Here are copies of the wall posters at UK workshop for those who asked for them.
It doesnt interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing. It doesnt interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesnt interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day, and if you source your life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, YES.
It doesnt interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesnt interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesnt interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.
ORIAH MOUNTAIN DREAMER
© 1999 Oriah Mountain Dreamer HarperCollins San Francisco
How 'The Invitation' came to be written.
A Life of Its Own
An Essay by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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MY LAW - Tieme Ranapiri
The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun Will sweep on its course till the Cycle is run. And when into chaos the system is hurled Again shall the Builder reshape a new world. Your path may be clouded, uncertain your goal Move on - for your orbit is fixed to your soul. And though it may lead into darkness of night The torch of the Builder shall give it new light. You were. You will be! Know this while you are: Your spirit has travelled both long and afar. It came from the Source, to the Source it returns The Spark which was lighted eternally burns. It slept in a jewel. It slept in a wave. It roamed in the forest. It rose from the grave. It took on strange garbs for long aeons of years And now in the soul of yourself It appears. From body to body your spirit speeds on It seeks a new form when the old one has gone And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought. As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend. You cannot escape them, for petty or great, Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate. Somewhere on some planet, sometime-and somehow Your life will reflect your thoughts of your Now. My Law is unerring, no blood can atone - The structure you built you will live in - alone. From cycle to cycle, through time and through space Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace And all that you ask for, and all you desire Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire Once list' to that Voice and all tumult is done Your life is the Life of the Infinite One. In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause. You are your own Devil, you are your own God You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod. And no one can save you from Error or Sin Until you have hark'd to the Spirit within. Attributed to a Maori.
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 that 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 held up and your eyes open,
And with the grace of an adult
Not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrows ground is too uncertain
For your plans.
After a while you learn that even sunshine
Burns if you get too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you will learn that you can endure
That you are really special
And that you really do have worth.
So live to learn and love yourself
In doing so, you will learn to live.
no one is watching you
no one can hear you
as though you
have never been hurt
Heaven is on Earth.
Thank you for everything
I have no complaints whatsoever
If you can't see the inherent
perfection in all things
and in all aspects of your life,
simply make yourself larger
Expand your perspective
until the full perfection
of everything becomes visible.
Live as if you were to die
not believe anything because it is
said by an authority,
Believe it only if
you have explored it in your own heart
Work out your own path, through diligence.
Choosing to walk the eternal spirit path sends a
great call to the universe that we desire to live Heaven on Earth and awaken
our full potential.
The degree to which we choose the eternal spirit will
be in direct proportion to the degree we awaken our consciousness.
We are being challenged to walk a path of integrity,
honour, truth, peace, love and compassion.
We are being asked to apply deep spiritual truths in
every moment, with every breath: walking in the Light of our Inner Sun and the
Light of the Masters who walked this path before us.
In these last days of the millennium, the choices are
many - and confusion and fear is in a race to gain our spirits.
But fear has no hold on us, for the Light is growing
within and victory is at hand.
The Master Jesus
Dear Lord Archangel Michael
I call to you and your legions this day
To wrap me in the
blue veil of your protection.
Let it descend upon me like a mantle
And be sealed and held in the grip of Mother Goddess
sourced by her white-fire core,
protecting me from all but the
Highest levels of Light
of Mother - Father God.
where this be for Higher Good
from all non-Christed sources,
from astral entities and negative
planetary, interplanetary and
above and below me
to my right and to my left
in front and behind me,
on this and all planes of
in this and all levels of
in this and all dimensions of
known or unknown,
now and forever.
We are the New Civilization
We are the New
©Copyright Sandy Stevenson