CONDUIT OF THE GREAT NOTHING
THAT IS ALL
THE LIFE OF CHOICLESS CHOICE
A PRIMAL PRISTINE SILENCE BEYOND BELIEF
UNSULLIED BY DEATH & DESTRUCTION
This mystic cannot help her vanishing
into the living mystery of God…
and then surprises by manifesting creatively…..
as such variation and beauty…
i experience a melting of all identity
in the softness of love
and the magnificence of light
in the gift of caressing waves of peace….
a sculptor of glorious expression….
the sound and symphony
of the evolution of spinning stars…
mountainous stairways to the sky…….
an interior river of flowing peace…….
an eternal companion…….
the expanse and reach of divine love..
the sacred path
of the sweet revelation
where everything is transformed into life itself..
of an absolutely enchanting Beloved..
this is the exquisite and elegant dwelling
within the One
from whom we come..
of the ego into the vastness of a love
that spins every atom.
It has never been easy to accept the invitation.
chided the priests of his own time:**
"Every day, priests minutely examine the Law
And endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
How to read the love letters sent by the wind
And rain, the snow, and moon."
**See this link for wonderful story of Ikkyu
reveals Itself where It wants.
In one moment
it is the salt smell of the sea,
the sunlight in a field,
the clear chill of autumn,
the dewdrops on a spider's web.
an unbelievable sweetness,
the total belonging to an unnameable presence.
It works with the majesty of God
to draw us nearer and nearer,
ultimately in devotion and complete surrender,
until we realize that we are the oneness
that includes all of creation,
we are the love
alive in every cell.
....don't even worry about it.....
the circle is unbroken......no energy is ever lost......we can stop...
...we can simply live and be well.....
an inclination or an instinct that can become a full-blown mystery.
We may not see our gift for what it is.
Each of us is a master at something,
and part of becoming fully alive is to discover and develop
our birthright competence.
Our tendency to identify ourselves
with our acquired skills rather than our natural gifts
is one of the less desirable habits of the ego.
It is the ego that decides what skills it prizes,
the ego that exerts the effort to develop those skills,
the ego that manipulates and markets
those skills once it acquires them.
it is important not to equate them
with the techniques our society names as skills.
Our gifts may be as simple as a real interest in other people,
a quiet and caring manner,
an eye for beauty,
a love of rhythm and sound.
But in those simple personal gifts the seeds of vocation are often found,
if we are wiling to do the inner and outer work necessary
to cultivate our mastery.
~Parker J. Palmer
« Sometimes we say of particularly unpleasant people,
‘Oh, what poison!’
‘Here comes the plague!’
and we can’t wait to get away from them.
Whereas with others,
it is just the opposite:
as soon as we lay eyes on them, we breathe more freely,
and we never want to leave their side.
The truth is that by their emanations,
humans are veritable pharmaceutical laboratories,
and laboratories house toxic products as well as remedies.
is for you a laboratory that contains
the most beneficial substances.
As soon as they appear, even if you are exhausted,
you get up, your eyes sparkling.
Similarly, by their presence alone,
some doctors have such a positive influence on their patients
that merely by taking their hand,
they practically restore them to health.
Healing particles actually emanate from them.
Strive to purify your emanations
with thoughts and feelings
full of light and love,
you will become doctors for one another. »
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
...one of the many Gifts from one of those "doctors" on this island......