Let the mind do what it does…The idea that the mind needs to calm down is just another spiritual belief put forward by the progressive approach to meditation. It’s a diversionary tactic designed by the mind, which loves to do battle with itself. Try as hard as you can, you’ll never get the mind to settle down. Indeed, all your efforts to calm it just make it more agitated. Rather, let the mind do what it does, and rest as the primordial awareness that isn’t disturbed by the perturbations of the mind. The mind’s nature is to move, but you are not your mind; you’re limitless, silent, ungraspable presence. Pardoxically, of course, when you leave the mind alone, it tends to calm down by itself. (Stephan Bodian)

Let the mind do what it does…

The idea that the mind needs to calm down is just another spiritual belief put forward by the progressive approach to meditation. It’s a diversionary tactic designed by the mind, which loves to do battle with itself. Try as hard as you can, you’ll never get the mind to settle down. Indeed, all your efforts to calm it just make it more agitated. 

Rather, let the mind do what it does, and rest as the primordial awareness that isn’t disturbed by the perturbations of the mind. The mind’s nature is to move, but you are not your mind; you’re limitless, silent, ungraspable presence. Pardoxically, of course, when you leave the mind alone, it tends to calm down by itself. 

(Stephan Bodian)

theastrarium:

"…the Witch is not a steward of the earth, the Witch is the earth. What the earth is, a Witch is - be it part of the solar system, the galaxy, the universe, or more - we are an integrated part of All."- Ann MouraGreen Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Crafthttp://amzn.to/1w8QDMzImage Credit: Olga Pashnina

theastrarium:

"…the Witch is not a steward of the earth, the Witch is the earth. What the earth is, a Witch is - be it part of the solar system, the galaxy, the universe, or more - we are an integrated part of All."

- Ann Moura
Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft
http://amzn.to/1w8QDMz

Image Credit: Olga Pashnina

theastrarium:

"History and mythology are full of examples of the astral body visiting other places and other times. The ideas of the astral body and its ability to transcend and move through time and space were known as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia, if not earlier. The Hindus and the Norse knew of it. The same magickal powers were credited to yogins, fakirs, and alchemists. It is very likely that astral travel began to be explored in a spiritual and practical sense during the time of the matriarchal cultures. This flying ability was attributed to all humans during the mythological period of many civilizations. This talent was still part of Goddess Mysteries during later periods of history.”― D. J. ConwayA Witch’s Travel Guide to Astral Realmshttp://amzn.to/1rU02nhImage Credit: Bruno Dayan

theastrarium:

"History and mythology are full of examples of the astral body visiting other places and other times. The ideas of the astral body and its ability to transcend and move through time and space were known as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia, if not earlier. The Hindus and the Norse knew of it. The same magickal powers were credited to yogins, fakirs, and alchemists.

It is very likely that astral travel began to be explored in a spiritual and practical sense during the time of the matriarchal cultures. This flying ability was attributed to all humans during the mythological period of many civilizations. This talent was still part of Goddess Mysteries during later periods of history.”

― D. J. Conway
A Witch’s Travel Guide to Astral Realms
http://amzn.to/1rU02nh

Image Credit: Bruno Dayan