Zoom Satsang w/ Michael, Weds., 6-3-20, 6pm (pst)
June 1, 2020

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Michael Jeffreys is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
(For those drawn to the nondual message.)

Topic: Satsang w/ Michael
Time: Jun 3, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Awakening: The End of Fighting with Yourself. New MJ Awakening Blog
December 24, 2019

fighting yourself

AWAKENING: THE END OF FIGHTING WITH YOURSELF

The problem with identifying with/as your ego is that it brings with it an intolerable sense of division. There’s “me” and “the World.” And with this sense of separation comes fear. “What’s going to become of me?” “How come my life isn’t going the way I want it to go?” “What will happen to me after I die?” etc.

So naturally the egoic identity sets about trying to get rid of/eliminate this elusive sense of anxiety, dread and fear. Drugs, money, sex, power, fame, alcohol, eating, and numerous other addictions/distractions keep our mind occupied so as not to have to deal with this nagging sense that “something is off.”

Yet, as much as we try to ignore this little voice within, it won’t go away. This often leads to confusion/depression in the seeker as they can’t really put their finger on why they are so unhappy deep down inside.They just know they are despite trying to present a happy and socially acceptable face to the world.

Awakening is the realization that there’s no solution for the ego’s plight. That as long as you believe yourself to be separate from the Totality, you’re going to suffer. Thus, the only thing that actually works is to see the Absolute Truth. Not your mind’s relative version of the truth, but the actuality of Reality: You’ve never actually been this separate person you’ve imagined yourself to be.

That in fact Consciousness is one unified Whole which doesn’t leave anything out. In other words, everything’s the Tao because there’s only the Tao.

It’s the mind that attempts to break the Tao into parts and label them, i.e., “this is good, this bad” “this is pretty, this is ugly” “this is me, this is not me” etc.That’s it, that’s the mind’s one magic trick. Appearing to create duality out of nonduality. And without this sense of separation, there would be no dream. However, at a certain point Consciousness wants to come out of the dream and wake itself up.

The key is earnestness. Not giving up. You must have a burning desire in your heart for liberation, “As much as you want your next breath” as goes the story about the zen master holding the seeker’s head underwater until he was about to pass out. In other words, a 9 on a scale from 1-10 isn’t good enough. Liberation must be a white hot 10 otherwise, in my experience, whatever else your mind believes is more important will always take precedence.

Again, it’s ALL the Tao leaves nothing out. Nothing. Every thought, every sensation, every breath, every word, every movement is IT.

One of the things that strikes me about awakening is how obvious it is after you see it. Kind of like learning to ride a bicycle or swim as a small child. At first it seems incredibly difficult and frustrating, finding the balance point on the bike or keeping yourself from drowning in the water. But eventually you get the hang of it and once you do, you forget all about how hard it was and simply get on the bike and go or jump in the water and swim. No thought required!

With awakening, at first letting go of all of our concepts and beliefs about “the way things are or should be” seems incredibly difficult. But if you hang in there, and don’t give up, eventually you will see that you’ve only ever been fighting with Yourself.

Michael Jeffreys

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

Black hole concept.

WHERE ON EARTH DID I GET “MY” CONSCIOUSNESS FROM?

“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)

 

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