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Topic: 5 Simple Words to Help You Remember and Realize Your True Self (6/23/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Sanity is a state of mind and of being that is at peace; The great task for all spiritual aspirants is to be completely what you are as you are being completed; The whole of life cannot be separated from that which is giving life; The orignal meaning of the idea of "sin" was connected to "missing the mark"; Thinking about tomorrow's plans to find peace and fulfillment is...
Classroom Talk: 6/23/2021 - One sure sign an aspirant has entered upon the true upper path -- and now stands on the threshold between the Kingdom of Heaven and (this) earth -- is as follows: He or she longs more for the whole experience of Life more than they want -- and keep running after -- the sensations born of ceaseless separate life experiences.
Topic: See Yourself in the Divine Mirror and Be Set Free (4/28/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: There must be a new kind of struggle, not with what our consciousness says is the problem, but with the consciousness itself; The world that we see outside of ourselves is a reflection of our consciousness. Whatever appears in the mirror of our consciousness was already there before it was revealed to us; There is no time and distance to cover between ourselves...
Classroom Talk: 4/28/2021 - Spiritual wholeness is a living, timeless estate... inseparable from the Divine Light that reveals it in each passing moment; (it is) not a static condition... as in the imagined, painful idea of achieving some imagined sense of permanent personal satisfaction.
Topics Covered: Allow the moment to act on you; Make the choice and be done with it; Only the witness can understand the consciousness that it is witnessing; Consciousness is not bound by time; A person who loves something is free of ambition; Addiction to achievement; Staying with the direct revelation; Change takes place in two directions at the same time; Do not try to escape yourself...
Second force prolongs whatever it is that we resist; The illusion that my identity exists apart from the image it's attached to; There is no 'I' without an opposite; Thoughts are outside of you; The self feels incomplete the moment it imagines what will complete it; Poverty of self; What is incomplete can't bring an end to itself with anything that it will acquire; Being called inward...
The way we think of ourselves is a reflection of our past; Learn to live with what you see; Ideas are not action, knowledge is not wisdom; You suffer over your present understanding; Love never interferes with another person's life; All of your actions have ambition in them; There is no reaction without position; You are here to outgrow a level of consciousness; Real acts of will...
Most people spend their entire lives exploring worldly sensation. But we eventually come to a place where we realize that we have come to the end of exploring the world through our senses, and begin the process of exploring the interior world. The exploration of the interior world is mind exploring mind, instead of body exploring body, which is the activity of our outwardly directed senses.
Meditation Talk: 9/27/2019 - The realization of a need for the Divine in our life is the beginning of Its supernal entrance into us; and, to be clear, this touch is always His initiating action. In other words: what we take as being our need to know His Life is really His invitation to do so... announcing itself as (an) emptiness in the heart that...
Student Talks: 7/12/2019 - Key Lesson: Trying to elevate the quality of our life experience -- with all of its delicate relationships -- without first working to realize and rise above the limitations inherent in our present level of consciousness... is like trying to shake the dust out of a carpet, while you're still standing on it!