What’s Witnessing the Dream is not in the Dream. New MJ Awakening Blog
December 5, 2019

Urban

Your body is in the dream…

Where you’re looking from is not.

Michael Jeffreys

When we identify with/as ANYTHING we suffer. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 23, 2019

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BEING, You, has no identity.

Thus when we identify with/as ANYTHING we suffer. We are imagining we are something we are not.

Michael Jeffreys

 

p.s. FROM MIND TO HEART: RECONNECTING WITH OUR INNER-BEINGNESS

“What is always True?” -MJ

One-on-one 30 min. private session with Michael via Skype or phone by donation. You can email me at: mjeffreys1@roadrunner.com if interested.

“We make time for what is most important to us.” 

All You’ve ever been Conscious of is a THOUGHT. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 4, 2019

dandelion in black

The witness to a thought is only ever another thought. 

Michael Jeffreys

What is Sri Atmananda’s SUPERIMPOSITION? New MJ Awakening Blog
November 2, 2019

superimposition

SUPERIMPOSITION

“The seer as such can never be the seen, and the seen as such can never be the seer. If this truth goes deep into one’s heart, the mistaken identification with body ceases.

It can be seen in life’s activities that the characteristics of the one are often SUPERIMPOSED on the other. Special care must be taken to avoid this.”

-Sri Atmananda

MICHAEL: Because I see (am aware of) the body, I cannot be the body. Because I “see” (am aware of) a thought, I cannot be a thought. Because I “see” (am aware of) a feeling, I cannot be a feeling, etc.

SUPERIMPOSITION is when I make the mistake of identifying with/as the object itself, rather than realizing I am only ever its witness.

What if no one has ever died because no one was ever born? New MJ Awakening Blog
October 15, 2019

Sun above Earth

WHAT IF NO ONE HAS EVER DIED BECAUSE NO ONE WAS EVER BORN?

“There is an agreed upon, consensus reality which almost the entire human race shares. The world has been around a long time; it is ancient. Into this world, you are born as an individual; you grow, learn, experience life, and die. There is some disagreement concerning what happens after that, except that for everyone else, life will go on – until they also die. Everybody thinks they know this – or some local variation of this. But in fact when you were ‘born’ you did not know this. You LEARNED this. Everyone else learned it too and so it is an almost universally shared idea. But everybody believing something doesn’t make it true.

From eternity, without time, I Am, the unborn. Just as a dream begins at some point during sleep, so ‘at some point’ That which I Am appears as Consciousness here, and this world comes into being. I open my eyes: there is experiencing of life in this apparent body/mind. After a certain span of experiencing, I close my eyes: the world ceases to be, and from eternity I Am, the unborn. What could be simpler, or more obvious?

Every once in a while someone will come along and try to tell folks this, but a consensus reality is tough to crack. It is self-reinforcing and has built-in ways to deal with cognitive dissonance. One way is to call the offenders ‘crazy.’ Another, just as effective, is to call them ‘mystics.’ Either way the illusion of separation, the consensus reality, is maintained.”
-David Carse
Perfect Brilliant Stillness

MICHAEL: That you were born is so universally believed that to even question it seems insane. But what if it is only the body that is born and not You? If you were born, how come you don’t remember being born? “Because I was too young” is the common reply. But what if the real reason is because you weren’t. What are the implications? If you were never born then how can you die? What if no one has ever died because no one was ever born?

The 3 components to PERCEIVING ANYTHING. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 22, 2019

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“Now in order for any perception to happen or any aspect of consciousness to take place there are three main components that must come together, the object of perception, the presence of the sense faculty and the presence of that particular aspect of consciousness. When these three components are present at the same time the perception can take place, can operate.”

-Topga Rinpoche

MICHAEL: So for example, when we hear the sound of a bird chirping, although we may not be aware of it, in order for the experience to take place there must be a bird, the capacity to hear the bird chirps (a working ear) and the awareness that both holds and “connects” the two, as well as understands what is apparently happening, i.e., a bird chirp is registered and what that means.

Suddenly, a process that we’ve always taken for granted is realized to be much more (profoundly more) complex than we first thought. And these three components of one seamless process applies to all 6 of our senses (5 senses + thinking = 6 gates with which we perceive content.)

 

WHAT NOTICES? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 17, 2019

noticing

WHAT NOTICES?

Notice your current thought. Now notice your current feeling. Is that which notices your current thought different from that which notices your current feeling? Now notice these words. Now notice your body. Is that which notices (is aware of) these words different from that which notices (is aware of) your body?

-Michael Jeffreys

What are YOU awakening to? New MJ Awakening Blog
March 19, 2019

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What are You awakening to? The clear recognition of the ONE GREAT REALITY within all things… impersonal, ever-present, timeless Consciousness.

-Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Knowing/Awareness/Consciousness is King, because how can there be objects w/o the knowing of them? An object can’t know itself.

And Knowing can never become anything because knowing is not in time. If it was, what would know it?

It’s the clear (beyond a shadow-of-a-doubt) Conscious recognition that TIME has nothing for you. If it did, You would no longer be TIMELESS.

Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 28, 2018

tree

It’s not that there has ever been a separate, solid “you.” It’s that the same thoughts have been IDENTIFIED WITH repetitively for many years/decades by the impersonal light of ever-present formless Consciousness.
 
Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. Feelings, yes. Thoughts, yes. Sensations, yes. But an actual separate entity, no.
 
Thus, any rejection of anything that arises is to fight oneself. A self that doesn’t exist. Being is being with whatever arises without judgment.
 
Can you imagine if a tree believed the thought, “I like my leaves, but my bark is so ugly!” The tree would be rejecting a part of it self out of sheer ignorance. However, trees don’t do this. Just humans.
 
Michael Jeffreys

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

rumi i searched for god

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