Mar 31

Let us emerge from embryonic human nature and limitations of the egg – to enter the limitless expanses of universal consciousness.
In doing so we are emulating the spiritual message of the Christ.

We are reminded to surrender the sense of our lesser self to experience the mature human state as did Jesus sacrifice his physical life to channel the higher self – the divine Christ.
We learn the lesson of sacrifice – to surrender the lesser for the greater good, and thereby make sacred

Yielding our will to the greater Will of god makes life easy, simple and safe – offering us a way to ultimate spiritual awareness.
Not only are we responsible for ourselves and the use of free will, but we must learn to take on the burden of helping others and so practise willingness through willing surrender to greater life.

Surrender the complexities of life to the simple state of Oneness with All.
Simplicity is the heart of greatness, the subtle scent of truth, a harmony in music, and the blending of nature’s complex palette colours in their final whiteness , purity and truth.

Mar 29

Easter Meditation

At this sacred time we are reminded of the essential message of the Christian celebration of Easter – that is ‘sacrifice’ and subsequent renewal.
There may be many ideas and associations relating to the scriptures and to the idea of sacrifice that can be translated on either a personal level or as a spiritual generality when focussed upon the universal symbolism that Nature demonstrates so vividly for us on this planet in the miracle of growth.
In all growth there is observed the yielding of one thing for another life continuance whether this is seen in a material sense as in the crumbling of a rock to make soil or in the shedding of a snakeskin, or on a human level, the maternal sacrifices for a child or the warrior who gives his life for what he holds dear. Within the whole process we see that life is given for something else to evolve.
The giving of life of Jesus was such that the full potential of the human spirit of the Christ may be known to us, reflects a magnitude of extreme sacrifice motivated by love. It is to this ideal that we aspire.
We best honour and acknowledge such a wondrous capacity by exercising the principle within our own lives. It is only our imagination can only bring us a measure of understanding by stirring our own capacity to give in some way so that what we love or value most may be preserved or its life or fate advanced.
Easter time in the natural season of the southern hemisphere is a quiet, introvert withdrawal of energies during autumn as in the northern hemisphere the accent is upon the resurrection or joy of the spirit released in spring.
We are encouraged to meditate upon both aspects of Easter – upon what we value most and would consider giving even our own life for its advance or welfare and also to attempt to identify with the ideal loving and joyful human being that we are all growing toward as our ideal and personified in the Christ.

Mar 2

The process of human thought can seem very complex.  However, there is some comfort in one line of thinking that is known as logic or reasoning. Compared with those that aim to analyse thought as physiologists seek to explore the physical body processes, our basic interest may appear simple.

It is based upon the fact that reason represents sanity or right thinking. This is supported by our innate common sense as upon the aim or direction of our thought or studies. The other consideration is that we understand the fundamental natural law of Cause and Effect, knowing that our conscious thought provides the motivation or initial cause and will be followed by subsequent effects.

Logical thinking builds up edifices of understanding and allows us to reach conclusions. These certainties may be temporary, being incomplete as far as our aspirations go and will therefore  soon require our voluntary review, or become established as longer lasting concepts that support our chosen philosophy about life.  In either case we arrive at certain points that allow us confidence enough to acquire knowledge and guide us in our decision making, knowing that thinking violent or negative thoughts will soon have the effect of making us feel depressed just as happy thoughts cause us to feel free or joyful.

What thoughts we choose to hold in our minds, what thoughts we choose to entertain or consider, what thoughts we reject and what ones we build upon are up to us and will produce effect in our lives, circumstances and relationships accordingly.  Experience teaches us of the reality that as every action has a reaction, every thought creates a reaction and every feeling generates a response.

Then we are prepared to work with and to trust the law of Cause and Effect, known by many as the law of Karma, both in our personal life and in its universal application so that we may acquire a confidence in Life itself.