Belinda Clements

“The ripple of the living mind-space amongst us…” Ellias Lonsdale.
The “Intimidation Frequency” once we understand it is the modern anxiety of life which locks us into its vibration/frequency. That polarity exists for a reason good or bad but beyond that is another way of looking at Life and interacting with it that balances the two and in that balance is the stepping stone for transcendence. From the stepping stone in the center, out of the river and into the firmament.

The failure to recognize the Always Already,
This Never Not Now,
Causes you to seek in all the wrong directions.
A path to Here or a path to Now is
A path away from Here and Now.
Whatever begins as an aid
Ultimately becomes an obstacle.
Chasing after something to be delivered
in some imagined future is
A movement away in this very moment.

When the mind disengages from the world,
It slows down.
Also disengaged from imagination,
It comes to a standstill.
This is its inherent nature.
New adaptations of existence will then
Naturally come into being.

It is the allowing of What-Is to be without
Adding dramatizations to it.
Realize this for yourself and live accordingly.
Just as water remains nothing but water
Regardless of the shape of the container,
This essence is the same
Regardless of what it is contained in.

wu’hsin

You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life –

What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

William Stafford

Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy? Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother Jove? Surely all this is not without meaning. And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.

Herman Melville

When you visualized a man or a woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity . . . that was a quality God’s image carried with it . . . when you saw the lines at the corners of the eyes, the shape of the mouth, how the hair grew, it was impossible to hate. Hate was just a failure of imagination.

Graham Greene

The Art of Practical Mysticism.
Why do I remember dreams, paint visions, and write mystic poetry, followed by their processing, I hear you ask? Well, because reconnecting with my Inward Life heals the inner split between me and my invisible Source, the Feminine Mystery of the Sea of Soul, which resolves my anxiety and depression.

Without healing this split between the head and the heart within me first, returning to the Centre and its balance between the visible and the mystery and magic of the invisible dimension of life, I would run around projecting this inner conflict everywhere outside onto the community and causing trouble there- the patriarchal, split, masculine mind and its war on everything that it sees as the Other- and hurting, even more, our already deeply wounded world.

In the words of Andrew Harvey: ‘At the end of his life, the great Indian mystic Aurobindo is said to have said, “If there is to be a future, it will wear the crown of feminine design.” Unless we awaken to the mystery of the sacred feminine, of the feminine as sacred, and allow it to glow into, irradiate, illumine, and penetrate every area of our activity and to create in them all harmony, justice, peace, love, ecstasy, and balance, we will die out and take nature, or a large part of it, with us. Unless we come to know what the sacred feminine really is- its subtlety and flexibility, but also its extraordinarily ruthless, radical power of dissolving all structures and dogmas, all prisons in which we have sought so passionately to imprison ourselves- we will be taken in by patriarchal projections of it. The Divine Mother, the fullness of the revolution that she is preparing, will be lost to us. We must understand that comprehending the sacred feminine is a crucial part of surviving the next terrible stage of humanity.’

image; Melancolie d une Sirene by Marjie79 https://www.deviantart.com/marjie79/art/Melancolie-d-une-Sirene-532991669