9/20/08

There Are No Teachers

No one needs a teacher to BE what one is.  You are THAT already, and it seems that in the story, this is pointed out to "you," by "people" who see it.  But there are no "people" really, this is a beautiful dream, a story, that arises in YOU.  All that is happening here is YOU, be-ing.....and loving what is.

Before seeing, after seeing - what's the difference?  In reality, none at all!  There never was a "before or after!"  There is only THIS, here, now.  YOU.  Does the dream story change when This is seen?  Sure it can... but I ask you, when is This not seen?  Isn't it always seen just now...and now....and now?  Is it ever really not seen?

And as for the story changing....it just doesn't matter, because what we ARE has no preference for this type of story, or that type of character...the dream continues, and it has nothing to do with what you are.  Anything can happen!  So, I say, enjoy it! (which is already happening, whether there is a  "you" enjoying it or not ;-))  

If you think that enlightenment means no more feelings, anger, sadness, etc...only unending bliss....well, I think "you" are going to be disappointed ;-)) (which doesn't mean that for some stories, there IS only bliss - anything can happen!)  Anger is also This.....look closely, what is it really?  A "negative" emotion?  A contraction?  Or is that just a label given to some energy that arises in YOU?  Maybe anger is only "anger" for a "me."  Maybe for YOU, it's Love !  Or simply what is....until it's not.  

It seems in the dream that Oneness plays peek-a-boo, doesn't it?  And then the character might find messages from other characters who point to that Oneness....it's lovely and completely unnecessary!  And yet, there is great pleasure here, for example, in sharing....in BEING THIS....and it is no different for "you, out there" because 1) there is no "you out there,"  and 2) what is seemingly writing these words and expressing enjoyment IS WHAT YOU ARE.

No teacher, no student.....just YOU.  Just this I AM presence, loving to be.  


9/17/08

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"When all the false self-identifications are thrown away, what remains is all-embracing love."
                                                            - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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9/15/08

Perfectly So

Nothing has to change, to be more "godly," "spiritual," or "enlightened"...

There is only WHAT IS....exactly as it is...and perfectly so.  Nothing can be any other way..

YOU are this "Everything."  Enlightenment, Liberation, Freedom, Love, Beingness, call It what you will, This is all there is, here, now....end of story. (literally ;-))  It's really quite simple.  THIS is simply how it is, right now.

Nothing has to change, to be what is....and you don't have to change to be what YOU are, which is This..
..perfectly so.



9/12/08

This Is Love

I know it's a cliché, but it's the word that comes....

THIS is Love.   Everything we talk about, point to, try to explain in words....this is Love...anything that seems to be happening....tears falling, sadness, joy, table, chair, thought - it's all LOVE.

All of this, everything which appears and doesn't.....is Love. The I AM, the sense of presence/being.....Love.   Look anywhere, everywhere....

...even if the eye rests on a scene of what we would call horror or pain....look....   tears fall, anger arises, maybe actions happen - it's LOVE !  Look without the filter of "mind," look with the eye that is not...and see...

There is only This.  There is only Love.

 

9/11/08

Self or No Self

We know that there is no separate, little "I," who is a doer or thinker, apart from the Oneness...
and yet, there is a sense of I AM.  What is that?  Is it the "Supreme Self"(the capital "I")?  Is there such a thing?

This I AM feeling/sense comes from where?  Isn't it the fragrance, or emanation, of this Spaciousness, this empty Nothingness?  Isn't there simply this silent peaceful indescribable Isness, out of which springs a loving-to-be vibration (I AM!)?  Or one could say, an Emptiness buzzing with aliveness/presence (I AM!)?

What notices I AM?  Is I AM always present?   What is always present?  Before any"thing" is registered?  Is that an "I"/self?    Or is it a verb....knowing/being/aware-ing/is-ing etc.??  

Is This that you ARE, is it an "I" or Self at all?  Or is it just.....     ?




9/6/08

Loving to be..


..is the only thing that is ever happening..


9/2/08

Stop and See

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Everything you see, is actually what is seeing..
              
and what is seeing, is actually nothing

seeing no-thing

just seeing
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