Meeting with our teacher and asking the questions that burn in us, helps us along the Path. In this talk, Michael discusses how recognizing that we are always WITH everything else all the time, pushes our realization into our conscious experience. Bringing this expanse into a constricted way of life, helps us see, hear, taste, and touch a more complete story. Questions from the audience deal with how egos are still divine manifestations of the Infinite; and how Infinity couldn’t care less about the conflicts of mind.
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