Thursday, April 30, 2015

what we may discover in Silence...

"There's nothing to prove, nothing to figure out,
nothing to get, nothing to understand.
When we finally stop explaining to ourselves,
we may discover that in silence,
complete understanding is already there."
~Steve Hagen~

(photo source unknown)


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Monday, April 27, 2015

we are slowly melting, and merging with Love...

"Your life used to belong to you -
 at least you had this feeling.
But now it is belonging to God, 
and you are slowly melting and merging...
At a certain point you will disappear.
When you disappear, 
unexpectedly you will find 
you are fully here in the most alive way.
This is the mystery, 
a paradox 
that the mind will not understand easily.
Trust is the key.
Stay open.
Live with a 'yes' inside your Heart for all that is true."

Friday, April 24, 2015

a natural balance, a dance...

"I dissolve in activity, in relationship with my surroundings,
 so that the inner world can flow out, 
and the outer world can arrive within. 
I have to both put in effort and know when to let go. 
There’s a natural balance, a dance, 
between embracing and releasing: 
turning your surroundings into yourself,
 like the tree that absorbs carbon dioxide, 
and turning yourself into your surroundings, 
like the same tree releasing oxygen."
excerpt by:

Apricot Hollyhock Mandala Print by JudyStalus on etsy

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Your duty is to Be, and not to be this or that....

Reality is simply loss of ego (awareness of awareness). Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego has no existence (being only thoughts), it will automatically vanish (when you are still), and Reality (awareness) will shine forth by itself in all its glory. This is the direct method. 

All other methods retain the ego. In those paths so many doubts arise, and the eternal question remains to be tackled. But in this method the final question is the only one and is raised from the very beginning.

No practices (sadhanas) are even necessary for this quest.

Your duty is to Be, and not to be this or that.

"I Am that I Am" sums up the whole truth; the method is summarized in "Be still."
The state we call Realization is simply being one's self,
 not knowing anything or becoming anything.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

are we addicted to thinking?

The mind is nothing but the thought 'I'
Thoughts arise because of the thinker (subject). 
The thinker is the ego, 
which if sought will automatically vanish.
Without consciousness, 
time and space do not exist;
 they appear in consciousness
 but have no reality of their own.
The absolute consciousness alone is our real nature.

Sri Ramana Maharshi
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Friday, April 17, 2015

real freedom - what is it or what is it not?

Letting Go 
(by The Founders)

“Staking your claim to something in your reality puts you in touch with that object or space. It gives you a way of relating to it. But relating to it in terms of your possession of it is not the ideal way for you to interact with the object, the place, or even the other person you are staking your claim to.

It is in your best interest to see everything as free, to see everything as available to all others as well, and to give yourselves an opportunity to interact without claiming anything or anyone as yours. It is also an acknowledgement that your relationship to the object, place, or person is always changing.

So you will feel less attached. You will feel less tied down and more free. Recognize that your relationships to objects, places, and people are there to spark within you more of who you are. They were never meant to be a substitute for that which is you.

photography by Hengki Koentjoro - facebook

  But you make them more significant than they need to be by clinging to them, labeling them, and seeing them as belonging to you. Every moment of every day, your relationship to everything changes. And it would serve you well to acknowledge that, to acknowledge that you can never hold on to something or someone past the point of where it serves you.

You must let go. You must be willing to accept that whatever it is, whoever it is, and whatever is represented, there is no ownership. There is no holding forever. And even if you could, what you would be holding on to would change before your eyes. You would not have the same experience of whatever you were holding on to.

So allow yourselves the opportunity to evolve with the people, places and things around you by letting go and by changing with them.

(We are The Founders)

Channeled by Daniel Scranton

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

in the cave of our heart...

 "There is this City of Brahman, (that is the body), 
and in this city there is a shrine, 
and in that shrine there is a small lotus, 
and in that lotus there is a small space, (akasa). 
Now what exists within that small space,
 that is to be sought,
 that is to be understood."

"This is the great discovery of the Upanishads, 
this inner shrine, this guha, or cave of the heart, 
where the inner meaning of life, 
of all human existence, is to be found.”

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Light workers unite...

"Be empty. Be light.
Drop the luggage of a personal self
 along with its self-centered projections, 
so that you can feel again 
the simplicity and Holiness of your original Being. 
When the mind becomes light again, all the angels, 
all the heavenly Beings are rejoicing. 
You can feel the presence of them inside.
All are singing hallelujah to the Truth."
~ Mooji


By sitting quietly, and allowing the wheel of the mind
 to grind slowly to a complete halt, we can once again 
(and again and again!) 
experience our original state of Holiness.
Holiness is always there waiting for us.
World arises with thought.
When thought subsides, Holiness is there.


White Twill Buckwheat Hull Zafu - available by ZafuChi on etsy

Medallion Buckwheat Hull zafu - available by ZafuChi on etsy

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

become timeless...

"Die in this Love!
If you die in this love, Your soul will be renewed.
  Don’t fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless."

~ Rumi



Star Mandala Tapestry

tapestry available on etsy by TheGangasagar 


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Friday, April 10, 2015

continue merging in Source...

"My Love, continue 
merging in the source. 
Yours is a great calling.
You are discharging your river 

of names and forms 
into the nameless ocean 
of pure Being. 
In doing so, others 
can witness and taste, 
through you, 
the light, 
love and peace, 
which they have heard 
only as a rumour 
until now."
~ Mooji


Third Eye Chakra Bracelet

bracelet available on etsy by ThreeCrowsFlying 

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

always right before your eyes...


"The Truth is beyond time and space,
one instant is eternity.
Not here, not there but
everywhere always right before your eyes."
~Hsin Hsin Ming


 "I climb these hills
As if walking on air
Body too light to fall
Bamboo staff resting
Against a great stone
Torn cloak snapping in the wind
A lone bird soars the azure depths
Far distant springs reflected in its eye
Carefree, singing a timeless song
Gone, on a journey without end."

  - Shih-shu (17th century-early 18th)


"Par delà"

 (beyond good and evil)

artwork available on etsy by stefanskistudio

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

cleaning the lens of perception...

Buddha exclaimed on achieving enlightenment, 
"How wonderful! 
All beings are already enlightened, 
just as they are!" 


"Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed"

"You Can't Keep Me Asleep Forever"

artwork available on etsy by STILphotography 



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

in the company of soul workers...

"Those doing soul work, who want the searing truth 
more than solace or applause, know each other right away.
Those who want something else 
turn and take a seat in another room.
Soul-makers find each others company."
~ Rumi 

Tree Of Life 


Teal Brown Bronze Metallic Watercolor

Friday, April 3, 2015

Majesty awaits It's debut...

"For today...
Let Inner Light shine through you.
Let Inner Love warm you.
Let Inner Life support you.
Peace, be still, ego.
There is real Majesty in the wings...
waiting It's debut."

And There Was Light
a most intriguing book!


Inner Light Mermaid Print 

from Original Watercolor Painting

by Camille Grimshaw - on etsy




Thursday, April 2, 2015

find and feel your Heart again...

"One's destination is never a place
 but rather a new way of looking at things."
~ Henry Miller


"To live with your head at the Master's feet 
is to live on top of the world. 
This has been my own experience.
Surrender yourself and keep quiet inside your Being.
Don't worry about anything in this world 
and your eyes shine bright again.
 Your heart becomes open, clear and pure. 
As you move, Grace goes ahead of you.
She is there even before you take your first step
and walks with you along the way.
Therefore, lay down your arms.
Lay down all your techniques and your efforts
so that you may discover the effortless Silence.
Know that the whole universe is supporting your awakening.
Neither doubt nor fear. All is well.
Take rest.
Find and feel your Heart again."
~ Mooji


Watercolor Heart Print

artwork available on etsy by IvanHristov 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

performing ones duty without attachment...

“One who performs his duty without attachment, 
surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord,
 is unaffected by sinful action,
 as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.”
Bhagavad Gita 5.10

"Galaxy" Necklace 

Handpainted, Geometric Pendant 

 available on etsy by MagicTwirl