Q: What is the glue of identification? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 22, 2017

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Q: What is the glue of identification?

MICHAEL: Suffering. It’s the taking of any story that is showing up as “my” story. What to “do”? Observe the process of identification rather than “being” it. In other words, simply notice it.

“What is THIS moment like without identifying with/as anything?

I don’t know…

let me BE still/silent and see…” 

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Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego? new MJ Awakening Blog
June 19, 2017

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Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego?

MICHAEL: Your true nature is infinite-awareness-love-being, nothing more nothing less. And in fact is ALL you can ever be (like it or not!). The ego is an imposter, a psychological construct/false identity that claims to be you.

It has its own strong conditioned ideas/beliefs/opinions about what should or should not be happening in any given moment, but is not You. For example, it’s what is interested in endlessly arguing/debating its beliefs (which it mistakes as truth) with others on facebook. 🙂

p.s. Note that it is not enough to just agree with the thought,”Yes, I am infinite-awareness-love-being.” We must feel in our heart that it is in fact our actual true nature and then live from this infinite-awareness-love-being identity AND NO OTHER.

In other words, we must NOTICE how we unconsciously slip back into the old ego identity out of habit. It is our earnestness for truth/total freedom that unfailingly shows us the way back to the one transcendent love we have never actually left.

Our topic for this Weds. night’s 1/4/17 West LA weekly Satsang is: “The Power of Noticing”
January 2, 2017

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Noticing what? Noticing how you slip into the jiva suit (your illusory identity, the narrative/story/voice in the head that claims it is you, that x,y, and z is a problem and until it gets sorted out you can’t possibly be happy/at peace, etc.) without realizing it. This fear based mind made entity is not you. As Eckhart Tolle says, “You are not the voice in the head, but the one who hears it.”

But Eckhart’s pointer is of no benefit until you see/notice IN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE what he is saying. In other words, are you your thoughts or do you have thoughts? There is a world of difference between having something and being something. If you believe you are your thoughts, then you have to suffer because every thought is a limitation, and thus not what you truly are.

The thing about noticing is that you have to actually do it. Just reading about or thinking it sounds like a good idea won’t yield its amazing fruits. You have to actually do it, as in notice (and, imo, you cannot notice too much or too often) that there is no hope for the jiva as its death is certain. This is the fact that the jiva doesn’t want to look at head on. However, what if it’s noticed that you are not the jiva and never have been? And once you notice this you keep on noticing until it becomes more and more your direct experience.

Michael

p.s. You can get more info or RSVP here:

Weekly Satsang with Michael & Dan

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Michael Jeffreys’ apartment
1516 Purdue Ave. #7 Los Angeles, 90025, CA

10 Satsang Members Attending

Hi and Welcome!The West LA Weekly Satsang is for those that are serious about awakening to their true nature. Nonduality/Vedanta is the basis of the teaching and Self Inquiry/Noticing are our tools to see that the “me” is not our true nature. That what we already are is inherently free, unlimited, timeless and changeless. It’s our ignorance to thi…

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Does what you inherently are change, yes or no? (Your answer determines your experience of Life.) New MJ Awakening Blog
October 11, 2016

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The Consciousness that is aware of your dream state… is it a different Consciousness that is aware of your waking state?
 
In other words, is THAT which was aware of last night’s dream different or the same as that which is aware that you are reading these words now?
 
If, upon investigation, it is realized that the Consciousness that was aware of last night’s dream is the same Consciousness that is aware of this moment, then neither the dream nor what is appearing now is your true nature, as both come and go. (When you are in the dream world, where is the waking state? When you are in the waking state, where is the dream world?)
 
Has what you are (and note we are not defining what you are, only THAT you are) ever changed? Body changes, thoughts change, feelings change, circumstances change, people change, moods change, experiences change, but has that which has witnessed every second of time, has that ever changed?
 
Yes or No?
 
The freedom is in how definitive your answer is. If there is still doubt, keep silently observing to see if what you inherently are ever changes. Because if it doesn’t, then nothing you experience can ever harm you. Why? Because if you are changeless, then nothing has the ability to change you (unless you believe it does… and even then it is only a belief, and not a fact that you’ve changed. Yes, the body can be harmed, but are you the body or what is changelessly aware of it?)
 
Note that you can spend days or even weeks or more on this question. “Do I change or don’t I?” Take as much time as you need, as your answer determines how you experience life. The important thing is to have all doubts removed and be 100% clear on whichever is your honest answer.

Michael Jeffreys

Notice how you are incessantly distracting yourself from being present, unbrokenly… new MJ Awakening Blog
October 9, 2016

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All you’ve ever wanted is this moment, as it is. But the moment always seems to have something wrong with it. What to do? See that you are not in the moment. You are what is aware of the moment. You are the Knower of the known. You are the Ultimate Subject to which all objects are known.

The attempt to escape now is what every jiva is doing via distraction. Distraction from what? Death. Insentient body is on its way out. Jiva/ego doesn’t want to deal with this, so perpetually distracts under illusion of creating “my” life, getting, achieving, having, owning, possessing, etc.

Freedom is recognizing this. Noticing how you are incessantly distracting yourself from being present, unbrokenly. Life is now, so you are now. Life is never not now, so you are never not now, regardless of what comes or goes.

Michael Jeffreys

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