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January 29, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

Glorious Nothingness

A talk during the Into the Mystic Retreat held at the Living Miracles Monastery in Utah on emptying your mind and family relationships. Much of spirituality is about self-improvement, but when you go under the surface you inevitably reach a phase of disillusionment because nothing brings about a state of lasting peace. Even good intentions won’t get you there. The ego asked the first question, “What am I?” and it has asked every question ever since.  “What is it that I believe?” can be a helpful question. Questioning your beliefs and then cutting through your own self deceptions can be difficult, because they’ve been set up to trick yourself.  As you continue to expose the darkness, you find glory, grace and revelation. The hundreds of compromises people make every day just seem normal.  But they are anything but natural and normal. The natural mind is at peace; it doesn’t involve any kind of compromise or conflict at all. To completely escape from the world’s contradictions and compromises, you must empty your mind with everything you think you think and think you know. The way to be happy is through the emptiness.

You cannot have a self concept that involves family relationships and still reach enlightenment. God doesn’t have anything to do with family associations – spouses, parents, children, etc. Jesus is knocking on your heart and saying, “Beloved come home.”  When you start having deep meditations and direct experiences of God, don’t be like Lot’s wife in the Bible and turn back to these crazy family associations that God didn’t create because you will freeze like a pillar of salt, you will freeze into that self concept that God didn’t create – and it will hurt.  If we see in our mind that we have the power to drop the self concepts, they’re dropped, once and for all – and everyone’s blessed by that glorious idea.

Three keys to having happy relationships:

Undefined –As soon as you define a relationship, there comes a boatload of expectations. If you think you’re in or out of a relationship, you’re on the ego’s playing field.

Guided – If you’re in a relationship and you’re not in touch with guidance, it’s going to be hell. If you’re not guided by spirit you’re guided by the ego for sure.  The ego is not trying to guide you into enlightenment or happiness.

Collaboration – If you’re going to get into relationships, why not get into relationships where everyone’s working together for the same goal. You know you are in a collaborative relationship when you lose track and time and space and have fun when working on a project.

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January 29, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

The Tractor Beam of Love 01

At the Jan. 1, 2012, Into the Mystic session, David talks about the future of the Living Miracles Monastery and getting caught in the “tractor beam of love.” Once you get attracted to God then the path to awakening starts to get easier and you realize you aren’t giving up anything.  You will realize the ego’s substitutes in the world will never attract you again. You can still watch the thoughts go by, but they’re like leaves floating by on a stream.  The ego is very frightened of the love. To the extent you still value the ego, you will still feel the pain. Resistance is the ego’s interpretation of progress and growth. If you’re feeling tight and constricted, the ego is judging that something’s wrong. The ego always wants to draw a conclusion. The Holy Spirit never focuses on the mistakes, it’s always a calling into the correction. It comes down to a sense of worthiness – am I worthy of the correction? Both love and a call for love are capable of bringing love into awareness.

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January 29, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

The Tractor Beam of Love 02

At the Jan. 1, 2012, Into the Mystic session, David talks about the future of the Living Miracles Monastery and getting caught in the “tractor beam of love.” Once you get attracted to God then the path to awakening starts to get easier and you realize you aren’t giving up anything.  You will realize the ego’s substitutes in the world will never attract you again. You can still watch the thoughts go by, but they’re like leaves floating by on a stream.  The ego is very frightened of the love. To the extent you still value the ego, you will still feel the pain. Resistance is the ego’s interpretation of progress and growth. If you’re feeling tight and constricted, the ego is judging that something’s wrong. The ego always wants to draw a conclusion. The Holy Spirit never focuses on the mistakes, it’s always a calling into the correction. It comes down to a sense of worthiness – am I worthy of the correction? Both love and a call for love are capable of bringing love into awareness.

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January 25, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

Emotional Honesty 01

Relationships can be used in this world to either awaken or remain asleep. The little self gets involved in relationships to get needs met. The ego cautions against doing or saying anything to a partner that might drive them away. When a relationship is used for the purpose of awakening, dark thoughts are shared freely so that they can be raised to the light and released with the help of the Holy Spirit. Topics include marriage and divorce. From the Into the Mystic Retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery Dec. 31, 2011.

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January 25, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

Emotional Honesty 02

Relationships can be used in this world to either awaken or remain asleep. The little self gets involved in relationships to get needs met. The ego cautions against doing or saying anything to a partner that might drive them away. When a relationship is used for the purpose of awakening, dark thoughts are shared freely so that they can be raised to the light and released with the help of the Holy Spirit. Topics include marriage and divorce. From the Into the Mystic Retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery Dec. 31, 2011.

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January 8, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

Musical Church Service Jan. 8, 2012

Musical church service held at the Living Miracles Studio in Kamas, Utah, Jan. 8, 2012, featuring Greg, Ken and Ricki.

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January 6, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

Your Cosmic Backpack 01

You don’t come into the world as a soul that decided to incarnate. You're more like a soul carrying a backback with the cosmos in it. You bring the cosmos with you and sling it out of the backback each time you seemingly incarnate. But it’s still a setup. The ego spins it out in different variations of illusion each lifetime, but it’s always the same old story: there's a victim and there's a victimizer. The ego uses the story to say, "I own you in this world." The whole point of spiritual awakening is to question the absurdity of the ego: it cannot be believed, and once you unveil it, you start to see what a crazy, silly idea it is. From the Into the Mystic retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery on Dec. 30, 2011.  Session also covers debt, possessions, pseudo spirituality and preferences.

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January 6, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

Your Cosmic Backpack 02

You don’t come into the world as a soul that decided to incarnate. You're more like a soul carrying a backback with the cosmos in it. You bring the cosmos with you and sling it out of the backback each time you seemingly incarnate. But it’s still a setup. The ego spins it out in different variations of illusion each lifetime, but it’s always the same old story: there's a victim and there's a victimizer. The ego uses the story to say, "I own you in this world." The whole point of spiritual awakening is to question the absurdity of the ego: it cannot be believed, and once you unveil it, you start to see what a crazy, silly idea it is. From the Into the Mystic retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery on Dec. 30, 2011.  Session also covers debt, possessions, pseudo spirituality and preferences.

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