We haven’t met, but I read Awakening Clarity and have watched many of your YouTube videos, and I just wanted to send a THANK YOU your way. Everything you say resonates with me very strongly. I feel much more clear as a result of absorbing your content.
In particular, the videos “What’s the quickest way to move from knowing It to GETTING IT?” and “Challenging the I Am the Body Idea” inspired me to write to you.
In the first video you said that intellectual understanding is underrated and compared it with crossing the street and getting hit by a car. It really struck me that, yeah, I only need to understand that intellectually to live accordingly. Thankfully, I don’t need to get hit by a car just so I can have an experiential understanding.
Then in the second video you did something I’ve never seen anyone else do: clearly state the relationship between “sense of being” vs “I Am” vs identification (I am *that*). You gave the simplest and clearest explanation I’ve come across, even after studying the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, and other present-day teachers.
So I just wanted to thank you, and share my appreciation for your words of clarity. Best wishes to you, and I hope you and Betsy are doing well despite this pandemic we are in.
If I could afford it, I would not hesitate a second and book an awakening session with Fred RIGHT NOW.
Thank you Fredness and thank you “awakeness” for sharing this. So beautiful.
I watched the self-Isolation video 3 times and it is the strongest message I ever got, it was like speaking to my self. I have sent a copy of it to all friends and others. Most of them will think I am completly mad. So be it.
I hope they will not start to shoot/worship you like they did with Jesus, Buddha, etc. because that what units like to do, shoot the messenger and forget about the message.
As for me, it feels like I am sliding in, out, in, out, in.
This is a back and forth with Joanna in South America. She’s very clear, but one day she forgot. I asked her one question and she remembered.
WHO is this “I” of which you speak?
Just a quick note to say that years ago I read Nisargadatta and became confused and discouraged. After awakening, I dusted off “I Am That” and am drinking every word as nectar!
You are so right. There is no path to awakening. Only after awakening is there a path of clearing up.
Awakeness, appearing as Doug
I found you or you found me; someone posted a video in a Facebook group.
Two things you said stuck with me in these videos. One was to own the awakening and the second was that it’s too fecking smart for it’s own good.
So I came back to the simplicity of it all.
Thank you for that .
I know ‘I’ feel a sense of warmth when people tell me that they have found something in something I’ve said.
I’ll soon be booking a clarity session. Just thought I’d send you some energy.
I have been seeking for more than 30 years. I always thought that awakening was a difficult process and a rare occurrence. A few days ago I chanced upon and purchased your audible book, Awaken Now. I listened to it twice and began to wake up. I then visited your website and purchased the Self-Realization video course. I watched it in a single day and woke up.
I really appreciated the clarity sessions and realize that I will need the ongoing clarifying that you offer through your satsang meetings. I cannot afford to attend live sessions for as long as I’d like. So I am going to purchase the recordings of the satsangs in order to get more bang for my buck. If I eventually have a burning question, I will attend a once-off live satsang. The work happening through the Fredness is simply miraculous!
Just a short note to say that even in the currently unlikely scenario of this unit catching the coronavirus, and the even less likely scenario of this unit perishing, this life has been redeemed. Even one day lived in the grace and recognition of this homecoming–of this that cannot perish–is enough to have restored the balance of the karmic ledger.
To have had these past months of deeper and deeper dissolution into the formless ocean of Self is to have been given an overflowing cup. No desire here to pass from this realm, no desire for this body to go, and yet there is a trust that the curriculum handed down, come what may, is a custom fit.
May this body and and all bodies continue to flourish and find years of good health, good company, and the peace that calls all Being into recognition of its own radiant and timeless abode.
Deepest love and gratitude for the support and guidance,
From one of my T3 (Teacher-to-Teacher) Students:
I want to thank you so much for this “un-teaching”.
These sessions are so priceless and I’m just so appreciative.
Have a great week and I hope to be able to join live satsangs soon.
And please send my love to Betsy – what a sweetheart.
If I could’ve i would have jumped thru the screen and hugged that Fredness so appreciative of everything that was shared!!!!!!
Currently watching and rewatching your Vimeo series. The best 50.00 I have ever spent.
This is from one of my T3 (Teacher-to-Teacher) Students in Canada. I now send this out with every serious inquiry about the teaching program.
Here’s my testimonial. Hope this helps!
Have a wonderful Monday!
February 24, 2020
For any fellow Satsangers who may be interested in a perspective about what it’s like as a trainee teacher in the Teacher to Teacher Training course, or T3, I’m 75% along and here’s my experience from the inside.
First, there’s a lot. Fredness is profoundly generous in the giving of this teaching and there is much gratitude here in the receiving. I could record the sessions, but instead choose to draft copious careful notes (careful in content only, they look like chicken scratch). Transcribing my notes is a helpful way for me to review and delve in again at my leisure.
Ideas examined within the format, to name just a few, include: meeting the client where they’re at; skillfully bypassing the ego to get in through the back door; how you can know whether the client did or did not wake up; and, how to eﬀectively handle resistance.
Lately, the course work seems to be all coming together as a kind of greater synopsis appears to be emerging. I’m coming to appreciate and marvel at the beautifully cohesive simplicity of this pedagogue as a whole, as well as how it so eﬀectively enables Oneness in a very skillful synthesis of pointing, to lift Itself out of the wheel It was never in.
Throughout the T3 program, clarity continues to accelerate. Well, that suits me fine. Also since I can’t not be the unteacher I am, whether directly involved in session work or vibing in the grocery store or hanging in my “cave,” this is helpful. But, interestingly, I am aware of a budding nudge, soft and true, prompting me to an alertness around somehow oﬀering this unteaching that I’ve been further ungrowing into throughout T3. Hmm, this is welcome news to me.
If you’re a little curious about T3, like I was, I oﬀer an aﬃrmative recommendation. It really helped me to decide when a satsang friend gave me their aﬃrmative and I hope I can help you by passing along mine. Once I found myself asking Fred about it, he promptly sent the info via email. After reading it through and sending my “Yes,” I was looking forward to getting started. Now, I can share with you that T3 exceeds my expectations.
This happy lady is referring to The Looking Glass video.
Wow wow wow!
Thank you Fredness! So powerful.
Big hugs from Oneness to Oneness,
Wanted to attend today, but have a bad cold. Just wanted to let you know I woke up to non-separateness listening to the Awaken NOW audible book a couple of weeks ago.
It is so simple and as I’ve often heard – not what I expected. Everything is within what I am. Not flashy for me at all. As you say, awakening clarity is the path forward.
Looking forward to spending some time with you all on upcoming Sundays.