2016 Saturday Self-Inquiry Sessions

2016 Saturday Self-Inquiry Sessions Self Inquiry Sessions at Juniper Level Botanic Garden are for ardent pilgrims, ready, at all costs, to turn inward and discern the illusory nature of the personal self and reality and uncover the aware presence hidden in plain sight. Recommended readings:      Open Secret – Wei Wu Wei      Perfect Brilliant Stillness …

What Remains?

It’s “mind-blowing” to directly see the tricks and games the brain/mind plays to perpetuate itself as a separate and distinct entity where none exists. Shockingly, there is no path to traverse…where would it lead? And for who? And for what?  This is…what is…an uncaused, spontaneously appearing impersonal consciousness playing and dreaming an illusory and relative dreamscape as …

Radical Love

Radical love, outrageous love, has no-boundaries, edges, corners, holes…it’s beyond description …it’s beyond comprehending by a relative, conditional, and objectifying human brain/mind. Radical love sees no separation between evil and good, sorrow and joy, fear and courage, form and formless, pain and pleasure, birth and death. Love bows equally to everything imaginable and unimaginable, both horrific and holy. Radical …

Pathless Path

Isn’t walking a spiritual path based on wanting, desiring, or a sense of incompleteness? As a spiritual pilgrim, i desired to be near God and dwell in Heaven when i died.  i desired to be cleansed of my sins.  i wanted to be a good Christian woman, wife, and mother. Desire and passion fueled my search for answers …

Not Two

I devoured the paradoxical and powerful teachings of the Ashtavakra Gita and other Advaita teachings on the spiritual path. Advaita (the Sanskrit word meaning “not-two”) are the scriptures within the ancient Vedanta teachings pointing towards a singular illusory omnipresent energy.  Meaning “not-two” and, as such, is the essence of all matter, all particles, visible, invisible, excluding nothing, and including …

Embodying

Do you appear as a body or does a body simply appear as you? Many of us are obsessed with intellectual accomplishments and use the body as a vehicle to service the mind.  This questing and seeking is quite thrilling to those characters addicted to information and knowledge since the answer and the question appear from the …

Subject-Object

Sensing and perceiving arise spontaneously…but not to a personal self…even though experientially it seems and feels close enough to be “within” the sensory experience. Subject (creation) and object (creation) appear only when sensing and perceiving arise and the brain/mind applies labels, names, and concepts to what is appearing. The brain/mind habitually attempts to categorize and quantify what …

Scientific Mechanisms of Mind

Where is the mind? What is the mind?  In this age of swift advancements in brain imaging and research, we are uncovering a few of the mysterious functions of the brain, mind, and body. For deeper reading, an excellent research paper linked here provides the medical/scientific foundation as well as a philosophical and spiritual foundation.   The author …

Q and A – Awakening

Below is a letter with questions about awakening and the responses. Hi Anita, I am feeling like Grace is not going to choose me to wake up. It just seems I have not been able to do much for so long and I sit in silence or come into the moment so much throughout my day. I ask …

Easy Mindfulness Practices

It’s easy to incorporate mindfulness into the daily routine. Select one of the simple tasks below and notice fully what is unfolding in front of you while you are with the activity. Notice the sensory experience of the body with each activity without judgment or analysis. Ignore the thinking brain and see each activity with the curious …

Poeting Prisms

Unspooling, spiraling, edgeless causeless energy appearing as flickering empty formless forms, effortlessly shimmering as wispy glimpses of radiant edgeless light dissolving and disappearing as vague empty shadows flowing, reflecting, refracting faintly as infinite, causeless, poeting prisms…

Nonduality Glossary

Absolute – An ineffable, indivisible, and intelligent presence that most spiritual tradition calls God, the Universe, or Source. Absolute is beyond relativity; not measurable; without any identity; not relational; indivisible; transcendent, immanent; containing no limitations, exists as every seeming appearance, space, place and is timeless, undivided, and edgeless. Awakening – The initial falling away of the beliefs and …