global conscious awareness

Recently, a group of us was asked how we envision global conscious awareness… From my perspective, there is only one silent alertness. Much more than just global, or even Universal. It is everywhere, infusing everything. Yet is beyond any “thing”, beyond even the dream of God. You touch on the process. It begins within, with our own discovery of our transcendental nature, beyond the mind. With experience and allowing, we become that, that which we already are. We wake up to our true nature. Wake up from the dream of separateness. With time in that state, the silence moves out … Continue Reading…

Getting past the ego

In a discussion, I was asked for the best way to get past the ego. My response: Thats a big question. Indeed, the question of the age. But I could ask how does one become a teenager? Or an adult? It is a natural process in human development. The ego develops as a stepping stone in human development to allow the person to separate themselves from the mother, then become an adult. To become self-sufficient. Once that is achieved in normal human development, the ego ceases to be useful. Indeed, it gets in the way of our growth and happiness. … Continue Reading…

Advice

Some good advice I was forwarded. This was not intended for wide distribution, so I will leave the source anonymous. “There have been some questions about people coming from different places lately. There is one person who says she will “help you with your problems”. This is very nice and kind but there are no problems. Belief in problems is mind. Mind is not the Reality. We also heard about people who were channeling ascended masters. “Who” is channeling “who” when all there is is Self flowing within itself? You are the bliss of Silence knowing itself. Anything that increases … Continue Reading…

3 wakings

We tend to think of enlightenment as a grand awakening, where everything is illuminated and we instantly solve all our problems. However, enlightenment is part of natural human growth and development. It follows normal human growth patterns. It is a process, a series of shifts that take place, with certain key points, like puberty for example. In a previous post, I observed how there are 3 ego values, the “3 Am-egos“. In the process from first waking to full enlightenment, we lose the 3 ego values. In a similar way, there are 3 values of mind. Individual mind, which supports … Continue Reading…

apperception

“…We have very often repeated that the seeker is the sought. An object is a fraction; it appears in your wholeness, in your globality. When you really come to the understanding that the seeker is the sought, there is a natural giving-up of all energy to find something. It is an instantaneous apperception. I don’t say perception, because in perception there is a perceiver and something perceived. An apperception is an instantaneous perceiving of what is perceiving. So it can never be in relation of subject-object, just as an eye can never see its own seeing. …you will find a … Continue Reading…

Whats next?

People have been speaking a great deal about whats going to happen. The Mayan calendar appears to be predicting an end times, 2012, and all that. There is an obvious acceleration in growth taking place. So the question arises, whats going to happen? Recently, I spoke about the 2 Mayas. How there are 2 dreams to wake from as we grow to higher states of awareness. If you remember that the world arises from consciousness but that its not from your or my consciousness but rather Our consciousness, then we can see the changes coming will happen as a result … Continue Reading…

Neelam

Neelam, in an excerpt from the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom by Rita Marie Robinson. Neelam is from the Ramana Maharishi lineage but has an extraordinary gentleness. Can you be present with what is? http://www.neelam.org/news/books/ExtraordinaryWisdomNeelamExcerpt.pdf For more on Neelam , search Youtube.com for her name. A couple of Satsangs are posted there in segments. See also Neelam.org

The Witness

“Your Witness You may not have ever considered this truth – there is always a part of you that watches how your personality lives life. It’s always noticing! You are aware of this witness when you do something like overreacting to what someone says or you are on a diet and you notice yourself opening the fridge door to finish that piece of cake. Part of you knows you shouldn’t but you do it anyway. There is always this witness, the mind of your higher self that notices how you relate to life. Perhaps you have watched yourself engaged in … Continue Reading…

What is real?

This was part of a discussion on what is real. The way I see goes like this. We are consciousness. Pure, unbounded, silent, transparent consciousness. The only reason this is hard to grasp is that we try to experience it in our habitual ways – through the mind & senses. But how can something silent and transparent be perceived?  It cannot. We can only remember it. We are That. Consciousness, being everywhere, experiences Itself. The process of that experience creates mind. A field created by the relationship of Self with Itself. Note that the mind is not the subject nor … Continue Reading…

Ripe for Waking

Many people are very ripe for waking and waking up is now very easy. The problem for many long term on the path is that they are seeking their ideas of what enlightenment is. They are using their mind to seek what is beyond mind and these expectations are getting in the way. Self is very simple, natural, quiet. So sometimes, an event comes up to shake us loose. Or the perfect things is heard. Or there is a teacher/vehicle that comes along and says – there it is. But really its usually a combination of things. And then the … Continue Reading…

Fullness and Resistance

In recent explorations of the human growth and development cycle, it became apparent to me that each stage of the growth spiral requires a release. A letting go. Letting go of the group to become the individual, letting go of dependency to become self-responsible, letting go of individuality to rejoin the whole. This cycle is reflected at various stages, such as the child letting go of the mother and the teenager breaking away from parents. Thus, the growth cycle is about defining who we are uniquely, then rejoining the whole. Soon, it becomes apparent that everything is either fullness or … Continue Reading…

Adya on completion

“There is a saying in Zen, “When the realization is deep, your whole being is dancing.” For realization to be complete it has to hit on 3 levels – head, heart, and gut. You can have a very clear enlightened mind, but your being won’t be dancing. Then, when the heart starts to open along with the mind, your being starts to dance. Then everything comes alive. And when your gut opens up, there is that deep, deep, unfathomable stability where that opening, who is you, just died into transparency. You are dancing – the emptiness is dancing.” — AdyaShanti, … Continue Reading…