Enlightenment is an Illusion

More and more, I come to see that enlightenment is an illusion. Part of the same matrix that keeps us believing in separation. Upheld by millennia of religion and spiritual tradition. Upheld by the self that wants to escape the existential agony of having incarnated as form. As if there is another world that cradles…

Awakening

Awakening is not a lifestyle option. It’s not something that you add to your spiritual shopping basket, yet another commodity to satisfy the acquisitive mind. It’s not something to make you feel good about yourself, to make you feel special or worthy, or to make you feel more spiritual. And it’s not a marker of…

Unbounded Openness

When all you want to do is run to your cave and hide, can you still turn your face towards the world? When you believe yourself to be lower than a worm, can you still stand tall with tender dignity? Can you burn in the fire of shame .. and know you are perfect in…

The Path of the Warrior

To rest in silence, to know yourself as silence, and to move from silence .. this is the path of the true warrior. A true warrior is not at war with anyone or with the world – there is no aggression, no violence, no enemy. If you are true warrior, even when someone comes along…

Be a Hollow Bamboo

It’s a great practice to be a hollow bamboo, whether you’re meditating or sitting in stillness, whether you’re moving about your day doing the washing up, or driving a car, or whatever it is. Whether you’re at work or have a task, whether it’s a creative project, whatever it is. Just spend five minutes, right…

Love is the Master

My “teaching” doesn’t promise you a life of unending bliss. It shows you how to bear the unbearable. I’m not interested in how spiritual you are. I’m interested in how willing you are to stand as openness in the face of brokenness and loss. I don’t care if you have realized the most absolute truth….

Relationship – Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Relationships are where the rubber hits the road and where the new conversation in spiritual inquiry is heading. As you inevitably move out of the sanctuary of the enlightened mind to navigate the hustle and bustle of everyday life, nondual awareness is given the opportunity to descend into the fullness of the heart. A deeper…

The Frequency of the Mother

A new frequency is arising .. the frequency of the Mother. Each of us holds the Mother within our hearts and bellies, whether we know it or not. The Mother is that part of us that gives birth to something new, whether it be a new life or a new consciousness. The Mother is that…

THE EMBODIMENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT

An Article written by Amoda Maa, published in Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine, Winter 2017 In my role as a spiritual teacher, I meet an incredible variety of people who seek truth. Some of these people have been longtime seekers, some have sat with countless spiritual masters, and others are curious newcomers. They are young,…

Live as the Open Hand

Live as the open hand, my friend. The open hand is who you really are. It is the unadulterated openness at the core of your being. The open hand is natural, as natural as the openness of a kitten just born. The open hand is tender, as tender as a feather falling into your palm….