The Wise Heart —

The wise heart makes the inner journey past the layers of fears, past memories of hurt and past the projections of others. We then can come into the most tender places of our being, the still point of inner listening. Cultivating tenderness towards our self in our all our patterns of imperfections gives us all […]

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To Remove the Obstacles – Osho

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Is it possible to meditate without any technique?

Deva Maturo, the question you have asked is certainly of great importance because meditation, as such, needs no technique at all. But techniques are needed to remove the obstacles in the way of meditation. So it has to be understood very clearly: meditation itself needs no techniques, it is a simple understanding, an alertness, an awareness. Neither alertness is a technique, nor is awareness a technique.

But on the way to being alert, there are so many obstacles. For centuries man has been gathering those obstacles – they need to be removed. Meditation itself cannot remove them; certain techniques are needed to remove them. So the work of the techniques is just to prepare the ground, is just to prepare the way, the passage. The techniques in themselves are not meditation. If you stop at the technique, you have missed the point.

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The Symbol of the Rose

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The Symbol of the Rose:  by Bettye Johnson

Down through the ages the rose has been revered and treasured not only for its beauty, but also for its symbolism. I have been asked why I chose the rose for the book cover of Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls. I chose it is because to me it represents what Mary Magdalene, her life and her legacy symbolize.

The red rose was chosen because the color of a red rose indicates giving of ones self for the purpose of greater evolvement. Red also indicates the material plane that we are now living on.

Not only is the rose an ancient symbol, it is also an ancient plant. The rose originally came from Persia, however rose fossils that have been found in Colorado and Oregon have been determined to be 32,000,000 years old. Yes, that is 32 million! It isn’t only in the…

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For My Sisters, A Dance of Joy

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Saturdays:  The day that was and should be the day for women to come together, connect with their energy and use it for good.  Thank you Dear Sisters, and Brothers.

For our sisters,

A dance of  joy.

Sister, to have you is a blessing,

A gift of grace and love.

Your dignity is my shield,

Your compassion, my cloak,

Your wisdom, my guide,

Your laughter, my hope.

Your triumphs witness your endurance,

Your purpose

And your power.

You are not my sister by birth,

But my sister by choice,

My sister through heartache

And my sister through blessings.

Our Lady of sisterly devotion and warmth,

Bless our family with understanding

And our sisters with passion, prosperity and peace.

May their devotion inspire us to kindness and service.

Bless our days with moments together,

Celebrations of love and loss,

So that we may bring renewal and rejoicing into our lives

And…

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La Conquestadora Oldest Madonna in USA

Raylenea Abbott

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La Conquestadora has had many titles through the centuries. She was known as Our Lady of Assumption, Our Lady of Conception, Our Lady of the Rosary and Nutetra Senora de la Paz. She first was brought to Santa Fe by the Franciscans. But on August 12 in the year of 1680 an Indian up rising occurred killing 21 priest and the burning of the city of Santa Fe. The church was also set on fire but, La Conquestadora was rescued from the flames.

The threads of this Virgin’s story being rescued from the fire….rings a bell in me. Is this not the myth of the Black Virgin that walks through the fire or is scorched by the desert sun? La Conquestadora’s history at this point is questionable because the church’s records were destroy between 1697-1777. Also there has been embellishment of the La Conquestadora’s story that is mixed with deep…

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