the romance of our soul trains…..

can you hear the train?

Be soft in your practice.

Think of the method as a fine silvery stream,

not a raging waterfall.

Follow the stream, have faith in its course.

It will go its own way, meandering here,

trickling there.

It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices.

Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight.

It will take you.

………Miriam Levering

we are connected by a gossamer thread, shimmering, light, and can never be broken…..we are infused with wind, fire and birds…all that flows and moves….wings and air…..may we know this…..

wind and rain can’t hide in the bare trees of winter…

I think of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, in which he says, ‘We have no one to guide us. Our only guide is our homesickness.’ Even Dorothy is guided forward to Oz and back to Kansas by her constant love and search for home. On the level of soul, I believe these sources are all correct. Home is another word for the Spirit that we are, our True Self in God. The self-same moment we find God in ourselves, we also find ourselves inside God, and this is the full homecoming, according to Teresa of Avila. We never create or earn the Spirit; we discover this inner abiding as we learn to draw upon our deepest inner life. This unified field is always ‘given,’ as Annie Dillard said……….Richard Rohr

love and suffering boost these wings…..lead us to keep moving through this journey of awareness….we feel like we’re coming home….we’re always doing it all right…..the infinite sweeps us up in ‘okness.’……

‘Lo, I am with you always’ means

that when you look for God,

God is in the look of your eyes,

in the thought of looking, nearer to you than yourself,

or things that have happened to you.

There’s no need to go outside. Be melting snow.

Wash yourself of yourself.

A white flower grows in the quietness.

Let your tongue become that flower.

…Rumi

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