the light of the pumpkin patch

consider your light

The soul is the final locus of our individuality. Situated as it were behind the senses, it sees through the eyes without being seen, hears with the ears without itself being heard. Similarly it lies deeper than mind. If we equate mind with the stream of consciousness, the soul is the source of this stream; it is also its witness while never itself appearing within the stream as datum to be observed….We know it only indirectly, by its effects. The way it supplies us with life is completely invisible, as is the way it directs the trajectory of our ontogenetic development….. Huston Smith

the great soul work of our time is finding our soul amidst the rubble of the everyday…we relearn this truth with every insight into compassion…..we receive joy and suffering in equal measure so that we deepen our trajectory of living…..maps and mazes and pumpkin patches….

A person identified with soul rather than ego tends to become increasingly inner directed. This does not imply morbid introspection or being unresponsive to the needs of others. It does mean recognizing the essential freedom of the soul and taking responsibility for spiritual choices. Identifying with soul can lead to acknowledging the presence of the sacred in the innermost depths of the psyche and to seeing its clear reflection everywhere…..Francis Vaughan

find it down the rabbit hole?

You cannot sell your soul,

but you can sell you awareness of it.

You cannot perceive your soul, but you will not know it while you perceive something else as more valuable.

…A Course in Miracles

5 thoughts on “the light of the pumpkin patch

  1. Our scientific world tries to hide it… The soul, yet every day we hear people state things like that music has soul, or I feel it in my soul, he or she is my soul mate. Yet still they will tell you there is no ‘intelligent design’. The ego lives in a hypnotic trance – the great illusion, that it clings to thinking it must protect itself at all costs…I love the song we learned as children -Row, row, row, your boat, gently down the stream, merrily,merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream…

    • Living life as in a dream is a Buddhist concept, a very helpful one…..I like the idea of tapping into our source through imagination….O’Donohue in Anam Cara says that imagination means soul. I see it as the place ego and divinity can merge, a blending of the world and the wild. Merrily merrily create g.f.s…..

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