Did you know the word "spirit" means "breath"?

“How transient a sense is mortal sight”

How transient a sense is mortal sight,
when a wound on the retina
may end the power of light and lens!
But the real sight or sense is not lost.
Neither age nor accident
can interfere with the senses of Soul,
and there are no other real senses.

It is evident that the body as matter
has no sensation of its own,
and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties.
Spirit’s senses are without pain,
and they are forever at peace.
Nothing can hide from them
the harmony of all things
and the might and permanence of Truth.

Mary Baker Eddy
Science & Health 214:26


Posted: December 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Harmony, Light, Peace, Senses, Sight, Truth | Tags: | No Comments »

The medium versus the message

The medium is not the message. Human language is the medium, and the message is the presence of God — beyond ideas, beyond theories, beyond imagination, beyond human language.

If, as you read quotations from scriptures, you find that they remind you of something, somewhere, long ago, something you forgot but never really left, for it never left you.

When you read words that are both beautiful and true, you breathe easier, smile or even feel tears of joy, have a sense of fullness, peace, happiness, tingling bliss — then know it is the good feeling that is the real message.  That is God within you.  God is Love, God is Light, God is Spirit.

If you decide you want to pursue more of these pure, unconditional, divine, good feelings, then the scripture has accomplished its purpose. It has informed and inspired.

It is your birthright to know how to feel the divine experience all the saints have raved about, sung about, danced about. Your true nature is fully inspired and savors every breath, for each one is a gift of love from the source of all life to you.


Posted: July 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: God is..., Happiness, Peace, Senses | No Comments »

Whirling in the stillness

As waves upon my head the circling curl,
so in the sacred dance weave ye and whirl.
Dance then, O heart, a whirling circle be.
Burn in this flame — is not the candle He?
Rumi

There is a way of sitting very still and being taken up into a wonderful inner whirling.

It is this inner experience, it appears, that Rumi was trying to express in all his poetry… like candles, incense, bells and gongs, stained glass windows and magnificent pillars and spires — all are merely reminiscent of a transcendent inner experience that we try to convey with physical outer expressions.  “It’s a bit like this…”

The only problem is, in the outer everything that has a beginning will have an end, and therefore all things come and go and don’t really get us where we want to be… all the way back to the beauty from which we were created.

The Real Thing, on the other hand, far exceeds our highest hopes and wishes.  We can know it but we cannot describe how beautiful Reality is, for the human mind is only a thimble to the vast ocean and cannot hold it.

To know the Forever is our birthright. Happiness grounded in what never was born and will never die is certain, regardless of our ability to physically whirl and twirl.  What is ultimately Real is accessible even for the crippled, blind or deaf.  There is a truly universal experience that has no limits — anyone can have it all, always, regardless of personal circumstances.

Then Jesus answering said unto them,
Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard;
how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

It is beyond the body.


Posted: July 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Happiness, Knowledge, Poetry, Rumi, Senses | No Comments »

Dance like Rumi, sing like Kabir

What was the true purpose of the masters of old? Were the saints, sages, mystics and masters merely here to model how to live a holy life? To tantalize us with their descriptions of the “other side”? Or were they revealing to their followers the holiest of holies, the exquisitely beautiful and powerful source of life and love itself, the kingdom of heaven already within, to be enjoyed any moment they chose?

What was it that made Rumi dance? What made Kabir laugh? What gave Jesus the love to say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” even as he was hanging on a cross? What gave Socrates his wit and wisdom? What gave the Buddha so much joy?

What is the full potential of your life here and now in this moment and every moment? Can you too have a direct connection to the divine light and love that the masters knew? Can you too access the profound wisdom that gave them the ability to love as they did?

Knowledge of the Lord is your birthright. The pure in heart shall see God. Once you decide you sincerely want it, Knowledge is available to you. Read the book and allow your thirst to develop.

With the ability to see and hear and feel what the scriptures praise, your current religion may grow in even more meaning and depth for you. Knowledge will provide you with a lifetime of inspiration.


Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Buddha, Happiness, Heaven, Jesus, Joy, Kabir, Kingdom, Knowledge, Krishna, Light, Love, Rumi, Senses, Socrates | No Comments »

You have two sets of senses

My heart has five other senses of its own.
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

You have five outer senses with which you navigate the physical world — sight, sound, smell, taste and touch — and you have inner senses that correlate to the outer.

The pleasures of the outer world are limited, because all things physical, mental and emotional have limits. You can only eat so much ice cream and cake or pretzels and beer before you get sick. No matter how hard you try to squeeze happiness out of this world, it’s temporary. People, places and things come and go in time. Our tenuous hold on physical goodness results in fear, insecurity, stress, tension and dis-ease.

The pleasures of the inner realm, on the other hand, have no limits and no adverse side effects. When you turn your awareness inward, you find the love, joy, fulfillment and security you have always longed for. You may enjoy these non-physical pleasures to your heart’s content whenever you wish. The inner realm is always there. It never goes away. It honors your autonomy. You can choose it in this moment, or not. It will never punish you nor will it leave you. You can ignore it but you cannot lose it. Knowing this level of safety and security, you can relax deeply and breathe fully and freely. Health automatically returns.

In you is the purest and most dependable pleasure possible. When you enjoy your inner senses, you become content and peaceful.

Those who see themselves as whole make no demands.
ACIM Workbook Lesson 37


Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Chapters, Joy, Love, Rumi, Senses | No Comments »

What is Knowledge?

Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures, is a book in a class all its own. It stands head and shoulders above any other scriptural anthology. It points at the very core of every spiritual tradition and reveals its purest intention.

Knowledge does not view “Master comes to planet Earth” as a morality play. The great masters were not here to teach us how to be nice people. Nor were they here to teach us how to excel at worldly activities while in a body.

The great masters were here for a far greater purpose than is taught in any religion today. They were here to reveal the very essence of life to whomever sincerely wanted to know it. And that essence, as they all said, is within us.

It is because of it that we can walk and talk without being plugged into the wall. It is that essence that holds atoms together.  It is the power that pushes the stars in their orbits.

Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tsu, Socrates and others were here to teach eager students how to turn their senses inward to see for themselves the captivating beauty that outshines all the many incredible beauties of the life outside us.

In every one of us is a light that outshines the sun. In us is endless love. In every one of us is everlasting life. In us is the peace that passes all understanding. The beauty and love in us satisfy our deepest hungers… and the best part is, that in this world of beginnings and endings, comings and goings, what is real within us is constant, always there.

Trees and mountains and oceans and buildings and people and pets all come and go. In us is the only enduring reality. In us is life without death, love without condition, acceptance without judgment, constancy without boredom. In us is a delightfully dynamic, dancing force that makes the heart sing. In us is true inner peace, even when the world is spinning out of control. Knowing how to turn our senses inward and see, hear and feel that life force is Knowledge.

This book about Knowledge is a collection of exquisite quotes from writings throughout the ages and around the world. There is a thread that connects all great traditions, and it is this very pure universal experience.

I hope you will enjoy this beautiful book every day.


Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Buddha, Jesus, Joy, Kingdom, Knowledge, Krishna, Lao Tsu, Light, Senses, Socrates | No Comments »