Unnoticed.
February 4, 2017

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Unity is so obvious – it goes unnoticed.

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Free Weekend Preview: Intimations On Eternity.
April 9, 2016

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by michael sean symonds.

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Where Awareness Is Aware.
September 19, 2015

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Where Awareness is Aware, there is nothing to learn & nothing to affirm; nothing to know & nothing to understand; nothing to see & nothing to do; nothing to fix & nothing to change; nothing to master & nothing to become.  And in that so-called Awakening, there is effortless understanding & affirmation – choice less change executed with the perfection of infinite, unbound doing or so-called mastery.

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Intimations On Eternity.
July 12, 2015

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No one is born into life as a separate body/mind/entity from the Universe – regardless of what you might think or feel, believe or understand. Our notion of duality is learned from the moment we appear to be born: we are erroneously taught to believe we are physical beings, living in a physical universe – separate from everyone and everything.

Nothing could be farther from the Truth. Frankly speaking, the idea of separation permeates all cultures; we are indoctrinated into cults of distinction. Whether that be the colour of our skin, our nationality or a particular tradition, we slice and dice reality into little chunks of division with the thoughts and beliefs we entertain and the gods and goddesses we bow down to.

While the hypnosis of this separation appears to be deep, it is our birthright to re-calibrate this perception, to un-learn what we have so unconsciously learned. Through the simplicity of Awareness itself, we can re-orientate ourselves and our understanding to the essential nature we Are. We never left home – we only appeared to abandon our home, nurtured by the stories we were told and more importantly, by the stories we continue to tell to ourselves.

As Awareness, we are as close to home as we will ever be; home is Where, Who and What We Are. As Awareness, home is here – in the now-ness of ourselves. It is here, in this present moment Awareness that life thrives as the impulse now. It is here – not in time, space or location, where we find wholeness. It is here and now that what we seek is revealed with effortless, benign, understanding.

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Intimations On Eternity is michael’s 7th and most recent book and marks a significant crossroads; an epic departure from the traditional progressive path – to a direct, non-dual, way of Being. The invitation of this narrative is simple: it encourages us to look innocently and directly as Awareness, into the face of our own Being, where we are already/always sanctified by the wholeness, perfection and divinity of our own seeing.

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Intimations On Eternity is written in prose style and includes 23 pieces exploring the nature of Being with regard to non-dual understandings.  This narrative is available in both 8 X 10 collectors version, with coloured photography and black & white – Trade sizes.

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Here – Now…
August 2, 2012

Here,

everything is;

nothing Being something – something Being nothing.

Now,

there is delight in Being.

With eyes there is seeing,

with ears there is hearing,

with nose & mouth,

fragrance can be smelt, touched, tasted – savored.

Here,

the senses are overwhelmed by the fullness of Being.

A divine sweetness pervades all so-called matter: all circumstance – all situations.

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Life thrives fully & freely here  & now,

both in the up & the down.

Now,

matter & un-matter – don’t matter.

Here,

the breath rests deeply in Being;

there’s only experiencing here.

Now,

there’s no experience & there’s no experiencer.

Here – now,

the impulse of the beloved is naked & direct,

without interpretation,

without understanding,

without story.

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Here,

the gravity of silence endlessly – tirelessly,

pulls what is sacred into itself.

Stillness

can be found in the bosom this awareness.

Now,

the beloved endlessly – seamlessly,

weaves the fabric of this life together.

Let attention fall gently on the here/now of Self.

Drink forever the divine nectar of this water,

both the sweet & the sour of this & that.

Let [me] see, hear, touch, taste & smell the divine as it inhabits the everyday;

let [me] abandon all notions of separation and a [me] that wants to be.

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I AM not touched by this life and yet,

life touches deeply.

In the seeing, hearing, touching, tasting & the smelling,

the unseen is forever seen.

Here – now,

the knower is known;

this is the Yoga of what is.

In the hear /now of Self,

the unmoved impersonal,

already/always,

dances with the moved personal.

Every morning [I] wake into this miracle,

it lies not in some burning bush or distant mountain,

nor in the parting of some seas.

The miracle lies in the touch of the hand that guides,

an ear that softly listens,

a nose that smells and a tongue that tastes;

the miracle rests

in

eyes

that

see.

In Being [you’ll] see there was never any becoming.

In Being [you’ll] see there was already/always completeness in the here/now of Self;

there was never any arriving.

Here – now,

is where [I] stand.

Here – now,

[I] stand forever naked as awareness only.

Here – now,

there is a knowing of [Soul]:

in the hearing,

touching,

tasting,

smelling and seeing;

in the here – now of Self,

the

I – I

stands.

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Insight #89 ~ ZEN Shredding…
July 17, 2011

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Sometimes you need to say Yes to life.

Life is a paradox; sometimes you need to step outside the comfort of the bunny hill to move forward and evolve.

 

 

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All life is change; some of it feels easy – some of it feels very hard.  One thing for sure is that we love to feel like we are in control of that life – always.  When things are going well, it’s easy to say YES to life – as if we even remember!

When things are not so cool; when life does not flow according to our own expectations, “YES” is usually quickly re-placed by a solid NO.  Ironically, regardless of what we do or know – what we think or practice,  no [you] is ever in control.

For many years I was very much player on the “you create your reality” team.  While around for many, many centuries, it jumped from the periphery of alternative teachings into  “consciousness community” around 30 years ago, and then into the mainstream with the advent of teachings like “The Secret” and the “Law of attraction”.

If you are lucky, or if the path you follow in your “becoming” has any integrity,  you will eventually bump into reality.  It will be clearly seen that no [you] has ever had the power to control reality in any form or way.

While this might go against the grain of conventional thinking and the generic, sanitized, egoic teachings that seem to presently saturate 21st  century spirituality, there is a point in awareness where [one] clearly see’s – there is no one there to control – let alone a “someone” who can “intend” a particular reality or outcome that will be made real.

At most, and perhaps more importantly, we are speaking of subjective perception only that can appear to be managed – not reality.  If we are to be completely honest and neuro-biology backs us up; the “you” that you imagine yourself to be arrives in “time” – long after the appearance of reality has arisen.

So it’s only at the level of mind that we can try to affirm or deny what might already be appearing in this present moment now, and if you are on the treadmill of quarter-backing your life – if you imagine yourself to have, and be your mind, then managing the mind is the only opportunity you will ever have to influence, so-called reality.

In the legacy of her radical, ground breaking book, “Why I survive Aids”, Niro Markoff Assistant said: “Healing is accepting Who We Are and saying yes to it – without trying to change anything”.

If there were such a thing as Truth, it would encapsulate the essence of Niro’s profound insight and commentary on life – what is, already is
– or isn’t.  Shall we continue to consume ourselves, placing valuable attention, effort, and solace in trying to micro manage the details of life according to some imagined ideal/mind, or will we at once investigate our imagined control, and ideals with which we attempt to live life, and instead dive into life itself – to remain alert, awake, aware and present to that unfolding life and the presence of Who We Are…

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“S o m e t h i n g I s T h e r e . . .” * N E W V I D E O !

S o m e t h i n g . . . ” * N E W B O O K !

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Something: The Poem…
July 7, 2011

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“Something”

[The Poem]

By

michael sean symonds

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Did you notice,

something is there.

Something simple and silent,

something awake and aware.

Something rarely noticed,

something ever at hand;

the timeless presence of Being

is already

there.

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Did you notice,

something is there.

Something open and empty,

something fundamental and free.

Prior to words or notions,

prior to beliefs or ideas,

something naked and untouchable

is unmistakably

there.

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When you were born,

it was there.

When you were frightened,

it was there.

When you were confused and angry,

joyful or sad,

it was also,

always

there.

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Prior to philosophies of the mind,

it is ceaselessly there.

Without special effort,

Presence

is deliberately

there.

Beyond the sweet and sour,

beyond the ebb and flow.

Beyond thought or method,

beyond feeling or practice,

Presence

is precisely,

patiently,

plainly,

there.

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Did you notice

awareness is there,

simple and silent,

awake and aware.

Previously unnoticed,

immediately at hand,

something remarkable

is choicelessly,

undeniably,

there.

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Did you notice

awareness is there,

something open and empty,

something fundamental

and free.

Prior to words and notions,

prior to beliefs and ideas,

awareness is thoughtlessly,

wordlessly,

obviously,

there.

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In the midst of all happening,

something is there.

Something still and silent

something spaciously aware.

Between bliss and anger,

between lust and joy,

something is irresistibly,

unquestionably

there.

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Did you notice,

nothing is there!

Nothing

becomes something,

something

becomes nothing.

Constantly clear,

alert,

and available,

something
perfectly precious

is spontaneously

there.

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Something is here that

is already aware,

between the “light” and the “dark”,

between the “in” and the “out”.

Without any search,

without any effort,

something is here

that is already

aware.

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Here by itself

behind the noise of knowledge.

Here by itself,

behind understanding.

Here by itself,

behind the noise of perception;

a sense of is-ness

is indescribably there;

the stillness of Being

that is already

aware.

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Who is that you

that is endlessly there,

the one that watches,

the one who is aware?

Naturally quiet,

innocently aware,

it’s the stainless you

who is here,

and surely

aware.

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Untouched by emotion

undivided by perception,

you’re free of thought and memory,

feeling and association.

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Fully awake,

alert,

and available,

it’s here by itself,

the ONE that’s aware.

Without need or motive,

without affirmation or care,

it’s here by itself,

the ONE that’s aware.

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In the midst of this now

you are here and aware;

undoubtedly always,

here and aware.

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Rest in the fact

you are here and aware;

always here,

always
aware.

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Settle in the joy

you are here and aware,

always here,

always

aware.

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