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Nous Prions Pour Vous Tous

Dear Friends,

I wrote a semi-comedic blog yesterday that I planned to post today.   Then the shootings and explosions in Paris happened.   I feel great sadness and compassion for our brothers and sisters across the ocean.  Perhaps you do too.

Instead of posting what I had planned, I offer you this excerpt from Prayers for Peace.  This is a passage from  from Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.   May we know these words of truth together to reveal the consciousness of wholeness in our world.  Continue reading

The Holy Goat – Enlightenment from a Large Farm Animal

Mystics like to talk about Absolute Reality – the ultimate changeless Reality that exists beneath our relative, conditioned opinions or perceptions.   One of the best descriptions of the Absolute comes from Rumi, who wrote “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field; I’ll meet you there; when the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about…”

The Absolute is the source of all things.   Absolute reality contains relative reality, the place where we abide in consciousness much of the time.   We often confuse the relative with the Absolute.   We use a yellow hi-lighter to underline select passages in an Infinite book and then confuse the hi-lighted fragments with the Whole story. This limits our experience of the Infinite Divine.

I know, it’s confusing – a little abstract for the human mind. So let me tell you about a Goat named Blondie who enlightened me. This Holy Goat went beyond the poets and theologians. She clarified the nature of existence in a single stark moment.     Continue reading