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#3960 - Thursday, July 22, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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One of our readers attended this past weekend with Rupert Spira in NYC and sent the following report:
The sweetness of presence expressing itself as Rupert Spira was as clear in appearance as the words in this sentence. Love and eloquence was his demeanor and oozed from his lips as he spoke the truth. The TRUTH this what is seen at every turn THIS that is the common experience of all .permeated with the very awareness that knows IT IS IT. Not some distant goal to be arrived at after years of meditation and contemplation or arduous practices .THIS NOW SENSE OF YOU and all that appears at zero distance in appearance to/in/as this YOU/CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS ..SAME.
POINTED TO AGAIN AND AGAIN WITH THE GREATEST LOVE AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF IT, if you can call it an IT, AS NOTHING OTHER THAN LOVE ITSELF.
EVERYTHING, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING PERMEATED WITH LOVE MADE OF LOVE - NOTHING OTHER THAN THE EXPRESSION OF LOVE ---EXPRESSED AS NOTHING OTHER THAN YOU.
Such was the weekend experience of being gathered together with Rupert Spira and friends.
[Then I had to go and ask, "But did you like it?" Just kidding, but I did want to know more of what they actually did there to make him so rapturously delerious. I'm such a downer.]
Rupert Spiras trip to NYC
There were two evening sessions, Thursday and Friday evenings with over 60 people in attendance coming from as far south as Mexico and north as Maine. There were also sessions on Saturday and Sunday with about 35 attending.
The format of each session began with silence and a guided contemplation or monologue then followed by Q & A which tended to revolve around the opening meditation but not always. What was particularly noteworthy for me was to observe a lack of story in the Q & A which was completely congruent with Rupert's stance and message which was: We were gathered here to explore what is central to everyones desire, to seek happiness, fulfillment and love. And we will do that by understanding what is also central to everyones experience, the very consciousness that we are as the substance and source of that which we seek. Not by wanting to change, alter or overcome anything in particular or anything whatsoever but rather by seeing what is present even in the midst of what we think is in the way of that happiness. Through seeing and understanding that the very consciousness hearing these words (in this case seeing and understanding these words) is not separate at all from all that is known, seen, perceived, felt or thought about but is actually zero distance to it and therefore none other that just that. The indisputable truth of the presence of consciousness awareness .known as YOU
So the dialogue was about seeing that and not about how to make the world work, or fix some aspect of someones story which is not to say that it was discouraged but rather that it just wasnt of much concern to those attending. And when it did arise it was always referred to in the context in which it appeared, the consciousness of the attendee voicing it, and in almost all cases was eventually seen by them as such.
The fragrance of the event was as sweet as sweet can be and the love and peace was palpable the moment you entered the space. Its obvious by the presence of fire in Rupert's eyes that truth and love has ignited within, no is ablaze within.
Peace and Love, James
James Nelson Hurley, CCH
IN YOUR LIGHT
by Alan Larus
Art as Flirtation and Surrender
In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.
photos by Alan Larus
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