Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stepping Into a Structure of Unknown vs. Stepping Into The Unknown.

Stepping into a structure of unknown vs. stepping into The Unknown. This appears to be another layer to discard in the process of diminished separation from Source.

There has been a relentless chorus of voices. The willingness to step into The Unknown and return to India appears to have appeased "Them." Not sure who or what "Them" is--limits of words.

Technology Test

Two years of work lost and no laptop for 9 days.  Nice test.  After part 1, part 2 was a piece of cake. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Saying Goodbye

It was like saying goodbye to a very dear, sacred friend--the ancient Oak Tree in the backyard.  The house is empty and silent now, waiting for the new people to move in.  After finishing cleaning, I wandered out to the back yard to thank the trees, the wind, and the other growth that inhabits the beautiful backyard.  Mesmerized by the presence of this ancient friend.  Reflecting on its teaching of patience, stillness, and inner peace.  How many years has it silently grown providing shelter and shade?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How Did That Happen?

One of my all time favorite photos.  Who took this?  Adorable twosome!
Currently recognizing that one of the most precious points of being a human on this planet is to share presence.  How did that happen?  Humans are turning out to be fun and a cool part of living.  

Monday, July 15, 2013

Torrential Reminder

Torrential rain?  Sitting and listening to the group questions and vibration of the speaker's tone was a lovely submersion reminder of ashram energetics.  The Divine car wash in action.  I wasn't expecting anything, but reading about the speaker really attracted me to attend.  My goodness it was refreshing. Thank you for the reminder.

The baby horses are excellent students.  Ready for their next lesson.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Handling the Baby Horses

Taking action from the place of sensing, timing and presence are the tools I need for handling the young "raw" horses.  They don't know much about 2-leggeds and they aren't sure they want to.  Amazing to watch them soften and connect in just a few minutes when the fear is gone and they know you are present.  Powerful reminder to walk with these intentions with or without the horses.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Growth Unrelenting

A wonderful quote by Dorothy Hunt

This that we are is a mystery.
Everything is both an invitation to and an expression of that mystery.
There's nothing that isn't That.
It's all That. This is That.

The joy of continuing to watch myself want to spiral around in disturbances.  There are definitely tender areas, but I was really struck by the quote and the humor of the Universe.  It leads you along on the bread crumb trail and then tests if you are attached to the bread crumbs.

Not one cell will be left unexamined and how else to keep examining, but to have new scenarios of the old patterns.

Love and gratitude for the thoroughness.  "Let Go!"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gorgeous Vedanta Photo Archive

Vedanta Archives Photographs: New Website
  Ramakrishna Painting

We now offer a one stop shop for our photographs. Just go to Browse the web site for all the known photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, The Holy Mother, and Swami Vivekananda and the other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sounds of Silence

There is a texture to silence--resonance. While ranch sitting with only me and the animals, I have gotten to live in a lot of silence.  I like it and I don't feel alone.  The texture has gained depth and awareness from the time at the ashram.  Each container has its' lesson plan.

While looking at the photos from India, I found these two of simple beauty that touched my heart very deeply.  It has been nice to meditate outdoors on the stamped-concrete balcony as an environmental touchstone to the surface from where these pictures were taken. Pranam to Gurudev

A moment of inspiration from a friend--thank you!
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