Archive for the ‘spirituality’ Category

Q: Are thoughts real? New MJ Awakening Blog
October 27, 2018

sufi dance in colors

Q: Are thoughts real?

MICHAEL: What is truly real is what flows through all beings AT ALL TIMES. So what is same there is same here is same everywhere. (Let that sink in.)

It’s just not noticed when we are in thought, in imagination.Thoughts are not real because they can flow to one, but not to another. You can have a thought that I don’t have and vice-versa. Because thoughts are in time, they come and go, i.e., there’s a time when they are and a time when they are not, they¬†are not truly real.

What’s real never comes or goes… YOU.

 

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I AM all that you hear, I am hearing now, yet you cannot hear me… New MJ Awakening Sutra
October 19, 2018

purple OM

I AM

I AM all that you hear, I am hearing now, yet you cannot hear me.
I AM all that you see, I am seeing now, yet you cannot see me.
I AM all that you feel, I am feeling now, yet you cannot feel me.
I AM all that you touch, I am touching now, yet you cannot touch me.
I AM all that you smell, I am smelling now, yet you cannot smell me.
I AM all that you taste, I am tasting now, yet you cannot taste me.
I AM all that you think, I am thinking now, yet you cannot think me.

Michael Jeffreys

“I searched for God and found only myself…” -Rumi. New MJ Awakening Meditation
October 15, 2018

rumi i searched for god

The problem with “self help” is it’s based on changing what can’t be changed. New MJ Awakening Blog
October 8, 2018

self help books

The problem with every “self-help” book ever written (and I’ve written three), is that they are all based on an erroneous starting assumption: That what you inherently are, your true nature, is somehow defective, somehow deficient, somehow lacking and needs to be fixed. That’s the message we all receive via societal conditioning from a very early age. That we are not good enough simply as we are.

But this is all based on the mind’s belief/assumption that what you intrinsically are can change!! Notice this. Consciousness is not an object, not in time, so change does not apply to “it” as change requires time and Consciousness is not in time. Do you see?

When this lifelong struggle/habit to fix, change or improve what you already and have always been is dropped because you realize that what you are doesn’t need to change and in fact can’t, what is left? Relief… joy… silence… peace.

Michael Jeffreys

 

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited. New MJ Awakening Pointer
October 5, 2018

infinite

That which is limited can never truly be UNLIMITED.

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited.

Michael Jeffreys

ACCEPTANCE vs. RESISTANCE New MJ Awakening Blog
October 2, 2018

practice being present

Mind resists what is (or if it likes it, it resists it ending).
Awareness accepts what is, however it is.
Mind imagines a better future moment.
Awareness is only aware now.

Mind is never fully content for long.
Awareness’s nature is contentment itself.
The addiction to the journey for peace
is a distraction from directly experiencing
the peace that is already ever-present.

This is why Papaji said to, “Call off the search,”
and to notice something right where you are.
Something that is being overlooked… YOU.

Michael Jeffreys

Because you are every experience you’ve ever had you can’t BE any of them. New MJ Awakening Reminder
September 30, 2018

laughing golden buddha

Because you are every experience you’ve ever had you can’t BE any of them. Thus the Buddha laughed.

michael jeffreys

What about PHYSICAL PAIN, DEPRESSION AND FATIGUE…? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 25, 2018

pain

Q: What about PHYSICAL PAIN, DEPRESSION and FATIGUE and wanting results from trying different remedies?

MICHAEL: The body will naturally seek relief from physical pain in whatever way it can… that’s its nature and there’s no problem with that.

The practice is to be as silence is being, rather than getting involved or believing thoughts. If it shows up, that’s what is… you remain silent. (As you know, the mind will fight this suggestion as not being practical, that you need it, etc. No matter. Keep internally silent anyway. Life is doing everything… seeing this is the peace beyond words.)

You can also use bodily pains for deep Self-inquiry by asking yourself, “What is AWARE of the pain that’s arising in this moment?” And then noticing something must be aware of the pain or how would you know about it? What is that? What’s aware of the pain? Put your attention on the Awareness rather than the pain and see what happens.

 

Mind is made of concepts… New MJ Awakening Noticing
September 22, 2018

mind is made of concepts

There is no Reality to mind, only concepts.

michael jeffreys

“I wrote 10,000 words to see it wasn’t in the 10,000 words.” New MJ Awakening Pointer
September 21, 2018

orange center purple flower

I wrote 10,000 words to see it wasn’t in the 10,000 words.

michael jeffreys

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