“Thoughts don’t belong to any one…” New MJ Nonduality blog
December 3, 2021

“What seems to be happening right now has got nothing to do with you… it’s just happening. Nobody owns anything here.”

-Nkosi

MICHAEL: This includes ALL thoughts… including the current one. Thoughts don’t belong to any one. The one who thinks they are theirs cannot be found. ❤

Innocence isn’t lost… it’s all there IS – New MJ Nonduality blog
September 29, 2021

Innocence isn’t lost… it’s all there IS

This, Wholeness, What IS… appears to move yet never goes anywhere

-Michael Jeffreys

Love is the end of the possibility of specialness.

-Tim Cliss

MICHAEL: What’s a me to do if everything’s already special?

SUFFERING happens when we mistake the UNIVERSAL for PERSONAL. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 10, 2020

picnic couple rain

SUFFERING happens when we mistake the UNIVERSAL for PERSONAL

So for example, two couples go on a picnic and it starts to rain. One couple gets upset because the rain has ruined “their picnic.” The other couple, understanding that rain is not personal, not “theirs” and thus not under their control, laugh and simply move on to another activity without any suffering.

Thus true spirituality is immensely practical because it’s simply seeing things as they actually are versus how we were taught or imagined them to be.

Even the “me” we take ourselves to be isn’t personal, since everyone appears to have one! So, even “me” is Universal and does not belong to “me”! (Note that what you call “me,” I call “other” and what I call “me,” you call “other,” so which are we, a “me” or an “other”!? It all depends on our point-of-view, so neither are absolutely true!)

Therefore, there’s nothing to hold on to or achieve since no personal gain or loss is possible in a worldly dream that is Universal by nature. In other words, things appear to happen, but nobody (nothing personal) is making them happen. All is the movement of the One impersonal Universal Consciousness.

Michael Jeffreys

 

There are thoughts in the personal mind, but no peace. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 25, 2018

moonlit ripples(The ripples in the ever peaceful water represent your thoughts.)

 

There are thoughts in the personal mind, but no peace.

There is peace in the impersonal mind, but no thoughts.

 

Michael Jeffreys

 

 

Heart Connected Leaders and Confidence. New MJ Awakening Blog
February 25, 2018

heart centered leadership

“The leaders have to be very authentic and open with themselves and in expressing in that way. So that’s the new type of leadership that we’re embodying.

A lot of the beings I see that are a part of this, they’re already heart centered beings; a lot of times it’s really about stepping into a new level of confidence within themselves and trusting themselves.

So, it’s not just like, ‘oh, I’m so confident.’ It’s just about trusting your heart, trusting what’s coming through your heart each moment, and you’re letting that guide you. And so that’s what we are moving into, heart centered leadership.”

-Nazarah Merah

Facebook Question

TOM: Michael, how would you say acceptance of “not knowing” relates to what Nazarah is saying here? Thanks.

MICHAEL: Hi Tom. Mind is fear based, heart is love based. “Not knowing” opens up the space so the heart can come in. If you go straight to mind, you by-pass the heart and thus are stuck in a self made, fear based, imaginary world.

It’s when the wave wakes up and remembers it’s the ocean that its allegiance shifts automatically from thinking in terms of being an individual, separate wave, to now knowing itself in terms of literally being the whole ocean.

Thus, our actions, words and deeds (whether or not we are consciously aware of it), always reflect where we are coming from every second… head or heart, fear or love, me or we.

What is the one thing you silently know that nobody taught you? New MJ Awakening Pic Question
December 12, 2017

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What is the one thing you silently know that nobody taught you?

MICHAEL: I recommend sitting quietly with this deep question and seeing what “bubbles up.” My experience is that the longer you sit in silence with it, the more profound will be whatever arises.

p.s. here’s what some said on facebook:

Barbara: I exist

Victoria: Love

Craig: Someone taught me I was alive funnily enough

Claudia: To be without judgement and expectations

Deepa: Emptiness

 

 

Q: You’re saying this moment is perfectly whole, free, and lacking nothing simply as it is? But my mind can’t accept that! New MJ Awakening Blog
November 22, 2017

eternity now

Q: You’re saying this moment is perfectly whole, free, and lacking nothing simply as it is? But my mind can’t accept that!

MICHAEL: No mind can accept the present moment as it is; already whole and free, lacking nothing. Why? Because the mind has a project to do: fix/improve “my” life. The mind imagines a “you” who has a “life.” And so in this imaginary, dualistic mind-made world, the present moment is seen as never being good enough… at least not for long.

The way out of the chronic suffering is to realize that thoughts are an appearance, not a cause. The only true cause is Life itself. Life is spontaneously “doing” Life, not thoughts. Thoughts are part of the production, an appearance within the dream. Just like at night when the dream character gets an idea during the dream… the idea is simply more dream.

Freedom is always already the case. It’s the BELIEF in thoughts that say otherwise that is the cause of our suffering.There is only ever what’s presently happening, however it’s showing up. So if boredom or stress or anxiety or sadness or depression is showing up, then that is perfectly what is showing up. The wishing it weren’t happening when it clearly is is the root of our suffering.

The moment is no less whole or complete just because a thought claims to be unhappy. Indeed, that unhappy thought is itself wholeness appearing as an unhappy thought! FREEDOM CAN LOOK LIKE ANYTHING, which is not how the mind imagines freedom is suppose to look like! And it’s precisely because we have learned ideas of what freedom is suppose to look/feel like that most of us overlook the fact that freedom is so free that it’s free to be whatever is presently showing up, however it’s showing up.

Again, note that a thought that says this isn’t how freedom is suppose to look/feel isn’t the problem. It’s the BELIEF in the thought that says this isn’t how freedom is suppose to look/feel that causes our suffering.

And yet, even if we are believing a thought that claims this shouldn’t be happening, seeing clearly that is simply what is happening brings an acceptance beyond trying to accept or not accept. This “resisting thought” too is clearly seen as simply what’s presently arising and thus not a problem.

Freedom is seeing that the present moment is already eternally free, regardless of any transient appearance.

WHAT’S MISSING? New MJ Awakening Blog
August 24, 2017

hand tossing rock

WHAT’S MISSING?

For the “me,” there’s a more or less ever-present sense that something is missing from the moment.

A particular object/experience is not here-now and there’s a strong longing/sense/feeling that that missing “something,” that particular, be present for it to feel complete.

Said another way, it feels “it” cannot be truly happy/at peace/at rest as long as this overwhelming desire/urge is present.

What the “me” is actually searching for, but doesn’t know it, is the only “thing” that ever truly is… Absolute wholeness.

That Wholeness can actually INCLUDE a strong sense of incompleteness never occurs to the “me.”

That “incompleteness” is Wholeness appearing as that; as is everything else. Wholeness lacks nothing because it is literally EVERYTHING; heaven and hell, and everything in-between.

Michael Jeffreys

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

ego illusory belief

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.

The infinite leaves nothing out and so nothing is ever actually separate… new MJ Awakening Blog
March 19, 2017

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There is only ever THIS. And THIS looks like… everything! Whatever is showing up, however it’s showing up, is THIS. And what THIS is is indefinable, because it’s everything. The finite cannot describe the infinite and any perspective is by definition finite. Relaxation/peace happens naturally when it’s seen that the miracle of this moment is unimaginable and indefinable, yet is all there ever IS.

Wholeness only appears to be separate so that it can be experienced. The ice cream must appear separate from the tree so that it can be experienced. However, in actuality the infinite leaves nothing out and so nothing is ever actually separate.

Michael Jeffreys

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