Quotes

The Path to Ourselves, to our Inner Beloved

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You’re forever forging the path in and in,

 searching for your inner Beloved.

 Her embrace has been so sweet, and yet so fleeting.

 So scintillating, and yet so safe, so sacred.

 Now you won’t stop. You won’t EVER stop–

 Until you can surrender in Her arms just. Once. More.

 Some days the path before you is clear and wide. It’s easy to see: this way! Not that!

Most days, though, you stumble. This path is not easy. It’s never been tread before. It’s yours, and no one else’s.

You doubt each decision along the many forks in the trail. “I must be lost,” you say every time. You battle with the rain, the fog, the bramble that cuts your face as you fight for a clearing.

Some nights you laugh with gratitude under the stars. Others you collapse in exhaustion. Many nights you cry, feeling unsure, alone, and forgotten.

 And still, some wise place inside you shouts: “Don’t give up! Don’t fall asleep!

Don’t settle!”

So you journey on, trying to find your way Home. Unwilling to stop until you walk for and as your True Self.

By Sarah Avent Stover

Only Pure Love

Oh Mother,

Take your goodness and take your evil,

And give me only Pure Love.

Take your intelligence and take your stupidity,

And give me only Pure Love.

Take your success and take your failure,

And give me only Pure Love.

Take your gifts and take your losses,

And give me only Pure Love.

– Ramakrishna Paramhansa –

May we see everything that is happening in our lives as an expression of love,

May we welcome any experience as an opportunity to grow,

May all feelings of duality be replaced by love,

May the Divine Mother bless you all.

A Woman of strength

…..
A strong woman works each and everyday
to keep her and her family going
But a woman of strength looks deep inside
and to Great Spirit to keep her soul growing
…..
A strong woman isn’t afraid
of anything or anyone
But a woman of strength shows courage
in the midst of her fear and the unknown
…..
A strong woman won’t let anything or

anyone get the best of her
But a woman of strength gives the best
of her to everything and everyone

A strong woman makes mistakes
and avoids the same in the future
But a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes
are life’s blessings and soars because of them

A strong woman walks
sure footed and independently
But a woman of strength knows
when it is best to ask for help

A strong woman wears the look
of confidence on her face
But a woman of strength
wears grace

A strong woman has faith that
she is strong enough for the journey
But a woman of strength has faith that
it is in the journey that she will become strong

Rhonda Redbird