Archive for April, 2020

Michael Jeffreys “What do you take to be you?” Satsang VIDEO 4-29-20 (part 1)
April 29, 2020

“Right now, in this moment, where are you starting from?
In other words, when you think of yourself, what is the self
that you’re starting from? What do you take to be you?”

-Michael

 

Michael Jeffreys “What do you take to be you?” Satsang 4-29-20 (part 1)

If I am unbound but don’t know it, it is the same as being bound, isn’t it? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2020

wet grass sun

Formless and free,
Beyond the reach of the senses,
The witness of all things.

Right or wrong,
Joy and sorrow,
These are of the mind only.
They are not yours.

-Ashtavakra Gita

MICHAEL: What’s looking out your eyes has no form and thus is inherently free. But we overlook this and are habituated to go to our senses. However our senses belong to the mind, not us. Own nothing… and be free.

“Whatever you can think about, you’re not it.” Online Satsang w/Michael 4-29-20, 6pm (pst)
April 27, 2020

blue goddess

“You are beyond all thought constructs. Whatever you can think about, you’re not it.”

-Swami Sarvapriyananda

Michael Jeffreys is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Michael Jeffreys online Satsang
Time: Apr 29, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Jeffreys is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Michael Jeffreys online Satsang
Time: Apr 29, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73564622071…

Meeting ID: 735 6462 2071
Password: OM

“…hold nothing in your mind.” -Ashtavakra Gita. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 24, 2020

ashtavakra-gita-forever-free

You and the world are one, so who are you to think you can hold on to it or let it go, how could you? You are the clear space of awareness, pure and still, in whom there is no birth, no activity, no I.

You are one and the same, you cannot change or die.
The world only arises from ignorance, you alone are real.
In the ocean of being there is only one, there was and there will be only one.

Be quiet, you are awareness itself. Live in the happiness of your own nature, which is happiness itself. What is the use of thinking? Once and for all, give up meditation, hold nothing in your mind.

-Ashtavakra Gita

Q: What do they mean by “give up meditation”?

MICHAEL: Most meditate on thinking, words, all day long. The Ashtavakra Gita is saying meditate on your already boundless, already free Being, which is not your body or your thoughts because you’re not your body or your thoughts (both are temporary).

Basically, meditate (i.e., put your attention) on your “inner” Silence, Being, that is ever-present, but is overlooked when we are “in our head, lost in story.” As I’ve said at satsang, there’s no freedom in story because you’re not in ANY story.

Michael Jeffreys “Spiritual bypassing & Caterpillars and Butterflies” Satsang video, 4-22-20 (part 1)
April 22, 2020

Michael Jeffreys “Spiritual bypassing & Caterpillars and Butterflies” Satsang video, 4-22-20 (part 1)

For those having trouble with their story… Join us for Zoom online Satsang 4-22-20, 6pm (pst)
April 20, 2020

dancing sufi

Satsang is for those that are always having trouble with their story…

“I can’t seem to get my story to work because Reality, Aliveness, What is, keeps getting in the way!” 🙂

Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Here’s the Zoom link to our next Satsang:

Michael Jeffreys is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Satsang w/ Michael
Time: Apr 22, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 756 8056 7488
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Q: Spiritual teachers sometimes say, “This moment is perfect as it is.” What are they talking about? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 17, 2020

paint mess

Q: Spiritual teachers sometimes say, “This moment is perfect as it is.” What are they talking about?

MICHAEL: THIS moment… compared to what? Is there any other moment? In order to claim this moment isn’t perfect you would need to know about the existence of another, better moment. Where is this better moment?

Because in order for THIS moment NOT to be eternally perfect/whole we would have to know of and compare it to one that is. But where is this “other” perfect moment located that we are comparing the only moment that IS, with?? Really look for it!

AND WHAT IS DOING THE COMPARING?? (Sit in silence and see if you can actually locate/find the “comparer.”)

Without another moment to compare THIS moment with, what are you left with? Simply what is. However it appears to appear. Period. Which is why its perfection… because there is no other moment!!!

Note that “perfect” doesn’t mean you have to like it. Perfect simply means that whatever IS is perfectly being whatever IS. So pain is perfectly being pain. Fear is perfectly being fear. Anxiety/Uncertainty are perfectly being Anxiety/Uncertainty. Death is perfectly being death. All is perfectly being whatever it’s appearing as.

And if resistance or not liking what IS arises than that too is perfectly what IS, since it’s what’s happening and there is no other moment available where it’s not happening! (Allow this to sink in.)

What IS is ever-new, ever-fresh, ever-alive, never before, never again, one and done, and thus incomparable. Therefore it’s this unnoticed activity of constantly comparing the only moment that is with the mind’s imaginary “better” moment (which doesn’t exist!) that brings suffering. “But I don’t like what is.” Then that’s what is. If that’s what’s arising then that’s what IS. Why make it into a problem? And if you do make it into a problem then THAT is what is!

THIS unfathomable Mystery can never be truly understood or explained. And so without joining in with the mind’s OCD activity of constantly comparing/analyzing one thing against another, there’s simply what IS and ISN’T, perfectly appearing and disappearing nonstop… for no one.

Michael Jeffreys “Like all fictional characters, ‘me’ only exists in story” Satsang 4-15-20 (part 2)
April 16, 2020

 

Michael Jeffreys “Like all fictional characters, ‘me’ only exists in story” Satsang 4-15-20 (part 2)

Michael Jeffreys “Like all fictional characters, ‘me’ only exists in story” Satsang video, 4-15-20 (part 1)
April 16, 2020

 

Michael Jeffreys “Like all fictional characters, ‘me’ only exists in story” Satsang 4-15-20 (part 1)

Seeing thru the story of “me”… Join us tonight, 4-15-20, 6pm (pst) on Zoom for Satsang!
April 15, 2020

characters

We come to Satsang to see that there is no freedom in any story. That “me” is an ongoing story I carry around, constantly trying to fix, improve and make better because I think I exist IN story. And this assumption that I am located in story causes so much suffering.

But a closer look reveals that story is empty. And so what’s left when the “me” story is seen for the fictional character its always been, like Santa Clause or Winnie the Pooh?

-Michael

Michael Jeffreys is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Online Satsang w/ Michael
Time: Apr 15, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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