Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mayan Calendar


There is much talk in “New Age” circles around the ending of the Mayan calendar on Oct. 28 of this year. While I feel that this is a very auspicious occasion spiritually, I see no disasters or pole shifts accompanying the event. Instead, I see it representing the continual and accelerating energies contributing to world awakening.

One by product of these energies is the feeling that “time” is speeding up or accelerating spiritually. What this means is that in this day we are able to realize spiritual growth in short amounts of time that others in times past have taken a lifetime to achieve. For example in centuries past, monks would separate themselves from the world to draw close to God, spending all of their lives in contemplative practice. In this day, our spiritual intentions in union with divine grace is allowing us to “awaken” or experience union with the divine very quickly. The realization that the divine is NOT “out there somewhere” but dwells within me opens the way to a new spiritual world.

The predictions by some of so-called disasters around Oct. 28 is only a type and shadow of the spiritual work that we all need to be doing: diving deep into ourselves to love every last part. Even the parts of ourselves we would see as “dark” or things we would like to see changed, those are the parts that we need to love, holding ourselves like a little child, comforting ourselves. As we love ALL of the parts of ourselves we begin to be made whole and complete. And when we love a “dark” part of ourselves many times the touch of love that we experience causes a transformation, and the dark part finally sees the light! What a miracle!

Do not fear the times we are in. Embrace the wonderful opportunity for your growth, and for the world to be awakened.

Namaste!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Amazing story of Middle Eastern man appearing

We were finishing up our first book “Can Christians Be Saved: A Mystical Path to Oneness.” One morning, when Buck was meditating, an old Middle Eastern man appeared to him. He came in and sat down in the meditation circle. He appeared daily but never said anything. Finally, one day he spoke. “Please translate your book into Arabic. My people need to hear your message.” He left and did not return.

A year later, Virginia was meditating, when an old Middle Eastern man appeared to her. He said:

I want to tell you how I happened upon Buck’s meditation that day. One morning I was looking upon my house that had been destroyed by an errant bomb the night before. As I looked upon the shambles, I felt the horror and loss of the death of my dear wife and two grandchildren. Never again would I feel my wife’s embrace. Never again would I hold the children on my knee. My son ran up to me and, weeping we hugged each other, and my son said “papaw, papaw, you must come with me to a meeting tonight. A group of us are meeting to decide what to do.”

To support my son, I decided to go. That night we met with about thirty other men in a room deep in the city. In the meeting, the talk was all about retribution; how to strike back at those who had caused the death of our families and friends. My heart was heavy with my loss and with all the talk of death. After the meeting I walked the streets, eventually finding myself staring up at my Mosque, the mosque in which I had said prayers for many years. As I looked, I began to weep and cried out to Al-lah in my suffering and distress. Almost immediately I felt the presence inside and I said “Al-lah dwells in my heart and in the hearts of all persons everywhere. He does not inhabit the places of stone; Al-lah is within me.”

I knew immediately that I could not seek to kill any person, as Al-lah dwells within them, too. But I was still upset and I walked home to the temporary shelter set up for those like me whose homes had been destroyed. That night I sat in meditation, and I cried out to Al-lah again for help and strength. In meditation I was carried on the winds, and was sat down in a circle of people. I know immediately that this was a holy place, and as I listened, I heard Buck talk of his book. I felt that the book had the same intention as my vision outside the Mosque. God is not “out there” but dwells inside my heart. And then I knew. “Al-lah” I cried “this book must come to my people.” Buck looked at me and I realized I had spoken the words out loud, and I was afraid. Buck looked at me and smiled, and he too started to weep, and he took my hand and I felt such hope like never before.”

This vision was very dear to Virginia, not only because she had been thinking of this man ever since Buck had told her of his appearance, but because the truth of the experience of the Divine dwelling within each of us is as universal as eating and breathing.

We wrote this book with the hope of this man in our hearts. Surly Divine’s unity within our hearts can lead us all to raise humanity’s consciousness to higher levels of love, peace and oneness. WE can each be the change we want to see in our world.


Preface to our second book: "Your heart is my Home".



Monday, August 22, 2011

a short new book is coming

Buck and I are publishing a short book which is a blast of content of what the book "Can Christians Be Saved" is saying. We omit our many personal stories and focus on the definitions and explanations of duality and oneness. We retell the parable of the Good Samaritan in such a way that the reader is able to see the difference in interpreting the story in duality, or interpreting the story in oneness.
For example, when we read the parable in duality, we see one "good" man, the samaritan, and 2 evil men, the ones who passed by the beaten man. BUT in Oneness we see that all the characters are aspects of ourselves, and so then none of the characters are to be judged, but understood as ourselves. In this way we internalize the truths of the story and find that we create certain beliefs about ourselves and our world from the experience. This is the mystical process which we experience and record in our book.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

8-part meditation to begin April 15

Buck and I have written a meditation based upon the 7 last words of Jesus on the Cross. We interpreted the words in non-duality (oneness) , and relate the words to our realization that we live in oneness and not duality. I think you will find our awareness of the nature of oneness through this meditation inspiring and thought-provoking. If Jesus is one of your personal divines you will especially find the meditation moving, but even if you do not the realization of the nature of oneness will be very helpful.

The meditation will appear in 8 parts. The first part will appear on Friday, April 15, and each will appear daily until the last one on Good Friday, April 22. The address of our site is: www.canchristiansbesaved.com
You can simply log on to the site every morning for the new part, or you can “subscribe” to our blog and therefore have automatic e-mails to your e-mail address.
Please contact me if you have questions, and I pray it will be a blessing to you.

I love all of you lovelies!
Virginia

Monday, January 24, 2011

the book is out!

The amazon link to the book is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Can-Christians-Saved-Buck-Rhodes/dp/1453849793/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1295316277&sr=8-7

See the review by Toby Johnson on the Amazon page. Toby is the author of 9 books on gay spirituality.

Can Christians be saved? Yes, we can all be saved from the results of duality: judgments, suffering, punishments and wars. By our experiencing a oneness consciousness we can be lead to inclusiveness and freedom from judgments which results in love and peace: in each of us and in our world. The book provides a unique spiritual process for internalizing and personalizing the spiritual truths and insights that can be found in sacred texts. The resulting realizations bring the reader to discover that we human beings are all one with God just by the nature of God and human consciousness. The gestalt process that they teach enables one to bring the truth of sacred stories inside, and discover truths based on experience and not religious dogma. The authors share their personal stories of their spiritual journeys from a world of judgments, fear and separations, to a state of oneness, or compassion and unity with all.

We pray the book is a blessing to all.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

the book

New publishing date on the book---late January 2011. Due to some formatting proofs and delays it will be late January, and we are looking very expectantly to the publishing of the book. In Feb. we are presenting the book at the Religion and Spirituality conference in Chicago. We will be doing an hour workshop and presenting a short paper on the process of the book. We will also have book signings in the Albuquerque area during Feb and march.