The Garden of Eden Still Exists

The Garden of Eden Still Exists
Love, the essence of goodness, the primal element of the Most Holy, is indelibly imprinted upon each and every heart.
The Divine Essence of Love exists within all life. Knowledge of this depth and presence of Love is what each prophet and poet is called upon to bring to humanity, and what every Soul hopes to attain. And no matter the path, Beauty is what each Soul knows to be the rock bottom foundation—upon which Love, and all that exists, rests:
 
Our search for the Essence of Love 
might begin one morning
while looking at Reality as a Sacred, 
Holy Mirror,
 
anticipating—that at any moment 
Beauty will appear!
 
Carrying this thought as a seed, 
letting it permeate our core
 
we drink in the glowing sunrise,
while a sweet scent of honeysuckle 
fills the air.
 
Our shining heart-light illuminates
our being,
 
and anything our glowing eyes 
chance to rest upon— 
 
becomes as Beauty-filled as we 
are able to perceive.
 
A sudden spark of Inspiration 
brings us to tears—
 
‘The Garden of Eden still exists 
right here on Earth,
 
whenever we, Her stewards, 
are able to stand as Witness.’ 
 
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That Which We Have Called the Divine Source of Love

That Which We Have Called the Divine Source of Love

Is there a different Source of Life Energy that grows wheat, from the Source of Life Energy that grows corn? 

Is there a difference in the feelings of love that a Jewish mother has as she first sees her baby, from the feelings of love that an Islamic mother has for her baby? Is there a difference in the feelings for the protection of their families, between a Christian and a Hindu father?

The earlier Epochs tended to see all existence as coming from the One Source of Life, the One Great Spirit, the Holy Mother and Divine Father, the Source of All, the Substance of Love. Soon tribes became aware that the deities that they believed created all life, had different forms and names within neighboring cultures. After warring with them, the names of the deities of the victors became merged with those of the vanquished.

We can observe these evolving names and forms as we watch the Sun Goddess of the early epochs becoming first the wife of the Sun God and then eventually being sent below, to the dark world. Later with the Hebrews and Christians people world-wide came to know and worship God as the only One. Yet in each culture, though the names and forms were different, all of the ancient deities were also known to have originated from ONE nameless Creator — who was known as the Nameless One, The Great Spirit, or the Source of All.

In our Scientific Era we have grown accustomed to looking for differences and distinctions: for example, the naming of each tree, each flower, and further taking all of these life forms apart, trying to find and to name their smallest particles. In this way of taking apart to the tiniest particle, science tries to find the ultimate Source of All.

Yet today science is discovering that there is a life-essence existing in the very center of each life, and also connecting all of the galaxies of the universe. This substance known as the ‘glue’ that holds all of the particles together. It has just been seen as ‘ropes of electrons,’ throughout the universe, and is also found within the cells of our bodies, and the bodies of all of the stars and the planets.

Imagine the surprise in store for scientists when they understand, that this substance that exists in all things, is what the ancient people knew and understood to be the One Source of All….that which they also knew to be, the Divine Source of Love.

 

 

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Reclaiming Our Child Heart

Reclaiming Our Child Heart

A child’s Heart fully engages in delight: Everything is open, beautiful, good—and filled with wonder.

Listen to the sound of a child’s laughter! How appealing, how disarming! This is life at its best. And yet, as a child encounters life’s trials, spontaneous, healthy expressions and feelings become flattened, as when the air is let out of a balloon.

Even if we wanted to return to our child Heart, we know we could not manage our adult lives immersed within the innocence of youth. For a child moves swiftly through ups and downs—from joy to sorrow and back again. And we must have balance, if we are to live with discretion and wisdom.

Yet instead of a balance between Heart and head, as adults our emotional responses are often so dulled that we cannot enjoy life to its fullest. In fact, our spontaneous responses to beauty and joy seldom rise to meet the moment at hand.

Still the Heart never loses its capacity to rejoice in the natural world, to long for Union with another Heart, and be fulfilled by that Union—

Whenever we are immersed Beauty, or Love
our Heart exalts!

Everything is charged with light
and we are filled with Presence,
Joy and Truth.

“Of course!” we exclaim in wonder…

“Here is the Child-Heart that I long for, throughout

this awe-inspiring life.”

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Native American Wisdom

Native American Wisdom

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” – Lakota

“A brave man dies but once, a coward many times.” – Iowa

“Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” – Hopi

“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo

“Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.” Maricopa

“Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne

“He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone.” Seneca

“If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.” – Cheyenne

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – Dakota

photo: Slow Bull, a Dakota Sioux Medicine Man, 1907 by Edward S. Curtis

The Only Source

THE ONLY SOURCE
Human Beings live and move and breathe with-in the Ever-Present.
 
There is no way that anyone can be separated from the One Source of Life —
 
Through our eyes,
our noses and mouths,
 
through our ears—
and the pores of our skin,
 
all that enters ‘us’ emerges again—
returns to the One Life— the All-in-All:
 
The plants, the animals, our friends and our food,
the sunlight and the air,
have the same Life-Essence flowing through them
as flows through our own being.
 
For we are all a part of one Living-Breathing heritage—
Birthed and nourished, growing and aging,
 
and then returning to the Earth, and the Ethers:
Physical to physical; Spirit to Spirit.
 
And all of these states exist simultaneously, with-in
the One-Love-Light-One-Life-Source, of the Universe.
 
 
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One Creator, One Breath

One Creator, One Breath

Even though we may desire, or claim ownership of portions of Earth, absolute ownership, and a clear title, always remain in the Hands of the Most High.


Today not only portions of the Earth, but water, plants, animals, and even tiny cells may be bought and sold, patented and privately owned. Yet, there is one thing that belongs to all beings equally: One thing that everyone freely takes, and freely gives to others—our breath—

Our breath we cannot live without, 
breath we take, breath we give—

freely received, freely returned 
all day, and all night long
all Being, all life breathes.

And all who draw breath 
never think of keeping it

hold no thought of hoarding it,

feel no Inner urge to grab 
another’s share—

but simply enjoy the Gift.

For we all know without a doubt 
that the air we breathe belongs,

as the whole Earth in truth belongs— 
not to us

but the Source of All, the All-in-All, 
Who eternally creates this Earth
 
and the Universe,
and all who draw breath therein.

 

 
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Our Union With Purity

Our Union With Purity
 
The Innermost state of ‘Union with Purity’ is available to all of humanity, regardless of country, ideology, or religious choice. We all know this is our commonality—the ground wherein all differences cease between the members of our world family:
 
Our Union with Purity is an experience
no carnival ride can match.
 
How could anyone be satisfied with what humanity has
created for pastimes,
if they have once experienced a true taste:
 
Of the sounds of a bubbling brook as it rushes along,
through sun and through shadow, in a dappled-green forest
while we stand—
 
watching and waiting,
all senses alert—
 
hoping only for a chance to spy
dashing along the clear, rocky bottom
 
the quick, freedom flight of a red-spotted trout
as it swiftly swishes by
 
with no care in the world—
for anything.
 
And, the instant we see her, all thoughts fly away
as the presence of awe
becomes all
 
that we know—
of life.
 
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Given to All Paths, All Ways

Given to All Paths All Ways

Throughout all epochs all spheres,
looking with the eyes of now
at the ending of our current era

those who can See and Hear,
and understand,

will not fail to bow down
to the Creator of All

as we peer into the Mirror of the Ages,
and grasp the enormity of the One Divine Message,

that forever has been given to each nation,
throughout all lands and times.

Before advancement of communication
a Message yet arrived, through Messengers
that looked like their people,

in the language of each society,
with images familiar to all.

It is a simple Message, of Love and of Truth
that all were asked to follow—

Love one another.
Do unto others as you would have
Others do unto you.

Do Justice.
Respect and care for the Earth.

And daily give thanks, to the Creator of All.

One Message that echoes in all hearts;
One code of honor, given to all.

May the Divine Message of Love and Harmony
lead our Spirits and hearts to unite in peace.

And may we awaken and follow this Call,
from the Creator of All.

 

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Rising Up-On Our Highest Ideals

Rising Up-On Our Highest Ideals
How and why do we fall down? We fall down when we fall beneath our Ideals. 

Life is about being the best we can be. Each person has their own Ideals, and knowingly or not they try to achieve them each moment of each day of their lives.  
Whenever we fall beneath these Ideals, we suffer. Sometimes our fall is very little, and we hardly take notice. Yet at other times the pain we experience can be so very great, we wonder if we are ever going to rise again—if we will find the Inner strength to attempt a new mount. 

When a child falls down, be that a physical or an ego fall, they look to their caregivers to help them find the courage to get up, to move on to the next thing, to smile again. Yet when adults fall down, where is the Compassionate One to help them? A question may arise, “Have I been left alone, to look toward an empty sky, hoping or praying for comfort from the Most High—in vain?”

As a child finds the arms of their beloveds 

to comfort them, 

the Most High manifests for adults 
within the eyes, and open Hearts, 
of those right in their midst;

Or leads them to find someone to turn to
for solace, forgiveness, 
or a reason to continue. 

Thus the Dearest One draws near 
helping us to find 
and climb 
 
onto the rock 
of our Highest Ideals.

 

 

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Awakening

Awakening
 
A Prayer
 
Help us and Guide us to undo
the harm we have caused the Earth, and Her Beings,
throughout our thoughtless, careless youth.
 
There is a vast difference in the viewpoint and actions of those who believe that the Most High is Ever Present in their daily lives, and those to whom the Divine remains a distant concept, existing somewhere far beyond this life, if He or She exists at all.
 
The constant realization of the Creator of All as a Living Presence throughout our days, encouraged the ancient peoples to hold in reverence the whole of the Earth, and to carefully examine each word, thought and action.
 
In this Blessing Way of Remembrance, throughout their days and nights, ancient ones consciously experienced in wonderment, the inexpressible beauty, exquisite tenderness, and awesome power of Nature.
 
Comparing this profound level of Being, with that of our modern society, we can easily see the reason behind the thoughtless acts of destruction and harm, so casually inflicted on a daily basis to the Natural World:
 
The vibrations of our ancestors’ Beings moved in peaceful attunement with the world of Nature.
 
Seeking harmony with the Sacred, Hallowed Earth, they consciously breathed the sweetness of rain-freshened air,
and gratefully drank Her living waters, while frequently pausing to pray to live, as a respectful guest.
 
 
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