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What is Reality Anyway?

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silence has found me

echoes from emptiness

This poem was originally posted on one of my other blogs in 2009. During some cyber housekeeping I found it again and it spoke to me with the same intensity expressed six years ago. It wants to be shared here on ‘the echoes’. With love.


Johann Heinrich Füssli - The Silence

silence has found me

its ruthless simplicity
has culled the clutter
from closets
I never knew existed
in the corridors of my brain

its unstoppable tide
has drowned the demon
that danced through my days,
demanding:
control, adjust, fix!

its throbbing roar
has muted the mutterings
of protest,
the pleas for reprieve,
from the screaming ‘me-me!’ myth

its yawning vastness
has swallowed whole
the impostor who once laid claim
to this luminous lifestream:
t i m e

its perfect love
has melted all that I took
to be me
in its crucible of fiery
Grace

and the receptors in these cells
heard the words
the…

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Satsang with Magdi 2-7-15 Mid-Week Google Hangout

Non duality Hangout: How does awareness relate to sensations and sounds?

Where Does Sensation Arise?

The following is a snippet from a mid-week Satsang with Magdi on Google Hangouts. Clear guidance is shared to help me recognize the truth of who I am in relation to my current understanding. The quoted suggestions will be my “practice” until I am inspired by the next contemplation.

16:27 Magdi – “Ask yourself, ‘where does sensations arise?’ Because from my understanding, you’re ok right now, you’re comfortable with perception…ask yourself ‘Where does sensation arise?’ Just stay with that question. When a sensation arises or as you’re contemplating ask yourself ‘where does it arise?’

Also ask yourself ‘what is the depth of the sensation?’ Also ask yourself ‘what is the width, the height, the density, the viscosity, the weight, of a sensation?’ Ask yourself ‘where does the sensation start and where does it end, and it what direction does it travel.’

But you have to ask yourself these question while you are looking at your experience. Not an intellectual question, you have to bring these questions to the sensation itself as you are contemplating the sensation.”

Magdi Badawy’s Live “On-Air” Google Hangout Broadcast

Magdi’s Google Hangout Live “on-air” Broadcast

Magdi On airIf there is a current live on-air Google Hangout, this link will take you to Magdi’s Live Video Broadcast.

If there is no current live on-air Google Hangout, this link  will direct you to Magdi’s Main Youtube Channel.

Sacred Gifts Along the Path to Self Realization

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test of the emergency broadcast system to see waht us

I Am Fundamentally Unknowable

“You are Perfect” Benjamin Smythe, interviewed by Teresa Arrieta

This is a fantastic interview about the “experience” of awakening. There are many hidden gems in this video. The more I listen/watch this video, the more (less) I get out of it

5:25 “tell us more about this quiet place you just were talking about.” – nice editing Teresa 🙂

6:21 “everything passes through, except for you”

8:30 “but this is another one of those stories…for some people there is no story, there is just sort of a shift, or gradual change…all of our stories are just stories.”

10:57 “nothing happens to a person.  what seems to happen is the sense of a person being personal, just disappears.”

12:37 to paraphrase life becomes quieter in some ways, and simultaneously way more intense.

15:48 “because what is looking, is what you’re looking for”

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