a humble and contrite heart

after seeing mom yesterday, feeding her what little morsels of dinner she could eat, she said to me, “I’m afraid of what’s going to happen to me”

my heart broken for her suffering, all that came to me were the words that felt true:

“do you remember your faith? do you remember your connection to God? when you feel anxious, remember that connection. it is always there with you”

I don’t know if she heard a word or received that, but I gave it for it was all I had

This morning, I had the Grace of listening to a talk by Derek at Global Witness that served me deeply today. One of the truths that he makes to clear is that there’s so much more to what we “see” in this world, it is more than what we think we know.

This is only a short excerpt of the hour long discussion:

“What do you have that is valuable?

Do you love really well?

What is your gift, no matter how small?

How do you invest it?

Take what little you have and invest it in others.

If all you do all day is to encourage people to seek who they are, you are investing your courage, you’re investing what little you’ve been given.

To those who have been given, more will be given.so you have a responsibility to care for the things you have.

Speaking of this ascension:

The Ascent is the gift of Christ, which is humility of heart:

The acceptable sacrifice is a contrite heart

You just give all of this world away.

This is my posture all the time: Head down, hands out, I’ve got nothing.

And every single day, every time I do that, he puts something in my hands.

Every single day I come to him with that humble and contrite heart, he gives me something else, and never are they my possessions, they are always His.

That’s why you don’t take those things in vein like his name. You don’t take things to be your own because nothing is yours, all of it is ours.

These truths are already in you. You once knew them and they have been removed. You knew them because they are the blueprint of mankind.

The return of ‘the son of man’ is the return of that blueprint within you.

Christ is Everywhere but Nowhere. The father is everywhere but nowhere. It cannot be in a single place if it covers all places.”

photo: Christine Chan, Sukha Arts

 

The Circle

Lauda Leon said, ‘The ascension is not about moving outside of yourself, it’s going from outward to Inward.

I wonder ….. if the circle is Life’s True Nature then there is no boundary, there is No Out and there is No In.

A 10-year-old “emotionally disabled” student I was teaching yoga many years ago once said to me, “The energy goes in, and the energy goes out

I think he knew something deeply but these were the only words he could find in his limited human vocabulary to express it. Why he said that to me, I never understood. But I will never forget it. It was as if a voice came through him, it wasn’t even his own, and out of nowhere it chose that moment to say those words to me. I never responded. Because I didn’t even know what to say. Maybe it was a moment of accessing the parallel universe – the one where the imaginary circle boundary disappears and you can experience one of the infinite other dimensions.

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Image: Fabian Oefner: Black Hole

Why Hatred Rules (Exists in) the World
Like and love (lover and hater) conserve a circle.
We all love our point of view.
It creates the opposing point of view.
We hate this.

Ilexa Yardley, Author: The Circular Theory
https://medium.com/@IlexaYardley?source=post_header_lockup