I realise that the Assume the Change meditation is not a regular run-of-the-mill offering. And that it's core principles may be new to many. And, even though it is very simple, because the principles are not openly taught in our society (who among us was taught this stuff at school?) they may not at first … Continue reading “Assume the Change” – step-by-step
The primary purpose of the Assume the Change meditation is to guide attention to the direct perception of the Silence of the Heart. From this conscious, intelligent silence emerges all wisdom. This intelligent silence is the Witness Consciousness you may have heard of or read about. The Assume the Change meditation harnesses the principles of … Continue reading “Assume the Change” – principles & purpose
There's been much talk and much writing about "the power of now" since 1997 when Eckhart Tolle wrote his book of the same name, and even more perhaps about "the power of awareness" since 1952 when Neville Goddard brought that term into the world via his classic book. Despite all the talk and all the … Continue reading The Power of Present Moment Feeling
The principle of the "witness" (or observer) who is aware of the entire realm of human experience, is well-known in spiritual circles and the worlds of meditation and mindfulness. At first, for many people the witness takes the form of a mental concept, which, although not the whole truth, is a step up in consciousness … Continue reading Ego: The False Witness
Self-inquiry differs from all other meditations that I'm aware of because all the others require us to dedicate a period of time to their practice, need a quiet place, entail closing our eyes, and demand the removal of external distractions to be fully effective – or even able to be performed at all. Self-inquiry however, … Continue reading Self-Inquiry: The Anytime Meditation
It seems to me that it's only the illusory "doer", or ego, that suffers. So when the notion of being the doer dissipates, through Self-inquiry, there is no-one left to suffer, which I believe is what Buddha pointed us to – the bliss of nirvana. The principle that it is only the imaginary doer who … Continue reading Self-inquiry Made Simple – Part 3
Self-inquiry has been increasingly coming into human consciousness for around 100 years or so, since Sri Ramana Maharshi began teaching it in the early part of the last century. People flocked from all over India and even from Europe and America to sit with him. And gradually his message began to spread as his students … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 1
Sittting on the summit of Arunachala back in 2005 it came to me that I, as Conscious Being, had not moved even so much as a fraction of a millimetre. Only my body had travelled thousands of miles from England to sit on India's holy mountain. And it came to me that the awakening I … Continue reading The Unmoving Nature of Being
In the Assume the Change meditation, my guiding words assume that the essence of who and what we share as our mutual I AM Consciousness – i.e. unconditional love – is manifesting as the person you would love to be, who lives the life you would love to live. Ok, you say, I'm cool with … Continue reading The Power of Love
There are a number of principles, and a fundamental paradigm shift, that set the Assume the Change meditation apart from other manifestation processes. As far as I know it is unique. So, because the process is so different, I've written this Silent Wisdom post to give you a context for listening to the guided Assume … Continue reading Create Your Life from Love
Self-inquiry first guides us to know who and what we truly are as pure I AM Consciousness, the silence of our mutual One Heart. When we devote ourselves to living from this Consciousness our lives unfold spontaneously, easefully and effortlessly in ways that are in the best interests of everyone and all life. The truth … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 2
Our ability to listen deeply to what other people say, and don't say, is incredibly important. The skill enables us to enjoy quality personal and professional relationships. And ... there is more we can listen to. I was walking in the forest close to my home when I stopped to listen deeply to the … Continue reading The Power of Silence
A mindful healing conversation is a two-way relationship in which both people listen and, when appropriate, ask questions. A key difference between a healing conversation and an ordinary conversation is that we value our subjective intuitive insights, not only objective intellectual analysis. After all, the reality is that if all that was required to resolve your personal or professional problem was intellectual analysis, you would most likely have discovered and implemented that solution long ago ... Click the headline above to read the full article.
Apply these principles and enjoy clear, conscious (mindful) communication in your professional and personal relationships. I've kept the explanations as simple as possible so you can read this post quickly and practice easily. Click the headline above to read the full post ...
How can a relationship weather the storms, even hurricanes, of conditioned thoughts and emotions that inevitably arise when two people come together in intimacy? The answer in my experience is unconditional Conscious Love. Nothing else has the power to take us through the emotional storms to the peace, joy and freedom that await us just … Continue reading A Great Love
The core of Self-inquiry, the most fundamental principle, is that of asking ourselves, "What is the truth?" The second question of inquiry is "What is the truth of who and what I AM?" Self-inquiry is a phenomenally powerful practice, and yet is so simple it tends to pass most people by. We humans seem to … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 4