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  1. Mike Zerbel
    January 25, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

    I’ve had ears to hear this message come up repeatedly for me. My non dual therapist always comes back to “is it a problem?”. I listened to a student in a video saying he wasn’t seeking anymore, BUT he was really perplexed about how things have their suchness (eg how is blue blue?). The teacher brought him around to whether suffering was alleviated from his life, and the answer was yes. The teacher said then the teaching had served its purpose. This reminded me how Buddha’s noble truth is “there is an end to suffering”. Fred uses the Great Okayness.

    The momentum of the conditioning from seeking and its suffering is still noticed. Sometimes I think that conditioning USES the contrast with the Great Okayness to call attention to “see, there really is something wrong”! One of the funniest thoughts I’ve run across is that the Reality I Am has to lend itself to any appearance to give it any seeming reality it has. FEAR: false evidence appearing real. How does something false get the wherewithal to do anything, much less seem real? From Me!

    Ease (evidence appearing solely ephemeral), Mike

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  2. Kathleen
    January 26, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

    Thanks, Fred. I was somewhat disappointed when I woke up and realized constant bliss would not be mine. But then the awakening wasn’t even mine, either. The dream character doesn’t benefit at all from awakening (poof, it’s gone!), but the dreamer, who was stuck in the dream character’s cockamamie adventures, is set free.

    Blissful states happen to the character, whereas the Great Okayness is an attribute of Oneness. Highs and lows come and go. But the background sense of being safe and secure and loved is eternal. The character may or may not tap into that, depending on how awake she is to this moment. But it is always there for her. It is Her.

    Love,

    Kathleen

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    • Fred Davis
      January 26, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

      It’s really about how much or how little belief in a character is present, because the character is just an idea, and thus is never awake or asleep. What isn’t here can sleep, not awaken.

      If there’s lots of belief in a character, there will be no Conscious Awakeness present. If there is lots of Conscious Awakeness, there will not be much experience of character, and even less belief in one, because the idea is seen through by Conscious Awakeness; it is noted to be false. ♥

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