Tag Archive | human spirit

#TenderTuesday . . . . transition

“Finding the crack that separated the Underworld from the Earth,
Persephone climbed through
and rushed into the arms of her mother waiting on the other side.
And it was Spring again.”

From “The Pomegranate Seeds,”

Illustrated by Leonid Gore.
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct2282/



The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a little boy while waking from his nap
Then reached down with a sweeping move and placed him in his lap

The child was carrying a book that he wanted him to see
He held it up and asked him “Grandpa, will you read to me”?

The old man cleaned his glasses then opened up the book
And suddenly the two of them a wonderous journey took

They ventured lands so far away, sailed seas not sailed before
Met knights and kings and wizards on every distant shore.

Together they fought dragons, saved damsels in distress
Freeing lands of monsters and the treasures they possess

When the old man closed the cover to end their magic ride
He told the boy “We’re much like books, what’s important is inside”.

But one day when the boy arrived and rushed to Grandpas chair
Much to his disappointment, his Grandpa was not there

He ran to find his mother for surely she would know
Why the chair was empty, where did his Grandpa go

She sat him down and asked him if he remembered in each book
The adventures and the journeys that he and Grandpa took

He took you there to show you the things that you can find
The wonders that are yours to see if you open up your mind.

But he still walks beside you in the stories you have read
You’re not left to go alone, he’s just gone on ahead

The child then went and chose a book and climbed up in the chair
And opening up the cover whispered “Grandpa, are you there”?

Bob Quigley

Artist Norman Rockwell
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/

High recognitions . . . Rhythms of reincarnation

“The Ethereal Worlds, with their corresponding gradations, stretch far into the distance.
Some of these worlds were peopled, in part, by human spirits who matured there until the
time of their first terrestrial incarnation. From there they came to Earth, and then returned
to the Ethereal World again. There was a continuous coming and going between ethereal and
gross matter. And there was progress and evolution everywhere.”

– Roselis von Sass
The writer draws inspiration from “The Grail Message” (In The Light of Truth) by Abd-ru-shin
Text & image source: Garden of Illumination https://web.facebook.com/Garden-of-Illumination-1433140463620723/

Poems are not read: they are reread.

Poems are not read: they are reread. 
Reread the poem, then read between the lines, 
then look at it, then watch it, then peek at it: 
handle it like an object. 
Contemplate its shadows, angles and dimensions. 

~ Terrance Hayes

Text & image source: Marianne Gillis https://www.facebook.com/marianne.gillis.773

I like the sweet, simple things

“I like old bookstores, 
the smell of coffee brewing, 
rainy day naps, 
farmhouse porches, and sunsets. 
I like the sweet, simple things 
that remind me that life doesn’t have to be 
complicated to be beautiful.” 

― Brooke Hampton

Artist Anna Speshilova, Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

A Wayside Sacrament

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting ~ a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

From Seed-germs to Human Beings……….Human Spirit and Gender—Part 2

From Seed-germs to Human Beings……….Human Spirit and Gender—Part 2

Photo Credit: http://www.libcom.org

In Part 1 of this series, we followed the spirit seed to the ethereal realms. Today, we continue in its trail as it evolves from a sexless spirit spark to a female or male human being:
As the human spirit seed enters the ethereal realm it faces a new and strange polarity. It is confronted by an atmosphere of coarse energy radiations and impure vibrations on one hand, as well as, Light threads and guidance on the other. The dark end of this polarity only exists in the World of Matter to which the ethereal belongs. All gilt and Karma exist only within material Creation! They do not and cannot reach up to the luminous spiritual realms, the Eternal Throne of Grace!
The interplay, twists and turns of conditions and manifestations in this remote ‘alien’ region forces the spirit to develop and mature faster than it would have done if it had remained in the spiritual realms. You can then understand why knowing ones tell us that the travails of the spirit; the struggles in relatively rugged regions (including the earth), is for learning purposes and not punishment. No stain, no gain!
Inwardly, the spirit transits from the hitherto state of unconsciousness to consciousness and then to self-consciousness. This is a big leap which in earthly reckoning might take generations; because, there is a world of difference between awakening to consciousness and self-consciousness! The reader should not gloss over this!
Side by side with the evolution of consciousness, the spirit also develops and strengthens its intuitive volition such that by the time it becomes self-conscious, it has already acquired a refined free will.
Outwardly, the seed-germ develops from the so called ‘tiny’ meteor into the human form we readily identify here on earth. It grows from a baby to an infant, youth and so on, depending on the state of its inward maturity.
And now to the gender issue!
As consciousness evolves, the spirit decides on its life path; chooses its life mission and activities!
If it is attracted to, and decides to work in an active, vigorous manner, it takes on the male form. If on the other hand, it decides to work in a fine, delicate and passive manner, then the female form weaves around it.
“In The Light of Truth” (The Grail Message), by Abd-ru-shin explains this process in very simple, succinct words:

“In my lectures I have already often explained that the actual concept of womanhood and manhood issues from the nature of their activity in Creation, i.e., that the nature of their activity is fundamental for this and determines the form which allows human beings on earth to be recognised as female or male.
The difference immediately shows itself as soon as the human spirit-germs leave their sphere of origin. Those inclined towards the active, i.e., the coarser working, take on male forms, whereas female forms shape themselves around those who wish to work passively, i.e., in a more delicate way. These are two different kinds of activity, but of equal strength; there can be no question whatever of a weaker species.
……. These work either passively or actively side by side, and yet they constantly strive towards one another, since the two species can only achieve something which is perfect through their joint activity. However, it only becomes perfect when the two work with equal strength and strive for one goal – towards the Light!”

In summary, the spirit’s gender is determined by the personal decision on the nature of activity it wants to engage in for life. Once the decision is made, nature provides the wherewithal to actualize its life mission. Nature only provides the hood to the monk but, the individual must first make the decision and engage in activities to be a monk!
Finally, the little spirit spark we trailed from “Human Spirit and Gender…Part1” has attained either womanhood or manhood; and, if it incarnates on earth it is identified as female or male in our general gender classification.
However, if the inquiries and reactions to Part 1 of this series are anything to go by, there are still some unanswered questions. How is it that a soul incarnates as a female in one earthlife and alternatively, as a male in another? What is ‘the weak sex’? What effects do trans-sexual manipulations have with womanhood and manhood? Do human beings bear or need procreative organs in spiritual realms?…and many more questions.
We shall endeavor to answer these and other questions as the opportunity presents itself. In the meantime, absorb what we have offered so far so that we can all be speaking from the same page throughout this series.
Joy, peace and love, dear friends!