Monday, September 26, 2016

We Need to Make that Inner Shift..



We need to make that inner shift from outer to inner, 
and become humble and "empty" 
so that something real and true can enter and guide us, 
then we can be of service to the other person who needs help, 
and to the higher so that they can work through us.
~M

Friday, September 23, 2016

It is Incredible ...



Gustav Klimt

It is incredible how the state of 
self remembering' changes and ripens within, 
deepening awareness of our surroundings, 
and feeding the soul information so it may envelop everything that is; 
filtering and balancing. 
In the work these states are called, 'objective' states' 
there is no judging, just a seeing and observing, 
but it becomes much more than that.
~C

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I Cannot Dance for Your Machine...


I cannot dance for your machine,
but look with openness into me
and we will greet each other, but beware...
Your machine will be around too,
and I reserve the need to protect my entrance.
Open your heart to me and I will greet you with me.
I will be patient while your Instinctive center sniffs around,
however it cannot do that indefinitely.
Hurry and join me.
To all of you I would say:
We are a small outpost in life,
where the divine has touched Man.
It is so delicate a sneeze can make it disappear
or even a nice thought.
We need each other to survive.
Verify what you must and then move on.
I am waiting for you.

Monday, September 19, 2016

One of the Quotes Sent From Mervyn...

John Everett Millais


One of the quotes sent from Mervyn lately mention that, 
' we have to be able to bear what we see in ourselves 
and others in the process, it is necessary.'

I am seeing this process like a big pot of soup cooking, 
it is really delicious and full of good things. 
But I cannot serve it until I sift the oil 
and others parts that have floated to the top. 
This interferes with the flavor and integrity of my soup! 
This process of purification is a vital part of our work. 
There are many things I do not want 
to permanently crystallize in my being.

~C

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Idea That if We Do Not Begin to See Things...


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The idea that if we do not begin 
to see things in ourselves that horrify us, 
we cannot evolve. 
It is a necessary part of the process of awakening. 
I have verified recently that the machine 
can detour these important glimpses of ourselves 
which we need to process and purify. 
It can make us feel guilty, for instance, 
and then we start to buffer. 
Or it can rationalize these faults, 
making them commonplace, so that we can go back to sleep… 
I am trying to make peace with my features, s
o that I can lovingly let them go, let them be in their proper place.

~J


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

When a Man Begins to Know Himself a Little...


Edward Robert Hughes

"When a man begins to know himself a little 
he will see in himself many things that are bound to horrify him. 
So long as a man is not horrified at himself 
he knows nothing about himself. 
If a man gives way to all his desires, 
or panders to them, there will be no inner struggle in him, 
no 'friction,' no fire. 
But if, for the sake of attaining a definite aim, 
he struggles with the desires that hinder him, 
he will then create a fire 
which will gradually transform his inner world into a single whole"  

~Ouspensky 


Monday, September 12, 2016

I Was Thinking of the "Call"...



I was thinking of the "call" that brought me into the Academy, 
that moment of acceptance from which I have not looked back. 
It was of such a different flavor 
than the many months and years of searching that preceded it. 
Mervyn used to say 
that the sound of a man who has "found" this connection 
is so different. His words are more like poetry, 
the look in the face is illuminated. 
When we feel called, 
it is a new world 
a sense of certainty comes in when the "i's" obscure this, 
it is so painful. The Academy is a lifeline for us after this. 
We must never forget that we are here 
to help each other realize this.
~J