Cover Artwork by Alex Andreev
Over the weekend, I made a crazy road trip to Denver, Colorado with Green Lantern. We went to meet the Wizard, who met us from Kansas with his wife, Dorothy, and dog, Toto. It was a long drive, with amazing scenery through Utah. On the way there and back, it looked as though we were driving through an ancient planet with the ruins of giant alien fortresses in the distance.
We arrived late on Friday night, and on Saturday, met the Wizard at his downtown hotel. We had a heavy blaze session with some Durban Poison, Stratos Energy Sativa pills, FlasQ Elixirs and Tinctures. We got to know the Wizard and discussed various types of technology magic for the day. It was quite an amazing time, though there were definitely times of Durban Confusion and a Trial by Fire. 
During the weekend, Green Lantern and I checked out a few of the local 420 businesses in town: the Smoking Gun Apothecary, Mile High Green Cross, and the Wizard’s friend’s glass shop, Positive Vibes. It is amazing to see how many cool products they had, and the booming industry.
Sunday night, our friend Xena, who after attending a personal growth PSI Basic Seminar all weekend, had dinner with us then we all smoked a joint. We all headed back to the room and Xena started really tripping out and talking to herself.
I told Lantern at that point, The Dude Abides Principle from the book E^2 by Pam Grout.
Theory: There is an invisible Energy Force or Field of Infinite Possibilities
The Dude Abides Principle says that if we ask this Force or Field (God, the Universe, Source) for an unexpected gift or blessing in the next 48 hours, that He would abide. I told Lantern, let’s set that intention now (Sunday night).
That night, Xena had a healing session, where she spoke to various aspects of her subconscious, which manifested as multiple personas… At the end of the night, she appeared to merge the various personalities back into herself. It was intense and I held the space throughout the night.
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Green Lantern and I drove back to Vegas the next morning.
Blue has always been my favorite color, and it resonates even more lately. Green Lantern says:
“You’re a Blue Lantern. Their power is Hope.
The Blue Lanterns are the weakest on their own, however, combined with the Green Lanterns (Willpower), they are the most powerful.”
I realize that I’m the Blue Quantum Shaman, partnered with the Green Quantum Shaman. During the drive, I realized that being Spliff MacGyver is a lifestyle… Green Lantern is also Green Spliff MacGyver, and with Raptorman gone, I no longer had him around to roll spliffs for us and have been mastering the art of rolling as Blue Spliff MacGyver.
After these realizations, we noticed some storm clouds forming. Epic lightning flashed across the sky… It felt like a supernatural storm. Suddenly, it began to hail… hard. Hail rattled the car, and as I drove, I could feel the car sliding on the slick mountain road coated with ice. It felt dangerous, and an intense feeling of flow and focus came over me.
“It was a jackrabbit.”
The Rabbit has been a spirit guide for me in the past few years, so I felt it as an uncomfortable omen…
As we drove out of the Eye, back into the storm, the hail increased, and the car began to slide around again. Incline signs appeared, and other cars began to pull over on the side of the road. I drove on, slow and steady, with intense focus to keep us safe.
We eventually pulled out of the storm, and stopped at a Rest Area. Green Lantern looks at me wide eyed.
“Was that the Dude’s Gift? What does it mean?!?!”
It was a message from the universe…
“Don’t Stay in the Eye. Progress happens on the borders of your comfort zone. When you leave the eye and weather the storm, the entire world awaits beyond.”
Since channeling the fire to drive through that storm, I realize that I have the strength to push through the storms in my life, and that same level of flow and focus that I felt when driving through the storm has been the same feeling of courage and energy that I’ve been cultivating through various practices.
Willpower and Hope.
It was a Gift.