poem: the inner journey of change before outer manifestation

quote: “….recall the true Self, authentic community, Earth home, and Cosmic consciousness….”

Reflection: Spiritually transforming practice

Reflection: Spiritually transforming practice
We must practice to transform our being personally and collectively Spiritual practice, undertaken according to principles of spirituality, and mindfully followed with purpose and intent, is capable of powerful personal, relational, social, and cultural transformation.
Some of these spiritual principles are:
– cultivate a loving heart for all beings
– develop an altruistic, sustaining spirit and share what you have with others
– be a good ally of the earth and its resources
– identify with your own suffering and that of others and be a healer
– measure progress and growth according to non-materialistic and non-economic factors such as sustainability and peace
– support democratic forms of government and the liberties they guarantee for all peoples
– speak out against, non-violently resist, and work to change social injustice and evil in the world
– develop unitive consciousness that envelopes paradox and
creative tension
-value diversity in creation and community
Creator God awaken in us a dedication to spiritually transforming practice that we may be collaborators and co-creators in your kin-dom of the alternative neighborly community for the good of all humankind and all creation.

photo by Cathey Stone
‘meditating in the estuary at Draper Lake’
Gulfview Heights Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

poem: old man at leisure by Muso Soseki

photo by Cathey Stone, Old Man Meditating, Saint Andrews State Park, Panama City, Florida

 

 

quote: “The dissenting voice speaks for the voiceless.” – Toko-pa Turner

quote: “…..he only rests when the suffering of others ends.”