Tag Archive | Religion and Spirituality

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









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Learn and grow





God never asks us to move backwards. We are simply asked to grow.

~ Iyanla Vanzant










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Every good and perfect gift is from above



“Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly
lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”


~ Bible(James 1:17).










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I used to pray…..




“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that,
but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do.
I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer
changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”


.✻´´¯`✻.¸ Mother Teresa 










Text & image source: Mitra Shahidi https://www.facebook.com/mitra.shahidi.3

Goodnight . . . . Day is dying in the west,



Day is dying in the west,
Heav’n is touching earth with rest,
Wait and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight
Through all the sky.

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts!
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee!
Heav’n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord, most high!

Lord of life, beneath the dome
Of the universe, Thy home,
Gather us, who seek Thy face,
To the fold of Thy embrace,
For Thou art nigh.

While the deepening shadows fall,
Heart of love, enfolding all,
Through the glory and the grace
Of the stars that veil Thy face,
Our hearts ascend.

– Mary A. Lathbury (1877-1879)

–Anthony Evans Photography ( Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales )

Text & image source: Tom Woolley https://www.facebook.com/tom.woolley.12


…I…believe…. .




……………I……
……….believe….
………..above……
……..the storm…….

..a smallest prayer…….
………will still……
……..be heard….. 











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High recognitions . . . . Rivers of power flowing everywhere.







Rivers of power flowing everywhere.

Fields of magnetism relating everything.
This is your origin. This is your lineage.

The current of creation is right here,
Coursing through subtle channels,
Animating this very form. 

Follow the gentle touch of life,
Soft as the footprint of an ant, As tiny sensations open to vastness.

Power sings as it flows,
Electrifies the organs of sensing,
Becomes liquid light, Nourishes your entire being.

Celebrate the boundary Where streams join the sea,
Where body meets infinity.

~Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras

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