Just another one of those “I woke up from your video” letters here! Your message and delivery really speak to me. I just started the current Finders Course and could not stop seeking in addition to our meditation exercises. The sense of “about to awake”-ness was in the air, and I happened across your videos and began binge-watching them. At some point I began laughing out loud, and shortly after that something really “clicked” — while taking a shower 12 days ago. At first it seemed like a “glimpse of awakening” had occurred, but as events in the following days demonstrated, my attachment to this character here had really taken a serious and permanent blow. A lot of joy was experienced thereafter, including a sense of deep connectedness and the recognition that everyone I come across is Awakeness experiencing life through a particular “unit.”
I have ordered all your books and am going through all your videos and getting the 10-hour course. I’m also going to read two books I heard you praise: “Nothing Ever Happened” and “The Paradox of Intention.” I now feel strongly that my path is not one of sitting practice (though I do sit and will continue meditating for a variety of reasons), but through what you call “enlightened conversation.” I’ve always adhered to the “backwards approach” in things like language acquisition and music, and I am thrilled to have found someone offering this in the spiritual realm as well.
In just the 1.5 years preceding this moment I listened to “The Power of Now” at least 30 times, took Ayahuasca, did a Vipassana course, and dabbled in different practices and traditions I had direct contact with, all while reading Tolle, Gurdjieff, Aurobindo, and lately Culadasa. I am 41 and reside in Georgia (country in the former USSR). I am ready and committed to living as conscious Awareness now.
I have no doubt we will meet at some point in a private session if or when this character tries to reestablish itself, or at least at an online Satsang. I have given links to your videos to several close friends and will meet with an awakened non-dual Orthodox priest soon and choose a video to show him and translate into Russian (simultaneously) so that we can share that experience and perhaps help each other clear up a bit going forward.
I know I’ve written a lot and it may sound like I’m trying to earn a pat on the back from you (and there might be a slight bit of truth in that), but I feel compelled to write and let you know what is going on over here and how grateful I am for your clarity.