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Richard is the host of Never Not Here
Reading Sally Anderson FreeFall
We make discoveries by relaxing the meaning, reasons and justifications we give in our lives. The urge to give meaning is actually how we make ourselves stuck in our in our apparent identity. Strange how we are more prone to give meaning to what is threatening than to what is pleasing. So our stuckness takes on a negative spin.
This relaxing of the temptation to give meaning allows new insights to come in. What I am discovering also becomes more apparent to me as I am able to give distinctions or words to what I see. And this condition also brings to my attention the works of others that have articulated what I am seeing, but in a better way than I can yet communicate.
I have been digesting Sally Anderson's book FREEFALL since late June and her words are exactly what I am ready to hear. See if they make sense to you as I read a few pages from this most powerful of books.
I have often said that 3-way dialogues with "every day people" are more rewarding for me that so called teacher interviews. Again this proves true as I believe we have reached a new softness in accepting and receiving each other. I stood in my heart throughout this conversation, not because of anything that I was doing, but because of who the three of us are in kindness, openness and acceptance.
Conversation for Possibilities
Hello everyone. Some of you know that I have shared this video journal for over 5 years. While it may have been insightful for some or taken as an excuse for grabbing attention by others, I haven't really been interested nor able to stop. Well, I like to talk with people and this video stuff is easy for me. Easy up to the point that I have used it.
We have covered a lot of ground and yet we haven't had to form any special allegiances. We don't have to follow any pre-set teaching nor support any line of reasoning nor claim to the transcendence of reasoning. We are free to move with whatever urge we sense.
On Sunday September 2nd at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time we will broadcast a Google Plus hangout on our Youtube Channel. Up to nine people can actually be in the conversation on the hangout and there are a few places still available. Please contact me if you are interested to be a part of this recorded dialogue. (Download 700 and some page Power Point pdf and read through some of this rich material here:
Most of our NNH work and most of you that are listening are in a synthesis with a few premises that we term "pointers to truth". What we point to is generally our life before thought constructs, meaning life before our words. This space first becomes apparent in the gaps between our thoughts. Without a thought all life processes are moving perfectly, and actually without the stress of our doubts and obligations these life processes usually function way better. Why we call this pointing is that in this space before any words you can't talk, or can't even think??
3. Let our first premise be true, that we are living deeply in imagination (thoughts). Our first investigation can be: is there ever a time when we are not living in thoughts? For those that say yes, let them remain in their experience of an unperturbed state. If they have their own theory of wholeness or oneness, let them contribute in that way which feels right for them.
For those that say "no, that even when my mind is not active my conditioning goes unbroken", let us take a second step in our investigation. How can we use words in a collective way that creates a realm of possibility or a new context for being and acting? There are many easy examples of purely verbal creations that are undeniable.
In feudal times the contexts of being and acting were either King, Nobility, Subjects or Slaves. No slave or subject ever had any other possibilities, nor any input into how the community was administered. Then in a different age and different part of the world one human being created the context "citizen" as a thought form. This one word context has now shaped the world and all of its human institutions for centuries, even though it is merely aother thought.
What is the next word, or realm of possibilities that will model your and my life? What new realms of possibility could offer change to our society so that societal benefits include more of our neighbors and more of the world population?
That is what we want to find out. Come join us.
1. We're all probably familiar with a spaciousness inherent in the human experience. Life continues, whether we are in the midst of our worries and concerns or not. So something is clearly more fundamental than our thoughts/feelings/worries. Many of us have learned to rest in this essence to a greater or lessor degree. And we can admit that this knack of resting comes and goes.
2. We're all familiar with the notion that the universe is a marvelous, seemingly complex dance that goes on perfectly regenerating itself for eternity. And we have no doubt, felt the awe and peace that the cosmic inspires us to feel.
3. If my worries are not fundamental and I am usually worried about my doing, then my actions can't be fundamental either. Actually, what can I do of significance, in this grand cosmic dance?
Would it be prudent to wonder if this whole scenario isn't just another verbalization about no verbalization? If it is indeed another conversation then it's roots are in the words that created it, and we have easy access to what is running our lives. Because no amount of the spiritual sidestepping of words will uncover even the simplest of conditioned verbal programing. Then are we running as these spiritual robots?
The only thing that I can imagine which is flexible enough to be appropriate for every individual, is the examination of self talk, both conscious and unconscious. Conscious self talk is that little voice in our head and the limiting context for life that it creates. Some of us think that occasionally we overcome that. Unconscious self talk is that collective vibration that we are even born into, or that we have forgotten where it came from. It is unseen in creating our personality and running our every move.
Any thinning out of our limiting self talk can be immediately felt as an energetic shift of relief. The resultant energetic calming effect just has to engender a deeper seeing of this moment. This is a brand new territory of greater appropriateness in our speech and actions and more effectiveness in whatever we choose to do. It even increases the effectiveness of our being able to make those certain choices. Remember, in the conversation creating the three markers above, personal choice was meaningless, or at best optional, (it's a conversation).
I have found access to groundbreaking material cataloguing and investigating the context created with self talk. I would like to go through some of this on a Google Plus Hangout with 8 other people. I even have an experienced presenter who would guide us through some of that material.
My question is who of you would like to participate with one or two such experiments, and to feel for yourself the kind of opening that I am talking about? Such an experience will likely happen painlessly, and from there we all can decide what kind of (perhaps more rigorous) approach would be warranted.
I will be pleased to receive your email comments and considerations at
RealShip, Receiving the Other Just As they Appear
Paul and Angelika from the ET Forum
I'm always beating the drum of expression
Language really doesn't solve so much, but it is believing in thoughts that seems to bind us. Let's uncover them through expression.
Tom and Grace from the ET Forum
I'm most fulfilled by risking to share
It is not always so comfortable to even make a simple statement after a schooling of right and wrong and being ridiculed. Let's do it differently.
Patricia from Stockholm wrote to me using a "reply" on my old last email broadcast letter of Sep 6th 2011.
Boy I loved seeing my old "last letter". That was from an email broadcast service (Ratepoint) that I had been using during the 2009 webcasts. Thereafter an automatic emailer on Drupal (our website) sent out by-weekly updates on the new content to our members, which is a different list and now over 1000. Then that broke last summer when it started sending out duplicates and even 10-15 emails to each person with every send out period. I installed another module but never got it going, so we have had way over 100 new videos without any email updates calling members back in. That is what I meant in that old letter, when I said I confused NNH with a business that I should be promoting it.
Should I? Why? Why don't you do it? Well, here is the letter:
(Here is some more of the letter.)
During those times I was probably building a model of a "dialogue for creativity". How could some shared discovery trigger a new mind-set that would immediately settle in a vast number of people? And what would manifest out of that new obviousness?
I suppose that I still believe in this, or dream that it could be possible. The regular webcasts are gone, even though technically it is not so difficult. The regularity of it seems too much all consuming for one person. I prefer a few pauses in life. So let this be our last email and a thanks,
I often ask myself, "what good is a teaching, if so few people are transformed by it?" Or, why are we at it for decades if it is really effective? Perhaps it is just another mind game that is more subtile, because it claims to be the game to end all games.
In 2010 and 11 I had been searching new venues, thinking that people with another background would elicit another speaking, and maybe it would come out more simple and more broad based. I don't claim that I could create a new language, but it would unfold by itself in the doing of it.
NeverNotHere.com is still on-line and open for participation. Sometimes I run a bunch of talks and events, and sometimes I slow down. It doesn't need any particular rhythm.
It would be nice if you would take over (your part of it) and express your dream through it. Anything you want or need to make that come true for you is yours. Let's just start with an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
And thanks for being in my life.
The Alvei top masted Schooner in Fiji and Vanuatu
I met with Captain Evan Logan, Owner of the Alvei. You can spend months at sea for about $50 a day. Probably the best "spiritual retreat" possible. Write for availability, (no answers while at sea, be patient.)