24 of 125 Items
Topics Covered: All relationships awaken us to aspects of our consciousness that we could not be aware of without those relationships; It is our discoveries that change us because they bring us into another order of reality that is already within, waiting to be discovered. What we really discover, in any kind of discovery, is ourselves; We would not have awareness of an event unless it were...
Classroom Talk: 12/11/2021 - Knocking on the Door of Time: Today I spent an hour knocking on the door of Time. No one answered. All that greeted me was silence. But, I'm pretty sure as I was standing there, waiting... That I saw a light come on inside. So I asked, "Is anyone there who might let me in?" Then it seemed came a voice, from where I cannot say...
Topics Covered: Setting out on the spiritual path is not about achieving a result. We want to place ourselves on a path where there is a never-ending possibility of discovery and realization; At their root all negative states are connected to the fear of death. Not only the death of the physical body, but also the death of a cherished sense of self; An epiphany is the revelation of an understanding...
Classroom Talk: 12/10/2021 - What is Timeless hides within, and just behind the illusion of time.
Topic: How to Exercise the Timeless Wisdom Hidden Within You (11/3/21 Classroom Talk)
Classroom Talk: 11/3/2021 - Part 1: Every wise saying that stirs the heart, or helps illuminate the mind, is a kind of Divine seed: each speaks in its own tongue of some timeless chapter and verse, but always hinting of -- and silently pointing to -- the Book of Truth from which it has come. Part 2: Wisdom never gets old because its true nature is timeless; knowledge is...
Topics Covered: There is no end to what there is discover about yourself. There are untold riches buried within; All exploration is self-exploration, and it doesn't matter in what world the exploration is done; Only by experience can you prove to yourself that within you awaits everything you will ever discover is true about you; Within wisdom is more wisdom. Within everything we discover...
Topic: The Unimaginable Shelter of Higher Self-Understanding (10/27/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Our experience of life is intended to be an education so that we learn things we didn't know about ourselves the moment before; If we meet life caught up in a stream of thought, then there is no chance of being open enough to receive impressions; To see all there is means to be present to ourselves and unafraid because we stand in the shelter of the awareness that...
Classroom Talk: 10/27/2021 - The more we work to remember this one Truth -- especially when facing a fear about what may come to pass -- that everything in this world of passing time is granted, at best, but a temporary stay... the more certainly will we enter into, and stand within a Divine sheltering awareness that never dies.
We are always trying to build a self that won't disappear out of the things that are coming in the stream of time, never understanding that nothing we find floating upon this temporal stream can ever be timeless. And if this is true about the nature of the world's ever-becoming events, how much more impermanent is our sense of identity derived from them? But we're slow to learn!
We must recognize the almost endless cycle of pressure, anxiety, anger, and regret that always appears with the promise that if we follow that branch of negativity, it will lead us back to the source of understanding where we'll be free at last. In fact, that branch we're tempted to follow belongs to something that can never complete itself, and that requires our energy to sustain it.