On January 8th our beloved friend and co-worker Joe Mixer passed away. He graced our fair planet for 94 years through a life committed to serving others. Joe was the nephew of Meditation Mount founder Florence Garrigue and became intimately involved in the early days of establishing the Mount as a Center of Light. We remember Joe for his qualities …
In the early 1960s Dr. Roberto Assagioli (the Founder of Psychosynthesis and Creative Meditation) asked Florence Garrigue to help inaugurate a project in the USA. On April 11th, 1971 Florence opened the doors of Meditation Mount in Ojai to the public and we have been here ever since as a place of inspiration and service.
Those who lived through the recent Thomas Fire at Meditation Mount and the ensuing deluge and mudslides visited upon Montecito in Santa Barbara County here in southern California describe the experience as apocalyptic in nature. It felt like the end times. In one respect, we could declare that these are both the end times and the beginning times. It all depends on which way you are facing.
We hold the vision in our hearts that Meditation Mount, like the Phoenix, will rise from the ashes to become an even brighter Beacon of Light, Love and Fiery Hope in a darkening world.
To dream and imagine is to create. Throughout the ages, indigenous peoples around the world have been the custodians of their respective Creation Stories that keep the dream alive and tell of a time before anything existed.
The Ageless Wisdom explains that the soul is in constant meditation – patiently watching and waiting for signs of response from its earthly counterpart. The power and beauty of the Soul is live-streaming its radiant message of new possibilities 24×7 but sadly many are totally unaware that their essential nature is calling and therefore do not register these inner signals of renewal and hope.
At 5:00 PM each day thousands of people in their respective time zones around the world sound this affirmation – strengthening their inner link with the Source of Life and weaving closer connections among the global network of those who seek to serve the Common Good.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Bridging the gap and establishing communication and cooperation between the Soul and the personality can be accomplished through the applied science and practice of meditation.
It would be wonderful to shift from a dependency on batteries to a source of energy that is continuously available and reliable. In today’s environmentally aware world, more people are now switching to solar power and placing photovoltaic cells on their roofs to avail themselves of the free energy of the Sun. In light of this trend, we may wish to consider what it would take to have our individual lives powered by the ‘inner Sun’ – the Soul – thus bypassing the need for batteries. So how do we install solar power at a personal level?