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by Nessie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Is there an 'I' or self that has or owns the perception or is there just a thought claiming the sensation / experience? I feel that the experience is being experienced, but I can’t seem to find what separates the experience from the one that experiences it. Therefore the experience must ...
by Nessie
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Is it not more like: Sensation is noticed and then thought tells us 'I have an itch', or, 'I am itchy'? Or, there is perception (no one is doubting that appearances occur e.g. the itch, the birdsong, the scent); but are they just being perceived; or being perceived by a self? Yes. They’r...
by Nessie
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, See if you can find chair, or skin in DE? With eyes closed, relaxed and calm can you find your skull, an outline, nose? Nope, these do not appear in DE. Exactly. And it is really interesting if you hear 'external' sensations, like birdsong or traffic and also notice something 'internal' ...
by Nessie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Thank you for the apology, I appreciate it, but it is quite unnecessary. I like bluntness, it cuts down on time. I went ‘missing’ because of your instruction ... ... go back and simply have several periods of just sitting, just being, each day... In paying around with borders, for sound ...
by Nessie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, I find that entering direct experience is not to difficult, but a soon as I try to investigate direct experiencing, I start conceptualization. E.g. inside, outside, where what ends, etc. these are all concepts, how can this be done without conceptualizing? Thanks for the exercise, will t...
by Nessie
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Who, or what, pays attention? Can you see that attention moves by itself? Perhaps it shifts from sensation in ankles, to thought, to a loud noise outside. Do you really believe it is always being directed by a 'you'? Attention pays attention, it’s the only thing that can. Yes, I can see ...
by Nessie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, It feels like perception is being done? Yes. Attention needs to be paid to the present moment. If attention is not deliberately paid to the present moment, one gets lost in thought, and the present moment is missed. Play around with this more. Try with hearing. Become quiet and relax and...
by Nessie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, But there is not nothing else. If a bird is heard, a bird is heard..... However as a soon as attention is directed at anything else, an I comes into being. Are you sure about this?........ I think I see now where I was going wrong here...I think. I was directing attention at the backgrou...
by Nessie
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Really? I know this is what we are brought up to believe but.....Is it what you find in DE? I don’t seem to be able to get to real absolute direct experience. Subtle proliferation is still noticed that is causing this feeling of center or I. E.g sound is heard in here (direct), but immed...
by Nessie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, ..try and locate this sense of 'I'. Where is it? It feels like it’s behind the eyes. What is it? It’s me, the one who sees, feels, hears, and thinks. Similar really - What is this I that 'holds everything together'? The one who sees, feels, hears, and thinks. What is present that needs t...
by Nessie
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi michael, However see if you can notice the proliforation after the first sensation. When all that is done is direct experiencing, a proliferation is not noticed, not until I try and describe it or make sense of it. E.g. a sound is heard, but it has no meaning, then a picture appears in the mind o...
by Nessie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, If you re-read what you wrote you may notice that you initially feel something and then add an abstraction. For instance a sensation of pressure is noticed and then you start talking about left and right and ankles - this is all construction / interpretation. Is there rereally left and r...
by Nessie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, So as a warm-up exercise, can you write a few lines to convey some of your direct experience as you (I assume) sit in front of your computer right now? A thought comes to mind ‘where should I direct my attention to?’ Then ‘what sort of experiences would he be interested in?’ I feel press...
by Nessie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Firstly, can you identify what your expectations are and briefly write them for me. I’m not quite sure what you mean by expectations, whether you mean expectations of how this will work or expectations of the outcome of the process, so I’ll try and answer both. Expectations of how this w...
by Nessie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7703

Re: I need help

Hello Michael,

Thank you for your willingness to assist me by sacrificing your time and effort, it’s appreciated.

I’ve read the disclaimer and the FAQ, and I learned how to use the quote function.

Yours,

Nessie

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