OneTheMagazine, in partnership with Christine Horner and In the Garden Publishing, has produced a book of personal awakening stories from the contributors to ONE! Click for description and purchasing link.
“A single word is sufficient to reveal the truth.” —Shen Hui
“I hope everyone in Nonduality Land is aware of One The Magazine. As a new subscriber I see that you’ve created a beautiful container for the diversity of nondual teachings, a crystal vase holding many wildly different flowers, each sipping the same water (Jan Barendrecht’s metaphor). There’s no single ‘center’ in the world of nonduality, nor should there be, but it looks like your publication will come close to being it!” — Jerry Katz
There is the possibility in every human life when for an instant the illusion of existing as a separate entity simply vanishes. A veil is lifted and somehow, miraculously, all of life is experienced as one seamless unified reality, and you recognize without a doubt that the truth of who you are is this one reality. Never again can you truly deny that not only are you intimately connected with every human heart and with all of life, at the core you are the fabric of life itself. —Shanti Einolander, founder/editor of ONE
by Judith Blackstone
Judith Blackstone, PhD, originator of the Realization Process, is a student of many spiritual philosophies and disciplines yet does not align herself with any one school. Her main teacher has been the path itself—the unfolding of her own direct realization—which began in her twenties as a result of a severe back injury. Here she shares how this experience led her to to help others attune to and consciously embody what she terms fundamental consciousness.
by Francis Bennet
Francis Bennett is a former Trappist Monk in the Christian Contemplative tradition. After more than 20 years of monastic life, Francis experienced a radical shift in perception that deeply transformed his understanding of Christianity and the powerful unifying message at the heart of all the great spiritual traditions. Here he shares the story of his evolution in nondual understanding.
by Will Brennan
Will Brennan came upon nondual realization through the conscious use of plant medicines. Here he shares some of the movements in nondual awareness that were revealed through shamanic processes with hawthorne and other sacred plants. As he writes, “Not because they are important in and of themselves, but as pointers they may serve as a remembrance to our inherent nature beyond all stories.”
by Shanti Einolander
Shanti Einolander, founder and editor of OneTheMagazine, shares the story of how grace pierced her mind and heart after a lifetime of longing for an elusive “something.” One day the longing would reveal itself as holy desire, but in the meantime, it had a voracious appetite that would shepherd her mind and body through a full spectrum of twists and turns, sometimes wonderful, often painful, as it looked everywhere for an answer to itself.
by Miriam Louisa Simons
Miriam Louisa Simons, artist, poet, and creator of several exquisite blogs of non-dual wisdom, takes us on a personal journey of deep spiritual investigation and relentless inquiry. From early childhood experiences of “unbounded spacious knowing,” to the free fall later in life that painfully annihilates all pretense of “little Queen me,” to what she refers to as “the alchemy of emptying,” and the miracle of humility, compassion, and gratitude that now permeate her everyday life.
by Michael Damian
Michael Damian had tasted glimpses of the truth through music, poetry, and traveling the world, but when he lost his taste for the world of duality altogether, he sought a living teacher who could guide him all the way Home. In 2006, he met Adyashanti and the inner realization that began to unfold became a living force with its own momentum.
by Jesua Wight
It’s one thing to awaken to the truth of non-separation; it’s another to truly live and embody this revelation of supreme love in all our relations. Here Jesua Wight, known for her fiercely naked truth-telling poetry, shares an authentic moment of human reactivity that elicits the question: “How many of us who are certain we have awakened to the truth of our undeniable oneness find ourselves at times unbelievably regressed and triggered into pain-causing reactivity?”
by Gail Brenner
Simple happiness. This is what Gail Brenner has discovered to be the core of her being. As she writes, “I function in the world as a person with a name, age, gender, and appearance, but what I really am is peace.” Yet her road to liberation was anything but painless. Here she shares some of the intense self-investigation that life demanded for the grace of realizing lasting liberation from the conditioned self.
by Trinity Bourne
“Spirit” is a magnificient black leopard at the Jukani Wildlife Predator Conservation Park in South Africa, whose life trajectory changed due to the skills of inter-species communicator Anna Breytenbach, which in turn touched the lives of the humans around him. This story exemplifies our inherent oneness with the purity, intelligence, and emotional needs of these great animal beings that we are so very privileged to share this planet with. Thank you, Trinity Bourne, for bringing the story to ONE.
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ONE is a quarterly online magazine bringing the good news of awakening from around the world. Featured are deeply personal accounts of non-dual realization and newsworthy events that exemplify and celebrate our true nature as one. The mission of ONE is to inspire lives, awaken hearts, and encourage the recognition of the one precious gift shared by all life: the indivisible, omnipresent, eternal ground of Being.
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