Being Authentic. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 11, 2019 - One Response

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BEING AUTHENTIC

The deeper you go into Self-realization, the more you realize being authentic is more important than wanting to be liked. People come and go in your life. One day they like you, the next they don’t.

I think what Byron Katie says holds true here: “What you think of me is none of my business.”

We cannot control what others think of us. However, we can control how AUTHENTIC we’re being in each moment.

Being authentic, to me, simply means you speak from your heart. I notice that when I’m being authentic with someone, I can say pretty much anything and they won’t get offended because they feel it’s not coming from ego/personal agenda.

Rather, it’s coming from love. From the profound realization what we are all in this together. That everyone is doing the best they can in that moment. And most importantly, I am only ever speaking to Myself.


Michael Jeffreys

All You’ve ever been Conscious of is a THOUGHT. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 4, 2019 - Leave a Response

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The witness to a thought is only ever another thought. 

Michael Jeffreys

No ‘one’ has ever been Conscious! New MJ Awakening Blog

November 4, 2019 - Leave a Response

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It’s not that you are Conscious or that I am Conscious… it’s that there is ONLY Consciousness. 

Michael Jeffreys

What is Sri Atmananda’s SUPERIMPOSITION? New MJ Awakening Blog

November 2, 2019 - Leave a Response

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SUPERIMPOSITION

“The seer as such can never be the seen, and the seen as such can never be the seer. If this truth goes deep into one’s heart, the mistaken identification with body ceases.

It can be seen in life’s activities that the characteristics of the one are often SUPERIMPOSED on the other. Special care must be taken to avoid this.”

-Sri Atmananda

MICHAEL: Because I see (am aware of) the body, I cannot be the body. Because I “see” (am aware of) a thought, I cannot be a thought. Because I “see” (am aware of) a feeling, I cannot be a feeling, etc.

SUPERIMPOSITION is when I make the mistake of identifying with/as the object itself, rather than realizing I am only ever its witness.

What You are has never changed. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 1, 2019 - Leave a Response

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WHAT YOU ARE HAS NEVER CHANGED

All thoughts, feelings, emotions, moods, perceptions, ideas, stories, experiences come and go. But does that which is eternally True come or go?

The pictures are forever changing, but the canvas on which they appear is timeless. In Reality nothing has ever changed. Merely the appearance of change. Temporary, fleeting, illusory images… never actually reaching Reality. Like moving a 4th of July sparkler in a circular motion really fast at night appears to make a circle. But is there actually a real, independent thing called a circle there? Or is it a made up word for a made up appearance?

Here and gone, here and gone… and btw, where exactly is here?? When exactly is now?? What was “here” before the body was born is what is “here” now and will be after the body is gone.

Sri Nisargadatta called it the Absolute. The changeless. Prior to Consciousness. What You are has never changed.

Michael Jeffreys

 

All language is the language of untruth alone. -Sri Atmananda. New MJ Awakening Blog

October 30, 2019 - Leave a Response

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No language is the language of Truth. All language is the language of untruth alone.

-Sri Atmananda

MICHAEL: All words are mind. Start from Silence.

Q: Wouldn’t that make this quote ‘untrue’?

MICHAEL: Yes, all words are untrue including these. However, what they are pointing to is ever-present/eternal, but not noticed when we are lost in mind/stories/imagination/the untrue.

What you think of as yourself is not yourself… New MJ Awakening Blog

October 27, 2019 - Leave a Response

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THE ONE

We do not know one another, He alone knows us all.
-Anandamayi Ma

MICHAEL: What you think of as yourself is not yourself, and what you think of as the other is not the other, for there is only ever The One.

Self-Realization: Seeing the One in All. New MJ Awakening Blog

October 23, 2019 - Leave a Response

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SELF-REALIZATION: SEEING THE ONE IN ALL

The supreme duty, the real calling of every man and woman as a human being is to realize his Self, to realize the One manifested in all. Among the countless hosts of different creatures of the universe, the human being alone is endowed with the capacity to become aware of his own Divinity, to know THAT which lies concealed within all the infinite forms and shapes and modes of being.

-Anandamayi Ma

MICHAEL: In order to become one pointed on God and forget yourself,
repeat this short, but powerful mantra throughout the day/night as often as possible:

*BRAHMAN IS ALL THEREFORE I AM BRAHMAN.

BRAHMAN IS ALL THEREFORE I AM BRAHMAN.

BRAHMAN IS ALL THEREFORE I AM BRAHMAN.

(*And if the word Brahman doesn’t resonate for you, pick one that does. For example: God, Source, Infinite-Intelligence, Life, The-Tao, All-that-is, etc.

Because no word is “it”, any word that points to everything and nothing, that which has no limitation, no qualities, no beginning or ending, will work. Keep repeating, with feeling, until the mind begins to accept it at which point it will begin to quiet down.)

Delighting in the play of Brahman as all forms; From hate to love; Turning the mind inward -Anandamayi Ma. New MJ Awakening Blog

October 21, 2019 - Leave a Response

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Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982)

DELIGHTING IN THE PLAY OF BRAHMAN AS ALL FORMS

“I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe. All plants and animals, all human beings, all higher mind-bodies are playing about in this garden in various ways each has its own uniqueness and beauty; their presence and variety give me great delight. Every one of you add with your special feature to the glory of the garden.”

-Anandamayi Ma

FROM HATE TO LOVE

“The positive proof that the aspirant is centered in God is that he ceases to hate any person or object, and that good qualities such as love, forgiveness, patience, forbearance go on increasing in him. When this change takes place in an aspirant, he will come to see that the One Brahman pervades each and every form…”

-Anandamayi Ma

TURNING THE MIND INWARD

“The same mind that identifies itself with the body can be turned towards the Eternal…”

-Anandamayi Ma

MICHAEL: You have forgotten your true identity. Your attention is constantly on the temporary. Put it on what is looking out your eyes, what is ever-present, and remember that is what you are, what you’ve always been.

 

What if no one has ever died because no one was ever born? New MJ Awakening Blog

October 15, 2019 - Leave a Response

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WHAT IF NO ONE HAS EVER DIED BECAUSE NO ONE WAS EVER BORN?

“There is an agreed upon, consensus reality which almost the entire human race shares. The world has been around a long time; it is ancient. Into this world, you are born as an individual; you grow, learn, experience life, and die. There is some disagreement concerning what happens after that, except that for everyone else, life will go on – until they also die. Everybody thinks they know this – or some local variation of this. But in fact when you were ‘born’ you did not know this. You LEARNED this. Everyone else learned it too and so it is an almost universally shared idea. But everybody believing something doesn’t make it true.

From eternity, without time, I Am, the unborn. Just as a dream begins at some point during sleep, so ‘at some point’ That which I Am appears as Consciousness here, and this world comes into being. I open my eyes: there is experiencing of life in this apparent body/mind. After a certain span of experiencing, I close my eyes: the world ceases to be, and from eternity I Am, the unborn. What could be simpler, or more obvious?

Every once in a while someone will come along and try to tell folks this, but a consensus reality is tough to crack. It is self-reinforcing and has built-in ways to deal with cognitive dissonance. One way is to call the offenders ‘crazy.’ Another, just as effective, is to call them ‘mystics.’ Either way the illusion of separation, the consensus reality, is maintained.”
-David Carse
Perfect Brilliant Stillness

MICHAEL: That you were born is so universally believed that to even question it seems insane. But what if it is only the body that is born and not You? If you were born, how come you don’t remember being born? “Because I was too young” is the common reply. But what if the real reason is because you weren’t. What are the implications? If you were never born then how can you die? What if no one has ever died because no one was ever born?

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