"If you have an orange and you squeeze an orange, only orange juice comes out. And a banana is a banana. It's always a banana, it's not a pineapple — it's not something else. It's always what its nature is. And so if our nature is love, then how is it at all possible that we hold attack thoughts about ourselves, others, and the world..."
Listen in (or read below) as Lisa Natoli describes her own process of recognizing the Truth of who we really are and how simple yet transformational this process can be. She also shares some details about what she'll be teaching this coming weekend at "A Virtual Spa Weekend for the Heart " — Saturday February 10th & Sunday February 11th.
Transcript of video:
One of the things that I was thinking about, that I find is curious, is how many people are on a spiritual path and know conceptually that "I am love".... They've heard it, they've read it, God is love and therefore so am I, all love. We are all one, we're all whole.
So it's a curious thing and most people don't ever investigate — how is it possible to be all love and have experiences of hate and worry and disappointment and frustration and guilt and shame and blame?
You know, it's that idea like, if you have an orange and you squeeze an orange, only orange juice comes out. And a banana is a banana. It's always a banana, it's not a pineapple — it's not something else. It's always what its nature is.
And so if our nature is love, then how is it at all possible that we hold attack thoughts about ourselves, others, and the world... and that's really what I'm going to be doing on that Saturday morning is investigation, because that was how I got out.
I was 30 years on a spiritual path completely committed and it was investigation into that mind activity where I finally recognized the truth of what I am. So I never had an awakening.
I never had a mystical experience like some people talk about. I never had this one moment in time when something magical or wonderful happened... it was investigation. It started with just a wondering — how is it possible that I who am love hate this body?
How is that possible? How is it that I could live knowing I am love, conceptually, and hating the body, hating my life, hating my circumstances, getting totally frustrated and disappointed. I never investigated the activity. I never investigated — what's that voice in here that's having conversations and bossing me around.
I never investigated — what's up with the two-way conversations that go on in there. What is that? I never investigated what I think about the past — how was that happening? What is that?
How do we think about the past? It was very basic. It was very basic like you know, scientists with the little magnifying glass, like let me look... and for me when I began to see the mind activity — all those hatred thoughts and those shame thoughts and guilt thoughts, in the seeing of them, they began to disappear. So that was way different than anything that I had previously thought.
I thought I have to be happy and I have to change my mind and I have to get rid of guilt and I have to let go of blame and I have to let go of grievances and I have to let go. We're going to investigate that.
Who lets go? What is that ...the person, the ego, that which you're not. So as soon as you can see how you judge yourself, you attack yourself, you blame yourself, you wish you hadn't done something... in the seeing of it, it starts to dissolve. And so that's really what it is I'm going to be talking about — is how love is the whole answer. It literally is the whole way out of hell.
Discover how and learn more THIS COMING WEEKEND! Lisa will be sharing her insights along with 5 additional inspirational speakers and facilitators. Click here to register.