The morning star is the guiding light within my soul and its wonder is held in silent prayer as each new day dawns.
We all mistakenly call our acquaintances friends, but how many real friends are we lucky enough to encounter during a lifetime. A real friend shares your joys and well as your sorrows in a healthy and supportive way. Real friends do not rob you of your energy; they encounter yours with their own in perfect harmony and balance. Real friends encourage you during moments of challenge and challenge you during moments of indolence. Real friends allow you to see yourself and how you project yourself to the world.
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that in numerous cultures has always related toWholeness and the spiritual journey. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
Labyrinths have been used as meditation and prayer tools throughout history and in Scotland and Ireland, they are still used for that purpose today. I walked a garden labyrinth on my last trip to Ireland and will be walking one in the Chartres Cathedral in September during our France trip. For me, the labyrinth is an archetype with which I can have a direct experience, an initiation into a special aspect of my spiritual awakening.
The core concept in transpersonal psychology is non-duality, the recognition that each part or person individually is fundamentally and ultimately a part of a larger, more comprehensive whole or community. Therefore, spiritual transformations can occur both individually or on a global level communally.
Crying is an intense emotional experience that is common only to human beings. It is a channel to energy and to the root of our inner being (eye of the heart) and the universe (soul and spirit). This energy during crying is manifested within the body as chills or special feelings while contact with the root being is manifested through the perception of the True, the Good and the Beautiful.
Tears are sacred because they allow access to the thoughts and beliefs that give felt meaning or purpose to life. For this they are powerful. When an indescribable emotion is experienced, tears become the messenger through which personal values can be felt. These are the very same values that guide us into meaningful action.