The longing to return to the Arms of the Beloved is at the root of every emotion, every desire that we have.
This is inclusive of every romantic notion, every melancholic yearning for a lost or current love, every Bhakti moment at the feet of the Master.
The draw of death and the desire to return to the womb are but misplaced yearnings born of our having forgotten that we are in fact, in every moment One with All Things – that there is no separation.
To truly know this arrests all, as Beauty arrests motion. Remembrance is the most profound of all spiritual practices.
The heart does know, what the head does not.
The Beloved is ever with me and I and the Beloved are One.
Ishq allah ma’bud allah – God is Love, Lover, and Beloved.
This life is indeed The Path of Love.
Be in Love.
eros & psyche
That complex set of corollaries and theorems that pertain to our relationships. How our birth family experience impacts our loves, our workplace environments, and our families of choice from nuclear to greater community. Why and how we fall in love and how we sustain or abandon the Lover.
Relational Geometry is the soft science of seeing relationships through the multiple lenses of codependence, object relations theory, family systems, birth order, projection, and ideas of compensation, the conscious and unconscious, and even Shadow, this side, and the other side. Of course our relationships are additionally influenced by our temperaments, our spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and instinctual bodies and our capacity for compassion and empathy.
Myers-Briggs testing and pop-psychology references to Mars and Venus draw upon its tenets. At its furthest extent it might even include religious impulses from Taoism and Buddhism to Non-Duality, from mono-theism to post-modern deconstructionist models for in essence what isn’t contained in Relational Geometry.
Just saying… it is not unlike any other three dimensional systems theory as in all things from micro to macrocosm, from the myopic to the kaleidoscopic – it is all about relationship. So when your mental health begins to move from comfortable complacence to something a little more ill at ease, be sure to not leave out a careful consideration of the Relational Geometry that has moved through your life. Be careful to take stock of the present dissonance and patterns of expansion and contraction, holding and release.
And ever bear in mind that All is Love, There is No Separation, and we really are ALL ONE. <3<3<3
It is important to keep your Red Book open. Find the medium for your madness and keep it going. And of course if you happen to have a copy of the RED BOOK, then by all means keep it open for all to see. What better way to speak of the importance of dreams, of individuation, of creative imagination… and then share the results. Let us see your madness in whatever small doses you feel safe in sharing it. Where does your passion lie and where is the record of this aliveness? Let’s have a look, for indeed anything else we have to talk about is just so unimportant or stepping stones to that which really holds our attention.
I received many years ago via oral transmission that the first rule of the Khwajagan is to be “Present at Every Breath”. When I first heard it, I did not know how to spell Khwajagan, who the Khwajagan were, or how to verify the information. Now with the advent of Google, its spell check, and memory of the phrase, I have discovered not only who the Khawjagan are purported to be [a chain of Central Asian Naqshbandi Sufi Masters from the 10th to the 16th century], who they influenced [Gurdjieff’s ‘Fourth Way’ originated with the Khwajagan], but some of their other rules. Not unlike other oral traditions that are hitting the internet this is not readily verifiable, but the rules do seem to pass the litmus test for “Way Above Average”.
Find the first and the other listed rules of the Khwajagan here.
A new study suggests lifelong musical experiences can retard certain aspects of the aging process. Specifically, Northwestern University scientists discovered a lifetime of musical training slows some aspects of hearing and memory loss.
The experts believe the findings suggest age-related delays in neural timing (the ability of the brain to decode and then recode audio stimuli) are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process.
For the rest of this PsychCentral.com article go here.
Credit goes to junocristi.blogspot.com; otherwise the message is clear enough and certainly plays by the rules of the Jungian cosmology
The masters have spoken of the perception of duality as being the root cause of our suffering. Here is Deepak Chopra in a 20 minute video speaking of the reality of things as he perceives them. We could all benefit from keeping these things in the forefront of our consciousness. Clic here to go to the video.