Selections From The Worlds Great Wisdom Traditions #6 Ancient Greece

 

 

Hymn To Gaia

Gaia

mother of all

foundation of all

the oldest one

 

I shall sing to earth

 

She feeds everything

that is in the world

 

whoever you are

whether you live upon her sacred ground

or whether you live along the paths of the sea

you that fly

 

it is she who nourishes you

from her treasure-store

 

Queen of Earth

through you

 

beautiful children

beautiful harvests

come

 

The giving of life

and the taking of life

 

both are yours

 

Happy is the man you honor

the one who has this

has everything

 

His fields thicken with ripe corn

his cattle grow heavy in the pastures

his house brims over with good things

 

These are the men who are masters of their city

the laws are just, the women are fair

happiness and fortune richly follow them

 

Their sons delight

in the ecstasy of youth

 

Their daughters play

they dance among the flowers

skipping in and out

 

they dance on the grass

over soft flowers

 

Holy Goddess, you

honored them

ever-flowing spirit

 

Farewell

mother of the gods

bride of Heaven

sparkling with stars

 

For my son, life

allow me

loved of the heart

 

Now

and in my other songs

I shall remember you

 

 

 

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

 

 

Something Lovely

SOMETHING LOVELY
And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and were still
and listened more deeply
someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their own shadow
and people started thinking differently—-
And people healed…
And in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways
dangerous, mindless, and heartless….
The earth began to heal—
And when the danger ended
and people found themselves…
They grieved for the dead
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways to live
and heal the earth fully
just as they had been healed.
Kathleen O ‘ Meara (1869)

 

Written after a plague had devastated Ireland in the 1860s.

 

 

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

Essene Meditations and Blessings #14

 

 

Meditation

As the force of new life wells up in me,

I hear the far call

Of my ancient spiritual father, the sun.

This is a time for reaching upward,

A time for growing toward the sky

As I still draw nourishment

From my mother the earth.

I am the link,

I am the channel

Between the sun and the earth.

I am the life.

 

The Blessing

Mother, you are love in me.

Overflowing,

And I bless you as I grow.

Father, you are love in me,

Guiding me,

And I bless you as I strive to know

My true nature.

Soon my buds will open,

And my own young channel of love

Will be available for you to use

To heal the earth.

 

 

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 #11

 

 

 

These daily meditations are, excepts 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.”

 

 

Be Still And Know

“Cast aside all doubt, soul of mine, and be unafraid, for your power is from on high. That which is seated in the heavens is your champion; you need not fear; come forth, Divine Spirit, from within and express yourself through me and let not my doubts hinder your approach. My faith goes forth to meet you, and my confidence embraces you. My waiting thought bids you welcome to my house of love, and joy accompanies us through the ages yet to come. I lay aside all fear and doubt.”

-Ernest Holmes

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essene Meditations And Blessings #13

 

Meditation

How strong in me is my need to grow

To expand

To meet the promise of the coming spring.

There is a joy in me that carries me onward

From this physical being

To the awareness of the cosmic ocean of Love

In which I dwell.

May I be blessed

To share this joy with all beings,

In whatever way I can.

 

The Blessing

There is a Power

at work in the world

Which assists each living thing

To rise above its prison

Of desire and attachment,

And to soar

In the freedom of God’s love.

I place myself in the path of this Power

And surrender to the divine Will

That charts the course of the path.

It is this Power

That allows me to grow.

                               -Danaan Parry

 

 

 

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

Words To Live By #11 ‘After A while’

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis  “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

The poem ‘After A While’ by Veronica A. Shoffstall was first published in her college yearbook in 1971. Written about relationships from a woman’s perspective, I think we can all relate to this beautiful poem.

 

After A While

by Veronica A. Shoffstall

“After a while you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

and company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

and presents aren’t promises

And you begin to accept your defeats

with your head up and your eyes ahead

with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child

and you learn to build all your roads on today

because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans

and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

 

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns

if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul

instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

 

And you learn that you really can endure

that you really are strong

and that you really do have worth

And you learn and you learn

with every goodbye you learn…”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis