Paul Lowe has spent his life investigating the maximum potential for human beings and has found it to be vast, limitless and available to everybody. For forty years he travelled around the world, encouraging people to move beyond what is normally thought of as possible or impossible. He has a remarkable facilty to show people what they are not seeing about themselves, and shares his insights with caring, and perhaps most importantly, humour.
Since retiring from public life in 2007, Paul has continued to send regular emails to a group of of people that were involved in his work and a few others, responding to our state of consciousness, situations in the world and the evolution of our human destiny.
This blog is NewRealities attempt to bring Paul's observations to a greater audience. Feel free to post any comments about what you read here. While Paul may not respond directly, we want to make this an open dialogue among our readers. For more information about Paul Lowe or recordings of Paul Lowe's talks from the past few years go to: paullowe.miamedia.org
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Received appreciative replies already.
The following from the person who got the original Choosing email.
(The Shimmering Meditation mentioned
is something that came through at the end of the original chat
in response to them asking how am I experiencing reality now.
It is being processed for sending and will be sent out very soon.)
From the person in the Skype chat:
I've been feeling in a very lovely space today - since our talk.
Really delighting in the shimmering, feeling it everywhere.
An amazing meditation....
And of course you are absolutely right. There isn't any time for that old
stuff, just an indulgence and very easy to go into a space which is
actually finished. I am quite amazed at the ease with which i can slip
into it. And very pleased to be outside it. Shimmering is much more fun,,,
Just a note to say thank you.
I have had such a lazy and peaceful day.
Hope you're not too tired after your middle of the night sharing.
An enormous thank you and much love. And I know I'm welcome…..
My reply to their reply:
Delighted to get your response.
So all is well - better than well.
I have woken up with the shimmering even stronger than ever.
Maybe to do with my *coming out*
and declaring my total support for it now.
Here we are again - to sleep at 9:30, and fully awake at 12:34am.
I wanted to record the following, but Sabine has the recorder
over at her place - for sending out the part of our recent Skype chat.
Our chat confirmed to me, very clearly - that,
that level is no longer appropriate for me. Not. At. All.
*Hurt, betrayed, misunderstood, angry. Etc.*
Old fashioned. Finished.
(As a race we have done that. And there isn't much time left.)
Neat I picked it up isn't it. I thought I was imagining it -
especially from you - one of our very closest.
And I did pick it up. We were joking about it.
Often when close friends do not contact us for some time
we joke that they are angry at me. And you were!
(I do have these intuitive sensations. Yesterday - clear blue sky,
the grass not really needing cutting, yet I felt to cut it -
and it is now raining - which means I could not have cut it
until it was dry again. Neat. Thank you to whomever.)
(When I have something *come through* to share
it remains active until I unload it.
Then, although I go through it many, many times,
after it is gone I am not sure what I have sent -
and wonder how many people it will upset.)
You are one of the very, very few people who could get what is
available here, and it seems you are choosing the old.
And of course I understand.
And so do you - you have been in The State - more than once.
The first time on your first LSD trip - you had an absolute experience
of being free from yourself, and returning to realising being Everything.
And several times since.
It is as we discussed - being ready to die - not only to self identity,
but to the self that is dying to the self identity.
And the definite feeling of the possibility of physical death -
which is not fully realised until the time it is happening.
The possibility of physical death.
Feels very real - and it may be a possibility.
One reason for completing everything in your life -
on a moment to moment basis - so when the time comes
you don't have that excuse on which to hold.
You say I am the only one you can talk to on this level.
What a shame Anthony de Mellow has moved on.
(Great you refer to his book - "Awareness.")
He is the clearest contemporary person I know of -
no silly names, hats, robes, darshans, touching feet/heads -
and all in the name of someone else!
He was/is clear, clean, uncomplicated truth.
True he was a Jesuit priest,
but that did not seem to handicap him much -
especially towards the end.
I have a deep feeling of love and connection with you love.
Yet if you continue to choose to stay in that level
then we will not be able to stay connected in that way.
Moving on really is happening to/for me, and anyone
who does not make themselves available for that level
in themselves will not be able to connect with
what is now coming through.
The feeling to honour, respect, and make space for this new
is very undeniable now.
That maybe what you were picking up with Sabine's protection of me.
I think what she is attempting to share is that anyone who is here
and not available to this new level is being a further burden
added to what we have to do here to keep this place
at the standard needed.
We need support and nourishing - not further taking.
It is 2:22 am now, and sending you lots of love
Consider that you may not at first get the full meaning.
When you say "I want" what you are really saying is,
"I do not want - this moment just as it is."
Which is unfortunate, because,
what you are getting in this moment
is exactly what you need in this very moment.
For you, this really is - "It."
What you need, in order to get what you want,
is to experience the moment, just as it.
(Otherwise, you would not be having that experience?)
So wanting is your self-activated barrier to realising -
you are already who you need to be - in this very moment.
(Consider that, when someone says they want to wake up,
what they are really saying is, that they want their idea waking up.)
At the same time, you have to want it - with every cell of your being!
You have to want it - without complaining about what you have already.
You need to want it with every cell, and,
be with what is - because what is, is what you need in this moment -
to evolve into the state you think want.
Often when someone makes an observation about us
and we don't like what we hear, we get distressed - spelt: ANGRY!
("Don't kill the messenger because of the message.")
This is not very intelligent. In fact it is very stupid.
Who says it, and what they say, is irrelevant.
The only thing that is relevant is what goes on in you
when you hear what is said to you. A gift.
Listen - let it in, and feel.
If you are moved - one way or the other,
there is something there for you - repeat - FOR you.
Everything is for you - what you need in order to evolve.
and possibly make a video.
We Skyped today and we will send some of what was recorded later.
In the meantime, this is what Sabine wrote to him.
When I listened to you and Paul share today I felt an openness and
sincerity in you. Also a receptivity that is quite unusual.
So I thought a share a few things that popped up afterwards and maybe you
can connect with some of it….
I have been living and working with Paul since 1996. I have been through a
lot of inner processing of course, sometimes I can honestly say it was
excruciatingly uncomfortable. Sometimes it was amazing and wonderful.
In my time I have only seen 3 or 4 people around Paul who were total -
total about being around Paul.
I don't really like to call it *being around Paul*, because it is not
about Paul personally, its about the phenomenon/energy he represents.
But just for us to communicate lets call it *being around Paul*.
When I met Paul first, I recognised something…. I knew I totally wanted to
be around this energy. I lived a pretty traditional life and had a secure
job, apartment, car, pet, boyfriend etc. I had not much money, no savings
to speak of, and yet within a year I got it all together. I was on the
with one suitcase (big one!) and an economy around the world ticket.
I had given up my secure job, apartment, car, pet, boyfriend etc and off I
went. I was not sure what I was going for or how I would manage without
savings. The only security I had was my girlfriend back home who said she
would always have enough money to take me back in and look after the two of
us if I suddenly run out of funds and had to return. (Thank you.)
Even though I had not much money and very little experience in travelling I
stayed on the road for many years. Sometimes I do wonder how I did it.
I was seeking any opportunity to be around Paul, Ava, Kira and the team.
I somehow managed.
I worked where I could while travelling. But my main energy was to
be around Paul as much as possible - and to be part of his private life as
well. Because I wanted to know if he really walks his talk outside the
workshop situation. To my delight I found he did.
I have seen a few others who did something similar like me.
A friend of ours met Paul in Chile, at a workshop.
She lived in Uruguay had no money.
She only scratched enough together to pay for a one way ticket to Europe
around Paul. She stayed on the road travelling with us for many years!
There is a totality in that....and I am not sure if I feel that in you.
I don't know you very well, so I may be off here.
And maybe me sharing this with you opens up another level for you?
I am not suggesting you come here with no money - not at all - please!
We have a preference not to to look after anybody financially.
When I packed up and went travelling or when our friend from Uruguay
came on the road, there was no expectation on Paul or Ava
to be taken care off. We did take care of ourselves.
But it seems that once we had totally thrown ourselfs into an unknown
situation, things happened. Things like work, support, invitations,
exchanges. Things seem to line up....
If I had waited until I had enough savings - maybe I would have never made
When I look from the mind, I think, of course you should first get your
funding organised and then come. That is sensible and practical.
And … maybe the funding will never happen. Or maybe in a year or two.
As Paul often reminds everyone: NOW is the time.
What can you do Now? In a year or two Paul might have gone silent (he talks
about this and psychics have predicted that...)
I also ask myself: would I personally contribute money to your project?
First thing I would want to do is to go to your web site and see who you
are. I would want to know: Have you written a book before? I would like to
read your proposal for the project, and see what other similar projects you
have done to get a feeling of your intentions and professionalism.
If it turns out that it will be a group of people investing in the project,
they might not be rich and they probably want to know more about you and
about where their money goes. As you know there is a large community
connected with Paul and maybe there be some who are wanting to support this
projects. (There are about 2000 people on IML, and many more readers.)
If you don't have a web site, maybe that is something you could do now?
(There are free ones via WordPress, very simple, but sufficient). You could
provide people with information, samples of your work, writings, proposal
for the book project, your heartfelt vision….. get feedback and support
from those who have been on the team for many years.
My feeling is, there is so much you can do Now - if you connect with
another level of aliveness, totality and excitement in you.
The other thing I mentioned to you is this: when people get here, it is
never the way they think it will be. They have experiences that can be very
deep, very uplifting and very, very uncomfortable.
For example, two friends of ours arrived here 6month ago to support us and
work on the property. They came as a loving couple and to the surprise of
everyone, they are not in a relationship anymore. They went through a deep
process and now he has left on his own, he is back in Germany. She is still
here - with a new partner. They did not know this when they arrived here -
and they were available for the unexpected.
Both are very grateful for the experience, even though it was intensely
uncomfortable for them at times. They are a great example of two people who
came here and were unconditional.
I could go on with examples of people who came here and were surprised how
different it was from what they thought. ;-)
This was a lot of writing/sharing. Please take into consideration that I
don't know much about you. I just wanted to share this and maybe some of
what I shared is already clear in you and not relevant....
I would like to hear about those bits you feel are relevant to you… if you
feel to share...
I am sending you much love
I am very happy and unexpected to receive e-mail from you. Thank you.
I found Paul when I was searching for something about 2012 early this year
I am a Chinese and have started learning buddhism about 11 years ago. I
read a lot of sutras, learned pureland but seems not work for me. I started to
practice meditation and mantra about 2 years ago (the course takes at least
3 years) and still practicing now.
When I listened to Paul's video, I was shocked and it seems to me that he
were a living buddha. What Paul said is within the boundary of buddhism but
with a different way which is more understandable to people living in this
time frame. I started to read Paul's blog and all his video/audio (most
read twice). I also setup a website to translate some of Paul's blog to Chinese.
Although there is virtually no visitors but I am
gaining a lot of benefits from that (I must try to get the meaning in order
to translate). Now, I am following Paul's instruction and practicing his
advices as well. It seems that there are greate improvement in watching my
own thoughs and sit with my feelings. Thank you so much Paul.
I shall be very grateful if I can offer some help if you think appropriate
Peaceful greetings from busy and noisy city (Hong Kong).
Greetings to you Everet.
We are happy to have your appreciative email
and hear that you are benefiting from IML.
Great that you are translating into Chinese.
As you have realised,
we have found that anyone who translates
benefits greatly from the repeated listening.
Together with my partner, Clare Soloway,
I lived in Hong Kong for nearly three years.
I was Account Manager in the advertising firm
of Jackson Wayne and Harper.
I handled all of the accounts for Jardine Matherson.
We also did social welfare work for the local hospitals.
Seems lifetimes ago,
and a fondness of that time in Hong Kong remains.
I felt very close, and fond of my Chinese assistant - Stephen Ng.
I have often thought of him with great fondness.
At one time Clare and I were the only Caucasians living in Stanley Village.
I am sending you lots of love dear Everet
just a vague idea of what is going on for me right now.
Whatever it is, it is getting more pronounced.
I think the main thing is the frequency of the vibration.
It is strong, yet gentle, and all pervading.
Seems as though everything has the same vibration,
just different levels of the frequency.
At one and the same time, the body hardly seems solid,
yet more solid than ever! (No idea about that statement!)
This could be called bliss I think. Feels like it.
In my remembrance there have been different types of bliss.
One is very strong - as though on a substance -
very pleasant, and at the same time a little *artificial.*
At the other end there is a faint pleasant feeling.
In the middle is what I am experiencing lately.
It is strong, yet gentle, and is accompanied by strong feeling of love -
for everything and everybody.
The feeling of love includes gratefulness and appreciation.
There is a feeling of disconnection from the personal - on many levels.
The feeling of love seems unconditional however the person is,
and no longer my *responsibility* be be of assistance -
except if genuinely invited, and even then, not to do with the personal.
All the sensitive senses are heightened in every way.
I have always had a sense of placement, and now it is much stronger -
as though everything is part of a hidden design/installation/picture.
And I have always had an identification with the symbol of infinity
and that is much stronger now.
All I really want to do is sit in our reclining settee and let the vibrations
take over. Until something needs to be taken care of -
then I need to take care.
If I just allow, no worries. If I *try* and *do* - everything goes heavy
and difficult. Always lots to do on such a big property and fortunately
Judith is staying in the cottage and available, Bernie is often available,
and now Ananda is assisting as well. Wonderful.
And always assistance on the other end of an email - from Kira, Devesh,
Clare, Michel, Veronika, Peter, Suds, and Tanjano was fully available
while he was staying here. And many others if needed. Great.
And Sabine - always lovingly available with her caring energy. Blessed.
As I have mentioned before, there seems to be an urgency
to get everything fixed, ready for - absolutely no idea what.
Lots of our equipment has been malfunctioning -
so maybe they are getting overhauled to be ready as well!
At the same *time* there only seems to be the moment.
Nothing takes place automatically anymore -
I have to consciously do it moment to moment
Driving the car, and even walking - no longer automatic.
And eating is getting less and less important - even chocolate!
About two cups of coffee most days.
Lots more - that for now.
On the practical, side we have/are converting one of the guest rooms
into a video studio. Need to buy a new camera, microphone, accessories,
backdrop, and things like that. We have a tripod and lights already.
All happening slowly.
After we all did a lot of research, Suds and Devesh worked out for me
which camera. Thank you loves.
(Panasonic FZ200: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcfz150
We continue to get emails of appreciation and reports of how the audios
and emails have assisted in life changes. We like to hear that.
And a few donations occasionally.
(If you feel to contribute towards the equipment, Thank you.)
Nice to feel the appreciation and hear about the helpful changes.
Think that's it for now loves.
Sending lots of love
This reminds me that,
the information that has been coming through for years
has said that it will be the top corporate executives who will be
instrumental in bringing about the practical part of the world change.
Once they *see the light* and also see the inevitable,
they have the developed skills to organise the change.
I would imagine that *seeing the light* will have to do with
things getting so bad that it will be obvious that
the present way of living will never work,
combined with their empathy awaking within them.
Then with their practical skills, seeing what needs to be organised
to bring harmony and caring world wide.
As your recount could be demonstrating, it could be said that
people like us have come here to be seed-spreaders.
It also maybe that each one of us has a designated roll in this process.
It could be that we are not here for what we think,
but here for something way, way beyond our personal.
For a reason that is beyond my comprehension at the moment
I think we are keeping ourselves from awakening to our full potential.
It is part of the plan - it is not yet the appropriate time.
I feel sure it will happen. Then we will have a good laugh together -
*of course - we knew that all along!*
I think this guy is certainly part of the plot: http://www.banksy.co.uk
From a friend:
It was funny to read the E-mail below you sent around:
The creator of the MBSR protocol, a truly wonderful person and myself met
the CEO of the Mayo clinic at the World Economic Forum in Davos some years
ago for breakfast as he was interested in the topic of the panel we had
hold together there. We talked about mindfulness practice and meditation
and its effect on body, brain and health ... and after just a short
conversation he decided to train several thousands of his medical staff in
mindfulness meditation and the MBSR program. Jon Kabat-Zin helped him
through his huge teachers networks realizing this ambitious goal.
This is why I think the World Economic Forum - even though criticized a
lot- is still worth going - the people attending have the power to help
facilitate big changes in societal structures.
Sending you lots of love