Soul Needs – ONE GARDEN

living inter-spiritually, realizing Oneness


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Welcome!

*NEW* –  you are on my main 6-projects-in-one site.  PLEASE ‘like’ my other sites;
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The specialist inter-spirituality site: HERE     The FaceBook inter-spiritual page: HERE

The 6-projects-in-one Facebook: HERE     The inter-spiritual discussion group: HERE

The PhD – is a model of Holistic Education for parents, teachers and managers. Within it is SunWALK, a model of what it is to be fully and positively human – very readable, not technical – & it’s HERE !

Twitter for all 6 projects is HERE      My ‘street photography’ is HERE

NB – All new posts are below this welcome message.

Introduction 

SOUL NEEDS – ONE GARDEN – via 6 projects is my main blog-site, a  flow of  life-journey moments and a continuation of  my PhD  – Roger (Dr R Prentice)  EMAIL: onesummit AT gmail DOT com

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Photograph ‘The peripatetic piano man Brighton’ by  Roger Prentice

THE 6 PROJECTS: My primary focus is now ‘perennial-spirituality’ 21stC interfaith – (the ‘changeless faith’ as Baha’is call it) but within that are  5 other projects  1) Artmatters,  inc photography   2) Natural Health matters (inc surviving IPF), 3) Personal Development & Management,  4) Re-humanizing Education (inc. Holistic Education)  5) Social Justice matters.  The 5 I hope are integrated within 6) ‘Inter-spirituality’ since  I am now realizing it as the context for the other 5.

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Inter-spirituality is “the recovery of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.” – Wayne Teasdale, see HERE   
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My definition of inter-spirituality = ‘the state of being, and the living of life, that flow from the realization of the Oneness beyond the various wisdom traditions.’  – As in ‘Namaste’, “I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.”
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RP “Behind every moment, behind every particular, is the enveloping Whole.   We have 2 wings; being in the Whole, from which we emanate and  secondly delight in every particular.” – My heart has come to harbour every form’ ! 
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Mindfulness allows us to spend more time in eternity!”
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My daily Quotations Treasury blog is HERE      Resources for ONE GARDEN groups – i.e interfaith interspirituality is HERE    My photography is HERE – use left & right arrows to view!   EN-JOY – please send in a ‘like’, comment, discussion point or question! – All new posts are below this welcome post – thanks for dropping by – Roger.  
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The heading photograph is of the Butchart Garden on Vancouver Island – a must-visit place HERE


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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment’ – Rumi and A J Heschel

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From Rumi we have;

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.” 

From Abraham Joshua Heschel we have;

“The world presents itself in two ways to me. The world as a thing I own, the world as a mystery I face. What I own is a trifle, what I face is sublime.

I am careful not to waste what I own; I must learn not to miss what I face.

We manipulate what is available on the surface of the world; we must also stand in awe before the mystery of the world. We objectify Being but we also are present at Being in wonder, in radical amazement.

All we have is a sense of awe and radical amazement in the face of a mystery that staggers our ability to sense it.” 

To juxtapose extracts from two, or more, great wisdom traditions is the basic dynamic for generating a text for our ‘One Garden’ interfaith as inter-spiritual living’ groups.

Using spiritual dialogue the juxtaposed extracts not only generate new insights each to the other but in the individual or group that engages with the texts in a reverent way.


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Dear Ed or Dave NESTA and the RSA show you how you can be successful as Prime Minister

Would you like a UK government that resembles the best of the rest?  I would.  Here are a set of very intelligent suggestions (which is why you Ed, or Dave, will probably repeat the stuff that has given us the current mess). (RP)

Streamed live on 22 Apr 2015

Once the dust has settled from the General Election, whoever is Prime Minister will face an important choice: how to organise and run the centre of government.

The centre of government may seem like a wonkish preoccupation, but will be essential to governing effectively, making good election promises, and restoring trust in politics.

In a letter to the next (or indeed re-elected Prime Minister, Nesta suggests a range of transformative changes to how centre of government works, from the establishment of new super-ministers to the abolition of HM Treasury.

Read the letter here: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/dear-new…

Speakers to include: Geoff Mulgan, chief executive, Nesta
Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA

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Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg


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Oneness rests on three realities.

Realizing that God (the Whole, the Source, Ultimate Reality) is One.

Realizing that the Spirit that animated the Founders of the great traditions is One.

Realizing that human beings are all members of One Family – like the cells of the body.

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Interfaith needs to rise to the challenge of inter-spiritual living.

To learn more about inter-spiritual living see HERE


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Michael Waye interviews Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko – stunning stuff

A new piece of the inter-spiritual picture – perhaps the most vital one.

Michael Waye interviews Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko – really cutting edge.

Take hope for the future with the Bucko generation – it is wonderful to see Matthew Fox plugged in and working with the next generation.

Interviews with the Leading Edge is an exclusive video series on the Quantum Revolution website, at http://www.quantumrevolution.net/inte…. In this segment, Michael Wayne talks with Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko, Co-Authors of the new book, “Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Spirituality.”

​The Kosmo Journal for Global transformation by Adam Bucko and Rory McEntee is HERE

The book
The New Monasticism: A Manifesto for Contemplative Living ​ ​
by Adam Bucko and Rory McEntee is HERE

Learn more about the interview HERE ​The l​ink
​Matthew Fox activist extraordinaire has also written 30+ books – see HERE​

​Matthew and Adam co-authored Occupy Spirituality – see HERE​


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FASCINATING VIDEO – Michael Wayne interviews Kurt Johnson co-author of ‘The Coming Interspiritual Age’

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Interviews with the Leading Edge is an exclusive video series on the Quantum Revolution website, at http://www.quantumrevolution.net/inte…. In this segment, Michael Wayne talks with Kurt Johnson, Ph.D. Kurt Johnson is the co-author, with David Robert Ord, of the recent book “The Coming Interspiritual Age,” and is also a scientist with a Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, systematics and comparative biology; author of numerous books and articles; a spiritual teacher; a former monastic; a social activist; and a leader in the consciousness and world shift movements.

SEE ALSO

Cognitive Science of Religion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_science_of_religion

The Coming Interspiritual Age – available on Amazon

https://www.facebook.com/TheComingInterspiritualAge

http://rationalspirituality.com/articles/Ken_Wilber_Spiral_Dynamics.htm


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Juxtapositions as gems of inter-spirituality

There are 49 uses of ‘heart’ in Baha’u’llah’s Hidden Words. About the Hidden Words as scripture Bahá’u’lláh says;

He is the Glory of Glories

This is that which hath descended from the realm of glory, uttered by the tongue of power and might, and revealed unto the Prophets of old. We have taken the inner essence thereof and clothed it in the garment of brevity, as a token of grace unto the righteous, that they may stand faithful unto the Covenant of God, may fulfil in their lives His trust, and in the realm of spirit obtain the gem of Divine virtue.

The Hidden Word I chose is;

36. O SON OF MAN!
Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be worthy to meet Me and to mirror forth My beauty.

From Thomas a Kempis we have;

Thou art my glory and the exultation of my heart: thou art my hope and refuge in the day; thou art my hope and refuge in the day of my trouble. – SOURCE p214 Words to Live By Eknath Easwaran

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