Posted by: Zane Maser | February 18, 2018

SPIRITUAL NETWORK

 

Unseen to outer
is a linking behind scenes.
Underground Spirit.

For those with such strength,
it’s a different calling
than the expected.

Devoted hours spent.
Inward receptivity.
These serve the Greater.

A band of workers
unite in High Consciousness.
Earthliness transformed.

When the few open
separation is dissolved.
No more is fear’s grip.

Origins revealed.
No one is ever apart.
Each one is a part.


 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Until The Last One…

• Spiritual Collaboration

• Inclusive Unity

• United Light

• “Eden” Consciousness

• “One Body”


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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 7, 2018

MORE OF BECOMES MORE OF

 

The more I am oriented in the physical, outer realm,
the more it orients me to the appearances
of time, space, and effect.

The more you live within the fear-bounded little self,
the more constricted and small are you.

The more material concepts matter to me,
the more personal and finite are
the matters that matter.

The more reality you give to pairs of
opposites—fat, thin, young, old,
the more that oppositional forces govern you.

The more I shut others out, for whatever reasons,
the more I shut myself out.

The more you live beyond the confines
of your limited mind,
the more you live out from the
center of your Being.

The more I live my true nature,
the more I am true to my nature.

The more you live in this moment,
the more Presence your presence experiences.

The more I joy in life’s wonderments,
the more love flows from my consciousness.

The more you open out to Infinity’s possibilities,
the more Infinity opens you
out to a limitless universe.

The more perpetual harmony I feel,
the more life’s grace-filled bounties
unfold from within me.

The more Light you exude,
the more you exclude the ego,
and the more the ego is outed.

The more Spirit is my reference point,
the more whatever it is is Spirit.

 


The soul cannot be confined within man-made boundaries.
Its nationality is Spirit; its country is Omnipresence.
Paramahansa Yogananda, beloved world teacher

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Self-Effect

• It’s All Your Choice

• Bittersweet

• Ego Speak, Heart Speak

• In-Put And Out-Put

• “Dis” Is Out, “Harmony” Is In

• Buddhist Story of Two Monks, Two Choices

• Freely Given, Freely Given


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Posted by: Zane Maser | January 31, 2018

INTROVERTS ANONYMOUS!

 

I am a self-confessed, inward-looking introvert.
Life hasn’t always been easy trying “to fit” myself
into the predominant expectations and worldview
of the fast, outward, chatty, social pace of extroverts.

Neither temperament—extroversion nor introversion—
is good or bad, better or worse, more or less successful.

As humans, we are innately what we are.

Introversion is a definite minority.
Yet much mass conditioning and marketing
give the subtle message to “be or act” the part
within an extroverted lifestyle.
Otherwise, you may be viewed as an odd “mis-fit,”
a puzzle piece that is an outlier
from the expected boundary.
Within the mainstream mentality,
people must stay in step!

Deep down, I swim in the quiet,
more secluded streams of life
wherein it is easier to find
other affinities who also
revel in these less-traveled waters.
Here, I don’t have to try to “hide” who I am.
Here, I embrace a rich, inner life, when left
to my own natural inclinations and choices.
Here, I am filled with true joy
and contentment of Being-ness.
Here, I don’t feel bound to attend
the neighborhood Christmas party.

How true, too, that extroverts,
in their own approach, build rich, outer lives
that make their hearts sing in ways
that naturally fit for them.

Introverts Anonymous, let us come out
into the beautiful sunlight and be who we are.
Expectations and criticisms aside, we are each
a flawless facet of the jewel of humanity.
Sparkle authentically, Self-revealed.

The Truth is you are, I am a spiritual pinnacle created
in the image and likeness of the Divine Being.
We are as free as we choose to be!
And all “keeping up appearances” cease to exist.
 


In the larger sphere of Life, there is neither
introversion nor extraversion.
There is our spiritual identity that transcends
human temperament. In this, we are of the nature
and character of Spirit—infinite and eternal
harmony and completeness.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• The “Quiet” of Introversion

• Those “Shy” Birds

• Colors of the Divine

Ad Infinitum Ourselves

• Manifested Splendour

• Oranges Only Grow On Orange Trees

• Self-Acceptance Heals the World


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Posted by: Zane Maser | January 22, 2018

QUIET THE CLAMORING MIND

 

 

Active, ceaseless thoughts
are a cloud across the Sun.
They obscure Presence.

Still, no-thought moments
are space for soul Awareness.
Light is all there IS.

 

Beliefs and thoughts are cause.
Cause is effect in motion.
Effect is the “form” of cause.
Belief, thought, cause, effect
all reside within.
In the peace of absolute quiet,
thoughts and conditioning vanish.
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Silence Is Power

• The Temple Of Silence

• Listening

• Solitude’s Gift

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Major Contentment Mode   (resting in restorative moments of quiet)


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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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