Saturday, December 31, 2011

When Engineers go to hell..

An engineer dies and reports to the Pearly Gates.

Saint Peter checks his dossier and, not seeing his name there, accidentally sends him to Hell.

It does not take long before the engineer becomes rather dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell.

He soon begins to design and build improvements. Shortly thereafter, Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. Needless to say, the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day, God calls Satan and says with a sneer:
“So, how are things in Hell?”

  Satan replies:
“Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning, flush toilets, and escalators. And there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”

“What!” God exclaims: “You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake — he should never have been sent to Hell… send him to me.”

“Not a chance,” Satan replies: “I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him!”

 God insists:
“Send him back or I’ll sue.”

Satan laughs uproariously and answers: 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

You Are Not a Single YOU

You're a common rhyme-word now,
dependent on some other for your emotional force,
but real life will come.

As when a baby stops nursing
and grows interested in solid food.
 As when seeds break open in the ground
and act differently.

There is a hidden love-center in human beings
that you will discover and savor
and nourish yourself with.
That will be your food.

There's a way of going that's like the stars.
even freer than they are,
completely unconditioned, unlocated, unpathed. A journey without a sky!

You came from Non-existence into being.
How did that happen?

Tell me about it!
You were a little drunk when you arrived,
so you can't remember exactly?

I'll give you some secret hints.

Let your mind go, and be mindful.
Close your ears, and listen.

But maybe I shouldn't tell, if you're not ripe.

You're still in early Spring.
July hasn't happened yet in you.
This world is a tree,
and we are green, half-ripe fruit on it.
We hold tight to the limbs,

because we know
we're not ready to be taken into the palace.


When we mature and sweeten,
we'll feel ashamed at having clung so clingingly.
To hold fast is a sure sign of unripeness.
To drink and enjoy blood is fine for an embryo.

More needs to be said on this,

but the Holy Spirit will tell it to you
when I'm not here.

*You'll* tell it to *yourself*.

Not I, or some other "I,"
who are Me!

As when you fall asleep

and go from the presence of your self
to the Presence of your Self.
You hear That One and you think,
"Someone must have communicated telepathically
in my sleep."
You are not a single You, good Friend,

you are a Sky and an Ocean,
a tremendous YHUUUUUU,

a nine hundred times huge drowning place
 for all your hundreds of you's.

What are these terms *wakefulness* and *sleep*?
Don't answer.

Let God answer.
Don't speak, so the Speakers can.
Not a word,

so Sun-Light can say
what has never been in a book, or said.
Don't try to put it into words,
and the Spirit will do that through you,
in spite of you,
beside you,
among you.
Stop swimming so hard,
and climb in the boat with Noah.

Mathnawi, III, 1283-1307
Version by Coleman Barks and John Moyne
"This Longing"
Shambhala, Boston & London, 2000

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Less than an atom..

When He Himself is the light of your eye,
a hundred worlds like ours appear.
If this one looks bottomless and vast,
to Omnipotence it is less than an atom.

Mathnawi I: 523-6
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994


In Uttering It... 

In Uttering It... Part 2



Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Cup..

We have fallen in love with the idea of becoming more than we are, and that very belief keeps us stuck where we are. We are on an endless search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, all the while not realizing that we are standing on the pot of gold.

People living in scarcity and struggle see the cup as half empty.
People who are positive thinkers see the cup as half full.
People who understand their true connection to Source Energy see
the cup as overflowing.

But people who are living in the Flow and in Alignment know
they ARE the cup.

What's keeping you from seeing yourself as "The Cup"?

Dr. Robert Anthony

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