Time APPEARS to exist… new MJ Awakening Blog

September 18, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Time APPEARS to exist… just like the feeling of separation… just like apparently separate objects. But WITHOUT a thought/label… without identifying with/as anything, can you actually find time (grab hold of it), in your direct experience?… separation?, distance?, past?, future?, now?, etc.

This is the type of silent/direct inquiry that when you get interested in is a game changer. Because, you’re not taking anyone’s word for it. You’re seeing directly, for Yourself…

Michael Jeffreys

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Awakening is unique for every being… New MJ Awakening Blog

September 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Just like no two leaves grow on a tree in exactly the same way, (and thus no “way” can be said to be “the right way,”) so too awakening is unique for each (seemingly separate) being.

Awareness becomes aware of/as itself when it becomes aware of/as itself. And it’s an ever unfolding/deepening… for no one.

Michael Jeffreys

“If you listen for hurt, fear, and pain or for people’s hopes and dreams, it is nearly always there….” new MJ Awakening pic quote

September 16, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“If you listen for hurt, fear, and pain or for people’s hopes and dreams, it is nearly always there. And when the other person feels you listening and FEELING them, they will let down their guard and open their minds and hearts to you.”

-Edwin Shneidman, founder, L.A. Suicide Prevention Center

MICHAEL: Can I really listen from open presence or am I listening from “ego”?

If we are starting from/in mind, we have already gone astray… New MJ Awakening Blog

September 10, 2017 - 2 Responses

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Are You your mind (and its lifetime of conditioned beliefs and seeking for happiness in a future experience) or THAT which is AWARE of the mind (and its lifetime of conditioned beliefs and seeking for happiness in a future experience)?

The difference between believing you are the mind versus seeing/being AWARE of the mind and its incessant seeking is everything.

Peace/Happiness (despite the mind’s claims/protests/stories is here/now (where else?) as everything (the totality of whatever IS) and not in some specific imagined future experience.

Thus, if we are starting from/in mind, we have already gone astray because we have left the only “thing” that ever truly IS.

Michael Jeffreys

Everything IS Now, Now IS Everything. New MJ Awakening Blog

September 8, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Every sound is IT.

Every sensation is IT.

Every shape/color is IT.

Every movement is IT.

There is only IT.

And IT is Everything.

What can be separate from Everything??

NOTICE: No word, thought, feeling, sensation, experience can describe/capture IT, because they too are Everything appearing as a word, thought, feeling, sensation, experience.

Everything IS Now, Now IS Everything.

Nothing to hold onto, because there’s no one actually here/now to hold onto anything.

There’s just what’s happening.

Listen…

Michael Jeffreys

The Realization, for no one, is that EVERYTHING is God. New MJ Awakening Blog

September 5, 2017 - 3 Responses

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“I and my father are one.” -Jesus

EVERYTHING is God. There is only God. The “idea” of a personal or impersonal God is purely a mind creation/imaginary division. This is God right now writing these words. This is God right now reading these words. Where is God not? (Or, as Daniel Litvak put it, “… give us the definition of what isn’t God…”).

Nonduality… Advaita means not two.

“There is only Brahman. The world is an illusion. The world is Brahman.”

This is too simple, too immediate, for the dualistic mind whose world is made of separation/division, “It’s this, not this.” etc..

Michael Jeffreys

P.S. COMMENT: “What about the voice in my head is that god”

MICHAEL: Yes (what else??), but the “one” who thinks it’s about him/her doesn’t exist.

IT is all there is… New MJ Awakening Blog

September 2, 2017 - Leave a Response

IT is all there is

The reason “me” can’t find IT, is because IT is all there is. So, even the sense of being a “me” is IT. There is no escaping IT, because IT is all there is.

Michael Jeffreys

“If thinking happens, there must be a thinker. That’s the presupposition.”-ROGER CASTILLO… New MJ Awakening Blog

August 29, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“The fact that questioning happens, from the perspective of the belief in personal doership means that if a question arises, there must be a questioner. If thinking happens, there must be a thinker. That’s the presupposition.” -Roger Castillo

MICHAEL JEFFREYS: So for example, if an image/memory of the past arises, there is an (uninvestigated) assumption that there is presently “someone” here who 1) somehow made that thought arise, and/or 2) a separate, independent, real entity to whom that past image applies/refers/belongs too.

But is this true? Or is this a life-long (uninvestigated) habitual belief and the source of my suffering? That I am taking myself to be something I am not… a separate, independent doer/entity?

In other words, while it may feel/seem to be this way, is it actually true? Or, is this feeling/sense of being a separate doer just that, a feeling and sense, but no more… this is what must be earnestly investigated.

Specifically, here is what the “me” doesn’t want you to STOP and NOTICE here/now: (And why it’s constantly distracting you with an endless parade of stories/problems/circumstances that you need to constantly “deal with,” so that the following WILL NOT become breathtakingly apparent)

The “me”(time) is built upon a presupposition that doesn’t exist in Realty (timeless).

Until this presupposition is clearly/directly seen/noticed, the “me” goes about business as usual, i.e., avoiding pain and seeking pleasure within the apparent dream of separation.

PRESUPPOSE (dictionarydotcom)
verb (used with object), presupposed, presupposing.
1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
2. (of a thing, condition, or state of affairs) to require or imply as an antecedent condition: An effect presupposes a cause.

 

NONDUALITY: There is no “you” AND Life… new MJ Awakening Blog

August 27, 2017 - Leave a Response

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NONDUALITY = ADVAITA = NOT TWO

There is no “you” AND Life or “you” AND the world, or “you” who HAS a thought, or “you” who HAS a feeling, or “you” who HAS a problem. There is no “you” AND anything…

In actuality, there are not two separate “things” anywhere! It’s One APPEARING as Multiplicity. E.g., many colors appear to make up a rainbow, but it’s one rainbow.

Life appears to be filled with infinite appearances, but it’s ALL Life, as THAT. So a table is Life, as THAT. A blade of grass is Life, as THAT. A dead bug is Life, as THAT. A thought is Life, as THAT. A language is Life, as THAT. A pain is Life, as THAT, Sadness is Life, as THAT. Joy is Life, as THAT, etc.

Michael Jeffreys

WHAT’S MISSING? New MJ Awakening Blog

August 24, 2017 - Leave a Response

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WHAT’S MISSING?

For the “me,” there’s a more or less ever-present sense that something is missing from the moment.

A particular object/experience is not here-now and there’s a strong longing/sense/feeling that that missing “something,” that particular, be present for it to feel complete.

Said another way, it feels “it” cannot be truly happy/at peace/at rest as long as this overwhelming desire/urge is present.

What the “me” is actually searching for, but doesn’t know it, is the only “thing” that ever truly is… Absolute wholeness.

That Wholeness can actually INCLUDE a strong sense of incompleteness never occurs to the “me.”

That “incompleteness” is Wholeness appearing as that; as is everything else. Wholeness lacks nothing because it is literally EVERYTHING; heaven and hell, and everything in-between.

Michael Jeffreys

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