Community

& Other Writings

Our longing for community and purpose is so powerful that it can drive us to join groups, relationships, or systems of belief that, to our diminished or divided self, gives the false impression of belonging. But places of false belonging grant us conditional membership, requiring us to cut parts of ourselves off in order to fit in. While false belonging can be useful and instructive for a time, the soul becomes restless when it reaches a glass ceiling, a restriction that prevents us from advancing. We may shrink back from this limitation for a time, but as we grow into our truth, the invisible boundary closes in on us and our devotion to the groupmind weakens. Your rebellion is a sign of health. It is the way of nature to shatter and reconstitute. Anything or anyone who denies your impulse to grow must either be revolutionised or relinquished.

Rendered from Belonging: Remembering Home, by Toko-pa Turner

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Our longing for community and purpose is so powerful that it can drive us to join groups, relationships, or systems of belief that, to our diminished or divided self, gives the false impression of belonging. But places of false belonging grant us conditional membership, requiring us to cut parts of ourselves off in order to fit in. While false belonging can be useful and instructive for a time, the soul becomes restless when it reaches a glass ceiling, a restriction that prevents us from advancing. We may shrink back from this limitation for a time, but as we grow into our truth, the invisible boundary closes in on us and our devotion to the groupmind weakens. Your rebellion is a sign of health. It is the way of nature to shatter and reconstitute. Anything or anyone who denies your impulse to grow must either be revolutionised or relinquished.

Rendered from Belonging: Remembering Home, by Toko-pa Turner

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Perspectives - Conversations - Understandings - Inspiration - Insight - Dialogue - Poetry

A Way Through…

A Way Through…

Read time: 22 minutes All the while knowing no words will ever capture what is prior to words, prior to thinking, prior to form, prior to all manner and matter of things. Paradox abounds and can only be lived.

Buddhism speaks of an auspicious human birth, through which we are able to awaken out of this endlessly spinning wheel of birth, suffering, death and unrelenting karma. Other traditions similarly suggest that our life journeys are, most fundamentally, opportunities to awaken, with lots of hints, signs and pointers along the way, for those who pay attention.

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In the Face of What Is Happening

In the Face of What Is Happening

Read time: 6 minutes Language, speech and imagery is a collectively held and expressed human creative force, in some ways not different from the air, water and sunlight all life on earth depends upon. All language and all communication arises out of Silence.

Yet the very words, symbols, images, felt beliefs and concepts by which most people think and communicate, with themselves and with each other (or not), are now for the most part fenced off, owned, manipulated and controlled by a few at the expense of the many, a many that includes all of life, because it is all of life that speaks (arises) out of that silence…

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Starting with Community

Starting with Community

Read time: 9 minutes Real change begins with real people in a real place, here, and now. Human community cannot change in the ways it must now, if we are to survive, separate from the places where we live..

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LOOKING FOR COMPANY IN LARGER & DEEPER WAYS

Arhats, Bodhisattvas, Friends, Wanderers, Nurturers, Healers, Warriors, Seekers & Others…

What Is MOST Important To You NOW…?

A Spiraling Journey Of Deepening, Broadening Movements…?

Sharing Experience, Familiarity & What Is Reaching To Come THROUGH,

All these These Larger Terrains of Source, Silence & Awareness we share…?

A New Weaving Perhaps…?

If there are enough serious inquiries from sensible, experienced and/or truly motivated individuals

a virtual meetup is possible.

For people located in Southern Oregon a physical meetup is also possible.

All Genuine Traditions, Experiences, Commitments, Spiritual Languages & Perspectives Welcome.

Do you also realize that what is calling through us is also calling to itself within each of us, and that we and all life are actually one Whole Journey…?
Would you like some aware company in these ways…?
Well then this invite is for you...

Explore This Site & The Following Sites In Depth…

https://www.spiritawake.net/

https://www.johnfridinger.net/archive

And Speak To These Possibilities,

on this site via Comments HERE, this site's Contact page, OR to

john@ashlandspirit.net

541.708.1451

We are neither teachers, students nor followers…  Instead people familiar and comfortable with their own unique ways, and who also seek companions in some of our larger common ways…

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