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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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 25, 2020

INDIVISIBLE CONSCIOUSNESS

Everything is included.

Everything is connected.

Everything is equal.

Everything is provided.

Everything is loved.

 

There is, at the center of our being, what Joel S.
Goldsmith refers to as “the infinite, spiritual, central
office of God.” It already is. It always has been within
us. Individually, with freedom of choice, each one
can link in and connect with this central office. As
we turn inward in quiet serenity, we relax into that
peace and silence wherein we listen and become
receptive. God is eternally speaking, if only we
have ears to hear and an emptied vessel to receive.
At this still point of timelessness, you discover the
truth that you already are all that you already
are. Nothing to be. Nothing to do, gain, or attain.
Nowhere to get to. Nowhere to get or escape from.
You already are all that you already are—a
divine transparency able to radiate the fullness
of pure love. This is the path of a mystic.

 

We are all the same divine Life, substance,
and activity created from the Universal Consciousness—
only ONE OF US—and I am that I AM, the same
Self in infinite forms, expressing in individual ways.

 


 

Now, let us say that I am Niagara Falls. Up to this moment,
I have been believing that all there is to me is right here,
and I have been using it up or drawing upon it. I believed
that I was living in and of and through Niagara Falls and
that all there was of me was Niagara Falls; I was not aware
at all of Lake Erie back of me. But through coming to this
light, I now learn that Niagara Falls isn’t so much of itself,
but that Lake Erie is really the substance and the totality
and the infinity of Niagara Falls.

Joel S. Goldsmith, Consciousness In Transition, from the chapter “Illumined Consciousness”

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• The “Father” Consciousness

• “Eden” Consciousness

• Mystical Revelation

• Gratitude Consciousness

• Musical Consciousness

• Bird Consciousness

• Self-Emptying Meditation

• Meditate on the Word “IN”


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 14, 2020

SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE OF A QUAKERS’ MEETING

“Through the process by which Quakers attain the sense of the meeting, transformation occurs. We are changed. We feel, in a literal way, the loving Presence which hovers over us. It manifests in the love we have for one another. We form invisible bonds among ourselves which transcend the petty and make the next sense of the meeting more desirable and more readily attainable. We are participants in each other’s well being. Later we may stop to wonder whose idea evolved into the sense of the meeting. But we can’t remember. We sense that the sense of the meeting came through us and for us, but not from us. We are amazed that it works- exactly as it’s supposed to….

We absorb and are absorbed by the Light. We reach, if only momentarily, that place beyond time where we taste tranquility. We have slipped beyond issues and answers to a place where peace and love are the same words. We are immersed in a mystical moment even though we might not consider ourselves mystics. We take to ourselves the gift of experiential faith which the early Friends promised…. There are no political solutions to what are basically spiritual questions…. Laws do not transform hearts. Disarmament treaties do not disarm minds. Cargoes of food temporarily fill bellies but never fill the cavern of spiritual emptiness. The process through which Quakers reach the sense of meeting transforms hearts, disarms minds, and feeds the spirit.”

Barry Morley, “Beyond Consensus,
Salvaging Sense of Meeting”

 


“Carry around some quiet inside thee.”
George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends

“The first step of peace is to
stand still in the light.”
George Fox

“I saw also that there was an ocean of
darkness and death, but an infinite ocean
of light and love, which flowed over
the ocean of darkness.”
George Fox

 


 

Thank you, divine Presence, for the immensity
of your grace, the constancy of your grace,
the nourishing light of your grace,
and the endless love of your grace.
 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Meditative Quiet

• Receptivity

• Inward Hearing

• The Thunder Of Silence”—A Free E-Book

• Silence Is Power

• In The Presence of Presence

• Moment By Moments Of Grace

• Spiritual Unity


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Posted by: Zane Maser | November 1, 2020

BUDDHA’S CLEAR SIGHT

Under bodhi tree,
Gautama sees māya’s show.
A wild illusion!

Why is he unmoved
by the whole outer drama,
despite temptations?

No worldly sight, thing,
concept, condition, battle
disturbs his repose.

Resist he did not.
If it’s unreal, why fight it?
Serene was his state.

Human eyes behold
false scene of the divine Face,
a finite self, life.

In the light of truth,
Buddha views the universe—
supreme perfection!

 


 

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective,
precious. If a human disagrees with you, let
him live. In a hundred billion galaxies,
you will not find another.
Carl Sagan

The purpose of each soul’s sojourn on earth
is to learn to see beyond the evanescence
of phenomena to the Eternal Reality.
Paramahansa Yogananda, enlightened One

 



Allow yourself to take a break now. Pause from your activities to sit under your own bodhi tree—emptied of self and full of peace. Breath as though you are in complete relaxation and restful trust. Then, open your consciousness, quietly alert to the divine, buddhic Presence in you. It alone dispels the impotent illusions and groundless suggestions of the human sense and appearance. It is the one and only Life.

 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Buddha Life

• Heavenly Incarnation: Lord Buddha

• The Wesak Festival of Lord Buddha

• Happy Buddha Day

• In The Presence of Presence

• Spiritual Eyes


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Posted by: Zane Maser | October 22, 2020

POLITICAL INDIFFERENCE

“If you want to maintain a spiritual attitude, you must remember, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.” You must learn to stay as much as you can in the atmosphere of the Christ. It is all right to be a good citizen and decide whom you would like to see elected and then go out and vote for him [or her]. But don’t let it trouble you if he doesn’t get elected or if it looks at the last minute as though he might be defeated. That is not your problem at all. If you are on this [spiritual] path, you are in the world but not of it. On this path it really doesn’t make any difference to you who gets elected, or if no one gets elected. You, if you are depending on spiritual security, on spiritual consciousness, on the presence of God, will be safe no matter who is president or dictator; you will be safe whether there are atomic bombs or not. After all, you can’t take the responsibility for the rest of the world….

Your problem is individually—you. And that’s not selfishness. The only reason why you are important and why it is necessary to keep this spiritual integrity is because one on this path provides safety, security and power for thousands. Your keeping your mind off of the human problems of the world and stayed on the spiritual things, may be affecting tens of thousands of people….”

Joel S. Goldsmith, Consciousness in Transition,
pages 160-1


 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• A Multiplicity Of Perspectives

• When Judgments Cease

• The Straight Path

• The Divine Face

• Healing Presence

• Live Freely

• Insignificant Significance


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 27, 2020

CHOICE, CHOOSE, CHOSEN, CONSEQUENCE

Aqua waters shine.
Warm, pure, soft sand joys my feet.
Inviting ocean.

I’m captivated.
Bird calls break into silence.
Gentle wave movement.

All that is here is
this pristine moment of peace.
Fresh, vital, perfect.

The past hour is gone.
Memory stirs it—or not.
Thoughts hold on—or not.

Sunset is far off.
Time forward doesn’t exist.
Why include it here?

Put everything down
but this exquisite second.
Otherwise, it’s lost.

Constant choice arrives.
What you choose you encounter.
Chosen options sprout.

The universe is
an interactive system.
Your impact is known.


 

Choosing to be in divine alignment
is the purest refinement.
Chris Maser
 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• Two Choices In Life

• It’s All Your Choice

• Choose Love

Empty Boat Day

• This Minute is the New Year

• Every Moment Is A Gift


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 19, 2020

SPIRITUAL UN-LEARNING

 

On the mystic path
there is so much to un-learn
about “human-ness”:

Prayer is silence,
not telling, asking, seeking
but a listening.

Affluent life is
giving, serving, sending out,
sharing the rich flow.

Un-forgiveness binds
us first to self-punishment.
Forgiving frees both.

Un-see falsities.
Judge not any appearance.
Thin, fat, young, old, poor.

Outward searches gain
a fleeting satisfaction,
soon to quest again.

Divine origins
means nothing needs to be gained.
Sit in awe, breathe, rest.

Fulfillment of life
is to realize fullness now.
Inward completeness.

None are left out in
the spiritual picture.
Love is the bequest.

Light already is.
Grace is the continuity.
Wake up, re-learn Truth.

Mystics throughout time
are entrusted with clear sight.
Un-real human “dream.”

The process involves
the degree of remembrance
of our Home, sweet Home.

 


 

Awake, earth is heaven!
Arise, see with true eyes
the spiritual universe.
 

Opening to the divine Reality merely brings
to light that which already is.
Spiritual re-learning attained!


 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Spiritual Surrender

• Spiritual Progress

• Spiritual Contact

• Spiritual Eyes

• Spiritual Uprightness

• Spiritual Endowment

• “Eden” Consciousness


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Posted by: Zane Maser | September 9, 2020

THE ONENESS OF CAUSE-EFFECT

 

One relationship—
inseparability—
links cause with effect.

Cause is the substance
of each effect created,
concurrent as one.

A cause and effect
co-exist in the same place
Not here, beyond there.

A loving act moves
an effect of love outward—
the same sent, received.

Where a problem is
the answer resides also.
Seek them not apart.

Thoughts that challenge you
include the perfect answer.
One coincident.

A seed holds the tree
concealed within its body.
Completeness they are.

You sharing a coin
into someone’s outreached hand—
single giver, gift.

A caterpillar
molts into a chrysalis.
Butterfly appears.

The stages are there
eternally together
all joined in one place.

Simultaneous
effect resides in the cause.
Creation lives here.

Succession can’t be
other than what causes it.
Pause, ponder oneness.

 


 

God, as creative principle, is the cause of
its manifested being appearing as effect.
Joel S. Goldsmith
 


Other Mystical Offerings:

• Causation

• Self-Creation

• Self-Effect

• Spiritually Self-Reinforcing

• More of Becomes More of

• Freely Given, Freely Given

• It’s All Your Choice

• Choose Your Fork Of The Path

• In-Put And Out-Put

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World


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