“Your consciousness of yourself as existing, is God being conscious of Itself existing as you.” -Marie S. Watts… New MJ Awakening Blog

October 22, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“Your consciousness of yourself as existing, is God being conscious of Itself existing as you.” -Marie S. Watts

MICHAEL: This one is profoundly deep. If you go to thought you have no chance. Best to just sit with it and see if something clicks.

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Q: Why do we seek? New MJ Awakening Blog

October 11, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Q: Why do we seek?

MICHAEL: To escape the moment. The “me” finds the moment as it is intolerable, insufficient, lacking, boring, not enough, etc. The “me” rejects the ONLY moment that actually IS in hopes of someday finding a better moment that will make it happy. Thus, what IS is never enough and hence the seeking.

But even if a thought claims THIS moment is insufficient, what if that thought was part of the inherent perfection of the moment itself? In other words, that freedom has space for everything that shows up, regardless of how it presents itself. Freedom is your true nature and remains eternally free and unaffected by all transient thoughts/experiences/beliefs.

Presence does not have a past. New MJ Awakening pic quote

October 8, 2017 - Leave a Response

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But can you actually find this “me”? New MJ Awakening Blog

September 28, 2017 - Leave a Response

 

 

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The arising of thoughts, feelings, emotions, sounds, sensations, a sense of separation, etc. is NOT the problem. The “problem” is the life-long habitual belief/assumption that they have an owner, i.e., that they belong to a “someone” and that “someone” is “me.”

But can you actually find this “me”? Really look!! (And here’s the key): Don’t stop looking until you either find it OR something “clicks” and you have an “ah-ha” moment and you realize you cannot find it and furthermore that it never actually existed.

Which leaves what? This moment, however it is presently expressing, for no one.

Michael Jeffreys

Every moment is wild, free, unpredictable, uncontrollable, and ownerless. New MJ Awakening pic quote

September 27, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Q: What is the glue of identification? New MJ Awakening Blog

September 22, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Q: What is the glue of identification?

MICHAEL: Suffering. It’s the taking of any story that is showing up as “my” story. What to “do”? Observe the process of identification rather than “being” it. In other words, simply notice it.

“What is THIS moment like without identifying with/as anything?

I don’t know…

let me BE still/silent and see…” 

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

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 - 4 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

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