Dissolve into the shift.March 14, 2021
We can not, we must not, return to what we were before.
Let us embrace and dissolve into a global shift as we begin to settle into what it is we are needed to become.
P T S E
‘For the inequities this pandemic has exposed, kindle in our ♡’s a new commitment to justice. For the ways in which our ♡’s have been broken & put back together differently, be softer & more attuned to the needs of the vulnerable, mindful of those most in need.’ [Salt Project]
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
S U R R E N D E R
“TO DEDICATE YOURSELF…AND SURRENDER…THE ALL-PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS, OR DIVINE ESSENCE, IS THE IDEAL OF ISHVARA PRANIDHANA. SURRENDER DOES NOT MEAN GIVING UP OR FEELING DEFEATED. IT MEANS GIVING YOURSELF OVER TO A HIGH PURPOSE, SEEING THE ‘BIGGER PICTURE,’ GETTING OUT OF THE WAY IN ORER FOR THE SOUL TO EVOLVE. IT REQUIRES THAT YOU SURRENDER TO THE MYSTERY AND TRUST THAT THE UNIVERSE WILL PRESENT WHAT YOU NEED, WHEN YOU NEED IT. IT MEANS THAT YOU MUST DEDICATE THEIR MERITS OF YOUR ATIONS TO SOMETHING BIGGGER THAN YOURSELF. EVERYTHING YOU DO MUST IN SOME SMALL WAY TO BENEFIT ALL LIFE.” -Seane Corn
‘God works through our creativity.’October 31, 2015
Jan is completing her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
‘When we believe without question that the Bible is the word of God, directly from God, and without error, we remove ourselves from the responsibility of trying to understand God speaking to us today. Martin Luther translated the Bible into German precisely so that we wouldn’t rely solely on “authorities” for meaning. Divinely inspired scripture does not mean it was divinely dictated. Accepting it word for word is to believe someone else’s interpretation. This handwritten draft (and the article below) illustrates that man always has a hand in the shaping of God’s message. Man’s creative license is wonderful in many ways (again, as the article shows). As Karen Armstrong said at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, “Scripture is a human artifact. God works through our creativity.”