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Deep Self Investigation

Discovering your true nature as awareness

Are you ready to wake up?

Do you feel drawn to question your belief in being a separate self, a person locked in a body and mind?   Have you had experiences where you felt that there was no separate "you," there was just a sense of expansive awareness or consciousness?   Do you  feel drawn to discover the truth about what you truly are?  If these experiences compel you to find a path to deeper understanding, then deep self investigation may be what you have been looking for.

The deep self investigation (DSI) approach gives much more specific structure and direction to what is commonly known as the path of “self inquiry.”  DSI  is the process of investigating the sense of a separate self, what you are actually  referring to when you think of “I,” "me," or "mine," as well as the present experience of your true being, awareness.  And this investigation should lead to both the recognition of what you are not as well as the knowing of what you are.   

 

The conventional view of our personal life goes something like this: "I am an individual moving about among other individuals, things, places, etc. I seem to be separate from the rest of life. I am involved with the world, but am a separate someone, subject to the many things that can happen to me. 

 

We have been taught that the world is like this; and specifically, what the nature of our relationship is to it.  It can seem obvious.  You are here, at the center of things, and the rest of life seems to be out there.  But it’s worth considering that maybe this is not at all what you are or what life actually is.  Particularly if, as I propose, this assumption that you are a separate self, experiencing the world, is the reason that there is so much struggle and dissatisfaction in life.  Not just personal suffering, but global suffering as well.  Everything from wars between nations to personality issues like depression, excessive fear, paranoia and anxiety disorders, appear rooted in a sense of “separation.”

But what if there is no separation, no independent “you?”  What if the "selfless condition" is the actuality of your experience?  When I say that you are not separate from the world, this isn't a statement reflecting new age sentiment like, “we are all one,“ or a “world family,” or even that we are all similar human beings evolved from the same gene pool.  I’m also not referring to what is proposed by modern physics about observers affecting the observed, or the lack of actual object boundaries on the sub atomic levels (although this may be relevant to consider at some point),

The point is that there is no “you” in the way there seems to be.  Deeply investigating the assumptions about what you are reveals this to be so.  It is possible to find this out directly, in this present experience,  based on the evidence available to anyone.

What you find at the end of this investigation is that it has never been a matter of being separate and needing to reconnect to the world. What you are has never been separate because there is no “you” here at all, only “all that is,” only what exists, singular and complete from the start.

Initial practice of DSI involves a great deal of training and practice, however the goal is for you to become your own guide, at which point you will probably need very little outside teaching or guidance.

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We believe that awakening, recognition of your true identity or nature as awareness, is your "birthright."  In a very real sense, it is what you already are.  Because of this, we offer our assistance in the form of training materials, one on one meetings, group meetings and intensive retreats at very low or no cost.  You are always welcome to donate a modest amount to support ongoing work here, however, the focus of our work will always be aimed at assisting anyone deeply drawn to the awakening process.