You can’t think your way to SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Meditation

November 17, 2018 - Leave a Response

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You can’t think your way to SILENCE.
 
Michael Jeffreys
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In this moment, from where AM I listening, seeing, feeling from? New MJ Awakening Blog

November 13, 2018 - 2 Responses

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In this moment, from where AM I listening, seeing, feeling from? Emptiness or thought? Past or not knowing anything? Stillness or movement?
 
If it’s true this moment needs my help, how did it get along before this body was born?
 
Michael Jeffreys

Q: What can you say about past or future? New MJ Awakening Blog

November 11, 2018 - Leave a Response

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Q: What can you say about past or future?

MICHAEL: They aren’t NOW.

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SALVADORE POE: They AREN’T! 😉 

MICHAEL: Thank you Sal. Yes, we’ve never experienced a past or a future… ever! 🙂

Q: How can I notice/become aware of the “me”? New MJ Awakening Blog

November 7, 2018 - Leave a Response

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Q: How can I notice/become aware of the “me”?

MICHAEL: It’s what’s constantly trying to “fix” the moment.

“EVERYTHING is an expression of the One…” -GP Walsh. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 6, 2018 - Leave a Response

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“EVERYTHING is an expression of the One. The idea that the expression exists INDEPENDENTLY of the One is the essence of the belief in the person, that is the essence of the separate self. THAT doesn’t exist. THAT is just a thought projected upon what does exist.”

-GP Walsh

MICHAEL: Like the Sun’s rays are not separate from the Sun, but an expression of it.

“You see Him and you do not know that you see Him.” -Ibn Arabi (Balyani), 13th century Sufi. New MJ Awakening Quote

October 28, 2018 - One Response

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“The word things applies to the separate self and to other things. Because the existence of the separate self and the existence of things are equal in terms of being things.

When you know the things you know yourself. And when you know yourself you know the Lord, the ultimate reality of the Universe. Because what you think is other than God is not other than God, but you do not know it. You see Him and you do not know that you see Him.”

-Ibn Arabi (Balyani), 13th century Sufi

Q: Are thoughts real? New MJ Awakening Blog

October 27, 2018 - Leave a Response

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Q: Are thoughts real?

MICHAEL: What is truly real is what flows through all beings AT ALL TIMES. So what is same there is same here is same everywhere. (Let that sink in.)

It’s just not noticed when we are in thought, in imagination.Thoughts are not real because they can flow to one, but not to another. You can have a thought that I don’t have and vice-versa. Because thoughts are in time, they come and go, i.e., there’s a time when they are and a time when they are not, they are not truly real.

What’s real never comes or goes… YOU.

 

I AM all that you hear, I am hearing now, yet you cannot hear me… New MJ Awakening Sutra

October 19, 2018 - Leave a Response

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I AM

I AM all that you hear, I am hearing now, yet you cannot hear me.
I AM all that you see, I am seeing now, yet you cannot see me.
I AM all that you feel, I am feeling now, yet you cannot feel me.
I AM all that you touch, I am touching now, yet you cannot touch me.
I AM all that you smell, I am smelling now, yet you cannot smell me.
I AM all that you taste, I am tasting now, yet you cannot taste me.
I AM all that you think, I am thinking now, yet you cannot think me.

Michael Jeffreys

“I searched for God and found only myself…” -Rumi. New MJ Awakening Meditation

October 15, 2018 - Leave a Response

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The problem with “self help” is it’s based on changing what can’t be changed. New MJ Awakening Blog

October 8, 2018 - 2 Responses

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The problem with every “self-help” book ever written (and I’ve written three), is that they are all based on an erroneous starting assumption: That what you inherently are, your true nature, is somehow defective, somehow deficient, somehow lacking and needs to be fixed. That’s the message we all receive via societal conditioning from a very early age. That we are not good enough simply as we are.

But this is all based on the mind’s belief/assumption that what you intrinsically are can change!! Notice this. Consciousness is not an object, not in time, so change does not apply to “it” as change requires time and Consciousness is not in time. Do you see?

When this lifelong struggle/habit to fix, change or improve what you already and have always been is dropped because you realize that what you are doesn’t need to change and in fact can’t, what is left? Relief… joy… silence… peace.

Michael Jeffreys

 

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