Saturday, April 26, 2008


No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
-- Agnes de Mille

How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!
-- Belva Plain

You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.
-- Vernon Howard

Friday, April 25, 2008

Going all the way

"If you are willing to follow the Holy Spirit through seeming terror, trusting Him not to abandon you and leave you there . . . . For it is not His purpose to frighten you, but only yours. You are severely tempted to abandon Him at the outside ring of fear, but He would lead you safely through and far beyond."

The Two Worlds, ACIM
pg. 394

The supreme

"Many people just think about eating, sleeping, and having sex. That is not much. Animals do the same, so this is nothing special. The real purpose of having a human body is to recognize the Supreme."
- Shastriji

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Great Yucky

Spiritual progress will feel yucky (by depression or anxiety) not as a side effect, but because that is the process! Experiencing the "yucky" unflinchingly is the process you have to go through.

The whole basis of the dream world is that it is symbolic of an idea so unpleasant that it just can't be faced (the illusory separation from god). The idea and the feeling it engenders are greatly repressed, and you can't get free without facing them, and you can't face it without feeling the Great Yucky.

One might even say that the worse you feel, the better progress you're making, though obviously that's a very unpopular idea. Happiness in the nightmare is only possible through repression, and it is thin and shortlived.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Three points to do

There was a nice little summary in Gary's latest podcast: the three most important things to do is:
1: Quantum forgiveness.
2: Give control to the HS.
3: Make contact with Source.

I think that's good, since DU puts such an emphasis on forgiveness that one might forget about the other two.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
-- William Bridges

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Birth and death

"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval."
-- George Santayana, Soliloquies in England, 1922, "War Shrines"

Fortunately, since then a cure was invented.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Helen Schucman remembered

Helen Schucman remembered, video
Judith Skutch Whitson, Bill Thetford, and Ken Wapnick talk about 'A Course In Miracles' scribe Helen Schucman. From the mid-eighties.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Slow growth

"The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'"
-- John F. Kennedy