Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Awakening A Little Each Day

      We all do our best to get by. Whether we realize it or not, we prioritize trustworthiness in ourselves, other people, animals, and even things such as cars & appliances. At the same time, we know that everything & everyone, including ourselves, changes constantly. We see this change whenever we look in the mirror. We see ourselves age, AND YET, somehow, the one who is aware of this feels somehow timeless.

      "We are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness.
We are not objects. We have no solidity. We are boundless.
The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us.
      We or rather our reasons, forget that the description is only a description and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in a lifetime
     We are perceivers.
world that we perceive though is an illusion. It was created by a description that was told to us since the moment we were born." Don Juan

     “As I’ve discovered, awakening doesn’t belong to one teaching or tradition, and in any case, once you wake up, you actually awaken out of traditional frameworks. After all, if you’re awakening to your true nature, the one you’ve always already been deep down inside, how could one tradition or approach have a monopoly on it? This precious spiritual nature has always belonged to you, and, like one version of the proverbial prodigal son, you’re merely discovering the diamond that’s been hidden in your pocket all along.
     In fact, more and more people appear to be awakening to their inherent spiritual nature, whether or not they’ve been practicing meditation or some other prescribed technique. Perhaps it’s just our technological times, when experiences are shared so much more globally through cell phones, e-mails, websites, and blogs, but awakening seems to have shed the garments of religion and revealed itself for what it is – a universal human experience available to everyone right here and now. Despite what you may have been led to believe, enlightenment is your birthright, your natural state – you merely need to reclaim and learn to embody it.”
     Stephan Bodian. “Wake Up Now. A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening.” McGraw-Hill, 2008. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

      Please play Buffy Sainte-Marie's beautiful song today - September 30, 2021 - our first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. We have SO MUCH to learn from our wise First Nations sisters and brothers. Thank you CBC Radio for playing this beautiful music!


  1. Walalen … thank you … merci … danke … obrigado …
    May the peace in our heart and the love in our souls reach out and embrace our indigenous kin on this our commemoration day for truth and reconciliation ….
    In spirit, armand (wind rider)