Enchantment, Philosophy, Spirituality

A Leaf Sent Wisdom From The Dreamworld

Every leaf reflects the perfection of creation.

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.”

William Blake

Dreams have been significant catalysts of my awakening. Some were revelations, etched in memory with more lucidity than events lived in the real world. Some were extraordinary; I’ve looked at Earth from the moon, explored unfamiliar worlds with pink trees and oceans of liquid bliss, had the chance to interact with beings of light.

Yet one dream has stayed with me due to its simplicity, and the way it changed my relationship to the ordinary. It was a lucid dream where I chose not to fly, or transform, or instantly manifest any desire. Instead, I explored the intricacies of the world itself.

Meditation, Spirituality

Pure Consciousness Is Hollow Without A Perimeter

pure consciousness
Attempting to label the ineffable. [Credit: Erlend Ekseth on Unsplash]

The purpose of transcendental meditation is to familiarise with pure consciousness, or the Supreme Reality. It begins with a growing awareness of awareness, behind phenomena, such as thought, feeling and sensation. Once this relationship develops, the journey of exploring the infinite nature of consciousness begins.

Spirituality

The Earth’s Heartbeat And The Oneness Of Electromagnetic Fields

The Earth’s heartbeat and the unity of consciousness. [Credit: Frank Cone from Pexels]

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

Joseph Campbell

What is sentience? If you were to zoom in on a single cell in the human body, would you call the cell sentient? Probably not. The same could be said of a single tree. Yet the mycorrhizal network shows a complex system whereby trees and plants exchange nutrients and information, using the roots and fungi, in what has been termed the Wood Wide Web.

Intelligence reveals itself in systems, and systems are the byproduct of consciousness. Systems indicate interconnection, cooperation, and harmony. Intricate systems, both microscopic and macroscopic, their patterns, fractal formations, coherency, and interactions, are all signs of higher intelligence, God’s design.

Spirituality

Humility, Honesty, And Humour On The Spiritual Path

Humility, humour, and honesty are allies of spiritual growth.

This article is an excerpt from Mindsets for Mindfulness.

The Triple H mindset isn’t for professional wrestling techniques (if unsure, see Google), but applies to three qualities that serve every stage of spiritual growth — humility, honesty and humour. To be honest, I’ve lumped these together because they all begin with ‘H’ and I admire awesome alliteration…

Philosophy, Spirituality

The Poetry Of The Psyche

Is poetry the language of the soul? [Credit: Ashley Rich on Unsplash]

The ineffable is impossible to capture in language, yet poetry offers an attempt to translate. Merriam-Webster defines poetry as: “writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.”