Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Transformation



Part of the work is to refine, clean, the machine (mind/body). The other point is to desire inner changes. There's a loss and a gain when transformation takes place. However, the loss is something that's really not a loss, but a transference of energies. But our machine likes some of the old ways because it is what it is used to.

~MP


Monday, January 26, 2015

In Stillness....


In the stillness is where my soul energizes and reserves energy. If I were to say "God exists," this would not be true. He is beyond being. He is a no-thing-ness beyond being.

~MGN


Friday, January 23, 2015

Abide in Peace...



Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.

~St John of the Cross


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Inner Work...



When I think of my inner work . I am best served when I remember to love myself. The sooner I am in touch with my own warts and blemishes, the sooner I am able to accept myself for who I am, the sooner I am able to forgive myself.  Until I fully embrace forgiveness I can’t embrace compassion. Compassion then delivers acceptance and forgiveness of others. Their warts and blemishes are no different than my own. This perpetual circle allows peace within.

~JN


Monday, January 19, 2015

Rest...



Everyone who goes far in this Work must learn how to rest. The tensions which he meets will be too strong for him otherwise. In fact there is only one true kind of rest—this is in the thought of God, in the remembrance of God, in God.

~Rodney Collin


Friday, January 16, 2015

Stillness in Nature




I've observed in my own life 
the silence and stillness in nature alone
 is where my First Line, (personal practice
becomes nourished 
and my Soul has the space 
to fully emerge.

~E

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Back to the Roots...



Lately, I have a strong I to come back to the rooted concepts of being in the Work; diving into the starting point, the essence of it... sometimes reaching a point where new angles and verifications unveil old ones, creating a new prescription of the lenses of my machine.  These lenses, of course, are in the five senses, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching.  A new prescription makes the colors more vibrant, the sounds more alluring, the tastes much more satisfying, the smells more fragrant and the touch more electrified.  An enhanced state of being that eliminated the feeling of duality and evokes Oneness. We are in the physical world yet we have the ability to visit the "unknown regions".  That is where Oneness lies.  Even if we can get there for a split second, that taste can fuel the desire for a lifetime.

~M