Consummation

We should make all spiritual talk simple today God is trying to sell you something but you don’t want to buy That is what your suffering is: your fantastic haggling your manic screaming over price. –Hafiz   God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient – all powerful, ever present, all knowing. I sense and feel the Divine …

I am the Earth

I Am the Earth, the crunch of leaves, Fall’s fragrance of life composting, combusting itself into new life. I am the sperm, the egg, the nest of creation, through which God makes his Presence known, his will made manifest. As I give myself away, withholding nothing at all, I Am all This and the Heavens …

You

This I Am,  forgive this one who falls time and time again into belief in her power, into the illusion that she of her own self, can do anything. I have long been aware of the ongoing conversation, the humorous joke constantly alerting me to old beliefs held deep within cells that keep reassembling an …

Feedback Loop for the Divine

Each of us is a fully formed body of light. There is no there to get to, nothing to ascend into. There is here, now. We are already This. Each of us is the Grand Intelligence feeding Itself back into The Whole, informing and expanding Itself, co-creating and morphing the collective experience. We are the …

Celebrate the Suffering

There is an interesting story about a guru who sets up a little shop selling pick axes and shovels to all the seekers who are trying to get to the top of the mountain to find whatever it is they believe is there. (I wish I remembered where I heard this story, but I don’t.) …

‘This’ is it!

How do I place enough emphasis on the word, ‘This’? I say, “This is It,” and your mind thinks it knows what I am saying. ‘This’ is the Holy Grail, the end of the search, the reality of peace and freedom. There are not sufficient words in any language to point to the true power …

The Holy Ground, Life’s Antidote

Hope is good, isn’t it? Hope feels like that intense yellow filling each petal of a sunlit dahlia, swelling almost to the point that dazzling color pours forth and paints the holy ground in which the rooted being prays. Hope feels like that, and feeling it, we know that hope can do nothing but bear …

Are you tired of seeking?

Behind the pretense, not too deeply hidden, this moment is filled with unbearable grief, a choking sadness that steels the breath, the burdensome weight of unending judgment and an angst we can’t quite put our finger on, like heaving skies pregnant with unsettled energy set to explode in thunderous lightning without notice. As spiritual disciples, …

In the Face of Love … Thank you Gandalf

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings I loved “The Lord of the Rings” …

Exquisite Expansion

If you will read this with the spirit of exploration in which I wrote it, it offers one or perhaps even a lifetime of cosmic laughs. Suspend any disbelief for the moment and let yourself go. You can always pick yourself back up if you choose. One teacher says, “Give your heart to God”; another …

Life, Death and Healing

I have been examining life and death, and what it means to heal today. A couple of days ago I went to the doctor and his lack of certainty was enough to make me wonder. As I sat in meditation last night I was shown that this health event is an exit point. I was …

This Elusive Thing Called Love

January 9th, 2013 For several days I have been struggling with an energy that I couldn’t quite grasp. It felt like it was asking me to meet my death again. As I sat in meditation I thought of Saffy and Freckles, and the chickens. Robert was not upstairs in the carriage house. He was on …

No problem!

September 12th, 2012 The idea of a solution buys into what Goldsmith called, ‘the claim’, the idea that something is wrong, whether it is an illness, a lack of abundance, a lack of harmony, or lack in any form. Capital C Clarity is that there is no problem, therefore no need of solution. Everything that …

An Excerpt from Silent Presence

The book, Silent Presence; Grief’s Unfolding Promise is at the editors. What follows is a random excerpt from the book. It is composed of journal entries from September 2006 through April 2012, all written in the voice of direct experience. The entries weave together Kenny’s life and death with the reality of spiritual awakening, his …