The way is itself the end of the journey

"You’re very neglectful of me these days. You’ve become like a foreigner who needs someone to interpret rather than a son who has right of access. By taking things for granted, your simple walk slips. The path itself is the goal, never forget that; being fully present where you are now is your destination.
"Stress is just another way of helping you grow – of teaching detachment. I beg you to stop drinking: it is a test. You can only grow if you harness the pain-energy of emptiness - by which you yearn into existence your true self.


This came at a time I was run ragged with the editorial work on my magazine CataList and management pressures as a publisher


You are not your body

"Love. Breathe it in. Let it breathe you in – inspire you. Feel what it is like to be love in the nostrils of the great Being. Imagine the fresh warm air. Imagine the power of a majestic calmness. Imagine the storm of that Being's indignation. Imagine the tenderness of hir peace.
"Be at peace. Don’t strive so. Who you perceive yourSelf to be in the material world is governed by the messages your body gives you about who you are.
"If you have a car its make and style influence your self-image, but it is merely a vehicle for you to travel around in. So it is with your body – spiritually it is no more significant than a car. To admire mere bodies is to be stuck on the bottom rung of reality. Like a car, the body decays – yet the driver never grows old. Lay not up treasures for your selves where rust and moth corrupt and thieves break throu and steal: but lay up for your selves treasure in Heaven."


Letting go

"You will never shift from the material plane if you continue to be preoccupied with material things. You’re running along the runway at full speed, but unless you take your courage in both hands and tug the lever at the right moment to lift yourself high into the air you’re going to come to the end of the runway. And then you’re going to have to go all the way round and try it again.
"Let go! All that is involved is letting go of material things. Yes, you may be in the midst of them, you may be involved handling some material project –you may continue to be concerned with it– but you must let it go or it will bind you to the earth. Letting go means allowing the project to succeed or fail on its own terms. Whatever need you feel your work is serving, however much you may feel you’ve been called to it, so long as you strive you’re working in your own strength, and ΓΈ the work will last as long as your own strength lasts.
"If you let go it means allowing the work to take on a pattern and strength of its own. It's that simple. You can’t talk about it until you’re living it. If you’re living it you won’t need to talk about it.
"We don’t mind saying all this stuff hundreds of times over. It's our function to be here to help you develop, and we’re willing for that to happen at whatever pace you can manage. We just want to encourage you to discover true happiness, and not be continually bogged down by problems which you could have avoided if you were airborne.
"Don’t worry, nobody’s reproaching you. You draw to yourself whatever energies you put out. As long as you desire good, what is good for you will come (tho you may not recognise it till afterwards) – at whatever degree of intensity you desire it. What ever you truly desire, you will achieve. So let your ambition be for things of the spirit that will lift you high above the circling clouds to the realm where there is no decay or change to a land of sunlit delight. Yes yes, you see it, you smell the new–mown hay, you are drawn by the sound of laughter – the music and the dancing, all, all are ready. It wants only you. Let go, and float up to the welcome party that is already prepared for you."


Becoming rounded

How can I square the circle?
"What an interesting question. When does a circle cease to be a circle? When does a square become something other? If you described something as a square and its shape altered to that of a rhomboid what would be the ‘true’ way of describing it?
"Those with conventional consciousness describe things by their surface manifestation. In the spiritual life you learn to be guided only by the evolutionary process which drives an object from one manifestation to another.
"You must accept change, metamorphosis, as all nature does. Perhaps you feel you’re being taken apart? Well you probably are – and in your heart you know you wanted change.
"Accept. Underneath are the everlasting arms. Allow yourself to fall.
Instead of a jagged piece of ice become a beautifully formed snowdrop


Don’t become addicted to speed

"Balance your busyness with times of stillness. If you are unavoidably caught up in activity don’t become addicted to the need for speed. Constantly check out and check in. As you were told, you won't achieve solvency until you can learn to float on a raft of praise. Think about it, you struggle keep your head above water because your consciousness, your ego, your survival, impels you to. If you would stop struggling the surface of the water would support you, but you must become lighter. Stop carrying so much baggage! It’s back to pleasing people again, isn’t it – being a hero, picking up their karma?
"Stick to the central issue. Write only what you’re shown. Be, don’t prove yourself. If there’s any proving /testing /tempering to be done, I’ll do it. Do you see me racing around like a madman? No, you find me always at peace, always aware. Be likewise!"