Archive for September, 2017

But can you actually find this “me”? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 28, 2017

 

 

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The arising of thoughts, feelings, emotions, sounds, sensations, a sense of separation, etc. is NOT the problem. The “problem” is the life-long habitual belief/assumption that they have an owner, i.e., that they belong to a “someone” and that “someone” is “me.”

But can you actually find this “me”? Really look!! (And here’s the key): Don’t stop looking until you either find it OR something “clicks” and you have an “ah-ha” moment and you realize you cannot find it and furthermore that it never actually existed.

Which leaves what? This moment, however it is presently expressing, for no one.

Michael Jeffreys

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Every moment is wild, free, unpredictable, uncontrollable, and ownerless. New MJ Awakening pic quote
September 27, 2017

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Q: What is the glue of identification? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 22, 2017

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Q: What is the glue of identification?

MICHAEL: Suffering. It’s the taking of any story that is showing up as “my” story. What to “do”? Observe the process of identification rather than “being” it. In other words, simply notice it.

“What is THIS moment like without identifying with/as anything?

I don’t know…

let me BE still/silent and see…” 

Time APPEARS to exist… new MJ Awakening Blog
September 18, 2017

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Time APPEARS to exist… just like the feeling of separation… just like apparently separate objects. But WITHOUT a thought/label… without identifying with/as anything, can you actually find time (grab hold of it), in your direct experience?… separation?, distance?, past?, future?, now?, etc.

This is the type of silent/direct inquiry that when you get interested in is a game changer. Because, you’re not taking anyone’s word for it. You’re seeing directly, for Yourself…

Michael Jeffreys

Awakening is unique for every being… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 17, 2017

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Just like no two leaves grow on a tree in exactly the same way, (and thus no “way” can be said to be “the right way,”) so too awakening is unique for each (seemingly separate) being.

Awareness becomes aware of/as itself when it becomes aware of/as itself. And it’s an ever unfolding/deepening… for no one.

Michael Jeffreys

“If you listen for hurt, fear, and pain or for people’s hopes and dreams, it is nearly always there….” new MJ Awakening pic quote
September 16, 2017

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“If you listen for hurt, fear, and pain or for people’s hopes and dreams, it is nearly always there. And when the other person feels you listening and FEELING them, they will let down their guard and open their minds and hearts to you.”

-Edwin Shneidman, founder, L.A. Suicide Prevention Center

MICHAEL: Can I really listen from open presence or am I listening from “ego”?

If we are starting from/in mind, we have already gone astray… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 10, 2017

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Are You your mind (and its lifetime of conditioned beliefs and seeking for happiness in a future experience) or THAT which is AWARE of the mind (and its lifetime of conditioned beliefs and seeking for happiness in a future experience)?

The difference between believing you are the mind versus seeing/being AWARE of the mind and its incessant seeking is everything.

Peace/Happiness (despite the mind’s claims/protests/stories is here/now (where else?) as everything (the totality of whatever IS) and not in some specific imagined future experience.

Thus, if we are starting from/in mind, we have already gone astray because we have left the only “thing” that ever truly IS.

Michael Jeffreys

Everything IS Now, Now IS Everything. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 8, 2017

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Every sound is IT.

Every sensation is IT.

Every shape/color is IT.

Every movement is IT.

There is only IT.

And IT is Everything.

What can be separate from Everything??

NOTICE: No word, thought, feeling, sensation, experience can describe/capture IT, because they too are Everything appearing as a word, thought, feeling, sensation, experience.

Everything IS Now, Now IS Everything.

Nothing to hold onto, because there’s no one actually here/now to hold onto anything.

There’s just what’s happening.

Listen…

Michael Jeffreys

The Realization, for no one, is that EVERYTHING is God. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 5, 2017

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“I and my father are one.” -Jesus

EVERYTHING is God. There is only God. The “idea” of a personal or impersonal God is purely a mind creation/imaginary division. This is God right now writing these words. This is God right now reading these words. Where is God not? (Or, as Daniel Litvak put it, “… give us the definition of what isn’t God…”).

Nonduality… Advaita means not two.

“There is only Brahman. The world is an illusion. The world is Brahman.”

This is too simple, too immediate, for the dualistic mind whose world is made of separation/division, “It’s this, not this.” etc..

Michael Jeffreys

P.S. COMMENT: “What about the voice in my head is that god”

MICHAEL: Yes (what else??), but the “one” who thinks it’s about him/her doesn’t exist.

IT is all there is… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 2, 2017

IT is all there is

The reason “me” can’t find IT, is because IT is all there is. So, even the sense of being a “me” is IT. There is no escaping IT, because IT is all there is.

Michael Jeffreys

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