What does, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” mean? New MJ Awakening Blog
December 9, 2019

ocean sunset thy will

Q: What does, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” mean?

MICHAEL: It means being able to discriminate between what my ego wants/demands/desires and what is actually, presently happening/unfolding, however it appears. The former is my will, the latter Thy will.

It’s resting as the Whole Ocean, rather than identifying as the wave with an agenda. It’s going with the flow of Life, of what is, rather than trying to tell Life how the moment should be. It’s a joyous surrendering to what is. It’s peace and rest regardless of circumstances.




Underneath the Illusion. New MJ Awakening Blog
December 1, 2019

underneath the illusion


Does the “I” actually make anything happen or is it itself another happening, just like your heart beating, your lungs breathing, or your hair growing?

Is not the entire moment simply one happening, followed by another and another and… all happening by itself?

What happens when I let go of my illusory control?

Is there peace and rest underneath it?

Michael Jeffreys

“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” New MJ Awakening Blog
January 28, 2018

baby angel

“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.”
-C.K. Chesterton

MICHAEL: Whatever we hold on to weighs us down. It doesn’t matter if it’s a physical object or a mental object, such as a thought, feeling, story or belief. If we don’t freely allow what comes to come and what goes to go, we get backed up.

For example, when it comes to eating, elimination of food is as vital to our health as taking in food. If we try to hang on to the food without eliminating it, we become constipated and suffer. Life is movement, flow. Freely and happily allow what comes to come and what goes to go. Hold onto nothing.

This is true Surrender.

Clinging = suffering… what happens when you let go of all thoughts? New MJ Awakening Blog
August 10, 2017

let go

What am “I” holding onto in this moment? NOTICE! Right now. Become AWARE. Because if there is an “I” present, there will be (usually unconsciously) clinging or trying to hold on to something. E.g., a precious identity, a self thought, an other thought, a feeling, a past memory, a future event, an object, a person, a place, etc.

Let go of everything. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that… don’t stop until “you’ve” let go of everything. Now let go of “you.”

Michael Jeffreys

“That person’s not being very spiritual…” new MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2014


“That person’s not being very spiritual…” Have you ever had that thought? I know I have. More importantly, have you ever believed it?

In this moment, can you feel the arrogance behind the thought? The judgment? And what if we drop the thought? What if we “come clean” and admit we don’t have a clue how others are supposed to act (or even ourselves!). Just let go of having to know anything or figure out what is supposed to happen next… just for a moment.

What if Life doesn’t need your opinion of it?

–Michael Jeffreys

For me, 2013 was about letting go of everything
December 23, 2013

golden feather

I was sharing with a friend of mine a few days ago that this past year, 2013, has been a time of shedding, of letting go of everything that no longer resonates. Something in me just craves LIGHTNESS. So not only did I lose weight, but also many objects, such as old clothes or books were happily given away/discarded/let go of to free up space. This also included mental beliefs and concepts (which are quite heavy!) about the way the world should or should not be.

I realized that Byron Katie was 100% correct: When I believe my thoughts I suffer. I also saw clearly that my DESIRES, despite their numerous claims, do not have the power to make me happy. Once I stopped expecting them to, lo and behold, a sense of natural, effortless peace just became obvious.

And so you find yourself suddenly having a hard time turning anything into a problem. It simply seems as if that is what appears to be happening, but it doesn’t mean more or less than that! It’s simply what’s happening.

–Michael Jeffreys

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