It’s possible

Joel Goldsmith (1892- 1964) wrote The Infinite Way in 1947.  That this relatively obscure author and spiritual work should catch my attention at this time is remarkable for a number of reasons. (Surprisingly, one can purchase a used copy of this on Amazon for 18 cents; yet it’s worth ten times its weight in gold to me.)  I am confident that I was pointed in the direction of this gentleman and his writings, not through mere coincidence, but by design. I often ponder with amazement how the Spirit continues to unfold in my life and guide me to teachers, to places of impenetrable peace and freedom.  There are ways of seeing and knowing that connect us to deeper levels of our true essence.  Through learning to listen to an inner voice and trusting that there is a path that I am uniquely destined for…all is possible. 

The following is an excerpt from The Infinite Way that touched my heart.  

“Always remember that God, your individual Consciousness, has prepared for you all that is necessary for the fulfillment of your individual experience.  You are never outside the harmony of God’s being.  Cultivate the awareness of the presence of God every moment.  It is our conscious union with God which enables us to live without taking thought and makes possible a life of complete abundance – by Grace.  There is an invisible bond between all of us.  We are not on earth to get from one another, but to share the spiritual treasures which are of God.  Our purpose in life is the unfolding of the Spirit within.  We see each other as travelers on the path of Light; we share our unfoldments, our experiences, and our spiritual resources.

Conscious Oneness with God always results in bringing forth harmony, peace, joy, success.  Communion with God is true prayer.  It is the unfoldment in individual consciousness of God’s presence and power.  In this communion, or prayer, no words pass from you to God, but the consciousness of the presence of God is realized as the impartation of truth and love comes from God within to you.  It is a holy state of being and never leaves us where it finds us.”

I believe it’s possible that my spiritual awakening was activated on a cellular level.  Divine, infinite, pure energy transmitted through a transparent, open, field of Love.  My teacher says humbly, “It’s possible…”  Love or in religious terms God, has an infinite number of possible ways to express Itself.   Understanding ourselves as “never being outside the harmony of God’s being” is communion with God.  Here, in the “pure land of the present moment” (Thich Nhat Hanh) I AM at home.

While sorting through my “letters”, I came across the following from post-session 07-26-16.  I don’t recall having written this and yet my heart recognized it. Funny.  Universal Truth does not know the limits of  time and space. 

Practice of the presence of God?  Give voice to this formless form of my heart.  First there was the word…the word made flesh.  And God said this is good.  God – let your thoughts infiltrate my thoughts.  Let my perceptions be infiltrated by yours.  Let my heart beat with your as One.  May all my emotions be modulations of you.  May I recognize every moment as your presence.  All my experience is a cooperation to be One with you!

Welcome discomfort…
    Welcome sadness…
         Welcome loneliness…

Grace is found in these too.

In Consciousness, we are One.  May the fullness of My becoming, be.  And in my sadness – may my open, humble, soft spot be a portal to Awareness.
          Walk with me-
Be the presence of Love – no conditions.
Resist nothing because there is nothing to resist.  Be peace.  Be Love.

Here, I honor having a companion on the journey.  Co-creating the presence of God. 

Practice the presence of God…when two or more are gathered in my name there is Love. I AM here. 

The miracle is the experience of being given back to Oneself. Namaste to my fellow Light traveler. 

On my walk, I recognize a merging of my Self,  surrender.  There is ample room in the open field of Awareness for all experience.  God may not know or even care about suffering, but God knows and cares about Love.  Love knows only Itself.

To lean in requires no resistance. Say yes to being alive.  May I make a joyful effort to be the Yes that I Am!

Be the mystery

Part Two, Sonnet XXIX by Rainer Maria Rilke

Quiet friend who has come so far,
sense how your breath expands space.
Amidst the beams of the gloomy belfry,
Let yourself toll. As you ring,

what batters you becomes your strength.
Enter and exit, in your metamorphoses.
If your experiences have been painful
And drinking them has been bitter, turn them into wine.

In this night of excess,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
And become the meaning of this strange conjoining.

And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent Earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.

As I write this, I feel so glad for all that I have and how my life is unfolding.  Each day I wake up with a gentle knowing that everything is as it’s supposed to be. There’s a deep serenity that comes with not wanting life to be any other way than it is.  I feel like there is much to learn on this path and simultaneously, I’m complete just as I am.  A playful pairing of destiny and acceptance.

“Quiet friend who has come so far, sense how your breath expands space.”  Could Rilke be speaking of the immanency of God?  Abundance surrounds us.  I’m learning that awakening has less to do with seeking or feeling pleasure and more to do with surrendering to all experience with an open heart. 

 “…be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses, and become the meaning of this strange conjoining.”  Mystics who see from Oneness help us find our way back to our true essence.   My life is graced with a teacher whose appearance is all God’s doing.  One day or a lifetime, this relationship is sacred.  I recognize other Soul kin too.  We’re never alone.

 “And if the world has ceased to hear you, say to the silent Earth: I flow.  To the rushing water, speak: I am.”  How lovely…