inspirational writings, spiritual inspiration, thoughts for the day, poetry, prose, stories: higher self, personal growth, spiritual encounters, out of body experiences and white light experiences, from Brad Kalita, founder of gathering light ... a retreat located near crater lake national park in southern oregon.

Natural Reflection

The Wellspring of Life:

The other day I stumbled on a spring steeped in the woods ...Bending down to free an insect in a whirlpool I became aware of the enchanting fragrant verdant beauty of the foliage ...Butterflies, songbirds abounded everywhere along with an ambient freshness and purity beyond description.

I couldnít help but wonder how such a place could be reconciled with the harshness of life and how I could be a part of and retain such sublime serenity, wonder and beauty. Surprisingly the answer came immediately; As in nature stop thinking and start being ... and flowing. Think and feel what you must while simplifying and purifying the rest ... And start breathing naturally and deeply again ... Feels so-oo good!

The Eternal Spring: Gazing upon a flourish of wildflowers I also couldnít help but wonder how such could be internalized?

Again, an answer; Try to be all that gives and is life to oneself and all things - Do these things to eventually realize a inner bounty, richness and internal spring and peace beyond understanding.

You know the experiences and pain in life makes us think and learn, while goodness for its own sake, in spite of it all ... Purifies. Moving one beyond the limits of the mind to a freedom and "knowingness&qot; and integration with the heart, and thereby wisdom ... And a transcendent whole new dimension and harmonious way of being and living. ~ brad kalita

Peace, beauty and happiness that defies all reason and understanding? ... Something mankind has been searching for, for eons - Is it possible, achievable, and where does it come from?:

Like the elixir and essence of life springing up naturally from the depths, its origins remains shrouded in mystery, yet surprisingly its obtainability simple and clear: Goodwill ... Genuine goodwill towards all things. Yet thereís a surmountable "catch"; It can only fully be achieved when the seeker's intent is truly for the good of all. And while one still tempered, learning and teaching, challenges more likely resolved amiably through a tranquil mind and wisdom. - Often accompanied by good fortune through a more harmonizing nature. Regardless, its comprehensive benefits attract worthwhile interest, which can place one on a wondrous path of discovery, in which eventually enough insight is gained to be realized ... Which may take but a moment of deep insight, years or even decades, but if oneís heart is true to the greater good and continues to aspire its realization inevitable ... and well-worth the leap forward in continual happiness, peace, and wellness bathing one naturally from within.

To the wise of more real and enduring value than the greatest worldly status, riches and power, once actualized ... Nothing can really take away.

... Itís never to late or too soon. - brad kalita

From the Harbors of Light Collection: Spiritual inspiration, thoughts for the day, daily meditations,
poetry and prose from Brad Kalita, founder of Gathering Light ... a retreat.


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