Month: June 2009

THIS FULL MOON: SAGA DAWA DUCHEN

Mantra of Compassion

Mantra of Compassion

This Sunday June 7, Blue Resonant Eagle is the most important full moon of the year on the Tibetan Calendar, it is called SAGA DAWA DUCHEN.
It is the day that honors Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. As a “multiplication day” it is said that our karma, good and bad,
is multiplied at least 10 million times this day!

“Think of it as the best time to plant your emotional, mental and spiritual intentions as seeds of growth for the most abundant harvest.”

The Recommended mantra is OM MANI PEME HUNG
(In Sanskrit this is: Om Mani Padme Hum)
which is said to contain all of the Buddha’s teachings in those 6 syllables!
More info can be found here

"Buddha" by Octavio Ocampo

"Buddha" by Octavio Ocampo

Wisdom to Soften our Hearts

Feel the Burn–Burning Up the Seeds of Aggression

“In her book, Practicing Peace in Times of War, Pema Chodron asks the question, Why is it that we all want a peaceful existence, yet our actions or reactions produce just the opposite. We seek peace and happiness by going to war. This can occur personally with those close to us. Or it can happen in the world theater with country against country.

We want to be compassionate and loving to those around us, but many times, we react in anger and with judgmental behavior. Our small self feels injured or betrayed, and we strike back, in a fashion we are accustomed to. The script is written for us according to our karma. The end result of our negative reactions is more suffering, and even more karma. This aggressive human tendency to react in anger may be the root of all wars and suffering.

Pema Chodron tells us the antidote to anger is patience. When a rude driver yells out his window at you, there is a moment when you have the choice how to react. These moments require patience combined with compassion. fearlessness, and a great deal of energy. She advises us to go cold turkey, watch the anger, don’t suppress it, but also don’t react to it. Pema asked her teacher Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Master, why this moment was so uncomfortable if we don’t give into anger. He said it was the burn, burning up seeds of aggressive behavior. We are burning the seeds of negative karma and planting the seeds of peacefulness.

We need to learn to soften our hearts. In order to end war, both globally and personally, we must be willing let go of the doctrine of being right and soften the rigidity of our heart, to find solutions that benefit both sides of the conflict. This is why the peace and reconciliation movements were so powerful for South Africa and Ireland.

Pema counsels that we have endless opportunities to dissolve the seeds of war where they originated in the hearts and minds of individuals like you and me. The Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King was an example. It was based on love, love that excluded no one and, it brought great changes in this country’s culture.

We find ourselves again in a period of great change. We can help birth positive change by allowing ourselves to think compassionately, not only of those who have suffered great loss, but also those who are engulfed in hatred, revenge or divisive behavior. This is true Bodhisattva action, caring for all sentient beings. May all Beings Be Happy! “

- This message is from Jamey and Darlene Potter at New Renaissance Bookstore in Portland Oregon

CHILDREN OF PROPHECY’S RAINBOW

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“WHERE THERE IS LOVE THERE IS BEAUTY”

Follow the heart not the mind
the security blanket has been stripped
a
w
a
y
that we can learn

how to surrender
to the evolving
consciousness
of the mystery

(or
we
can
cling
to the arisings
of fear
and anxiety)…

yet
if
we
can
meet
experience
a
l
l
o
w
and liberate our emotions
by in~viting
their purification
to clear space
w   i   t   h   i   n     u   s
we can attune
ever~more swiftly
to our True Nature;
our genuine contentment

the Flower of Peace that dawns
in the sunrise of our hearts
Petals
glistening
pulsing like ancient chants
to primordial winds
the crystal of our Soul irradiates
its clear reflection

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…the journey is the Journey…

Time Is
The Spiraling Wheel of Being
everlasting un destroyed invincible awareness garden
of being’s Song; leaves of Life green
with action and drive to be

sentient light
we talk with our intentions
silent prayers, converse with the eternal and greet
the unborn
v
a
s
t

omniscient ripe potential the fruit of your seed,
from yellow to red we emerge orange
the Drumbeat of the Sun’s burning kiss quickens
the heat
of spiritual survival
…purpose arriving…

we have

Entered The Gate Into The Next Realm
(*turning away from our conscience is not an option*)
the path
is lit by the fires of love
universal
glowing embers of spirit in-forming
trans-forming, trans-muting, mutating, redeeming
Water on the Wounds to Flow

We are the shamans tending the universal fire of Love
We are the Source~er~ers pouring Sanctuary
from the Ocean’s  Mercies,
scripts of Forgiveness bathing us clean

We are the Emissaries of New Culture dawning
the Art of our Lives is the Quest of the Universe
As Children of Prophecy’s Rainbow
We hold high the Banner of Truth

oneness ~ One Web
one rippling
conversation of spirit and matter
communing with form and infinity
penetrating the domain of psyche’s Mandala
circles
squares
golden mean
13 to the 20
what is the 4 to the 5?

who is?
The Mother of Zero
The Queen of Source
The Midwife of No~Thing
The Vessel of No~Where
The Priestess of Now
The Empress of Emptiness

(art from newmoonvisions.com)

(art by Mara Friedman ~ newmoonvisions.com)

Let us walk in the Fullness
of heart renewed
by our ancestor’s tears
crying in our fractal halos
circulating concepts of sin and purity

but
our Matrix is creation
the All lives Us

We are the threads of energy
woven as a Shawl
protecting
GrandMother Universe’s
Womb of Stars
That Births Our Essence

…nested in the astral mountains of dedication and vigilance
over and over again
each breath
that we can receive
consciously
is our clue;

our hint from the smiling guardians
who watch
over our renewal and hold us
as
we
learn
to let in
our worth
to free the channels
that wrap and veil
suffocating our spirits
into acquiescing
for an illusion…

LET THE CANVAS OF LIGHT
SHINE
BLANK
WITH THE MISSION OF LOVE

dancing its chapters
blooming its melodies
the birds of our messenger hearts are sharing feathers
of Faith, plumed resplendence,
perfection of celestial harmony dripping
pools of color
portals to now ~ here ‘s
cascade
of simple brilliance
natural clarity

EFFORTLESS
like Smoke rising
like Lungs rising and falling
they do it by themselves
who are We to think We do any~thing?

like Waves rising and falling,
throbbing and swallowing separation
like angel painting prayers on the tree rings of our solar orbiting cycles
one unending sacred simultaneity
zen-petal remembrance sparkling illumination

the Dance is Steps
Rising
one after the next
as soon as
the
moment
lives
it
too
dies
and
is
re~
born
as
the Uncreated Eternal of
which
We Are
Its Pristine Cracked Reflection;

A mirror of stillness in Flight

WhereRainbowRises

~Written on Yellow Cosmic Star/4 Ahau; 1300 Days before 13.0.0.0.0.