Stillness of the mind is not achieved because we wish it to be so. It has to be achieved through the fabric of mind. That is, you cannot achieve stillness in spite of whatever you are. The scriptures say, “Be still and know,” but unless we know what our mind is how can we know what we truly are? To put it another way, we cannot see our Lord face to face unless our own face is clean.
One of the real misunderstandings in the culture wars is the scientists’ claim that there is no proof for God or Divinity or Spirit. While it’s true that science cannot prove that God exists, it’s just as important to realize that science cannot disprove Spirit. Spirit is simply outside the relative realm of modern science. When we go back to the absolute realm and the contemplative traditions, in a sense they have proof for God, proof in some ways very similar to scientific experiments.
Walking for Peace: An Inner Journey by Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso
In their book, Walking for Peace, An Inner Journey, the authors describe their pilgrimage on foot from Rome to Jerusalem spanning thirteen months, 5000 kilometers, and across thirteen countries. Along the way, amidst their many experiences as pilgrims, they come face to face with the journey within—the essential, true way to peace.
On December 15, 2002 we officially entered the state of Israel with a three-month visa.
Energy Healing: Nourish Your Subtle Body by Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D.
Energy healing, or energy medicine, is based on the ancient concept that there is a vital force, an underlying flow of energy, both within the physical body and extending from it. The body’s entire energy system is referred to as the energy field, the energy body, the biofield, or the subtle body – all interchangeable terms. This system of energy is the template from which the physical body grows, and it guides the body’s functions.
Also inside our current issue: articles by Bill McKibben, Lynne Twist, Rabbi Shefa Gold, P.M.H. Atwater, a conversation with Phil Cousineau, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Maata Lynn Barrow & Jonathan Omer-Man, poetry and reviews.
In each quarterly issue of LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS you will find spiritual inspiration on your path through articles on wisdom teachings, spiritual practices, science and spirituality, prayer and meditation, healing, personal journeys, sacred ecology, transformational art, spiritual cinema, reviews and more – writings that will encourage and inform your journey. The knowledge and insights within each issue will help you live a more aware, conscious and fulfilling life.