Monday, October 31, 2011

Forever Forsaken

Terror is not welcome here anymore
Its teeth bared and gnashing
At meshed coloured dreams
Of violent forever’s mirrored
In the psyche forgiven times ago
But never returned to.
Banished, art thou, terror
Of fields of dreams gone dark
With sorrow for life past.
Forever forsaken down narrow
Pathways of forgiveness
Tinted with winds
Alleyways vibrant with life
Laughter, darling girl
Do you not remember me
Your cascading hair on my arm
Laughing, wildly with open mouth
But forgotten, all, now under the
Cloak of sleep and forgetfulness
Embedded in the lids of your eyes.
Woven together by magicians in the
Guise of angels. 

Photo: Tiffany Jones 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frame of Flesh

Encircled in this frame
Of flesh lies
Crippled and broken
Pieces twisting softly
From the floor
Of despair
Only waiting thy word
Of forgiveness
Humility wrapped in the one

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Heart of a Flower

The heart of a flower
Bursts to life
Infinitely undulating
To soundless
Waves of love
Tapping into the source
Of the infinite ocean
Of love.

Photos: Tiffany Jones while on the Camino de Santiago

Invitation to Experience Amma 2011, Granollers

Hello everyone,
I am very happy to announce Amma's return to  Granollers, 5th to the 7th of November 2011. 
I will be spending as much time as I can with her. I extend a warm welcome to any of you who would like to come and see her, especially if it's your first time.
I'll be there and if you want to catch up please get in touch. Put it in your diaries now.
Apart from Amma there are lots of different holistic therapies on offer as well as Indian and International food in the cafeteria.
For more information take a look at Kate's blog post from last years visit. 
A truly big hug in honour of Amma, 
love Tiffany. 
If you would like to know a little bit more about Amma, please check out her website above, and here is a brief article I wrote a few years back about her early life. 

Photo: Tiffany Jones

Thursday, October 27, 2011

World Prayer for Today

With visible breath I am walking.
A voice I am sending as I walk.
In a sacred manner I am walking.
With visible tracks I am walking.
In a sacred manner I walk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Seven Sins

At home we've been talking about the 7 deadly sins lately.  They are
  • Pride
  • Envy
  • Gluttony
  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Greed
  • Sloth

We asked ourselves which one we identified with most. And how could we find its counterpoint - as a conscious reminder.
  • Humility
  • Kindness
  • Abstinence 
  • Chastity
  • Patience
  • Liberality
  • Diligence

Of course, it seems  we suffer from a few of them at different levels, but there might be one in particular that seems stronger than the others.
I don't want to discuss my family's weaknesses (well I do, but I don't think it's necessarily thoughtful to them) but I will admit that my sin is 'wrath', or anger.
I'm not sure most people I know would agree, but I can tell you, my closest family know it to be true. I do hold a leash on my anger, but it simmers underneath the surface of my life in the most surprising ways. 
I've learnt techniques to keep it at bay, but honestly, it’s like a leashed animal.
That's where identification comes in. I can identify with my anger, and it can become me, or I can identify with the life that is NOW in my energetic body, this flow within my soul - that is the true me and ride out the fluctuations of this anger like a pro surfer.
That sounds so easy. In some ways it is. I've been heading to this time and time again. Here it is again. Commitment time. Adyashanti said he made a commitment to himself to 'never look back' and he never did. That was it; he didn’t go back into his previous mode of being.
That’s where I am. Never go back.
So, what's different this time?
  • I just turned 40. It seems like a birthing into womanhood. You might think it's a bit late, but I feel it, internally, this strength of being that wasn't there before, just because of the number. No more nonsense. 
  • I am just coming out of 6 weeks of illness. I had whopping cough and was house bound most of the time. I'm just emerging from my cocoon now. Strong and clear in what I know to be true. 
  • Since the sickness I feel different. Like some of the chaff has fallen away. My life force is strong and radiant within. Stronger than ever before. Stronger every day. 
  • Amma arrives in about 10 days. I will spend as much time with her as I can. 
  • I feel a growing sense of urgency in my transformation. I feel as though it's not just me that I need to do this for. It's for everyone. The more fully awakened people there become, people who truly embody their internal grace, the better chance this world has. One person at a time. A channel of grace on this planet. It's got to make a difference and I feel this pressure building all the time. What might have been a choice is now imminent. There is no room for hesitation. 
  • And I received this answer in the I Ching - This is the realm of the Shaman.  You have exhausted every alternative, spent yourself completely, taxed body and mind beyond your former limits.  Survival and salvation lie beyond your reach now.  Only transcendence to a new existence -- a higher plane of being -- will see you through.  The Old You is just a dry husk.  You can't return to it.   Metamorphosis is the only grace offered.  You can only return to your homeland as a New You.
There you go then. Nothing more to wait for. Commitment it is.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Online Chakra Course

Hello everyone,
I'd like to invite you to a free online course about chakras.
We actually started three weeks ago, but I honestly forgot to invite readers from patheya. Sorry! (Brian, thanks for the reminder!)
The course will continue for another 9 or 10 months.
It's an introductory course and you don't need any prior knowledge.  We begin with a basic introduction to the course and what chakras are, and then we spend about a month on each chakra.
The aim is to increase awareness of what the chakras are and how they can enhance our life.
At the moment we have about 20 or so people in the course. At the end of the course, I will create a small e book for people to use at their own pace. No personal details from students will be used.
You can go at your own pace and there are only two or so activities/readings a week.
The course is held on google groups and you need to be invited to participate. If you are interested, send me an e mail with your email address and I’ll invite you. 
Thanks and sorry for neglecting you!

Photos: Tiffany Jones 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Commitment to Affirmations for One Year, Let's do it!

Hi everyone, 

Today I listened to an audio on The Aware Show featuring  Simran Singh.  They offered a PDF file, for free, as part of their special offer. It's still online now if you want to pick it up. It will be there for a couple of days.  

To access it, you'll need to click the special offer button, head to the bottom of that page, and there will be a small box that you will need to fill out with your name and e mail address.  They'll send you an e mail, and you can pick it up from there.

When I glanced through the affirmations, it was like I was being stroked with light from the inside. I don't get that feeling very often. 

Commitment to Affirmations 

I decided to commit myself to the full course.  It's 11 or so affirmations per month that we repeat to ourselves, morning and night, for one year. Today's my first day. I invite you to join me!

If by chance you didn't get the affirmations in time (they will take it off line) send me a mail and I'll send you the PDF. 

Good luck!