Zen Algebra

One minus one equals freedom. Coming back to zero, everything and nothing simultaneously. Relative and absolute integrated — one minus one. Whatever you have, give it away. Whatever you’re holding on to, let go of. Return back to zero; to openness; to clarity. Then you are what you see. You are what you feel. Everyone, in their own experience, has to find out how to make *one minus one* happen.

Letting *Letting Go* Happen

Let yourself begin to find a natural, easy stillness.  In allowing yourself simply to be aware — to be awareness — you literally begin to feel or see as spaciousness, as presence; as vast, boundaryless consciousness itself, enriching and enlivening your whole being.

The Miracle of Pure Aliveness

Forget everything you know: your past, your future, your beliefs. Because what happens here is a mysterious, amazing, miraculous process of becoming unburdened, of lightening up — of enlightening! — so that the light that you are actually can shine, the loving heart that you are can radiate, and you can be happy — unconditionally happy — and have a good life. Recorded 4/30/2015.

Discovering What’s Real

The real gift of awakening and opening is truly loving. We open into being authentically loving beings — enlightened, radiant, filled with spirit, and completely grounded in authentic humanity.

What’s In the Way?

What is “awake”? Awake is when you’re connected, when you’re actually available to what you’re sensing and feeling, and to what others are sensing and feeling. When we stop, when we open, we see and feel how we’ve been holding back, and how we can begin to get out of our own way.

Video: Spiritual Bypassing–the danger of neglecting your humanity

Quote: “Being in Presence can become a high, a state you want to maintain.”
Topics:  ~ shakti ~ trauma work ~ nonduality ~ therapy and spirituality ~  spiritual maturity ~
Recorded at the Spring Retreat 2015 in San Rafael CA.

The Reality of Connection

Connection is our true nature. It’s an aliveness, a presence, a vastness. The reason we come here — the reason we *are* here — is to discover that for the first time; or to rediscover it; or to deepen into what is already present for us.

Video: Cracking the Paradigm–part 1 of the spiritual laboratory

Video: Developing Energetic Consciousness: part 2 of the spiritual laboratory

Video: Each Moment is New: part 3 of the spiritual laboratory