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)

Walking in Beauty

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In beauty I walk With beauty before me I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk It has become beauty again Hózhóogo naasháa doo Shitsijí’ hózhóogo naasháa doo Shikéédéé hózhóogo naasháa doo Shideigi hózhóogo naasháa doo T’áá altso shinaagóó hózhóogo naasháa doo Hózhó náhásdlíí’ Hózhó náhásdlíí’ Hózhó náhásdlíí’ Hózhó náhásdlíí’ Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body. I…read more

Lughnasad Blessings

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May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you. May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul….read more

Heel en Al

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“We zullen ons de mathematisch-fysische beschrijvingen, die tot nu toe volstrekt ongeschikt zijn voor het geheel, besparen en in plaats daarvan twee passages uit de rijke oosterse wijsheid gebruiken, die om hun indrukwekkende analogie ook door fysici graag worden geciteerd. De eerste tekst beschrijft het heelal als het parelnet van de hemelkoning Indra. De parels in het net zijn zo gerangschikt dat in elke parel het hele net wordt weerspiegeld. Er wordt uitdrukkelijk gezegd dat de wereld op dezelfde manier is opgebouwd en dat elk voorwerp van alle andere voorwerpen…read more

Just be

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“There is nothing to do. Just be. Do nothing. Be. No climbing mountains or sitting in caves. I do not even say “be yourself” since you do not know yourself. Just be.” — Nisargadatta Maharaj

Stream Of Life

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The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride…read more

Zonnewende blessings

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May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you. May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul….read more