Sunday reflection . . . . The realm is a sacred vessel

Whoever takes hold of the realm
And wants to manipulate it
Will have no peace.
The realm is a sacred vessel
That should not be interfered with.
Whoever touches it will spoil it.
Whoever grasps it will lose it.
Some lead and some follow,
Some breathe easily, some breathe hard,
Some are strong and some are weak,
Some destroy: some are destroyed.
So the wise avoid excess,
Avoid the pompous, and the arrogant.

~Tao te Ching, XXIX
Art: Hildegard of Bingen, Cosmic Tree of Life

Text & image: _/\_Peggy @ ECUMENICUS

If you get the inside right…

” If you get the inside right,
the outside will fall into place. “

~ Eckhart Tolle

Text & image source: Marianne Gillis

. . . . When our wounds cease to be a source of shame,

Nobody escapes being wounded. We are all wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not, ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but ‘How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?’ When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.

~~Henri Nouwen

Text & image source: Pebbles of Joy

High recognitions . . . . Once upon a time

“Not long ago, talking about a more ethereal matter certainly would have provoked disbelief,
maybe even mockery! Today it is different. We live in a time in which even the most well
founded principles of science have become uncertain. What only yesterday was dismissed
as fiction, may today be revealed as the truth.”

– Roselis von Sass (The Birth of Mankind) 
The author draws inspiration from “The Grail Message”
(In The Light of Truth) by Abd-ru-shin

Text & image source: Garden of Illumination 

I want to live simply

I want to live simply. 
I want to sit by the window when it rains 
and read books I’ll never be tested on. 
I want to paint because I want to, 
not because I’ve got something to prove. 
I want to listen to my body, fall asleep 
when the moon is high 
and wake up slowly, 
with no place to rush off to. 
I want not to be governed by money or clocks 
or any of the artificial restraints 
that humanity imposes on itself. 
I just want to be, 
boundless and infinite.

~ Unknown

Text & image source: Marianne Gillis

Mandala and Recycled Art Inspiration

Life itself calls for us to recognize its unity. 

It needs our respect, our participation, 

our awareness for its

immanent unity. It is its essential nature, the light in life

itself, its meaning, that holds this fine web of

interweaved relations together.


Angela Fischer 

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ THE CELESTIAL SANCTUM