Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread anartaxius
I have a fireplace, and sometimes burn wood, but unless a fireplace designed for heating a room is installed, it does not make much difference to the heating bill. In addition I have to buy wood. There are lots of trees around but they are either on other's property, in parks, or in open space

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread Share Long
Xeno, as usual all I can do is say thank you for this post; for the story of St. Thomas; for using the word peccadilloes so pertinently; for conveying how even wood and smog are topics and even realities that are suffused with what I'm calling Beingness. Stay warm... It was minus 5 when I

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote: Xeno, as usual all I can do is say thank you for this post; for the story of St. Thomas; for using the word peccadilloes so pertinently; for conveying how even wood and smog are topics and even realities that are suffused with

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread authfriend
FWIW, Thomas's awakening happened only three months before he died at the age of 49, so he didn't get much chance to enjoy it. Xeno, as usual all I can do is say thank you for this post; for the story of St. Thomas

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread anartaxius
Yeah. Eventually the distinction between spiritual and not-spiritual just goes away. But you do have to pay some attention to what you do because nature does what it does. For example, walking behind a horse might inspire a little more caution than usual. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-23 Thread Bhairitu
There are over 1500 FFL members who are good at expressing their experience of silence on this board. :-D On 01/22/2014 11:29 AM, TurquoiseB wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote: On 01/22/2014 12:21 AM, TurquoiseB wrote: */But almost no one writes about the

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Share Long
noozguru, I've heard that where the wind is really strong all the time, the trees send their roots deep, deep, deep into the earth. I feel like one of those trees and I feel really really really lucky. I wish everyone could be so blessed... On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:45 PM, Bhairitu

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread anartaxius
Bhairitu wrote: 'There's that old saw: before enlightenment you chop wood and carry water and after enlightenment you copy wood and carry water.' 'I find it interesting to watch the world falling apart. Our old systems no longer work and the unenlightened materialistic elite are

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Bhairitu
Do you have Spare the Air days back there? We get them here in California and now they are irritating people because they can't burn in their fireplace to make up for the unusually cold weather. If they do burn then they are subject to a fine. A little wind usually calls it off though.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Michael Jackson
I got such a good laugh out of the I am ignoring Buck part! On Wed, 1/22/14, anartax...@yahoo.com anartax...@yahoo.com wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 1/22/2014 1:39 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: BTW, Barry, how's your novel about the Cathars coming along? Barry doesn't want to talk about the Cathars because he is afraid someone might bring up the Gnostics. Hopefully Barry learned a few things about the Cathars from Kater and Klaus

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Share Long
turq, I woke up the other morning feeling extra grateful and actually thoughts running that enumerated for what: my comfy bed and warm room, the sunshine of the previous day, being alive, etc. I think of this as a spiritual experience. Hope you have a sweet afternoon and evening. On

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Michael Jackson
back home, I felt as good as I have ever felt. This isn't really conveying the real experience, but that's as close as I can come. On Wed, 1/22/14, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote: Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Richard Williams
Judy: I pointed out that some folks may have plenty of spiritual experiences but simply not want to write about them on this forum. Let's see, how many times did I ask Barry about what it felt like to witness Rama's levitation event? That would surely be an earth-shaking spiritual experience!

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Bhairitu
On 01/22/2014 12:21 AM, TurquoiseB wrote: */But almost no one writes about the spiritual experiences they have on a daily basis. /* Perhaps because they aren't narcissistic enough to want to brag about them? Or do you really want to read a bunch of noise about silence? :-D Perhaps those

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Richard Williams
TurquoiseB: was trying to rap about the high that you can get from writing creatively, and in a spiritual context... You are going to have to excuse me, Barry, but I must have missed most of your spiritual writings. Maybe that's because most of the topics you write about are secular in nature -

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote: Judy: I pointed out that some folks may have plenty of spiritual experiences but simply not want to write about them on this forum. Let's see, how many times did I ask Barry about what it felt like to witness Rama's

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Bhairitu
On 01/22/2014 11:29 AM, TurquoiseB wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote: On 01/22/2014 12:21 AM, TurquoiseB wrote: */But almost no one writes about the spiritual experiences they have on a daily basis. /* Perhaps because they aren't narcissistic enough to want

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Share Long
noozguru, I'm with you on this. And I'm not claiming to be enlightened. I'm just saying that I think all of human life is about spirituality, whatever else it's about, whether it be art or weather or politics or food, etc. Or sports. I just watched 42, The Jackie Robinson Story. Now that's

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote: noozguru, I'm with you on this. And I'm not claiming to be enlightened. I'm just saying that I think all of human life is about spirituality, whatever else it's about, whether it be art or weather or politics or food, etc. Or

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reversing The Flow -- Writing AS Spiritual Experience

2014-01-22 Thread Bhairitu
There's that old saw: before enlightenment you chop wood and carry water and after enlightenment you copy wood and carry water. I find it interesting to watch the world falling apart. Our old systems no longer work and the unenlightened materialistic elite are trying to hold on to these