Saturday, January 31, 2015

the greatest teacher has nothing to say...


Essence 

Feather falling in the Water 

Watercolor on Rice Paper - Original Painting

artwork available by NahimaArt on etsy 

 ~)(~
"The highest truth cannot be put into words.
Therefore the greatest teacher has nothing to say.
He simply gives himself in service, 
and never worries." ~ Lao Tzu

~)(~

Antique Original Japanese Art Painting

Friday, January 30, 2015

let each breath undress your being...

"As you breathe, 
let each breath 
undress your being--
of attitude, 
of mood, 
of history."

~ Mark Nepo

~)(~

"Eternal Love"

artwork available on etsy by jackiemaloneyart 

 ~)(~ 

"She took a deep breath & let it go"

artwork available on etsy by DreamyHomeDecor 

 ~)(~

 

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

no commentary, or editorializing necessary...

"Life unfolds of its own 
and does not need commentary. 
The habit of editorializing about what is witnessed 
needs to be voluntarily surrendered to God."

Along the Path to Enlightenment, p.16
by Dr. David Hawkins

~)(~

  "Surrender"

 8x8 Fine Art Print

artwork by moonflowermuse on etsy 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

a thich in time...

"Breathe in deeply
 to bring your mind 
home to your body."
~Thich Nhat Hanh

  BREATHE

yoga art watercolor print

LindsaySatchell artwork available on etsy 

 


Monday, January 26, 2015

gradual and sudden enlightenment-the practice...

"Our practice of zazen [meditation] is itself enlightenment. 
In that sense, this is very sudden. 
When we sit, enlightenment is there. 
But we still need to continue this practice endlessly, 
so that within the process of practice, 
we become a deeply matured person, 
and that is very gradual. So in our practice, 
both gradual and sudden enlightenment are there."
~Shohaku Okumura

 Enlightenment

 Symbol of Buddha-Nature

artwork by SilverShapes on etsy 




Sunday, January 25, 2015

don't walk around with an empty bucket...

"Light must come from inside. You
cannot ask the darkness to leave;
you must turn on the light."
~ Sogyal Rinpoche

~)(~

"There is a fountain inside you.
Don't walk around with an empty bucket."
~ Rumi

~)(~

"woman in quiet contemplation"

artwork by CaryeVDPMahoney on etsy 

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

keep a very open mind...

Love Bird

Abstract Nature Inspired Wall Art

available at NaturesHeavenlyArt on etsy 

 Guidance from Eileen Caddy 
 for 23 January 2015
Keep A Very Open Mind And See The Most Amazing Things Develop
 
"There is a right time for everything. Always wait for that time and the seeds of truth will fall on fertile and prepared ground and will take root, flower and flourish. A closed rigid mind can never grow and much will be missed in this life. Ridicule nothing you hear, keep a very open mind and see the most amazing things develop. You are moving into new realms; therefore you must expect unusual and unexpected things. There are no fixed forms and patterns, nothing to go on or grasp with the human mind. You are walking in the ways of the Spirit and therefore will be able to understand what is happening, with the Spirit. My ways are far stranger than fiction."

 One of the co-founders of the Findhorn Community, Eileen Caddy, received guidance from the "still, small voice within" and shared it with others in the community for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2006. Today we continue this tradition by printing her guidance - as relevant today as it was when she received it - in the community's weekly newsletter and by sharing it with the wider world through this mailing list.

 This message was sent from Eileens Weekly Guidance. It was sent from: guidance@findhorn.org, Findhorn Foundation, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ, United Kingdom.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

waking, walking meditation...

"When you are in a state of meditation or quiet visualization, you are in a very powerful place. Meditation is a flow, an entering into a space where you experience instant manifestation. You imagine an apple, you instantaneously have an apple. You never doubt you can have what you imagine, you simply experience it with no delay. You also know if you try something and it isn't what you want after all, you can simply create again. There is no doubt, no hesitation, no procrastination, no fear.

Archangel Glicee


When you are in that meditative state, you are also in the flow of creation. You are using your imagination which is such a powerful tool for your highest experiences. You are in a place of time distortion which is always a wonderful indication that you have been connected to the energies of Source. It is placing yourself in a space where all kinds of inspiration can occur. You feel peaceful, loved, and supported to experience yourself however you please.

When we recommend you live your life from a place of surrender, flow, and intention, we are giving you advice that will allow you to experience your life like a waking, walking meditation. You will experience a very similar ease in your day to day life as you do in that meditative state, but with conscious awareness. As your energies continue to accelerate, you will find that what you manifest is happening in shorter and shorter time. You are already finding time to feel distorted, and feeling magic seeping into your waking life more and more.

Do you see? As you step further into your mastery, into embodying your true glory in the physical, the gap between your meditative state and your normal living state will start to close, and that is when you will experience both states as fully and authentically BEing rather than doing."

~Archangel Gabriel
(facebook link)

Monday, January 19, 2015

defenselessness is falling upwards into the embrace of the Living God...

(via his facebook  page)

I am going to tell you something now that you don't hear very often in the world,
and I use myself as an example for you.
If you want to go all the way, give up the sense that you have any rights in life.
Have no right at all. Have no rights for anything.
Then everything is a gift.
When you don't deserve anything, everything is a gift.
Just try.
Just for you. Okay?
This is not a political decision.
Give up this sense that you have rights, that life owes you something, and feel the space that remains. Maybe, initially, you will feel vulnerability like, 'Oh my God, I can't stand up for my rights. I will be abused.' But go beyond this feeling.
Sacrifice it for a greater truth.
You must begin to think with your God-mind.
God does not have rights.
God does not need any rights.
You have to be like God.
Give up this sense you have rights.
You wish to go all the way?
Give up pride also.
Give up future too.
If you give up future, you give up past also.
Just for you. You don't have to tell anybody.
And give up this dependency, 'Who will be here for me?'
And give up projections such as, ‘Yes, in two years time
I will be in a solid relationship and I will own my own apartment.’
There is nothing so great about that.
It just keeps you being a sucker.
You don't want to be a sucker.
There is greater than this to come.
You miss the full adventure and power
that comes from the Holy spirit if you start to choose for yourself.
If you feel to choose for yourself, He will leave you to choose for yourself.
But as soon as you give up this sense of rights; if you say,
'You give me the sense of choice. You are my choice,'
then something else will happen.
In the world nobody tells you this.
There you have to be proud and say, 'Listen, I have rights!'
When I have rights, the world has done me a lot of wrongs.
Give up pride.
Pride in being a woman.
Pride in being beautiful.
Pride in being accomplished in something.
Pride that you are a certain race, religion or nation.
Give up all of these things.
They belong to the devil.
They don't belong to you.
And experience what remains.
A great space will open inside your Heart.
Huge humility.
Huge acceptance, love, wisdom and freedom
as you experience integration with the cosmic being.
And no force on earth can manipulate or bind you, 
because you have made yourself empty of all that makes a 'person'.
Why think it is so great to be a person?
For a while we have to taste that state of personhood,
but there must come a time when you return to purity.
Come back to your purity, your original being!
You ask, ‘How?’
Collapse at God's feet. This is no ordinary fall. 
It is not falling down.
It is falling upwards into the embrace of the Living God. 

~ Mooji
~Mooji~
 "I am going to tell you something now
 that you don't hear very often in the world,
and I use myself as an example for you.
If you want to go all the way, 
give up the sense that you have any rights in life.
Have no right at all. Have no rights for anything.
Then everything is a gift.
When you don't deserve anything, everything is a gift.
Just try.
Just for you. Okay?
This is not a political decision.
Give up this sense that you have rights,
 that life owes you something, 
and feel the space that remains. 
Maybe, initially, you will feel vulnerability like, 
'Oh my God, I can't stand up for my rights. I will be abused.' 
But go beyond this feeling.
Sacrifice it for a greater truth.
You must begin to think with your God-mind.
God does not have rights.
God does not need any rights.
You have to be like God.
Give up this sense you have rights.
You wish to go all the way?
Give up pride also.
Give up future too.
If you give up future, you give up past also.
Just for you. You don't have to tell anybody.
And give
up this dependency, 'Who will be here for me?'
And give up projections such as, ‘Yes, in two years time
I will be in a solid relationship and I will own my own apartment.’
There is nothing so great about that.
It just keeps you being a sucker.
You don't want to be a sucker.
There is greater than this to come.
You miss the full adventure and power
that comes from the Holy spirit if you start to choose for yourself.
If you feel to choose for yourself, 
He will leave you to choose for yourself.
But as soon as you give up this sense of rights; if you say,
'You give me the sense of choice. You are my choice,'
then something else will happen.
In the world nobody tells you this.
There you have to be proud and say, 'Listen, I have rights!'
When I have rights, the world has done me a lot of wrongs.
Give up pride.
Pride in being a woman.
Pride in being beautiful.
Pride in being accomplished in something.
Pride that you are a certain race, religion or nation.
Give up all of these things.
They belong to the devil.
They don't belong to you.
And experience what remains.
A great space will open inside your Heart.
Huge humility.
Huge acceptance, love, wisdom and freedom
as you experience integration with the cosmic being.
And no force on earth can manipulate or bind you,
because you have made yourself empty 
of all that makes a 'person'.
Why think it is so great to be a person?
For a while we have to taste that state of personhood,
but there must come a time when you return to purity.
Come back to your purity, your original being!
You ask, ‘How?’
Collapse at God's feet. This is no ordinary fall.
It is not falling down.
It is falling upwards into the embrace of the Living God."
~ Mooji



Saturday, January 17, 2015

I AM not limited by form...

I AM not limited by this form...

"I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn
 and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, 'No. 
During the whole spring and summer I was very alive. 
I worked hard to help nourish the tree, 
and now much of me is in the tree. 
I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, 
so when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. 
So I don't worry at all. 
As I leave this branch and float to the ground,
 I will wave to the tree and tell her, 
I will see you again very soon.’ "
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Botanical Watercolor Print. 

Watercolor Leaf Art Print.

artwork available by SnoogsandWilde on etsy 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

seeds of contemplation...

New Seeds of Contemplation

"There is an irreducible opposition 
between the deep transcendent self 
that awakens only in contemplation, 
and the superficial, external self 
which we commonly identify with the first person singular. 
Our reality, our true self, 
is hidden in what appears to us to be nothingness....
We can rise above this unreality 
and recover our hidden reality.... 
God Himself begins to live in me 
not only as my Creator 
but as my other and true self.”
 
 ~Thomas Merton

~)(~

Contemplation 

original watercolor painting - 

fairytale fantasy whimsical surreal art - illustration

available by SusanSorrellHill on etsy 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jeff Bridges sangha...

"Everyone I meet is in my sangha. 
I don’t know if that’s the proper definition, 
but that’s the way I’m going to hold it in my mind." 
~Jeff Bridges

~)(~

Aum Sangha Om Mandala

 available on etsy by luminaya

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

just in time...rhythm and grace...impeccable timing...

~)(~

Last evening I was out by the road cutting up the last three sections of the tree trunk 
with my pruning saw. The neighbor biked past on her way home from work
 and then a bit later came over asking if I wore glasses? 
I got up and said I wear cheater glasses, which for some reason I had on me.
 She then offered me a pair of lanyards as a gift. 
I accepted, and just then the lanyard wire of the pair I had on broke,
and all the seed beads fell to the ground. The new pair are perfect for the glasses.
 Just a little thing, but Oh the impeccable timing of serendipitous synchronicities! 
Thank you, Universe! 
~Sarah spelled with an h

~)(~

Rhythm and Grace

Original watercolor Zen bamboo wash painting

available by BeccasPlace on etsy 

~)(~

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

your hand on my chest is my hand...intimacy

from 100 Love Sonnets

“I love you without knowing
 how, or when, or from where. 
I love you simply, 
without problems or pride: 
I love you in this way 
because I do not know any other way of loving 
but this, in which there is no I or you, 
so intimate
 that your hand upon my chest 
is my hand, 
so intimate 
that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

~ Pablo Neruda

~)(~

book of Love Sonnets from 1907

available by ElRitmoRetro on etsy 

Monday, January 5, 2015

everything happens for you, not to you...

“Life is simple. 
Everything happens for you, not to you. 
Everything happens at exactly the right moment, 
neither too soon nor too late. 
You don't have to like it... 
it's just easier if you do.” 
~Byron Katie
 
~)(~


Starfish - Simple and Colorful

artwork by PineShore on etsy 


 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

listen to hear...

Tis true all too often, I'm afraid.

~)(~



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Friday, January 2, 2015

write it on your heart...


~)(~
 
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~)(~

2015 Watercolor Calendar 

A Garden Year Botanical Art Print Set

AnneButeraArt - available on etsy 

 ~)(~

Thursday, January 1, 2015

perspective of time...

 
 
Apparently, it's the first day of the year 2015 
but in reality it is a day in the so-called
 horizontal experience of time and space.
 How to live it? 
What can we let go of in order to not just repeat yesterday?
 Letting go may be much more important than 
acquiring anything - even of a spiritual nature. 
Because in truth, 
we can only return to what we already are,
 in essence.
"Letting go" is how we return.