Tag Archives: consciousness

ISmile335 – Living Dangerously

If we’re willing to follow our fear and our negativity with our whole being, according to Michael, we are offered an opportunity to awaken. The loosening of our individual consciousness into a universal awareness is the byproduct of an authentic meditation practice that helps us face these fears and negativity with grace. Watching the bondage [...]

What is the difference between enlightenment and awakening?

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Dialogs With My Teacher #26

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. August 22, 2010 Student: So what does it look like when one eventually lets go of the essential questions “Who am I?” and “What am [...]

ISmile314 – Poetry, Laughter, Love and Levels of Consciousness

Actively meeting inspiration through poetry can make a huge difference as we move through the world. The same applies to uncovering the things that crack us up. Laughter matters since it is a celebration of the unexpected and defines an unattached space that we can enjoy if we’re available to it. Similarly, being available to [...]

Dialogs With My Teacher #13

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 29, 2010 Student: And if “I” am what is prior to understanding, who is there left to understand? Michael: Understanding becomes, at this very [...]

Quote of the Week

When grapes turn to wine, the long for our ability to change.   When stars wheel  around the North Pole, they are longing for our growing consciousness.   Wine got drunk with us, not the other way.   The body developed out of us, not we from it.   We are bees, and our body [...]

How might we speak of our spiritual work so that others can hear?

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Dialogs With My Teacher #9

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 22, 2010 Student: What was there before any event, and what is there after any event, is awareness. Or, All-knowledge. But as consciousness is [...]