Keep Looking

For a reader interested in nonduality and freedom, what is your best current "advice" or message?

This was the question Katrijn van Oudheusden posed to a group of people who point to our essential nature. She's creating a unique e-magazine on LinkedIn, maybe just this one...maybe more...we'll see where the energy goes.

The purpose is to illustrate the variety and unity around this timeless message, and to co-create a gift to be shared with others.

I wasn't sure there was anything I was going to write, and then this morning, it occurred to me. The timeless advice or message I would offer is to keep looking.

There have been various times during my journey, and which I see happening for others too, when I thought "I've got it", "I know this!"

And then...there was always more.

The thing that supported me to see the more, was to keep looking. Noticing when things started to feel constricted, limited, or with a righteousness of "I know, I've got it, I'm right". That was the time to let go of what I thought I'd "got" and to look again.

When I thought all experience was created from the inside of Helen, into the outside world, I thought I'd got it.

When I had my big awakening experience in the shower, I thought I'd got it.

When I had the experience that all limiting patterns could just be dropped, as though dropping a stone in a pond, I thought I'd got it.

When, in a flash, I truly saw that Helen was a conceptual construct, I thought I'd got it.

When I inquired more intently into the separate self, and saw the illusion, and 'no do-er'! I thought I'd got it.

When I noticed the absence of the experience of the body, I thought I'd got it.

When I then received energy transmissions, to get to the heart of the matter, I got it. Not intellectually. Not emotionally. Just oh! So obvious.

Oh! It really is all one thing appearing as all this. How could it ever not have been?

So simple. So obvious. So right here.

Now no need to convince others that "I'd got it", but if they wanted to talk about it, I'd love to.


And now...the enlightenment process continues. Lightening conditioned patterns. Seemingly deepening the recognition of reality. In truth, just revealing how it already was.

And so who knows what next.

All I know is, I keep looking.

Much love, Helen

PS If you'd like to keep looking while in conversation with others, including Sara and I, the Thoughtful Raven Community is designed for that. Check it out, and join us.

  • Helen Amery
    My work involves exploring with people who are on the awakening and enlightenment journey. They’ve already seen a lot but they can also feel that their understanding is more conceptual than felt, and lived. They can feel that there is more to be seen and understood and yet they also don’t know how to ‘get at’ that. I focus on this shift from conceptual into the deeper, felt understanding of it.

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