You Can't Get Rid Of Yourself

Where you are right now is where you are meant to be. Whatever is happening is perfect, here, now. This is It.

Remember that the person cannot get rid of him/herself. There is no one to disappear into the Oneness. There is no merging, person into Being. There is only Being, only This.

It may look like you, the separate individual, are doing something, with spectacular (or not) results! The disappearance of the character, oneness, liberation. But no one did anything. How can the illusion, the dream character end itself? It has no control, no volition. It can't do anything, never could, never has. It's a wonderful dream of Isness - isn't it beautiful and incomprehensible?

If you find yourself investigating, looking, being drawn to read words and expressions on this subject....then that is what is happening. "You" have nothing to do with it. It's just what is happening. If you are not investigating, looking, being drawn to words and expressions on this subject - no problem....it's what is happening. None of it makes any difference to what you are.

The actor on the movie screen, what he/she does or doesn't do makes no difference to you the spectator, does it? You know that you will leave the theater and go home eventually. During the movie you may even get caught up in it, just a little, all the while knowing that it is make-believe, knowing that the person on the screen is not really hurt or crazy or sad or happy. There is no one there, physically on the screen, and you know that. There are just some images, seemingly moving.

The only (seeming) impediment to experiencing what you truly are is this belief in a fictional character called "you" who is searching for a different experience than This, right here. And this belief in a separate you is not controlled by "you!" "You" are not believing it, the idea of separation is simply what is happening......until it's not. And if the belief is no longer here, now, it's not "you" who got rid of it! ;-) So there is no need to struggle with the seeing of This. It always IS, here, now....no matter if "you" appear or not.

One could say that the Isness is "doing" it all, and "you" are part of the play. Whether you seem to be diligently efforting to make yourself "disappear" or "dissolve" or whether you seem to have given up all hope and are just sitting like a bump on a log, the Oneness is still ALL. And you are still always THAT.

As a person or as no one. It's all still Being.


Peter said...

I lay my head upon the pillow
of your words-
fragrant words, redolent of home
an opening in this moment,
the intimate pillow talk of lovers
of what Is-entangled, enraptured
by the simple freshness of this moment,

we shine

Ron Marson said...

I try -- make diligent effort -- to get rid of myself.
I see clearly that illusion is chasing its own tail.
This clear-seeing feels like progress, like movement, not circular but straight.
Mind moves any which way, spontaneously, like a bird in flight.
I am the bird. (I prefer eagles to barn swallows.)
I am the clear blue sky, always still, that holds the bird.
I am the prayer, the longing, the love, the hurt, the story, the end of story.

Ron Marson said...

WARNING: The following statements have no ultimate, independent reality:
1. My mind is seen for what it is: a dream machine.
2. "I" and "you" and "they" are actors within my dream.
3. My dream spontaneously arises, moves God know where, disappears automatically.
4. I can't describe your dream. I guess that it works like my dream, but with different elements.
5. We called our shared dream-elements "agreement". We call our unshared dream-elements "disagreement".
6. When we mistake our dreams for Reality we create alliances and make war.
7. All dreams manifest from One, from Source, from Ground, from simple Awareness, from Consciousness without object.
8. My dream hasn't ended yet. I'm guessing it will only end when this dreamer dies.
9. This dreamer "dies before he dies" by resting in simple Awareness (I-am-here-ness). The dream continues as before, but it is "seen through" for the dream it is.
10. "Seeing through" the dream changes everything without changing anything. Awareness sees itself and knows what never moves.

Peter said...

And still-ness, Being....re-visiting your post in a new moment, in wonder at the beauty of another facet of this gem of the Present-love how Being sings through you Mary. Just re-called Scott Morrison's pointer-there is no Texas, as there is no "Mary" or "Peter"-but one then inquires with curiosity-what is this mystery of meeting ourSelf? We're all cells in this grand body, bound by love...
Two gifts for my friends here.....if jazz is enjoyed, John Scofield's new recording "This meets That". Great music made in the present with joy, and takes me right back here in the listening....And for a symphony on Awareness, see the writing of James M Corrigan (www.introductiontoawareness.com) A courageous work of love
Blessings of joy to all

Mary McGovern said...

Thank you, Peter and Ron for your lovely comments....and thank you Peter for sharing the music and links...will definitely check them out!


Peter said...

You're welcome! And, I forgot to mention, James Corrigan lives in Saint Leon-sur-Vezere, France. Not sure if that is near you-he can be reached via his web site, should you be so interested.

André said...

THAT was beautiful. That was clear! Yes, thanks for the sharing.