Starting Over / New Beginnings
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There is a simple, self-evident truth, a certain kind of insight that is the ground of self-realization. It is actually the ground of a person's gradual entrance into a new level of being. Using a simple analogy, the more still the waters are in a lake, the truer the reflections from that body of water. If the surface is rippled, you see nothing. If it's just barely rippling, you see just some of what is being reflected from above.
Topics covered: The unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat; Your highest aspirations are reflections of your unrealized possibilities; All that we need to know to grow beyond who we are is already a part of our true nature; The seeker undergoes the interior search after he or she negates all of the other exterior seeking; The mind is not interested with getting beyond the mind.
Topics covered: Real freedom is not something that we obtain from the world. Real freedom comes about through understanding our true relationship with the world; Real freedom does not have a beginning or an end. Real freedom is now or never; A thousand imagined freedoms eventually turn into a thousand prison cells. But ultimately it's all illusion and all the same prison cell.
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...
Classroom Talk: 12/10/2022 - Each of us has been given an immeasurable gift, a specific role to play in a celestial story so great, so vast it can hardly be seen. And further still, as our eyes open and we realize the truth of this invisible prize... not only do we reclaim our own grand possibilities, but we also help everyone else do the same!
Wouldn't it be a real relief to get outside the limitations of negative reactions? But how do we get there? How can we be certain we're headed in the right direction?" Here is a great secret known only by those who have made the journey before us: Walk away from the mental "how" into the spiritual Now. And here is one of the keys to this special instruction: The journey outside of yourself doesn't...
Student Talks: 7/29/2022 - Key Lesson: True spiritual liberation is inseparable from seeing, and agreeing to undergo whatever these revelations make evident must now change in one's character. Such Divine intervention never moves in a single direction, but rather occurs in all directions at once, like the radiations of the sun. This order of Light doesn't transform the darkness...
Classroom Talk: 7/24/2022 - True spiritual liberation is inseparable from seeing, and agreeing to undergo whatever these revelations make evident must now change in one's character. Such Divine intervention never moves in a single direction, but rather occurs in all directions at once, like the radiations of the sun. This order of Light doesn't transform the darkness into which it enters; it exchanges it with its own Celestial Character.
There is no "right" road to follow that leads to the realization of one's immortal Self. If we wish to be one with a celestial consciousness, capable of responding with effortless wisdom to any demand -- regardless of its nature, high or low --t hen all images of such a being must be thrown away. St. Paul provides us with the reason why we must agree to die to those parts of us that hope for a higher life to come...
Topic: Turn Painful Resistance into Self-Realization and Be Set Free (Classroom Talk 3/30/22)
Topics covered: The old idea of turning base metals into gold is a metaphor for the internal process of turning what is base in a human being into something more valuable; The usual first reaction to any unwanted moment is one of resistance; We don't fear the actual moment, but instead we fear our mind's own interpretation of what the moment means...
Classroom Talk: 3/30/2022 - Any resistance to the revelation of some weakness within us, is the weakness; so that contrary to the way we now perceive these painful moments, the resistance we feel to any unwanted moment is not there to punish us, but rather to help polish and perfect the incomplete character within us that it has come to reveal.