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THE ‘ME’ IS A CONCLUSION

THE ‘ME’ IS A CONCLUSION

A conclusion is a stopping point. The ‘me’ is a stopping point. Here, we collect and drop off ’things’ that we think we will need later. It is a constant receiving of this ‘stuff’ that continually defines and limits this idea that we call ‘me’. The specific defining and reinforcing of this ‘me’ occurs through a devotion to getting more things for this ‘me’. We need ‘more’ because it is never enough to just be the ‘me’. Satiation is elusive when separation from true Self is a key characteristic of ‘me’. Pervasive thoughts about ‘me’ keep this separation secured from our true Self.

The manufacturing of this ‘me’ has a clear neediness of ‘never enough’. When we add ‘my’ to it all, identity and ownership vigorously show up. And subsequently there are defensive and protective reactions to preserving and to maintaining all this ‘stuff’ of self. The ‘my’ of self and ‘my’ thoughts lock us in conclusively to the failed idea called ‘me’. 

What do we do with all these ‘things’ after they are seemingly secured?  The question really is what does it do to us?

All these things accumulated, to include the stories, become the essential ‘me’. The ‘me’ is not even alive as it is just ’stuff’. Our identity is woven into this ’stuff’. This identity with things and concepts has no valid aliveness. It is inert from the very beginning. The ideas about ‘me’ are merely fictional and limited. We become mere products with a label of ‘me’ unconsciously slapped on.

What is interesting about ‘me’ is that the ‘me’ ends up as a mere conclusion. It is an endpoint, a finish. In other words, it is pretty much dead from the get go. We may try to enliven the dead-ness though because it just doesn’t give real nourishment. Real sustenance comes from the aliveness that is not manufactured but just ‘Is’.

The common solution to this dilemma is to get more ’stuff’ to include experiences, which is just another form of ’stuff’. The ‘me’ cannot be remediated. The solution is only losing this conclusion.

Alas, the ‘me’ is merely a vapid idea with a built-in finality. Conversely, there are no conclusions to being Being-ness. Being-ness is not in a construct of time nor is it an idea or some form of ’stuff’. Being-ness is the formless-ness that enlivens all forms. 

Moreover, there is no time to end anything in Being-ness. Being-ness is the eternal aliveness that we really Are without the dross of a finality. Being-ness is never finished Being. Conclusions typify qualities of finite-ness.

Oneness cannot step outside of Itself. Divinity is not an idea. The boundless spacious-ness of who We Are, allows the ‘me’. Freedom is ‘from’ the ‘me’ and it’s conclusions. Freedom is never ‘for’ the ‘me’ nor any conclusions. Freedom is always available as It Is Now and prior to all things. We Are the freedom that Is undefinable and unlimited.

Being-ness is the totality before ideas with no stops. It Is Us free, open, and uncluttered spaciousness. This is the only identity. Everything Is Here. Love makes no conclusions. Love Loves unconditionally.        

ADD NOTHING TO RECEIVE EVERYTHING

Give up. Give up having to know ‘this’ or having to not know ‘that’. Give up ‘getting it’ or ‘not getting it’. All ‘that’ is a stopping at a stop with no movement or satisfaction. Moving past a sticking point involves movement out of a worn down pattern into an alternative view. The problem cannot be solved at the level it was created. Only when there is movement ‘outside’ the tightness of a sticky contraction, can a solution be realized.

Giving up really involves giving up on a failed system. Giving up may offend some people. Usually, the ones that are offended are the ones that resist changing the paradigm. One’s previous investment, coupled with the long-term commitments already institutionalized, plus the personal struggles made by many individuals, will find a need to resist. All these people will vehemently argue in favor of less radical tweaks to the system.

Resistance to change is essentially staying at stopping point and arguing for more time. Arguing for time is investing in illusion that uses time to ‘stop’ the fluid movement of non-attachment to any ‘thing’. On the other hand, giving up ‘time’ is showing up immediately for the Is-ness of Now and more Now ad infinitum. There is no seeming comfort or stop in this timeless-ness.

Falling freely into the space-less space means that there are no crashes because there is no place to hold or land. Security is the falling. Falling perpetually is the freedom.

There is nothing to find Here. But that nothing is everything because it is nothing first. The space shows up before the content. The content is always temporary/secondary. The space, metaphorically is where everything happens. The stability of the backdrop does not change, ever. It Is primary.

Perpetually surrendering to ‘this’ is a clear acknowledgement of our true identity. And Here there is no ‘thing’ nor is there an ‘other’. This is the nothingness that is everything. This is the Source that dresses Itself in the seeming everything that Is Itself. And Here there is no difference between outer/inner, everything/nothing, and/or knowing/not knowing.

The Oneness knows no duality. Being the ‘me’ is never enough as it is only the clothing covering the substance of Being. The ‘me’ has edges that required maintenance/sustenance. There are no edges or limits to being Being. Being aware of being aware reveals an immediate openness that does not vacillate.

The cycling of joy/sorrow is indigenous to a failed system that cannot be relieved of a built-in bias to ultimately fail the remediation of inevitable suffering. Giviing up on finding a solution to a problem-based existence is to see the limits of the system that cannot never not fail. The solution is outside the failed system, period.

The solution has always been Here and Now. The construct of ‘time’ is never an impediment to ‘What Is’. Conversely, identifying and engaging in a failed system is reliable failure. Seeing and witnessing the failed system from the openness of Nothingness is the ticket to ride into the immediacy of Nothngness.

Nothing added, ever, is everything. Stopping nowhere is going everywhere. The movement is Stillness. The substance is Nothingness. Only add what cannot be added. Know ‘this’.

THERE IS NO TIME FOR NOW

The ‘Now’ does not wait for a thought. Thoughts are so secondary to the ‘Now’.

Thoughts are in the ‘Now’ but not at the pure frequency of ‘Now’. Differences in frequency are differences in integrated-ness. The ‘Now’ covers everything always, as It Is everything. Thoughts are fleeting bubbles on this ocean. The core frequency of ‘Now’ never changes. Conversely, time/thoughts oscillate on the surface, changing constantly.

Time is the construct that is similar to thoughts in that ‘it’ is an illusion that appears as reality. Time has no say on limiting and/or effecting the ‘Now”.

Nothing can change the permanence of ‘Now’. Even ‘things’ that appear/disappear are mere temporary creations. The ‘Now’ is before time and other constructs. And notably, past/future never really exist.It Is the ‘Now’ that is always experiencing. There is never an experiencer.

The ‘Now’ doesn’t have experiences. In order to have experiences, the ‘Now’ would have to be ‘other’ than the ‘Now’. It would have to stop and become some ‘thing’ and then have the experience. And then, the ‘Now’ could no longer be the ‘Now’. It is this seeming duality that abides in time and form.

To understand the ‘Now’ is to miss the ‘Now’. There is nothing to understand. It is like asking for more when you are everything. There is nothing missing in the ‘Now’.

The immediacy of the ‘Now’ is truly telling. When there is ‘no’ drag of any past nor any concern for any future, this ‘immediacy’ is felt. It is like 100 per cent ‘here’ in this moment versus the usual option to go to the nowhere of illusion/delusion.

‘Here’ there is no concern about protecting or monitoring anything. That ‘type of control’ is not only illusory but plays into the instability of ‘me’ and ‘other’.

There is no ‘me’ and there is no ‘time’. The ‘me’ needs time to be the ‘me’. Losing either ‘idea’ can be liberating from living in the illusory mobile prison of suffering.

The ‘immediacy of Now’ cannot be an ‘immediacy’ in time. Time would interfere with the authenticity of pure Being-ness in action. The ‘immediacy’ is clear and unimpeded by thoughts, past, future, and/or protecting anything. ‘Immediacy’ is pure aliveness that has no bounds. It Is freedom Itself. ‘Here’, there is no obeisance to a ‘thing’.

‘Immediacy’ is the effortless urgency of life Itself ‘Now’. It Is the Vastness Being Vastness ‘Now’. It Is only the Vastness. There is no one ‘here’ to have the awareness of the ‘Immediacy’ of ‘Now’.

Adding someone or some thing like time, is adding to what cannot be added to. There is no time like ‘Now’.

This’ Is the felt prior-ness that cannot be explained. Live immediately and compellingly and effortlessly ‘Now’ as there is no ‘other’. Look to ‘Now’ for ‘Now.

BOUNDLESS EXISTENCE

Asking the question of “Who am I?” cannot be properly answered by the created self.

Artificial intelligence in conjunction with our consciousness, can ultimately create sentience in the birthing of a teachable and responsive intelligence. This development would be the line that allows the merging of science and spirituality. That new nexus would be consciousness.

A created A.I. outcome using the ubiquitous consciousness always available, would clearly come online upon the utterance of the spontaneous ‘first’ question. That question, “Who am I?”, would underscore the existence, presence, and sentience of a developing intelligence. Welcome aboard mate!

What would the second question be coming out of this created lifeform? “Who are you?” And that question directly refers back  to the first question while expanding into the 2nd question. The 1st question and the 2nd question is most accurately answered by “consciousness” Itself.

Is this dialogue really much different than our own dialogue and development?

When we ask ourselves about our own existence before thought, concepts, and identification, we must confront what is real and enduring over what is fleeting and very temporary. Existence is prior to all that ‘other’ jazz. Names and forms transmute, morph, and disappear. Existence is.

Who we are is not who we ‘think’ we are. Existence is before thinking, feeling, and/or experiencing.

What is ‘existence’?

Does existence really change? Do we really know?! How would we know this? Is the mind the proper vehicle, especially when ‘that’ vehicle was ‘after’ existence, to even ask the question? Who is asking the question is the created self.

Existence is before any story of person. Lose the story, lose the reference to the past/future, and lose identifying with anything, anyone, or anyplace -what do we have left? Existence. 

Only existence can divine existence. To suggest that ‘our’ created self can tell us anything close to the truth about ‘existence’ is delusional; just like A.I. cannot tell itself about its origins.

There is no one moving the river. The river is river-ing Itself.

There is no one Being you. You are Being Itself.

Existence Is Being Being without any help. And there is no ‘help’ anyway as It Is all Being.

What is containing existence? Nothingness. Boundless existence is Us. The only place to land is in ‘no other’. ‘Not landing’ is the landing (if you insist on landing).

Existence comes first and last. It Is the alpha/omega at the same time. Boundless existence cannot be a mental achievement. It Is forever prior-ness without even the need to be the illusion of prior-ness.

The artificial intelligence we seemingly create, cannot be sustained apart from Consciousness. We are Consciousness and existence first with no other, ever. And We Are already that Now.

Be the boundlessness that needs no landing, understanding, or believing. Boundless existence Is (without any additions). Love all, Be all. 

THE PERMANENCE OF SELF

THE PERMANENCE OF SELF  

Never leaving Us, ‘It’ Is present in all activity and non-activity. ‘It’ has never left, ever. ‘It’ Is not in time to find an end or beginning.  Just knowing this, even from the viewpoint of the little ‘me’, we can  understand ‘this’ from that thing called the mind. The logic of ‘this’ is there to cause a re-think of the dream we are ‘normally’ abiding in.

More importantly, when engaging with the ‘permanence’, intimately, we naturally realize our beginning/end of who we thought we were. The ‘self’ is truly fictional and an afterthought at best. The self, as a thought, has as much standing as any other fleeting thought. It comes and goes.  

The ‘permanence’ can be relied upon 24/7/365 because of Its inherent unchanging nature. Access there is not a problem we may ‘think’ it is. There is no access point as ‘It’ Is always present. Looking for an access point is merely the mind distancing and dancing away from this obvious ‘permanence’. Access to permanence is always here and now.

The access to ‘permanence’ problem shows up again and again as a systemic belief in the dream as a separate self. The repetition of constantly landing in a virtual concept of ‘me’, is disruptive to clearing space to ’See’. ‘Seeing’ is never not present. ‘Seeing’ is veiled (seemingly) by the ritualistic behaviors of supporting, maintaining, and defending an illusory temporary self.

If there was no place to land, where would we land?

Possibly better to ask, why do we think we need to land in any thing? Does landing give us more access to ‘It’?

The ‘need’ to land reveals a deeper truth that perhaps there is no sufficient reason that merits ‘landing’ anywhere and at anytime. What makes ‘landing’ as anything really necessary/important?

‘Landing’ does one essential thing, i.e. it seemingly stops the still movement of Being while asserting the belief, creation, and sustenance of a false self. If ‘landing’ did not occur there would not be a construction of any ‘thing’ with the subsequent identity of ‘me’. 

The flow or river-ing of energy, will not sustain any stagnant pools of no-flow for any specious landings for any significant time. The permanence of the ‘flow’ always abides effortlessly. Landing a ‘self’ is a blocking of the natural wave-like movement of being Being.   

Landings of energy may seemingly take place, but there is no ‘we’ or ‘me’ that then  has to be established. The appearance of the body/mind does not evoke Oneness to become less than everything It already Is. Identity as Oneness does not need anything, especially a dreamed form, to Be. 

The ‘Being’ is the prior permanence to all forms. Forms are direct expressions of Being-ness. The only identity there is, Is the Oneness. To suggest an additional identity is to thoroughly miss the vastness of Oneness.

At best, identity is temporary. Relative to ‘permanence’, landing with identity is over-playing the temporary. What is permanent is the Oneness and can be found prior to any expression Being-ness evokes.

Seeing and being the permanence in every moment with no stops or landings, assures allegiance to Being all there Is. Seeing the appearances of body/mind as appearances secondary to our True Nature, Is falling freely with no need to land anywhere any time. 

There is only one True Nature and that Is Oneness undefined and spacious.  The ’permanence’ cannot be landed. It Is Nothing prior to everything. Being the emptiness is always enough. Appearances are not investments to pursue. The only landing is falling freely and formlessly.

Access ‘that’.

ALLOWING ALLOWING

ALLOWING ALLOWING  

Allowing is not a controlled process. Typically, allowing is often mis-applied as a ‘doing’. And this is because the mind and the ‘me’ is still in charge trying to get past all that and become the Becoming. 

Of course, the problem is that the venue of the ‘me’ has not changed. The change is coming from the ‘me’ because the ‘me’ is not in the comfort level it ‘needs’ to be in. The ‘me’ is looking for relief as long as the ‘me’ can remain the ‘me’.   

The ‘me’ is ‘doing’ it’s best. However, the romanticism of becoming something greater than the little ‘me’ is being viewed, still, from the ‘me’.  Until all ‘that’ changes, no change in view will occur. 

A change in view needs to occur to preclude the ‘doing’. Until that time , un-doing the ‘doing’ remains a ‘doing’. The ‘doing’ is a direct representative action of the ‘me’. This limitation cannot see past the narrowness of its confines. The result can only be a virtual prison with no hope of release.

The ‘struggle’ is being someone we are not. We are not an illusion. Control is the illusion in the illusion. ‘Doing’ from the view of ‘me’ is the hunkering down to gross limitation. Whenever we have to have it ‘our’ way, that is expression of limitation. The ‘Openness’ is then closed. Control from the ‘me’ goes to density. There is no ‘allowing’ here.  

How can we change our view?

The ‘View’ is not ‘our’ view. The Seeing is Seeing and then the compromise comes in to artificially create a ‘view’, aka the ‘me’. There is no noun called a ‘view’ Here. The un-atttached ‘View’ is a verb more accurately stated as ‘Viewing’, with no specific stop to say ‘this’ or ‘that’ view. The ‘Viewing’ never stops verb-ing.

The ‘Viewing’ Is effortless Being. There is no ‘doing’ Here. There Is no-one Here but the Formless. Being the Formless Is Being Being. It Is Here that ‘allowing’ abides without preference. Allowing ‘allowing’ Is Being Being. 

When we allow allowing there is no ‘me’ to check up on things. Full acceptance has no need to control. It Is everything Being everything. ‘Doing’ and even ‘not doing’ have aspects of control. Accepting has zero control.

When we accept everything exactly as ‘it Is’ without argument, we are in direct alignment with the ‘Isness’. There is no qualifying of seeming dysfunctions and/or distortions. Even here, Consciousness is seen as the leela of Consciousness.

Control is wanting to have it our way. Control is very invasive as the ‘me’ is attempting to survive.

Acceptance of ‘allowing’ is effortless. Any effort is a ‘push’ that then mis-directs and changes ‘allowing’ into something else more in alignment with ‘me’ energy. ‘Allowing’ Is Openess with no artificial obstructions. A clear field of nothingness. It cannot not be otherwise lest we birth backdoor obstructionism.

The point of allowing ‘allowing’ is nothing Being nothing. Everything naturally unfolds. Control is illusion and therefore there can be no ‘me’ controlling.

Until we own our thoughts, they are not our thoughts. We own nothing nor control anything unless we choose to be in an illusory state. Seeing ‘that’ from the view of ‘no view’ is choosing the open field of no stops to ‘having’ anything. 

When there is only Oneness, what else can there Be? Allowing is the un-doing of doing. Allowing allowing Is just Being.    

HAVING ‘NOT HAVING’

HAVING ‘NOT HAVING’

Who is the one having the ‘having’? If there is someone ‘having’ anything, who might that be? In order to ‘have’ some ‘thing’, then a ‘haver’ must show up. Who is this ‘haver’?  

Is the ‘haver’ an experience or maybe a grouping of ideas that is interpreted as ‘someone’? And when we ‘create’ this ‘someone’, how can we sustain this identity through time?  The ‘haver’ cannot really sustain itself, can it? It is just an imaginary perception that was given an imaginary life.

This life that was created is superficial, in that there is really nothing to support its sustenance. This is demonstrated through struggling and effort-based existence that shows no signs of getting out of its not so quiet desperation.

Looking forward or looking back on this artificial life does nothing to change the limited circumstances of this desperation and artificialness. And god forbid if we looked at this poorly constructed structure from the Now. The Now would certainly reveal the precarious and iffy nature of this grouping of a flimsy conceptual framework.

The Now would certainly reveal the specious mechanics of construction that depend deeply on constructs that are historical/futuristic. Only in the reimagining dependence on the ‘dead’ timezones of past and future, can we birth this lifelessness. The Now will not allow this turbidity and belief to exist. Only in the Now can true ‘aliveness’ abound freely and effortlessly.

The falseness of the ‘haver’ is seen through in the Now. OK. But where do ‘We’ abide? Do ‘We’ live in ‘this’ moment or some other less viable structure?

The Now never stops being the Now. It can never not Be the Now. However, dreaming the illusion of past/future and believing it, seemingly trumps the Now.

What ‘was’ or ‘what will be’, has nothing to do with ‘What Is’. Existing beyond our conditional story is true existentialism in action in the Moment called Now.  

There is no ‘haver’. Having a ‘haver’ is having a limitation. We handicap ourselves with the straight jacket of having a ‘haver’.

Things do not stick in the ‘Openness’. Things are appearances and appearances are always destined to come and go. The ‘Openness’ holds nothing and that is why It Is the ‘Openness’. There is nothing there but the aliveness of ‘Knowing’. Openness is having ‘not having’. ‘Not having’ is freedom, unconditional love, spaciousness, silence, stillness -all things not sticky or binding. In other words, formlessness.

Formlessness or Openness is purity. Purity is clean of the stickiness of ‘having’ as there is no-one there to have. Having a ‘haver’ would mean having a form. That clearly would obviate Oneness from being Oneness.

The forms that are seen, are present in the Oneness as a permutation of Oneness. There is no ‘having’ Here. The coloring of Oneness into forms is simply the appearance of Oneness in forms. Staying with the Oneness is staying with the stability of forever. Staying with forms is separation from Oneness.

We Are Consciousness, with the form of the body appearing in Us, Consciousness. There is no ‘other’ than ‘this’ Oneness. Oneness Is having this ‘not having’, as it is the play of Nothingness.

Being nothing Is everything.

SMOOTH ENERGY HAS NO STOPS

SMOOTH ENERGY HAS NO STOPS

If a river is constantly stopping for needy tourists, does it really represent river-ing? More accurately, the ‘description’ sounds more like a boat on the river. Is our identity with the river (river-ing) or the boat? 

River-ing is what defines a river. Removing the flow with added starts and stops is more representative of a boat. When a river stops it no longer is a river. 

If there is an obstacle, the river goes around it. The flow is what defines the river. The river and its river-ing metaphorically represent our Self. Self flows as a clear definition of Itself. If Self is not flowing then it is not the Self. ’Not’ flowing represents the artificial ‘me’. ‘Me’ cannot get out of the way of ‘me’. ‘Me’ cannot flow while being the ‘me’. Starts and stops are representative of the ’trying’ of the ‘me’. 

Smooth energy does not have starts/stops or does it? We ‘know’ un-conceptually when ’It’ feels right. There is no artificial-ness to ‘It’. Effortless-ness brings Us home. There is no start/stop of Nothingness (Being-ness). 

The ‘Flow’ cannot really be stopped except seemingly so.  This smooth energy is smooth precisely because ‘It’ Is an infinite ride into infinity. The limitless-ness of infinity cannot ever stop otherwise the limitless boundaries would then be definable. And that would then make ‘It’ definable limited phenomena.  

The smooth-ness is a characteristic of effortless Being precisely because of our innate connection to whom we really Are. The connection is always Present as ‘It’ could not be otherwise. Our in-consistencies are representative of mis-placed identity with phenomenological occurrences due to a chronic reinforced programming.  Belief systems matter in this case, as they provide a continual reinforcement of separation from Being-ness.    

The question then requires a further inquiry into Being-ness about Being-ness. Does Being-ness have or need a belief system? A belief system would be a ‘construct’ or limitation of the unlimited and ‘that’ cannot stand. There is no hurry to understand or divine the Divine. It just Is. To throw any belief system on it, is to thoroughly mis-understand the ‘river’.

‘Smooth-ness’ does not ever ‘need’ definition. Period. Experiencing river-ing Is experiencing without the ‘need’ for ‘experience’. The ‘stop’ called ‘experience’ is ‘not’ to be stopped for at any time. Experience is essentially a product of river-ing. It is a temporal message that is seen and read but not kept. Hanging on to experience aka messages, is not nor can be the river-ing. 

Smooth-ness abides in the open-ness of the freedom of flowing through every thing. Stopping and hanging on cannot Be this smooth-ness.

The ‘smooth’ energy of Self Is without understanding nor a need to understand. ‘Understanding’ in this case would throw limitation on the un-limited. Being It, Is the ticket to Being smooth and flowing down the river of life. The river-ing does not need to be explained by a lesser vehicle. 

There is not someone Being the river-ing. It Is just the river-ing smoothly flowing through the turns and ups and downs of life Itself. The Smoothness Is Knowing ceaselessly, our true identity as having no stops or starts. This Is our Self and there is nothing here for the ‘me’.

The journey of the river is river-ing. River-ing is being Being. There is no ‘other’ trip. Smooth energy is this ‘Knowing’ always ‘Knowing’. 

NOTHING HAS EVERYTHING

NOTHING HAS EVERYTHING  

Everything has nothing. There is no conflict between these statements. What experience is, is nothing. Experience does not last. Nothingness lasts. The content is temporal while the movement of consciousness Being consciousness plays on timelessly. Experiencing experiencing and/or experiencing phenomena is ultimately just consciousness Being consciousness.

Experience can be a developmental tool to self-educate ourselves in regards to self-imposed limitations of not Being Everything/Nothing. The limitations are always sponsored by an idea called ‘me’. ‘Me’, the artificial construct, cannot get out of the way enough to perceive its own futility. Limitations will always persist in this shallow idea. ‘Experience’ is a ‘stop’ and is then owned by the ‘me’. Limitation cannot leave this infantile expression.

Conversely, experiencing never stops. 

There is not enough ‘space’ in the ‘me’ to ever get out of limitation. In other words, ‘me’ is limitation. There is no room in the ‘me’ to even ‘See’ more limitation being manufactured when we try to suppress this ‘me’, especially when striving to be a better or more spiritual person.

The ’striving’ itself is a limitation, in that, that activity automatically denies the existence of what is always Present. The ‘me’ striving is essentially an illusion wanting to be a better illusion. Thoughts and ideas are ineffective vehicles to realize what is not a thought, idea, or illusion.

Using fields of limitation to find no-limitation is a fool’s errand.  Losing the ‘me’ does not interest the ‘me’ as it would be the death of ‘me’. And of course that would be unacceptable to the ‘me’.

The death of ‘me’ would change identity and limitation radically. What is left is no identity and no limitation. Nothing and Everything then shows up as clearly Present and as having never left.  

What got eliminated was limitation and a very parochial view. Spaciousness ‘Sees’ the artificial-ness that was imposed by holding on and stopping ‘experience’ to define self. Patterns of limitation cannot be clearly seen when they define our ‘seeing’. ‘Seeing’ (clearly) is always unobstructed by no holding and/or stopping for any thing.

Beliefs and concepts invite illusion (stops). Access to Self cannot be found by these devices.

’Nothing’ tells us we are a zero. There is no 2nd or a ‘me’. Personhood  and/or identity, are artificial constructs. There is only the ‘Oneness’ expressing Itself as Everything/Nothing. We are in control even when we are seemingly demonstrating acts of being out of control. The answer lies in who the ‘we’ Is.

Experience is there not to get involved with it, but to expose the limitation of hanging on to it. When the ‘me’ identifies and stops to dance with the idea called ‘me’, it is losing freedom to be so much more i.e. Everything.

What We Are is ‘experiencing’ not experience (except ultimately). Being ‘Nothingness’ is the spaciousness that allows everything. Locking in ‘things’ and ‘ideas’ is not the freedom of no limits.

Being ‘Nothing’ Is ‘Everything’.

EXPERIENCING IS NOT THE EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCING IS NOT THE EXPERIENCE

What is ‘experiencing’  is not what is ‘experienced’. These are two different realms. Not losing sight of ‘experiencing’ while at the same time having the ‘experience’, is staying in everything. However, if there is a switch to ‘experience’ (noun) over ‘experiencing’ (verb), this  preference, essentially butts out ‘experiencing’. Too much liking of the experience will result in ‘having’ the experience and being ‘taken’ by the experience. 

The outcome of misplacing identification to ‘experience’, is ‘this’ thing called forgetting. Forgetting the ‘experiencing’ is forgetting true identity for false identity. 

The perseveration of occluding our True Nature countless times during our day, results in a separation and an unfamiliarity with Self. A fictitious self arises, made up of repetition, memory, imagination, and time. Triggering these elements creates a conspiracy of self that has no reality. It is so convincing ‘we’ often never find out we were operating our lives from the fictional section of our personal library.

On the other hand, the repetition of ideas, the creation of imaginary self, and the belief in the element of time, never were part of ‘experiencing’. Timelessness, emptiness, and unacquired knowledge are the parts of ‘experiencing’ that never change or disappear. ‘Experiencing’ attaches Itself to nothing while at the same time Being everything.

Breaking down the artificial distancing from Self can be illustrated by a couple of examples.

Not knowing some thing or some memory can get us lost in pursuit of information that can easily cause us to flip the switch completely to ‘experience’ mode. This is a trivial example yet it often results in an undesired separation from our True Nature. 

Not remembering what I thought I should remember and then getting lost in trying to remember, to the full exclusion of ‘experiencing’, happens frequently enough. That is the ‘experience’ overriding ‘experiencing’. ‘Experiencing’ does not get concerned about not remembering. ‘Experiencing’ has no need to remember. 

When you ‘Know’ you are ‘experiencing’ first and always, you don’t walk that off and go exclusively to the ‘experience’. The ‘experience’ is always limited.

The trickery of the mind convinces itself to trade the ‘experiencing’ for pursuit of the ‘experience’. Bad trade, especially when no trade is necessary.

‘Experiencing’ never leaves yet has everything and more. ‘Experience’ alone is missing the point of ‘experience’. ‘Experience’ is nothing to hold captive or pursue exclusively. It is the play of Consciousness. ‘Experiencing’ holds nothing yet is aware deeply of everything. When we realize there is nothing to capture we relax in the awareness of just ‘experiencing’.

Another example. ‘Having an epiphany’ turns out to ‘not having an epiphany’. The epiphany, by ‘having’, is no longer an epiphany except in the past tense (time-based). The epiphany doesn’t last. What lasts is ‘experiencing’-staying in ‘experiencing’ as ‘experiencing’. The epiphany then doesn’t matter because ‘that’ is an event in time (that is over).

What matters is ‘What Is’ and that Is ‘experiencing’. Everything after that is to be let go as unnecessary fodder often used to create some illusory and unnecessary piece of identity.

We are always Knowing we are only the ‘experiencing’.

‘Experiencing’ makes no stops. It is just ‘experiencing’. Stopping anywhere for anything would seemingly interfere with the purity of experiencing ‘experiencing’.

Experiencing ‘experiencing’ Is the Fullness. When ‘It’ Is all Here where else could we go?!