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February 18, 2017

Mastering the Art of Self-Absorption - Retreat 1/2017

Revelation

October 3, 2016

Clarifying the New Map of Essential Me

To have the correct realization does not mean that one has grasped it conceptually. In addition, truth can be presented in very low or very high resolution. For instance, when non-dual teachings speak of consciousness as one state beyond and without me, they reflect some level of truth, but the resolution of their understanding is so low that the picture is highly distorted, to the point of being false. If you were to look from outer space at our planet, you would see a round shape suspended between other celestial bodies. It is indeed the earth, but the earth is much more than round object. And to know this, we must come closer to it. The closer we come, the more we understand it.

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Revelation

October 3, 2016

A High Resolution Picture of the Observer

After further contemplation, our most recent revelations regarding the observer have been further modified. The precise locations of conscious me, pure conscious me and fundamental me that were defined in the last two articles remain unchanged. However, it is more accurate to make a clear conceptual distinction between the embodied essence-me (conscious me) and its expression as the functional identity of the observer, which is tied to the center of external attention. Therefore, after conscious me has been awakened, we will call the observer the ‘secondary center of the conscious me’. Obviously, while we have used this term before to describe the observer, its primary identity of conscious me now refers to slightly different center of me than was previously thought.

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Revelation

September 23, 2016

Perfecting and Correcting our Understanding of Essential Me

Through further contemplation of our recent discoveries regarding the observer, some deep revelations took place about the actual location of essence-me. What we have said so far is that, for conscious me to be awakened, we have to pass through two steps: firstly, the observer becomes conscious of its own subjectivity as the self-conscious observer, which is as if the outer layer of essence-me. Then, through surrendering towards the core of essence-me we activate pure attention and begin to feel ourselves intimately. In this way, the observer acquires the quality of pure subjectivity and transforms into conscious me.

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Revelation

September 23, 2016

The Hidden Secrets of Essence-me and Immanent I am

What is the true meaning of the awakening of conscious me? What is essence-me really? And what is truth behind pure attention? The deeper we dive into it, the more we see how intricate and amazing it all is. It is like a quantum theory of our own existence, where we enter the inner world, the microcosm of our very me.

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Article

September 7, 2016

Transcending Real and Imaginary Abuse in the Now

Before we attempt to solve the endless philosophical issues of the world, we must have some clarity about the nature of life in this relative dimension. While there is plenty of beauty in life, it is also challenging and shocking on many levels. Seeing life as it really is may surprise and alarm some, but this is only because such people live in imaginary worlds. Because of their fear of reality, they refuse to look life in the face, choosing instead to live in a dream. This is a condition shared by many pseudo-spiritual people who prefer to idealize the world rather than to come out of their minds and see reality.

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Article

August 17, 2016

Purification and Transparent Imperfection

Purification is an important element of spiritual evolution, representing the process of alignment of the human with the light of the soul. Through the necessity of facing the challenges inherent in living on earth ─ survival issues, the search for emotional nourishment, and the general low level of consciousness ─ our human self has developed many negative tendencies. As time goes by, through constant repetition, these tendencies gradually become embedded in our psyche, to the extent that they have become permanent shadows of the subconscious self.

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Article

August 7, 2016

Transforming Subconscious Tendencies

The path of meditation, though seemingly focused on the inner self, cannot be separated from the process of psychological and emotional transformation. The human and the soul are interdependent, like the roots and leaves of a plant or the two wings of a bird.

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Article

July 24, 2016

Emancipation from Superego through the Soul

Sigmund Freud developed a pioneering theory that the human psyche is composed of three parts: id, ego and superego. The id represents the irrational, instinctive and primitive part of the personality that lives according to our basic instincts and the pursuit of pleasure. The id expects immediate gratification in whatever it wants, or it reacts with upset, tantrums, and even violence. The ego is the rational part of the psyche, with the function of satisfying the needs and desires of the id by realistic means, according to what is possible and socially acceptable. To achieve these aims, the ego has to learn how to control the irrational impulses of the id, making them more reasonable, which often calls for delayed gratification of the id’s demands. The superego represents the component of personality composed of the internalized ideals we have acquired from our parents and society. While the ego is realistic, the superego is moralistic and idealistic. The function of the ego is to reconcile id’s ‘what I want to do’ with the superego’s ‘what I should do’, while ensuring its solution complies with ‘what I can do’ in the real world.

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Article

July 4, 2016

The Need for Boundaries in Separation and Unity

The ability to create boundaries is an important aspect of the process of individuation. In the absence of boundaries we would experience an instantaneous psychological, emotional, and physical death. If we did not have a layer of skin around our body, we would be vulnerable to harmful elements and too sensitive to live. All organisms have boundaries, beginning with a single cell, in order to exist as a separate unit in life. Our boundaries cannot be too tightly sealed, because this would obstruct our relationship with our environment. Biological cells have a membrane that is semi-permeable, meaning certain materials are able to pass through it. This enables it to receive nourishment from its environment while protecting the inside of the cell. If our skin was too thick it would be unable to absorb or secrete, and our sense of touch would be compromised.

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Article

June 18, 2016

Sexuality: Its Beauty and its Illusions

Sex is a very central and important aspect of our lives. Some people have less sexual desire, due to a weak vital force or for other reasons, but it remains one of our most fundamental and powerful instincts. We are driven to procreate, and the motivation manifests as our desire for sex. Most people are quite dominated by their sexual desires, and are unconsciously bound by the will of life to create offspring. But life also uses our sexual desire for deeper purposes than just procreation. Before we discuss this more fully, we can begin by developing an overview of the sexuality and of the various cultural conditionings that shape our perception of it.

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