"Conscious evolution is humankind's final frontier, the ultimate freedom sought by humanity since the dawn of time."
-- Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
The totality of the human person (every human person) is meant to be experienced in harmony and brought into the realm of Beauty. Unity transcends division... "Only One" is the delight of true wisdom, and the radical, mystic, essence of true religion. Life within the embrace of "Only One" is the sacramental liberty of transfiguration: make love and chop the potatoes!
my soul is naked for You
-- kiss me, touch me, here
Remembrance of the Holy One inevitably leads to both intimacy and identification. Linking, consciously, your breath with a Divine Name or Attribute steadily erases the illusion of separation (the root ill fostered by every religion, every culture and the politics of power: for only those who believe themselves to be "separate beings" are able to be manipulated or controlled by the agents of fear.) Remembrance of the Holy One is your invitation to walk through the Door of Reality: you are -- at this very moment -- intimate beyond belief! Scan the headline news, read a little (very little) theology, listen (only a little) to the politicians, observe what everyone is trying to sell you: and then choose the path of your liberation! Know that you have been created for radiance and the companionship of Love! Why settle for anything less?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.