Archive for April, 2019

Freedom in what is, as it is. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2019

stork tree sunset

FREEDOM IN WHAT IS, AS IT IS

“There isn’t a problem, never. It seems like a problem because you want to change it, or have it in a special way, or that it feels good, or feels peaceful. Or you can relax… and you think it’s okay because you’re now relaxed. But it’s not about that. It’s about what is.

When it’s just what’s happening… if it’s pain, then it’s pain. The strange thing is that when it’s just that then there’s a kind of a… the rest is in that. That its just pain and there nothing trying to change it, THAT’S the freedom.

The freedom is not not feeling pain or wanting to feel good or wanting to feel not tense. The freedom is when there’s intensity, then there’s just that, there’s nothing trying to change it, THAT’S the freedom.”

-Rosemarijn Roes

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Before and after every word is SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 24, 2019

wisdom of silence

We have it backwards. The True power is in the Silence, not in the words.

-Michael Jeffreys

SAMADHI: Seeing the Unity in apparent Plurality. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 23, 2019

ocean orange sunset

SAMADHI: SEEING THE UNITY IN APPARENT PLURALITY

“Though outwardly he appears to become the same individual as he had been before the attainment of the Transcendent Experience of the Samadhi-state, yet inwardly this is not the case. The Truth-experience which illumines his consciousness in the supramental supra-intellectual supra-egoistic transcendent state exercises a great enlightening influence
upon his normal mind and intellect and ego.

His entire outlook on himself, his fellow-beings and the world of inter-related diversities undergoes a radical transformation as the result of that experience. Before he Was blessed with that experience, the Spiritual Unity of all existences had been veiled from his empirical consciousness. He used to see the plurality as plurality, but he had not the eyes to see the Unity that shone in and through them.

The Absolute One, that manifests Itself in the diverse forms of relative plurality, that sustains their existence, regulates their movements, links them with one another and constitutes them into a magnificent cosmic order, had been concealed from his view, though he had felt a deep craving within his consciousness for having a glimpse of that Absolute One.

Now, that Absolute One has revealed Itself to his consciousness; the veil has been removed; the consciousness has been illumined. This illumination is transmitted to the intellect, the ego and the mind and even to the senses. They do not now experience merely what they used to experience before the illumination descended upon them, but also the Absolute One along with and as the real essence of the objects of their normal experience.

The ego now feels the Absolute One as its True Self and feels itself as an individualised self-expression of the Absolute One. The intellect now no longer theorises, but finds in the Absolute One the ultimate rational explanation of all the problems that may appear before it.

All the thoughts, feelings and volitions of the illumined mind now revolve round the Absolute One as the centre. All the diverse kinds of objects of sense-perception are experiences as diversified appearances or manifestations of the One.”

-from, Philosophy of Gorakhnath

MICHAEL: As the well known saying goes,“Before enlightenment, mountains are mountains and streams are streams. During enlightenment, there are no mountains or streams, after enlightenment, mountains are mountains and streams are streams again.”

The above by Guru Gorakhnath is a beautiful description of phase 3, when the Yogi comes back into the world, but with new eyes that now and forever see/feel/know the One Love/Unity/Spirit in and behind all seemly separate manifest forms.

The Yogi naturally and happily lives from his direct experience of the Light of the Absolute, which the “normal” mind, which is still operating in darkness (ego), has yet to consciously realize.

 

p.s. Samadhi Movie, 2017 – Part 1 – “Maya, the Illusion of the Self”

 

The Problem with ANY Belief. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 21, 2019

belief

THE PROBLEM WITH ANY BELIEF

The problem with any belief is that what I believe yesterday may not be what I believe today. And what I believe today may not be what I believe tomorrow. If I am honest, I realize that my beliefs are constantly changing and thus not stable.

Additionally, someone may hold a different belief than my own. And so, if I want to hold tight to my belief, I have to defend/debate/argue in order to try to convince the other why my belief is the correct one. And are they not doing the same?

Clearly, if I am searching for that which doesn’t come or go or change, my True Nature, no belief (and thus no words) will do.

-Michael Jeffreys

The RELIGION of INDIVIDUALITY. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 19, 2019

Narcissus

THE RELIGION OF INDIVIDUALITY

“The cult of this world is based on the principle of Narcissus, of separated and separative existence, and the search for changes of state, for happiness.

But…there is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be an individual being. There is no such thing. All of the cultic ways are strategic searches to satisfy individuals by providing them with various kinds of fulfillment, or inner harmony, or vision, or blissfulness, or salvation, or liberation, or whatever. But the truth is that there is no such one to be fulfilled; literally, there is no such one.

Everything that arises in consciousness is something that you may observe. You can observe your experiences, you can observe the world, you can observe your thought, strategies, and actions, you can observe the sensation of “me”—all of that is something you can observe.

HE DOES NOT EXIST TO BE DESTROYED

The one who observes that is your very Nature, the absolute intensity of real existence, which is being endlessly and universally modified, appearing as all forms and states. The principle of spiritual Community is that there is already no such person, no such separate one, no such dilemma.

The cult of this world is based on the assumption that there exists such a separate one, who needs to be realized or fulfilled or made healthy or made happy or whatever. All of that is a colossal lot of nonsense, because there is no such one.

There is already no such one. You do not have to run through aeons of time for there to be no such one, to destroy this phantom ego. There is already no such one. He does not exist to be destroyed. He does not exist.

-Adi Da Samraj

 

MICHAEL: “me” is a synonym for separation. So a belief in “me” is a belief in separation.

 

WHAT NOTICES? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 17, 2019

noticing

WHAT NOTICES?

Notice your current thought. Now notice your current feeling. Is that which notices your current thought different from that which notices your current feeling? Now notice these words. Now notice your body. Is that which notices (is aware of) these words different from that which notices (is aware of) your body?

-Michael Jeffreys

Does a belief in separation make it TRUE? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 15, 2019

monster finger puppets, one hand

Imagine if each finger puppet thought/believed/felt/acted as if it were separate from the others. Chaos, yes?

Now imagine they all worked together in harmony as One.

❤ 

Michael Jeffreys

 

ps: “Once it is realized that it is only a total functioning of the manifest consciousness and there is no individual entity, there will be no question of liberation, of birth or death or of a doer doing anything.”

-Nisargadatta

Q: “Acceptance of all and complete surrender to the absoluteness that I am is what’s needed. Would you agree?” New MJ Awakening Blog
April 12, 2019

surrender to love

QUESTION: “Acceptance of all and complete surrender to the absoluteness that I am is what’s needed. Would you agree?”

MICHAEL: Perfectly stated. Keep surrendering until there is only Love. And then watch as the “outer appearances” (in due time) begin to follow suit. I keep seeing it being confirmed over and over.

The absolute goal is to make “letting go and letting God” your natural default position, i.e., your instinctive response to any and all situations without exception.

So yes, it’s the complete surrendering of everything… you turn everything over to God (Source, Infinite Intelligence, etc.) and rest in what IS. Why? Because everything “you” used to do is now God’s responsibility (As it was intended to be all along!)

And if for whatever reason you find yourself still worrying about something, turn that over to God as well.
Keep doing this until there’s literally nothing left to do because it’s all been turned over to God/Source/Infinite Intelligence.

In summary, it’s the actual living of the quote, “Not my will, but Thy will be done” in every timeless moment.

Hearing from LOVE. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 10, 2019

hearing from love

HEARING FROM LOVE

“But, you say, suppose you have not yet reached the stage where you are able actually to hear a voice speaking within and to know it as one assuming to teach or lead you.

Know that it is not an actual voice such
as your physical ears hear that speaks; for
are not every desire, every urge, every hope,
longing, fear, discouragement, anxiety, regret,
voices heard just as surely and effectively
as audible voices?

And while all such are voices I use to
teach you the right from the wrong way,
yet My Voice, that you long so to hear and
to be always sure is Mine, you will never
truly hear and know until you let Love
abide and rule in your heart.

For Love alone can clear away that in your heart and consciousness which causes you to listen to the voice of self, thus preventing your hearing Me when I speak.”

-Joseph S. Benner
(from, Brotherhood)

The INTELLECT is Your servant and thus the voice in the head is the voice of the servant, not You. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 9, 2019

voice in the head not you

THE INTELLECT IS YOUR SERVANT AND THUS THE VOICE IN THE HEAD IS THE VOICE OF THE SERVANT, NOT YOU 

“First, remember who I am, I who am in all
men, Who am That which speaks through
all men, Who am the Self of you who read,
dwelling deep within the heart—the innermost
of you, and Who seek to come forth as the
Christ and to show Myself—your Highest
Self—to all men.

Remember that I always speak from out the
heart, and not from the head, the intellect
being but My servant, My interpreter.

But when the servant acknowledges not his Master,
having grown proud, and deems himself above
his station and tries to impress others with his
knowledge and importance, then you may
know why it is so hard to hear My voice and
to know when it is I speaking, and why you
become so often confused and so uncertain what to do.

Therefore it is most necessary that you
determine whence comes the voice or voices
that so confuse and disturb you.”

-Joseph S. Benner
(from, Brotherhood)

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