AND/OR ASPECTS OF NATURE.
EXAMPLES ARE RATTLESNAKE*
AND TSUNAMI OCEAN WAVES
BOTH ARE SUPERB EXAMPLES OF ORIGINAL CREATION’S CREATION
BOTH CAN/WILL DESTROY LIFE IN HUMAN FORM
IT’S JUST WHAT THEY DO IF ONE IS AROUND/WITH THEM
EVEN ORIGINAL ONES ARE NOT PROTECTED IF THEY FORGET
A PARTICULAR FORM’S ORIGINAL NATURE
ORIGINAL "HOLY SILENCE" BEFORE SOUND
ORIGINAL ONES REMEMBER WITHOUT REMEMBERING
creates an inner clearing that makes room for new life,
including living, breathing Silence.
where time becomes space,
life is enlivened.
— and a beautiful liar to charm and manipulate you --
until 1) you either open your eyes and ears, wise up and leave,
2) s/he moves on to the next victim.
The snake doesn't have a conscience
or morals like decent, God-fearing people,
and any moment of regret s/he may feel, if any,
will be quickly forgotten --
that's how these kinds of predators operate,
it's in their DNA.
See The SNAKE STORY in Read More at end of Afternoon Photos
See More on above link re: the symbolism
will become the ground he or she walks on.
think of them like sandpaper.
They may scratch and hurt you a bit,
but in the end, you end up polished
and they end up useless.”
- Chris Colfer (actor/singer, 1990-)
attend only while the sun shines.
- Benjamin Franklin (Founding father, America's first millionaire, 1706-1790)
and the one who is won't make you cry.
forgiving of others,
and respectful of a world taking a giant leap
out of the dark ages of object consciousness
and into new horizons of interconnected
Excerpt from this newsletter
and others better than the past ever did.
~ Matt Kahn
darkness is caused by the deadness of the heart;
pain makes it alive.
Bowl of Saki, June 21, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Those who have avoided love in life from fear of its
have lost more than the lover,
who by losing himself gains all. <
until at last their self is also snatched away from their hands. <
the piercing effect of his voice,
the appeal of his words,
all come from the pain of his heart. <
Man has not lived if he has lived and worked
with his body and mind without heart. <
but all darkness is caused by the death of the heart.
Pain makes it alive. <
when purified by love
becomes the source of all goodness.
All deeds of kindness spring from it.
for that total transformation in viewpoint called enlightenment
for the simple reason that all effort must necessarily emanate
from the illusory ego,
that very mind of thought-intellect
which has brought about the sorry plight
from which the individual seeks freedom.
Ramesh S. Balsekar
The Net of Jewels
Requires no learning.
Superior to What-Is
Responsible for everything or
One is responsible for nothing.
The end result is the same.
A young girl walking along a mountain path to her grandmother's house heard a rustle at her feet. Looking down, she saw a snake, but before she could react, the snake spoke to her.
"I am about to die," he said. "It's too cold for me up here, and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you."
"No," the girl replied. "I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. And if I pick you up, you will bite me and your bite is poisonous."
"No, no," the snake said. "If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently."
The young girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and she had to admit he was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.
Suddenly, she said, "I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness."
She then reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and continued toward her grandmother's house.
Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her!
"How could you do this to me?" she cried. "You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!"
"You knew what I was when you picked me up," he hissed as he slithered away.