Archives for category: The soul

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People are like stained-glass windows. 

They sparkle and shine

when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in,

their true beauty is revealed

only if there is light from within.



Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Photo by Woodland Gnome

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The sun continuously pours forth

Light and Life.

Ra nurtures all vegetation,

gathering the first fruits

produced by the power of his rays,

as if in his mighty hands,

bringing out sweet perfumes from the plants.

In the same way,

our souls, like heavenly flowers,

are nurtured by the Light of Atum’s wisdom,

and in return,

we should use in his service

all that grows within us.

Hermes Trismegestus, Thoth

From, The Hermetica

translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

Oregon2010 241The Is

is Life, Love, the Magnificent IT

at the center of your being.

The Is does not recognize the limitations of spacetime,

nor does it recognize your sorrows, fears, or beliefs.

It does not see you as an upright biped

on the surface of a third planet

from a little sun

at the edge of a small galaxy

of an insignificant universe

sandwiched for a moment between

multiple trillions of other universes.

IT sees you reflecting ITself,

and allows you the absolute freedom

to do anything you wish,

except to die.

Richard Bach

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2010

The Soul Unfolds Itself

Say not, “I have found the truth,”
but rather, “I have found a truth.”
Say not, “I have found the path of the soul”
Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line,
neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself,
like a lotus of countless petals.

Kahlil Gibran
Photo by Woodland Gnome  2008