Q: How can I notice/become aware of the “me”? New MJ Awakening Blog
November 7, 2018

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Q: How can I notice/become aware of the “me”?

MICHAEL: It’s what’s constantly trying to “fix” the moment.

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What is your relationship to THOUGHT? New MJ Awakening Blog
June 22, 2018

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What is your relationship to THOUGHT?

Meditate/ponder/contemplate this deeply…

Your answer is everything for nothing will have a greater impact on your present moment experience!

Michael Jeffreys

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CHANDY: There is no “You”. Only thoughts. The imagined “You” is the only cause of all the sorrows.

MICHAEL:

What does it mean to be Awareness aware of Awareness? New MJ Awakening Blog
June 14, 2018

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What does it mean to be Awareness aware of Awareness?

MICHAEL: It means to NOTICE that my incessant and habitual movement is toward THOUGHTS. Constantly. Endlessly. Since the beginning of time. Thought after thought after thought. Are the cows home yet? 

Awareness becomes aware of itself, pure aliveness, when it notices its own pure unmoving, unchanging, not going anywhere, not doing anything, yet everywhere and doing everything, pure presence… pure love… the heart of stillness. 

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.

“Ah, I am in resistance to my resistance!” New MJ Awakening Blog
February 16, 2018

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Suffering is resisting what is.

And if you are resisting what is, then that is what is…

“Ah, I am in resistance to my resistance!”

Silently noticing this brings peace.

-Michael Jeffreys

 

FACEBOOK QUESTION: I find it difficult at times to discern between “what is” and “what appears to be.” Am I not only experiencing my response to “what appears to be,” rather than to “what is”? Any input on how to tell the difference here?

MICHAEL: It’s actually much simpler than that. Whatever is showing up, that’s what is. So, if resistance is showing up, that’s what is. If judgement is showing up, that’s what is. If past memories from childhood are showing up, that’s what is. 

The only recommendation here is to NOTICE this. That’s it. Not to try to change anything at all. Let the mind be. Just observe its confusion. And remember to breath… you are already whole and complete, something the mind can never be.

Seeking for what is always and already the case. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 29, 2018

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“The Realization of Truth is not attained by any reaction to the present conditions of existence. Whatever is the Truth, it must be True at this moment. It must be always already True, both in and prior to every moment of space-time.

Therefore, the Realization of Truth is not attained in the search for Truth, since seeking must necessarily bypass the Truth in this moment in order to pursue it as an eventual Goal of action in time and space.”

-Adi Da Samraj

MICHAEL: I must forget/dismiss/ignore/fail-to-notice/fail-to-appreciate that this moment is already all the Truth in existence, so that I can then begin to search for “it” in some imaginary location. And I can do this for the rest of my life. 

Truth/Silence cannot be thought… Stillness cannot be done… New MJ Awakening Blog
January 20, 2018

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“Truth cannot be thought.”

-Madame De Salzmann

MICHAEL: Works with a certain other word as well… “Silence cannot be thought.”

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“Stillness cannot be done.”

-Pauline Gracey

MICHAEL: What a wonderful thing to notice!

 

 

That your thoughts feel personal is part of the thought. New MJ Awakening Pic Quote
January 10, 2018

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If it appears it will disappear… New MJ Awakening Pic Quote
November 19, 2017

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Whatever is presently happening, does it not first have to be registered by “something”? New MJ Awakening Blog
November 1, 2017

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Another word for Awareness is REGISTERING. So whatever is presently happening, does it not first have to be registered by “something”? What is that “something” that registers our present experience?

Normally the mind jumps right into evaluating the moment, and overlooks the fact that the moment must be registered (by “something”!) before it can be evaluated. What is silently registering this moment? And does that which is registering this moment come and go? Or is it the objects/content of the moment that comes and goes in the eternally present “registering” Awareness.

Michael Jeffreys

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