Knowing-ness is a much finer energy than the quality of tightly conditioned thoughts. Knowing-ness Is a subtleness that is always Present but clearly not obstructive to Seeing. Thoughts are much cruder in their presentation in that they can obscure the subtle, especially if given enough allowance to perseverate. However, Knowing-ness is behind every thought and sensation.
Recognizing thoughts to ‘See’ their density and inherent ability to obscure, is a non-attached ‘looking’. Conversely, ongoing engagement in conversation with thoughts, is the implicit allowance to obscure context. Acknowledgement of thoughts but not full engagement to thoughts, is the ticket to freedom from being ‘lost’ in thoughts.
When a thought comes with a steaming neediness and unrelenting demand, its nature is revealed to be extreme, hard, and untenable. Untenable especially when viewed in the vast and open spaciousness of whom we really Are. Sometimes the demands by thoughts are merciless, resulting in inevitable suffering if allowed to persist in content.
It does not really matter as to what the thought actually is (content). It matters that the density of the thought is so wrought with unreasonableness that it is easily exposed as extreme. The ‘thought’ is really more of a message to Us about us. It is a pointer to our freedom.
This ‘thought’ is telling on us about our commitment to some dead-end desire that is upending our freedom to Be. It is not to be dreaded. It is beautiful in that it is an exceedingly clear message about our commitment in going to some counterproductive arena i.e. suffering.
Too much thought can be recognized as demanding more content than context. Or, more phenomena and less non-phenomenal Formlessness. And again in other words, more separation versus a unity of consciousness.
Experiencing this exposure and contrast, spaciousness shows its own freedom to us to be in this spaciousness versus the constriction of false self demanding more of false self via ‘thoughts’.
Upon the recognition of the deepest Self of Knowing Itself without thoughts, the connection is thus made to access this ever-present field of aliveness that is the context for everything. This ‘openness’ is the actualized freedom from ‘self’ to Self.
The disturbance of heavy dense thoughts, when they do manifest, becomes so obvious in their glare of extremeness, that they can be easily dismissed, if ‘Seen’ from the subtleness of Being Being. The choice then becomes either an engagement in a deep abiding peace or a waging of war via a disturbed ‘me’ and the subsequent embrace of ongoing suffering and separation.
“It is all alive Being.” -Purna Clare Blanchflower
The disturbance of thoughts shows us where we can go deeper. The Self is ever-present and available at all times and/or places i.e. here and now. The intention is already here as the ‘longing’ for completion/actualization. Even ‘that’ intention does not stand. The ‘longing’ is not ’It’ because We Are already ‘It’ Now. Thoughts make it a distraction. Being-ness allows uninterrupted Being (Now). There is no waiting for ‘It’ as ‘It’ Is always Present and We Are ‘It’. See ‘that’ from context not content.
There is no distance in time nor space to get to the immediacy of our ‘Isness’. Thoughts can be used, versus thoughts using us. And it Is all Us. See ‘that’.
Everything is everything and everything is love. Daddy’o
To have trust is to have faith in ‘Knowing’. ‘Knowing’ is the unacquired verb-ing of intrinsic knowledge. There is nothing to get in this ‘Knowing’ as it is perennial, fluid, and already ‘gotten’ (so to speak). It is as built-in as breathing. No instruction needed.
The ‘Knowing’ is always present and always available. There is no time when ‘Knowing’ isn’t. Thereby the ‘Knowing’ elicits the faith in ‘It’. Faith is a product of the ‘Knowing’. Trust follows these pillars of absolute consistency if given a chance to trade in the failed system we ‘normally’may abide in.
The phenomenal system of ups and downs, coming and going, and rising and falling, has no long-standing reliability. Additionally, this system is in ‘time’, meaning that timelessness and It’s reliability, cannot be found here. Time has at its core, a temporal quality, meaning when its over its over.
We casually use trust here even when knowing that the system is flawed against consistent reliability. We actually don’t even realize we trust so much in it. The quality of the phenomenal system presumes that it can be trusted, when in fact, it cannot be trusted exclusively.
It is not suggested that we abandon our responsibilities and let chaos abide unabated. It is suggested that the intelligence of the ‘Priorness’ is where we should be placing our faith and trust in. To go to the source, is to go to the epicenter of everything. In other words, go to the cause and not to the effect for sustenance and freedom. The ‘Source’ is the underlying origin and integration of everything.
The other distinction here is that trusting the phenomenal system
(effect), essentially means we do not trust the implicit perfection of “What Is” (Cause). When looking for and not finding perfection in the phenomenal, we lament the imperfection while clearly overlooking the ‘Source’, i.e. perfection.
When we applaud the perfection of the imperfection in the ‘world’, we applaud the divine intelligence that ‘Knows’ Itself in the ‘world’. The activities of the ‘world’ are always sustained by the ‘Priorness’. The ‘I Am’ pervades everything.
‘Doing’ alone, is doing and trusting a separate fictional self. Meaning, this is trusting an effect, an illusion. This is bondage to self.
Trust is the resonance of connection to Source or Causeless-ness. Freedom is before the bondage typically created by time/space. Just ‘Being’ is a profound relaxation that can integrate with the world because It’s Priorness is where the standing takes place. That perspective is integrative with the world but not of the world.
Trusting in ‘Being’ is trusting ‘Life’ to flow through our body/minds without interruption. When all obstacles of self are removed by implicit trust and full acceptance, then ‘Life’ happens perfectly, as it should and not as we ‘think’ (no trust) it should. When the obstacles of doer-ship are not present, trust becomes Us. There is nothing to do. It Is just Being.
‘Know’ this, effortlessly. Trust the causeless Love that Is Us. Daddy’O
I am here before thoughts. I am existing before thoughts. I am Being before, during, and after any thought or thing that may arise in the arising. There is absolutely no thing, sensation, perception, or projection that can block the Knowing/Being of Self. Self abides before any thoughts as It Is the source of everything to include thoughts and concepts and experiences.
Secondly, no thought (thing) is ever more precious than everything/nothing. The depth of ‘everything’ is pure existence. There is nothing ever able to override the ‘creating’ of creating. In this permanence, peace abides uninterrupted.
The epicenter of life is not in the ego mind structure of temporariness. This myopic sense of self is stolen from Self. The false self is too fleeting of a structure to contain the vastness of the uncontainable. The medium of body/mind must be seen as a tool and not as an identity. The artisan of the universe Is our Self. There is no ‘other’, to especially include the manufactured and highly conditioned thought-based self.
The thought structures, both conditioned patterns and randomized perseverations, have strength in their numbers and have durability when ‘time’, past and future, are used to persuade the belief system of the false self. This leveraging works to sustain the illusion (maya) of the ‘other’.
What can undermine this occlusion, is the divestment in thoughts as the arbiter of whom we are. Seeing thoughts as a secondary system instead of the primary system of knowing Self, upends the implicit unaware give-away of our true freedom. Value is in the ’Seeing’ not the thinking.
Lastly, there must be an overt acknowledgement of ‘thoughts’ being the inadequate definer of what is truly important relative to higher Self. Thoughts can never define the higher Self as ‘It’ Is not an object that can be culled through thoughts. ’It’ Is ‘before’.
The constant uncontrolled streaming and believing of thoughts, pivots on the ownership of these thoughts. If the stream of thoughts is ID’d as ‘mine’, then the welcome mat is cleaned and ready to accept their forceful compulsions. Subsequently, the virtual mobile prison is created. We then appear as separate needy and condemned inmates looking for an escape from pure illusion.
Thoughts are ‘after’ Self. What Is ‘before’ Is Self. Thoughts are an expression of Self not an absolute definition of Self. What is to be discriminated is what is ‘before’ in an ongoing fashion. This would not be a belief but an experiential reality of the ‘priorness’ of Being. The discrimination would be clearly ’Seeing’ thoughts as thoughts and ‘Seeing’ as Being.
Being ‘Being’ cannot be thought-based. ‘Being’ is pure existence and pure existence does not depend on thoughts. The ‘I Am’ existence is primary with everything else added as phenomenal. Thoughts are phenomenal and ‘after’ Being-ness.
I Am ‘before’ thoughts. Staying ‘here’ is effortless. Stillness, emptiness, silence, and no ‘other’ are ‘here’ timelessly. From ‘here’ everything follows while ‘here’ never changes. Self is undefinable, especially by thoughts.
What is seen is not Seeing. I Am ‘before’ thoughts.
Love is before thoughts and/or events. Love Is Us. Love ‘that’ and feel the explicit peace. Daddy’O
THERE IS NO CONTENT IN ‘I AM’
The story of ‘me’ cannot bind the Unbounded with content nor time. There is no real story here (past) nor is there any future. In the recognition of this passing temporal phenomena, the residue of the permanence of Nothingness continues to light our existence without binding or stopping. When the dream is seen as dreaming, dreaming reveals not only the dreamt but the Nothingness that is dreaming the content.
What is primary is the dreaming. What can be found is the dreamt. What cannot be found is the dreaming. The ‘found’ content is ultimately irrelevant relative to the dreaming which is paramount and real.
The dreaming is Nothingness Being. The dreamt form/content is a part of the expression of Nothingness. Everything is always already Present in Nothingness i.e. Formlessness expressing form.
The ‘I Am’ is not in search of a noun to complete a sentence. ‘Completeness’ is intrinsic to ‘I Am’. The ‘I Am’ is as close to form as Formlessness can get. When every ‘thing’ is stripped away (identity, history, time) what remains is the ‘I Am’. Existence without any stops for any thing is enough.
What underlies everything is spaciousness, silence, stillness, and no ‘other’ (subject/object). The finding of ‘nothing’ is the finding of Being a priori. The ‘dreaming’ cannot be perceived.
When we see the unseen, we See. When we see the story or the dream, as temporal and passing, we don’t over-invest in developing an excessive ‘me’. The field of consciousness allows the images and characters to take the stage. The field is real. The story and the characters are staged.
Everything is enjoyed because it all is the play of consciousness. The author is esteemed because the play is so real yet unreal. The author is Us aka ‘I Am’.
What has been Present before the development of the ‘me’ is consciousness in It’s fullness with no limitations. The very limited ‘me’, never preceded the ‘I Am’. Dropping the ‘me’ is dropping what occurred ‘after’ ‘I Am’. The ‘I Am’ never left nor arrived. Existence allowed the dream to be dreamt, as existence Is the dreaming. Existence is always first.
The dreaming is unlimited. The dreamt is limited.
No thought needs to be believed. No ‘more’ needs to be achieved. No story needs to be dreamt. The ‘Isness’ of ‘I Am’ is enough as It Is everything. Nothingness is everything without ‘needing’ to be the content.
Everything Is Love. Start with Love and Be everything. Daddy’O
AWARENESS IS NOT AN EXPERIENCE
It Is. If Awareness were an experience it would stop and go. If we had Awareness now and then, then where would ‘we’ Be?
Awareness goes nowhere but Is Here and everywhere. When we have an experience of Awareness, it does not then mean that Awareness came and now has gone. Rather it is that we have acknowledged and distinguished Awareness from the stream of phenomena.
What is normal, in many cases if not most, is that Awareness appears to come and go. The constant override of thoughts and thoughtless identification with thoughts and their content, make it appear as if Awareness is episodic. The obscuration is so thorough that only glimpses find their way through the fog of mind. The glimpses seem to acknowledge the ‘now and then’ of the presence of Awareness.
Additionally, ‘time’ plays havoc in facilitating the emergence of illusion and delusion. Illusion of past and future gives a great distraction and a seeming subtraction of energy from the Here and Now. Delusion then thrives in the past and future, raising its head to create a false time-based reality, maintained by false beliefs, about whom we think we are.
If that’s not enough, then we have ‘that’ profound experience of a deeper aspect of self, which only separates us further from the Truth. The Truth being that there is no-one there to have ‘that’ experience. Why?! Because there is only the Self pervading all experiences, all perceptions, and all phenomena in general.
Having an ‘experience’ by a ‘self’, is separation from Self (seemingly). There is only experiencing. There is no-one to experience Nothingness. Nothingness can only be experienc-ing (Knowing) Nothingness.
Having an ‘experience’ needs an experience-er. An ‘experience-er’ is a creation or a ‘thing’. Nothingness is formless with a ‘seeming’ creation of things of limitation by the Unlimited-ness of Nothingness. The ‘things’ created are not Nothingness except in the ultimate picture of Everything being everything. ‘Experiencing’ does not stop. Experience has a stop, creating a false self to have the experience.
Creation or ‘things’ cannot Know ‘the’ creating. Awakeness is already awake to Itself and It’s manifesting. Creation, being manifest, cannot reverse engineer itself to be Awakeness (Awareness). Awakeness never left.
The point being Awakeness or Awareness does not require experience and/or things to sustain nor acknowledge Itself. We Are Awareness without the need for any noun to include ‘experience’. Having an ‘experience’ is only a clear acknowledgement that we are separate (seemingly).
What is never stopping to ‘Be’ Is Awareness, precisely because there is never a stop on Being, except seeminglyso (through phenomena).
We Are always Awareness continuously, whether we realize it or not. Seeing the illusion clearly, leaves only Awakeness Being Awake.
Be the Love that has no starting or stopping. Unconditional Love Loves eternally. We Are already ‘this’.Daddy’O
SPACIOUSNESS CONTAINS EVERYTHING
Did we forget?
The body/mind and the idea of ‘me’ are not containers of anything let alone the True Self. And the idea of ‘me’ to contain anything is delusion on steroids.
But how did things get so misplaced and misdirected?
Identification with ideas rather than experiential ‘Knowing’ is the guilty party. First off, identification is a concept. The subsequent trail of mis-appropriation then begins. Identification is an ‘idea’ that we ‘added to’ what We already Are.
Is there a need to employ identification?
There is usefulness to employing identification when dealing with ‘things’. It is contraindicated to use concepts like identification, when dealing with whom We Are. Whom We Are does not need any ID-ing at any time. To suggest that we use a conceptual framework to attempt to imprison the boundless ineffable eternity that We Are, is heresy.
Is there a need to add anything to What We Are already?
The ‘Fullness’ is full as full can be. How can any ‘thing’ be added? It is not a matter of adding any ‘thing’. It is a matter of subtracting ’things’ to include identity.
Identity is highlighted due to the fact that ‘it’ is most guilty. Guilty of attachment to a particular ‘me’. Without that particularity of our ‘me’, there is no over-caring for any particular thing over another thing. Do we ever really care about thoughts that others may be thinking? We generally only care if the thoughts concern us. Otherwise there is no salient interest.
All this is not to say that we don’t care about people. Actually, we care more about people because we stop the ceaseless perseveration on the little dictator called the ‘me’. Additionally, when we lose the categorization of people and self as concepts, our connection with Our reality becomes more pronounced.
Lastly, when we ‘add’ things to the ‘Fullness’, we miss an important point. ‘It’ Is Everything already. We seemingly add characteristics and assumptions as if a conceptual base can better define the undefinable. ‘Undefinable’ is an example of being another concept that keeps us in seeing the unknowable as definable only by the limited utility of mind.
If ideas cannot plumb the depths of Being, then what?
Being. Existing. Having a felt sense available in the heart space rather than the cognitive thinking mind. The ‘person’ that we often ‘think’ we are is not the stable ‘thing’ we believe. This ‘person’ is transitory. Every night when we sleep/dream this ‘person’ becomes someone else. What is true in both waking/dreaming is that the ‘experiencing’ Is real. The ‘Knowing’ of experiencing is always the same. Can anything be more Real?
Spaciousness. Spaciousness is the substrate of Nothingness giving space to contain all things, sensations, perceptions, thoughts, concepts, ad infinitum. There are no limits here. No walls or boundaries. No limitations whatsoever. Otherwise It would not be spaciousness.
Whom We Are Is Spaciousness?! But how can that Be?
When we can arrive as nobody doing nothing, then the ‘person’ can be a conduit for everything to include the ‘Fullness’. The ‘experiencing’ then has the space in the ‘person’ to be lived by Life. The ‘person’ never has a life except in the dreamt. Reality never stops ‘dreaming’ aka ‘Being’. Nobody (no person) was there to accumulate anything in the past nor is there anyone there to accumulate anything now or in the future. Seeing our ‘person’ as ‘experiencing’ rather than a stopped thing (concept) is monumental. Losing the ‘idea’ of ‘me’ liberates space. Nothing sticks and everything flows. Spaciousness is cruise control open-ended.
Spaciousness lauds everything. It Is Us. Less is more and that is everything. Less ‘me’ is more Love, is more Us. And Us Is Everything. And Everything Is Love Loving Love. Remember?! So much space, so much Love. Daddy’O
THE DREAM OF ME IS NOT REALITY
The dreaming we are in when we sleep is interesting in that the character we dream is often not the same character as in our waking states. We matter of factly lose our personal histories like a change of clothes. The pounding in of who we are in most wakeful moments, relents. All ‘that’ mind reinforcement abates and a new character is formed.
This has a scientific parallel to the Default Mode Network (DMN). This is where our narrative runs, telling us who we were and/or are. On LSD, the DMN flatlines allowing more experiential data in. Sleep ends up doing about the same thing but not as dramatically. Our story drops and a new script is in play.
The point being that the ideas of whom we are, are fluid. They are fluid because there is no permanence to them. If reincarnation is real, then that too would be a demonstration of this letting go of the character in the story.
Is there something here that needs to be gleamed? Perhaps the story of ‘me’ is not meant to be permanent and/or taken so seriously. How often do we sleep and lose the ‘idea’ of this ‘me’?
What this points to is the permanence of “What Is”. No story lasts. What is obvious is the “What Is”. But it is not obvious always, because the ‘story’ gets in the way, parading its importance.
Whatever character we play, we play often with too much identity. We do this despite the overwhelming evidence that any character we play, ends in the movie of fictional reality. The screen persists but we handily forget about it as the basis of everything experiencing everything as nothing.
Looking at what ‘me’ the character does to survive, we can see the use of time in the movie, to give credence to what is unreal to be real. Time distorts timelessness of the screen to create the effect of past and future to enliven unreality. Somebody is created with a body and a past history with an idea of a future that the character can engage in. Without ‘that’, the character is stripped of major illusions and left with the nakedness of the Now.
The Now has no pretense. The Now is full (of everything), so illusions associated with past/future cannot land in it for any duration without consequence. When we do ‘land’ stuff in the Now with the cooperation of the false self, we seemingly stop the flow of the Now. Certainly the Now never stops now-ing. But illusion/separation is allowed to occur in the Now i.e. obfuscation.
‘Landing’ things like sensations, stories, ideas, etcetera, when they don’t need to be landed ever, is problematic. ‘Landing’ is the attachment and asserting of how things ‘should’ be at the expense of letting the Universe play it out. It is the assertion of ideas of self with past and future having a significant prevalence over what is truly happening in this moment.
Timelessness is never stopping for past/future. It just Is. Timelessness is timeless while at the same time being Being or a movement without the aspect of time. Beingness is always what is happening. There is no stopping happening except when we try to land it. Landing it is still an illusion as there is no stopping timelessness.
The conclusion we can possibly make is, there is nobody here to accumulate anything in the past nor is there anyone here to accumulate anything now or in the future. But when it seemingly happens, we believe it to be real. We give the illusion legs and run with it, rather than Seeing with our Self which has nothing and is nothingness. Contrarily the false self has a lot of stuff it has landed, creating a conditioned past that ultimately must be dropped from identity. Nothingness has no identity.Lucid waking is Seeing the unseen that is everywhere but nowhere in particular. It is a dropping and backing away from over- engaging the phenomena that normally dominates our field of vision. The phenomena still appears, but the unseen is now seen by Seeing the Seeing rather than the seen. The conventional loading up on stuff flying through the “What Is” is now moderated by the Nowness and the freedom that letting go of all that stuff naturally promotes. The ‘doing’ and the ‘doer’ and all that neediness is no longer primary.
Reality Is unbounded by time, place, or personhood. Reality Is Us. Reality Is present always in waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Hanging on to and landing any stuff, in any ‘state’, limits the lucidity of Being.
Be through Being the Being that is unadorned by any limitations, ideations, and/or hoarding of things. Letting go is falling into our seminal existence that never needed anything that we may now think we need.
The only Real is the Real. There is no ‘me’ except the temporary character. The Real is unconditional Love and unconditional happiness that is always available when we are spaciousness itself.
Love Loves the Nothingness of Self. Daddy’O
WHAT HAS SEEMINGLY ARRIVED HAS NEVER REALLY LEFT
To suggest that we have some place to get to, is to push away from what is already present. To become something, is to misperceive that we are not ‘the becoming’. To get something in the future, is to ignore the fact that ‘that’ is present now.
To even go to the ‘next’ moment is too much. Where would we go? Distortion? Pretending? To suggest that ‘its’ got to be around the corner is to abide in delusion. The future does not exist. The future is conceptual playing.
Moreover, we are the Present. To deny our presence is to take more steps in the wrong direction, looking for Ourselves while being exactly what we are looking for. Except we are looking for the Self with the ‘me’, and expecting the ‘me’ to find ‘it’. The ‘me’ does not exist. Welcome to the hamster cage of life.
Time, in this case, is the distorting vehicle. With only Present extant, the seemingly large fields of historical past and presumptive future are eliminated, which eliminates the idea of being solely a person. The idea of a limited person is a feeding on the story of what happened and what will happen to an idea (you). The before, after, and will be, are eliminated by the Now. The feeding is stopped and the delusion is no longer supported.
With no history to limit us, with no future to suggest something different from what we are experiencing , we find ourselves in the Now, just as we Are. It Is just ‘this’. And ‘this’ is not in time. It Is in timelessness.
So when something is perceived to have arrived (called enlightenment) then it will depart, as ‘that’ is in time. When the realization that what is ‘Now’ known, has never left, then the permanence of Being is realized.Furthermore, the unacquired knowledge becomes available, telling Us that ‘this’ has always been, with no ‘before’ or ‘after’, yielding a constant Presence.
Identity has then shifted into permanence rather than the day-to-day struggle of finding oneself in the future based on past efforts, while completely ignoring quantifiable experiential existence.
The effortlessness of Being is Present Now. To suggest that it isn’t, is to be occluded by phenomena obscuring the view of no view. No view is nothing getting in the way because ‘nothingness’ has no occlusion. Everything is then seen. Being ‘nothing’ is clear Seeing with no walls or boundaries.
Every Moment is the most honorable time to honor Self. To suggest otherwise is to misunderstand Self. The unconditional Self is free, allowing everything, accepting everyone, being all life, all the time.
Sitting in the spiritual heart space of Now, we embrace Ourselves with the light and love of unmitigated Awareness. Everything shows up. We Are nothing. We accept it all. Effortlessly.
“Start the day with love, spend the day with love, fill the day with love and end the day with love. That is the way to God.” -Sathya Sai Baba
There is nothing but Love. Feel It. Be It. It Is Love everywhere always Now. Daddy’O