This was our second Satsang this year with Timothy. Tonight we discussed several common topics of confusion including:
~ Effort on the spiritual path versus ‘no effort’ or ‘just stop’ in order to awaken
~ Relationship between awakening and improvements in health and the world condition
~ Allowing all things to be as they are versus taking action, including a discussion on raising children
After a sudden, vivid, and completely life-changing spiritual awakening in his 16th year in February 1971, occurring not by efforts or drugs (never took any drugs), but entirely by Divine Grace, an exploding open of the heart-mind with the nondual realization that “God alone is Real, HERE and NOW, and we—the personified manifestations of God— are all truly made of Divine Spirit, Love, Joy, and Peace”—his life has been gratefully devoted ever since then to freely sharing, with anyone sincerely interested, the profoundly healing and empowering truth of Infinite Open Awareness, the “real Reality” right HERE (closer than the mind), and right NOW (always the true Reality before you can even think about this Self).
After awakening, Timothy immersed himself in the study of spiritual teachings that point toward truth, which gives him the ability to speak of his experience using the language and symbols of many different teachings. He also spent time studying directly with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, who he refers to as his mentor.
Timothy’s clarity is expressed lovingly. He encourages a healthy relationship with spirituality, one that recognizes the absolute as truth yet interacts gently and compassiontately with the relative self and world.
Timothy’s website: enlightened-spirituality.com.
Timothy’s books are available here.