of the Universe and back in seconds. The only way this is possible is if everything is vibrational. I didn’t think about this; I just did it. Thanks for watching and feeling. {{{Hugs}}} kozo

  17. Sun says:

    powerful – the realization moment when your saw our being exists as vibrations and the intent in this life should strive towards returning to the original vibration. also, the method to attain this intention comes with loosening or cutting away strings that cause tension. thank you, Kozo. now i can understand more what some saints experienced in their ecstasy encounters with the Divine – YouTube, a great tool. ♥

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thanks, Sunshine. I was really curious about what you would think about this experience, especially the transformation between “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” and “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” It may be obvious to others, but it suddenly became clear to me.
      I’m glad we share Christ Consciousness. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  18. […] liked the story, so I felt the courage to ask Adyashanti about my Vipassana revelation, “I envision that awakening will not erase all our personal suffering, but will rather […]

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