The Gift of Surrender
There is a force within that knows how to live this life. Learning how to attune and open to what is intelligently guiding life is accessing the same power that is guiding the universe. Life in its intelligence knows what it is doing. When we open to what surrender really is, we leave the need to control behind and open to what the beauty of allowance and trust offers.
Be the yearning that turns back to look at itself, as it is your very own self calling you home. Seeking is a drive from source to unite itself back with its intrinsic wholeness. It longs for something that is put outside of itself, innocently, when we were very young. So, essentially seeking is propelled by the memory of wholeness. What does it long to make whole? It’s imagined lost part. We long for something already inherently known. Follow the longing back to its root. Your own searching is a self-created journey as you remember your way Home.
The Importance of Connection
Life is all about connection. We come into this life through our mother, we live our lives out on this great earth who nourishes us, and we learn and grow through our relationships with one another. Connection begins with our own selves and as we extend outward to include others, we open ourselves to what is possible. Dropping defense and touching our vulnerability deepens us. The possibilities are endless.
The Most Amazing Nothing
You as a separate self does not exist in Reality. This innocent belief arises out of and returns back to where it came from: The totality.
Rest in Being
Like the silent depth of the ocean beneath turbulent waves, our essential nature – Being – is silent, no matter how busy our mind or circumstances. In this meeting, the focus is on letting go of mind, opening to Being, and resting together in that embodied experience.
Opening to Impermanence: The Desire to Feel Safe
The existential grip of the fear of death lies at the root of our sense of personal identity and impels us to resist change. Loosening this grip results in joy, ease, and open-heartedness.
Friday Night Meeting in Seattle: Resting in the Unknown
Resting in the unknown enlivens an Intelligence beyond mind which then guides and motivates our lives.
Maintaining Inner Harmony in the Face of Life’s Challenges
In these challenges times, it is easy to lose one’s center and thus feel out of balance within oneself. Learning how to maintain inner equilibrium requires opening up to what we are feeling, while remembering the root of our being, from whence we come and to which we are all returning.