quotes and memorable sayings

"Just as there are four elements which make up the World of Form, so are there four
primary modalities which we use to perceive beyond it: Clairvoyance (clear seeing),
Clairaudience (tonal meta-perception), clairsentience (feeling beyond feelings),
and claircognizance (summarial knowing)."

~The Reconnections

"I didn’t realize how alone I was, until I wasn’t. It is such a relief when great love comes your way after years, lifetimes? without it. Let there be no doubt that all love connections are not created equal. Some bonds are simply practical. Others are blindly rooted in pathology and old traumas. Still others are opportunities to heal and have essential needs finally met. And some have a mystical quality from the first meeting. Pure and simple. Apparent from the first out-breath. Unmistakably sacred. God rising on the wings of their love. This is how the timely and the timeless become indistinguishable- when love meets God deep in the heart’s inner temple."

~Jeff Brown

“Every one of you is really doing the very best he or she can, at any moment of the day. When that movie character, Yoda*, said to Luke Skywalker*: “Either do, or do not. There is no try,” he was literally speaking the truth.

If you could do better you would do better. Any appearance of guilt feelings or struggle, while handling life’s challenges, has more to do with an attempt to sidestep this simple truth, rather than to use it for growth. It’s easier to beat yourself for not doing your “best” than admit momentary powerlessness over a person or event, is it not? And yet, being powerless is part of being in physical form. You refer to life’s restraints as “bonds,” we think of them as “seat belts.”

Please, Dear Ones….let yourselves off the hook! Even if you force the situation, by doing something you desperately wish to avoid, your Magical Manifesting Mind will instantly generate a host of alternative universes where the endeavor fails, in every way it can. No enduring good is derived from swimming against that inner tide. Even so, many of you will still attempt this. You will try and try until you are done trying! Then you will do what you do, and be what you truly are…..which is pretty wonderful, from our point of view!”

~The Reconnections

*From...... "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"

"Once upon a time, humanity thought the Earth was flat. If you tried to explain it differently, people just shook their heads at you and said you were crazy. Then, Columbus sailed off to find a "New World" for himself. Presently.............. much of humanity tends to think of Planet Earth as one single, objective, "mass reality." We all live here (i.e. we share it), and where that one Earth goes, everyone must ride along. Spirit now establishes for us that such a concept is every bit as archaic and limited as when we believed that the Earth was flat." (Daniel Jacob)

"People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll KNOW tomorrow...."
(Agent K, "Men in Black" movie)

"It is wise, when possible, to avoid looking at things HEAD ON. Not only does it make animals nervous, but it blocks expanded, intuitive perception. Whenever possible, look askance---above, below, or off to the side. Not only will you notice what IS may also pick up what was or could be there, too."

DJ. ☼☼☼

"It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age."

~Margaret Mead

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Marianne Williamson

"She danced the dance of flames and fire, and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space, and then ...she danced the dance of flowers in the wind."

~Kahlil Gibran

“If you feel perpetually undecided about life, move out of your head and into your body.  Make a decision (any decision) and begin moving.  Trust your natural inclinations.  It’s far easier to make course corrections for a vehicle in motion than one that is standing still.” 


“If desire causes suffering it may be
because we do not desire wisely, or that we are inexpert
at obtaining what we desire. Instead of hiding our heads
in a prayer cloth and building walls against temptation,
why not get better at fulfilling desire?

Salvation is for the feeble, that's what I think.

I don't want salvation I want life, all of life ..........I will
have tasted the banquet that they have before me on
this rich, round planet, rather than recoiling from it
like a toothless bunny. I cannot believe that the most
delicious things were placed here merely to test us
to capture the grand prize: the safety of the void. To
fashion of life such a petty game is unworthy of both
men and gods."

~Tom Robbins

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see."

~Arnold Schopenhauer.

If I am to know God directly I must become completely God and God I so that this God and I become one. As pear seeds produce pears and nut seeds produce nut trees, God seeds produce Gods.

--Meister Eckhart


“Your lack of readiness is an illusion communicated by shame-ridden parts of you that will forever have you believing that you have to take a few more steps until your real life begins.  It’s an illusion of epic proportions. Get to it brilliant being. There is no need to procrastinate the gateway to wholeness—it stands before you with your name on it. The world is ready for what you have to offer. No time like the presence.” 

~Jeff Brown




"In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs and the floor dances."



I always like to keep alert to what my natural inclinations are. The body is an excellent barometer of honest, authentic flow. As I begin to follow those inclinations---the mind will frequently begin presenting a host of things "I should be doing" or "have to get done." The louder the ruckus in my mind, the more certain I become that my body is subtly trying to show me something wonderful. To break patterns, and forge new paths. As guilt and doubt begin to crowd around me, as I follow that energy on the way.......I've learned to become quite certain that hidden treasure lies ahead!


“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”

T.H. White, The Once and Future King


Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

― Rumi

"Poverty, as a spiritual practice is far more Piscean than Aquarian in its precepts.  We’re moving out of the paradigm of “self-sacrifice,” into a totally new freedom in realizing SELF (including ego) as a joyous part of the ONE---with nothing to prove and no special impressions required. Ecstasy is our Next Level! Purposeful Poverty (to me) is just another form of “show business”…….a remnant of another Age, another focus.  It isn’t wrong, by any means. I suppose the Aquarian Equivalent for Poverty would be SIMPLICITY---which is quite utilitarian in its expression, and quite useful for those who choose to travel “light.”  Many who choose a life of poverty these days are like publicans, praying in the streets.  Not all, but many!!  It can seem ornate and compelling.  It may even be impressive.  But necessary?  Hardly.  Go home. Pray in secret." Suffer in private, if you must! Now is a time for celebration……a time when the world is RIPE for learning how to taste the “good stuff” in life……letting go of pain and hardship.  If there is anything a person might wish to give up for “lent”… to speak….it would be suffering.  Such a “sacrifice” would be pleasing, indeed, to the GODS…wherever we may dwell, and however we choose to manifest."

DJ.  3/16/2013


  "Flames, begotten of flame

Where blood-begotten spirits come

And all complexities of fury leave

Dying into a dance

An Agony of Trance

An Agony of Flame......"


~W.B. Yeats,  "Byzantium"



The Foundation of Personal Spirituality is wading fearlessly into a stream of new signs, symbols, and feelings---arranging and interpreting them in such a way that totally makes sense to YOU, whether or not anyone else can understand.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ DJ.

“Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
― C.G. Jung

Those who are coming of age on the planet would be wise to suspend judgment of your elders until you stand where we stand. I’m not saying you should walk a mile in our shoes. At that point, being in your own shoes should be quite enough.
~DJ. 2/22/2013


So where in my life do I start to close my heart, rather than keep it open? There is somehow a belief that I cannot set limits and boundaries without closing my heart and that is a spiritual illusion.

--Tom Parish

"The great epochs of our lives are at the points
when we gain courage to re-baptize our badness as the best in us."

--Friedrich Nietzsche

“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked ...the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”

― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

The best way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
-- Kin Hubbard.

Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.


“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.”

~W. Beran Wolfe

"The Art of Remembering is balanced and enhanced by the Art of Forgetting. In and out, across time - you weave your consciousness through a panoply of universes (constructs)--becoming something (or someone) new with each twist and turn of your beautiful mind! You do not do this merely as an individual - even though everything you see around you may give that impression. Rather, you do this as an entire universe. You do it as a Collective Oneself. And we are always here with you, holding onto the remainder of your knowledge and abilities. You may retrieve them whenever you wish, whenever it serves the grand purpose for which you created this reality in the first place!"

~The Reconnections.

“How well I know with what burning intensity you live.  You have experienced many lives already, including several you have shared with me—full, rich lives, from birth to death, and you just have these rest periods in between.” 

~Anais Nin

Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex
than you imagine.
-- Goethe

An expert is a person who can take something you already know and make
it sound confusing.

"Don't you care for my love?" she said bitterly.

I handed her the mirror, and said:
"Please address these questions to the proper person!
Please make all requests to head-quarters!
In all matters of emotional importance
please approach the supreme authority direct!"
So I handed her the mirror.
And she would have broken it over my head,
but she caught sight of her own reflection
and that held her spell bound for two seconds
while I fled.

~D. H. Lawrence

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

“Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men´s eyes, because they know -or think they know- some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.”

 ― Bram Stoker, Dracula



The first rule of tinkering is to save all the parts.
- Paul Erlich

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
- J. Jenkins.

Man is a foolish creature who tries to get even with his enemies and
ahead of his friends.

"I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Mans
I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to Create"

- William Blake

"I don't suffer from insanity....I enjoy every minute of it!"


In a Reconnection Universe, the primary purpose for Relationships (besides loving companionship), is to provide a means for seeing reflections of those aspects of self that remain hidden, due to the presence of the Veil. What we cannot embrace or do not notice within ourselves, we tend to project out upon people and things around us. ♥ ♥ DJ.

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
- Lilly Tomlin, actress, author and comedian


“In mysticism that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy leaves the merely intellectual sphere, and takes on the assured aspect of a personal passion. Where the philosopher guesses and argues, the mystic lives and looks; and speaks, consequently, the disconcerting language of first-hand experience, not the neat dialectic of the schools. Hence whilst the Absolute of the metaphysicians remains a diagram —impersonal and unattainable—the Absolute of the mystics is lovable, attainable, alive.”

― Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

- Virginia Woolf, playwright

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.

- Madonna

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power;
it is also one of the hardest arguments to dispute.


Trying to squash a rumour is like trying to unring a bell.

--Shana Alexander, Journalist.

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

- Napoleon I

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

-- John Wooden

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

- Carlos Castaneda

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and a dog.

-- Mark Twain

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

- George Burns

"When a country obtains great power,

 it becomes like the sea:

 all streams run downward into it.

 The more powerful it grows,

 the greater the need for humility.

 Humility means trusting the tao,

 thus never needing to be defensive.


 A great nation is like a great man:

 when he makes a mistake, he realizes it.

 Having realized it, he admits it.

 Having admitted it, he corrects it.

 He considers those who point out his faults

 as his most benevolent teachers.

 He thinks of his enemy

as the shadow that he himself casts.


 If a nation is centered in the Tao,

 if it nourishes its own people

 and doesn't meddle in the affairs of others,

 it will be a light to all nations in the world.



 ~Tao Te Ching



"In the higher vibrational dimensions, words and thoughts are replaced by clear, unbroken TONES. 

If one picture is worth a thousand words, one TONE is worth a million pictures.

Those who can hear these tones, high above all other sounds, will never be deceived.

Words can be misleading, ideas can be obscured, but in UNBROKEN TONES---there is no place to hide. "

--The Reconnections



The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

 The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

 Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

 Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

 The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

 The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

 The best lack all conviction, while the worst

 Are full of passionate intensity.

 Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

"For That, by which we
See all colours,
Taste all flavours,
Smell all sounds,
And feel the touch of our beloved,
That is the Self.

This Self alone is the experiencer
Of all experiences,
It is the sustainer of all life,
And the ruler of time itself.
Who knows this Self
Rejects nothing and fears no-one.

This Self is the ultimate Reality:
That which was before creation
And from which creation was born.
Yet who sees this Self
Sees it resting in the hearts of all.

From this Self flows
Both the energy and the infinity
Which brought into being
The original creation,

This Self enters the hearts
Of all that are born of it.

Who sees this
Sees the Self....... becomes the Self."


Katha Upanishad, translated by Swami
Ambikananda Saraswati.


"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your  understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break,
that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles
of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than
your joy; and you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over
your fields. 

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your
grief....  And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been
fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears."

  --The Prophet--  Kahlil Gibran


Four Brothers

With the birth of the white buffalo, the final set of prophecies near fulfillment. Soon a great spiritual awakening will begin.

Slowly, at first, the spirit of mankind will begin it's transmutation. "The soul will remember..." Whereas we once were of one power, so shall we be again. Whereas we were one body with one voice, and became many bodies with many voices, we will become many bodies with one voice.

"Witness hereunto the proliferation of "god' as "god' is known.. "The lines of energy that permeate, quadrate, parallel, transfix, and disperse throughout the entire material, astral, and ethereal planes are in the process of COMING INTO HARMONY.

In the history of my people, there is a story of four brothers that set out on a trek to gain wisdom and understanding of the four elemental powers that combine to become the one true power:

To the Yellow-skinned race, the elemental power of air was given as quest. This is the power of wisdom itself. They would learn that the power of the air was of the mind. Oneness with the element of air was, to them, oneness with self through the power of the mind.

To the Black-skinned people, the element of wisdom was fire: the power of the physical body. The oneness that they sought was oneness of structure, rites of fertility, the manipulation of the physical aspect of the prime material. (They were building pyramids when the majority of us were living in caves.)

To the white-skinned people, the element of water lent it's power of aesthetics, as well as the chaotic factor of criticism. Oneness to them became beauty, rhetoric, and emotional religion.

And to the Red-skinned people, was given the charge of the element of earth. They found that oneness was the power of the earth. The earth is your mother, all things have spirit. Ne-uii-aeo - the breath we all take.

The story goes on to say that the brothers would one day come back together. To insure the original intention would remain clear, they agreed that when their descendants were ready to reunite, that the spirits of the four brothers would speak to the hearts of the children in dreams and visions and tell them when the time was approaching. They would then be prepared when the four brothers picked up the four corners of the veil that shrouds the earth from the spirit world, and tear it asunder."

-Tommy (Native American Shaman)



KNOCK, KNOCK, NEO..........


"I know what brought you here.  

There's something wrong.  You don't know what it is, 

but it's a splinter in your mind.

This is your last chance.

You can take the blue pill----

you wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.  


You can take the red pill-----

You stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. 

Morpheus, in "The Matrix"


"The Primary difference between me and

an insane man, is that I am not insane!"

"I don't take drugs.  I *am* drugs." 

---Salvador Dali



"There is no beginning, there is no end,
There is only change.

There is no teacher, there is no student,
There is only remembering.

There is no good, there is no evil,
There is only expression.

There is no union, there is no sharing,
There is only one.

There is no joy, there is no sadness,
There is only love.

There is no greater, there is no lesser,
There is only balance.

There is no stasis, there is no entropy,
There is only motion.

There is no wakefulness, there is no sleep,
There is only being.

There is no limit, there is no chance,
There is only a plan."

from Robert A. Monroe
Ultimate Journey



I waken
And nothing is the same.
For the first time,
I open my eyes,
These eyes of mine
I long believed could see
And find that all I knew as true
Was nothing but a false dream.

Then, like a radiant star
The angel of Death
The Angel of Life became
And transformed my dream
From a drama of fear
To a joyful comedy.

So surprised, I ask the Angel,
"Am I dead?"
She replies,
"Yes, for these many years,
Though your heart beat on,
Your mind slept in the grave of illusion
Unconscious of your divinity."

"Now, with heart beating
And body breathing,
Your mind has wakened from hell.
Renewed, your eyes
Admire the beauty awaiting you."

"Your divine awareness wakens
All the love in your being.
Hating and fearing forsaken,
Gone are the guilt and the blame.
Your soul forgives,
Your divinity lives."

My eyes, in fascination,
Stare at the Angel.
Sensing the truth waking in me.
I surrender, willingly,
Without condition.
Humbly receiving
Death and life,
To hell, I release all claim
And with new eyes,
See my eternal love....leaving.

--Miguel Angel Ruiz

“Beyond Fear”



All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up: that emotion is impure which seizes only ONE side of your being and so distorts you.

 Everything that you can think in the face of your childhood is right.  Everything that makes MORE of you than you have heretofore been in your best hours is right.  

Every heightening is good if it is in your WHOLE blood, if it is not intoxication, not turbidity, but JOY which one can see clear to the bottom.  Do you understand what I mean?

-- Rainer Maria Rilke, August 12, 1904.    


 "You know, beloved people, your soul energy is not simply locked into what is here or what you would imagine to be the next dimension. Soul energy runs through all of the dimensions and it is not even what you would imagine to be human. In this aspect it is human. It is expressing itself in human form.  However, so grand are you that you also express in many, many other forms  and in all of the dimensions!"




From "the Dancing Wu Li Masters" by Gary Zukav (1979)

"One of the greatest physicists of all, Albert Einstein, was perhaps a Wu Li Master.  In 1938 he wrote:
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.  In our endeavor to understand reality we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch.  He sees the face and the moving hands, even hears its ticking, but he has no way of opening the case.  If he is ingenious he may form some picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his picture is the only one which could explain his observations.  He will never be able to compare his picture with the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine the possibility of the meaning of such a comparison.
Most people believe that physicists are explaining the world.  Some physicists even believe that, but the Wu Li Masters know that they are only dancing with it."


"Out of evil, much good has come to me. By keeping quiet, repressing nothing, remaining attentive, and by accepting reality---taking things as they are, and not as I wanted them to be---by doing all this, unusual knowledge has come to me, and unusual powers as well, such as I could never have imagined before. I always thought that when we accepted things they overpowered us in some way or other. This turns out not to be true at all, and it is only by accepting them that one can assume an attitude towards them. So now I intend to play the game of life, being receptive to whatever comes to me, good and bad, sun and shadow forever alternating, and in this way also accepting my own nature with its positive and negative sides...Thus everything becomes more alive to me. What a fool I was! How I tried to force everything to go according to the way I felt it ought to go."

Letter from a grateful patient to Dr. Carl Jung.


"Authenticity, I have found, comes from a combination of
 engaging your talents, loves, and gifts; being autonomous
 (self-directed); and relating to your external world in your
 way- not as a copy of someone or something else. 


                          So what is it that makes authenticity so desirable? Why
bother? When you strive to find and be your authentic self,
you gain a certain control. The world continues to spin
around and around throwing your days out of whack but you, authentic you, remain in balance. You stand ready from a central point of self control able to make decisions by considering those facets important to you. You find
satisfaction and contentment through being and acting
authentic. Even, especially, in times of chaos, you know
where you stand because you are in control of your self."

--Jane Miller



".....allow everyone to hold firmly to that which he believes and that which makes him happy and content. If everyone would adhere to this principle and make it his own, there would be neither hatred nor religious discord.  There would be no reason for differences of opinion and all philosophies or all religions could co-exist happily."

--Franz Bardon



"What if you slept,
And what if, in your sleep you Dreamed?
And what if, in your Dream,
you went to heaven and there you plucked
a strange and beautiful flower?
And what if, when you awoke,
you had the flower in your hand?

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

               "Your life and my life
                flow into each other as wave flows into wave,
               and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you
               there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me.
               To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--
               is to see that unless we live for each other
               and in and through each other,
               we do not really live very satisfactorily;
               that there can really be life only where there really is,
               in just this sense, love."

                ~Frederick Buechner~

Searching the Dark Places

"This is what it is all about...hitting on some deeper energy within the self that will utilize that wonderful sexual energy (driver) to fuel greater search into the oneself...I think when we do that we come to such great depth of understanding and at the same time, we are able to walk around in the dark for awhile with the only flashLIGHT being ourselves!!!...That is what is so difficult for people who associate 'negativity' with darkness is only the unseen part of the oneself...nothing more and nothing less...and it is encouraged to reach full consciousness in our spiritual matter which philosophy we are following...If we stay in this great LIGHT awareness, then if we stay totally in our heads and forget the rest of our bodies!!!

                          ---Gwynne Sonnen-Mayer


       "Come to the edge."
       "We can't. We are afraid."
        "Come to the edge."
       "We can't. We will fall!"

         "COME TO THE EDGE."

          And they came.
         And he pushed them.

           And they flew. 

.........Fuillaume Apollinaire, author


"You can't get it wrong, 

and you never get it done". 

---The "Abraham" Teachings




"The Tao begets the one,
The one begets the two,
The two beget the three and
The three beget the ten thousand things.
All things are backed by the shade,
 Faced by the light
 And harmonized by the immaterial breath."

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching.


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are we not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others."


Nelson Mandela.  Inaugural Address, 1994. 

"Self is everywhere, shining forth from all beings,
vaster than the vast, subtler than the most subtle,
unreachable, yet nearer than breath, than heartbeat.

Eye cannot see it, ear cannot hear nor tongue utter it;
only in deep absorption can the mind, grown pure and silent,
merge with the formless truth.

He who finds it is free; he has found himself;
he has solved the great riddle; his heart is forever at peace.

Whole, he enters the Whole.

Perceiving the truth, he becomes the truth;
he passes beyond all suffering, beyond death;
all the knots of his heart are loosed."

-- from the Mundaka Upanishads,

written more than
2,500 years ago

The gift and the giver are one.
The giver and the receiver are one.
The question and the answer are one.
The cause and the effect are one.
The supply and the demand are one.
The desire and that which is desired are one.
The seeker and the that which is sought are one.
The aspiration and that which is aspired to are one.
The lover and the beloved are one.
The tormentor and the tormented are one.
Spirit, soul, body, higher self, lower self, and merkaba are one.
The earth and all the biology upon it are one.
There is only One, and we are one with the One.
We are but seeming parts of the indivisible whole expressing, and
All that we give we give to ourself,
the One.

---Ann Richter


                From Notes by W. B. Yeats on his writings: 


"At first, we are subject to Destiny.  But the point in the Zodiac where the whirl becomes a sphere once reached, we may escape from the constraint of our nature and from the nature of external things.  Entering upon a state where all fuel has become flame, where there is nothing but the state itself, nothing to constrain it or end it.  We attain it always in the creation or enjoyment of a work of art, but that moment......though eternal in the  Daimon....passes from us because it is not an attainment of our whole being........"

Ego Manipulation

"The thing that comes to mind is that we are dealing with energies that will not be manipulated from the ego point of power. When we try to do that we restrict and alienate our own selves from the true meaningful and powerful energies we want to be riding.  As Shamans, manipulation of this power is an important issue for us to deal with, and get over with............."

Antonio Kos

All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher, 1788-1860

"An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence.  It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future.  It is hypnotized by itself, and therefore cannot be argued with.  It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.  Paradoxically enough, inflation is regression of consciousness into unconsciousness.  This always happens when consciousness takes too many unconscious contents upon itself and loses the faculty of discrimination, the sine qua non of all consciousness. When fate, for four whole years, played out a war of monumental frightfulness on the stage of Europe--a war that nobody wanted, nobody dreamed of asking exactly who or what had caused the war and its continuation.  Nobody realized that European man was possessed by something that robbed him of all free will. And this state of unconscious possession will continue, undeterred, until we Europeans become scared of our "god-almightyness."  Such a change can begin only with individuals....It seems to me of some importance, therefore, that a few individuals, or people individually, should begin to understand that there are contents which do not belong to the ego-personality, but must be ascribed to a psychic non-ego.  This mental operation has to be undertaken if we want to avoid a threatening inflation.  To help us, we have the useful and edifying models held up to us by poets and philosophers--models or archetypi that we may call remedies for both the men and the times.  Of course, what we discover there is nothing that can be held up to the masses--only some hidden thing that we can hold up to ourselves in solitude and in silence.  But it is so much easier to preach the universal panacea to everybody else than to take it oneself, and as we all know, things are never so bad when everybody is in the same boat.  No doubts can exist in the herd; the bigger the crowd the better the truth--and the greater the catastrophe."

Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy

I have become what before Time I was.
A secret touch has quieted thought and sense:  All things by the agent Mind created pass Into a void and mute magnificence.

My life is a silence grasped by timeless hands;
The world is drowned in an immortal gaze.
Naked my spirit from its vestures stands;
I am alone with my own self for space.

My heart is a center of infinity,
My body a dot in the soul's vast expanse.
All being's huge abyss wakes under me,
Once screened in a gigantic Ignorance.

A momentless immensity pure and bare,
I stretch to an eternal everywhere.

-- Sri Aurobindo --



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