Special Angels

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 2 comments

Special Angels

I love this painting. How divine, how enchanting and fervid this is. I was talking to my friend about angels. “Do I believe in angles?” She asked. “Yes, yes, I do.” I replied “I’ve heard the angelic choir of angels sining.” –  And that is true.  Oh my, yes, the glory of how exquisite it is to hear them sing.  I have heard the thunder and power of that sound and it still reverberates in my soul. I was there. The sound is beyond even the finest earthly choir you’ve ever heard. It’s truly divine, sublime and extraordinary. This chosen bunch of angels, their sound is a vibration that keeps us all safe. Their hallowed voices protect this world of ours.  The sound surrounds the night and keeps the principalities weak and powerless.  These singing angels are real, they are eternal and their song is everlasting. And I have angels with me. I think perhaps those are the cherubim and seraphim, guiding us back home, back to our self.  These angels can be charming, playful, and sensual too. A bit like Cupid, they love being in this world. They love to hear our laughter and they love showing us the sweet wonders of this life. They are here, telling us to trust our own heart, that we have the power within us. And then, of course some angels are real-life people. Not perfect people, but genuine, brokenhearted, sensitive, brave, beautiful people. These are the ones who touch us deeply and change our life for the better. Maybe this painting is of those kinds of angels. Because when we are open and exposed, baring our soul and in love with life, letting life take us, then the human angels show up, and bring us just what we need for the time. We are living in heaven, even when we don’t see it or feel it’s presence. It is right here. When my heart is open, I see it and the whole world around me shines with love, beauty, peace, joy, laughter. We are able to fly. Every child knows this deep in the heart. One day when that child’s knowing is unharnessed and set free, then we will fly. When we have become so light, like the air, like the breeze, free and blowing in the wind, we will lift our arms and up we go, flying high. Sometimes – like this painting –  that flying high, that soaring happens between two people, dancing together, heart to heart, in love. Yes, it can happen like that.  He takes you in his arms, pulls you in and you are both flying through the breath of love. Yes, it happens. Love takes us higher, there is no doubt about that. So we let love hold us. We let this unlimited Love that has created this world, we let It lead us. We let the angels watch over us. In love, the two us dance to the sounds of this unbound song of life that we hear, right here on earth. And in the arms of an angel, I am fearless and enchanted, I am embraced by the sensual, sweet, tender, magical beauty of you and me, of life and its timeless...

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It’s About Living

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

It’s About Living

I’ve always wondered why there is such adoration and worship of statues. Personally, I don’t mind statues, but they don’t light my fire.  However I see no reason the tear them down either.  They can be lovely works of art.  Symbols of history, events and ideas shouldn’t be destroyed intentionally, no matter how bad those ideas or history might be. Remember when those angry attackers who blew up the giant ancient Buddhas carved into the hills of Afghanistan? Useless destruction. It didn’t change anyone’s heart or mind. But it was sad and it was wrong. We all knew that. I like symbols. We are living an unfolding story. A story about identity, about who we are and who we are not.  It is telling us about our divine inheritance and love.  I like the symbols that are pointing us back to ourself in some way, back to a discovery of our own soul, our divine intelligence and inner authority. It is in there, a real power, a joyfulness and understanding – it’s in the heart of us. The Taliban destroyed those giant Buddhas because they represented ideas the oppressors didn’t like. Well, so the statues in the south represent ideas that not many of us like.  But they still have the right to stand. People can make up their own mind what they think. Everyone has the right to think what he wants to think. But destruction, hate and trying to hide history, solves nothing.  I have no desire to worship a statue. I know who I am. I know there is something divine in the very fact that I live, that I exist. I’m not going to bow down or follow anyone, real or statue.   In truth, it is the Light of Life, the spirit of knowing this genuine power of love is intrinsic in the heart of us. Divine intelligence lives as the very presence of who and what we are, because we are.  You are Life itself, and It is eternally being you.  It’s yours, because you are here, you exist. Of this, there is no doubt. Your authority is between yourself and your own heart.  It belongs only to you. No one can take that from you. No statue destroyed can harm what is eternal and real. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all those people who are so lost and angry and tearing things down, if they saw their own beauty and wonder and divinity.  That revelation would drop them to their knees, filled with the recognition of their own profound beauty and infinite love. At that insight, they would find ways to do the right thing. You are living. You have all you need to know, within you, already. Ask yourself. No one else can give you what you already have. Be true to your own heart. It’s between you and God. That’s all. There is no power or authority in some carved stone figure. That statue cannot sing, dance, imagine, speak, write, love, think, laugh, wonder, delight, taste, eat, drink, feel the wonder and beauty of Life — and soar over the rainbows the way you can. No one but you. Always you. No one else can live this tender love you are.  Only...

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All Possibilities

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

All Possibilities

There is a perfect Balance between duality and non-duality. There is a way of balance between the changing, ongoing images of this time-space tangible world and the Living Light of the unseen, changeless, Divine Principle, that stands behind all things. Living this Balance, is an inner knowing that keeps us steady, true, strong and agile. It is an ease and a dominion within us. It is the perfect center within ourself. We know it when we find it. It is ours. And it is real. Dominion comes with the Balance. The Balance is a sweet place within, where the heart and soul come together.  Here, between the known and the unknown, Something real, pure, unconditioned is found. It is the Child, our original self.  The Child is the Balance. How do we come to know this marvelous sense of Balance, and know we know it? How else, but by living the imbalance – for a time. Just as it was when we were children learning to ride a bike; We got on our little bike and at first we kept falling over, unstable, unsure, wobbly and afraid. But, we kept at it. It was the imbalance that told us there is a balance. It was the falling over, that got us back on the bike. We struggled with the peddles, the speed, holding on too tight to the handlebars. The components of the dynamic were, at first, all separate and not working together. But soon, soon, it would happen. And it did. It happened.  For a moment, we felt it, we knew it. The heart shouted “Yes, yes, that’s it!” We felt the balance, for a flash of moment, we felt the ease, the glide, the sensation of balance. It was there, it was wonderful and we knew what it was. We knew what it was–so we kept going. The fear vanished and love bubbled up into laughter and delight. We began to feel it for longer moments. Then, suddenly, it was ours, all ours. Now it was easy, we got it. We were free. And the profound thing is that once we got it, then it made no difference to us whether we slid in the sand or hit a curb–we actually enjoyed the bumps, we would seek out the rocky terrain, the steep hills. The whole adventure of riding around became joyful — skidding, spinners, wheelies, cruising the streets and down paths through the park. We could enjoy the sights and sounds and beauty, looking around, it’s all beauty, fun and easy. The balance was ours, all ours, we owned it. We could ride along, playing, laughing, enjoying our friends, carefree and happy. We had the sunshine, the day, the fun, the shadows and the flickering sunlight through the trees. We had it all. Nothing could stop us now. With Life, it is the same.  We find this Balance between this tangible world of multiplicity, matter, time and change –  and the intangible knowing, the innate realization and understanding of the oneness of all things. We don’t leave out any part of this Life. It includes all possibilities.  And we certainly don’t leave ourself out of this Equation. I would say, we are the center, the link, the interface between spirit and matter. Perhaps the divine conduit that makes...

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The Beach

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

The Beach

Years ago, this path down to the beach was a steep, rugged, slippery dirt trail. I’d pack a little lunch in a brown bag, beach towel and cocoa butter in hand. Skipping and hopping my way toward the beach. Standing above, on the cliff, spying some good little waves coming in along the jetty. Smiling, happy, walking down this hill, to enjoy the sweetest summer days. Beautiful days by the sea, body surfing the waves, laying in the sunshine.  And that perfect, knowing moment, when the heat of the sun on the body says it’s time to be diving into cool water.  The senses so alive to the beauty, glimmering light, sea gulls screeching, the rhythmic sound of waves breaking on the shore – true love. Unbound, easy, being it all, being alive, rich with the wholeness of life.  Somehow, the feeling of those days has found me again, right here, where I am. It’s timeless and it is my sweet joy, the sweetest freedom. Now, it lives right here in my heart. I am living the profound mystery of love, of the unbound heart, carefree, like a child again. And and yes, it is wild as the wind, it is sensual and open, peaceful –  and as deep and real as this eternal ocean of my...

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Spirit and Beauty

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

Spirit and Beauty

Exactly what I love; Everything. Yes, everything, exactly that. I discovered there is no reason to try to pull life apart into ‘ego and not ego’ or self and not self, or real and unreal, higher self and lower self. As if we could possibly separate Life and all that it is, from itself and its very own totality of self-knowingness. No, I found it can’t be done. It’s not the way to love and peace and joy and the unbridled being of who we are. Oh that wry wit and whimsy of Life. Its magic, its mystery. I am totally enamored with this world, its simplicity and its glory. Yes, how much I do love it all. Everyday some marvelous epiphany, some tender glimmer of light in my heart. Oh yes, yes. One day I discovered there is nothing but Identity. That I am the living awareness of Something that is infinite and forever.  Life is the Living Divine Mind being this awareness I am. It is my very Self-knowing. It is me and it is all that Life is.  It’s God’s ego, I suppose. It is nothing but Love and Light and Self-knowing. And this Awareness does not come from out of me, I do not possess this Awareness, this living infinity of  me, but it does live as the life and light of all that I am. We are the Light of the All in all. Living awareness, God’s awareness, knowing itself as Identity, as you and me.  I am the Self-Knowing Identity of the Ineffable All That Is. And yes, I can only speak for me and what I have found. But for me, the journey here, in this world of time and matter, is not about achieving some void of no-me, to become emptiness or living without a sense of self.  No, not at all, for me, it has proven itself to be totally the opposite. Life led me home, the ups and downs, the painful losses, the tears of love, the anguish, it all brought me home. It was the hard teachings led me back to myself, this childlike innocent beauty and happiness, back to my heart, to understanding and unbound freedom from fear. Life is about Self discovery, walking into it all and seeing the beauty of everything, including our self. There is no way to know Life/God’s Presence without you and me, this self we are, right here in the middle of it all.  I am an aspect of this All Inclusive wholeness, this Ineffable Mystery that is knowing Itself to be. Well, it took me a long time to find this freedom, this fearless knowing of this eternal light that is being who I am.  It took a conscious choice to be brave, at first, trusting what had been revealed to me, leaping in and living it all. I cannot be otherwise. I am the wonder of Its ever unfolding beauty and grace and it proves me true every moment of every...

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Moonlight Night

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

Moonlight Night

  The moonlight fills her eyes and pours out its eternal radiance. Illumination shines within her. Here, in this infinite sea of her soul, she finds this bounty of treasures, sparkling, bejeweled gifts from heaven. She is enchanted by the exquisite, opalescence of this sacred depth of supernal magic. She keeps her love tucked in her heart. Her tender tears, drops of heaven remembered, she keeps there too

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Sweet Surprise

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 1 comment

Sweet Surprise

One day, after much searching of my own heart, seeking the light of truth –  and testing many of the things I thought I knew — rather unexpectedly, I found myself unleashed, and sailing, floating free, soaring, fearless and in love with my entire world. In that freedom I found the holy Trinity – Three that are one. What is interesting about this too, is that I could see this invisible, and yet quite obvious, immeasurable light everywhere I looked.  It was in my eyes and in my heart, it was all that I am.  The universe came alive with this living light of life. My heart is filled with the wild enchantments of this divine light. It is the lightness of love. And I must admit,  I love to love. It’s easy to love, because I love love.  The inside and outside have fallen passionately in love.  I can’t tell if I am inside or outside – but I love this romance between me and life. Every part of me is touching this light of the world. My heart is open – I have no rules, no dogma, no path to follow or disciplines to abide. I am on the loose and in love, in love with the mystery, the beauty, the whole wild adventure. But it is more than that, it is a Trinity. The two that are one make the third part, the totality, the wholeness of the holy Trinity.  It’s like making love, when in the midst of this passion and feeling, all the senses entangled, the lover and beloved become one. The two are enveloped in love. That makes three. The rhapsody of love between the two lovers is transcendent, it is the third part, the unseen mystery, the sacred heart of this holy Trinity.  I can hear the universe speaking to me in the language of symbols.  I read it like a road map. It led me home, back to myself, the divine self that lives between matter and spirit — and loves them both with all her heart. I like to play in the wild flower fields. I like to dance to the strumming sounds, the heart beat, the breath, the music coming from some cosmic rock band of rebel angels. When I was a little girl I loved feeling the wet sand under my bare feet. I loved the cool breeze off the ocean, as it lovingly tangled my hair.  All senses alive and touching my world. I would look up and out, and my head was filled with the infinite wonders and the cosmic delights of the stars.  All that wonder and love has come back to me. It happened, just like my friend said it would.  Matter and spirit, objective and subjective, inside and outside — the opposites became one. The paradox is understood – the contradictions being the very proof of an unassailable, infinite totality. It is real, this love and this peace, the richness of my soul that has found me.  I have fallen in love with life – and it pulls me in close, just like a lover. This sweet trip has taken my heart –  and I willing give it....

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Black Speedster

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

Black Speedster

  He picked me up in this beautiful speedster.  I was walking home from the market. Back then, I’d carry my groceries home in a little back pack and hike across town. He slowed down when he saw me on the sidewalk. He pulled up along side me and he said “Hey, want a ride?” I’d always loved this guy. We had this thing for each other for a long time. I was always turning him down. I knew I’d be in trouble if I ever gave in to my not so hidden desires. This time, for some reason, who knows why? Maybe that car did it. I do love beautiful cars and beautiful men. I said “Yes.” and I smiled and got in. He took me for a ride of a life time – It was sweet perfection with that man. I love life. I love this whole wild, untamable adventure. I like taking my chances. It works for me. Perhaps it is that Jupiter thing. They say it is a planet of the gambler. I just don’t see how anyone can know where anything is going, anyway. Life is a gamble. Planets or not. Life isn’t something anyone can control. It is, after all, the very River of the Living Tao and no one has the power to control this immutable, omniscient force that Life is. How sweet, how lucky I am – how extraordinary it all is. How magical that he picked me up that day. And that car. It’s all magic. There is nothing here that anyone can explain. Nothing. We have no choice really. I’ll just let go and see where the River takes...

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Child’s Science

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

Child’s Science

Here is an excerpt from my book “Barefoot at Heart – The Alchemy of Love and the Power of Light” —  You can find my book on Amazon, or if you prefer, you can order directly from me –sandyjoneswoodsong@gmail.com Chapter 5 –  Page 138  —   Child’s Science “Awareness existed before any manifestation. Which is more significant awareness or manifestation? It is the Heart that instructs, not the words. The heart goes beyond words and cannot be fooled.” —William Samuel Awareness, Reality, Presence includes within It all time, past and future. All matter and form. Things seen and unseen. It is Infinity unfolding as this world we see and be. One day I realized it was easy. I change the past by changing the present. I change the present by changing the past. It’s all quantum physics. And it works. Love really is all there is. It reaches from here to eternity. Love, it is a kind of Love that is unbound and lives as life itself, in and as all things. It is a stupendous love, a tremendous love of an Ineffable Isness that is being All that is and all that I am. It is this very awareness, this consciousness I am right here. It’s Ineffable. I can’t hold it, yet it’s the wholeness of life and it is alive with all that I am. It’s an Ineffable Isness that I call God. God is being all Life. It is the Love I am. The Ineffable is being everything that I see. It is the basis in being for every image, for every leaf, for every bird song, for every tender teardrop. As William said somewhere, it is the joy happening underneath an apple tree, where every bee that buzzes is enraptured by the Love and Beauty. Every bee getting intoxicated by those rotting apples under the tree, is a joy to behold. What a fine joy of God we see as those drunken bees, those potted, smashed, inebriated bees partying on the fermented nectar from the fallen apples. And what a delightful story Bill tells about sloshed bees in the garden. I am enchanted by his humor and brilliance. I love the intelligent and charming way he teaches me how to live my own heart’s knowing Truth. This Love is everything. It is every swallow that swoops, every dog that barks, and my sweet lover, it is every kiss I kiss your tender, sweet body with. Beauty and Love. Love and Life. Sensuality, yes, sweetheart of mine, it’s all so divine. The Ineffable Love really is being all that we see and be and do in this tangible world. Just as there is an ineffable alphabet or the unseen principle of math, there is an Ineffable Source of Life. Much like the spoken word, the intangible word, this Source manifests in and as the ideas made tangible. It is as if this world we see, hear, know, touch and feel is the intangible word made tangible. This world of time and matter is like the symbols, the letters of the alphabet. There stands a Divine Omniscient Principle behind the symbols. Therefore the Ineffable Divine Principle has its Being in and as all things. This Divine Principle is the Love that is moving, living and being all things, every animate and inanimate thing. God...

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Divine Light

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Sandy's blog posts | 0 comments

Divine Light

  Love leaves the confines of ideologies, doctrines, dogma and the restricting limitations of regulations and rules. Love is freedom. Love makes it easy to see in new ways. It opens the heart to expansive vistas, to freedom. Love and freedom go hand-in-hand. Love and Reality resides right here as the very Identity I am. Each of us can put ourself here because this unbound Self, this tranquility, this joy, this peace and beauty is your Identity as well. A rush of passion celebrates the joy of this simple, everyday existence of my being, of life, this marvelous magic that is being me. I am this living mystery of ever-flowering beauty. The moonlight song ten thousand fathoms deep is a fact quite plenty enough for me. I’m filled with this awe and wonder that is living here in the middle of an infinity of myself.  Life is an enigma, a mystery so extraordinary, veiled in the soft pink light of the ordinary. How marvelous this goodness of God’s love is.  I am a million joys, living irresponsibly and aimless, carried by this river of fearless love that upholds me. It is not mine to tell others what to do. Mine is this wind blown freedom of an irresistible and effortless joy.  Mine is a deep, blue lake, reflecting the periwinkle sky. My heart hears the sounds of happy laughter, here, in the silvery moonlight, where the children and the fairies play....

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