Posted by: Zane Maser | May 22, 2017

SELF-EFFECT

 

When I am angry,
stressed, sad, selfish, critical,
I’m miserable.

When I am peaceful,
joyful, helpful, accepting,
I’m relaxed, loving.

No one outwardly
controls my inner climate.
It is self-produced.

I alone send out,
setting effects in motion.
self-biography.

One day, in our growth
the Invisible flows through.
Self-biography.

 


You see the mystery lies in this. Nothing can happen
to you, except it happens through your consciousness.
There’s nothing taking place outside your consciousness,
and if New York is a good city, it’s because your
consciousness has opened itself to that. And if New
York is a bad city, your consciousness has opened
itself to that. … Everything that takes place or happens
in your life has to happen in and through your consciousness.
Joel S. Goldsmith, from his tape “Preparing the Soil for the Spiritual Seed”

 


Today, May 22, 2017, my dad would have been 99 years
old, so it is to him—with greatest love—that I
dedicate this haiku poem. “For the Love of Dad”
was written to honor his life and light.


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Inner Climate

• Self-Creation

Ad Infinitum Ourselves

• Self-Governance

• Beware The Stinger Woman!

• Change the Script

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• It’s All Your Choice

• Ego Speak, Heart Speak


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Posted by: Zane Maser | May 15, 2017

THE STORY OF LEO, A BENGAL KITTEN

For all of us who share a great and deep love for the Family Felidae—the Cat Family—the following story of little Leo, an F1 Bengal kitten, is an important, heart-lifting, and happily ending story of one whose fate may have turned out quite differently. Fortunately, Leo came into the care of a safe, devoted, loving home at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary.

It is my supreme joy to introduce you to the beautiful and spirited Leo:

“Leo was born in Ohio at a breeder facility. He is an F1 Bengal kitten. That means his father is an Asian Leopard Cat, and his mother is a domestic cat. Hybrid kittens like Leo sell from
$3000 to over $5000. They are touted as great pets for someone
who wants something exotic looking with the temperament of
a domestic cat. Sadly, this is not true. Breeding and selling hybrid cats is only good for the breeders, who make huge amounts
of money with no regard to the animals they breed and sell.

Leo’s new owner purchased him, and Leo was flown to Seattle.
At nine weeks of age, he weighed less than 2 lbs, was
completely unsocialized, didn’t use a cat box, and wouldn’t
eat. She rushed him to her vet, and he was treated with fluids
and force fed. Despite all of her efforts, she realized that
this was not what she signed up for. When she contacted the
breeder to take him back, that’s when communication stopped.
Frantic, she started looking for options and that’s when
she called WildCat Ridge Sanctuary.

Click here to read what Leo’s owner had to say.

Leo was 13 weeks old when he came to the Sanctuary. He was everything his owner said and more. Our first thought was to introduce him to Stella, one of our domestic kitties to see if
that would help him relax. It worked wonders, and Leo started playing and eating! Soon it was clear that Stella missed being
out with her friends, so what were we going to do? Leo needed
a companion but we had run out of good options. [Here is a short YouTube video of Leo snuggling with Stella.]

Then it came to us, Leo needed a kitten! So we contacted our dear friends at Salem Friends of Felines and adopted a 7-week old kitten who had just come into their rescue! He was perfect! Little Mouse is the same size as Leo and very friendly.

Mouse and Leo have become fast friends, and while Mouse is teaching Leo that people aren’t so bad, Leo is teaching Mouse
how to tussle! We are thrilled to be able to give them both
a lifetime home, and it’s because of our supporters we are able
to make miracles happen. It will be a very long time before Leo
is big enough to go outside with the rest of the cats. We may
even have to build him his very own area but no matter what,
he and Mouse have a lifetime home at WildCat Ridge Sanctuary.”

 


Other Offerings for Animal Lovers:

• Tigers Two—Katie & Nora

• In Remembrance Of Katie Tiger

• Catty Woman

• Cat-Toons

• Kitty Wisdom For Our Time

• Frequency Aligners

• For the Love of Animals

• Animals in Wills and Trusts


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Posted by: Zane Maser | May 11, 2017

MEDITATIVE QUIET

If you and I were having a conversation, would
you ever expect that my thoughts might be racing
along on my own internal, merry-go-round of topics
and not be aware of what you are saying to me?

You likely would not.

Do you think I’d be talking over the top of you
without regard to what you are conveying to me?

You likely would not.

I would, to the best of my ability, give you
silent space and the undivided attention you
deserve, the respect, my receptivity.

So, the biggest question on the spiritual path is:
Why, then, would we not give the still, small Voice
the same attentive time, listening, regard, and a quiet
enough mind to receive Its inner words and messages,
Its peace and harmony beyond description?

Indeed, why?

The truth is that the Divinity within is continuously
speaking to us as its means of providing our
sufficiency—in all ways—by the Grace
of our spiritual inheritance.

True, meditative quiet is not an easy state to attain, especially for the conditioned, easily distracted,
scattered, technological mind of today’s hectic world.

Yet, this inward stillness is the single most vital
attention you can give and eventually acquire as a
spiritual asset beyond material value.

There is simply no other way to commune with
and re-unite with our spiritual Being-ness—the real
and eternal identity of each one.

What could be more important than to experience,
know, and realize fully who you truly are—
in moments of deep and silent expectancy?

 


Mankind is inclined to become so busy with physical
activities performed in connection with his mode of worship
that he is gradually wooed away from his quiet times of
prayer and meditation. …Whenever physical endeavor
is greater than the quiet endeavor within one,
there is imbalance and suffering.
Azrael, Third Book of Azrael
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• First Things First

• Slow Down!

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• The Divine Broadcast

• Silence Is Power


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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?”
1


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.

******

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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