Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #1: Hinduism

  I Would Not Even Care To Be An Emperor

Mother of the Universe,

I have no desire to exercise power.

I would not even care to be an emperor.

Sweet Mother, please grant me

two simple meals each day

and wealth enough to thatch the palm roof

of my clean earthen house,

where I offer dreaming and waking

as red flowers at your feet.

 

My green village dwelling is the abode

of your golden radiance, O Goddess.

What need have I of more elaborate construction?

If you surround me with the complex architecture

of stature and possession,

I will refuse to call you Mother ever again.

 

Oh Kali, give me just enough to serve lovingly

whatever guests may visit me.

Plain metal plates and cups will do.

Daily existence in the heart of my extended family

is the worship beyond worship

that perceives Mother Reality

as every being, every situation, every breath.

 

I will never leave this natural way of life

to become a stern ascetic

or a teacher honored by the world.

There is only one longing this poet’s soul

declares over and over:

“Mother! Mother! Mother!

May every moment of my existence

merge completely with your essence.”

                         -Ramprasad

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Rosicrucian Reflections #1

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis  “Seek and you will find”

 

“The truth is more complex than it seems and a good heart has more impact than anyone with a thousand words or actions.”

-Robin Sacredfire

 

Rosicrucianism is a spiritual and cultural movement that started in Europe in the early 17th century. They study and practice the metaphysical laws governing the universe, some of their studies include: The mysteries of birth and death, the illusory nature of time and space, the creative power of visualization, the influence of thoughts on health, the development of intuition and much more.

I’d like to share some of their wisdom in a series titled ‘Rosicrucian Reflections’. I hope you enjoy and can use these gems of knowledge as they’ve been very helpful to me on my quest.

 

“The first step is to control and order our thinking. Too many of our failures yesterday were self-created by our own negative thinking. Sooner or later we are going to have to realize and accept that fact. The unhappy consequences of our own negative thinking are going to be presented in our lives repeatedly until we finally realize that we are punishing ourselves. Then we will begin to think positively always and our lives will begin to change. This is nature’s way of teaching. It is simply a matter of will to control our thinking. It is just as easy to think that we shall succeed as to think that we shall fail. It is no more difficult to think that we will feel better than to think that we shall decline and feel worse. We need simply to decide whether to expect happiness and good things today, or unhappiness and disappointing experiences. Remember, we create, whether we like it or not!”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations And Blessings #12

Meditation

And now the life-force in me,

As in all beings,

Cries out to know itself

Apart from the Mother.

My life,

The uniqueness of that which I am,

Calls to me to experience,

For it is only in the full freedom

Of my own experiencing

That I gain the wisdom of my connectedness

With all that is.

For I am the one

And I am also the many.

 

The Blessing

As I experience the new life in me

Bursting its bounds,

I ask to be made more clearly aware

Of my part in the plan,

That I may prepare myself

To become the fullest expression and channel

For peace.

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Daily Meditation #9

 

These meditations are excerpts from ‘Science Of Mind’ by Ernest Holmes, published in 1926.

 

“Become quiet and composed. The body should be relaxed but the mentality should be active. Then, carefully read the meditation several times, phrase by phrase, endeavoring to realize the meaning of the words and trying to enter into the atmosphere of thought. After having done this, meditate upon the words, following the meditation until you feel a sense of realization.”

 

The Things That Are

“The things that are, were and evermore shall be. Time, chance and change be gone from my thought! The changeless is here to stay, and the timeless cannot cease from being. The things that are shall remain, though heaven and earth shall pass away. I rest secure and safe within the life of endless perfection and completion. My whole being responds to the realization of the complete whole. I am that which is.”

-Ernest Holmes

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you shall find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

Spiritual Treatments #17

These treatments are from Ernest Holmes’ book ’34 Spiritual Treatments. Use them as prayer or affirmation. If used as prayer, feel the words as originating from your heart and going to the place inside you that God resides. If used as affirmation, pay close attention to the words and truly believe what you are reading. If you don’t believe in God, substitute the word God for anything you choose, and tweak the words to make them work for you.

 

 

Divine Intelligence In Action

“I now let the Divine Intelligence guide and direct me. I let the Light within flow through me. Divine Mind makes no mistakes, impels, propels, and compels me into my right place and into right action. No thought pattern of the past has any power to obstruct right action. No belief of limitation can bind me. I am free – always about the Father’s business. Always in my right place – governed by Divine Intelligence and Wisdom. Every thought, every impulse, and every feeling is a manifestation of this Christ Mind within me. It is the mind of health, strength, vitality, and love. Therefore, I manifest and glorify the Father within. It is the mind of beauty – eternal youth conscious of its own divinity and its infinite power. I am that right now; and so I let good, the great law of Mind operate upon my word, bringing it into perfect manifestation. I thank thee Father, that it is so right now.”

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Words To Live By #12 ‘Look To This Day’

 

Look To This Day

Look to this day

For it is life – the very life of life.

In its brief course lie all

the realities and truths of existence

the joy of growth

the glory of action

the splendor of beauty.

 

For yesterday is already a memory

and tomorrow is only a vision

but today well lived makes every

yesterday a memory of happiness

and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

 

Look well, therefore, to this day.

 

-Ancient Sanskrit poem

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Rosicrucian Reflections #11

“In all the periods, and in all the cultures, men and women have lived at the margins of their “world,” and have chosen to push back the frontiers of the commonplace and break through into the mysterious. These individuals have asked themselves fundamental questions, the same ones that still occupy our minds. Where does Humanity come from? What is the reason for our existence? In what direction, and towards what goal, are we heading? Those who have asked themselves these questions have had what may be called a “mystical awakening.” Such questioning has often been experienced, but is only rarely spoken of, for fear of being judged, misunderstood, or even ill-treated; but on occasion it has managed to make real sense for those I shall call “free souls,” among them Rosicrucians, now, just as in the past.

-Christian Bernard

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis