Discover the mystery of how one seemingly insignificant little word can transform your life and change the world.
YOU are THIS shares the author's contemporary philosophy of One-duality wherein the phenomenal world is recognized as real, and the Non-dual direct experience of Awareness is realized to be the catalyst for actualizing the presence of your Authentic Soul. We cannot ‘remember’ Awareness, because the true Non-dual experience takes place outside of time and space. It is not recalled through memory, simply realized to be the ever-present sweet perfume of Life. Following the Non-dual direct experience, a 'grounding' takes place because you are bringing THIS which was uncovered beyond the physical senses, back into the comprehension of those same senses, the Being into the consciousness of the Human, and the formless into form. In this way, Awareness is seen and felt to permeate all dimensions of being without negation of any aspect of who or what we are.
There are no idle words in this book. Everything here has been tested in the fire. May this book bring you to THIS and to Authentic Doing. ~ Julian Daizan Skinner, Zen Master and founder of Zenways.org
Jonathan’s latest book “You are This” is a trusted and steady companion on our journey bringing support, sustenance and reassurance on a path that will of necessity sometimes be hard-going. It is a book written with passion and compassion carrying a message tested in a life fully experienced, authentic and heart-felt. It is a clear call to all who are ready to unmask and dump the accumulated mind and ego generated baggage of false identity and tune into what matters: being This, who I Am, fully aware of our responsibilities in a challenging and deeply-challenged world. ~ Michael Vincent , author of Self Enquiry: On Being You. A Journey into Truth.
Jonathan Harrison’s new book is timely. It takes us beyond the over-simplifications of non-duality teachings, as they are often presented in the West today, into a world that accords more with what actually is. In this world duality and non-duality are seen not as opposites or unreal and real but as complementary truths, and the goal of the spiritual life is not negation but integration. Jonathan does not recycle the theories of others but speaks from his own insight and experience. Consequently there is a freshness to what he says even when, as it must, it echoes timeless teachings of the past. With clarity he sets out the means to step away from the ‘mego’, as he wittily calls it, into what he describes as unmodified Consciousness which is none other than Divine being. He goes on to make the very important point that initial glimpses of this state, which are by no means uncommon, should not be mistaken for any kind of Self-realisation. Rather they represent ‘calls to action’ for, as he rightly says, the thought patterns, attachments and deeply entrenched self-centred habits of the ego are not so easily dismissed. If you are familiar with contemporary non-duality teachings and looking for the next step (and there is one), take it with Jonathan Harrison who shows himself here to be a sure guide. ~ William Wildblood, author of Meeting the Masters
J.M.Harrison’s new book You are This is a complete delight. Clearly distilled and insightful, it takes you on an expansive journey into the heart of true spiritual awareness. This is such a treasure of a book you will want to keep it close to you, possibly by your bedside, for a long time to come. ~ Nikki de Carteret, author of Soul Power.
Beyond knowledge there is wisdom. Beyond the conscious application of wisdom there is awareness. Being ‘aware’, without effort, is the purest manifestation of our energy or ‘Mana’ as the Polynesians call it – which is to harness the true power of all there is. YOU are THIS lays bare the what, the how the when and the why of this process, inviting you to experience life from a truly cosmic perspective. ~ Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Shaman and bestselling author of The Shaman Within and The Book of Destiny.
As a Reiki master I seek to channel the very essence that is so aptly revealed in this book. ~ Gaetano Vivo, Reiki Master and author of Messages from the Angels of Transparency.
A thought-provoking read for those serious about the next age of human evolution.~ Stephanie J. King, Soulpreneur ™ and author of Divine Guidance.