Where on Earth did I get “My” CONSCIOUSNESS from? New MJ Awakening Blog
March 18, 2019

Black hole concept.


“It is all a matter of consciousness —of your
conscious thinking. You are separated from Me
only because you think you are. Your mind is but a
focal point of My Mind. If you but knew it, what
you call your consciousness is My Consciousness.
You cannot even think, much less breathe or exist
without My Consciousness being in you,— Can
you not see it?

Well, then, think, believe you are I, that We are
not separated, that We could not possibly be
separated; for WE are ONE, I within You, and You
within Me, Think this is so; determinedly image it
as so; and verily the moment you are conscious of
this, that moment are you with Me in Heaven.

You are what you believe you are. Not one thing
in your life is Real or has any value to you only as
your thinking and believing has made it such.
Therefore, think no more you are separated from
Me, and abide with Me in the Impersonal Realm…”

-Joseph S. Benner
(from, The Impersonal Life)



Have You awakened to/recognized your ever-present Divine/Real/True Self within yet? New MJ Awakening Blog
March 16, 2019

joseph s. benner

“This Message is to awaken you to a realization of
what You are, to a realization of your real Self. It
is intended to make you once more conscious of
Me, your Divine Self, so conscious that never
again will you be deceived by that other self,
which you have imagined as being you and which
so long has lured you on by feeding you with its
unsatisfying sense pleasures, its mental
dissipations and emotional delights.

Before that can be it will be necessary for you
thoroughly to know that supposed other self,
that self which You created by thinking it real and
separate from Me, and then kept alive by giving it
the power thus to entice and deceive you; yes,
that self-created self, with its purely selfish pride
and ambitions and imagined power, its love of
life, of possessions, of being thought wise or
good,— but which self is merely your human

personality, which was born only to die as a
separate identity, and as such has no more reality
or permanence that the leaf, the snow or the

-Joseph S. Benner
(from, The Impersonal Life)

Every WORD is an IDEA. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 14, 2019

HBW all words are pegs


“Now, a word to the human understanding is a symbol of an Idea; that is, it stands for, embodies, and represents an Idea.
You are a Word, a symbol of an Idea, if you can see it. So is a diamond, a violet, a horse.

When you can discern the idea back of the symbol, then you know the soul or the reality of the manifestation appearing as a man, a diamond, a horse, a violet.”

-Joseph Benner
(from, The Impersonal Life)

It’s the UNEXAMINED BELIEF that there really is separation that’s the cause of suffering. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 12, 2019

the impersonal life cover


“Nothing can Be without manifesting and
expressing some phase of Me, Who AM not only
the Builder of all forms, but the Dweller in each.
In the heart of each I dwell; in the heart of the
human, in the heart of the animal, in the heart of
the flower, in the heart of the stone. In the heart
of each I live and move and have My Being, and
from out the heart of each I send forth that phase
of Me I desire to express, and which manifests in
the outer world as a stone, a flower, an animal, a

Is there nothing, then, but this great I? Am I to be
permitted no individuality for myself? I hear you

No, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that is
not a part of Me, controlled and ruled eternally by
Me, the One Infinite Reality.

As for your so-called individuality, that is nothing
but your personality still seeking to maintain
a separate existence.”

-Joseph Benner
(from, The Impersonal Life)

MICHAEL: If all is God, as in 100%, what is leftover that’s truly personal? Only in imagination can the impersonal seem personal. But in reality/truth nothing is personal, for there is nothing separate from all that IS to be its own independent source/supply/manifestation apart from God. It’s the unexamined belief that there really is separation that’s the cause of suffering.

MIND makes impersonal seem personal. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 10, 2019


“…freedom is only truly possible when you’re falling – not when you’re landing.

…a refined space where life is no longer opposing itself, trying to live itself, trying to be itself.

…allowing yourself to end has become an automatic process. Those steps are no longer steps for you; they have become the way of sanity.

Truth is whatever’s happening. Illusion is ownership of whatever’s happening.”

-Kyle Hoobin

MICHAEL: Mind makes impersonal seem personal.

Unlike secondary knowledge, PRIMARY KNOWLEDGE doesn’t come from outside You. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 7, 2019

secondary knowledge

“Pain dissolves when ‘you’ dissolve… when you place the truth of what you know first, always. Pain will persist so long as you continue to entertain your secondary knowledge first, as if it were ultimate reality.”

-Kyle Hoobin

MICHAEL: Everything you’ve learned since your body was born is 100% secondary knowledge. It didn’t originate from You and therefore really has nothing to do with you.

On the other hand, what you ALREADY ARE is Primary knowledge. You know it because you are it. Unlike secondary knowledge, Primary knowledge doesn’t depend on anything, like thoughts or beliefs or experiences, to exist. It just always is.

And so whereas we once took secondary knowledge seriously, that becomes impossible once we awaken to the deeper truth of what we are (and have always been) and we see for ourselves that our Primary knowledge never comes or goes or changes. And so we live from what we now know to be true.

Note that there’s no problem using secondary knowledge during the normal flow of Life, but we no longer mistake it for Primary knowledge or Truth. You are already all the Truth there is. Nothing can be added to all that is.

p.s. Silence is Primary knowledge. Words are secondary knowledge.


Realizing You’ve NEVER been out of the Now. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 5, 2019



“Acknowledging that there is nothing else can be made easier by deeply recognizing that it’s impossible to leave this moment. It simply can’t be done. This moment after all is the only thing that’s real. I’ll say it again: this moment is the only thing that’s real.

So if you can’t leave this moment, how often do you believe that you can?

Recognizing this fact can help silence the mind. After all, what more is there to think about once you acknowledge that past and future are an illusion?

There’s obviously no need to think about the present, so what need is there to think then? The more this becomes apparent the more you will awaken. Self-realization after all, is the realization of eternity… the truth that exists outside of thought.

The awakened state awaits you in eternity – not in time. Eternity has only one moment – this one.”

-Kyle Hoobin

MICHAEL: Worth meditating on deeply: “this moment is the only thing that’s real.”

Only now is real. Everything “not now” is imagination. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 5, 2019

existence, mind OSHO

MICHAEL: Instead of assuming you are the mind, silently OBSERVE it. Only now is real. Everything “not now” (as if that were possible!) is imagination.

What if the BELIEF that you are lacking something was never actually true? New MJ Awakening Blog
March 2, 2019

universal delusion is still delusion

“The mechanism that keeps you asleep is the delusion of attainment. On a deep fundamental level, you believe that you can acquire an outside source and make it become part of you, make it complete you.

Until you have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that attainment is an illusion, your ‘self’ will still feel real and your search will seem justified, necessary, unavoidable.”

-Kyle Hoobin

MICHAEL: Because we assume we are not enough simply as we are, we look to the world to fill that lack. But, what if our starting assumption is incorrect? What if the belief that we are lacking something was never actually true? If you are truly not lacking anything, then what do you “need” from the world?

Am I seeing THIS moment through the mind or Silence? New MJ Awakening Blog
February 27, 2019

god in silence


“Your mind has to be truly silent, empty of thoughts and concepts. It has to become a state of receptivity. Complete silence. While you are looking out into whatever happens to be your current scenery with a false ‘knowing’ that you are ‘short of money’ or ‘lacking in health’ or ‘lonely’ or ‘limited’ in some way your mind is busy entertaining belief-images of its own making.

While it’s doing so Spiritual Allness cannot penetrate. It forever wants to. It is forever ready to. It is forever pushing at your consciousness trying to burst through. But your mind is busy with images, fears and schemes of its own making, thereby shutting Spirit out.”

-Paul F. Gorman
(from, The Miracle Self)


MICHAEL: What does Silence FEEL like? 

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