an  addendum  the   the   previous  post  (  about  imagination)  from  Neville:

Nothing has ever happened to you that you did not set in motion in your imagination”.

“This wonder working power is to be used for anything you desire. It now penetrates your brain, and it is wherever you are. I know that Barbados is in the outer world, but I also know that I am all imagination. I know that God is Man and exists in us and we in Him; that the eternal body of Man is the Imagination, and that is God Himself.  So if I – imagination – enter into an image I desire to occupy, no earthly power can stop that image from becoming an objective fact.” – Neville Goddard

And  then  we  have  what  the  ancient  alchemists of old  wrote,   which is  thus… and  which I  was  so inspired  by,  that I  had to make  an  image of this  quote,  which is  written around the   periphery  of the  “O”  letter,  and  which    holds  the  ” sacred   bone,”  which is  your  sacrum.

“A strong imagination penetrates and ascends into the superior heaven.

Through the force of imagination all things in the world must obey you.”

I  love  all the  images in this  series,  but I  think  this  one  could  be  my  favorite.   The  image  almost  looks  the   crown  that   a   king  might wear,  as I  see it.

sacral imagination

sacral imagination

hold your heart …

To all my followers…  I  am sorry I  have  been  away  and amiss.   Today I was so  inspired   by this and   had to post.    Tx  for reading.

Inspiration  of  the day…  from  http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/09/03/grace-paley-aging/

“The main thing is this — when you get up in the morning you must take your heart in your two hands. You must do this every morning.”  and  then,   continuing…”

Metaphor? No, no, you can do this. In the morning, do a few little exercises for the joints, not too much. Then put your hands like a cup over and under the heart. Under the breast. He said tactfully. It’s probably easier for a man. Then talk softly, don’t yell. Under your ribs, push a little. When you wake up, you must do this massage. I mean pat, stroke a little, don’t be ashamed. Very likely no one will be watching. Then you must talk to your heart.

Talk? What?

Say anything, but be respectful. Say — maybe say, Heart, little heart, beat softly but never forget your job, the blood. You can whisper also, Remember, remember.”


” Yes,.  English  can  be weird.  It  can  be  understood  through  tough   thorough  thought,  though.”

~ David  Burge

NB:  I  think  a   comma after   ” tough”    though  would  make the sentence   better.

THIS    is  a  made- up  word  from Dr.  Levine,    but  it is  so worthy  of a  short  post    here..

…step is a process I call “pendulation.” That’s a word I made up – what it means is that when people first begin to experience their body sensations, they actually feel worse for a moment. It is probably largely because they have avoided their sensations. So when they feel them, they feel worse. This is like a contraction. But what I have discovered is when you help support people, they discover that with every contraction there is an expansion. So if they learn just to stay with these sensations just momentarily long enough, it will contract but then it will expand. And the rhythm between contraction and expansion, that really gives people the sense, “Oh my God, I’m going to be able to master this!” So, again, when they get the sense or rhythm, of contraction/expansion, it needn’t become threatening. It just becomes, “Oh, okay, I’m contracting, and now I’m expanding.”  “…if you just overwhelm the person, the nervous system really can’t tell the difference between the trauma and just being overwhelmed/ overloaded.” “…From that sense of relative safety created by the therapist and the environment, we help the person to support  initial exploration and acceptance of sensations…”
“Pendulation is the rhythm between contraction and expansion…and titration is about carefully touching into the smallest drop of survival-based arousal.”
~ The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

Like This: RUMI

If anyone asks you
how the perfect satisfaction
of all our sexual wanting
will look, lift your face
and say,

Like this.

When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the nightsky, climb up on the roof
and dance and say,

Like this.

If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is,
or what “God’s fragrance” means,
lean your head toward him or her.
Keep your face there close.

Like this.

When someone quotes the old poetic image
about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
of your robe.

Like this.

If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
don’t try to explain the miracle.
Kiss me on the lips.

Like this. Like this.

When someone asks what it means
to “die for love,” point

If someone asks how tall I am, frown
and measure with your fingers the space
between the creases on your forehead.

This tall.

The soul sometimes leaves the body, the returns.
When someone doesn’t believe that,
walk back into my house.

Like this.

When lovers moan,
they’re telling our story.

Like this.

I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,
while the breeze says a secret.

Like this.

When someone asks what there is to do,
light the candle in his hand.

Like this.

How did Joseph’s scent come to Jacob?


How did Jacob’s sight return?


A little wind cleans the eyes.

Like this.

When Shams comes back from Tabriz,
he’ll put just his head around the edge
of the door to surprise us

Like this.

From ‘The Essential Rumi’, Translations
by Coleman Barks with John Moyne


The moon was once a moth who ran to God,
they entwined.

Now just her luminous soul remains
as we gaze at it
at night.

Rabia of Basra


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