It can be somewhat confusing at times to make sense of the vast array of meditative methods and practices being proffered on our smart phones and computer screens. Social media is awash with all manner of offerings promising to make us feel more relaxed, at peace and enlightened.
Watching a red-tailed hawk rise in silent graceful arcs above Meditation Mount on a warm spring morning had me pondering on what really gives lift to our lives and can raise our consciousness to new heights. What is that missing element that carries life ever upwards and liberates us from the gravitational pull of earthly fears and fixations? While contemplating this question in the timeless space overlooking the Ojai Valley, the answer came swooping in from the blue above: Unconditional Love.
In those periodic times of personal doubt, disorientation and quiet desperation it can feel as though we are taking the long and winding way home with no real end in sight. Lost in the mists, we implore the heavens to tell us just how much longer this particular passage will last and whether the sun will ever shine again and pierce the dark clouds temporarily obscuring the light of our Soul.
Have you ever had the nagging feeling that your life doesn’t quite resemble and measure up to what you originally envisioned and aspired to when your heart was full of dreams? If so, there is no need to be alarmed – you are simply experiencing a fact of life that is equally true for a human being, a Planetary Logos or a Galaxy far, far away. It is called, the God Gap syndrome.
Meditation Mount is pleased to welcome Phillip Lindsay from May 25th to 29th for a series of talks, workshops and readings. Phillip has been a student and teacher of the Ageless Wisdom and Esoteric Astrology for thirty years, and is the author of several books.
This month we find ourselves bathed in the fiery energies of the constellation of Aries – the zodiacal sign that heralds new beginnings and affirms that resurrection follows death: just as surely as day follows night. [read more]
She’d seen the West and East coasts. She’d seen the Caribbean. She’d seen Italy and England. But, as the story goes, when Florence Garrigue first stood on a rock-strewn hill in Ojai’s East End in 1968, the tiny woman knew she’d finally found the perfect place to carry out her very large vision. [read more]
Through the classroom of everyday life we are learning to develop more loving and respectful relationships with each other. But what happens when we introduce a new element into the equation and the power of ‘who I am’ meets the power of ‘who you are’? [read more]
We have only to look at the process by which man creates everything around him to see the role of thought: the first and necessary step is an idea. This he then develops by clothing it with more and more thought and planning and by giving it the energy of his desire and intention until it eventually emerges in a tangible form. This is the method employed by all who are successful in the material world – how much more important for it to be used for spiritual purposes!
Humanity stands knocking on the door of a better future but the portal is temporarily barred by a Dweller on the Threshold. We are being denied access because, collectively, we have yet to find the magic key that will unlock the gates of the desired new world. This hidden key is the Fire of Love and it lives and burns and is safeguarded deep within the heart of each person. [read more]