Awakening to a New Paradigm – Q and A with Jeff

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"Final day": Beautifull, powerfull and transformative, here I stand in the unknown unfolding. Thank you All, thank you Jeff.

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Hi Jeff. I also just want to say how much I loved this course. It couldn't have been better timed (during lockdown, life circumstances) and it has given me a whole new perspective on the reality we are conditioned to perceive. I will rest, make no effort, and be available

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I listened to your interview with Dorothy Walters some time ago and know that you have a deep appreciation for the Kundalini experience and even had a Kundalini experience yourself. I wonder how you reconcile the learnings in this series with the philosophy you discussed with Dorothy. It seems that

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Hi Jeff, I do not know if I can participate in the next two dialogs. I just want to let you know, that I have had an experience of in between-ness, too. I was reading something and suddenly my mind went in an absolute blank state, and for about half

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Between week 11 and 12 of our course: Opening towards one's life’s purpose triggered a lot in me, an opening, yes absolutely and yes it triggered also the resistance towards this opening. Related to this opening, this question rose in me: Do you/I trust life ? And this is a

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Hi Jeff, thank you for this inspiring course. Is not the greatest paradigmenshift being one with every thing what is in the now and beyond every thing . be one with the body -feelings thoughts-sensetions and beyond. be one the room-landscape-earth-cosmos and beyond. Does it than a matter wether the

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Not really a question. After the telephone session this morning, the cosmos gave me the following quote. I don't know if it's a tributable to Rumi or to Pooh, but it seems to fit. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think

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Dear Jeff--What happens when I finally have the courage to step into and own who I actually am? And have been? Wait--I'll answer that for you... I have a HUGE day! A day where I was at the right place at the right time doing the right thing all day

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Jeff--I think I could have expressed my questions today on the live discussion better by simplifying it: How do I (and, again, I don't mean the sense of self, but the consciousness that is coming through this expression of awareness) participate in the stream of consciousness? How do I remain

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Answer to your comment: Thank you for your answer. And to answer your question, yes, all my questions are the ones that don't matter at all - and this is why: All my questions were actually sparked off by the statement at the end of exercise 48 "There is no

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Loved this one where everything is consciousness, but what suddenly opened up took me in depth that everything is consciousness but not like human consciousness that is only I know. It feels universe is vibrating pulsating in its myriad grades of consciousness . Beautiful! Thank you Jeff.

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Endless questions arose first, but none of them matter at all, from the point of view that what is aware is the stream of consciousness which I AM. How do we know there is no sense of being alive without a sense of identity? We don't - you had the

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I feel like I had a similar experience to the person who wrote the prior entry. It's as if each thing is communicating it's own unique personality, kind of like in the animated Disney movies when "inanimate" things come to life:) And I feel a tenderness for and from these

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Today, was like Wow! Just the reading part opened up so much, but one statement I don't completely get, "Reality is awakening from the dream of being you". Wouldn't Reality be missing something if it awakened from the dream of being me? Or would Reality still have the experience of

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I am having a very hard time with this part - all of last week I was in a dark place disappointed by my inability to really get into the suggested practice. Feeling frustrated an under a dark cloud of despair. Is there any suggestion that you can add? I

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I thought I really understood this guidance, and the absolute truth of it but the practice was challenging. I found I could focus on the leaf only barely for a second without being aware of something in myself too. But after a while of going back and forth I found

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Jeff, I'm sorry if I take up too much of your time, I seem to be writing every day, but today has been illuminating, even if I also got stuck. When we equate feeling with the other 5 senses, plus maybe thought? - then there is a distinct possibility that

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This exercise started as extremely frustrating, but finished deeply satisfying! For the longest time, looking at objects, I couldn't experience them as streams of consciousness, until I questioned what was meant by experiencing. It meant perceiving them through the 5 senses. And if I was deprived of the 5 senses,

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Hi Jeff, thank you so very much for the audio guidance for day 44. You managed to put the work we are doing in this program in relation to awakening itself. I had listened to an audio clip with Craig Hamilton about spiritual awakening and for a moment afterwards I

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Jeff--Doing this practice I could easily close my eyes and imagine/create any object in my hand, creating it to be any size, shape color etc. But this led me down a not-a-worm-but-a-rabbit hole of exploring the difference between memory and imagination, which would be too rambling and confusing to describe

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I had trouble with this practice. First, what's a definition of an experience? It's a personal observation of an object, or of a way of life, how things are. I observed an object with eyes closed first, then open. The fact that I knew what the object was already partly

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You said in this meditation that it was possible for the mind and body to fall asleep while watching it do it - I have had that exact experience when not in meditation, when actually doing stuff on my computer. Becoming unable to think, and then unable to do anything

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During today's meditation my body felt intensified as if spirit or awareness was entering the body more and more. Instead dissolving the body it seems te become more a life. I felt very welcome, starting to travel home, something like that. Is it also possible that awareness is also more

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Hi Jeff, thank you for your last answer, it helped a lot. I had a surprising experience. Even though I thought I would let everything be, and make no effort, I recognized that on a subtle level I still make efford, and try to make sth. happen, and suddenly there

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Thank you for your answers, they are really helpful. Over the last few days, I was realizing that I don't have "any insights about my spiritual journey" as stated in the workbook. All I have is awareness of how the meditation time is going; I have random thoughts, usually about

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Hi Jeff, today's instruction for extreme relaxation, extreme focus on relaxing completely. Brings back the subject of focus. Who is focusing? What are we focusing on? I was able to be OK with the mind focusing and letting go of that mind, letting go of that focus Allowing whatever to

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I love the answer you gave to day 35. Especially the last line approaching it from the angle of knowing what is true, rather than figuring it out. To me Pure Awareness is of course the undifferentiated awareness of everything, as well as the differentiated awareness which is within the

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Additional to your previous answer: Additional Q: Does Pure Awareness differentiate between the feelings and assumptions it experiences as Jania, and between the feelings and assumptions it experiences as Jeff? Does Pure Awareness just have a conglomeration of experiences, thoughts, sensations, undifferentiated? In Pure Awareness, there is no "thing", so

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Thank you for yesterday's answer, it brought peace to today's mantra, that it doesn't matter if I am "Experience experiencing myself" or Jania experiencing myself, the name I call myself doesn't change the fact that I am experiencing myself. For all I know, the table may be experiencing itself as

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Today as I became more still, I became more aware of itches, and often automatically rubbed, before being aware I was going to do it. Is that because I was in a state of unconsciousness, more than a state of awareness? Another question is about remembering I just had a

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Hi Jeff, I really enjoy this course. I am recognizing the coaching voice inside me, as just another thought, it seems like I am talking to myself, but it is just stuff happening, not very interesting and I let it be, do not engage, do not listen... My question is,

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The last 4 days of meditations have been really transformative for my ability to really feel being Awareness - but have also brought so much more awareness of thoughts, when before, I was having no conscious thoughts! So am I doing this right? One of the thoughts I became aware

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Jeff--These past couple weeks have been revealing and effective for my practice. I see myself meditating now as a verb. Most of the time there is no me/subject and no objects, just the experiencing, the sensing, the feeling, the thinking, the aware-ing. But there are a couple things that keep

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Thank you for these words, and I wish I had heard that 3 days ago! it would have saved me going down a lot of rabbit-holes there was no need for. A light-bulb went off in my head, even if I already knew it's all a question of identification. This

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Hi Jeff! I am not my thoughts...definitely liberating. The nature of thoughts...quite intriguing. I have no problem with phenomena with mysterious origin. My question...does our ability to focus on a thought play any role in any of this? Choosing to remember a pleasant memory or uplifting story just for the

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Hi, Jeff. Thank you for all of this and your deep commitment to this. I'm really enjoying the practice. I'd like to throw out a couple of observations and get your take, if I may. The first is that in "no problem" (which feels different to me than conscious contentment

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Hi Jeff, This is a follow-up to the last question. I am not re-directing attention to the breath in order to maintain the state I'm comfortable with or to avoid boredom, but lately when my attention is with my breath, there has been an engagement with energies there that is

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Hi Jeff, This question seems somewhat related to the last. I feel that mostly things are let be in meditation without making a problem out of when the mind does its thing. But I feel like re-directing attention without seeing the mind involvement as a problem, just a habit I

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Jeff--I know the answer to the question I'm going to ask you; yet I'm not sure if I do when I think about it and try to explain it to myself. In the workshop yesterday for Module Two you described some times of your meditation that sounded as if you

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Hi Jeff. At the end of Week 4 I have something to share about the Practice for Day 16. I was wandering around experiencing the different fields of vision through my eyes. I was practicing being aware that everything I see is from a perspective that is there whether I

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Not being an artist, I didn't know how to draw a picture of the field of consciousnes (Day 17) and the difficulty continued until I hit day 20, so I just want to share what that brought up. You already know of the experience I had, and it felt like

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Hi Jeff, listening to the audio guidance "Are you willing to live without proof" it really hit me, because I recognized that what you described is exactly what I am doing. I meditate and contemplate more or less since 30 years and I have had all kinds of insights and

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Whether the vision is happening in my head and eyes, or whether it's happening everywhere in the room, makes no difference to my experience. When I move from one place to another, I still see a particular piece of the room, the same particular aspect of the room that is

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COVID-19: The Riptide Returns. Daily body surfing in the Pacific waves of Southern California beaches was my most cherished place of grace. Terrifyingly, I was torn from my routine and swept out to sea by the unpredictable emergence of a massive riptide sweeping all before it. Instinctively, acceptance and fluidity

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The occasional odd question, Jeff--Has anyone congratulated you yet for your psychic prediction of how all of us are these days when you wrote a book a couple years ago titled "No Place But Home"?

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You introduce in the audio instruction, the idea of stepping “into a better version of myself,” and ask if I am holding onto anything that would hold me back from stepping though the door into that new experience. In the text, you contrast self-improvement from transformation. “Personal growth means improving

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Dear Jeff As I was listing 10 things that will change in my life when I am free, …being more peaceful to , being better instrument of Divine to accepting everything as it is .., I started feel already freer and freer . Next day, (Day 12) As was asked

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Not Ask Jeff. Tell Jeff. I want a tangible manifestation of the exhilarating havoc you have wrought, perhaps an illuminating survivors beam from experience itself. The thrills cascade and bifurcate and reconnect so rapidly that finding the time or means or words (HAH!) to catch up with it all is

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Jeff--If you were to be philosophical, would you say that why we are here ("purpose" maybe) is for the universe to experience being aware of itself?

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The first thought i had was that it's so limiting for the I to be just seeing things through the eyes of me. But since I am also seeing through the eyes and perceptions of everyone and everything, I get all the perceptions and experiences of everything all at once.

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I love the idea that we can't construct the new self that needs to emerge; it takes a lot of pressure off, because our DOING is not required. But with the sentenc "You are the Universe awakening to your own existence" I couldn't get the feeling of being the universe,

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Jeff--Yesterday's Inquiry on Day 8 about thoughts was very liberating and eye-opening. I wondering if that approach or attitude can be applied to meditation as a way to deal with thinking and getting lost in thoughts. I sort of tried this morning and got all tangled up in intellect. Thanks

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Dear Jeff Just finished listening the Audio and practice of who is thinking thoughts. I am convinced that I am not thinking my thoughts, they are arising in me the way life is arising. I read long time ago from Sri Aurobindo, that our thoughts comes from outside. I did

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Today I worked with the contemplation that the universe is thinking us, that the objects around us are sharing thoughts with us. And I love it, I loved the sense of immediate companionship with the world, I loved feeling awake and enlivened. However, the longer I sat in contemplation, the

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Reading "Paradigm shifting" chap.1, p.16, line 1 etc., I have difficulty with "first an experience appeared". How can you have an experience without something to focus on? We are in pure awareness, not aware of anything so there is no experience. I can imagine that first a though appeared, and

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I see in the workbook that it references today's audio guidance, where do i find these?

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Hi Jeff, I'm not sure I am ready to participate in an awakening circle. I live in London and life circumstances are somewhat unsettled due to the virus. I don't want to let my group down if I cant participate in the calls. What do you suggest?

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Jeff--After listening to you talk about Transformation in the introductory zoom meeting, and working with Intentions yesterday, I find that I am more interested in Understanding than Transformation. To me that feels different than Knowledge or trying to figure something out. But when I consider Transforming I just feel, at

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Dear Jeff Couple things Is this In between space is like Authentic Self or Evolutionary impulse or as Sri Aurobindo says Psychic being ? Another Inspired by last class on Sat, I had magical Meditation that gave birth to this poems. Please read and give be feedback. I am published

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What did you mean by "using a free conference call service" to meet with your group for discussions. And/or can you provide me with the number. The Hank you!

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Will the first workshop be available as a recording? I was unable to attend the live presentation today.

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When should we be reading the two books: The Art of Conscious Contentment and Paradigm Shifting? Are there specific readings that go along with the daily practices?

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