Thursday, May 9, 2019

our human heritage is the divine

Being the inheritor's of a God-Spark is not a possibility easily accepted.  Yet, within the human spirit lies a recognition that we are more than  we appear.  There is a cosmic urge to reach beyond our grasp, do the impossible, know the unknown, to live an examined life.  This is all part of our evolutionary heritage.  This God-Spark represents our essential core. We live, move, and have our being, as does all manifest life, from this Source. This idea is not some divine inspiration that was brought down to me by an angle or written in stone nor broadcast by the voice of God.  I learned this idea by studying ancient philosophies and spiritual writings.  I found the idea of Divine Consciousness expressed in the Old Testament, in Genesis, ..."the power of God was moving over the waters" (space), ... God's Consciousness, (his power), spoke the Eternal Word which energized all manifestations; from no-thing, to all things.  Divine Consciousness was installed in all things and its vibration sustains All.  I also found the idea in the New Testament, in St. Paul's letter to the Colossian, "It is my task to fully proclaim God's message, which is the secret he hid through all past ages from all mankind, but has now revealed to his people.  God's plan is to make known his secret to his people, this rich and glorious secret which he has for all people.  And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God."  Keep in mind that the name Christ is not part of Jesus's name.  It is Greek and means "anointed one," and is applied only to those who have reached spiritual liberation.  Becoming a Christ is achieved by acknowledging your God-Spark, connecting with it, and purifying your being until you become your Christ Principle.  Just as Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha becomes the Buddha, which in Sanskrit means, "to awaken," when he sat under the Bodhi tree and become enlightened / awakened.  The secret is, Christ is within you, not outside of you.  I have also found the idea of Divine Consciousness being an essential aspect of our being in Rumi's poems, a Sufi -a mystical branch of Islam.  I found the Divine Consciousness idea in ancient Egyptian, (5000+years ago), Chinese, Greek, Hindu, Buddhist, Hebrew, pagan, Gnostic, American Indian, philosophy and spiritual writings.

You can see that the idea of Divine Consciousness as an essential core to all things manifest, is "not knew under the sun."  Let's take this idea and apply it to our lives, and see what it means.

We are, at our essence, a Spark of the Divine Consciousness.  Therefore, if "We contemplate ourselves, we will see that we are not demons or animals or men or gods, we are simply the essence of perfection, perfect souls."
The quote is from a Hindu text, called "Jnanarnva."  This is a difficult concept to wrap our heads around: (1) coming from first hand experience, that we in our daily affairs are not perfect- not by a long shot, (2) most of us in North and South America were schooled by Christion Faith, telling us we were born with Original Sin, have only one life to gain salvation, and if we fail to acquire salivation, our fate will  be eternal damnation; successful salvation under those conditions is every unlikely.  Yet, regardless of our religious instructions, we intuitively know deep within our soul that we are more than our thoughts and feelings and the mind that experiences them. 
Listen to the mystically inclined Emily Dickinson, as she tries to come to terms with the medium of our own knowing, in thought.

                 I do not know the man so bold
                 He dare in lonely place
                 That awful stranger Consciousness
                 Deliberately face.

When we begin to apply the idea, that we have within our being a "spark" of the Divine Consciousness, our chances of reaching salivation increases infinitely.  Divine Consciousness brings with it the attribute of infinity.  Since we have a "spark" of Divine Consciousness our spark is also infinite.  Our time to get things right is relatively infinite.  Knowing that we are a spark of the Divine Consciousness, should quiet our anxiety by opening up our field of life from one to many life-times. This is in line with the natural cycle of all life: birth, growth, decay, death, and then the renewal cycle, birth, growth, decay death, ad infinitum.  There is a story told about Gautama the Buddha, being asked about how long he had been reincarnating?  He answered, : "Consider a mountain, the length and width and height that a water buffalo can walk in one day.  Now imagine a bird with a scarf in its beak that flies across the mountain once every hundred years, letting the scarf brush cross the mountain top.  In the length of time that it would take for the scarf to wear away the mountain, that is how long I have been reincarnation."  An intuitive reader might be thinking, 'that sounds great, but if we just circulate our lives one after the another, where is the hope for progress.'  If there is only continuous circulation of our life, our life would be a living hell, and I am sure that some of us believe that condition is exactly the case.  The good thing is, movement through life is not strictly circular, but is cyclic with a spiral configuration.  Therefore, the spiral movement leaves us the possibility for progress and also regress.

Our spark of Divine Consciousness is not completely veiled within the physical plane.  Its voice is heard in a continuous loop echoing within, and felt as an urge, as an imperative drive towards perfection.  Once this urge is engaged it becomes irrevocably established.  That is because it is a Cosmic Force.  Keep in mind, that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm.  The urge will not be relinquished until it finds repose in its Source.  In other words, we have a built in motivation to awaken, to connect, and finally to become our Source.  So we have a universal purpose to become our Source, and we have all nature behind us and the whole glory of the living Universe to achieve that ultimate goal.  As the Aussies say, "No worries, mates!"

Our biggest obstacle is overcoming our ignorance about our true identity.  We have a dualist life.  You can verify that idea very quickly by looking at a model of our brain.  The brain is divided into two hemispheres, the left and the right half, with a canal like crease down its middle, separating the two half's.  The left side of the brain is related to our physical side, our ego side.  The right side of our brain is related to our spiritual side, our spiritual self.  Empirical evidence of the operational effects of the left and right hemispheres can be understood by reading histories of stroke victims.  A graphic account of the effects of a stroke can be gained by reading a book called, "My stroke of Insight," by Jill  Bolte.  She is a PhD brain scientist, and therefore has an first hand perspective from which to analyze the effects of her stroke.  She says, her left brain functions were gone; could not speak, make analytical judgments or apply them, relate experiences to herself, and had no feeling of her ego identity.  She had awareness, but is wasn't individualized.  In other words, she had no concept of separateness.  All experiences where amalgamated into a continuous unity.  Her only  discrimination was an awareness of the kind of energy people would bring with them as they related with her. This kind of complete right brain awareness is difficult to explain, but I am sure there are readers who have had experienced its unitarian effects.

Once we make the discovery that our human nature is dual, and that a battle is ever waging between our higher Self and our lower self, we can enter the realm of the mystic warrior.  As we enter the battle field within ourselves we call forth and analyze our life purpose, our motives, taking courage to compare wrong things with the right things.  There sitting nose to nose with our truth, we do battle with our lower nature, and by harsh toil, by subduing pain and pleasure, by unbending faith in our higher Self we secure sacred wisdom.  Only then can we wheel the spear of knowledge piercing through the world of shadow and illusion, to gain freedom from our own mortality, and to live eternally within the splendor of the light.


                                           THE BRIDGE


                            It spans an abyss
                                   where siren sounds from an impetuous
                                   wind
                                   lure and snag curious souls.
                           The curious become ensnared, not by
                                  eagerness
                                  to know, but by an affection for the abyss.
                           They are captured, by their own intentions.
                                  The tantalizing, spinning wind, gently
                                  urges
                                  and coerces them, while filling their senses
                                  with tastes of euphoria.
                           It whispers: "All yours.  All yours to have.
                                  Take and fill.  Take."
                           As they succumb to their affection, the wind
                                  bends their souls until their heads turns
                                  down and their feet up.
                          Suddenly, the wind releases its hold and
                                  head long they fall into the heart of the
                                  abyss.
                          If only the poor souls' eyes, cleared, and
                                  glimpsed the golden span within arms
                                  reach.
                         If only they could have grasped it, and held
                                  fast with all their strength, instead of
                                  frolicking in self-pleasure.  What a price
                                  paid for such frivolity.  Such unworthy
                                  attention.  Yet, alas! Too late.
                        The Bridge still spans the abyss,
                                  as a humble signpost against
                                  grand illusion, and high conceit.
                         And he need only grasp it with sincere
                                  heart, to escape the torments of mortality.

                                 















                         

                                  



 
     
                

 



















Tuesday, March 26, 2019

the path

The moment I read the axiom, "Know thyself," my soul stirred and I immediately knew I would embark on an adventure of spiritual discovery.

To those of us who have the innate desire and the courage to expand our life's, adopting fuller and more satisfying perceptions, a path must be walked, connecting our dominant material world with our spiritual world.  This connection is vital, for it allows us access to the spiritual aspect of our being.  (Before we go any further, I think it is necessary to make a distinction between, "spiritual" and "religious." After I voluntarily abandoned my Catholic Faith, some would say I also discarded my spiritual life.  Most people associate spiritual expressions, exclusively with religion.  However, spiritual expressions are often completely separate from religion. Spiritual expression originates from within the soul of human beings, as part of their higher principles, and although religion can initiate a spiritual response, religion is not the source of spiritually.  It is thus possible for human beings to be highly spiritual without being religious.)   The encounter with our spiritual aspect causes a renewal, and a new rebirth.  Our entire life becomes redefined.  We merge our dual aspects (material and spiritual), undergoing a metamorphosis.  It is only through this state of creative synthesis that we can hope to express a full human life.

The actual negotiation of the path is difficult.  One must develop it alone by summing up the enormous range of lived experiences into the raw materials necessary for its higher development.  There isn't a template to follow, yet aid and direction is always near to those with one-pointed commitment, by realized masters.  There is a yoga saying that makes traveling the path attainable, "One truth, many paths;" always keep your eyes on the goal.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

the whole world is knitted together in an absoulte web of unity and destiny.

Take time to wrap your head around the title of this blog.  The whole world is knitted together in an absolute web of unity and destiny.  The idea that unity and destiny are ultimately coupled together in a causative relationship, should come as no surprise.  However, at first glance, they seem to be contrary to one another.  The meaning of "unity" is that there is a common thread, an absolute inclusiveness, that is a connecting component to the idea of "unity."  Whereas, "destiny" seems to have a mystic, causative component surrounding it's meaning.  It is difficult for us conceptually, to blend these two ideas together.  What are the obstacles that block our ability to see the causal relationship between unity and destiny?

The obstacles are of perception, and in not being able to extend or modify our preconceived truths.  We perceive mostly, through our senses, and because of our material based encounter of our senses, our reality of our perception is based on material forms.  Thus, our reality that we live by and trust as real, are things with material bodies; objects, that we can see, feel, touch, smell, hear.  If this objective, material reality is the one and only true reality, why then aren't we humans more foundationally stable, more joyful, more united, instead of reeking of anxiety, fear, and trauma? 

The answer lies in our inability to modify our conceptual ideas.  Because we confine ourselves to objective reality, we believe we have at our command the holy grail of absolute truth.  Therefore, because we have the absolute truth at the ready, there is no longer a necessity to seek further. We have trained our mind's to dissect our material realities into physiological and psychological aspects as a support to our true reality. Then if we add our emotional energy to the mix, we have a very formidable, preconception of our foundation of reality. Now, as a final point of emphasis to our reality, we can use the famous axiom by Rene Descartes,  "I think therefore I am."  Our ability to think therefore, gives us the ability to claim our human heredity-our being.

We have therefore fixed our boundaries of life to meet our survival and competence needs, while a the same time working our lives around this field of material truth. However, we have such confidence in our fixed, material boundaries, we have neglected the need to modify and extend our preconceived truths.  For instance, let's modify Descartes's axiom, to, "You are, therefore you may think."  You are able "to be" and are therefore able to think or not think.  Thus, by modifying Descartes axiom we can change it's course by opening up a wider perspective: "I am, therefore, I can think."  We have replaced Descartes's main cause of being, not with thinking, but with being alive, and have thus advanced our scope of perception to include the cosmos, which than gives us greater possibilities to seek truth.

To those of you who are seekers, I can hear you saying, 'there seems to be a missing link that coordinates and unifies, "unity and destiny." The link lies in expanding and modifying our preconceived truths.  We must expand our boundaries, thereby opening new dimensions of our being.  As we expand our playing field of life we also unleash an inborn freedom to "just be" and feel the joy of living.  As prove of that statement, watch little children play; always moving at top speed and, always with joyous smiles and     screeches; an unbridled display of life without the accumulated mental identifications.  The Bible, according to Matt.18:3, collaborates the above prove ..."less, ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."  Now, lets add to that proof with a quote by, Henry Thoreau, "I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born."  But without any material identifications, who are you? Have you ever thought about that?  If you detach yourself completely from all things you have identified with, you realize yourself as the pure "I."  In that pure "I" there is no difference between you and me.  We therefore are the same, united within the Universal Nature of all beings. There is no separation of life between the macro and the micro, we are all divinely united. 

You might be asking yourselves, "What than, is the source of this universal unity?"  The Source is a "Spark of Divinity," imbedded in every practical of life; we are it, and it is us.

Now, let us turn our attention to how the web of destiny is attached to our unity.  Webster's definition of "destiny" is, "what will necessarily happen to any person or thing."  However, the definition does not tell us what energetic dynamics unfolds to create "what will necessarily happen."  The hallmark of this web of destiny is the "Spark of Divinity" manifest within all the material and the spiritual parts of our lives.  The part of Universal Nature that expresses this web of destiny is called "Karma," and it relates to the spiritual side of life.  The word "Karma" literally means doing, or making ; action.  Karma considers human beings to be the initiators of their causes and, as such directly responsible for their own causes and, directly responsible for the consequences of those causes.  Every thought, word , or deed is karmaicly tied to its initiator.  Karma is not indigenous to any specific culture.  In truth, it is more a principle or universal law than a developed philosophical doctrine.  When a human acts, he or she acts through an expenditure of his or her's native energy.  His or her's actions put into motion energy which brings forth either an instantaneous or delayed reaction, and that reaction in turn impacts his or her's immediate environment, and all Nature's in general.  In other words, Nature reacts against the impact of a human's expended native energy, and the combination of these two causative and reactive energies-of human energy acting upon Nature, and Nature's reaction against the impact of that energy-is what is called "karma."  Thus, within Universal Nature, "karma" dispenses perfect justice, and hence, perfect destiny.   There are no coincidences in life.

I will leave with a quote from a source I could not verify, but fits very well with our discussion;  "The goal and the birthright of all humanity is to realize the spiritual unity behind the diversity throughout creation and to live harmoniously as members of "one universal family."

One truth, many paths.  Be good, do good. 


















                                                                                                    






           

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

period of transition-evolving existing national principles into new standards of thought and conduct

..."Now there are times, when a whole generation is caught in this way, between two ages, two modes of life with the consequences that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence"... The above quote is from the book, Steppenwolf, by Herman Hess. The quote describes a whole society involved in self conflict because of a premature overlapping of an older generation by its succeeding generation before the older generation was ready to retire. The consequence of such a condition left a whole society in a battle of wills, unable to evolve existing principles into acceptable standards of conduct for its future survival along with chronic unrest, and all corresponding noticeably well with the kind of symptoms exhibited in our present society.


Our current unrest is so profound and so deep that it cuts across all aspects of our society: economic, educational, political, spiritual. Everyone seems to be cut away from existing cultural principles of structure and conduct, searching desperately for some kind of reliable standard of thought and conduct that would ease and stabilize our unrest and give us our bearings, so that we could chart a true and accurate course into the future. Our once "blind-faith" approach to our religions, and our reliance on the "rock solid, copper sheath" framework of our government have been riddled by skepticism and cynicism. Where once our society had clear vision and purpose drawn from high virtue and noble values, it now sees no farther then sensual and psychological gratifications. Where once our society built its hopes and future on high principles of justice, equality, and tolerance, it now places its hopes and future on appearance, personality, and scientific powers. The once high principled fabric of our society has been ripped by the attributes of our lower self: greed, privilege, indolence, indulgence, selfish ambition.


No where in our relatively brief history has there been a period of transition of the comprehensive magnitude as we are now experiencing. The Civil War was a devastating event, and almost laid ruin to our fledgling society, yet it didn't reach the spiritual and intellectual comprehensiveness as is true of today's transition period. The Industrial Revolution, although comprehensive in the field of sociology and economic material affects, didn't expose our basic principles of thought and conduct to the threat of dissolution. The Decade of the 60's, with its protests and rebellion, was not as comprehensive a transition period as is being experienced now. Although a direct assault was launched against established governmental and moral principles, its main focus was on specific, perceived injustices. When those injustices were satisfactorily dissolved, so too was the greater part of the 60's social conscience.

The closest parallel to our current period of transition is that of the Roman Empire; that period just after its zenith, and at the beginning of its descending arc. That period, like ours, was marked by unusual forms of ideas and activities involving the dissolution of principles of thought and conduct, and perceptual novelties both of a spiritual and intellectual character. See if you can detect any similarity in the thought and conduct of the Senate of the Roman Empire during its declining period with the thought and conduct of our U.S. Congress and other governing bodies of our society: ..."divided hopes, indigent at the institutions of the state which it ruled, and yet incapable of even systematic assailing them, vacillating in all its conduct except where its own material advantage prompted decision, a picture of faithlessness toward its own as well as the opposite party, of the inward inconsistency of the most pitfall impotence, of the meanest selfishness, and an unsurpassed ideal of misrule"...

The match between the declining Roman Empire and our current society is obviously not perfect, but the similarities are striking. If this match were studied in detail, no doubt many remarkable insights could be drawn about the condition and possible future of our society, but we will leave that study to a motivated scholar. Here we are interested in drawing a wider, more universal comparison. Our society is comparatively much younger then the Roman Empire of the period under consideration. The Roman Empire had already progressed to its zenith and was in decline. Our society is still progressing. To a true student of Universal Nature the fact that our society is in a growth phase of development would be very significant. To him or her, a society is effected by the same cyclical and periodic "Laws of Nature" imposed on all manifest things, from the cosmic to the local. All things revolve according to Nature's Grooves: first, from birth to growth, leveling at some middle point, then decay and finally death. Nothing is exempt from these Laws.

By a comparison between the periodic phase of the Roman Empire with our current society, we will have discovered a fundamental principle at work within Universal Nature. With this knowledge we can begin to unlock the meaning behind our period of transition. (It should be obvious that what is being done here is developing a paradigm for purposes of drawing an analogy. Statistical accuracy is not necessary, approximations will do.)
Our country, as an independent society, is relatively young, some 240 years old. If we mark the average life expectancy of new civilizations at 1000 years, for no other reason then it seems empirically reasonable, then our society, at this point in time, has spend approximately one forth of its average life. This places our society within the growth phase of Nature's Grooves, and also places us in a position for a positive evolutionary out come for our society.

All societies are created out of the minds of human beings. That there should not exist a direct causative relationship between the thoughts and conduct of the human beings that make up a society and the society itself, is absurd. Add to the above reason that human beings are, in composition, microcosmic representations of the macrocosm, and the reasons begin to crystallize. Thus, knowledge of the processes and phases that function within human beings can be applied, by direct analogy, to the processes and phases of a larger scale, namely our society.

Human desire invokes a passion which in turn becomes its vehicle for force that fires the imagination and will toward the gratification or achievement of the desire. However, the power that is felt  by desire is mixed with an element of danger, which is a blind spot, lacking the experience necessary to foresee the effects of the use of the desire. Not only does this position of ignorance leave itself vulnerable to unseen consequences, but also vulnerable to the manipulation of a stronger more experienced will.

By analogy then, our nation is at a present stage of development equivalent to a fifteen or sixteen year old human being. Where the unfolding of desire coupled with the force of passion has recently been installed into our nation's consciousness. As a nation, we feel this power and begin to express it through all aspects of our national life, and because we haven't enough experience to integrated this power with regard to control, it escapes our higher reason. Consequently, as with any initial developmental phase, there will be many failures, followed by feelings of frustration, anger, and impotency. It is like a young child at the walking stage. He stands, wabbles, and falls many times before gaining enough strength and stability necessary to walk. Because we are involved with the development of a faculty of mind that must be integrated with other mental and physical faculties, the difficulity of mastery is compounded many times. This difficulty of mastery can be sighted as the cause of our general feelings of unrest, and as the motivation behind the widespread feelings of caution and conservatism, and anger and violence.
Simply, our nation is making the mistakes of a human adolescent; letting the force of passion and emotion have full reign over our conscience, our higher reason, while oblivious to the consequences. Because of the low moral stamina associated with this phase of human development, our desires are bent toward our lower natures. This reign of our lower natures has overwhelmed our higher reason to the point that we resemble those persons which Plato describe that have no experience with wisdom and virtue: ..."they look ever downward and feed...they kick and butt with iron horns and hooves and kill one another, because of their insatiate desire..."
We have let our lower passions loose, and have given them reign over the fabric of our nation's consciousness; a mistake of an adolescent. Our national, moral conscious has consequently been voluntarily distracted by all manner of vice, amusements, entertainments, and personal, material ambitions, and gratifications. Yet as serious and dangerous as is the present state of our national consciousness, hope and courage can be raised from the idea that this condition is temporary, (remembering that the word, "temporary" when related to a growing society can mean 50 to 100 years). Every parent who has successfully guided his child through adolescence can testify to the difficulty and enormous effort involved, and to the tremendous reward in seeing the blossoming of a good young adult. 

This then is the nature of our period of transition where we are in the process of evolving existing national principles into new standards of thought and conduct which correspond to the unfolding of our expanding consciousness. On a more practical level, we can correctly say, that we are in the process of changing national habits. Pain, suffering, and disorder are the natural symptoms of this transformation, but are also motivations for progress through the unlocking of our national consciousness. 
It is through suffering and yearning for the light that we sharpen our virtues and advance, and when the light comes then also comes, great peace and wisdom, and our hearts are temporarily at rest, until then next evolutionary transition.











































Saturday, November 17, 2018

Who do you want to be?

Yesterday was Halloween, and as I was giving out candy to "tick or treaters," I remembered a time when I took my daughter for her first "trick or treat."  I had bought her a Cinderella Custom with matching face mask.  She was about four years old.  We walked to our neighbor's house, climbed  up the stairs, where Nikki put on her Cinderella face mask.  She suddenly stopped, took off her mask, and said to me, "Dad, I don't want to be Cinderella, I just want to be myself."  Here was my four year old little girl making a life decision to "be her herself."  It was unexpected and amazing at the same time.  I asked her if she wanted to knock on the door to get her candy treat, and she said, "No."  We went back home. She took off her custom, took out her coloring book, and began to color; and that was that. 

In contrast to my daughter's life decision, I wanted to be a garbage-man.  I thought it would fun ridding on the back of a garbage truck.  When I would go visiting with my father to his friend Tony, he would ask his friend to ask me what I wanted to be; he asked and I, with no hesitating replied, "a garbage-man."  Than my father and his friend would laugh.   My sincerity and my daughter's, about our desires for our lives were forthright and honest, but her dimensional spectrum was much more expanded than mine. 

Shakespeare wrote, "To be or not to be.  That is the question..."  So reader, I am asking you, who do you want to be?  I can see you smiling and saying, "that is easy,  I want to be a fireman, a policeman, a poet, a writer, a dancer, a singer, etc. any one of million desires that may "float my boat."  If your desires are strong and you are deeply committed, over time you will manifest your desire.  Than after you achieve your goal, the pleasure of your achievement is self satisfying; you bask in it.  Than after time you begin to feel the urge to expand yourself further.  It is like living in a ten by ten space, its comfortable, but you began to imagine a space twenty by twenty.  As you accommodate to that space, you begin to imagine living in an even larger space.  What is really happening to you is, you have consciously awakened the innate, cosmic urge of expansion into your life.  Life is never satisfied with the status quo; you might have a recognition of this urge

Now, with the connection of this urge you have created an existential or experiential attachment to the cosmos.  At this point, you and the cosmos are one.  This then is the beginning of truth, and has unbounded the possibilities of the entire Universe, to be within your preview. 

The whole Universe is knitted together in an absolute web of unity and destiny.

















Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seeking Sholas

Have you felt impotent and frustrated over your inability to effectively help resolve the deep problems currently existing in our country?  Do you sincerely want to do something positive to help alleviate the widespread problems of our world?  There is a way.  It is simple, effective, and resides in the power of the spoken word.   Some may call it prayer, some affirmation, some invocation, some mantra, but all who use it know of its power to affect results. 

Below is a prayer I put together using thoughts inspired by several religions and spiritual sources, intended to inspire a sense of peace, and feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood in the hearts of those that sincerely say it. All that is required of you to help resolve the great troubles in our country and the world, is to say this prayer aloud or interiorly, with sincerity, as few or as often as you think it needs to be said to realize its effect.  If you believe it's a valuable idea, share it with family and friends.  Just think, a prayer chain linking thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of human minds all focused on the same idea of brotherhood and sisterhood, and peace.  What an awesome aggregation of power.  If the old expression, that "God and one man or one woman can conquer the world" has any truth, just think what God and tens of thousands of humans can accomplish.


                 Oh!_________________________,*

                 In whose breath we live, move, and have our being,
                 we ask for wisdom and courage.  For we have lost our
                 sense of who we truly are.  We force and press, hurting
                 our earth, ourselves, and our children.

                We need to call a halt to our damaging impulses. 
                We need to rest, and allow earth to rest.

                Let there by peace in the sky and in the atmosphere.
                Let there be peace in the plant world and in the forests.
                Let there be peace in our hearts.
   

            *Insert the name and any adjective of any god or divinity that relates to you.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Play of Life


























As human beings living in our material world we constantly move through a wave of conditions and circumstances.  Our lives seem to be constantly bombarded by them.  They are the realm and environment in which we navigate.  If we are not prepared to deal with them they bring us suffering, stress, and anxiety, a triple threat to our stability.

The conditions and circumstances are schools through which we pass to invoke within us, knowledge which we can process into a foundation of wisdom.  And when our foundation is built strong and sturdy, no amount of negativity can brake our stability, we will remain "four square."

Stand forthright, my companions, with integrity and right action inherit the bounty of your gained wisdom, and share it with all beings.