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Old 11-27-2009, 01:26 AM   #401
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Birches
Robert Frost

When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-coloured
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.

Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.
They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
So low for long, they never right themselves:
You may see their trunks arching in the woods
Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground,
Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair
Before them over their heads to dry in the sun.

But I was going to say when Truth broke in
With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm,
I should prefer to have some boy bend them
As he went out and in to fetch the cows--
Some boy too far from town to learn baseball,
Whose only play was what he found himself,
Summer or winter, and could play alone.

One by one he subdued his father's trees
By riding them down over and over again
Until he took the stiffness out of them,
And not one but hung limp, not one was left
For him to conquer. He learned all there was
To learn about not launching out too soon
And so not carrying the tree away
Clear to the ground. He always kept his poise
To the top branches, climbing carefully
With the same pains you use to fill a cup
Up to the brim, and even above the brim.

Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,
Kicking his way down through the air to the ground.
So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It's when I'm weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig's having lashed across it open.

I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate wilfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.

I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

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Old 11-27-2009, 10:34 AM   #402
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Amazing 14Chakras ...There really are not dark spots in the universe.
Light and life seem present everywhere .
That's really the beauty of creation .

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Wonderful observation Mudra. Gratitude to you for helping us see the light and life that is all over the world now with wonderful threads like these and beautiful observations like that one. I think you're right. There is light everywhere if we are willing to look for it ~ so nice of you to help us see.

Also great contributions from all in this loverly thread.

Bushy,

What a beautiful poem, I it, it's all about accepting Grace of remembering... we are individualization's of Eternity Being Now I'm thrilled and I bow to Namaste in all of us in this beautiful thread and forum.

Bushycat's poem:

Grace
Took my hand
To a land
Never seen before.
But wait,
Remembering
In now,
Eternity is seeing
The ray of cosmic Being.
Thrilled,
In tears
I bow
Prostrate to this power.

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:53 PM   #403
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Blessed is your presence on this forum 14Chakras.
Thank you for being a carrier of the Light .
It takes grace and beauty to do this .
That's what we are ...what our essence as souls emanate
in their timeless forms.

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #404
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souls moving their bodies by strings of Light...

YouTube- Chinese Acrobatics ballet dancing

YouTube- Awards -winning Chinese Ballet Stars

YouTube- Buterfly Lovers

YouTube- Cirque du Soleil Ballet

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Old 11-29-2009, 02:18 PM   #405
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #406
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YouTube- 99 Balloons

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Old 11-29-2009, 04:38 PM   #407
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:08 PM   #408
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Greetings, Mudra, for awhile now the level I was operating at was not willing to receive you or your flows.

However, right now I am facing up to some hard truths and felt like returning to the love of Amma the Hugging Saint. Recalling the Universe of her Heart (which I went and looked at) allows me to release some long held in grief because of the joy of knowing there are beings like herself. I would not say she is perfect, and I see she is also seeking her own healing and perfection. But she has realized more than I just how special she is in the Stream of Life and so she is able to give more.

I give you Amma's loving administrations:


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Old 11-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #409
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You Are Me

You are me and I am you.
It is obvious that we are inter-are.
You cultivate the flower in
yourself so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself so
that you do not have to suffer.
I support you you support me.
I am here to bring you peace
you are here to bring me joy.

- Thich Naht Hahn

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Based upon what he is saying in regards to "deep looking" I would have to say that the past life therapy I have been using to finally achieve Nirvana is a more aggressive form than meditation of deep looking and the resulting ability of Nirvana.

For me Nirvana is a definitive state but needs to be maintained with right practices and education and training. And I continue my "deep looking" work, even now doing "deep looking" for others as those others -- this is very powerful.

Please allow me to present more Thich Naht Hahn:

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:42 PM   #411
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Life as Art. Does anyone recall when the first "canvas" was blackness? What a blessing that they created a society where no one laughs at them for being themselves as artists.





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YouTube - The Omo People

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:56 PM   #412
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Gnosis you are so welcome on this thread.
Thank you for bringing Amma here.
The soul is naturally happy and loving.
Amma really shows this and radiates from that love
that has no boundaries.
As she says so well " where there is Love there is no effort " .
When there is effort we are just making it complicated for ourselves
by stepping back from our true nature, our foundation , our heart.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:02 PM   #413
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Thank you Gnosis,

Art ..HeArt is really the manifestation of life, soul, spirit ..at work.
For it is the natural purpose of creation to manifest beauty and Love.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:10 PM   #414
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Here is a beautifull story that Greybeard shared with me ...

God's Wings
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead motherís wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:10 PM   #415
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I was away from forum few days.
On returning I stopped here and found such warmth and beauty and love.

We are Home.

P.S.14 Chakras, thanks.How special to know you're here.
P.S.Mudra, ongoing thanks, can never say enough thanks,always lifted.
P.S.Lightbeing you find the most magical images for us; I swoon to see them
P.S.Gnosis, you have never been away from where your true heart dwells. Thanks for Amma.
What precious shades of your life you share with us. So brave.

Love Always,
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:23 PM   #416
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Thank you Gnosis,

Art ..HeArt is really the manifestation of life, soul, spirit ..at work.
For it is the natural purpose of creation to manifest beauty and Love.

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Yes, I recall the first thing I did as a newly born "energy unit" was to create an intriguing and pretty light at the edge of a diffuse blackness: The first intended "note" in my symphony of expression
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Yes, I recall the first thing I did as a newly born "energy unit" was to create an intriguing and pretty light at the edge of a diffuse blackness: The first intended "note" in my symphony of expression
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Hello Brook, as I was watching this splendour of dance I suddenly realized why other beings, certain ET species and races have awe and even some fear us.
We are still irrepressible ... after everything they have tried.





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Yes, I can see her Korean ancestry. My three now grown children are beautifully half-Korean. Korean women have that beautiful opaque opalescent white skin.

cheers!
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This to me is love and beauty pervading my world
Meet my lovely grandaughter
on her first birthday



This is traditional attire for the first birthday ..called a Hanbok

http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/14/06/65/69/allie_14.jpg

http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/14/06/65/69/allie_10.jpg



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Yes, I recall the first thing I did as a newly born "energy unit" was to create an intriguing and pretty light at the edge of a diffuse blackness: The first intended "note" in my symphony of expression
Indeed we lit the universe into being

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:31 AM   #423
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There is peace in your valley, Mudra.
And I think cougar cub has a great tree to climb.

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Indeed we lit the universe into being

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Yes, and sometimes we stole another fellow being's "fire". That's when we started getting lazy -- oh how the sins of the far far past manifest themselves in current life. One only needs to go as far as this lifetime, imho, to close the door on repeating the sins of the past.
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Pretty amazing creatures, 14Chakras, making their own light down there.

Thanks for great video.

Aloha,BC
I think I saw some of my relatives there!! :-)
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