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Excerpt: “Avidya means ‘ignorance’, but it should actually be translated as ignorancing because it is an act; it’s not simply a state, and I would define it as the ignoring of the fact that you are ignoring. And what are you ignoring, is the fact that you are aware of your body and know that you are not your body, and yet you pretend to be your body. You are aware of the mind, of the thoughts, the chatter, the affects, and you know you are not the mind, but you pretend to be the mind and remain enmeshed in its melodramas. You are ignoring the fact that you are simply the witness to all of that. And by ignoring that fact, you are able to identify with the illusion that you are a bodily being when in fact, if you stop ignoring, the truth will dawn upon you that you are formless presence.” Recorded during our Silent Retreat, on the morning of Sunday, February 19, 2017.

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Excerpt: “By letting go of all identifications, the consciousness is able to receive and absorb into itself the Real Love that is the essence of our Being and bring that into the ego from that space of consciousness that is not ego, but that is also not other, that is in the reality of non-dual Being. And so the Emptiness has access to the Fullness that is the true nature of our Being – which you could call God-Consciousness – and as that comes in, the power to transform the ego-consciousness and to dissolve it and to completely eliminate the traces of suffering and of negative belief is given to you, but it’s not given to you from a position within language, it’s given to you from that Intelligence that is trans-linguistic and that doesn’t need to make any affirmations in language. It is simply the realization of what you really are.” Recorded during our Silent Retreat, on the morning of Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

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Excerpt: “Is your consciousness in the world or is the world in your consciousness? The situation can shift like in those optical illusions where you can see a vas or two people face to face, and it can shift back and forth. But when you recognize that it is at least equally true that the world appears in your consciousness, and that you are therefore beyond the world, transcendent of the world, that is simply an appearance of apparent activity of forms moving in apparent space and time, observed from a changeless point of view, then there is much greater detachment and peace and humor in all that is being observed, and nothing touches you because you are inherently beyond what is being observed.” Recorded during the Return to Source retreat on the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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