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Apr 1, 2018 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The gospel of Phillip

The rulers wanted to fool us,
since they saw we were connected with the good.

They took the names of the good
and gave them to the not good
so with names they could trick
and rope us to the not good.

As though doing us a favor,
they took names from the not good
and placed them on the good.

They knew what they were doing.
They wanted to grab those of us who were free
and make us eternal slaves.

Nov 27, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Many of us have set out on the path of enlightenment. We long for a release of selfhood in some kind of mystical union with all things. But that moment of epiphany—when we finally see the whole pattern and sense our place in the cosmic web—can be a crushing experience from which we never fully recover.

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. You can not turn away. Your destiny is bound to the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.

To seek enlightenment is to seek annihilation, rebirth, and the taking up of burdens. You must come prepared to touch and be touched by each and every thing in heaven and hell.

-Andrew Boyd

Nov 15, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

These spiritual window-shoppers

These spiritual window-shoppers

by Rumi

These spiritual window-shoppers
These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.

What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.

Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.

Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah.

It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.

Oct 29, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

“The truth is always an abyss”

The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.

-Frank Kafka

Oct 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

True Spirituality

True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It has been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, grounded, and responsible; something radically alive and naturally integral; something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there. Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for what must be done.

-Robert Masters

Oct 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Spiritual Bypass

“Spiritual bypassing, a term first coined by psychologist John Welwood in 1984, is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs… It is a spiritualized strategy not only for avoiding pain but also for legitimizing such avoidance, in ways ranging from the blatantly obvious to the extremely subtle.” (read more)

Oct 3, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The truth can take care of itself

“The truth can take care of itself. You don’t have to approach the truth with eyes lowered and gaze averted on bended knee; that’s how you approach bullshit, but the truth is so powerful that you can kick the tires, turn over the engine, check the odometer, and nobody is offended. Truth is real. It can stand the test.”

Terrence McKenna
Sep 18, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Feels good / Is true

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