A Conscious TV Interview Transcription: Living Beyond Unity

Susanne Marie – “Living Beyond Unity” Interview by Renate McNay Renate: Welcome to Conscious TV. I’m Renate McNay, and my guess today is Susanne Marie Susanne: Hello Renate Renate: Susanne is a mystic, a spiritual mentor and guide, and she is currently writing a book. I’m very much looking forward to that. This is my second interview with Susanne. In the first interview she spoke of her awakening and the challenges she faced raising a …

The Dissolving of Self

Some questions and answers with Susanne Marie      S: The Dissolving of Self is a process that over time thins out the thin veil still remaining of having a felt sense of self. This is a natural process during which love and trust in the divine deepens during the unity consciousness phase. Eventually leading to the extinguishing of the felt sense of being a person. Questioner: Please define “felt sense of self – of …

Unbounded Freedom

What is the actual lived experience of the falling away of having a sense of self? Beyond philosophies and imagination lies a truth that is very hard to grasp without actually experiencing it. Perhaps feeling the absence of a self center is something that you have touched upon here and there. For many these are treasured moments. For some they may be frightening. The inquiry method of: ‘Who am I?’, brings the mind back to …

Learning How to Listen

Following the world’s commands and the inner divine’s are really two different things. And life offers us many opportunities in teaching us how to listen to what is needed. For most of us it takes many false starts, twists and turns, as we learn to tune into our own knowing. To be as the Buddha says: A Light Unto Oneself. We cannot be equally devoted to two realities. Either we are inwardly focused and leaning …

Freedom Within the Known

When realization first takes place, there is a distinct separation that occurs between form and the formless. The formless wakes up out of identification with form and realizes once again what it is. Even though in truth one cannot separate out truth, or divide it up, as truth is one great whole, (just like when we separate out the egg yolk from the whites of an egg, the egg will always be an egg), the …

Treasures of the Soul

There are so many collective agreements that we unconsciously fall into that limit the full possible expression of our livingness. One of which is the suppression of real Joy. I am not speaking about putting on the ‘happy face,’ which as you know, is the American way, but rather the glowing radiant-ness of a heart untamed and unleashed. The joy that a child feels with no veils layering over her face. Why is it that …

NO EXIT

~The only way out is by going within~ Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung Since I was a teenager, I have resonated with the title of Jean Paul Sartre’s book, No Exit, as it made me feel both caught and freed when contemplating life. There is no way out of here (life), once we arrive, until …

RISING AND FALLING:
Questions & Response

“Love begins on the other side of despair.” ~ Jean Paul Sartre ~ Question: There seems to be so much truth in the above quote. Why does this seem to be the case so often? Why can’t love begin on the other side of mild dissatisfaction? It feels like to me that Love seems to want everything and nothing from one at the same time? Susanne Marie: Despair is a doorway to love. But we …

THE ROOT OF LONGING

What is longing? What do we ultimately, most intimately long for? In most everyone’s heart there is a yearning for something. It is intimate, poignant, and probably the most real thing we know about ourselves. That and the absence of ourselves, is what we know. The absence reveals itself as that which has always been there and the same since you can remember. What has always been here, and not changed, no matter what age …

THE SENSE OF I

Where does the sense of an I come from? The mind is responsible for creating the sense of ‘I’. It has the capacity to self-reflect on itself. Which means, that it has the capacity to think about itself, about its own thoughts, the sensations arising in the body, and so on. As it does this, it creates a sense of a continuous flow of an ‘I’, verbing itself on and on. Verbs don’t stop, and …