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    The Tao Te Ching: Weak Overcomes Strong

    The Weak overcomes the strong; the soft surpasses the hard. In all the world, there is no one who does not know this, but no one can master the practice. ~ A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being: Experiencing the Tao Te Ching by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer While the “original” text as translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English in Lao Tsu – Tao Te Ching was thus: Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better; It has no equal. The weak can overcome the strong; The supple can overcome the stiff. Under heaven everyone knows…

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    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…

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    Sometimes “Good Enough” IS Enough: A Musing From the Path

    A Happy Monday morning to you, my friend. Did the weekend treat you well? I do hope so. What is on the agenda for today? For me, I’m focusing on self-care, on regaining my equilibrium, physically as well as spiritual. I am grateful that I am not as “out of whack” as I have been in the past. In the past, vertigo has hit me so hard that it would lay me up in bed for days. The belief was that it was an “inner ear infection” brought on by bad drainage of allergies. Over the years, though, I’ve come to realize that while that may be the case, it is…

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    The Bumpy Road: Our Spiritual Journey

    “The road to becoming more spiritual is a messy one. A bumpy one. One full of roadblocks. But the journey is beautiful and the landscape is breathtaking.” ~ Ashley Strong, Deus Nexus The energy I feel around me is very heavy right now. In some ways, it feels almost stifling. This, I believe, is one of the challenges of being an empath. Feeling the lows as well as the highs. There are many people going through challenging times at the moment. Have you noticed that? Maybe I’m just more aware of it at the moment because it seems I keep running into them. Almost as if Spirit has decided that…

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    Transition: Starting At the Beginning

    I just spent the past hour or so writing a new post. In a fraction of a second, I lost it. Just goes to show how unpracticed I am writing posts online and have forgotten one hard learned notion. ALWAYS copy your text before doing anything! That way, you’re able to paste it back into your document, if you happen to lose it! At the end of the post, though, I said that I’m a big believer that “everything happens for a reason”. “There are no coincidences.” Guess I need to realize that’s the case here, too, hmm? So, what was up? Well, I was simply explaining… Making excuses, really,…