In this 10 minute video from Jac, she expresses that once there are codes or methods of behavior that need to be followed for a spiritual practice then spirituality is being converted into a religion and the development of a “spiritual ego”. Because this type of ego normally comes with a sense of Self–righteousness, it can be one of the most difficult forms of ego to transcend.
In this six minute video clip of Jac on the show “Never Not Here”, she explains that life’s “events” are truly only stories and that these stories are great fuel for the ego which can lead to suffering. The key is not to identify with the story and realize that the story is not happening to “you”. The story itself is not the problem, it is the identification with the story that causes suffering. See how Jac puts it…
In this short 5 minute video, Jac responds to a question from Richard Miller (host of Never Not Here) about the statement that we hear fairly often which says, “Nothing is Really Happening”.
In this eight minute video clip of Jac on the show “Never Not Here”, she explains her “journey” from a young age into psychotherapy for many years which eventually led to her search through a multitude of “spiritual” practices, but that it wasn’t until she spent a significant amount of time by herself that lead to the falling away of her illusions.
In this 4 minute video, Jac explains how the idea of a doer rises and falls with the existence of the ego/mind mechanism and that in pure perception there is no question of doership because everything is happening by itself.
In this seven minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains the pealing back of the layers of perception in order to let Freedom (Self, Absolute) flow freely without getting hijacked by the limitations of the mind or play of consciousness.
In this amazing 9 minute spontaneous video from Jac, she explains that there are some persistent thoughts can just be dismissed, but there are also persistent thoughts that need to be dealt with. In this clearly expressed video, Jac explains the way to deal with these endlessly persisting thoughts.
In this short 6 minute video from Jac appearing on the show “Never Not Here”, she talks about the beauty that we only get the message that is right for us to hear at that particular time. That’s why when we feel like perhaps we are missing the message, the fact is that we are getting exactly what is needed in that moment.
In this six minute video clip of Jac on the show “Never Not Here”, she explains that without identification there seems to be a preference for silence and a loss of interest for social interactions, but that when a happening is meant to occur, consciousness springs to action automatically.
In this seven minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she exposes the truth about personal responsibility and understanding what we can do and what we can not do. This message is consistent with the views of all the teachings of Advaita Masters.
In this short 6 minute video clip from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains that there is no such thing as your thoughts and my thoughts because there is no you and no me. The belief in the concept that there is a separate you and me is the very first step into ignorance from which all other false thoughts and beliefs can justify their existence.
In this short 6 minute video, Jac explains that even if one has not realized the state of non-duality, removing the labels from one’s thinking process can go a long way toward experiencing pure functioning.
In this super short 4 minute video, Jac reminds us that the person can only function based on stories and that the true “Self” has no story at all. Because the person is a story itself, it depends on stories to uphold its validity. It’s important to keep this in mind because any time we find ourselves caught up in a story, we can immediately detect that we are caught up in a role that is being played and that perhaps this story and this role should not be taken so seriously.
In this 10 minute video, Jac describes the most authentic way to handle decision making which is consistent with what other spiritual masters say about it. The bottom line is that the mind wants to claim ownership for the decisions that are made and this brings up a ton of unnecessary fear and stress into our lives.
In this short 6 minute video from Jac appearing on the show “Never Not Here”, she talks about her book called “Born to Be Free” which focuses on dismantling the core illusion of identifying with thought.
In this 6 minute interview with Jac O’Keeffe in Arunachala, she explains that she spent years doing a lot of “New Age” practices and can now say that all of these practices actually led her further and further from the “Truth”.
In this 8 minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains that anytime there is an “I” involved, it is always based on some form of identification and that Awakening is simply the dropping of this “I” that we all hang on to so dearly.
In this super short 2 minute video, Jac explains that in the New Age movement we often hear of finding your “Higher Purpose” which can seem like a very constructive and admirable thing to do. However, in most cases (where people are still identified with who they think they are and what they do) it can actually be counterproductive to the realization of the “Self”.