suffering comes from self denial.
does that mean? In my practice, I believe that there is a
difference between suffering, and pain. On this planet, pain is
not an option....pain is a part of life, part of the mystery, part of
man's human experience.
my point of view, pain is not a punishment, but the teacher, the
professor who brings us out of the darkness.
comes from a disowning of who we are. It comes from an inherent
belief that who we are is damaged, is wounded and is
powerless. Suffering comes from the belief that we have been
abandoned, and are separated and alone. Suffering comes from the
belief that we are the victims of our fears, rather than than the
creators of it.
comes from the insistence that we are separate from the light.
"Whether the god be called Christ or Love, there
is at times an hour when He is forgotten, even by the best. All of us,
even the Saints, require a voice to remind us."
-- Victor Hugo
our willingness and commitment to enter into and embrace our self
denial, we bring the light, the knowing into the suffering.
Only when we go through this negation of self, can we open to the voice
of our souls/eternal consciousness.
yourself to sit with what i have written. Write down anything
anything you disagree with. Then explore these thoughts one by one.
it true? Are you sure?
as we enter the darkest time of the year, light the light within your
own heart. Invite your soul's longing to be present. Have this
consciousness write a letter to you:
<Your Name Here>
order to give birth to the Christ within, and to celebrate the eternal
light that you possess, you are to do the following........ " (be
put this letter in an addressed envelope and mail it to yourself so
that you will receive it as a reminder for this holiday season.
us invite in a hallelujah and a blessing of peace for the new year.
that you are the spark that will ignite the light of the world.
Chanukkah and Merry Christmas