Emptiness Becomes Weight

The desire and intense impulse for reassurance and validation inhibits the hearts expression. It is only in the 11th hour that Grace strikes like lightning and we are stripped of all mental security and emotional crutches. Therefore, let us surrender our secret desire to be heard, recognized and propped up by others. There, emptiness becomes weight and breaks the back of ego forever.

-Atreya Thomas

Grace becomes us in the absence of the “me”

Life is not about creating problems and then spending all our energy trying to solve them. Or we set up spiritual shop and try to solve other people’s problems, perhaps inadvertently giving them clout. Can you imagine? We do not need to imagine; this is what we do: live almost exclusively in our imagination by chasing desires, recognition, or some ideal of love and personal fulfillment. Whether that is in the name of spirituality or not. Reality is too simple, empty and indifferent for such a problematic mind. This is why love is so rare because it is only in the absence of the “me” that Grace becomes us.

-Atreya Thomas

Life is Essentially Empty

The truth is we would rather feel anxious, make problems, and seek negative attention like little children, because life in essence is empty. Or we move towards the positive and justify being the “Creator” and secretly seek recognition as a spiritual teacher in the name of “our birth right to be happy.” We create complex ideologies about union of this and that and prop ourselves up as the bearer of some special knowledge or gift to give to others; so prey on the bottom feeders of spirituality who are looking to others for answers. We cannot accept the simple fact that life is essentially empty, boring, indifferent, and devoid of meaning. So we create meaning in order to fill this aching void that presses to consume everything we hold dear.

-Atreya Thomas

In That and as That

Much of this process is allowing for the flow of life which at times can be extremely uncomfortable, unpredictable, and uncertain. Nevertheless, how can the new be brought in if one’s world is not leveled first? Take your beatings my friend and know that grace has you, seeks to rearrange, and form you through this destructive process. Lean hard during these times and trust the strength of your experience in That and as That.
-Atreya Thomas

Day Long Intensive with Atreya Thomas



Please join us for this day long workshop in Arizona “Awakening into a Complete Human Being”

This is a special day long intensive with Atreya Thomas. Together, we will look at what it means to transcend our humanity, and what it means to embody that transcendence in every day life. This will be an intimate setting with practices, Q&A, and a guided meditation. There will be periodic breaks and time to reflect.

45$ cash at the door

Hosted by Tracy Harrick RscP.
for questions please contact Traceyh1984@gmail.com

West Valley Center for Spiritual Living
9745 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85345

10AM-5PM August 5, 2017

Keep the Heart Filled with Infinity

The “how am I going to” is not as important as “from what space am I going to,” and space does not need to be brought in from anywhere. How empty do we keep our heart from the objects of the mind? In other words, can we allow for mind activity to remain in its own reality respectfully without touching it? Therefore, always keeping the heart free, vast and filled with infinity.

-Atreya Thomas