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New Video: It Starts Now - Alan Watts

After a very long break from video making I have finally returned. I have worked long and hard on this video, it is the first video made with entirely purchased footage. I hope everyone enjoys it :)


http://youtu.be/PfIYGaslVnA




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Now What?

ThaT's the only important question.
You woke up and discovered your ship is headed toward a rock wall.
So NOW what are you going to do about it?
Hold a hearing and find out what your trustees in Congress did while you were asleep?
Or take back control and save the ship!

The Oracle

You're a genius

You're an absolute genius! Love it!!!! Thank you :)

Nice work

T&H , can you suggest a begginers tutorial on how to make videos like you do. Thanks!

Ez

No no no

We are I. Ego is real and important. Imbued in our awareness is also vision. Our scope of awareness is unquestionably narrowed, focused, and that focus exists to grant our awareness an aspect of becoming.

To simply let go is to abandon in the purest nihilistic sense the very purpose of our being. We exist to become. We do know God, but the curse of Eden was our inability to personally perceive the broader context surround the narrow scope of our awareness taken by gaining that knowledge of good and evil. Thus, we needed Christ to reveal the broader truth.

It is not simply enough to abandon Eden's apple, and return to a nihilistic naivete. No, we are stuck with it. Instead we rely on Christ for that path back to the universal awareness spoken of here.

In other words, we cannot become at the expense of what is outside us. We cannot become anything godly, from within our own narrow context. But, with Christ, we can learn the process of becoming from within our narrow focus, that in the life beyond this process will carry us to that universal awareness.

To imagine that one can simply meditate their way there in this life, and abandon the very purpose we were born for by abandoning all ego, is a romantic lie. It contains truth, but it is not true.

And it is destructive. Less destructive than pure evil, but destructive in that it diverts the pure from the task of achieving meaningful greater goodness in the world. This goodness being both spiritually productive in the eternal context, but also something in harmony with God's desires.

In other words

Transcendent, gnostic, thought treats this life as a prison. No, rather it is a prism. We pass through it, and it constrains us into something more beautiful. To imagine an 'escape' from it is narrow minded. Each thing has its season. Our life, short or long, will run its course and the soul will move on. No need to meditate purpose into oblivion while we're here.

This made me smile

Inspiring, thank you!

These videos are so healthy

These videos are so healthy for my soul. Thank you for offering humanity this video, the beautiful audio that moves our hearts, and the comforting words given to us by the magical Alan Watts.

- Brennan

Wonderful

Thanks.
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thank you

Now, I have a burning obsession on finding everything on the net that Alan Watts has ever said or done. I have learned more about myself in just the past few hours than I have learned in all of my 66 years of life. Things are starting to make a great deal of sense now.

Thank you for the gentle wake up.

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

The Grey Areas

I would suggest an edit.

"...when you wake up and find yourself in God's Kingdom."

We are not God. I feel like Alan had it down until that last line.

Once you let go of that ego, and give yourself over to the moment, to the creation of now, and let the universe/God guide you, then you will find the bliss of his love. You will be present in the Kingdom of God. The same Kingdom that Adam and Eve were in when they ate from the Garden of Eden.

In Eden they knew God, because they were self-less and one with their place in Nature (God's Creation).

They needed no bible. The needed no church. They knew God. They lived in [his] Kingdom.

Suffering comes from desire. Desire comes from dissatification with reality. We do not control reality. To let go of the Ego is to let go of the notion that we have control.

We won't find happiness by coming to terms with an idea that we are in control of the moment, we find happiness when we come to terms with the idea that our only control is our ability to let go and let the loving energy of the universe show us where to go.

We are water. Be like Water.

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Jack Wagner

Ego is concepts

Everything you can conceptualize is ego - beyond that is what is called God.
'We' are not water. I find that a very strange concept. Declaring we are an element makes no sense to me. The truth of what we are is beyond the limits of our mind. You have to go beyond the mind.

Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."

Who is this 'I am'? It is the truth of who you are. But you have to lose the 'I am', too, until you are left with 'am' or beingness. Being is lost in becoming. That is the 'now' Watts is referring to.

This creation is just our playground, the area from which we know our Self. And until the day comes when we want to give up our toys, we will continue to play and consider ourselves victims of fate instead of realizing there is no fate, just what we create.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

When you let go of your ego

you find out that you are simply awareness. What is aware of me in every moment that I live? I am. But who is I? The awareness that is love. A love that is completely unconditional, that is completely expansive and knows no limitations or fears. Who is aware of the awareness? I've gotten a glimpse several times before, and it is nothing you can teach anyone, but when you see it you recognise that it is the pure essence of your self, that has no judgement, no sex or any other definition. Christianity now is all about accessing God through other people, those who have some sort of special access, but I don't believe these were the teachings of Christ. I believe Christ taught that everyone has the ability to access God just by accessing themselves. I believe God has no judgement, no bible and no commandments, those are the creations of man. God is love, a the love that we all are but have forgotten. A love the connects every living thing, protecting us and that only human beings have forgotten that we are in fact that love. This is why animals fled from the tsunami in Asia but humans were killed. We have lost the connection with the awareness that we are, but that connection is something that is coming back to us now.

Much love.

Wonderful!

Perfect words, LLR.

God = Love = Consciousness = Ether = Soul = Spirit = The Field = Prana = Chi, etc.

You are 100% accurate when you say, "...it is nothing you can teach anyone." This has probably been the most difficult lesson in coming to this awareness. If you want people to come to this awareness you can only lead by example and/or show them the way to the Truth but not the Truth itself for THAT understanding—that KNOWING—comes from one's individual experience and perspective.

"There is no way to Love. Love is the way."

I too am Christian but for a while I wasn't proud of it because I thought it was what many have distorted Christianity into today, which is completely contradictory to the teachings of Christ himself. As I have come to understand these principles from other religious perspectives, quantum physics, ancient teachings like those of the Egyptians, and others, I see now that Jesus was a very in tune man telling us all in his very own words that, as he is, we too are all children of God.

There is one God, one Love, one source of creation at the most fundamental core of sub nuclear particles that everything is made up of. These are precisely the types of teachings and Truths that have given power to the individuals that seem to hold power over us today. But because their greed of keeping these "secrets" to themselves in their little secret clubs and societies, has caused them to stray from the LOVE, it will reflect to them in like manner causing their ways to be exposed and victim to their own creation. Indeed, they will be judged by that which they create.

And as many of us take these teachings into our hearts and live them with LOVE as intended, all these "evils" will fall away. It is Universal LAW. It is my belief that what many refer to as, "The Second Coming of Christ" is not that of the man, but that of his awareness. There are already countless teachers that teach his exact principles all over the world yet they have avoided persecution. I have even noticed sermons on Sunday TV that have begun to speak of Love as a frequency or a vibration as if I was watching a physics channel or something.

God is God. God is not a Christian, God is not a Muslim, God is not any man-made metaphor we as humans have created to understand this Truth. Yet, we have been convinced that these metaphors are the Truth itself and all other metaphors are false, when in fact, they all point to the same Truth. Just as a North American dresses different than an African tribesman who dresses different than a South American shaman, etc., none of them are any less dressed than the other, it's just culturally different. So too are our different INSPIRATIONS of God.

And to the Atheist who seeks scientific evidence, look to physics. The same principles are revealing themselves there. If you actually believed that everything is dead matter and just random without intelligent design, then there is no way you could read my words which are organized in an intelligently designed way to be understood by another. We don't comunicate with randomness or else my post would read like iufsdu eur4839 ref 9rufbdjbeuf398 83ruhf[0a8f438yr 497p47..... which I would be typing on a rock instead of an intelligently designed computer.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We've given God an ego

When God has no sex, no judgement, no conditions. God is the mother, God is the father, but God is what is aware of you, God is simply aware, which is why he is you. You (your ego) is the child of god and if you become the love that is aware of you then you can be the father/mother/God to the child without judgement. Because that ego is a gift for you to discover your own truth, in your own journey and is what can bring you back into your wholeness. Both are great things, but when you judge it as bad you only keep yourself identified with your crap. I healed from CFS/ME because I saw the strength in my illness to bring me back to my truth. I now thank my illness, even though it was the most disabling thing I could think of, because it has allowed me to grow and to become a new person. I thank my ego for show me who needed be healed. I now facilitate people in their own healing journey and have the most rewarding job in the world because I see people change for the better. My website is www.becomingfree.co

I like your point of view very much

as well as your site and mission to help others find their true SELF.

The ego is what makes us human but we still have the broader/larger aspect of our being-ness to remember.

I remember watching a video talking about the 'double slit experiment' which observed the behaviour of single photons of light and how they fluctuated between a "particle" and a "wave" and I just couldn't help but draw a comparison between us as humans "fluctuating" between ego and spirit in like manner. It sort of gave a new perspective on the "As Above, So Below" statement for me. And it seems that the photon would behave like a particle if there was attention or focus given to it. Again, it seems that's precisely the characteristic of the ego's function as well. The more specific attention is placed on ego, the more "rigid" our being-ness becomes, the slower the frequencies/vibrations of spirit are present. But a more general, unspecific attention, or no attention at all as achieved in meditation, the more spirit we are able to connect with or be in the moment.

Much Love and Appreciation for your work! Consider it bookmarked in my "MIND" tab :)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

double post

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Great post

"I've gotten a glimpse several times before..."

Breathing room. As if you're seeing this world for the first time.

It's so east to forget it's all love.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

posted and enjoyed.

posted and enjoyed.

Ron Paul 2016

Brilliant!

Just started my morning watching this, how nice to find something to make the day go forward in such a reflective way!

I too rarely reply here, mostly read

and consider everyone's thoughts. I have always considered myself a Christian and still do but these are my feelings, even as a Christian, that in the end, there is only God. And that scattered about God makes our world community. We are all one.

AWESOME VIDEO

"It's a struggle day and night. But you got to keep up the fight. Real eyes realize real lies. Revolutionize.
Break the chains and hold on tight. Your mind is your souls sight. Think for yourself, stay alive. Revolutionize your mind."

Love Alan Watts!

Bumped and bookmarked for viewing later.

Thanks for your efforts in doing the video for us!

I was

Watching your work on YouTube today! I even subscribed!! HA! Sometimes the Internet and social media can sure make the world a very small place. Great work! I shared your video on my fb today. It was your work that has taken me down some very enlightening paths with Alan watts. Even read "Be Here Now" by ram daas as a result of said journey. Thanks for volunteering your time to give us such a quality product!

"Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security." - Dr. Ron Paul

I didn't enjoy it...

I LOVED IT!

The last line he speaks... goosebumps all over, T&H!

So beautifully powerful! Well done!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It won't "bother me too badly to wake up & discover I'm god"?

If that's what he said, then, this is a turn-off.

Cool...

....that is the one line that really stood out to me as well.

Man made God

God is man

I am Man

I am God

Looks like he is right.

The World being Round turned many off too.

For about 200 years actually. But as more and more scientific evidence emerges corroborating spiritual and religious teachings, it's something people will eventually be born turned on to.

You missed the beginning of the last line though, which is more important:

"...and if you know, you see, that I—in the sense of the person; the front; the ego—really doesn't exist...then it won't go to your head too badly to wake up and discover that you're god."

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

You Inspire Me!

T & H:

Although I have been monitoring the site for months I have not logged on nor have I commented on any posts here in long time. Until this morning and this beautiful message of hope in humanity. I am grateful to you for what you do...you have no idea.

Peace my friend

Belle

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Thank you very much!

I am glad to hear you enjoy it :)

A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF HUMANITY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsgaFKwUA6g

WOW!!!!!!!!!

That was amazing