Ingrid Bertrand-Celebrating Life

Begin

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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, The chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation). The moment one definitely commits oneself, Then Providence moves, too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision. Whatever you can do or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. – W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition Usually attributed to Goethe

Vergeven

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‘We are all there for our own healing and to learn to let go of what blocks our experience of love and prevents us from heaving peace of mind. We believe that by first healing our own hearts and minds, we then bring healing to the world we see. It is our absolute conviction that the most important gift that we can give another person is our own inner peace and unconditional love. We believe that it is through forgiveness that our self-imposed blocks to love are removed and that…read more

De Ziel

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De ziel kent geboorte noch dood, begin noch einde. Zonde kan haar niet raken, noch kan deugd haar in verrukking brengen. Wijsheid kan haar niet doen opengaan, noch kan onwetendheid haar verduisteren. Zij is altijd geweest, en zij zal altijd zijn. Zij is het wezen zelf van de mens en al het andere is haar bedekking, zoals een lamp over het licht. De ontplooiing van de ziel komt vanuit haar eigen kracht en wordt voleindigd wanneer zij de banden met de lagere gebieden doorbreekt. Zij is van nature en ziet…read more

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)