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Asheville Spirituality, Satsang, Meditation

July 2009 Blog Posts (8)

A Nod of Appreciation to our Maestro

© 2009 Howard McQueen





We are blessed when we meet someone who gives us clean, unambiguous pointers to living life fully

This ability to point someone to their essence becomes a talent that may arise in us.

I gave my teacher the nickname “Maestro”.

He has quickened within me, the orchestrator, the symphony conductor of life energy.

The Maestro is so full of love, our circle of presence calls forth this viral, radical Love.



I sense my inner Maestro… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 29, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Whispered Invitation: “come fall into Love”

© 2009 Howard McQueen



A whisper of an invitation can be heard “come fall into a love”



so deep

so sweet

so innocent



you will live again as the innocence of your child,

filled with wonder at belonging to this world

connected to everything that your heart can imagine.



What you will experience will astound you.

You will discover a root of the human condition,

a perceived belief that love is absent.

You will see human… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 28, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Greeting THE FRIEND first thing each morning

© 2009 Howard McQueen



Good morning [nameless essence],



I love you, as you are, the whole work-in-process package.



It is really something to behold one self (or any self, or all our selves). Everything we think we know, and that we intuit and even everything we glean from direct experience, are but tiny rocks and chunks of gold, that hint at the expression of the precious facets, the embodiment of life into the human form.

It is what we make of humans… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 27, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Looking for my perfect home...

Dear friends... I am looking for a home to rent with lots of light and open floor plan with spacious rooms in or around the Asheville area. I am open to going as far as Waynesville or Black Mountain. I adore living in Asheville but have a spiritual community in Waynesville, and LOVE the Light Center in Black Mountain.



I need space for myself, my youngest daughter, when she is home from college, a meditation/healing/music room, and in a peaceful, private setting where I can create a… Continue

Added by Mary O'Shannon (Spiritsong) on July 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

CONDITIONAL LOVE? AND A SEQUEL ...

© 2009 Howard McQueen



What is this thing called conditional love?

Does it compel us toward or draw us away from UNconditional love?



Oh!



As in “I will love you if YOU…”



• change yourself (for me)

• drop your addictions (for me)

• believe what I believe

• drop being so critical

• open up to life

• make my life smoother

• help heal our relationship gone astray (so I won't have to do all the work - poor me)

•… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Wisdom In Silence

© 2009 Howard McQueen



All life arises out of the sacredness and pregnancy of Silence.

Constant chattering breaks the silence, clutters up the purity.

In many ways, you harm yourself by dwelling on the surface layer, constantly reporting and regurgitating your surface feelings and impressions.

The parade of images is like the weather, not under your control and ever-changing -- so step back from this pre-occupation with verbally validating your external fascination and… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Immersion in the Flow

© 2009 Howard McQueen

To take a delight in life's
mixed bag of experiences
Let life choose to sculpt and shape
you into your true nature

This is surrender
to the greatest Force.

Bye, bye ego,

Aloha

Added by Howard McQueen on July 21, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

No Longer Separate or Alone

Howard McQueen; (C) 2009



Letting go of everything

held personal

and stepping into freedom



The invitation



The invocation



Reside in the embrace with your Beloved Anam Cara [1].

You have come home

No longer separate or alone





[1] The Celtic Mysticism of Anam Cara A Book of Celtic Wisdom, brings alive an inner soul-friend… Continue

Added by Howard McQueen on July 21, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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