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 on: Mar 21, 2018 06:01 am 
Started by Red - Last post by Red
It is wise to see all things, and yet to turn our eyes from all that should be overlooked.

     Bowl of Saki, March 20, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

It is to the great disadvantage of the fault-finding man that he wishes to find fault with all he sees, for if he is not able to throw away immediately the undesirable impression received, which is not always so easy, he begins in due time to reproduce what he has received. ... If man only knew what harm is brought to one's being by letting any undesirable impression enter the heart, he also would adopt the above-mentioned policy of the wise, to overlook.

   from  https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XIII/XIII_20.htm

The aim of the Sufi, therefore, is to see and yet not be interested. ... Those who trouble about others' thoughts and interest themselves in others' actions most often lose their time and blunt their inner sight. Those who go farther, their moral is to overlook all they see on their way, as their mind is fixed on the goal. ... The best thing is to see and rise above, never to halt on the way, and it is this attitude that, if constantly practiced, will lead man safely to his soul's desired goal.

   from  https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XIII/XIII_5.htm

There is a tendency which manifests itself and grows in a person who is advancing spiritually, and that tendency is overlooking. At times this tendency might appear as negligence, but in reality negligence is not necessarily overlooking. Negligence is most often not looking. Overlooking may be called in other words rising beyond these things: one has to rise in order to overlook; the one who stands beneath life could not overlook, even if he wanted to. Overlooking is a manner of graciousness; it is looking and at the same time not looking. It is seeing and not taking notice of what is seen. It is being hurt or harmed or disturbed by something and yet not minding it. It is an attribute of nobleness of nature. It is the sign of souls who are tuned to a higher key.

   from  https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/VIII/VIII_2_11.htm

Whenever we see that goodness is lacking, we may add to it from our own heart and so complete the nobility of human nature. This is done by patience, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness. The lover of goodness loves every little sign of goodness. He overlooks the faults and fills up the gaps by pouring out love and supplying that which is lacking. This is real nobility of soul.

   from  https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/IX/IX_9.htm

   ~~~ It is wise to see all things, and yet to turn our eyes from all that should be overlooked.

A wise man once told me that you do not find fault in your Beloved. The moment you count her flaws she is no longer your Beloved. I think I am beginning to understand what he means.

 on: Mar 21, 2018 05:56 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
We have these birds called night herons apparently. I ran into two standing side by side on a neighbors lawn. Don't see that often. It's very interesting to me, that these unique moments are happening in pairs. First the ladybug and wasp. Then the two cormorants and now the two night herons. I believe there is a message here for me... I believe there is a Spirit acknowledging my past and my present, my social circles and perhaps preparing me for a cleansing of sorts. my dream activity has increased and i am thinking there may be another experience soon where OBE's are concerned.

Well, just speculation- taking notice of the pairs and of the recent water and air elements being introduced in the moment.
Here is a picture of the night heron:

 on: Mar 21, 2018 05:49 am 
Started by Mad as a hatter - Last post by Red
A bat followed me during the last portion of my run tonight. Very interesting...

"The Native American animal symbolism of the bat comes from a keen observation of this magnificent animal. These people recognized that the bat was highly sensitive to their surroundings and so therefore was considered a symbol of intuition, dreaming and vision. This made the bat a powerful symbol for Native American shamans and medicine people. Often the spirit of the bat would be invoked when special energy was needed, like "night-sight" which is the ability to see through illusion or ambiguity and dive straight to the truth of matters.

It is a symbol of communication because the Native Americans observed the bat to be a highly social creature. Indeed, the bat has strong family ties. They are very nurturing, exhibiting verbal communication, touching, and sensitivity to members of their group."

 on: Mar 21, 2018 05:45 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
Hey Steve,
Wow! Great picture!!

That is one mighty and majestic bird.
"The most outstanding feature about the heron, to me, is its environmental presence. The heron is at home in three elements: Water, Earth and Air. This speaks to me of diversity. Those with the heron as a guide or totem can relate to this. These people are either very skilled in a myriad of different elements, or they are branching out in various skills, and the heron is offering confidence in the process.

Comfort in multiple elements is also symbolic of easy transitions. If you find yourself in liminal spaces, that is, if you find yourself 'in-between' phases, places or people in your life, the heron can give guidance on how to easily move through those 'in-between' moments of your life.

Meaning of the heron deals with being comfortable in spaces that are neither here, nor there. It prefers hunting at twilight, which is a symbolic and magical time of 'in-between'. The heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water - this action has been recognized by ancient cultures as a sign of liminality - of crossing into the a space that is neither here, nor there.

All this talk about being in the space 'in-between' illustrates a remarkable lesson. We are not our environment. We are not even our bodies. And the 'in-between' represents a space suspended - without time or place. It's what Eckhart Tolle might refer to as the "NOW" in his book The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment . Heron's are in the Now. They can help us be in the Now too, which is a vital practice in maintaining stability, calm and fluidity in living life.

It's not just the liminality that establishes the heron as a present-moment icon. It's the heron's way of hunting that also illustrates how graceful the heron exists in the Now.

-Ever observed a heron for any length of time - especially at twilight? I have...at Ted and Dana's, in fact. I watched a heron for close to an hour as it stood still as a sentinel over my friends' perfect Zen pond. Suddenly, and without so much as a twitch to forewarn its strike, the heron pierced the surface of the still pond with its beak and pulled out Ted's $300 koi fish. Just as quick, the heron flew off with its golden-scaled treasure tightly pierced in its beak.

There's big juju there. How many of us can stand stock-still for more than three minutes, much less an hour? How many of us can exert the kind of patience the heron does in waiting, watching, being ready for our reward? How many of us are prepared to take immediate action and strike in the instant our opportunity swims by? I don't know how many of us can do these things (I sure struggle in these areas), but I do know the heron can help us achieve this kind of intense tranquility."


 on: Mar 19, 2018 04:34 pm 
Started by Red - Last post by Red
I saw two of these things resting yesterday during a walk through the bayou.

Cormorant Animal Totem

Cormorants are magical diving birds whose bodies are more equipped to swim under water than to fly in the air.

Known in ancient Latin and Germanic languages as  the “sea raven”, cormorants  make a presence in your life when it is time to overcome obstacles and see possibilities.

The cormorant brings earth-bound sensibilities and an amazing ability to navigate emotions.

The cormorant invites you to dive into life FEARLESSLY, and to dive deep into the emotional realms knowing that you have evolved to do this, and you will always rise to the surface once you have gotten what you need from the depths.

The cormorant is prominent in Celtic and Native American design, and is an Ojibwe clan name as well. This implies reverence and acknowledgment of this bird in ancient times.

The cormorant is all about self-reliance, wit, and a powerful ability to move through watery emotion with the power of feet and wings; then to translate that movement into forceful sky flight.

The cormorants in my neighborhood perch on a tree overlooking the river, and return each year to this same tree. As I watch them balancing on high branches in the wind, I learn of their tenacity and what they will endure for a high view of their area. They surf the wind, greet each other, and socialize in stable patterns, even under heavy gusts.

The cormorant teaches us that life goes on, a high perch is worth the effort, and that it is perfectly fine and well to use your evolved abilities to live and move through more than one element; in this case air and water.

Cormorant power supports realization of seemingly impossible goals, dissolution of obstacles, and the application of multi-faceted skills which surprise and dazzle outsiders.

May these energies be with you as well.

♥In LOVE ♥

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 on: Mar 19, 2018 04:28 pm 
Started by Red - Last post by Red
i went from two pillows to one and now i've an increase in dream recall... well it's only the second day so i'm not sure if it's the pillows but i remember more lately.

last night i had a dream i was on a farm. there were wolves, horses, gorillas... they taught us how to eat rabbit which was disgusting because i saw it without its skin and how they cut the meat. i distinctly remember seeing a gorilla behind a fence- the fence wasn't tall- he was very angry and looking at me from a distance. you could see the increase in his breath and his eyes getting wider. he started walking towards me and then ran and jumped the fence. when he did this the wolves came and they fought each other before i woke up.

the night before i dreamt i was in a buddhist temple. i was alone and it was dim lit and i had a ball. i was rolling around and playing with the ball. i kicked it and it hit the head of a statue and i tried apologizing, even though i was alone it felt like i was being watched and whoever witnessed me playing with the ball was extremely disappointed.

 on: Mar 17, 2018 10:47 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
todays meditation was surprisingly calm and peaceful. i was able to bring awareness back to the breath without drifting to far and enter into a very heavy calm without music. some days are just easier than others i suppose.

It is dependent on so many factors my friend. Moods, planetary factors, environment, meditating alone or with others and their vibrations, temporary conditions and time of day or nite. However after a while we begin to understand theses different influences and make an effort to adjust and transform them to suit our goals.

 on: Mar 15, 2018 06:51 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
todays meditation was surprisingly calm and peaceful. i was able to bring awareness back to the breath without drifting to far and enter into a very heavy calm without music. some days are just easier than others i suppose.

 on: Mar 15, 2018 06:46 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
I found this and thought to connect it. Thinking of all the members here that have contributed... And perhaps there is a message here for you Steve,

i ask the divine script writer to (please) tell me my part and the plot. We/I have been improvising so long and We/I have made such a mess of so many things. It is no longer me and my desires that want to play here. i truly want to know the part that was meant for me in the big show. i think many of you are feeling the same thing.

Our connection is thru words here divine freinds and embodiments of that great spirit. But when we go to the inner source in our meditation our connection becomes much deeper. It is at this place that i seek to bring all of you as i seek for myself.....

_/\_   Smiley

When we begin evolving on the path we meet more and more friends and lovers that we were close to in many ways in the past. The temptation is to fall back into previous patterns with these people. We begin to recognize that we will continue a longer cycle of karma  to work out (with these dear ones) if we are not careful. On the other hand we can choose to evolve with them and unite our souls in a common purpose. In this way we will still meet again yet at a higher spiritual plain and mode of existence. i wrote a song about this with someone else on the album 'Into Blue' it is called 'Meet You in the Next Life'


Thank you for your words and kindness. Beautiful insights here on this portal and there is much to be grateful for.

 on: Mar 15, 2018 06:35 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Red
beautiful still here in 2018 steve =)
thank you friend

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