Tuesday, October 31, 2023
"I believe that the Eastern religions continue today to believe that the
third eye is the seat of spiritual insight. Somewhere along the line, the spelling has been slightly altered since the Bible spells the word Peniel or Penuel,
but the similarity of meaning suggests that they are related. Peniel means
recognition of God. Meditation is for the purpose of recognizing God, our
spiritual Source. To this we direct our attention. Is this not the seat of the
soul, spiritual insight, the union of man with his infinite Source?"
God and I in space alone And nobody else in view.
“And where are the people, O Lord?” I said.
“The earth below and the sky o’erhead
And the dead whom once I knew?”
“That was a dream,” God smiled and said, “A dream that seemed to be true, There were no people, living or dead, There was no earth and no sky o’erhead There was only myself—and you.”
“Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the self-same tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.”
Monday, October 30, 2023
“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
“Chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you, nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune. Your subconscious impressions determine the conditions of your world. The subconscious is not selective; it is impersonal and no respecter of persons. The subconscious is not concerned with the truth or falsity of your feeling. It always accepts as true that which you feel to be true.
Feeling is the assent of the subconscious to the truth of that which is declared to be true. Because of this quality of the subconscious there is nothing impossible to man. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and feel as true, the subconscious can and must objectify. Your feelings create the pattern from which your world is fashioned, and a change of feeling is a change of pattern.”
“The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in or out and the windows of our perception are cleansed.”
"Some rivers flow to the east;
others to the west.
They become one with the sea.
They become the sea.
And, just as these rivers,
when they are in the sea,
do not know:
I am this river or that;
in the same manner,
when they have come from the Being,
do not know
that they have come from the Truth.
That which is the subtle essence,
in that all that exists has its Being.
That is the truth.
That is the self
that thou art."
Sunday, October 29, 2023
“There is some kiss we want with
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
There is a spirit in the soul, untouched by time and flesh, flowing from the Spirit, remaining in the Spirit, itself wholly spiritual. In this principle is God, ever verdant, ever flowering in all the joy and glory of His actual Self. Sometimes I have called this principle the Tabernacle of the soul, sometimes a spiritual Light, anon I say it is a Spark.
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