Monday, February 13, 2006

Higher states of consciousness?

An email:

Hi Gilbert - 'ONE MOMENT'
is very very good. (the new CD)
2 days ago I had a little preview and knew it was something special for me so I had to wait till I had a quiet hour. - I have just finished listening.
-Generous use of bird calls.
- I can't remember anything you said, which is perfect.
- Just a lingering peace and emptiness.
- It's different to any other approach and very powerful - this form of passing on is happening beautifully as it should.
- Thunder and lightening was mingling (here) with the bird calls (on CD) and now the storm is about to hit - the cool wind is relieving.
- Thank you for your work.
- Keep at it so we can all know we're free now! All the best and thank you!!
- This CD should be available on more widely. - regards from Peter.

Reply: Thank you Peter.
The CD is really only for a few who resonate with this 'approach'.
Like 'awakened mind' or simple presence, it is direct and immediate.
- Why wait for deliverence into Freedom?
- "What's wrong with....RIGHT NOW?"
- Freedom is already present. - Be THAT!
- Be Free now. - When the next concept is picked up, look at it and realize that "I am not that concept". - "I am free of it." - Then its over.

Note for today:
No one really wants to know! - Belief is more tasty.
- The seeker cannot know anything!
- It is only 'a belief' itself!

-The fact is that knowing IS - and it is not limited by any 'thing', especially not by any 'seeker'.

Higher is deeper, or so the esoteric teacher suggests.

Higher states of consciousness are prized like jewels in the crown of attainment.

However your own immediate truth of clear presence is like a sword that cuts through all illusions.

All spiritual beliefs and ‘stories’ are just mind stuff and have NO real basis at all except in the realm of concepts etc.

'What is clear and obvious is not noticed'.

That sentence may appear mystical for some. - Thoughts spring up about what is clear and obvious - however, what is clear and obvious is, at all times, free of thoughts.

All these stories of the highly prized higher states are all just experiences, which all come and go. - They do not alter what is clear and obvious.

They are remembered and or anticipated. -A whole realm of methods and practices is indulged in for what? - Another transitory experience mixed with the hope that it will ‘become’ permanent.

The simple and direct experience in THIS moment is overlooked by a busy spiritual fixation with ‘other times’ and ‘other past experiences’.

In this open space of knowing, this immediacy is clear and obvious. - It is not a thought. -Thoughts may arise in it. -The view is not actually limited by any thought.

The spiritual seeker is a thought and its imaginary ability to see is limited to imagination.
- I am not that.

It is far too simple to be expressible in words. - You may feel a hint of what I am getting at but it is so obvious it just eludes words at all times.

There is no ‘Higher’ or 'Deeper' except as reference points in imagination.

Presence awareness is not a concept.

All of the spiritual aspirant’s realms are an investment in a ‘future time’ which can never ‘arrive’.

All there is, is this present which does not budge from its immediacy.

Simply be the space of immediate knowing and see what is clear and obvious.

Waste no time in attaching yourself to any conceptual conclusions about what is known.

Stay put and see that nothing actually compounds into anything ‘other’ than this immediacy. - 'Open' yourself as this thoughtless reality.

This is freedom. Freedom that IS. It cannot be gained or lost. It is simply realised.

Spirituality is bondage and any teacher who does not reveal that fact to you, is a ‘warden of the prison’. -Make no mistake about that.

There are very few ‘teachers’ that point relentlessly to this direct and immediate freedom.

They have no ‘airs’ about them at all.
-They shun all admiration and will not abide with any ‘doe ting hangers on’.

Look at these popular teachers and their 'caravan' in tow. - Flowing garb and precious, calculated behaviour. - Are you really sucked in by that pompous paraphenalia?
Isn't it obvious that it is the ego that love all that spiritual 'showing off'?
Wake up! - It is not all about them and their ego!
- It is about YOU. Find out about this 'you' and be free of it all.

The popular teachers are not what they pretend to be - except in their own imagination and in those who have been hypnotised by them.

Freedom is freedom. - It is NOT about following anyone. - That is the behaviour of Sheep!

Believing in another’s imaginary world and supporting it is tantamount to keeping yourself and them bound up in illusion. - That includes these teachers. - Challenge them!!!! - Break out of this dream of higher beings and special people.
-All these concepts of ‘unconditional love’ and ‘grace’ are just the conceptual weapons of a salesman with an agenda. -Some very popular non dual teachers are actually salesmen and women. -The ‘clarity’ they sprout about endlessly is a cloudy self-indulgence and it all belongs to a campaign.

Where are those who have truly been freed by these salesmen? - I see only more salesmen. - Clones of a conceptual campaign with all its subtle egoistic pitch.

It is all futuristic banter. - What New Earth? - Diamond in your pocket?

New sale pitch more like it! -You must see that what is clear and obvious can never be ‘sold’ to you because it ALREADY IS. Your blindness to it is just a bunch of thoughts and beliefs.

Who wants to explore those?

Most want to ‘play in it’ and ‘hone’ their higher concepts.

Ironically it can only be a new pupil, who happens along, that actually frees these egoistic teachers from their bondage. - The resistance to any receptivity in these teachers for such a happening is very unlikely.

I am well aware that these words will be unpopular. - However, I cannot reconcile myself to mislead anyone regarding this subject of Non Duality.

Maybe one or two will recognise something and it is really only meant for them.

Warm regards – gilbert.