Leonard Jacobson: 1. The two dimensions of ego 2. The ego’s surrender 3. Quest for Awakening

Leonard Jacobson explains how we leave the present moment, become imprisoned by thought forms and function in the world as egos. He describes a second level of ego, which is completely independent of us and reveals the way to overcome its dominance in our lives. http://www.leonardjacobson.com

The ego’s surrender

Leonard Jacobson reveals the conditions which are necessary for the ego to relax and surrender to the True Master arising from within.

Quest for Awakening

The Enlightenment Teachings of Leonard Jacobson

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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Read by Richard Harris 1974

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What Is An Awakened Mind? by Jurgen Ziewe

The term Awakening has been widely used lately to describe the phenomenon of a spontaneous change of consciousness. Awakening can be described as a realization that there is a higher dimension of reality which is rooted in a universal consciousness of unity. Such a realization is inevitably accompanied with a heightened positive emotional state, invoking feelings of joy, connectedness, outpouring of love and frequently intense ecstasy. It often has a lasting effect on the life of the experiencer, but it can also take a lifetime to integrate such an experience into our everyday lives. There can be a number of triggers for STEs (Spiritual Transformative Experiences) or for such sudden change in consciousness to occur, such as a near-death experiences, drugs, shock, trauma, intense appreciation of beauty or involuntary or intentional rising of the Kundalini energy, which can be the result of a prolonged meditation. A spiritual awakening often has a lasting and transforming effect on one’s life.

The awakened life
There is a great difference between awakening and leading an awakened life . People who had an awakening experience or STE often feel like exiles after having experienced that their true home lies elsewhere. But once our awakened lives have become the status quo we are no longer interested in leaving this world in favour of some spiritual heaven, because this world will have become our true home, perhaps for the first time. Our focus of attention is shifted. We may even lose interest in a spiritual life or spiritual pursuits, simply because “spirit” or consciousness reveals itself to be in everything we place our attention on. Nothing is exempt. Wherever our attention is directed to we will be aware of a new Presence which will be with us every hour of the day.attention on. Nothing is exempt. Wherever our attention is directed to we will be aware of a new Presence which will be with us every hour of the day.This Presence, some call it the Silent Watcher, others “God” or simply Stillness, will reveal to us the inner workings of the circumstances surrounding us. Best of all we begin to think and act like the “Silent Watcher”, and whenever we realise that we are no different to this “Presence”, we are welcomed with ecstasy and joy and this will happen on a daily basis. Every morning we open our eyes we feel like sending out our gratitude for the privilege that we are allowed to be alive on this earth. We will experience a constant, underlying stillness which accompanies us wherever we go and nothing else has any power over us or our lives. Such a statement may sound preposterous when we find ourselves in the middle of a battlefield or when tragedy is unfolding around us. And what about a life in constant physical pain and illness one may ask? The nineteenth century sage, Ramakrishna, who died of cancer in constant pain said simply this: “Oh my mind, remain in bliss; let the body and its pain look after each other.”
Our awakened consciousness may still experience the pain, but without the suffering. We no longer seek to escape from reality, but instead we begin to appreciate its deeper meaning. Instead of trying to escape from reality in futile distractions we welcome it with an open heart in eager anticipation of what reality will offer and teach us next.

 

Key characteristic of an awakened consciousness:

  • Attention is focused on the present moment
  • Enhanced sense of reality and increased discriminatory powers
  • Persistent feeling of being “Home”, regardless of where we are
  • Enhanced aesthetic appreciation
  • Spontaneous peak experiences in everyday life
  • Enhanced empathy with fellow men
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Increased creativity and joy in engagements which benefit others.
  • Awareness of a benevolent presence, which may be referred to as “God”, “Higher Self”, “Guide”, “Guardian Angel” or simply the presence of a universal consciousness
  • No fear of death
  • Detachment from conflicts and enhanced modes of dealing with them
  • Dreams are more coherent and often lucid
  • Lack of attachment
  • A feeling of Sovereignty over one’s life and destiny
  • Authentic, accessible, benevolent, empathic, sense of humor, tolerant, perceptive, wise
  • Indifference towards roles in society, such as status, acclaim, fame, position, wealth etc
  • Purposeful and rewarding relationships without attachments or dependency
  • Perception that every moment is new.
  • Reality is not seen as repetition even though apparent repetitive events occur
  • Disinterest in psychic abilities although they may arise
  • Disinterest in following a “spiritual” path
  • Regarding dream life as important as waking life and vice versa
  • Modest and content with the ordinary
  • Impartial, detached, peaceful, objective
  • Ability to adapt and experience any viewpoint from the viewer’s perspective
  • Not considering themselves as enlightened

 

Source: Awakened People

The Warp and Weft of Life is Tension animated by Relaxation, Pamela Wilson

Published on Mar 20, 2015
Each one of us is the Tree of Life. A deeply rooted stillness and substratum. From the depths of spaceless space, pure potentiality blooms into form and function animated by deep relaxation. It maintains itself with pure strength in a creative tension. As it is all powerful, it can infinitely relax and contract, infinitely weave and return to formlessness. This is its play. A relaxed mind can celebrate the breadth of life and see the intelligence, creativity and mischief. A worried mind cannot but arc between enjoying and suffering. So, our first act of compassion is to show the mind its uncontained naturalness, so it can enjoy the View. This takes no time, as the Mind is already free, loyally pretending to be a small stressed servant rather than the supreme intelligence. Like a golden eagle freed from too small a cage, the mind can soar and explore with graceful curiosity all of creation and the space that holds everything. There is such a delight in looking into the Known and finding a shape shifting all creative deathless intelligence. Always at play in the field of Life.

Pamela speaks the Truth of advaita, non-duality – that the universe is one undivided whole. For the last twelve years she has traveled widely in the United States, Canada and Europe, holding satsang and giving private sessions. Week-long retreats have been held in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. She has endeared herself to many through her lighthearted humor and compassion, and deep understanding of what it is to be human. She lives in Napa, California.

Adyashanti The Awakened Way

The Awakened Way

What is it like to live an awakened life?


While the world is trying to solve its problems and everyone around you is engaged in the same, you’re not. While everybody around you is trying to figure it out, trying to arrive, trying to “get there,” trying to be worthy, you’re not. While everyone thinks that awakening is a grand, noble, halo-enshrouded thing, for you it’s not. While everybody is running from this life right now, in this moment, to try to get there, you’re not. Where everybody has an argument with somebody else, mostly everybody else, starting with themselves, you don’t. Where everybody is so sure that happiness will come when something is different than it is now, you know that it won’t. When everybody else is looking to achieve the perfect state and hold on to it, you’re not.

When everybody around you has a whole host of ideas and beliefs about a whole variety of things, you don’t. Everyone on the path is getting there; you haven’t gotten anywhere. Everyone is climbing the mountain; you’re selling hiking boots and picks at the foot in the hope that if they climb it and come back down, they may be too exhausted to do it again. When everybody else is looking to the next book, to the next teacher, to the next guru to be told what’s real, to be given the secret key to an awakened life, you’re not. You don’t have a key because there’s not a lock to put it in.

When you’re living what you are in an awakened way, being simply what you’ve always been, you’re actually very simple. You basically sit around wondering what all the fuss is about.

When everyone is sitting around saying, “I hope that happens to me,” you remember when you did that. You remember that you didn’t find a solution to that. You remember that the whole idea that there was a problem created all of that.

When you’re being what you are, when you’re living the awakened life, there’s nobody to forgive, because there’s no resentment held, no matter what.

The truth of your being doesn’t crave happiness; it could actually care less. It doesn’t crave love, not because you are so full of love, but because it just doesn’t crave love. It’s very simple. It doesn’t seek to be known, regarded highly, or understood. When you’re living what you are in an awakened way, there’s no ideal for you anymore. You’ve stepped off the entire cycle of suffering, of becoming; you’re not interested.

It’s a curious life you find yourself in. You find yourself… where you are. Not where I am, where you are. Where you really are. Where we really are. It’s a curious place to be (especially in the beginning) not to be driven by anything—pleasure or displeasure, helping or hurting, loving or hating. The only thing that will move you (and I don’t mean to be too poetic about this) is the same thing that moves a leaf hanging from a tree. It’s simply because the breeze blows that way. So you always know what to do: The breeze blows that way, and that’s the way you go. You don’t ask questions anymore. You don’t evaluate why the breeze is blowing that way because you know that you don’t know why. And you know you can’t know why. There’s never been a leaf anywhere that knows why the wind blows that way on that day at that moment. That breeze changes the orientation of your life, moment to moment to moment, simply because that’s the way life’s moving. And when you’re living in your awakened self you have no argument with the way it’s moving because it is the same as you are.

And you know that the breeze was always there, from the very beginning, and that it wasn’t reserved for special people. If you didn’t notice it at some point in your life, you know it was because you weren’t listening, or because you thought you had to figure something out before you could listen, or because you thought there had to be some conclusion before you could just listen so deeply, so without agenda, so without hope of a better future that you would feel the movement.

Many of you know what I’m speaking of.

Truth never explains why it’s moving that way at that moment. And if you ask, it won’t give any information. It would be like a leaf asking the wind, “Why are you moving that way right now?” The question doesn’t make any sense to the wind.

But your argument with the way the truth would move—whatever that way is—is no longer there for you. You’re no longer arguing with it. You’re no longer trying to figure it out. Mother Mary didn’t figure it out. Buddha didn’t figure it out. Ramana didn’t figure it out. None of them figured it out. They just became That. Simple. Ordinary—in the same way a leaf is ordinary.

When you’re living in your awakened being and living in an awakened way, power on any level is not an issue for you. It’s not interesting. The power to control another human being is not interesting. Intellectual power is not interesting. The power to control yourself is not interesting. The power that people want to give you is not interesting to you—not because it shouldn’t be; it’s just not. What would you want to do with it? You see that there’s nothing you want to do with it.

You realize, in the truth of your being, that you are the totality itself, but you have no interest whatsoever in doing anything with that knowledge, with using that knowledge.

Finally, you realize that you really don’t want to change anybody, not because you shouldn’t want to change them, because you just don’t. You might not want to be around everyone, but still you don’t want to change them.

None of this is an ideal—it’s the end of ideals. None of this is holiness; it’s the end of holiness. It’s the beginning of wholeness. None of this is something to achieve, because it’s not achievable. It’s simply what is in the truth of your being. It’s just what is. You can’t attain what’s naturally so. And nobody anywhere can ever tell you when or why, or to what degree you’ll let go of untruth; you will let go when you let go, usually when nothing else works.

When you’re living in the awakened way, in the awakened being that you are, you’re alone, and you’re finally comfortable with it. You’re alone, but you’re not lonely at all, because the only one who was ever supposed to meet you where you are—the only one who ever could meet you where you are one hundred percent—was you. Nobody else could ever fully meet you where you are—maybe ninety percent, maybe ninety-five. Nobody can meet you fully but you. When you finally do, then you don’t need anybody else to do it for you. Then you’re alone, more alone than you could ever imagine. And strangely—very strangely—you are more connected, more intimate, more at one with everything. More. And you would have never thought that those two could in any way be together: total aloneness and total oneness. You would have never guessed that that’s the way it would end up. But it does, and it always has.

And finally, when you’re just living in the awakened way that you really are, you’ll never form an image again of what it’s like. Even as it’s happening, you won’t form an image because you’ll know they’re all images, dust. The way it was yesterday won’t be the way it is today.

Source: Adyashanti

A Force for Good : The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World ~ Daniel Goleman

Publication date: 6/23/2015

For decades, the Dalai Lama has travelled the world, meeting with people from a wealth of countries who differ greatly in their background, social status and viewpoint, bringing them his own individual wisdom and compassion. In his encounters with everyone from the inhabitants of shantytowns in S o Paulo and Soweto to heads of state in Davos and Washington D.C., the Dalai Lama saw similar problems: a set of values that have helped the very rich to advance beyond the multitudinous poor, a disregard for the environment that could lead to global catastrophe and governments in paralysis, bereft of positive, progressive policies of any sort.

Now, as he turns eighty, having built up a profound knowledge of the world we live in today, as well as a penetrating grasp of its scientific context, the Dalai Lama gives us his vision for a better future. Challenging what he sees as a general mixture of cynicism and self-interest, he offers a radically different perspective and a vision that can be assimilated by people around the globe.

From cultivating early on a capacity for caring that transcends religious, ideological and national boundaries, to creating an economic system that applies principals of fairness and which values fulfilment, his argument focuses on what is urgent and why it should matter to each of us. In his unique manifesto, the Dalai Lama presents perspective on the world that can bring hope to millions, that will endure beyond the present day and that has the potential to reshape humanity as we know it.


Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of many books, including the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence. He co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago). He lives in Massachusetts. @DanielGolemanEI danielgoleman.info

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

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Non-Dual Conscious Realism ~ Neil Theise


We propose a generalized theory of “Non-Dual Conscious Realism” addressing the fundamental issue of consciousness. This theoretical framework posits the universing arising from an undifferentiated, non-dual field of pure conscious awareness. From within this universal consciousness emanate the complementary phenomena of Planck scale quantum vacuum and quantum foam, generating space and time, matter and energy.

Through successive, recursive, creative interactions, phenomena and entities at each level of scale self-organize into emergent phenomena and entities at each next higher scale, comprising the entire cosmos. These triadic principles of complementarity, recursion, and creative interactivity (wherein “sentience” is the special case of the biological) are reflected throughout all scales.

Though emergentist/materialist positions predominate in contemporary discourse regarding consciousness, the primacy of this non-dual conscious reality, which we emphasize is the deepest possible “panpsychist” perspective, is not contradicted by any known scientific phenomena. Also, unlike most emergentist positions, it is inclusive of the inextricable linkage between observer and observed, subject and object, decisively revealed by quantum mechanics.

Indeed, at all levels of scale above the quantum realm, quantum-like effects – such as uncertainty, complementarity, superposition, entanglement, non-locality – reflecting such interconnectivity are recognized. Corollaries of Non-Dual Conscious Realism include that:

materiality is not implicit in the universe, but is entirely a scale dependent phenomenon; the “hard problem” of qualia is subsumed by confirmation that all phenomena of the universe are qualia within consciousness; neural correlates of consciousness are not how consciousness is created, but are, rather, the ways in which the nervous systems (human or other) transduce consciousness into adaptive, species-specific perceptions and behaviors. Individual consciousness and associated qualia are part of the universal, non-dual conscious reality.

Neil Theise, MD
Professor of Pathology and of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Neil Theise, MD is a practicing pathologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he is Professor of Pathology and of Medicine. He is considered a thought leader in fields of liver diseases, liver stem cells, and adult stem cell plasticity. In recent years, interests in complexity theory applications to biology have led to novel insights regarding stem cell biology, non-Western models of the body, science-spirituality dialogue, and consciousness studies. With Menas Kafatos he is formulating a panpsychist approach to the relationship between consciousness and the universe. He is a Senior Student at the Village Zendo in NYC.

The World’s Biggest Religion, Biggest Problems, and Three Images of Non-Duality ~ Brian McLaren

Published on Mar 20, 2015

The Christian religion will play a significant role – for better or worse – in relation to global challenges of the 21st Century. While some forms of the religion continue to harden into dualistic thinking, three images central to Christian theology can serve as portals into non-dual thinking.

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders. His dozen-plus books include A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, Naked Spirituality, and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? He and his wife, Grace, live in Florida and have four adult children and four grandchildren. He’s an avid wildlife and outdoors enthusiast. He has been profiled in Christian Century, Christianity Today, The Washington Post, and many other print media, and Time listed him among twenty-five influential Christian leaders in America. His upcoming book is We Make the Road by Walking.

 

Eroding Old Patterns of Feeling and Perceiving ~ Rupert Spira

A response to a question as to how to maintain the feeling of non-separation with the world.

 

The Deeper Sense of Suffering ~ Frank M Wanderer

Published on Jun 10, 2014
Why do we need to suffer so much in our life, why is there so much suffering on Earth? As if the whole world has conspired against us, almost everything causes suffering to us.
What sense does all this suffering have? Does it have a meaning at all?

Watch this video for the answer!

Based on the book
The Miracle of Consciousness
by Ervin K. Kery & Frank M. Wanderer

Keeping the Faith Without a Religion by Roger Housden [updated Mar 18, 2015]

A Compelling Exploration of the Emerging Secular Spirituality

What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. “Faith,” writes bestselling author Roger Housden, “implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life’s twists and turns.” At a time when more and more people self-identify as “spiritual but not religious,” Housden’s new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate:

. Faith and belief-how the unattainable desire for certainty has come to replace our true understanding of faith
. Becoming your own spiritual authority-guidance for building a personal faith based on your own inner experience
. How we can integrate a regular spiritual practice into our lives without subscribing to a particular tradition, and more

Today millions of people are seeking a new approach to spirituality that honors both the rational and the mystical in equal measure. With Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, Roger Housden offers a guidebook for this growing population of free-thinking seekers-an inspiring call to step beyond the need for answers and trust ourselves to the unfolding of our singular, extraordinary life.

Roger Housden grew up in St.Catherine’s Valley, a cleft in the Cotswolds on the edge of Bath, in England. He has led contemplative journeys all over the world, and in an earlier life was a freelance feature writer for The Guardian newspaper and an interviewer for the BBC. He has been a full-time author since 1997.

He is the author of twenty books on poetry, art, and travel,including the bestselling Ten Poems series which started in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life. His next book, due to be published by Sounds True in March 2014,is called Keeping the Faith Without a Religion. Roger emigrated to the United States in 1998 and now lives in Marin County, California.

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Trust the Changes: from Keeping the Faith Without a Religion with Roger Housden

Trust the Mystery: from Keeping the Faith Without a Religion with Roger Housden

Faith Without a Religion

Roger Housden – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Roger Housden is the author of 20 books, including the New York Times bestseller Ten Poems to Change Your Life (Crown, 2001). Housden’s work has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post. He lives in Sausalito, CA. For more, visit rogerhousden.com.

Other books: Keeping the Faith Without a Religion (book) Keeping the Faith Without a Religion (CD or audio download) For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics (Hay House, Jan. 2009) Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living (Harmony, December 2005)

What Is Entanglement Anyway? Chris Fields

Published on Mar 13, 2015
Entanglement or non-separability is the core idea of quantum theory. It is a simple idea: the universe is not a bunch of independent parts, but is rather one entity that evolves through time as one entity. That’s it. The problem is that this means there’s no such thing as causation. This is very hard to wrap your head around. Quantum theory is extraordinarily accurate, and our knowing quantum theory is why we have things like cell phones and computers. But what is quantum theory, really? Why is entanglement its primary prediction?

This talk will explain what quantum theory is. I will show that quantum theory has nothing to do with tiny particles, wave-function collapse, or Schroedinger’s cat. Quantum theory is about how observers obtain information about the world. It is, in particular, about how observers who have memories and use language obtain information about the world. It is, in other words, about how you and I interact with perfectly ordinary things like tables and chairs and each other. You will leave this talk with a new understanding of quantum theory, and a new appreciation for entanglement.

Chris Fields is an interdisciplinary information scientist interested in both the physics and the cognitive neuroscience underlying the human perception of objects as spatially and temporally bounded entities. His current research focuses on deriving quantum theory from classical information theory; he also works on cell-cell communication and cellular information processing, the role of the “unconscious mind” in creative problem solving, and early childhood development, particularly the etiology of autism-spectrum conditions. He and his wife, author and yoga teacher Alison Tinsley, recently published Meditation: If You’re Doing It, You’re Doing It Right, in which they explore the experience of meditation with meditators from many walks of life.

Dr. Fields has also been a volunteer firefighter, a visual artist, and a travel writer. He currently divides his time between Sonoma, CA and Caunes Minervois, a village in southwestern France.

More information and publications are available from http://chrisfieldsresearch.com

Frank M. Wanderer : 1. Our Real Self is Light Itself 2. Surprising Twist

Published on May 25, 2014
In most people, the Consciousness identifies socially conditioned Ego. At a number of people
this identification is so powerful that they are unaware that their life is governed by a socially conditioned mind. On our Journey we may ask ourselves the question, How can we get rid of the Ego?

Surprising Twist

Let’s search for that misterious “something”, who sees through your eyes and hears the world through your ears. Only play this game if you accept even a surprising twist: it’s possible that in the end we find a strange answer,

From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence (02/25/2015)

Published on Mar 12, 2015
From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence (02/25/2015)
The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons – the difficult emotions and related behaviors that are a deeply conditioned part of the human experience. In this talk we explore the awakening that is possible as we recognize our reactive patterns and instead of judgment, offer a loving and healing presence.

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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Sipping Tea in the Early Morning: A Little Sojourn with God ~ Richard Moss

Richard speaks spontaneously of his morning contemplative practice and invites you to travel with him to the place where we are all one.

Listen to an audio here

The Flames of Alertness: Discover the Power of Consciousness! by Frank M. Wanderer

This book will only reach you if a tiny flame of Alertness is burning in you. This awakening, small flame will be fanned up into a huge, blazing torch in you, and that torch will devour the accustomed, isolated world around you and place you back into the Oneness, which is your natural state of existence.

I. Alertness What Does it Mean to be Alert? * The Dimensions of Alertness * Presence

II. You Live in a Dream World You are Asleep * You Imagine a Whole World Around Yourself * You are not Present * You Live in a Separate World * The Reasons of Your Sleep * Longing for Freedom

III. Be Alert! The Notion of the Illusionary Self * An Unchanging Factor * The Signs of Awakening * Stoppage * The Ability to See

IV. Meditate! Active Meditation* The Nature of Real Meditation

V. Consolidate Your Attention! To be, and to Do Nothing Else * The Idea of Action * Attention Consolidated * The Object of Attention

VI. Do not Meditate! Exist! The Survival Instinct of the Illusionary Self * At the Border * Through the Border * Submerged into the Quiet of “I am”

VII. Recognize the Operations of the Mind! The Power of the Conditioned Mind * In-Depth Programming of the Mind * Closing the Gates

VIII. Find Yourself! The Image is Being Cleared Up * Your Last Assignment * Self-Research * The End of Self-Research * The Intensity of Being

Frank M. Wanderer
(Ph.D, Prof. of Psychology, consciousness researcher, spiritual writer)

The awakening of the Consciousness leads us from our own personal history to the pure space of Consciousness. There we experience the Miracle, and all personal histories become insignificant. Despite this, I would like to present a few pages of my personal history to the reader, as every journey on the road starts with a personal history. That is the only way it may start, there is no alternative; that is the only way leading to the awakening of the Consciousness, the appearance of the Miracle.

Since my early childhood, I have been interested in the Miracle, the mystery of human existence, the mystery that summoned us from the Nothing, and the mystery we are destined to solve in our life.

I still remember my beloved mother’s astonished face when, after some of my questions, she turned to the others: “Now, look at that, what that kid is asking!” The questions did not stop in the later years but, as I did not find appropriate partner from whom I could expect answers, the questions mostly remained within the walls of my room, and I myself attempted to find the answers.

My motivation became even more powerful after the following adventure: I was at the elementary school (12 years old), walking home from school and suddenly I experienced the Miracle, the completeness, the experience of the unity with the Self. At that time, naturally, I was not able to describe it that way, but the sense of unity and happiness was what I experienced.

That experience did not result in my lasting awakening, it faded away after a while, but it left behind a burning wound, a real sense of want. At the same time, it showed me the way where to look for it answers to my questions.
There was a long way to go to the second awakening. The first awakening made me start dealing with esoterica and find books on the subject.

Leaving the years of childhood behind, in my adulthood I became intensively interested in human soul, in the work of the human mind.

As a teacher and psychologist I have met a lot of people, and had an opportunity to study the “normal” operation of human ego, and also its functions that are considered as not normal. I turned the pages of innumerable books of personal histories, trying to find the cornerstones that give the dramas and ecstasies of these personal histories meaning and sense.

I eventually found that cornerstone in the Miracle, in the awakening of the Consciousness, which demonstrated the futility of these personal histories and at the same time it showed the treasure to be found in them.

The personal histories are futile from the aspect of the awakening because we identify with our mind and we allow its unconscious functions to control our life and steer the boat of our life in one, and some time later just the opposite direction, depending on the actual desire or ambition dominating our mind. That is how page after page is filled in the history of our life until the last page arrives, and we realize the futility of all that happened before.

Our personal history may, however, have a very profound meaning if we become more wakeful and alert to these mind games, and recognize the Miracle, the wide open spaces of the Consciousness that is beyond our personal history. That pure consciousness was what I experienced as a child, and that is what I found again as a result of my regular meditation exercises that I had started a few years ago.

We must therefore wake up from our identification with our personal history, so as to be able to find our identity in the Miracle, the mystery of the Consciousness, instead of the world of the forms and shapes.

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There is a mysterious human dimension,
the recognition of which shatters all our ideas
about who we are, where we come from
and what our mission in this world is.

This is the realm of Consciousness:
the final scientific and spiritual mystery.

This book is about the mysteries and miracles of Consciousness.
About the living spirit in action which, dressed up in the machinery of your body, discovers itself and the wonders of the world.

Based on the book
The Miracle of Consciousness
by Ervin K. Kery & Frank M. Wanderer
Pub. Date. June 2014

Butterfly Whispers: One Moment, One Thought Can Change Your Day by Vanessa Stottor (Author)

One moment, one thought can change your day. Less is more—we all have our own interpretation of this phrase, but I liked this one I heard the other day: “Less is more:
the less you know, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the better you’ll be.”
Be happy knowing less, as it gives you the opportunity to learn more. The less you know, the more you learn.

In response to requests from both my sales team and audiences, I created a unique phone recording of an inspiring message each day for a year. The project proved so popular (with some calling in multiple times to hear the same message), I decided to publish. This inspirational book is the result.

Packed with powerful advice, stories, and messages that I have collected from my own experiences as well as from clients, friends, and family, Butterfly Whispers will encourage you to take a moment out of your life each day just to be. It also includes space for you to write your own musings.

Dip in and out throughout the year, and learn to appreciate the small things in life, to feel a sense of gratitude for the things you have, and to see the world from a new perspective.

Read it, make notes, and share it with everyone you care about. Butterfly Whispers is a powerful collection of inspiration that will change your day and beyond.

A true inspiration not only as a leading sales consultant in the UK but as an accomplished inspirational speaker, Vanessa regularly captivates audiences, teaching men and women to discover their potential, build confidence, create inner happiness, and free their inner butterfly.

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Butterfly Whispers by Vanessa Stottor

Published on Jan 27, 2015
One moment, one thought can change your day. Less is more—we all have our own interpretation of this phrase, but I liked this one I heard the other day: “Less is more: the less you know, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the better you’ll be.” Be happy knowing less, as it gives you the opportunity to learn more. The less you know, the more you learn.

In response to requests from both my sales team and audiences, I created a unique phone recording of an inspiring message each day for a year. The project proved so popular (with some calling in multiple times to hear the same message), I decided to publish. This inspirational book is the result.

Packed with powerful advice, stories, and messages that I have collected from my own experiences as well as from clients, friends, and family, Butterfly Whispers will encourage you to take a moment out of your life each day just to be. It also includes space for you to write your own musings.

Dip in and out throughout the year, and learn to appreciate the small things in life, to feel a sense of gratitude for the things you have, and to see the world from a new perspective.

Read it, make notes, and share it with everyone you care about. Butterfly Whispers is a powerful collection of inspiration that will change your day and beyond.

Vedic astrology and NeuroScience ~ Sam Geppi – Astrologer

Published on Mar 12, 2015
Vedic Astrology and NeuroScience

http://www.samgeppi.com/quantum1-neur… is where I will be giving other Videos in this series,..

The connection between the brain, time, karma and many other things are discussed. Astrology can help you resolving inner conflicts, when connected with the deeper workings of the brain it becomes clear.
Check this out.

Abiding as Awareness is a Non Practice


Published on Mar 13, 2015
A clarification about being aware of being aware.

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