Friday, July 31, 2009

Discourse 71


DSC_0051, originally uploaded by Wolfiegoth.

The difference between birds on the wing, and
lovers of God, is that birds always fly in a certain
direction, while lovers of God fly on the wings of
their desire away from all directions.
Every horse has its stable, every beast its pen,
every bird its nest. And God knows best.
~Rumi

Based on the original translation by A. J. Arberry

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

night sky in your pocket.....


night sky in your pocket....., originally uploaded by Shitao.

http://www.katsandogz.com/ongood.html

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pink - Crystal

I wouldn't trade a thing for all i've learned.

Full Moon Gemini

The July 21st Full Moon and Solar Eclipse takes place in the last degree of Cancer, and also make aspects to Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron — and to Pluto. This will again represent a potent and very energized time as we move forward with our activities in service to the greater collective. At this time the Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron triple conjunction is even closer to exact, and since aspected by the eclipse energy of this powerful New Moon even more greatly emphasized. The symbolism of this configuration reflects on one hand a total and unquestioned reliance on Spirit, and on the other the fear of failing to meet our highest expectations for ourselves. A descent into doubt can manifest at this time, but there is the potential for major healing as well. This spiritual archetypal combination has provided a more optimistic backdrop to the difficulties represented by the Saturn and Pluto archetypes, also prominent in these summer skies. We must also keep in mind the pending Saturn — Pluto dynamic aspect, which last occurred in the fall of 2001. This challenging connection between these two powerhouse planets perfects just as Saturn enters Libra in late October, forming a square. Judging from the intensity of this combination our societal difficulties will magnify toward the end of the year, beginning in the fall. Equally, so too will magnify the potential for redemption if we can face them unflinchingly and head on. ~ Henry Seltzer

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Mutable Air. Your ruling planet is Mercury.

You are going over a waterfall in the proverbial barrel, Gemini, but you will never hit bottom. This month is a time of great flux and a fair degree of stress but also one of great joy and beauty when you recognize the way things are going and pull your oars in that direction. Your finances and your values may well be in need of adjustment over the course of this month-long period. Surprises over the last ten days of the month require course corrections. Emotional insight comes slowly but the miracle is that it comes at all. The rewards are there for you when it does.

As the month begins, you are full of life, enjoying your interactions with others and taking a spiritual approach to life and love. You are transforming in the way that you view the material world, and in where you turn to find your most basic sense of self. The things in your life, even your personal possessions, do not matter to you nearly half as much as you might have previously supposed. This month represents an important segment of the arc of development that you are currently engaged in. You are taking in the events that have transpired lately and attempting to rearrange the puzzle pieces into some new kind of order. When your world changes and your perceptions along with it, you must go with the flow and allow fresh points of view to come in or else become mired in irrelevant artifacts of a prior time. These ruminations might come to a head at the time of the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, taking place on Tuesday, July 7th, in your sector of intimacy and personal evolution. This is a time when you are forming your own basis for security independent of the actions and the opinions of others, when you are feeling for the balance point between relationship and going it alone. You are very aware at this time of the impact on your life from others, and also the necessity for balance so that you do not lose yourself in the process. At the time of the Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, July 15th, you are coming to some important conclusions. Your world view is changing these days in response to the conditions that you have encountered and the conclusions that you have drawn from them, and now this fact has become more than evident. There might be some bumps in the path of your progress as you make necessary adjustments. With the New Moon and Solar Eclipse of Tuesday evening, July 21st, you are getting into a new way of thinking about your world that takes all your past into account. At this time also you might be more prepared to take a novel stance on how you see things as compared to how your forbears did, to set off on a departure from traditional ways of thinking if that is what it takes to get yourself down the road.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lake Superior Sunset 5/24/08


Lake Superior Sunset 5/24/08, originally uploaded by siskokid.

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy,
absentminded. Someone sober
will worry about things going badly.
Let the lover be.

From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Love for Certain Work


sunset after the rain 1, originally uploaded by felixspencer2.

Traveling is as refreshing for some
as staying at home is for others.

Solitude in a mountain place
fills with companionship for this one,
and weariness for that one.

This person loves being in charge
of the workings of a community.

This other one loves the ways
heated iron can be shaped with a hammer.

Each has been given a strong desire
for certain work, a love for those motions,
and all motion is love.

The way sticks and pieces of dead grass and leaves
shift about in the wind
and with the directions of rain and puddle-water
on the ground, those motions
are all following the love
they have been given.

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Fool

Zen Tarot Card

A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.

Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don´t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe.

In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you...let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.

And each time you don´t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.

Osho Dang Dang Doko Dang Chapter 2

Commentary:

Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind. He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand. The pattern on his waistcoat contains the colors of all four elements of the tarot, indicating that he is in harmony with all that surrounds him. His intuition is functioning at its peak. At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown. Adventures await him in the river of life.

The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the 'rightness' of things, you cannot go wrong. Your actions may appear 'foolish' to others, or even to yourself, if you try to analyze them with the rational mind. But the 'zero' place occupied by the Fool is the numberless number where trust and innocence are the guides, not skepticism and past experience.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Stonehenge


Stonehenge, originally uploaded by kscherer11.

"This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond."

(Masnavi V:3644-46, 3676-80, 3693-95)
"The Essential Rumi: Translations by Coleman Barks, with John Moyne, A. J. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson," 1995, p. 109.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Crop circle revelations, 7/7/09 prediction and prophecy

Fierce Courtesy

The connection to the Friend
is secret and very fragile.

The image of the Friendship
is in how you love,

the grace and the delicacy,
the subtle talking together
in full prostration, outside of time.

When you are there,
remember the fierce courtesy
of the one with you.

~A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Essence of Ritual


Eggistentialism XI, originally uploaded by bitzcelt.

Pray the prayer that is the essence
of every ritual. God, I have no hope.
I am torn to shreds. You are my first,
my last and only refuge.

Do not do daily prayers like a bird
pecking its head up and down.

Prayer is an egg.
Hatch out
the total helplessness inside.
Heart

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jimi Hendrix - live - Sunday, June 1, 1969 - Waikiki Shell, Hawaii

More treasure.
http://www.univibes.com/Jimi_Plays_Hawaii1969.html