Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Wave

The wave does not create itself,
direct itself,
or destroy itself.

It is no more separate
from the "ocean"
than the water
that makes it up.

It is created,
and destroyed
through no will of its own.

Such is the way
for all of us forms
in the "ocean"
of the uncreated void.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Koan

Realization and non-realization are one and the same. What, then, is there to seek?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Living Nonduality - the Film

Candid dialogue with six "regular people" who attended Robert Wolfe's Non-dual meetings regarding their direct non-dual realization and their experience living everyday life from this enlightened perspective. Robert and his book "Living Nonduality" are the inspiration for this documentary. The film is available here for free, and if you would like a copy on DVD, please contact the film makers.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Right Here, Right Now

Q: Does The Absolute as It's limited self have any free will over It's own awakening?  I know there is no "me" that could do that, but what about The Absolute?  It produces the yearning, so can it also produce the "liberation?"

My answer is this: What do "YOU" think? When you sit with this question, what "answer" arises? Is there some thing called the Absolute that is separate from some thing called "you"? I'd be very interested to hear what comes to you.

The only thing stopping "you" from seeing your own liberation is the belief that you are not liberated. In other words, there is still a belief that there is a state called "liberated" and it will look/feel differently (maybe is more desirable) than the state that exists now (which I hear you are calling non-liberated). Whatever exists NOW, and NOW, and NOW, (whatever it looks like, feels like, etc.) is the liberated state. IS the Absolute, the One, manifesting in this way in this moment. There is NOTHING else.

Natalie :^)

Monday, May 21, 2012


Today I heard a comment like, "Separation causes suffering." Many in the room were quite quick to agree and there was much nodding of heads and murmured yeses. Separation is looked at as something to overcome; an undesirable, unrealized state of being. While it is so that "separation causes suffering," it seems that a vital understanding of what separation really "causes" is often overlooked.

What is experienced here, these days, is that separation causes everything. Without separation, nothing would appear to exist. Separation causes all phenomena to appear, so, yes, separation causes suffering; and it also causes joy, happiness, sorrow, me, you, rocks, trees, other, birds, love, hate...all apparent objects, feelings, thoughts, etc. exist, because of the apparently separated "I". In short, separation causes life.

It is because of this idea of separation that "I" experience beautiful sunsets, birds singing, the embrace of another, the sting of rejection, the pain of acid reflux, aging in the body, a solar eclipse, being flipped off by another driver, and on and on and on.

Separation is not a "state of being" to be overcome. It's not a feeling that needs to be conquered. It's what allows It/Me/One to experience Itself/Myself/InfiniteForms.

With separation: life, existence, phenomena. Without separation--the undifferentiated void.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Behold the Great I Am

Behold the Great I Am.

In sweep and scope
Unimaginably vast.
Everywhere present.

Beyond the vastness
of the Universe.
As tiny
as a grain of thought.

The Mover and Shaker
of ALL.
The eternal Source.
The Creator of Itself
and Its senses.

The millions of myriad forms
through which it experiences
its unceasing nothingness.

To behold the
Great I Am
is to forever more
be shattered
and rebuilt...
over and over again.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It Makes No Difference

So happy to receive your e-mail. I'm not sure what I can say, as you are already saying it so beautifully and of course it seems as though you also "understand" it as well.

I'm reading that you had an awakening about 2 months ago and that you are also experiencing "stuff" around that. This "stuff" is no more or less important than any other "stuff" that "you" experience, for instance, brushing your teeth or washing the dishes.  Yet, we can often get attached to comparing "this" experience to "that" experience and then saying "this" experience is more connected to awakening and "that" one is not.

My question is: what is it that is having these awakening experiences and what is it that is not having these awakening experiences? Is not the one having the former the same as the one having the latter? And if so, then what is the difference? Attachment to the "I" thoughts is no problem for one who understands that the One attaching to the "I" thoughts is the same One realizing abiding nondual awareness.

In other words. There is only the One and it "experiences" Itself through these apparently separate forms, which sometimes look like "awake" and sometimes look like "attached."

Waking up does not necessarily mean an end to identification with "I". In fact, what is experienced here is that it no longer matters whether there is attachment to an "I" or not. The awareness is that what appears makes no difference. It is all simply the One.

I will be interested to know your thoughts on what has been said here. What a fun thing for "you" to be experiencing!


P.S. I invite you to check out the blog of the person with whom I had this conversation. Her nondual awareness (and the  expression of it) is lovely and clear!