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Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 22, 2016

Jesus and Paul: Nondual Teachers

Paradox Jesus and Paul: Nondual Teachers Monday, August 22, 2016 Simone Weil and others have said that the very nature of spiritual truth is that it is paradoxical. Christianity should have known this. Our very template for God is the Trinity: Three Persons in One God. We believe Jesus is fully human and fully divine… Continue Reading Jesus and Paul: Nondual Teachers

August 21, 2016

Overcoming Contradictions

Paradox Overcoming Contradictions Sunday, August 21, 2016 The binary, dualistic mind cannot deal with contradictions, paradox, or mystery, all of which are at the heart of religion. Sadly, a large percentage of religious people become and remain quite rigid thinkers because their religion taught them that to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways… Continue Reading Overcoming Contradictions

August 20, 2016

Nondual Consciousness Weekly Summary

Nondual Consciousness Summary: Sunday, August 14-Friday, August 19, 2016 Nondual knowing is living in the naked now, the “sacrament of the present moment.” This consciousness will teach us how to actually experience our experiences, whether good, bad, or ugly, and how to let them transform us. (Sunday) The contemplative mind withholds from labeling or categorizing things… Continue Reading Nondual Consciousness Weekly Summary

August 19, 2016

Think Globally—Act Nonlocally!

“Quantum Entanglement” has been a popular buzzword around the Living School this past year—and with good reason! It’s a brilliant way of picturing what scientists have been describing for years as “nonlocalized action”: the mysterious way that things not in direct physical contact can still interpenetrate and infuse each other. For Carmelite spiritual teacher Constance… Continue Reading Think Globally—Act Nonlocally!

The Meaning of Spiritual Love

Nondual Consciousness The Meaning of Spiritual Love Friday, August 19, 2016 When I teach nondual consciousness, I often use the phrase “not one, but not two either.” Nondual consciousness heals our splits and sense of separation. Think of how a truly loving, faithful relationship has helped you be fully and wholly yourself. John of the… Continue Reading The Meaning of Spiritual Love

August 18, 2016

Overcoming Our Separation

Nondual Consciousness Overcoming Our Separation Thursday, August 18, 2016 Let’s turn to the great Christian nondual teacher, Jesus himself. Jesus teaches and fully lives what I call four “moral equivalencies,” which can only truly be understood by the nondual mind. These moral equivalencies do away with the various walls we’ve built to separate human from… Continue Reading Overcoming Our Separation

August 17, 2016

Seeing with God’s Eyes

Nondual Consciousness Seeing with God’s Eyes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 St. John of the Cross says in many ways throughout his writings that God refuses to be known in the way we know all other objects; God can only be known by loving God. I like to call this “center to center” or “subject to… Continue Reading Seeing with God’s Eyes

August 16, 2016

Dividing the Field of the Moment

Nondual Consciousness Dividing the Field of the Moment Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Most of us tend to cut every new idea or situation in half and eliminate that which we do not understand or things that are beyond our present experience. Not only do we divide the field of the moment, but we almost immediately… Continue Reading Dividing the Field of the Moment

August 15, 2016

Experiential Knowing

Nondual Consciousness Experiential Knowing Monday, August 15, 2016 The brilliant word “non-duality” (advaita in Sanskrit) was used by many in different traditions in the East to distinguish any notion of union from total absorption or enmeshment: “Not entirely one, but not two either.” Facing some of the same challenges of modern-day ecology and quantum physics,… Continue Reading Experiential Knowing

August 14, 2016

The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Nondual Consciousness The Sacrament of the Present Moment Sunday, August 14, 2016 Only unitive, nondual consciousness can open our hearts, minds, and bodies to actually experience God. Ultimate Reality cannot be seen with any dualistic operation of the mind, where we divide the field of the moment and eliminate anything mysterious, confusing, unfamiliar, or outside… Continue Reading The Sacrament of the Present Moment

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