The me is happening to no-one

 

I have listened to Mike Snider again over the last few days.

He brings a clarity and ordinariness to it that I appreciate, and his story is also a good reminder for me.

Early on, he shifted into a sense of oneness, recognizing all as God.

And yet, there was a clear recognition that something was off.

It happened to someone, and there is no someone there.

So he worked on it in whatever ways was available to him, until he gave up and grace allowed the final shift.

A clear recognition of no-one. As he describes it, the sense of me or I comes and goes and it is essential for the functioning of this human self. And yet, it happens to no-one.

This is quite similar to what happened to me.

First an early shift into oneness and a recognition of all as God, while recognizing that there is still the appearance of someone, and yet there is no-one there. And working on this through whatever means are available to me.

And then… who knows. There has been glimpses and phases where the no-one is clearly recognized, and followed by the reappearance of a someone.

Either one is OK.

In the end, all I can do is leave it all up to God. It is, after all, God recognizing itself or not.

Whether or not it happens is not up to this sense of a someone, simply because it is just a temporary appearance.

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I have listened to the three talks with Mike Snider again over the last few days.

He brings a clarity and ordinariness to it that I appreciate.

His story is also a good reminder for me.

We both shifted into a sense of oneness early on, recognizing all as God.

And yet, there was a clear recognition that something was off. It happened to “someone”.

There was still a remaining sense of a someone.

And there is no “someone” here.

So we both worked on it.

For him, there was a drop later on into a clear recognition of no-one. The sense of me or I comes and goes. It is essential for the functioning of this human self in the world. And yet, it happens to no-one.

For me, that is still left. I recognize it happens to no-one when attention is brought to it. But I “forget” at other times.

There is still further to go. More to explore. More to recognize. More to work on.

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I have listened to Mike Snider again over the last few days.

He brings a clarity and ordinariness to it that I appreciate, and his story is also a good reminder for me.

Early on in our process, we both shifted into a sense of oneness, recognizing all as God.

And yet, there was a clear recognition that something was off.

It happened to “someone”, there was still a remaining sense of a someone. And there is no “someone” there.

So we both worked on it in whatever ways were available to us. For me, it has been a combination of prayer, allowing and being with experience, different forms of inquiry, and also living in more integrity and from a deeper honesty.

After a while, Mike Snider dropped into a clear recognition of no-one. As he describes it, the sense of me or I comes and goes and it is essential for the functioning of this human self. And yet, it happens to no-one.

For me, that is still left. I recognize it happens to no-one when attention is brought to it. But I “forget” at other times.

There is still further to go, more to explore, and more to work on.

In the end, all I can do is leave it all up to God. It is, after all, God recognizing itself or not.

Whether or not it happens is not up to me.

This someone cannot make it happen, simply because it doesn’t exist apart from as an appearance.

And in the end, leaving it all up to God. It is, after all, God recognizing itself or not.

This sense of separate self cannot “make” it happen, simply because it doesn’t exist.

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