Posted by: Zane Maser | July 27, 2021

“THE FREQUENCY HOLDERS”—THE QUIET MYSTICS

John Muir, the solitary but famed mystic of the woods

The following short section (pages 306-7) is from Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose.”


“The Frequency Holders”

“The outward movement into form does not express itself with equal intensity in all people. Some feel a strong urge to build, create, become involved, achieve, make an impact upon the world. If they are unconscious, their ego will, of course, take over and use the energy of the outgoing cycle for its own purpose. This, however, also greatly reduces the flow of creative energy available to them and increasingly they need to rely on “efforting” to get what they want. If they are conscious, those people in whom the outgoing movement is strong will be highly creative. Others, after the natural expansion that comes with growing up has run its course, lead an outwardly unremarkable, seemingly more passive and relatively uneventful existence.

They are more inward looking by nature, and for them the outward movement into form is minimal. They would rather return home than go out. They have no desire to get strongly involved in or change the world. If they have any ambitions, they usually don’t go beyond finding something to do that gives them a degree of independence. Some of them find it hard to fit into this world. Some are lucky enough to find a protective niche where they can lead a relatively sheltered life, a job that provides them with a regular income or a small business of their own. Some may feel drawn toward living in a spiritual community or monastery. Others may become dropouts and live on the margins of a society they feel they have little in common with. Some turn to drugs because they find living in this world too painful. Others eventually become healers or spiritual teachers, that is to say, teachers of Being.

In past ages, they would probably have been called contemplatives. There is no place for them, it seems, in our contemporary civilization. On the arising new earth, however, their role is just as vital as that of the creators, the doers, the reformers. Their function is to anchor the frequency of the new consciousness on this planet. I call them the frequency-holders. They are here to generate consciousness through the activities of daily life, through their interactions with others as well as through ‘just being.’

In this way, they endow the seemingly insignificant with profound meaning. Their task is to bring spacious stillness into this world by being absolutely present in whatever they do. This is consciousness and therefore quality in what they do, even the simplest task. Their purpose is to do everything in a sacred manner. As each human being is an integral part of the collective human consciousness, they affect the world much more deeply than is visible on the surface of their lives.”

 


The simple seem to feel God as easily as the heat
of the sun or the kindness of a friend.
Alexis Carrel

The simpler you become,
the closer you are to God.
Words spoken by the head nun in the movie, “Thérèse”

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Major Contentment Mode

• Simplicity Of Being

• Soul Note

• Solitude’s Gift

• Insignificant Significance

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Saint Worm

• The “Quiet” of Introversion

• Introverts Anonymous!

• Famous Reserved & Outgoing Personalities

 


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Posted by: Zane Maser | July 22, 2021

NATURE’S LOVING EFFECT

All of God’s expressions in nature send out a
vibration that in some way serves the world.

Paramahansa Yogananda,
beloved Master of the East and West
 

Everything that is visible is the result
of the Invisible. Because you do not see God,
you do not believe He is here. Yet every tree
and every blade of grass is controlled by
the power of God.

Yogananda
 

Feel the love of God…. You will find
a magic, living relationship uniting the trees,
the sky, the stars, all people, and all living
things: and you will feel a oneness with them.
This is the code of diving love.

Yogananda

 
 


 

Other Nature Offerings:

• God’s Garden

• Nature’s Affluence

• Flower Essences to the Rescue!

• Earth Day 2012

• A Visual Celebration Of Summer

• The Tree That Prays

• The Tree That Shares

• The Tree That Unites

• Orchid Talk

• The Essence of Spiritual Ecology


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Posted by: Zane Maser | July 14, 2021

INSURANCE AND ASSURANCE

Posted by: Zane Maser | July 5, 2021

CONSTANT ACCOMPANIMENT

We’re told to “fear not.”
A Soul greater than we are—
present here and now.

We’re told “God is light.”
His Creation is all light.
Darkness exists not.

We’re told “seek within.”
The current need is added.
There is constant care.

We’re told of a “meat,”
a sufficiency of grace,
a fount of all good.

We’re told He “gives peace.”
A peace not outside of us.
Peace inwardly known.

We’re told faith creates.
It is first the “things not seen”
expressed tangibly.

We’re told to share goods
for those who need assistance.
This cup remains full.

We’re told to unbind.
What we lose here we’re free of.
Release the earthly.

We’re told of a Voice—
still, small—heard inside the heart
guiding the true way.

We’re told of a rest
where our shoulders drop all weight.
He performs our tasks.

We’re told “two or more”
is a spiritual household,
gathered in Oneness.

 


 

God works in mysterious ways to give us
the lessons and, thereby, the blessings we need.
Joel S. Goldsmith, beloved mystic revealing a Way

 

Life becomes beautiful when the struggle is over.
Joel S. Goldsmith

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Constant Care

• Constant Provision

• Peace and Plenty

• Infinite Spiritual Wealth

• Spiritual Aid

• Spiritual Faith

• Small, Silent, Sacred Voice

• Spiritual Network

• Merciful Opportunities


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Posted by: Zane Maser | June 24, 2021

ALLOWING ALLOWS CONSCIOUSNESS TO OPEN

 

Stand naked of self.
Drop the personal context
of a “somebody.”

Energy moves free.
All pathways are unblocked now.
Constant judgments end.

Sight is clear to see.
Ears hear the inaudible.
Heart knows the not known.

Stand clothed with the Truth.
A singular feel of Self.
Heaven present here.

 

This then is “the spirit that quickens.”
Each moment is alive, vibrant with
opportunities to allow that which is.
Is, is the perfection of now, the reali-
zation of you already are what you seek.
Allow. Allow. Open to spiritual
Reality! Allowing allowed releases
you from the confined strata of the
finite into the Infinite.

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Infinite Heart

• Manifested Splendour

• The Lily Work

• Soul Note

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Inward Hearing

• Nothing Needs Adding

• Heaven is Earth


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Posted by: Zane Maser | June 9, 2021

FOR YOUR SAKE, GO EASY


The blame we cast out
returns its effect on us.
Go easy. Be kind.


Any resentment
is a plague unto our self.
Go easy. Be soft.


All unforgiveness
renders us without mercy.
Go easy. Be whole.


Mental evenness
is the grace of steadiness.
Go easy. Be still.


Generosity
is a self-multiplier.
Go easy. Be free.


All benevolence
lifts, lights the world higher.
Go easy. Be joy.


All love extended
from the heart of inclusion
is the return Home.


Go easy. Be your own salvation.
The salvation you are is a salvation unto me.
The salvation I am is a salvation unto you.
Go easy. We are all the one and same Self.

 

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Self-Governance

• Vibratory Resonance

• Unconditional Compassion

• Cupped Hands Of Love

• More of Becomes More of

• Inverse Relationships

• Change the Script

• When Judgments Cease

• That Could Be Me


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Posted by: Zane Maser | May 31, 2021

CONTINUOUS NOW

Consider and reflect on these in-the-now thoughts:

Now is. Now is complete. There is no now and.

Time is a figment.

It’s impossible to divide time.
Divinity is indivisible.

Time is non-segmented.
Now is the only perfect time.

Spiritual time is the real time—
all is happening right now.
Spiritually present, spiritually creating.

Now is the only gateway to an eternal moment.

Everything has its basis in the now.

Our conscious awareness shapes the
continuous now. The product or attainment of
now we carry with us even into future lifetimes.

The future is the extension of today,
of the continuity of now.

Now is the seed of the
future nourished in each moment.

The seed you plant foretells the result.

The magic, beauty, vitality, sanctity
of life is beheld now.

Cloud giants floating across the sky in
seamless motion, flowing without
breaks, stops, starts. Continuous sky.

The night sky is black right now
in its absence of moonlight. Now, the
night sky has a slight glow from the
crescent moon. The moon is half full
now, adding more and more light. Now,
fullness shines on all life.

Trust in now is trust in the
Universe functioning perfectly now.

Whatever event or thing that happened
a moment back that frightened you is
never here now. It is never an hour
ago or an hour from now. The past—
non-existent now—is gone in the now.

The only place something is present
is in my thoughts. Only I can bring a
childhood trauma into now—in my thoughts.
It only exists in my thoughts. It’s not
an external reality. If I dwell in it or
occupy myself with it, I make it real—
an internal reality only real to me.

The past and future only intrude if we allow
them to take up space in our mind.

When I’m in the now, the “process”
of time disappears. Many human things
require the passage or process of time,
like disease and aging.

If there is no clock in my thoughts,
then there are no minutes, hours, days.

Always I am being now.

What is before me now is the
only task of the moment.

I plan now by making an appointment
for next month, but it is always now.
When the appointment arrives, it is now.

Here and now be still.

Laughter and joy now. Laughter and joy as
the continuous music of the heart. Peace
now. Peace as the continuous quiet of the
heart. Love now. Love as the continuous
well-being of the heart.

When I was in my early 20’s, without much experience as a driver, I am heading north on a two-lane highway. A car pulls out into an intersection from a side road as I am passing a large truck. This puts me in the oncoming traffic’s lane, traveling at 55 miles per hour, but this very second time dissolves. I am unrattled. A calm voice inside instructs, “Step on the accelerator.” The whole sequence unfolds in slow motion. I hit the car with a glancing blow, which spins my car around. Rather than any fatalities, there are no serious injuries. It was the continuous now of listening inward to guidance and then trusting “the voice.” A policeman called to the incident said that through what would seem like a totally counter-intuitive action, I had saved the lives of perhaps all of us. The continuous now saved the lives! I was its instrument.

Fleeing from Egypt, Moses and the Hebrews arrived at the Red Sea. It parted in the exact moment of their need. When they were safely on the other side, the Red Sea closed.

It took Gautama almost two decades of extreme search and suffering, having most recently almost drowned in the Ganges River due to life-threatening weakness, but somehow—one step by one step—this inexhaustible seeker made his way to the Bodhi tree. There he sat for who knows how long. Then, in an instantaneous flash, illumination was upon him. Now, he was the fully awakened Buddha.

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Now is Non Comparative

• Spiritual “Now”-Ward-Ness

• The Timeless Trek

• Timeliness

• “BP” is Be Present

• Days of Presence

• It’s Already Present

• Constant Care

• The Oneness Of Cause-Effect


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Posted by: Zane Maser | May 24, 2021

OCEANS—WATER BEARERS FOR THE LAND

 

Oceans of water
constantly evaporate
as they rise skyward.

Oceans of free air
forever circulating
gather energy.

Oceans bathe the earth
with fog, rain, sleet, hail, ice, snow.
Sea-land nourishment.

One interaction
connects countless, diverse parts
holistically.

It’s a self-complete
dynamic of feedback loops.
Who’s the Master Mind?

 

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Spiritual Ocean

• Sacred Rivers

• Nature’s Affluence

• Earth Day 2012

• Realization of the Divine Universal Life

• “One Body”


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Posted by: Zane Maser | May 9, 2021

MEDITATE ON THE “OMNI’S”

A Latin word from omnis “all,” omni means “all.” It is in all ways, always, of all things, every, everything, everywhere, boundless, without limits, all-pervasive, whole, universal, infinite. Omni, as regards the mystical, is the divine Being and Its divinity manifested as an infinity of individualized forms. Omni is a remembrance, reconnection, and realization of one’s true identity, which eventuates in living in the atmosphere of God.


Every human picture is a finite view of the Infinite.

If you can take even brief moments throughout the day to relax and gently move your thoughts inward, focusing on the word God, or the Christ, or Immanuel, or Buddha, or perhaps a short scriptural passage, like “Come unto me, … and I will give you rest,” then the body and mind begin to slow their pace and become more attuned and receptive, softened with the break from the outer maya of life. Any sacred word, passage, or spiritual principle that resonates with you is ideal. Perhaps you might try one of the “Omni’s” below.

With continued, dedicated practice, you may eventually—or quickly, depending on your openness—enter into a deeper place without thoughts or words, of understanding, and of a wider vista of the truth of Omni. You will have traveled further along the spiritual way and achieved a greater inward responsiveness into the holy Realm, because you begin to live out from a different center—a natural place of increased peace, well-being, and contentment. The axis of your world has imperceptibly but definitely shifted. The world is new and brighter!

OmniOneness
Only One of everything

Omniconsiousness

Omnicreation
Limitless creative power and potential

Omnificent

Omnireality

Omniindivisible

Omniinclusion

Omniconnection

Omniequal

Omnipresence
All presence, everywhere present

Omnipotence
All power, the only power

Omniscience
The state of all wisdom, all knowing,
unlimited understanding

Omniprovision

Omnicare

Omnifulfillment

Omnicompleteness

Omniperfection

Omniharmony

Omnibeauty

Omnipeace

Omnibenevolence

Omnicompassion

Omniforgiveness

Omnigratitude

Omnigrace

Omnisharing

Omnilove

Omnistillness

Omnireceptivity

Omnisacred

Omnisilence

OmniI
The all divine I, the true identity of every individual.
There is only one I. I am that I am.

OmniOneness

And Omni and Omni and Omni…


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Meditate on the Word “IN”

• Divinity Remembered

• Realization of the Divine Universal Life

• Perpetual Inseparability

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Spiritual Quiescence

• Spiritual Eyes


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The following short section (pages 73-75) is from the 2015 book, “Toward A Natural Forest: The Forest Service in Transition.” It is a memoir by Jim Furnish who was the Forest Supervisor of the Siuslaw National Forest in Corvallis, Oregon, as well as the agency’s Deputy Chief in Washington, D.C. This brief glimpse shows a pivotal, transitional, wrenchingly illuminative experience in his 34-year career, a turning point that shifted his frame of reference, his self-honesty, and set his feet on a truer path toward the inclusion of the forest ecosystem as a whole, living, sustainable complex. He began to see with “new eyes.”

“A Glimpse of the Future”

“John Kirkpatrick had roots in the Southwest Region (Arizona and New Mexico), as did his old friend John Bedell, the supervisor of the Carson National Forest. About 1986, these two instituted an annual tri-forest meeting of leadership teams, to include the Rio Grande National Forest and its supervisor, Tom Quinn.

These meetings included field trips and discussions on issues of the day—everything from heap-leach gold mining to bear hunting to grazing issues. The teams made good professional connections and enjoyed stimulating talk. The Carson bunch hosted our second event, and we headed indoors for a presentation in Farmington, New Mexico after a couple of days outdoors.

The presenter was Chris Maser, a former researcher with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from Oregon, who, near as I could tell, now devoted himself to writings and lecturing about his forest research. Maser gave a lengthy and very detailed lecture and slide show about how forests of the Pacific Northwest function.

I sat enraptured as Maser talked about old-growth forests, squirrels and their poop, fungal spores, mycorrhizae (fungi that grow alongside tree roots to dramatically improve a tree’s uptake of water and soil nutrients), lichens, soil-dwelling insects, forest productivity, and by inference, how just about every aspect of our forest management approach was naïve and simplistic—in a word, wrong. Forests were incredibly complex biotic systems, Maser said. Simple notions of ‘just managing trees’ actually involved significant risk of upsetting the delicate balance of important forest relationships.

I found myself aware that Maser was challenging my own simple notions. This made me both irked and curious.

To begin with, I was ignorant of virtually everything he was talking about (also true, I suspect, for other Forest Service leaders in the room). Maser made a compelling case. If it was true, his conclusions damned the Forest Service. Supporting management with credible science should be the stock in trade of any competent natural resource agency. Yet how can you apply what you do not know or understand?

And so, here I sat in a Forest Service meeting, my head exploding and my heart aching with shame. Many wanted to disagree with Maser, but the credibility of his scientific evidence disarmed them.

I realized that I had relied on what the agency spoon-fed me in various training sessions, and sadly, that I’d spent little time exercising my responsibility in the professional discipline of independently pursuing knowledge. John Bedell, who was moderating the conference, enjoyed the role of provocateur and relished Maser working our brains with an eggbeater. A wild-eyed discussion ensued about the implication of Maser’s message.

I went back in my memory, reviewing the bumps and struggles I’d experienced during the past few years just trying to do my job. I thought about things I’d seen that didn’t add up. The worn-out grazing lands on the Bighorn. The ferocious pressure to ‘get the cut out’ even when the forest couldn’t sustain it. The gadfly environmentalists that seemed to delight in strewing our path with lawsuits. Now, I recalled, there was a controversary brewing in the Pacific Northwest over a shy, innocent spotted owl.

I realized these issues weren’t random and unconnected, but part of a larger reality that we were beginning to perceive. They were like icebergs—not especially menacing until one fully considered the larger threat below the surface. Internally, the Forest Service heard recurrent, insistent voices from many of our best and most credible resource specialists that the agency was ignoring important science that pointed to environmental problems. I’d seen for myself examples where our management wasn’t matching our science.

Could that be the reason for the public’s growing disenchantment with how we were managing their treasured national forests? Were we that far out of sync with what people, especially some of our own agency experts, believed and valued?

I found myself drifting toward increasing doubt about the merits of our logging policy and practice on national forests. What did the Forest Service owe the timber industry? The general public? The agency seemed to bow and scrape to a largely ungrateful commercial interest, even as the timber industry’s power and influence diminished sharply. Furthermore, strong similarities existed in the agency’s relationship with a ranching industry whose livestock grazed vast areas of public lands in the West.

What was of ultimate value to the public whose land the Forest Service was privileged to manage? I didn’t think the general public viewed commerce on national forests as our top priority. But if they wanted changes, what were we to become? I wasn’t certain how to answer that, but I sure thought it had something to do with the Forest Service managing lands with a stronger, more humble environmental ethic.”

 


Chris Maser is the author of “The Redesigned Forest,” “Forest Primeval,” “Sustainable Forestry,” “Our Forest Legacy,” “Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity,” “Mammals of the Pacific Northwest,” and a co-author of “Trees, Truffles, and Beasts.”

 


Short Writings from Chris Maser and other posts that include him:

• Forests as Our Spiritual Inheritance   (excerpt from Chris’ classic, “The
      Redesigned Forest”)

• Earth Day 2012   (includes a few quotes from Chris’ books)

• The Essence Of Spiritual Ecology   (about environmental mystics, written       by Chris)

• The Marys River of My Youth—Eternally Flowing   (a natural history book
      about Chris’ growing up in Corvallis)

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World   (a brief look at the life       journey of Chris)

• Eternity And The Banishment Of Fear   (an excerpt from Chris’
      “Conversations with Fear”)

• Spiritual Essence of Stabilitas   (an excerpt from Chris’ book, “The World
      Is In My Garden”)

• In Emptiness Is Spiritual Fulfillment   (an excerpt from “The World Is       In My Garden”)

• Self-Emptying Meditation   (an excerpt from “The World Is In My
      Garden”)

• The Planet Of Dyslexia   (in part about Chris’ dyslexia and generally about
      the learning disorder of dyslexia, as well as the number of famous
      people who have greatly struggled with dyslexia)


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