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There is no consumptive negative state in the consciousness without resistance being the "goo" it grows out of -- something black and dark pulling and pushing on you. And in the moment that dark state starts to swallow you, when you're starting to feel sorry for yourself, or you're trying to figure out what to do about something because you're asleep to yourself, all you know to do is to push back...
In this answer to a viewer's question, self-realization author Guy Finley talks about how our own questions about what to do about the anxiety we feel actually perpetuates the very anxiety that we want to get rid of.
Topics Covered: Anything you imagine can't be new because it comes from thought, and all thought comes from the content of the past; There can be no new experience of the moment without being in a new relationship to that moment. Experience is relationship; You can't change your relationship with the moment until you see the nature that is producing the experience of the moment.
Classroom Talk: 1/2/2022 - Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it holds true: our experience of any given moment - for its light or darkness - its joy or sorrow - is cast in the image of the consciousness momentarily awakened to reflect upon itself.
Topic: The Spiritual Facts You Need to Free Yourself from Painful Thoughts (10/13/21 Classroom Talk)
Student Talks: 10/15/2021 - Key Lesson: Time is a wrinkle in the mind: and much as the silent reflection of a cloud-filled sky can't be seen upon the wind-tossed waters of a mountain lake, neither can the reflection of Heaven be seen in a mind churning with thought.
Topics Covered: The illusion that we live under is that we are free to learn. The reason it is an illusion is because no one is free to learn until they see with clarity their true relationship with life; There is no learning with thought. Learning has to do with illumination. Without illumination there is no education of the soul, and without education of the soul there is no transcending...
Classroom Talk: 10/13/2021 - Only consistent, persistent inner-work can lead us to the threshold of the "Truth that sets us free." And yet, the following is equally true: the unassailable liberation we seek will continue to elude us until every effort to know the truth of ourselves -- by thinking about ourselves -- has proven useless.
Topics Covered: The level of consciousness that only knows how to think about what is wrong can only describe what is happening. It cannot change what is wrong, it can only add weight to it; Every outwardly-pointing action that we take to resolve what is wrong does nothing to change the consciousness that is responsible for what is wrong; The consciousness that blames the condition...
Classroom Talk: 10/10/2021 - Time is a wrinkle in the mind: and much as the silent reflection of a cloud-filled sky can't be seen upon the wind-tossed waters of a mountain lake, neither can the reflection of Heaven be seen in a mind churning with thought.
All of our life experiences have been trying to teach us a certain grand lesson: Liberation from our captive condition (whatever that may be in the moment) cannot come by further deliberating it. We can see the wisdom in doing nothing toward our own troubled thoughts and feelings when we realize that the only way not to be dragged under by these negative states is to stay...
We're not meant to see life through our thinking. We don't need to think about what is. In fact, why do I need to tell myself what just happened? Wasn't I there? Are you jumpy? The minute that a shadow approaches, we can't see what it is, but we think something is coming based in fear, and we dive for cover! What would it be like to never have to wonder or worry about whether or not...