have heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
spiritual awareness beauty is the beholder…
the beholder is beauty...
ago, Dr. Nielsen wrote “the observed changes in
the eye of the observer.” In mystical contemplative awareness, the
knows himself or herself as Spirit,
as Light. The awakened, loving Observer
sees (knows, senses, perceives) the imminent Essence, the center of
Love, the core of Light—in Itself and in all things, persons,
we know self as Spirit, we see all as Spirit.
we know self as One with God, we see all as One with God.
does not mean that we cover our eyes in denial, or shirk “reality”
in woo woo, or whip up sand castles in the sky. It means that we
have a solid, stable certainty, a rock solid faith, an eternal
lasting true awareness of what is truly there - seen with the higher,
more refined spiritual faculties.
Nielsen recently took note of the spontaneous phenomenon occurring
when she took a quick non-professional photograph of anything from a
rose petal to a lettuce leaf, from swaying moss to a flying osprey,
from her farrell-turned-adoring kitty to a lizard basking on the
brick. In these photos the luminosity or light she spiritually
sensed there (not
visually saw) appeared on the photo. There is no photographic or
technological or natural reason or explanation for many of these
light rays or forms.
other instances, she feels the soul pure essence, the love
expression of something gently bursting forth. She spontaneously
knows how to catch the natural silvery light, or gentle whispery
winds, or graceful hushing lilt of a thing, in a way that reveals its
innate innocence and delicate beauty.
human family and planet earth now cry out for tenderness, for
compassion, for grace, for softness. Our hearts and relationships are
thirsting for the flowing waters of intelligent caresses, authentic
embraces, unifying kindnesses, and transparent connection.
we open our hearts to a flower, a tree, an animal, a plant, and truly
appreciate its beauty, its light, its love— then we can more
our hearts to the person standing in front of us. Simply… simple…
without defense or justification or fear… we simply
open the heart to see the real. Whether that person is the closest
to you in the world or a stranger, the spirit-heart of you blesses
the world when you know the inner beauty. See.
is a place within them that is still
Home in God.
secretly, sacredly, softly open the heart to connect with that. No
matter what the form or texture or emotional charge or dynamic of the
interaction, allow at least some small ray within you, to remember
the truth of them.
then that part of you will deepen, expand, fortify, and emerge as the
truest part of you - and you will feel the holy joy of the jewel of
instant you take a photograph. Every instant you make a photographic
image. And that image either burns away in the sands of time… like
gravel in the mouth or limp uselessness in the hands - of no value.
Or that image comes alive, in celestial song and unifying dance, as
Beholder, see the Light.
instant photograph moves into the timeless.
timeless treasures… follow you into eternity… and they light the
pathway for all our brothers and sisters to find their way home…
seen as Light.
Nielsen acknowledged a natural photography gift, January 19,
2017. She takes photos spontaneously in the course of daily life, on
her cellular phone device.
She has no formal photography training
and makes no claims to the craft other than being one who loves the
essence of what she sees.
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