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
I'm asked with some frequency if I believe in reincarnation, past lives, life after death, the afterlife, Heaven, and such. Invariably, my answer goes a little something like this: "There are, at the very minimum around seven billion expressions of life (7, 122, 966, 300 by today's population clock at 8:05EST) that flux and flow … Continue reading I Have Become-A Mystic’s Realization of Self
While enjoying my snow day with high-speed internet, full power coffee, and fuzzy socks, I trolled my FB stream. Usually, because my interwebz access is rather limited, I hop on and off so today was a treat. I even kinda, sorta like recycled photos and quotes that I've seen in the past. I can't remember … Continue reading Kermit and the Dalai Lama
"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's been around a loooong time and has … Continue reading The Love Lobotomy
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)
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”?