FAQ

What exactly is Liberation Unleashed?

Liberation Unleashed (LU) is a global network of people who have experienced an awakening from the illusion of separation and are moved to share this awakening with as many others as possible.

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Liberation Unleashed ist nicht…

Im Laufe der Jahre haben unsere vielen Begleiter entdeckt, dass eines der Haupthindernisse für direktes klares Sehen dessen, was bereits wunderbarerweise der Fall ist, in einer dicken Schicht aus Erwartungen besteht und einer Erzählung über die Reise eines Selbst zur Erleuchtung, die durch lange Jahre des Suchens entstanden ist.

In der Liste unten wird erklärt, worum es im LU-Prozess nicht geht:

Es ist keine Möglichkeit, aus deinem Alltag zu fliehen.
Es geht nicht darum, etwas dazu zu gewinnen, etwas Besonderes zu werden. Es geht nicht darum, einen veränderten Bewusstseinszustand zu kultivieren.
Es ist kein geistiger Trick oder ein Verdrehen des Geistes, damit er bestimmte Gedanken glaubt. Es geht nicht darum, ein bestimmtes Wissen zu Erlangen.
Es geht nicht darum, einen oder mehrere bestimmte Gedanken zu haben.
Es geht nicht darum, eine heilige, gute, moralische oder bessere Person zu werden.
Es ist kein Glauben und keine Religion, es ist nicht magisch oder mystisch.
Es wird dich nicht zu ewigem Frieden und Glück führen, es geht nicht um Glück.
Es geht nicht um Freiheit von Gefühlen oder intensive Empfindungen.
Es geht nicht darum, das Selbst, Ego oder Ich loszuwerden.
Es ist keine Lösung für Beziehungsprobleme
Es ist keine Möglichkeit, sich von Depressionen oder anderen Krankheiten zu befreien.
Es ist nicht dazu da, Gedanken anzuhalten, Gedanken zu ändern, Gedanken loszuwerden.
Es ist keine Möglichkeit, die Geschichte von dir verschwinden zu lassen.
Es geht nicht darum, dich von irgend etwas zu überzeugen.
Es ist nichts, was zur Anhäufung von Geld oder anderen Dingen führen wird.
Es ist kein Selbstverbesserungsprogramm.

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Why would I be interested in this?

Many people go through life with a nagging feeling that something is missing, that something isn’t quite right. Often this propels them into seeking something to get rid of this feeling: traditional religions, alternative spirituality, something that will make them feel complete.

The lucky seeker will come to a point in their search at which the question “Who am I ? ” will emerge. After it has become clear that nothing in the world, no relationship, no possession, no (spiritual) experience, nothing will allow them to finally feel complete, the search turns inward. The new focus inquires into the idea of self – who or what is it that is seeking this completion, this freedom?

This is where LU comes in. We invite people to get rid of all distractions for a moment and direct the gaze at this assumed self- at the you. A period of direct and honest looking at the assumed self will reveal a simple, amazing and directly observable fact – there is no self, there has never been one. Once this is truly seen, not just accepted as a theoretical possibility but actually seen to be the case, the belief in a self (which is all “the self” ever was) gradually (or in some cases, dramatically) falls away. Our natural state remains; pure being, devoid of conceptual confusion, ultimately beyond description.

This awakening from the illusion of self is what we call liberation.

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Is this the end?

No. Seeing through the illusion of a separate self is an important first step in the greater journey of awakening to reality. It’s a necessary step, but is by no means the end of the ride.

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What is next?

Seeing self for what it really is – a story – does not mean that your life is suddenly upgraded in every conceivable way. Old habits, beliefs, programming and conditioning will very probably remain in place. Awakening from the story of you allows old patterns to drop away quickly. The foundation upon which these patterns were based is gone.

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Is it difficult to see?

Yes and no. It is difficult, because it is very simple. The mind loves complexity and will gladly take any opportunity to distract itself with puzzles. If there is a sincere desire to know the truth and honestly look at direct experience, seeing the absence of self is quite easy.

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How can I function properly without a self? Won’t I lose all motivation in life?

Everything is already functioning properly without a self. It was never more than an illusion in the first place. In this sense, nothing changes after awakening.

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I am depressed and anxious. Will liberation help me?

Liberation is not a cure for physical or mental disorders. Any psychological effect experienced passing through the gateless gate is entirely personal, and no two people have the same experience. Seeing through the illusion of self is an important step in seeing through the stories that fuel depression and anxiousness, which both derive from that same self illusion.

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Will I never suffer again?

The answer depends on how we define suffering. If you hope to enter a life of unending bliss and only happy feelings, you’re going to be disappointed. Life will go on as before. All sorts of emotions will continue to arise. Yet, without the concept of a central self to stick to, how can there truly be suffering?

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Does this work for everyone? …

…Do I need a spiritual background or have done spiritual practices to be able to do this inquiry?

Direct Pointing does not require you to have spent years in meditation or studying arcane tomes of wisdom. Often, conceptual baggage hinders seeing the simplicity of what we are pointing to. The Direct Pointing process can be successfully completed by anyone. All that is required is a willingness to put aside preconceptions, a strong desire to know the truth and deep honesty.

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How will I know I’ve awakened?

Awakening will confirm itself- you will come to a point where you will see and know, without a doubt, that there is no self, there has never been a self. Because (self) deception is very common, especially on forums, we’ve established a peer-review system which enables us to get a good idea of where you are in the process of awakening.

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What’s in this for you?

...Since you’re not charging for your work with people, where’s the pay-off? You must be getting something out of all this?

In all the paths there is a selfless service at the end – it is a natural progression of self dissolution – you help others because there are no others, just a movement of the heart, so to speak. It’s not anything new. And there is so much confusion in the world that is coming out of this core belief in a separate self. Once you see it, once you see how simple it is and how much it changes your life, how can you not want to share it?

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Will I be able to transmit it to others?

There is no magic involved in this. Clearly seeing the absence of self will enable you to guide others to this same seeing through the process of Direct Pointing. Should you feel inspired to help guide others, we have various resources to help you do so, including a group dedicated to teaching you the tricks of the trade.

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Liberation Unleashed
Liberation Unleashed (entfesselte Befreiung)