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I only know I walk like someone Beheld beloved and known

I'm listening yet I don't know
If what I hear is silence
Or God.

I'm listening but I can't tell
If I hear the plain of emptiness echoing
Or a keen consciousness that
At the bounds of the universe
Deciphers and watches me.

I only know I walk like someone
Beheld beloved and known
And because of this I put into my every movement
Solemnity and risk.

~ Sophia de Mello Breyner

February 1994 (Vol. VII, No. 2)

BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU, dear friends! And may all your visions be of and through Love ...

The binding energy of the universe

LOVE is the binding energy of the universe ...
~ Unknown

In the eternal birth that occurs in the core and innermost regions of the soul

In the eternal birth that occurs in the core and innermost regions of the soul, God covers the soul with light, whereby the light grows so great in the core of our being, that it overflows into the faculties of the soul and into the outer person.

~ Meister Eckhart

The encounter with God, the experience of the absolute

The encounter with God, the experience of the absolute, is a principle at work in ourselves... This awakening to the brightness of the inner light is a necessary step in the full spiritual development of the person, of EVERY person, a step in which the transcendental sense awakens, the inner eye opens, and reality is finally encountered. It is a breaking forth from the constricting shell of ego-consciousness, an opening to the breadth and fullness of life found in cosmic consciousness.

~ from LIVING IN THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS by Hugo Enomuja-Lasalle
Living in New Consciousness
By Hugo M. Enomiya-Lassalle

How, then, was Love manifested to the world?

How, then, was Love manifested to the world? A star shone in heaven beyond the stars, and its light was unspeakable, and its newness caused astonishment, and all the other stars, with the sun and moon, gathered in chorus round this star.

~ from THE RELUCTANT PROPHET by James Kirsch

From the heart of me that is the Heart of God

From the heart of me that is the Heart of God
Love streams forth to all my worlds,
And I am One.

From the Light we share within the Mind of God
Love streams forth to all our worlds,
And we are One.

From the All in all that is the Life of God
Love streams forth -- God's plan made real --
And all are one.

With God as our Beloved,
We are the Plan on earth.

~ words to "The Love Affirmation" by David Spangler
Working With Subtle Energies
By David Spangler

The restless hollowness which surfaces into our consciousness when we reflect in silence

The restless hollowness which surfaces into our consciousness when we reflect in silence is already the nearness of God, who is like the pure light which, spread over everything, hides itself by making everything else visible in the silent lowliness of its being. The Incarnation urges us, in the experience of solitude, to trust the nearness -- it is not emptiness; to let go and then we will find; to give up and then we will be rich.

~ Karl Rahner
Encounters With Silence
By Karl Rahner

Blessed are the men and women who are planted on your earth

Blessed are the men and women
who are planted on your earth,
in your garden,
who grow as your trees and flowers grow,
who transform their darkness to light.

Their roots plunge into darkness;
their faces turn toward the light.

~ from SONG OF SOLOMON Trans. by Stephen Mitchell

Hide in the human heart

It was said that God once sought advice from a Master. "I want to play a game of hide-and-seek with humankind. I've asked the angels what the best place would be. Some said in the depth of the ocean. Others said the top of the highest mountain. Still others, the far side of the moon or a distant star. What do you suggest?"

Said the Master, "Hide in the human heart. That's the last place they will think of!"

~ a Chinese proverb
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