Sunday, November 29, 2009

Great Freedom - Restful Awareness Practice

Candice O'Denver's Great Freedom Teaching includes a simple Restful Awareness practice that serves as an aid in the process of ego disidentification:

Rest as awareness for short moments, repeated many times, until it becomes continuous.


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Ego - Perpetually Incomplete

Lately I've been watching lots of videos on the topic of nondual awareness. For example, has lots of interviews on the topic of non duality (also available as a youtube playlist).

Here is a video by Scott Kiloby in which he describes the nature of the time bound, thought based, perpetually incomplete, conceptual self identity that is the ego (though he doesn't actually refer to it as the ego).

Scott Kiloby - The Basics Part 1

Friday, November 6, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Becoming God

I haven't read Becoming God yet, but it looks interesting.

Becoming God

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Take the Leap or Stay Asleep

I haven't watched the Leap! movie, but two authors whose books I enjoyed are in it: Gary Renard and Robert Scheinfeld.

Leap! movie trailer Version 3, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Snatam Kaur - The Sun Shines On Everyone

This is a great song by Snatam Kaur about unconditional love.

Snatam Kaur - The Sun Shines On Everyone

You Are Doing This Unto Yourself

I've just finished reading Chapter 27 of A Course in Miracles (ACIM), and paragraphs T-27.VIII.10 and T-27.VIII.11 seem to summarize everything pretty nicely:

The secret of salvation is but this: That YOU are doing this UNTO YOURSELF. No matter what the form of the attack, this STILL is true. Whoever takes the role of enemy and of attacker, STILL is this the truth. Whatever seems to be the cause of any pain and suffering you feel, this is STILL true. For you would not react at all to figures in a dream you knew that YOU were dreaming. Let them be as hateful and as vicious as they may, they COULD have no effect on you, unless you failed to recognize it is YOUR dream. This single lesson learned will set you free from suffering, WHATEVER form it takes.

The Holy Spirit will repeat this ONE inclusive lesson of deliverance, until it has been learned, REGARDLESS of the form of suffering that brings you pain. Whatever hurt you bring to Him, He will make answer with this very simple truth. For this one answer TAKES AWAY the cause of every form of sorrow and of pain. The form affects His answer not at all, for He would teach you but the SINGLE cause of all of them, no matter WHAT their form. And you will understand that miracles reflect the simple statement, "I have done this thing, and it is this I would undo."

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Robert Scheinfeld's "Sun and Clouds" Metaphor

The "Sun and Clouds" metaphor is a useful way to visualize Phase 1 and Phase 2 of "The Human Game".

Sun & Clouds Personal Growth Metaphor Part 1

Sun & Clouds Personal Growth Metaphor Part 2

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Learning the Human Game - Music and Life - Alan Watts

Music and Life - Alan Watts

Excerpt of transcript from Learning the Human Game:

In music, though, one doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the composition.

If that were so, the best conductors would be those who played fastest; and there would be composers who only wrote finales.

People go to concerts only to hear one crashing chord - because that’s the end.

Same way in dancing—you don’t aim at a particular spot in the room; that’s where you should arrive.

The whole point of the dancing is the dance.

Now, but we don’t see that as something brought by our education into our everyday conduct.

We’ve got a system of schooling which gives a completely different impression.

It’s all graded—and what we do is we put the child into the corridor of this grade system, with a kind of “c’mon kitty kitty kitty…”.

And yeah, you go to kindergarten, and that’s a great thing, because when you finish that, you’ll get into first grade.

And then c’mon, first grade leads to second grade, and so on…

And then you get out of grade school you go to high school—and it’s revving up, the thing is coming…

Then you’re going to go to college, and by jove then you get into graduate school, and when you’re through with graduate school, you’ll go out to join the world.

And then you get into some racket where you’re selling insurance. And they’ve got that quota to make. And you’re going to make that.

And all the time, this thing is coming, it’s coming, it’s coming—that great thing, the success you’re working for.

Then when you wake up one day about forty years old, you say “My God! I’ve arrived! I’m there!”

And you don’t feel very different from what you always felt.

And there's a slight letdown, because you feel there's a hoax.

And there was a hoax.

A dreadful hoax.

They made you miss everything. By expectation.

Look at the people who live to retire, and put those savings away.

And then when they’re sixty-five, and they don’t have any energy left, they’re more or less impotent, they go and rot in an old people’s “senior citizens” community.

Because we’ve simply cheated ourselves, the whole way down the line.

We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end.

And the thing was to get to that end.

Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead.

But we missed the point the whole way along.

It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Perspective of Reality

All is one. There is complete unity. The material world is a sort of dream inside of this unity. I have always felt a sense of this unity at an intuitive level. However, by direct experience of transcendental states of consciousness, I have perceived reality in ways that make mere intuition pale in comparison.

The most profound state that I have experienced is one that I would describe as the source of all consciousness. This state imparts a feeling of pure ecstasy. To describe it in a few words, it feels like a warm and fluffy plasma that is one with all things. It couldn't possibly feel any better. It's pure and absolute goodness. Pure ecstasy. Having experienced this state, and believing it to be the foundation of reality, gives me faith that I have nothing to fear in life.

I believe that this state is synonymous with what is called Dzogchen by some schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In other schools of thought, it might be called Higher consciousness or Cosmic consciousness, among other things.

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