Welcome to A.H.
A.H. Nonprofit provides services to people who are in need, feeling lost, challenged by practical living needs, or facing spiritual crisis, as well as being an aide for people focused on a life of self-inquiry, surrender, or devotion.
For more details on the A.H. vision and services go HERE
Directors: Natalia Budantseva & Rafael Stoneman
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The following is inspired by a conversation with my friends Jon and Lewis on May 12, 2013.
What is the root thought that obstructs Presence?
This is commonly referred to as the “I am the body idea” and all other thoughts, feelings, impressions, perceptions arise out of that. But to put it in our own terms is important, so that the understanding is immediate and not just a repetition of scriptures or knowledge that can be abstract.
What is it specifically that keeps the sense of self identified with the particular body that one is taking themselves to be? Where does the story originate?
A voice emerges out of nothingness or isness and narrates what could be, should be, has been, and will be. This voice builds itself up through the use of memory. Memories of the positive and memories of the negative experiences that it shapes its sense of identity around. “I did this and I feel good about it. I did this and I feel bad about it.” This voice takes the position of being the authority of the life being lived. Without it, memories don’t have so much weight and the shoulda, woulda, coulda is silenced.
What remains without this voice?
Just the presence that is. The potential for various dynamics to unfold that will always operate under the three categories of creation, sustenance, and destruction. Building something, maintaining something, and removing something is a natural expression of the life activity that happens with or without a personal narrator voice overlaying what is happening.