June 16, 2020

A Love Note from Faith Javane…

Filed under: Spirituality — Tags: , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 1:38 pm

“Pain has its function. Pleasure and pain are closely related; it is our handling of these opposites that pushes us on to either success or failure. Each has a thousand faces and holds an equal number of temptations and tests.

“Pain that we cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart
Until in our despair
There comes wisdom
Through the awful Grace of God.”

Aeschylus 525-426 B.C.

The awakening of Divine Love in us often comes through pain and loss. A crisis in life often leads us to turn to God; therefore, a crisis often comes before a more reverent and spiritual condition in life. Sometimes people can honestly say, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I might learn Thy statutes.” (Psalms 119:71)

Pain is the quickest way of awakening us to a search for God. Pain without physical cause (mental or emotional pain) may be seen as a “seed” for a different life, a life of more purpose and deeper meaning. “Whom God loveth, He chasteneth.” (Hebrews 12:6) Pain is a warning to do something, to use our exess energy more constructively. If we are emotionally or psychically hurt, we suffer intensely because of our high charge of unfinished evolution. We must find ways to let this pentup energy pass. To eliminate pain we must achieve a new quality and intensity of awareness and express our energies in a new form of living.

Our real need is for an enlarged consciousness. Pain will disappear as evolution progresses. Truth reveals that love is finally ascended through pain, and not through pleasure. As pleasure marks the descension of the forces in the material world, so pain marks their ascension. Every ego makes the Prodigal Son journey through the Earth plane before being received into the Father’s House, where the law of sin and death is superseded by the law of Christ’s Love.”

Taken from Faith Javane’s book; “Master Numbers: Cycles of Divine Order”.

June 10, 2020

Pass Through the Gate

Filed under: Spirituality — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 3:35 pm

Hey Peeps,

Please disregard my shitty blog aesthetics these days, as I am in the process of migrating my website and feel lucky to even have access to my old blog content as I thought it was gone daddy gone, but thanks to my brilliant Friend Dan Reetz my blog’s beat goes on! THANK YOU DAN! <3 <3 <3

Curious and exciting times we live in… so much Truth is being revealed… can you dig it? Can you handle it? Best to pack lightly and stay nimble on your feet and in your mind is my motto and I am one stubborn self willed bastard let me tell you, but every day I work towards letting go and surrendering more and more to the Divine.

Here is a helpful poem/meditation that a spiritual teacher shared with me called; “Dear Heart, Come Home: The Path of Midlife Spirituality” by Joyce Rupp.

Preface

as I stood at the door of "Go Deeper"
I heard the ego's howl of resistance,
felt the shivers of my false security
but knew there could be no other way.
inward I traveled, down, down,
drawn further into the truth
than I ever intended to go.

as I moved far and deep and long
eerie things long lain hidden
jeered at me with shadowy voices,
while love I'd never envisioned
wrapped compassionate ribbons
'round my fearful, anxious heart.

further in I sank, to the depths,
past all my arrogance and confusion,
through all my questions and doubts,
beyond all I held to be fact.

finally I stood before a new door:
the Hall of Oneness and Freedom.
uncertain and wary, I slowly opened,
discovering a space of welcoming light.

I entered the sacred inner room
where everything sings of Mystery.
no longer could I deny or resist
the decay of clenching control
and the silent gasps of surrender.

there in that sacred place of my Self
Love of a lasting kind came forth,
embracing me like a long beloved one
come home for the first time.

much that I thought to be "me"
crept to the corners and died.
in its place a Being named Peace
slipped beside and softly spoke my name:
"Welcome home, True Self,
I've been waiting for you."


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