Here on the west coast in the middle of a four year drought, we have had two soaking rains in the last few weeks. We need an above average rainy season (California - from November through April), this year and the next two years after to replenish the extremely depleted water table. Then we can breathe easier.
I was reading a passage from the Tao Te Ching and was reminded of a song by George Harrison, “The Inner Light”.
I listened to it again and discovered that George was probably reading the same passage and was inspired to write the song.
Tao Te Ching (47)
translated by Stephen Mitchell
Without opening your door
you can open your heart to the world.
Without looking out your window
you can see the essence of the Tao.
The more you know
the less you understand.
The Master arrives without leaving,
sees the light without looking,
achieves without doing a thing.
The Inner Light
“The Beatles Past Masters Volume Two”
Without going out of my door
I can know all things on earth.
Without looking out of my window
I can know the ways of heaven.
The farther one travels
The less one knows.
The less one really knows.
Without going out of your door
You can know all things on earth.
Without looking out of your window
Reading “Kinship With All Life” by J. Allen Boone again after many years. I am seeing it through new eyes and understanding the depth of what he is teaching about animal communication.
It begins with his relationship with Strongheart, a German shepherd movie star, and what this noble intelligent dog taught him. …”behind every object which the senses can identify, whether the object be human, animal, tree, mountain, plant or anything else, and right where the object seems to be, is the mental and spiritual fact functioning in all its completeness and perfection. This spiritual fact cannot be recognized with ordinary human eyesight, but it is always apparent to clarified inner vision.”
To learn how to communicate with animals requires practicing getting out of the way and suspending projections, expectations and superior/inferior conditioning. Being in a larger context of the universal consciousness and the flow of subtle images or thoughts [...]
There are so many mis-alignments brought on in so many ways by the old structure holding on for dear life to its power and selfishly obtained wealth. Worshiping in the temple of what no longer serves us.
I believe in the human heart as the center fire of our spiritual existence in a human body on the earth plane. That as we all breathe to live, these are our common connections around the globe. And in the peaceful centered mind in our hearts breathing in gratitude we connect with our common source, which has many names. And through this prayerfulness we can reach others in compassion and hold them safely, and guide our way to peace upon the earth in the winds of grace.
I believe in walking the beauty way in service to others, and singing universal songs and chants to bring all together in peace, joy, love, beauty and light.