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 ei ole...

Useiden oppaiden vuosien kokemuksen kautta, olemme havainneet, että selkeää näkemistä sen suhteen `mitä todella on, ́ vaikeuttaa merkittävästi vahvat kerrokset sisäisiä odotuksia, sekä omaksutut käsitykset valaistumiseen johtavasta polusta. Käsitykset siitä miten se tapahtuu ja millaista se on, ovat tulleet omaksutuiksi useiden vuosien etsimisen kautta. Näiden ajatusmallien tuominen esille ja niistä vapautuminen, on merkittävä ensimmäinen askel. Alla on lista siitä, mitä LU prosessi EI OLE:

  • Tämä ei ole keino paeta jokapäiväistä elämääsi.
  • Tämä ei ole jonkin lisää saavuttamista, tai tulemista joksikin erityiseksi.
  • Tämä ei ole minkään esiteltävän tietoisuustason saavuttamisen keino.
  • Tämä ei ole mikään mielen temppu tai mielen taivuttamista uskomaan joitain erityisiä ajatuksia.
  • Tämä ei ole jonkin erityisen opin saavuttamista.
  • Tämä ei ole ajatuksien tai ajatusmallien omaksumista.
  • Tämä ei ole keino tulla pyhäksi, osaavaksi, moraaliseksi tai paremmaksi ihmiseksi.
  • Tämä ei ole uskomus, uskonto tai filosofia, eikä tämä ole maagista tai mystistä.
  • Tämä ei ole keino viedä sinua ikuiseen rauhaan ja onneen, tässä ei ole kyse onnellisuudesta.
  • Tässä ei ole kyse emootioista- tai intensiivisistä tunteista vapautumisesta.
  • Tässä ei ole kyse egosta, minusta ja itsestä eroon pääsemisestä.
  • Tämä ei ole ratkaisu ihmissuhdeongelmiin.
  • Tämä ei ole keino vapautua masennuksesta tai muista terveydellisistä ongelmista.
  • Tässä ei ole kyse ajatusten pysäyttämisestä, ajatusten muuttamisesta tai ajatuksista eroon hankkiutumisesta.
  • Tämä ei ole keino saada tarinaa itsestäsi katoamaan.
  • Tämä ei ole keino saada sinua vakuuttumaan mistään.
  • Tämä ei ole keino, millä saisi rahaa tai muuta hyödykettä lisääntymään elämääsi.
  • Tämä ei ole itsesi kehittämisen ohjelma.

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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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