Posted by: Zane Maser | April 27, 2017

IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESENCE

 

 

Beneath worldly thought,
beneath earthly activeness
is the great Presence.

Coming out of the
Infinite Invisible
is Self-creation.

All that you show forth,
your life’s every detail
is the inward shown.

Once you awaken,
have the “God Experience,”
your presence calms, heals.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Inner Climate

• Inward Hearing

• Meditate On The Word “IN”

• The Temple Of Silence

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Are You Getting Your Vitamin D? (the Divine Vitamin)

• Healing Presence


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Posted by: Zane Maser | April 18, 2017

INVERSE RELATIONSHIPS

The more blue sky presides,
the less clouds obscure the sun.

The more snow and rain that falls, moistening the soil,
the less arid conditions and drought that ensues.

The more light fills a space,
the less darkness exists at all.

The more peace you feel,
the less turbulence and anger you harbor.

The more time spent at mountain heights,
the less time you wander in the
valley of ego shadows.

The more Divinity is present in your life,
the less disharmony manifests in your thoughts,
body, and relationships.

The more joy you spread,
the less lonely and enclosed you feel.

The more you communicate from
the trueness of the heart,
the less superficial is your experience of life.

The more noise, haste, constant activity
of the outer world,
the less the still small voice guides,
teaches, comforts.

At some point in our soul growth,
we begin to transcend the illusion of opposites.

Then,

The more your thoughts are centered on Spirit,
the more your life is filled with serenity and Grace.

The more you distribute, spend, and pass on,
the greater is your share of spiritual
treasures and unfoldment.

The more you—the self—develop your own
inner strength and capacity,
the more you—the selfless—are the grain of sand
on the beach, separate but absolutely essential
to the whole ocean shore.


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Trust and Step Up

• What Value A Gold Nugget?

• New Heart, Clean Slate

• Self-Creation

• Causation


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Posted by: Zane Maser | April 14, 2017

BUDDHIST STORY OF TWO MONKS, TWO CHOICES

Sometimes, there are things, situations, a job, or a person we must let go of, lay down, and walk away from, because to carry the ego burden any further is to choose the fork of the path called “Self-Suffering.” To lay this “weight” down is a momentous decision in rendering the tricks of the “ego” or “conditioned mind” ineffectual. Whatever the particular form of “attachment” was, when we release it, it no longer has any perceived power “over” us.

In loving compassion for myself, I lay it down,
move forward, let it be.

Sometimes, there are moments when we have to choose between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. If we choose empathy and helpfulness over some rigid rule, is this not a choice of the heart, rather than blindly following a stricture of the mind? It’s a contrast between the mind of the matter and the heart of the matter. The mind would react with its usual resistance, “No, this gesture is against the rules and propriety.” The heart would respond with its characteristic, accepting attitude, “Yes, I gladly want to be of kindly service to this person in need.”

There are always daily opportunities to look upon life from the perspective of Oneness—I am you, and you are me. Conversely, we can view life from what appears to be “twoness.” “I am me, and you are you. I fend for and am responsible for myself. You do the same. I pass you by and go my way. We are separate beings.” Yet another possible response is, “Here, let us cross the river as though we are one body, assisting one another as the need arises.”

The following is a well-known Buddhist story of two monks that highlights the dilemmas, attitudes, and choices of each monk. There are no right choices or wrong choices. Depending on our choice, the result is “the” suffering, as the Buddha would call it, or the absence of “personal” suffering and its freedom. There is simply the outer effect that demonstrates the degree of the inward flowering of our consciousness or the current “bud stage” of our consciousness with its smaller glimmer of spiritual light.

We all eventually walk this same path toward illumined Consciousness. Consider, which monk are you?


      A senior monk and a junior monk are traveling together.
At one point, they come to a river with a strong current. A
pretty young woman is walking along the riverbank looking
very upset.
      “What is the matter?” asks the senior monk.
      “I’m really worried,” replies the girl, “because my father
is ill and I need to cross the river in order to get to him but
the bridge has collapsed. Do you know where the next bridge is?”
      “Oh, it is miles away,” responds the monk. “But don’t worry.
I can carry you over the water.”
      The girl gratefully accepts the offer of help and the senior
monk carries her on his back to the other side of the river.
He puts her down and says goodbye.
      The junior monk is very troubled by what has happened.
He knows that monks are not allowed to touch women and he
is furious and upset that the senior monk has broken his
vows. He continues to fume and agonize over this for some
time. Finally, he can bear it no longer and confronts the
senior monk.
      When he hears what is upsetting the young student so
much, he bursts out laughing. “Goodness,” he says, “I put
that woman down when we reached the other side of the
river. Are you still carrying her?”
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Other Spiritual Offerings:

Empty Boat Day

• Let It All Rest…

• Happy Buddha Day

• The Wesak Festival of Lord Buddha

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• Merciful Opportunities

• Ego Speak, Heart Speak

Endnote:

1. Rose Elliot. 2015. I Met a Monk: 8 weeks to happiness, freedom and peace. Watkins.


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Posted by: Zane Maser | April 10, 2017

UNITED LIGHT

The light in the heart
is the tender, loving light
in the hearts of all.

Hearts linked to the next.
Earth’s form is a circular
feedback loop of love.

Each has its true place.
You cannot sit in my chair,
nor I fill your role.

Together the whole
world is a union of Souls.
Hearts, faces lit with peace.

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In reality, we are already United Light.
Let us let it be so on Earth as it is in Heaven.
The future is now, NOW!

 


Do you not feel the harmony of the circle of life?
No one can form any idea of the grandeur and the beauty
of the infinite scheme. There is no such thing in all
creation as splendid isolation; no separation between
any form of life, but all is blended in one harmonious whole.
White Eagle, Earth Healer


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Divine Seeds

• Inclusive Unity

• An Oasis of Light

• Greater Light

• Inwardly Calm As “One Body”

• Until The Last One…


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Posted by: Zane Maser | March 27, 2017

ECONOMY OF WORDS: THE ART OF HAIKU

 

 

The art of Haiku = The art of Harmony


 

Wise choice of true words.
A good practice for living
in the day simply.

Words that unite so
perfectly in serene flow.
Pure moments of bliss.

In this silent place
above any need for words,
life reveals Itself.
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Words Matter

• Words That Uplift

• Meditate On The Word “IN”

• Free Association: Peace

• Simplicity Of Being


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Posted by: Zane Maser | March 20, 2017

PRAYER IS…

 

For most, prayer is
an asking, pleading up, out.
Please, please God do this…

Prayer isn’t mind act,
conjuring a great wish list,
or desperation.

Prayer is inside.
Quiet rest on sacred ground.
Beyond busy thought.

Prayer is clearness.
Free from small self, head, ego.
Uncluttered enough.

It’s receptiveness,
and it reverses the flow.
Living through Spirit.

Solitude inward.
Outer dependencies gone.
Emptied yet filled, whole.

No thing left to want.
No self seeking its own gain.
Not served but serving.

Light of Grace reveals
darkness no real existence.
Cloudless, perfect sky.


 


It is the mind that parades and vaunts itself.
Let the mind be still, and “at an hour when ye think not,”
behold the Experience [of God].
Joel S. Goldsmith, illumined Master and beloved teacher


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• An All-Encompassing Prayer

• The Ego’s Sneaky Version of the 23rd Psalm

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich


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Posted by: Zane Maser | March 14, 2017

UNIVERSALITY

Garden of Eden—
that wondrous, grand melting pot.
Soul-wise same eyes ours.

What is true of you,
the universality,
is same truth of me.

Realness exists in
each part of Divinity.
Cats, dogs, birds, life lived.

The light inside you,
your spiritual nature
is mine shining too.

The love you send forth
raises the whole wide world.
Blessedness received.

An invisible
thread from one to another.
A Circle Golden.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Colors of the Divine

• Divine Seeds

• Inner Signature

• Differing Gifts

• “Eden” Consciousness

• The Global Heart


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Posted by: Zane Maser | March 7, 2017

“NO ANXIETIES”

 
 

“That’s what happens when you have no anxieties…”

The imagination of Charles Schultz gave us the immortal
Snoopy cartoon. He created a wee bird named “Woodstock,”
who lives in the mastery of Being-ness—resting in absolute
peace in the still, deep Silence. Woodstock is a living
example of the Ancient Wisdom of all trust in
the infinite, invisible reality of Divinity.
This bird Master resides in the precious,
present moment…

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Slow Down!

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Peace

• Spiritual Silence

• Silence Is Power

Empty Boat Day


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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 27, 2017

THE NEED IS KNOWN BEFOREHAND

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The Source is the source for every possible need.

Last year, we received an influx of revenue from a source outside of our normal channel of income. It felt like a great, good gift! We were grateful!

This year, we had to have a new roof put on our home. It was a more expensive re-roofing project than would have been normal, because we had to have plywood put on the roof before the new shingles could be nailed down. Though our gutters were in very good shape, we had to have some minor work done on them after the new roof was completed.

Together, these were a large, costly renovation. But, as the Source would have it, knowing our need in advance, it turned out that we paid only a wee bit more than a hundred dollars from our usual account. In essence, this is what our new, lovely roof cost us out of pocket!

If we trust in the presence of the Divine as our Source for all that we may possibly need—when the need arises in the current moment—is there a single thing to fret or be anxious about? If we live by faith, will the crocked place inevitably be made straight for us, as we approach that part of our path?

Yesterday, I saw a homeless man counting the cans and bottles he had collected from the streets, which he put into a couple of large plastic bags. A very cold wind was blowing, and he only had on a flimsy outer jacket. His reddish-looking hands were bare and dirty from counting his treasures.

Out of nowhere, a lady on a bike appeared. She stopped, called “Sir” to the man to get his attention, and then asked if he had a pair of gloves for his hands. He sheepishly replied, “No.” “Would you like this pair of gloves?” she inquired. “Yes, thank you, I sure would.”

And she rode away down the street, disappearing as quickly as she had arrived. Was this kind man’s need known before he even dreamed he might have a warm pair of gloves to wear while he scoured the streets for the coins the recycled cans and bottles would eventually reap?

If you look back over some of the amazing events and experiences in your life, can you recall the magical, mysterious moments when the exact thing, or person, or book, or directions showed up at the precise time of need?

Yes, absolutely, Divinity does work its wonders in perfect ways before we even have a glimmer of the needs that will arise. Trust, trust, and relax…

When we are at one with our true identity,
Spirit joyously smoothes the path in
a beautiful and harmonious manner.

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Constant Care

• The River of Supply

• It’s Already Present

• Nothing Needs Adding

• Heaven is Earth

• Angelic Intervention


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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 19, 2017

SPIRITUAL OCEAN

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Consider the sea.
Wave upon wave upon wave.
The great Soul body.

What the ocean is,
its life, power, strength, rhythm
is what the wave is.

Each wave is a part,
not apart from the vast whole.
Inseparable.

Each wave a neighbor
to the next across the breadth.
Each wave in context.

The ocean and wave.
Spiritual Family.
No start, no ending.

The ocean in calm,
living continuity.
What else can there be?

 
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• “One Body”

• Inwardly Calm As “One Body”

• The Fabric Of Oneness

• Inclusive Unity

• Nothing Needs Adding

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