I am pleased to announce that my second book is now available to purchase in book and Kindle format. 2013 has been a busy year so far in getting these two books written, edited and up for sale. It is something I have hoped to do for quite a while. So here they are and hopefully some of you will wish to spend some pennies and support my work. Every sale makes a difference. Thankyou.
Referring again to Pope Francis 1st and his statement that he wishes the Church to be poor, an amazing example has today come forth from the Cypriot Orthodox Church, the likes of which we have never seen before in our times. Perhaps given the times we live in we are at last beginning to see the true meaning of the Christain message shining through, and coming from the top.
Although this financial situation is playing out on the stage of Cyprus, the issues spread much wider around our globe, and have implications for those in many nations including those who are well outside Europe. I see from Internet discussions that the situation concerns many American citizens worried of what precedents may have been unleashed in the actions of the past few days!
So it is with surprise and pleasure that I report the offer made by the Orthodox Church today and if you follow the link there is more detail:
“The entire wealth of the Church is at the disposal of the country…so we can stand on our own two feet and not those of foreigners”, he declared.
Last week Archbishop Chrysostomos criticised “Europeans’ meanness” and said he would prefer the cash-strapped country abandons the euro as its currency rather than accept a bailout deal setting the economy back decades.
“In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing teargas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.”
A woman dressed in a red summer dress, with a white handbag slung across her shoulder meets the NWO police, dressed alike, armed the same…regardless of which country they originate in. We see them in our streets around the globe every day…
She is such a threat to them isn’t she, so armed to defend herself or threaten them obviously…
She is viciously sprayed directly with tear gas with such a force that her hand stands on end.
She is an environmental protestor, a small David, against a fully armed trained Goliath funded and ordered by the state.
I shall never meet you Lady In Red, and we don’t even speak the same language- I salute you.
I have had a break for a couple of weeks and I hope people have now managed to catch up with past posts. Welcome to all my new readers from many different countries; I hope you enjoy dipping in and out of this blog. For those who are new followers, take it from the beginning if you can as there is a pattern to this blog and one post follows a thought covered in the previous post, so it builds rather like a picture. The videos are all well worth watching, even though some of them will take time, and the absorbing of what they have to say takes longer…it is a lifelong process of developing and refining what is already within us to bring out into the world to share. These videos will take us though to next week, so no more posts until then. Stephanie.
Here we are looking at Irina Tweedie, for those familiar now with Llewellyn Vaughan Lee this explores deeper into the thoughts and mystical outlook. Irina Tweedie was the teacher of Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. In these documentaries she eloquently talks about the Ancient Wisdom, that is Mysticism. It is the One Ancient Wisdom which is above and beyond all the variations that we find in religions; and is their root, the one-ness that joins them all together. This is where we are all joined, where only One-ness exists. This is why we mystics talk and quote from all religions, why we do not align to any particular doctrinal rules and dogma, as we know them to be man-made. We incorporate all because we LOVE, our work is LOVE. This is what you call God…but even the title God limits it. The One-ness, the truth is LOVE.
Irina Tweedie (1907, Russia – August 1999) was a Teacher of the Naqshbandiyya- Mujadiddiya Sufi Order.
Born in Russia and studied in Vienna and Paris, Irina Tweedie married a British naval officer after the Second World War, who then died in 1954. His death launched her on a spiritual quest that led her to India in 1959. There she met her spiritual master, Radha Mohan Lal, a Hindu Sufi Sheikh from the Naqshbandiyya-Mujadiddiya Sufi Order, whom she called Bhai Sahib (Elder Brother). She became the first Western woman to be trained in this Naqshbandi system.
Her teacher’s first request of her was to keep a complete diary of her spiritual training—everything, all the difficult parts, even all the doubts. He predicted that one day it would become a book and would benefit people around the world. Indeed it became the book, Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. This diary spans five years. It is an account of a spiritual training with a Sufi Master and is the most detailed account of the relationship between disciple and teacher that exists in Western Literature. The book is written in diary form. From a psychological viewpoint, the diary maps the process of ego dissolution, gradually unveiling the openness and love that reside beneath the surface of the personality.
The book was first published in its abridged form as The Chasm of Fire which has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into five languages. Later the unabridged book, Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master, was published. This title has sold over 40,000 copies worldwide and is now being published through The Golden Sufi Center.
After his death in 1966, she returned to England where she started a Sufi meditation group in North London. Gradually the group spread throughout Europe and North America. Irina Tweedie retired in 1992 after having named Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee as her successor.”I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me…. I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life.” — from the Foreword by Irina Tweedie
We as mystics [lovers] stand outside because we are already inside the sanctuary, and thus we have been labelled heretics and persecuted throughout time, regardless of which religion we have been born into and grown up in. Because we speak of the One-ness, we are seen as a threat to those who wish to use power for their own interests. Some of us say “why do you go to the church/mosque-the Beloved is everywhere”. Churches, synagogues, mosques do not like this! We state that it is only God that abides in each soul, and is its creation, journey and destination. We all state the same, the mystics whose “labels” are attached as Moslem, Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Sufi…
In this one she says how she is here to confuse. I have also said the same thing in my posts. Mystics gently confuse, irritate if you will the lower state of mind within you in order that you can transmute into understanding the greater Truth which you seek within yourself. The roads to God are as many as the children of God. You go away from these posts and do the rest yourself…or don’t! And the Great One aids you and helps you both at night, and during the day.
Stand naked before the Truth, no props, no outer manifestation. The Yogis of Silence. We mystics are the idiots of God! There is no separate existence from God.
I just found this quote on this blog: http://clanmother.com and thought it was superb. So here it is for us all to ponder and enjoy.
Today my heart is breaking due to family “challenges”. As I experience the pain and release it all to God, I think it is a good day to post this, which I have held in drafts for just this occasion. For I know that around the globe, many share the experience of sorrow today and I am not alone in mine.
“Sing songs that none have sung, think thoughts that ne’er in the mind have rung; walk in paths that none have trod; weep tears as none have shed for God. Give peace to all to whom none other gave, claim him your own who’s everywhere disclaimed. Love all with love that none have felt and brave the battle of life with strength unchained.”