Someone from my Awakening Community on facebook asked: “Is this a site for Christians or can anyone preach? Just asking.”
And here was my response:
It’s a good question. Having traveled down many paths, including christianity,(even though I was born jewish and bar-mitzvahed… you can imagine the look on my grandparents face when I told them!) lifespring, metaphysics, new-age spirituality, law of attraction, Abraham, Bashar, ACIM, zen, buddhism, etc.
Needless to say, I have been a lifelong seeker. The only path for me today is no path. Advaita Vedanta… non-duality. The pathless path. YOU already ARE what you are seeking. You just have to see this clearly–Full Stop. Thus, I really appreciate much of what our members post on this topic, such as those posts by Mike Loween, Kari Schratz, Satish Kumar, and Oz Coronel, just to name a few.
So, this site is really about only one thing: the dissolution of the “self” you always took yourself to be. You realize that Life doesn’t need a “you” in order to do its thing, and in fact the “you” only becomes a huge burden. As Paul Hedderman once said, “The party doesn’t get good until after ‘you’ leave.”
All that said, I appreciate Patty Barentine’s heart and love for god/jesus. Some have made not too kind remarks to her, which makes me wonder just how awake they really are.
The Peace that Passeth all understanding means it cannot be found in words. Words must be transcended because they are the realm of the mind, where beliefs, concepts, labels and seemingly plausible stories are all created out of thin air! Perhaps every THOUGHT should come with a warning label: FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY!
The stillness that you are is always present. It doesn’t matter whether you call it Awareness, Consciousness or my old brown shoe…. “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Shakespeare. But you still have to see it directly for yourself… no one can do it for you.
When Jean Klein was once asked what would happen if the whole world awakened, he paused for a moment and then smiled and said, “Why then, there’d only be dancing!!”
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