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 (Volume 1)

Canela’s website.

2nd interview with Canela

Canela in panel discussion at Sofia University

Interview recorded 12/18/2011

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

34 thoughts on “102. Canela Michelle Meyers

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. “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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. What ever she smoked it wasn’t laced with LSD. LSD is not stable when burnt it’s an urban myth it probably was PCP or angel dust for such a long term high

  10. Yes, the doc who was so supportive at the time did say that, that his ‘guess’ was LSD, PCP or angel dust.

    In response to David’s comment about the Satsang Invitations being available, they still are available. They happen about twice per month. People can sign up to receive them on the website http://www.canelamichelle.com

    Also responding to David’s comment regarding golden light….this is very present during Satsang gatherings or sessions with people. Sometimes present at other times also. All is bathed in golden light, what appears in it – people, air, walls, chairs, etc. all appear in various shades of gold light. This is seen not only with this Self, Canela, it is also seen by many participants in the moment of its occurance. The white light happened only once, fully and completely as it did (so far), the golden light happens more and more often and more and more obviously.

  11. Hi Canela
    Thanks for the feedback.
    The golden light you refer to is generally called “celestial” or “finest relative”. It is the perceptual value of the fine vibration of consciousness that leads to all expressed values. Like seeing Quantum Physics in action macroscopically. It becomes easier to see when group consciousness is more enlivened, like in a satsang. Some people see it more as an outer aura or around live things. These are slightly different values of the same. Life is that fine vibration in motion, the movement of consciousness. Auditorially, we may hear it as Aum or a high whistle, then dividing into detail. From a feeling level, we feel the flow as love and the vibration as bliss. (because bliss is on that fine level, its often why people first experience it going into and coming out of silence. Crossing the surface we could say. When that value becomes established in awareness, then bliss is pretty much always present. Sat Chit Ananda)

    Some may see a white aura but the white you experienced is much deeper than the local expression itself. It is the origin of all creation, the play of God. Some say mother divine or the female side of first duality within Oneness. The all-absorbing flash may happen with or prior to awakening but not everyone gets it. It seems key in the ability to cognize the nature of reality. As Maharishi once said, everyone has the ability to realize but not everyone to cognize. As such, it is a profound gift.

  12. I just saw this interview and enjoyed it all the way. Canela has said things that are helping me to get to a better understanding of few aspects of the spiritual path. I also want to thank Rick for this one interview (and a couple of others that I saw in the last few days). Canela further showed me that “enlightment” is not what one may think it is and how it is as unique for each one as it is also the same in essence. Thanks Canela for your openess to talk here about your life adventure.

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