…dreams do come true ~
I sat at his feet, very confused, asking What should I do? Continue reading
Walking down a country road a man approached and said to me: “You alone are”. I asked what he meant by that and he said: “There really is no one else but you here, although it seems so.” Then he went on his way. Continue reading
At the end our recent community forum, where whoever feels called shares what’s going on for them at the moment, someone led us in a short guided meditation in closing. After identifying what brings us joy, we then created a bubble of joy. Keeping this bubble filled with joy as we move throughout our day’s activities would protect us from the emotional turbulence that might come our way. I identified my greatest joy as sitting silently, alone or with others. Now, even as I move about, as soon as notice the joy in my bubble has subsided a bit, I bring to my awareness the feeling of joy I experience when sitting silently, with mind and body at rest. My joy bubble fills up again and I regain my buoyancy of spirit.
While still in the dream state I was cutting into the flesh of our being, much like you would cut into a piece of fruit, for example an apple, in order to see how much had been affected by the decay that was seen on the surface. I was making small cuts and everywhere I cut I could see more decay. I saw that the decay was pervasive. I was aware that this was my/our own body that I was examining. While seeing the evidence of this general state of decay, at the same time “I” was not affected by the degeneration but rather I was in a vibrant state of renewal and vitality. As this thought entered my awareness I felt myself as a center of this revitalization. It was clear that I am called to hold my awareness, my focus on the quality of renewal despite all signs of decay and degeneration and to hold to the conviction that my inner-most being is continual renewal and vitality. It is again the metaphor of the two wolves inside me: one is the wolf of judgment, cynicism, despair etc and the other is the wolf of compassion, acceptance, innocence and the infinite force of life. Which one will I feed?
This article is in response to Barbara Franken’s challenge: link
I am asked to relate my awakening experience. This article is about the time that I first became aware of all that we take to be ‘the world’ is not what we think it is. It was in 1966 and I was a 16-year-old who had hitch-hiked to Istanbul from Trieste, Italy where I lived at that time. Continue reading