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The Light of Awareness

It’s important to continually learn to take care of your garden – the garden of your body, mind, and heart. Although gardening is not an easy job, and requires much work as we travel through this life, the light of awareness is the Sun that allows the garden to grow, evolve, and flourish. Recorded Dec 10, 2022.

True Surrender is Enlivening

True surrender is enlivening. It’s energizing. It’s empowering. Because you’re letting go of being who you think you are, as awareness slowly, over time, becomes more embodied in your tissue, in your mind, in your heart. That’s the purpose of our life from awakening on. Recorded 12/4/2021 in San Francisco.

The Beginning of Understanding

Awakening is the beginning of understanding what practice is. As you bring attention to what is, and you’re not in the way, then naturally, miraculously, consciousness merges into matter and you become more and more radiant, more free, and your life becomes more and more amazing.

Awakening is the beginning of the path, and life, your whole life, is the process of allowing evolution to transform you.

Stop, Tune In and Listen

Keep your mind open and free of any conclusions. Ask deeply within yourself, or into your true connectedness: “May I be open and clear to receive what is being given.” When you are filled and touched with grace, with presence, with what we call the transmission of the Dharma, that’s exactly what’s happening. And all you have to do is ask, and be available to receive.

Beyond the Teachings

When you sit, stop, and tune in, you’re entering an infinite realm of discovery and possibility. So what you think about it, the beliefs you have about it, what you’ve heard about it – all that can go into the background, so that you can actually begin to see, and feel, and be available, fresh, for what’s happening. You have to go beyond the teachings. You have to go beyond your own beliefs, especially ones that you are very attached to.

Recorded July 17, 2021 in San Francisco

The Secret Way to Freedom

The secret way to freedom is to allow yourself to become intimate with the unconscious struggle that is programmed into you. It’s a struggle you don’t even necessarily know you have until you stop, eliminate as many distractions as possible, and actually pay attention to how conditioning has been literally imprinted into your nervous system, your tissue, your mind and your emotional body. It is not asking for your conclusions, judgments, analysis, or attempts to fix it, figure it out, or get rid of it. So don’t even try. Relax, let it all go, and allow the natural centering of being to open itself to you in its own way, and in its own time, endlessly. Recorded 3/13/2021 in San Francisco.

The Natural Movement of Awareness

Enlightenment and awareness are happening naturally. That’s what brought you here, that movement within you. Natural healing is nothing more than the process of awakening and becoming liberated. A flower growing in a garden has its own wisdom that produces that beautiful blossom and that wonderful fragrance, and you are exactly like that rose. Recorded 2/13/2021 in San Francisco.