Photos below are from December 11, 2014
EMERGES ALL AS JOYFULL EFFORTLESS EASE
“THE ALCHEMY OF AWE”*
DEATH & DYING + SACRED SEXUALITY
CREATOR & CREATION AS ONE
the last of the great obstacles to full awakening.
Conceit is an ingenious creature,
at times masquerading as humility, empathy, or virtue.
Conceit manifests in the feelings of being better than,
worse than, & equal to another.
Within these three dimensions of conceit
are held the whole tormented world
of comparing, evaluating, & judging that afflicts our hearts.
Jealousy, resentment, fear, & low self-esteem
spring from this deeply embedded pattern.
we come face to face with our genuine selves…
cultivating fearlessness & a new simpliicity to our sacred days….
can we lift our burdens?
the pain we carry in our hard-won,
yet inflated truths serves nothing
but a sneaky spiritual insult to the gentle soul…..
By liberating our minds from ideas of
‘better than,’ ‘worse than,’ or ‘the same as,’
we liberate ourselves from all views of ‘self’ & ‘other.’
The bow is a way to the end of suffering, to an awakened heart….
When we have realized ourselves as consciousness
and can look at our body in a mirror and thank God that we are not there,
thank God that we have a body,
but that we are not in the body
—we are invisible--
we shall begin to understand the Master's great teachings
which are the ‘open sesame’
to progress on the spiritual path.
~Joel S Goldsmith
II Corinthians 3:18 (to .) (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Mortality dissolves in proportion to our
Seeing the Truth of Being.~Al Denninger
to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
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so great souls shine out through all opposition.
Bowl of Saki, December 10,
by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Ghazali has said in his Alchemy of Happiness
that the spiritual path is like shooting an arrow into the dark. ...
Whoever sets out on this path is therefore in constant warfare.
He has to encounter opposition from his relatives,
from his friends and acquaintances;
he gets into trouble with those who misunderstand his aims;
they misuse him;
they misjudge him and blame him for doing things
and thinking in a manner which they believe to be unjustified.
Think of Christ,
whose thoughts were so contrary to the religious thoughts of his time.
How difficult to pass from the thought
of an ordinary person to the thought of Christ!
What difficulties there are to face!
But once you fight these difficulties,
and the further you advance,
the more you are drawn to the spirit by the spirit.
When there is resistance to evil of the other person,
do not become angry with him.
When you foster the same emotion,
you add to his,
and you increase the same fire in yourself.
It is like infecting yourself with a contagious disease instead of curing it.
Anger and bitterness will die out in time.
who were working along spiritual lines.
They felt a sort of rivalry against my little society,
and they began to try to do us harm
by telling stories against us and by setting others against us.
My helpers came to tell me how we were being damaged in this way
and asked if they should not do something to stop this.
But I answered,
'the best way to treat this is with indifference.
Take no notice.'
I said, 'Not at all.
The only harm it could do would be if we allowed this harm to enter our circle.
Let them do as they like and let us go on doing what we are doing!'
As the years went by they never heard us say a word against them;
on the contrary, we welcomed them, we helped them,
we served them in whatever way we could.
In time this resistance completely vanished.
We have been going forward,
and they still stand where they were.
Just a little indifference was enough!
The meaning is a trial.
For every promising soul,
every righteous soul will have opposition and envy and jealousy.
And the righteous and good,
wise and beautiful will shine out some day.
~~~ "Supplementary Papers, Misc VII, Questions and Answers", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
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