Sunday, September 22, 2019

Self Inquiry




in progress



RS...The Neti Neti Process from Child to Adult

Recognizing







in progress


rec·og·nize
/ˈrekəɡˌnīz/

verb
1.
identify (someone or something) from having encountered them before; know again.
"I recognized her when her wig fell off"
2.
acknowledge the existence, validity, or legality of.
"the defense is recognized in Mexican law"

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Question




The Question

Is
The great liberation
The Recognition of the
Overlooked admission 
I don't know..
It is the answer
A darkened glass
Stained with confusion
Being wiped clean
Our image uncovered...

Ephemeral














Ephemeral

This word of the day
An experience of time
The briefest sort..
I wonder
If this old word
Contained a hint
Of time's illusion
When seen and heard
Standing alone 
With hands and bells 
On a village tower... 



Ephemeral
audio for word of the day
[ə-fem-ər-əl]
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: greek, 16th century
Fleeting or short-lived
Lasting for a single day

About Ephemeral
You might think of a 'jiffy' as a generally ephemeral — or short-lived, non-permanent — measurement of time, but did you know it's an actual, measurable unit? It accounts for the time it takes for light to travel the distance of a single nucleon.
Did you Know?
While ephemeral has come to describe anything fleeting or not lasting, it comes from a Greek word that specifically means "lasting a day." We now think of ephemeral things as lasting far less time, often just a passing moment.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

All good..?



Why is it all good..?

This has been proclaimed
By many who have delved
Into the lives which
We apparently live..
The scripture says so and
So do many teachers
We might name..
How to make sense
When perceptions arise
Which shout otherwise..?
Or is this another
Recognition of the
Illusion of separation
And of the Luminosity
Of real existence...? 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thy will be done...



Thy will be done...

The ego rises
And Awareness fades
Some might say departs..
And suffering enters as the
Ego becomes fearful
Its freedom diminished..

This is our main story
A story of our 
False identity
Searching for freedom
Where it cannot be found..

Then with fortune
We Recognize Ourselves
Made of the freedom we
Had so earnestly sought..
The ego retreats 
Dissolving in our
Infinite Identity...

Thy will be done...


Re-Wired
























THE DREAM RE-WIRED?
When you go through unusual and intense experiences of pain and discomfort that come and go such as body aches you have never had, wild swings in sleep patterns, explosions of energy followed by absolute fatigue … even seemingly life threatening symptoms that simply disappear, the body you are wearing is being re-wired to accept greater and greater levels of transforming Light. The cellular structure of a physical body, much like Mother Earth carries the memory of conditioning and continuously replicates the experiences they manifest until the Light of Truth exposes the false identity you have called ‘me’.
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and violent weather changes ‘mirror’ what is going on in your body when these phases occur … as they ‘are’ increasingly throughout the world and humanity during this SHIFT that is now in full swing. This is ‘normal’ during these repeating cycles from the Divine Masculine to the Divine Feminine influence with neutral and balanced periods in between. These intense eras of upheaval offer an enormous opportunity for mass awakening from the Grand Dream as they break loose ancient entrenched conditioning allowing for the possibility of its transformation, which reveals the True SELF You Are.
However, the false self attempts to divert any earnest Attention on Freedom during these blessed windows by emphasizing the phenomena and drama associated with them. The mind attempts to dissect the mechanics of what is occurring in order to distract the now Awakening God-SELF You Are. It is through simple and humble surrender to the Truth that is emerging that Awareness expands and the dream is exposed as the fraud it is. ‘Nothing’ the mind offers you is a gift. It is through the ‘emptiness’ of the Unknown that the Freedom you are undresses before your long sleeping eyes.

Autumn Colors



Autumn Colors


There is the belief
(Standing for centuries)
Of those colors seeming
To appear in vistas found
In this and that place..
In this season..perhaps
We might Recognize
Real joy comes from 
Dissolving the distances
And simply allowing
The rise of the colors 
In our Openness...



Friday, September 13, 2019

Our Portal




Our Portal

We await The Recognition
Of the role of each of us
As a Portal between Self and
Our imagined small self..

Our small self aches for 
The Freedom and Grace from
Recognition of its illusory frame
A dream character made of the Self..

We awaken by Recognition of the
Portal within..known from
Ancient days as:
I Am...

I Am Aware that
I Am...

Creation





















Creation

Our minds
Seek objects and order
Forms appear and names
Are readily applied..
This is creation itself
Which tragically veils 
That which creates
Until it Doesn't...





"If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."

- Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Voyages









Voyages

In our voyages 
Since infancy                                
We have ridden 
many currents..
To Recognize..at last
All of of these currents
Seem to hide
Who we have been 
All along...


The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 12th September 2019 The mind and body are always on a journey, moving and changing, but I, pure Awareness, which knows or is aware of all such movement and change, do not take the journey with them. I do not share their destiny or limits. I never become what they seem to be.

The Vessel


The Vessel

Inquiry aims to discover
The vessel of our voyage
The ship on which
We have stood thus far..
We have seen many lands
And had many loves
But inquiry asks now
What is this vessel
On which we stand
And have stood so long..
Only to now recognize
A sinking and a rising
Of our real Vessel
Plying infinite seas...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Love your Enemy



Love your Enemy

How 
Is this imperative
Possible in our mostly
Conventional lives..?
It likely is
All about Recognition..
Recognition that Love
Is not personal
Is more than relating
Is the make-up of
Each one of us
And all that is..
Including that one we
Separated out as 
Our enemy...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

5 Questions




5 Questions 

   Definition of God

Is the first...
We consider the
Limitations of language
Which seem to leave
This question unanswerable..
A defined God is not God...
Yet...


  Purpose of Christianity

Is the second...
The purpose of this
Tradition is the same
For all traditions..
Simply to awaken to
The Perennial Source
Of which Christianity
Is one expression...


Like a Salad Bowl

Is the third...
A blending implied
Of the disparate 
Vegetables in the bowl..
Instead let us
Recognize the vegetables
As temporary colorations
of the Bowl...


 Control and Guilt

Is the fourth...
This is the charge of
Many observers of
Exterior appearances
Of Christianity..
Appearances are of
Separation born from 
Hardening cultural belief
Over the centuries...


Stemming Decline

Is the fifth...
Perhaps we need
To assess the decline
For the benefits 
That seem possible..
The major question:
Does the decline
Provide a cleansing
Of the blinders
Hiding the Truth...?







Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Three possibilities...












RS:  Prayer and Meditation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=nGTMfozAec0


The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 5th September 2019

There are three possibilities open to us at every moment: one, to stand as a separate self, which resists what is present and seeks what is not; two, to stand as the open, empty space of Awareness, in which all experience appears and with which it is known; and three, to stand as the light of pure Knowing, out of which all experience is made. Experience will appear in accordance with whichever stand is taken.

Freedom IS



Freedom IS

What we all desire..
Scripture writers and
Constitution writers 
Writers of many stripes
All know well
To play with freedom
In their compositions..
Their implication is
(Those many writers)
We need their advice 
To reach that freedom
Of which they speak..
And  apparently many do
Need those pointers..until
A sudden recognition
Out of Simplicity says
I am Free now...

Freedom IS
And ever has been...

The Evident Person




The Evident Person

We are not
that evident person
 we have
life-long assumed..

That assumption is
a thought which
allows negotiation of
life's twists and turns
but which also forms
hardened beliefs and
suffering..

The thought recognition
of its flighty nature
ignites the Expansion of
the evident person
and the birth of a
new You...






RS...God's Face in all Experience



Monday, September 2, 2019

Understanding...



in progress














Jesus and Parables...

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+4%3A+11-20&version=NIV

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+13%3A+10-15&version=NIV

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+6%3A+9-10&version=NIV


Energy Bank



Energy Bank

This storage bank
Is available 24/7
And is accessed by
Recognizing that  any
Object is not an object
But an experience
Of the mind and senses
(Thinking and perceiving)
And is made of
The Self which
We all are...

That simple...?
Try it  on waking...

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Awareness and Death





What dies?

in progress

RS..Exploring the Fear of Dissolution or Death

RS..Fear of Death 
RS..Awareness and Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwRDCj2Qgyw

RS..The Realization of Deathlessness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRR6v1c8saU

RS..I never go anywhere (travel!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnEL3W6u34k&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TWdhAk1xITzTjom_yzUK-WmnDt5AFSDeJC6HoAJ-DkMu6fDtY7BCIFBI

Jean Klein..The Flame of Being
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMKnA3LpS0


The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 12th September 2019

The mind and body are always on a journey, moving and changing, but I, pure Awareness, which knows or is aware of all such movement and change, do not take the journey with them. I do not share their destiny or limits. I never become what they seem to be.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Riding the Rails


Riding the Rails

When we reflect
On our life
We might resemble
A train passenger 
Riding and attending to
Clocks and destinations..

The rails on our train
Reveal and restrict and
Guide beliefs in the
Severed nature of things..

As a passenger we are
Rattled by a whistle 
High notes we exalt 
Low notes we blanket..

Until the day
We step off the train
Into the station
With its permanence
Recognizing arrival 
Finding our Home...



Friday, August 30, 2019

Similarity



Similarity

Walking
and a photograph of a
sunlit cloud seemingly
next by a tree
with similar features..
This is Subjectivity
expressing itself
in Similarity..
We see things
as we are
not as they are...

The final step



The final step

It seems
there are those who
near the end of
a journey to
Self-recognition..but
hesitate before stepping
into what appears
as self-destruction..

The end would be
the Recognition that
there is no journey
and the small self
making a journey is
  illusionary story...






Purgatory: 
the state between knowing 
i'm nothing 
and not knowing 
i'm everything.
~~Jerry Katz

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Old times...









Old times...

Looking over 
Old photographs
And letters sent long ago
Family exchanges mostly 
News and advice flowed 
By slow methods of then..
And seemingly a portrait
Of those daily shadows
Unhappiness with situations
Lingering physical ailment..

Although we have done some 
Rearranging..there remains
A familiarity with these 
Parental generations
Folks who have passed..

There is the equality in
Who they were..their Self
The same as mine..

Are we closer today in the
Recognition of our Self..?
And if not...?




Monday, August 26, 2019

Our Tree



Our Tree

Finding peace 
Amid today's turmoil for
The passing of a Tree
Our many ringed cottonwood
Whose long life has paralleled
Ours for many seasons..
Sensitivities cry out about the
Ending of something within
Remembered as the
Coloring and shading of our
Being for all these seasons.. 
And especially now as the
Paint of autumn promises
New joys and tears...
















"Indeed, the absolute knowledge of our own being is the only knowledge there is that could serve as a foundation for world peace, because it is the only knowledge there is that is the same for all people, at all times, in all circumstances, and under all conditions." ~~Rupert Spira

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Perennial Tradition



The Perennial Tradition

Beliefs
Stand shattered
By those searching
To quench desires on  
Unfulfilling old paths..

There is a path..however 
Older than old and
New as the present moment
Which stands ready
For our recognition..

Recognized it appears
As no path at all
This is the Recognition of
Sages and searchers
Startled to find they were
Already that for which
We all search...

Everything Just Is

  

Everything Just Is

When we recognize
Time as illusion
As mind created
Same goes for space..

Then we rely
On direct reporting
From our senses
Just the is-ness
Of it all..

Is-ness is 1st
Then the mind
Climbs aboard
Naming and claiming
And is-ness fades
Into the background
Once more and
Once more...










Everything just is. Just the way it is. Just the way it is. You do not have to do anything about anything. You do not have to change anything or fix anything or improve anything. Everything just is. If you can only understand this great truth you would become the happiest being on earth. For when you realize that everything just is, you are living spontaneously. There is no past, there is no future, there is no birth, there is no death. Everything just is the way it is.
Robert Adams

Friday, August 23, 2019

Starbucks cup of Joy















Starbucks cup of Joy

The cup label said
Let us add a bit of  Joy
To your day..

This is a message
From our culture
Informing us of the 
Experience of Joy
To wit..Joy is available
Here and now within 
This very cup..

Presumably then as this 
Cup is consumed
Joy ends and we are 
Sent on our way
Until another cup offers
A bit more..

Perhaps the Sacrament 
Suggests we need look
For a cup in which Joy
Is much less fleeting...






Acceptance




Acceptance

It is an old truth
That there is 
From a universal
Slant on things
An acceptance of all
Whether good or not..

Many have difficulty
With such acceptance
Wishing for interference
When acceptance seems
Not to their liking..

We need only 
Recognize Ourselves
To discover that we
Are made of Acceptance
Yet appearances of the
 Not so good
Require our attention
Always proceeding from 
Our  Recognition...









RS...True Acceptance

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Definitions

















Definitions

We seek definitions
To satisfy the searching mind
Which must converse in
Subject and object..

God has been the object
Of the mind's attention
For many centuries
Despite sage advice that
A defined God is not..

How might the search end..?
Perhaps by ending the illusion
Of subject and object
Of their created world
Recognizing right now
Their substance and core...






Bishop Spong....defining God
https://mailchi.mp/92da01652708/two-bible-stories-for-our-endangered-times-759207?e=75cfd9ff6f

Loft and Shade




Loft and Shade

When we observe
The human experience
As a roller coaster
Times in the loft
Times in the shade..

A question shouts
How to remain
In the loft..?
Until a whisper
Time creates a
Masquerade which 
You have attended..

The shade has always
Disguised the loft...

Coaxingl of Grace



Coaxing 

Grace
is the substance of
All that is
In our tendency
To see separation in
All that is
Grace appears as
Suffering
Coaxing  a new
Seeing...







RS:  Movement of Grace

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Self Inquiry



Self Inquiry

Apparently
We all need to inquire
Today or tomorrow
Earlier is better some say
The question in question 
Points to current beliefs
Of who we are or
Of the river or mountain
Or of traffic jams
Questions galore
But the one Answer
We must recognize
Lies hidden in each
Question...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Stories




Stories

We are immersed in stories
Until it seems to most
The story is real and I
Am a character in the story..

Yes..however
What if we were told
That a story must be recognized
As a story..?

And recognizing story as story
Is the key to the Freedom
You have been seeking
Until now
But only if...






"Let attention be at rest in that which is deeper than all stories. There is rest and peacefulness in that which is deeper than mind. Be with your sense of what is. Simple presence. "What is" is more than enough."
~Jac O'Keeffe

Monday, August 19, 2019

Old Rocking Chair



Old Rocking Chair

Old and grain bare
Weather beaten
A touch of sadness
Claiming attention just now

Seeming to say
Focus on me..just me
I have been here for years
Noticed and unnoticed

All objects seem assertive
Declaring their independence
Alone in that outer world
With a history and future

Until I Recognize
This fleeting appearance
In the fictitious out there
A wave denying the ocean...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

(Blank Space)



(Blank Space)











Do you notice
the blank space
above..?

The words 
you are reading
diminish
the message
above..

Here are 
more words and
more
diminishment..

You are invited 
to erase the 
words and
Return...