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Today I’ve been asking myself this question:

What would wholeness say?

I love asking the question; it seems to prompt a feeling of slipping my arms into the sleeves and cloak of wholeness.   Wholeness spoke quietly and tenderly just a few things to me –

You are a blessed being.
You are perfect just as you are.
You are innocence.

And perhaps if Rumi were by my side right now, he’d peer over my shoulder and whisper in my ear:

inside this new love, die.  Your way begins on the other side.

In my last found poem, combining Rumi and Rilke, Rumi’s Quietness comprised the last verse.  Here it is, in it’s entirety, the words below and the words, set to music and images by Rahmama at youtube.  It is absolutely spectacularly, breathtakingly beautiful!

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Escape.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with thick clouds.
Slide out the side. Die,
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.
Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.
The speechless full moon
comes out now.

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May the light at the core of your being illuminate the world…

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You must look into the face of vulnerability to find joy. You cannot find a joy unless you accept vulnerability. Even the gods know vulnerability—and that is why they live. And because I have known vulnerability, I am still alive.

I give you then all the peace and joy that you can hold. But you cannot hold peace and joy like a stone in your hand. For it goes through you and out into others. You need know—you need know nothing—you need know nothing in intellectual terms…

And so peace and joy be with you in all days.

Now I bless you, but the blessings must come from yourselves. The real blessings must come from yourselves.

You must realize that you are one with All That Is, and within you is the only one who can give blessings, and you must be willing to accept the blessing that only you can give, and the joy that only you can give to yourselves and to one another.

There should never be a word in any language that means repentance.

There should only be a word that means, “I bless,” for when you bless you do not need to repent. And when you accept a blessing, you do not need to repent. For when you realize how to accept a blessing, there is nothing to repent.

Love of All That Is requires simply that you become open as air, for when you are open as air then the joy of All That Is flows through you indiscriminately, and there is nothing to repent. You only need repentance when you do not know joy.

For within joy and within All That Is there is only glory that is only consciousness and song.

There is only blessedness.

When you berate yourself for your sins, then you do not realize what joy is.

And All That Is is consciousness and joy.

Do you berate a flower that has one crooked stem? So in your selves, know spontaneity. And in spontaneity you will find joy. Spontaneity has its own discipline. You do not need to enforce discipline upon it. You need not enforce discipline upon it.

Pretend that the bony tissue of your skulls does not exist. And let the energy of All That Is flow through you as indiscriminately as clouds through the skies. Do not say, “I will accept this and I will deny this.” The knowledge that is within yourselves knows. You do not have to fear the spontaneous.

You do not need to fear that if you allow yourselves freedom you will travel into evil ways. Conscious restraints can lead you into avenues of denial.

But the inner selves, knowing their position within All That Is, do not fear denial.

What appears to you as evil is a result of your own ignorance.

There is purpose in all things.

In your spontaneity then, never forget the sacred uniqueness of a shadow upon a road, the shape of a leaf, the stain upon a coffee cup—in these simple things find a hint of your own uniqueness and travel beyond them—and ignore conscious restraint that would bind you. Let the inner intuitive sense speak for it is the inner voice, and the magic that unites you has no need of conscious words…

Seth~Jane Roberts
February 25, 1969, ESP Class session (excerpt)

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This is one of my first blog posts from May ’07 and includes how it all unfolded that I would name this blog:
Simply Blessed….

That’s where I create from, that heart centered place that knows I live in a benevolent Universe. What does that mean to me? It means the Universe is on my side, it’s rigged in my favor, in fact it’s on everyone’s side, including all of nature. Each of us born with a natural intuitive guidance. Many of us have been untrained away from that guidance in favor of pleasing others. But nature seems to follow it’s natural guidance quite well.

Still in all, my body and its functionings were orchestrated by a benevolent Universe and for the most part have not been untrained. Cut your finger and you may not know it but suddenly cells rush to the area each encoded with a job to do, some to heal, some to clot or stop bleeding, some to remove debris. It’s part of the healing process but nonetheless it is guided from a loving, benevolent and kind Broader Perspective.

Well that’s been my story and I kind of like sticking to it. It feels good to know the Universe has my back even when I stumble and don’t even seem to have my own back.

One day I walked out of an important meeting, lots of decisions being made about my son and where he would go to school – I stop and see written on a car bumper the words ‘simply blessed’. In that moment, I am flooded with relief in remembering that I am simply blessed.
Because I really believe that I am guided from a loving benevolent Universe, it shows me what I believe – that I am simply blessed. And at every turn, no matter what, no matter how bad it gets, and we all know how bad it can get, there is always, always the choice to remember I am simply blessed.

It’s not a few more hours later that day, I am following an ambulance with my son inside it. I keep up with every turn and suddenly we make a left turn into the most breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier. It’s one of the pleasures of living in and near Seattle as we do, sometimes you won’t see her for days, weeks or months. Maybe she’s covered in clouds, maybe I just wasn’t travelling near her and then you round a curve, make a turn and there she is in complete and total glory. It’s take your breath away stuff. The tears are streaming down my face but no longer because my son is in the ambulance but from the incredible reminder of just how blessed I am. And knowing that I have a choice to feel simply blessed every single day, every moment I choose to, even now when it’s hard, maybe even especially now.

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What if this is a brand new moment always, what if every stroke on this laptop is a brand new moment, what if every breath I am now breathing is a brand new breath.  What if every moment is treated as holy ground…

That does it right there for me: what if every moment is treated as holy ground.

May I be mindful of this in all that I think, do and feel.  May I be mindful of it as I take a step, heel touching ground, then ball of foot, then toes.  Mindful of the coolness of my hands, the warmth of my torso.  The shoulders near my ears.  Deep breath…. ahhh, and they drop down again.

May I be mindful that I am holy ground.  May I be mindful that everything I encounter is holy ground.  May I be mindful that every moment is holy ground.  May I be mindful that I am simply blessed to experience, to shape, to mold and to choose the unfolding of this holy moment.  That is the gift of ultimate freedom.

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