• Musings,  Seraphs Quill

    Cultivating Dao: Progress!

    So, I mentioned in my previous post that I’m currently working toward making a large pledge in my process of cultivating Dao. Well, I’m happy to say that I’m making progress! (Yay, me! lol) Thus far, I have memorized both primary and secondary parts of one ritual. (Only four more to go!) Thank goodness for index cards! lol I’ve returned to a technique that many of us relied on as kids. Flashcards! The visual really seems to help me. There are even times when I am practicing that I see the words in my mind. Hey! Use what works, right? I’ve also made progress on my “dilemma” with regard to the “onion…

  • Musings,  Seraphs Quill

    Cultivating Dao: Working Toward Pledges

    I may have mentioned quite recently that I “obtained” Dao and that I was in the midst of processing all that I learned during the 3 Day Seminar I attending in conjunction with my “activation”. I am still processing. Perhaps that’s why I haven’t been as active on here as I was for a time. See, the information didn’t stop coming in after that 3 Day Seminar. I’ve also been active within our local budding community ever since. Between attending an “etiquette” class, in which we learned the behaviors and motions associated with a respectful cultivator, our weekly Dao class, and the New and Full Moon gatherings… There has been even more to process.…

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    Nurturing the Buddha Seed Within

    Have you ever had an experience that seemingly turned your entire life upside down? One that seemed to change the way you viewed the world itself? It may seem like an exaggeration, but that was what last weekend was for me. I am still in awe of the enormity of it all. Such revelations! Personally and with regard to my worldview (spiritual and mundane). That’s what’s taking the most amount of time for me to process, and as I understand it from others who have experienced the same 3-day seminar, one will continue to do so for many, many days (if not years) to come. After all, growing a “saint”, a “buddha”…

  • Musings,  Seraphs Quill

    Still Around and With Focus – What’s Coming Up

    Hello, again, dear friend. I bet you were beginning to wonder whether something happened to me or not. After all, I was getting pretty prolific in my posts there for a while, then nothing the past week. The past 7 days have been pretty busy around here. Not least of all is the fact that the kids are now out of school for the summer, and given that this is the first summer in our new beach-town home, LB and I are planning to enjoy it. We’ve already made a trip to the waterpark we have season passes to, which Dh and I gifted our family with this past holiday season. And…