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by shappy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: A tiny bit of clarity
Replies: 46
Views: 5940

Re: A tiny bit of clarity

An "I" cannot stand such an event. It's pure energy. I mentioned here that this split-second event occurred twice, but it was only once. I tried to duplicate it the second time and fooled myself into thinking that I had accessed this "state" myself. Also, what you quoted in your post was me mostly t...
by shappy
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Dualism
Replies: 34
Views: 2625

Re: Non-Dualism

James, I don't say Grace does not exist, but rather my point was that a concept of Grace is that it chooses certain people over others, a kind of spiritual specialness, which can be an ego trip. All of life is Grace in operation. You may see this "lightning strike" as something special, but I don't....
by shappy
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Dualism
Replies: 34
Views: 2625

Re: Non-Dualism

Craig, To say that there is no "I", period, is to deny the experience of there being one. It's to deny an aspect of reality. The "I" is just an idea. When you go around referencing this "I", you are just referencing an idea. It's an idea that when believed allows other ideas to appear and spin out i...
by shappy
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

randomguy wrote:I took this in and indeed there was some identity forming around this and other concepts. I no longer believe the things I write on this forum. What freedom. Thank you, shappy.
That's great, randomguy. Seeing is freeing.
by shappy
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

randomguy, I guess what I'm trying to get at, is that everything that is happening is happening despite there being a "you". I don't know if that's a good way of saying it. The thing is, all of it has to go. I used to have a meditation that I would do and it would help me relax and slow down the tho...
by shappy
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

randomguy, If I feel the tension that is not acceptance, I notice the discordance in being. What comes next may be described as attempting to recognize the origin of the tension, trying to identify the thought at the core that has been believed, utilizing techniques that have worked in resolving del...
by shappy
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

What is the action of letting everything be as it is? What is acceptance? Does it matter whether what it is that those two questions point to falls into the definition of an "attempt"? Too much in what way? I don't quite follow. What I mean is, you can't force acceptance. You have an idea of what a...
by shappy
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

Actually, you have no choice in any of it. Any attempt made at staying open to see the falsity of anything is too much. You are not discerning anything or discarding anything. "You" are false and any movement from there is also false. I'm sorry to have implied otherwise...
by shappy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relating with Others
Replies: 172
Views: 9425

Re: Relating with Others

Hi sevenworlds, I want to thank you for pointing all this out. It has all been very helpful. Much of what you have written has also been my experience. For some reason, it's very difficult for me to try to write about it. As soon as I start writing or thinking about what to write, it becomes irrelev...
by shappy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Invitation
Replies: 25
Views: 2859

Re: An Invitation

Try as hard as you may, you can't sneak past yourself. "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." And so it is with you. You are the way and the only way to absolute truth is through you. You have no choice but to face yourself. You can only deny yoursel...
by shappy
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Am I awakening ? Going Nuts ? Something else ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

Re: Am I awakening ? Going Nuts ? Something else ?

Hi dagobert, Reality is prior to these experiences and sensations; prior to wanting, regretting, etc. It is despite it all. It is there despite this experience even as it was occurring for you. It is this simplicity that we have to wake up to. Every moment is an opportunity to awaken... no matter ho...
by shappy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Invitation
Replies: 25
Views: 2859

Re: An Invitation

How do you wake up? You leave it all alone and turn toward yourself. You are all you have ever yearned for. Absolutely nothing else will ever fulfill you but you. If you could taste the fullness of what you are for just a fraction of a second, you would be so helplessly and utterly in love with your...
by shappy
Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Invitation
Replies: 25
Views: 2859

Re: An Invitation

Hi kiki, how are you? Things were a bit tense last time we spoke, wouldn't you say? Ha! You know, at that time, I had a clear seeing of the beyondness of mind. It was the introduction, so to speak. Since then, more and more has been unravelling and it is all such an utter joy. I have certainly loose...
by shappy
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Invitation
Replies: 25
Views: 2859

Re: An Invitation

Because this is so ridiculously obvious it is easily overlooked. Because our minds are constantly moving around looking for something - anything! - we completely consciously miss it. I say consciously becuase it is always here regardless of anything that we do or don't do. It cannot not be. It is th...
by shappy
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Invitation
Replies: 25
Views: 2859

Re: An Invitation

Self-realization is nothing like how we imagine it to be. It is always much simpler than that. It is simply staying with the primary notion of your existence as it is happening right now. In this "place", you are not a person. You have no name and you have no personality. Your expression acts throug...