Recording and Listening is, hands down, the most powerful tool for ending suffering I’ve found. When I say this to people the reaction is often, “What about meditation?” Yes, unquestionably meditation is what will take us from Samsara to Nirvana. But Recording and Listening is what enables us to meditate in a way that will take us from Samsara to Nirvana!
We began the practice of Recording and Listening many years ago with the Reassurance Tapes that were a part of the “There Is Nothing Wrong with You” retreat. Finally we got to hear what we had always wanted to hear in exactly the words we wanted to hear it in. All our lives we were seeking the “someone else” who would say those things. Suddenly, we were hearing the message and realized we were hearing it from the only person we would ever believe — ourselves.
The difference this made was tremendous, but it took us only so far. Reassuring a small, vulnerable part of ourselves doesn’t address all the needs of an adult going around in everyday life. An adult, especially one who wants to wake up and end suffering, requires constant support and encouragement.
Finding “the Mentor,” an “embodiment” of the wisdom, love, and compassion that is our authentic nature, gives us moment-by-moment access to the support we need. The Mentor can assist us to know whether we’re struggling with an adult caught in egocentric karmic conditioning/self-hate or a child who needs the comfort and care of a wise, loving presence; the Mentor can show us the difference between the clarity and compassion of Life and the subtle, and not-so-subtle, misdirections of conditioned mind.
Over time, as our audio archives grow, we have a history of our gradual awakening. Our vision for this website is to provide a forum that will assist those wishing to make that journey “to the other shore” with all the support, encouragement, tips, and techniques they need to overcome egocentric karmic conditioning/self-hate’s resistance.