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No “extrinsic factor” can ever change by working on it directly with muscle (and by that word I mean smarts, diligence, perseverance, and all other signifiers of effort). That’s because everything extrinsic is quite literally being formed into existence, moment-to-moment, by the lens of our consciousness. The only “effort” with true power is to allow a shift and integration within, in our way of seeing. (And action will arise spontaneously, without a view to change what’s extrinsic.) Now watch what happens outside!!

P.S. It’s also a lot, lot more fun, with no winning or losing, only surfing without the suffering!

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When there’s an impression of “change” in extrinsic situations via extrinsic effort, it is only the creation of a new “problem,” disguised as “solution” or “change”… and the cycle continues 🙂

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The Self is always at rest, always at peace. It is Peace. The “person” we perceived, who is now no longer in our perception (i.e. in character), never exists separate from that. When we experience someone passing on, it is akin to their exiting (front)stage, because (in consciousness) we co-create that script in this particular play. It doesn’t mean their true existence is over (or even altered!) with the end of their role in this play; it only means we agree to stop perceiving them in the form that they played. (We even agree to perceive their “aging.”) They were never that character, they were unborn and undying, and what exists is eternally at rest in peace!!  (more…)

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Spiritual near-truth #6: People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime

The person one brushes up against for just a second in a crowded marketplace, the person next to whom one sits in a long international flight, the person with whom one shares a yearlong adventure… and the person who is one’s child or parent… are all just as (in)significant. It’s just that in one’s play one’s an “extra” and in another’s play, one is in a “lead-role.” Yet they are all plays of equal airtime and (in)significance, and neither role is the Self, not for us and not for the perceived other! When eternity is known in any moment of Now, it is seen that every connection is eternal… as the (connection with) One-Self is eternal.  (more…)

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Here’s spiritual near-truth# 4: We carry forward (good/bad) karma

There exists no debit-credit account from the past. If we can recognize that there exists no linear time, and so no past or future, only (moments of) an eternal Now, we can see there can be no such thing as an account from the past that carries forward. And certainly no Accountant keeping tabs 🙂

Since our manifest experience is created in the Now as a projection of our consciousness, what we experience as karma in the manifest is simply that which we habitually project into a materialized / experiential reality. One could say that in the very moment a certain thought is projected, its immediate impression/mark on our own conditioned identity is the karma. We are bound in the manifest to experience its echo, but there’s no reality or substance to the echo! So, karma is a habit pattern of thought, a conditioning, which we are continuing to practice in every moment of the eternal Now, and thereby projecting a particular kind of manifestation repeatedly. (more…)

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Here’s spiritual near-truth #3: “The Universe shows me the way…”
Alternative: “Life reveals to me that…”

The universe (or life) doesn’t exist separate from Self. As a mirror of consciousness, the universe neither exists as a separate entity, nor in itself can message us, guide us, reveal anything to us, or show us the way. When we experience synchronicity and signs in the phenomenal experience of the manifest, what we are experiencing is simply the mirroring of consciousness, the guidance of Self — i.e., Self-reflection. Akin to experiencing déjà vu, synchronicity implies we are in a moment of complete alignment (with little resistance), so what was active in our consciousness was instantly seen / experienced in the manifest. (more…)

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How someone behaves toward us (whether “good” or “bad”) has nothing to do with how much they love us!

Although we like to credit actions (“actions speak louder than words”), except in moments in which we are completely aligned in Self (which is Love), words, behaviors and actions arise habitually from conditioning. One conditioned identity meets another conditioned identity, and what ensues is a perfect match of needs (expectations) negotiated between two illusory entities. This isn’t Love; it is simply two masks with matching grooves, executing an (unconscious) agreement to keep the illusory existences of both masks alive! And yet, all the while, what exists in Truth right behind the mask, is always and only Love. Love permeates the masks.

In loving (someone), all we need to attend to, is accessing Source/Self and the Love that shines forth toward the one we perceive as the other. (more…)

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Holding on to the past, in any form, is a way of holding on to blame. And blame, (with its partner shame), is a tremendous burden we place squarely on ourselves no matter who or what it’s directed at. Even holding on to nostalgia and “good memories” is an unconscious way of wanting it to be that way instead of this way, the way it is. And this is a subtle form of blame, blame for things not being that way: I wish you were here, I wish it were that way, those were the days… The present moment is the only Truth. It is Love. (more…)

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