*Inner Work* 17 y
What do you do and where do you go to find peace when upset or miserable?
”What do you do when you feel upset, annoyed or miserable? Instead of trying to find peace and light again, you run to your parents, neighbours and friends, or you use the telephone to broadcast your problems. When you have finished you feel relieved, and this is all that matters. You fail to realize that when you behave in this way, it is as if you were dumping piles of refuse at their houses. I’m not saying you should never discuss your problems. Advice and support from parents and friends can be invaluable, but often people are not really looking for light and good ... read more
Inward Focus 17 y
Do you feel there is something missing? Stop running away from your true self and be in the stillness...
Too often our focus is on the external. It is obvious that we sometimes need to stop and recharge our batteries. Doing this most effectively is a remembering of who we really are. It is a Divine experience. We can do this in silence, stillness, with patience and without expectation. Expectation is normally past based and can limit the freshness of the moment. We just sit, knowing that our spirit is inherently perfect and complete; experiencing all the love and beauty that exist within our hearts, going deeper into that experience of love.
Isn’t it sad that in our normal ... read more
Adventuring into Your Deeper Potential 17 y
A suggested method...from creating a space...to body posture and breath...to receptivity...to self-love...silence...fasting...and mantras
Dhyana: Adventuring into Your Deeper Potential
It can occur within a flash of spontaneity or be deliberated upon in the fertile grounds of intention. It is the unlocking of your inner spirit and the discovery of your true identity. Whilst most people appear to be content with having a focus on the external world and events, for those who feel the courage to peer beyond the veil, untold riches beyond imagining await.
A suggested method
1. Create the space.
This is more important then many realise. Set aside an area as a ”sacred space”. This may only take a few minutes and doesn’ ... read more
Poetry of John of the Cross 17 y
John is perhaps the greatest and most austere analyst of mysticism in the Catholic tradition....he was my introduction 24 years ago, to finding God within.....
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) once wrote: ”Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.” These radical words were the kind that got him in trouble with the Carmelite Order of his day who found his devotion to God a bit excessive. He was imprisoned for nine months during which he wrote many mystical poems and experienced his ”dark night of the soul.”
My own journey has progressed to a deeper understanding, but John introduced me to finding God within. What we do with our longi ... read more