All You Need Is Love: Peter Russell

Published on 28 Jun 2018
https://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Peter Russell reflects on fifty years of increasingly global exploration of consciousness since the Summer of Love. He charts the phases of this awakening, beginning with the focus on a change of consciousness, and deepening into the understanding that we don’t need to go anywhere to find inner peace and joy

. He points to our interpretation of the Sanskrit word anand, usually translated as bliss, but literally the much more accessible “great contentment.”

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Adyashanti – What Is Truth?

Published on 29 Jun 2018
What is truth? It’s not just mere opinion. It’s not the next conditioned thought that runs through your mind.

Adyashanti reveals how telling the truth is an essential part of embodying your deepest experience of being. He points to truth as a unifier and how your allowance to hear the truth is just as important as your dedication to speaking the truth.

The Separate Self Is the Veiling of Love

Published on Jun 29, 2018

Rupert discusses the relationship between the feeling of being unlovable and the feeling of separation.

Remaining Conscious in an Unconscious World – Leonard Jacobson

As you awaken, you will have to assume responsibility for your life within the world of time.

You have to work or do whatever is necessary to earn money and provide for your needs.

How do you accomplish this without becoming lost in the mind? How do you remain present in a world where almost everyone is focused in the past and future? How do you live in a world of fear and desire when you are no longer ruled by fear and desire, and when you are no longer seduced by the promise of future fulfillment?

As long as you are not driven by ego desires or fears, the quality of Presence will not be lost.

Do not compare yourself with others. Surrender patterns of judgment, control and manipulation. Do not follow the urges, cravings and habits of your ego. It may take a little time to overcome habitual patterns but, if your commitment is sincere, it is not difficult.

Choose to be in the present moment as much as possible. Only enter into thought with conscious intention.

Surrender the will of your ego to a higher dimension of your Being and honor the present moment as the truth of life.

Be present. Be responsive. Be authentic. Feel your feelings. Know what you want, moment to moment. It will deliver you through life, constantly renewing you from one moment to the next.

Do not be afraid to live at a more superficial level of Presence in order to function in the world of time. That which is real cannot be lost.

It is all a question of balance. As long as the awakened state of Presence is the foundation of your life, you will not go astray.

Excerpt from “Journey Into Now – Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening” by Leonard Jacobson. pp.210-211

Leonard Jacobson is an author, teacher and mystic, who is deeply committed to helping others break through to the joyous experience of living in the NOW. For more than 35 years, Leonard has been teaching people how to become fundamentally present and arise in mastery of the mind and ego. Find more of Leonard’s work at Leonard Jacobson.com.

Source: AWAKEN

Effortless abiding….Rupert Spira

Pamela Eakins – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Dr. Pamela Eakins is a Sociologist and Visionary Cosmologist. She has taught at Stanford University, the University of Colorado and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the founder and director of Pacific Center. Her books include:

Tarot of the Spirit
Kabbalah and Tarot of the Spirit: Black and White Edition with Personal Stories and Readings
The Lightning Papers: 10 Powers of Evolution by Pamela Eakins (2012-05-14)
Visionary Cosmology: The New Paradigm
Mothers in Transition, A Study of the Changing Life Course
The American Way of Birth (Plume)
PASSAGES for a Spiritual Birth
Priestess: Woman As Sacred Celebrant
(and several others)

Don’t let life-situation overpower you! Eckhart Tolle


In this video, Eckhart Tolle tells how we can remain untouched by what the life throws at us!

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Eckhart shares his time between British Columbia, Canada and California. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violence on our planet.

Exploring Reality with Swami Sarvapriyananda

A magical lie ~ Deepak Chopra

Published on Jun 24, 2018

Deepak explains that experience seems to take place in time and space. In actuality they are fluctuations or on-ing and off-ing of consciousness in a timeless and spaceless eternal now.

OM C. Parkin & Igor Kufayev – “Personal Effort vs Divine Mercy?”

Responses to the question on the place of personal effort in its relation to the act of grace , an excerpt from the darshan with OM C. Parkin and Igor Kufayev

The Path of the Divine Feminine – Igor Kufayev

Published on 23 Jun 2018

In this discourse, spiritual teacher, Igor Kufayev sheds light on the theme of the Divine Feminine, the path of energetic transformation of Consciousness.

If You Master This One Thing, You Can Achieve Success in Anything! (Most Powerful Advice)

The most simple, powerful and underestimated success secret is our ability to concentrate. If you master your power of concentration, you can achieve success in almost anything you want!

Great yogi Swami Vivekananda sharing his wisdom on the secret of success.

I’m Bored And I’d Like To Change Jobs. How Can I find Out What Will Give Me Joy And A Feeling Of Meaningfulness?

by Eckhart Tolle: You always start with the present moment. You start with where you are rather than trying to get away from where you are…

I suggest, when you travel to work every morning, that you enter the state of presence rather than drifting off into thinking. Be there every moment, whether you’re driving or taking public transportation or walking to work. Absolute presence.

And when you’re at work, do one thing at a time and bring in spacious moments as much as possible. It could only be a few seconds. One spacious breath after you’ve made a phone call. And then when you go to lunch—again, present with every movement.

So you use what otherwise would be a “boring situation” as the background for presence. Ultimately, you’re not looking for some satisfaction in the work but you bring a different state of consciousness to it. In a way, your work situation becomes like an excuse for practicing presence. And you’re lucky if you have a relatively boring job. It gives you a great opportunity for practicing. If you had a very stressful job that kept you in a state of excitement all day long, it would be more difficult. So be thankful if life has given you something relatively boring.

Now as you learn how to use the situation as the background for presence, often the discontent disappears—and that is the mark of true surrender. If there’s discontent, of course, there’s still not complete surrender. For example, you’re still thinking, “I’d rather be somewhere else,” or, “How many more years till retirement?” You’re losing yourself in past and future and you’re carrying the burden in your mind of past and future, missing the opportunity of the present moment because “it’s not interesting enough!”

Practice and you may find that if you come into alignment with the present moment, you feel more alive. Even within routine activities, there is then an added dimension of aliveness that comes in and you perform the activities with a greater sense of aliveness. It is often then that change comes into your life.

When you align internally with the present moment instead of trying to get away from it, power begins to flow through. That’s why I call it The Power of Now. It’s the power of life itself. It begins to flow through you.

At first it flows into your routine activities, and the way in which you relate to your colleagues becomes more present or somewhat different. Some people may notice it. Others may not. And so, gradually the universe or life notices that you are in a different state of consciousness and often it is then that change comes into your life—either through a chance event or a chance encounter or a sudden idea or realization that comes into your head one morning.

Now in what way change comes into your life, we don’t know. It is much more likely to come in, but you no longer depend on external change for your inner state. That’s the main thing. Even if nothing else came into your life, you would continue practice until your last breath and your last breath would be a conscious breath and you would have fulfilled your purpose on this planet in this form, which is to be the vehicle for consciousness to come into this world.

So, you don’t depend on anything. Change is more likely to come, yes, but the presence practice is not a means to an end. You’re not practicing to say, “Okay, I’ll practice but if nothing happens within six weeks, I’ll stop practicing.”

To all of you who are bored at work: Make it into a spiritual practice, a consciousness practice. “Bored at work” also means you’re not particularly challenged at work. In the absence of life challenges, there’s always the danger that you will fall below thought and you might find yourself in a routine that you think is acceptance but you’re really falling below thought. Then you go to work and there’s a decrease in your sense of alertness and aliveness. That’s not surrender or presence.

Source: Eckhart Tolle

 

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? By Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Without taking a poll, it’s safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. If he didn’t, one would be left with an indifferent, distant deity who pays no attention to human affairs. This alternative is hard to reconcile with faith, and so believers are left with a God who seems to answer prayers selectively. It’s as if there’s an invisible telephone line to Heaven, and when you call, sometimes God picks up and sometimes he doesn’t.

I’ve simplified the scheme—the theology of prayer gets very complicated—because for most believers, praying is simple. You entreat God to do something special for you, and you take your chances. For every answered prayer, millions go unanswered. God must be a selective listener, or else there’s something wrong with the person who is praying.

Despite this frustrating and irrational setup, who hasn’t turned to prayer in times of greatest need?

To get to the heart of this question, we should start with a blank slate. Set aside your image of God as a father sitting on his throne somewhere above the clouds. Such images differ from one religion to the next and are clearly projections of the human mind validated only by cultural myths and traditions. Second, lose the notion of the invisible telephone line. If God is omnipresent, there is no distance between you and the one you pray to. Finally, strip God of all human attributes, including gender. Whatever God is, the reality must be superhuman, however you define the term.

Mundane Intentions Versus Deep Desires

In the Indian spiritual tradition, these first steps were taken thousands of years go. The slate was completely clean, and therefore one could ask the most basic question: Why does any desire come true? For a prayer is essentially a desire or intention. It differs from mundane intentions like wanting a candy bar or intending to do a good job in one thing only: the desired object seems out of reach. We invoke a superhuman power when human powers fail.

This is where the Indian sages had a brilliant thought. What if mundane intentions are not different from prayers? This possibility defies the logic of prayers if you think you are telephoning God. What links all intentions, no matter how extraordinary, is that they happen in consciousness. So the mystery of prayer turns into a more fundamental investigation into how consciousness actually works. Clearly the intention to eat a candy bar or to do a good job at work brings the mind into contact with reality in such a way that intention is connected to outcome. So why isn’t this true when you pray for a friend to recover from cancer or for peace in the Middle East?

Samyama

The answer, according to the Vedic rishis, who explored consciousness more deeply than anyone else, comes down to three aspects that enter into any intention, indeed into any thought.

1.How deep into the mind is the intention coming from?
2.How steady is your focus?
3.How fluid is your intention?

In Sanskrit these three elements are known as Samadhi, Dharana, and Dhyana, and when all three are fused, the entire mechanism is called Samyama. There’s no need to dwell on these terms, only to point out that the success or failure of an intention depends on the effective use of one’s awareness, not on a request to a deity who may or may not be listening. Samyama basically means to bind or hold together, and when all three of these components are unified, that’s what makes for the strongest intentions. You have gone deep enough into your own self-awareness that you can affect what happens in the outer world; your intention is one-pointed rather than scattered; and your mind is steady while remaining fluid and flexible.

The Obstacles in Prayer

If this explanation is correct, it describes unanswered prayers as the product of a mind that is restless, shallow, conflicted, or unable to focus. All of us suffer from these obstacles.

Answered prayers, on the other hand, represent a kind of total clarity that may come at any moment, like the sudden parting of the clouds, and at such a moment the mechanism that fulfills intentions works smoothly. Although Samyama is identified in the tradition of Yoga as a high attainment, it seems reasonable to say that the same mechanism exists in everyday consciousness. After all, to live is to carry out intentions.

Once you understand how the mechanism works, you have a choice. You can meditate or pursue other spiritual techniques that bring the three elements of intentionality together. The results will not be the same on every path. Some people will experience a prayer coming true, others will be able to live in the present moment, and others still may feel that they are connected to God.

As straightforward as this description of intentions is, it gives rise to its own questions, which we’ll explore in the next post. To be continued …

The Only Now There Is – Rupert Spira

Published on 22 Jun 2018

Examines beliefs around memory, time, space and perception.

Georgi Y Johnson ‘The Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay

Published on 21 Jun 2018

Georgi Y JohnsonThe Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay
Georgi is a spiritual teacher and with her partner Bart ten Berge runs an international teaching and healing practice in Nondual Therapy and Spiritual Psychology. She is the Author of “I AM HERE”, Opening the Widows of Life and Beauty, “Nondual Therapy” The Psychology of Awakening and “Stillness of the Wind” A Collection of Nondual Poetry.
In this interview Georgi talks about Nondual Therapy. She was involved with her team and students in a shared evolutionary project where they used themselves as guinea pigs to discover the immense healing power of Nondual Qualities of our True Nature. Nondual Therapy, which Georgi is pioneering around the World is a process which supports the release of energetic contractions in the Psyche which are frozen forms of those Nondual Qualities. She also talks about the purpose in our suffering, that it is NOT private and inseparable of the suffering of the whole. Every moment we live the Universe is experiencing itself and how to be free within an experience or feeling. The Art of living this Life and that Individuality is a precious manifestation of Source in motion.n ‘The Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay
Georgi is a spiritual teacher and with her partner Bart ten Berge runs an international teaching and healing practice in Nondual Therapy and Spiritual Psychology. She is the Author of “I AM HERE”, Opening the Widows of Life and Beauty, “Nondual Therapy” The Psychology of Awakening and “Stillness of the Wind” A Collection of Nondual Poetry.
In this interview Georgi talks about Nondual Therapy. She was involved with her team and students in a shared evolutionary project where they used themselves as guinea pigs to discover the immense healing power of Nondual Qualities of our True Nature. Nondual Therapy, which Georgi is pioneering around the World is a process which supports the release of energetic contractions in the Psyche which are frozen forms of those Nondual Qualities. She also talks about the purpose in our suffering, that it is NOT private and inseparable of the suffering of the whole. Every moment we live the Universe is experiencing itself and how to be free within an experience or feeling. The Art of living this Life and that Individuality is a precious manifestation of Source in motion.

Beyond the ‘witness’……..Rupert Spira

“Hologram….Rupert Spira”

How Can I Feel More Alive? – Igor Kufayev

Published on 17 Jun 2018
Igor Kufayev addresses what it means to step out of one’s self-imposed judgments and concepts, to connect with that vibrant inner field of awareness, and to experience the inexhaustible source of love within.

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