Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Go Forth and Bathe Yourself in that Rain..." - Kabir

“ There the Clouds Do Not Cover the Sky, ...Yet the Rain Falls Down in Gentle Showers… ”          - Kabir

Take me back to the beginning

Where no song but Yours reaches me

In that Garden of Truth
I feel Your freedom
In that peace
Your beauty
I feel You alive again
No more madness 
No more pain
No more hoping
There in all assurance
Your Music eternally plays
Filling this life with songs
Overflowing my world 
With jubilation
Spilling over everywhere…

©Ganga Fondan, 2013

Blog Entry March 29, 2013

Our brains are constantly being spoon-fed information every day.  What used to be local news is now global.  What used to be 3 channels of TV is now 24/7 hours of streaming entertainment on demand and what used to be a local gathering of friends turns into keeping up with an endless list of each other's posts on various computer devices.  Can we really emotionally digest this impulsive gorging and expect to stay calm, healthy and clear thinking in our day to day lives?

The self-help industry has never flourished more with answers and yet there are more and more people needing help just to make it through the day, just to get a night of sleep, just to keep their thoughts from racing in all directions.  More and more people struggle with addictions, weight, finances and a long list of health issues.  How do we deal with a society struggling with monumental insecurity?  Over 500 years ago, a wise poet named Kabir told us that there is no place to run to that is away from all our worries but there is a place within that promises peace and limitless abundance.  He cautioned others that this place is not in palaces, temples, sacred rivers, statues and books.  If we listen closely enough, our own heart opens and shows us the way through the storms of existence. 

 The ancient Masters from all walks of life led the ways to realize and distribute the resources that well up from inside each of us.  It is worth everything to find them and to revel in that land.  Then we can see through the haze of what happens in our outer world as related to the centered and powerful daily choices we make.  We begin to recognize our own relationship to Consciousness which is the Creator, Creating and Created aspects of all Life.  Keeping these teachings alive through art and song has been my greatest gift from studying Ancient Secrets of Success with my Teacher.  New ideas and innovations flow through me and these pass through to my outer experience.  We become That which we most ache to behold.  I found the following words in a library book years ago and wrote them into my notebook.  They encapsulate the essence of this whole posting today.   

Jesus said: 

If you bring forth what is within you, what you will bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. (According to the Gospel of Thomas)


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