Enlightenment Now: Die Before You Die?

There is an expression in spiritual literature that we, who are pursuing enlightenment, are to ‘die before you die.’  It’s difficult to know how to describe that to someone trying to understand ‘enlightenment oriented’ spirituality for the first time. However, recently I had a conversation with someone who actually did die, and was revived.  They […]

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Enlightenment Now: ‘Me’ and ‘My Family’ at the Thanksgiving Holidays

In the United States, this week is our Thanksgiving celebration.  Millions of people will travel somewhere to be with members of their ‘family.’  As someone who is awake to their deepest nature, I sat in the car with family members this morning (my spouse and father-in-law) and thought about how we define family. It used […]

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Enlightenment Now: Quips7

Greenlighting (radical self-acceptance) is a great practice for freeing up enough energy to realize the Self. It’s not so good at helping with the transformation away from the control of the ego and into the union with the Beloved after awakening. Who really wants to be at the mercy of all the old ego and […]

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Enlightenment Now: Quips4

Today it rains, the senses full with damp, wet, coolness.  Perceiving happens but, there is no one perceiving.  If you relax your mind you will find that at the deepest level of existence there is no one home but Consciousness Itself, or what some call the Holy Spirit.  Doubt it if you will but, better […]

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Enlightenment Now: Quips3

The only use for the concept of ‘past’ is to learn from our mistakes. Otherwise, no point living there anymore, it’s gone. The only use for the future (as a concept) is to make cursory plans, lightly held. Otherwise, no point living there anymore, it hasn’t arrived. Living in the present is where the learning […]

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Enlightenment Now: Quips1

Look y’all, the prize of getting enlightened is that you get Nothing and you become No One, and in so doing you are everything and everyone. It would also be true to say ‘You don’t exist and nobody loves you’ to quote a friend.

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Enlightenment Now: Just Perception

I’ve been working with a new mentor whose name is David Scoma.  He’s teaching me to use what’s in front of me to notice awakeness.  When you stop thinking, what remains of you? It’s good practice to melt into your surroundings by stopping your thoughts and noticing that you’re just perceptions…you’ll do it one day when […]

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