The Importance of Being Present

The habit of looking outside of oneself is a collective trance that has to be broken, in order to be free. As long as we are in imagination about the future or constantly recycling the past, we are not able to access eternal truth that is always here.

Making an inner decision in choosing to be present, and then practicing bringing ones attention back to Now, is vitally important. It takes courage and strength as what is here can be hard to bear.

A video clip of this online meeting is available on youtube 

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Spiritual Practice Support Part 1 (of 5)

This is the first meeting of a 5-part series, whereby Susanne met with a group of sincere spiritual travellers, answering questions in depth on a wide range of topics regarding spiritual practice.

The full 5-meeting series is offered for sale under Premium Audio.

For more information on current online events, visit: https://susannemarie.org/events

The Journey of Awakening: Integrating the Mind, the Heart & the Body

Realization has many stages. With the awakening of mind, the Self is clearly cognized as separate from relative experience. This brings the ability for the mind to rest in and as awareness. As the heart awakens, it sees the world and itself as united and undivided, birthing compassion for all of life. With the awakening of the body, form knows itself to be God, and that “all this is That.” Recorded with Awakening Together in February 2017.

A Map of the Spiritual Journey Part 2

While each person’s spiritual journey is unique, there are common themes and landscapes that we share. In this meeting I share my personal understanding of the evolution that takes place as we evolve out of being a self-centered individual, to being divinely centered (unity), and finally beyond to No-Self.

In Part 2, I fill in some gaps left out of the first meeting, and focus on people’s questions and inquiries.

A Map of the Spiritual Journey Part 1

While each person’s spiritual journey is unique, there are common themes and landscapes that we share. In this meeting I share my personal understanding of the evolution that takes place as we evolve out of being a self-centered individual, to being divinely centered (unity), and finally beyond to No-Self.

A Meditation Practice: Resting Attention On That Which Is Aware

Being present means resting your awareness (your ability to notice), upon that which it is noticing. In this way, you are aware of something, as well as simultaneously being aware that you are aware. Allow your awareness to meet (and join), whatever you are experiencing. This will be felt as well as sensed, and is not meant to be an intellectual exercise (although mind does play a part). This practice helps bring two things together: Our inherent emptiness (the formless), together with form (all that is arising).

Brian O’Connor and Jonathan Robinson with Awareness Explorers interview Susanne Marie

‘In this episode we talk to Susanne Marie about the experiences of unity and of “no self,” and the role that the heart and softening have in awakening. Includes a guided meditation from Susanne Marie to help open your heart.’ Awareness Explorers YouTube Channel