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MEDITATING WITH EYES OPEN

Meditating With Eyes Open As we were saying yesterday, the senses are non-conceptual: in the milli-moment when we see, smell, taste, hear and touch, there is just perception – pure perception, pure awareness, pure consciousness. That is what we are! I … Continue reading

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WE MEDITATE WHEN WE FORGET

We Meditate When We Forget Meditation is for when we forget that we are pure consciousness: pure consciousness doesn’t need to meditate. Meditation is the method to recognise and realise the silent openness of pure consciousness. Once this is experienced, … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OTHERS’ IDEAS

We Are The Product Of Others’ Ideas Product: the result of a process. For millennia, humanity has been the product to generate wealth. In recent years, technocracy – the control of society by the elite – has made this even easier. … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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MEDITATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION

Meditation Has Nothing To Do With Religion Meditation has nothing to do with religion. Religion turns meditation into an occasion. Meditation is the practice of simply resting in awareness to realise that we are that awareness. Meditation is not an … Continue reading

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DISCERNMENT

The Great Discernment Being original isn’t being different. For discernment, we need clarity, and there is nothing clearer than pure, empty cognisance. To realise emptiness, we meditate. To meditate, we need right instruction. The right instruction is knowing when to drop … Continue reading

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MEDITATION: ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

Meditation: Order Out Of Chaos Mental chaos occurs when pure consciousness (our true reality) becomes obscured by our fixations. That loss of pure, spontaneous clarity creates chaos, confusion and suffering. We become divided when we miss the oscillation between pure … Continue reading

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NOBODY IS INNOCENT, AND EVERYONE IS PURE

Nobody Is Innocent, And Everyone Is Pure Anyone could realise this, and Somebody did! We all cause harm in some way. Harm happens when consciousness adopts an ‘i’ to project. We are here to reverse the harm this ‘i’ has … Continue reading

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“ORDER OUT OF CHAOS”

“Order Out Of Chaos” Old Latin:ORDO AB CHAO Everything is created by causes and conditions; everything follows an order. Nothing just suddenly happens. If we are unwilling to look at both the causes of world events and what goes on … Continue reading

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ESOTERIC TEACHINGS

Esoteric Teachings Esotericmeans ‘known by the few’, whereasexotericis ‘known by the many’. Exoteric teachings are the gradual paths comprising of methods that inspire us, convincing us to stay committed. These teaching have disciplines attached to them; the do’s and dont’s, … Continue reading

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THE SUBTLE CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS

The Subtle Change In Consciousness from the unreal to the real. Humans (in fact, all sentient beings) perceive through the senses: we recall memories, form judgements and then react. This is our reptilian response of fight, flight or freeze, and … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING REALITY

The Importance Of Knowing Reality All appearances are seen within the clear space of mind. That space of clarity is pure consciousness, sometimes called Emptiness, or Shunyata in Sanskrit. The senses are non-conceptual: things are experienced by virtue of pure … Continue reading

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NEVER BELIEVE THE TRUTH

Never Believe The Truth Belief has been our greatest deception. Belief is the opposite to knowing. Belief obscures knowing. To ‘believe’ is to accept that something is true without proof. If we believe the truth, then we will never know the truth. To knowis … Continue reading

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WHAT IS MEDITATION, REALLY?

What Is Meditation, Really? Meditation is the direct recognition of the nature of mind, and whatever obscures it. And that which obscures it can the method of meditation itself! In the moment of recognition, there is no meditation. So, if … Continue reading

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MEDITATION DOESN’T MAKE US OBLIVIOUS

Meditation Doesn’t Make Us Oblivious Meditation is being aware all the time. Some people believe that meditation means being oblivious – being unaware of what is going on around them. Maybe there are traditions were one becomes totally absorbed, but … Continue reading

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NO ONE BECAME ENLIGHTENED BY MEDITATING

No One Became Enlightened By Meditating “No one became enlightened by meditating: they became enlightened by dropping the meditation.” Meditation is the method to come to stillness in the mind, to arrive at empty essence, to realise the non-duality that … Continue reading

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SECULAR, SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF REALITY

Secular, Systematic Examination Of Reality We don’t have to be religious or spiritual to experience our primary nature of consciousness. Secular examination is based on our human faculties of logic, empathy, reason and moral intuition, none of which are derived from supernatural revelations. We see, … Continue reading

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“THAT’S TOO DEEP FOR ME!”

“That’s Too Deep For Me” People are fooled into believing that they cannot see “That’s too deep for me!”This is a phrase I often hear when the subject of consciousness is brought up in conversations. I explain that consciousness is … Continue reading

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BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Beyond Boundaries Taking time out of our programme. Programme = before written = karma Who wrote and consented to the programme? We did. When we look at our life, we find that it has a pattern to it, and so … Continue reading

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THE INVASION OF OUR MINDS

The Invasion Of Our Minds This is the reason why we meditate Meditation is merely letting the mind settle down: First, watch the breath. Experience the awareness of watching the breath. Rest in that awareness. Realise the spaciousness and clarity … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO NEED TO KEEP ON MEDITATING

There Is No Need To Keep On Meditating In being “free in the moment of seeing”, we drop the meditation. Seeing is the spontaneous presence of pure consciousness. In the moment of being free, all elaborations drop away. That is … Continue reading

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WHY SHOULD I MEDITATE?

Why Should I Meditate? To feel better If we are wanting to feel better about ourselves, we recognise that things aren’t quite right, now. This could mean that our battery has run down, our precious energy is being wasted, or … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE?

Looking For A Miracle? Don’t miss the real one. It turns ordinary beings into Buddhas And awakens those who are dreaming. A miracle is a welcomed consequence. A miracle needs evidence, something obvious to our eye or mind. If we … Continue reading

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SO NEAR BUT SO FAR

So Near But So Far Don’t miss the complete picture. You do not have to keep on meditating – you know! Just recognise being aware. We have a choice about what we believe; that’s if we know we have a … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE IS USELESS WITHOUT MEDITATION

Spiritual Knowledge Is Useless Without Meditation Meditation is the experience of knowledge, and experience leads to realisation. Meditation is sitting erect and relaxed, being aware of the thoughts taking place in the mind, not following or being driven by them. … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA, THE DOPAMINE HIT AND MINDFULNESS

Social Media, The Dopamine Hit And Mindfulness Social media gives us feedback and validation … fast! It’s what we live for, and so it actually controls us. We don’t see it, because we are in it. This is demonic intent. … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN PARALLEL REALITIES

We Live In Parallel Realities One reality is our physical, human form of body, speech and mind, while the other is consciousness, our ethereal reality. Ethereal: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world, from Greek aithēr ‘upper air’, from the base of aithein ‘burn, shine’ It’s a … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE PROTECTOR

Consciousness Is The Protector When we acknowledge conscious awareness – the heart of our being – we realise that conscious awareness is present before any thought of hope and fear. In other words, knowingness is already present: we innately know. … Continue reading

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INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Information Overload = mental indigestion = forgetting our essential nature = forgetting how precious this life is = forgetting compassion = unable to make sense of life = unable to see and think clearly If there is no space to … Continue reading

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DON’T BLAME THE MEDITATION

Don’t Blame The Meditation We may think that we do not have emotions, or that we do not get angry. Then we start meditating, and suddenly realise that we do. Don’t blame the meditation for being aware. 😀

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CARELESS MINDS

Careless Minds Our mind wanders: it collects ideas, replays and projects. In this state, it is a mischief maker, a gossip, an intruder. It entertains … but whom? The watcher. Contagious mind distracts our enlightened nature. These ideas become a problem … Continue reading

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SIMPLY WATCHING THE BREATH

Simply Watching The Breath Sitting quietly, not following thoughts, focusing on the inhalation, pausing, exhaling, aware of the breath is resting in the clarity of stillness. This is basic meditation, and helps us to concentrate. Being able to concentrate means … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO MEDITATE!

I Don’t Want To Meditate! “I don’t see the point of meditation. I don’t like people who meditate.” Well, that’s a good starting point – and we all have to start somewhere. We don’t have to meditate. We just have … Continue reading

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PERCEIVING THOUGHTS

Perceiving Thoughts As with perceiving phenomena, where neither thought nor judgement is necessary (unless there is a need), so the same with thoughts in meditation. If we do have to think or reason about something, we can do that later, … Continue reading

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WE CONSENT TO BEING DISTRACTED

We Consent To Being Distracted It’s a shock when we realise this. We may think that being distracted is involuntary, and that we are powerless and have no control. This is incorrect. We just haven’t noticed that we actually have … Continue reading

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OUR PROBLEM IS FASCINATION

Our Problem Is Fascination Fascination creates the noise of our delusion Fascination: interest, preoccupation, passion, obsession, compulsion, captivation, enchantment; allurement; charm, attraction, intrigue, attractiveness, appeal, magnetism, pull, draw. We have to balance our understanding of spiritual essence, and our functioning … Continue reading

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THERE IS MORE TO MEDITATION THAN JUST MEDITATING

There Is More To Meditation Than Just Meditating Meditation is the vehicle to recognise our true nature of pure awareness, pure consciousness. It also reveals how we take possession of a mistaken, mental, self identity. Meditation is nothing special, but … Continue reading

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THE QUALITY OF MEDITATION

The Quality Of Meditation What really counts is the quality of mind resting. Absolutely doing nothing. Just being aware. It counts because, throughout life, the quality and quantity of resting in our natural state of being mounts up. The outcome … Continue reading

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BEFORE GAINING CONFIDENCE

Before Gaining Confidence Before we gain confidence, we need conviction, and before conviction, we need to be convinced. So, what do we trust? Our spiritual journey usually starts by meeting someone, or by hearing or reading something that makes some … Continue reading

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I STILL WANT TO IMPROVE!

I Still Want To Improve! This is how we all feel. In the moment now, it’s true that there is nothing to improve as, in the moment now, there is only pure awareness – emptiness – with phantoms arising within … Continue reading

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WORKING WITH STRESS

Working With Stress Meditation is the answer. It just takes a little time to affect the whole system.

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MEDITATION HASN’T MADE MY LIFE BETTER…”

“Meditation Hasn’t Made My Life Better …” …nothing has changed It is possible that we feel this way. We are still feeding the beast – those concepts about ourself, and how we think we ‘should’ be. There are two aspects … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE SIT IN SILENCE …

The More We Sit In Silence … … the more change occurs, and the longer the realisation lasts. Meditation Meditation promotes relaxation of body, speech and mind, builds life force energy (prana) and develops compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness etc. … Continue reading

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VALUING MEDITATION TIME

Valuing Meditation Time in this precious human life. Our meditation period is our set time for concentration, inner peace and clarity, recharging our energies of body, speech and mind. Then, throughout the day, we remain mindful, which sustains this inner … Continue reading

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HOW TO BECOME A GOOD ALIEN

How To Become A Good Alien Alien: ‘belonging to another’, from alius ‘other’. Other: refers to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about. We are not talking about being ‘alienated’ or … Continue reading

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HEALING STARTS WITH MEDITATION

Healing Starts With Meditation …not with theories or philosophies. Sit, and watch the breath and mind. Detachment occurs between watched and watcher. Realisation; a watcher cannot be found; there is merely watching. Once we become familiar with this reality, it … Continue reading

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REAL CHANGE OCCURS

Real Change Occurs from long periods of sitting! When we sit in meditation for long periods, our whole system slows down to where it should be, totally relaxed. It is understandable that, when living in this modern corporate world, finding … Continue reading

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MEDITATION ISN’T MINDFULNESS

Meditation Isn’t Mindfulness Meditation is mind emptiness The practice of meditation is mindful awareness. When the practice of mindful awareness is dropped, mindful awareness turns out to be emptiness. Once mindful awareness realises the clarity of emptiness, the warmth of … Continue reading

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I CAN’T MEDITATE

I Can’t Meditate I want to meditate, but can’t. I don’t see the point of meditation; it seems so complicated. There are many responses to meditation, and sometimes the reasons for meditating are not clearly explained. We may be wary … Continue reading

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