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 seemingly so (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
THE PERMANENCE OF NOW
Causeless happiness/love Is. There is nothing to wait for because nothing is coming. It has arrived forever ago. It Is Now.
To suggest that the fleeting phenomena will empty its riches into our proverbial wallet is pulp fiction. Phenomena by its limited nature has no duration to keep us sated. The future at best, is only Presence arriving in the Now. To expect anything outside of Now is to live boldly in illusion. The recognition of the nature of phenomena is to see the unreal story of my so-called life.
The Now-ness of being Being cannot be located in the presumed past/future picture book. To chase the ’story’ is to chase our tail endlessly. There is nothing to find but the story of a fantasy of ‘me’.
’That’ story is only a binding of the mind into a conceptual prison if/when we limit the unlimited. The story is superficial to “What Is”. The “What Is” is what is essential to everything. The Nowness and Nothingness are the structures of stability that allow the seemingly compelling dramas to occur. It is ‘there’ where substance abides and phenomena is allowed to arise and fall.
“There is a humility to be grateful for all of life and to let go of the habitual tendency to go toward the ego that wants more, because it always thinks there’s something missing.” -Purna Clare Blanchflower
The goldmine is found by staying in the backdrop of spaceless space within. ‘Within’ meaning ‘staying in’ what is prior to and after the phenomena has arisen and fallen, without interruption. Our True Nature is there and everywhere in this eternal Now. This placeless place of timelessness Is Now.
What is ‘Real’ is Now. It Is the permanent background that is commonly overlooked for the gloss of transient glitter aka the ‘unreal’. The fragility of the life lived in an unstable reality of past/future is exposed by the unconditional-ness of Now.
Seeing and breathing every moment of the Now liberates Us from a prison-like environment into a permanent freedom. Nothingness never looked so good. See It from the ‘no view’ of causeless-ness. The permanence of happiness and love abide with no events needed.
Love Loves Everything as It Is Everything. Daddy’O
“Suffering points to the sufferer, which then points to the illusion, which then points back to nothing. What is left is Nothingness. Nothingness cannot be touched by suffering.”
“The undefended heart has no cause to fight for. It’s marker is effortless acceptance of all.”“Remembering there is no one to awaken.”
“The movie we are in is a real movie. The characters we play are only characters in the movie i.e. fictional. The story is NOT reality. It is a compelling story for the characters. The screen is NEVER touched by the histrionics of the movie. In the “Matrix”, Morpheus suffers greatly. Laurence Fishburne is untouched. To suggest that L.F. could be helped by Morpheus in his path, would be delusional. Enjoy the movie but see the Reality of the unchanging screen.”
We are ‘not’ added to. We are more zero than one. More nothing than something. More everything than just anything that could be pointed to. Holding on to something limits the unlimited. Holding on to nothing allows realization of everything.
Enlightenment is not an experience as ‘experience’ then becomes a stop. Something then has to have an experience thereby creating ‘self’. A false self cannot become enlightened. Too many stops. Being Is Being ad infinitum.
The emptiness of not holding anything is true emptiness. It is the blank screen that allows any movie to play or not play. It Is never leaving the fullness of emptiness despite the passing phenomena of leela. Everything is divine, even the ‘play’. But it is the emptiness that allows the transformation to rise and fall.
Be Love beyond concepts and limitation. Love Is without conditions or restrictions. Open the spiritual heart without thinking or doing. The felt sense is Present Now and forever. Directly ‘feel’ this Love as Love. Live Love wildly and free. Daddy’O
LOVE IS ALWAYS DRESSED IN NOTHINGNESS
Love Is. Unconditionality immediately shows up, as there is no preference for anything. All ‘things’ are in Love and ultimately are Love. The ‘Everything’ Is Love.
The ‘love’ that is practiced is ‘practiced’. Trying to Love is not Love as there is no ’trying’ in Love. To suggest that we ‘practice’ Love is to not Know Love. There is nothing that can be practiced. Again, Love Is. To practice Love is to pretend that we know who we are. To pretend our ‘existence’ is a very harsh interpretation of the directness and simplicity of existence.
Love Is existence in its prior-ness to everything else. Existence as Love is just that. There is nothing that can be added to the prior-ness. Adding to the prior-ness does not change the prior-ness or Love. But adding and conditioning things is not existence or Love.
Things will be added to the starting point but then that is no longer the starting point. The Formless is no longer the Formless.
Who we Are is not the idolatry of self, globbing attachments, reinforcements, and protections to preserve the glaring illusion of ‘me’. For the ’me’ to practice Love is to underscore the illusion that becomes the ‘me’. The presence of the ‘me’ obscures Love due to the implicit separateness that ‘me’ is.
Reality is that there is only ‘Oneness’. The ‘me’ does not agree with that supposition as the ‘me’ could not exist conceptually without the lie that iterates constantly affirming a false self. There cannot be the ‘Oneness’ and ‘me’. Saying and iterating that ‘me’ exists does not make it exist.
Knowing Love Is Being Love, unconditionally. Anything less is manufactured pretense. Existence is not thing-based. It Is. Formless-ness is part of form. Existence lies in Formless-ness. When Formless-ness leaves form, life leaves and carries on in other forms as Formless unconditional Love. The permanence Is Love, Is existence. The Love Is Us, effortlessly.
Know ‘this’ in the Knowing that Is present before and after nouns and things. Know ‘this’ in the prior-ness that Is existence and pure Love.
Love has no story of ‘me’ or seeking of love. Love Is Us. Love is Nothingness. Nothingness has nothing for the needy ‘me’. Love Is clothed only in Nothingness.
Nothingness is drawing no lines. To draw one line is too much, as one line results in this and that (duality). Oneness has no duality.
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good, or bad.” -Eckhart Tolle