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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As I think Gurgjieff made clear - many people are open for incre-mental
changes, but bulk at the big ones. He likened it the chromatic scale in
music - needs a semi-tone to get to the next level. Or something like that.
Even with incremental changes there are usually subtleties to be included.
But it is The Big One where people turn back.
(Trouble is, if we acknowledge The Big One then we are going to have to stop
holding on to everything - everything, and let life live us.)
Most of us have no idea how much we attempt to control our lives - through
attempting to control others, and life in general.
As I understand him, Jesus attempted to share this through his saying:
"Thy Will Be Done."
(My take on life is that there is not a 'Thy.'
Life is the Thy, and we are Life.)
So often I have shared with a person - right up to the point where they need
to see themselves and their behaviour. Meaning, to take responsibility for
their actions, words, and thoughts - and thus their reality and the state of
their lives. That is usually where they find a perfectly 'legitimate' excuse
to stop looking: "For a while."
One difficulty for a person attempting to support a person through this
stage is that when the person is in the middle of one of their patterns,
that is when they want to quit - 'for a while.'
The most potent time for seeing and releasing yourself from a pattern of
your cellular memory is right when you are in the middle of it.
Otherwise, it is just mind stuff -how can you 'deal' with something that is
not happening right in that moment!
Disciple goes to his guru and asks how he can deal with his
The guru asks the disciple to show him the
anger/sex/greed/pride/jealousy/etc. so he can observe it!
If it is not actually happening it is only a (distorted) memory.
If you really, really want to be free - then you are already.
Never have not been.
If you are not yet feeling free then it means you want to be free - on your
terms. Trouble is, it is your terms that are keeping you from feeling your
freedom! Nobody is keeping it from you - except you and your conditional
terms. You want to be free - in the same place, with the same people, in the
same conditions, with the same views. "Unless you die and be reborn."
When 'it' 'happens' - meaning you suddenly realise you have been free all
the time, you also realise that it was your idea of what freedom is that was
preventing you from being in it.
That sort of thing.
Loving greetings to you all...
Here is an attempt to describe what 'happens' when 'I' wake up in the
mornings. I decided to describe it now because the sensations are getting
stronger each day.
(I do realise that 'quotation marks'; 'as if'; 'seems as though'; are being
used a lot. It seems the only way at the moment to express what seems
I am not saying the following is an accurate description, or it is actually
so, I am saying it seems this way to me. This is an attempt to share
something that is not easily explainable - even to myself.
When I wake in the morning it is as if a part of what we call 'me' has been
out of the body. I have no idea where, if anywhere, it has been, or what, if
anything, it has been doing.
When I wake up it feels as though I cannot move the body.
It feels as though when this 'other part' that has been 'out' re-enters the
more physical body there is a jump in the level of frequency of the body.
For a while it seems as though the physical part of the body has difficulty
'holding' the less physical part. And vice-versa. The 'buzzing' sensation is
so strong it as though there is very little weight to the physical body, and
I am hardly touching the sheets.
After a while there is a settling down and 'the two parts' seem to adjust to
each other. In the adjustment the 'out-of-the-body part' seems to lower its
frequency, and the more physical part of the body seems to increase its
vibrational frequency. The 'buzzing' is experienced as very strong.
This adjusting to the new frequency has three main interesting effects.
One is that everything and everybody is experienced as amazingly,
almost overwhelmingly beautiful.
Another is that everything actually seems to 'made out of love.'
And the third - nothing can be even remotely be seen as serious.
When something 'unpleasant' is seen, or experienced in the body there seems
to be a 'distance.'
When someone is talking about a situation that is painful for them, although
the pain is acknowledged, it seems so far removed - like watching a player
playing a part. Real on one level, and totally irrelevant on another.
Almost like a joke. "Are they really taking it that seriously?"
Being in the presence of most people is, on one level, loving, caring,
available, fascinating, and on another level... a bit sad.
It is not as though actually reading their minds, but there is an awareness
of their 'head noise.' Most people have very disturbed and muddled minds.
It is as if they are only aware of the superficial level of themselves and
have no idea of their incredible and unique beauty.
When people get angry, resistant, complaining, it is an interesting
experience. The level of inner harmony although never leaving, does get
somewhat shaken. It takes a while to settle again.
An explanation that comes is that we are all one - so everything affects
everyone, and the more sensitive one is, the more this is experienced.
Wouldn't swap it for anything though.
The overall sensation is as if being on a non-psychedelic substance - high,
but not out of touch with the practical. Just not taking anything seriously!
It is not 'special.' In fact it is very ordinary.
Explanation: It is realised that we are all That. One.
And one one level we are all experiencing bliss - all the time.
It is just that as we give the superficial almost all of our
energy/attention we are not realising this incredible 'state' that is
resting just below the turmoil of our daily struggles.
"Slow down your going too fast
Got to make the morning last
Haven't you no time for me
Doodle-do-do - feeling groovy."
"Life I love you - feeling groovy."
Simon & Garfunkel.
person thinks it is complete. Sometimes it is, but mostly there are
subtleties' to be accommodated.
Someone I know has had such an awakening.
It is so awesome they think it is complete.
They have had the major realisation of how complaint poisons -
their own lives, and those around them. So they no longer complain.
They are elated at the difference in their lives. Wonderful.
What they are not yet seeing are the subtleties'.
When they speak of an event, although there are no major complaints, there
are still a subtle judgements. The judgments are so subtle they are almost
indefinable - yet they still contaminate.
They speak of one person who they do not want to be around - because they
only talk about themselves - in great detail, yet another person who does
almost the same thing, they accept. Mostly, our opinions about other people
have more to do with ourselves than the other person.
The difference between rejection and acceptance has to do with the person
having the opinion. Usually we judge a person most who behaves like a part
of ourselves we are not yet accepting in ourselves.
What is not so easy to comprehend is that - everything we think we are
seeing 'out there' is a projection of ourselves. We are not seeing clearly
what may be out there, we are actually seeing a projection that is based on
When a certain level of awakening has happened all judgment dissolves. Gone.
Although your acceptance may now be unconditional, you may still choose not
to be around a certain person - because their behaviour is not fun for you.
Most self-cantered people are like a tornado - they are so totally involved
in themselves they drag out energy from everyone and everything around.
Not so much fun to be around.
When a certain level has awakened, love is always foremost.
You may, because of their unpleasant behaviour, never need, or even want to
see a certain person again, yet love will always be foremost when you think
about them. And that can change in a moment.
Here is how you can tell about your level of acceptance.
If you are around a person who is grossly self-cantered, and you contract,
you are 'not there yet.' If you are around that person and although you do
not enjoy their behaviour, yet there is no contraction, and you feel for the
person, you have realised a deep level of awakening.
Here is an interesting thing you can play with.
See if you can get some people you know to give you a genuine appraisal of
how they see you. If you can get some people who do not like you to do the
same, better still.
What you will find is that, even if it is subtle, everyone has a different
opinion. Everyone sees you differently.
So is what they are seeing more to do with you - or them?
Usually, even if their opinion is mostly projection, there is something for
you to consider about yourself.
Then, see how you feel about yourself, and whatever, don't take it
Looking for what may be happening...
So few people seem to be listening, and if they do, they do not put the
suggestions into practice at least to try. (Thank you to those that do.)
Please let us know if you think this is not correct.
(And thank you again to those of you who have sent contributions.)
That is one of the reasons I enjoy hearing what is happening... - is it helping you in your life?
- Imagine you are visiting Earth - from an advanced planet.
- Take a look around. What do you see?
- Don't most of the inhabitants seem stupid/aggressive/suicidal to you?
- Aren't they doing the same destructive things that are proven not to bring
success, over and over again?
- When advanced information is available, don't they seem to be almost
deliberately not listening - and doing almost the opposite?
- Diet; exercise; thought patterns; complaining; not doing anything about
changing things that are not working for them; anger; resentment; not being
truthful - to themselves, let alone others.
And so on?
state on this planet. Many experts are telling us that almost every aspect
of our lives are right on the edge of collapse.
I hear the world food stocks are only capable of sustaining us for a very
short time should there be a shortage for any reason.
And if we get a solar storm strong enough to knock out our communications -
let alone the finance situation, and wars. And so on.
Lots of reports on the personal effects of the recent Solar Flare.
Seems like it is all happening - just as predicted.
(I remember in my twenties when there was a petrol crisis in England.
Only emergency services and public transport had fuel to run. Chaos.
And another time, a flu outbreak - queues at the doctors and hospitals and
no way of dealing with everyone.)
On this video Peter Joseph - of Zeitgeist, talks about the world situation -
on the material plane. A little serious perhaps (maybe understandable
considering the death threats he gets - from Christians!)
Wonderful to have such a clear view of The Box we are in - from someone who
is aware enough to see so many aspects of The Box. Excellent.
Amazing to me how people find the time, energy and finances to present such
detailed studies. I have difficulty just keeping up with reading them.
Thank you Peter.
Two very different aspects to investigate.
David Ickes new book - The Biggest Secret.
He talks about us being Hybrids of ET's and a lower level of human, and the
aspects of how the 'Reptiles' are keeping us as slaves. Stretches the mind
quite a bit. Despite the paragraphs being very long, very well worth
And a very different approach - about human consciousness:
Anthony de Mello: http://www.demello.org
Also - Uplifting and Excellent:
Bashar on 2012...
the key to what we are attempting to share. Excellent. Thank you Clare.
(After adjusting to the presentation Bashar usually presents his/the subject
As I experience it (so far) it is about the level of frequency that you are
living that presents to you the level of life you feel you are living.
The more awareness/energy/presence/unconditional priority you give to the
actual moment (distancing from the past and future) the more you can see the
functioning of the mind.
The more you see the functioning of the mind the more you can distance
yourself from anything that is not appropriate in that very moment.
"Take no thought of the morrow..."
Thus your frequency increases, and you 'experience' a 'higher' level of
'reality.' (This is not a strictly correct explanation - just as close as we
can get at this moment. Listen to the last part of Bashar again.)
The mind is always active. And most of the time, frantic.
Stop, right now, listen to your mind. Stay with it - listen.
Never stops does it - and what it is running through is very rarely
appropriate to the moment.
The more you are engaged/identified with that activity of the superficial
mind, the lower is your frequency. And the lower your frequency, the lower
the levels of 'reality' you 'experience.' We could call it the difference
between heaven and hell - here on the illusion we call Earth.
(Imagine, after listening to your own mind, walking through a city street
and hearing, on an energy level, everyone's (unhappy) mind chatter - all at
once. It is one of the 'levels' most people go through 'on the way' to
In one way, everything is all about you.
You really do create what you call your reality.
Where you put most of your thoughts/energy is how you get to experience
whatever you think you are experiencing.
Getting more and more abstract isn't it. Good.
Hope you are tuning in - because you really can set yourself free.
------ Forwarded Message
To: Paul Lowe
After reading your "trust" email this morning, I thought to send you
this Bashar clip I watched yesterday.
Its another good one one. On how there is only ever this moment, and
this moment includes everything.
Lots of love, Clare
Another really excellent one - Bashar speaks on The Gulf oil gusher.
Actually what he shares here goes way, way beyond the actual subject matter.
Once again, please listen through to the end of the 3.5 minutes.
Has many depths - and most of them are not what you think.
Suggestion: Do not trust; and do not be untrusting - just be here now.
One way of seeing it:
Trust can be seen as manipulation - to try to insure you get what you want -
in what you call the future.
And not trusting - a way of insuring/insulating yourself from disappointment
- in case you do not get your projected desire.
If you are trusting, or not trusting, you are not in the moment.
Life is only in the moment.
That is what life is - the endless moment. No beginning, no end.
"Until death us do part." (With that statement your freedom has just died.)
Or as the recently married celebrities' daughter just vowed:
"The life that I have is yours"
And that to a banker - who are not renowned for their trustworthiness.
(Wedding cost reported as $3,000,000 plus.)
Trust is of the future - over which which none of us have any control. None.
We can think we can control, but in fact life will do whatever it decides.
I trust you to... attempted control.
I do realise the following is not getting over. Never has.
(Accept on some drug trips, and The Satori Group -
There is only this moment. This very moment.
Anything else is just a conjecture of the mind -
based on the past and projected into an imagined future.
There is no such thing as the future. There is only now. This now.
What you have projected may come to pass - but not in the future.
When/if it happens it happens in the moment. There is no future.
(Please remember that in future!)
The next thing. If you feel hurt because someone 'does not keep their
promise' it is not them that has hurt you - it is you hurting yourself -
because you are not accepting who they are in that moment.
"I want my way!" Pain is resistance to what is.
(You can promise to give a thousand dollars - but if you find out that the
money will be used for unpleasant purposes, you change your mind.)
Suggestion: Forget what you think is the future, and be total in the moment.
Totally total - just for that very moment. Try it. Experiment.
(When you are having sex: this is the first, and last time.
You will be amazed how much deeper will be the experience.)
Of course there is lots more.
Let's see how you get on with your experience of that -
through your sharing's...
When she was telling me about it she ran out of words - unexplainable.
And I got the message.
"The Truth cannot be said..." says Lao Tzu. And it can be heard.
When I have something happen that I cannot explain - even to myself,
after floating in it for a while, I am interested in checking it out -
both for me, and so I can attempt to share it.
We don't have many in the West who have had the experience, or who have been
able to anywhere near share it while they are in the experience.
In the East it has happened more often, so they got good at attempting to
explain the unexplainable. So I check out what I remember the sages saying
on the subject. Confirming.
When a close friend has the non-experiencing experience it is fun.
First, delight - for them. Second, yet another confirmation - for me.
Third, a warm fuzzy feeling that if it can 'happen' to us, it can happen to
Although I have had unconditional awareness as my priority all my life,
when an 'It' happened there was a realisation that it did not reveal itself
through anything I did, rather, it was my not-doing - just being alert and
available. So it felt/feels like a gift, a blessing.
And that is not an adequate description.
Neither she nor I had an exceptional circumstance at birth.
Our parents were not virgins, or dreamt of Elephants, or anything like that.
Just normal. So if an awakening level can happen to us, it can happen to
It is true that we all seem to be born with different levels of aptitude,
for different subjects, but to me, when I hear of someone 'popping' I feel
it is possible for anyone - who wants it enough. Quite a few people have
written to say they are having the unexplainable happen to them lately.
Now this is what is interesting to me: it is so, so simple, yet with so many
'seekers' so few who will listen/hear.
And it seems that it has always been so.
We have written about this many times, and it does not seem to sink in.
All you have to do is listen without the mind. "Those who have ears..."
Don't try to understand because it is not understandable by/with the mind.
The mind does not have the capability/capacity to understand beingness.
In fact it is the barrier. So not agreeing, and not disagreeing. If you do
either, agree or disagree, the message is not going in past the mind.
Just listen. Let it in.
So here is what you do. If you can, get as close as you can to the person
who is in 'The State' while they are sharing - but don't worry if they are
not present - this state is not dependant on space or time.
You can catch it anywhere.
Then, when they share do not use your mind to attempt to understand - it is
not understandable - even to them - it is of another
See if you can 'feel' what they are attempting to share - remembering, they
do not 'understand' it either. Feel. Just to get you down out of the head,
try using your heart, belly, then let them go as well. Be as open and not
knowing as you possibly can.
It is there - already, just needs to be blended with.
If you want it enough...