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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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 3, 2017

BEWICK’S WREN—HIS OWN SONG

 

Once upon a springtime, seven white eggs, colored with brown and gray blotches, are laid in an open, cup-shaped nest by a female Bewick’s wren. She incubates and watches over her egg brood with diligent care, as well as often foraging with her partner.

In this lineage of Wren, the “son” learns to sing from hearing the personal songs of not only his “father” but also from the neighboring, adult males. During the first 30 to 60 days or so of his life, the young bird cleverly varies notes and syllables from the other male songs, while also composing two-to-three, unique parts for “his” song. Considered “master vocalists,” the son creates a differentiated version that is his own individualized, musical signature.1

One day, this jittery little bird flies free of the nest, born upward on the power of his own wings, endowed with an inner song that forever afterward is his exclusive, melodic contribution to life.

Yet, his song will also blend into the great Cosmic Song of the Birds—as an individual and at the same time united with all Life.

In the mystical literature of the world, this is analogous to the “spiritual marriage.” There is a point of culmination for every mystic when inwardly the human self meets the divine Self. At last, the two so-called “selves” unite in oneness. What was once a personal, physical, worldly sense of self disappears. This final “death” and “rebirth” is the full awakening into what was already, eternally present—our spiritual nature and identity. The Master Jesus describes this high state of divine Consciousness as “The Father and I are one.” This One Spirit expresses as a Bewick wren, a towering oak, the soil underfoot, a person walking quietly along a streamside path.
 


 

There is not an animal on earth, nor a flying
creature flying on two wings, but they
are peoples like unto you.
from the Mohammedan Scriptures
 


 

In absolute Consciousness, there is no loss of identity.
I remain myself, and you remain yourself, and yet
there is no place where one begins and the other ends.
Joel S. Goldsmith, trailblazer on the Infinite Way of life

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Differing Gifts

• Insignificant Significance   [each contribution is of equal importance]

• Divine Seeds

• Inner Signature

• Soul Purpose

• God’s Assignments


Endnote:

1. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bewicks_Wren/lifehistory


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 29, 2017

SPIRITUAL FAITH

 

“Millions of fine people the world over ‘believe’ in God;
have ‘faith’ that God will heal, save, reform, enrich—
as the case may be. Most of these earnest ones go
through an entire life span—believing, having faith—
yet witnessing little or no fruitage from their faith.
Actually, it has rarely been revealed to the world
that faith is not an activity of the mind; is not an
act or concept of the intellect—and therefore such
believing or faith is without ‘signs following.’

“Faith is a spiritual perception entirely apart from
conscious thought or human reason. Faith is a
transcendental quality, an act of the Soul.
Faith is achieved only as one refuses ‘to believe’
or ‘have faith’ and retires into the withinness
of himself, and there asks for light and spiritual
realization. Faith is the ability to see the
invisible, hear the inaudible, know the
unknowable—and this is possible only through
inner vision spiritual perception.”
 
Joel S. Goldsmith, The Heart of Mysticism, pages 364-5

 


 

Faith within, faith without.
Harmony within, harmony without.
Purity within, purity without.
Love within, love without.


 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Are You Getting Your Vitamin D?   [as in the Divine Vitamin]

• Meditate on the Word “IN”

• Mindfully Receptive

• The Thunder of Silence”—A Free E-Book

• “The Cloud of Unknowing”

• It’s Already Present


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 19, 2017

SPIRITUAL COLLABORATION

 

Above is below.
A single relationship.
Below is above.

Bird and air seamless.
A single relationship.
Seamless air and bird.

A part of the whole.
A single relationship.
The whole in its parts.

A mirror reflects.
A single relationship.
Reflection mirrors.

All pure God essence.
A single relationship.
Essence all pure God.

One I AM only.
A single relationship.
Only I AM one.

 

 


There is one Link, one Life eternal,
which unites everything in the universe—
animate and inanimate—one wave of Life
flowing through everything.
Paramahansa Yogananda, a Master of Consciousness


 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• The Global Heart

• Constant Care

• Divine Seeds

• Colors of the Divine

• Your Own Christmas Day: Awaken!

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 10, 2017

SPIRITUAL IMMERSION

 

When we are immersed in the Spirit, it means we are:

Self-sufficient,

Self-complete,

Self-graced.

When you are immersed in the Divine, which is your true, inner Self, you are already ALL that you are. No outward thing, experience, situation, condition, locality, or person can add any measure to your intrinsic wholeness. Your inward fullness is already present. You can share all of life’s joyous wonders together, of course, but each one’s individual Light shines forth from within.

As well, there is always an inverse relationship between the material and spiritual realms. The more you are in the mind-set of “me,” “my,” and “mine,” the more you are earthbound in a personal sense of self, feeling that the responsibility for your life is entirely on your shoulders. The more your consciousness is an expression of the “I am that I am,” the more you are spiritually immersed and boundlessly love-filled.
 


 

In Hinduism, OM or AUM is a sacred sound and
spiritual symbol (pratima) referring to Atman (which
signifies the soul or self within) and Brahman (which
is the ultimate reality; entirety of the universe; the
supreme, divine spirit; cosmic principles, truth). This
syllable is among the most important symbols in
Hinduism and is often found at the beginning and
the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads,
and other Hindu texts.
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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Inverse Relationships

• Meditate On The Word “IN”

• It’s Already Present

• Heaven is Earth

• Heavenly Incarnation: Lord Buddha

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich

Endnote:

1. The description of the Om symbol is mostly a direct quote from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Om_symbol.svg


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 22, 2017

A DIVINE VISITATION

 

A little house finch
came to perch on our rolled blind.
Squatted, it peers in.

Dusk is drawing near.
This seems a safe bird haven.
Sacred moment shared.

Feathered and human
are the same Divine Being
appearing as Life.

 


 

No experience can come to you except as the unfolding
of your own consciousness, and once you realize that
all is God, unfolding and disclosing itself, the experiences
you attract to yourself are on the level of this realization.
Joel S. Goldsmith, The Invisible Nature of Your Life

 


 

The construction of an airplane is simple compared
with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I
had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Charles Lindbergh

 


“Cool Facts” about the House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus):

• The House Finch was originally a bird of the western United
States and Mexico. In 1940 a small number of finches were
turned loose on Long Island, New York, after failed attempts
to sell them as cage birds (“Hollywood finches”). They
quickly started breeding and spread across almost all of
the eastern United States and southern Canada within the
next 50 years.

• The total House Finch population across North America is staggering. Scientists estimate between 267 million and 1.4 billion individuals.

• House Finches were introduced to Oahu from San Francisco
sometime before 1870. They had become abundant on all the
major Hawaiian Islands by 1901.

• The red of a male House Finch comes from pigments
contained in its food during molt (birds can’t make bright
red or yellow colors directly). So the more pigment in the
food, the redder the male. This is why people sometimes
see orange or yellowish male House Finches. Females prefer
to mate with the reddest male they can find, perhaps raising
the chances they get a capable mate who can do his part in
feeding the nestlings.

• House Finches feed their nestlings exclusively plant foods,
a fairly rare occurrence in the bird world. Many birds that
are vegetarians as adults still find animal foods to keep
their fast-growing young supplied with protein.

• The oldest known House Finch was a female, and at least
11 years, 7 months old when she was recaptured and
released during banding operations in New York in 1985, the
same state where she had been banded in 1973.
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Other Feathered Offerings:

• Bird Consciousness

• Birdie Diner

• Insignificant Significance   (about the American crows)

• Those “Shy” Birds   (about the Great tits)

• Dove of Peace

• Until The Last One…   (about the Violet-green swallows)

• Graced By White-Crowned Sparrows

• Little Angel Band   (about the wee Bush tits)


Endnote:

1. The “Cool Facts” list is direct quotes found from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch/lifehistory


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 18, 2017

PERPETUAL INSEPARABILITY

 

Always the sun shines.
Sunbeams stream from the center.
Visually one.

The water, ice cube—
same substance, different form.
Ocean of oneness.

A tree and a branch—
same body, different parts.
Forest unity.

A single factor
creates unification.
LOVE, Love, love it is.


 


 

On the lotus leaf of your life is trembling the dewdrop
of God’s consciousness. Realize that! Find the
connection between the dewdrop and its Infinite
Source and you shall find Him.
Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual Master and loved teacher

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• “One Body”

• The World is in our Neighborhood

• The Fabric Of Oneness

• That Could Be Me

• Compassion On the Day of Love


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 7, 2017

SPIRITUAL SURRENDER

A well can’t be filled
from above, outside its walls
but from underground.

When we walk the Path
the personal sense of self
is surrendered, cleansed.

To seek mastery,
to be an empty vessel,
go sit at the well.

New water comes from
within—pure, clear, infinite.
Emptied we are filled.
 


 

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said,
“rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
John 7:38, New International Version


 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Solitude’s Gift

• Soul Suffering: The “Dark Night” of Saint John of the Cross

• Your Own Christmas Day: Awaken!


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Posted by: Zane Maser | August 18, 2017

GOD’S GARDEN

 

 

In morning’s soft light,
the garden hushed, freshly dewed,
my caretaking starts.

Came the inner Voice.
“This is My Eden Garden.
With your heart love it.

Here, you work for Me.
Your service is holy watch.
This is sacred ground.

Each bee, leaf, rose, task
your mission creates beauty.
The small becomes great.”

 

 


 

Except the Beloved build the garden,
they labor in vain that build it.
They who labor as holy gardeners
build it as instruments of love.
Zane’s version of Psalm 127

 

One soul can help the whole world…
The service is here beside you, and waiting in your
own heart every day. The greatest service that anyone
can give is continually to think aright—continually
to send forth love, to forgive.
White Eagle, beloved spiritual teacher

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Soul Purpose

• Soul Assignments

• “Be-ing” In Our Right Work

• Joyous Activity

• The Tree That Shares

• Divine Shaping

• Insignificant Significance

• Birdie Diner

• A Visual Celebration Of Summer


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