“I rarely let the word No escape
From my mouth
Because it is so plain to my soul
That God has shouted, Yes! Yes! Yes!
To every luminous movement in Existence.”
—Hafiz quoted in “Power of Intention”, Dr. Wayne Dyer
“The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling . . . every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.”—John Muir
This reminds me of the section in the Christmas carol, “O Holy Night”:
“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
“Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep. ”
“Let our souls turn into a mirror longing to reflect the essence of beauty”- Rumi
“Having a selfless attitude will uplift us. By helping others we are, in fact, helping ourselves. On the other hand, every time we do a selfish action, we are harming ourselves. Learn to bless everyone. Don’t ever curse anyone, because a human being is not just a bundle of flesh and blood. There is consciousness at work within everyone. That consciousness is not a separate, isolated entity; it is part of the whole, a Supreme Unity. Whatever we do is reflected in the Whole, in the one Universal Mind – and it returns to you with the same intensity. Whenever you do a good or bad action, it is reflected in the Universal Consciousness. Therefore, learn to be selfless and learn how to send blessings to everyone. Pray for everyone, because we need the support and blessings of all of Creation for our upliftment. When we pray for others the entire universe prays for us; and when we bless others the whole universe blesses us, because man is one with the cosmic energy.”—Amma, Awaken Children, Vol. VIII
“The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.”—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” –Rumi
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”—Leonard Cohen
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls; for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”—Matthew 11:28-30….In the book “The Creative Life” by Eric Butterworth, Eric says:
Continue reading See in God’s Light
by looking deeply
into our sorrows and challenges
as a witness, as from above
it is possible
to transform our weaknesses into strengths
our wounds into jewels
by God’s grace
by God’s mercy
through Holy Spirit
Continue reading Focus Word: Mercy
“Dawn is bringing the light of day.
With the light may there come to us the whole Son in the Father
and the whole Father in the Son.”
– translation of Latin hymn, Splendor paternae gloriae
“In your light I learn how to love.”
“Love is the soul’s light,
the taste of morning,
no claim of being.”
remember => re-member => we are members of One Body => brothers and sisters of the same Father and Mother
remember => your True Essence => turn your life back to God => repent => re-Unite => be whole
“Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze but as they sway they connect at the roots.”—Jelaluddin Rumi from “Birdsong” and “The Essential Rumi”
When I saw this nasturtium leaf , I immediately saw these drops of water as us, pilgrims, on our journey towards the One. It reminded me of Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr’s words: “The sacred space before the feast of Christmas is our womb time. It is a time of pregnancy and gestation.” The leaf is the sacred space and also the womb. These drops look very pregnant to me.
I am reminded of Rumi’s words “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
This is a collaborative group collage that some friends and I did a few years ago in the autumn for the intention of making cards for Amma’s Circle of Love Letter Writing…
Continue reading All Day, All Night, Music