Yearly Archives: 2014

Spiritual Yardsticks

”Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~Marianne Williamson Many moons ago, when I started hanging out in joints where ‘seekers’ congregate, I noticed pretty quickly there was a recurring question that popped up early on. Someone

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After the After-Life ~ A Fantasy Tale

After the After Life I am presuming for the purposes of this story that there exists a numinous force. There may not exist such a force, but that would be a plot twist for a different story. We do not

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Ardhanarishvara Shiva and Shakti united. Uniting and Integrating the opposite polarities is the aim of all spiritual paths = Harmony. Union. Integrity. Shiva is on the right side. This is the Pingala Nadi side, the solar channel. Heat. Dry. Extroverted.

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These Words We Use……….

Often, unless we are fully aware and call a halt, we are dispensing various judgements. Not only upon things, places, sensations and others but also, most devastatingly, upon ourselves. Killing ourselves with a million cuts from the inner buzzwords we

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The Allegory of Parvati

The Allegory of Parvati. Shiva was married to Sati who immolated herself after her father insulted her husband. Shiva was distraught at the death of Sati and withdrew into severe austerity and meditation, which caused the world to begin to

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Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale. From what land do you come, O Swan? to what shore will you fly? Where would you take your rest, O Swan, and what do you seek? (Kabir) I heard the swans this

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Something arises from the dark. It is not pleasant. It has scales and is slimy. I do not like the look of it at all and I recoil. I am not that kind of beast. This morning, driving in the car

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