I plan this weeks series of daily reflections as follows

1 – 16th April 2020—Sometimes a Man—Poem. (To be recorded)

2 – 17th April 2020—Stone of Destiny—Story.

3 – 18th April 2020 –  Soul Friendship.

4 – 19th April 2020—The Path of Yoga

5–20th April 2020—Be Still and Know

6—21st April 2020—Finding Peace of Mind

7—22nd April 2020—Homeward Bound.

Daily Spiritual Reflections – Week 1
Daily Spiritual Reflections – Week 2

Let the Stone of Destiny Speak

daily reflections

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Here is a recording of the W. B. Yeats poem I Am of Ireland read by the author of these daily reflections.

This is the way destiny speaks through you and as you. This speaking through you is the revelation invited from the first of The Four Treasures of The Tuatha de Danaan. This is The Stone of Destiny which declares the rightful King/Queen of Ireland should that rightful King/Queen sit upon this stone. You are the rightful King/Queen of Ireland but Ireland is not to be simply thought of as an island lying between the British mainland and the United States of America. Within the story of The Four Treasures of the Tuatha de Danaan the land of Ireland is an inner state that you are invited to know as your Timeless experience of Being.

I am of Ireland,

And the Holy Land of Ireland,

And time runs on,’ cried she.

‘Come out of charity,

Come dance with me in Ireland

W. B. Yeats

You are invited to dance as the personal “I am” unified within that I AM state referred to as the Holy Land of Ireland. This is a state of wholeness. It is a state of Timelessness. It is a state where you are out of your personal mind so that the Universal Mind can know itself through you. Learning how to unlearn, going out of your mind, is a choice you willingly enter. There is no loss here. Infinite possibility and creativity become available to you as symbolized by the fourth treasure which is The Cauldron of Plenty. This Cauldron of Plenty like the human heart connected to the Source is forever empty but forever full. This is true Re-Source-full-ness.

The mind you think you are is the mind of the persona – the mask – the ego – the separate sense of the self. This is needed. This personal mind is a wonder. However, rather than be the blessing of co-creating Heaven on Earth it has become a curse that creates for many people a hell of their own making. We are given free will to create any kind of Heaven or Hell we wish.

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still. ― Jeddu Krishnamurti

The foundational tool for co-creation is your mind. Change your mind and you change the world. Note here that you are not being invited into the power of positive thinking that is simply changing the content of your mind. You are being invited to tune into the One Mind. This in reality is the only mind there is. To step into this One Mind is what St. Paul meant when he invited you to put on the Mind of Christ. This is the experience of feeling At-One-Ment with the Source. This is the Source of Infinite Love.

Putting on the Mind of Christ (Corinthians 2:16 KJV) is not a belief you adopt. It is a radical but most practical way of being in the world. It is the Way of Beauty. Renewing your mind is a daily practice. It invites renewal not only of the mind but the body. Every day you have to give it at least some time. This is the real experience of going on vacation. You vacate the mind you think you are for the One Mind you truly are. You invite the real holiday experience that is a day when you feel whole. Then, like the American poet, painter and playwright E. E. Cummings, you can declare the blessing your are here to be.

i thank You God for most this amazing

day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,

and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth

day of life and love and wings; and of the gay

great happening ilimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing

breathing any – lifted from the no

of all nothing – human merely being

doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and

now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

e.e. cummings

In order to invite this experience of universal intelligence flowing through an open mind and heart it is necessary to know about the levels of the mind.

Becoming a Soul Friend

daily reflection on soul friendship

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Here is the book I used to walk the lanes around my home each and every day when I first returned to Ireland. This is an invitation from a true soul friend. The language is the language of a true poet and lover of beauty.

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. – John O’Donohue.

I list here the official site of my great soul friend John O’Donohue.

John was not only one of the most articulate voices of living Celtic Christianity and Celtic wisdom, but he also had a clear grasp of the beauty of Christian mysticism as well. He was a trained philosopher with a prodigious intellect. He was the only person I’ve ever met who could effortlessly and lyrically weave together allusions to Martin Heidegger, Meister Eckhart, and the Tuatha Dé Danann in a single sentence.

Carl McColman (Author)

https://www.johnodonohue.com/

The Path of Yoga

daily spiritual reflection on the path of yoga

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Be Still and KNOW

daily spiritual reflection on stillness

Finding Peace of Mind

explore witness consciousness

I have written more about the subject of witness consciousness at this link below for those of you who wish to explore the topic further.

Here is some more material on the topic of witness consciousness. I will be adding other resources related to this topic shortly that include:-

  • Books
  • Courses
  • Articles
  • Audio and Video

Homeward Bound

daily spiritual reflection about coming home

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Homeward Bound
Simon & Garfunkel

I’m sittin’ in the railway station
Got a ticket to my destination
On a tour of one-night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought’s escapin’
Home where my music’s playin’
Home where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Every day’s an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger’s face I see
Reminds me that I long to be
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound

Home where my thought’s escapin’
Home where my music’s playin’
Home where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Tonight I’ll sing my songs again…

I hope to do an audio course of my own on Coming Home to yourself. Meantime you might like to explore this invitation

https://insighttimer.com/meditation-courses/course_coming-home-to-yourself

Week 1

By the Pool of Silence

short daily reflections

Week 2

It’s Just Warm Love

short daily spiritual reflections

Week 4

The Dawn Has Secrets

short audio spiritual reflections