Wednesday, October 29, 2014


 is a necessary aspect 
for the enlightening human being. 
Let us explain why..."
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

live content with small means...

Life as a Symphony

"To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not, rich;
to listen to stars and birds,
babes and sages, with open heart;
to study hard;
to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common
– this is my symphony."

~ William Ellery Channing


An ACEO Art Card Original

artwork available by etsy artist - Alteredhead 

Monday, October 27, 2014

as you are...

Each one of us has to be our true self: 
fresh, solid, at ease, loving and compassionate. 
When we are our true selves, 
not only you but everyone around you 
will profit from your presence.
 Just like a beautiful tree:
 if the tree is anything but a tree 
we will all be in trouble.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Pine Trees, Morning Fog"

available at MarshNelsonFineArt on etsy 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

who is a good friend...

"We grew up with the sayings, 
‘New friends are silver, old friends are gold’ 
and, ‘Friends are there when you need them’.
Sometimes your best friends
 are those who are not there when you need them. 
Because then you have to go beyond need 
and you will find something much more profound 
than the comfort your mind seeks.
The most powerful things that happens sometime 
comes with much pain. 
You know by your own insight 
that you are just right 
where you are." 
~ Mooji 

ॐBeloved Master

Saturday, October 25, 2014

do the skies crumble?

Love's Voice

"Your soul will begin
to sense its depth when you stop
running from Silence."
~Richard Zimler

"Do the skies crumble?"

artwork available at RhymingScapes on etsy 


Friday, October 24, 2014

in stillness and silence the world is restored...

"Through return to simple living comes control of desires.
In control of desires Stillness is attained.
In stillness the world is restored."
~Lao Tzu


Silence is not merely the absence of sound, or noise, 
it is a state of being
at the edge of listening to nothing and something.
Silence is not an absence of words;
 it is a fullness of being.
 Health is not an absence of dis-ease,
It is a state of homeostasis.
~Samuel Avital

"Monet No. One" 
(photo used by permission)
by Louie Rochon-Photography, 2011, 
Copyright, all rights reserved, use by permission only. 
CLICK on photo for full effect.

"Monet No. One"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

taking risk is key to blossoming...

"And the day came 
when the risk 
to remain tight in a bud 
was more painful
 than the risk it took 
to blossom." 
~Anais Nin

Abstract Watercolor Artwork

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

trees are sanctuaries...

"Trees are sanctuaries. 
Whoever knows how to speak to them, 
whoever knows how to listen to them,
 can learn the truth. 
They do not preach learning and precepts, 
they preach, 
undeterred by particulars, 
the ancient law of life." 
~Hermann Hesse

"The Water and the Light"
 artwork by MichaelDavidSorensen available on etsy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

in between the 2014 eclipses - acknowledge your Divinity...

In between the Eclipses ~ Dana Mrkich
posted 20 October, 2014

 (c) Dana Mrkich 2014. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the author is credited, and the URL is included. isa:)

"The irony of growth is that right before a leap forward, you can often feel a heaviness or restriction. If you can imagine energy trying to expand beyond the space it has previously been confined to, before it can bust out of those walls it has to breakdown or breakthrough them.

As we find ourselves in the midst of two eclipses, you may be feeling like you are halfway between leaping free of something finally, yet full of frustration, anxiety, mood swings and heart palpitations as the old comes up to be released first - and it keeps coming, and coming and coming. And this isn't just in the midst of any old eclipses - this is eclipses 2014 style.

We are picking up speed now in our new evolutionary cycle, and as much as you might look around and wonder if anything positive is actually going on with regards to our evolution, it's safe to say we are not in Kansas anymore. Our inner and outer worlds are spinning, picked up by the tornado that is this evolutionary process....where it will set us down and when is anyone's guess.

You may have experienced some restless nights and fatigue filled days lately as these latest energy waves are pushing us like never before to finally break free of yet more stuff - or more accurately at this point, finally break free of any remaining illusions that we even have stuff! In the process this energy is pushing our faces and bodies up against any remaining walls holding up our illusions.
This can feel like physical pressure coming up from within you and surrounding you, and you can often feel it around the chest area, literally like there is a tightness there. (Obviously see your health practitioner for any health concerns). Our heart, our soul, our entire energy field is expanding, and we can feel it: we feel it physically and emotionally via the parts of us that are being pushed against, being called to expand, break, collapse and transform.

Your soul is saying "Woop, I am coming up and out!!!", meanwhile your mental and emotional defenses are on over-drive, saying "What the heck is she/he doing?????!!! Doesn't she/he know she is going to get herself/himself killed/persecuted/killed/abandoned/fill in the blanks?" Meanwhile the soul is on a roll now, high on high-vibrations, "I'm coming out and I'm talking all your fabulous, owned and disowned aspects with me, woooohoooo, freedom and expression here we come, yee-ha!"
We have all outgrown our old versions of our selves. Hey, we've outgrown who we were last week, let alone old beliefs and wounds that have their roots in our childhood, in our ancestral DNA, in our collective stories and past lives. Our energy is expanding rapidly, wanting to head out into that big, open, limitless meadow where anything is possible, free of our restrictive stories.

 Yet, in the process, we keep bumping up against these walls. They are thinner than they used to be, but strangely enough the frustration and emotion they trigger is tsunami-worthy, because we can see so clearly what lies beyond them! We know now that our beliefs are just tapes we choose to keep playing. We can press stop anytime. We know that our wounds are born from the way we choose to perceive something we experienced, but we can adjust our lens of perception anytime. We know that many of our emotional reactions are old habits and addictions that are holding on for dear life. We know that we no longer have to be defined by anything that doesn't feel good, or right or true for us. We are, at this stage, a little bit like the elephants who have long outgrown their tiny chains - but after so long being chained up we haven't quite realised just how free of our 'stuff' we can be if we choose it.
It is natural for all that isn't in alignment with who we really are to come flaring up for a last hurrah as we shift up and into who we really are. The challenge is this: not to get sucked up into all that dust, believing that the existence of this dust must be evidence that nothing is changing, or that clearly you really are identified by that dust. The dust is a good sign. It's a sign that you just smashed a big hole in some wall, or even demolished one fully. The dust is an opportunity to turn to those suffocating thoughts and emotions that have come up and say: Hey, I don't choose you anymore...thank you for leaving now.
May many of your walls come down at this time.
May you blow the dust away with your breath. I mean that literally, just stop, inhale, exhale, let it go.
Breathe freedom in and out of your heart and chest. Feel that area opening and expanding.
Repeat if you resonate: I am free now on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cellular, DNA, ancestral and etheric, across all time, space and dimensions. Thank you.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the author is credited, and the URL is included. isa:)

Acknowledge your Divinity

Monday, October 20, 2014

be the mirror...

"Our greatest advice to you would be to embrace being the fully present 
and joyful ambassadors of love you are on the planet to be. 
When you allow that beautiful and sacred mission to take the lead, 
you will transform all of your circumstances 
with the energy you hold. You will step out of the illusion and into your true beingness. 
You will be the shining example of joyful 
and loving purpose others will want to experience for themselves."

 ~Archangel Gabriel

Trinity Esoterics - sourced from facebook

Sunday, October 19, 2014

our holiness is reflected everywhere...if we see right.

"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted –
a paved road or a washing machine?
If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul."

~Rabbi Harold Kushner

"Woodland" watercolor painting

available at RPeppers on 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

everything emptying into white...

"I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls and water ice
Tables of paper wood, windows of light
And everything emptying into white.

A simple garden, with acres of sky
A Brown-haired dogmouse
If one dropped by
Yellow Delanie would sleep well at night
With everything emptying into white.

A sad Blue eyed drummer rehearses outside
A Black spider dancing on top of his eye
Red legged chicken stands ready to strike
And everything emptying into white.

I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls and water ice
And everything emptying into white."
by Cat Stevens 

Microcosm I 

 Printable Art

artwork by nomadprintables on etsy 


Friday, October 17, 2014

invitation to the bonfire...

Everybody is invited to this bon fire.
Throw all your questions.
Throw all the answers as well.
Throw all your cares.
Have that much courage.
Say I have no time for answers anymore.
Put everything into this fire.
And do it now also.
This is the instant way.
Throw everything now.
No practice,
No philosophy.
But who can do it, you see?
Be willing to be completely empty.
Don't even be a woman.
Don't be a seeker.
Don't be anything.
Don't say any more prayers.
Don't chant any more mantras.
Don't go on any more pilgrimages.
Leave everything, 
because up till now even your seeking is an avoidance, 
another excuse of your mind not to discover the ever-present truth.
Our minds want to say a lot about truth.
But nothing it says is true.
You are here before the mind.
You know it's ways.
This is why I say
throw everything in the fire right now.
It seems very drastic, my words,
but they are totally powerful.
Why keep walking around with the mind on your back?
Put him down and walk away free.
~ Mooji


Beach Chairs and Firepit - 

8x12 Fine Art Photographic Print

artwork by barbaragordon on etsy 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

three questions...

 "The Three Questions" is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in 1885 as part of the collection What Men Live By, and other tales. The story takes the form of a parable, and it concerns a king who wants to find the answers to what he considers the three most important questions in life.

The thought came to a certain king that he would never fail if he knew three things. These three things were
  • When is the best time to do each thing?
  • Who are the most important people to work with?
  • What is the most important thing to do at all times?
Many educated men attempted to answer the king's questions, but they all came up with different answers. The king decided that he needed to ask a wise hermit in a nearby village. The hermit would only see common folk, however, so the king disguised himself as a peasant, left his guards behind, and went to see the hermit. The hermit was digging flower beds when the king arrived. The king asked his questions, but the hermit went on digging rather laboriously. The king offered to dig for him for a while. After digging for some time, the king again asked his questions. Before the hermit could answer, a man emerged from the woods. He was bleeding from a terrible stomach wound. The king tended to him, and they stayed the night in the hermit's hut. By the next day the wounded man was doing better, but was incredulous at the help he had received. The man confessed that he knew who the king was, and that the king had executed his brother and seized his property. He had come to kill the king, but the king's guards had wounded him. The man pledged allegiance to the king, and he went on his way. The king asked the hermit again for his answers, and the hermit responded that he had just had his questions answered.
  • The most important time is now. The present is the only time over which we have power.
  • The most important person is whoever you are with.
  • The most important thing is to do good to the person you are with.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

the chance to live a miraculous life...

"You have to see and meet God in this life.
Don’t let this life go by and miss discovering the Supreme One.
You will find him inside as your constant being.
Pray: Holy mother, holy father, holy spirit,
don’t give me the illusion that even one second belongs to me.
All is you. I, also, am you and yours.
For only like this 
does your life stand the chance to be miraculous."
~ Mooji

New England Fall-Scape print

available at WaterWorksbySumiyo on etsy 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the problem is the wanting an answer....

"We think we’re permanent, but we’re not. 
We think that by craving things we’ll find happiness, 
but we won’t. 
One after another 
the Buddha challenges our established views,
 our ways of constructing our version of the world, 
and takes them apart: 
you think it’s one way but it’s not; 
you want an answer, 
the problem is your very wanting of an answer."
~Henry Shukman


Watercolor Inkblot Kaleidoscope Print


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

timelessness and joy vs time and suffering...

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"I cannot relate to you as if you are someone with a problem.
That’s just too much of a miserable state for me.
If I do, I actually reinforce and perpetuate an identity 
in you that causes you continuous suffering.  
Nobody should want to go there with you.
Only by not supporting your delusion, will you hopefully come out of it. 
But I cannot guarantee.
Why this loyalty to your time-bound identity 
when you could remain joyfully in your timelessness?
If your master relates to you on the level of delusion, 
you are in master-trouble."

~ Mooji

Winter Pine Watercolor Christmas Cards 

// peace joy love // 5x7

available at OlliffStudio on