Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Excerpted from the workshop in Kansas City, MO on Sunday, August 29th, 1999
Sunday, November 23, 2008
- Step 1 (your work): You ask.
- Step 2 (not your work): The answer is given.
- Step 3 (your work): The answer, which has been given, must be received or allowed (you have to let it in).
from Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Your life’s journey has an outer purpose and an inner purpose. The outer purpose is to arrive at your goal or destination, to accomplish what you set out to do, to achieve this or that, which of course, implies future. But if your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the future, take up so much of your attention that they become more important to you than the step you are taking now, then you completely miss the journey’s inner purpose, which has nothing to do with where you are going or what you are doing, but everything to do with the quality of your consciousness at this moment.
The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimensions of the timeless Now. Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one; the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. It will have taken you into the Being, and the light of Being will shine through it. This is both the purpose and the fulfillment of your inner journey, the journey into yourself.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The Keys of Jeshua, "Growth and Experience"
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
--translation by Coleman Barks
Thursday, July 31, 2008
(On a related side note, as I was feeling this question bubble up this morning, I landed on a random web page with the quote: "Can you trust what you see in the mirror?" Ah....my favorite subject: Jung, shadows, projection....).
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
What-is has no bearing on what is coming unless you are continually regurgitating the story of what is. By thinking and speaking more of how you really want your life to be, you allow what you are currently living to be the jumping-off place for so much more. But if you speak predominantly of what-is, then you still jump off—but you jump off into more of the same.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue,
when I forget or refuse to go
down to the shore or a few yards
up the road, on a clear day,
that witnessing presence.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Shine into our hearts;
Help us to have patience with everything unresolved,
And strive to love the process of living.
Steer our course to where the mind is without fear
And the head is held high
To where knowledge is free,
To where the world has not been broken
Into fragments by narrow walls,
To where words come from the depths of truth,
To where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way,
To where the heart is led forward by ever widening
Circles of love.
Scatter our ignorance,
That we may see the truth in each present moment
And live our way into fulfillment.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
I am wishing you peace and light.
I am wishing you a crabapple tree in full bloom.
I am wishing you a blue sky and a hammock.
I am wishing you children who make you laugh.
I am wishing you a husband's warm arm around your shoulder.
I am wishing you a new friend every day.
I am wishing you an extraordinary experience with the mundane.
I am wishing you a prize in your cereal box.
I am wishing you ruby nail polish.
I am wishing you six baby marigolds.
I am wishing you a cat to rub up against your legs.
I am wishing you a good book and a cup of something warm and delicious.
I am wishing you an hour of quiet by a stream.
I am wishing you a walk up a hill, so long it makes your legs ache.
I am wishing you walk into an antique store and find something you forgot existed.
I am wishing you a small-time circus, the kind where you really worry about the acrobats.
I am wishing your cheek is brushed in passing today by God.
I am wishing you will buy yourself that ridiculously expensive chocolate nutrition bar.
I am wishing you something paisley and silky.
I am wishing a catepillar crawls up your arm.
I am wishing a friend's cat has kittens and you get to hold them.
I am wishing a tricycle in the rain makes you smile.
I am wishing a huge double rainbow appears out of nowhere and takes your breath away.
I am wishing you open a book of poems in a bookstore and find this one.
I am wishing you deep sleep full of restorative dreams.
I am wishing you plan a vacation.
I am wishing you find a penny, heads up.
I am wishing you get out your paintbox and invest in bright colors.
I am wishing someone writes a song about you and sings it alone at night.
I am wishing fond spirits watch over you.
I am wishing irises and peonies bloom at your feet.
I am wishing you go fishing and catch something.
I am wishing you are wishing.
I am wishing you the sound of a faraway train whistle.
I am wishing you the roar of the ocean.
I am wishing frisbees and butterflies.
I am wishing I could make the thing you need and mail it to you; a garment of bright love.
Instead, I send these wishes.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Happiness happens when you get what you want. But if you lose what you want, you’re in pain. That’s not joy. Joy is recognizing that the universe really is wise and compassionate and that there really is purpose in your life and in the lives of all others. Joy is ignited inside of you. It’s not dependent on what occurs outside of you. Happiness is. Your joy shows you the loving parts of your personality and your pain, when you have the courage to experience it rather than exploding in anger or withdrawing emotionally or smoking or eating or watching TV or going shopping again, or engaging in any of the obsessive, compulsive, addictive behaviors that all of us are familiar with.
The frightened parts of us can come up in the blink of an eye. And we must challenge them as quickly as we can or we’ll take their perspective and feel like a victim. The strength of our commitment to spiritual growth is tested time and time again.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater thar sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.
Friday, April 04, 2008
In representation to humanity, the hawk is called messenger, protector and visionary. Keen vision is one of its greatest gifts. Hawks see things others miss.
The hawk comes to you indicating that you are now awakening to your soul purpose, your reason for being here. It can teach you how to fly high while keeping yourself connected to the ground.
As you rise to a higher level, your psychic energies are awakening and the hawk can help you to keep those senses in balance. Its message for you is to be open to hope and new ideas, to extend the vision of your life.
The Hawk is an animal of flight. It soars through the air looking down, and sees everything. It has a larger perspective of what is going on down below. With its keen eyesight, it looks down as it soars through the air looking for its prey. It can see the smallest of creatures below.
The Hawk is known as a messenger, similar to the planet Mercury, for the hawk soars close to the Grandfather Sun, as does the planet. When you listen to the power of the Grandfather Sun or Wise Spirit that lives within, you are protected from all types of harm.
The Hawk teaches you to be observant and take a close look at your surroundings. It soars with the power to overcome difficult situations. It soars in circles over the life of the earth, asking you to circle over your life and view it from a higher perspective.
The Hawk has a distinct cry, one that most people are aware of. Its cry signifies awareness. If you hear the cry of the hawk use your intuitive ability to discern the message and seek the truth.
If a hawk has soared into your life, you require a higher perspective. You need to see the details of what is going on and look at the bigger picture. Take a look at your situation from above.
Props to this cached web page
The Keys of Jeshua, p.242
Friday, March 28, 2008
1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth - whether it be people or plant.
7. Honor other people's thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.
8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.
10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.
11. Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. They are part of your worldly family.
12. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life's lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.
13. Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.
14. Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of one’s will within this universe.
15. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self - all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
17. Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others - especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.
18. Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
19. Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.
20. Share your good fortune with others. Participate in charity.
This originally appeared in the "Inter-Tribal Times," October, 1994
Sunday, March 16, 2008
A few mornings ago, my daughter was in her room, awake, but still lying in bed. She yelled, "Mom, I just saw an angel!" When I came in the room, she was smiling really big, and I asked her to describe what it looked like, and she told me it was a white ball in front of her. I sat down on the bed with her, and continuing to smile, she said, "Mom, have you ever had the feeling when you first woke up that you didn't like your mom and dad?" I briefly shared with her how I connected with that feeling, and then she continued, "I felt that feeling, and then I asked my angels to help me, and that's when the angel appeared, and that feeling went away." Then she went on to say, "Mom, let's ask the angels to help you see them. She proceeded to lead me to quiet down and breathe for a second, and then told me to look over towards the window. I connect with angels more on a feeling level, so while I didn't see anything with my physical eyes, in that moment I paused and took in the feeling....
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you....
May you be content knowing you are a child of God....
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
"Love Without End", Chapter 15
Friday, February 08, 2008
These spiritual windowshoppers,
who idly ask, 'How much is that?' Oh, I'm just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.
What is spent is love, and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.
Where did you go? "Nowhere."
What did you have to eat? "Nothing much."
Even if you don't know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah.
It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
By Jalaluddin Rumi, from the Divani Shamsi Tabrizi, version by Coleman Barks, From "Rumi: Like This"
© Copyright 2008 Robert Wilkinson
Learn from the Prophet an alchemy: Whatever God gives you, be content.
At the very moment you become content in affliction, the door of paradise will open.
If the messenger of heartache comes to you, embrace him like a friend!
A cruelty that comes from the Beloved -- bestow upon it a warm welcome!
Then that heartache can throw off its veil, rain down sugar, and be gentle and heart-ravishing.
Seize the edge of heartache's veil, for she is beautiful but deceptive.
In this lane, I am the whoremonger, I -- I have pulled off the veil from every beautiful face.
They all put on ugly veils so that you will think they are dragons.
But I am fed up with my spirit -- I worship dragons! If you are fed up with your spirit, then hear their calls of welcome!
Heartache can never find me without laughter -- I call the pain the "cure."
Nothing is more blessed than heartache, for its reward has no end.
If you do not show your manliness, you will find nothing. I will be silent, lest a mistake jump from my mouth.
Divan-i Shams-i Tabrizi, poem 2675, from W. C. Chittick, "The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi," (State University of New York Press, 1983), pp. 293-4.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
- You are where you are supposed to be and in every moment there is an opportunity to serve another or to receive support.
- There are no such things as coincidences or accidents. Look for the meaning in your synchronistic encounters.
- Any form of assistance you offer is an act of healing.
- Anything you do for others, as well as the support you receive in your own life, has healing consequences for the whole human community.
- You will always receive help within a second of a prayer. To recognize the help, you must see everything in your life from that second on as a part of the answer to your prayer.
- Everything you do consciously is an invisible act of power.