~ Huai Nan Tzu ~ Once upon a time, a peasant had a horse. This horse ran away, so the peasant’s neighbours came to console him for his bad luck. He answered, “Maybe.” The day after the horse came back, leading 6 wild horses with it. The neighbours came to congratulate him on such good luck. The peasant said, “Maybe.” The day after, his son tried to saddle and ride on one of the wild horses, but he fell down and broke his leg. Once again the neighbours came to share that misfortune. The peasant said, “Maybe.” The day after, soldiers came to conscript the youth of the village, but the peasant’s son was not chosen because of his broken leg. When the neighbours came […]
~ Gabrielle Cousens ~ Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. One day, the windy Grace of Yah Blew so hard The glass table of the mind Turned over and shattered Into thousands useless fragments It happened so suddenly So effortlessly After so many years and lifetimes Of thinning this glass ceiling of illusion So suddenly The mind just shattered Just exploded into the eternal motionless, timeless presence The scintillating sublime absolute Burst through Uninterrupted Alone Disconnected from past, present, and future And I was not even there to claim it as mine There was no place to stand And no where to be standing The Great Way Which has no gate Opened And there was no me there to walk through.
~ Unknown ~ You say that my mind is the master of all illusions and I have been deceived by it. Why have I allowed this to happen? You have allowed this to happen because on a deeper level you do not want to know the Truth. At this point in time, the Light of Truth would expose all of your hidden baggage that you carry around and this is not something you would want to face all in one go. It would overwhelm you so your mind needs to create illusions for you. You have too much baggage buried deep in the unconscious mind for you to deal with in one go. It would drive you mad to look at it. You need to lighten the load bit […]
~ Unknown ~ I no longer try to change outer things. They are simply a reflection. I change my inner perception and the outer reveals the beauty so long obscured by my own attitude. I concentrate on my inner vision and find my outer view transformed. I find myself attuned to be the grandeur of life and in unison with the perfect order of the universe.
~ Johan Wolfgang von Goethe ~ Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans. That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
~ Marianne Williamson ~ Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory that is within us. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
By Lynda Austin For years people told me how important it was to learn to breathe properly. I never could get into it. As an intuitive channel and teacher, I felt I definitely should be paying attention. Then one evening I was doing a channeling for a group in Colorado. Someone asked about the importance of proper breathing. The response stayed has with me ever since as one of the most powerful and beautiful explanations of the important of breath. Response: We have said in the past that there is a great deal of agreement in every culture — what you could call universal truths — the “Golden Rule”, etc. Virtually all of the disciplines will talk to you of breathing, particularly the disciplines that work […]
~ Author Unknown ~ Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family […]
The Gift of Curiosity is one the great toys for us to play with in engaging others and ourselves. It opens the mind and heart, stimulates creative thinking, encourages sharing, clarifies needs and desires, illuminates values, activates intuition and much, much more. Curiosity is a doorway into the soul and soulful living. The power lies in the question, not the answer Our society still functions from the perspective that the power lies in the answer. We tell people what to think, what to do and where to go. Whether it is parents, teachers or employers, we engage others from the perspective of telling, fixing or managing versus asking. There is nothing wrong with these modes of engagement, yet when not balanced with the wisdom of […]