My words can never express
What is real, what happens
As I speak from my heart.
The real lies somewhere
Within the center of the telling,
A potential space
Between opposing emotions
In the midst of contradictory thinking,
Where giving and receiving merge while
The mind empties and the heart fills, Endlessly.
A point where thought defers to wisdom
And nothing has meaning
Except love and gratitude.
Treat every present moment experience & interaction as gift: Practice Presence.
You are already One with Grace. To believe and act as though you think you already know yourself and others denies the Truth that we are far more formless and mysterious than the mind can grasp. Ground your self in the present moment and open fully to what you habitually refuse to notice, accept, or value (particularly the insecurities of untrusting gatekeepers adopted to protect & maintain your form).
In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, by John J. Prendergast, PhD_
(Book description from Sounds True)
Your body has a natural sense of truth. We can feel authenticity in ourselves and in others. However, this innate wisdom is obscured by our conditioning - the core limiting beliefs, reactive feelings, and somatic contractions that fuel our sense of struggle and veil who we really are.
In Touch is a groundbreaking, experiential guide to the felt-sense of our inner knowing - the deep intelligence available through our bodies. Each chapter presents moving stories, helpful insights from spirituality, psychology, and science, and simple yet potent experiments for integrating the gifts of inner knowing into every aspect of daily life. Join pioneering psychotherapist and teacher Dr. John J. Prendergast to explore:
The phenomenon of attunement - how we accurately sense and resonate with ourselves and others - including an introduction to attachment theory, mirror neurons, and interoception (the ability to sense into the interior of your body)
Felt-sensing and the subtle body - our ability to have a whole-body sense of reality and how the seven major energy centers relate to common psychospiritual issues
Shadows as portals - how our dark and painful feelings and sensations can point us toward an essential radiance within
The art of identifying and undoing our core limiting beliefs
The four somatic qualities of inner knowing - relaxed groundedness, inner alignment, open-heartedness, and spaciousness - and how these subtle signals, once recognized, can guide our choices and help us to navigate lifeâs challenges
The fruits of inner knowing - the realization of who we are in our depths and the great intimacy with life we can all enjoy
As we tune into our deepest nature, our body relaxes, grounds, lines up, opens up, and lights up, writes Prendergast. So far this extraordinarily useful subtle feedback has been largely overlooked; almost nothing has been written about it. We need to both sense and decode these signals if we are to benefit from them. These bodily markers are here to be seen and used as guides to enable us to more gracefully navigate life and to awaken. They are part of our birthright, available to anyone.
Here is his invitation to start listening in a profound new way, deeply in touch with reality and our shared journey of awakening.
Spirit in Me Sees Spirit in You
When I grow down, I want to lie on the grass
And watch the billowing clouds drift overhead,
Showing me once again that life is more about
Admiring a parade of ever changing faces
Than anticipating the next burst of angry weather.
When I grow down, I want to greet every living being
With an open heart, fully expecting them
To peek around their disguise and wink at me,
In celebration of being on the road together.
Hear Jesus Speak from the Mystical Roots of his Time
This book offers a new approach to translating the words of Jesus---filtering them through the imagistic worldview of the Aramaic language which Jesus himself spoke. Seen through this lens, familiar sayings such as "Blessed are the meek" come into vibrant contemporary focus as "Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within."
In The Hidden Gospel, Douglas-Klotz decodes the spiritual and prophetic messages hidden within key words and concepts in the sayings and stories of Jesus. We learn to our delight, for instance, that when Jesus spoke of "goodness" he used a word which in Aramaic means "ripe" and refers to actions which are in time and tune with the Sacred Unity of all life.
For example, Chapter 9 begins this way:
Be complete: develop yourself to the fullest degree, just as the Source of All constantly bears fruit, completing all movements in Unity: Matthew 5:48 from the Aramaic (Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.)
THE IMAGERY OF INVITING ALL PARTS OF OURSELVES HOME, BACK TO THE TABLE LIKE THE PRODIGAL SON, LIES AT THE HEART OF THE ARAMAIC SENSE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PERFECT. In the passage above, the word for perfect (gmar) comes from a verb meaning to accomplish, fulfill oneself, or be complete. A secondary meaning is to be completely consumed, cease, or disappear. The Aramaic picture of the soul links these seeming opposites. When self-images held by the naphsha are no longer needed, when they have fulfilled their purpose, they fade away and are transformed as though in a rebirth.
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