Jac O’Keeffe

The University of Arizona The Science of Consciousness Conference is the world’s longest running and interdisciplinary conference addressing fundamental aspects of consciousness, the brain, reality, and existence. Jac presented at the 2020 conference. She suggested ways in which science and spirituality could cross-pollinate for mutual benefit. Here’s Jac’s presentation, “How to Approach Phenomenal Consciousness”.

In this great little 5 minute video, Jac O’Keeffe explains that living through a pandemic this day and age gives us an amazing opportunity to come together and work together towards the same goal and also gives us a wonderful opportunity to remain in presence much more of the time. Let’s listen…

In this interesting 5 minute video, Jac O’Keeffe asks us to look inside to face the divisions and prejudice that we may not be aware of. Let’s listen to this little message of unity…

In this ten minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains that to the mind (ego, person) it appears that there are two worlds when in reality there is only one. Because its existence is dependent on a dualistic view created by the world of form, it simply can not accept its existence as being imagined. Let’s listen to this very interesting explanation…

In this mini three minute video clip, Jac explains that without even realizing it, even the most seemingly noble agendas can be ego driven. Let’s listen in as she takes the example of “Compassion” to demonstrate her point…

In this short 5 minute video, Jac responds to a question from Richard Miller (host of Never Not Here) about the statement that we hear fairly often which says, “Nothing is Really Happening”.

In this eight minute video clip of Jac on the show “Never Not Here”, she explains her “journey” from a young age into psychotherapy for many years which eventually led to her search through a multitude of “spiritual” practices, but that it wasn’t until she spent a significant amount of time by herself that lead to the falling away of her illusions.

This video clip is less than 3 minutes long but contains major wisdom. Jac explains that all of our beliefs are based on the past, therefor they color our experience of the present based on events that are dead and gone. The fact is that none of our beliefs are necessary to experience the present as it really is. See what Jac says about getting out of this trap…

In this 6 minute interview with Jac O’Keeffe in Arunachala, she explains that she spent years doing a lot of “New Age” practices and can now say that all of these practices actually led her further and further from the “Truth”.

In this six minute video clip of Jac on the show “Never Not Here”, she explains that without identification there seems to be a preference for silence and a loss of interest for social interactions, but that when a happening is meant to occur, consciousness springs to action automatically.

In this very short 3 minute video, Jac manages to sum up the different ways that relationships can be used or affected by spiritual pursuits in search of the “Truth”.

In this 7 minute video, Jac O’Keeffe shares with us her view on destiny and how the ego is not required for destiny to fulfill itself through our body/minds. In fact, without the ego, our destiny can fulfill itself much smoother and more efficiently than with one who is encumbered with identification.

In this 10 minute video from Jac, she expresses that once there are codes or methods of behavior that need to be followed for a spiritual practice then spirituality is being converted into a religion and the development of a “spiritual ego”.   Because this type of ego normally comes with a sense of Selfrighteousness, it can be one of the most difficult forms of ego to transcend.

In this super short 3 minute video from Jac, she explains that often what is labeled as contentment is not contentment at all, but rather a fabrication of the ego for its own selfish reasons. This short video shows us one of the many ways the ego can use the most seemingly auspicious practices to fuel its own survival.

In this 5 minute video, Jac addresses the common notion that it is somehow more noble to “Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself” and that in order to be a “good” person, one should apply this principle in life. She explains that this is a misunderstanding and that nature does not function that way, so why should we impose such unreasonable demands on ourselves and others. Let’s listen in as she describes the natural flow of attraction and love.

In this short 6 minute video clip from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains that there is no such thing as your thoughts and my thoughts because there is no you and no me. The belief in the concept that there is a separate you and me is the very first step into ignorance from which all other false thoughts and beliefs can justify their existence.

In this very short three minute video Jac expresses a very meaningful description of true gratitude which rises up from nowhere and is directed at no one. This is the kind of gratitude that does not come out of expectation or forcing of any kind and truly fills your heart with joy without cause. Let’s take a quick listen…

In this seven minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she exposes the truth about personal responsibility and understanding what we can do and what we can not do. This message is consistent with the views of all the teachings of Advaita Masters.

In this nine minute video, Jac O’Keeffe reminds us that the reason that “Create Your Own Reality” methods sometimes give the illusion of working is that ones desires can often be an intuitive preview of what is to come in the apparent sequential story of “me”.

In this very short 3 minute video from Jac, she describes a practice technique to help us become truly “in the moment” when interacting with others and our relationships. This practice can help us to shake off all of the “history” that is normally associated with relationship interactions.

In this super short 4 minute video, Jac reminds us that the person can only function based on stories and that the true “Self” has no story at all. Because the person is a story itself, it depends on stories to uphold its validity. It’s important to keep this in mind because any time we find ourselves caught up in a story, we can immediately detect that we are caught up in a role that is being played and that perhaps this story and this role should not be taken so seriously.

In this seven minute video from Jac O’Keeffe, she explains the pealing back of the layers of perception in order to let Freedom (Self, Absolute) flow freely without getting hijacked by the limitations of the mind or play of consciousness.

In this short 6 minute video from Jac appearing on the show “Never Not Here”, she talks about her book called “Born to Be Free” which focuses on dismantling the core illusion of identifying with thought.

In this 10 minute video, Jac describes the most authentic way to handle decision making which is consistent with what other spiritual teachers say about it. The bottom line is that the mind wants to claim ownership for the decisions that are made and this brings up a ton of unnecessary fear and stress into our lives.