When I was in the sixth grade, I saw an angel. At least, that's what I called it. It was in the sky, it was alive, and not a bird or a plane or Superman. Not even a super-something else. It just was. And pretty as it just was. I told my mother who commemorated … Continue reading How a Non-Deist Dances (or does the dishes) with God
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” ― C.G. Jung I was on the phone with a potential client last week and after she … Continue reading Honesty…honestly. It’s about time I was honest with myself and the rest of the world.
Thomas Merton to Aldous Huxley during their discussion about genuine & pseudo-mysticism: What I would call a supernatural and mystical experience…has in it very essence some note of a direct spiritual contact of two liberties, a kind of flash or spark which ignites an intuition…plus something much more which I can only describe as “personal”, … Continue reading Know ye not that ye are Gods. ~ Moses (the dude, not the dog)
And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with the joy Of elevated thought; a sense of the sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns. And the round ocean and the living ar, And the blue sky, and the mind of man: A motion and a … Continue reading Angelic Doctor ~ Thomas Aquinas
What follows is a little something to consider on this rainy day. It's a little long but I've kept the translation intact (I often slice and dice) because I think it speaks best to and through us in its entirety. It also has a special significance to me as I move with the realization that … Continue reading Moses and the Shepherd
I don't share with many folk the experiences I have with some frequency; almost daily. I'm not quite sure why I tend to keep them to myself. I think there are a combination of factors. They are at once deeply moving, awe-inspiring, sometimes physically taxing, some more ‘ecstatic’ than others, and seem just for me. … Continue reading Becoming Horse
"Life is like a mirror: If I smile, the mirror returns to me a smile. The attitude I take toward life is the same that life will take toward me." ~ Gandhi I posted the "What if it really is between the stories?" a few days ago asking a lot of "what ifs" to hopefully … Continue reading “Life is like a Mirror…”
That line comes from Dan Millman's Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior. Here, Mama Chia is reminding Dan that really, seriously, we don't need to do anything. Period. It annoys us humans--particularly those w/ amazing gifts, to think that we don't need to, or in fact, should not DO something. I bring this up because … Continue reading “If you want peace of mind, I suggest you resign as manager of the Universe.”
Inspired by Rumi, blog posts about hate, love and god; and 24 hours steeped in connection with all that is. In Between Stories ~ Rumi Did you hear that? It’s the man who was looking for treasure. He wants me to finish his story. You didn’t hear him? Then, he must be inside me yelling, … Continue reading What if it really is “In Between the Stories”?
There are those who think of me as 'merely' naive when it comes to things of spirit. Here, I ask they consider their own limitation of expression that appears bound by others' ideas & ideals. The string of logic posed by quite a few is that I've not studied spiritualism, metaphysics, any aspect of any … Continue reading Spiritual Naivety?