existen*c*e is but
a single breath
in the cours*e*
of deep time.
A little about this poem: I wrote this very short poem a few years ago when my wife and I were hiking during a vacation in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is like no place else on Earth, it's very spiritual. This particular day we hiking to the top of the hill shown in the first picture above. We sat there in silence taking in the beauty and uniqueness of this desert landscape...red rock and sand for as far as we could see. For a brief moment it felt like we were on a completely different planet altogether.
All the resources you will ever want or need are at your fingertips. All you have to do is identify what you want to do with it, and then practice the feeling-place of what it will feel like when that happens. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. You are blessed Beings; you have come forth into this physical environment to create. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought. And your emotion tells you you're doing that. Life is supposed to be fun—it is supposed to feel good! You are powerful Creators and right on schedule. Savor more; fix less. Laugh more; cry less. Anticipate positively more; anticipate negatively less. Nothing is more important than that you feel good. Just practice that and watch what happens. There is great love here for you. We are complete.
Excerpted from the workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 22nd, 2003 # 554
That which the heart holds dear
is in the alchemy of the master chemist
For a cocktail of hate will brew the heart
to give that which it knows as love
Enticing death as flies are enticed
by rotting flesh
An alchemy of sweet innocence attracts
a floating butterfly to its hand
Abiding in a blossom of giggles
in an open heart full of glee
As for the heart of indifference,
it sits in its chair of despair
Grappling with the notion
of being in between hate and love
As man rises above passion, so he begins to know what is love.
Bowl of Saki, February 26, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Photo by me
He who has failed himself has failed all; he who has conquered himself has won all.
Bowl of Saki, February 25, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Photo by me
Just because we can eat, or drink, or practically do anything, it does not mean these things are good for our bodies.
I am sure you have heard the saying that our bodies are the temple of
god and we shouldn't put anything in them that offends
But what does that all mean anyway? It doesn't mean that
god will be upset if I have a sausage link for breakfast.
It actually really has nothing to do with food. But everything to do with attitude.
Our bodies are the temple ofgod
. Should be said like this...
We have the bodies of
god. Meaning that our bodies are patterned after the body of YAH.
The same pattern based off of the one Yashua had. The same body that was perfected after he rose from the dead.
Paul says our bodies are temples that house the spirit of YAH. This
spirit isn't something floating around and entering folks who cry out for it.
This spirit is actually seen. You read that correctly. Seen.
John the immerser (baptist) did things in the
spirit of Elijah.