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#1845 - Thursday, July 1, 2004 - Editor: Jerry



This issue of The Nondual Highlights features extracts from the book Presence, by Ray Morose, and from his website: 

"Presence is a book exploring the experiential formation and
functioning of consciousness, exposing the practical use of spirit
psychology within daily life. This unveils the purpose and direction
of existence as both are embedded within consciousness. The unveiling
process is a knowing-faith pathway as distinct from a belief-faith
pathway. A knowing-faith is constructed upon personal experiential
knowledge devoid of construct and belief constraints. This book has
623 pages."


Ray Morose

Editor's note: For all Ray has written, he has kept a very low profile. A Google search of his name attaches him to his own website, an article on, and a brief mention in Highlights 1448. I figure more exposure is called for. Here's lookin' at you, kid.    

From twelve years of age onwards I had this unrelenting but
indistinct sense of having to know the 'how and why' of my existence.
It plagued me through my educational years, leading into the
evaluation and participation in various religious and spiritual based
organizations plus short-term monastic living and meditation
practices: all the while keeping myself alive. It was an on and off
affair that kept growing in intensity. The growing sense of
dissatisfaction finally culminated when I was about fifty-five years
old, necessitating a do or die attitude to get to the source of that
unrelenting demand of 'how and why. Obviously I lived, but
the 'how and why' did reveal itself. And this is where it became
interesting, as all the effort resolved or dissolved into
effortlessness, and clarity arose of its own accord. The 'how and
why' was only obscured by my supportive but restricted knowledge,
beliefs and constructs. When they went, the blockages they created
went too and clarity of insight arose of its own accord, which of
course is subjective.  

The books 'Presence' and 'Resolution Psychology' delineate that
subjective knowing into framework terminology, creating objective
learning processes that can be used to facilitate subjective knowing.
The experience then becomes yours and not just second hand
information. At the end of the day, it is the subjective experience
and not the objective knowledge that contains life. You have it from
the very beginning. It simply is a matter of lifting the veils that
obscure your own clarity of insight.    



Presence is a book about existence, which is consciousness in all its
varying forms. Unraveling consciousness into its primary components
exposes existence as to how and why it was formed, and also how it
functions. The unraveling process is the practical application of
consciousness mind inquiry in daily life and through active spirit
psychology evolved by spirit philosophy and logic through duality
resolution. This unveils the purpose and direction of existence, as
both are embedded within consciousness. The personal experience of
discovering your essential and eternal nature is not a complex
process. It is a simple process that has become complex by your
acceptance of constructs (yours and others) of that nature and
process. To discover what is permanent you are only required to
recognize and remove that which is impermanent and transitory — the
'shadow world' of your existence. By recognizing what you are not,
reveals what you are.    



Presence is a book about existence, beginning with the obvious
certainty that you exist. The content of the book deals with how that
existence came to be, and its purpose. If you have ever brought your
existence under evaluation and investigation this book will support
your chosen direction without suggesting what you should or should
not do.  

The intent of this book is to support your direction, but not create
a direction, as direction is purely an individual choice. To that end
the terminology presented is constructed from unrestricted language —
pointing at an experience — allowing you to drop into the
terminology, but not necessarily adopt it as restriction. It is like
diving into the ocean, once you're in you,re in. You can then make up
your own mind if the water is warm or cold without being told it is
warm or cold.  

One day ends, which issues in another and another in succession until
you last day. There you may be faced with one huge regret, rather
than joyful anticipation of a greater range of experiencing. Everyone
ultimately arrives at that last day on this earth-plane of existence;
but very few actually prepare for it or make any real attempt to
understand what that last day brings, beyond adopted or created
constructs. To work now to discover that your consciousness is
indestructible, realizing only you have the power to eternalize it,
is a great gift. If that gift is left unwrapped, it will remain that
way. When that last day arrives a huge regret may be waiting for you.  

You are responsible for your existence. If you give that
responsibility away to others or to constructs, you have effectively
given the responsibility for your existence to another. This is not
evolution but stagnation. The resolution energy (see glossary) will
resolve that stagnation in ways that you may not appreciate. The
resolution experience is of your own making, as existence is
evolution. If your consciousness is stagnating within restrictive
constructs you are blocking the natural flow of existence. The
resolution energy is there to support the removal of that block —
absolute compassion— but it is rarely recognized as that. Evolution
is the evolution of your consciousness, and only you can do that. You
either take responsibility for your evolution or you do not. It is a
straight yes or no. There is no in-between, no matter how many 'yes
buts' you can come up with.  

Your daily life is fraught with ongoing complexities and dramas that
never seem to abate. This will continue to be so in varying forms
until your last day on this earth-plane of existence. It takes
personal courage to go beyond all your created and adopted
constructs, delving into your existence to discover for yourself why
you exist. No one can give you that experience: that you have to

Many will point and exclaim,'There it is or here it is', and some may
well be right. But you will never know unless you experience it for
yourself, and not merely accept what is given. Your existence demands
its own confirmation, and only you can do that confirming work. It is
absolutely impossible for another to do it for you. This creates a
knowing-faith pathway as distinct from a belief-faith pathway, even
though ideally they can and should go hand in hand. A belief-faith
dominantly remains within restriction and a knowing- faith
perpetually lives within non-restricted. The era we live in rarely
allows one to mix with the other. But the mixing or the amalgamation
is where individual evolution can achieve its greatest potential.  

The courage it takes to investigate is paid back a thousand fold in
the personal discovery of Presence. You may never appreciate the
truth of that statement unless you discover that truth for yourself,
and not just accept it. Your life and its direction is totally in
your hands to do with as you will. No one anywhere can interfere with
that gift. The entire process begins with your decision to try, and
the trying only continues with consistent tenacity and courage. Every
ounce of effort creates spirit value, and that value is given back to
you many times over.  

Your existence is a journeyless journey, as the journey begins and
ends within consciousness. Your investigation ultimately discovers
the indestructibility of consciousness. But it is only spirit value
created by individual consciousness, which can eternalize it. The
difference between an indestructible consciousness and an eternalized
consciousness is personal survival. Eternal survival is not
automatically given simply because you exist. It only occurs because
of directional effort by the individual, or you earn it. The earning
is spirit value based.  

Individual direction is a matter of personal choice. The results of
that choice depend upon why and what that choice is made upon, and
how it is used. How the choice is made and used dictates how
effective or destructive the consequences of that choice are. The
moment you adopt or accept a construct, no matter how good and
beneficial it is, you have effectively adopted or accepted something
outside yourself. This construct is then available for manipulation
by the knower-I deception or the deception of others for their own
ends under the guise of benefit to you or humanity: the knower-I
deception and deceit in action. You can also knowingly or unknowingly
manipulate the constructs of others under the same illusion of
beneficial good intent.  

If you do not already have it, you cannot gain it, for if it can be
gained it can be lost. If there is anything permanent it must already
exist, and will have its roots within the Substance of creation:
Absolute Consciousness. Individual consciousness is permanence in
potential. The actualization of that potential is not a difficult
process, as spirit value — the creator of an eternalized
consciousness — exists within simplicity and sincerity. Creating
spirit value is simply the act of openly following whatever direction
your felt compassion is pointing. This has been said by innumerable
people throughout the ages, and it really is that simple.  

Presence is not hiding, you merely have to alter your reference of
how and where you look. Then Presence becomes obvious everywhere.
The veils that prevent your clarity of vision are all self-created by the
deception and maintained by the deceit. Your existence light is
always full on. It is only the knower-I deception veils that appear
to dim it, but your light can never be dimmed, only veiled. To remove
the deception removes the veils, and your light shines with its own
natural brilliance. It is a beacon to illuminate the pathway to
Presence, preventing evolving individuals from stumbling upon the
stones that have been strewn there by the good intent of others.    



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