Archive for April, 2016

The sense of a “me” is not personal… new MJ Awakening Blog
April 29, 2016

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The sense of a “me” is not personal. It is simply an appearance which comes and goes. Like the hair that grows out of your skin, a bird flying through the sky, or the wind blowing, it’s 100% impersonal. It simply seems to appear until it doesn’t. No “one” is doing it. And this applies to everything.

There is nothing separate (which is another word for “personal”) in wholeness. There is only whatever is presently arising…. but it’s not happening to or for anyone. It’s simply what’s happening.

Even “suffering” can arise, but that too is never personal. It’s only ever what it is, but it’s not to/for anyone. The “suffering” doesn’t belong to anybody. 

Michael Jeffreys

Labeling the moment doesn’t clarify it, it obscures and deadens it… new MJ Awakening Blog
April 26, 2016

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Words point to things, objects, appearances. But the word never tells you what the thing, object, appearance actually IS. Just like the word “whale” doesn’t actually tell you what that huge, black, oblong shaped being is in the ocean.

Words don’t actually mean anything. They are meaningless sounds. Thinking they do have meaning because that’s what you’ve been taught doesn’t make it so. You can’t drink the word “water,” so in reality you have no idea what it actually is!

Labeling the moment doesn’t clarify it, it obscures it. It makes you believe you know what something is, and in the process deadens it.

Michael Jeffreys

The only thing to do is to see the mind is not You… new MJ Awakening Blog
April 22, 2016

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Thoughts are offering you a solution to a problem you didn’t have until the thought showed up. Before the thought showed up everything was fine. So the offer of the solution by the thought is actually part of the problem!! The only thing to do is to see the mind is not You; You’re not involved with the mind.

“Me” is the sense of the separate one. It is the one who imagines the arising thoughts are for. You think you are the “one” who is appearing who has thoughts, which is separation. You are always prior to ANY appearance.

Michael Jeffreys & Daniel Litvak

“Me” is constantly frustrated by the impossibility of its own existence… new MJ Awakening Blog
April 15, 2016

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Reality is everything, wholeness, all that is. The “me” IS (apparent) division, an independent entity that claims it is separate from ALL THAT IS. But being separate from all that is is impossible!! Which is why “me” suffers… it’s claiming as its starting point division, something that doesn’t exist in reality.

Seeing this directly, clearly and unequivocally is freedom… for no one. “Me” is constantly frustrated by the impossibility of its own existence.

Michael Jeffreys & Daniel Litvak

Questions about having a high vs low vibration & ACIM… new MJ Awakening Blog
April 2, 2016

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QUESTION: “I am very much awake, I am very aware of my vibration and how to not let lower vibrations bring mine down. What I am finding is that I’m like a magnet, you are either drawn to my me, or you can’t stand my presence. Is it my high vibration that some find unsettling?”

MICHAEL: Nonduality points at the inherent wholeness of all that is. Thus, the idea of a “you” who has a vibration (be it high or low) is already a division, already two things. In Reality there is no separation. Thus the idea that there is a “you” who can have or control ANYTHING is just that, an idea which is being believed in/identified with.

Can you actually find this “me” that is aware of “your” vibration? Often people will report that it “feels like me.” However, a feeling is NOT the same thing as an actual separate entity. It is simply a feeling.

However, even if identification is running, even that’s not a problem! Why? Because that’s just what’s happening! You simply cannot escape whatever is presently happening, because that’s ALL that’s happening. But, you can NOTICE that whatever is happening is not personal. How could it be if there is no separation, as who/what can be separate from all that is??

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QUESTION: “Is the Course in Miracles exercises conducive to non duality and waking up? I have been using them to a beneficial effect in seeing existence.”

MICHAEL: There are no rules to any of this. There is only whatever is happening. Like many seekers, I was into ACIM for several years until I realized that the seeking itself was the problem! Why? Because seeking is the “me’s” dismissal of THIS, of whatever is arising, which is the only thing there is!!!

And THIS cannot be understood or figured out, which is exactly what keeps the seeking going, the idea that “someday I will get this.” The recommendation here is to notice how the “me” is constantly attempting to avoid this moment, which again is all that is, for some imaginary moment in the future, which isn’t! The “me” is looking for its own personal awakening, which is simply not available in wholeness, where there is no separation.