‘The Spiritual Dream’ ~ Unmani Hyde


Published on Jun 22, 2016

http://www.die-to-love.com/ Unmani speaks about how you can hear this message or this path of waking up as a way of endless self improvement. That puts the future goal of perfection so far in the future that, of course, you will never arrive. As if this message is about polishing this self, with the idea that one day this self will be a perfect self. That one day this self will be free, perfectly enlightened and perfectly unconditionally loving. That you will always feel at one with everything, never feel any pain, discomfort or fear. Thought imagines that there will be no thinking and no feelings.

Probably there are loads of other ideas that we have picked up on the way about how this perfect self should be one day. We try to attain this awakening as if it is an experience for me. When I wake up then I will feel at peace or at ease. We have certain ideas about how I will feel, behave or how other people will see me. It is still all about this sense of ‘me’. The language might have changed, perhaps it has become more non dual but it is still the same idea that one day it will be it.

And of course the actual message here, is that this is it already. But for thought that seems too easy, too obvious and too simple. It can’t possible be just this. If there are any problems or drama’s going on in your lives, it can’t possible include those. Anything uncomfortable will not fit into your ideas about how it should be. Thought will always find something to criticise. That is its nature. Thought will go on and on, endlessly trying to fix and improve this ‘me’. This believe in a separate ‘me’ that exists in time.

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Die to Love ~ Unmani Liza Hyde


This is book is for those who have been genuinely searching and longing for ‘awakening’ or ‘the truth’. Die to Love directly points the reader to the end of the spiritual search once and for all. ‘I am not trying to help you. If you read this book I will simply destroy you. And who am I? I am you. I am Life itself.’ Die to Love explores the desperate longing for love and surrender that so many people feel. But are we willing to lose everything that is familiar and safe in order to know that love that we long for? Are we willing to die for love? This is the death, not of the body, but of the identity called ‘me’. Unmani looks at what it is to fall in love and how in moments of intimacy there is no separation. Two merge and become one. Two separate individuals know that they can never be separate. There are also chapters on relationships and the madness of love as well as unconditional and conditional love, and what compassion really is.


Unmani is originally from the UK, but has lived a nomadic life in many countries around the world from the age of 18. Unlike most people, since she was a child, Unmani never identified with being a ‘person’ in the world, but she felt very lost and alone in a world that everyone else seemed to take so seriously. She spent years traveling around the world trying on different roles and identities to see if any of them fit. Disappointed with each role, she continued searching to find a way out of the pain she felt. She spent some time in the Osho centre in Pune, India, and there discovered meditation, free expression, and other insightful wisdom. But although this brought her more relaxation, it did not seem to get to the root of her search. Some years later she met the German Zen master, Dolano. With her, Unmani recognized that what she had been searching for had always been right here. She woke up to the dream, time stopped and the search ended. She no longer needed to try to fit in or be someone, because Unmani had finally acknowledged the truth of who she really is. Unmani began holding meetings and retreats 3 years later. She is now the author of two books ‘I am Life itself’ and ‘Die to Love’ and is now writing a third book.

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Unmani: Die to Love

Streamed live on May 4, 2014

This conversation is part of a series of free, live, online conversations on the theme of Living from Love.
For more information go to http://www.living-from-love.com.

~ Grace Bubeck

Don’t Get Stuck in the Absolute by Unmani

Photo by Elena Bovo

Knowing that you are the Absolute, is not about denying this human-animal. This denial seems to be a phase that many people go through when they start to explore their true nature. In fact it seems to be almost a necessary phase in order to truly acknowledge the Absolute nature of who you are. You go from believing that who you are is limited to this body, to seeing that you are not what you thought you were. You are the Absolute unlimited Emptiness of Life itself. Then the thinking creeps back in to start to call this new state of being something. It starts to limit it without even realising that it has created a subtle new limited identity. This is the superior and very special spiritual identity that denies the ordinary personal human stuff by saying that there is only the Absolute. Only certain peaceful relaxing experiences are considered ‘how it should be’, and any other experiences are considered ‘not it’.

Don’t get stuck in the Absolute. Don’t get stuck in this one-sided view. Don’t start to get comfortable in thinking that you know how it is and who you really are. This is only a new trick of the mind. Lose all ideas of even the Absolute, and whatever you have experienced in recognising that. Lose it all and keep losing it all. There is no need to keep chasing experiences of the Absolute, or reciting nondual concepts about the Absolute. If you really know yourself to be the Absolute, then you don’t need to keep reminding yourself of that. You can let it go and relax, knowing that it will never let you go.

Then it seems that you come full circle back to the relative. Back to the human-animal thing and all its foibles. Knowing that you are the Absolute is the freedom to fully explore, feel and experience this human-animal experience just as it is. Nothing is denied. Everything is included in who you are. There is no one special experience that is better than any other. Even experiences of recognising that you are unlimited, are sweet gifts, but are essentially just limited temporary experiences. The Absolute nature of who you are includes every single human experience as it is, without exception. This recognition does not fit into our ideas of how it should look like or feel like. It is rebellious, radical unlimited freedom despite experiences of feeling limited.

Source: Science & Non-Duality

Unmani – ‘I feel stuck in the Emptiness. How to realise the Fullness?’

Published on Jul 8, 2014

Unmani answers a question about how recognising your true nature can be hijacked by thought and turned into a very empty position.

‘How do I identify with who I really am?’ Meeting with Unmani www.die-to-love.com


Published on Jun 23, 2015

Unmani speaks about how when we identify with thought there will always be problems. Meeting filmed in Amsterdam June 2015. For more information about Unmani’s meetings and intensives see http://www.die-to-love.com

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