102. Canela Michelle Meyers

Canela Michelle MeyersOnce the shift to the Awakened State of Being has occurred, it becomes obvious that every moment that proceeded that moment was significant towards its Self.

It is also obvious that Awareness was present in each and every moment prior to that.  The difference is in that it is ‘Realized’ – Awareness is aware of Awareness.

The journey for Canela Michelle towards this realization was happening long before she had heard of the potential of consciously living in the stateless state of Being.  Once she heard that this was possible in 1995, the path was lit up and speedy until she ended up in Satsang with Isaac Shapiro in February 1998.  By this time her inner and outer explorations were deep and subtle yet her explorations of what she perceived seemed to only serve to expand all of that even more…so she simply asked Isaac:  ‘Is it beyond perception?’  He answered ‘Yes’ and in that moment, what was there previously as some sort of structure fell away, leaving only ‘What Is’ at play and Awareness being aware of That.


It is recognized that the only reality is what is aware of itself in each moment, that there is nothing beyond that play happening, whatever the play might be.

Canela Michelle is an expression of Awareness in each moment…just like everyone else is whether they recognize it yet or not (as is all that appears – air, body, thought, chair, taste, etc.).  Her love is in supporting people to relax open to this Truth.  Supporting them to allow themselves to not only recognize Love, but to experience That; simply as it is, dependant on nothing at all.

Awareness is the constant in the midst of the play of events.  What rises, or appears in each moment might feel or look like an obstacle to Love, yet when a person opens to directly experiencing whatever that is, it shifts, changes and merges with all that is…no longer appearing as if it were an obstacle.

There is nowhere to get to, you are already ‘Here’; it’s simply a matter of ‘meeting’ whatever might be appearing, right here, right now, in each moment.  Once explored, it is recognized only as an invitation, from your Self to your Self…Love beckoning you hither.

The support is offered in Satsang Meditation gatherings, individual & couple Satsang Sessions in person or by phone and in her first book: Right Here, Right Now Meditations – Satsang Invitations for Expanding Awareness.

Canela’s website.

Interview recorded 12/18/2011

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

44 thoughts on “102. Canela Michelle Meyers

  1. Tim, if you really consider these YouTube links relevant to BatGap, please post them to the General Comments page, unless you are sure they pertain to the specific interview on whose page you are posting them. Thanks.

  2. let me ask you a question or sort of a question:
    those intreviewed teachers or awakend ones-
    they never read the comments; so who is these comments are for.
    at least most of them are not intrested in what
    the people on the forum has to say.
    also you have to remember that the intrnet is
    becoming our social bread- in a way –
    giving how isolated the world we live in.
    so a lot of mistakes bound to happen.
    like i said – i know that i been sort of hocked
    lately, it happen to me with other discussion groups
    in the past; in reality i could cool it down.
    it is impulses but i am better at leaving them
    i think.

  3. Some interviewees do read them and respond to comments. I’ve had complaints from readers (not interviewees) that the comment threads morph into topics unrelated to the interview. That’s why I started the “General Comments” page. Post whatever you like there, but I would recommend posting things that are relevant to this blog and these interviews. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ is a much more general discussion group which you might want to explore. Also, there’s http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BuddhaAtTheGasPump/, which is quite active.

  4. Just to let you know, these comments are being read by this interviewee, and enjoyed…Being With the play of them and there is much to respond to. Am presently in Mexico with a come and go internet connection which we intend to strengthen in the next few days then will respond more specifically.

  5. oky; no problem.
    though to respond to Ganela:
    I think like the few respons here that your
    expereince is just one of many.
    it feels like as if you are absorbed in yourself
    even after awakining.

  6. Anyone having trouble accessing ‘General Comments’ from the main batgap page?
    I can, though, read the General Comments with Google Reader, using the ‘Comments RSS’ option.

  7. Gerry – using the menu bar link, it came up fine for me. The site does occasionally bog, so you may find it fine later.

  8. same issue here Gerry. funny coincidence, I just posted the same question on the GC page, after being able to get in for the first time today. Apparently, Rick has his tech guy working on it.

  9. Yes…snowleopard…I posted on this Canela Meyers section, that I couldn’t access the ‘General Comments’ section.
    It can, though, be ‘read’ with ‘Google Reader’, using the ‘Comments RSS’ option – itz at the bottom of the main BatGap page.
    You have to have a Google account, though, to sign in to.

  10. Well, they can be read via email acct as well; still only getting very rare access to the GC page, which seems to be the same elsewhere. Too bad, because now it seems other random pages are going to be used to post instead. Oh well, what ya gonna do?

  11. I loved this interview — Canela got right to the particles of which we are composed and quite simply explained how all happens right here and nowhere else.

    A general complaint: I’ve listened to 30 or so batgap recordings and Rick’s voice is typically twice as loud as his guests’. I feel I’m either straining to hear or being blasted out. Can there be better equalization? Thank you.

  12. “2” wrote:
    one more thing is it oky to have a lot of knowldge
    and be the I am thing you know.
    adding mor knowldge – in marketing,
    geogrphy, physics and so on.

    All of what is happening is Awareness speaking itself. There is no ‘thing’ as ‘i am’…it is a ‘happening’. As far as i can tell from this experiencing of That as it goes along, it keeps on expanding. the adding knowledge in whatever direction your interest takes you…or to be more precise: knowledge is added as one follows whatever interests rise.
    knowledge becomes simply part of the play of it all, nothing more or less than any other happening.

    like the interest to post the first response here in Buddha at the Gas Pump. to follow this interest, learning how to post a response needed to happen and then, voila, became part of the knowledge here with Canela.

  13. snowleapard wrote:
    ‘Lovely exploration of the human aspect of Oneness. Interesting “road rage” allegory. The body-mind appears to contract, reacts to a stimulus with a ‘negative’ emotion, takes it ‘personally,’ and shouts: What the ‘heaven’ is happening?! All the while Oneness being That which is aware of this.’

    Yes…Oneness and the humanness together in play. I would only say it is more like ‘road miffed’ rather than road rage.
    The meeting of the push towards itself (in this case another driver) gets met by the inclusion of the opposite…this happens quite naturally and, i imagine, would appear differently for each person in the moment.

    David you wrote: about the white light ‘makara’ you called it. As a person who doesn’t ‘know’ very much about such happenings, it is somehow reasurring that someone does ‘know’ something about it…smiling with this right now….a nice feeling now and also when i first read your comment. it took me a year (from the time that it happened) to find out that it was a full kundalini energy encompassment when a book appeared ‘Kundalini: Transcendence or Psychosis?’ As closely as such an experience could be described, it was in that book. The best part about the whole happening (besides how it changed the perspective on life for myself) is that it appeared to me that: if this has happened to this regular person that i am, then it is likely happening to many people all over the world. There was no reason whatsoever that this happened…it just did. So of course it could happen with anyone.

    thank you for your comments David and snowleapard. and also Ingrid, Helen (yes to your perspective on you recognizing that for you, your way is what is simply true), Carter, T4 (Tim), 2, Rick, Gerry, and Mac (loved that this was a support to a further opening to yourself).

    T4…a response to your comment/s is still coming.

  14. Thank you as well for taking the time to respond Canela .. your remarks above do resonate here. Btw, you didn’t really strike me as the ‘road rage’ type. I suspect even the most saintly would be occasionally ‘miffed’ if put behind the wheel of a car these days. Fortunately I’m now mostly retired, and therefore have the luxury of driving as little as possible. But when I do, I take your advice to heart :]]

  15. hi snowleopard, thanks for responding to you too…it seems sometimes that when a response happens from myself, the room goes quiet and no one says anything. what can i say…that kind of response hey? silence is mighty fine with myself….smiling with this. (for some reason i didnt receive an email notifying me of your response, hence the many moments lapsing until this response).

    and yes, here too, not a lot of driving happens with myself either..i often forget all about the collective happening called ‘rush hour’, then wonder happens that so many people experience that on weekdays….

    on another note…
    T4 said:
    I think like the few respons here that your
    expereince is just one of many.
    it feels like as if you are absorbed in yourself
    even after awakining.

    I agree Tim, the experiences are something that many people experience…that’s the ordinaryness of it…yes.
    and Self is absorbed in Self for sure…perhaps it shows up, and at the same time, it is just a sharing…not to take it seriously or anything. Happenings happen, i do not lay claim to making them happen…they just did and this is myself sharing some of them. I totally support you to be with folks that feel true and right with you…that resonate with you….its like you yourself calling you yourself alive. just the same as feeling more like a pear than an apple…no difference…doesnt make the pear or the apple ‘wrong’, just not your preference in a particular moment.
    Thankfully, so many flavors of being available…as Helen was pointing to…finding your own way is what is being invited.

    seems so final to end with that…so leaving the space open. any other questions or curiousities?

  16. satisfactory answer-
    but what you say about finding people
    i dont think it works streght-like
    that- anyway i am in confusion for
    years- dont know what is going to
    get me out-

    here is a guy talks about same subject-

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