Posted by: Zane Maser | February 23, 2021

SPIRITUAL UNCONCERN

Steps, states of being
until we reach the zenith—
restful unconcern.

Oceanic calm.
Waves moved by greater Body
that guides surface, depths.

Naked winter trees
frozen in their iced beauty.
Buds of spring await.

Birds fly south on cue.
In true time northward they speed.
Foreseen destiny.

Receptive trusting.
A fearless orchestration
of Self-completeness.

A palpable Love
is the Self-reliancy
that is within you.

Each must access it
in the still, silent Center.
Rest-filled unconcern.

 


 

“Within me [and you] is the secret of the universe.
Within me [and you] is the whole secret!”
Joel S. Goldsmith, from “A Parenthesis in Eternity”

And Joel would further add, “Everything has
its basis in the Invisible appearing visibly.”

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Spiritual Faith

• Spiritual Endowment

• Spiritually Attended

• Constant Care

• It’s Already Present

• Peace and Plenty

• Heaven is Earth

• Infinite Heart

• “Divine Destiny”


 

Haiku poetry is the impartation of spiritual
principles in few words.

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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 9, 2021

WALT WHITMAN: SET ALIGHT FROM WITHIN

 

“I was in a state of quiet, almost passive enjoyment. All at once, without warning of any kind, I found myself wrapped around as it were by a flame-coloured cloud. For an instant, I thought of fire, some sudden conflagration in the great city; the next, I knew that the light was within me.

“Directly afterward came upon me a sense of exultation, of immense joyousness accompanied by an intellectual illumination quite impossible to describe. Into my brain streamed one momentary lightning—flash of the Divine Splendor which has ever since lightened my life; upon my heart fell one drop of Divine Bliss, leaving thenceforward for always an aftertaste of heaven.

“Among other things, I [had] not [yet] come to believe: I saw and knew that the Cosmos is not dead matter but a living Presence, that the soul of man is immortal, that the universe is so built and ordered that without any peradventure all things work together for the good of each and all, that the foundation principle of the world is what we call love, and that the happiness of everyone in the long run is absolutely certain.

“I learned more within the few seconds that illumination lasted than in all my previous years of study, and I learned much that no study could ever have taught.”

Walt Whitman

 


Other Illumined Souls:

• Spreading of Blessings: Walt Whitman

• Master Healer: Dr. Edward Bach

• The Thunder Of Silence”—A Free E-Book
   (Joel S. Goldsmith)

• God Spoke to Her: Florence Nightingale

• A God-Filled Life: Julian of Norwich

• Life-Changing Moments    (Mother Teresa)

• Heavenly Incarnation: Lord Buddha


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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 5, 2021

ONLY ONE SOUL

Through the developed spiritual eye, we see
the heart of an individual and the heart
of nature—the heart of a leaf, of a flower,
and even of a stone. There is no such thing
as dead matter. Everything there is lives
and breathes, and everything there is has
a soul. There are souls in stones, and
there are souls in trees, but these souls
are the one Soul interpreted at different
levels. Seen materially, a stone is a stone.
Seen mentally, a stone can be a weapon.
Seen spiritually, a stone is really a little
spark of God—a jewel, a gem—and strangely
enough, it is incorporeal. It has form,
structure, color, and beauty, but it does not
have density. So with a tree. A tree has
form, light, beauty, color, grace, but it
has no density when perceived through
the transcendental consciousness.

Joel S. Goldsmith, “A Parenthesis in Eternity”

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• In Truth All Godlings

• God’s Artistry

• God’s Garden

• Colors of the Divine

• Spiritual Effects of Beauty

• Nature’s Affluence

• The Tree That Shares


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Posted by: Zane Maser | February 1, 2021

SPIRITUALLY OF THE MIDDLE

Walking in the Way
is a direct, narrow Path.
It’s the summit road.

Few there are that tread
heights out of the personal
sense of fear, love, hate.

Few there are who see
above the mortal dreamscape
of false illusions.

Few gain their freedom
from the earthly opposites
that mask awareness.

Is there two or One?
A you, me, her, him, them, those,
or the same true Self?

Within each person
a divine Center exists—
the middle Axis.

Allow for quiet.
Leave the rush of outward search.
The mind seeks more, more…

Only in silence
does the Heart faculty speak.
Inner ears opened.

From a core of Love
the Soul eyes discern the Real.
There’s only one Way.

Your Self and my Self—
universally Divine.
Walk the Way of Life.

 


Human beings are too determined to hold on to what
they have, and they will not give up their limitation
for something unknown. Human nature tries to hold
on to the past, to hold on to present limitations.
It is unwilling to break through for something else.
But while human nature resists change, spiritual
unfoldment compels change, breaking up the old
patterns continuously. In fact, spiritual progress
demands that every form be broken, no matter
how good it is, because the spiritual universe
has a different set of values from that of the
material. It is a “dying” to our humanhood and
a “birth” to our spiritual identity. That is
not a physical death or birth. It is an
act of consciousness.
 
Joel S. Goldsmith, an illumined teacher and
mystic for all centuries ahead


Other Mystical Offerings:

• The Straight Path

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Quiet the Clamoring Mind

• Are You Able To Be Quiet?

• Listening

• Spiritual Eyes

• The Temple Of Silence

• Divinity Remembered

• Immoveable Center


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Posted by: Zane Maser | January 6, 2021

ANGELS ABOUND DAILY

On a given day,
help arrives in many forms.
A book, friend, debt paid.

In flawless timing,
the right thing, person, guidance
comes to smooth the way.

Car batteries die.
Kind persons come to our aid.
Each is a life line.

Sickness sometimes is
an awakener disguised.
The dark night has passed.

See that smiling dog?
Many angels don’t have wings.
Some flash as insights.

Open to receive
the constant care that awaits.
Hear those subtle wings.

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Angelic Intervention

• Little Angel Band

• Unconditional Gifts

• The Need Is Known Beforehand

• A Neighbor’s Need

• That Could Be Me

• Words That Uplift

• Always Accompanied

• Constant Provision


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 30, 2020

VISION DIVINE

 

Bright Full Moon rising.
Yet, wholeness is always there.
Now it’s unobscured.

See within clearly.
Penetrate through appearance.
True essence revealed.

Unbind your vision.
Your Sight is pure already.
Let the Moon show you.

 
 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Spiritual Eyes

• Divinity Remembered

• Behind the Appearance Behold the Light

• An Oasis of Light

• Appearances

• Putting on Your Everyday Face  (how we hide behind our astrological Ascendant)


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 24, 2020

“THE EFFORT OF EFFORTLESSNESS”

The following paragraphs are quoted from the 1957 December Letter written by Joel S. Goldsmith, “one of the great mystics of the twentieth century.” These monthly Letters were sent to his Infinite Way students, and today the 1955 through 1959 Letters are published in the book, “The Heart of Mysticism:”

     “The solution of a problem, whether for ourselves or for another, is accomplished in proportion to the amount of effort we can bring to relaxing from effort. In other words, it is very much like waiting out a storm instead of going into it head on. It is a constant remembrance that ‘this too shall pass,’ and then sitting quietly, or moving about carrying on one’s affairs in the realization that whatever the name or nature of the ‘this,’ it will pass, not by any concerted efforts on our own, directed toward the achievement of some specific purpose, nor by human will or supernatural powers, but by virtue of the nothingness of this ‘it’ which we have been honoring by fighting.

     ‘This battle is not yours, but God’s . . .stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord.’1 This can only be described as the effort of effortlessness, the effort which is necessary to be quiet in the face of a storm or in the face of the discords of human experience so that these, too, may pass. These discords will not pass while we are fighting them, because the very act of fighting them makes of them a reality, perpetuating them in our consciousness. The discord or the problem has no externalized existence; it exists only as a mental image in our own thought, and as we retire to this inner sanctuary and wait, the storm passes.

     Afterwards, we learn that there never was a storm outside of us; the storm was within our own being. Outside, all was peaceful and serene. The very fact that our neighbors down the street have been unaware of this storm that we have been battling is evidence that it existed in us. It did not exist for them, because they were not inside of us. That is the only place the storm, the sin, the disease, the lack, or limitation has existence—within us. If we can become still enough, quiet enough, and if we can acquire some of David’s assurance of God’s grace, then this will also pass. Christhood [Buddhahood, Tao, or Krishna] is the recognition of this truth. The degree of our Christhood can be measured by the degree of quiet and peace that we can find while waiting for ‘this’ to pass.

     …In the tranquility of the Soul, spiritual awareness develops. Spiritual awareness is the realization of the nothingness of storms or problems.”

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Fluent Ease

• Effortlessness

Empty Boat Day

• Buddhist Story of Two Monks, Two Choices

• Patience Equals Tranquility

• Harmonization

• The Temple Of Silence

• Spiritual Silence

• Into The Silence


Endnote:

1. II Chronicles 20:15,17.


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 21, 2020

ONENESS IS ONENESS

Serve one. All are served.
Raise one. All are raised.
Love one. All are loved.

From the cocoon, a butterfly emerges. Can
a butterfly appear without the cocoon?
One phase of self is surrendered for another
that a full realization of the butterfly
Self may be attained.

 

An underground spring bubbles to the
surface and flows out as the headwaters
of a stream and later as the mightiness
of a river. Can the river ever not embody
the spring or exist apart from it? Outwardly,
the spring endures in every molecule of the river.

 

The sun displays itself as rays of light.
Can a sunbeam ever be isolated from the sun?
Can the warmth and glow of the rays ever
come from a source besides the Sun? Thus,
does the sun express as streams of light.

 


 

O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!
Francis Thompson, English poet-mystic, from In No Strange Land

 

All differences in this world are of degree,
and not of kind, because oneness is the
secret of everything.
Swami Vivekanada

 

Peace comes within the souls of men when
they realize their oneness with the Universe,
when they realize it is really everywhere.
It is within each one of us.
Black Elk

 

A person experiences life as something
separated from the rest—a kind of optical
delusion of consciousness. Our task must
be to free ourselves from this self-imposed
prison, and through compassion, to find
the reality of Oneness.
Albert Einstein

 

When two souls come together and bring
out the wholeness in each other and ultimately
unite with Spirit, that union is a true
marriage between soul mates.
Paramahansa Yogananda

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• The Fabric Of Oneness

• Spiritual Unity

• Equal Beauty

• That Could Be Me

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World

• Until The Last One…

• “One Body”


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 16, 2020

“I BELIEVE”

 

“I believe in God, even when God is silent.
I believe in the sun, even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love, even when I don’t feel it.”

 

As noted in the YouTube song that follows, “the piece [above] was discovered not long after World War II. It was scrawled across a stone wall in a dark and damp cellar in Cologne, Germany, where thousands of Jews once hid from Nazi torment. In the midst of persecution and hardship, when the bright rays of the sun may not be seen, when love may be hard to feel, and when God may seem to be silent… Hope can never be conquered by the darkness.”

The next words are the full version that were inscribed on the cellar wall by an unknown Jewish person hiding out in Cologne during World War II:

“I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

I believe through any trial,
there is always a way.
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair,
my heart cries for shelter
to know someone’s there.
But a voice rises within me saying, ‘hold on
my child, I’ll give you strength.
I’ll give you hope. Just stay a little while.’

I believe in the sun,
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
But I believe in God,
even when He is silent.
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.

May there someday be sunshine.
May there someday be happiness.
May there someday be love.
May there someday be peace….”

I share this beautiful song, sung by the Lake Grove Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and the full set of those long-ago inscribed words for a personal, very poignant reason and tribute. My husband’s grandfather, Ottmar Strauss, was one amongst thousands of Jewish victims of the Nazi regime’s persecution. The following two paragraphs are a brief descriptor of Ottmar’s life, used from an earlier post of mine, titled “A Wall of Love”:

“Ottmar Strauss was the youngest of eight children, whose father, Emanuel, was a successful ironmonger.1 Scrap metal was, in turn, to underpin Ottmar’s own highly flourishing career in industry and commerce. He and his business partner achieved great commercial success during the first decades of the 20th century. Parallel to his business career, Ottmar also pursued a career in government, as an administrator and a loyal civil servant in the last years of the Kaiserreich and the newly-emerged Weimar Republic. He was named a Geheimer Regierungsrat (“Geheimrat”—a privy councilor) in 1919, living and working between Cologne, Berlin, and Weimar, the embodiment of a hugely successful, assimilated German-Jewish industrialist.

As a Jew who had risen through the ranks of industry and government, Ottmar lost favor and great fortune after 1933 once Hitler seized power. Nazi persecution and ostracism led to his professional and personal ruin. Surviving alone since his wife Emma’s passing, he fled his homeland in 1936, emigrating to Switzerland, where he died penniless in a hotel in Zurich in August 1941.”

As I wrote then and just as relevant today, “We create a Wall of Love to grace our garden sanctuary in memory of Ottmar and Emma, grandparents of generations that live on. The light that was in their hearts continues to burn brightly, steadily, eternally for a gentler, consciously aware future where ALL LIFE is held as One Sacred Family. A few days ago, on July 7 [in 2011], Scott Douglas was born. He is the great, great grandson of Emma and Ottmar. Love, not hatred, prevailed. May the days and years ahead for Scott, his two brothers (Evan and Camden), and the human family be the ideal of the Golden World we can all create together. It is possible. It is only a choice. Each of us is responsible for our part.”

Serve one. All are served.
Raise one. All are raised.
Love one. All are loved.


 

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• A Wall Of Love

• Resilience

• The World is in our Neighborhood

• Spiritual Faith

• Spiritual Equality

• Spreading Love

• Hope, Faith, Love


Endnote:

1. This and the next paragraph are condensed, quoted material from Sotheby’s, London, November 2010.


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Posted by: Zane Maser | December 6, 2020

FIRST FIND GOLD WITHIN

If you wish to receive kindness,
first find it within.

If you’d like to be more peaceful and patient,
first unlock it within.

If you desire health,
first release it within.

If friendship is your hope,
first unfold it within.

If you’d like to feel the comfort
of bounteous supply,
first open it deep within.

If your search is for wisdom and guidance,
first uncover it deep within.

If you yearn to be included,
first include.

If your desire is forgiveness,
first forgive.

If love is your greatest need,
first love.

 

The light of illumination you already have right
where you are—secreted within. It must first come
alive in you for it to flow out through you into expression.

 


What we entertain in consciousness is what we will find wherever we go. If we entertain lack and limitation, we will find lack and limitation, even in the midst of prosperity. During the years of the depression, many suffered due to the belief that there was lack. Upon analyzing the situation, however, we found that Maine grew as many potatoes, Kansas produced as much wheat, the South as much cotton, and the hills abounded with as many cattle—but still the people were crying about lack. They were accepting in consciousness the belief of lack and then demonstrating it, and yet there was as much abundance all over the land as there had ever been.

Abundance is now, and abundance there will be, even in the days of the next so-called depression, but that next depression will not come nigh your dwelling place if only you can begin now with the realization that you will demonstrate what you have in consciousness, nothing more and nothing less.

Joel S. Goldsmith, from Living the Infinite Way


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Causation

• Self-Creation

• It’s Already Present

• More of Becomes More of

• In-Put and Out-Put

• Casting Outward, Casting Inward

• Cast the Bread You Already Have


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