A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO SELF-REALIZATION AND LIBERATIONMoving beyond Western spiritual thought and ancient Eastern texts into 21st Century Discourse to find ultimate freedom and everlasting peace.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“IF I HAVE ANY PURPOSE LEFT IT IS TO HELP PEOPLE OUT OF SUFFERING INTO DIVINE FREEDOM & JOY.”
A dialogue from a woman who embodied East and West traditions from birth, until she experienced a dramatic spiritual awakening which left her in total emptiness and without physical boundary for over five years.
“You are of unimaginable beauty because you are the Divine. Through you we see God at play.
I, of all people, can tell you this because I am both East and West. That was the one thing I could not negotiate. I will always be labelled Eurasian and a woman this time, but I have experienced it, seen through it all, and come out the other side …”
“His Holiness appreciates the work you are doing in the field of greater understanding between cultures and faiths. He wishes you continued success in your noble work.”
– Office of H. H. the Dalai Lama
Writing about profound spiritual philosophy from East to West to the absurdities of 21st Century life, Selima’s pen is always in flow…
Master of the understatement, incisive observation and poetic inspiration, her style is loved by all as she uses the power of language to express her unique spiritual perspective.
“YOU ARE HERE TO LIVE JOYOUSLY IN COMPLETE FREEDOM NOW.”
To awaken and experience liberation is not in the future. You are free now, but the mind tells you the opposite to delude and maintain control.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
You are born with exquisite marquetry and a divine mosaic blueprint that can only be you. You are unique and perfect as you are. The reason you suffer is because of mind conditioning from childhood from your culture, faith and upbringing. These are learned patternings which create an energetic scaffold around you which occludes the magnificence of your natural being. And you forget this.
Let the story go – you are not what you think …
This incredible and visceral account of her journey dispenses of any notions of glorious bliss and divine ecstasy, as Selima vividly and meticulously details the agony of spontaneous spiritual death.
In this short personal story, Selima Gurtler weaves the passage of her own early life as a solitary cross-cultured child born into a bigoted and racist London in the 1950s and her life search to find herself and to answer the question: “Who am I?”
THE MYSTICAL DANCE OF THE ULTIMATE REVELATION
“Profound love, and the softest of vital, pulsing rhythms from the deepest recess of our existence are the currency for our spiritual search back to God.
We never forget.” – Selima
LIFE BECOMES A PRAYER
“After transcending the dehatma buddhi ( I-am-the-body idea), one becomes a jnani. In the absence of that idea there can be neither doership nor doer. So the jnani performs no actions. That is his experience.” – Ramana Marharshi
Our search must be about what is personally experienced, and not what is read and conceptually understood from the spiritual canon. It is a solitary, personal and winding path back to God, and it is ours alone. When the dawning realization arises that the body is just a thought emanating from the mind, that we only remember it upon awakening in the morning, we see that we are not the body. This is a start.
At that exquisite, gossamer, intangible moment, we are fully alive without a central fulcrum, because before we remember the body and the weight of the plans of the day, we are just pure observation without thought. THAT is the experience of liberation. THAT is the proof you are already free, and THAT is when life becomes a holy meandering prayer.