The Time is Ripe For Finding True Freedom

The Time is Ripe For Finding True Freedom

The Time is Ripe For Finding True Freedom

It’s clear we are living in an evolutionary time of major social and geo/political change. Most of us are also acutely aware that this time of change is stirring up powerful emotions, feelings, energies and conditioned behavioral reactions.

Basically, everything is undergoing significant and profound transformation, including our own personal and spiritual evolution.

Anyone who is actively engaged in their personal and spiritual development knows the best time to work on our “stuff” is when our world and our lives are really stirred up.

This moment qualifies as a rare and ripe opportunity.

In my work, people typically come to me not when all is well.

People come when their lives are turned upside down and inside out. This is when they are raw, open and vulnerable. This is when they can most readily identify the presence of their deep conditioning and subversive behavioral patterns. This is when the ego is shaken and perhaps more willing to surrender and give over to something bigger.

What’s Blocking Us?

Oftentimes, people don’t really know what is at the root of their suffering, confusion, overwhelm and angst. Subsequently, they don’t always know what support they need.

They do, however, have a good idea of what they want.

They want freedom from their ill-behaved mind. They want to live with more peace, love, joy, clarity and confidence.

So, what is blocking the experience of these desired states of being?

What most people don’t realize is their self-identification is mixed up with their thoughts, beliefs, conditioning, programming and egoic story. And that’s a problem.

They have identified with a story of self that’s been constructed in their own minds. And even if they understand that, they mistakenly believe that rewriting a better story is going to solve the problem.

Any story of self that is constructed and maintained in the mind, will never stabilize.

When we are disconnected from our eternal spiritual nature, we will feel not enough. We will feel an emptiness that cannot be filled in any other way than by awakening the true grace of our BEing.

Imagine if you could live in a more stabilized and consistent state of grace, peace, love and confident presence. One not as a result of better thoughts, but an awakened and embodied experience of what you really are.

“The awakening of global consciousness will continue to blossom into full brilliance through each divine soul who is willing to step into their truth and Self realize as the pure radiance of unconditional loving awareness.”

~Chess Edwards

Now more than ever, in these times of great challenge and transformation, when we have this precious opportunity to reshape the world, we need people who can live and act more from love and less from their wounded story. We need people who can reshape a world not meant to satisfy the separate personal egoic identity, but meant to reflect and celebrate the infinite grace of divine consciousness itself.

If we are to make the most of this revolutionary time of transformation and usher in the awakening of loving consciousness, we each will be called to awaken from our egoic identity and discover the awesome wholeness of our true divine grace.

We are not our separate minds and constructed egos. These are but temporary experiences arising and passing within the imperishable awareness of consciousness. We are each a precious and divine modulation or expression of One Love. Our convincing dream of self is veiling the knowing of our true nature.

The Muddy Water Has Been Stirred

To make this evolutionary leap into an awakened unified consciousness, we must take full advantage of this rare opportunity to spiritually awaken while we are so powerfully experiencing the effects of our personal egoic disturbances.

We can liken this work to clearing a jar of muddy water. Before pouring the muddy water out of a container, it must first be stirred up. If the mud is settled and undisturbed at the bottom of the jar, it won’t be available to clear.

Well, the stirring up has certainly been done! Now let’s start pouring in the pure love that will dilute the cloudiness of mind appearing as division, shame, guilt, self-deprecation, fear, smallness and separation.

The dawn of a new era is upon us. While everything is stirred up, now is the time to do our work and meet our entrenched judgements and shadows. Now is the time for devotion and dedication. Now is the time to discover and embody our deepest and truest nature of being, which is loving awareness.

It’s time for an evolutionary leap. It’s time for bold Self Realization. It’s time to empty the old stories. It’s time to surrender the predominant position of the egoic identity. It’s time for the egoic mind to humble itself in service to the wisdom and leadership of the heart. It’s time to realize our highest consciousness.

It’s Time to Discover Freedom

Freedom is not someday, somewhere down the road. We are already free and whole. The present opportunity is to discover that freedom, beyond the noise and distraction of the “you” you’ve built in the mind.

One common fallacy tends to dissuade people from doing this work. Most people feel that in order to be truly free and at peace, they must first vanquish all their shadows and troublesome conditioning. They believe they must first rid themselves of all the limiting beliefs that make up their false self-image. Only then, will they finally be free and at peace. 

They believe their freedom lies on the other side of what is typically a daunting tangle of emotional and mental confusion and distress. With this belief in place, it can feel near impossible to imagine ever truly being free.

But authentic peace and grace is not found in some distant destination where we may one day arrive. Our authentic Self is of course what we already are and have always been. Most of us simply have never accessed this true Self because we are so thoroughly occupied with the alluring egoic construct of self.

The Work

In my practice, I work with people one-on-one to help them realize a clear and powerful separation between their truth and their story.  Standing in awakened clarity between truth and illusion, they can more readily choose to abide their truth and stop believing their story.

This is transformational work, where we quickly and powerfully move beyond the tangle of your egoic limitations so that you discover your true self, already free, whole and at peace. Not to ignore your wounding and conditioning. That would be spiritual bypass. Instead, I help you discover your stability of grace, so that you have a knowing of your truth. From this stability, you can then meet your wounding and conditioning with love. So that you may heal it and let it go while rested in the powerful knowing of your true Self.

This work is remarkably powerful and liberating. It is rare for someone to walk away from an initial session with me without expressing some version of stunned amazement about how they could have gone so long in life without being introduced to these fundamental and transformational truths.

It is important to know that I teach and guide directly from my own experience. What was 50+ years of relentless anxiety, fear and uncertainty has blessedly become a life of ever-deepening and sustained peace and love.

This deep and sustained presence of peace is not a peace that comes from having more peaceful thoughts. Is is an awakened and embodied peace that is the very nature of consciousness itself. In other words, in this work, we don’t think peace. We move beyond all discord of thought and into the eternal and imperishable peace already there.

If we are to know a world of peace, compassion, love, intimacy and connection then we must first discover that we already are the very peace, compassion, love intimacy and connection that we’re seeking.

That is the opportunity within this work. It may seem a grandiose claim to say that anyone could help guide you to your ultimate truth. But after years of dedication and devotion, honing this work with many hundreds of clients and students and thousands of hours of sessions, I can confidently say that the processes, meditations, models, pointings, focused inquiries and teachings that are the core of this work do effectively and rapidly transform lives.

Now is the time for you! Now is the time for us! Now is the time for a revolution of unity consciousness.

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!

Book Your Complimentary 30 Minute

Discovery Call with Chess 

It’s Time – The Next Evolution of Consciousness

It’s Time – The Next Evolution of Consciousness

It’s Time – The Next Evolution of Consciousness

It’s clear we are living in an evolutionary time of major social and geo/political change. Most of us are also acutely aware that this time of change is stirring up powerful emotions, feelings, energies and conditioned behavioral reactions.

Basically, everything is undergoing significant and profound transformation, including our own personal and spiritual evolution.

Anyone who is actively engaged in their personal and spiritual development knows the best time to work on our “stuff” is when our world and our lives are really stirred up.

This moment qualifies as a rare and ripe opportunity.

In my work, people typically come to me not when all is well.

People come when their lives are turned upside down and inside out. This is when they are raw, open and vulnerable. This is when they can most readily identify the presence of their deep conditioning and subversive behavioral patterns. This is when the ego is shaken and perhaps more willing to surrender and give over to something bigger.

What’s Blocking Us?

Oftentimes, people don’t really know what is at the root of their suffering, confusion, overwhelm and angst. Subsequently, they don’t always know what support they need.

They do, however, have a good idea of what they want.

They want freedom from their ill-behaved mind. They want to live with more peace, love, joy, clarity and confidence.

So, what is blocking the experience of these desired states of being?

What most people don’t realize is their self-identification is mixed up with their thoughts, beliefs, conditioning, programming and egoic story. And that’s a problem.

They have identified with a story of self that’s been constructed in their own minds. And even if they understand that, they mistakenly believe that rewriting a better story is going to solve the problem.

Any story of self that is constructed and maintained in the mind, will never stabilize.

When we are disconnected from our eternal spiritual nature, we will feel not enough. We will feel an emptiness that cannot be filled in any other way than by awakening the true grace of our BEing.

Imagine if you could live in a more stabilized and consistent state of grace, peace, love and confident presence. One not as a result of better thoughts, but an awakened and embodied experience of what you really are.

“The awakening of global consciousness will continue to blossom into full brilliance through each divine soul who is willing to step into their truth and Self realize as the pure radiance of unconditional loving awareness.”

~Chess Edwards

Now more than ever, in these times of great challenge and transformation, when we have this precious opportunity to reshape the world, we need people who can live and act more from love and less from their wounded story. We need people who can reshape a world not meant to satisfy the separate personal egoic identity, but meant to reflect and celebrate the infinite grace of divine consciousness itself.

If we are to make the most of this revolutionary time of transformation and usher in the awakening of loving consciousness, we each will be called to awaken from our egoic identity and discover the awesome wholeness of our true divine grace.

We are not our separate minds and constructed egos. These are but temporary experiences arising and passing within the imperishable awareness of consciousness. We are each a precious and divine modulation or expression of One Love. Our convincing dream of self is veiling the knowing of our true nature.

The Muddy Water Has Been Stirred

To make this evolutionary leap into an awakened unified consciousness, we must take full advantage of this rare opportunity to spiritually awaken while we are so powerfully experiencing the effects of our personal egoic disturbances.

We can liken this work to clearing a jar of muddy water. Before pouring the muddy water out of a container, it must first be stirred up. If the mud is settled and undisturbed at the bottom of the jar, it won’t be available to clear.

Well, the stirring up has certainly been done! Now let’s start pouring in the pure love that will dilute the cloudiness of mind appearing as division, shame, guilt, self-deprecation, fear, smallness and separation.

The dawn of a new era is upon us. While everything is stirred up, now is the time to do our work and meet our entrenched judgements and shadows. Now is the time for devotion and dedication. Now is the time to discover and embody our deepest and truest nature of being, which is loving awareness.

It’s time for an evolutionary leap. It’s time for bold Self Realization. It’s time to empty the old stories. It’s time to surrender the predominant position of the egoic identity. It’s time for the egoic mind to humble itself in service to the wisdom and leadership of the heart. It’s time to realize our highest consciousness.

It’s Time to Discover Freedom

Freedom is not someday, somewhere down the road. We are already free and whole. The present opportunity is to discover that freedom, beyond the noise and distraction of the “you” you’ve built in the mind.

One common fallacy tends to dissuade people from doing this work. Most people feel that in order to be truly free and at peace, they must first vanquish all their shadows and troublesome conditioning. They believe they must first rid themselves of all the limiting beliefs that make up their false self-image. Only then, will they finally be free and at peace. 

They believe their freedom lies on the other side of what is typically a daunting tangle of emotional and mental confusion and distress. With this belief in place, it can feel near impossible to imagine ever truly being free.

But authentic peace and grace is not found in some distant destination where we may one day arrive. Our authentic Self is of course what we already are and have always been. Most of us simply have never accessed this true Self because we are so thoroughly occupied with the alluring egoic construct of self.

The Work

In my practice, I work with people one-on-one to help them realize a clear and powerful separation between their truth and their story.  Standing in awakened clarity between truth and illusion, they can more readily choose to abide their truth and stop believing their story.

This is transformational work, where we quickly and powerfully move beyond the tangle of your egoic limitations so that you discover your true self, already free, whole and at peace. Not to ignore your wounding and conditioning. That would be spiritual bypass. Instead, I help you discover your stability of grace, so that you have a knowing of your truth. From this stability, you can then meet your wounding and conditioning with love. So that you may heal it and let it go while rested in the powerful knowing of your true Self.

This work is remarkably powerful and liberating. It is rare for someone to walk away from an initial session with me without expressing some version of stunned amazement about how they could have gone so long in life without being introduced to these fundamental and transformational truths.

It is important to know that I teach and guide directly from my own experience. What was 50+ years of relentless anxiety, fear and uncertainty has blessedly become a life of ever-deepening and sustained peace and love.

This deep and sustained presence of peace is not a peace that comes from having more peaceful thoughts. Is is an awakened and embodied peace that is the very nature of consciousness itself. In other words, in this work, we don’t think peace. We move beyond all discord of thought and into the eternal and imperishable peace already there.

If we are to know a world of peace, compassion, love, intimacy and connection then we must first discover that we already are the very peace, compassion, love intimacy and connection that we’re seeking.

That is the opportunity within this work. It may seem a grandiose claim to say that anyone could help guide you to your ultimate truth. But after years of dedication and devotion, honing this work with many hundreds of clients and students and thousands of hours of sessions, I can confidently say that the processes, meditations, models, pointings, focused inquiries and teachings that are the core of this work do effectively and rapidly transform lives.

Now is the time for you! Now is the time for us! Now is the time for a revolution of unity consciousness.

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!

Book Your Complimentary 30 Minute

Discovery Call with Chess 

CONFIDENCE

CONFIDENCE

CONFIDENCE

Developing self confidence with the aim of stabilizing our inner sense of peace, is a flawed strategy.

A more powerful and enduring endeavor is to focus our attention on self realization – discovering the Truth of who we really are.

A byproduct of realizing our true infinite nature is confidence.

While it is certainly healthy and helpful to believe in yourself, a deeper exploration reveals that the “self” in which one endeavors to believe doesn’t actually exist, except as a collection of thoughts and beliefs. Thoughts and beliefs are ephemeral, they come and go, they are transient.

What we’re really after isn’t actually confidence, it is TRUST. We are looking for something in which we can trust. Looking to the conditioned and mind constructed self as a stable place to put our trust is an inherently unstable strategy.

What we are looking for is an eternal truth into which we can surrender, let go and simply BE. This feeling of angst that spurs a search for confidence is the nagging feeling of our soul desiring to be free of the illusion of self and reunited with the truth of our eternal nature.

Self doubt is natural and healthy.

Typically the self that we are doubting is the story of self
that we’ve constructed in our own mind.

That constructed self very well should be doubted.

Awaken the true self that is beyond doubt.

To work on self confidence while neglecting the explorations into the true core nature of our being only prolongs our seeking. Go straight to what truly brings peace – Realizing your Truth.

What we find when we stop trying to bolster the illusion of self and we begin to inquire honestly into the true nature of who we really are, before all thought and all constructs of self, is not a “thing”. We find the pure, infinite and eternal “IS-ness” of the life force that breaths us all into existence. And there, we find a sweet and abiding trust.

When we surrender the illusion of a self that needs to control and manipulate the world to generate and maintain a feeling of self-confidence, we find a natural, infinite and unshakable TRUST.

Ultimately the invitation here is not to strengthen your belief in your story of self, but to know and embody the eternal truth of who you truly are beyond the illusion of self.

Within that knowing one discovers their already present, natural and unshakeable confidence and one gains access to a universe of possibilities.

The Fundamental Error

The Fundamental Error

The Fundamental Error

You are not who or what you ‘think’ you are.

Consequently life is not about what you think life is about.

The fundamental error is believing that life is about satisfying the needs of a thought-constructed separate ego self that you are not.

Satisfying this unreliable illusion of self creates an unreliable and ultimately unfulfilling and unsustainable world of illusion.

We’re witnessing the crumbling of that fragile world today.

We have a precious and unprecedented opportunity now to awaken our most divine and substantial nature of being.

We have the opportunity to embrace and embody the true loving consciousness that we are, which exists prior to and beyond any diaphanous story of self that the mind is constantly reconstructing.

We have the opportunity to reshape our lives and the world based on the Imperishable Truths of Love, Unity and the Divine Nature of One Consciousness.

You Can Use a Thorn to Remove a Thorn

You Can Use a Thorn to Remove a Thorn

You Can Use a Thorn to Remove a Thorn

You can use a thorn to remove a thorn.

In a meditation of inquiry, you can use the mind as a tool to point to a revelation of Self beyond mind.

This revelation of Self is experienced as a “sense” or “essence” within and not as a conceptual idea about self that appears in the mind or intellect.

A good inquiry, asked with a deep devotion to knowing truth, has great power.

The inquiries are what wake up the True Self.
Sit and inquire…

“What is the nature of the Self that exists prior to or beyond all thoughts, beliefs and conditioning about who I am?”

“If there were not a mind generated story of self, would I still exist? And if so, what does the nature of that ‘something’ feel like?”

“What is the nature of the presence which is aware of all my transient ideas about self?”

“What is the nature of that which is eternally stable and whole and always present no matter my emotional, mental or physical state of being?”

It is not a failure if the “answers” are not immediately and clearly felt. Typically that which is first encountered with such inquiries is experienced as an emptiness or void, which can be very disconcerting. This discomfort with emptiness typically engages the mind to resolve the emptiness with thoughts and concepts. The mind is more comfortable with objects with which it can relate. It struggles with formlessness.

Any answers that the mind quickly conjures to resolve such inquiries are typically just more concepts and thoughts.

Let the mind ask the questions with devotion and curiosity and then set the mind aside so that the answers may reveal themselves in actual felt experience.

You can use a thorn to remove a thorn.

You can use the mind to point to and reveal the True Self beyond mind.

Your Soul is a Temple of Grace

Your Soul is a Temple of Grace

Your Soul is a Temple of Grace

When you step into the courtyard of a temple or a beautiful sanctuary, you are transformed. A great peace descends upon you.

You cross a threshold from the mundane into the sacred.

You enter a place of intentional and conscious presence, love, peace and devotion.

And in that short crossing of a threshold your entire world is, if even for just a few moments, transformed.

When you step into the temple and majesty of nature, a vast grace sweeps through you & washes away your worldly concerns.

We go to the temple of nature to return to God, to surrender to grace, to commune with love.

The same is true when you rest in the stillness of your own heart, through which you may step into the embrace of your own divinity.

Your own soul is the temple, the sanctuary and the nature of infinite peace, love and grace.

It’s so close, so immediately available, so unwaveringly present.

But we must choose to enter our own sacred truth. We must seek out those who may help us make that short yet epic journey into our own grace.  Most pass right by that entrance to their own sanctuary. They are seeking what is within, but they seek outside of themselves.

It is often a matter of simply turning away from the noise of the mind’s perceptions and turning instead toward the stillness. It is a matter of choosing in what direction you place your next step, and then the next.

The temple of infinite love is always only a step, a breath, a choice away.

We need only to turn gently within the stillness to meet ourself, the true self that is patiently waiting and always holding open the invitation for us to enter our divine grace.