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Archive for June, 2009

if not now, when?

(photo courtesy david silverline)

As we honor our individual struggles, it’s also time to move out of our comfort zones and limited views and reach out to the world, which desperately needs every heart and hand available. we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.


who am i?

(photo courtesy undy)

Who I AM is defined by how different I AM from everyone else.

spiritual adulthood

(photo courtesy alice popkorn)

The journey from adulthood to spiritual adulthood is the acceptance of the love of self, the acceptance of self, unconditionally.

Spiritual adulthood says that our painful, difficult journeys where in themselves acts of grace.

To become spiritual adults we must make peace with our past and those who betrayed us. And those we have betrayed. Including ourselves.

We must try to see our lives — not as a series of mistakes, abuses and successes, but as an extraordinary painting made up of extraordinary colors that tell an extraordinary story.

We must accept ourselves as we are.

And we must be willing to love our selves so much that we are willing to let go of all outside forces that judge us and limit us: family, friends, society, our own egos.

We must stop being victims of the outside world.

We must — ultimately and finally — come to God/Goddess alone and naked.

There will come a time when we will be able to tell our story to others who have never experienced human life. They will look at us with awe and admiration and they will ask: what is pain?
and we will know.
what is joy?
and we will know.
what is fear?
we will know.
what is grace?
we will know.

We are goddesses and gods who chose to forget in order to explore our own creation from the inside.

We are master artists, each one of us, and in us the Divine delights.

June 19th, 2009

to all this day struggling with more than mortgages and bad press. (and to all those struggling this day with bad press and mortgages as well).

My brother and sisters are one
I am one with them.
I seek to love and not hate.
I seek to serve and not exact due service.
I seek to heal and not hurt.
Let pain bring due reward of light and love.
Let the soul control the outer form,
the life and all events,
and bring to light the love that underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.
Let love prevail.
Let all humanity love.
And so it is.

— Dwal Kul

born again…..

(photo courtesy mark coldren),0,1190900.story

Old World vs New World Part 5

(a third, earlier blog perhaps still relevant…)

The Rugged Individual. The Sole Survivor. The Independent.

Actually, there’s no such person. Never has been. Never will be. Not possible.

Here I am — by myself — writing this post on a computer. On a blog site created by people I’ll never meet. Working on said computer built by machines built by thousands of others, invented by hundreds.

Inventors taught by teachers. Teachers taught by other teachers, who studied books written by writers, on paper created by printers, on machines powered by electricity, drawn from power plants, powered by rivers.

I am here in this moment ONLY through the countless contributions of others. The glasses and clothes I wear, the food I eat, the waste I create that is disposed of by the nameless and the faceless.

I have achieved NOTHING by myself. I was helped by cab drivers and merchants and newspaper editors and friends and family and pets and on and on and on and on and on.

If we want to be by ourself, then be by ourself. But don’t kid ourself that we’re an island unto ourself.

We are here — each and every one of us — through the grace and grit of everyone else on the planet.

Look at a grove of Aspen trees sometime. Hundreds of trees standing side-by-side, apart, individual. But look below the soil and you’ll find a single root system uniting them all.

So it is with each of us.

Old World vs New World Part 4

(photo courtesy hamed saber)
(a second, earlier blog perhaps worth looking at again…)

In the face of seemingly relentless parades of human and environmental nightmares, it is easy for one person to feel overwhelmed and powerless: What can just one person do in the face of massive global disruptions?

Actually, one person is just about as powerful as you can get; one person with focused intent.

There is the Hebrew saying, To save one person is to save the world. But is that really possible? Or just wishful thinking?

Again, actually, it’s true.

We’ve evolved to think of ourselves as separate from one another and the environment, when the exact opposite is true.

In quantum physics the theory of non-locality suggests that there is no such thing as distance; that at the sub-atomic level and beyond there is, in effect, only one of ‘us.’

And if there is only “one of us,” and as everything in the universe vibrates, and that higher vibrations transform lower vibrations, then all each one of us has to do is to practice, as the Buddhists say, “right living.” That practice raises our vibration, which in turn, is instantly fed into the system of all humanity and the planet, and the universe itself.

Certainly in a material, 3-dimensional world, it helps to get involved in our communities and the world at large, but by also working on ourselves and wishing the best for others, an energy wave resonates outwards in all directions and is received by everyone and everything, instantly.

Also, the interior work we do on ourselves we also do for all others as well, those who don’t have the time or inclination or the will. When food goes into the mouth it doesn’t just serve the mouth but the entire body. What we do for ourselves, we do for others, whether we know it or not.

Of course, this also means that any negative energy we put out or direct to ourselves, whether in the forms of self-criticism, or guilt, or anger, or shame, also resonates throughout the planet and to each living being on it.

That is the level of our ability.

That is the level of our responsibility.