It’s not how well you know the book..

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“No matter what your sacred or religious book is, it’s not how well you know the book, it’s how well you’re in alignment with the author.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Let’s get real here.  Walking a spiritual path is not for the faint of heart.  If you care about and see God in people and nature you are going to get your heart broken.  It will happen.

It has happened to me several times in the last month.  I live in a senior community in the woods.  The destruction of wildlife habitat and human suffering are common.

There have been several incidents of both within the last month.  When the most recent one involved a friend I was heart broken.  I shut down for a day or two and stayed inside feeling very sad.

Finally, I went down to the lake at sunrise and sat on the dock.  When I went within seeking guidance all I heard was “shine your light.”  Although that was not what I wanted to hear, I was comforted.  I may not be able to stop damage to the earth or my sisters and brothers on this journey with me.  But I can shine my light the best I can, stay on the path and keep on walking.

Too many people in our world are closing their hearts and shutting down.  I believe this is leading to many of the problems we see today.  So I will do my best to keep my heart open, keep on caring, even if it means being hurt and keep on shining the light of God in this dark old world.  Will you join me?  It won’t be easy, but it is our calling as sons and daughters of God.

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If you have been in the vicinity of the sacred

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“If you have been in the vicinity of the sacred – ever brushed against the holy – you retain it more in your bones than in your head; and if you haven’t, no description of the experience will ever be satisfactory.” 
― Daniel Taylor, In Search of Sacred Places: Looking for Wisdom on Celtic Holy Islands

 



 

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Peace is a sacred space within

Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins

“The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. It is not within perfect circumstances or a charmed life… it is not conditional. Peace is a sacred space within, it is the temple of our internal landscape. We are free to visit it, whenever we seek sanctuary. Underneath the  chaos of everyday  living,  peace is patiently  awaiting our  discovery. . .   go within.” 
― Jaeda DeWalt

 



 

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Art Note

(Todays featured fabroc artwork is At the Gates of Heaven.  It is available along with other original work by Rogene Robbins in the Espirational Gallery.)

The Right Place

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Each place is the right place–the place where I now am can be a sacred space. ” 
― Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

 

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Everything Should Be Your Teacher

Ice on Lake 1 Copyright 2018 by R.A. Robbins

“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.” — Morihei Ueshiba
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Reminders that all is holy

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“It is well to have specifically holy places, and things, and days, for, without these focal points or reminders, the belief that all is holy and ‘big with God’ will soon dwindle into a mere sentiment. But if these holy places, things, and days cease to remind us, if they obliterate our awareness that all ground is holy and every bush (could we but perceive it) a Burning Bush, then the hallows begin to do harm.” 
— C.S. Lewis (Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer)

 



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All Days Holy, All Men Divine

“To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 



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We Walked Barefoot on Holy Ground

Inage Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

For that moment, at least, all our doors and windows were wide open; we were not carefully shutting out God’s purifying light, in order to feel safe and secure; we were bathed in the same light that burned and yet did not consume the bush. We walked barefoot on holy ground.”Madeleine L’Engle

 



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God Hallows the Ordinary

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

  “For Christians, every place they walk is, in a sense, holy ground.  We lose sight of the preciousness of our daily steps, that God hallows the ordinary that’s committed to Him.  Tourist who have visited Israel and have seen the places where Jesus walked often experience a sense of awe at being where Jesus was when He walked on earth.  Yet He lives today, and He still walks on earth–in our shoes.  Look around you, and see the holy ground on which you walk.” — Nick Harrison

 

 

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– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

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