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Questions About Consciousness and Awareness

“As soon as you’re honest to your heart, you’re in. When you’re honest to what you think and feel in your self, you’ll be in your self, which is not bad, but what you’re in is incomplete and it’s full of lack.”

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Beyond A Spiritual Identity

January 24, 2021 @ 11:00am

This questioner asks John about going home within, to what we really are. Together, they travel through the levels of personality, the self, the nervous system, the mind, all the way to our real purpose of being here. It’s a lively dialogue, full of real answers.

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John de Ruiter Podcast 474

A Self of Love, A Self of Meaning, A Self of Change

April 27, 2012 @ 2:00pm

The thoughts and feelings generated in a busy daily life easily eclipse what’s deeply known within the heart. What needs to change for that deep connection to be sustained in the midst of life?

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What Is Innocence?

June 22, 2022

Q: Can you define innocence for me? John: Unpolarized happiness. Not strongly happy but deeply, quietly, subtly happy, in a way that isn’t because of a positive or the escape of any negative, so there’s no polarization to it. It’s happy without any reason at all and as soon as that subtle, quiet happiness moves in life, it just...

Q: Can you define innocence for me?

John: Unpolarized happiness. Not strongly happy but deeply, quietly, subtly happy, in a way that isn’t because of a positive or the escape of any negative, so there’s no polarization to it. It’s happy without any reason at all and as soon as that subtle, quiet happiness moves in life, it just likes doing and it likes giving and it likes talking and it likes thinking and feeling. And everything is this blossoming of playing in this unrolling, in this unpolarized, sweet, quiet, subtle happiness. That’s innocence.

As soon as you’re happy for a reason that you’re in: you’re happy because you’re with so-and-so in relationship and not so-and-so, or you’re happy because you won the lottery or you’re happy because you’re not sick today … happy for any reason at all and you’re really getting lost because as soon as you’re happy for a reason, you will do to secure that happiness and you will do to keep away anything that can threaten it. So you’re no longer doing just because you’re happy. You’re doing to keep your happiness, save it, acquire more.

Q: Going after conditional happiness.

John: Conditional happiness is a terrible wind-up!

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The End of Personal Pain: A Self, Repurposed by Direct Knowledge

June 6, 2022

“As it comes in, it doesn’t come in with force, it doesn’t come in to accomplish, it doesn’t come in with intent. The only way that it can come in is in absolute weakness, effortlessly.”   Response to the calling; the cleaning out of your base Your return to what you were; without any use of familiarity Wonder of all wonders: repurposed self-form Core relaxation while completely in your body The real effortlessly in control of all personal matter...

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VOD Duration: 112 Minutes

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