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Topics covered: We change for the better only in proportion to our willingness to accept what is revealed to us about ourselves; There cannot be any useless suffering without unconscious identification; The root of all suffering is within consciousness, not within the thing outside of ourselves that is blamed for the pain; There is no intelligence in identification with a reaction...
Classroom Talk: 5/18/2022 - All attachments are secret heartaches disguised as lovers.
Topic: Start Using the Limitations of Others to Realize Unlimited Strength (9/22/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: The strength of our reactions does not prove that we are in charge of ourselves; Without honesty, spiritual success is not possible; Anyone who habitually exhibits a negative limitation believes there is something unique and special about that quality. They actually believe that the limitation is a strength, that there is something good in it; There is nothing natural about...
Classroom Talk: 9/22/2021 - Part 1: The real reason for impatience with ourselves, or with any other... has nothing to do with what, or who is blamed for it: impatience -- along with its dark fraternal twin, frustration -- is born of unseen resistance to the sudden appearance of a limitation, including what is required of us to remain conscious (of it) until it's transformed.
Topics Covered: We are created as beings to fulfill a very specific place in the whole of creation. Everything is ceaselessly being created, and we are made to play an integral role in that creation; That which is ceaselessly being created is ceaselessly being reborn, and our life is meant to be a part of that rebirth; The idea of helplessness is despised by all of us. In fact, up until now most...
Classroom Talk: 6/18/2021 - The fear of -- and unconscious resistance to -- seeing the depth and breadth of one's own weakness is not the same as realizing one's actual state of (spiritual) helplessness in that same moment. In more ways than will ever be spoken the consciousness of "helplessness" is next to Godliness... whereas fear is the helplessness feared.
There is a nature inside of us -- a product of this world physically and psychologically -- that does not want to change. In fact, it is hell-bent on having everything remain the same so that it can complain about the same things again and again. This unconscious nature is a product of our world physically and psychologically. It's almost like a wrapping -- much like a seed is encased...
Student Talks: 3/19/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: We live within... and under an unseen Law: whatever we resist -- deny or reject -- about our past is destined to become a part of our future. Part 2: Weakness always excuses weakness... because it fears itself.
Topics Covered: There are almost an infinite number of ways that people excuse their way through life. Everyone walks around with a false friend named MOE, which stands for "Master Of Excuses"; We are not supposed to prove our perfection. Instead we are meant to be perfected through using the moment and its relationships for revelation and self-knowledge; All things in nature...
Classroom Talk: 3/14/2021 - Part 1: We live within... and under an unseen Law: whatever we resist - deny or reject - about our past is destined to become a part of our future. Part 2: Weakness always excuses weakness... because it fears itself.
What do we have to do to change the balance sheet of our lives so that for every measure of impatience and intolerance there may be at least an equivalent sum of compassion and consideration? With few exceptions, the usual focus of our attention and interactions with others is centered on our self and the fulfillment of its desires. The mindset of this lower consciousness...