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Classroom Talk: 11/28/2021 - The inner journey that leads to a life no longer bound by painful unwanted moments -- including their ever-present fears and doubts -- has one prerequisite: along the Way we must agree to walk through any gate above which reads this sign: enter here to meet whatever limits your right to be free.
Topic: Discover the Unseen Source of Stress, Anger, and Fear (11/10/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: It is only in a real school that it is possible for a person to receive consistent new impressions. A new impression cannot be separated from a revelation about yourself. A new impression and a revelation about yourself are one and the same thing; Every real new impression only happens once. There is no such thing as a repeating impression; All impressions are spiritually...
Classroom Talk: 11/10/2021 - To see that what makes unwanted moments feel so important to us can't be separated from a powerful, but false sense of self provided by these same painful feelings... is the first step in separating ourselves from an unconscious nature that doesn't care what it feels as long as that stress, anger, or fear supports its insatiable need to feel important.
We must recognize the almost endless cycle of pressure, anxiety, anger, and regret that always appears with the promise that if we follow that branch of negativity, it will lead us back to the source of understanding where we'll be free at last. In fact, that branch we're tempted to follow belongs to something that can never complete itself, and that requires our energy to sustain it.
Topic: 5 Words to Help Free You from Any Fearful Feeling (8/16/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: We have become accustomed to caving in at the onset of anything that seems to threaten us, believing fear's interpretation of the moment; Who you really are is not separate from the meaning of the moment, and therefore never needs to ask, "What does this moment mean for me?"; All forms of psychological fear are useless suffering; Why is it that fearful...
Classroom Talk: 8/11/2021 - Part 1: Until we can be aware of -- present to -- the fact that the Light of the Divine never leaves us -- even should we find ourselves full of darkness -- we can never really understand the appearance and the purpose of any fearful negative state, let alone how it's possible to die to it... and to the "fearful self," as well. Part 2: There is no possibility of freeing...
Topic: Unmask the Dark Master of All Fear, Sorrow and Regret (7/28/21 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 7/28/2021 - Along the interior path, the aspirant must face what seems many separate temptations; but, in truth, there is but one. In the end, the root of temptation is the desire to see and to feel oneself as being "special"... the cost of which is to be thrown into conflict with anyone, or anything that threatens this image. Self-liberation is seeing this conflict for what it is...
Topics Covered: Whenever something in you says "I can't," what is really behind that is "I won't"; The nature that never wants to meet its limitations will filter out anything that does not conform to its image of itself; We are meant to be more than we presently are. Our present sense of self doesn't satisfy us. We have a longing for something higher so we might be elevated into...
Student Talks: 7/16/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: Whatever we seek in this world to confirm our sense of self, the same serves to corrupt us. Should you doubt this, just become aware of your compulsive need to constantly be assured that whatever "kingdom" you've created for yourself... is still there. Part 2: Blessed are those who love, for they shall be loved; but for those who love not -- but only imagine they do -- even what little they have shall be taken... and they shall neither know love, nor be loved.