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by Ilona
Tue May 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom Now
Replies: 142
Views: 6596

Re: Freedom Now

Thank you for honesty. This is important. Let’s do something different. Let’s agree with reaistance. Yes, it sucks. I agree. And it sucks to resist all the time. And it’s a default mode. Let’s agree win all that. It’s ok to feel resistance too. Inner fight is on. Let’s honour that. It is safe to fee...
by Ilona
Tue May 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for guidance in seeing the illusoriness of self directly
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Looking for guidance in seeing the illusoriness of self directly

Can you tell me, what this separate self is separate from? Where is the line that divides this self from the whole? Where is the container that this separate self is being held in? Are you inside the body, if so, where? Can you point with the finger? If not, how do you know that there is a separate ...
by Ilona
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 125
Views: 6508

Re: Who am I?

I’m not sure if I gave you this already, but here it is Look through this lens, see how everything fits. It’s called bahyia sutra. Play with it. Especially with the visual perception. See if colours and shapes inform you about a seer, or there is only the seen? In the seen, there is only the seen, i...
by Ilona
Tue May 05, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom to be!
Replies: 79
Views: 1383

Re: Freedom to be!

I hear you!
This inquiry is about seeing this experientially.
So in your experience, what is that you do? What is not happening effortlessly by itself?
Give me examples.

Love.
by Ilona
Mon May 04, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: The Beginnings of It All
Replies: 32
Views: 524

Re: The Beginnings of It All

Anticlimactic is the word! Yes, it’s not a big boom with flashing lights, rather gentle coming back to peace. Would you say it is clear what the separate self is? Or is there something else you want to explore? There is no separate self, so I can do whatever... - that’s a weird statement.. mind come...
by Ilona
Mon May 04, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 125
Views: 6508

Re: Who am I?

And then I think I have a belief that I am inside this body, made up of these sensations. This belief and the content of the thoughts, seem to strenghten the feeling of being locked in the body. Let’s look at this first. What we call the body is sensations. Body is an umbrella word for all these se...
by Ilona
Sun May 03, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: The Pendulum
Replies: 97
Views: 7498

Re: The Pendulum

It’s great to hear from you! Glad to read that all is well and life is more fun again. Awesome that you are willing to guide. I will ask you some “final questions” and we will take it from there. Just wrote how you see all this now. 1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, i...
by Ilona
Sun May 03, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: The Beginnings of It All
Replies: 32
Views: 524

Re: The Beginnings of It All

Nice!
And yet seeds sprinkled in the wind land depending on laws of nature. They don’t go against the wind or in all directions independently of conditions.

What are you noticing these days? Is seeing still strong? Are there doubts, questions?
What looks different in normal everyday life?

Love.
by Ilona
Sat May 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 125
Views: 6508

Re: Who am I?

I hear you. OK, seeing what is here/not here in the present moment: When I close my eyes, I feel closed in/limited by the body, by an image of me, by thoughts. They all have boarders, keeping me in. Partly that feels safe and familiar, but it feels also restrained and I want to spread out. With eyes...
by Ilona
Sat May 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for guidance in seeing the illusoriness of self directly
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Looking for guidance in seeing the illusoriness of self directly

Thank you for taking time and exploring this This is interesting But in another way something fundamental is going to change—at least for brief periods of time, there isn’t going to be a separate self who’s going to be on the receiving end of all of the above things and one who takes everything so p...
by Ilona
Sat May 02, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 125
Views: 6508

Re: Who am I?

Thank you for reply. I read it several times and it is just passing through me, no substance. Your answers come from thinking, it’s mind trying to understand. Let’s get to the actuality instead. All things I think am missing are just thoughts, they have no real substance, so in that sense nothing is...
by Ilona
Fri May 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom Now
Replies: 142
Views: 6596

Re: Freedom Now

Very good questions! Yes, what’s the point? Living life freely. End of trying to achieve something in the future. Enjoying life now. No more seeking the golden carrot of awakening/ liberation. Being present to what is happening. The point of life is to live it fully. Yes, and why bother? Resolving s...
by Ilona
Fri May 01, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom to be!
Replies: 79
Views: 1383

Re: Freedom to be!

Thank you!

How is it going today?
Is there any doubt at all?

I invite you to read the whole thread from the beginning and catch pointers that may look and feel fresh. Sometimes it takes a hundred times to hear something till it lands.

Write after you have done that and share insights.

Love.
by Ilona
Fri May 01, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking at the gate
Replies: 59
Views: 3210

Re: Looking at the gate

Yes, dear friend, you can not think your way to truth. It’s not found by thinking, logic or imagining. The truth is always here, it can only be noticed. When you stop trying to find it. It’s never hidden. Life is happening as experiences. No doing, just happening. Everything is a happening. Thoughts...
by Ilona
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: The Beginnings of It All
Replies: 32
Views: 524

Re: The Beginnings of It All

Good questions, is everything random? For the answer let’s look in the nature. Is nature random or are there natural laws? Like if you take a seed of an oak tree, can you expect strawberries to grow? Like when you put a seed in to fertile ground, and give it lots of sun, water and all it needs, is i...

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