If it changes it’s not You. New MJ Awakening Meditation

November 14, 2017 - Leave a Response

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If it changes it’s not You.

Michael Jeffreys

 

 

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The way the illusion of “selfing” works is thusly… New MJ Awakening Blog

November 12, 2017 - 2 Responses

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The way the illusion of “selfing” works is thusly: the brain processes information non-stop 24/7 and has to decide what is a threat and what is useful. But to whom is all this info. relevant to??

The answer is to the fictitious, purely mental “me” that I have mistakenly identified myself as. But, where did this “me” come from in the first place? Was it there at birth? No. It didn’t show up until around the age of 1-1 1/2 years old.

Once this sense of a separate self shows up, Consciousness automatically identifies with it, and our suffering/confusion/sense of separation/seeking begins. Thus, awakening is realizing that you, Consciousness, are intrinsically whole and cannot be this sense of separation, regardless of how “real” the illusion may feel/seem. Note that the brain did nothing wrong; if it wasn’t suppose to create this sense of a “false me,” it would not appear to happen.

Remember, an appearance is NOT the actual. The actual is changeless. An appearance changes, and thus cannot be your true nature. The good news is that just because an illusion arises doesn’t mean it can’t be seen through and recognized for what it is; an apparent modification of that which is eternally unmodifiable.

Michael Jeffreys

Awakening is meaningless to that which is ever Awake… new MJ Awakening Blog

November 10, 2017 - Leave a Response

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You naturally lose interest in identifying with thoughts when you realize a thought can’t awaken… a thought will never awaken. How exactly would a thought awaken??

And what is aware of thought=You= ISness, is already ever-present and obviously awake (Or how would you know anything?). Thus awakening is meaningless to It/You, as it’s simply Its/Your timeless natural stateless state.

Michael Jeffreys

Awareness is playing every role, (including you) right now. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 6, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“Only awareness is aware of awareness. The finite mind is not an entity in its own right. It has no existence of its own. It is the activity that awareness assumes in order to know objective knowledge and experience, just as we might say that King Lear is the activity that (the actor) John Smith assumes in order to manifest the drama of the play.

Just as John Smith never ceases being John Smith or becomes King Lear, likewise, at no point does awareness cease being awareness or become a finite mind. And just as it is not King Lear who knows John Smith, so, likewise, it is never a finite mind that becomes or knows infinite awareness.”

-Rupert Spira

MICHAEL: Awareness is playing every role, (including you) right now.

 

“The forgetting of our true nature is the source of all psychological suffering…” -Rupert Spira. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 5, 2017 - One Response

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“The forgetting of our true nature is the source of all psychological suffering, and, conversely, the remembering of our self – its remembrance or recognition of itself – is the source of peace and happiness for which all people long.

This returning of awareness to itself, its remembrance of itself – being aware of being aware – is the essence of meditation and prayer, and the direct path to lasting peace and happiness.

Awareness is always present and aware of itself, but seems to cease knowing itself as it truly is when it loses itself in objective experience.”

-Rupert Spira (from, Being Aware of Being Aware)

Thoughts (like everything else) belong to time, not YOU. You ARE the NOW. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 3, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Thoughts (like everything else) belong to time, not YOU.

You ARE the NOW.

Now = You, You = Now

 

Michael Jeffreys

Whatever is presently happening, does it not first have to be registered by “something”? New MJ Awakening Blog

November 1, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Another word for Awareness is REGISTERING. So whatever is presently happening, does it not first have to be registered by “something”? What is that “something” that registers our present experience?

Normally the mind jumps right into evaluating the moment, and overlooks the fact that the moment must be registered (by “something”!) before it can be evaluated. What is silently registering this moment? And does that which is registering this moment come and go? Or is it the objects/content of the moment that comes and goes in the eternally present “registering” Awareness.

Michael Jeffreys

Realizing the Inseparableness of Consciousness: “There really is no line which separates hearing from seeing.” -Marie S. Watts. New MJ Awakening Blog

October 30, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“We hear much about the five physical senses. Actually there are no physical senses. There is but one Sense, and that one is Consciousness. This one indivisible Sense may appear as seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, or smelling; but these are only certain aspects of Consciousness.

It is important to realize the inseparableness of Consciousness. There really is no line which separates hearing from seeing. Neither is there a line of demarcation between hearing, seeing, tasting, ‘touching, or any other of the distinct aspects of Consciousness.”

-Marie S. Watts

MICHAEL: This quote by Marie on the surface appears to be quite radical. However, if one actually takes the time to NOTICE, it may be discovered that there is indeed no line between seeing and hearing or smelling and touching, etc.

While they may have been traditionally thought of as being separate senses, is it not Consciousness that is aware of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling? It is NOT the nose that is actually aware of smells, but Consciousness. It is not the eyes that is aware of these words but Consciousness.

What is aware of everything You are aware of, regardless of its apparent form? Ever present Infinite Consciousness.

 

The Timeless, the Eternal, You, have never been in Time… New MJ Awakening Blog

October 24, 2017 - Leave a Response

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If my starting premise as to what I AM (my Absolute Nature) is false, than all subsequent conclusions will naturally be false as well.

In other words, if I believe I (the Eternal/Timeless) am in time, then all my subsequent conclusions will also be time-bound and not what I truly am, nor have I ever been. 

It’s this Self-recognition of my true timeless nature that makes all the difference. No one can do it for You–You must see this recognition intuitively/directly for Yourself. 

Michael Jeffreys

“Your consciousness of yourself as existing, is God being conscious of Itself existing as you.” -Marie S. Watts… New MJ Awakening Blog

October 22, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“Your consciousness of yourself as existing, is God being conscious of Itself existing as you.” -Marie S. Watts

MICHAEL: This one is profoundly deep. If you go to thought you have no chance. Best to just sit with it and see if something clicks.

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