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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

The mind attempts to limit… (meditation picture quote)
February 17, 2014

MJ mind attempts to limit zen stones

The Law of ONE
October 1, 2012

The law of ONE says that there is nothing that is separate from all that is. So everything you experience is literally an aspect or perspective of the ONE.

Q: “Then why, Michael, do things appear to be so different?” The answer is contained in the question: they only APPEAR different. For example, look at the skin on your arm… every inch contains different colors, marks, freckles, blemishes, scars, surface height (under a microscope the skin looks like a mountain range!), number of hairs, etc., yet it’s still ONE arm.

Everything you see, touch, taste, smell, hear or intuit is ALL an aspect or perspective of the only thing that exists… existence! Another analogy is that regardless of how many hundreds of cable channels your TV receives, they all come from the same cable or Source!

However, the mind’s nature is to divide and judge (just like the TV is designed to break the cable signal into different channels), and so it is not able to truly see/feel/intuit that ALL is ONE.

In order to do this, take a step backward and look at the totality of ALL that IS from the perspective of your soul or higher-self. Going back to my arm analogy, focus on the entire arm rather than in the apparent differences on the surface.

Consciously connecting with your soul/intuition/higher self is what allows you to naturally sense/experience the interconnectedness of all that exists. One diamond, unlimited perspectives or facets. And yet ALL are a part of the WHOLE, including YOU.

-Michael Jeffreys
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