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We have lost the relationship between what we see with our eyes and the registration of it as an aspect of our own True Nature because we don't see what we see; instead we think about what we see. And when we think about what we see, what we receive is the content of thought that has stored that experience. We don't receive what is real, alive, changing, creative, and forceful.
Student Talks: 8/20/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: A rose doesn't "try" to be beautiful; it never struggles to win one's attention, or to prove its value. Any part of us -- pressing on us to try and make a favorable impression -- of any kind, upon anyone for any reason -- is a form of useless suffering born of trying to escape the fear of being seen as "no one."
Topics Covered: We are awash in a world of resistance which isn't just global in its formation, but finds in us a willing instrument; It doesn't matter what this world does because this is not your world; We all suffer from SFS and FOPPS, which stand for "Stage Fright Syndrome" and "Fear Of Poor Performance Syndrome." The symptoms of these syndromes are anxiety, worry and self-doubt...
Classroom Talk: 8/15/2021 - Part 1: A rose doesn't "try" to be beautiful; it never struggles to win one's attention, or to prove its value. Any part of us -- pressing on us to try and make a favorable impression -- of any kind, upon anyone for any reason -- is a form of useless suffering born of trying to escape the fear of being seen as "no one."
Topic: Start Taking the "Little Steps" that Lead to Spiritual Liberation (7/21/21 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 7/25/2021 - We cannot change ourselves by actions in fractions, any more than we can transform sour milk into sweet cream by removing one soured curd at a time. Either the whole of us changes, or not. Seeing ourselves in the mirror of the Divine is not an achievement arrived at by imagining unity one piece at a time. Our true Self is not its individual parts...
Topics Covered: Thought may be able to describe spiritual liberation, but it cannot enter into that level of consciousness; Every thought is connected to an identity that corresponds to its content; Three words that must become a single action: attention, intention, and persistence. Attending to a persistent intention. Learn to attend with persistence to a single intention...
Classroom Talk: 7/21/2021 - Part 1: Real life is not about what's coming; nor is real life about what has been: (it is) a timeless kingdom between the realm of "what was" and "will be." (it is) is a silent awareness of an eternal Now: a ceaseless rebirth inseparable from its own revelation... wherein "Real I" is (realized as) the guest of honor at the Great Wedding. Part 2: Those who aren't aware...
Topic: 5 Simple Words to Help You Remember and Realize Your True Self (6/23/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Sanity is a state of mind and of being that is at peace; The great task for all spiritual aspirants is to be completely what you are as you are being completed; The whole of life cannot be separated from that which is giving life; The orignal meaning of the idea of "sin" was connected to "missing the mark"; Thinking about tomorrow's plans to find peace and fulfillment is...
Classroom Talk: 6/23/2021 - One sure sign an aspirant has entered upon the true upper path -- and now stands on the threshold between the Kingdom of Heaven and (this) earth -- is as follows: He or she longs more for the whole experience of Life more than they want -- and keep running after -- the sensations born of ceaseless separate life experiences.
Student Talks: 4/9/2021 - Key Lesson: Understood properly, the momentary awareness of any shortfall in our character is really a Divine intervention; where, by a Light that "dwells in a darkness that knows it not" we are given a glimpse of a truth that cannot be known otherwise. The acceptance of this intervention initiates...