Emptiness and Luminosity

Seven days of silence, a retreat lead by Adyashanti entitled, “The Embodiment of Insight”.

This was an opportunity to absorb so many pearls of wisdom evoked from the daily dharma talks, the six meditation sittings per day, the beautiful natural surroundings, and 270 beings sharing 3 meals per day, observing together both the stillness and the movement – in total Silence.

Some Pearls of wisdom worth sharing:

Always look inward to the depth of intuitive knowing. The learning comes from what’s evoked within you. The teacher should never actually have an answer to your question.

We are always Being, always Becoming.

Truth is transcendent of the opposites, but can express itself through it.

We’re all attracted to the light of the fire, but unaware of the vast open space around us.

When you meditate, Sit Tall, but let the breath be soft and easy.

Recognize that the dynamic pull of the unknown (God) is not only One Way. It goes both ways. IT needs us as much as we need IT.

There is no separation. The other side of joy is sorrow. The other side of suffering is peace. The other side of light is dark. One will always contain the other.

In the Zen tradition, nothing is explained. It is left to your own experience. I imagine that is why this teacher, Adyashanti, became such a master of dialogue and imagery, to give our rational mind something to understand. 

Meditation toolbox: Look at your thoughts with Kindness, Gentleness, Compassion.

How to go ‘all the way’ through to liberation? Never deny the truth of what you actually and always are.

In the eye of the hurricane: the still point is not separate from the chaos.

BE STILL LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD, (Henry Miller): A title that’s a perfect analogy for the paradox of life.

Deep spirituality begins when we come to realize we don’t know.

This life is going to go by in a flash. Do something for yourself; Take one moment, step back, take a breath, and take it all in. 

Namaste my fellow beings. In deep love I share these simple realizations.

the truth is timeless

“When you feed yourself food for the mind, be careful where you eat.

There’s very little today on television that’s wholesome, especially with all the symbolism behind it. But If you will learn this symbolism, that’s passed down from Mercury and Hermetics here, and alchemy, then that magic no longer works on you. When you see how the trick is done, its no longer a trick, its no longer magic, it just becomes a slight of hand.

That word sign is a LOGO. In the beginning was the word; that word is LOGO. The symbols, the signs.

That’s why I keep telling you, LEARN THEM, LEARN THEM, LEARN THEM. You won’t ever understand anything you “see” until you understand the meanings behind these symbols, and it’s so in depth, it’s something a person must do for themselves. You keep training yourself until it becomes second nature.

Mastering a thing. Keep doing it until you perfect it. (Kung Fu)

You keep meditating.

You keep learning the symbology.

And you keep on keepin’ on.

To be a wise, ascended master, you must know all SIGNS”

Lavette Hawkins


A classic kick ass song …..  still true:



“You’re the spirit in the magic circle
You’re the yoke in the egg
And you have to come out of yourself
And you do that through the pineal gland

I don’t want to get involved in politics
I want to teach astrology and alchemy because to me that is the greatest gift I can give you because it’s the tools that help empower you on a personal level.
The bible is a friggen alchemy and astrology book that tells you how to live in this world!
How to take up your cross, understand who you are, and follow the lamb wherever he goes;
MEDITATION, going within.
When you walk in the Kingdom, you realize that sun outside is just like a light in my closet.
Y’all go commit that random act of kindness……”

A Compromise Can Get You Compromised, Lavette Hawkins


“The closing of our pineal gland …..

It doesn’t just dumb us down

it limits our access to our higher senses

So we only have this five-sense version of reality

But there are a lot of other higher senses

Max Igan – WhistleBlower Nation – Revolution Radio – June 8th 2018″


single eye meditation

Bless me, Father *, that I behold the Eastern star of wisdom. May it shine before my human eyes as much in daylight as in darkness.

Long my eyes were blinded by the tinsel-glitter of materiality. Seeing things always outwardly, I saw not the Spirit behind and within them. I saw the mustard-seed of matter, but spied not the oil of Spirit that it contained.

My third eye (single eye) of wisdom is now opened. Oh, may it always be so! Let the gaze of my single eye of realization penetrate through every veil of matter to behold the infinite presence of Christ (consciousness), everywhere.

Bless me, that my sacred, wise thoughts, following this star of knowledge, lead me to the Christ (consciousness) in everything.

By Paramhansa Yogananda
(*Saturn is the father of Zeus)

First snow and Snow Goddess tree sculpture

Saw this “tree sculpture” walking along Mountain Road today, first day after first snow….

thought of the “angle”, perspective, light in which it caught my eye to look like a woman, creature, being, fairy, with a snow cap and was amused.

and came upon these ideas from Bill Donahue (Hidden Meanings.com), which resonate deeply on today’s meditative walk in the snow:



 “The angel is the ANGLE  of light that comes to

each of us, and enters us during our meditation period.

 It brings a new life to be born within.

 A life that will grow within us to carry us through

all of the storms and rise up within us to command,

peace, be still. 


 This new life is born of a virgin mind.

 It is born only when there is no stain of thought.

 It is born only in the quiet of the right side where there

is total silence.

 Only in silence, away from all of the thoughts

of the lower mind.”snow goddess sculpture

 further reflection on the true meaning of (Christmas) from same source:

“There has never been joy in the world, because

the true meaning of Christ, or Krishna, or Buddha,

or Allah or Jahovah, has never been realized.

 Thus I encourage all who will listen, to allow the

child of promise to be born outside of the business

of the mind, in the place of quiet

In the place of nature.

At the right side.

At the meditative place that Jesus spoke of when

he mentioned the single eye, watching,

taking no thought, and casting your net to the right side.

When his instructions are obeyed then the

real Christmas takes place.

The real Christmas takes place within you as the child

of promise is born to you of the virgin consciousness,

in the right side where there is none of the busyness of the left.

When you allow Christmas to occur within you, it begins

with silence and darkness as the story tells us it did so long ago.

And now quiet descends on that Holy City within you.

A new peace has come

A beautiful quiet finds its way into your heart.

The child is born.

His name shall be called, Allah, Jesus,

Jahovah, Krishna, Buddha

His message of peace and love, and healing,

is the same for all.

Truly the real meaning of Christmas

has been fulfilled within you.

Silent night holy night

All is calm all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

first snow