Archive for August, 2017

“If thinking happens, there must be a thinker. That’s the presupposition.”-ROGER CASTILLO… New MJ Awakening Blog
August 29, 2017

going around in circles in your head

“The fact that questioning happens, from the perspective of the belief in personal doership means that if a question arises, there must be a questioner. If thinking happens, there must be a thinker. That’s the presupposition.” -Roger Castillo

MICHAEL JEFFREYS: So for example, if an image/memory of the past arises, there is an (uninvestigated) assumption that there is presently “someone” here who 1) somehow made that thought arise, and/or 2) a separate, independent, real entity to whom that past image applies/refers/belongs too.

But is this true? Or is this a life-long (uninvestigated) habitual belief and the source of my suffering? That I am taking myself to be something I am not… a separate, independent doer/entity?

In other words, while it may feel/seem to be this way, is it actually true? Or, is this feeling/sense of being a separate doer just that, a feeling and sense, but no more… this is what must be earnestly investigated.

Specifically, here is what the “me” doesn’t want you to STOP and NOTICE here/now: (And why it’s constantly distracting you with an endless parade of stories/problems/circumstances that you need to constantly “deal with,” so that the following WILL NOT become breathtakingly apparent)

The “me”(time) is built upon a presupposition that doesn’t exist in Realty (timeless).

Until this presupposition is clearly/directly seen/noticed, the “me” goes about business as usual, i.e., avoiding pain and seeking pleasure within the apparent dream of separation.

PRESUPPOSE (dictionarydotcom)
verb (used with object), presupposed, presupposing.
1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
2. (of a thing, condition, or state of affairs) to require or imply as an antecedent condition: An effect presupposes a cause.

 

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NONDUALITY: There is no “you” AND Life… new MJ Awakening Blog
August 27, 2017

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NONDUALITY = ADVAITA = NOT TWO

There is no “you” AND Life or “you” AND the world, or “you” who HAS a thought, or “you” who HAS a feeling, or “you” who HAS a problem. There is no “you” AND anything…

In actuality, there are not two separate “things” anywhere! It’s One APPEARING as Multiplicity. E.g., many colors appear to make up a rainbow, but it’s one rainbow.

Life appears to be filled with infinite appearances, but it’s ALL Life, as THAT. So a table is Life, as THAT. A blade of grass is Life, as THAT. A dead bug is Life, as THAT. A thought is Life, as THAT. A language is Life, as THAT. A pain is Life, as THAT, Sadness is Life, as THAT. Joy is Life, as THAT, etc.

Michael Jeffreys

WHAT’S MISSING? New MJ Awakening Blog
August 24, 2017

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WHAT’S MISSING?

For the “me,” there’s a more or less ever-present sense that something is missing from the moment.

A particular object/experience is not here-now and there’s a strong longing/sense/feeling that that missing “something,” that particular, be present for it to feel complete.

Said another way, it feels “it” cannot be truly happy/at peace/at rest as long as this overwhelming desire/urge is present.

What the “me” is actually searching for, but doesn’t know it, is the only “thing” that ever truly is… Absolute wholeness.

That Wholeness can actually INCLUDE a strong sense of incompleteness never occurs to the “me.”

That “incompleteness” is Wholeness appearing as that; as is everything else. Wholeness lacks nothing because it is literally EVERYTHING; heaven and hell, and everything in-between.

Michael Jeffreys

Nonduality is everything and nothing. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 20, 2017

EVERYTHING

Nonduality points at that which cannot be spoken, yet contains all words because it’s literally all that is and is not… it’s EVERYTHING and NOTHING simultaneously… even the illusion of separation is included.

Nothing is left out of all that is. Confusion? Check. Anger? Check. Fun. Check. Fear. Check. Love. Check. Frustration. Check. Not getting “it.” Check. Seeing that there’s no one to get “it.” Check. There is no escape from all that is and there is no losing all that is.

Michael Jeffreys

The “me” wants anything but THIS, but what IS. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 18, 2017

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Nothing APPEARING as something…

…the “me” wants anything but THIS, but what IS.

Michael Jeffreys

As long as there’s “me,” there’s “other.” New MJ Awakening pic quote
August 15, 2017

mj if me than other two round rocks pic quote

The dream itself dictates 100% what ALL the dream characters within the dream do and think… New MJ Awakening Blog
August 14, 2017

Consider your last sleeping dream. There was a character, the star of the dream, “you”!, that was seemingly doing all kinds of things within the dream and experiencing all kinds of experiences, some pleasurable and some not pleasurable.

Looking from your present awakened state here/now, what independent power did this dream character ever actually possess?

None. The dream itself dictates 100% what ALL the dream characters within the dream do and don’t do, what appears to exist and what doesn’t appear to exist, what appears to happen and what doesn’t appear to happen, etc.

However, imagine if part of the dream character’s make-up/design included a sense of free-will/autonomy. That within the dream it imagined it could do whatever it wanted by controlling if not the entire dream, at least certain portions of it.

Now, the truth is the dream character is not separate from the dream and thus it is not possible for it to do anything except for what the dream dictates, i.e., what happens next in the dream!

You can further Imagine how much suffering this dream character would be experiencing if it thought/believed otherwise, i.e., that it did indeed have power over the dream in some way, shape or form.

Now, let’s imagine even further that you could enter your next sleeping dream and tell the star of the dream, this dream character “you,” that in fact it is not real, only a dream character, and thus it has no free will whatsoever and never did!

What do you think its reaction would be? Would it just suddenly believe you, or more likely would it argue and insist that it does have free will because it was taught it does (“Your responsible for your actions.”), and more importantly, because it thinks/feels/believes it does?

And suppose you explained to it that that too is part of the dream. That this sense of having free will/control is built into the dream character, just like its hair color, height, skin color, etc.

Would it believe you?

Probably not.

Michael Jeffreys

There is one Universal Power doing everything. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 12, 2017

universal power

There is one Universal Power doing everything. Thus, any sense of a “personal doer” is not actually a “personal doer,” but an expression of the one Universal Power which is doing everything. There is no Universal Power AND a separate “me.” There is only Universal Power of which the sense of being a “me” is one of countless projections… for no one.

Michael Jeffreys

If “you” did not exist at birth, “you” do not exist now. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 11, 2017

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If “you” did not exist at birth,

“you” do not exist now.

-Michael Jeffreys

Clinging = suffering… what happens when you let go of all thoughts? New MJ Awakening Blog
August 10, 2017

let go

What am “I” holding onto in this moment? NOTICE! Right now. Become AWARE. Because if there is an “I” present, there will be (usually unconsciously) clinging or trying to hold on to something. E.g., a precious identity, a self thought, an other thought, a feeling, a past memory, a future event, an object, a person, a place, etc.

Let go of everything. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that… don’t stop until “you’ve” let go of everything. Now let go of “you.”

Michael Jeffreys

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