The way the illusion of “selfing” works is thusly… New MJ Awakening Blog
November 12, 2017

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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

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Whatever is presently happening, does it not first have to be registered by “something”? New MJ Awakening Blog
November 1, 2017

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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

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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.

 

“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

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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.

“You,” like the Michael Richard’s character “Kramer” on Seinfeld, don’t actually exist. New MJ Awakening Blog
July 7, 2017

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Reality is one. Nondual. Not two. Hence there is nothing separate or other than it. Reality/Consciousness/Awareness is always ever itself. Whole, full, unlimited, free… nothing lacking or separate. There is nothing “personal” in Awareness. All projections are nothing more than an appearance… the Ocean appearing as the wave. “You” the wave, are an appearance of the one, singular, Ocean.

In actuality, “you” have never done anything… how can an appearance do anything?? “You” can only APPEAR to do something, just like a character played by an actor can appear to do many things. E.g., “Kramer” on Seinfeld appeared to get into many sticky situations, but does “Kramer” actually exist? No! All actions/words of the fictitious character were provided 100% by Michael Richards, not “Kramer.” In actuality, there is no “Kramer.”

In the same way, “You” are being done. “You, the wave” only appear to do things. In Reality, the Ocean, Consciousness, is all/does all. See clearly that this “you/wave” is a temporary projection and not what you truly are or have ever been.

In Reality you are (and have always been) pure freedom, pure love, pure peace, pure joy, pure bliss, pure rest, pure relaxation, pure lightness of being. See this clearly, with your entire Being, and it’s the end of confusion, the end of struggle, the end of suffering… Hallelujah! Amen.

Michael Jeffreys

The “I” that is seeking has only ever been a thought… be conscious of silence. New MJ Awakening Blog
July 4, 2017

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The “I” that is seeking, trying to find its true nature, trying to find God has only ever been a thought. –Michael Jeffreys

“Self-truth-knowing is found in the silence of your own consciousness.”
W. Norman Cooper (from, Experience Your Perfect Soul)

MICHAEL: Notice where it’s not, and will never, ever, throughout all of existence be found: in thought.

Being Awareness only is being my true nature. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 26, 2017

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What is spontaneously, ceaselessly and effortlessly seeing out your eyes right now this very moment?? Find out! Get to know IT, for IT is YOU!!! How? By moving your attention from the content, the objects of perception, to pure perception itself.

Become consciously aware of Awareness and nothing else!!! 

Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Being Awareness only is being my true nature.

Your country, language, religion, age, color, matter not! Consciousness is the same consciousness in all beings. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 25, 2017

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It doesn’t matter what country you come from, what language you speak, or what your religion is or isn’t. It doesn’t matter your age, whether you’re 5, 19, 48, 73 or 99! It doesn’t matter whether you are black, white, brown, yellow, green, purple or blue!

Consciousness is the same consciousness in all beings. It’s what’s looking out all beings eyes, whether they realize it or not. If you go to mind, you will be in whatever belief system/political culture your mind-body believes/was raised in.

But, Truth, ever-present Consciousness, is the same One in All and is inherently free of all qualities, needs, desires or limits. Its eternal nature is peace, regardless of the comings and goings of temporary circumstances.

Michael Jeffreys

Value and importance are not “out there”… new MJ Awakening Blog
June 21, 2017

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Value and importance are not “out there” with the “thing,” but here where Awareness itself is being aware. -William Samuel

MICHAEL: The illusion is that the “person, place or thing” that we are interested in “contains” the feeling or value we are placing on it. But in actuality it is ALL coming from us. Any “person, place, or thing” is inherently devoid of meaning. It is we who “project” any meaning on to it.

For example, we are so excited about getting a new book from Amazon, sometimes even paying extra for faster shipping!, and then a few months later, the book is up on the shelf, essentially forgotten about as we have already moved on to the next “thing.”
What happened? If the excitement was actually contained in the book itself, it would always make us happy. But our own experience (if we are honest) is that a “person, place, or thing” can seem to make us happy for a little while, but then it fades.

So, was the happiness, value, importance truly in the object, or was it us all along? Other than pure Awareness, what else is present to even know or be aware of anything??

p.s. And this includes the mental object in our mind called, “me.” Its “value” too… is it not constantly fluctuating? Than the “me” (the egoic sense of imagined separate self) must also be a “thing” and thus inherently meaningless. When all identification with objects ceases, that leaves only silent, free, whole, loving, ever-present Awareness as our one and only nature.

 

What observes the moving mind? When is it not NOW? new MJ Awakening Blog
May 31, 2017

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Mind is movement. What observes the moving mind? Take a look for yourself. That which observes or is aware of the moving mind pictures doesn’t move. And so we rest as the ever-present stillness/silent aware observer.

And if we get pulled back into the mind’s tumult out of habit, what then? Notice this and come back to the ever-present stillness/silent aware observer. It’s here right now as you read these words… notice this. It’s our natural state of effortless being, like when we were babies before we learned language.

With language, thinking/thought stories/concepts (and thus imagined separation, i.e., ‘me’ and ‘other’) showed up and began to dominate the naturally pure, attribute-less, luminous consciousness/presence that we inherently are.

And so we ‘return’ to the ‘place’ we never left and discover it is the same now as when our body was born. Although the mind pretends otherwise, it’s only ever now.

Like when a movie shows scenes from a character’s past, it’s actually being shown to the audience when? Now… only ever now. Likewise, if the movie character is imagining an event in the future, when is the audience seeing it? Now… only ever now. And so we rest in/as the silent awake presence that is timelessly here/now.

Michael Jeffreys

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