#4541 - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4541 - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsThere is a space beyond this need for wings,
or the wings inside wings. Stop arriving.
Just know you have always been there.
Through a broken fence, the plum branch
has been reaching all Winter
for the blossom it always held.
Once known, the fragrance
does not need the petal.
Majnoon went mad in the forest
imagining that the daughter of the king
was someone else, and not his own soul.
This poem was painted with moonlight
on the bone ceiling of my emptiness.
If you know who drove Majnoon crazy,
you are truly my Friend!~Fred LaMotteWhy all this need to "get out of your comfort zone"? It's impossible. The
whole cosmos is a comfort zone. Stars and planets never veer from their
changeless orbits and spheres. The daffodil returns to seed, only to flower
again. Humans are the only creatures who complain about "routine." To the
other creatures, its all a perfect ceremony.Galaxies and flowers are always in the zone, and so are you. Don't expand
your comfort zone: expand your awareness. Your comfort zone is already
amazing - full of miracles.Be comfortable in the grace of your life, just as it is. Let the Comforter
enfold you.~Fred LaMotte
I don't want to be invincible.
I want to be astonished by loss.
I want to be stunned and defeated by wonder.
What wounds emptiness?
I want to fall down again and again before you
until my forehead shatters on your toes
and I am the sky.~Fred LaMotteWhy waste your life believing that the stars are above, and the earth below,Only to discover too late, too late, that starlight gushes from every part of your body where dancing begins?Why travel from here to there? All journeys are over but the deepening of now.Your heart beat is the shaman's drum. Don't move: be moved.One treasure is left to find: the light you were before you started the search.Spring is an intuition crinkled in cocoons: your laughter can do something about that.Ferns make fists all Winter, waiting for you to breathe a little deeper.Now fall among the bulbs in black soil, on the one world that is really yours, and touch the heavens with your knees.~Fred LaMotte
Have the courage to be ordinary.It's Zen-trendy to embrace the ordinary in objects. But we are desperately
afraid to be ordinary in ourselves. We must wear an invisible designer dress
to keep up with everybody else on the red carpet of enlightenment. We
must be 'amazing,' 'perfect,' in 'higher consciousness.' Higher than who?
When you get there, are you higher than you are?The ordinary sparkles with uniqueness. Why dress it up? Let your naked
ordinary ripen from within. Just as you are, be sweet and full of juice.~Fred LaMotte
THE MASTER AT ONE
by Fred LaMotteIf a one year old could tell us aboutwhat marrows her bones with goldand roots her sinews to the loam,what undulates her spine skywardtwigging her optic nerve to a star;if she could translate the gutturalsingle-syllable sighs eruptinglike bijas from her blessed oldreptilian brain, show us the hollowaxis of galaxies in her backbone,where the vastness between heavenand earth dissolves in burps and farts;if she could reveal the spirals of blissblossoming from chinks betweeneach vertebra that rolls or archesbackward in pudgy waves, a dimpledserpent, a dainty plow in pinkfurrows of poppy; if that radiantemerald eye of laughter could speak,we'd follow her instructions all day!We'd take her weekend workshopslolling on the floor, muttering imitations,blowing bubble mantras; we'd suck starsinto our bellies, exhale thistledown,pollen of angels, sparkles of God-lightto restore the garden in the body.Then we might remember ourselves,for all of us were gurus at one...Or we could call her 'Master' and smashdown gates to steal one glance.We could pay outrageous initiation feesfor a single giggle! Who wouldn't?Who wouldn't surrender everythingto bow at her marshmallow toes, and soso briefly empty this weary mind?'Uradiance' (http://yourradiance.blogspot.com/)Fred LaMotte is employed at Common Bread, an
Interfaith Ministry at The Evergreen State College, WA.
Web sites: Google 'Common Bread', 'Uradiance', 'Nama Christe'