Reflection on Being Spiritual

“How spiritual you are has nothing to do with what you believe, but everything to do with your state of consciousness. This, in turn, determines how you act in the world and interact with others.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

It isn’t enough to hold on to noble ideals and beliefs, we have to bring them into our awareness and then into our lives.

When our consciousness transforms our actions will follow.

May we all go deeper and beyond the dogma, and connect to our intuitive awareness and higher Self.

Live life from here and follow the spirit within you.

Namaste

Haiku – Wearing Thin

asphalt clouds endurance grass

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~
Save your sneaker soles
When life begins to wear thin
Find your Soul Ground

~

Instead of running. Slow down.

Instead of jumping ahead. Step aside.

Instead of doing. Find a seat.

Change your pace in life.

Take time to pause.

Breathe fully and slowly from the center of your being.

Open up to your Soul ground.

 

The Secret Heart of Time

 

spirit wanderer

The secret heart of time is change and growth. Each new experience that awakens in you adds to your soul and deepens your memory.

The person is always a nomad, journeying from threshold to threshold, into ever different experiences. In each new experience, another dimension of the soul unfolds.

It is no wonder that from ancient times the human has been understood as a wanderer.*

~ John O’Donohue

 

The gift of time opens us to new experiences.

Let us fully embrace the inevitability of change.

This is soul work.

Namaste

 

*O’Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (p. 127). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

To Glow

inner light

TO GLOW

Like light in the sun
spilling out of the sun,
the spirit within
beams its way
through all our cracks
till our most treasured
walls come down.

The coming down
of those walls is the
blessing we crave
and resist.

The coming down of
those walls— so the light
of the soul like the light
of the sun can help
the world grow— this is
the call of calls.*

~ Mark Nepo

 

Feel it. See it. Hear it. Touch it.

Believe it.

Share it.

🙏

 

 

*Nepo, Mark. The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Kindle Locations 987-995). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.

Our Inner Hearth

inner hearth

Two very hot welsh terriers enjoying the warmth of the hearth.

“In everyone’s inner solitude there is that bright and warm hearth. The idea of the unconscious, even though it is a very profound and wonderful idea, has sometimes frightened people away from coming back to their own hearth.
We falsely understand the subconscious as the cellar where all of our repression and self-damage is housed. Out of our fear of ourselves we have imagined monsters down there.
Yeats says, “Man needs reckless courage to descend into the abyss of himself.” In actual fact, these demons do not account for all the subconscious. The primal energy of our soul holds a wonderful warmth and welcome for us.
One of the reasons we were sent onto the earth was to make this connection with ourselves, this inner friendship.”*

~ John O’Donohue

No matter how we judge ourselves, there is a deeper loving center within us all. It takes courage to go there and makes friends with what is in the dark.

I love the idea of having our own hearth ready to welcome us home.

* O’Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (pp. 99-100). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

* My Word for this Year and Beyond

timeless

At the beginning of the year, many of you choose a word to live by. I really like this idea, but haven’t done it before. Perhaps because I feel drawn to too many words!

This year, the word was literally given to me. On my birthday, my husband said he had a word for me. His eyes lit up and he was obviously excited to share it with me.

That word was “timeless”.

When he said it we both got teary eyed. Of course, it was very romantic, yet it seemed to go deeper and touched us deeply. What we have together is timeless, and will last forever … and in my own way I am a bit like that classic black dress: somewhat ageless, reliable, neither in fashion or out of it, and turns out well on any occasion 😉

Inner Reflection

I’m looking forward to really living into being timeless, and exploring the fullness of it’s meaning:

* Timeless is about being open, without boundaries, restrictions or conditions.

* Its about letting go of being constricted by time and being free from its apparent demands.

* Timeless happens in the Now, where time doesn’t exist.

* Its an invitation to connect to the unchanging aspect of one’s Self, inner Being and eternal spirit.

* Its about embracing that which is timeless such as curiosity, love, memories, companionship, enthusiasm, creativity …  and many more meaningful words.

Looks like I really did get many words after all…

* Pondering The Dharma

dharma - path of love

Dharma
Means our duty,
Our natural purpose.
It’s the dharma of the sun to shine.
It’s the dharma of a cat to chase mice.
Its the dharma of human beings to learn to love

Love is the work of the soul.
Love is the joy beyond all form.

So let us bury the grudge and all the sorrows
And do our soul work together,
Clumsy though our steps may be..

God didn’t create this park so we could just play.
But what do I know?

Pondering the Dharma by John Mundahl

 I love this pondering.

What if our purpose is simply to learn to love.

Its a heart warming thought.

Who really knows?… 🙂