Question and Answer:
Spending the time with the other is often the default that I go to. I do realise that we all have needs and this may not answer the others needs” P
P: “Having done
A problem can arise when the answer as words become a mantra in the mind, an object of attention used by the mind to reinforce the sense of being a separate self. The separate self does not love, it needs.
P: The clarity is working with “I
Colleen-Joy: If the true “I am love” is known, there would be no need to work with it every day. No need to prove,
What is in the way is called ignorance of the true self. So although the words “I
P: Is there a way to really live this daily. Easy question
Colleen-Joy: Can a tree live daily as a tree? Yes. But then it must not be confused about itself or try to be something that it is not. It must neither be trying to be a tree. When we don’t know our true self and take ourselves as thoughts and ideas, we might be “trying to be” instead of just being ourselves.
Trying is a clue that the mind’s beliefs are in charge of the efforts and the true natural self is still unknown. The true self is that we are awareness, open, boundless awake knowing. Every thought and feeling that arises in awareness is known by awareness.
The thought “I am love” is only a pointer inwards to discover the truth, that awareness is love.
P: I find myself trying to love everyone despite my own guidance that not everyone wants to be loved
The mind makes it seem that we are separate selves. The mind is in awareness, it is an object appearing to, on and in awareness. If we take ourselves as the mind, we feel separate, and we try to love, try to find happiness and try to get our apparent needs fulfilled by others.
Even the need to fulfil others needs is our own minds projected need. The true self, as awareness is whole and complete, needing nothing including not needing to fulfil others needs.
P: Spending the time with the other is often the default that I go to. I do realise that we all have needs and this may not answer the other’s needs.
Colleen-Joy: Spending time with the self, as awareness is a focus of attention needed to really discover that the self is whole and is love.
Seeing our personality programs, which arise in the mind-body and learning to discern that as awareness, we are not ultimately our program (for example some programs feel compelled to help and fulfil others needs in order to feel loved and needed) is liberation from the program.
When we establish clarity that we are
Awareness, knowing, the non-dual self loves because it is love.
This love is free of need. All needs die in this love.
All love, Colleen