The Human Experience Is The Dance Of Heaven And Earth: A Call Home To Peace by Dhyana Stanley (Author)

The Human Experience is the Dance of Heaven and Earth is a book about awakening – but it is not your typical book on the subject.

Rather than only tell about the process of awakening it also ‘shows’ the process through the inclusion of many practical daily-life examples. Although the realization of who we are is not a process, the integration of this realization is. Some teachings shy away from the term ‘process’ altogether and other teachings present the process as a self-improvement endeavor – this book does neither. When we glimpse peace or wholeness or whatever term we happen to use there is a process of integrating this understanding that unfolds. But this is not a process of improving who we are. It is a process of seeing through who we are not and more fully relaxing into who we already are. So many people are now in various stages of awakening.

Some have had glimpses of truth but don’t trust them and others have had glimpses they trust but become confused when conditioned habits pull them. The Human Experience does not leave the readers to fend for themselves. We are here not only to realize the truth of who we are but to be free enough to actually live it. As our understanding integrates more fully into what we sense and how we express ourselves, this inner harmony then moves out into the world. And when more and more of us come to know and live this harmony, world peace cannot help but unfold.

Dhyana Stanley, a former Christian missionary, is interested in sharing how the inner affects the outer. She found that attempts to work for outer peace while feeling conflicted inside did not work. When she discovered inner peace, however, she found that that peace could not help but integrate not only into all aspects of the inner but more fully into the outer.

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The Table of Contents:

1- The Journey Out of All That Seems So Personal

2- The Unfolding of the Discovery

3- Let It Be

4- Allow It Fully

The Realization of Universal Mind : Beyond Time

5- Are We Human Having a Spiritual Experience or Spirit
Having a Human Experience?

6- Life Is On Our Side

7- Honesty Is Foundational to the Realization of Who We

8- Are You Whole Already?

9- Courage is a Necessity

10- A Walk in the Park

11- Everything Wants To Be In Its Natural State – Even

12- Even Feelings Want To Remain In Their Natural State:
Washing Dishes

13- The Gift of the Groundhog’s Death

14- Thought Often Has an Important Function in Awakening

15- Two of the Greatest Obstacles to Awakening

16- Allow Attention to Rest on Actual Experience: Presence

17- Three Levels of Experience in the Waking State

18- Belief Does Not Allow Real Choice

19- What Is Nonresistance?

20 – Fear at the Level of Thoughts and Feelings

21- That Which is Permanent is also Uncaused

22- The Truth Sets Us Free – When We Know The Truth

23- True Intelligence

24- Allow and Sense: Stories of the Rope and Necklace

Realization of Universal Body: Beyond Space

25- Stillness Moving: Deepening Sense of the Whole

26- Bold Movement in Alignment with Truth

27- Fear at the Level of Movement

28- Love’s Embrace

29- The Kingdom of Heaven

30- Can I Be Awake and Still Dye My Hair?

31- Life Without Fear Also Includes Without the Fear of

32- Freedom – Beyond Morality

33- Owning Without Owning

34- Waking Up From the Dream of Lack and Separation

35- Beware of the ‘Awake Me’

36- The Pursuit of Happiness or the Discovery of
Happiness? Conflict or Peace?

37- Why It’s Necessary that the Personal Self Seem So

38- The Dance

One Way Your Ego Trips You Up by Ed and Deb Shapiro

by Ed and Deb Shapiro: One Christmas, when we were living in Brighton, England, we volunteered at a church that regularly feeds the homeless and needy at that time of year…

But it was more than the hungry ones who got fed that day.

After we happily dished out large helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, followed by pudding and custard, we watched most of the recipients light up a cigarette and/or take a large swig of alcohol.

Feeling somewhat virtuous, it seemed like a perfect time and place to suggest they change their habits, so we talked to the pastor about doing this. He told us off quite clearly: “They got a good friend in Johnny Walker, maybe their only one. They get 20 friends in every pack of cigarettes. If alcohol and tobacco is what these folks need to get through the day then, in my mind, that is to be grateful for, not to be made wrong.”

It was important for us to remember this: how to respect the choices we all make, whether we agree with them or not; how to be completely non-judgmental; and to realize how elitist we can easily become.

Judgment keeps us locked into an unending dialogue within our own minds of who said what to whom, of what someone did or didn’t do, of anyone or anything we disagree with. Judgment is the ego’s defense as it makes me right and others wrong: by pointing out someone’s weakness or mistakes we think that we appear right in comparison.

The nature of ego is to make us believe our me-centered self is better than others. But in the Buddhist teachings, there is a description of a huge net reaching in all directions with a multifaceted mirror-like jewel at each of the many knots, every jewel reflecting all the others. It is called the Jeweled Net of Indra and represents our interconnectedness: not a single jewel can be separated from or is independent of any other; take one away and the net becomes unusable.

In other words, we are interrelated, interdependent, inseparable, and interconnected all at the same time, part of an integrated whole, not separate from the trees, elephants, owls, our neighbors, the people in South Africa or a tiger in India. We all breathe the same air, in and out.

So every time we judge or find fault with another we are reinforcing a sense of separateness and isolation, we are allowing ego to create a gap between us, to make one better than the other.

When we first met the Dalai Lama it was in his residence in northern India. We were waiting in a room off a wide terrace. Ed walked out to admire the view (snow-capped Himalayas) when a monk further along the terrace started beckoning for us to come. We thought he would take us to our meeting, but as we drew close we realized that this simple monk was the Dalai Lama. We went to prostrate at his feet but he made us stand, saying “No, no, we are all equal here.”

No judgment equals genuine equality and connectivity.


Ed & Deb are hosts of Going Out Of Your Mind radio on They are the authors of the bestselling book, Be The Change. Deb is the author of Your Body Speaks Your Mind, now in 21 languages. They have three meditation CDs. See more at
Source: AWAKEN

Am I Investigating Too Much? ~ Francis Lucille

Published on Apr 6, 2016

Francis explains the right and wrong way to investigate.

2016 04 02 dialogue with Francis Lucille in Temecula, CA 0

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