Posted by: Zane Maser | November 22, 2016

LET IT ALL REST…

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In this family-centered week of Thanksgiving in the United States, there is much to celebrate and to feel incredible gratitude for. In contrast, given the context of the aftermath of our recent national election, there are also agitated waters of heightened, intense feelings. The thought and emotional atmosphere is highly disturbed in our land, as well as in other parts of the world for various reasons.

As the small part I can play, I am turning within frequently to this prayer for ALL humanity. This puts the current, turbulent waters in the Hands and Heart of a Being much wiser than any of our own. By this way of “clearing,” we release our personal agendas and let it all rest within the broader picture of the evolutionary growth of Consciousness on this beautiful planet we ALL share. Letting it go, letting it be is a powerful mantra for right now and the days ahead.

I let go—into the Divine,
And I let it be—in the Divine.
Thus peace, harmony, love,
and Light reigns supreme
as the One Life.

Let goodwill and unity live on Earth,
beginning in the heart of each one of us.

Letting it go, letting it be.
Letting it go, letting it be.
Letting it go, letting it be.
Letting it go, letting it be.
Letting it go, letting it be.
 Letting it go, letting it be…
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• The Fabric Of Oneness

• Spiritual Unity

• Spreading Love

• Until The Last One…

• Meditate On The Word “IN”

• What You Give, You Get


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 18, 2016

THE DIVINE FACE

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My neighbor is me.
Let us see our shared Oneness.
Keepers me to you.

Names writ in Heaven.
I AM every “she,” “he.”
Outward Spirit flows.

Clouds part and sun shines.
The true revealed as Christ’s face.
Rejoice in union.
 


That which a person continuously dwells upon,
that which he embraces in his consciousness, is that
with which he ultimately becomes one. It is that
continuous state of oneness which enabled the Master
to say, “Thou seest me, thou seest the Father that
sent me, for I and my Father are one.”
Joel S. Goldsmith, much loved teacher and illumined One

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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• That Could Be Me

• The World is in our Neighborhood

• “One Body”

• Appearances

• Colors of the Divine

• Heaven is Earth


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 9, 2016

IN REMEMBRANCE OF KATIE TIGER

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For me, animals and the world of nature are a large part of my daily joy and spiritual wealth. And so with great privilege, I pay a tribute of heart to Katie tiger who passed on this last week.

Since 2012, Katie lived at the WildCat Ridge Sanctuary, located in Scotts Mills, Oregon, where she became a greatly loved resident by all who tended to her care.

The following words were sent out by Cheryl Tuller from WCR Sanctuary in honor of Katie’s life and her transition into the greater, inner Life where she is now radiantly healthy, free, and playing and sleeping to her heart’s content. You go with all of our love, exquisitely perfect Katie.

“Rescue work is a combination of incredible highs and
heartbreaking lows … [last week] we lost our brave and
oh so fierce Katie. We found two years ago that Katie
had kidney failure from blood work we did as a routine exam.
But at nine years old, we never would have imagined it was
something that would take her life just two years later.

Katie was born at Tiger Paws Rescue Center in Ohio,
one of four cubs and the only survivor. Denise Flores
did an amazing job getting her healthy despite the odds
against her and she thrived under Denise’s care. When
Katie came to Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary with Nora [a white
tiger] in 2012, she quickly taught us that it was going
to be her way no matter what! She demanded our respect
and showed us every day that wild means wild! She was
precocious, stubborn, silly, brave, fearless and all tiger!
She loved to play with her enrichment but was all business
at feeding time. We learned very quickly not to look at
her while she was eating because she saw it as a challenge
and would charge the fence letting us know! And we all
loved her just the way she was.

Over the past few months she had days that she wasn’t very
interested in eating, but she was still Katie, chuffing
one minute and charging the next. We continued to monitor
her and when she started losing weight we knew this was
different. Last week she didn’t want to eat anything we
gave her and Dr. Lipanovich was called out to do another
exam. When her blood work came back her values were
through the roof and her disease had gone into full-blown
kidney failure. We had no choice but to let her go, quietly
and peacefully, with the people who loved her by her side.
The loss is difficult to process and we wish we would have
had more time with her, but Katie deserved to be free, and
that’s something we could never give her until now. She is
now free of pain & the confines of a captive life.

Safe travels beautiful girl, you leave many broken hearts behind.”

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Some of the many Animal Choices:

• Tigers Two—Katie & Nora

• Catty Woman

• For the Love of Animals

• Kitty Wisdom For Our Time

• In Remembrance Of Our Beautiful Zoe

• Grieving for the Loss of an Animal Friend


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 30, 2016

AUTUMN SURRENDER

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This cycle complete.
Gently falling maple leaves
relinquish their hold.

Some leaves struggle, strain.
Strong winds hit them hard, tear flesh.
Cast off forcefully.

Give darkening days
their due decline, decay, death.
Inside Light steadfast.

Resistance prolongs
natural comings, goings.
Fierce “no” cries stuck fear.

Surrender releases
natural evolution.
Soft “yes” claims “I trust.”

Rest in Larger Plan.
Faithful rhythm of God-ness.
Choices create our life.

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Do not fear the future. Do not fear the unknown,
not even death itself. Even if you lose your present body,
this only enables you to step forward into a world of light.
Here on your earth, by your thoughts, aspirations, and
actions, you are preparing yourself to awaken in a new world.
White Eagle, beloved spiritual teacher

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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• A Visual Autumn Feast

• It’s All Your Choice

• Approach and Avoidance

• Trust and Step Up

• Cycles Upon Cycles

• Circulation

• Resilience


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 18, 2016

CHANGE THE SCRIPT

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Belief creates reality.

We are what we believe our selves to be. Creation proceeds from the inner level outward, manifesting as our life. Some individuals believe themselves to be “unlucky.” And so they are. In contrast, some individuals believe themselves to be “fortunate.” And so they are. A person’s inner script becomes evident outwardly in the journey of their life, though outer appearances can also be deceiving. It is not always how it appears to be! The fact is, however, that we are simultaneously the screenwriter, director and actress/actor of our own life.

Here’s an example that took an interesting twist for me. I was born on a Wednesday, the day of the week ruled by Mercury, the messenger god of the unexpected and of luck. My latest birthday occurred on a Wednesday. Fortunate me! I never thought much about being born on a Wednesday. It wasn’t something that had entered my conscious awareness, either as a positive or negative indicator of anything.

Not remembering the day of the week on which I was born, a good friend recently shared with me that she prayed both her kids would not be born on a Wednesday. She confided that her daughter arrived in the nick of time at 11:50 p.m. on a Tuesday! She breathed a long sigh of relief, having missed the dreaded—at least in her mind—Wednesday birth. The popular nursery rhyme was a clear culprit in having molded her belief system and the great push for her daughter’s Tuesday arrival:

Monday’s child is fair of face… 

Tuesday’s child is full of grace…
Wednesday’s child is full of woe….

Dating back to 1838, this familiar British nursery rhyme, called “Monday’s Child,” is part of a so-called “fortune-telling” tradition that allegedly describes a child’s character and/or future course based on the day of the week the child arrives into this world.1

Do I believe in this consensually decreed, universal characterization of who I am at my first breath? Or the “fortune-telling” pronouncement of my future based on the day of the week I was born?

Of course not! Even though this particular rhyme may be a part of mass mentality, this “birth” script is not my script. I neither accept nor allow this gloomy expectation of a woeful outcome into my consciousness. My life has had its share of heart-breaking moments and strenuous passages, but my life has not in any way been full of woe. So the declaration of heart that fits me is: Wednesday’s child is full of wonder and delight, with all sorts of magic and joy that is bright!

Charles Lindbergh believed he could fly non-stop
over the Atlantic, when several other previous attempts
had failed. He was clearly born to accomplish this task.
Did it have anything to do with his being born on a Tuesday?

The inspirational story of Morris Goodman, described as “The Miracle Man,” is a wonderful example of an individual who first imagined the outcome he desired and then created his own internal script that later became his reality—journeying along a road less traveled. On March 10, 1981, Morris crashed his airplane, which resulted in complete paralysis, as his spine had been crushed. Having broken two vertebrae, he was unable to swallow, drink, or eat. His diaphragm was destroyed as well, thus he could not even breathe on his own. “All I could do was blink my eyes,” Morris explains, and “the doctors, of course, said I’d be a vegetable the rest of my life.” All the many naysayers who tried to dissuade his impossible quest of being a “normal person again, walking out of that hospital” came to no avail! Morris remained unwavering and undaunted in his vision of the life and future of his own choosing.2

Morris did not fall victim to the power of all the universally held, negative suggestions or “hypnotic mesmerism” that swirled around him while he laid helpless and motionless in that bed, to use Joel Goldsmith’s phrase that aptly describes such herd mentality. But rather, with the mightiest tool available—his own consciousness—Morris wrote a new script that spoke to his personal beliefs and ability to realize himself as already whole and perfect. Activating his imaginative power, he “saw” himself as a normal person, breathing on his own. A little more than eight months later, on Christmas day, as he had promised himself, Morris rose from his bed to stride out of the hospital, no longer an unhealed man or facing a life as an invalid. The philosophical pearl of his life sums it up in six simple words: “Man becomes what he thinks about.”

If I had to sum up the philosophical pearl of my life, it would be: Beyond thoughts and words, the silent meditations of my heart create the outer forms of my reality.

Until we live from the level of the heart,
we are molded by the beliefs of our mind.
Thus, we are our beliefs.
All Creative Power is secreted within the heart.
Does your life script authentically portray you?

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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Appearances

• Your Own Christmas Day: Awaken!

• Creative Individuality

• Self-Creation

• A Consentful Life

• Differing Gifts

• New Heart, Clean Slate


Endnotes:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday’s_Child
2. Rhonda Byrne. 2006. The Secret. Beyond Words Publishing. Pages 136-7.


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 9, 2016

SPIRITUAL SOIL

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The nature of soil
is barren, rocky, fertile,
described the Master.

As life commences,
humans feel alone, apart
from the care of Source.

In the ground they toil,
only to find it barren.
What crop can grow here?

Hopeless, it all seems fruitless.

Time passes slowly,
fewer rocks found amidst soil.
Nourishment is gained.

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Trusting more, the Way is smoothed.

There’s Something bigger.
Soil is alive, rich, ready.
Seeds of Truth seek Light.

The lens of Awareness clears.
 


 

Those who look through matter into Spirit
really know the mystery of the unreal and the Real.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Master of all types of soil, especially spiritual
 
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Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Fallowness

• Inner Climate

• Apply! Apply! Apply!

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• It’s All Your Choice

• Constant Care


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 30, 2016

“BE-ING” IN OUR RIGHT WORK

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Every moment is a moment of right work—right in front of us—
when we are inwardly connected with our true self.
In every now is the contentment and joy of right work.

Around the wheel of the astrological birth chart, the 6th house is the area of life associated with one’s right work and service—“right” being defined as in allowing and following the guidance of our heart toward our innermost soul inclinations. So many of us tend to think of this huge “work” factor in our life as an external critique, such that it is somehow elevated to a key feature that supposedly defines who we are.

Generally, without fail, the foremost question of curiosity that arises in our mind when we meet someone new: “What do you do for work?” “Oh, I’m a gardener.” “I’m a Reiki practitioner and teacher.” “I’m an astrologer and author . . .or doctor . . . or computer programmer . . .or motivational speaker . . .or professional athlete.” Hearing the response, we tend to make some sort of conscious or unconscious estimation of who we think that person is. In certain cases, our appraisal is absolutely correct! They exude the happy energy of their work!

Some fortunate individuals, like my husband, come into this life knowing their soul-chosen “work.” Chris, at the ripe age of 4, knew he was going to spend his life working with animals and nature in some capacity—and so his life has spun around that central core of “knowing.” He came in with the favorable circumstance of a “leaky membrane” of self-awareness, which endowed him with the natural capacity toward an open, responsiveness to higher impulses of Soul guidance. He came ready to navigate his inborn work map!

In contrast, I, similar to many who search for outer answers, have always had a rather nebulous handle on “what I want to be when I grow up.” My work map is there, too, but maybe not as consciously focused or not as consciously and confidently heeded! Indeed, everyone possesses their own innate talents and propensities, like a set of fingerprints with no two of us exactly alike.

Perhaps the primary factor for a person “called” to a particular work or vocation lies in the realm of just be-ing true. Be-ing is an entirely different arena than “do-ing” or “this is what I do to make a living.” Be-ing is simply to allow, accept, and give our self the right to be the Self we are in any given moment.

In the end, the secret of this be-ing in our rightful work involves touching that quiet center within—in silent listening and receptivity—where our thoughts and body can become relaxed, restful, and peaceful. With daily practice of returning to this innermost sanctuary, the overly active mind has the opportunity to begin to settle down into a lower, slower gear, until there is the possibility to attain actual, brief moments of inward stillness—a soft surrender when our spiritual sensors be-come alert and the inner ear is attentive.

Herein, we are the state of Be-ing. And all the rightful things and situations for us can then flow outward in their own timing.

We have entered the silent place where we realize, deep down, what useful work we chose prior to coming into this current lifetime. Doors will begin to open that usher in the adventures ahead to be in our rightful place, doing work we love, serving in meaningful ways that make a real difference for those we are given the grace to connect with.

Such meditative moments of translucency are the foundation for be-ing a helpful light that Lights the way for others.

We do not find our ideal work searching out there in any
external form, place, or association. Right work is first and
foremost an activity accessed only within our own consciousness.
It is already present within us—waiting to shine forth. When
we consciously recognize it, then our work will express
outwardly in a natural, easy, effortless way—in other words,
it will embrace the “pure” quality that is indicative of the
astrological 6
th
house of daily work and service.


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Jay Moriarity, at age 16, became internationally famous when his wipeout
was caught on film during a “Maverick” wave. The photo made
the cover of Surfer magazine. Jay had the intuitive, guiding
sense that he was put on this Earth for one purpose
and one purpose alone—to be a surfer.


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Perambulating the Astrological Houses

• Soul Purpose

• Soul Assignments

• Differing Gifts

• Insignificant Significance

• The Power And Potential Of Focus (biographical, astrological sketch of        Louis Pasteur)

• Profound Goodness (biographical sketch of Charles Dickens)


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 14, 2016

THE FABRIC OF ONENESS

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Every single act of each one of us makes a difference.
The crucial factor is the level of consciousness from
which we act. As an interconnected Hologram of Universal
Life, what I do affects you and what you do affects me—
and the entire world and beyond. The loving Light radiating
from one heart can cancel out the darkness in the hearts
of ten thousand others. Each of us is that powerful.

From beginning to end, life is a seamless whole. Consider the hologram with its interconnected, interacting Oneness. Some specific thing is tweaked, and everything is simultaneously tweaked.

In a similar vein, there is a singular, spiritual Power that is the creative, animating Energy of the Universe. One Divine Power—the Source of it all—from beginning to end.

One unified Life underlies and functions throughout all life. In reality, therefore, there is no such thing as duality or opposites, because the only state of being that exists is Oneness in all its magnificent, infinite forms and appearances, yet all with the same spiritual origin.

Some would term this originating Source the power of Love, the only creative substance of the Universe. Love is the fabric of Oneness.

Take a few, quiet moments now to contemplate the following story.1 With conscious awareness, absorb its meaning—into your very center. And then realize fully that the fabric of Oneness is your true state of being.

There is an old, old story about a great spiritual teacher
who knocked at the gates of heaven for admission into
paradise. After some time, God came to the door and
inquired, “Who is there? Who knocks?”

To this query, came the confident response, “It is I.”

“Sorry, very sorry. There is no room in heaven. Go away.
You will have to come back some other time.” The good man,
surprised at the rebuff, went away puzzled. After several
years, spent in meditating and pondering over this strange
reception, he returned and knocked again at the gate.
He was met with the same question and gave a similar
response. Once again he was told that there was no room
in heaven; it was completely filled at that time.

In the years that passed, the teacher went deeper and
deeper within himself, meditating and pondering. After a long
period of time had elapsed, he knocked at the gates of heaven
for the third time. Again God asked, “Who is there?”

This time his answer was, “Thou art.”

And the gates opened wide as God said, “Come in. There
never was room for Me and Thee.”

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Other Offerings on Oneness:

• “One Body”

• Inwardly Calm As “One Body”

• Spiritual Unity

• Heaven is Earth

• Divinity Remembered

• New Heart, Clean Slate (the Universal Heart Hologram)


Endnote:

1. Joel S. Goldsmith. 1991. Practicing the Presence. HarperCollins Publishers. Pages 55-56.


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Posted by: Zane Maser | August 26, 2016

MOMENT BY MOMENTS OF GRACE

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No longer a rat
in the race to rush, conquer,
revved in high-paced gear.

Fuel tank exhausted.
Constant over extension.
Collapsed in a heap.

Life brings its choices.
Externally driven mode?
Let the herd dash by?

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Sane picks are options.
Life gives us what we create.
Quiet paths are there.

Busy mind, thoughts, words
no longer have dominance.
Uncluttered, free space.

Grace comes in silence.
Spiritual certainty
smoothes all rough edges.

Whatever the need,
Grace is daily abundance.
Let Grace take your hand.
 



Grace is safety, affluence, timeliness, guidance,
peace, and Divinity’s eternal Presence.
Grace makes a world of difference—from doing to being.
Grace is the allness in the moment.
Grace’s signature is secreted within all life,
but the door must be consciously opened
by each one in an act of trust.
Live out from the basis of being Grace,
rather than seeking Grace.
Rest in the Grace of still water.

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


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• It’s All Your Choice

• Constant Provision

• Major Contentment Mode


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Posted by: Zane Maser | July 29, 2016

“DIVINE DESTINY”

As human beings, we have completely missed the mark
because most of the activities of human beings were
not intended for us, and in our ignorance of our
divine destiny, we went into something quite
unrelated to that destiny.
Joel S. Goldsmith, Beyond Words and Thoughts
 


Hidden inside you
is a clear, soul directive
for your unique gift.

Solely given you.
Divine work placed in your heart.
Destiny’s guidebook.

Listen and receive.
Your true, entrusted calling.
You’re Spirit’s prime choice!

 


 

If we are in the wrong [profession],
it will not be long before we will be
moved into the right [profession].
Joel S. Goldsmith, Beyond Words and Thoughts
 


 
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Barack Obama is a perfect example of “divine destiny.”
Who but Barack Obama could ever have been the first
African-American President of the United States?
It was his destiny alone. And he has fulfilled
that divine destiny, elected to this highest
office as a two-term president.


 

Waiting
John Burroughs, writer and poet

Serene, I fold my hands and wait,

Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;

I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,

For lo! my own shall come to me.



I stay my haste, I make delays,

For what avails this eager pace?

I stand amid the eternal ways,

And what is mine shall know my face.



Asleep, awake, by night or day,

The friends I seek are seeking me;

No wind can drive my bark astray,

Nor change the tide of destiny.



What matter if I stand alone?

I wait with joy the coming years;

My heart shall reap where it hath sown,

And garner up its fruit of tears.

The waters know their own and draw

The brook that springs in yonder height;

So flows the good with equal law

Unto the soul of pure delight.



The stars come nightly to the sky;

The tidal wave unto the sea;

Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,

Can keep my own away from me.
 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• The Call Divine

• Soul Purpose

• Soul Assignments

• The Timeless Trek

• Divine Seeds

• Oranges Only Grow On Orange Trees

• How Would You Be Remembered?


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