TRUTH THAT TRANSCENDS DOGMA

TRUTH THAT TRANSCENDS DOGMA

“Keep your hypothesis open,”

my mentor Morton told me.

He taught me that evil

feeds on ego’s popular illusion:

“My truth is the whole truth.”

Reasonable thinking,

scientific thinking at its best,

does not allow ultimatums

to trash further exploration and

evolution of new truth.

Bonheoffer discovered that truth

is relative;

and Einstein’s

cosmic theory

hinges on relativity.

Gandhi said truth

was the highest good,

and to be a truth-seeker

was the ultimate pathway

of genuine love,

through nonviolent resistance

against all injustice.

Our sacred scriptures

proclaim, “…and the truth

will set you free.”

Explore the truth

without hesitation

wherever you find it

with reasonable thinking

and an open heartedness,

maintaining a humility

that empowers you to

avoid hubris

and laziness.

To maintain your

Soul Freedom

is of the essence in

pursuing meaning and purpose

in all circumstances.

Our inner spirit

is faithful;

your Inner Voice

shall never fail you.

The trickster does come

and life is tested,

while doubt and disbelief

have their tenuous

flings.

You shall be refined

by fire without being consumed,

swept into deep waters

without drowning;

you shall rise beyond belief

into knowing,

and you shall stroll

unburned

in the Great Furnace

of blissful unknowing.

If you must,

change your friends;

now you must choose

between your wise soul

and bondage to any

external mandate.

If you must,

change your lifestyle,

because you must choose

between synchronicity

and compulsivity.

If you must,

change your attitudes,

because you become

what you desire

you become

what you think.

There is a Force,

Unseen and always seeing;

Unknown and always knowing;

Absent from the mind;

present within the soul.

“Fear not, little flock;

Abba is giving you

the Kingdom of God.

It is already

within you.

 

Whatever your circumstance,

wake up

and

see;

surrender to

the truth of Love

and the love of Truth.”

-Hal Edwards

September 27, 2015

Wauconda

DO I CHOOSE MY OWN VOICE?

DO I CHOOSE MY OWN VOICE?

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It may take a lifetime

of energy

to liberate

one’s own voice,

one’s true vision,

one’s grounded pathway.

 

We scream our way

from eternity

into this tenuous sphere,

and most of us

scream our way

fast-forward

 into eternity.

“It is finished!”

 

How do we

attend the Voice

that confirms

what truly isn’t

and what

truly is?

 

What Voice

or voices

do we obey?

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ONE’S OWN VOICE

ONE’S OWN VOICE
 
To experience my own 
Voice
is 
no small mission.
 
To come from my own
Center
and experience the 
resonance
and 
congruency
of my Voice
and the Depth of the Spirit
as one
is 
no small mission.
 
To receive the 
natural evolvement
of language and thought
coming up from my
depths
as I open myself
into the Unknown
of the Moment
is 
no small mission.
 
To contain the
opposites of 
the this and the that,
and to
learn from
and embrace
life as it comes to me
without undue anxiety,
is 
no small mission.

WHO ARE YOU?

WHO ARE YOU?

You are,
like all of us,
a gifted and
unique and
irreplaceable miracle,
mysteriously and wondrously
present
in the here and now.

There is a Center,
a dependable Anchor within,
an original goodness
innately at the core and essence
of each of us.

Open yourself
to the protection
and guidance
that awaits you within.

Listen to your
Inner Voice,
to the only truth
that is yours
to live and
communicate.

If you do,
while significant others
may not respond
or recognize
your
Center
within whom
you find identity
and life,
the truth
that is yours
will withstand all
weather.

We all would be
less than
some grease spot
if this were not so.

Something hopeful
and dependable
is available, which
logic and feelings
cannot dictate.

Give yourself to IT.
And remember,
there are many ways
to the Way.

Open yourself and
trust the process.

Hal Edwards

Wauconda, IL