Complete obedience can mean to be in such sink / harmony with the Divine that there are no longer separate wills.

You can let go of the subject/self that is grasping. The drama that is my little self is no longer necessary.

I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
the one who remains silent while I talk,
the one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
the one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
the one who will remain standing when I die.

(Juan Ramón Jiménez 1881-1958)

We can only coincide with the real “I”. The lower self is still useful, but there is one that is wiser, quicker, more composed that we can taste. As you taste this it becomes easier to trust and live out of that great question mark that is you.

We reach the point where preserving the small self becomes less urgent. We usually try to let go of the object – what if we were to let go of the subject, the one who is obsessing?

A sense of wholeness precedes and precipitates dying.

Stephen, the first martyr is already in such a state of ecstatic connection that being afraid has dropped away.

The centurion at the foot of the cross got a jolt of spiritual energy that was released at the moment of Jesus’ death and that Christians celebrate as changing the whole foundation of the world.

Martyrs are important because in their death they bear the fragrance of primitive wisdom back to the world.

Trust in God is activated by God. There is another capacity in you. There is a resilience that is always flowing toward us if we let it.

People who have been violated somehow find a place that has the capacity to walk through the wound. Identifying with the role of victim makes it harder to open to the grace that is always flowing through you.

Where does hope lie and where does hope not lie?

The reason we work is not to do with outcomes. We act not out of a final goal, but because it is our turn to act, even if it is completely hopeless, what is passed on is our consciousness. Keep a non-instrumental awareness. Be more interested in the process than the outcome.

Be alert in three-centered awareness.

Where does hope not lie?

  • not in kidding ourselves that all is well
  • not in any false story or false paradigm. The story of the paschal mystery can be inappropriately used for self-calming. When we get barricaded in our story, we don’t realize it is a story.

The wisdom tradition holds that “In my Father’s house are many mansions.” There are other worlds available to us. The force we need is from there. Everything is getting renewed from this centre; we need to live in these two times simultaneously.

We have suffered a failure of nerve to transmit the living fire.

Keep your attention and your whole being grounded and the wineskins will form themselves around the wine. Change comes from the Source.

Live from the inside out, not outside in, and the rest will take care of itself.

Forget about the story that you don’t belong – just get over it. You do belong. “I need” indicates you are still living in something where there is a you and a me. Prefer nothing; watch everything.

Our individuation is about our unique way of bringing forth from the wholeness. It’s all in us to become the inner vessel for this flow from Source.

We are receiving help. This is not quantitative but qualitative. Pay attention; there is a substance, an imaginal energy. Love, goodness and intelligence are running through you. We need to become a sensitive enough vessel.

Renounce personal enlightenment. Watch your need for personal preference. This is the price we pay for spiritually evolving. Lighten up on your story of yourself.

The cure for perfectionism is laughter and gratitude; they loosen the acquisitive, self-judging self. Without the coarser material the process of reciprocal feeding would not happen.

Our struggles are what become the backbone of transformation. We offer up the counter-entropic force.

Daydreams take you back to where there is no courage. Bring a fierce quality of attention. Sensation is not a story. It ground-truths your deep relationship with spirit.

We only have to trust that we know. And we know that there is love and truth that are present. There is that which is beyond fear.

Even death can become our friend, no longer an enemy. Can’t learn to trust in the world until we trust in our own death; then we can move freely into this world.

What does it mean to see Jesus as my backbone?