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Dealing with Anxiety

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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Added by Trey Carland on June 12, 2020 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Trey Carland on April 22, 2020 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Are you the Doer?

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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Added by Trey Carland on April 14, 2020 at 1:23am — No Comments

Symptoms of Peace in a Pandemic

I hope you are all doing well and remaining healthy. I'm feeling called to share something I wrote that came from my work with with inquiry and the pandemic. What helped me could be of use to someone else looking for peace in this very surreal world we inhabit.

In peace,

Trey

Symptoms of Peace in a Pandemic

If you are like most people on the planet Earth right now, then you have most likely been experiencing a lot of fear. There is an undercurrent of fear…

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Added by Trey Carland on March 22, 2020 at 10:54am — No Comments

For the Love of Traffic

[The following words were dictated into my phone while sitting in traffic and later revised while sitting in a café.]


As I was on my way to volunteer at my daughter's school, I ran into a traffic jam on the interstate. Traffic was stop and go. It…
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Added by Trey Carland on November 7, 2019 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Books to Donate

I have a variety of Sufi books by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi stories, Diamond Heart, Rashad Field and more. If you would like them contact me at shechooseslove2@gmail.com Ann

Added by Ann Dubrule on September 30, 2019 at 5:49pm — No Comments

What is Spiritual Awakening?

I have been on a “spiritual path” as it is sometimes called, for a dozen years or so. I didn’t choose to be on one. It chose me. When I became what is sometimes called a “seeker” it was not a conscious choice, but something I had to do. I was overcome with the desire to know the ultimate Truth of what we are and why we’re here. The circumstances that led to the birth of the seeker are discussed in another post (LINK) and not relevant to this discussion. Suffice it…

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Added by Trey Carland on July 12, 2019 at 6:27pm — No Comments

No Mistakes

​Have you ever made what you thought was a bad decision? If you think so, then you've probably experienced the frustration of things not working out the way you had hoped they would. However, I would like for you to ponder this: What if there is no such thing as a bad decision? What if there are only decisions? What if i​​t’s impossible to make a mistake in this life? What would happen to this frustration if you dropped the belief that mistakes are possible? Is the idea that things could or…

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Added by Trey Carland on February 28, 2018 at 12:24pm — 2 Comments

Join Fred for Free Online Satsang

We'll provide details on how you can join us a little later on.

Mark Your Calendar! Join Fred for Online Satsang with the Center for Nonduality on…

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Added by Fred Davis on July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Fear of the Future

Fear seems rampant around the world right now. For some it has to do with the impending rule of the new President of the United States. We have heard a great deal about how wrong things could go under Trump, and a lot of it’s easily believable based on the past. However, this is a prime example of how we create fear in our lives -- We imagine a future. We like predictability and are programmed to use our memory to project a future to help put us at ease (or freak us out). Let’s face it, the…

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Added by Trey Carland on January 21, 2017 at 12:41am — No Comments

Trey's Interview with Jeannie Zandi

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jeannie Zandi recently (www.jeanniezandi.com). She is a great spiritual teacher that I first met back in 2007. In fact, she was the first…

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Added by Trey Carland on January 2, 2017 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

Divided We Fall

I divorced myself from politics back in 2004 after suffering a grand mal seizure. It happened right after I learned that John Kerry had conceded the election to George Bush, before all of the votes had been counted. I wasn’t a Kerry supporter at the time, but I was a Bush hater. When I went to tell my wife the upsetting news, I fell down and had a seizure. I woke up in the ambulance on the way to the ER. I was later diagnosed with epilepsy, but it was a wake up call that changed my life…

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Added by Trey Carland on December 4, 2016 at 11:57pm — No Comments

My New Job

A change in my employment status led me to a job that I never really thought of. How I got there is a long, and somewhat messy tale with its own set of life lessons that I may talk in more depth about at a later date. For now, the life lessons are bountiful from my current situation.

I am working as a brand ambassador/event specialist for Advantage Solutions*, which is a national marketing company that partners with Walmart stores to promote certain products in their stores.…

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Added by Trey Carland on August 24, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

The 3 Essentials of Nondual Awakening Satsang 7.12.16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgtzrKQhg8E

The 3 essentials of nondual awakening recorded from Satsang 7-12-16 with Non Dual teacher and therapist Craig Holliday. Craig offers Skype sessions, retreats and workshops and meets with individuals from around the world who have a sincere desire to awaken out of the dream state and into this Beauty that we always already are. Craig began teaching after a series of…

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Added by craig holliday on August 4, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

How do I become love in the world?

True spiritual practice is done in public. Most of us have spent years practicing in the privacy of our own rooms, and yet because of this find that much of our practice does not translate into real life relationships. If we are finding ourselves unable to relate to life, and simply wanting to be isolated from this beautiful world, chances are we need to…

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Added by craig holliday on August 4, 2016 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

New Videos, New Book, New Sessions

Hello, everybody!

I've posted a bunch of new YouTube videos since I was here last, but the most important one is probably the 2-hour satsang video I put up recently.…

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Added by Fred Davis on June 2, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

COME TO YOUR SENSES

To be free of the endless commenting, reviewing, anticipating, and frequent chaos in the mind, a remarkably effective strategy is to shift the focus of awareness from thoughts and emotions into the immediate sensory experience of what is seen, heard and felt in the immediate here-and-now. Bring attention to your body and the physical world around you. Include in this special attention to the sensations of breathing. Do this for fifteen to thirty seconds and see if you don’t experience a…

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Added by Bill Walz on April 8, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Wake up

Question your beliefs, perspectives, ideas, feelings and inquire with a open heart into what manifests them.  Allow them to un-manifest. What remains is stillness, presence and love. The is the natural state of who you are. Every moment provides you with the opportunity to wake up.  You don't have to be on a mountain top to find what you need.  All is already here and showing up in your regular life.  The invitation is always here, always arising and pointing you within, pointing you…

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Added by Alaya Dickinson on March 16, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

New Posts on AwakeningClarityNow.com

Happy February! I've just put up a new video post, "When the One Thing Going On Tells Itself the Truth," and there is a also recently written post, "No Practice, No Problem," as well as Letters from the Field and whatever else arose. It's also time to register for February's Sunday Satsangs. Come join us at AwakeningClarityNow.com. Peace...

Added by Fred Davis on February 1, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Where is This Thing Going?

Like most people, I find myself caught in repetitive thinking from time to time. It’s usually about something that I need to do in the future, and can be rather bothersome. For example, when I’m laying in bed thinking about something I think I need to do in the future. Obviously there are times when you may need to think ahead or plan, but we tend to get stuck in overthinking things that are really of no importance in the grand scheme of things. It may be helpful to ask yourself, “Can…

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Added by Trey Carland on January 17, 2016 at 8:09pm — No Comments

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