“The identification of pure awareness with the mind and its creations
causes the [mistaken] apprehension of both an objective world
and a [separate] perceiver of it.”
~ Patanjali – Yoga Sutras
“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion,
does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.”
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong.
What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
“There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the [Quantum] field is the only reality.”
~ Albert Einstein
“All things are vibrating energy fields in ceaseless motion. ….
What we perceive as physical matter
is energy vibrating (moving) at a particular range of frequencies.
Thoughts consist of the same energy
vibrating at a higher frequency than matter,
which is why they cannot be seen or touched.
Thoughts have their own range of frequencies,
with negative thoughts at the lower end of the scale
and positive thoughts at the higher.”
~ Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth
Lofty intentions fuel our ascensions
to higher dimensions.
So, always aspire to be ever higher.
~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings
Most SillySutras postings are intended to inspire our spiritual evolution, and thereby to help us live ever happier lives. The spiritual evolution process is often called “transformation”. So today’s posting includes quotations, comments and the following pithy poem, (with mp3 recitation) about Transformation – our spiritual evolution and elevation to ever advanced states of Being.
Importance of Transformation is explained in comments after the poetic verses.
Please consider and enjoy this posting.
– like creation –
Ron’s audio recitation of “Transformation”
Ron’s explanation of “Transformation”
Most SillySutras postings are intended to help us live ever happier, loving, and more peaceful lives. Without emphasis on any path or teacher, they are aimed at inspiring our spiritual evolution or transformation from humanity toward Divinity – our experience of highest human potentiality – while we still mentally self-identify as mortals separate from each other and Nature.
Though very rare awakened Buddha-like beings may have completed the transformation from Humanity to Divinity – from human consciousness to superconsciousness – the overwhelmingly vast majority of Humankind are still spiritually evolving and experientially learning and remembering our true Divine Self-identity.
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
~ Richard Bach
“If you’re not dead yet, you’re not done yet.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert (quoting her mother)
Mystics tell us that our beautiful planet Earth is an ever impermanent and illusory mental reality created by our behavior and thoughts.
“We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.”
Ancient shamans, seers, and indigenous societies have intuitively known for millennia that there is a cosmic web of life connecting everything and everyone in Nature – from the greatest galaxies to the tiniest sub-atomic particles; that we are each an integral inter-connected part of Nature’s web of life – not separate from it; and that,
as Albert Einstein observed:
“Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.”
Though Einstein’s insights revolutionized our scientific understanding of space/time “reality”, most humans haven’t yet changed their way of thinking about such “reality”.
Until now, most Humankind have mistakenly kept behaving as if separated from each other and Nature, and not part of it. This behavior has resulted in continuing selfishness, cruelty, wars and unsustainable and disharmonious exploitation of each other and our beautiful planet.
But gradually we are awakening. From seeing everyone and everything as discrete, and separated by apparently immutable boundaries, we are more and more realizing that everyone and everything shares Universal awareness as our common essence and Eternal Source.
Depending on whether we are in harmony or dis-harmony with Nature, our thoughts and behaviors either hasten or impede our spiritual evolution and transformation.
Ever mindful of our connection with all Life on our precious planet,
let us act with harmonious loving-kindness and compassion for all beings and lifeforms.
Ever mindful that Nature is our nature,
let us see and cherish Nature in everything and everyone.
Ever mindful that Nature – not ego – is the sole space/time Doer,
more and more let us choose to let go of ego, and
Let Life live us as LOVE!
And so shall it be!
“There comes a holy and transparent time
when every touch of beauty opens the heart to tears.
This is the time the Beloved of heaven is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time of the opening of the Rose.”
“If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm t
hat lives in us.
~ Rumi – “That Lives in Us”
“There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein
“And as to me, I know nothing else but miracles.”
~ Walt Whitman
“Mind and Manifestation are One”
~ Mary Saint-Marie
Everything’s a miracle:
E=mc2 – all manifestation is miraculous.
Mind and manifestation are ONE!
All matter manifests from Mystery,
and melts to merge with Mystery –
The mystery of Divinity.
So essence of everything is Divine Mystery, and
Ron’s audio recitation of “Everything’s Holy”
Ron’s Reflections on “Everything’s Holy”
The foregoing “Everything’s Holy” poem was composed many years ago after I was emotionally moved by an inspiring song, written and beautifully sung by Peter Mayer, called “Holy Now”. [See video, with captioned lyrics, embedded below.]
In his lyrics Mayer describes his transformation from an awestruck child hearing in church about wondrous biblical “miracles”, to a spiritual life stage wherein Mayer came to see everything as a divine “miracle” – that everything is “Holy Now”.
Since writing “Everything’s Holy” I have gradually evolved to a state of being with virtually constant gratitude and awareness that all Life is miraculous and holy.
So I’ve learned that we can evolve, from just hearing about rare “miracles”, or observing a few “holy days” or ‘holy seasons’, or visiting rare ‘holy places’, people, or artifacts, to perpetually experiencing the miraculous holiness of everyone/everything/everywhere.
The video below and the foregoing ‘Holiness’ quotations and poem are shared with the heartfelt aspiration that they may further our inner evolution from seeing everything everywhere as separate and impermanent manifestations of mortal matter, to realization that all phenomena are reflections of Eternal Holy Spirit – that all Life is an endless gift of God’s Grace and LOVE.
And that – with opened Hearts in “a holy and transparent time” – we may realize all space/time phenomena as appearances of
And so may it be!
Peter Mayer singing “Holy Now” (with lyrics in captions)