Posted by: Zane Maser | January 18, 2018

LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS

 

Sister Teresa
heard a voice while on a train.
“Serve the poor in slums.”

There is a crossroad
when we heed our call—or not.
Teresa answered.

Spirit speaks inward.
We each have our vocation
to follow bravely.

Trust what opens out.
Work we do with not our strength.
Grace precedes each step.

Spirit replicates
individually as each
divine expression.

 

 

When we once find the boat with our name on it,
we have first found our inner oars.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Soul Purpose

• Soul Assignments

• The Timeless Trek    (hearing the inner call)

• God’s Assignments

• Self-Creation

• Insignificant Significance


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Posted by: Zane Maser | January 9, 2018

THE PHASE OF RELINQUISHMENT

 

For so many years
I acquired outwardly
to fill up, feel good.
 

It’s the consensual reinforcement of acquisitiveness
we all embrace—in one form or another.
 

Light dawns at some stage.
Earthly values lose power.
Heavenly truths call.
 

Yet, few see or respond to the narrow
Path with its secreted glow.
 

Transitional life
is the betwixt and between.
Unreal is unmasked.

 

Ever higher ascending upward,
we no longer need, crave, or seek.

 

The mist has parted.
New eyes see the true landscape.
It is foreground now.

 

Our spiritual heritage and inheritance is
perpetually intact, carried within.

Awaiting our return, with the discovery
that our spiritual tank has always been full, 
Celestial Arms welcome.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• It’s All Your Choice

• Meditate on the Word “IN”

• “Dis” Is Out, “Harmony” Is In

• In The Presence of Presence


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Posted by: Zane Maser | January 1, 2018

THIS MINUTE IS THE NEW YEAR

 

“There is nothing deeper in the spiritual literature
of the world than the two words, I AM. …In the end,
you will realize this: Whatever it is I am seeking,
I already am.

If only you could stop living a minute from now,
you would find yourself resting, content in this
now-ness. This is the only minute you will ever
know. There will never be another minute beyond
this minute. It is always this minute, and in this
minute, I already am. In this minute, all
that the Spirit of God is, I am.”
Joel S. Goldsmith, Out of Darkness — Light

 
 

”In this new year, I am a new person.
And I shall change my consciousness again
and again until I have driven away all the
darkness of ignorance and manifested the
shining light of Spirit in whose image I am made.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Your Own Christmas Day: Awaken!

• Divinity Remembered

• Days of Presence

• It’s Already Present

• Every Moment Is A Gift

• Nothing Needs Adding


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 24, 2017

FAITH CHILD-LIKE

The following are some thoughts on faith shared from a few of the most beloved, pre-eminent luminaries of the past: Joel S. Goldsmith, Paramahansa Yogananda, Padmasambhava (also know as Guru Rinpoche, venerated by many as a ‘second Buddha’), and The Buddha. The Light of their wisdom points the way for those of us who walk in their spiritual footsteps on the mystical Path. Then, in our own small, quiet means we, too, can attain degrees of the same divine Light radiating outward.
 
 
 

Faith is not an understanding of the mind, not an acquired knowledge of truth, not a blind belief, not an ignorant superstition. Faith is an inner, spiritual discernment whereby we behold the Christ and feel, inwardly, that which the world knows not. Spiritual discernment is the ability to see that which is invisible, to hear that which is inaudible, and to know that which is unknowable. The English poet-mystic, Francis Thompson [in his “In No Strange Land”], expresses this truth in the following lines:

O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!

Although Jesus had healed and fed and taught multitudes of people throughout his ministry, only five hundred beheld the risen Christ—and that was by an inner knowing, an inner recognition, an inner vision of grace. Even “faith as a grain of mustard seed” is sufficient to move mountains. That faith is attained by being rooted and grounded in love—love for God, love for your neighbor, and love for the indwelling Christ.

Joel S. Goldsmith, The Heart of Mysticism
 


 

The Sanskrit word for faith is wonderfully expressive. It is visvas. The common literal rendering, “to breathe easy; have trust; be free from fear,” does not convey the full meaning. Sanskrit svas refers to the motions of breath, implying thereby life and feeling. Vi conveys the meaning of “opposite; without.” That is, he whose breath, life, and feeling are calm, he can have faith born of intuition; it cannot be possessed by persons who are emotionally restless. The cultivation of intuitive calmness requires unfoldment of the inner life. When developed sufficiently, intuition brings immediate comprehension of truth. You can have this marvelous realization. Meditation is the way.

When a man has faith, or a proper depth of determination, he can move mountains, and planets wait at his beck and call to do what he commands them to do. The man of realization and determination finds a new heaven with Spirit as the only environment.

Paramahansa Yogananda, much-loved world teacher
and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship
 


 

I am never far from those with faith,
or even from those without it,
though they do not see me. 
 My children will always,
always, be protected by my compassion.
Padmasambhava, also know as Guru Rinpoche,
an 8th century Buddhist Master

Opened are the gates of immortality,
you that have ears to hear, release your faith.
The Buddha
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Spiritual Faith

• The Call Divine

• Silence Is Power

• Meditative Quiet

• Beautiful Breath

• “No Anxieties”

• Heavenly Incarnation: Lord Buddha

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 12, 2017

DISPEL THE LANGUAGE OF COMPARISONS

What if it just is?
Not more or less, right or wrong.
It is what it is.

Duality stems
from the comparing trickster.
The either/or game.

What if opposites
are an unreal illusion,
a false conclusion?

Nothing has power
unless we assign “good,” “bad.”
What if it just is?

Choose to let go of
human theories, terms, labels,
perceptions, judgments.

Our thoughts and beliefs
form the experiences
we then encounter.

With eyes of Spirit
all that exists is oneness,
peace, plenty, pureness.
 


 

Beliefs affect only the believer.


 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Words Matter

• Words That Uplift

• Words Un-Earthed

• Oranges Only Grow On Orange Trees

• Thoughts Reproduce In Like Measure

Empty Boat Day


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 5, 2017

ANIMALS BORN OF GOOD HEART

Cherished animals
with special needs for their care.
Please meet our “Best Friends.”

Cats, dogs, birds, horses—
they melt and open our hearts
to mutual love.

So much we can give
for their and our enrichment.
One sacred union.


 


 

Thirty-three years ago, a group of people made a leap of faith
to realize a vision that they had long shared — to create a
sanctuary for abandoned and abused animals. This was the
logical extension of the rescue and advocacy work they had
been doing for years. Little did they appreciate that their
endeavor would catapult them to the forefront of a fledging
movement to end the killing of 17 million dogs and cats who
were dying in our nation’s shelters annually at that time.
With little money, no master plan, few construction skills
and countless lives hanging in the balance, they set out to
address a local aspect of a much larger problem. What they
created instead was the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in
the world and a national movement to end the
killing of companion animals.
The beginnings of Best Friends Animal Society® in Kanab, Utah

The Golden Rule of the Sanctuary is to treat all
living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.

Their Rule of Kindness is to demonstrate compassion and
respect for all living creatures.

When people can no longer say, “it’s only a dog,”
that is social change.
Cyrus Mejia, one of the 31 founding members of Best Friends


 


 

Other Spiritual Offerings:

• For the Love of Animals

• Animals in Wills and Trusts

• Birdie Diner

• In Remembrance Of Our Beautiful Zoe Cat

• Silver Cat, My Teacher

• Tazzie’s Passing


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 1, 2017

REALIZATION OF THE DIVINE UNIVERSAL LIFE

 

Everything is included.
Everything is connected.
Everything is equal.
Everything is provided.
Everything is loved.

All IS harmony, peace, beauty,
wholeness, perfection!

Spirit embodied.
Reality embodied.
Truth embodied.
Grace embodied.
Light embodied.

Love is Universal Life.
Divinity revealed.
God-ness experienced.

 


We are all the same energy, coalesced, compressed in
different ways to create different forms and
different matter. And so the Great Mystery is
that there is only ONE OF US, and it is That
Which You Are! I tell you this:
We are all the same stuff.
God speaking to Neale Donald Walsch in the “Conversations with God” books

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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Prayer Is…

• An All-Encompassing Prayer

• Heaven is Earth

• The Divine Broadcast

• Infinite Heart

• God’s Artistry


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 27, 2017

“THE MYSTICAL I”—A FREE E-BOOK

I close my eyes and gently within myself say the word,
“I, I, I”—silently, sacredly, secretly. I always keep
that I sacred and secret within myself and then watch
how my life transforms outwardly. My last thought at
night is, “Thank You, Father, for the I that abides in
me and for my oneness with all that You are.” Then,
all that I am becomes my experience. All that I have
becomes mine. All My peace becomes mine.
An excerpt from The Mystical I by Joel Goldsmith

 

As noted on the back cover of many of Joel S. Goldsmith’s books, this short biographical sketch appears that describes this internationally recognized, modern-day mystic:

Joel S. Goldsmith (March 10, 1892 — June 17, 1964), a
monumental teacher of practical mysticism, devoted
most of his life to the discovery and teaching of
spiritual principles, that he defined and called “The
Infinite Way.” In 1947, after the publication of his
seminal book, The Infinite Way, Joel traveled throughout
the world for many years as a spiritual teacher and
healer. Although his message was neither organized
nor advertised, students of The Infinite Way have
multiplied as individuals from around the world share
his spiritual wisdom. He is the author of more than
thirty books, most of which continue to remain in
lively demand and which are highly praised by the
current spiritual luminaries.

Joel Goldsmith has opened a door in my soul. He has
helped me immeasurably in my search for peace.
Marianne Williamson, author of The Gift of Change

A new generation of mature seekers, receptive to spiritual
truth, is now discovering Joel Goldsmith’s teachings,
which have lost none of their relevance, aliveness and
power. I foresee that those teachings will reach and
impact even more people in the 21st century than during
his lifetime. Joel Goldsmith’s inspired and profoundly
inspiring books represent a vital contribution to the
spiritual awakening of humanity.
Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now

I have an 8×10 picture of Joel Goldsmith on my writing
table. I feel his presence with me every day – I
consider Joel to be one of my most important teachers.
His wisdom guides me in all of my work.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., author of The Power of Intention

Joel Goldsmith is the ultimate teacher of spiritual wisdom.
Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love is Letting Go of Fear

 


During the summer, I compiled a summarized or synoptic version of the book, The Mystical I, that has been posted on the Infinite Way Hub website and is available to download as a free e-book. Originally published in 1966 as a collection of Infinite Way Letters, this book was one of four or five books that Joel noted were among his most important spiritual contributions.

Here is the introduction I wrote for the book synopsis:

The following is an abbreviated format, chapter by chapter, of the principles and key spiritual concepts that Joel outlines in this book. Consider them the highlighted pearls of wisdom and truth. Most of the sentences and short paragraphs are the exact wording, as they appear in the text. Others have been slightly edited, shortened, condensed, or rearranged. With a specific topic, like healing, the segments of it mentioned throughout a chapter have been consolidated. Some of the statements that contain the personal pronoun, “I,” were changed from pronouns like “we” or “you” so that sentences can be read and used like a quieting thought, much like a peaceful prayer of affirmation and truth—thoughts to use while the mind slows, deepens, and enters the receptive state of Silence at the center of being. In such profound stillness, the presence of I comes forth and is realized within our own consciousness.

 

 


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 18, 2017

SAINT FELIS

 

Acts of great kindness,
she walks streets early to feed.
So many mouths wait.

Stroking of the heads,
the cats respond with such trust.
Furred-coat angels smile.

Cat-with-human bonds.
Saint Felis is who we are.
Relaxed, blissful purrs.

Godly saint and cat.
Day’s offerings licked from paws.
Sunning, peaceful rest.

 

 


 

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure, could walk on
a cloud without coming through.
Jules Verne
 


Other “Catty” Offerings:

• Catty Woman

• Cat-Toons

• In Remembrance Of Our Beautiful Zoe Cat

• Tigers Two—Katie & Nora

• Maternal Watchfulness

• Kitty Wisdom For Our Time

• The Story of Leo, a Bengal Kitten


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 11, 2017

SPIRITUAL CONFLUENCE

 

All the ones who bless
live at spiritual Heights.
Their heartbeat is ours.

Sainted as we are
send high vibrations to life.
Pure Light sparkles forth.

Truly confluence
is Invisible made seen.
No veils impede Love.
 


 

Why seek Heaven?
It is before me now.
A Persian saying
 


 

Our example of spiritual brotherhood and love
is but a tiny bit of stone dropped into the
waters of human consciousness, the circles
of which will spread across the world.
Joel S. Goldsmith, from a talk given in the
presence of Swami Ramdas at Anandashram, India, 1955

 

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• The Call Divine

• Shining Presence

• Spiritual Sharing

• The Global Heart

• Choose Love

• Divinity Remembered

• “Eden” Consciousness


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