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POSSIBILITY IN BRIEF ‘For nothing worth proving can be proven, nor yet disproven …’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson • Possibility exists prior to anything and everything we believe to be ‘the truth of the matter’. • Possibility precedes our conditioned, self-created, rock-solid reality. It is a state of mind beyond what we had believed to be possible, reasonable or, at times, even rational. • Possibility exists beyond what we currently claim to be irrefutable scientific facts and evidence-based truths. • Possibility is always available whether we see it or not, and it exists (seemingly) independent of us. • Possibility’s profound depth… Read more »

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Tony Wilmot

The Difference between Nature and the Human Being ————————————-——————————— We are each part of nature, but most of nature has not been given the same gifts as have been given to each human being – namely, FREE THOUGHT and a FREE WILL. This offers an appreciation of the DIFFERENCE between what we may observe about nature and what we may observe about ourselves, as all nature (including each human being) starts life, in exactly the same way, with the same clean slate, but nature remains unadulterated (unconditioned). This offers a tremendous opportunity for SELF-EDUCATION, along the lines of discussing the… Read more »

Tony Wilmot
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Tony Wilmot

These are also some further reflections on my experiences, of early yesterday morning (Sunday 8 November 2020): TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE   To give is to receive, is total freedom, but “to give to receive” is manipulation and self-interest – often at the expense of humankind.   Each one of us is 100% responsible for our state of mind – our attitude – each moment, moment to moment.   We can blame other people and/or circumstances, but that is just our sheer innocence, in operation.   When we discriminate, we are innocently looking for reasons, conditions, justifications, and the… Read more »

Tony Wilmot
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Tony Wilmot

This morning I experienced what I describe below: SEEING WHAT IS “Seeing what is”, or simply “being”, is a state of mind, a state of Possibility, as seen (experienced) and explained in the book, “Possibility … a state of mind.“ This book highlights the personal innocence we all live in. When our innocence is experienced for what it truly is, that enables/allows us to be “natural” – to be the pure energy – the energy that each of us “is”. In that state we are totally free, untainted by any outside influence – any personal thought or memory – just… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I have been reflecting on the healing power of consciousness ,and I am off the notion that it’s greatest healing is… It allows us to have hope, but hope that is free from longing. Kind regards Eamonn Leonard

John A Wood
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John A Wood

With my mind occupied by belief, opinion, judgement, and knowledge, I do not see people as they are; I see them as I remember them to be. In seeing Possibility, we transform the relationships we have – beginning with the one we have with our self and consequently with all those we have with others (even the seemingly intractable ones). And perhaps the most wonderful of them all is our relationship with nature – the miraculous world we have been born into. Seeing Possibility is the superhighway down which we travel when manifesting any original idea seen in our mind’s… Read more »

John A Wood
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John A Wood

TO LOVE, AND TO BE LOVED. CAN A FINER INTENTION EXIST? Without good intention, our life stands for little. Our intentions enable us to deliver the promises we make to ourselves and to others. Intention represents our commitment to how we show up in the world. IT’S TIME TO AFFIRM OR REAFFIRM OUR INTENTION OF BEING A LOVING HUMAN. In this time of turbulence, it’s time to plant our flag of intention firmly in the ground. To take a stand for a loving world. A stand for the way we want to be, in relation to our fellow sentient beings… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

The essence of humanity for the observer is the seeing of innocence in oneself, and others, and in that seeing there is no opposite for the observer.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

To bath oneself in one’s own humanity is to be immune from anothers inhumanity.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I would like to ponder a question … Can a mind that is anything other than rested or at ease ever experience our ‘seeing state’? First I would like to ponder what is our ‘seeing state’. Is it a gift? Is it our birthright? Is it our state of being? Is it our essence? Is it that we are? I’m going to suggest that it is all of the above and more. It is our very humanity. There is one thing we cannot do with our ‘seeing state’. And that is we cannot give it away. We may not always… Read more »

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Miss Renee Predovic

Transition

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I would like to talk a little bit about something I’m going to call the ‘seeing state’ – a state of mind we all have. This state dwells deep within each of us and at a much deeper level than the merely intellectual level. This state manifests in our reality in the form of inner realisations. Now, when the ‘seeing state’ comes to us in the form of these inner realisations it does not cause us any mental disturbance. We are in fact experiencing life through a clear lens, free from the contaminating effects of our conditioned mind – of… Read more »

Lauretta Koepp
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Lauretta Koepp

Integrated

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

What does it mean to observe oneself from (that) I think? Simply put it means to observe without judgement. It is about seeing our humanity from a place of humanity allowing us to accept our humanity without conditions. So can we begin to imagine what our experience of life might be like if we could live life from that place of understanding? Now i ask the question from that place of understanding are we up for exploring that it is our emotional reaction to our unfolding reality’s that determines the quality of our experience of life? How about allowing that… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

There is a question that I ask myself, and it is am I up for exploring that it is my emotional reaction to the stories i create around my unfolding realty that determines the quality of my experience of life.
And is the observer (me) up for observing the observed (me) from a place of actuality (ie) that i think so i might gain a deeper understanding of the question that i pose for myself resulting hopefully in i living a kinder more peaceful life.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Dorcas Schmeler
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Dorcas Schmeler

full-range

Cathryn Hermann
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Cathryn Hermann

Fantastic

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Our facility of mind allows us to experience our reality’s unfolding, moment by moment. That unfolding occurs in the form of thought that is Thought with a capital T. As our realities are unfolding we have a tendency to create stories about what is unfolding. These stories are in the realm of what we think. Now it is important to understand that we would not have what we think, (the gift of Thought), without using gift – that we think. Depending on our level of consciousness of the fact that we think, we may or may not get lost in… Read more »

Kaitlyn Wiegand Sr.
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Kaitlyn Wiegand Sr.

Facilitator

John A Wood
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John A Wood

WHAT WE KNOW IS OF LIMITED VALUE. IT IS WHAT WE DON’T KNOW THAT IS OF GREATER VALUE.

Vincenza Borer
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Vincenza Borer

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Godfrey Baronie
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Godfrey Baronie

Please help me come to terms with the concept of Time. Any guidance, answers or comments are appreciated. When one is experiencing the present, everything simply exist and becomes alive. It simply “is”; The Realm of Possibility. There is no concept of the past or the future, only the experience of what is, right now. However, my thinking and my past experience knows that there is a physical/historical time line. I woke up this morning and I will go to sleep tonight. Albert Einstein, made it clear that time, or what we call time is malleable, depending on one’s perspective,… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Just a few lines that came to me the other day. The great enemy of the working man is fear; in fact, it is the enemy of all mankind. It robs a man of compassion of empathy of seeing another man’s life as being of equal value to his or her own – in short, it robs us of our humanity. It reduces us to a life of servitude; forever in bondage, prisoners locked in our own minds manifesting in a life driven by self-interest no matter at whose expense, and sadly always at our own expense. There can be… Read more »

Godfrey Baronie
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Godfrey Baronie

Having pondered the inputs on Saturday from members of the RoP workgroup my conclusion for now is that for me freedom is a state of conciousness/awareness where I am concious of the thinking I am having and I observe the thinking loosley and do not get attached, put a value to it and simply let the thinking manifest itself. I then choose the course of action/ behaviour I want to make and to the best of my knowledge that i have now, for the common good . It may not be to the liking of the person who is hearing… Read more »

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Dear John RE: Your “WHAT IS FREEDOM ?” article (see article under Homepage, “Articles & Videos”) A great article – yet again – which may well elicit some gold and diamonds, not their illicit versions – as it asks some very deep, honest and confronting questions – how incredibly overprotective we are of ourselves and others, before we wake up – but totally unnecessary when we have woken up – as we cannot ask for any more protection or support, than the absolute clarity and simplicity of understanding, that flows from seeing “what is” – there just is no doubt,… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Hi John.
A question. Can a country ever be free if the people who make up the population of that country remain in bondage to their thinking?
Put another way can I understand democracy if I am not democratic? and can I ever be democratic if I remain in bondage to my thinking?
Kind regards Eamonn.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I think I am right in thinking that going on a journey of exploration is an adventure, and so it would seem to me that we as travellers on our journeys toward understanding how it is we create our reality’s are on a great adventure. Now I would imagine that going on such an adventure would spark imagination or curiosity, but of course the journey we are on is not an overland journey rather it is an internal journey, and can only be experienced from a place of internal seeing you might say seeing with the minds eye a place… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

The feeling state of consciousness is strange it cannot be named nor shared by the spoken word it’s like coronavirus it can only be caught, but unlike coronavirus it can only be caught if the recipient is willing.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Consciousness is like amputation it’s like you loose something you move to another place in yourself and all you can do is wait for others to follow, but there is no yearning of hope nor pain of loss.
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Hi Everyone, I found this post I wrote two years ago, and I thought I would share as I thought It quite surreal as it sounds like what John says about the upgrading process that happens within the Realm of Possibility here is what I wrote – Last night I was reading The Enlightened Gardner the chapter called ‘The Ego is an Illusion’. I realised that if there is no ego then there is no I who makes a choice, it’s just looks like it is. What is really happening is that as I’m having fresh thinking or an insight… Read more »

Brian Zec
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Brian Zec

I recently destroyed a relationship by saying things that did not fit into their model of the world.
Most of what I said was from my own conditioning/pain
How can I attempt to retrieve that relationship using the concept of possibility?
What exactly is possibility?

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Hello Eamonn Thank you for your recent posts. We are at the heart of the mater in ‘listening’ to another. I’ll share a few more thoughts. In ‘listening’ to another, it has everything to do with the other and nothing to do with the other. It has everything to do with us and nothing to do with us. ‘Listening’ is beyond the distortions of our accumulation – our beliefs, opinions, judgements and knowledge. When achieving that state of clarity in our ‘listening,’ we are in a state of Possibility. We are ‘listening’ to the heart of the matter – beyond… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So the listener listens to the listened, and a spirit connection is made. Where then does the listener listen from? Now if the person been listened to does not listen does not hear for whatever reason. Let’s say because of their lostness. Now my inquiry is…. Does that in any way diminish the spirit connection experienced by the listener? I am going to answer my question, and say NO it does not. So now the question is what is the listeners spirit connection to ? So where is the listener listening from that so that he or she has a… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So the listener listens to the listened ,and a spirit connection is made.
Where then does the listener listen from?and where does the person listened to hear from?
I will be reflecting on this one for a while. Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

So when listen we take a stand for our humanity,and the humanity of others.
So what is it we are listening too that will bring about that stand for humanity?
Reflect….reflect .
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Hi Folks.
This is going to be short.
To listen deeply to another is to take a stand for our own humanity for our true self, and in so doing we take a stand for the other person’s humanity their true self. In that there is oneness in spirit in oneness of spirit there is LOVE without condition .
Kind regards Eamonn Leonard.

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

We are all just in a state of being – a state of energy – every moment, of every day. Like energy, it (our experience of life, moment to moment, thought by thought) changes form, but no energy is ever lost – just converted from one form or state to another – and our thoughts have that ability – that capability – to convert that energy, that each of us “just is”, to all other possible states or forms (of Possibility), including those states or forms, lacking in that quality of possibility (namely, of impossibility). That moment to moment state… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I have been reflecting on state of mind, and in particular, mind that is in a state of possibility, and it would seem to me from my observations that space or freedom in one’s thinking is a direct result of possibility. There is tremendous freedom that is hard to describe. This freedom leads to a sense of lightness in life. Now don’t get me wrong I am often in, and out of lightness, but when out of lightness there is an internal knowing that it is only fleeting. One thing I must not try to hold freedom or lightness that… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

Am I an expert preaching to people or am I a student on a journey of self-discovery offering people the opportunity to come on the journey with me? How do I know if I am an expert? How do I know if I am a student? All I can say is that every time I write something I do it from a place of trying to discover something new of deepening my understanding of the inside out nature of our my reality. I draw a mental picture of what I want to convey in my head and try to paint… Read more »

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

I am not sure if anything I say will make any sense, but this is kinda how I see things. Until peace breaks out in each person’s head there will be no world peace. Inner turmoil in each person is at the heart of the problems facing the world today, and it has always been the same and will remain the same unless, and until each person cry’s halt. We have to try to find our way out of the darkness of impossibility into the light of possibility for only in possibility is there compassion, love and common sense. It… Read more »

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Hi John in your book you say something along the lines that everyone is capable of experiencing Possiblity except maybe in the case of extreme brain damage. Can you explain the contexts of this or correct me if I have remembered that incorrectly?

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Can we be in Possibility and in Impossibility at the same time eg one thought from Possibility and then one thought from impossibility, maybe even talking to each other ?

Eamonn Leonard
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Eamonn Leonard

The following is a story, and it goes a bit like this. As our understanding of that we think gains traction our minds begin to settle down we get more peaceful we become a bit more content in ourselves. We begin to have a greater appreciation of life you could say we have a more joyous experience of life. Contentment is funny in that it has a sense of happiness built into it, but it is not an on your mind happiness it is not a sought out happiness it is a happiness that just is in other words the… Read more »

Jennifer Nicholls
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Jennifer Nicholls

Sometimes I seem to be able to think of something else, like I can change the subject in my mind and sometimes the thinking goes for a minute and then it’s back.

Just like we don’t know if a god exist we don’t know what is creating our thoughts, reactions and when we see a new.

Although I find it helpful to be as if I am responsible as whether it’s me or some energy or its Thought it doesn’t really matter.

Maybe who I am is that energy that creates everything?

Anthony Wilmot
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Anthony Wilmot

Hopefully a few wise thoughts for the day, or for any day (Wednesday, 12 February 2020). ***************************************************************************** Most of humanity is hypnotised – self-hypnotised into believing in what they think is how the world operates and how we each function – but they are living under an illusion. The illusion arises because people do not realise that they have been born complete, with everything they could ever want or need as they have wisdom – the most indispensable aspect to life – without understanding what it is, and therefor not relying on it 100%, means that you do not understand… Read more »

Anne Thompson
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Anne Thompson

Hi John I am just wondering if this is the page that you were talking about today. I thought that I had already signed up. How can I find out?

Georgina Mavor
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Georgina Mavor

Lately I have been viewing and reading a number of youtube presentations and blog posts in which inside out practitioners are either talking about the oneness of life or the spiritual nature of life or our spiritual nature or that we are all love, etc. And often the speakers well up, overcome with emotion. This morning this question arose in my mind, ‘who apart from Sydney Banks, has had an insight into formless energy, or Mind, or Oneness?’ Because having an insight into formless energy is different to thinking we are One, or spiritual, or Love. I am not saying… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

Dare what is now
Move, take hold of the rare
Abandon the impossibility of the past
In the flight of creation and action, is Possibility.

Georgina
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Georgina

In the opening page of Elsie Spittle’s latest book, ‘The Genesis of the Three Principles – Reflections on the Life and Discoveries of Sydney Banks’, is a quote from the man himself: “You don’t really have to think about Mind because Mind is the intelligence of all things. You’ve already got it. Consciousness makes you aware. You’re already aware. What’s left is Thought, and Thought is like the rudder of a ship; it guides you through life. And if you can learn to use that rudder properly, you can guide your way through life way, way better than you ever… Read more »

johnawood
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johnawood

OUR TRANSFORMED FUTURE APPEARS TO US IN FRESH THOUGHT The realm of Possibility is the antithesis of our certainty about how things are or should be. In the realm of Possibility, we see and then create our life and worldview afresh each time we enter it – a life and worldview increasingly imbued with kindness, understanding, wisdom and common sense. But no! This renewal is still not ‘the truth’, still not something to hold on to. Doing so is the antithesis of what I am pointing to. Confused? I’m not surprised. It is counter intuitive. We are raised to be… Read more »