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The Gnosis Of A Hermit

Ridiculed by my father and by the townspeople,
retreating into nature is my second home away from home.

Preparing for the second coming,
every planet warns me of the need
to spin around the axis of God's Wisdom.

Shedding my civilized garments of former riches,
the poverty of my pockets has led me
to question what is lacking within my soul.

Confronted by the stark simplicity
of an evening sky,
am I all alone in this quest for spiritual honesty.

Feeling the branches of time
wrap around my warm body,
the Spirit of God accepts me into
His root like nature.

Plummeted into the darkness of the stars,
who would have known that a regular soul
could join the celestial bodies
in their celebrations of Life Triumphant.

Ascending and descending the scales of being,
the Giver of givers teaches me how to play
with the music of the spheres.

Intonating many scriptural injunctions,
the note of the hermit
most strongly resounds within the organ
of my self expressive aliveness.

Crawling on my knees,
my early youth was spent on
learning to depend on others.

Depending on what does not depend upon us,
forsaking the privileged and affluent
of cultured society
brought me one step closer
to understanding the unconditional joy
of all living creatures.

Swimming with the whales of the seas
and flying with the hawks of the higher regions,
my spirit blended with the creative elements of nature.

Forming friendships with classmates
and becoming more immature
by the moment,
my early adolescence was spent on
trying to fit into the numerous crowds
of crowded and sullen minds.

Falling into the alluring games
that were played by others,
prophets spoke to me
as I slept in the space of spaces.

Picking up a rod and a comb,
the discipline of compassion
made my hard heart weep
like a batch of fresh flowers.

Taking no for an answer,
gnosis shattered all of my dreams
to be someone of important stature.

Relinquishing my learned and text book
like realizations, my early marriage to a job
sickened my soul; for what can be earned
momentarily and monetarily is never worth earning.

Growing a gray beard while in the summer of my life,
the Seriousness of the Sun struck me down
with an anticipation for the eternal grace
of the infinitely foolish sages.

Not knowing what has become of me,
my family considered me to be as good as dead.

Alive to the world of the invisible,
whispered secrets of immortality
assailed me wherever I went.

Living in a hermitage,
the monasticism of the scriptures
made me doubt whether I could
even doubt Him anymore.

Shaving my knotted beard off
and growing a stomach back,
the austerities of the path
were too much for me to conform to.

Hiking up a mountain while
in my early middle years,
the philosopher's stone was still hidden from sight.

Looking everywhere for what was above me,
what was below me never crossed my mind.

Orchestrating this grand symphony
of infinity, God's Genius is sprinkled all over this planet.
It can be perceived in the most dusty of persons and places.

Comparing myself to a hollowed out tree,
the beauty of Love gave me something to always smile about.

Passing the early stages of old age and death,
I continue to wander in nature's pathways.

Unbeknownst to the many,
I Am in every young and old personality.

Irrespective of time, place and circumstance,
the hermit is a gnostic because of his or her
cosmic identification with all four seasons
of a transcendentally inspired human life.

Gnostic or agnostic,
God is the Keeper of the Fountain of Love.

A Mystery within a mystery,
subdue the heart of passion
so that the heart of awakening can exist.

Brilliant like the Unfading Sun,
embrace my soul now as it swims
in the ecstasy of my Beloved.

Copyright - The Blue Cross And Shining Sunset Academy

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Karma May Rear Its Ugly Head Today 1-27-13

Today presents itself as a great day for understanding all aspects of a situation.
You’ll have an uncanny ability to see through conversations and have the knowledge needed in the moment.
If you are an intuitive, your abilities today are on target.
Others will notice how communications will require more accountability for content than usual.
Opposing Energies: combative, closed-minded, stubborn
Be open to compromise and “playing well with others” and you adjust to all situations.
Karma may rear its ugly head today for those that tend to be loose with the truth.
Wide Awake Words™ for today: truthful, integrity, intuitive
Take serious responsibility with what you say, and today will be harmonious.
“Uniting Spiritual Growth with Conscious Living”™
© 2013 The Sage Lady All Rights Reserved.

On Meditation Practice (Sant Tradition of India)

"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." (Baba Jaimal Singh)

"Eighty percent of success is showing up." -- Woody Allen

"Any minute we devote to meditation is to our credit and we definitely experience the effect of that meditation, in one way or another. Every effort that we put in meditation is a step forward. Even if we devote five minutes, it does us good. The Lord praises it. If you scratch a stone, you do make an impression on the hard stone howsoever little you may have scratched. So no matter how little time you devote to meditation, whether you achieve any result or not, is added to your credit. All attempts are appreciable. To form a habit is essential before you can learn to practice meditation." (Quest For Eternal Peace, Shri Paramhans Advait Mat)

Bhakti is Essential For Successful Meditation Practice

"The practitioner who does Jap [simran, manas jap] sitting in a secluded place with the right method and immense love, becomes the excellent devotee." (Bhagirath Baba)

"Meditation saturated with adoration and love binds the Lord, who then reveals Himself in the striver's horizon of consciousness. Meditation enjoyed in with love and devotion pulls the Lord with a magnetic force, filling the aspirant with eternal bliss and peace. Filled with a divine elation, the devotee is lost in the ecstasy of trance. Divine experiences then come with a natural inevitability, only to the sincere devotee full of love." (Quest For Eternal Peace, Shri Paramhans Advait Mat)

Do Bhajan and Simran every day.....

"Bhajan and Simran is our real work. This will always accompany you because it is the gift of the Sat Guru. It may grow more, but it will never diminish.

"Please carry on your Bhajan and Simran every day and read from the Sar Bachan [of Soami Ji Maharaj] every day.

"The real greatness is in Shabd Dhun and Naam.

"Therefore, fix your 'surat' and 'nirat' and 'nij man,' with devotion, in the Shabd Dhun. If you listen for ten minutes, or five minutes, or four minutes, or two minutes, or even one minute, with love and devotion, millions of sins and obstacles will be removed. And after being purified, and testing and distinguishing the notes of the Dhun, you will merge into it and enjoy the Bliss. You will know which note to by-pass and which one to merge into.

"In this very life you will reach Sach Khand, but you should not hasten, please. Whenever you are free from ... duty, you should not waste your time even a little, nor fritter away the attention of your 'chit' [mind stuff, memory], for this time will not come to you again, even for a minute and we have to carve a place for ourselves in the Shabd Dhun while we are still in this body." (Baba Jaimal Singh)

"Listen to the Sound Current every day when you are free, and do Simran even while walking. Then all your worldly work will by done by the Master Himself. Do not worry in any way. The Lord Himself has given you this Way to meet Him, so you should consider this your great good fortune and you should always hold onto the Sound Current. One day it will surely take you to Sach Khand." (Baba Jaimal Singh)

Thrice-Daily Meditation -- Three Times A Day

"The practitioner, if he sits for meditation, always must keep his/her head, neck and spinal cord (back) completely straight. The respiration process will naturally become slowed if one sits straight, and thus it is a helping factor in meditation and Jap [simran]......

"Sants/yogis have fixed times of meditation. Those times are: 1) in the pre-dawn, i.e. three hours before sun rise, 2) after taking a bath during the day [mid day], and 3) during the evening (after the sun sets). Meditation done in these three time is called Trayakaal Sandhyaa (thrice-daily meditation). A practitioner must sit for meditation in these three times, and also should do Maanas Jap (repeating the Guru-instructed mantra), or Maanas Dhyaan (involving mind in visualizing Guru's form inside), while doing worldly work.

"In the evening just before going to bed, the practitioner should sit in meditation for two to four minutes and then go to sleep. A practitioner can continue Maanas Jap or Maanas Dhyaan or keep his/her vision straight inside with closed eyes laying in bed.

"This practice protects one from terrible, unpleasant dreams, and on the other hand the practitioner can be benefited with the appearance of sages/sants or Satsang in the dream state. The appearance (seeing) of sants/sages in the dream state is an indication of spiritual-upwardness (progress)." (Swami Bhagirath Baba on Spiritual Practice)


January 26, 2013 an easy relaxing 45 mile meditative run, “Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual lack of sensation.”

Life Is Easy - Life Is Simple

Life is easy. Life is simple. Oh yes, I hear the protests far and wide. Are you out of your mind? There is nothing easy about life. There is nothing simple. And you are right! If that is what you think and/or believe you are right.

Shakespeare said, “Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

Decades later Henry Ford is credited with saying, “If you think you can do a thing, or you think you can’t; you are right!”

The Law of Expression is just that: When you pay attention to what you are paying attention to, you fully understand where your results are coming from.

When you predominantly think and focus on what you love and desire then you expand your awareness and your results become more satisfying.

Which reality do you want to create for yourself? As you think, so you become. It is that simple and that easy. The crux of the matter is staying focused on what you desire and avoid focusing on the opposite—fear, uncertainty and shortcomings.

Pause now: Think of doom and gloom. What are you noticing? What are you experiencing? And if you continue to think of doom and gloom, what will you reap?

Pause now: Think of your desires with passion and conviction. What are you noticing? What are you experiencing? When you continue to think of your desires with passion and conviction, you will reap the results.

Expand your thoughts and awareness in the direction of your desires. You will reap the results.

The Soul has Many Answers

Message from Ascended Master Saida Khatoon
Channelled by Shazi
Further Reading: Signpost to the Source

Hello Son,

The Soul has Many Answers

Once we have aligned ourselves to the higher path it is the soul which receives its own messages from the spirit, helping us in our quest in life. Without the soul we would be nothing and completely void of even a single emotion.

The spirit speaks the word of God to the soul and then to the higher consciousness. When we are tuned to this then a direct message and guidance can be received.

The quest for mankind is to establish contact so that you may understand the Mind of God and why you have been sent down in this lower vibration. Without us knowing these recurring questions, we will continue like a needle stuck on a record player.

By starting our life in the lower vibration mankind would have to raise their vibration and experience life to find the answers to their own existence. It has meant a lot of hardship during one's life and a continuous battle to stay focused on the path. This has not been easy as material values soon became our focus.

Gladly as more and more people wake up and see the world with a different pair of eyes, answers are easier to find compared to a decade ago.

The more we look inside, the tuning of ourselves will increase until the right frequency is achieved and communication will commence. Be patient and believe it will happen to you; but make your goals realistic in the beginning until a balance is made.

Your mother; your inner holds the treasure of your destiny and the path you should take.

Jan 26 full moon

This month's full moon is in Leo on January 26 at 11:39 pm EST. The Sun is in Aquarius and the Moon is in Leo. Aquarius relates to the collective consciousness and the world at large. Leo relates to the individual. When the Aquarius Sun reflects of the Leo Moon, we are reminded that each individual affects the global consciousness. What we think and feel matters not only to ourselves but to the collective as well. The full moon shines the light on what is hidden or unconscious, urging us to bring this issue to the light for healing. Mercury, the planet of communication is close to the Sun, highlighting the need to speak your truth. Jupiter, the planet of faith, hope and belief went retrograde in October, and goes direct once more on January 30, encouraging us now to think big and have faith and hope in ourselves. The asteroid Vesta turned retrograde in October and goes direct January 26, twelve hours before the moon is full. Vesta relates to the feminine principles of home, hearth and family and asks each of us to create the home and family life we have been dreaming of.

Time and its Affect

Message from Ascended Master Saida Khatoon
Channelled by Shazi
Further Reading: Signpost to the Source

Hello Son,

Time and its Affect

Time for a working person is extremely important in this world. There are 24 hours in a day and we have all worked out a sufficient routine around this.

Earliest man through observation realised that there were more daylight hours during the summer months compared to the winter period. Then he noted the wet seasons and grew his crop accordingly. For him it was extremely important not to go hungry for himself and his family. As he understood the seasons and the light hours during the day, he worked around this routine, where he would go hunting as well. In other words it does not matter if it was centuries ago or now; we have this routine which revolves around time.

Modern day lifestyle has enslaved everyone on the planet. Man has gone too far when it comes to possessions. We are going through a cycle of spending and hoarding materialistic things, then dumping them; when we have finished and gotten fed up of them. This cycle is the same for every country in the world. To feed this cycle we work continuously around the clock, doing overtime if necessary. Worst of all when we do not have enough money, we borrow it from the banks and go back to this cycle.

The end of civilization as we know it is simple; we did not use our time given to us by the Creator productively enough. Instead we have forgotten where we have originated from and where we should be going.

Man was designed to stay in balance, if we go into any kind of extremes; the body goes into a trauma state. This unsettles the balance of the mind and leads to emotional imbalances. One example is constant worrying about something, an emotion that can go on for days/weeks and even months.

We are not using our time effectively if we constantly start worrying about something. Man without a connection with the Creator, would perish in minutes. But a man not believing in a God, would suffer the rest of his life in an emotional disaster that will eventually cripple him.

Time should be used for self development of oneself. Because by doing this we create a link with the higher self that purifies the body and its thoughts. It is like a tonic that revitalizes the cells of the body. It takes away the negativity and the desires of this world. If we think deeply these unnecessary things, do not give us pleasure that really make us happy. Instead it is short term enjoyment that kept us happy.

A person should spend at least a quarter of his time a day to link with his soul and higher self, to seek true happiness and guidance. By making this connection we automatically leave the material world and teleport into the realms of purity of thoughts. These thoughts are not bound by time and space or polluted by negativity. They come from the source of pure refined light that guide man to the ultimate truth about himself and the Creator’s secrets.

The events and time we have spent on this world was an experiment to find out if man can use the attributes he had been given to the best of his capabilities. To constructively seek out and find himself, without going into ruin and making his life miserable. It can be clearly seen that without true guidance, man strays away from the path of light and wisdom and quickly forgets where he has come from.

Time should be used to give us harmony and a balance state of mind.

Your mother who understands the wisdom of time and space.

My Spiritual Aura Cleansing bath

Bay leaf Rosemary
Basil Apple
Mint Black Tea

Clear Quartz Blood Stone
Aquamarine Azurite
Ruby in Zoisite
Blue Opal Picaso Jasper

Candle Incense
Face Towel Spikenard Oil

First I put all the dry spices into my mortar and crushed it up with my pestle. I mainly focused on crushing up the bay leaf. Once it was crushed up into big chunks, I placed all the dry herbs into a 2 quart metal mixing bowl.

Next I cut up one carrot and put the pieces into the mortar and crushed it to extract the juices. I put the chunks into the metal bowl.

Boil 1 1/2 quarts of water. While waiting for the water hold the bowl with your hands and focus your into the bowl and fill the herbs and carrot with positive energy. Once the water starts to boil, pour into bowl and cover with a lid.

Now using the same knife that was used for the carrot, cut up the apple into one inch chunks while focusing that same energy into the apple. Put the apple into the bowl of hot water and cover with a lid.

Start the bath water and place Azurite, Aquamarine, Clear Quartz, Blood Stone into the tub. All remaining stones place along tub edge.

After the tub is at desired depth light candle and incense of choice and place some where safe in the bathroom. Carry the metal bowl into the bathroom. While holding, focus all of your positive energy into the bowl.

Dump all contents in the bowl into the tub. Once in the tub soak the face towel in the bath water and place over face and relax.

Once done with the bath, place a filter over tub to drain and take apples and stones out and place in the bowl. After the tub is emptied and herbs rise off in a nice hot shower to rid your self of any herbs that may have gotten in your hair.

Once clean and dry, mix spikenard oil with some lotion and message into your body.

Sri Ramakrishna & the ocean.

(To the goswami) "How can you say that the only truth about God is that He has form? It is undoubtedly true that God comes down to earth in a human form, as in the case of Krishna. And it is true as well that God reveals Himself to His devotees in various forms. But it is also true that God is formless; He is the Indivisible Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute.

He has been described in the Vedas both as formless and as endowed with form. He is also described there both as attributeless and as endowed with attributes. "Do you know what I mean? Satcitananda is like an infinite ocean. Intense cold freezes the water into ice, which floats on the ocean in blocks of various forms.

Ocean of the Absolute. These forms are meant for the bhaktas, the lovers of God. But when the Sun of Knowledge rises, the ice melts; it becomes the same water it was before. Water above and water below, everywhere nothing but water.

Thoughts Create Your Experiences

Thoughts Create Your Experiences

Of all the things you desire in your life, occasionally you might let your thinking stray to a negative thought—“That won’t work.” Everything is a test in futility.” Or “I can’t.”

Shakespeare wrote, “Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Decades later Henry Ford is credited with saying, “If you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” Both statements illuminate the power of our thoughts.

Everything transpires twice; first in thought and then in action. You need to recognize the power of what your thoughts are prompting you to believe. If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.

What do you desire? Think the thoughts that create your desires. Everything in the Universe was once a only a thought.

Be mindful of the power of your thoughts. Change your thoughts and you change what you experience.


Rebirth: Letting go, emotional healing.


We focus a great deal on physical pain and illness being the result of poor diet or malfunctions in the glands, blocked chakras, the ravages of time and so forth. However, our state of health and well-being is greatly affected by an unseen burden we carry and it gets heavier and heavier as the years go by - can you feel it?

This weight is that of memories, emotions, connections to people that drain us, not just in the present but over the course of your life. All of this negativity is stored as part of your overall vibration and it is not sufficient to try and forget it; suppress memories or shut people out of your life, we are still connected to them, to times of grieving, sadness, depression, stress, anger etc. Unfortunately this vibration can attract more of the like and we seem to go through the same old stuff again and again.

This negativity can create illness and so it is vital to cleanse it in a purposeful attentive way.

The following is a suggested technique for achieving this:

Each day select a person from your memories who has hurt you, been a negative influence in your life - the alcoholic father, the manager that ruined your career, the spouse that cheated, the Doctor’s mistakes, the brother that wasn’t there for you, the hamster that ate your birthday cake… whatever and whoever it is.

Now you are going to heal that moment, your connection with that person. First of all you should select a candle that’s colour intuitively feels right for healing this memory.

Violet = Love in the unconditional sense.
Light blue = Healing
Green = Earthly connections, emotions etc
Yellow = Thought processes, stress, ego

Having lit a candle, close your eyes and visualize the person standing by a river, try not to focus on a negative memory of them, just see the person standing before you in an unthreatening way that involves no power struggles etc. This is a peaceful place by a shallow river, its waters moving swiftly swirling around small rocks and washing over pebbles, there is a path that leads away into some woods beyond which is a bright meadow sloping down a hillside at the bottom of which mist gently hovers.

Say to this person (for example):

“Whatever has past has past, In Love I embrace you, in Love I free you. I am going now, before I do I want you to know that I hold no grievances, what is done is done, I hope you will accept my love and that it will help you along your path, my own path leads another way, farewell, may life offer many blessings for you.”

Hug them or shake their hand, whatever feels right as a gesture of love, and feel love for them, rise above what happened, heal the moment, transform that circumstance, see a shroud of violet light about them. As a parting gesture smile, wish them well, Watch as they begin to walk away into the wood. There is a chord that flows from you to them, like an etheric telephone wire, take a knife, sword or scissors and cut that chord now. It falls away and you can see that person gradually fading from your vision. They no longer exist as part of your reality and part of your being.

You might feel a shift in energies, light headed afterwards. This is because you have been carrying a huge weight around, probably for years, its gone now. One by one, day by day heal another, release another chain. This ceremony is also important in existing relationships and for those acting as a carer for other people. You may not actually want to let go of that person, but what you should do is release the exchange of energy draining that may be occurring, cutting the chord allows you to establish a more positive connection with them.

(Part two)

You are alone now, amidst the beauty of nature, standing at the rivers edge, the river is shallow, you see water flowing swiftly over rocks and pebbles. Remove your clothes, there is no one around, but if that makes you feel uncomfortable just stand bare footed and then walk into the river. Acknowledge the fact that you are human, at least in the incarnate state, and that we ALL make mistakes, that was the old you though, its done, past and must not prevent you from being what you want to be.

In the water you see a reflection of yourself, through that reflection, as if it were speaking to you, say:

“I forgive you because I love you (your name), I love what you are becoming, it is a wonder, it is beautiful, I love you for this moment that at long last ’we’ share. It’s good to be back.”

Now think of some moment, a memory of guilt or shame. Imagine it as being like a small brown or heavy energy cloud that you are too light now (in every sense of the word light) to hold anymore, gravity is pushing it down through you, into your feet, still it cannot hold and the water carries it away, you see it dispersing and flowing away with the river knowing that energy will soon be purified by minerals and crystals in the river, it will never exist again. If you find that it wont go away, again imagine there is a chord connecting you to it and cut that chord - whoosh its gone. Now say to your reflection:

“You are healed, healthy, happy, loved, I appreciate you so much.”

Hold out your arms to the reflection, see it rise from the water like a translucent you and feel it merging with you until in peace you are no longer ’we’, you are ’I’. There is a waterfall nearby, stand within it and allow its cleansing waters to cascade through your being and wash all your connections to the past away.

Now walk to the other side of the river where a white cloak has been waiting for you; resting in the grass. As you put it on it feels so incredible soft and warm, it is a gift to yourself because you’re worth it. As you relax there say:

“I am perfect as I AM”

To complete the ceremony extinguish your candle, do not blow it out, peacefully snuff the flame. What was is now extinguished.


There are some people and events in our lives that are very difficult to release, to think of that person with love may seem impossible. However, I would ask you to contemplate that each event is a lesson in life, that persons soul may have entered into a spiritual contract with your own as YOUR soul deemed the experience necessary. The other person will endure the karma of what they have done for YOUR benefit, no matter how painful the experience.

Maybe their only savoir in this is for you to help them heal the karma that they endure for your sake, indeed then it is not only a matter of forgiveness but also one of compassion, gratitude and Love. If you can learn to release them with love and embrace this understanding you will have achieved a great deal on your path, opening yourself to higher energies which will manifest in your life, you may well be surprised at just how much.

Be gentle with this, as i say, day by day release a little more, allow the love that flows in to replace the pain that was there, let it settle and then release another moment of the past. Some people are harder to let go of than others, return to them another day if you still feel they are part of you.

Eventually there is you, what can you not forgive yourself for? What did you do wrong - the answer must be nothing, you are this moment

Chords and protection.

Another technique which can be done quickly with practise is as follows. I should first explain how and why it works though:

The human 'being' or 'state' as I sometimes refer to it has its own firewall. We have energy vortexes known as chakras which I'm sure you are familiar with, each is the 'anchor of another one of your bodies - etheric bodies which extend some way outward from your physical one. The first of these extends just an inch or so and is connected to your Root chakra.

The Root governs security, protection in every sense of your life, if unhealthy it can lead to anger but lets not get into that right now. It is bright red as is the first etheric body it anchors. A conscious empowerment of this first protective body will help to shield you BUT must also be balanced with its higher chakra counterpart the Crown (Violet white) so that you are not too heavily influenced by the Root energy. Its a bit like the demon and the angel on your shoulders. One will say 'Love Love, Love your enemy', while the other will say 'I've got a gun, make my day'. Meanwhile the heart is saying 'Oh come on guys get real will ya' LOL anyway:

Visualize that red glow at the bass of your spine, now see that bright red energy at the tips of your toes, getting brighter and brighter. Now its streaming over your feet, flowing up your legs, its like fire, you can see brief plumes of smoke as chord ends are severed from all over your body. Like elastic they zing away, The red energy flows over your skin, up your torso and arms, chords severed, zinging away, the bright red energy flows up your neck and over your head. You are invincible, protected, nothing can touch you.

Now see a bright white violet light like a shaft of light coursing down into the crown, amercing your skull, your brain, your mind in its radiance, it absorbs every cell, flowing down within you, down through your arms and chest, every organ, every bone and cell glowing brightly, pushing out all negativity which is incinerated by the red energy flowing over your skin. right down to your feet.

Imagine a gateway at your Crown closing (you can open it anytime you want with no more than a question to your higher self or guides etc) The white/violet radiance that is now you calms the red fire, it glows more gently now. You are tranquil and balanced.

This can be done in less than a minute, but do it a little more slowly at first until it becomes second nature.

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In order for humans to “knock on the Door of Nonexistence” (regain the spiritual Vision we once enjoyed as souls before time began) ‘Iraqi encourages us to understand ourselves in a new way and begin to contemplate the Other World with another kind of sight, a type of seeing that is unveiled when we temporarily abstain from the five senses.

“Know yourselves: a cloud drifting before your Sun. Cut yourselves off from your senses and behold your Sun of Intimacy.”

‘Iraqi is describing here the process of meditation practiced in numerous mystical traditions of the east and west. In order to obtain the Vision, the seeker 1) closes their eyes and stops paying attention to the outer world for awhile, and 2) discovers inner spiritual seeing and hearing, the inner senses of the soul which are able to contemplate heavenly realities.

“If this screen — which is you — is struck from before your eyes, the Beloved will find the Beloved, and you will be entirely lost. Then you will hear with the Ear of your Heart. That Mystery, so long concealed is at last opened, the darkness of your night at last bathed in dawn!” (Fakhruddin ‘Iraqi, Divine Flashes, Paulist Press, a volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality Series)

We Are Not Alone

“You see, the thing is,” the irreverent student mutters to himself as we wait for teacher’s arrival, “This life thing is hard. I mean, I know there’s a reason for all of this, but why the heck do we have to wade through all this crap?”

I am not usually the one who answers these types of questions. This is the teacher’s specialty, and I would only be repeating his words, but my classmate’s restless pacing makes me think he needs this now. “Teacher says this life is graduate school for souls. We choose our classes and our professors, knowing we may need to pull some all-nighters, but expecting to earn a degree after it’s all over.”

“Then, what if I quit now? People have done that, right? I’ll just drop the course.”

“Um, I’m not sure how that works.”

A flash of iridescent blue catches the corner of my eye and I know Teacher has heard my classmate’s distress. In a blink, blue and purple wings unfold to reveal the man we know to be our teacher. He passes by me toward my classmate.

“The school of life was never meant to be easy for you, my son,” he says, leading the irreverent student to take a seat on the steps that lead to Teacher’s stage. “The peaks and valleys that require our attention are the things that make this life such a magnificent learning experience.”

“But why do I always feel so alone?”

His sadness creates a lump in my throat that stops my voice. Instead, I sit next to him and place a hand on his. I would wrap my arm around his shoulders, but Teacher is already doing so.

“You are never alone, my son,” Teacher says. “Even when you feel as if you are in a dark pit of despair, you are never alone. You have friends from the other dimension. They hold you when you cry, they lead you when you are lost –”

“Why won’t they talk to me?”

Teacher glances toward me, nodding. It’s my turn.

“They do talk to you, my friend. You hear them when you feel a chill or get a sudden urge to take the bike instead of driving to class –”

“You hear my friends?”

“No, I hear my friends. They tell me your friends want you to invite them. They want you to know they can't do more until you allow them.”

“How do I do that?”

“Talk to them.” I look to Teacher for advice, but he only nods as if I’m heading in the right direction.

“You need to be alone," I pause, knowing how contradictory that sounds to what he wants. "Only alone in this world waiting for them. They will be with you. Just go away from the world you know -- no music blaring from your ear-buds, no fake reality playing from the television. What’s best is probably going for a long, quiet walk, in the park is best, but the beach works great, too.”

“How about if I go for a drive? I like going for drives on long, lonely roads.”

“Well, I guess, but no music. No distractions is best. Then tell them what you need. I always say hi first. Kinda like, Hello friends.”

Teacher nods in agreement and steps back. “Why don’t you take him through your walks?”

When my classmate agrees, we step through the doors of our classroom into the gloriously beautiful grounds of our school. Where I lead him through one of my meditation walks.

(To be continued …)
Much love,

The Dragonfly's Student

Why We Shout In Anger

A Hindu saint and his disciples were visiting the Ganges river, where they found a group of family members on the banks shouting in anger at each other. Turning to his disciples, the saint smiled and asked, ‘Why do people in anger shout at each other?’

His disciples thought for a while. One of them finally said, “Because when we lose our calm, we shout.”

‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you?’ countered the saint. ‘You can just as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ His disciples thought about it some more, but could not come up with a satisfactory answer.

Finally the saint explained, “When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other, in order to cover that great distance.

But what happens when two people fall in love?
They don’t shout at each other but instead talk very softly because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small. And when they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only need to look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.

So when you argue, do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that distance each other more, or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.” ~Author Unknown

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