Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I AM THAT (a poem)

I am that -
By the mind of man
For it cannot conceive
This that I am

I am that -
Which whispers
From the depths of being
Awakening memory
This that I am

I am that -
Which was, is and shall be
Still - in the heart of man
This that I am

I am that -
Not seen with the eyes
Or grasped by the hand
This that I am

I am that -
Which is empty, yet full
Wandering the land
‘Fore Abraham
This that I am

I am that -
Which is truth and light
Tender and loving
Never becoming
This that I am

I am that -
Which is an endless sea
Whose waters run
Beyond time free
This that I am

I am that -
Which knows all of you
Yet you know not me
‘Til I am set free
This that I am

I am that -
Which is true to all
Yet believed by few
For this that I am
I am that -

©2009 J.M. Harrison

Monday, July 3, 2017

NEW BOOK - Practical Zen: Meditation and Beyond by Julian Daizan Skinner

A wonderful new book on Zen is available on Amazon now, written by my friend Daizan.

"An entertaining integral guide to Zen that will serve you faithfully for many years. This is a book of real quality from a teacher of the highest calibre, and the rarest gift."

Go to Amazon link

Monday, June 19, 2017

Soul Revolution

In this early part of the 21st century human consciousness is changing across the planet. This expansion suggests that humankind is slowly but surely waking up, with increasing numbers seeing through the false Machiavellian promises of materialism and the greedy profiteering of individuals, banksters and businesses. This manifestation signals the beginning of the end for the outdated systems and beliefs which have kept us separate from each another, those conditions and patterns which denied the intuition and inner-knowledge that essentially, we are all One. So if the way ahead is already here, what exactly is it?

This ‘already here’ paradigm is a stepping stone, a hybrid way of thinking, living and being for humankind. I describe it as hybrid because that is what appears when two ways of living or being (in this case the cultures of separation and unity) meet and converge, for then a ‘new’ consciousness emerges, resulting in an all-inclusive and multi-dimensional way of thinking, acting and being, a synergistic embodiment which naturally benefits the whole.

Conceptualizing something before it is accepted as reality is no easy matter, but this next stage of human evolution signals the ending of the old way of the mind, and heralds the arrival of the consciousness of the Soul, or Soulness. It is the human Soul which is inextricably linked to the singular, essential Intelligence of Life while remaining free to be the nidus for authentic Change and Action in the world.

The Soul is paradoxically singular, diverse and interconnected, and illogical to a mind centred on individuality. However, each Soul is unique to a degree, retaining an esoteric memory, and being expressed in the world through an authentic persona not led by the ego. Soulness appears as the foreground of consciousness once the mind’s identity with ego and non-ego subside. Yes, non-ego too.

“We cannot ‘remember’ Awareness, because the true Non-dual experience takes place outside of time and space. It is not recalled through memory, simply realised 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 whom or what we are.”

The consciousness of the Soul does not identify with any one dimension of being, or Being itself, and with a transparent persona led by Universality, consciousness remains open and available to unknown potentials of expansion and growth. This is why the authentic Soul can best be described as a Whole-part. For the awakening Soul is conscious of the Whole and part simultaneously, and having no requirement to classify as either one or the other, it is both and more.

The consciousness of the Soul acts from an effortless yet discerning Love, a Love which organically arises from the Self-knowledge that we are unique and inseparable. Soulness is the consciousness of convergence, Change and Action, a simultaneous coming together and manifestation of the holistic triad of body, mind, and spirit. Furthermore, it is something to celebrate, to dance with, to enjoy and most naturally, to express and share. With the Soul solidifies as the foreground of consciousness, then the persona is neither purely individual nor simply Universal, and is what may be described as Unividual. 

“Your Soul is your Soul. It is not mine, and yet they consciously share the One essence. They are family. They are simultaneously separate yet inseparable. They are integral and unique. They are not one and the same - but two and the same! A Soul is beyond ideas or logic. Like the atom, it is both dual and Non-dual, for it arises from the recognition and convergence of the two from the One. In Soulness, you live duality and Non-duality as interdependent and complimentary, without attachment or preference. The Unividual is conscious that it is a part and a Whole, or a Whole-part. THIS is the homogenised truth of One-duality, and the natural emergence of the consciousness of the Soul.”

The Soul is ever-loving and aware, and all-accepting. Not that all actions arising from the Soul are soft, pink and fluffy, far from it, it’s just that everything the Soul manifests arises from the homogenisation of inner and outer being, delivering an authentic expression of Oneness through an authentic persona.  

Everything is One because it emanates from the One Source, not because we are identical in all dimensions of being. So what is being described here cannot be confined by the old terms of duality and non-duality, and yet, in accepting (and transcending) both these, we arrive at what may be called One-duality.

 “The Unividual enduringly senses the coreless core of Non-dual Awareness – and with it comes the realization that the many are the One, characterized in the world through multiplicity. It is called One-dual because the One is seen in the many, and the many is seen to be the One. It is not based in denial or negation but lived through an all-inclusive and grounded acceptance of the Whole. One-duality is the Non-dual One consciously expressed through duality. Now duality is realised to be as sacred as Non-duality. The seeking of any ‘other’ has ended, as has dependency on the idea of not seeking, for the once invisible treasure of the Unividual has been uncovered. Seeking and not seeking are no longer present, for the Unividual is living the presence of their Authentic Soul.”

As it says in the Advadhuta Gita (1.34):
“Some there are that prize Non-dualism, others hold to dualism. They know not the Truth, which is above both.”

The Unividual Soul is the catalyst bringing authentic Change and Action to our world. It carries the hopes and dreams not of any individual, but of all humanity. This is our route to freedom and our Divine birthright. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

NOTHING IS EVERYTHING ..... a mystical riddle to read out loud.

There is something. There is nothing.
Nothing is something. Something is nothing.
For nothing is everything.
Something is nothing. Nothing is something.
I am something. Something nothing.
For nothing is everything.
You are something. I am nothing.
You are nothing. Nothing is nothing.
For nothing is everything.
We are something. We are nothing.
We are everything. Everything is nothing.
For nothing is everything.
Nothing is nothing. Something is something.
Nothing is something. Something is nothing.
For nothing is everything.

J.M. Harrison © 2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Our ways of thinking, speaking and acting are outdated and nigh on defunct. They will not solve the current personal, societal and global dilemmas we have created through the misuse of the mind. Our desire to have more and to be more than another, are the destructive apparatus of the old way of human consciousness.
We need to change, and that change will not come about by forcing opinions on others, but by self-revelation, that is to say the realization of self-knowledge.
Self-knowledge is not an ego based journey, but more a shedding of the confusion surrounding our human identities, allowing us to see clearly the totality of who and what we are. At the root of all being, we are one, and yet, on the outer layers this essential truth is hidden by our obvious differences.
The answer then, is not to ignore our differences, nor to cling to the ideals of our universal oneness, but to embrace the entirety of the animal and spiritual beings we all are. We are evolving animals, and yet we may be conscious of the one universal intelligence or spirit which binds us together, and is our essence.
In order to do this, we must choose to alter the manner in which we think. That alone will establish a leap in human consciousness which will feed positive action and change on a global scale. It is not the conditioned human mind which will feed such a monumental transition, but a new way of thinking and acting, a consciousness which may be called the wholistic mind.
This somewhat paradoxical new consciousness is a conglomeration of parts, directly reflecting the earthly human experience of body, mind and spirit. It is no longer enough to depend on the psyche of the body-mind alone, neither is it helpful to absolutely identify with our spiritual nature.
You are a human. You have a body. You have a mind. You are spirit.
The present leap in consciousness means living without negation of any of these sacred ‘parts’ which together establish our wholeness. And what is it within each of us which realizes this? It is the human soul, the true forgotten principle of life, feeling, thought and action in human beings.
The authentic soul is neither individual nor universal, for it is unividual.
It is neither a part nor the whole, simply a whole-part.
There was a time in our history when we thought we were bodies, and our actions directly reflected that belief. There was also a time when we considered the individual human mind to be the ultimate power. What we have learned from history is that living without the awareness of our spirit, destructive animalistic tendencies of addiction, materialism and greed regularly resurface, slowing our evolution.
You will make a difference by living in wholeness, for it is the manifestation of being, the outpouring of strength and the evidence of divine humility.

Evolution is no longer inevitable, but a choice - and today, that choice is yours.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


5.0 out of 5 stars
on April 5, 2016

British author and philosopher Jonathan Harrison is best described 
as a Teacher of Being. In his previous book WE ARE ALL ONE 
he gently but firmly and supportingly guided his readers towards a 
path of self-realization. And in his superbly written next book 
YOUR LIFE he advanced his ability to assist the reader in purging 
the misconceptions of self, offers an understanding of the non-duality 
(not separating the individual from the universe but instead realizing 
that all is one) of each of our existences. And in his third book 
OF YOUR SOUL Jonathan opened his personal experiences and 
before delving into the content of the book he offered a very helpful 
glossary of terms that appears to be a signature in his writing.

Now we come to a novel – an unusual and particularly refreshing step
for a writer of self-improvement books – and he manages to underline
the concepts of his previous books in the form of story, another way
to communicate that processes of thinking that occur in his probing

Jonathan offers a synopsis that distills his tale well: ‘Following personal
tragedies and spiraling financial problems, Londoners Alex and Sara
are desperate to find ways to rediscover their zest for life. A free holiday
provides the perfect opportunity for a second chance, but not long after
arriving in France they discover that all is not what it seems...
A series of shocking revelations challenge their understanding of
humanity, as they are propelled into a dangerous world governed by a
ruthless occult society. Magical relics and extra-terrestrial objects 
promise to unlock incredible secrets, but what extremes will people 
go to in order to attain them? In a modern-day spiritual quest, Alex 
and Sara will be forced to take control of their destiny, facing their 
own demons along the way as time counts down, for them and the 
entire human race...’

As fine as his philosophically bent books are, Jonathan proves here 
that he is able to weave a terrific story that is utterly involving and 
allows the reader to grow along with the characters in a manner that 
hints at his previous books. He is a very fine author. 

Grady Harp, April 16

Friday, April 1, 2016

AWARD WIN FOR DEBUT NOVEL - THE SOUL WHISPERER: A Tale of Hidden Truths & Unspoken Possibilities.

I am delighted and humbled that my recently published debut novel THE SOUL WHISPERER has been announced as the WINNER of the FOURTH BEVERLY HILLS INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS® in the category of Visionary Fiction (2016). 

The book took many months of time and energy to come together, and it feels really satisfying to think that professionals from all aspects of the book industry including publishers, writers, editors designers and copywriters deemed THE SOUL WHISPERER worthy of such a mention. 

Here's a recent Amazon.com review;

"Alex and Sara Brunton were hoping a change of scene would help them recover from the blow of a miscarriage. The couple takes off for a trip to France to visit a relative, but instead of tranquil days and starry nights, they are pulled into a web of intrigue that has brought about ruin and death for a millennium. The two quickly become the targets of a group fanatically determined to stop them from revealing what they've found about a mysterious artifact. With the help of a local sage, they draw closer and closer to the truth...and to danger. Hairsbreadth escapes, double crosses and strong action sequences feature prominently in The Soul Whisperer, as does a undercurrent of spirituality. This is an exciting, rousing read."

Check out more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads to find out more... 
Or visit my website:    www.AuthorJMHarrison.com

Thursday, January 21, 2016

YOU are THIS release date 29th January 2016


    Top Ten in HOT NEW RELEASES on Amazon.com in Eastern Philosophy 
Release date: 29th January 2016 

Check out the reviews and 

Thanking you in advance for your support. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Beyond the Non-duality trap

     We uncover the mind-blowing reality of pure Consciousness by emptying the mind of thoughts and emotions, ending the seemingly perpetual mental commentary, and allowing the mind to return to the abiding presence of stillness. In the radical truth of this dimension (Awareness) all sense of individuality dissolves, and we get to realize beyond the doubting mind that all really is One. More than that, in the depths of the non-dual realization there is no other, and other dimensions (body, mind, world) appear unreal and illusory.

However, the earthly human experience still goes on. It’s all very well realizing that everything is One, but in order to communicate this evolutionary and fundamental truth, it has to be shared. In order to accomplish this, duality comes back into play. The individual who experiences non-duality may sense they are not a body or a mind, but in terms of the earthly human experience this is an incomplete truth. The sense that ‘there is nothing to become’ or ‘no one here’ or that ‘we are all already enlightened’ denotes the individual has not yet fully grounded the non-dual experience. Although the non-dual realization is timeless, existing beyond the mind and eternal, paradoxically it takes time for us to come to terms with this life-changing experience. Time for it to sink in. Otherwise we may remain clinging to the stupor of Oneness, oblivious to the evolutionary potentials of human consciousness. 

‘We cannot ‘remember’ Awareness, because the true Non-dual experience takes place outside of time and space. It is not recalled through memory, simply realised to be the ever-present sweet perfume of Life. From the Non-dual 'Universal' 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.’

When we are ready to let go of all these experiences, something else happens. They converge, and as they converge, a ‘new’ consciousness beyond dualism and non-dualism emerges, resulting in an all-inclusive and multi-dimensional way of thinking, acting and being, a fully flowing, synergistic embodiment which naturally benefits the whole. This is One-duality and the wholistic dimension of the Soul.