‘Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, realise the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will realise that it's not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.’ - From ‘The Matrix’
The ego wants you to believe that ‘I AM’ is the body and that ‘I AM’ is the mind. None of it is the truth. The ego wants you to believe that the beginning of life is your birth and that the end of life is your death. None of it is the truth.
‘I AM’ is unlimited, ever-present awareness. ‘I AM’ is aware presence, or knowing being. ‘I AM’ is aware of being aware and is at rest, or is eternally resting in Being.
The mind is awareness in motion. Deep sleep is awareness at rest.
‘I AM’ is aware, it knows your present experience. Your experience consist of the movement of awareness, or process of thinking and imagining, sensing and feeling and perceiving.
A practice for you actually practice aware presence, is … instead of saying e.g. ‘I am upset’ … the truth would be expressed this way, ‘I AM’ is aware of the experience of feeling upset’.
It means that all objective experience, like thoughts, sensations and perceptions appear in awareness. I use awareness here synonymously for consciousness or knowing presence.
There are no single thoughts or perceptions, it’s a movement, a process, a wave of experience, which is known by awareness, appearing in awareness and ultimately made of awareness. Nothing exists outside of awareness, awareness never begins, never ends. Therefore awareness is infinite and eternal, beyond space and time.
It is perception that creates space and it is conception (mind) that creates time.
Clusters of thoughts, feelings and perceptions feel like a separate entity, but these identities are, of course, not real. They have no independent existence apart from the presence of awareness, the ‘I AM’.
Realise the truth. There is no spoon (ego/seperate mind) so don't try to get rid of, fight or change these identities. Simply see the reality that there is no separate self living, a separate individual life.
The ego is illusory in nature. There is only life itself and ‘I AM’ is life itself, pretending to be an individual in order to take part in this experiential journey of eternal Consciousness.
Consciousness would be the scientific term, Awareness the spiritual term and God the religious term.
When we see ourselves from the highest reality, then the ego/separate mind can no longer have a foothold on us.
So, while it's true to say that it seems that you HAVE a body, it’s more accurate to say that the appearance of the body is known by awareness. All we really know of the body, if you investigate closely, are clusters of sensations, feelings and perceptions, all appearing in, known by and ultimately made of awareness.
You don’t HAVE a body, awareness HAS a body.
It is this imaginary ego identity that causes all of the suffering we experience. However, the ego can only be an automated activity, seeming outside of the focus of our aware attention.
The moment we are aware of the fact that what we are is unlimited, ever-present awareness and not the body/mind/ego, the program of fragmentation, vulnerability and scarcity loses its grip and influence over us because the ego is dependent (conditioned) on our unconscious beliefs in it, in order for it to sustain itself.
'If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.' William Blake.
In other words, when we see ourselves the way that consciousness sees itself then we cannot be vulnerable to the programs of the ego.
Therefore, when we feel insulted, we’re insulted on behalf of an imagined self. This is a consequence of the story we tell ourselves about ourselves and about how the world should be. That's why we see in different cultures and subcultures people are offended by different things.
It is usually when something conflicts with our own personal story (whatever that maybe) that can lead to feeling upset. If you investigate deeply, you will discover that you’re always upset on behalf of a non-existing self.
However, it is most wise to ‘respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment’. Be mindful, pause and ask yourself certain questions in the very midst of being on the receiving end of insults or other mean spirited words.
We could ask ourselves: who or what is it that is feeling upset? Is ‘I AM’, the aware presence upset? Which reactive patterns are triggered? What thoughts, feelings, sensations arise?
The practice of mindfulness is an invitation to grace and graciousness. It shows much more character if we try and seek the root of our own emotional reactions within ourselves instead of immediately pointing the finger at the outside world. This is what it means to be mindful in this context.
After all, our own thoughts, beliefs and opinions are our own responsibility and what other people think is none of our business. That is the meaning of responsibility, I AM is able to respond, or it doesn’t need to respond.
That is where our freedom lies. This is what gives us inner stability.
If you want to know the ‘I AM’, look inside your heart.
With Love + Respect
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It seems the most absurd thing to believe that the natural resources of the planet upon which the people depend on for sustenance should be owned collectively by the people instead of being the private property of a few social parasites.
Everything we think we know, everything we have been taught by the system, so-called science, the education system and also history, literally everything we’ve been told by this system, is a complete lie.
Quite literally, the depth of these lies is so profound and so all pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most people to even see it, and it covers virtually every single aspect of our lives.
Everything we’ve been told is a lie, and that’s why it’s so difficult to discover the truth and to wake up, because most of the information and most of any research has been falsified.
That is why people are constantly hooked by different belief systems, were they continue to argue with each other. It is part of the system and that’s why the system perpetuates the divide and conquer programming.
If we were to look closely at any information and investigate into the past, we will find eventually that all of the information has been rearranged, rewritten, manipulated and fabricated. You need to ask yourself ‘who benefits’ when you do your own research.
Very often, no doubt, someone left some form of disputable information, just to keep people guessing, fighting and arguing.
We need to take a step back and look at reality as it truly is and understand clearly that this is our starting point.
We cannot rely on any of the information that we’ve gotten from any institution, construct or book anywhere. What we can truly rely on is when we go out and experience the world for ourselves, but that’s a very difficult thing for people to come to terms with.
We need to learn to look at life open-mindedly and find real evidence. When we learn to trust our own experience and inherent knowing it becomes evident that we have been lied to.
It seems that our biggest problems is our blind acceptance of information. We blindly accept what we’ve been presented as facts, without doing our own investigation and asking meaningful questions. We do this on so many levels, it’s actually quite profound when you pause and look at it. That’s how belief systems are formed, any belief system.
As soon as you adopt your belief system, you look for so-called evidence that reinforces that belief system and you disregard everything else. You literally close yourself off to everything else and that is what’s so dangerous about adopting belief systems through this journey of life.
It is a truly wondrous world and it’s nothing like what we are told it is, and we are nothing like what we are told we are.
For me the real questions in life are these: ‘Who am I? What is the nature of reality? What is the nature of my experience? Why am I here? How can I find lasting peace and happiness?’
And the answer to all of this questions is what we are all searching for because we’ve been let so far from our true path.
The biggest danger in trying to find a way out of this mess isn’t adapting belief systems along the way and therefore closing yourself off to the many possibilities available.
For now we need to allow everyone to just believe what they want to believe and understand that we’ve been manipulated and controlled. It is not helpful to argue with each other about our differences, the fact of the matter is that nobody really knows what’s going on.
What we need to do is focus on stopping the system in its tracks, and giving ourselves to find out what the truth really is. This is not going to happen unless we can put our differences aside.
Let’s stop attacking each other and stop spreading distrust and division amongst ourselves.
Stop identifying with your beliefs, roles and ideologies! Let’s stop attacking anyone else who doesn’t think like we do! Put it all down, stop fighting and let’s withdraw our energies from this psychopathic parasitic system, which is seemingly controlling the direction that we are going.
This whole system exists because we uphold it through our attention, and that is the solution. We need to withdraw our energy from this malevolent system. We need to do it in every way, shape and form that we can find.
We are the only ones who can do it, we have to pay attention and take responsibility for ourselves.
So many people, including myself, have been wasting so much time and energy defending our own ideas and ideals. It has to come to a point where you can’t even be open-minded in either direction without being attacked by either side. And that’s exactly why this system has been constructed this way.
So many people want solutions, they want to sign petitions, they want someone to vote for, they want to join some movement and really believe that it would make a difference.
They don’t understand that they’re the ones who uphold the system. Don’t give it attention. We don’t even need a violent revolution, just stop supporting the system!
You need to remember who you really are and why you are here! Support the people around you, the people around you are your biggest asset!
The solution is within you and you can remember who you truly are and what reality really is. As soon as you see that, as soon as you see the beauty and power in yourself, the entire control around you becomes fiction and that’s it.
We can all do this!
You comply with what is essentially a scam, run by an international criminal class of racketeers who do not belong in a position that there are in. Divide and conquer is their model and all of the division has to stop. All of the political division and all of the racial division has to stop.
But the system doesn’t want you to have a solution, it doesn’t want you to find out who you truly are, they want you to keep on the rollercoaster. Only we can save ourselves right now, all we have to do is choose to do it.
If you deny the system the system will cease to exist. It only exists because you acknowledge it and its existence when in fact it is a fiction. You don’t need it. What you need is your real self and the people around you. The solution is in everyone’s heart.
We all have to be prepared to put it into action.
With Love + Respect
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A life changing decision is looming!
This life changing decision is all about getting people to decide which path they want to take individually in the very near future:
Life or money?
Money here stands for material values, for everything that unfortunately still represents the driving force for many people at the moment or around what their thoughts primarily revolve around. One could also call it also:
- What do I have/do for my pleasure?
- What can I do for others or for my mental/spiritual development?
- The path of fear or the path of love?
- 'I have' versus 'I am'!
This is not only a physical approach, it goes far beyond it. Take the family, for example. I can have the attitude that I ‘have’ a family, a spouse and children.
Or I can ‘be’ a spouse, a loving mother or father. Do you have a feeling for the difference this attitude entails?
Unfortunately, everything I look at from the ‘having’ perspective can be taken away from me. I can be separated from people in many different ways.
My ‘being’ though cannot be taken away from me, here I am completely alone, complete and all one, which also means that I am fully responsible for my wellbeing. Of course, it is not very beneficial for relationships if the sense of ‘having’ of other people is in the foreground of ones awareness.
Almost all people are of course somewhere between the two extremes.
Those who are completely on the right side, the side of ‘being’, have mastered self-realisation and could be considered enlightened.
Those who are far on the left side, the side of ‘having’, are generally sick sociopaths. No judgement intended, just an observation!
But it is also a fact that everything that is on the left side can be taken away from me. So I can be blackmailed at any time. Everything on the right side cannot be taken away from me, by anyone.
If I have pleasure, e.g. through watching a movie, it can be taken away from me as soon as someone turns off the movie. If I am in a state of inner peace, whether I’m watching a movie or not, it cannot be ended so easily. The fewer parts I have left on the left side, the less someone or something from the outside can disturb my peace.
Often rich people are not happy at all, even if they see their happiness primarily in material things. But then they are usually tormented by the fear of losing the many things they have or simply of having a smaller sum in their bank account than before.
Also many things on the left side are also very quickly boring as soon as they are there. Then the next target object is searched for.
If I am an artist with full conviction, then I go my way, even if nobody wants to have the artwork. Maybe I have to do something else to make a living. Still, certain things you have to have to function in the 3D world.
However, people often find that if they move more to the right side, the things they really need will be available without much effort.
The further someone is on the left side, the more he is a prisoner of his worldview.
Whoever is on the right side is free.
Especially for people who are very attached to the system and the corresponding world view, an extremely problematic and difficult time will arise near soon.
For those who have already awakened and made the decision in the right direction, this time will be annoying, but not really bad.
For a more detailed analysis and interpretation I would like to distinguish two human aspects, which I think are very important in the clarification process.
1. inner stability
2. being informed externally
There are people who are inwardly stable but have little or no interest in the outside world.
On the other hand, there are people who are well informed about what is going on outside, but have no inner stability. And of course there are all kinds of mixed variants, i.e. people who have some inner stability and are somewhat informed.
For people who are not stable internally, very difficult times will be their reality, because the outer world and their cherished worldview will collapse and they will then have nothing left to orientate themselves by.
Also many people who think they are already outwardly awakened but are without inner stability will have enormous orientation problems.
People who have inner stability but are not informed about what has been going on out there so far will also be quite shaken, but they will find their way much easier.
Previously the people who really believed in 'the system' (of manipulation, lies and control) will now have doubts about whether it all makes sense. Many already drastic measures will probably be significantly increased, but on the other hand, the evidence of how nonsensical it all is, become obvious and apparent.
But you can already disconnect yourself from this already dying system if you simply go to the side of ‘I am’. Of course it can be temporary that you will have to do without some things. But letting go will make you free.
There were and are always people who have let go of their immediate (physical) freedom or even their life for their sense of being. I am sure that these extreme excesses will no longer be allowed.
But the current way of living, the job or business, the yearly vacation trip or even the normal shopping could temporarily stop working if one does not want to submit to the 'system'.
There will be however already many like-minded people and alternative solutions, in order to function and have the absolutely necessary.
People will have to decide in the next few months, if they haven't done so yet; money or life, having or being, fear or love!
It all depends on this decision, in which world an individual will live from then onwards.
Rolf Krahnert. ConsciousLiving Coach - Mentor for Awakening and Transformation.