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.

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Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego? new MJ Awakening Blog
June 19, 2017

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Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego?

MICHAEL: Your true nature is infinite-awareness-love-being, nothing more nothing less. And in fact is ALL you can ever be (like it or not!). The ego is an imposter, a psychological construct/false identity that claims to be you.

It has its own strong conditioned ideas/beliefs/opinions about what should or should not be happening in any given moment, but is not You. For example, it’s what is interested in endlessly arguing/debating its beliefs (which it mistakes as truth) with others on facebook. 🙂

p.s. Note that it is not enough to just agree with the thought,”Yes, I am infinite-awareness-love-being.” We must feel in our heart that it is in fact our actual true nature and then live from this infinite-awareness-love-being identity AND NO OTHER.

In other words, we must NOTICE how we unconsciously slip back into the old ego identity out of habit. It is our earnestness for truth/total freedom that unfailingly shows us the way back to the one transcendent love we have never actually left.

One of the (many!) tricks of the ego is… New MJ Awakening Blog
June 15, 2017

Conclusions

One of the (many!) tricks of the ego is to draw a CONCLUSION from whatever our present experience is. So for example, if we are feeling crappy or down or anxious, the ego, via intense imagination/feelings, will have us dead in a ditch in no time!!?

But let’s look a little deeper. Is this true? Does how I am feeling right now dictate how I am going to be feeling 1 min. from now? Maybe yes, maybe no… the truth is, I really don’t know. And it’s in this space of “not knowing anything” that our awareness/love/presence is most happy!

Try it and see for yourself. For 1 min., just see what it feels like “not to know anything.” I.e., get quiet and tune into your breathing. And notice how much more you instantly become aware of in the space around you!

Suddenly, you become aware of the birds chirping outside, the sounds of the traffic, the room temperature, the pressure of your bum on the chair, the voice in the head, etc. And now, from this aware space, you can effortlessly witness the passing phenomena, rather than identifying with it.

Michael Jeffreys

Fill the day with love… New MJ Awakening Blog
June 14, 2017

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“Start the day with Love, fill the day with Love, end the day with Love.”
Michael Langford

MICHAEL: This means loving whatever is presently arising. Note that the ego does not want to do this. The ego wants to judge, not love. Notice this, and love that the ego wants to judge and not love. Do not make an exception to loving whatever is presently arising. The ego will tell you this is not a good idea. That one should not love “bad” things. Love that the ego thinks this. Start your day with Love, fill the day with Love, end the day with Love.

“The Light of the Self…” new MJ Awakening pic quote
January 31, 2017

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The light of the Self is always available but is not experienced when our attention is on the illusory ego  Michael Jeffreys

How can I forget YOU… even for a second!?
May 15, 2014

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Oh Universal Intelligence… the ubiquitous force behind ALL that is… how YOU mesmerize me with your wonderous and mysterious appearances… so much so that I often forget about YOU, the Artist, the Creator, the Master Sculptor, the most Supreme.

I see the bird, but I forget YOU, the bird’s creator. I effortlessly watch and listen as this form, this body, seemly moves, talks and goes about its endless tasks, and yet for YOU I have barely a thought to spare. For YOU, who have freely given me literally everything, I have no time to show my love and gratitude. Please forgive my selfishness Father.

– Michael Jeffreys

How to suffer
January 18, 2014

MJ suffering flower quote pic

Stillness has no story to tell or defend (picture meditation quote)
December 8, 2013

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Let LOVE lead the way
September 26, 2013

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Let LOVE lead the way. Ego leading is like a blind man in the forest… it can only guess at the next step and its chances of bumping into something it doesn’t like are a constant “problem.”

LOVE puts the stars in the sky, causes the rivers to flow, the sun to shine, your heart to beat, your eyes to blink, your lungs to breath air, and this very moment to appear!

Instead of “me” (ego) arrogantly (but innocently) informing the spontaneous moment what should or should not be happening (which only leads to suffering, sooner or later), LOVE fully embraces the moment as it as, without thought. When nothing is demanded, ALL simply IS. Let LOVE lead the way.

~Michael Jeffreys

A House Divided Cannot Stand
January 11, 2013

House Divided

At any moment, you have two minds from which to draw on… your original or God/Spirit/Source/Higher-Self mind, and the diseased ego’s mind. They are nothing alike. One values love, humility and being of service and the other prizes fear, attachment, and greed. One is real and the other is not. Pick ONE… You CANNOT serve two masters (a house divided cannot stand), and yet that is what most of us are trying to do (mostly unconsciously) and thus why we suffer.

-Michael Jeffreys

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