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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

THE BEAUTIFUL AND PAINFUL DANCE WE DO IN ORDER TO AWAKEN


        The beautiful and painful dance we do in order to awaken.

        People scattered in all directions, looking for something... looking for a transporting love.

        The expanding of love beyond desire. *


                                        *

        from The School for Mystics

        Find a place of power.

        A place where you are balanced and grounded and you can feel the energy
of the earth and rock rise up through
you.

        There are places where the northern
lights will dance in a circle above you -
often a high land or cliff between two
descending water courses - a river to the
east, a river to the west.
        Or a place above and between two
canyons.
         You'll know the place when you find
it. It ought to be free of distractions. The
place could even be indoors, so long as
you are grounded there.
         Do "River-Watching Meditation" **
and see what arises within you. Never
try to still the mind - rather watch what
passes by in the river within you.

         Until you are comfortable with a
breathing emptiness, focus perhaps
on a saying that holds your attention,
such as:

DISCERN THE SIZE OF THE WATER

 
                             or

IN THE BEGINNING IS THE WORD

                            or

THE BEAUTIFUL AND PAINFUL DANCE
 WE DO IN ORDER TO AWAKEN


This is the first step in a long journey.


When I speak of the moment of Realization,
it is also the moment of Knowing, the moment
of Gnosis.

Monopolized Christianity of the Empire Church
never speaks of the necessity of a Quest. In all other religions a journey of sorts is necessary.
Call it an inner journey, if you wish.
        Space is not the final frontier. The final frontier is the Mind within. It is deeper than the ocean; it is more vast than the galaxies. It
is the journey to Home.







*T.S. Eliot

** I've written of this type of meditation
     elsewhere. I'll locate it and post it here.





(C)2018 by W.G. Milne