Hermosa Beach, California, USA - 6, 7, 8, 9th (Fri-Mon) January 2012
What blocks our demonstration of Good? What is the reason we fail to evidence spiritual Good? One thing only: the personal sense of self.
Because God, Spirit, Infinity, is the ONLY PRESENCE, ONLY BODY, ONLY FORM, ONLY CONDITION, ONLY AMOUNT, ONLY RELATIONSHIP it is the ONLY DEMONSTRATION, the only evidence.
The personal sense fails to evidence Truth by introducing a "me, my, mine" into consciousness. There is no "me, my, mine" in omnipresence. The ONLY presence in omnipresence is Omnipresence Itself. Therefore Omnipresence Itself is the only demonstrable Truth.
As soon as we introduce - and as long as we hang unto - a personal sense of body ("my" body; the health or healing "i" need; the energy "i" would like "my" body to possess), a personal sense of supply (the "amount" of money "i" need for "my" rent this month, or "my" credit card payment, or "my" utility bills), or a personal sense of relationship ("my" partner or spouse, or a loving relationship "i" would like to have, or "my" colleagues, customers, clients or patients) WE ARE UNABLE TO WITNESS TRUTH. We are unable to "demonstrate" our good.
The key to the demonstration (evidence) of spiritual Good in every day experience is to LIFT out of the personal sense of life, and appearing need or desire, INTO the impersonal awareness of OMNIPRESENCE... GOD IS... INFINITY IS.
Let's take the principle of flight.
Flight - aerodynamics - is a universal principle. It is indivisible (the WHOLE exists at every point of itself, at the same time), it is inseparable (it is impossible to "break up" so that there is "some" there, and "more" or "less" over here), it is irrepressible (nothing we do or fail to do affects the fullness of flight being ever manifest and available wherever we are), AND, most importantly, it is IMPERSONAL.
We cannot demonstrate "personal" aerodynamics. Yes we can EXPERIENCE the benefits of aerodynamics INDIVIDUALLY, but never is it personal.
I cannot demonstrate a personal amount of aerodynamics to satisfy my desire, or need, to fly from here to you. The only way my INDIVIDUAL fulfillment to fly to you is met is by attuning myself to the UNIVERSAL ONE principle of aerodynamics, which I then discover will take my airplane anywhere I want to go.
Can you imagine the Wright brothers attempting to demonstrate aerodynamics in the field they were trying to take off from, not realizing that it is UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLE fully present and available the world over?
It is lifting conscious awareness out of a personal "me, my, mine" belief, into an awareness of the ONE UNIVERSAL PRESENCE that makes the principle evident individually, AS individual fulfillment (but never personal).
All principle ESPECIALLY the ONE DIVINE PRINCIPLE THAT IS GOD, SPIRIT, is ONE UNIVERSAL, IMPERSONAL Presence THEREFORE MUST BE KNOWN AS SUCH, AND ALLOWED TO OPERATE AS SUCH.
In this way, you understand that the Whole of Spirit, the Whole of God, is the only "demonstration" one can make.
Our "work" at the retreat is to consist of three phases:
1, Understanding, more deeply, the Infinity and Consistency of Individual Being as Spirit - YOUR BEING as 100 percent Spirit (despite 'human' awareness and appearance)... to understand Being AS UNIVERSAL, IMPERSONAL, and UNCONDITIONAL.
2, Dissolving all aspects of personal sense - all of the "me, my, mine" of personal sense that obscures the Truth of Being from tangible experience.
3, Maintaining the IMPERSONAL mind as first a conscious activity of TRUTH AWARENESS, second as a many-times-a-day IMPERSONAL TRANSPARENCY through which, and as which, Truth is witnessed as fully manifest, tangible, and visible.
The retreat is to be held 6, 7, 8, 9th (Fri-Mon) January 2012 at Lee Scantlin’s home:
Leelaa, 1900 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, California 90254, USA.
For those coming from out of town, you will need to book local hotel accommodation (there are no available accommodations at Leelaa). Suggested accommodation includes:
List of Hotels, Motels, Eateries & Cafes near Leelaa
Daily schedule for the four days:
First session: 10am - 11.30am. (Please arrive in good time. Paul will be starting the session promptly at 10am).
Break: 11.30 - 12 noon.
Second session: 12 noon - 1pm.
Lunch break 2 hours: 1pm - 3pm.
Third session: 3pm - 4pm
Break: 4 - 4.30
Fourth session: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
NOTE: We will finish at 5pm on the last day, Monday. Breaks may be slightly adjusted to suit the earlier finish.
This retreat will be recorded. You receive the set of audios (as download mp3s) free as a participant.
Retreat fee is $325 per person (does NOT include travel, accommodation or meals). Coffee and tea provided.
Book January retreat seat(s) here
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31 days or more before the first day of the retreat: $50 cancellation fee for event refund.
Less than 31 days before the first day of the retreat: no event fee refund available.
PLEASE NOTE: Hotel and food cancellations and refunds are specific to each hotel or event site. You must check direct with the hotel or motel, and arrange any due refunds with them.
If you have a question about attending this retreat please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! See you 6th January!