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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments



I might go blind : for I no longer need my eyes to see. I find both beauty or squalor, but none touches Me.
I may turn deaf : for I no longer need my ears to hear – all of the talking, no more interests Me.
And of this body? It no longer matters, be it housed in robes or cast out in tatters
Gone the ‘looked for pleasures’ or grievous pains,
After passing through the valley of Death,
Just the Self remains.

Mandi Solk

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

About ‘Ups & Downs’

photo1Next time you are having a ‘down’, just ask the question to yourself : ‘Even though there’s a heavier vibration here just now, is it deeply ok?’
Through increasingly asking that question whenever you notice ‘downs’ , you’ll find that they disappear faster and faster till you notice if that’s what is THERE right now, then it’s perfect. No need to worry or do anything about it. When that becomes deeply true for you, dark feelings will have absolutely no significance, and can’t possibly last,
(unless of course you add THOUGHTS to the feelings – this is what would trap you.) But as long as you don’t add thought, soon there will be no perception of ‘ups & downs’ – just the awareness of flow. And you can simply be just like water. When you watch water in a stream encountering a rock or stone, it just flows around it. Neither the rock nor the stone seek to part company from each other – it’s not possible anyway. The rock has no interest in obstructing the flow of the water and the water does not have any interest in pushing the stone out of the way. It’s not personal! Also, because the water is un-interfered with, it naturally gives way to the rock, surrendering it’s course and then the water and the rock just touch for a moment.
In the life of a river or stream, rocks and water are continuously interacting, neither is a problem. Each enhances the other through constant renewal (it’s always FRESH water) and there are always slight but multitudinous variations to the flow and course of the stream, as weather and water naturally cause all the rocks, stones and pebbles to gently move about over time.
Nature is one deep YES to whatever is happening.
Hearing the Truth from a teacher, book, video or Retreat etc is just the same. If what you read or hear touches you, it will probably do so just for the moment that you are engaging with it – then you’ll forget it. Because you’ll be on to something else! But that doesn’t matter at all, because the teaching you receive is always just for you and just for this moment. However, if it’s message has truly resonated, that means that you and the Truth are in complete alignment with each other just at that precise time and although you may not remember the words later, it will have been absorbed and fully embodied.
But you may have decided to write it down, but when you return to it, the moment has gone and does not affect you as deeply in the same way. Just like the water. It doesn’t hold on – it just flows. Be like that. Don’t hold on to even the ‘best’ teachings – OR the saddest feelings. There are really no ‘ups & downs’ there’s just a natural pattern of ‘alive-ing’ – just flow”

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

photo1aAlthough Truth is nearer and more intimate than the end of our nose,
Our conditioning ensures the door to seeing IT is tightly closed.
Yet the Light we seek is always Present at both ends of the Tunnel
But to see it, we need to tear away the false, using Direct Experience as our funnel.
We start by filtering out the appearance from the Real
Until the intimacy between you and tree, cup or table is something you can feel
Until it’s real-ised there is no ‘you’ to interfere or get between.
Because when opinion,and description is dropped, it’s clearly seen:
Just me AS trees, me AS cups, me AS tables,
In total relationship with everything, when empty of labels
Do you SEE?
For instance, every time we name or exclaim the beauty of a flower.
There is now a ‘you’ (the exclaimer) AND the flower!
Instead, be an EX- claimer – not an exclaimer!
Without all descriptions, judgements, comparisons and names,
What remains?
Just the pure flowering of the flower.
And here-in, lies the ultimate Power.
I AM flower-ing. I am experiencing blooming and petal-ing-ness
I am feeling my leaves blowing
I am the river flowing
It is I, fully in flight, petal-ing – leaf-ing, people-ing.

When we drop the assessment and all our investment,
And beliefs and ideas about all of appearance,
The obstacles are removed that block our pure experience
Such as all resistance and false ideas of distance.

When INTEREST in the commentary is truly diminishing
It’s a sign that our sense of duality is finishing
When life-in-this-moment-now is all that is prominent
Then interest in thinking is no longer dominant.
There will never be an end to thought
Simply, that we are no longer caught. (Mandi Solk)

Now, if there is joy in the reading of this, then what exactly IS that joy?
Is the real joy coming from opinion about the poem?
As in like or dislike? Good or bad? Well or poorly written?
Or is the joy more intimate than that? Directly experienced as a resonance, which feels like expansion? If that is the case, do you see that the first (opinion) is an interference with the direct experience of the joy? But that the latter, is in the resonating with the poem, and is purely joyful, unadulterated, pure expansion? Do you see, that when left alone, without comment, the direct experience of the Poem is completely intimate? The deep, resonant joy of relationship, of One-ness, is present because you are BEING everything, that IT is expressing. No ‘you and it’ – no duality here.
And the same can be said, if you disliked the poem! Your direct experience would be one of contraction instead of expansion. No ‘you’ making comment such as disliking – just contraction.

“When INTEREST in the commentary is truly diminishing
It’s a sign that our sense of duality is finishing
When life-in-this-moment-now is all that is prominent
Then interest in thinking is no longer dominant.
There will never be an end to thought
Simply, that we are no longer caught.” M.Solk

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Hitting the rocks of heavy emotions or vibrations

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in abraham hicks, alignement, Nonduality, Self-Enquiry, Uncategorized, vibrations | 0 comments

photo1bIt is natural, of course, that when we seek alignment with our Source, that sometimes we hit the ‘rocks’. The rocks are the old sense of personal identity which surface from time to time. These ‘rocks’ actually show us that we are on the correct path, otherwise we wouldn’t be aware of them. However, vibrationally it is not a good place to stay in because it can really lead to us getting stuck.

But firstly, we need to spend a short time releasing these feelings , because it is necessary to let go of resistance. If you need to really cry or scream, just do it, but DO NOT ADD THOUGHT TO IT.
AFTER, you have allowed yourself to let go of the emotions, then you can write down thoughts that you genuinely believe, so that you can take yourself across the bridge to much more positive feelings, or ‘vibrations’. For example:
1.) Although I feel sore, and ‘heavy’ , I know that this too will pass, because I have seen it pass many, many times before.
2.)Who is it that is really in pain anyway? So, ‘who’ will the pain pass FOR?
3.) I know that there is no person who is in pain because I AM pure Being, and my actual Being is incapable of feeling pain. So any pain that is being experienced are just remainders and reminders of past conditioning – of believing I am a separate identity. I dont need to keep ‘meeting up with’ these old thoughts, because they know longer resonate with who I now know myself to be. If I see one of those old thoughts or beliefs appearing, I can immediately run in completely the other direction. And, I know that it is only when I think I am separate, that I feel pain. If I feel lonely, sad or discouraged, it is just a false belief of being separate from the whole.
4.) I choose to feel better and I can do this right now by closing my eyes and spending 15 minutes just simply sensing the ‘I’ of my Being.

‘You’ are free right NOW and when you are back in Alignement with what IS, such a peace comes flooding back.

Also, I saw a brilliant little video today, which is particularly useful if you are giving yourself a hard time about faults you think you have, or if you are doing far too much ‘weeding of your garden’ – weeding your own ‘garden’ for ‘stuff’. The minute you watch this, I think you will feel a real relaxing and releasing. I hope you enjoy it:

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How does anybody who is not ” self realized” really know that a teacher is and can direct them the right way?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

This is naturally a very common question – well – natural to the mind, anyway, that always wants proof and of course that will never happen.
Only a false teacher will claim that they are the right teacher, and only a great teacher will never claim that they are, as they already know that the Truest teaching is beyond mind, beyond ‘person’.
Since the only True Teacher is discerned by looking within, all ‘outer ‘ teachers including myself, will seem to contradict each other sometimes and even contradict themselves, because it is only guidance and pointers that can ever be provided by teachers. And, there aren’t even any ‘outer teachers’ since everything is your teacher and is within consciousness. There is only seemingly the teacher you have chosen at this moment, whether it be person, dog, cat or the wind in the trees.

So, we must look within – at what we are – and all questions dissolve in that place.
Since there is no ‘you’ , but only a falsely constructed sense of identity made up of thoughts and feelings masquerading as ‘you’ there is never a person who is doing the looking. The ‘looker’ can only be awareness seeking Itself.

In taking the time to be quiet, to ‘ look’ , don’t get hung up by the word ‘practice’ . I use to, and I can tell you that worrying about whether something is a ‘ practice or not a ‘ practice’ or caring either way, just creates a block to looking and therefor ever seeing. And what there is to see is both what you ARE and what you ARE NOT.
Looking is the most natural, most simple, organic thing to do, because all that is meant by ‘looking’ or ‘looking within’ is just noticing – noticing thoughts, words, feelings actions, sounds, sights etc. THERE IS NO ME, WHO is noticing,there only IS pure consciousness, conscious of it’s Source.

The ‘I’ of my True Being only looks, sees and listens to Itself. It cannot be pointed to – it can only be looked AT.

Looking at what you actually are is the only direct, immediate way to SEE what you are. In doing so, the ‘I’ is fully, consciously present with Itself. If you don’t look, you cannot see. Simple as that. One way the mind tries to keep ‘you’ – (Awareness)- from looking at itself, is by trickery; by saying: ‘ oh it’s a practice -don’t do it’.
But there is no practice-ER anyway!
Eventually, any feeling that there is a look-er, vanishes, and all there is, IS the Seen.”

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Are Attention and Awareness the Same?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Awareness and attention are not the same. Attention comes and goes whereas Awareness remains constant. Attention is something mind-made and can be a ‘contraction’ taking some effort; whereas, Awareness is pure expansion and takes no effort, because Awareness is what you ARE.
It takes a ‘me’ to have to pay attention or be attentive. But ‘Being’, on the other hand IS pure consciousness – consciousness is purely aware – awareness aware of Itself.
However, at first when we start looking, looking at what we are, there is a feeling of effort, initially, because we are purposely putting attention on to sounds happening, images and feelings etc, but as we become more use to knowing our self AS sounds happening, images and feelings, then a switch-over begins to occur – like a relaxing INTO Awareness and eventually living AS Awareness.
Because you ARE everything that is occurring.

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