Wednesday, June 29, 2016

There Has Been a Process...

There has been a process almost external to my machine 
that has allowed me to stay in the not knowing, 
the not doing, 
the stillness and the nothingness 
that comes when there is silence and emptiness. 
I can sit with my machine and others 
and feel this purification take place, 
an emptying of my mind 
like a pouring out and instead of grappling to fill it up again 
with ideas or answers... 
just to sit and be with nothing to say and nothing to feel… 
just being is a form of purification 
that is necessary to house the soul. 
Following this emptying out 
I am learning about waiting and only holding on to faith 
that this empty space in me 
will be filled with that which is intended for my soul’s growth.


Friday, June 24, 2016

This Painting..

Jean Francois Millet

This dramatic, 
intense and yet can be calming 
(again if we transfer our energies properly)…
The soul wants to come forth...
but we must nourish it, 
protect it, and then allow it to blossom...
trust in it... 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Our Souls May Lose...

Fredrick Sandys

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, 
if we are always criticizing trivial actions - 
which often are not real defects at all, 
but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives. 
~Saint Teresa of Avila

Monday, June 20, 2016

Change Would Seem to Be...

William Bell Scott

Change would seem to be 
an interruption in our habits or crystalized routines and rituals. 
The friction coming from resistance to change 
can be useful in our Work, 
often providing that necessary shock 
in awakening into the present moment. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Someone Once Said...

Someone once said 
that the only constant is change ... 
We look at the big events of our lives 
as the only "changes." 
Yet we are preparing oh-so-subtly 
for those more obvious moments 
by the little ways in which we evolve every day, 
hopefully with increased understanding. 
In other words, 
these momentous events may seem sudden, 
but really they are not, 
and if we are present, 
we are more or less prepared 
to weather them and benefit from them. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

To Invoke the Name of God...

"To invoke the name of God is to pray. 
To invoke the name of God directly from the heart 
is to put ourselves directly in contact with God. 
May it be soon that we will live 
with the name of God always in our hearts."

~ Rodney Collin

Monday, June 13, 2016

What Greater Shield is There Against the Legions...

Edward Burne-Jones 

What greater shield is there against the legions 
than Presence and awareness? 
In this state, 
it’s as if I dissolve as one of infinite rays of consciousness 
comprising the One. 
I can then be a witness to denying force 
without being reactive…and therefore, protected. 
The shaking of the tree 
seems to happen within each of us as we evolve, 
just as it does for the collective school.