Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topics covered: Bear the manifestation of yourself that you are being given in the moment to see. You are being given something to see about yourself so that you might go through a change; You are the center of every moment of creation because you are centered in a place where all celestial forces come streaming down into you for the purpose of revelation...
Topics covered: To understand something completely means to realize it with your mind, heart and body; Every true teaching points to the following fact in one way or another: Unless a person gives up his life, he will not find what his heart really wants; "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first." The personality that is formed by the world and that forms the world it sees is currently the first...
Topics covered: You cannot experience life in a new way unless you first SEE life in a new way; You cannot separate your sense of self from what you are attending to in any given moment; When you have your attention on something you don't want, then you will also have an experience that you don't want; The only reason that you get caught in any unwanted experience is because you...
Topic: New Self-Knowledge to Help You Outgrow Any Negative Reaction (Classroom Talk 6/29/22)
Topics covered: We live within a timeless intelligence that waits for us to grow into it. All truths that we will ever discover already exist, waiting to be discovered; You cannot grow into something without growing out of something else; What you are waiting for is already waiting for you before you even thought to wait for it; Unchecked negative reactions spoil all relationships into which they appear...
Topics covered: Every creature in creation has a relationship with what is directly below it and what is directly above it; Every creature at its center is brought into creation with an innate desire to seek out the initial cause of that desire; "The central urge in every atom, to return to its divine source and origin." -- Walt Whitman; There is no such thing as static spirituality...
Topic: The Real Reason Why It's So Hard to Start Life Over! (Classroom Talk 5/11/22)
Topics covered: The urge to make a fresh start does not usually occur to us until we have hit bottom as a result of having been asleep in a dream; There is a purpose for every disturbance, but the sleeping mind does not know the true purpose, and so it searches its own library of content for an explanation; Disturbances would not be pushed away if we understood their true function...
Topic: Start Looking in the Right Direction for Self-Liberation (Classroom Talk 4/13/22)
Topics covered: In order to learn the right lessons and see the right things, you first have to look in the right direction; Being in a negative state cuts a person off from the nourishment freely and naturally given in every moment; Questions about what to do always appear whenever we find ourselves in a pit of some kind. The mind then answers those questions as if it knows the right direction...
Topics Covered: False certainty, uncertainty, and real certainty are the inevitable stages that an aspirant must go through on the spiritual path; False certainty leads to misguided actions; We want certainty because our consciousness is uncomfortable with anything that is unfamiliar that does not confirm its perceived status quo; False security can be taken from you at any time...
Topics Covered: God enters as self-love exits; You cannot separate useless suffering from the level of consciousness that produces that same suffering; When the real truth about suffering is revealed, most people run from it; Why else would we try to escape our suffering unless we believed that there was a way to do it?; Resistance to pain is not the same as the pain being resisted...
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