Posted by: zanemaser | August 26, 2015

SPIRITUAL SILENCE

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Outer senses calm.
The roaring mental river
barely a ripple.

No desires, no push.
No personal agenda.
Therein stillness is.

The world recedes.
No thing missing or to add.
Infinite godsend.

Heightened attunement.
In silence, consciousness fills.
Mystery of grace.

Spacious emptiness.
Divine substance becomes form
as the loaves, meat, wine.

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Although God dwells even in restless and changeable
material forms, He is to be found in the greatest
measure within yourself, in the calm stillness
of your eternal soul.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Spiritual Master

 

Silence and seclusion are the secrets of success.
In this modern life of activity there is only one way
to separate yourself from it ceaseless demands:
get away from it once in a while.
Yogananda

 

In memory of my mother, who would have been 89 years old today.
Bless your beautiful spirit—now in the Inner World of Silent Stillness.


Similar Silent Offerings:

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Inward Hearing

• Mindfully Receptive

• The Temple Of Silence

• Heaven is Earth

• Nothing Needs Adding


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Posted by: zanemaser | August 19, 2015

SAVOR JOYFUL MOMENTS

 
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Summer’s life unfolds.
Lavender stalks sway sunward.
Look forward, ahead.

Let Wisdom dictate.
Act out with joyful embrace.
Heart of happiness.

All cause is inside.
All effect comes forth from me.
Choice shapes the moment.

Animals and plants
live NOW—continuously.
This is perfect time!

Acceptance is key.
This second is your lifeline.
Within, joy exists.

Simply live fully.
Look above the earthly heads.
Birds sing, horses graze.

 
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Keep smiling within, pulsating with deep joy ….
These attitudes are not only good exercises for the mind;
they also keep the body constantly supplied
with fresh cosmic energy.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Spiritual Master
 


Offerings of Joy:

• Joy

• The Fellowship Of Joy-Full-Ness

• Stu-pend-dy!

• Every Moment Is A Gift

• Days of Presence

• A Visual Celebration Of Summer


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Posted by: zanemaser | August 7, 2015

AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING PRAYER

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Thank you,
thank you,
thank you,
Holy Mother, Heavenly Father
for thy omnipresent
grace and peace;
for omnipotent power,
provision, protection;
for omniscient love
and guidance.

For omniblessings,
and constant care.
For the Light and divinity
within me that illumines
my day, my path.
For the continuous Voice of God
ever-available in me,
as me, through me
in Oneness.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

 
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Patience really means confidence in God, knowing
that God’s angels have you in their care.
God, the Great Spirit, is all around you and
in you and is working out a wise and beautiful purpose
in your soul. Do not live with the feeling that you
must get over the ground as quickly as possible to
reach a certain point. Just live every moment, every
hour, every day, tranquilly in the protective love
of God, taking the hours as they come and doing
one thing at a time, quietly.
White Eagle, from The Quiet Mind
 

As God’s grace never stops, you always have enough
grace for this moment. There is no future heaven;
there is no heavenly heaven; this moment
is the only heaven there is.
Joel S. Goldsmith, Consciousness Transformed
 


Similar Prayerful Offerings:

• Heaven is Earth

• Meditate On The Word “In”

• Mindfully Receptive

• Constant Care

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• In-Put And Out-Put

• The Soul’s Prayer

• Gratitude Consciousness

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?


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Posted by: zanemaser | July 30, 2015

MASTERS OF ENERGY

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Constrained and released.
Conduits of energy
open and then close.

Depressed and happy.
The ever-fluid movement.
Dancing emotions.

Thoughts are vibration
of the Divine Consciousness.
Coarse matter spins off.

Each takes center stage.
Powerful master to be.
You say what, how, when.

Self-realization—
polarized in the New Way.
Energy Master!

 
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Spirit recreates Itself from the marcocosmic infinitude
to the infinitesimal, microscopic, almost
unendingly divisible ions of energy.
Paramahansa Yogananda


Similar “Energetic” Offerings:

• Causation

• Mental Pole Shift

• In-Put And Out-Put

• Harmonization

• A Consentful Life

• Nothing Needs Adding


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Posted by: zanemaser | July 23, 2015

THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL

 
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Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Nature displays vast splendor.
Open your senses.

The jumping spider
this morn joined us for breakfast.
Swifts flew down chimney.

The morning light shone
on golden sunflowers near.
Joy leaps in our hearts.

Creative Spirit
unites and maintains all form.
One Reality.

 
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The material and the spiritual are but two parts
of one universe and one truth.
Paramahansa Yogananda
 


Similar Nature Offerings:

• God’s Artistry

• A Visual Celebration Of Summer

• The Tree That Prays

• Orchid Talk

• Bumblebee Hotel


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Posted by: zanemaser | July 9, 2015

MEDITATE ON THE WORD “IN”

 
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An INsightful word.
INfinite, INvisible.
IN the true Light realm.

IN me is my Soul.
Dwell IN the small, quiet Voice.
Power is withIN.

IN the holy place,
the INner secret is found.
Sow IN the Spirit.

All needs fulfilled IN.
Rest back IN confident peace.
Fly up IN release.

 
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Because most people nowadays are constantly buffeted
by external stimuli, they literally don’t know how to go within.
…We aren’t encouraged to adopt a subjective view of life—
about our own feelings, about feelings between others,
or about a sense of something greater than oneself.
…We’ve lost the language for understanding and
discussing abstract, philosophical realms.
Shelley von Strunckel, renowned astrologer

 

IN equals ONE.
INdivisible
INseparable
INspired
INvocation
IllumINation
NumINous.
Zane Maser, a shININg INtrovert

 

My destiny is in my own hands.
Mary Burmeister, master practioner of the ancient art of Jun Shin Jyutsu

 

Seek spiritual riches within. What you are is much greater
than anything or anyone else you have ever yearned for.
Paramahansa Yogananda

 


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Even the paper currency issued by the Treasury of the
United States pays high tribute to the importance
of “IN” with “IN God We Trust.”


Similar “IN”ward Offerings:

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Inward Hearing

• In-Put And Out-Put

• In Emptiness Is Spiritual Fulfillment

• The Temple Of Silence

• Words Matter


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Posted by: zanemaser | June 30, 2015

LIVE FREELY

 
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This season it’s red.
The Stock Market is dropping!
Eggs are good to eat.

What is “yes” today,
tomorrow the fad says “no.”
Keep updated or lose!

Life races by that soon.
Sleep walk and miss big event!
Yet the Cosmos IS.

Feel from your true heart.
Chart the North Star course for you.
Internal compass.

Live freely, boldly.
Guru nods confirmation.
Worms are churning soil.

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In remarkable ways over the past week, real strides have manifested in the momentum to attain true freedom of rights for millions of individuals—“electrifying paradigm shifts,” as Jim Sher put it. Astrologically, the signature of Uranus in Aries is evident—both planet and sign indicate individuality and self-realization. Uranus is currently aligning in powerful ways with both Venus and Jupiter in the generous Fire sign of Leo, while the Moon in freedom-loving Sagittarius also joined this liberating, equalizing trio.

Included among these astounding changes that have elevated the collective consciousness have been the taking down of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House building, as well as a national movement to generally remove this flag; and the two Supreme Court decisions (from an extremely conservative group of judges), one that upholds the Obamacare health-insurance subsidies for millions of people, and secondly, the outstanding ruling that gives national legality to gay marriage across the United States. This is a week that will continue to resound in jubilant, far-reaching ways on Earth and in Heaven!

Look up. Look up and follow the Divine North Star! Its Light guides and shines equally on ALL life.

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Always point the needle of your attention toward the
North Pole of spiritual joy. Then no one can
ever disturb your equilibrium.
Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual Master


Similar Offerings:

• Creative Individuality

• Self-Governance

• Greatness Within

• The World is in our Neighborhood

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World

• Choose Love

• An Instructive Event Chart

• New Heart, Clean Slate


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Posted by: zanemaser | June 21, 2015

SPIRITUAL ENDOWMENT

 
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The web of Spirit
links us in unitedness.
Outer mirages fade.

Joined we stand.
One Coat is the many coats.
Your smile is my smile.

True sharing, no needs.
From the Center, supplies come.
Real love gives freedom.

Not higher, lower.
Creation is Self-complete.
Contented cats nap.

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No-one can form any idea of the grandeur and 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

 

…I am all orders of being,
the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence,
the lift, and the falling away.
What is, and what isn’t….
Rumi


Similar Offerings of Spirit:

• “One Body”

• Until The Last One…

• Divinity Remembered

• Divine Seeds

• Colors of the Divine

• Constant Provision


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Posted by: zanemaser | June 12, 2015

“THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING”

 
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From formless to form.
Over stuffed with too muchness.
Clouds darken the Sun.

Without thoughts and words.
In the heart of communion.
The mind rests at last.

Abide in empty wait.
All saints enter dark for dawn.
From nothing clouds part.

 

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The Cloud of Unknowing—a well-known classic of Christian mystical literature—was written anonymously (though the author is considered to have been a monk) sometime in the latter part of the 14th century. It remains a living work for contemplative study and prayer.

Those who are able—in self-forgetting—to reach the higher dimension of Divine Revelation, where all there is to know is already known, glean its jewels of spiritual wisdom. While in the still and silent space of meditation, one moves from the false to the true, from the unreal to the real to experience directly the nature of God and to hear God’s thoughts. The consciousness of the One constitutes the consciousness of all.

Here are a few quotes from a translated version of this spiritual guidebook:

…when I say “darkness” I mean a lack of knowing,
just as whatever you do know or have forgotten is dark
to you, because you do not see it in your spiritual eyes.
For this reason, that which is between you and
your God is termed, not a cloud of the air,
but a cloud of unknowing.

Let that meek (quiet) darkness be your whole mind
and like a mirror to you. For I want your thought of self
to be as naked and simple as your thought
of God, so that you may be with God in spirit without
fragmentation and scattering of your mind.

Because it is not what you are nor what you
have been that God looks at with his merciful eyes,
but what you desire to be….
 


Similar Contemplative Offerings:

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Mindfully Receptive

• The Temple Of Silence

• The Call Divine

• Divinity Remembered

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich


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Posted by: zanemaser | June 3, 2015

FLUENT EASE

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Patterns keep us stuck.
The fast, “do”-ing treadmill stress.
Hair flying, what for?

The breath goes in, out.
Space for Presence to show up.
The breath slows, softly.

Sweet heart leads the Way.
Measured steps, move mindfully.
Life is effortless.

 
 
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All life is one; yesterday, today, tomorrow –
all is a perfect sequence, perfect law and order.
The life you are living today is the result
of how you lived yesterday; and as you live today
in your innermost being, so your future may be.
White Eagle, The Gentle Brother
 


Similar Offerings:

• Beautiful Breath

• Sweet, Sweet Heart

• Slow Down!

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Mindfully Receptive


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