No past… No future… New MJ Awakening Blog
April 24, 2018

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As long as I still believe there is a separate somebody, an imaginary “me,” who can become self-realized in a future that never actually arrives, I will continue to suffer.

No past… No future…

Michael Jeffreys

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Have you ever seriously asked yourself why you’re believing your thoughts when all they do is cause you pain and suffering? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 13, 2018

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What grounds do you have for ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, believing a thought?

Michael Jeffreys

It’s like you are pure SPACE… New MJ Awakening Blog
April 9, 2018

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It’s like you are pure SPACE, and all of existence is spontaneously appearing and disappearing within you. Including ALL thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, your body, other bodies, the sky, the ocean, air, rocks, trees, everything… the SPACE always IS to such an extent that it’s not noticed… until it IS. 

Michael Jeffreys

“I wish my mind would leave me alone.” New MJ Awakening Blog
April 6, 2018

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“I wish my mind would leave me alone.”

Really? Why don’t you stop pestering the mind? 

Why don’t you leave it alone?

You say you can’t? Who can’t?

Michael Jeffreys

3 steps to resting as AWARENESS. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 3, 2018

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1. Drop silently into your heart and breath. 

2. Notice the Awareness you always effortlessly are here/now.

3. Rest as the Awareness you always effortlessly are here/now.

Michael Jeffreys 

The confusion lies in forgetting that I AM always prior to ANY thought that arises. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 30, 2018

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EXPLORING THOUGHTS

The confusion lies in forgetting that I AM always prior to ANY thought that arises.

Otherwise, what would know/be aware of the thought’s existence?

(E.g., I must be in the room prior to you to know that you just walked into the room!)

I must feel here/now directly, bodily, that I AM always observing the coming and going of thoughts, some which feel very good, some of which feel very bad, and some which I don’t care either way about.

I notice I AM addicted to feeling good.

I notice that I only want positive thoughts/feelings and I don’t want negative thoughts/feelings.

I also notice I am still interested in thoughts.

However, authentic Self Realization is not about fixing thoughts to make them better.

It’s about realizing that the one who is interested in thoughts isn’t me.

It’s about realizing that the one who is interested in thoughts doesn’t exist.

There is only the one Self. The one Self is all that exists… everywhere and at all times.

Michael Jeffreys

 

Objects exist in duality… you are the changeless space of love they come and go in. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 28, 2018

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LETTING GO OF ALL OBJECTS

This morning as I awoke, I found myself spontaneously meditating on how strongly the mind is attached to physical objects in this world of infinite forms. I remember as a child dreaming of getting a new toy and believing once I had it I could play with it whenever I wanted and be happy… ha! 

The realization today is about the importance of knowing clearly that no physical object (person, place, or thing) has the power to truly bring us happiness. Because the belief that ANY object has the power to give me happiness means that at some level I feel lack and believe this object will fill/take away that lack. But is this true? Can an object ever truly fulfill me?

When I see for myself that they can’t, because the root sense of “lack” is still present even after I acquire the object, then the only thing to do is drop into my heart, into presence, and go straight to this feeling of lack. To really be present with it. To feel its pain and to simply love it, as it is. That’s it. 

So instead of reacting to the sense of lack, arguing with it, or trying to fix it, I am simply giving it space and love…. space and love….space and love. 

Michael Jeffreys

“There is no ‘Person-Mind’… there is only thoughts that are arising that have been believed by You to create a dream.” -Nazarah Merah. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 27, 2018

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“I realized that this feeling I’ve always had of being a person, was never the feeling of being a person… I just mistook it as that. It was me all along, me right here, Me… I was always Me, looking for Me outside of Me… but here I was all along, knowing I was Me but thinking that the Me was a person!! How did I miss this?? How did I not notice me, there’s only me, I only ever feel me!!”

-Nita McIntyre

“The ‘Person-Mind’ is just a pointer to point out the thoughts that are creating an illusion of confusion, pain and suffering that were never the truth of what you are. There is no ‘Person-Mind’, there is no separate self…. There is only thoughts that are arising that have been believed by You to create a dream. Stop believing any and all thoughts. Just Be… and the illusion will be revealed.”

-Nazarah Merah

 

MICHAEL: I found these two quotes from Nita and Nazarah to be particularly direct and powerful in seeing that what you and I think of as being a person, isn’t being a person at all!

The best your mind can ever do is IMAGINE you’re a separate person… but this imagining never actually achieves the status of Reality! You never have actually changed… that’s the illusion… it’s the mind that is confused because it can never become what you ALREADY are… but that doesn’t stop it from trying!!

So funny when you see this…because you go from irritation and annoyance to love and compassion when you see how hard it’s trying to be You, to be immortal, to be Reality.

It’s YOU (The One Infinite) pretending/thinking/imaging what it would be like to be a person!!! There is a night and day difference between imagining you’re a separate person and actually being a separate person. Noticing this one distinction can make all the difference. You’ll know when you see this clearly because as Nazarah says, it’s soooooo shocking!!?

One moment you’re trying so hard to “get it right,” and the next you are stunned as you realize there never was a person. It’s all You pretending… everything is YOU AS THAT!!! This is why (imo) Nazarah is always laughing… because you are constantly amazed at everything YOU appear to do in this wild and crazy dream… it’s ALL YOU. That’s the Cosmic joke!!  

Awareness effortlessly holds all bodies/everything in the SPACE OF NOW. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 24, 2018

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Hi beautiful being!!

In case you were wondering what an after-school chess teacher who teaches at 6 schools a week does during spring break…

Well, one of the things I do is wash off hundreds of grimy chess pieces to get them back to their original clean condition! 

After draining the dirty soapy water, I refilled the sink with clean water when I suddenly noticed that the water was “holding” or providing the “space” for all the pieces… just like Awareness effortlessly holds all bodies/everything in the space of now!! 

Michael Jeffreys

Truth cannot be accepted or rejected… New MJ Awakening Blog
March 19, 2018

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Truth cannot be accepted or rejected.

Truth cannot be lost or found.

Truth cannot be held or dropped.

Truth cannot come or go.

 

Michael Jeffreys

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