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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 to point to and reveal a Self beyond mind.

This revelation of Self is experienced as a “sense” or “essence” and not in the mind or intellect or in ideas about self.

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…

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The Unification of God and Soul Within the Human Experience.

The Unification of God and Soul Within the Human Experience.

This collapsing of the personal identity that allows the unification of Soul and God destroys the illusion of separation and brings into the human experience deep peace, unconditional love and a profound equanimity of presence.

The temporary and finite person is merely a vehicle of consciousness where the divine and eternal dance of God and Soul may be fully realized, lived and celebrated.

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Your Soul is a Temple of Grace

Your Soul is a Temple of Grace

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, to find those who may help us make that short yet epic journey into our own grace.

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The “Me” of The Mind & The True Self

The “Me” of The Mind & The True Self

The mind needs a self, an identity, a “me”.

If we don’t awaken the true consciousness of Self, the mind will continue to cobble together a self out of thoughts, beliefs, stories, interpretations, assessments, judgements, opinions and perceptions.

This “me” of the mind will never stabilize. All creations of mind are subject to endless questioning, endless reassessment, re-creation and subtle or not so subtle thoughts of ‘not yet good enough’.

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GRACE

GRACE

Grace is often not recognized as an essential component of success.

And yet…..

Is an accomplished chef not graceful in their sensitive blending of flavors, colors and textures?

Is an accomplished architect not graceful in their ability to feel deeply into a space?

Is a great leader not graceful in the compassionate and nuanced dance of relationships and emotional dynamics?

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Awakening to Truth is an Awakening From Fear

Awakening to Truth is an Awakening From Fear

Waking From the Dream of i "Once awakened from the dream of separation, the awakened soul can once again celebrate its most divine dance with God.” Our fears and anxieties are the imaginings of the dreamed self that feels itself separate from the one divine...

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Let go of you and discover the True You.

Let go of you and discover the True You.

This video is from Satsang, April 28, 2019, a day after my 58th birthday. The aliveness of peace and surrender was flowing with such abundance.

This Satsang is primarily about surrender.
It is about surrendering all our ideas of self… Completely.  So that we may discover the imperishable self that can never truly be lost.

This faith of surrender is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.

And yet it offers one of the greatest freedoms you will ever know.

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Ten Day Dark Room Retreat – Hallucinating a Self!

Ten Day Dark Room Retreat – Hallucinating a Self!

Recently I spent 10 days in a dark room retreat.  That’s 10 days and 11 nights in a cave like room with zero light.  Totally pitch black.

There was one experience that occurred in the dark that was particularly profound and which provided a powerful and unshakeable insight into the nature of the unstable self image we have created in our minds and which is a complete illusion.

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