Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Veil is Torn - Oneness Through Prayer

Praying within the heart, we stand at the doorway between the two worlds, waiting for our Beloved to help us. The One who is our innermost essence is always there, eternally watching, listening, waiting for us to come. We think God is separate from us, because we stand outside the door, caught in the world of duality. But when we pray with feeling, pray with the intensity of the heart, then the door opens. Actually, this door is never closed; the ego only drew its veil across the threshold.

The intensity of our feeling takes us beyond the ego. The stronger our need and the greater our longing, the more the heart cries out. Veils create the illusion of separation, distracting us from our oneness with God. Need turns us inward, towards Source, the oneness that is the root of our desire.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Prayer of the Heart

The veil in scripture is a symbol of the [perceived] separation of God and man, Spiritual and physical, formless and form. The veil is a perception difference. We perceive in a physical context (narrative- facts) and we can also perceive in a spiritual context (poetry - metaphor). Whenever Christ (Spiritual Love) is observed, pay attention! There will be a comment about how the veil is broken, torn, or rent. The veil is present when scripture (for eg. Torah) is taken literally, rather than spiritually, when the old covenant is observed rather than the new. For eg: But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Christ (Spiritual Love) it passes away. (2 Cor 3:14). When Jesus (Physical Love) was dying on the cross the "veil of the temple (the location of Gods revelation) was torn in 2 from top to bottom" (Matt 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45). Spiritual Love (Christ) and Physical Love were reconciled/united with Source Love.

Paul teaches: God has drawn aside the veil through the teaching of the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, including the depths of the divine nature. 1Cor 2:10. the Spirit resides in our desire for Love and Love's desire for us. The Spirit integrates the mind and body to become One with Source, through Love, in Love.

May the teaching of the Spirit search your minds and hearts, tearing the veil, the illusion of separation from God, and unite your mind-body-Spirit in Love. Peggy

Art: The veil is torn

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Power of Prayer

Prayer gains its greatest power when the lips become silent so the heart may listen wide open.

The Hebrew word for obedience is “shama,” which really means “to listen.” The English word for “obey” comes from the Latin “oboe - dire” which ...also means “to listen.”

When we are are listening with our hearts open in prayer, when we have hearts "oboe dire," the Word of God may fill us with truth. "Be still! And know..."
Powerful truth!

When were are attentive to one another, the same Spirit of Truth is allowed to inform our conversations. It is this Spirit to which we yield in love and humility for reconciliation.

Listen! God, who is absolute Truth, speaks to your open heart through your silent mind and reconciles the world.
Peace be with you, Peggy