What Is Enlightenment?

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:54 pm

The Guest House

Human beings are like guest houses
With daily new arrivals.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness sometimes
Comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if a crowd of sorrows arrives,
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture.
Still, treat each guest honourably.

They may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent as a teacher from beyond.

Jelaluddin Rumi,
Translation by Coleman Barks

‘Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, similar to locked rooms and books that have been written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would at present be unable to live them. The main point is to live everything. Live your questions, too. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live into the answer on some distant day.’ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:02 pm

If I Can Help Somebody

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or a song,
If I can show somebody when they’re travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can do my duty, as a child of God ought,
If I can bring back beauty, to a world that is wrought,
If I can spread love’s message, the way the Angels taught,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

And if you and I can occasionally help someone to find a new understanding
of their true nature and the purpose and meaning of their earthly existence,
then our present lifetime will not have been in vain.

Alma Bazel Androzzo
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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:31 pm

The Greatest Glory

Life is a gift, so make it count and never give up on what you believe in. Be brave and make mistakes, because they teach us more than our successes. Instead of feeling bad about them, it is better by far to appreciate our blunders for helping us to become better people and to acknowledge that our successes in life could only grow from what we learnt from our slip-ups.

The greatest glory is not in never falling,
But in rising again, each time we fall.
Confucius 551-479 BC

Therefore, only look down on someone when you are giving them a helping hand to get up.

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:25 pm

The Power Of Love And Thought

The following is the essence of a teaching from the White Eagle group of spirit guides that appeared in the StarLink January 2012: ‘Many in your world to this day believe that life stops when you leave your physical body behind, although in truth it is eternal and constantly moving forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral and there is no death. Your loved ones are not dead and they have not gone from you. They have merely moved to another dimension of life on its inner level, where all is one. In spirit there can be no separation between anything and because of this your loved ones are always with you.

‘The most important part of every human being is spirit and belongs to God. On the inner level of life in the realms of spirit all is one. There is no separation between anything and no-one ever leaves anybody and death is unknown. God, the Great Father/Mother of all life, totally and unconditionally loves each and every one of you in your world without exception, just as much as everything else that exists in the whole of Creation. All of it has been created and is constantly maintained and supported by the power of the thoughts of our all-loving and all-giving Creator.

‘Love and thought are the two most powerful forces everywhere. Through them you can contact your loved ones at any time in quiet reflections and meditations. This is how you can find out for yourself that your loved ones are alive and well in our world, and that nothing can destroy a bond of love once it has been created between people, or animals for that matter.’

From ‘A Collection Of My Favourite White Eagle Teachings’

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 pm

On This Special Day And Every Day

May the Road rise to meet you,
The Wind be always at your back,
The Sun shine warm upon your face,
The Rain fall soft upon your Fields,

And until we meet each other,
One of these days somewhere, maybe in the world of light,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

An Irish Blessingway

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:58 pm

Travelling Through Life

Our travels through life do not always remain the same.
For each one of us, there are likely to be years of
Happiness and suffering,
Abundance and poverty,
Hope and disappointment,
As well as of
Building-up and breaking-down.

Created by Anon.
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Recommended Viewing:
• ‘Travellers’

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:09 pm

The Courage To Live

O Great White Spirit,
Father/Mother of the whole of Creation,
Reach out to all who have tried and seemingly failed,
To bring them your comfort and love.
Those whose hopes have been dimmed,
And whose faith has paled,
Lift into the radiance of your Divine wisdom, I pray,
And help them to trust again.

To those who are frightened and lonely,
Feeling hurt and helpless,
Baffled and blind, failing to understand
Why they are in this life and falsely
Believing that this dark and tangled earthly road
Is all there is to their existence,
Bring them a ray of hope in the form of a friend,
Someone who understands.

Touch with the flame of Your Heavenly fire
All hope that has burned low
And rekindle the faith that has died.
Show each one of us,
Your beloved children of the Earth,
How to walk steadfastly,
Hand in hand with You and the Angels
Through following the guidance we receive
From the innermost core of our being,
Where You and they dwell.

O Great White Spirit,
Show us the way,
Ever onwards, forwards and upwards
On the evolutionary spiral of life.
Help the ones who are stumbling and falling by the wayside,
To awaken into the knowledge of their true nature
And a renewed understanding
Of the purpose and meaning of their life,
So they can begin to move among their fellow beings
With renewed love in their hearts.
Grant them the gift of enough faith and courage to try,
Whenever this becomes necessary,
All over again.

Grace Noll Crowell
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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:24 pm

Stepping Stones

Earth life has many stepping stones
That help us find our way,
Across its busy stream,
As we wade through it, day by day.

At times the waters rise and overflow,
And the future looks far from clear.
No way there seems to be across
And the stones all disappear.

Wait until the flow subsides
And the path is more clearly shown.
When we look ahead the future is bright,
And again we can see and use
Every single stone.

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:02 pm

Fear

What do we have to fear? Nothing!
Whom do we have to fear? No-one!
Do you know why?
Consciously becoming one again with our Highest Self,
Gives us three great privileges:
Omnipotence and practising it safely in the knowledge
That true Power is with God alone,
And that this God, the living God within, will always
Show us where and how to do so.
This makes us feel intoxicated without needing any wine.
And because we have come home into the awareness
That we are eternal beings of light and immortal,
There no longer is any death for us,
Merely transformations
From one life-state into another.

St. Francis of Assisi
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Recommended Reading:
• ‘There Is No Death’
• ‘The Fear Of Annihilation’

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:04 pm

The Flower Garden Of The Years

Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your joys by golden hours,
Never when life’s worries call.

Count your days by smiles, not tears,
And when birthdays come around,
Count your age by friends, not years,
And the gifts of love you’ve found.

Anon.

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:51 pm

Our Pathway Through Life

‘What we do as we move forward through our life can be compared to us laying down paving, as we absorb and apply various principles and shed our negative aspects and attitudes to replace them with new and positive ones. The path itself is, within general parameters, already set down before us but in setting the paving tiles in place by our efforts we are slowly, one by one, consolidating our path and giving it a definition. It may well be that at times we falter or take a step backwards, but the tiles remain in place and give us a firm footing when we tread there again. We never destroy what we have created in this way, even if we slide back a long way and return to it, tired and bruised but a lot wiser.’

From ‘The Milk Is White’
By kind permission of the author.

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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:11 pm

There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel

There’s light at the end of each tunnel.
There’s calm at the end of every storm.
There’s rest at the end of life’s journey,
And a place that is welcome and warm.

There’s a Star on top of the spiritual mountain,
We can touch when the last crag has been scaled.
There’s a certain reward for the faithful,
Whenever they think they have failed.

There’s spring at the end of each winter
And behind each black cloud, there is blue.
There’s a song at the heart of all sorrow
And happiness waiting for you.

Patience Strong
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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:53 pm

Sometimes

Sometimes things don’t go
From bad to worse.
Some years, tender things survive the frost,
Green thrives and crops do not fail.
Sometimes we aim high and things goes well.

Sometimes a nation steps back from war,
Elects an honest man and decides to care enough
Not to leave strangers poor.
In some lifetimes we fulfil the purpose we are here for.

Sometimes our best intentions do not go amiss.
Sometimes we do as we are meant to.
Sometimes the Sun does melt a field of sorrow
That seemed frozen too hard.
And I hope that this happens for you.

Sheelagh Pugh
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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Mon May 01, 2017 4:25 pm

Live Through The Winter

We have to endure dark and frosty winters,
If we wish to experience spring,
And the woods have to be cold and silent,
Before the skylark can take to its wing.

Plants have to be buried in darkness,
Before they can bud and then bloom,
And the sweetest, warmest sunshine
Comes after each storm and gloom.

Created by Anon.
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Re: What Is Enlightenment?

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Thu May 04, 2017 4:51 pm

Reflections On Beauty

To paraphrase Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss Psychiatrist and Author: ‘Truly beautiful people are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and who worked their own way through these experiences, hand in hand with God and the Angels. Out of the depths of the hell of human suffering they have risen with a fresh appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving empathy with the pain of others. Beautiful people do not just happen, they can only grow and evolve on the Earth plane.

The small earthly self of those who emerge with these qualities from their suffering has died on the cross of Earth life. The characteristics of their Christ nature are breaking through and their spirit and soul has been resurrected. Through their behaviour to the world around them it is taking to its spiritual wings and doing its share of establishing God’s kingdom on the Earth

Physical beauty as often as not goes only skin-deep and with the passing of time it goes from us in any case. At the latest this happens when we leave our earthly existence behind. But any kind of inner beauty we have found by then is ours to keep forever and it was the wisdom of the Highest who decreed that this can only be done in earthly life. That’s the only thing we take with us into Eternity and when we do, it considerably eases our pathway through life during all subsequent earthly sojourns.

I know which kind of beauty I prefer. How about you?

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