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Archive for October, 2008

"Your Laughter"

Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.

Do not take away the rose,
the lance flower that you pluck,
the water that suddenly
bursts forth in joy,
the sudden wave
of silver born in you.

My struggle is harsh and I come back
with eyes tired
at times from having seen
the unchanging earth,
but when your laughter enters
it rises to the sky seeking me
and it opens for me all
the doors of life.

My love, in the darkest
hour your laughter
opens, and if suddenly
you see my blood staining
the stones of the street,
laugh, because your laughter
will be for my hands
like a fresh sword.

Next to the sea in the autumn,
your laughter must raise
its foamy cascade,
and in the spring, love,
I want your laughter like
the flower I was waiting for,
the blue flower, the rose
of my echoing country.

Laugh at the night,
at the day, at the moon,
laugh at the twisted
streets of the island,
laugh at this clumsy
boy who loves you,
but when I open
my eyes and close them,
when my steps go,
when my steps return,
deny me bread, air,
light, spring,
but never your laughter
for I would die.

Pablo Neruda

Losing My Life To Find It

Today I see that in spiritual growth I lose my life to find it. This is
just the opposite of establishing my identity in a worldly way, which
lies in surrounding myself with things that I want to represent me. In
this way I define and seek a sense of self through representation. I
know now that I cannot find me in a reflection of myself.

When I do this, my eyes are constantly focused outward, and I forget that it is
through an inner gazing that I come to know who I am and what life is
all about. The sense of loss I may experience when I cease looking for
my true identity in objects outside myself disappears when I look within
for my life and meaning.

I let go of my smaller self to know my larger self.

In my end is my beginning.

T. S. Eliot

age

(photo courtesy mordoc)

age-consciousness is one of the most biologically destructive constructs we can entertain. Call yourself an age and the body responds accordingly. And the body and mind instantly respond to the cultural expectations of what the number is supposed to imply.

The human body is rebuilt from the skeleton up every year (most of the body is rebuilt every seven months). We only retain dis-ease and aging because our consciousness immediately places those new, healthy cells in the same place as the old, unhealthy, aged cells.

Aging is a dis-ease. It is NOT a biological imperative.

What the mind believes, the body follows. Besides, I have lived lifetimes. At the quantum level, I am infinite. I am therefore ageless — so long as I choose to be. The number means nothing.

The only reference point that matters is the spirit and the human heart.

a message

be still dear friends, brothers and sisters, parents and child, enemies and loved-ones, these are the times of grace. what seems complex and confusing and frightening is in fact the most amazing of occurrences. it is the call home. it is the call to return, not to where you came from, but to where you have always believed yourself to truly be. though you have forgotten, though you have been lost, though you have played with fear and despair, those times are dwindling away. this is not a time to look back, or look forward, but to look within and around and revel in what you have all too often passed by in the haste of life. there is no right here and no wrong to what has been done and not yet done, just truth and acceptance and peace within the heart. this is the time of letting go. letting go of the guilt and the shame and the illusion that you are able to control all aspects of your life and the life of the planet. yours are not the only paths being walked on the planet. yours are not the only plans. the great latticework has come together in astounding beauty and form and interconnected all paths and all plans into one river flowing to one ocean. the time of separation is over. the time of limitation is over. the time of borders and fences are over, including those within the human heart. what you see as destruction around you is the process of creation released of its restrictions. it is the freeing-up of eons of stuck and cluttered energy and it is not chaotic. it is not punishment. it is the freeing-up of the waters of consciousness to flow where they are needed. yes there will be changes, that is obvious to all. but they need not be as difficult as you fear; they need not be difficult at all. though few of you remember it, you have been at this stage of creation an infinite number of times before. you have even experienced it when you left the peace and perfection of home and journeyed courageously into rebirth and human form and experienced the pain of pressuring the vastness of all that you are into the smallest, most fragile of forms. time and time again you have each done this. some lifetimes you chose to rest, others you filled with profound challenges. all were extraordinary works of art. this is the time of completing the painting you all began at the beginning of this creation spiral. you have waited anxiously, impatiently for this time; you have, quite literally, waited in line to be here now. do not look to the past to solve the challenges of these times. the only answers for each of you are within, in the stillness of your deepest awareness that you are not small, insignificant vehicles of motion and perception, but instead infinite creators made manifest in flesh in a world of matter, to better understand, contemplate and perfect your creations. wake every day trusting you are safe and shall be guided though others around you may stumble. trust that they are safe as well and always have been. open to the release of all judgment about what you consider “good” and “bad.” this is the time to be those lights in the darkness, cursing the darkness not. one can shout from the roller-coaster from fear, or exhilaration. when you come up against your fears and seeming walls of adversity, step back, take a breath and consider surrendering to the moment. open to what you think of as the miraculous. you are the caterpillar breaking free of the cocoon, the young, trembling bird about to fly for the first time. you think you will fall. you will not. you will be asked to open to faith, and not the blind faith of your religions, but the true faith of your true nature that you have hidden away in order to play this grand game of creation. reclaim your power. create your day and your world as you would have it, first in your heart, then speak it out into the world of form to be made manifest. you have each created this world. now you shall recreate it in joy and love and harmony. greed will be replaced by the grace of generosity and shared hope. isolation and separation will be replaced with union. the dark will pull away from under your feet as you walk with a heart filled with light. there really is nothing to be done, as difficult as that may be to accept. there is only to be present. to be hopeful. to be generous and loving. to bend as the willow does. to flow as the river. the river bringing you home.

doorways

(photo courtesy firehawk77)

one of the great comforting and encouraging truths of the nature of the Universe is that when you open a door, the light floods in; the darkness does not flow out.

glamour

(photo courtesy dev1)

One of the challenges of these coming times for conscious spiritual folks is what was once called “glamour,” which is feeling spiritually superior to others, those not on a conscious path as well as those who are very conscious.

It is easy to feel a bit paternal, or even condescending to those “others,” as the coming times more and more support living consciously: we were/are right and they were/are wrong. Of course, the second we make that judgment, we are wrong — absolutely.

As we tend to surround ourselves with like-minded folks, it’s even easier to separate oneself from the ‘crowd’ and feel empowered by the Universe to tell others how to live (I’ve certainly done it, and may be doing it right now).

But with power and advantage must come humility. To whom much is given, much is expected. We must be careful about repeating the same mistakes of the past under the veneer of “spirituality.”

This is the Age of Aquarius, the Violet Age, when all that is hidden will be revealed. When all separations will be healed. There will be no more secret societies, or hidden agendas, or hierarchies. The new world will be spherical, not vertical.

We will all come to understand that without the ‘unconscious’ help of those who worked-the-dark, we would not now be entering so much light. Everyone is valuable. Has been valuable. The Universe wastes nothing. Everything is perfect and right on schedule.

In the new world we cannot suddenly replace the estranged governments of the past with estranged governments filled with spiritual folks. Fascism is fascism, regardless of ‘high intent.’

We are all one here. We always have been, we’d simply forgotten and let our lower egos run things.

In the coming times, we will have to be extra vigilant of those same egos simply usurping one world for another.

two invocations

(photo courtesy paal)

As we move closer to zero point in the spiritual life of planet Earth, not only are new energies required, but also new prayers and invocations (see “Present Tense Prayers”)

One of the most powerful invocations ever given to the planet is the Great Invocation from the Great White (Light) Brotherhood/Sisterhood. It follows:

The Great Invocation

From the Point Of Light within the Mind of God,
let Light stream forth into the minds of men,
let Light descend on earth.
From the Point Of Love within the Heart of God,

let Love stream forth into the hearts of men,
may Christ return to earth.

From the Center where the Will Of God is known

let Purpose guide the little wills of men,

the Purpose the Masters know and serve.

From the Center which we call the race of men,

let the Plan of Love & Light work out,

may It seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on earth.

Amen.

Honoring fully the continued power and grace of this invocation with great humility and gratitude, I also offer a new energetic color for a new age to the invocation.

A New Invocation

I give thanks Father/Mother/God, that from the Point Of Light within Your Mind,
Light is streaming forth into my mind and into the minds of my brothers and sisters,

that Light is descending on earth.

I give thanks Father/Mother/God, that from the Point Of Love within Your Heart,

Love is streaming forth into my heart and into the hearts of my brothers and sisters,

that the Christ has been awakened within,
that the Christ has returned to earth.

I give thanks Father/Mother/God, that from the Center where Your Will is known,

Purpose is guiding my will and the wills of my brothers and sisters,

the Purpose which the Masters know and serve.
I give thanks Father/Mother/God, that from the Center which we call the race of humanity,
Your Plan of Love & Light is working out,
that it has sealed the door where fear dwells.

That Light and Love and Power has restored the Plan on earth.

Amen.