Ingrid Bertrand-Celebrating Life

the ‘spot of inwardness’

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“Each person is born with an unencumbered spot, free of expectation and regret, free of ambition and embarrassment, free of fear and worry; an umbilical spot of grace where we were each first touched by God. It is this spot of grace that issues peace. Psychologists call this spot ‘the psyche’, theologians call it ‘the soul’, Jung calls it ‘the seat of the unconscious’, hindu masters call it ‘atman’, buddhists call it ‘dharma’, Rilke calls it ‘inwardness’, sufis call it ‘qalb’, and Jesus calls it ‘the center of our love’….read more

Solstice Blessings

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Deep peace of the running wave to you, Of water flowing, rising and falling, Sometimes advancing, sometimes receding. May the stream of your life flow unimpeded! Deep peace of the running wave to you! Deep peace of the flowing air to you, Which fans your face on a sultry day, The air which you breathe deeply, rhythmically, Which imparts to you energy, consciousness, life. Deep peace of the flowing air to you! Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Who, herself unmoving, harbours the movements And facilitates the life…read more

Indra’s net

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There is an endless net of threads throughout the Universe The horizontal threads are in space The vertical threads are in time At the crossing of the threads There is an individual And every individual is a crystal bead And every crystal bead reflects Not only the light from every Other crystal in the net but Also every other reflection Throughout the entire universe. – uit de Veda’s, 1500 v. Chr. (thanks for sharing, Yurek)