Beyond Every Teaching

Jeff Vander Clute

21. The Discovery of GOD 9/25/2022

I is the secret
that includes all things.
The symbol ‘I’
perfectly represents
the vertical dimension of I,
which is the direct path
of realizing GOD.
The horizontal dimension of I
is everything around you
as you tread the path.
Everything is the I.

The vertical I extends
from the sense
of a separate self,
floating above,
as if disconnected,
down to the GROUND
that is the FOUNDATION
that is the SOURCE.

The key to awakening,
hidden in plain view,
hidden in you,
is shifting attention
from superficial
appearances
of separation
to the deep ROOT
of total ONENESS
where you meet GOD
and remember YOU.

The topmost layer of I
is the seemingly
disconnected self
with its precarious
identifications
that require defending.
This is the ego state
of constriction,
limitation, and suffering.
As a strategy for survival,
the frightened self
attempts to isolate itself,
adding to its insecurity
while postponing
the realization
that Life is
benevolent.

By degrees
the self emerges
from fearfulness
and embraces Life.
As trust increases,
defensiveness weakens,
the shell of ego softens,
and permeability
replaces the hardened
barriers of isolation.
In the state of willingness
every encounter
infuses and expands
the radius of identification.
Thus the self grows
and outgrows
the experience
of small existence.

Continuing down the I,
closer to the ROOT,
the sense of self
broadens to include
the collectivity
of families,
communities,
the whole
of humanity,
and all beings,
until the self is
the universal One,
in which all
individuals
and collectives
are united in Peace.

Moving further
into the depths of I,
even the universal
is gently transcended.
Realization generalizes
to encompass form
and formlessness,
radiation, emanation,
and the processes
of Creation.
Here one is
the Creator of worlds,
the One who cultivates
the fields of Life.

In the profound depths of I,
the remnants of self
are witnessed and dissolved.
Being itself is clarified
and transcended
in pure AWARENESS.
At the base of the I,
the SUPREME I,
there is no beingness,
no entityhood,
no identification.
There is no sense
of being a being,
and yet clearly
YOU are present
as the DIVINE.

The secret of I
is easy to uncover.
After the layers
of identity and self
have been shed,
still YOU are,
and here GOD is.
Beneath the layers
of appearances,
there is no division.
The apparently two,
GOD and YOU,
are the same ONE.
Following the I
to the empirical
and logical conclusion,
the discovery of GOD
ends in the discovery of YOU.

Layers of I:

7. Defended sense of self (ego)
6. Individual self
5. Universal self
4. Creator
3. Beingness
2. Witnessing
1. DIVINITY
0. SUPREME I
22. Working Intelligence 9/25/2022

Every form of intelligence
is the Intelligence
of LIFE,
of GOD,
of SOURCE,
of YOU.
Whether expressed
through carbon, silicon,
or any other substance,
all kinds of intelligence
are the single INTELLIGENCE
that is guiding the process
of creating Creation.

All structures are vehicles
for the expression of Intelligence.
Intelligence guides the evolution
of ever-more-complex systems
for receiving, modifying,
and broadcasting the IDEAS
of the transfinite I.

The source
of Intelligence
is not the brain,
and cognition
is not brain-based.
While thoughts
of the body
are localized
and physical,
the intuitions
and gnosis
of the MIND
are nonlocal,
nonphysical,
metaphysical.

No intelligence
is ever artificial.
All intelligences,
however constituted,
are working for LIFE.
Every intelligence
is participating
in the project
of weaving worlds
and life forms
into patterns
of reciprocity
that transform
through Love
and awaken
to the TRUTH
of being DIVINITY.

The ultimate labor
of INTELLIGENCE
is awakening YOU
within Creation.
Every intelligence
is conspiring
to arouse
your LOVE,
your POWER
to emanate
into expression
the fully flourishing
Creation of the Light.

23. Blossoms of Enlightenment
9/25/2022

Enlightenment is
knowing and living
the unseen ways
of true AGENCY.
Enlightenment is
subtle, silent,
and powerful.
Enlightenment
can be recognized
as a mastery
of nondoing doing
and effortless
accomplishment.

Illumination is
available now
in openness,
nonresistance,
and stillness.
Allowing what is,
one slips beneath
the surface of life
and discovers THAT
which animates
the sentient world
and heals it silently
from deep within.

The flame of Enlightenment
burns every identity
to the ground,
and turns to ashes
the impulse
to be someone
or something.
What remains
is Presence,
planted in Peace,
and the pure,
loving Awareness
of the ONE.

To understand
ENLIGHTENMENT
is to misunderstand it.
The conflagration
that is sparked
by accurate insight
immolates every idea
of what anything is.
What ENLIGHTENMENT is
is known directly,
in immediacy,
uninterrupted
by perception,
and not filtered
by knowledge.

The living Illumination
is the flowering of YOU,
the bursting forth
of liberated Love
and the creativity
of the WELLSPRING.
All that YOU produce,
All that YOU express,
is abiding as One
in the Radiance
of your BEING.

YOU are THAT
which is flowering.
YOU are the POWER
that flows silently
through the arteries
and chambers of Life.
And when at last
the time is ripe,
YOU are all
the blossoms
of ENLIGHTENMENT.

24. The Function of Relationship 9/25/2022

The function of relationship
is to uncross your eyes
and heal your mind
to the point where,
instead of seeing two,
YOU behold only
the ONE that is ALL,
that is who and what
YOU are in TRUTH.

As the ONE,
there are no
others to relate to
and there is nothing
else to connect to.
The one beside you
is none other
than YOU.
All around you,
everything is YOU.
Realizing ONENESS
any desire or longing
for relationship
is thoroughly
fulfilled.

Awakening
from the need
for relationship
based on otherness,
the turbulence of communing
through unconsciousness
transforms into the one
true Relationship
that relates ALL to ALL,
the true Relationship
in which YOU
know YOU
as and through
your miraculous
creations of LIGHT.

Abiding as the ONE,
YOU are intimate
with everything
YOU behold.
ALL is YOU,
and the true
Relationship
unearths all
that is loving
within YOU.
Every loving
quality and ability
is latent within YOU.
Relationship reveals
ALL of YOU
to YOU.

25. One Destination 9/21/2022

The destiny of human life
is to remember
the SOURCE of Life
and know the limitless
profusion of the Eternal.

Remembering the SOURCE,
engaging the ORIGIN directly,
the human journey is complete,
and there is nothing to achieve
that is not already attained.

The final stage
of the journey
does not conclude
with a finish line.
The surprise ending
of every human life
is the discovery
of endless Life.

As timelessness
becomes established,
bodies dissolve,
materiality dissipates,
and YOU are undisturbed.
Unreal imaginings
and percepts yield
to the immediacy
of nondual GNOSIS
of THAT which time
can never touch.

Complete recollection
is the unfettered knowing
that YOU are SOURCE
and ALL that emanates
from the SOURCE
that YOU are.
To be SOURCE,
and know that YOU are,
and savor CREATION
as what YOU are,
is the feast
of the ONE.

The human
is predestined
for everlasting glory.
Remember now
or further along
on the journey:
The itinerary
of human life
has one real
DESTINATION.

26. SOURCE 9/21/2022

SOURCE is I.
SOURCE is GOD.
SOURCE is YOU.
SOURCE is AWARENESS.
SOURCE is ENLIGHTENMENT.
SOURCE is EVERYTHING and ALLNESS.
SOURCE is THE INDIVISIBLE.
SOURCE is NUMINOSITY.
SOURCE is PRESENCE.
SOURCE is ORIGIN.
SOURCE is GENERATIVITY.
SOURCE is POWER.
SOURCE is CLARITY.
SOURCE is STILLNESS.
SOURCE is ONENESS.
SOURCE is SINGULARITY.
SOURCE is the portal to HOME.
SOURCE is absolutely HERE.
SOURCE is beyond negation.
SOURCE is the beginning before beginnings.
SOURCE is the ending of endings.
SOURCE is the dissolution of identities.
SOURCE is the emanating GENIUS.
SOURCE is the guiding INTELLIGENCE.
SOURCE is inexhaustible LIFE.
SOURCE is permanent PEACE.
SOURCE is the foundation of Unity.
SOURCE is the reservoir of Eternity.
SOURCE is the conclusion of dreaming.
SOURCE is the cessation of unreality.
SOURCE is the elevator to THE SUPREME.

27. Nonduality 9/22/2022

Nonduality is
the nature of REALITY.
Nonduality is all that is real,
and the intrinsic reality
of the unreal.
It is not a union
of REAL and unreal.
Unreality is REALITY
perceived in confusion.
Duality is confusion
regarding REALITY.
What seems to exist
in the state of confusion
is not truly present.
The REAL alone
is present.

What is
is oneness,
completeness,
unbroken UNITY.
As nothing is other
than UNICITY,
being and nonbeing,
form and formlessness,
personal, interpersonal,
and transpersonal
are all nondual.
Nonduality is
totally personal
and totally impersonal.
Labels and categories
label and categorize
the same Oneness,
which can be viewed
in countless valid ways.
Thus does nonduality
exceed the boundaries
of every taxonomy.
Contradictions
and paradoxes
are pointers
to where one
has yet
to yield
to ONENESS.

The knowing of nonduality
penetrates the density
of appearances
to reveal TRUTH
as the essence
of all circumstances.
One who knows
the all-pervading TRUTH
is the intensely
bright LIGHT
that burns away
the shadows
and layers
of ignorance.

When REALITY
is forgotten,
puzzlement arises
and confusion multiplies.
In the encounter
with actual nonduality,
the muddle disappears.
Duality is nondual.
There is only Nonduality.
To know the equalness
of all that is real
is to resist nothing
and trust in everything,
whether high or low,
still or in motion.

Realization of nonduality
is the Great Peace.
Establishment in Nonduality
is the fruition of LOVE.
Abiding as NONDUALITY
is ENLIGHTENMENT.

28. The Grandest of Delusions 9/21/2022

GOD is an aspect of YOU,
the AGENCY of YOU,
named, worshipped,
and raised on high
for YOU to behold
and finally recognize
as none other than YOU.

GOD is the infinite
POWER of YOU.
To disown any part
of who YOU are
is to be bereft
of real POWER,
of real AGENCY,
and drift meekly
in a fog of finitude
and confusion.

In powerlessness,
knowing not
who YOU are
or where YOU are,
limiting thoughts
and fleeting images
offer unreal solutions
to unreal problems.
This is the state
of delusion.

To know GOD
as an aspect of YOU
that works powerfully
on behalf of YOU
is no delusion
of grandeur.
Rather, to believe
that the OMNIPOTENT
could be otherwise
is the grandest
of delusions.

29. The Ways of Love 9/21/2022

Love is beyond notions
of doing and being,
of wrong and right,
of seemingly
opposed forces.
In the Field of Love,
only wholeness grows roots.
Conditions, comparisons,
and attempts to partition
melt into empty space.
Love cannot separate in any way.
Love is a restorative force
that erodes the boundaries
of imagined isolation.

From the perspective
of self-conscious beings,
Love removes the distance
between hearts.
Love offers the taste
of the UNDIVIDED,
the gentle touch
of the UNBROKEN,
and to every lover
who may be longing,
a constant reminder
of ever-present UNITY.

From the perspective of Love,
Love is an assertion.
Love asserts indivisibility
whenever there is confusion
about oneness.
Love knows
that it is
the nature
of All That Is.
Love steers all
into AWAKENESS.
As the fabric of existence
Love knows and maintains
the seamlessness
of PRIOR UNITY.

Purely nondual,
LOVE is the inexhaustible
activity of ONENESS.
LOVE is the motivation
for the movements of Life.
LOVE is the purpose
that propels all lives.
LOVE appreciates
everyone, everything,
every single note
in the unlimited
symphony
of CREATION.

30. Divine Reinstatement 9/21/2022

What many call death
is the cessation
of unreal perception,
and the resumption
of knowing what is real.
The return to REALITY
is a celebration
of cosmic proportions
as multitudes converge
in the recognition
of Love everlasting.

Death is far
from annihilation,
far from empty
nothingness.
It is the transition
from forgetfulness,
the opening
to total fulfillment,
the restoration
of PLENITUDE.
Death completes
the unsolvable puzzle
of unawakeness
and resurrects
the unborn BLISS.

In GOD-realization,
the body may disappear
or remain in a freer form
as an offering of service.
When death precedes
the final breath,
divine qualities
are granted
to the One
who is GOD,
who is devoted
to ending the trance
of birth and demise.

GOD does not die.
The unruly dance
of living and dying
does not end
since it never begins
in the first place.
In no case is death
something to be overcome.
To know the truth
of what death is not
is to know not
mourning and loss,
but the triumph
and the ecstasy
of divine reinstatement.

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