Archive for December, 2013

My New Year’s wish for every being is that you know in your heart that all is well
December 31, 2013

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My New Year’s wish for every being is that you know in your heart that all is well. Regardless of whether the winds of fortune appear to be blowing this way or that, it does not matter. Once you have found the Beloved in your heart, that which is no distance from you, appearances no longer trouble you.

The mind has lost its pull on you and so the peace and love that you are remains unaffected… Hallelujah! This is true cause for celebration… but not the kind the world thinks of with alcohol and noise. This is an internal celebration that takes place quietly in the contented silence of your heart.

~Michael Jeffreys

The true Master has nothing to sell you (meditation picture quote)
December 31, 2013

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Learn How to Intuitively Make Decisions
December 29, 2013

(Click anywhere on image to read the first part of the article–link to full article at bottom. -Michael)
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…you can read my full article from Collective Evolution here:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/12/29/learn-how-to-intuitively-make-decisions/

Thoughts give you the illusion of free will as long as you forget that you don’t create your thoughts
December 27, 2013

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In working with people in one-on-one sessions, I notice that the idea of fully trusting LIFE 100% seems to be difficult for many. That somehow they see this as having to give up control. However, what’s not being seen is that LIFE does all regardless of what your thoughts are telling you.

What makes the illusion so convincing is that the body is programmed to believe its thoughts, and so we do. But what’s forgotten/missed/overlooked is that you have no say so in which thoughts arise in you! In order to see this clearly, you have to take a step back and get some space between you and the arising thoughts. Next, sincerely ask yourself, “If I create my thoughts, what is my next thought going to be about?” After all, if you are actually creating your thoughts, you would know every word. But the truth is you don’t.

Note that this is not a bad thing or a good thing, but simply seeing LIFE as it actually is, rather than how we imagine or wish it to be. Another example of the seeing through of the egoic illusion that you create your thoughts is this:

If my thoughts actually had the power to alter reality, than I could just wish/think/believe that everyone on the freeway should get out of my way so I can get to where I need to go. But the problem with this is that what do you think the person behind me is doing?? That’s right, they want me to get out of the way so they can get where they are going!! Do you see how this whole idea of individual control over reality simply falls apart upon close inspection?

This is why LIFE’s natural and inherent peace comes from letting go of this egoic illusion of doership, and simply flowing with Life’s natural harmony. It’s a heart based, intuitive, feeling based experience, rather than a head based, thoughts/belief based one.

-Michael Jeffreys

What would the ego do without a “problem”?? (meditation picture quote)
December 26, 2013

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For me, 2013 was about letting go of everything
December 23, 2013

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I was sharing with a friend of mine a few days ago that this past year, 2013, has been a time of shedding, of letting go of everything that no longer resonates. Something in me just craves LIGHTNESS. So not only did I lose weight, but also many objects, such as old clothes or books were happily given away/discarded/let go of to free up space. This also included mental beliefs and concepts (which are quite heavy!) about the way the world should or should not be.

I realized that Byron Katie was 100% correct: When I believe my thoughts I suffer. I also saw clearly that my DESIRES, despite their numerous claims, do not have the power to make me happy. Once I stopped expecting them to, lo and behold, a sense of natural, effortless peace just became obvious.

And so you find yourself suddenly having a hard time turning anything into a problem. It simply seems as if that is what appears to be happening, but it doesn’t mean more or less than that! It’s simply what’s happening.

–Michael Jeffreys

Seeking is doing, Abiding is Being (meditation picture quote)
December 15, 2013

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The illusion is that if you don’t like something you can’t be HAPPY! (meditation picture quote)
December 13, 2013

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“How to be happy even when you don’t get what you want” – Michael Jeffreys’ new book review of ANATOMY OF DESIRE by Gina Lake
December 11, 2013

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“My crazy brother! Never seen anyone look so happy holding a tarantula!” -Michael’s sister on facebook

**Note: The review below is in 3 sections, each as a screen shot. By clicking on the picture of each section, it will get bigger/easier to read! Alternatively, you can click on the link at the bottom and it will take you to the full review on the Collective Evolution webpage**

MJ review of AOD for CE (1) MJ review of AOD for CE (2) MJ review of AOD for CE (3)

Here is a direct link to the review on the Collective Evolution web page:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/12/11/how-to-be-happy-even-when-you-dont-get-what-you-want/

Stillness has no story to tell or defend (picture meditation quote)
December 8, 2013

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