The Good Fight

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt In life we often think about our goals, our dreams and our ambitions. We focus on these often at times, sometimes not so often, other times not at all. Sometimes we lose sight of them in our busyness, being […]

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Start

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new, and trust the magic of new beginnings.” ~ Meister Eckhart The picture here is one of my most vivid memories. It is ingrained in my mind, branded upon my heart and lives as a signpost of change; a threshold to be crossed mindfully, one that […]

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Equinoxes, Eclipses and the Madness of March

“A lot of you cared, just not enough.” ~ Jay Asher I’ll keep this short… Something is in the air. Something that comes riding the dry wind. It is a mist of petrichor that lives among the dust, following the wind, though this wind swarms the Earth; dark at times, though it holds light. This […]

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Remember the Carnival

“You can only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha In Latin, the word “Carnival” means “Farewell to the Flesh.” It is within this form of thought that we find the earliest pre-fast celebration. It is on this day, Fat Tuesday, that we celebrate, remember and look forward to a time of fasting, a time […]

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On Purpose

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” ~ Criss Jami The heart is a source. It is a source of power and light. This source that we have beating deep within our bodies is more powerful than we give credit. It allows us to feel, to love, grow and […]

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The Odic Sphere

“We are living links in a life-force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.” ~ Alan Chadwick Often the question is asked… What is life? What is the force that imagines, creates, and propels life? And then, where does this divine force originate? Better yet a […]

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New America: Politically Biased, Spiritually Dead

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” ~ Mark Twain For all that normally read my words, many know that I hold appreciation for the subtle, and have a respect for all opinion and thought from anyone, no matter his beliefs. Today, I am saddened at what I see and read regarding the ill […]

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Oblivion

“All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck Humans have great capacity for good, for love, for incredible acts of valor and courage; yet the friction remains. Our race also has the unyielding capacity for horror. Our consciousness makes us immortal; a consciousness […]

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The Grand Circle

The Grand Circle

Connections are often made or deduced in the subtleties of life. These connections can be seen physically within the natural world such as with the bee and the flower. The two coexist and share a connection of dependence. Both species flourish because both exist and share in the other’s function. Not only do these connections exist in nature, but within spirituality as well. This is the sphere of the grand circle.

With all religion there exist doctrines of faith, tenets of belief and basic thoughts on life, how to live and pondering of the afterlife or not. The basic thoughts of all faiths, if we are to look closely and intuitively, are so much more related than one might first think. These are all connected by the grand circle, the grand sphere. Whatever is considered holy or sacred is often thought of as the same by countless other faiths. This connection shows the divine power of the grand sphere.
 
I once read a story of a reclusive monk who would appear to the villagers perhaps once a year at best. He was considered wise beyond his years. In his last days nearing the age of 100, when asked one day where his faith was born and what was his favorite meditation, he replied that he lived in the light of Jesus Christ and he was his salvation. He further said that he knew both prayer and meditation in many ways, not just from traditional Buddhist studies and this is what gave him peace.
 
Not only was this monk a Buddhist, but also was touched by the words of the New Testament and the sacred shamanistic practices of animism. This man’s life sheds a new light on the artificial confines of spiritual thought. It shows how a sacred connection can be made through a myriad of spiritual mediums. This is the road to true enlightenment and unity.
 
A shaman can commune with Jesus. A monk can speak to Allah. A Muslim can hear the prayer of the Virgin Mary, and the Native American can love the Torah. These are all possible and no limits should be imposed when a human being sets out to explore his spiritual being. There is a beautiful web of intricate design connecting everything divine, and all paths can be followed by anyone if they so choose.
 
As we explore the sphere of the grand circle; the grand sphere, we come to find a place where we all can truly learn from one another the many beautiful secrets that make the world such a brilliant place. In broadening our hearts and uniting the faiths of all men, we remove the barriers that our traditional texts impose. The spirit knows no boundaries. No matter where or in what form love exists, it will find this place, be welcome, and be at home. 
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