NATURE’S NATURAL WAYS ABIDE
RETURNING <RETURNED TO SOULAND∞
YET REMAINING IN FORMED FORMLESSNES
I don’t identify with my body. I’m inside and I am infinite.
I’m a soul and I watch the whole drama of my body,
my personality and my ego.
The witness, which is part of the soul,
I identify with that rather than all the drama.
– Ram Dass
When you sit down and identify with your being,
not your doing,
you will find all these things in you
and you will radiate joy and love.
Then those who have been hard to relate to,
you will mirror their souls and they will just be souls.”
– Ram Dass
and the ego that identifies with it,
are just like the old family car.
They are functional entities in which our Soul
travels through our incarnation.
But when they are used up, they die.
The most graceful thing to do
is to just allow them to die peacefully and naturally –
to “let go lightly.”
Through it all,
who we are is Soul .
Ram Dass and the Guru who was NOT changed by taking LSD
At the end of an hour it was obvious nothing had happened.
His reactions had been a total put-on.
And then he asked, “Have you got anything stronger?”
I didn’t. Then he said,
"These medicines were used in Kullu Valley long ago.
But yogis have lost that knowledge.
They were used with fasting.
Nobody knows now.
To take them with no effect, your mind must be firmly fixed on God.
Others would be afraid to take.
Many saints would not take this.” And he left it at that.
When I asked him if I should take LSD again, he said,
“It should not be taken in a hot climate.
If you are in a place that is cool and peaceful,
and you are alone and your mind is turned toward God,
then you may take the yogi medicine.”
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Nanci L. Danison
Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers
is the real birth of the soul.
Bowl of Saki, December 9,
by Hazrat Inayat Khan
through which we realize and are conscious of our life.
owing to loss of strength and magnetism,
has lost its grip upon the mind,
the seeming death comes;
that which everybody calls death.
that is the mind, which contains within itself a world of its own,
photographed from one's experience on earth
on the physical plane.
This is heaven if it is full of joy,
and it is hell if it is filled with sorrow. ...
It is the spirit of the eternal Being,
and it has no death.
It is everlasting.
what if our positive feelings toward ourselves
came from a totally different source?
What if they came from our hearts,
rather than our minds?
the worth or essence of who we are.
It is not thought or a label, a judgment or an evaluation.
to the mystery of who we are.
Rather than managing our self-image
so that it is always palatable,
self-compassion honors the fact
that all human beings have both
strengths and weaknesses.
we become mindful of our present moment experience,
realizing that it is ever changing and impermanent.
they neither define us nor do they determine our worthiness.
They are merely part of the process of being alive.
Our minds may try to convince us otherwise,
but our hearts know that our true value lies
in the core experience of being
a conscious being
who feels and perceives.
exciting, surprising, and true......
inquiry for today~
may your day be as unique
as your most unpredictable moods.....
untamable, messy, and reckless,
but I refuse to apologize for it anymore.
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