Monday, October 23, 2017

The Topic of Payment...



The topic of Payment 
is one that I've been grappling with, 
what do I sacrifice for awakening,
is it coming from the right place? 
Am I sacrificing something, 
a feature from my false self, 
the personality, 
OR am I confused and sacrificing something 
that is true to my essence? 
I can pray and ask for guidance 
and hopefully come from within from love, 
and allow the process to take place.

~M

Friday, October 20, 2017

Awakening Means...


Awakening means 
we have to look at all our relationships from above 
and find a new understanding 
and a new way of looking at them,

like a constant rebirthing.

~S

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It Reminds Me...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti 

... it reminds me of how to listen to someone in pain, 
emotional or physical; 
just to listen and be with them in their pain, 
helps to share and heal. 
Whether you are physically present 
or watching from afar, 
being totally there with them is what is angelic and loving. 
We can all do this, 
and we all do this naturally 
when ego steps out of the way 
and we just love!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Dark Night...

Nicolas Poussin

The dark night of the soul 
is for the seeker so on fire with love for God 
that she will get to him 
by any means necessary. 
~St. John of the Cross

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Friday, October 13, 2017

I Feel So Often...



 I feel so often the hand of the higher in the moments of my life, 
protecting me from harm, 
but also allowing me a window 
into the ways life could be so different 
with out grace. 
So often in moments of great difficulty, 
I am given glimpses like this, 
reminding me that an unseen hand 
is always not so far away, 
and that the difficulties I face are in themselves great gifts 
that I will somehow, 
with higher aid, 
always be able to learn from.
~J

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Soul Cannot Enter...

~Marc Chagall

The soul cannot enter into the fusion of divine love 
with its shadow clinging to its skirt. 
It must strip itself of identification with the small self
and step naked into the garden where the Beloved is waiting.

The closer the soul approaches on its journey home to God,
the more ferocious is the resistance of the fragmented self.
Divine union is about wholeness,
and the fragmented self does not want to be made whole. 
But because only God is real,
the "no" ultimately disappears in the radiance
of divine love like a broken heart that heals 
the instant the dreamer wakes in the night 
to feel the arms of her true love holding her close,
just as he has always held her.

~St. John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul  


Friday, October 6, 2017

I Have Experienced...


I have experienced when saying an inner "thank you" 
a centering in myself, 
I experience a calming, humble sensation, 
it is very powerful! 
~M