Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quote of the Week 164 - The Approach to the Divine Mother

Much has been written about the Mother of the Universe, but it boils down to this. You need her more than she needs you. In fact, your life is totally dependent upon her, and in some sense, she could care less about you. But at the same time, she loves you as deeply and purely as love is possible, so deeply and purely that she will dissolve all of your self-limitations. She is as devoted to your liberation as much as she is devoted to nurturing you, because she yearns for your return to the Father as much as she yearns for her return. And in some sense, she can’t complete her return until you complete your return, one way or another. The approach to the Divine Mother should be in an attitude of giving and tenderness, nothing more. No attempts at establishing relationships, fulfilling needs, or fitting in pieces of a puzzle. That is all wrong. The proper approach is beyond all that. Just give with tenderness and don’t look for anything. That is all.

--Steven J. Gold

(The above is from a new book I hope to publish within the next 6 weeks called Basic Spiritual Principles. Be on the lookout for the announcement of its official publication!)

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Quote of the Week 381 - Heaven

Heaven is all round,

Translated to sound.

--Michael Hedges

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

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Announcing Publication of New Book, DIMENSIONS: Navigation the Spiritual Spectrum


I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum, now available at Amazon, in paperback print and Kindle versions. It is easily found by searching my name, or by searching the full title and subtitle. You can also click on the image of the book in the right hand column of this blog.


What a great way to start the New Year, cozying up to a fire, real or imagined, and reading a new spiritually inspiring book, sure to become a classic!


DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum

Grounded in the traditions of Torah and Veda, Steven J. Gold takes us on an oceanic tour of the depth and breadth of spiritual consciousness. Sharing personal stories and insights into various traditional scriptures as examples, he urges us to adopt a spiritual worldview, to “ponder infinity, awake and arise,” to “find your inspiration and follow it.”


“The chapters…are records of what happens when Steve’s right mind, and heart, are given full freedom to wander where they wish. As discoveries and correlations are made, his well-trained left mind and sharp wit give his observations shape and form…” – Brother Shankara, Resident Minister, Vedanta Center of Atlanta


“Universal Ice Cream: Dive deep into Steve’s wonderful book to help find your favorite flavor on the Spiritual Spectrum.” – Rabbi Mitch Cohen, Spiritual Leader, Congregation Shalom B’Harim, Dahlonega, GA

“Steven J. Gold’s Dimensions is an exploration of spirituality from the inside out. If you are looking for a guide through the pathless land of truth, read this book.” – Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The World Wisdom Bible



Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

Please check out the following, which is an ongoing activity that may be of interest:


http://www.interfaithci.org/contemplative.html


Or


http://www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org/specialevents/#contemplation