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From my whole heart thank you for those meetings. It feels so good to be connected to like-minded-hearted people! All of us with the same dream of a more loving, more open to all, world. I'll be missing you... yet the lovely joy that arose everyday from the simplicity of your meditation... I keep as a flower in my heart... have to remember to water it everyday ! See you all again, just around the corner...
Hi Jeff, I had a shift in consciousness a week ago when you said something like, “It’s time to know who you truly are as pure awareness.” Can you please bring that into the conversation more as it feels aligned? I’ve been focusing on shifting from my culturally programmed limited identity as a “human with a personality and a body” to palpably experiencing my true essence/identity as an alive field of energy that contains a personality and body. That’s where …
Hi Jeff, I love your invitation into the “freedom of being exactly with what is in the moment.” I practice it often and I’m grateful for this liberating orientation to life‘s challenges. However, how do I “Be present with my life exactly the way it is right now” as you invited when it includes daily intense, excruciating neuropathy foot pain that feels like I’m getting stabbed with a knife? (Am getting worn down after a year and a half because …
Hi Jeff, wholehearted yess, I’m in the front of the train with you! Wow, thank you for the meditation guidance a few weeks ago. I get it now, as you said, “We can only experience freedom in the moment.” Admittedly, I’ve been striving to get free. Hearing your words, I realize I was caught in the mind tricking me that freedom was something out there ahead of me to attain. Something shifted inside, a grace moment opened up and now …
Dear Jeff, for “me “ this module about Awareness is being the most challenging I’m angry, frustrated, reactive, burning inside, lonely and then sad. This is not something new, but it hurts. It’s karma that I see now I’ve beeb trying to overcome for so long! I’m so tired! And yet it’s good that I can see it as it is, the dragon , the wall, the defending mechanisms of the mind, whatever you call it, that doesn’t want to …
Dear Jeff, I guess, given your teachings of the past week, that it is not surprising I hit a sudden arising of a wall of fear when attempting to contemplate,”Who am I?” I have always struggled with enquiry, yet your approach seemed to push me into the contemplation - and that is when the fear arose. I thought your advice would be to not make a problem out of that, so I didn’t ; yet I also didn’t go further …
I've been planning to redo and retake the 30 day retreat when this one is over to deepen dinner freedom. But today, I really got it that I am the Source of Awareness. I knew that I am Awareness but to realize being the Source of Awareness took me to a new and wonderful level! You mentioned the other day that to isn't wise to meditate to know who you are when you already know who you are. Does this …
Thank you Jeff for that exercise today, it was amazing! In the first practice 10 minutes we did, I actually got answers to the question of Who am I?, like, "a Field of sound emanating from the ground; the wind in the trees, rustling the leaves" and I realized I was everything! Then it dawned on me that I was actually sensing (more than hearing) a sound like the hum in a seashell - and that's exactly the sound I …
Some thoughts on meditation from Wes Nisker, who passed last week. Why I Meditate (after Alan Ginsberg) I meditate because I suffer. I suffer, therefore I am. I am, therefore I meditate. I meditate because there are so many other things to do. I meditate because when I was younger it was all the rage. I meditate because Siddhartha Gautama, Bodhidharma, Marco Polo, the British Raj, Carl Jung, Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, Alfred E. Neuman, et al. I meditate because …
The word Dayenu keep coming to me as we practice conscious contentment. Dayenu is a Hebrew word meaning “it would have been enough” in relation to each little miracle and blessings that was given during the time the Jew were enslaved. It is a word of gratitude and conscious contentment, recognizing the gift, even if life as we know it completely disappears.
Jeff - today's gathering was remarkable - your words - that story - found myself within it - so exposed - so revealed. Thank you for sharing.
"What do you say of this sentence of a Korean teacher, or master : "Wanting enlightenment is a big mistake". Don't they contain the whole trick?
Hi Jeff, the meditaion sessions work as a powerful mirror showing me at what subtle level the usual conviction that I'm unworthy and guilty of countless failures is still standing as a foundation of my person. I so appreciate to be pushed back into the witness of it all, where the endless stories evaporate...Thank you.
Dear Jeff, I probably can’t get to today’s q and a session, so I was hoping to ask a question about Friday’s experience. When these feelings, ideas, and voices of discontentment arise in our meditation (?Mara) how do we let go back to the Divine? You have taken the idea of radical acceptance to a new level and simply to say “Make them not a problem” sounds like an effort “I” (the actual saboteur ) has to make.
Dear Jeff, I am a day behind in sessions, so Monday’s session was amazing. I don’t know about “breakthroughs “ but I did have an experience of “intense” peace and beginning to “disappear” after you told us to stop seeking. This entire course has deepened my meditation dramatically. Yet, despite this, I don’t become “free and easy” for the rest of the day. In fact, I get a little angry and reactive. This is not a new pattern-and I have …
I'm 80 years old and have a bit more time than those of you who have busy professions and families. So, I've been able to do the Meditation and Inner Freedom Program with a little more rigor and I'd like to share that. The various Steps I'll indicate as: Day-1,Day-2, etc. D-1: Jeff's live class D-2: I'll listen to the Recording of D-1 before the D-2 live class D-3: I'll listen to the Recording of D-2 before the D-3 live …
Hi dear friends in today’s meditation prayer came up for me. Currently I invite divinity to help herself to me,and then to us. I express a willingness to receive and a gratitude for all the divine love and guidance that is available to me. Is there a place in your writings or somewhere in the mystery school where you speak of prayer. Peace and blessings Thanks
Dear Jeff, Thank you again for this opportunity, in every way. My realisation today was I am already being a conduit for the divine to express herself through me. I was holding this intention and nervously wanting a mind-blowing experience. Today I had the realisation that every thing I do is an expression of the divine. I am expressing the divine. Every inspiration however small is a call to express the divine. My inspired thought was where do I see …
From Iris: Dear Jeff, I would like to express my gratitude and owe on how artfully, skillfully, and with burning passion you are laying out the path. My experience of this course is that you are carefully crafting each brick, with precision and attention to minor details, laying them out one by one, smoothing the edges, grouting and bridging the seams, so we can easily navigate and integrate the paradoxes that we encounter on the path. What a blessing and …
My feeling about what you did for me in Tuesday’s session; „Come to the edge," he said. "We can't, we're afraid!" they responded. "Come to the edge," he said. "We can't, We will fall!" they responded. "Come to the edge," he said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.“ -Guillaume Apollinaire Source: https://quotepark.com/quotes/1364429-guillaume-apollinaire-come-to-the-edge-he-said-we-cant-were-afrai/
Dear Jeff, First of all I participated in last year’s retreat and was touched by your sincerity and generosity of spirit. Although I had no breakthroughs, I did feel an oasis of peace during that time. In this retreat, I feel your energy and love much more intensely and I (or something deeper that is not I) am hearing what you are saying deeply. So I was surprised when I went to meditate today and instead of embarking on Faith …
Dear Jeff, I listened to the replay of the 24th July, I was not able to be there live; and I wanted to thank you for not taking questions after the meditations; they are all too short as it is. It seems like the no duration moment starts with the silence and that I disappear into it and there is no time involved before I hear you again. But I would welcome an opportunity to talk with you at some …
Dearest Jeff and my fellow Journeyers, I want to share my deepest gratitude for your presence and support. Jeff this is the first attunement intensive I have attended and I am loving it and getting a lot out of it. I absolutely loved the mediation with the connecting to presence and drawing it in and the vacuum it created for energy. I am aware that my energy since participating is increased. A friend said to me that I was shining. …
Jeff - today's meditation was exquisite - NOW
Thank you for this morning's teaching about presence. I had assumed that presence meant paying attention/ focus to the specific that was appearing in front of me, such as a person who came to visit. Give that person my full attention. And in meditation, I was assuming a "good" meditator was one who could bring powerful, disciplined focus to something, like breath, and hold it there in a relaxed state. And I have been judging myself as an ineffective meditator. …
Thank you Jeff for making my choices clear when my mind was just going in circles with negativity - I will find relative peace within myself for the next month since I need to learn from this so it doesn't need to happen again. I realize I have manifested this lesson for myself! So grateful for your wisdom!
In the beautiful presence exercise you shared today my initial background hum was a bit anxious.Eventually love and gratitude arose. Would you advise wait before expanding? Thank you. Namaste
Hi beautiful people. There has been no mention of the workbook, I have been doing that as a concurrent practice with the retreat. Was that your vision or would you have a recommendation either way. Thank you Peace
Hi Jeff, Would you say something about seeing one's train of thoughts non stop travelling in the mind, I can see it going along my forehead when I look, and the silence I feel inside me, residing inside me - inside my body so to speak. Sometimes I see both happening at the same moment. Am I in delusion, kidding myself, or what, or is that so? Thank you.
Today, I had the worst meditation ever, unable to get my mind off my frustration with the habits of the person I have let stay in my spare room - and she'll be here for another month. So your metaphor of imagining the two versions of myself has been helpful to a point, but not getting me to a place of peace within myself. My worst self has been apparent up to now, and when I point all the dirt …
I loved the puppy metaphor, but isn’t self awareness the difference? In meditation, fear arises in the silence and I suppose the practice is to see that it is arising just as a product of conditioning that is therefore happening perfectly and not a problem. For the puppy, there would be no effort or worry in that, for ME there is.
I’m having an existential crisis, I think, Jeff. All coming to a head this week. Sorry in advance for a somewhat confused and long “question”, but it’s what I’ve got at the moment. I hope what I’ve been experiencing is useful to the class! This has been a difficult week. And, it has been a difficult time in my life, as I find myself now 75 years old and still here, seeking with no path before me that feels clear, …
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