Speaking of the Nondual

by Martin Ball



Speaking of the Nondual is an album of spoken word and ambient soundscapes that expresses the inexpressible: the Nondual Nature of Being and the True Nature of the Self. To get the most out of this listening experience, I recommend you enjoy your favorite auditory and visual enhancement tools, settle into the expanded energy of being, turn down the lights, put on some headphones, close your eyes, and play this from beginning to end. This collection is quite unlike anything else I've put out and I think you'll find it to be a profound experience. Each piece is a unique space, a temple of light and sound, and words of wisdom and truth. The first 7 tracks feature spoken word and the remaining 5 tracks are instrumental versions with vocals removed.

You can also enjoy Speaking of the Nondual as a video with beautiful fractal and kaleidoscopic images on the Entheogenic Evolution channel on Youtube: youtu.be/kAtsnmDh_UA


released November 26, 2018


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Independent multi-instrumentalist/world fusion musician from Ashland, Oregon

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Track Name: Seeker
Fear not
That which materializes in the mind's eye
Gaze deeply
And with unwavering courage
Face the horror that torments you
That makes you squirm
That makes your heart race
Your limbs contract
And your breath become shallow
Breathe deeply into it all
Neither pushing
Nor pulling
And just witness
That which is
The horror is you
As is the sublime beauty
Take it all in
Not as a possession
But as a reflection
For it is only you
Be without fear
And if there is fear
Then be with that, too
And set all judgment aside
And know thyself
In all your manifest diversity
Why would you fear yourself?
What is it that you do not want to see
Is it your heart?
Your mind?
Or the very illusion of yourself
That haunts you so
For beyond all sense of me and mine
Lies the infinite expanse
Of what is
And there is where you will find
The Real
Infinitely active
Eternally at rest
Dynamic, yet peaceful and serene
It is the Truth
That will set you free
From the prison
Of your self-generated illusions
So fear not the freedom
That comes from the unwavering gaze
It is only you that you seek
And it is only you
That you will find
Track Name: My Love
My love
Let us share words of truth
And speak of the Real
You may have thought
that my heart belongs to you
But this is not true
For my heart belongs to me
Just as yours belongs to you
I never asked for your heart
And have not given you mine
I have opened my heart to the Real
And in doing so
Have come to love you
And since you have done the same
We find ourselves here, together, in Love
Know that I am not here to make you happy
Or to fulfill you
Those tasks belong to you
I am here to love you
Encourage you
And assist you
as I can
This I freely choose
For I love you
And my desire is for you
To be all that you are
My love is ruthless
And uncompromising
This is precisely how I wish
To be loved by another
For in truth
We are one
And I would be loved by another
In the same way that I love myself
Know that I will share
In your happiness
Your joys
Your sorrows
And I will share mine with you as well
But do not come to me with gifts
And ploys
To make me think kindly of you
Or earn my favoritism
Or pity
Come to me only with Truth
And I will meet you
Just where you are
For my ultimate commitment
Is to the Real
And not the games of illusion
If you hide within your mind
You will not find me there
For I live in my heart
And it is there that I will wait for you
To return from the maybes and what ifs
To that which is
It is from my open heart
That I will mirror you
And reflect back to you
All that you are
As a being of love
Of energy
Of passion
And truth
So let us be with each other
In the field of Love
That knows no bounds
And no possessions
And there I will love you
As myself
For that is what we truly are
. . . I love you
Track Name: Illusion Confusion
Illusion confusion
Perpetuates delusion
And attachment to projection
Results in rejection
When it's all in your mind
It makes perfect sense
But when you share it with others
There's displeasure
And hence
Go back to the heart
And take another start
Clear out the mind
Of the delusions that bind
Set yourself free
Into reality
It's not what you think
Or even what you believe
Only the truth
Can genuinely relieve
The habit of telling
That your shit is not smelling
Insisting it's roses
Shoved in others' noses
It's really not nice
And certainly not fun
And it's a far cry
From being the One
So cool your horses
And just take a break
Be with yourself
And see what it takes
To be true in your heart
Is a good place to start
Otherwise you might find yourself
With no friends and no home
And nothing of value
In what you think is your own
Of course it's your life
So do what you like
But if I were in your place
I'd step back from the mic
And listen to what
I think I am saying
And pay attention to
That games that I'm playing
I'd look in my heart
For there I would see
That my mind has been truly
Fucking with me
Track Name: The Full Blossoming
The full blossoming
Into the flower of your being
Is so exquisite to behold
Your radiance
Your symmetry
Your balance
A perfect embodiment
Of the Fractal of Being
Ebbing and flowing effortlessly
Into every manifestation
Of Now
The turning of the wheel of time
And the foundation of Eternity
Rest together in every gesture
Every breath
Every beat of your glorious heart
Strumming the chords of essential harmony
In surrender to the flow
The melody of your life
Sings through all of your being
Telling the tale of your unique beauty
And your universal embrace
A full spectrum
Both beautiful and terrifying to behold
Showing such grace
Entwined with raw power
Pure energy
Pure love
A flower like no other
Open fully to the Self
And the multitudes contained therein
I watch in celebration
So exquisite to behold
Track Name: Traveler
Are you weary?
How long have you been on your path?
For how long have you wandered in search of your home?
I can see by the trappings of your bags
That you have sought to drink from many cups of wisdom
Their traces follow you
Like brittle leaves
Blowing in the relentless wind
Your cushion tells that you've sat at the knees of many masters
For it is well worn
And its familiarity gives you comfort
The notes from your carefully guarded book
overflow with teachings on the divine
Words and more words
Secrets whispered
Realizations stashed away
Jotted down
Saved and prized
Just in case
There might be some truth in there
Something that will set you free
We could make a fire with all that precious wisdom
And warm ourselves
If only for a little while
But then what?
Would you begin your journey again?
Set out to wander, and attempt once more
To find that which eludes you?
I've seen you before, you know
First you went this way
Then you went that way
Your hair has changed
And so have you clothes
And sometimes, even your name
It's always the same, though
Just a seeker, in search of home
Had you asked
I would have told you it was right here, all along
You've carried it with you with every step
And it was there at every rest
Some things you must learn for yourself, however
So I only watched, and let you go on your way
But if the time has come
That you've grown weary of the search
Then I'll tell you
You're already there
Just where you've always been
Relax, if you dare
And change into something more comfortable
Remove those pilgrim's shoes
And let the cloak of earnest searching fall away
Your heart has always been right here
In this very chest
It will tell you all you need to know
If you'd only listen
You may have thought it was its whispers that led you on
By that was just your mind
For where would the heart go
To find itself?
So let's burn those notes of sincere seeking
Of precious wisdom
Of eternal truths
And rest in the light and heat
If only for a while
After, go where you like
And seek what you want
But just know,
As long as you look for home
It will elude you
For it is the seeking that keeps you
From being where you are
Track Name: In the Hall of Infinite Mirrors
In the Hall of Infinite Mirrors
With no beginning
And no end
Which one
Is the Real You?
Track Name: How Beautiful it is to See You
How beautiful it is to see you
And rest for a while
You've come bearing your troubles
But I won't console you with words
I won't supply you with reasons
Or stories
Or tales to make sense of what you feel
Know that the invitation is always open
To set those troubles aside
And just be present, here and now
In this very moment
That has been unfolding
Somewhere along the road
You chose to pick up your burdens
And carry them as your duty and charge
Maybe for yourself
Maybe it was for others
The reason doesn't matter
It never did
It was a choice you made
And now, as always, you are free
To choose differently
If that is what you want
It's all love
Didn't you know?
Every horror
Every sublime pleasure
It's all the same
In the infinite field of love
When you find yourself in the prison of fear and doubt and struggle
Know that you are your own guard
And the bars of that prison,
They too are you
That is the price of real freedom
It is the nature of the game
You are the author of your own story
Just like everyone else
So take a moment
And just sit here with me
Breathe, and let your breath be
No need to push
No need to pull
Just relax into your natural breath
And feel your heart
Exactly as it is
No reasons
No judgment
Just what is, as it is
Why try so hard to fix something
That is never broken?
Do you love yourself enough to give permission
To truly feel your heart?
Do you love yourself enough to allow
That which needs to release to be let go?
Your heart is big enough
And strong enough
There's no need to be afraid
It might not be easy
For you've kept it imprisoned for so long
But I know you can do it
For I know the resilience of your heart
And can feel it beating with mine
So come
And let us be together
For just a while
And know
That it is so beautiful to see you
Exactly as you are

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