Friday, August 28, 2009

In the Divine of me

God is manifest to me through Christ within, "Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them." Rom. 1;19.
I am heir of all good through the Divine in me. God only is my Father, Source, Origin, hence my only inheritance is good.
In the Divine of me, I am the child of God. I am the child of Good. Child of Light. I am born of Love. "I am free-born." I am child of Truth. I inherit all Good, all Love, all Light, or Knowledge, all Peace, all Wholeness.
I have no lack. I do not lack good. I have no lack of Love or Knowledge. I have no lack of Peace or Health, for "I" am Divine.
By the Christ, or the Truth, I am made free. By Fannie James

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Whole Being is Music

‘The law of music that works throughout the whole Universe’

The Sufi musician Hazrat Inayat Khan said his whole aim of life was to direct the attention of those who seek the truth towards the laws of music that work throughout the Universe. He said in other words it may be called the laws of life, the sense of proportion, the law of harmony, the laws of balance, and the law which is hidden behind all aspects of life which holds the whole Universe in tact and works out its destiny, fulfilling its purpose. It was because of this knowledge that the wise of the ages have considered music to be a sacred art. For in music the seer can see the picture of the whole Universe and the wise can interpret the secret and the nature of the workings of the Universe.

Hafiz, the great Sufi poet of Persia refers to a legend which exists in the East and which tells how God made a statue of clay in His own image, and asked the soul to enter it, but the soul refused to be imprisoned, for its nature is to fly about freely and not to be limited. The soul did not wish in the least to enter this prison. Then God asked the angels to play their music and as the angels played the soul was moved to ecstasy, in order to make the music more clear to itself, it entered this body.

It is a beautiful legend and much more so is its mystery. The interpretation of this legend explains to us two great laws. One is that freedom is the nature of the soul, and for the soul the whole tragedy of life is the absence of that freedom which belongs to its original nature; and the next mystery that this legend reveals to us is that the only reason why the soul has entered the body of clay or matter is to experience the music of life, and to make this music clear to itself. And when we sum up these two great mysteries, the third mystery, which is the mystery of all mysteries, comes to our mind. This is that the unlimited part of ourselves becomes limited and earthbound for the purpose of making this life, which is the outward life, more intelligible.

Therefore there is a loss and a gain. The loss is the loss of freedom, and the gain is the experience of life, which is fully gained by coming into this limited life which we call the life of the individual.

What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music; our mind and our body, the nature in which we live, the nature which has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music: and we are close to al this music, and live and move and have our being in music.

Article edited from “Sufi message Vol 11, Mysticism of sound, word, cosmic language, Chapter 2 “the music of the spheres”

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Doing No Thing

Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished.
- Leslie Nielsen

Monday, August 24, 2009

Women In the Bible

Excerpt from "Women & the Bible" by Dr. Rocco Errico

In the letters of Paul it is stated: Women are to be subject to their husbands.

The following verses are rarely paired with the above statement even though they follow in succession:
And husbands love your wives even as Christ gave His life and love to the church. The woman is submissive to a husband that has the same love, self-sacrificing love, that Christ had for the church. So, the husband is to have this same love for his wife.

"Wives be subject--Husbands give your life for them just as Christ did for the Church.

"For there is no male or female in Christ."

"The bible is used like a cafeteria, we pick up what we want and leave what we don't want."

The basic spiritual principle in New Thought: We are all One and the same, equal in Spirit, in Unity with all of Life. And so it is. Amen.

There is Man and then there is Womb-Man.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Name of God

by R.H. Grenville

The name of God unto all generations
Requires no proud and princely oriflamme
Emblazoned with high titles,--just the simple
Pronouncement of Infinity: I AM.

And now all flowers in their gracious growing,
All mountains and all forests standing tall;
All stars shining and all streams in flowing,
Proclaim the presence of the All-in-All.

The wing that bears the bird, the green shoot springing
Out of the earth where frost has lately trod,
All joy, all life, all tenderness, all beauty
Declare the grandeur of the Living God.

Dearest of all dear names, and sweetest music
Ever to quicken the discouraged heart
Is Life's eternal covenant, proclaiming
With quiet certainty: "I AM, thou art!"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Sunflowers

by Mary Oliver

Come with me
Into the field of sunflowers.
Their faces are burnished disks,
their dry spines

creak like ship masts
their green leaves,
so heavy and many,
fill all day with the sticky

sugars of the sun.
Come with me
to visit the sunflowers,
they are shy

but want to be friends;
they have wonderful stories
of when they were young--
the important weather,

the wandering crows.
Don't be afraid
to ask them questions!
Their bright faces,

which follow the sun,
will listen, and all
those rows of seeds--
each one a new life!--

hope for a deeper acquaintance;
each of them, though it stands
in a crowd of many,
like a separate universe,

is lonely, the long work
of turning their lives
into a celebration
is not easy. Come

and let us talk with those modest faces,
the simple garments of leaves,
the coarse roots in the earth
so uprightly burning.

Friday, August 21, 2009

When Enough Is Enough

A fisherman was sleeping on the beach in the shade of his boat and a development expert came along to speak to him.

“Why are you resting?” he asked.

“I have already been out fishing and have caught enough fish to feed my family,” the fisherman replied.

“But if you went out fishing again you could catch more fish.”

“And what would I do with those fish?”

“You could now sell them and with the cash you may buy a bigger net.”

“What would I do with this net?”

“Catch more fish”

“And what would I do with those fish?”

“Sell them and buy a motor for your boat.”

“And why should I buy a motor?”

“To catch even more fish.”

“And what would I do with those fish?”

“Sell even more fish and then you can buy another boat.”

“And why would I want another boat?”

“So you can employ other people to catch fish for you, which would enable you to have leisure and rest. “

“But I am already resting!” the fisherman replied.

Only when we fully understand when enough is enough through our own practice and understanding, will we ever have enough and importantly understand the economics of enough.

'Tis A Gift To Be Simple

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we have come to a place that is right,
We will be in a valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained, to bow and to bend we will not be ashamed.
To turn, to turn will be our delight
'Til by turning and turning we come round right.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shoe Art for the Sole

Devotional Service

Pure Devotional service brings immediate relief from all kinds of material distress.
Pure devotional service automatically puts one in transcendental pleasure.
From the Shrimad-Bhagavatam: "My dear Mother, those who are My pure devotees, and who have no desire for material benefit or philosophical specualtion, have their minds so much engaged in My service that they are never interested in asking Me for anything-except to be engaged in that service. They do not even beg to live in My abode with me."
Such is pure devotional service...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chant to Mother God

Mother God

"Creation invariably begins with a uterine environment, characterized by darkness, waters, churning movement, 'the Deep,' and a non-differentiation of the elements, of inner from outer, of self from other."
-- Barbara Walker, The Crone

I am the face of the Moon when it is full of light.
I am the Creator and Preserver,
Mother and Nurse,
Dea Creatrix and Dea Nutrix,
the Theotokos, the holy vessel,
the bearer of the white draft of fostering.

I have been known in other times as
Isis to the Memphites,
Gaea and Deo to the Helenes,
Danu and Brigid to the Hiberni,
and by many names which are now forgotten.

I am the fire that warms the hearth,
the goddess of the hearth and home,
the goddess of childbirth and motherhood.

I am she who lay with Iason in a thrice-plowed field.
I am she who bore Apollo under a palm tree.
I am she who nursed Horus from my own breast.
I am she who mourned for Adonis in the summer
and wept for Tammuz in the autumn.
I am she who sought for my daughter Kore in vain.
I am she who gathered the members of my husband
Osiris from the banks of the Nile.
And I am she who steered the barge of Artu to Avalon.

In the form of a woman, I am tall, and robed in green,
swelling and pregnant,
with the moon under my feet,
and a garland of stars in my hair.
In my left hand, I hold blades of corn,
and in my right, twining serpents.
But at times I take other shapes.

Some there are who have seen me
standing like a tree under heaven,
crowned with the Sun,
with my roots in the waters of the deep,
and the winds speaking in my leaves.
And from my branches
there spilled a golden dew
upon the barren earth,
and it grew green with corn.

I am the power of the gods in their seasons.
My tears are the rain,shed in pain and in laughter.
My breath is the wind, exhaled in ecstasy and in labor.
My heart is the fire that warms the hearth.
My body is the earth, thy womb and thy tomb.

Listen to the sighing of the Heavens to the Earth,
and of the Deeps to the Stars.
Hasten to me and I shall answer the Heavens
with the grain, and the wine, and the oil.

I will be thy goddess,
and thou shalt be my child.

Son of earth,
plunge yourself into the sea of matter
that is my body,
for it cradled you long ago.
You had thought to flee from me,
to live in a world of pure thought and spirit.
But you were like to have perished of hunger,
for I am the oil for you limbs,
the blood for your veins,
the water for your soul,
the world for your mind.

The Pharisees condemn me and waste away.
Wise men say, “Matter is dead, matter is evil,”
but their words are at variance with life,
and they perish in the deserts of their minds.

My path is not knowing,
but looking,
and touching,

And these are my words,
the words which spell your liberation:
“This is my body.”

You have called me and I am here.
You have need of me in order to grow,
and I have need of you to be made holy.
Always you have desired me without knowing it.
Always I have been drawing you to me.

Borrowed from the site:
I must be a neopagan. Something stirs in my soul.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Maitreya Buddha is regarded as the buddha who will be born in the future.
On seeing this unusual being, people will be filled with wonder and faith and will ask how he came to have such an attractive appearance.Maitreya will then reply."It was through the practice, avoiding giving harm ot others.If you too abide in love and tolerance, you shall also become similar to me.

An Affrimation for Today

“You were born to be rich. You grow rich by the use of your God-given faculties, by tuning in with the Infinite, and as your mind becomes productive and full of good ideas, your labor will become more productive and will bring you all kinds of material riches."
“There is no virtue whatsoever in poverty, which in actual fact is a mental disease, and it should be abolished from the face of the earth. You are here to find your true place in life, and to give of your talents to the world. You are here to expand and unfold in a wonderful way, according to a God-given potential, and to bring forth spiritual, mental, and material riches, which will bless humanity in countless ways. Learn how to surround yourself always with beauty, and luxury, and realize your inalienable right to live, liberty, freedom and peace of mind.
“It is your Divine right to dramatize, reveal, portray and express the power, elegance, and riches of the Infinite One.”
Joseph Murphy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Activity of Consciousness

It is the activity of consciousness, determining the “quantum collapse” of a wave-form into a particle, that brings the world into being. “Consciousness is the agency that collapses the wave of a quantum object, which exists in potential, making it an immanent particle in the world of manifestation,” Goswami writes. Our subjective awareness arises as a result of a “tangled hierarchy” in the brain, a closed loop of self-reference similar to the famous “liar’s paradox” (the man from Crete who insists, “All Cretans are liars”). Since quantum collapse can only occur through a physical brain, the ego is “an assumed identity that the free-willing consciousness dons in the interest of having a reference point.” Esoteric disciplines and techniques of meditation teach us to observe our subjectivity, our ego-hood, with its continuous babble of thoughts and worries, from an outside perspective, a “witness consciousness.” By doing this, we jump out of our individually conditioned viewpoint, the self-referential circuit, and take the transcendent perspective.
From "The Prophets Conference Newsletter"

A Snippet on Saints & Trees

I never knew there is a saint for everything--even for dog bites (St. Vitus). Apparently saints are known not only for the intercessory roles with God, but also for their actions, and their works in service. They are people, like you and me, through which God has chosen to shine and show Itself to us. Kinda neat...I think though that I will stick to trees for the time being. They are sufficient Holy emanations of God for me at the moment. Plus they are great listeners

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Light of the World

is right where you are and is shown through kirlian photography in these mushrooms. A lot to be said about organic foods. The more light in it the more light in you.
Shine on.