“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly.
“One must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen
“When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among
his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you
so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth
so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and
caresses your tenderest branches
that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots
and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire,
that you may become sacred bread
for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you
that you may know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge become
a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek
only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your
nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh,
but not all of your laughter, and weep,
but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and
takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say,
“God is in my heart,” but rather,
“I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and
meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer
for the beloved in your heart
and a song of praise upon your lips.”
“You can study God through everything and
everyone in the universe,
because God is not confined in a
Mosque, Synagogue, or Church.
But if you are still in need of knowing
where exactly His abode is,
there is only one place to look for Him:
In the heart of a true lover.”
(the spiritual instructor of Rumi)
“Faith is indeed the energy of our whole universe directed to the highest form of being. Faith gives stability to our view of the universe. By faith we are convinced that our impressions of things without are not dreams or delusions but for us true representations of our environment. By faith we are convinced that the signs of permanence order progress which we observe in nature are true. By faith we are convinced that fellowship is possible with our fellow man and with God.”
Brook Foss Westcott
Put another way…
“There is no such thing as a lack of faith. We all have plenty of faith, it’s just that we have faith in the wrong things. We have faith in what can’t be done rather than what can be done. We have faith in lack rather than abundance but there is no lack of faith. Faith is a law.”
What you place your faith in, becomes your reality… be wise and select carefully.
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a
pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and
the guidance of virtue.”
Scientific Properties: Quartz is composed of silicon dioxide and is one of the most abundant minerals in the world. Sand is mostly comprised of quartz; even the dust in the air is high in quartz content. The most well-known form of quartz is clear rock crystal, and it may be found throughout the world. The largest single quartz crystal recorded was approximately 20 feet long and weighed more than 48 tons.
Yes, crystals really do vibrate! Quartz is both piezoelectric and pyroelectric. It is used as oscillators and filters…from radios and televisions, telephone services to high-tech, industrial, and medical equipment…quartz crystal is essential! Crystals are also now grown in the laboratory using a hydrothermal process, because this process yields pure, flawless crystal for oscillator plates. More Quartz
Metaphysical Properties: “Clear quartz resonates to qualities of loyalty, fealty, equality and “one for all, all for one.” Understanding the properties of clear quartz brings new light to the Biblical injunction, the meek shall inherit the earth. Those who receive and let flow through them the Divine Light in complete and utter humility will flourish on earth, and will literally glow with goodness and light.” Crystalline Communion 2000, Collen Marquist & Jack Frasl
Quartz is ‘the most powerful, versatile multi-purpose healing stone, particular regarding self-esteem, and healing the wounds of a neglectful or abusive childhood. This stone will not allow you to wallow in self-pity over that which you can not change! This stone amplifies prayers, wishes and positive visualizations. Keeps you in touch with your spiritual side, and reminds you that you are a spritual being, having a human experience.’ More Meanings