Starting Over / New Beginnings
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If I were to leave a single message to the world, it would be quite simple: Your life, with all its unique experiences on this earth, is part of a much greater story. Yes, we can create, manifest pretty much what we will, but we are first and foremost creations ourselves, a vital convergence of celestial and earthly forces that are ceaselessly being expressed in what I call the "Presence moment."
Student Talks: 4/22/2022 - Key Lesson: There is a very strange feature as concerns most human beings: we would rather feel anxious thinking about unwanted moments over which we have no power, than to practice placing our attention in the fact of that moment... where no thought is needed to build a bridge between ourselves, and a timeless peace whose Presence all of us seek.
Topics covered: Spiritual ideas exists to point to the possibility of a permanent connection, a bridge, that can be established between Heaven and Earth; The goodness of any creature cannot be separated from what it serves; Light becomes matter as it makes its way down through the ray of creation. Dense matter returning to light is what rebirth is...
Classroom Talk: 4/17/2022 - There is a very strange feature as concerns most human beings: we would rather feel anxious thinking about unwanted moments over which we have no power, than to practice placing our attention in the fact of that moment... where no thought is needed to build a bridge between ourselves, and a timeless peace whose Presence all of us seek.
When you look at a flower in springtime, standing there with its beautiful petals and leaves, can you understand that flower is not the life alone that you see coming out of the ground? That flower belongs to a much greater life than the individual expression that you behold and say, "Isn't that beautiful?" You could never experience the radiance of the flower or utter those words if it...
Student Talks: 1/28/2022 - Key Lesson: Our true purpose in life has nothing whatsoever to do with anything that can be imagined, let alone anxiously pursued.
Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life. It is an accord on our part with what the present moment tells us about ourselves as it unfolds before us, asking of us what it does. And what is it that Life is asking of us moment to moment? It's simple, really...
Topics covered: We don't know what it means to be effortlessly here (in the present moment); The mind is disconnected from the body whenever we do something that we later wish we hadn't done; Nothing good can happen if the mind is disconnected from the body. The mind is unconscious to what it does to the body in its pursuits; Something always goes ahead of us trying to figure out...
Classroom Talk: 1/23/2022 - Our true purpose in life has nothing whatsoever to do with anything that can be imagined, let alone anxiously pursued.
The following 7 Golden Rules of True Self-Fulfillment are not the same as the laws that govern this world; nor are they what govern the lives of the vast majority of the men and women who crawl upon it. As is true of all creatures, these individuals have the life they serve; by law, their nature is their experience.
Topics Covered: Our true nature must be returned to it's authentic, original place in the scheme of creation, where it is properly nourished. But how do we return to this celestial home that is within?; Our relationship with the Divine is only entered into by the realization of a new order of attention; As goes our attention so comes our experience. Without attention, there is no connection...
Classroom Talk: 8/27/2021 - The present moment, what we call "Now" is a Presence; (it is) the revelation of what is being born -- living and dying -- in an eternal act of Creation; and because it is untouchable, incorruptible, it is only "be-able." It can only be entered into and realized as the source of our own Being by attending -- consciously -- to its perpetuity.