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you cannot have peace
for You are Peace
you cannot feel love/d
for You are Love
you cannot be healed
for You are the Whole
you cannot be found
for You are right Here
you cannot be saved
for You are the Haven
you cannot learn
for You are the Lesson
you cannot journey
for You are the Destination
you cannot know
for You are the Known
you cannot need
for You are the Source
you cannot unite
for You are the Union
you cannot awaken
for You are Awareness
you cannot die
for You are Life
you cannot be born
for You are the Void
the you who seeks
is The One sought —
You just are!!

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A debate is, technically, outright structured as a “for” and “against” exercise. The one who “wins” is the one who is solid in argument, not necessarily establishing “rightness.” Simply as an art or sport alone, it has its merits as a fun intellectual activity, and can also illuminate via exploring polarities.

A discussion or dialogue, while being issue-focused, intends to build consensus for action. While the motivation is earnest, the motive is to convince and/or negotiate our way into an end, to some form of evaluation and decision, and eventually, action. In its end-orientation, it isn’t just about being with each other. And we miss seeing that having a motive at all — to convince, negotiate, impact or change (oneself or) the other — is a form of violence at the subtlest levels, and this is the very violence that scales up to gross violence when my wanting to change others fails. (more…)

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The discernment between en masse and scale may be seen in the analogy of, say, 100 pennies and 4 quarters. You may be called to make 4 quarters in your lifetime, instead of 100 pennies. And that is okay. And sometimes, the way you are being/doing, may end up only real-izing one beautiful $100 bill… and that may be You. And that too is okay.

As you are the microcosm of the whole, everything that is happening within you, is instantaneously happening within the whole. The drop of water is the ocean, and when the drop transforms, the ocean transforms. Even as you integrate through gentle sleep! And so, you are being/doing exactly your bit. (more…)

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Apathy = I care how you feel, and the only way I believe I can survive is to block off the fullness of my caring, so I appear to not care how you feel.

Antipathy = I care how you feel, and the fullness of my feeling is so threatening to my survival, that I must counter and attack you instead.

Sympathy = I care how you feel, and I must show and express it a fair bit to cope with the fullness of my caring.

Empathy = I care how you feel, and I must feel all your feelings to process the fullness of my caring and be there for you.

Compassion = I care how you feel, and I see and understand how you feel, and I am here to assist you in case you wish to shift how you feel.

Self/Love = I care how you feel, I see how you feel, and I know you as the powerful creator of your feelings, in which I as “me” don’t figure at all. In honor of your inherent freedom and power, I am here to observe with total, unyielding focus, the powerful Self that you are. If I am to assist in any manifest way, it will spontaneously arise without any concept of a “me” “doing” anything for a separate “you.”

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Each time we think or speak of our Love “for” (or “of”) someone, we could experiment with omitting the “because.” Instead of I love XXX, followed by a long and admiring list of, They are so…, we could simply try on, I love XXX. Period. We could experiment with omitting their qualities, whether perceived as “superficial” (beautiful, talented, smart, accomplished…) or “deep” (wise, kind, caring, evolved, soulful…) We could experiment with omitting their personality, their beliefs and values, their accomplishments and achievements, their circumstances, their life story… And we could get in touch with the choice-less-ness, the condition-less-ness, the “I-can’t-help-it-ness” of our Love (for them). Then we’ll know Love for the first time. Without armor or defense, condition or qualification. We’ll know Love as our very nature, independent of “the other.” We’ll know ourselves as the source of Love, and Love as the source of us. By dropping the qualities of the other, the “you” falls away from “I love you.” By recognizing the choice-less-ness, condition-less-ness, and I-can’t-help-it-ness, the “I” falls away too. And what remains, is only Love. We become naked and liberated in Love, freed of the burden of reason and justification. We see that “because” is the attachment, the bondage, keeping us believing that without the other and their acting this way or that way, we wouldn’t be (in) Love. We see that Love just is, no matter what.

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Here’s spiritual near-truth #11: The act of forgiving (another) frees us

Forgiveness as an act, is in the illusion, in the play! Forgiveness as realization, is that there’s nothing to forgive!

When we realize manifest experience as the projection of consciousness, we can also see that any interaction “within it” is a (co)creation. Once this creative power in Self is realized, there is no more question of forgiveness!

To expand, let’s say we’re in a play together, and you (agree to) play my mean and ignorant neighbor, who says horrible (let’s go there: racist) things to me. You agree to this role in my play, and I agree to the role in yours! And so, we have a play together, each playing roles relative to the other. (One-Self is playing something out as “two.”) The play can only occur via agreement to experience something together. (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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