The whole seekers search / identity is founded on the presumption of separation… New MJ Awakening Pic Quote
February 5, 2018

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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. 

Q: Why do we seek? New MJ Awakening Blog
October 11, 2017

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Q: Why do we seek?

MICHAEL: To escape the moment. The “me” finds the moment as it is intolerable, insufficient, lacking, boring, not enough, etc. The “me” rejects the ONLY moment that actually IS in hopes of someday finding a better moment that will make it happy. Thus, what IS is never enough and hence the seeking.

But even if a thought claims THIS moment is insufficient, what if that thought was part of the inherent perfection of the moment itself? In other words, that freedom has space for everything that shows up, regardless of how it presents itself. Freedom is your true nature and remains eternally free and unaffected by all transient thoughts/experiences/beliefs.

IT is all there is… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 2, 2017

IT is all there is

The reason “me” can’t find IT, is because IT is all there is. So, even the sense of being a “me” is IT. There is no escaping IT, because IT is all there is.

Michael Jeffreys

The “I” that is seeking has only ever been a thought… be conscious of silence. New MJ Awakening Blog
July 4, 2017

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The “I” that is seeking, trying to find its true nature, trying to find God has only ever been a thought. –Michael Jeffreys

“Self-truth-knowing is found in the silence of your own consciousness.”
W. Norman Cooper (from, Experience Your Perfect Soul)

MICHAEL: Notice where it’s not, and will never, ever, throughout all of existence be found: in thought.

You are always what is aware of the seeker, so the seeker cannot be you… new MJ Awakening Blog
September 12, 2016

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The one who is trying to figure it all out, to find enlightenment, that gets a hit or mental high off the realizations, epiphanies, and spiritual insights…that one has to go too. Why? Because it too is still an identity and thus a subtle form of separation/dualism (and not so subtle when you see it).

Non-dual is one without a second. Seeking, which is twoness (the seeker and the sought) is motivated by the false idea that what you are is not already fully here and present. But you are always here and always present… you are what is aware of the seeker, so the seeker is not and cannot ever be you.

Michael Jeffreys

There is no escaping the moment, which is why surrendering to what IS gives PEACE
July 26, 2014

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Trying to “get rid of” a sense of “me” is not only not possible, it’s not necessary (yes, the rare “triple negative” sentence!). When there is the simple acceptance of what IS (and it’s not a doing, but more a relaxing into what is already so), then if a sense of “me” is presently arising, then that is what IS.

No need to get rid of it or try to change it… simply seeing it as another spontaneous arising in the moment is sufficient. Simply BE with whatever is presently happening, which leaves nothing out!

Once it is seen that escape from NOW is impossible, that leaves only what IS… and nothing more is ever needed simply because nothing more can be except what is! Except, of course, if something feels like it is needed, then that too is what’s happening.

There is simply no escape from what is happening. When this is welcomed sans resistance, the peace that is always present can be effortlessly experienced by no one.

–Michael Jeffreys

“If you weren’t trying to get something for a ‘separate self’…” new MJ Awakening pic quote
July 15, 2014

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What if you stop looking to your mind to give you peace, which it itself does not possess?
July 13, 2014

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The illusion is that if you can just manipulate your outer world to match the picture in your head of what you think you want, you will be happy. However, If we dig a little deeper, the first thing we may notice is that these pictures are constantly changing! Do you want the exact same thing now as you did 5 years ago?… 5 months ago?….. 5 mins ago?

It seems as if the mind is a confused… doesn’t seem to really know what will make it happy, so it just endlessly seeks new stuff. And do you notice that the mind is never satisfied? I mean, when was the last time you got what you wanted, and the mind said, “Okay, cool, goal achieved. I’m good. Mission accomplished. Happiness achieved.. no need to want anything else. Cya!” How about never!! The mind’s desires are endless, endless, endless. Which can only mean it hasn’t itself any peace, or why would it be searching so dang hard?? Which brings us to my point:

What if you stop looking to your mind to give you peace, which it itself does not possess?

-Michael Jeffreys

Consciousness is ALWAYS Present, Mind is NEVER Present
October 1, 2013

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 Consciousness = the present moment; Mind = time = past/future.

YOU, pure Consciousness ARE the present moment. TIME, the world, appearances, thoughts, feelings, sounds, words, pictures, stories, experiences, etc. all require time to exist.

These appearances seem to move from past to future, but are NEVER actually here long enough to be present!! Only pure Consciousness, YOU, are ALL that is ever actually present. Effortlessly and Eternally so! Everything else comes and goes.

Thus, the manifest world, which includes the body/mind, with all its myriad of appearances never actually touches YOU! You are eternally PRESENT, TIME is past-future. You never move, time is always moving seemly forward, from past to future. Mind = Time. Consciousness, Stillness, Presence, Peace, Love, The Eternal = YOU.

–Michael Jeffreys

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