Having a healthier self-esteem is for the person… but there isn’t one. New MJ Awakening Blog
October 7, 2019

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THE ILLUSORY ME NEVER WAS

Having a healthier self-esteem is for the person… but there isn’t one.

Michael Jeffreys

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That which is Birthless/Deathless appears illusorily in the form of the world… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 3, 2019

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“Nothing whatever is born or dies anywhere at any time. It is Brahman alone appearing illusorily in the form of the world.”  

-Yoga Vasishtha Sara

MICHAEL: To the mind this makes no sense because the mind IS duality, and as such can only see things in terms of separation. In other words, everything being THE ONE (a/k/a Brahman) simply doesn’t compute to the mind.

Thus, Self-Realization is not for the mind since it cannot be figured out or understood intellectually. Something in you either “groks” the eternal Truth or doesn’t. But either way, you’re still not, nor have you ever been, other than THAT.

Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 28, 2018

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It’s not that there has ever been a separate, solid “you.” It’s that the same thoughts have been IDENTIFIED WITH repetitively for many years/decades by the impersonal light of ever-present formless Consciousness.
 
Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. Feelings, yes. Thoughts, yes. Sensations, yes. But an actual separate entity, no.
 
Thus, any rejection of anything that arises is to fight oneself. A self that doesn’t exist. Being is being with whatever arises without judgment.
 
Can you imagine if a tree believed the thought, “I like my leaves, but my bark is so ugly!” The tree would be rejecting a part of it self out of sheer ignorance. However, trees don’t do this. Just humans.
 
Michael Jeffreys

Q: Are thoughts real? New MJ Awakening Blog
October 27, 2018

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Q: Are thoughts real?

MICHAEL: What is truly real is what flows through all beings AT ALL TIMES. So what is same there is same here is same everywhere. (Let that sink in.)

It’s just not noticed when we are in thought, in imagination.Thoughts are not real because they can flow to one, but not to another. You can have a thought that I don’t have and vice-versa. Because thoughts are in time, they come and go, i.e., there’s a time when they are and a time when they are not, they are not truly real.

What’s real never comes or goes… YOU.

 

Every THOUGHT is a conclusion. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 25, 2018

Question-Mark

Every THOUGHT is a conclusion.

Michael Jeffreys

Comments

CHANNANAGOWD: Only when it is possessed.

MICHAEL: 


 

JAZ: Yes..  Oh.. my “Yes” is conclusion too 

MICHAEL: Exactly Jaz! It’s quite stunning when you actually see this, because when that habitual/unconscious addiction of needing to conclude anything about anything is seen through, there’s just what IS.

The simplicity of what IS is so simple that conclusions no longer apply or make any sense… I mean, what can you honestly conclude about something that never stops changing? 

 

Mind can only ever give you a perspective, but no TRUTH… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 22, 2018

Perspective

Mind is another word for perspective.
 
TRUTH is not in any perspective.

Michael Jeffreys

Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 11, 2018

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Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere

Does any word, sound or thought alter, add to or take away from the Presence you have always been and are right now?

Are you not already Presence before the next word, sound or thought shows up?

Are you not already Presence during the word, sound or thought?

Are you not already Presence after the word, sound or thought leaves?

Have you ever been anything besides Presence?

Michael Jeffreys

Comments

ERIC: No but it does feel to me like it is possible to be more or less present. And more presence comes with more feelings of aliveness and joy. I could be using the wrong words to describe this though…

MICHAEL: Since there is only Presence that is ever truly present, anything after “no but…” (and including “no but”!) is a mental imagining or exploration that we are interested in, as Nazarah says. Nothing wrong with it… but it’s not Presence only knowing itself.

RICK: “Isness”……..is not the mind, as some “teachers” have not clarified this distinction.

MICHAEL: That’s it Rick… there is nothing else to clarify. ISness is not mind and mind is not ISness. The noticing of this is the discrimination that vedanta is always going on about… noticing what changes versus what doesn’t. Thoughts are never not changing, so they are never truly Present.

 

Whatever arises is NOT you. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 1, 2018

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Whatever arises is NOT you.

How do you know?

You don’t come and go.

Michael Jeffreys

P.S. This is what MUST be nailed down. If you think you are coming and going or changing, then you know you are in imagination and not infinite presence, which never moves, comes or goes. It simply IS. Everything else changes but YOU.

What I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2018

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Salvation is the mind’s idea of the journey to self-realization based on the belief that I am broken/incomplete as I am and need saving.

But can I actually find this broken/incomplete entity that needs saving? Or has it always been an imagining that was innocently being believed, but was never true. That what I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything.

Michael Jeffreys

It’s like you are pure SPACE… New MJ Awakening Blog
April 9, 2018

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It’s like you are pure SPACE, and all of existence is spontaneously appearing and disappearing within you. Including ALL thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, your body, other bodies, the sky, the ocean, air, rocks, trees, everything… the SPACE always IS to such an extent that it’s not noticed… until it IS. 

Michael Jeffreys

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