Thursday, March 23, 2017

Om sweet om...

"Om is the root of all sounds.
Every other sound is contained in That,
It is used to take one beyond all sound."

~ Sri Aurobind

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

free to fly...

"I wake up every morning with excitement and curious anticipation to discover what holographic experiences my Infinite I has in store for me that day."

 ~Stephen Davis
Butterflies Are Free To Fly
A New and Radical Approach to Spiritual Evolution

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Love After Love...

“The time will come when, 
with elation you will greet yourself 
arriving at your own door, 
in your own mirror and 
each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat. 
You will love again
 the stranger who was your self.
 Give wine. Give bread. 
Give back your heart to itself,
 to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, 
whom you ignored for another, 
who knows you by heart. 
 Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes, 
peel your own image from the mirror. 
Feast on your life.”
~Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (wikipedia)
born 23 January 1930 - died 17 March 2017 (aged 87)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

three simple steps to Paradise...

God/Love has no hands/feet but our hands/feet, no mouth to speak Truth but our mouth.

"I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"this little Light of mine..."

Monday, March 13, 2017

Light meditation for cellular purification...

“The technique to purify ourselves at the cellular level is very simple. You have to experience Light in every cell of your body. Light is Love, Peace, Equanimity and Stillness. Experience for as long as possible. From 7 minutes to 7 hours or for as long as you can. Whenever it is possible experience it. Whenever you are busy in life visualize Light in your system and keep the Light in you. That is all. Naturally we cannot be practising this when we are in Offices and when we are busy with our lives. But whenever you find time sit quietly, close your eyes and experience #Light in every cell of your body. It’s not easy I know but this is the only way. Increasing your purity levels in every way is as important. Let us manifest #Love. Let Love be the context for your interactions in life. Non-love is like poison. Remove non-love. Remove anger. Remove jealousy. Remove all that is related to non-love. Purity implies all this.”
by Guruji Krishnananda

Friday, March 10, 2017

how to have undiluted happy-ness...

“How do you keep your mind on God? By keeping your mind on yourself. How do you keep your mind on yourself? By not thinking, by stopping your thoughts, by erasing your ego.
When the thoughts slow down you become happier and happier automatically. For when the thoughts slow down something is rushing in to take their place. And what rushes in, is bliss.
Therefore, to the extent that you make your mind slow down to that extent do you feel blissful and happy.”
~Robert Adams - T. 219 Become What You’ve Always Been 24th January, 1993

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

be an observer - it is all a monologue...

Yet again, Mooji succinctly nails it.

"There are no dialogues in the universe.
It is all a monologue —
the one Self conversing with itself
in its favorite concept called ‘other’."
This is a test. A Rorschach test. What do you see? ;)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

in-body Ascension...

"In order to be connected to your Divine Holy Royal Heritage of Knowledge it is necessary to meditate every single day. Only then are you able to disconnect from the mundane and connect to the Holy Spirit. The Liquid Light Codes surrounded by the electromagnetic Force called Love. Basking in Love, Joy, Bliss and being Your True Highest Self. This is what it means to meditate. This is what it means to be a Lightworker on Planet Earth. From time to time you reach this state of consciousness on your own. It catches you unaware. It is Bliss. It brings unexpected tears of joy. It is all too fleeting. The moments of pure bliss and joy fleet away. By learning to meditate you connect with Divine Mind and bliss can stay with you. The Highest choice.
In the Light there is everything to see. You cannot see anything in darkness. As you procrastinate from regularly practicing meditation you risk coming to the end of your life without having Ascension in a Body. This is the beginning of learning to navigate in the Merkaba Body."
(facebook post excerpt from The Big Reset Year a Message from Sananda post)

Furoshiki reuseable fabric wrap on zafu

Furoshiki reuseable fabric wrap
Furoshiki demo'ed on this zafu
 I appreciate all purchases made at ZafuChi - my zafu store on etsy, 
as well as all referrals. A "Thank you" 
from "the heart of my bottom" - to quote Meryl Streep.

Monday, February 27, 2017

multidimensionality of consciousness...

"Just as the difference between the space in a pot and the space outside it disappears when the pot is demolished, so also does duality disappear when it is realized that the difference between the individual consciousness and the Universal Consciousness does not in fact exist."
~ Ramesh Balsekar

Inside, outside - same same. Let's just effin get rid of any residual guilt,
so we can totally enjoy the life experience we have, while we still (seem to) have a bodily form.
Pinkie swear? :)
new hobby of papermaking - work in progress

Sunday, February 26, 2017

being engaged with Life through breath...

"Simply sit, open to God breathing divine love into the depths of your being, as you breathe your whole being, as a gift of love, back into God. This one practice alone, engaged in with heartfelt sincerity and devotion, can awaken you to God’s total and complete oneness with you as the giver, the sustainer, and the reality of the sheer miracle of your very being."
~James Finley


Thursday, February 16, 2017

- nothing to fear and nothing to fight. All is well.

"[When you awaken] you want to share this truth with your friends, with your family and with your associates, but you cannot, for there are no words to describe this. Everywhere you look, you see freedom. Everywhere you look, you see love. All the trivialities are gone. The judgments have dissipated. You have nothing to fear and nothing to fight. All is well."
~ Robert Adams (20th century American Advaita mystic)
ornate tin heart with dried rose petals

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

the SELF as true Lover - Become the Love, and the Lover!

{{{{{{{  the SELF as true Lover - Become the Love, and the Lover!  }}}}}}}
Everything we really need is already in our heart of Hearts- the Spiritual Heart behind the physical heart.  
"LOVE is the within, centre and without, it is the beneath, middle and beyond, it is the pervasive vibration reverberating the underlying fabric of this entire cosmic existence. It is the omnipresent bond between all, it is all that is, it is who you are. So beloved dear, once this sacred knowing of your Self as LOVE comes to you, no one will ever need to teach you to love yourself or to love your fellow beings. That will happen automatically out of your authentic beingness, in every single moment, not just on a 'special' day. To give love, you first have to embody it, you have to be it. Fill yourself with love to the peak by being love, and then once you are filled, overflow with it and let it flow over to everyone and everything in existence. Unless you are filled with it, you have nothing to give anyone. May this ultimate knowing come to you, may you radiate eternal LOVE every day in any given moment _/|\_ LOVE is infinite, it is eternal, let's not limit it to this day only but cultivate it every single moment. Happy Valentine's Day!"
for the singles (like me) out there!

Friday, February 10, 2017

not so black and E.B.White...

"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
~ E. B. White
by #etsyseller GreatBeyondGifts

E.B. White inspirational quote "I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a ferris wheel." Giclee Print

necklace by #etsyseller JewelrybyJakemi

E.B. White Quote, "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.", 

Inspirational Quote Necklace, Authors Quote

Thursday, February 9, 2017

we're the projector of our "American Dream"

"A monk decided to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He took his boat out to the middle of the lake, moored it there, closed his eyes and began meditating. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly felt the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still closed, he felt his anger rising, and by the time he opened his eyes, he was ready to scream at the boatman who had so carelessly disturbed his meditation. But when he opened his eyes, he was surprised to find that it was an empty boat that had struck his own. It had probably gotten untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.
At that moment, the monk had a great realization. He understood that the anger was within him; it merely needed the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him. From then on, whenever he came across someone who irritated him or provoked him to anger, he would remind himself, that the other person was merely an empty boat, the anger was within him."
Typically, for years now, my night dreams take on a nightmarish-ness that usually wakes me up in horror or fright. The last two nights though, I had dreams that were not the usual content. I had a somewhat disturbing but mostly delightful dream with Pierce Brosnan in it. And last night Patton Oswalt figured largely in a bizarre but mostly comedic dream. Hopefully, we're getting into some lighter dream material now. Whew! I knew I had a sense of humor in there somewhere! 
"Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream..." 
And, now for some serial (cereal) images...well, just one actually.
tiny row boat and Fruit Loops pop art by etsyseller LookingatClouds

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Honey, I'm Home!

"Holiness is our natural state - no exceptions...
much as we would like and love to exclude others 
who are simply beyond redemption. Not us. 
We think we are (for the most part) going to walk, or slide, 
in that door when the time comes. 
It's a journey that was over before it began. 
We're (already) Home, honey!!! 
Self-realization vs self-awareness."
image source facebook - Beauty of A Course in Miracles (ACIM)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

the scent of Love...

"True freedom is when
 all the stories, all the insights, all the realizations, 
concepts, beliefs and positions dissolve. 
What remains is what you are; 
a vast, conscious, luminous space simply resting in itself,
 not knowing a thing, at the point where all things are possible.”
~ Enza Vita
roses - a scent of Love...
dried Louis Philippe rose petals - homegrown by me

Monday, February 6, 2017

you are the formless, timeless, unborn...

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj~
"The whole world is an ever-changing state. No form is permanent.
All you have to do is see the dream as a dream … 
you are the formless, timeless, unborn. 
I ask you to stop imagining that you were born, 
have parents, are a body, will die and so on."

Nisargadatta was born on 4/17/1897 in Bombay. After his father died, he moved to Bombay to support his family back home, following his elder brother. Initially he worked as a junior clerk at an office but quickly he opened a small goods store, mainly selling beedis – leaf-rolled cigarettes, and soon owned a string of eight retail shops. In 1924 he married, and they had three daughters and a son. 
Nisargadatta supported himself, his wife and children by selling small goods and beedis. I'm not Nisargadatta, but I do love his teachings. I also (try to) support myself, using the skills I currently have. Quite honestly, I need to pay some large-ish bills very soon. Homeowner's insurance bill is a down payment of several hundred dollars - due Mar. 1st. Vehicle insurance is a payment of $100. due this month - 2/25/17. I need to get my car into a shop and see why it is smelling of sulphur all the time, and running poorly. New car brakes are needed, too. I would like to start holding small meditation meetings in my home once or twice a week, and to do that I need to do some work on the master bathroom pipes - either jetting them or replacing them. This will cost from $100. at the least to $1K to 2K. at the most. And there are the ongoing monthly bills for utilities, etc. I need to make many, many sales in my etsy store, and I am open to accepting paypal donations payable to  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

at you (already) were until you weren't

We may find ourselves asking: 
“Why am I here? What is life? Who am I?” 
Sooner or later any intelligent person asks these questions. 
What you are looking for is what you already are, not what you will become. 
What you already are is the answer and the source of the question. 
In this lies its power of transformation. 
It is a present actual fact. 
Looking to become something is completely conceptual, merely an idea. 
 The seeker will discover that he is what he seeks 
and that what he seeks is the source of the inquiry.
~ Jean Klein
Zafu in (upcycled) Red Floral Linen Fabric

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

real power and freedom...

"Never place the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket." ~quote

"When the heart is at peace, for and against are forgotten." ~Zhuang Zhou
"Real freedom is freedom in ones heart, 
irrespective of external conditions." 
~ N. Sri Ram 
"One of the most important things to learn in life is that no one took away our power, or gave us power. We are all powerful energetic beings, already. Personally, I now know that when I erroneously believed someone was taking or withholding energy from me - that thought in itself created a problem for me. Typically, especially when a child or younger person, I either shut down or acted out. Contracted in fear, or expanded with self-righteous indignation and/or even rage. Just knowing this really re-frames pretty much everything."
A new o.o.a.k. addition to my zafu store - 
Please share my etsy zafu store link with your friends and acquaintances! 
upcycled linen, light summer yellow floral, buckwheat hull zafu

handmade by etsyseller #zafuChi

Meditation Cushion. Floor Pillow. Zafu. 

Upcycled light yellow summer floral linen. 

Buckwheat Hull filled. 15"x5". 5"L. Velcro closure. 

Handmade, USA


Friday, January 27, 2017

the underlying ground of existence...

"A few months ago, new people moved into the rental house that backs onto my lot. They brought with them two large dogs named Micah and Dexter. The dogs fought each other every time they were let into the back yard, and that was many times throughout the day and evening. Perhaps it was play to them, but from the other side of the fence it sounded just awful. People who came to the house commented about how fierce it sounded. Then there was the people noise. Almost every evening, anywhere from 10:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M., they would burst into the back yard, and erupt into loud conversation with other people in person or on the phone. Every word could be heard and understood by all the neighbors in the surrounding houses, and not by choice. Talk about involuntary eavesdropping! I’m assuming that the privacy fence around the entire property gave the illusion of privacy, or maybe they just didn’t give a damn. One of the girls couldn’t speak a sentence that didn’t include “Oh! My God!”. Last weekend a moving truck was on site. My neighbors were quietly giving each other the thumbs up! Whew! Yay!
The point being made here is about “contrast”. Contrast is something I’ve been hearing about lately. Now that everything has become quiet again in the neighborhood, it took a few days to register that the noise is actually gone. Somehow, peace doesn’t seem to register as much as noise does. In a world of duality, the senses were created to experience by contrast. Peace and quiet, or rather the absence of noise or sound, is more noticeable, by contrast.
Of course, underneath all the contrast is the real deal, Eternal or everlasting, without beginning or end, Peace that cannot be touched by any noise or sound. It’s the ground upon which contrast takes place. It remains unaffected by anything that takes place on the stage of life. That’s the real Whew!"
Blessings, Sarah Nolt
Flax colored European Linen Zafu Meditation Cushion/Pillow. PinTuck Design.