Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Student Talks: 10/30/2020 - Key Lesson: The strength of any painful resentment we feel toward others has nothing to do with any troubling character we may judge in them; rather (it is) born of an unseen weakness in us that believes others have the power to either give -- or take -- something from us that we need to be at peace with ourselves.
Topics Covered: No worldly pursuit can bring an end to the sense of being incomplete; We believe that unwanted moments should be avoided at all costs. It is a false belief because meeting unwanted moments reveals to us something that we brought into the moment that could not have exposed in any other way; A false belief is that we are only as valuable as others think we are...
Classroom Talk: 10/25/2020 - The strength of any painful resentment we feel toward others has nothing to do with any troubling character we may judge in them; rather (it is) born of an unseen weakness in us that believes others have the power to either give – or take – something from us that we need to be at peace with ourselves.
Have you ever fallen down in a relationship? Fallen down when someone cut you off on the freeway? Fallen down when sudden economic news came at work? Fallen down when a thought revisited you about what mother or father didn't say, or what was taken from you by someone who promised you something and gave you another? Why do we have to fall down? When we...
Growing into the worlds above us - realizing the higher realms of consciousness within us -- requires that we outgrow the worlds beneath us. This is the great model, the matrix of reality, as it is reflected from above to below. There are no exceptions to or exemptions from its rule or purpose. Any appearance to the contrary is just that, and whenever we break this rule ...
Topics covered: Relationships are the ground for all lessons in life; Our partners aren't here to simply please us; Limitations are shown to us through our relationships; Relationships makes us either better people or more bitter people; Fights do nothing to heal pain; Real problems in fights are deeper than what the fight is about...
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There is a part of us that wants people to be dependent on us. But the part of us that creates dependency in others is the exact same same thing that creates fear and resentment in us when we imagine that the other person will not behave in the way we want.
Classroom Talk: 6/12/2019 - The sure way to guarantee that your suffering goes on unabated is to keep talking to yourself about it!
Student Talks: 3/15/2019 - Key Lesson: The real reason we so quickly summarily resist or reject the suffering of others is because it reminds us of what we're unable to keep buried and out of sight in our own "backyard."
Classroom Talk: 3/1/2019 - The only way to defeat those dark states within you that forever bully you around is to realize that in the Higher Reality of your True Nature there is no rule that says push must lead to shove!
Topics covered: If you were present in your life, you would never have questions about it; Is there any value in revisiting failed past relationships; Relationship Magic also applies to your relationship with thoughts and feelings about the past; The past doesn't repeat itself, it's you that repeats; When thought examines thought, nothing changes; Are fantasies okay; Feeling stuck caring for s...
Classroom Talk: 11/21/2018 - The past sits in constant judgment of the Presence moment; first comparing, then imprisoning it to the inevitable corruption inherent in the constant replay of one's own memory: (this is) a completely unconscious nature... that not only already "knows" how things should be, but that summarily resists any challenges to its carefully crafted reality.