Archive for September, 2011

Is Your Heart Open?
September 25, 2011

“When the heart is open, the present moment is more than enough. When the heart is closed, it’s never enough.”

Michael Jeffreys

After posting the above quote on facebook, I received a question from Peter Rivard who asked: “Does the present moment, have or give a heart?”‘  just asking…

And here is my response:

In a sense it does Peter. “Heart” is just a pointer to this pervading sense of total Openess come what may. When this is not present a sense of closedness or cutoff from Source can arise. Ultimately neither is “better,” however there is no denying one feels much, much “better.” 

Peter Rivard:  Thanks, Michael

Added for this Blog: Your heart naturally and effortlessly opens like a flower as your compassion for your fellow human beings blossoms. You realize that everyone is doing the best they can, even if you would have done “things” differently. That there is no such thing as “the absolute truth,” but rather only relative truths, meaning its true “from that person’s perspective at that moment.” And as your love for others grows deeper, the differences between begin to drop away… until all you see is yourself, no matter where you look!

-Michael Jeffreys

Remain Naked
September 14, 2011

My facebook post from today:

“Nothing that you can “know” will change what you already are… So EVERYTHING you think, believe, hold as true or not true, are sure of, etc. is an add-on. You came into the world 100% naked… stay that way. ” –Michael Jeffreys

One of the comments I received was from a gentleman named Jim Minter who asked a good question:

“I came in 100 percent naked and fully present. What the heck happened to being conscious at all times?”

And this was my response:  “Amnesia/the dream/trance/beliefs, societal conditioning/mirage identification/… and it’s all perfectly fine when you see it for what it is. It’s the forgetting our true nature and pretending that we are something we are not… like watching a movie and forgetting it’s a movie. The good news is that no matter how scary a movie may seem, it can never hurt you. Once you realize this, then you can REALLY start to enjoy the show from a whole new perspective that has always been there, but was covered up by the show!”

And for this Blog let me add: Staying naked means not adding anything to what you intrinsically are. So if clothes are what you use to cover your body, then thoughts and beliefs are what you use to cover your essence. And your essence is YOU, stripped completely bare of EVERYTHING. If there is anything you still believe or think you “know,” it just means that for right now, you’d prefer to keep some clothes on. No problem… but also, no Freedom.

-Michael Jeffreys