May 10th, 2013
This day I am inspired by the wondrous inner meaning of rainbows…
Each of us finds the significance in them that best reflects our functioning at any given time and in such a mood we find inspiration anew. Rainbows bring Hope and a fresh perspective in living. Inspired by Marc Edmund Jones, my thoughts go to the power of eternal values and having meaningful responsibilities in our pursuit of rainbows, the iridescent joys that linger to inspire all. In the everlasting joy of meaningful living all is possible….
It is always a joy to hear from you and to share in the depths of inner peace and universal harmony.
How do you share your pursuit of rainbows?
Wishing you a wonder-filled Day.
April 23rd, 2013
My beloved husband, Bob Kline and I have shared for almost three decades a joyful partnership in the wonders of the spiritual Path. I treasure our co-operation and continuous activity in our common mission for peace and harmonious living. I honor his contribution to in all the ways he knows how to make it happen so my ideas can travel around the world.
One evening during our time in Glastonbury, United Kingdom he was inspired during a Sufi Concert and later on he shared with me a powerful statement that made an impact on him.
“For saying so many prayers,
I have become a prayer.”
April 3rd, 2013
A golden stepping stone to the awareness of wholeness comes from living a meaningful life. Carl G. Jung said, "the ultimate essence of a universe in which man has a conscious existence is meaning." Everything in life has the potential to develop special significance when we participate in all that happens around us. Our choices make a difference.
Through experience we develop greater sensitivity to relationships with all that exists, a deeper sentiment for life's purpose and a penetrating understanding of people and situations we encounter. Each moment is filled with unsuspected meaning.
I would like to share with you some related affirmations, as a springboard to create positive statements that are significant at this stage of your own inner process:
- I recognize an added overtone of significance in all that comes to me.
- Each experience has a deeper meaning awaiting to be discovered.
- Each situation and event has a divine purpose.
March 7th, 2013
Sometimes, a poem or song or hymn inspires us to add to it from the core of our own being as its essence touches ours. This is what happened to dear friend, Patti Hudson, who has enjoyed singing the hymn, “For the Beauty of the Earth” since she was a child. In the last few years, she has added a new verse with words of her own and I am happy to share with you her complete piece in peaceful living.
“For the beauty of the Earth, for the glory of the sky
For the love that from our birth, over and around us lies.
Lord of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.”
It’s beautiful, this universe of which I am a part,
It thrills me, oh it thrills me, deep down within my heart.
To think I help create it, is a wonder beyond words
I am a co-creator, I help create my world.
It ‘s beautiful this universe, it’s beautiful my world.”
She often sings this on beautiful days, taking in God’s beauty while riding a tandem bike with her husband.
February 19th, 2013
This day I would like to give recognition to my friend Carole Thompson, whose inner light brightly shines as she moves through life in search of deeper understanding through peace within..
She just described herself as…
“Fully thinking – Reflecting higher thought, with taller vision…”
February 6th, 2013
A musical performance of “The Spirit of Togetherness” in a London theatre came to mind today and my memories went to the joyful harmony and sense of oneness I experienced while witnessing through that play the incredible ways in which African people connect with each other through the beauty of intense African music.
This day I wish to share with you a story recently heard:
“An anthropologist proposed a game to children of an African Tribe. He put a basket of fruit near a tree and told the kids that the first one to reach the fruit would win them all. When he told them to run they all took each other’s hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying the fruit. When asked why they ran like that, as one could have taken all the fruit for oneself, they say, “Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?”
”, is a significant word reflecting the philosophy of African tribes which symbolizes, “I am because we are.”
January 21st, 2013
I treasure Aristotle’s enlightening philosophy and this day it becomes meaningful:
“Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks,
desires and animates is something celestial, divine,
and consequently, imperishable…”
Those things that we build in the depths of our being are eternal. Great masters of humanity have spoken extensively of such a reality. Each of us experiences this as we give priority to matters of enduring value.
I would like to invite you to consider the following questions, pertinent to your own everlasting values.
- What are the core enduring values guiding my path?
- How can I build a renewed sense of values each day?
- What are some of the eternal insights in my hands?
January 8th, 2013
On this occasion I would like to come back to another note where I shared some reflections about the Oneness of All: "’All souls are one. Each is a spark of the original soul, and this soul is inherent in all souls.’ Hassidic Saying. In the context of the oneness of all, this session was an opportunity to talk about the power of the wisdom that arises from within as a meaningful golden stepping stone to wholeness. When we allow the rush and pressure of our days to fall away, we are more able to discern the essential truth of what lies before us. Peace Pilgrim said, "Each of us is a cell in the body of humanity, and has the potential to make a special contribution.”
This sparkled additional sharing from those receiving Musings, bringing plussage in the light of our broader understanding. Here’s a sample of the beautiful spectrum of light that came alive.
New Mansions for New Men~The song of light~ by Dane Rudhyar inspires Carol Zengara, “I chose to center into the aspect of One or Oneness. This song of light is a universal song; but each living being sings it with his own tone color. Because each one of the gongs which throb under the divine melody is made of an alloy the composition of which varies; because each object that reflects the light is made up as yet of unregenerate and diversified past, there need be many types of being. One Light, but so many lamps; one Sound, yet so many tones. Illumination comes to those who hear the song of Light unchanged, unflickering, eternal–Light that is one though the lamps be many.”
For Virginia Garcia, mission in life means, “a renewal of mind and soul, accomplishing a healthy approach in life for those I love by seeking interconnection with others for all well-being.”
From Italy, Claudia Biacchi shares, “this is true, because I feel good inside when I picture myself as well as other people as sparks. It is then my ego that separates everything. My ego is so strong! But I want to make a smile too, because I am a human being ”
Sherry Carroll was inspired by “How lovely – meaningful golden stepping stones to wholeness.”
Peace Pilgrim touches Stan Carnarius, “I was very pleased to see that quote from Peace Pilgrim. It is a solid example of the kind of thinking that is beginning to grow as there is a movement away from the scientism approach to a more biological approach to the understanding of man's place in the universe.”
Sensing his soul, Brian Donley comments, “My SOUL is IGNITED and SHINING BRIGHT!!!”
December 28th, 2012
Patti Hudson, a Sabian student and dear collaborator, was recently thinking about my peace work going all over the world and wondered if I would consider including the Peace Meditation on the Healing Gifts from the Sabian Healing Ritual in one of my international notes.
So the time is now!
“Be still, and know that peace is here!
A quiet indwelling peace,
A perfect satisfying peace,
A peace that lies deep within the very depths of being,
A peace that leads to the joyous outreaching of self,
A peace that is the sole and only source of happiness—
This divinely-appointed exalting peace is here!
Patti adds, “Let there be Peace on Earth
and let it begin with me!”
November 29th, 2012
My dear friend Rusty Carnarius and I spent countless hours in deep conversation during the last decade of her life, and she comes to my mind throughout the years as those of us who so appreciated her love and wisdom reflect in her everlasting legacy for an expansion of consciousness. Lizanne McClenon brought to my attention an idea that Rusty included in her pamphlet, The Nature of Sharing (1998, Rosehip Press):
"As I think about it, sharing is beyond just telling. It is paying
attention to what is important, then being vulnerable enough to let
someone else know that it is important to you. It is almost like
breathing; you inhale experience, then you exhale and share its
meaning with others. In the give and take of sharing we
demonstrate how much we need each other.”
In the words of Marc Edmund Jones, “When we are living worthily we are living in the constant emptying of ourselves because we are sharing all values and so conserving all values.”