“… so free it doesn’t need to have a significance.” –Paul Morgan-Somers. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 3, 2020

cup of tea

“Like drinking a cup of tea…

it’s so free it doesn’t need to have a significance.”

-Paul Morgan-Somers

Michael Jeffreys “THAT which is PRIOR to all stories.” 7-8-20 Satsang video
July 10, 2020

Michael Jeffreys “THAT which is PRIOR to all stories.” 7-8-20 Satsang

SATSANG NOTES

1. We’re not “attending” to this moment naked.
We’re bringing an entire identity from the past into this moment
and it pollutes the moment.

2. The thing to notice is how, if we keep starting from story,
there’s just more story… that there’s no freedom in that.

3. What is THIS moment like when there’s no history, no past,
no future, no story, no knowing anything? (contemplate deeply)

4. The me is story; story is the me. The two are one. What we are pointing to at satsang is PRIOR to all stories. Beingness doesn’t need any words. It’s prior to words.

5. What makes you so sure it’s “your” story?
(contemplate deeply)

6. THAT which knows everything you’ve ever known isn’t knowable.
Thus anything you know isn’t IT.

7. The me is a construct. It’s a mental knot–an energy that is constricted and it goes in a loop. That’s why you can’t get free of the me. So if you notice, I don’t give you any perscriptions for how to deal with your me. We’re interested in seeing that you’re not the me and never were.

8. The me wants awakening… but it wants to be there for it!?

9. The biggest “yeah but” that I hear at satsang is, “I’m not there yet.” INQUIRE: Is that a story?

10. Beingness never goes anywhere. You never had it, so you can never lose it, because YOU ARE IT.

11. ALAN: Do you have a definition for Freedom?
MICHAEL: The end of seeking.

12. If something is dependent on something else, can it be Free?

13. Before anything can be known, Beingness must already be present to know it.

14. Wei Wu Wei: Actionless action; action without a doer.

15. Where were you before the body was born? (contemplate deeply)

16. MICHAEL: You’re not the body because the body’s the body!
DIANE: It goes back to that saying, “Anything you can perceive is not you.”

The seeker is a rejection of what is… what it longs for is its own absence. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 9, 2019

morning-flowers

THE SEEKER IS A REJECTION OF WHAT IS…
WHAT IT LONGS FOR IS ITS OWN ABSENCE

“Nothing that the seeker does brings them nearer to that which is already free. Everything the seeker does is a sort of an effective way of avoiding freedom. The seeker is desperately afraid of its own absence, and it’s the one thing it longs for.”

-Tony Parsons

MICHAEL: There’s just what’s happening and it doesn’t have an owner. It’s the illusory “me’s” attempt to control the uncontrollable that is its suffering. Indeed, “me” and “control” are synonyms, as one never shows up without the other.

 

What do you call the space where clinging and aversion meet? New MJ Awakening Blog
December 14, 2018

detached buddha

What do you call the space where clinging and aversion meet?

Freedom

Michael Jeffreys

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited. New MJ Awakening Pointer
October 5, 2018

infinite

That which is limited can never truly be UNLIMITED.

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited.

Michael Jeffreys

Still mind, Dead mind… new MJ Awakening Pointer
August 23, 2018

still mind dead mind

For the mind to sit STILL is death.

Michael Jeffreys

 

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EDDY: Death of me… What is left is Aliveness… THIS.

There is no getting to SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Pointer
August 15, 2018

there is a voice that doesnt use words rumi

Every moment you’re not thinking, you ARE Silence. And in Silence, there are no words, which means there are no problems, no fears, no anxiety, no criticisms, no judgments, no nothing. Just Silence.

“Oh, this is just escapism…” says the mind. Blah, blah, blah… more mind noise, more “not Silence.”

You can’t think your way to Silence.

You can only BE Silence.

“Oh, but it’s not easy to quiet the mind.” Blah, blah, blah… more noise. “But I have responsibilities that require thinking…” Blah, blah, blah…

Being Silence means being Silence and nothing else.

-michael jeffreys

 

Is it possible for AWARENESS to be DISTURBED? New MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2018

emotional pain not mandatory

Is Awareness ever disturbed? Or is it aware of disturbance? In other words, which actually changes, Awareness or that which it is presently perceiving?

For example, you seem to be upset about something. But look closer. Is Awareness actually upset or is it aware of a feeling of being upset arising? The mind may claim, Who cares, I’m suffering!” But noticing this subtle but crucial distinction can make ALL the difference!

Once you realize you are what is aware of the feeling, then you are not attached to it, no longer taking it personally in any way, and are free to allow the feeling to be as it is.

And through your loving total acceptance of it, the lack of making it into a problem, the willingness to allow it as much time and space as it needs without any kind of agenda whatsoever, the contracted pain energy is healed/transmuted back into its natural stateless state, ever free boundless Awareness.

Michael Jeffreys

 

Does CHANGE bring up fear in you? New MJ Awakening Blog
July 4, 2018

everything changes cesslessly

That life is endlessly changing (and thus not controlable as how do you control change?) bring up any fear/resistance in you?

What a great opportunity to be present with this fear/resistance to change. Why? Because EVERYTHING, without exception, is made of change.

You, me, the stars, the sky, the earth, family members, pets, all of it… is ever changing… that’s its nature.

everyone changes ceaselessly

There is absolutely nothing, literally NOTHING, to hold on to.

LIFE IS MADE OF CHANGE.

Let everything go… all of it… breathe and release as you drop into timeless presence here/now. 

 

Michael Jeffreys

There are thoughts in the personal mind, but no peace. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 25, 2018

moonlit ripples(The ripples in the ever peaceful water represent your thoughts.)

 

There are thoughts in the personal mind, but no peace.

There is peace in the impersonal mind, but no thoughts.

 

Michael Jeffreys

 

 

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