Allow

“Now, everybody, get this: You don’t have to fight. You can allow. Allow, allow, allow. And then the transformation comes so rapidly that you don’t have to worry about it. The time you spend worrying about what will become of you if this or that happened is time that is wasted. It has never gained you anything, nor will it ever, except that you create from your worry and then you...

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Patience

Above all, trust in the slow work of God, We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new, And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability- And that it may take a very long time. And so I think...

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Look Within

“The Spiritual Seeker is wise to look within and affirm that which they know is good and true, thus creating a state of readiness for whatever might happen. We are being challenged to fight against the tendency to be rigid and dogmatic so we can truly adapt and evolve. Progress will be attained through a willingness to try out new ideas, even if they don’t easily fit into the existing...

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GO WITH WHAT FLOW?

When they say “Go with the flow,” what “flow” are they talking about? Do they mean the flow of your early childhood conditioning? The flow of your friends’ opinions? The latest cultural trends? Your immediate instinctual needs? When they say “Go with the flow,” are they urging you to keep doing what’s easiest to do and what will win you the most...

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Joy/Sorrow/Joy/Sorrow

Then a woman said’ “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow”. And he answered: Your Joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the...

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There is a Resistance

“There is collective resistance to the new, collective resistance to forgiveness, collective resistance to claiming sovereignty. You all breathe the same air, drink from the same fountains, and collective wellbeing is an act of generosity. Collective agreement to be, to support others in their wellbeing, is actually a requirement for the collective to value itself. We are not telling you...

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Letting Yourself be Loved

No one has ever prepared us for this experience. We think it’s the end – no. It’s another beginning. It’s knowing that you’re loved, knowing that you’re loved. It’s not easy, letting yourself be loved – Because we’ve learned to judge ourselves – We’re always judging ourselves.  But I learned to listen that I was loved. I was loved! And then I would forget that I was...

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Transactions with Beauty

Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty. Reason says, Nonsense. I have walked and measured the walls here. There are no places like that. Love says, There are. — Rumi, from “Secret Places,” *Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart* — as rendered by Coleman Barks Thank You – Robert Breszny for...

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The Second Layer of Hope

It is the nature of hope to become lost; what begins with high hopes often ends in deep despair. Hope hid under the lid after Pandora’s box opened, as if all the troubles of the world must be released before genuine hope can be found. Any hope for this hopeless world might have to be found inside the currents of despair that increasingly accompany the news reports of cultural unraveling and...

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The Four Sisters of Everlasting Beauty

The Four Sisters of Everlasting Beauty danced on a mountaintop in order to summon fire from deep within the earth. They danced until flames poured from within veins in the rock, cleansing them of selfishness and blame. The First Sister Was the Dancing Woman of Mirth, whose direction was East. She wore yellow, the color of awakening moments. She brought laughter, the first necessity in a world of...

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