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Richard J Miller
Richard is the host of Never Not Here
Here is a chance to gauge yourself. Where are you on the spectrum described below?
Your life definitions are a result of the teachings that you follow/recite. What road are they taking you down? Are you permanently on a high flying disc? Have you ever given it enough time, (sustaining openness) to see if openness is a self-reinforcing feedback loop?
1. I have never given much time to listen to Ester Hicks. But I want to use this audio to demonstrate a life of openness, which as she describes it, leads to ever-more openness.
She calls it living on a “high flying disc”. You know it because it feels good. She mentions that you are choosing your conversations, (with self and others) meaning that you choose your thoughts. Maybe you’re not choosing the exact content of thoughts, but choosing the quality of thoughts.
2. This is what I have been calling a life lived on its own authority. You need nothing else. No finger pointing at the moon.
Thoughts are either closing or opening. She defines the “vibration” of the thoughts, which is one step removed, and makes it too esoteric and kind of unapproachable. How are you going to decide, that now you are going to raise up your vibration???
Ditch the word vibration and just look at bodily contraction. Beliefs (life definitions) played on the mind are thoughts, life definitions played on the body are your level of contraction. IT”S EASY.
3. She makes it very difficult with many fancy concepts. Without them, people might be sustaining openness in great numbers. She says mystifying things like:
a) In sync with infinite intelligence, how do you do that?
b) A high flying disc effects your point of attraction (like you have to be met by something coming down the road).
c) Your emotional inner guidance system works by noting the difference between you and your invariable source.
d) The inner never deviates, so you see the vibrational variance.
4. For me there is a much more practical route to take. Just look into these beliefs which take you continuously down a limiting path.
a) Yes, I go with what feels bad so that I can stay with my friends, or with the dinner conversation.
b) There is a lot of conspiracy out there, shouldn’t we discuss it?
c) If someone is mean, they should get that reflection back.
d) Then I want to teach someone a lesson.
e) I haven’t figured out that the one I am teaching doesn’t care, and only I get damaged?
f) When certain things occur to me, I have the right to react without thinking.
5. It’s all your thoughts my friends. The best way to put non-contracting thoughts into practice is to call them an experiment. We have gone the anxiety route for decades, and we see the kind of life that it produces. What would it be like if my thoughts were different?
6. I suppose that we can mention the value of flowering in life. Some will argue that this puts too much premium on change for the better. Then I judge that my changes are not enough, or they are going the wrong way, and I feel worse.
Change is relative, perhaps to how much you're enjoying what is here. I remember times in my life where I wanted to slow down change, because I was enjoying my life at the moment so much. (Please give me more time to love this.) Life was great after the changes too.
We can also say that frozen in the movie “Ground Hog Day” is not pleasant to anyone. Of course greater and greater velocities are taken as catastrophe. So the rate of acceptable (pleasant) change is different for everyone.
Then people are also visited by catastrophe. Doesn’t that give me the right to react in a negative way? Well let’s just stay with the practical. Does that negative reaction help the situation in any way? I think that you’ll be hard pressed to see where it does?
7. In this scenario what is the drive for enlightenment? It is a desire to jump off the wagon (to who knows where). Basically you’re not enjoying anything about yourself. The whole foundation of the enlightenment drive is skewed by dissatisfaction.
Maybe you have had a spiritual experience or satori, that has demonstrated there is something way more. I think that it is always your responsibility to put that experience in its place, (as the gift that it was) and manage it such that all of life doesn’t go sour.
For me this kind of seeking is a bogus activity assured to produce misery. If true enlightenment is an accident, then let it happen when it happens. That is soon enough for me.
Flashback with Nick Gancitano
Putting Athletes in the Zone
Nick is moving into different venues with his new book "The Edge of Glory", which I am planning to read to see what he is getting at.
He is thinking to de-emphasize videos from the past about traditional satsang. SO I LISTENED TO THIS AFTER 3 YEARS.
Wow, I think we were brilliant. I am amazed that my questions back then were right on with what I know to be true today. I was moving to establish that the human instrument is adequate to live on its own authority. We don't need a finger pointing at the moon. That finger is our main problem, in that it sets up an irrefutable judgment point. (I'm not there yet.)
To come to this pont of view you have to be persuaded that your life as it is, is significant for you. It is not that hard a task to get on that positive track.
Thanks for watching again.
Nick and I danced this dance, knowing each other only 5 minutes
Here's a taste of a breakthrough discussion
Yoke of Many Distorted Principles
Propelled to Discuss Life, What For?
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Let's make everything that we have ever known as a spiritual truth, also be totally practical in our day to day lives. Help us consider what works with your life. Great Love
Thanks, Richard Miller and Reenah Sun
Reenah Sun is unique for me, in that I don't feel any blame from her. She inquires into her reactions and traces the thought thread back until they deconstruct. In that atmosphere, I am able to do the same. We receive each other as the miracle that we are, not by creating a new concept of "holy miracle", but by moving off of all concepts. What is left is holy without any word. We are both committed to creating life from that point of no view.
Reading Sally Anderson FreeFall
We make discoveries by relaxing the meaning, reasons and justifications we give in our lives. The urge to give meaning is actually how we make ourselves stuck in our in our apparent identity. Strange how we are more prone to give meaning to what is threatening than to what is pleasing. So our stuckness takes on a negative spin.
This relaxing of the temptation to give meaning allows new insights to come in. What I am discovering also becomes more apparent to me as I am able to give distinctions or words to what I see. And this condition also brings to my attention the works of others that have articulated what I am seeing, but in a better way than I can yet communicate.
I have been digesting Sally Anderson's book FREEFALL since late June and her words are exactly what I am ready to hear. See if they make sense to you as I read a few pages from this most powerful of books.
I have often said that 3-way dialogues with "every day people" are more rewarding for me that so called teacher interviews. Again this proves true as I believe we have reached a new softness in accepting and receiving each other. I stood in my heart throughout this conversation, not because of anything that I was doing, but because of who the three of us are in kindness, openness and acceptance.
Conversation for Possibilities
Hello everyone. Some of you know that I have shared this video journal for over 5 years. While it may have been insightful for some or taken as an excuse for grabbing attention by others, I haven't really been interested nor able to stop. Well, I like to talk with people and this video stuff is easy for me. Easy up to the point that I have used it.
We have covered a lot of ground and yet we haven't had to form any special allegiances. We don't have to follow any pre-set teaching nor support any line of reasoning nor claim to the transcendence of reasoning. We are free to move with whatever urge we sense.