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Published: December 24th 2007
The Spiritual Heart
If we are so fortunate in this lifetime we open to our true nature, which is an open heart. May it be so.
Going deep into the space of Unknowing
The Heart Cave is dark
You cannot find your way with your eyes or your mind
The only way you can know is to feel your way through
It's within the darkness that we discover who we really are
The Heart Cave holds the mystery of the Universe
In the Heart Cave we are One
Yet with the Open Heart
It is still just the Beginning
Mind quieting in its Searching
Attention directed to the Source of all Being
There is no Ending
Going to India was about finding myself, or awakening my heart to the meaning of Love. These journeys have served as my foundation, and have enabled me to explore the meaning of my life on ever deepening levels. My first two trips in 2005 and 2006 were about spending as much time as possible on or near the Holy Mountain Arunachala, in meditation, being present to what is, and discovering what within me never changes. I would meditate in the modernized caves several times a week, and visit the nearby Ashram as much as possible. Just gazing at the Mountain would often stop me in my tracks, as
May we open our Hearts to What Is, and in this Presence, discover Ourselves
When we fully open our hearts, allowing the love and compassion we feel rest deeply in our own hearts we become divinely touched.
I became more and more in tune with its mysterious vibrations. Tiruvannamalai is a growing and popular spiritual destination for Hindus and spiritual seekers from around the world.
Light of Shiva
Gazing at You
Makes my Heart Flutter
Movement of Stillness
I Stand in your Presence
I returned to Asia again from Jan. 9th - Feb. 6th 2008: A growing passion to understand and explore the truth of our interconnection with animals inspired my most recent pilgrimage to India and Thailand. Previous travels to Asia were to deepen my spiritual understanding. (See the entries on Varanasi, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, and the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand). However, mysteriously my most recent journey was one of most spiritual of all. When we fully open our hearts, allowing the love and compassion we feel rest deeply in our own hearts we become divinely touched, on a level that is only possible when we fully let in whatever we may be feeling and experiencing. May we keep our hearts open to life and be open to the movements of Grace abundantly present if we just slow down and tune into the presence of our own
The Sri Ramanasharam
The Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi offers a free meal daily to mostly Sadhus, many are featured here. It has a terrific meditation hall, shrine rooms, and peaceful grounds shared by colorful peacocks and sassy monkeys.
waiting heart. Om Namo Shivaya. Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya. Om Arunachala Om.
Also please refer to my websites @ www.cathyrosewelljonas.com and www.animaldreamers.org to see where this travelblog lead me to...
My self-published book called "Bringing Home the Mountain. Spiritual Journeys into the Heart Cave" is on track to be out early 2010.
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