Being present with whatever is here/now. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 26, 2019

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BEING PRESENT WITH WHATEVER IS HERE/NOW

It’s our inability to be present with what is, however it’s appearing, that’s the cause of our suffering. This includes thinking. You can either drift off into past-future with thinking, i.e., go along with the thought, or you can be present with whatever thought is currently arising. See the difference?

As Awareness you’re clear that you’re simply witnessing a thought, which came and will go. Whereas as the imaginary “me” you go along with the thought and into another dream of what’s not happening. When you catch yourself getting lost in thought, simply bring your attention back to here/now.

Awareness never goes anywhere. Mind is always changing. Stay home. Be present with whatever is here. It’s ALL you… give your love to everything and see what happens.

Michael Jeffreys

Hearing from LOVE. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 10, 2019

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HEARING FROM LOVE

“But, you say, suppose you have not yet reached the stage where you are able actually to hear a voice speaking within and to know it as one assuming to teach or lead you.

Know that it is not an actual voice such
as your physical ears hear that speaks; for
are not every desire, every urge, every hope,
longing, fear, discouragement, anxiety, regret,
voices heard just as surely and effectively
as audible voices?

And while all such are voices I use to
teach you the right from the wrong way,
yet My Voice, that you long so to hear and
to be always sure is Mine, you will never
truly hear and know until you let Love
abide and rule in your heart.

For Love alone can clear away that in your heart and consciousness which causes you to listen to the voice of self, thus preventing your hearing Me when I speak.”

-Joseph S. Benner
(from, Brotherhood)

Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind. Belated Christmas MJ Awakening Blog
December 27, 2018

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“If you want to have a quiet mind, don’t listen.” -Stuart Schwartz

MICHAEL: Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind.

Merry Christmas, Love and Peace to Everyone!! xoxo

LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS: “No way is the way.” New MJ Awakening Blog
December 5, 2018

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LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS
 
“No way is the way.” -Zen proverb
 
My friend Jim Dreaver suggested the theme, “Loving your triggers” for a satsang and I really like it! Because it’s exactly what no one is doing and thus staying stuck for decades, even a lifetime!! It’s our triggers that we see as separate from us, e.g., anger, fear, frustration, confusion, unworthiness, etc. and so we try to push them away/get them to change as quickly as possible.
 
Why? Because I fear them. I am afraid to look at all of me. And if I won’t look at something, won’t even acknowledge it for however long it appears to be showing up, how on earth am I going to be genuinely present with it??
 
But this ruse can only go on for so many lifetimes. Eventually it begins to dawn on you that you have been completely wrong about everything and everyone, including yourself. That the way you thought/imagined believed it was, is in truth not the way it actually is, because it isn’t any way. Or in Zen it’s said, “No way is the way.”
 
It takes humbleness to meet your pain. Because you have to first stop pretending you know what pain is. Or anything else. Which means starting from 0, and not 1. If I am a 1, I already know something. But what does a 0 know? Nothing.
 
Michael Jeffreys

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

rumi i searched for god

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

 

 

FEELING, rather than thinking about, THOUGHTS. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 20, 2018

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FEELING, rather than thinking about, THOUGHTS

The energy of a critical or judgmental thought is the same, whether it’s directed at ourselves or someone else. Either way it’s a movement away from LOVE, away from PRESENCE, away from BEING, away from our timeless TRUE NATURE. 

Michael Jeffreys

SILENCE… where the seemingly infinite is revealed to be ONE. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 10, 2018

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In order for me to truly know you, to be what you always are, I must know/be SILENCE.

In order for you to truly know me, to be what I always am, you must know/be SILENCE.

SILENCE is the bridgeless bridge every moment, regardless of appearances.

SILENCE… where the seemingly infinite is revealed to be ONE.

Michael Jeffreys

When it comes to SILENCE, I sell out too soon. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 5, 2018

silence

When it comes to SILENCE, I sell out too soon. I never get to her deeper secrets because as soon as ANY thought shows up, I forget all about her. ❤

Michael Jeffreys

3 steps to resting as AWARENESS. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 3, 2018

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1. Drop silently into your heart and breath. 

2. Notice the Awareness you always effortlessly are here/now.

3. Rest as the Awareness you always effortlessly are here/now.

Michael Jeffreys 

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