Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topic: The Cost of Spiritual Freedom (Classroom Talk 11/23/22)
Topics covered: There will never be anything that we ever discover that was not already waiting in our consciousness to be revealed; Everything that is waiting to be discovered was made to be discovered; Whenever you have an impression of any kind, what you are really experiencing is your own consciousness; Part of boredom is the belief that one has already experienced every impression that is possible...
Classroom Talk: 11/23/2022 - No one has freedom of speech who -- for fear of being isolated, cast out and left alone -- feels unable to speak the truth they would, or to question what they see as false. And how much more so does the above hold true when it comes to the freedom to see oneself as one is... without endless self-judgment, and all of its painful justification...
Topic: The Lost Keys to Conscious Self-Transformation (Classroom Talk 10/12/22)
Topics covered: What we really want is an unimaginable experience of an unimaginable new level of Being; True teachings are about a person all the time being born into a new higher level of consciousness that the level below knows nothing about; You must depart from the lower level of consciousness and all of its trappings in order to enter into a higher level of consciousness...
Classroom Talk: 10/12/2022 - We are not lifted by spontaneous reactions; rather, we are chained to these momentary feelings by our identification with them. As long as our sense of self is a derivative of any temporary passion -- "high or low" -- our identity is nothing more than a by-product of the same... much in the same way as an ember owes its existence to the flame that gives it birth...
At some point, our appetite for a life that will satisfy or stimulate us can no longer be fulfilled by the life that we see around us. It just doesn't work anymore. We've tried and tried to find ways to feed ourselves, but what we have found (mostly) is that with all we've done from ourselves based on how we look at life, we never feel "I don't need anything more than this right now."
Painful thoughts, feelings of regret, the fear of some dark tomorrow: all point to a "distant fire" as the source of our suffering, even as they blow smoke in our eyes to ensure we don't see that they are what's burning us in any troubling moment.
Classroom Talk: 1/5/2022 - Painful thoughts, feelings of regret, the fear of some dark tomorrow: all point to a "distant fire" as the source of our suffering, even as they blow smoke in our eyes to ensure we don't see that they are what's burning us in any troubling moment.
Letting go and spiritual growth are as rain is to a field of wildflowers: we blossom as beings only as we release ourselves from what is self-limiting. But why do this kind of work within ourselves? Even though it's obvious, it needs to be stated: we struggle with whatever we do -- with whatever personally compromises us or our contentment in life -- so that we might realize a greater...
Topic: Start Tipping the Scales in Favor of Your Spiritual Success (5/19/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: This world cannot answer what the soul seeks in order to know itself; The only times we resolve to make a request of God is when we are troubled; Because we think we see the source of our suffering with clarity, we also think we see with clarity the solution to it; We need true self-knowledge, if we're willing to receive it; The lower level of consciousness that we presently...