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Friday, November 29, 2013

Another Unknowable Thing

Beyond your beautiful face I am incapable of ever knowing you.  You continually shock me in ways that I can not describe; things I have never dreamt of or felt.  I'm not satisfied by the mundane in life.  How can I be satisfied when you have shown me things that I never knew existed?  Show me yet another unknowable thing, that I may at my best put to words.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Lover and the Beloved, Part 3

69.  The paths of love are both long and short.  For Love is clear, pure and bright, subtle yet simple, strong, diligent, brilliant, and abounding both in fresh thoughts and in old memories.

75.  They asked the Fool: 'Where did thy love have its birth: in the secrets of the Beloved, or in the revelation of them?'  He replied: 'Love in its fullness makes no such distinction as this; for secretly the Lover hides the secrets of his Beloved; secretly also he reveals them, and yet when they are revealed he keeps them secret still.'

76.  The secrets of love, unrevealed, cause anguish and grief; revelation of love brings fervor and fear.  And for this cause The Lover must ever be suffering.

86.  The Lover was sorrowful, and wearied with overmuch thought.  And therefore he begged his Beloved to send him a book, in which he might thereby be relieved.  So the Beloved sent that book to the Lover, and his trials and griefs were doubled.

93.  The Beloved planted in the heart of the Lover sighs and longings, virtue and love.  The Lover watered the seed with his tears.  In the body of the Lover the Beloved planted trials, tribulations and griefs.  And the Lover tended his body with hope and devotion, consolation and patience.

96.  The Beloved left the Lover, and the Lover sought Him in his thoughts, and inquired for Him of men in the language of love.  The Lover found his Beloved, who was despised among the people, and he told the Beloved what great wrong was done to His name. The Beloved answered him, and said: 'Lo, I suffer these wrongs for want of fervent and devoted lovers.'  The Lover wept, and his sorrow was increased, but the Beloved comforted him, by revealing to him His presence.

97.  The light of the Beloved's abode came to illumine the Lover's dwelling, which was full of darkness, and to fill it with joy, with grief and with thoughts.  And the Lover cast out all things from his dwelling, that the Beloved might be lodged there.

Reference~ Book of the Lover and the Beloved, Ramon Lull

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Lover and the Beloved, Part 2

44.  There are two fires that warm the love of a true Lover: one is of pleasures, desires and thoughts: the other is of weeping and crying, of fear and grief.

45.  The Lover longed for solitude, and went away to live alone, that he might gain the companionship of his Beloved, for amid many people he was lonely.

49.  Whether Lover and Beloved are near or far is all one; for their love mingles as water mingles with wine.  They are linked as heat with light; they approach and are united as Essence and Being.

56.  The heart of the Lover soared to the heights of the Beloved's abode, so that he might not lose his love for Him in the deep places of this world.  And when he reached his Beloved he contemplated Him with joy and delight.  But the Beloved led him down again to this world to make trial of him with tribulations and adversities.

62.  'Say, Fool of Love, if thy Beloved no longer cared for thee, what wouldst thou do?'  'I should love Him still,' he replied.  'Else must I die; seeing that to cease to love is death and love is life.'

63.  They asked the Lover what he meant by perseverance.  'It is both happiness and sorrow,' he answered, 'in the Lover who ever loves, honours and serves his Beloved with courage, patience, and hope.'

65.  They asked the Lover, what he meant by happiness.  'It is sorrow,' he replied, 'borne for Love's sake.'  'O Fool,' they answered, 'what, then, is sorrow?'  'It is the remembrance of dishonor done to my Beloved, who is worthy of all honour.'  And they asked him again: 'What is misery?'  'To get one's desires in this world,' he replied, 'for such fleeting joys are followed by perpetual torment.'

67.  Said the Lover to his Beloved:  'Thou art all, and through all, and in all, and with all.  I would give Thee all of myself that I may have all of Thee, and Thou all of me.'  The Beloved answered: 'Thou canst not have Me wholly unless thou art wholly Mine.'  And the Lover said: 'Let me be wholly Thine and be Thou wholly mine.'  The Beloved answered: 'If I am wholly Thine, what part in Me will thy son have, thy brother, thy sister and thy father?'  The Lover replied: 'Thou, O my Beloved, art so great Whole, that Thou canst abound, and yet be wholly of each one who gives himself wholly to Thee.'

Reference~ Book of the Lover and the Beloved, Ramon Lull

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Lover and the Beloved, Part 1

17.  There was a contention between the eyes and the memory of the Lover, for the eyes said that it was better to see the Beloved than to remember Him.  But Memory said that remembrance brings tears to the eyes, and makes the heart to burn with love.

18.  The Lover asked the Understanding and the Will which of them was the nearer to his Beloved.  And the two ran, and the Understanding came nearer to the Beloved than did the Will.

20.  Sighs and Tears came to be judged by the Beloved, and asked Him which of them loved Him the more deeply.  And the Beloved gave judgment that sighs were nearer to the seat of love, and tears to the eyes.

22.  The Lover fell sick and thought on the Beloved, who fed him on His merits, quenched his thirst with love, made him to rest in patience, clothed him with humility, and as medicine gave him truth.

27.  The Lover was wearied, for he had labored much in seeking for his Beloved; and he feared lest he should forget Him.  And he wept, that he might not fall asleep, and his Beloved be absent from his remembrance.

28.  The Lover and the Beloved met, and the Beloved said to the Lover: 'Thou needest not to speak to Me,- for thine eyes speak to My heart,- that I may give thee what thou willst.'

29.  The Lover was disobedient to his Beloved; and the Lover wept.  And the Beloved came in the vesture of His Lover, and died, that His Lover might regain what he had lost.  So He gave him a greater gift than that which He had lost.

31.  The Lover said: 'The secrets of my Beloved torture me, for my deeds reveal them not, and my mouth keeps silence and reveals them to none.'

Note to Reader- The Beloved is referred to as a male because in the perfect image of God, the female womb is turned inside out to represent the perfect androgynous being (both female and male).

Reference ~ Book of the Lover and the Beloved, Ramon Lull


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There Is No Hell Only Karma

The article “A Case Against Hell” reveals that the entire concept of Hell is absent from the Old Testament.  The Hebrew word that is translated as “Hell” in most Bibles today is sheol, which means “grave.”  The word sheol appears only thirty-one times in the entire Old Testament.  Sheol, the grave, is where everyone must go regardless of how they lived their lives.  God doesn’t warn Adam and Eve about there being a Hell if they eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil- only that this action would cause death.  Cain is not warned about Hell.  Nor are the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Moses does not warn of there being a Hell in the Ten Commandments- or in more than 600 warnings, laws, and ordinances in the Mosaic Law.

In the New Testament, Jesus occasionally used the Greek word Gehenna to describe what will happen to us if we engage in negative, self-serving behaviors.  The same word root for Gehenna is not translated as “Hell” when it appears in the Old Testament Hebrew as ga ben Hinnom- the valley of the son of Hinnom.

This valley was a horrible place; it started out as a location where children were sacrificed to the owl-god Moloch.  Over time the ritual murders stopped and Gehenna became the main garbage dump for the entire city.  Dead bodies were routinely burned there.  Gehenna was therefore a necessary place for cleansing and purifying the land through fire.  This appears to be the deepest meaning of the metaphor Jesus was using.

In the World English Dictionary the word Gehenna is “a place or state of pain and torment.”  Therefore Jesus was teaching the law of Karma.  Causing pain and torment to others would cause similar pain and torment in your own life as a form of purification.  The concept of karma was expressed in Galations 6:7 “As you sow, so shall you reap.”  The spiritual teachings of Jesus can deliver us from the danger of Gehenna- from the fires of karma that burn out our impurities- by revealing what life on earth is here to teach us.

Reference~ The Synchronicity Key by David Wilcock

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Pilgrim's Way

With the goal in sight, the Pilgrim is set on the Way.  What good or bad comes along his journey, he does not heed or deter from danger.  His fidelity is to the Beloved.  Love's audacity cares nothing about jealousy or pride.

The Pilgrim conquers his fears and does not stray from the Way.  For if he does, famine will take root in his soul and death will follow.  It is wise to leave a Pilgrim to his Way, so his heart doesn't harden and you become the enemy.

Friday, November 1, 2013



This book is a compilation of my blog posts of the first three years.  My posts have an order to them based on synchronicity.  For example, the Old Hag, in the very beginning of the blog, it is dated as an experience from my childhood.  The actual post date of the Old Hag is at the time when I learned about her.  It just so happened that one of my coworkers and I were talking about the supernatural, and she shared a similar experience.  I finally had a name to put to it and thus began my research on the Old Hag.