Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poetry Emotion


Sit still and disengage normal activities.
Draw energy from the earth.,
Admit power from the heavens.
Fertilize the seed within.,
Let it sprout into a flower of pure light.
And let brightness open the top of your head:
Divine light will come pouring in.
Your mind is empty,
Light seeps into your whole body.
Sitting cross-legged, with hands clasped,
As if trying to embrace the brilliant flood,
Your skin turns transparent.
How can a bag of skin hold divine magnitude?
Your last vestiges burn away in a torrent of infinity.
Only after indeterminate time do you return.
Flesh, blood, bones.
Were you gone? Or were you never here in the first place?
Where is the torrent? It is gone.,
You've only closed to it once more.
Meditate upon it later.

~ Robin Ann

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Something Sacred

Self Awareness

Awareness of our mental selves, our thoughts and feelings, awareness of awareness: We all know exactly what this means, even if none of us can describe it very well.

Neuroscience is still far from being able to explain how human self-awareness works, but some general ideas are gradually emerging. A key concept is that we are spectators to our own awareness. The fact that we take in, reflect, and encounter an I-ness is apparently at the core of religious experiences that we call mystical. Western traditions describe a sense of Immanence or Presence., Asian traditions variously describe states of Nirvana, of liberation, of living with the Tao. Albert Einstein underscores its centrality: "The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art. He whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as not fully living."

Throughout history, this experience has often been interpreted as the apprehension of the Divine within or the luminous Other, and they are actively sought in prayer and thought., Western traditions say that we are aware of a Spirit, that we are comprehended by something much larger, deeper, more valuable, and more enduring than ourselves and the infinite universe.

The encounter is truthfully inwardly, intensely personal, and described, if at all, with a halting tongue. In Asian traditions, the religious person seeks in meditation an emptying out, a receptivity, in order to experience an at-one-ness, a spiritual communion with the universe, Enlightenment.

So we raise our eyes to the heavens and we ask, Is this Other? Is this God? Is this the Perfection of Understanding? Or are these overwhelmingly powerful mental experiences, with Immanence a particularly intense form of Self-awareness, so that all else can penetrate? How can we tell? And then, does it matter?.. In the end it doesn't matter. All of us are transformed by our own Light. My response is to open myself to its blessing.

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Poetic Emotion

With your beautiful eyes, I see a gentle Light..

my blind ones could never see.,

One your feet, I bear a burden..

my lame ones could never bear.

With your wings, I fly though featherless.,

By your mind I'm lifted ever upward.,

At your whim, I pale or blush,

cold in the sun, warm in the cold of winter.

In your desire alone is my desire.,

my thoughts are forged in your heart,

my works are breathed in your breath.

Alone, I am like the moon, itself alone.,

our eyes see it in the heavens..

only as the sun enlightens it.

~ Michelangelo 1534

Reflection: ~

A metaphor my father seemed to like with thoughts on life itself: "Life is a coral reef. We each leave behind the best, the strongest deposit we can, so that the reef can grow. But what's important is the reef."

Original of Origin ~

Soem extract from reality, all the meaning and guidance and emotional substance that we can, and we bring these responses with us as we set out to chart global paths. And then we come back to our original of origin. Its better to see it all exactly like a tapestry.

The tapestry maker first strings the warp, - long, strong fibers anchored firmly to the loom, and then interweaves the weft, the patterns, the color, the art. The Epic of Evolution is the warp, destined to endure, commanding our universal gratitude. And then, after that, we are all free to be artists, to render in language and painting and song and dance our ultimate hopes and concerns and understandings of human nature.

Throughout the ages, the weaving of our weft had been the province of our prophets and gurus and poets and teachers. The texts and art that come to us from these revered ancestors includes about Nature, something that can be absorbed over 'time', appreciated, and founding deep wisdom embedded with abundant opportunities that is offered to experience transcendence and clarity.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Accept Yourself

As this begins today truly is perfect in all its unfolding. Observe with an open heart and mind. Listen, watch and stay receptive. Yes with what comes around us, to us but just as importantly what is within us. Observe ourselves, look deeper and all that we observe about ourselves accept and embrace. When we are open and willing to see a situation as it is and not try to place it in a particular interpretation or form we are allowing ourselves to shift not only our perception of what this is but how we respond and act upon it.

Take the time to digest and make our choices from a place of mindfulness and receptive to change. I am not speaking on being hesitant or uncertain in any way. It is on relearning how to trust ourselves and our choices by cultivating patience and coming from a place seeing a person, a place, a circumstance as they are. Watch the energies that come and our own as they are and when we do choose we act from a place of fuller understanding, wisdom and insight. This way we can move and act in a way that comes from our integrity and will full confidence.

This is especially true with change that we wish to see happen. Think of those areas that you wish to change. Are truly accepting ourselves in every way or do keep ourselves at a distance from what we wish to see change? Observe our actions, our reactions, our thoughts, our perceptions about ourselves.

Apart of the essence of this is being able to accept every part of who you are I do mean every part., even the parts that we may not find that acceptable. Approve and embrace who you are right now, in this moment., every aspect and be at peace with yourself even those parts of you that you want to change. The more open you are to accept the more you begin to integrate, adapt, evolve and yes the more you change.

You are no longer contending with yourself, arguing, fighting, at odds. You come to place of harmony in that choice you can observe and participate at the same time. Watch what unfolds, continue to give yourself unconditional acceptance and love and that, that Acceptance and Love, will transform every part of you and what magnificent and divine changes will occur.

You will be making choices and taking actions that flow from the root and seed of Unconditional Love and that is where everything germinates from. Be patient with yourself, be accepting of yourself and love yourself completely then watch and listen and See just how marvelous you truly are and the way you Shine deeply and brightly. :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Believing Is Seeing

Intellectual awareness is a function of the solar plexus chakra, where mental ability is developed in a linear direction. Examples of linear thought include the performing of arithmetic and the operating of machinery. In this mode of consciousness, people have learned to develop a rigid discipline of “seeing is believing” in order to find what works and what doesn’t. With holistic awareness, the heart chakra is developed, allowing issues of separation to be resolved and integrated. Holistic awareness means that mind, body & spirit are seen as closely related facets of the human being. This heart-centered awareness is a viewpoint of integration or wholeness which heals the fears and discords that come with solar plexus consciousness.

There is a paradox with moving from linear intellect to heart-centered consciousness. While the intellectual phase of consciousness may say that “Seeing is believing,” the holistic phase requires quite the reverse. In holistic consciousness, opposites are often both true as they are seen as opposite sides of the same coin or as polar opposites of the same issue. Awareness that is limited to the intellect is subject to issues of separation; of us versus them, of struggling for resources that are perceived as scarce instead of solving the problem of their scarcity. Holistic awareness includes the idea that consciousness creates realities, that something must be created in consciousness – “believed” – before they can become a reality.

So, in holistic consciousness, “Believing is seeing” becomes a statement of truth, even though it is the opposite of “Seeing is believing.” Instead, it adds the understanding that reality is created by consciousness. We are not merely observers of what is. We create what is. Traditionally, people have entered a realm of holistic, heart-centered awareness when they pass on from this life. In the afterlife, their task is to heal the fears and hates of their physical lives and transform them into love and forgiveness, thus integrating themselves with others, rather than feeling separate from them.

Today, due to The Shift, more and more people are embracing holistic, heart-centered consciousness while still alive in physical bodies. As the heart is also the gateway to spiritual consciousness, this global movement is producing a revolution in spiritual unfoldment. Spiritual consciousness is flowering in the global consciousness of humanity as The Shift progresses. Today’s pioneers in consciousness are people just like yourself. They are exploring the new territory of unconditional love and experiencing a reunion with their own inner, spiritual connections.

The higher aspect of heart-centered consciousness is fully connected to your inner being, or soul. Your inner being is fully connected to the consciousness of the universe and to that which created the universe. Infinite Being is within each of us. We are Infinite Being. The daily focus that we apply to our five senses and their connection to the outside world is just like performing a part in a play. We act out the part of being us, along the general theme of the type of events that we planned for this life.

We ride along through the journey of this life, gaining the type of experiences that we planned to gain. When you open up to your heart, and through that, reconnect to your own spiritual source, then you have become a part of the very future of humanity. The Shift is heading towards a world where unconditional love and acceptance is normal, where strife is relegated to the distant past, where the true potential of human beings can express itself in the daily joy of being all that you are.

Owen Waters is the author of The Shift:
The Revolution in Human Consciousness, which is available as a downloadable e-book, at: