Who am I?

Larry First Steps, Integrating Awakening

The essential and fundamental question of spiritual inquiry is “who am I?” Take a moment now. Take a deeper breath. Relax and let go of figuring things out. Just breathe and let go. Let go into the experience of “I am”. We all know the “I am” experience. We say, “I am tired.” Or “I am hungry”.  Relax into the …

“Waking Up to Joyful Living!” Workshop

Larry Integrating Awakening

“Waking Up to Joyful Living!” Workshop is available to your group or community. There is no workshop scheduled at this time: Please check back here, or become a member to get notice when a workshop is scheduled.

Does Awakening Heal You?

Larry Integrating Awakening

Does awakening to our True Nature heal our hearts and set us free? My experience is that awakening opens the possibility for healing, wholeness and fulfillment. It hold the potential. It necessitates the application of awakening’s love to wash over one’s heart and cleanse our wounds over time. Here’s the path I’ve followed to allow for awakening to truly heal me: …

We’re here to find our way home.

Larry Integrating Awakening

Let’s jump right in with a big question: “Why are we here?” Simply put, we are here to find our way home. We start in our heads, identifying with our thoughts, beliefs and points of view. Thought identity can only result in resistance and seeking. Resistance and seeking is suffering. Suffering is the opposite of peace, fulfillment or happiness. Eventually, suffering …

The Direct Path is a Simple Choice at Every Moment

Larry Integrating Awakening

The Direct Path as presented in books, video and retreat weeks by Rupert Spira, results in fulfillment and happiness. How? By guiding us through direct experience to an experience of ourselves as pure awareness. In its nature awareness is fulfilled and happy for it needs nothing. So, by knowing ourselves as awareness we integrate this experience of fulfillment and happiness. The …

What if there is no “me”, no separate self?

Larry Integrating Awakening

The Direct Path of Advaita Vedantic philosophy is based on one’s experience. All truth is based on experiential knowledge. It takes courage to ask, “What do we know for certain?” “What is our actual experience?”  When we looking beyond what we have always assumed, there is the possibility of freeing ourselves from the assumptions that constrict and restrain our unbounded spirit. …

Growth= Discomfort: Me & My Comfort Zone

Larry Integrating Awakening

“There is no greater battle in life than the battle between the parts of you that want to be healed and the parts of you that are comfortable and content remaining broken.”  Iyanla Vanzant. I lived in a protected comfort zone most of my adult life. I didn’t trust myself to show up in what I perceived were challenging situations. I had …

Eckhart Tolle guides us away from Thought Identity

Larry Integrating Awakening

Here are some powerful quotes from bestselling author and international spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle. I invite you to breathe a bit deeper, relax and feel the shift you can easily make away from “thought-based identity” to identification with the aware knowing in which thought arises, that is to say, The Now. In Stillness Speaks, Tolle writes: “When you step into the …

Powerful Questions to promote “The Shift”

Larry Integrating Awakening

We are all walking this path of waking up to a deeper connection to the ease and flow that is always already present, just “below” the nattering mind. This is us in our essential nature—spacious presence or beingness; relaxing into that silent presence changes everything, as Eckhart Tolle explains in The Power of Now. Here are a series of questions gathered …