Saturday, November 21, 2009

Random Yet Related ...

Various things that spoke to me today:


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Our circumstances are not an accurate reflection of God's goodness. Whether life is good or bad, God's goodness, rooted in His character, is the same.

-- Helen Grace Lescheid

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How Important Is Oneness?

It is worth an entire book, not just half of one. Everything would change if this one idea was "gotten," if this one thought resided in your subconscious and became your natural instinct, if this one concept became your operating philosophy, and the operating philosophy of your species.


Everything would change. Everything. Politics would change, economics would change, relationships would change, your ideas about careers and parenting and sexuality and conflict resolution and the purpose of all of Life — everything — would change.
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - November 21

"In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred, everything is for sale."
--Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA


The Elders often say that when something is sacred it has spiritual value. You'll hear, on the Earth there are sacred spots. You'll hear, our ceremonies are sacred, our children are sacred, marriage is sacred. When something is sacred it means it's so holy you can't attach a value to it. Therefore, it's not for sale. It's an insult to suggest buying something sacred. On the other hand, if we look at it differently, as there is no sacred land, ceremonies are not sacred, our children are not sacred, etc., then everything is for sale. Sacredness creates spiritual space. Sacredness makes things holy. Sacredness shows respect for God.

Great Spirit, let me honor things that are sacred.

['Course, I see all things as being sacred/holy ... albeit much of it in need of a perspective-tweak! ~ Dena]

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MODELS OF SURRENDER


Question of the Day:
What are we modeling for the next generation?

The greatest gift of centered and surrendered people is that they know themselves as part of a larger history, a larger self. Their life is not about them! They are just one lovely instance of a Much Larger and More Wonderful Life.

In that sense, holy people are in one sense profoundly conservative, knowing that they only stand on the shoulders of their ancestors and will be shoulders for the generations to come. They are only a part of the Eternal Mystery of God unfolding in time, and yet they are a part!

So these same people are often quite open and reformist because they have no private agendas or self-interest to protect. They are unattached to any superior self-image or inferior self-image. Both are a waste of time. It is all about God, and they are just participating.



Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations, p. 265
(Source: “Center and Circumference,” Radical Grace, Feb. 1990)

Current Mantra:
Let It Be


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Saturday, November 21, 2009 – Not Alone

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
~Robert Frost



Today's Affirmation

I follow the path that Spirit illumines before me.

Today's Meditation

Dear God,

When we are yielded and still and seek Your will, love lights the way.
Thank You for nudging us onward, especially when we think we are lost.
Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, You are with us.
Alleluia!
Amen


Shalom, Dena

1 comment:

MysticBrit said...

All is Well, All is One, All is Sacred. And we are all expressions of Love, which is all there is.

That's what I'm hearing anyway:)