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There Was a Time…

Posted by Trey Carland on January 12, 2021 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

On the day of the takeover of the Capitol, I stopped to chat with my neighbor, who filled me in on what was happening. He asked me to say a prayer for our country, which I later did. It went a little something like this, “May we all find the peace that we seek and share that peace with the world.” Today, while reflecting on the recent events at the Capitol and the drama that continues to ensue, the impulse to write arose and here is the result:

There Was a…

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ATTENTION AND INQUIRY

Posted by Trey Carland on November 16, 2020 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

When asked to summarize his teachings in one word, Ramana Maharshi said, “Attention.” That struck home in a deeper way the most recent time I heard it. I thought he would have said, “Silence,” because that what his preferred method of teaching. But his answer makes perfect sense. His teachings on Self-inquiry are all about directing attention from the world of thoughts and objects to the source of attention. Attention has been described as focused Awareness and is the “tool” (if we can call…

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Dealing with Anxiety

Posted by Trey Carland on June 12, 2020 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

I had a nice conversation with a friend of mine who reached out for some support regarding feelings of anxiety that had become a recurring theme. It's a common feeling we've all felt at one time or another and possibly a feeling that is being triggered more frequently by all of the things going on in the world. My friend seemed to benefit from the words I shared so I thought it might be helpful to put them out there for public consumption. Though this conversation dealt specifically with…

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Am I in the Body, or is it in Me?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 22, 2020 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

We have been taught since we were old enough to learn that we are the body. But once you’ve had a glimpse of your True Nature as Awareness, that belief begins to get undermined. With subsequent realizations, non-dual moments, awakening experiences, etc., when there is a dis-identification with the body, the belief upon which the whole story of “you” was built begins to weaken. It can be unsettling when the “you” you thought you were begins to appear more like a figment of imagination. I’ve…

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Are you the Doer?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 14, 2020 at 1:23am 0 Comments

Do you think you're the doer of things? If not, then read no further. If so, I invite you to ask a few questions and do some further investigation. First, let’s look at the possible options for what is doing the doing. Is it the mind? Is it the body? Or is it something else? Conventional thinking may lead us to believe that the mind is governing the body, so let’s investigate that first. Begin paying close attention to what…
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Non dual meditation practice with OM at Streamed from London

January 16, 2021 from 4pm to 5pm
A non dual meditation practice live on line, led by the Warden of Shanti Sadan, centre of non-duality.The session will begin with an introduction on OM. All welcome!See More
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There Was a Time…

On the day of the takeover of the Capitol, I stopped to chat with my neighbor, who filled me in on what was happening. He asked me to say a prayer for our country, which I later did. It went a little something like this, “May we all find the peace that we seek and share that peace with the world.” Today, while reflecting on the recent events at the Capitol and the drama that continues to ensue, the impulse to write arose and here is the result:There Was a Time…By Trey CarlandThere was a time I…See More
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How Do I Stop Believing I Am Separate? (2014-03-15)

Francis discusses judgement and humility - the acceptance of our powerlessness as a separate person. "We should reserve investigation and meditation to thos...
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"The Heart of Compassion" a Day-Long Meditation & Inquiry Retreat at Well Being Retreat Center

January 23, 2021 from 9am to 5pm
"From where does compassion arise? We have all heard that compassion is a commendable spiritual virtue, but for whose benefit are we practicing? As long as we believe we are separate from others, the distinction can be blurred. This retreat will explore the nuances of compassion to discover the heart of the matter of caring for our fellow humans and, indeed, the planet."Well Being Retreat Center is offering a day-long retreat entitled "The Heart of Compassion …See More
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Sitting Together in Presence A Meditation with Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart teaches how you are more fully "yourself" when you are not thinking, discussing how Ramana Maharshi measured "progress" on the spiritual path, and me...
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Satsang with Alaya via Zoom at Online

January 6, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Dearest Sangha,  Presence heals all suffering.   Satsang invites us to meet what is here so deeply that nothing is left to keep us apart. With inquiry and tenderness, with curiosity and truth,  and with your deepest prayer we find what is real. Our natural ground of being is calling us into this moment to heal, to end separation, calling you home.My Beloved I bow to you in service to this.Love, AlayaPlease join us for Satsang in community, sharing and sacred space. To make a donation more…See More
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Whatever Arises, Love That - Amoda Maa

In this video - Amoda Maa invites you to love everything that arises in your inner experience. She also invites you to recognize that the "exhilaration of aw...
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Awakening Support Group (Online) at Online

December 22, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Trey has been hosting group meetings designed to support those on an Awakening path since 2007. He enjoys sharing insights with others who are interested in discovering their True Nature. In the group meetings we explore the experience of simply Being through:| Self-Inquiry | Presence | Surrender | Gratitude | Meditation |Each meeting consists of meditation, viewing short clips of influential spiritual teachers, and group discussion (optional). This is a very nourishing and supportive…See More
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Invitation to Study A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students at Online! Everywhere! Anywhere!

January 1, 2021 all day
This is an invitation to join (or rejoin) an email self study group for another round through all 365 daily lessons from the Workbook for Students  from  A Course in Miracles beginning on January 1, 2021.  Please consider joining us this year and studying the lessons of joy contained in this wonderful book.   Simply send an email to me at loricopticsun@gmail.com requesting to be added to the new group.  There is no charge to be part of this study group.See More
Dec 16, 2020
Trey Carland might attend Lori France's event

Invitation to Study A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students at Online! Everywhere! Anywhere!

January 1, 2021 all day
This is an invitation to join (or rejoin) an email self study group for another round through all 365 daily lessons from the Workbook for Students  from  A Course in Miracles beginning on January 1, 2021.  Please consider joining us this year and studying the lessons of joy contained in this wonderful book.   Simply send an email to me at loricopticsun@gmail.com requesting to be added to the new group.  There is no charge to be part of this study group.See More
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Invitation to Study A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students at Online! Everywhere! Anywhere!

January 1, 2021 all day
This is an invitation to join (or rejoin) an email self study group for another round through all 365 daily lessons from the Workbook for Students  from  A Course in Miracles beginning on January 1, 2021.  Please consider joining us this year and studying the lessons of joy contained in this wonderful book.   Simply send an email to me at loricopticsun@gmail.com requesting to be added to the new group.  There is no charge to be part of this study group.See More
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Meditation Hike with Reiki at Bearwallow Mountain

December 11, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Join Reiki master, Melissa Dunlevy, and meditation guide, Trey Carland, for a unique meditative journey to a mountain top and enjoy a Reiki session while gazing at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. During this excursion, we combine the healing powers of meditation and energy work with the healing power of Mother Nature to bring about…See More
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12th Annual Well Being New Years Retreat a 3-Night Retreat of Silence and Contemplation at Well Being Retreat Center

December 30, 2020 at 4pm to January 2, 2021 at 2pm
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a 3-night mostly silent New Years Retreat led by Don Oakley, author of "It's Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths that Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening," a five star rated book on Amazon, and by Patty Bottari, a Director of Well Being Foundation and longtime employee and…See More
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Satsang with Alaya via Zoom at Online

November 18, 2020 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Dearest Sangha, Presence heals all suffering.   Satsang invites us to meet what is here so deeply that nothing is left to keep us apart. With inquiry and tenderness, with curiosity and truth,  and with your deepest prayer we find what is real. Our natural ground of being is calling us into this moment to heal, to end separation, calling you home.My Beloved I bow to you in service to this.                Love, Alaya Please join us for Satsang in community, sharing and sacred space.  Reminder,…See More
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