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In this short video, Guy explains that trying to be a spiritual person through any idea about what it means to be awakened will lead to discouragement. Stop trying to be awakened. Instead, start seeing where you are asleep. This is not about living up to an imagined state. It is about dying to the illusion that you are what you imagine yourself to be.
Student Talks: 5/7/2021 - Key Lesson:You can't heal the pain of the past by talking to yourself about it... any more than you can collect spilled milk, and coax it back into the bottle.
Topics Covered: We are rendered powerless any time that we get caught up in an interior dialog. Most people do not know how much time they spend talking to themselves; As goes my attention, so comes my experience. Attention connects us to whatever it has landed on; We believe that talking to ourselves is the way in which we bring an end to pain. But that dialog is part of being...
Classroom Talk: 5/2/2021 - You can't heal the pain of the past by talking to yourself about it... any more than you can collect spilled milk, and coax it back into the bottle.
Topic: The First and Last Law of Self-Liberation (12/2/20 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: There cannot be fear without unconscious desire. When there is no fear, then there is no conflict. And when there is no conflict, there is no unconscious desire; Without really knowing that we do it, much of our lives is spent trying to protect what we imagine we have; The fear we feel cannot be separated from the substance that we lend to the objects...
Classroom Talk: 12/2/2020 - The power of whatever we may fear (psychologically) is not in the thing feared, but rather is a feature of a lower level of consciousness that fears seeing the only power it has ever had, or ever will... is imagined.
Student Talks: 11/20/2020 - Key Lesson: When it comes to the Great Way that leads to self-liberation -- of entering the Kingdoms above and beyond this temporal realm -- there is no such thing as "getting there." There is only getting the whole of that image, along with its false sense of self, out of the way.
Topics Covered: We're convinced that something is in the way of our happiness. The real question is: How do we get ourselves out of the way?; The sense of self that desperately seeks for happiness only exists as long as it pursues what it wants. The painful sense of self, and the destination it seeks, don't exist without each other; Spiritually speaking, there is no "getting there" because...
Classroom Talk: 11/15/2020 - When it comes to the Great Way that leads to self-liberation -- of entering the Kingdoms above and beyond this temporal realm -- there is no such thing as "getting there." There is only getting the whole of that image, along with its false sense of self, out of the way.
We don't know that we walk around with our mind literally looking at the world around us through our eyes full of darkness. And the darkness that our eyes are full of is imagination and the self that it generates. Unattended imagination relies on what it imagines in order to bring into existence a simultaneously imagined self. It is the most dangerous force in the world, because anything that...
We say that we want things to change, but we usually seek a change that we can recognize. If what we want is a change that we can recognize, then we must have an image of what change actually is. And if we are imagining what change is, then it is no change at all, but is instead part of a consciousness that is trying to escape itself through yet another plan.