Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Seattle Satsang - Eastside with Katie Davis, Sundance Burke, Oct 2-Dec 29

Seattle Satsang - Eastside begins this Sunday, October 2, 2011

Every Sunday Satsang, 4:00-6:00 pm
October 2 - December 18
(except November 13)
Satsang with Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

Every Thursday Satsang, 7:00-9:00 pm
October 6-December 29 (except Thanksgiving)
Satsang with Sundance Burke OR Katie Davis
October 6, Simply Being Free with Sundance Burke
October 13, Satsang with Katie Davis
They will then alternate every Thursday until December 29

Private Satsang Appointments
In Bellevue, Washington and Worldwide by phone or Skype
October 1 - December 28

Seattle Satsang Eastside Location:
(satsangs and appointments)
Friends Philosophy & Tea
13850 Bel-Red Rd in Bellevue

More Information at www.KatieDavis.org and www.SundanceBurke.org 

Friends of the Heart October Issue by Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

The Friends of the Heart October 2011 Issue

Free Articles on Spiritual Awakening and Non-duality by Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

In This Issue:

"The Heart of the Matter" by Katie Davis
Self-realization is complete and utter fulfillment. It is the end of all suffering and the perception of separation. It is also the conscious beginning of deep, sacred peace and realizing the radiant love that you already are. However, this is far more . . . Click Here to Continue

"Seattle Eastside Satsang" October 2-December 29
Every Sunday, 4:00-6:00 pm, Sundance and Katie
Every Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm with Katie or Sundance
Private Satsang Appointments Worldwide by phone or Skype or in Bellevue, WA

"NOW" New Music Video by Songwriter, Jim Angus

"Humanity's Last Superstition" by Sundance Burke
Just now, a sliver of yellowish light appears from under a bank of night clouds just above the horizon. It is moonset time. I feel the lovely approaching. As though suspended on a string, the sun's pretty sister . . . Click Here to Continue

"Rumi Lover's Delight"
What is the Heart? It is not human and it is not imaginary. I call it You. This is how I would die into the Love that I have for You . . . Click Here to Continue

"What Is Simply Being" by Sundance Burke
Simply points to that which is timeless and thus beyond effort or practice. Being is your presence; the Isnss of consciousness . . . Click Here to Continue


Go Now to Friends of the Heart at http://www.KatieDavis.org/FriendsoftheHeart.html 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Heart of the Matter by Katie Davis, Author, Awake Joy

Self-realization is complete and utter fulfillment. It is the end of all suffering and the perception of separation. It is also the conscious beginning of deep, sacred peace and realizing the radiant love that you already are. 

However, this is far more than a personal affair. As the consciousness transforms, that is, as the altered states of consciousness fall away, so does the life situation and the world transform. With Self-realization, an enduring world peace is a true possibility.

Everything conceived by the ego is separate and dual in nature. It experiences that it is split from the world and apart from the divine. The psychological self then suffers the alienation of the daytime dream of conceptual reality, its time and negativity. 

It creates the delusion of a pain gap between the body’s limitation and the magnificent Heart that we genuinely are. The illusion of division then unconsciously operates in daily living. This subject-object relationship (ego vs. everyone else) is the source of all loneliness, anger, lack, desire, greed, fear, exploitation, guilt, shame, manipulation, control, anxiety, worry and sorrow.

Without an ego-subject, there can be no divided objects and separation is plainly unattainable. This is not to say that we do not honor our diversity. In fact, when we are no longer inhibited by the ego, innate creativity, natural abilities and uniqueness thrive. 

We are a single symphony of wise love ... and beyond experience, infinitely more. This wondrous shift is one of identity only; from a suffering ego that is limited to a finite body ... to joyful pure being, whether with form or without. 

Even conceptually, we can understand that nothing could be separate from that which is called totality. Totality is simply whole. By analogy, when we cut a piece of pumpkin pie for dessert, we do not claim that it is other than pie. Likewise, who we are is diversified, yet whole.

You have the opportunity to investigate the truth for yourself. Have you been curious enough to look directly and deeply within? Who are you really at the core? There is a brilliance already shining within you that is profoundly deeper than the body and its surface reality. You have only to realize it by direct looking and inquiring within.  

This does not require the mind’s philosophical analysis. It only compels you to become conscious of what is within right now. When we cherish aloneness and quietude for this deeper contemplation, we realize that we are the love that we have been seeking in every other.

Suffering is not in the world. It is in the pain gap of separation within you and then projected by the divided mind as the painful world. One could say that it is superimposed much like a movie on a cinema screen. Whereas, free of the pain gap, we have a far more enjoyable movie! Just wait and see. Indeed, a life that is free of suffering is a true possibility for all being. 

The fragmented "me” thinks that it is IN the mental space of time that we label physical experiencing. In truth, time and space are appearing within you. To confirm this, simply notice that everywhere you are, it is always here and now. If it was reversed …  if you were limited to time and space … and if your identity was the body only, this could not be so. Every time and place would be something other than here and now. You are the permanent factor that is not confined to the body’s time and place.

In the divided world of duality within time, the ego experiences that it is subject to the push and pull of the opposing forces that are in constant resistance with one another. Every experience is threatened by its opposite. The ego constantly vacillates between pleasure-pain, happy-sad, relative peace-conflict, relative love-hate, etc. It has virtually no conscious stability. In fact these opposites depend upon one another for their definitive existence. For instance, we define happiness as a lack of sadness and sadness as a lack of happiness. 

There is a continuum between these opposites along which there are many varying degrees. The ego defines its placement on the continuum, through the absence of the other … and only time separates them. First, the ego cycles to being relatively happy and after certain duration, it cycles to being relatively sad, which in turn will once again cycle to being relatively happy. 

In fact, within time, constant sadness is just as unattainable as stable happiness; whereas joy is inherent in both and beyond the opposites. For the ego, pleasure cannot exist without pain. Relative love cannot prevail without hatred. As a time traveler, the ego's time-space-body limitation is always subject to both.

Non-duality is transcendental and its world is free of the cycling of time. Therefore, the opposites, such as relative love-hatred or relative peace-conflict, disappear into oneness and the darkness cannot survive the love of the merger. We are stunned by a brilliant stillness that is preeminent, sublime and unrivaled. 

Steadfast joy is natural to the human being. As the non-dual reality, true experience is not in opposition to any other. Therefore, competition, aggression, envy, greed and sexual obsession are effortlessly banished. My point is that you are needlessly suffering and that the transformative power lies within you.

First, the invitation is to realize time freedom. In this attentive openness, we are free of the time required for the vacillating cycles. The opposites cannot take flight and are transcended. Since the concept of “me” requires time, we are also free of the pain gap and its delusion of separation. 

The opposites are part and parcel of the idea of “me,” its never-ending desires and fears, and its need based insecurity. When the concept of “I” profoundly surrenders, both relative love and hatred are extinguished by unconditional love. We move beyond the relative peace that inevitably cycles to war and realize the absolute peace that is beyond all understanding. This transforms so called human experience into an appearance within an all-pervading field of innocence and equanimity. One could say that we regain virginal sight.

In the beginning, we practice being present to this moment; the only entry point to the "inner body." In this, we become aware of what it feels like to actually be fully and completely in our body, rather than ruminating in our head. Our senses come alive and we become aware of our effortless breathing. We realize our aliveness.

Then attention begins shifting to simply "I am" rather than “I am this or that.” Here, we are in alignment with the infinite pure being that is the open door to a "new" reality. In truth, you are already the infinite and intelligent power that is the totality.

The timeless Now, or what Ramana Maharshi called the Forever Now and Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, is beyond the appearance of the present moment. The timeless Now is free of content altogether and is the space within which the present moment is appearing. It is beyond the concept of "you," your idea of separation and the vacillating cycles that oppose one another ... and that allow the perception of negativity to persist.  

If you could realize that you are radiant love and that this realization is the key to world transformation, would you hesitate and wait? Would it not be worth it to at least look and consider the Heart of the matter?

Katie Davis Website www.KatieDavis.org

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Friends of the Heart September Issue by Katie Davis, Author, "Awake Joy"

Friends of the Heart September 2011 Issue Now Posted:

Free articles on spiritual awakening, radiant love, Non-duality, Self-inquiry and Self-realization

This Issue Includes:

"Before the Awakening: Forgiveness and Allowing"
Article by Katie Davis, Author, "Awake Joy"

We enter the temple of the Heart as love and you are already the Abode of radiant love. Yet, when we begin shifting attention out of the head and into the physical body to be present, we become aware of emotions that were previously unnoticed . . . Continue reading by clicking HERE

"Simply Being Free"
Article by Sundance Burke, Author, "Free Spirit"

The great Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi, once said, "Our duty is to BE and to not be this or that. Of course, he said that in the Now, as that's the only reality of Being. Accordingly, the impact of the expression is to be realized now. So what is the distinction between . . . Continue reading by clicking HERE

"Today: Better Together Discount at Amazon for All Three Books"

"Awake Joy," "Free Spirit" and "Conversations on Non-duality: Twenty-six Awakening"
More information HERE

"New Releases"
MP3 Downloads (52 minutes each)

"A Conversation on Non-duality with Katie Davis"
"A Conversation on Non-duality with Sundance Burke"
More information HERE

"Seattle Eastside Satsang ~ Seattle Friends of the Heart"
Article by Sundance Burke

October 2 - December 28

Sundays, 4:00 pm, Seattle Eastside Satsang with Sundance and Katie
Alternating Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Seattle Eastside Satsang with Katie Davis
Altternating Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Simply Being Free with Sundance Burke
More information HERE

"What is Simply Being Free with Sundance?"
Article by Sundance Burke

Simply points to that which is timeless, and thus, beyond effort or practice
Being is your Presence ~ the ISness of consciousness
Free ~ You are That
With ~ Connector of Oneness
Sundance is a name I calls Itself
Continue reading by clicking HERE

"Private Appointments" with Katie Davis or Sundance Burke

October 1 - December 28

Worldwide: By phone, cell or Skype
In 'Person' in Bellevue, WA, USA
More information HERE

Free Downloads and Free Videos at www.KatieDavis.org

Free Videos at www.SundanceBurke.org

(Tour Schedule Resumes Soon)