Friday, February 27, 2015

reversing our myopic consciousness...

"Expand your consciousness" is one way of looking at it. 
That is, of course, after the belief of having shrunk it down to human size.
Consciousness doesn't have to be expanded. 
It already is expanded. To Infinity, I might add.
What needs to be abandoned, ultimately completely, 
is the notion of a separate, myopic consciousness all of one's own.
How more funny could we be than to misidentify so seriously 
and intently with so "little littleness"?
Is that a cosmic joke or what?
In retrospect, of course. ;-)

~ Releasing the Habit of Being Human ~

excerpted from a facebook post by
 of Keeper of The Platinum Ray
"In order to return to the higher frequencies of reality you will need to release your habit of being human. YOU are not your human body. However, YOU are wearing your human body. This body is not YOU. It is merely the form that you must wear in order to engage in third dimensional life."
"I AM a Starseed, my Frequency is Love"
 photo by Keeper of The Platinum Ray

Thursday, February 26, 2015

another grenade insight by Mooji...

"You say you have been trying so hard to find the Self,
but you, the one who is trying so hard to find the Self is who or what exactly?
Nobody is challenging this identity. In fact, they feel uncomfortable to have their notion of self threatened.
Therefore, it is easier and more comfortable to perpetuate this collective assumption that the ego is real.
And yet, do you know how important it is to be aware that you are aware of this? It would expose the 'seeker' as a mere idea or assumption inside the consciousness you already are and reveal the true Self behind the imagined self.
The person who is searching for freedom can never find it. This 'person', the one searching, is itself observable, isn't it? Please try to understand and confirm this.
Here's another grenade insight:
Freedom cannot be 'for' the person. Freedom is freedom 'from' the person for the person is always a complexity and a nuisance.
For an intelligent being, the 'person' or personal identity is the most desirable thing to loose.
And every day, I am trying to push you out of this little bubble of personhood into your real existence, the vast realm beyond all concepts - the realm of perfect Being.
Thereafter, you will look at any and every human Being and see only the Source because you are looking from and as the Source itself.
This is God meeting God.
The true meaning of Namaste."
~ Mooji
India 2015

Mandala necklace

 available by Motekk on etsy

Sunday, February 22, 2015

bring a new kind of light into your life...

"Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.
You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances."
~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild 

(artist unknown to me)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

you are born every second again and again and again...

"The art of remaining a child forever 
is to never collect. 
When the moment is gone, leave it.
 Don't collect the past and then you are never old. 
You are born every second again and again and again.
 It is a constant rebirth... a riverlike flow of rebirth. 
You are renewed, resurrected. 
Die to the past every moment 
so it is no more a hangup and is not a burden on your head and on your heart, 
so that it does not hang like a rock around your neck. 
Go on dying to the past 
so you become more and more available to the present. 
Childhood is a state of consciousness, 
of purity, 
of uncorruption, 
of uncontamination."
~ osho.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

language is metaphor...words are symbols of symbols...

"Let us not forget, however, that words are but symbols of symbols.
 They are thus twice removed from reality." 
~excerpt from A Course in Miracles


"In and of itself, the world contains no objects, adverbs, or prepositions; neither is there sequence, events, or happenings. Even all verbs are inappropriate. Nothing is ‘doing’ anything. Even nouns are sources of perceptual illusion as a noun stands for an arbitrary selection of boundaries and qualities that have prior existence only in the observer’s mind. What is difficult to see is that all is complete and total in itself and exists as its own self-identity. No ‘thing’ exists, and even if it could, it is not the name given to it. To say, “This is a chair,” is to deny the completeness, wholeness, and absolute self-identity of all that exists. To say, “That is a chair,” is to say that A is actually B. The name, the image, the idea of a chair is again something other than a chair, and the mind is easily deceived by nominalization and linguistic convenience. Abstractions are linguistic conveniences; they have no separate existence. Language is metaphor."

excerpt from: “The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden” 
(2002), Chapter 12: The Search for Truth

~Dr. David R. Hawkins


Giclee Watercolor Print

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

sea shell mandala...

Mandala of Sea Shells

Mandala of sea shells, rope, star fish 

with a saying on the back ground, 

painting was done in watercolors, ink and colored pencils

AtaWhimDesigns on etsy 

Starting over and we need help...  




 : a large medal
: a decoration that is shaped like a large medal
: a small, round piece of food (such as meat)

(definition source of medallion) 

Richloom Indira Slub Fantasia

available at for your custom zafu covers! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

refining consciousness to a high spiritual state...

"Human consciousness does not emerge at any depth 
except through struggling with our shadow. 
I wish someone had told me that when I was young.
 It is in facing our conflicts, criticisms, and contradictions that we grow up. 
We actually need to have some problems, enemies, and faults! 
We will remain largely unconscious as a human being
 until issues come into our life that we cannot fix or control 
and something challenges us at our present level of development,
 forcing us to expand and deepen. 
It is in the struggle with our shadow self, 
with failure, or with wounding, 
that we break into higher levels of consciousness. 
I doubt whether there is any other way. 
People who refine this consciousness to a high spiritual state,
 who learn to name and live with paradoxes, 
are the people I would call prophetic speakers. 
We must refine and develop this gift"
~Richard Rohr

Saturday, February 14, 2015

best ever Valentine's Day gift...

Valentine's Day gift to one-self...

"I AM the one I have been waiting for."

"There is no time like the present."

(Still the mind, and see inside. It's quite lovely. 
This Love is not object related. And, It it always available.)

Lake Watercolor

Friday, February 13, 2015

don't play ping-pong with your mind...stay as the Self.

"Don't play ping-pong with your mind.
Simply stay as the detached witnessing presence.
Observe that when left alone, mind calms down by itself.
But don't wait for this to happen.
Just stay as the unmixed presence.
Perceive without interest or identity.
Stay as the Self."
~ Mooji 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

surrendering supply issues...

I am willing to surrender attachments/aversions to ALL poverty/wealth issues.
I am willing to continue surrendering all these issues until the entire "stack" is completely gone.
I am willing to live Life with Abundance, for myself and for any who interact with me in any way.
And so it it will be.
unknown (to me) source via facebook

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

let go, and love...

Let Go and Love
By David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
"On the level of love, we are heartfelt, generous, nurturing, affectionate, steadfast, and forgiving. Love is protective, collaborative, uplifting, holistic, and gracious. It is characterized by warmth, gratitude, appreciation, humility, completion, vision, purity of motive, and sweetness.
Love is a way of being. It is the energy that radiates when the blocks to it have been surrendered. It is more than an emotion or a thought—it is a state of being. Love is what we have become through the pathway of surrender. It is a way of being in the world that says: “How can I be of help to you? How can I comfort you? How can I loan you money when you’re broke? How can I help you find a job? How can I console you when you’ve suffered a major loss in your family?” Lovingness is a way through which we light up the world.
Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the beauty and harmony of the world by showing kindness to all living things and, thereby, supporting the human spirit. That which we freely give to life flows back to us because we are equally part of that life.
Like ripples on the water, every gift returns to the giver. What we affirm in others, we actually affirm in ourselves.
Once we become willing to give love, the discovery quickly follows that we are surrounded by love and merely didn’t know how to access it. Love is actually present everywhere; its presence only needs to be realized.

Louis Philippe Rose
 (from my own garden)

Love expresses itself in many ways. The little boy memorizes a ditty taught to him by his father, and he is still able to say it eighty years later. The Navy sailor steers the ship through a terrible typhoon for three days, nonstop, without food and drink, when all of his shipmates are seasick. The doctor loves and prays for every patient without their knowing about it. The mother cleans up the messy pants of a young child with diarrhea, saying, “Honey, it’s not your fault; you couldn’t help it.” The wife gets up early to make coffee every morning just the way her husband likes it. The doggie waits by the door for the owner to return and wags her tail when he comes through the door. The kitty purrs. The songbird sings.
Typically, people think of love as “romantic” love, as in “Honey” and “Sweetheart.” But romantic love is only a minor part of a human lifetime. There are many types of love other than personal, romantic love, and they infuse our everyday experience: love of pets, love of family and friends, love of freedom, love of purpose, love of country, love of attributes, love of creation, love as virtue, love as enthusiasm, love as forgiveness, love as acceptance, love as motivator, love as appreciation, love as kindness, love as essence of relationship, love as group energy (for example: Alcoholics Anonymous), love as admiration, love as respect, love as valor, love as fraternal bonds of unity (buddies, classmates, shipmates, teammates), love as friendship, love as loyalty, love as affection, love as cherishing, love as self-sacrificing maternal love, love as devotion.
“Love is a many splendored thing,” as the popular song goes. Experientially, this statement is true. When we have surrendered all of the resistances to love and let go of the negative feelings that block love, then the world is radiant with the splendor of love. On the level of love, this radiance is no longer hidden from us."

Saturday, February 7, 2015

cultivate stillness of monkey mind...

Commit to sit...
cultivate stillness of monkey mind...
observe without commentary or prejudice...
breathe in, breathe out...

Zafu Meditation Cushion

available at ZafuChi on etsy 

UNFILLED Cover in Light Tan/Beige looser weave

Repurposed Linen Fabric.

Handmade, USA



Friday, February 6, 2015

my soul is from elsewhere...

“My soul is from elsewhere, 
I'm sure of that, 
and I intend to end up there.”
~ Rumi
"Winter Morn"

Thursday, February 5, 2015

silence is the language of God...

“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”

~ Rumi

quote from A Course in Miracles


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

why the world wags, and what wags it...

“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” 




"Looking at Rocks"

artwork available by BloominMorning on etsy



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

throw out the old tenant called ego...

"The purpose of life is not merely to satisfy mind’s projections.
Though we imagine such a life would be a happy one, 
it would not be a good life.
You waste your life pursuing the wind.
But to dedicate one's life to Truth, that is tremendous.
And it is a choice prompted by the Heart itself.
One prays from the Heart,
'Let this life be one with its source.'
Offer this house so that it is used in service to God
and thus become a temple of light.
Throw out the old tenant called ego.
You will never go back and say,
 'Oh, I no longer want God to be here.
It was better when the devil was here.'

No, you will never regret this."
~ Mooji


Morning Glory Flower

artwork by RobertBridgesImagery on etsy




Monday, February 2, 2015

it was a lucky wind...

“Be still:
There is no longer any need of comment.
It was a lucky wind
That blew away his halo with his cares,
A lucky sea that drowned his reputation.”


"Just for a moment let's be still..."

The Head and the Heart, Lyric Art, Hipster Art, Typography Print,

artwork by AwakeYourSoul on etsy 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

multi-tasking isn't what it used to be...

 "Slow down,
 and learn to savor the experience of Life Itself.
How can it be beneficial for anyone 
to pack as much activity as possible into a day, or night?
Doesn't that just jam our senses 
and jade our capability 
to experience things on a deeper, less superficial level?
Isn't rushing about feverishly 
with a long to-do list a sign of mental imbalance;
 a lack of ability and wisdom to pare down
  to what is really important and has long term value?
How to decide what is of value?
 One question that can be helpful is to ask of everything, 
"What is it for?" 
Keep looking deeper and deeper,
 and what you may find is 
that nothing more is needed to live a full life 
except to see and know what is already there.  
The ground of existence, if you will.
Less is more"


Original Watercolor Painting by RenePaints on etsy