Questions that Release You

“What will it take to dissolve your mind’s control? Freedom is the absence of the thought called ‘I’. So find the questions that release you, that relax you; that allow opening to happen.” Recorded 1/4/2016 in San Francisco.

Fulfillment Right Now

“As human beings, our greatest longing is to be open — to love. Awakening is the key to that, awakening to what you truly are, your pure essence. Find that spark, right now, and let that take you.” Recorded 11/23/2015 in San Francisco.

Be Fully Alive

“All that’s required to be here is simply to be here; not doing anything, and yet being fully present — awake! — attentive, open and relaxed. Then you might start to sense something — an expansion, an opening, a radiance, a presence — a force, even — within you, around you, moving through you. And you just let that work, because what you’re really learning is how to allow yourself to be fully alive.” Recorded 11/16/2015 in San Francisco.

Pure Zen

“The teaching that happens here is not just verbal. These words those are just suggestions, pointers to a deeper energetic transmission, a shift in perception to realizing that we are everything. That’s not a belief, not just some groovy concept — in that shift you begin truly to align with the fundamental energy of life itself. Ironically, that energy is completely unknowable, and yet we are that, completely.” Recorded 11/14/2015 in Santa Cruz.

Go with the Flow

“Everything we experience — thought, feeling, sensation, energy — originates from the source. But what is the source? That primal, alive movement is unknowable, and yet it is what we awaken to. Its movement is like waves; so we learn how to go with the flow.” Recorded 10/26/2015 in San Francisco.

Drop Who You Are

If it’s not easy, you’re doing it wrong! Struggle is the opposite of surrender. But how do you surrender when the one who wants to surrender is also the one who wants to be in control? What works is dropping yourself — dropping who you think you are. Recorded 10/12/2015 in San Francisco.

Your Essence is Understanding

You already understand. That which you truly are is the lifeforce, the creative, miraculous lifeforce; and when you’re really tuned into that understanding, it’s remarkable how well life can function.

The Gravitational Force Field of Freedom

Waking up happens by itself, as soon as we find out how to let it. We are guided by the natural gravitation force field of freedom that is present in every cell, in every atom and molecule of your body, mind and heart. How could it not be? How could you not be one with the miracle and mystery of this existence? You are a creation of it.

Video: Flavors of Retreat #3–Healing & Opening the Heart

Retreat Video part 3 of 4 from Jon Bernie’s 2015 Spring Retreat at Santa Sabina in San Rafael, CA. Subscribe to Jon’s YouTube channel (free) to be notified as new videos are added.

Steeping in the Question

Find out how to be in the question of your wanting. Not to think about it, or to look for the answer; but to let the mind open, and be released from struggle.

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bring it Home

“Freedom is being home. It’s home without a location. It’s home where everything is the location.” Recorded 9/10/2011 in Santa Cruz.

Surrender

In the opening talk of a recent retreat, Jon invites us to surrender, to give up believing, and to allow ourselves to be guided by the deep truth revealing itself in the utter uniqueness of each moment. Recorded 11/3/2011 at Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael.

Listening Without Anticipation

“The listening that we ask you allow, here, is free of anticipation about what will be heard, or even whether there will be any comprehension or understanding. If you’re weary of spiritual teachings, if they’ve become platitudes, then this is even more an invitation to listen without any idea about what you’re hearing.” Recorded 8/22/2011 in San Francisco.