Dare to be Guided – venice class – Jan 29, 2015 th

Go through your day saying, "I want to do what You would have me do. What would You have me do?"

Have fun doing this, is the idea. Part of the hope is this will help alleviate suffering. If you want to have a different experience, start using your mind differently. Make up your mind to no longer make up your own mind. Instead, Google it. Whenever you need to know something, Google the answer. You are wirelessly connected. Then, dare to do as your deepest feelings are guiding you to do. Your deepest feelings, remember, are coming from The All. This is how "what you do" becomes congruent with the flow of Life. You are connected to Infinity. That's what Yoga means. It is a statement or declaration of Unity.

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Something Real is Really Happening – venice class – Jan 27, 2015 tu

In the midst of whatever you are doing, wonder to yourself, ask God, "What is the truth here, really? What is the truth of this, really? What is the truth of this person I'm looking at? What is the truth of this sandwich I'm about to eat? What is the truth of this awesome sunset I'm seeing? What is the truth of this traffic jam?"

Want to know what the truth is. You are making an assessment about the predicament you are in. We are all making assessments. Based on the assessment you are making, you respond a certain sort of way.

The idea is to put your normal assessments, as well as the ways in which you would then respond, in pause-mode. Don't just assess and respond habitually. If you want to have a different experience, start doing things a little bit differently. Put what you would normally do in pause-mode. You don't have to conjure up anything. Just stop doing what you would normally do. When you stop doing what you would normally do and you inquire, "What is the truth here, really?" — because there is Something Real happening — you will start to have a clearer experience about it all.

The homework is: Do this when it occurs to you. If it occurs to you, and it WILL occur to you, do it right in that moment. The more you do it, the more it will occur to you — which will seem like a bummer some of the time because it is un-rutting you from your habitual assessment and response mode, but this is why it is actually awesomely cool.

What is the truth here, really? It's an easy couple words.

The other insight that ties into this is the idea that The All is being all. The All is being all. Therefore, if you see anything truly, you will recognize it as being the specific and unique identification of The All. Everything is God in infinite, specific Self-expression. When you stop whitewashing everything with your usual assessments, then everything will start looking God-like. There's nothing else it could be!

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the All is Being All – venice class – Jan 22, 2015 th

Erich: The clear insight — which sounds like baloney at first, until you get the hang of it — is: The All is being all. Period.

The All is being all. The All is being all. The All is all. There is nothing other than The All.

If there is nothing other than The All, then there is no enemy to The All. The mindset of The All, therefore, is calm, is fearless, is at peace, because there is nothing other than Itself to be in conflict with. And since you are the specific identification of The All, you should be feeling the peace, the fearless calm of Infinite Being as being YOUR being — every once in a while! At least once in a lifetime! At least once a day, try to get the sense of, "Wow, I only exist because The All is appearing as me."

I didn't make "me." You didn't make "you." I had nothing to do with the fact that I exist, and yet I've had insight that The All is being all. "Oh, therefore, I must be the specific Self-expression of The All."

And so, whatever the characteristics of God are, are what the truest characteristics of YOU are — calm, at peace, not dying, ever-new, unfolding. Life, live.

And so, there's homework. Do it a lot. Say to yourself, "What is the truth here, really? What is the truth here really? What is the truth here, really?" Even just say it like that for a while, "Two plus two is four. Two times two is four. Three plus three is six. Three times three is nine." Learn the multiplication tables. "God is All. The All is being all. What is the truth here, really? What is the truth here, really?"

Say those words, even like a parrot, because at least when you're saying those words you are not saying your usual crud. The more you say the words, the more you will sense into their meaning.

"What is the truth here, really?" You want to know. And so, you find yourself hanging out in the New Now, a little more willing to see the truth of what's in your experience.

If there is no enemy to God, there is no enemy to us. Other people are not the enemy. Nature is not the enemy. Life is not the enemy. THERE IS NO ENEMY is the big, mega-insight. Therefore, when you find yourself becoming fearful, just sort of "comma-size" yourself, and say the sentence again. Because, when you do, you will get insight about how to deal with whatever it was that was scaring you.

That's huge.

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What is the Truth Here, Really? venice class – Jan 20, 2015 tu

Erich: There are a couple things we have been talking about lately. I don't want to forget them too fast. Let's go slowly through this part, because if you get grounded in this part, it will make a difference.

It is all about homework. I have been saying this a lot, every class so far this year. Homework. And the rule on the homework, should you choose to accept it, is: Do the homework when it occurs to you.

When it occurs to you to do the homework, don't think, "Yes, that's a good homework. I'll do it later." Do it right then in that moment when it is occurring to you! That is the exact moment you should do it. If it occurs to you again five seconds later, don't think, "I just did it five seconds ago." It's occurring to you again. Do it again, right in that moment.

Do the homework when it occurs to you. It WILL occur to you. Which is interesting because, if something is occurring to you, then you are not initiating it — which begins to tell you that, wow, there's more going on than just you and "you" initiating stuff. The download itself is tapping you on the shoulder, saying, "Dude! Remember the homework! Dude!"

Do the homework when it occurs to you. The homework is: Exhale, relax, and then say to yourself, "What is the truth here, really?"

Each time you say the sentence, you are effectively putting what you normally think in pause-mode. Each time you say, "What is the truth here, really?" — if only for those few moments — you are not energizing your current level of ignorance. You are not energizing your usual perspective. And when you are not energizing your usual perspective, and you are instead wondering, "What is the truth here, really?" suddenly you become more malleable for a bigger Knowing to hit you over the head.

Exhale, relax, and then say to yourself, "What is the truth here, really?" Then, do not make up an answer. Relax more and listen inwardly for an inner knowing.

What is the truth about this iPhone? What is the truth about this watch? What is the truth about this necklace? What is the truth about my dinner? What is the truth about this TV show? What's the truth about... whatever is going on. What's the truth?

You want to know the truth about what's going on. If you DON'T know the truth about what's going on, then you will be running your life based on an assessment about what's going on that is less than, or other than, what is true.

So, that's the homework. That little sentence. Do it a lot. Do it when it occurs to you. It will occur to you.

Then watch yourself not want to do it! You know? And if you are not wanting to know what the truth is in that moment, then, yes, you're going to get what you get! Which will motivate you.

Therefore, be willing. Be enthusiastic. Do the homework a lot. Ask inwardly, "What is the truth here, really?"

OK, so that.

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The Exact Moment – venice class – Jan 15, 2015 th

The other thing I want to say right now, and I talked about this a lot last year, is LOVE.

It's all about Love. It's tricky to talk about Love without it sounding hokey. But, the definition I like for Love is: Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real about something. Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is True. It is the willingness to recognize what is Real, instead of whitewashing it with your current level of ignorance.

And so, when you say, "What is the truth here?" as your homework, — "What is the truth here? What is the Truth here? What is the truth here?" — without even knowing it, you are practicing Love. You are not being a fake lover, with ideas about how you're supposed to be when you are being a "loving presence." But, you are being the willingness to recognize That Which is True. Each time you say, "What is the truth of this moment?" — each time you do the homework — you are being a loving presence.

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