Month: July 2013

Anything Could Happen

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Early on in A Course of Love, Jesus assures us that we are not alone in our experience of shock and dismay at what the world we see seems to offer.  He says, “There is not a soul that walks this earth that does not weep at what it sees.”  (CoL, 2.10)  Recognizing that we might be reluctant to accept this sweeping statement at face value, he also says, “Think not that those who seem […]

The Only Fortune Worth Telling

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Sometimes after a period of engagement with the world- of rummaging through a serpentine forest of excessively close-packed motorists, of defusing tasks that have been thrown headlong like live grenades towards the hard wall of Deadline, of displaying all the requisite attributes of a trained specialist embroiled in the local deluge of a world economy – I take a deep breath and return to the Beginning.  I stop and take a drink of the Solace that […]

Living In Paradox

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There’s nothing quite like a good paradox to peel the shrink wrap off your inner life and release the beautiful flavors that you are, or to suggest the intersection of hidden dimensions with the particular version of Flatland we’ve been calling our own.  Let’s try one.  Consulting the book of Rumi, as translated by Coleman Barks and John Moyne (The Essential Rumi), we find the following lyrical paradox poised atop the 105th page, like a […]

The Sun’s Secret

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A man arose early with the sun. He slipped from the bed, leaving his darling wife to rest. His two daughters were dreaming peacefully in the rooms beside. The dog padded beside him, excited and curious about his master’s early appearance. The man’s life was a cocoon of warmth. The center of his mind was an offering. But today he paced the kitchen, looking to the East, into the brilliant glow of morning, and he […]

Becoming a Natural Law

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The laws of nature have received quite a bit of coverage over the years, and rightly so.  In their silent immutability, there is no example more powerful in all the land of indomitability- of accomplishment freed from the constraint of effort, of action freed from the morass of choice, of character freed from the question of evolution and learning. Let me just say it: in my heart of hearts, I want to live as purely, […]

Coming Undone – An Encounter with Specialness

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This week I have felt particularly troubled, and perhaps some elements of my experience are worth sharing in at least a general sense.  Maybe in the sharing others can benefit.  Maybe in the sharing I will better understand what has taken place. Unlearning can at times be deeply challenging, as if you are pitted in a wrestling match for your own soul.  In A Course in Miracles Jesus describes the way in which the ego […]

The Day That Never Ended

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The day to end all days begins like any other.  I awaken in the same bed.  I begin an awkward stumble down the hall, but… even before my synapses have warmed, I can sense it.  Something is strange.  Nice strange.  Really nice strange. I am filled with the abiding sensation that everything is worked out.  The center of my being is a field of possibility and satisfaction.  Nothing hangs over me and nothing begs for […]

Spirituality – What it is and what it is not?

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Originally posted on <a href="https://arganesh3.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/spirituality-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/">Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean</a>: <br />Spirituality is man’s boundless freedom in his life-boat: the freedom of his life-journey, the freedom from his life-pangs and the freedom beyond his life-achievements. In spirituality is man’s farthest Vision. In spirituality is man’s nearest reality. God has Compassion. Man has aspiration. Spirituality is the consciousness-light that unites man’s aspiration and God’s Compassion. Spirituality tells man that he is God veiled and that God…

Overcoming History

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Jesus suggests in the Treatise of the New- (of the Treatises on A Course of Love)- that we stand poised to enter the causative formation of the new world we have so long sought.  It’s right here, now, awaiting our response.  I feel like I’m in it up to my neck- but neck deep isn’t enough.  I can’t stand on the end of the high dive, bouncing in place, and just imagine what it would […]

Caught Inside Myself

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Some days I am smothered by the feeling that something isn’t quite right.  That feeling is like a manipulative family member- one who is gone for days, off in the world burning brightly, too brightly, who then crashes and returns, moping around the house in a flaunt of bitterness.  Disproven once again, he is nonetheless a fountain of answers and predictions.  He is quick to point out the proper way to slice a tomato, to […]