Return conversation with Martin Jolly, on knowing Dave Oshana, the long, hard road to authenticity of a soul lost in a world of false identities, the true nature of the body (& the mind), and the unnecessary aspect of suffering.
Part One: An Unquenchable Vibration (0 – 36 mins)
Extending an invitation, what Dave does, knowing Dave, a feeling of rightness, a sense of lacking, triggering a remembrance, trying narcissism, giving up the quest, a dream of greater reality, trying to sing, letting the song happen, the craft of not-intending, grasping after the good, the sweet spot of the voice, loving our true nature, social enlightenment, big movements, pushing past inhibitions, getting it wrong, broadening the connection, communicating intent, facilitating expansion, freeing the parts that are locked down, true selves and personas, a natural resonance, a tuning fork, asking the wrong questions.
Part Two: Our Imaginary Self (36 mins – 1 hr 8 mins)
A unified body, an emerging series of sensations, passing through physicality, grasping at God, the wrong kind of immortality, the body as cultural container, pseudo-spirituality, imaginal aspects of the body, the false awareness of thinking, an internal camera, what imagination is, a non-physical body, the life of dreams, an artificial partition, the misuse of imagination, an interiorized image of the body, a matrix of mind, an internalized narrative, grasping at sensation, how thoughts hook us, the promise of meaning, a premature enlightenment, micro-perceptions, early identity development, a sense of boundaries, the tantrum years, pressure of the world, Dave’s many facets, lying to tell the truth
Part Three: Approaching Wholeness (1 hr 8 mins – 1 hr 33 mins)
Stimulating the false identity, Clark Kent/Superman syndrome, talking to the true self, giving the answer, the seduction of satsang, a changing view of enlightenment, heaven-driven egos, volunteering for dissolution, a developmental curve, approaching wholeness, spiritual seekers, the idea of being right, reducing to things, the second-order error of mind, ideas of soul, temporal & non-temporal, perception of death, the unnecessity of suffering, death as an issue, the mind & damnation, not what we expected.
Part Four: A Hidden Continent (1 hr 33 mins – end)
Energy work, losing worries, experiences in the body, dream sensations, bringing parts together, the dream body, another dimension, Carlos Castaneda & the conceptual imagery of sorcery, meeting of true selves, what the sock puppets are saying, the splinter in the brain, restless in the mind, the seed of interest, meeting Dave, a glimpse of life outside the mind, the ability of enjoyment, children’s innocence, the irony of the mind, gurus who make us feel worthless, relinquishing isolation, what’s different about Dave, a collective opportunity, a protruding land mass, the brightest star, everything has transmission, sharing love.