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Jun 012016
 

A difficult to name feeling, that is shared by many of us. We may be unable to explain it to others, or even to ourselves. Sometimes, we believe that we know the reason, but later realize that it is something else.

This feeling comes in different forms. It could be ongoing, or repeatedly waxing and waning. It may be gone for several years and then come back. It may feel like seeking, disconnectedness, loneliness etc’.

Consider this;
There’s a word: ‘I’. We use it all the time: I work… I am reading… I wish… Etc’. Words are labels for mental concepts. It doesn’t mean that what these concepts represent is Real, only that we – both as a society and as individuals – have created them and now use them. The moment that we use the word ‘I’, we create separation.
If there’s an ‘I’, than the ‘I’ stands separate from everything else.

When there’s a word for ‘I’, and there another word for ‘God’, God and I are separate. We use language so automatically that most of us are oblivious to the finer “side effects” of language, and yet subconsciously, the emotion that we experience by such use, is that of separation. Many of us make significant efforts to be closer to God or the spiritual, or “the beyond” – or whatever word one wishes to use. At the same time, only very few of us experience proximity or unity with a higher spiritual essence. ‘I’ and ‘God’ remain separate, by virtue of our existence as separate manmade concepts.

This being the case, separateness can be substantially reduced through some personal work, though perhaps of a somewhat unfamiliar kind.

Below, is a practice that may change all that.

We are trying to become aware, of ourselves using the word ‘I’. As soon as we realize that we have just used the word ‘I’, we should do the following:

  1. STOP!
  2. We may experience a sudden inner silence. When this occurs, we allow the silence to be (without any doing, acting or interfering on our part) for as long as it lasts. There’s a consciousness shift taking place at this time, one which is beyond words, concepts, thoughts, emotions or sensations.
  3. Once the experience of silence has ended, we move on with whatever we were doing previously, as if nothing happened.

There’s no need to avoid using the word ‘I’, although that may be an added layer to this practice, one which some of us may wish to try.

This practice takes some patience and perseverance. There is no end result, only an increasing sense of connectedness, relief and liberation.

When we begin this practice, we are likely to be using the ‘I’ without noticing, practically all the time, which is completely understandable. Gradually we become more aware and notice our use of ‘I’ more and more often.

This is an exercise in awareness. We increase our awareness to include something which has previously been below the radar of our consciousness. Each time that we do this practice, we create a tiny hole in the wall of separation. Tiny enough that we may not notice anything. Continued patiently over a period of time however, we will notice several things:

  • We will be noticing our use of ‘I’ more and more frequently.
  • We will become aware of being about to use ‘I’ even before we actually say it.
  • We will begin to have an experience of increasing unity with all things: known and unknown, familiar and unfamiliar, physical non-physical and spiritual, inside of us and outside of us, of this world and beyond. It is a very powerful experience, awe-inspiring, amazing, uplifting and liberating and certainly not of this world.

When we begin, It would best serve us to put our expectations away. It will allow us to stay with this practice over an extended period of time – long enough to reap its remarkable benefits.

Aug 012014
 


This blog post is quite different. Unlike my previous posts, there is no article here; all that there is are individual words. I selected words that I felt were Empowering, Healing and Uplifting. This post is not about reading – it is about contemplating. One’s gain from this post would be through allowing each word a moment, before moving on to the next one. Each word is an entire dimension with its own existence and meaning, be it logical, emotional or spiritual.
It would be nice if you could mention those words that had a special meaning to you. This can be done at the bottom, where there’s room for comments.

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

alive

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

peaceful

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

spiritual

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

wonderful

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

stillness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

real

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

possible

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

infinite

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

quiet

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

believe

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

giving

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

divine

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

grace

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

harmony

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

kindness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

light

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

simple

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

blessed

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

sunny

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

calm

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

transform

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

shine

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

answer

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

clarity

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

empowering

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

welcome

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

awareness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

generous

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

merging

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

discovering

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

gratitude

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

awakening

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

change

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

becoming

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

eternity

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

growth

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

letting-go

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

purpose

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

realization

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

seeing

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

knowing

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

serenity

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

forgiveness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

soaring

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

unlimited

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

sharing

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

wonder

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

morphing

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

transformation

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

oneness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

surrender

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

transition

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

wholeness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

beyond

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

trusting

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

wisdom

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

comfort

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

uplifting

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

experiencing

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

connecting

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

floating

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

inviting

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

openness

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

encouraging

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

silence

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

inspiring

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

endless

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

love

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

smile

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

renewal