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by Nessie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael,
So right now can you please write what your experience of having, or being, a sparate self is.

What is it exactly.
Thoughts.
Where is it exactly?
No where.
Or are there just thoughts appearing and fingers moving? Colour and sound.
Yes.

Regards,
Nessie
by Nessie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Are you spending time in nature watching the birds and animals? Unfortunately not possible at the moment, no non essential travel allowed where I am. Are you reading the Gateless Gatecrasher threads? Yes, but I could read more. There is not a separate self. It is an illusion. You believe...
by Nessie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Just empty thought? Yes, however to the person it is everything, it’s what the person is made of. No thought, no person. So is the self you think is running the show anything other than thought? Is it real? Just thought, but it wouldn’t call it completely unreal. Thoughts do occur, there...
by Nessie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, ...that 'a person' isn't a solid real entity but rather a fictional interpretation of what is happening? Yes, I’m impersonating being a person. I think I’m starting to see it. Nothing is permanent. There is only process, or rather, processing occurring. I look at an experience, stick a s...
by Nessie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, When you say, "but here I am", what is it exactly that is here? Me experiencing myself as being a person, even though I know it isn’t true. Is this enough? So to be concrete - as you sit at your computer now and write a reply you can feel beingness,see the keyboard, hear clicking, see fi...
by Nessie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Is a self required? Is there an experiencer? No. A self and an experiencer cannot be found in direct experiencer, but still here I am. But surely it is just all appearing in an empty knowingness? It doesn't seem to matter how many times I ask you to find or point to a self you cannot. Bu...
by Nessie
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What EXACTLY do you have that is uniquely different from all other things? It’s not what I have in my possession, but what I am experiencing in this present moment. Sitting in this room, with no one else present in it, doors are closed, curtains are drawn, no other experiencer knows what...
by Nessie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, How do you experience the self from moment to moment? As something separate and uniquely different from all other things. When I stop, focus, and look for borders, I can see that borders cannot be found and that everything just flows together. When I stop stopping, focusing, and looking ...
by Nessie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Thought isn't going to stop and remember all the practical and problem solving thought can be helpful. I get that, the thoughts I am referring to are the useless and repetitive thoughts which serves no purpose. But if there has been a drop in thought, much more silence, and your belief i...
by Nessie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, But really is there a self? Is there any self outside thoughts about a self and further thoughts relating to previous self referencing thoughts? No. So if no one is in control what is the implication of this? That everything is just happening. I’m finding it amazing how much silence ther...
by Nessie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, So what is the difference between the flow state, when things are effortless, and the rest of the time? From my very limited experience, I would say that in the state of flow there is no one trying to be in control, of the situation, of the environment, and the outcome. The present momen...
by Nessie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, I’ve been exploring whether I could stay in direct experience while doing some common tasks, driving, working, eating, etc. Something odd that’s happened once or twice, is that the moment gets interrupted by something that needs attention, there then flows a response that is what I can o...
by Nessie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the advice, I’ll keep at it, and trust that at some point it will be seen 'deeply / thoroughly' enough for the shift to happen.

Regards,
Nessie
by Nessie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, So it is a question of seeing: thoughts as thoughts, stories as stories, and Self as fiction. I’m beginning to see thoughts for thoughts (sometimes, when I make a point of paying attention that is), but once I get sucked into a story it takes me a while to get out of it, and while I’m in...
by Nessie
Sat May 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What is this self that announces itself (other than thought)? Thoughts, just thoughts. ... Is turning back now really an option? I’m not sure if there is an option to exercise here. The one who is attracted to this path is only a bundle of thought, he / she / it doesn’t exist. I don’t co...

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