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  • Jeff Belyea
    A Meditation on God, The Father. Fasten your seat belts for just a few minutes. I know that this post s title will send those who have been derailed by the
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 6, 2005
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      A Meditation on God,
      The Father.

      Fasten your seat belts
      for just a few minutes.
      I know that this post's
      title will send those
      who have been derailed
      by the twisted train wreck
      teachings of some mainline
      meeting houses of religion,
      into a full-scale tizzy.

      And for those who disdain
      what they refer to as
      "so-called spirituality",
      and those who cannot abide
      the suggestion that there
      exists some Power, Self,
      Presence, Energy, Source,
      Matrix, God beyond their
      individual prideful self...

      and those who declare
      unequivocally that our
      only route to peace of
      mind is to accept what is,
      as all there is...

      and finally, for those
      who subscribe to the very
      contemporary and tragically
      hip view that would have us
      all be just friends - no
      more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
      Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
      (just call Mom or Dad by their
      surname)...

      oh, and let's not forget
      the Advaiterspeakers with
      their "We're all already
      enlightened, so just get
      on with your life," spoutings
      of flatline water-spider
      philosophy...

      to you all (my newly acquired
      southern colloguialism), bye-bye.

      You've are either not reading
      anymore, or you have your
      smugness meter tuned up and
      ready to redline.

      But, for those few who may
      be still reading, here's a
      model, a metaphor if you
      will, in which you may find
      peace of mind and a fullness
      of joy - in this lifetime.

      Let's go back briefly to
      the difficulty that most, if
      not all adults, have that
      there really is some Power
      beyond the individual ego
      with which they have become
      identified. Now, if you are
      one who has peace of mind
      with this, fine. Just don't
      block The Way, The Journey
      of others who may be troubled
      pilgrims seeking to fill what
      for them is a painful void
      in their lives - The Seeker.
      This is a hurdle that must
      be cleared, in the upcoming
      model.

      And, one more thing; while
      there is wisdom in the final
      analysis, in accepting what
      is, for The Seeker, there
      are requisite intermediary
      steps and efforts, if this
      acceptance is to be anything
      more than a flat resignation
      to a life of quiet desperation.

      And now for the main feature:

      In the very early stage of life,
      we are taught to be individualistic
      while at the same time, we are
      coerced into becoming normal and
      rational, and one of the good
      boys or good girls.

      Through this socialization,
      we lose our true identity
      and connection to, our existence
      within, God. We become critical,
      analyzing, thinking machines,
      no longer part of a larger
      harmony of Loving Embrace.

      By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
      occasions when we lay awake
      at night feeling lost, alone,
      separated, stunned and afraid.
      But we soon push these feelings
      into our subconscious and
      get on with life.

      Later, when we hit adulthood
      and those old feelings bubble
      up, we are troubled by fears
      and doubts. And if they persist,
      we seek help - a shrink, drink,
      drugs, over-indulgence, church,
      or a loop-de-loop support group,
      or sometimes a loopy Guru.

      If these don't work, several
      roads open up for us. Among
      them: commit suicide, be committed
      and institutionalized, or glance
      heavenward one more time.

      Now, if by Grace one chooses
      the third option, that one may
      find a road map to a place
      beyond recovery, beyond anything
      they had previously thought
      or imagined, and beyond what
      tradition help teaches - they
      discover a pearl of great price,
      peace of mind, an overwhelming
      joy, and new understanding,
      beyond words.

      The road map to the discovery
      of this treasure is left by
      those who walked this road
      before, and using this model,
      rediscovered who they were;
      liberated from social coercion
      and emotional manipulation,
      Free, Realized and Awakened
      to the reality that we are
      a spark of God's own fire -
      Divine in our own right.
      They found the Fulfiller
      of The Void, and have a
      choiceless obligation to
      share the good news.

      The map is real, and the
      peace of mind, joy and
      understanding can be found
      once you are convinced
      of the possibility of its
      existence, and know where
      to look. There are large
      bodies of written and
      recorded works from the
      ancient of days to today's
      teachings from contemporary
      Awakened Ones, testifying
      to this Truth. And their
      words will come alive with
      clarity and resonance in
      your own heart, once you
      read the map and make the
      discovery on your own.

      The Authentic Guru will tell you:

      The map is within you. The
      treasure is on the throneroom
      of your heart. Meditation is
      the matrix in which it can
      be read and understood - without
      words.

      It only reveals its secret
      in inner silence (because it
      is beyond what we can think
      or imagine), in humility (because
      there are places that the
      intellect cannot take us),
      and in utter surrender to
      the possibility that beyond
      the babble, there really may
      be a place of profound peace
      of mind - in the very presence
      and residence of God.

      Go within to a place of
      silent, humble stillness.
      It may seem dark for a time,
      but with practice, and for
      most with some guidance,
      a miracle happens, a light
      comes on:

      God, The Father (also within
      you - or more precisely, you
      within God) lovingly holds
      The Light so you can read
      the map. It takes you back
      home to your True Home.

      PJ
    • Bruce Morgen
      Warning: beware of rolling logs! OK, I sort of liked it -- it s a bit on the treacly side, but given the provided context it s pretty danged effective and does
      Message 2 of 9 , Apr 6, 2005
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        Warning: beware of rolling
        logs!

        OK, I sort of liked it -- it's a
        bit on the treacly side, but
        given the provided context it's
        pretty danged effective and does
        have its target reader (which
        wouldn't have been yours truly
        back in the day, fwiw) pretty
        much in the crosshairs. I give
        it a solid 8.5 and found I could
        dance to it. Nicely done, sir!
        8-)


        Jeff Belyea wrote:

        >A Meditation on God,
        >The Father.
        >
        >Fasten your seat belts
        >for just a few minutes.
        >I know that this post's
        >title will send those
        >who have been derailed
        >by the twisted train wreck
        >teachings of some mainline
        >meeting houses of religion,
        >into a full-scale tizzy.
        >
        >And for those who disdain
        >what they refer to as
        >"so-called spirituality",
        >and those who cannot abide
        >the suggestion that there
        >exists some Power, Self,
        >Presence, Energy, Source,
        >Matrix, God beyond their
        >individual prideful self...
        >
        >and those who declare
        >unequivocally that our
        >only route to peace of
        >mind is to accept what is,
        >as all there is...
        >
        >and finally, for those
        >who subscribe to the very
        >contemporary and tragically
        >hip view that would have us
        >all be just friends - no
        >more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
        >Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
        >(just call Mom or Dad by their
        >surname)...
        >
        >oh, and let's not forget
        >the Advaiterspeakers with
        >their "We're all already
        >enlightened, so just get
        >on with your life," spoutings
        >of flatline water-spider
        >philosophy...
        >
        >to you all (my newly acquired
        >southern colloguialism), bye-bye.
        >
        >You've are either not reading
        >anymore, or you have your
        >smugness meter tuned up and
        >ready to redline.
        >
        >But, for those few who may
        >be still reading, here's a
        >model, a metaphor if you
        >will, in which you may find
        >peace of mind and a fullness
        >of joy - in this lifetime.
        >
        >Let's go back briefly to
        >the difficulty that most, if
        >not all adults, have that
        >there really is some Power
        >beyond the individual ego
        >with which they have become
        >identified. Now, if you are
        >one who has peace of mind
        >with this, fine. Just don't
        >block The Way, The Journey
        >of others who may be troubled
        >pilgrims seeking to fill what
        >for them is a painful void
        >in their lives - The Seeker.
        >This is a hurdle that must
        >be cleared, in the upcoming
        >model.
        >
        >And, one more thing; while
        >there is wisdom in the final
        >analysis, in accepting what
        >is, for The Seeker, there
        >are requisite intermediary
        >steps and efforts, if this
        >acceptance is to be anything
        >more than a flat resignation
        >to a life of quiet desperation.
        >
        >And now for the main feature:
        >
        >In the very early stage of life,
        >we are taught to be individualistic
        >while at the same time, we are
        >coerced into becoming normal and
        >rational, and one of the good
        >boys or good girls.
        >
        >Through this socialization,
        >we lose our true identity
        >and connection to, our existence
        >within, God. We become critical,
        >analyzing, thinking machines,
        >no longer part of a larger
        >harmony of Loving Embrace.
        >
        >By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
        >occasions when we lay awake
        >at night feeling lost, alone,
        >separated, stunned and afraid.
        >But we soon push these feelings
        >into our subconscious and
        >get on with life.
        >
        >Later, when we hit adulthood
        >and those old feelings bubble
        >up, we are troubled by fears
        >and doubts. And if they persist,
        >we seek help - a shrink, drink,
        >drugs, over-indulgence, church,
        >or a loop-de-loop support group,
        >or sometimes a loopy Guru.
        >
        >If these don't work, several
        >roads open up for us. Among
        >them: commit suicide, be committed
        >and institutionalized, or glance
        >heavenward one more time.
        >
        >Now, if by Grace one chooses
        >the third option, that one may
        >find a road map to a place
        >beyond recovery, beyond anything
        >they had previously thought
        >or imagined, and beyond what
        >tradition help teaches - they
        >discover a pearl of great price,
        >peace of mind, an overwhelming
        >joy, and new understanding,
        >beyond words.
        >
        >The road map to the discovery
        >of this treasure is left by
        >those who walked this road
        >before, and using this model,
        >rediscovered who they were;
        >liberated from social coercion
        >and emotional manipulation,
        >Free, Realized and Awakened
        >to the reality that we are
        >a spark of God's own fire -
        >Divine in our own right.
        >They found the Fulfiller
        >of The Void, and have a
        >choiceless obligation to
        >share the good news.
        >
        >The map is real, and the
        >peace of mind, joy and
        >understanding can be found
        >once you are convinced
        >of the possibility of its
        >existence, and know where
        >to look. There are large
        >bodies of written and
        >recorded works from the
        >ancient of days to today's
        >teachings from contemporary
        >Awakened Ones, testifying
        >to this Truth. And their
        >words will come alive with
        >clarity and resonance in
        >your own heart, once you
        >read the map and make the
        >discovery on your own.
        >
        >The Authentic Guru will tell you:
        >
        >The map is within you. The
        >treasure is on the throneroom
        >of your heart. Meditation is
        >the matrix in which it can
        >be read and understood - without
        >words.
        >
        >It only reveals its secret
        >in inner silence (because it
        >is beyond what we can think
        >or imagine), in humility (because
        >there are places that the
        >intellect cannot take us),
        >and in utter surrender to
        >the possibility that beyond
        >the babble, there really may
        >be a place of profound peace
        >of mind - in the very presence
        >and residence of God.
        >
        >Go within to a place of
        >silent, humble stillness.
        >It may seem dark for a time,
        >but with practice, and for
        >most with some guidance,
        >a miracle happens, a light
        >comes on:
        >
        >God, The Father (also within
        >you - or more precisely, you
        >within God) lovingly holds
        >The Light so you can read
        >the map. It takes you back
        >home to your True Home.
        >
        >PJ
        >
        >
        >
      • jasonjamesmorgan
        Hello, I would give it a 10. I Salute you. Namaste Om Namah Shivaya Jason James Morgan
        Message 3 of 9 , Apr 6, 2005
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          Hello,

          I would give it a 10.

          I Salute you.

          Namaste
          Om Namah Shivaya
          Jason James Morgan



          --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Morgen
          <editor@j...> wrote:
          >
          > Warning: beware of rolling
          > logs!
          >
          > OK, I sort of liked it -- it's a
          > bit on the treacly side, but
          > given the provided context it's
          > pretty danged effective and does
          > have its target reader (which
          > wouldn't have been yours truly
          > back in the day, fwiw) pretty
          > much in the crosshairs. I give
          > it a solid 8.5 and found I could
          > dance to it. Nicely done, sir!
          > 8-)
          >
          >
          > Jeff Belyea wrote:
          >
          > >A Meditation on God,
          > >The Father.
          > >
          > >Fasten your seat belts
          > >for just a few minutes.
          > >I know that this post's
          > >title will send those
          > >who have been derailed
          > >by the twisted train wreck
          > >teachings of some mainline
          > >meeting houses of religion,
          > >into a full-scale tizzy.
          > >
          > >And for those who disdain
          > >what they refer to as
          > >"so-called spirituality",
          > >and those who cannot abide
          > >the suggestion that there
          > >exists some Power, Self,
          > >Presence, Energy, Source,
          > >Matrix, God beyond their
          > >individual prideful self...
          > >
          > >and those who declare
          > >unequivocally that our
          > >only route to peace of
          > >mind is to accept what is,
          > >as all there is...
          > >
          > >and finally, for those
          > >who subscribe to the very
          > >contemporary and tragically
          > >hip view that would have us
          > >all be just friends - no
          > >more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
          > >Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
          > >(just call Mom or Dad by their
          > >surname)...
          > >
          > >oh, and let's not forget
          > >the Advaiterspeakers with
          > >their "We're all already
          > >enlightened, so just get
          > >on with your life," spoutings
          > >of flatline water-spider
          > >philosophy...
          > >
          > >to you all (my newly acquired
          > >southern colloguialism), bye-bye.
          > >
          > >You've are either not reading
          > >anymore, or you have your
          > >smugness meter tuned up and
          > >ready to redline.
          > >
          > >But, for those few who may
          > >be still reading, here's a
          > >model, a metaphor if you
          > >will, in which you may find
          > >peace of mind and a fullness
          > >of joy - in this lifetime.
          > >
          > >Let's go back briefly to
          > >the difficulty that most, if
          > >not all adults, have that
          > >there really is some Power
          > >beyond the individual ego
          > >with which they have become
          > >identified. Now, if you are
          > >one who has peace of mind
          > >with this, fine. Just don't
          > >block The Way, The Journey
          > >of others who may be troubled
          > >pilgrims seeking to fill what
          > >for them is a painful void
          > >in their lives - The Seeker.
          > >This is a hurdle that must
          > >be cleared, in the upcoming
          > >model.
          > >
          > >And, one more thing; while
          > >there is wisdom in the final
          > >analysis, in accepting what
          > >is, for The Seeker, there
          > >are requisite intermediary
          > >steps and efforts, if this
          > >acceptance is to be anything
          > >more than a flat resignation
          > >to a life of quiet desperation.
          > >
          > >And now for the main feature:
          > >
          > >In the very early stage of life,
          > >we are taught to be individualistic
          > >while at the same time, we are
          > >coerced into becoming normal and
          > >rational, and one of the good
          > >boys or good girls.
          > >
          > >Through this socialization,
          > >we lose our true identity
          > >and connection to, our existence
          > >within, God. We become critical,
          > >analyzing, thinking machines,
          > >no longer part of a larger
          > >harmony of Loving Embrace.
          > >
          > >By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
          > >occasions when we lay awake
          > >at night feeling lost, alone,
          > >separated, stunned and afraid.
          > >But we soon push these feelings
          > >into our subconscious and
          > >get on with life.
          > >
          > >Later, when we hit adulthood
          > >and those old feelings bubble
          > >up, we are troubled by fears
          > >and doubts. And if they persist,
          > >we seek help - a shrink, drink,
          > >drugs, over-indulgence, church,
          > >or a loop-de-loop support group,
          > >or sometimes a loopy Guru.
          > >
          > >If these don't work, several
          > >roads open up for us. Among
          > >them: commit suicide, be committed
          > >and institutionalized, or glance
          > >heavenward one more time.
          > >
          > >Now, if by Grace one chooses
          > >the third option, that one may
          > >find a road map to a place
          > >beyond recovery, beyond anything
          > >they had previously thought
          > >or imagined, and beyond what
          > >tradition help teaches - they
          > >discover a pearl of great price,
          > >peace of mind, an overwhelming
          > >joy, and new understanding,
          > >beyond words.
          > >
          > >The road map to the discovery
          > >of this treasure is left by
          > >those who walked this road
          > >before, and using this model,
          > >rediscovered who they were;
          > >liberated from social coercion
          > >and emotional manipulation,
          > >Free, Realized and Awakened
          > >to the reality that we are
          > >a spark of God's own fire -
          > >Divine in our own right.
          > >They found the Fulfiller
          > >of The Void, and have a
          > >choiceless obligation to
          > >share the good news.
          > >
          > >The map is real, and the
          > >peace of mind, joy and
          > >understanding can be found
          > >once you are convinced
          > >of the possibility of its
          > >existence, and know where
          > >to look. There are large
          > >bodies of written and
          > >recorded works from the
          > >ancient of days to today's
          > >teachings from contemporary
          > >Awakened Ones, testifying
          > >to this Truth. And their
          > >words will come alive with
          > >clarity and resonance in
          > >your own heart, once you
          > >read the map and make the
          > >discovery on your own.
          > >
          > >The Authentic Guru will tell you:
          > >
          > >The map is within you. The
          > >treasure is on the throneroom
          > >of your heart. Meditation is
          > >the matrix in which it can
          > >be read and understood - without
          > >words.
          > >
          > >It only reveals its secret
          > >in inner silence (because it
          > >is beyond what we can think
          > >or imagine), in humility (because
          > >there are places that the
          > >intellect cannot take us),
          > >and in utter surrender to
          > >the possibility that beyond
          > >the babble, there really may
          > >be a place of profound peace
          > >of mind - in the very presence
          > >and residence of God.
          > >
          > >Go within to a place of
          > >silent, humble stillness.
          > >It may seem dark for a time,
          > >but with practice, and for
          > >most with some guidance,
          > >a miracle happens, a light
          > >comes on:
          > >
          > >God, The Father (also within
          > >you - or more precisely, you
          > >within God) lovingly holds
          > >The Light so you can read
          > >the map. It takes you back
          > >home to your True Home.
          > >
          > >PJ
          > >
          > >
          > >
        • Jeff Belyea
          Thank you, most generous One. I think I saw you on American Bandstand back in the day.
          Message 4 of 9 , Apr 7, 2005
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            Thank you, most generous One.
            I think I saw you on American
            Bandstand back in the day.

            --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Morgen
            <editor@j...> wrote:
            >
            > Warning: beware of rolling
            > logs!
            >
            > OK, I sort of liked it -- it's a
            > bit on the treacly side, but
            > given the provided context it's
            > pretty danged effective and does
            > have its target reader (which
            > wouldn't have been yours truly
            > back in the day, fwiw) pretty
            > much in the crosshairs. I give
            > it a solid 8.5 and found I could
            > dance to it. Nicely done, sir!
            > 8-)
            >
            >
            > Jeff Belyea wrote:
            >
            > >A Meditation on God,
            > >The Father.
            > >
            > >Fasten your seat belts
            > >for just a few minutes.
            > >I know that this post's
            > >title will send those
            > >who have been derailed
            > >by the twisted train wreck
            > >teachings of some mainline
            > >meeting houses of religion,
            > >into a full-scale tizzy.
            > >
            > >And for those who disdain
            > >what they refer to as
            > >"so-called spirituality",
            > >and those who cannot abide
            > >the suggestion that there
            > >exists some Power, Self,
            > >Presence, Energy, Source,
            > >Matrix, God beyond their
            > >individual prideful self...
            > >
            > >and those who declare
            > >unequivocally that our
            > >only route to peace of
            > >mind is to accept what is,
            > >as all there is...
            > >
            > >and finally, for those
            > >who subscribe to the very
            > >contemporary and tragically
            > >hip view that would have us
            > >all be just friends - no
            > >more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
            > >Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
            > >(just call Mom or Dad by their
            > >surname)...
            > >
            > >oh, and let's not forget
            > >the Advaiterspeakers with
            > >their "We're all already
            > >enlightened, so just get
            > >on with your life," spoutings
            > >of flatline water-spider
            > >philosophy...
            > >
            > >to you all (my newly acquired
            > >southern colloguialism), bye-bye.
            > >
            > >You've are either not reading
            > >anymore, or you have your
            > >smugness meter tuned up and
            > >ready to redline.
            > >
            > >But, for those few who may
            > >be still reading, here's a
            > >model, a metaphor if you
            > >will, in which you may find
            > >peace of mind and a fullness
            > >of joy - in this lifetime.
            > >
            > >Let's go back briefly to
            > >the difficulty that most, if
            > >not all adults, have that
            > >there really is some Power
            > >beyond the individual ego
            > >with which they have become
            > >identified. Now, if you are
            > >one who has peace of mind
            > >with this, fine. Just don't
            > >block The Way, The Journey
            > >of others who may be troubled
            > >pilgrims seeking to fill what
            > >for them is a painful void
            > >in their lives - The Seeker.
            > >This is a hurdle that must
            > >be cleared, in the upcoming
            > >model.
            > >
            > >And, one more thing; while
            > >there is wisdom in the final
            > >analysis, in accepting what
            > >is, for The Seeker, there
            > >are requisite intermediary
            > >steps and efforts, if this
            > >acceptance is to be anything
            > >more than a flat resignation
            > >to a life of quiet desperation.
            > >
            > >And now for the main feature:
            > >
            > >In the very early stage of life,
            > >we are taught to be individualistic
            > >while at the same time, we are
            > >coerced into becoming normal and
            > >rational, and one of the good
            > >boys or good girls.
            > >
            > >Through this socialization,
            > >we lose our true identity
            > >and connection to, our existence
            > >within, God. We become critical,
            > >analyzing, thinking machines,
            > >no longer part of a larger
            > >harmony of Loving Embrace.
            > >
            > >By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
            > >occasions when we lay awake
            > >at night feeling lost, alone,
            > >separated, stunned and afraid.
            > >But we soon push these feelings
            > >into our subconscious and
            > >get on with life.
            > >
            > >Later, when we hit adulthood
            > >and those old feelings bubble
            > >up, we are troubled by fears
            > >and doubts. And if they persist,
            > >we seek help - a shrink, drink,
            > >drugs, over-indulgence, church,
            > >or a loop-de-loop support group,
            > >or sometimes a loopy Guru.
            > >
            > >If these don't work, several
            > >roads open up for us. Among
            > >them: commit suicide, be committed
            > >and institutionalized, or glance
            > >heavenward one more time.
            > >
            > >Now, if by Grace one chooses
            > >the third option, that one may
            > >find a road map to a place
            > >beyond recovery, beyond anything
            > >they had previously thought
            > >or imagined, and beyond what
            > >tradition help teaches - they
            > >discover a pearl of great price,
            > >peace of mind, an overwhelming
            > >joy, and new understanding,
            > >beyond words.
            > >
            > >The road map to the discovery
            > >of this treasure is left by
            > >those who walked this road
            > >before, and using this model,
            > >rediscovered who they were;
            > >liberated from social coercion
            > >and emotional manipulation,
            > >Free, Realized and Awakened
            > >to the reality that we are
            > >a spark of God's own fire -
            > >Divine in our own right.
            > >They found the Fulfiller
            > >of The Void, and have a
            > >choiceless obligation to
            > >share the good news.
            > >
            > >The map is real, and the
            > >peace of mind, joy and
            > >understanding can be found
            > >once you are convinced
            > >of the possibility of its
            > >existence, and know where
            > >to look. There are large
            > >bodies of written and
            > >recorded works from the
            > >ancient of days to today's
            > >teachings from contemporary
            > >Awakened Ones, testifying
            > >to this Truth. And their
            > >words will come alive with
            > >clarity and resonance in
            > >your own heart, once you
            > >read the map and make the
            > >discovery on your own.
            > >
            > >The Authentic Guru will tell you:
            > >
            > >The map is within you. The
            > >treasure is on the throneroom
            > >of your heart. Meditation is
            > >the matrix in which it can
            > >be read and understood - without
            > >words.
            > >
            > >It only reveals its secret
            > >in inner silence (because it
            > >is beyond what we can think
            > >or imagine), in humility (because
            > >there are places that the
            > >intellect cannot take us),
            > >and in utter surrender to
            > >the possibility that beyond
            > >the babble, there really may
            > >be a place of profound peace
            > >of mind - in the very presence
            > >and residence of God.
            > >
            > >Go within to a place of
            > >silent, humble stillness.
            > >It may seem dark for a time,
            > >but with practice, and for
            > >most with some guidance,
            > >a miracle happens, a light
            > >comes on:
            > >
            > >God, The Father (also within
            > >you - or more precisely, you
            > >within God) lovingly holds
            > >The Light so you can read
            > >the map. It takes you back
            > >home to your True Home.
            > >
            > >PJ
            > >
            > >
            > >
          • Jeff Belyea
            Namaste
            Message 5 of 9 , Apr 7, 2005
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              Namaste

              --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, jasonjamesmorgan
              <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              >
              > Hello,
              >
              > I would give it a 10.
              >
              > I Salute you.
              >
              > Namaste
              > Om Namah Shivaya
              > Jason James Morgan
              >
              >
              >
              > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Morgen
              > <editor@j...> wrote:
              > >
              > > Warning: beware of rolling
              > > logs!
              > >
              > > OK, I sort of liked it -- it's a
              > > bit on the treacly side, but
              > > given the provided context it's
              > > pretty danged effective and does
              > > have its target reader (which
              > > wouldn't have been yours truly
              > > back in the day, fwiw) pretty
              > > much in the crosshairs. I give
              > > it a solid 8.5 and found I could
              > > dance to it. Nicely done, sir!
              > > 8-)
              > >
              > >
              > > Jeff Belyea wrote:
              > >
              > > >A Meditation on God,
              > > >The Father.
              > > >
              > > >Fasten your seat belts
              > > >for just a few minutes.
              > > >I know that this post's
              > > >title will send those
              > > >who have been derailed
              > > >by the twisted train wreck
              > > >teachings of some mainline
              > > >meeting houses of religion,
              > > >into a full-scale tizzy.
              > > >
              > > >And for those who disdain
              > > >what they refer to as
              > > >"so-called spirituality",
              > > >and those who cannot abide
              > > >the suggestion that there
              > > >exists some Power, Self,
              > > >Presence, Energy, Source,
              > > >Matrix, God beyond their
              > > >individual prideful self...
              > > >
              > > >and those who declare
              > > >unequivocally that our
              > > >only route to peace of
              > > >mind is to accept what is,
              > > >as all there is...
              > > >
              > > >and finally, for those
              > > >who subscribe to the very
              > > >contemporary and tragically
              > > >hip view that would have us
              > > >all be just friends - no
              > > >more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
              > > >Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
              > > >(just call Mom or Dad by their
              > > >surname)...
              > > >
              > > >oh, and let's not forget
              > > >the Advaiterspeakers with
              > > >their "We're all already
              > > >enlightened, so just get
              > > >on with your life," spoutings
              > > >of flatline water-spider
              > > >philosophy...
              > > >
              > > >to you all (my newly acquired
              > > >southern colloguialism), bye-bye.
              > > >
              > > >You've are either not reading
              > > >anymore, or you have your
              > > >smugness meter tuned up and
              > > >ready to redline.
              > > >
              > > >But, for those few who may
              > > >be still reading, here's a
              > > >model, a metaphor if you
              > > >will, in which you may find
              > > >peace of mind and a fullness
              > > >of joy - in this lifetime.
              > > >
              > > >Let's go back briefly to
              > > >the difficulty that most, if
              > > >not all adults, have that
              > > >there really is some Power
              > > >beyond the individual ego
              > > >with which they have become
              > > >identified. Now, if you are
              > > >one who has peace of mind
              > > >with this, fine. Just don't
              > > >block The Way, The Journey
              > > >of others who may be troubled
              > > >pilgrims seeking to fill what
              > > >for them is a painful void
              > > >in their lives - The Seeker.
              > > >This is a hurdle that must
              > > >be cleared, in the upcoming
              > > >model.
              > > >
              > > >And, one more thing; while
              > > >there is wisdom in the final
              > > >analysis, in accepting what
              > > >is, for The Seeker, there
              > > >are requisite intermediary
              > > >steps and efforts, if this
              > > >acceptance is to be anything
              > > >more than a flat resignation
              > > >to a life of quiet desperation.
              > > >
              > > >And now for the main feature:
              > > >
              > > >In the very early stage of life,
              > > >we are taught to be individualistic
              > > >while at the same time, we are
              > > >coerced into becoming normal and
              > > >rational, and one of the good
              > > >boys or good girls.
              > > >
              > > >Through this socialization,
              > > >we lose our true identity
              > > >and connection to, our existence
              > > >within, God. We become critical,
              > > >analyzing, thinking machines,
              > > >no longer part of a larger
              > > >harmony of Loving Embrace.
              > > >
              > > >By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
              > > >occasions when we lay awake
              > > >at night feeling lost, alone,
              > > >separated, stunned and afraid.
              > > >But we soon push these feelings
              > > >into our subconscious and
              > > >get on with life.
              > > >
              > > >Later, when we hit adulthood
              > > >and those old feelings bubble
              > > >up, we are troubled by fears
              > > >and doubts. And if they persist,
              > > >we seek help - a shrink, drink,
              > > >drugs, over-indulgence, church,
              > > >or a loop-de-loop support group,
              > > >or sometimes a loopy Guru.
              > > >
              > > >If these don't work, several
              > > >roads open up for us. Among
              > > >them: commit suicide, be committed
              > > >and institutionalized, or glance
              > > >heavenward one more time.
              > > >
              > > >Now, if by Grace one chooses
              > > >the third option, that one may
              > > >find a road map to a place
              > > >beyond recovery, beyond anything
              > > >they had previously thought
              > > >or imagined, and beyond what
              > > >tradition help teaches - they
              > > >discover a pearl of great price,
              > > >peace of mind, an overwhelming
              > > >joy, and new understanding,
              > > >beyond words.
              > > >
              > > >The road map to the discovery
              > > >of this treasure is left by
              > > >those who walked this road
              > > >before, and using this model,
              > > >rediscovered who they were;
              > > >liberated from social coercion
              > > >and emotional manipulation,
              > > >Free, Realized and Awakened
              > > >to the reality that we are
              > > >a spark of God's own fire -
              > > >Divine in our own right.
              > > >They found the Fulfiller
              > > >of The Void, and have a
              > > >choiceless obligation to
              > > >share the good news.
              > > >
              > > >The map is real, and the
              > > >peace of mind, joy and
              > > >understanding can be found
              > > >once you are convinced
              > > >of the possibility of its
              > > >existence, and know where
              > > >to look. There are large
              > > >bodies of written and
              > > >recorded works from the
              > > >ancient of days to today's
              > > >teachings from contemporary
              > > >Awakened Ones, testifying
              > > >to this Truth. And their
              > > >words will come alive with
              > > >clarity and resonance in
              > > >your own heart, once you
              > > >read the map and make the
              > > >discovery on your own.
              > > >
              > > >The Authentic Guru will tell you:
              > > >
              > > >The map is within you. The
              > > >treasure is on the throneroom
              > > >of your heart. Meditation is
              > > >the matrix in which it can
              > > >be read and understood - without
              > > >words.
              > > >
              > > >It only reveals its secret
              > > >in inner silence (because it
              > > >is beyond what we can think
              > > >or imagine), in humility (because
              > > >there are places that the
              > > >intellect cannot take us),
              > > >and in utter surrender to
              > > >the possibility that beyond
              > > >the babble, there really may
              > > >be a place of profound peace
              > > >of mind - in the very presence
              > > >and residence of God.
              > > >
              > > >Go within to a place of
              > > >silent, humble stillness.
              > > >It may seem dark for a time,
              > > >but with practice, and for
              > > >most with some guidance,
              > > >a miracle happens, a light
              > > >comes on:
              > > >
              > > >God, The Father (also within
              > > >you - or more precisely, you
              > > >within God) lovingly holds
              > > >The Light so you can read
              > > >the map. It takes you back
              > > >home to your True Home.
              > > >
              > > >PJ
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
            • Michael Read
              ... Sorry Jeffji, i gotta give this one a big fat zero. way too many concepts... it is typical of the mind candy that poses as spirituality, religion and
              Message 6 of 9 , Apr 9, 2005
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                --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
                <jeff@m...> wrote:
                >
                > A Meditation on God,
                > The Father.

                Sorry Jeffji, i gotta give this one a big fat zero.

                way too many concepts...

                it is typical of the "mind candy"
                that poses as spirituality,
                religion and enlightenment

                as Shri Bobji's Ramdas posts point out
                the seeker is searching for self
                but the seeker is already self

                be well,

                michael
              • devianandi
                ... i think its more correct to say that the seeker who is searching for the Self or God or enlightenment (at least the more advanced seeker) is actually
                Message 7 of 9 , Apr 9, 2005
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                  --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Read"
                  <mareadba@y...> wrote:
                  >
                  > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
                  > <jeff@m...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > A Meditation on God,
                  > > The Father.
                  >
                  > Sorry Jeffji, i gotta give this one a big fat zero.
                  >
                  > way too many concepts...
                  >
                  > it is typical of the "mind candy"
                  > that poses as spirituality,
                  > religion and enlightenment
                  >
                  > as Shri Bobji's Ramdas posts point out
                  > the seeker is searching for self
                  > but the seeker is already self
                  >
                  > be well,
                  >
                  > michael


                  i think its more correct to say that the seeker who is searching for
                  the Self or God or enlightenment (at least the more advanced seeker)
                  is actually reaching for the experience of nirvikalpa samadi..

                  some people have inklings of the Self as an unchanging background in
                  its life compared to the every changing body/mind complex...actually
                  i think most children have this inkling but some lose it and others
                  take it further...

                  then there are some people can who can feel the presence of the
                  unchanging Self somethimes as something thats other then the
                  body/mind complex, mystics call it the *presense of God*

                  some people realize that there is a *witness* consciousness

                  some people can actually see through the third eye to that Self.

                  but to leave the body/mind complex, to go throught the third eye and
                  leave creation behind into the void/ nirguna brahman, that is what
                  the seeker is ultimatley going to arrive at and realize that thats
                  always been the case...the Self has been is and always will be in
                  nirvikalpa samadi and the whole bodys/mind complex now is awake to
                  that.....
                • Jeff Belyea
                  Thanks, Michael - Would the more authentic spirituality, in your opinion, be more like, eat your spinach ? The seeker is seeking happiness. Some us choose to
                  Message 8 of 9 , Apr 14, 2005
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                    Thanks, Michael -

                    Would the more authentic
                    spirituality, in your opinion,
                    be more like, "eat your spinach"?

                    The seeker is seeking happiness.
                    Some us choose to speak of that
                    path in sweet language - and we
                    don't worry about getting
                    chocolate in our beards or
                    fear of a big, fat zero
                    rating.

                    The concepts are merely
                    disposable containers
                    for the convenience of
                    communication. They are not
                    expression of that ineffable
                    experience of sudden and
                    startling wisdom known by
                    some as Awakening or
                    Enlightenment.

                    Ramakrishna (a hot topic
                    here, recently) was, by some
                    reports, a Christian, a Hindu
                    and a Buddhist. He saw no
                    differences - only parallels.

                    And, if the seeker of self
                    already knew that he or she
                    was the self (Self)he wouldn't
                    be seeking.

                    But (before enlightenment)
                    we think, therefore,
                    we seek.

                    A little vinegar with
                    that spinach?

                    Best, as always, Michael.

                    Jeff


                    > <jeff@m...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > A Meditation on God,
                    > > The Father.
                    >
                    > Sorry Jeffji, i gotta give this one a big fat zero.
                    >
                    > way too many concepts...
                    >
                    > it is typical of the "mind candy"
                    > that poses as spirituality,
                    > religion and enlightenment
                    >
                    > as Shri Bobji's Ramdas posts point out
                    > the seeker is searching for self
                    > but the seeker is already self
                    >
                    > be well,
                    >
                    > michael
                  • Michael Read
                    LOL! Yes indeed, eat the spinach! Vinegar is the irony that the spinach was there all the time... with love, michael
                    Message 9 of 9 , Apr 15, 2005
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                      LOL!

                      Yes indeed, eat the spinach!

                      Vinegar is the irony that the spinach was there all the time...

                      with love,

                      michael


                      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
                      <jeff@m...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Thanks, Michael -
                      >
                      > Would the more authentic
                      > spirituality, in your opinion,
                      > be more like, "eat your spinach"?
                      >
                      > The seeker is seeking happiness.
                      > Some us choose to speak of that
                      > path in sweet language - and we
                      > don't worry about getting
                      > chocolate in our beards or
                      > fear of a big, fat zero
                      > rating.
                      >
                      > The concepts are merely
                      > disposable containers
                      > for the convenience of
                      > communication. They are not
                      > expression of that ineffable
                      > experience of sudden and
                      > startling wisdom known by
                      > some as Awakening or
                      > Enlightenment.
                      >
                      > Ramakrishna (a hot topic
                      > here, recently) was, by some
                      > reports, a Christian, a Hindu
                      > and a Buddhist. He saw no
                      > differences - only parallels.
                      >
                      > And, if the seeker of self
                      > already knew that he or she
                      > was the self (Self)he wouldn't
                      > be seeking.
                      >
                      > But (before enlightenment)
                      > we think, therefore,
                      > we seek.
                      >
                      > A little vinegar with
                      > that spinach?
                      >
                      > Best, as always, Michael.
                      >
                      > Jeff
                      >
                      >
                      > > <jeff@m...> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > A Meditation on God,
                      > > > The Father.
                      > >
                      > > Sorry Jeffji, i gotta give this one a big fat zero.
                      > >
                      > > way too many concepts...
                      > >
                      > > it is typical of the "mind candy"
                      > > that poses as spirituality,
                      > > religion and enlightenment
                      > >
                      > > as Shri Bobji's Ramdas posts point out
                      > > the seeker is searching for self
                      > > but the seeker is already self
                      > >
                      > > be well,
                      > >
                      > > michael
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