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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

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

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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

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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

Your peace does not lie in the world. New MJ Awakening pic quote
August 6, 2017

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Vernon Howard: “Your thoughts do not belong to you at all.” New MJ Awakening Blog
August 4, 2017

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Have you ever come back to a spiritual teacher and suddenly heard them in a new, deeper, more profound way?

I heard Vernon Howard several years ago but he didn’t knock me over (because I understood so little of what he was actually saying). However, now? Now I find his teaching to be one of the most direct and compassionate, because he doesn’t BS around one iota.

You are not what you think you are, you are not the imposter self that you currently take yourself to be. What’s more, you are in love with your imposter self and thus your suffering continues right up to this very moment!

That until you are 100% clear that YOU are the problem, no one else, the suffering will continue. Only when you admit you are totally helpless and clueless and can do nothing whatsoever via your own power… when you at long last give it up totally and completely, that is the first step towards real freedom. “I can of mine own self do nothing.” -John 5:30

Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Below is a youtube link to one of Vernon’s many amazing and life changing talks, Lose Helplessness And Find Real Power.

“Your thoughts do not belong to you at all.” -Vernon Howard

 

Q: How can I become aware of my ego? New MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2017

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Q: How can I become aware of my ego?

MICHAEL: Step 1: Insert your name in the following sentence where it says “INSERT YOUR NAME”:

(INSERT YOUR NAME) prejudges every moment. (INSERT YOUR NAME) always intrudes and imposes his/her own views upon the moment. (INSERT YOUR NAME) is never fair. (INSERT YOUR NAME) is always partial.

So, for me it looks like this:

MICHAEL prejudges every moment. MICHAEL always intrudes and imposes his own views upon the moment. MICHAEL is never fair. MICHAEL is always partial.

Your turn.

Step 2: Now read the short paragraph (with your name in it) 100 times.

The reason you can’t find “IT” is because everything is “IT.” New MJ Awakening Blog
July 27, 2017

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The reason you can’t find “IT” is because everything is “IT.” There is nothing that is not “IT.” “IT” is all there has ever been, “IT” is all there is, “IT” is all there will ever be. Everything is “IT.” The search is over when this is realized. If everything is literally “IT” (and what “IT” is is undefinable and unknowable) than there is nothing whatsoever to get, nor anything not “IT” to get it.

Michael Jeffreys

“It’s the very attempt to define existence that keeps us from seeing it.” New MJ Awakening pic quote
July 25, 2017

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