The spiritual process of transforming trauma

When trauma loss ceases to be your full identity
you are on your way;
When trauma loss dissolves into your identity –
Ah! Transformation!

© Meisaan Chan

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Litmus tools

Equanimity and anxiety
two most important litmus tools
use and apply for your benefit

© Meisaan Chan

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Hungering to go deeper? An opportunity to gather

Friends on the Journey,

If you are seeking to go deeper into your spiritual life, I am now hosting spiritual conversations based off my posts. Do my posts inspire thoughts and conversations within you? Now we can talk about this in virtual person. It will be over Zoom, a couple times a month. Join by hopping into my Patreon group, give the amount that brings you joy.* That is, this is also an equity group. Then, we get to journey together in a deeper way, exploring the spiritual path.

The first conversation will be on my last post, the Parable Of the Woman Who Needed Strength. I am including it here for your convenience.

People who join will have the opportunity for gathering to focus on the inner life of spirit. I extend a special invitation for those who have left religion or who are spiritual but not religious, and everybody from all traditions and non-traditions is invited. The ground rule for all conversation is this: There is to be no proselytizing, shaming, blaming for what someone believes or does not believe. Infinite love is infinite.

Join my Patreon group here.

In the next days I will send a private message to the Patreon folks to figure out what date would be best.

See you soon.
Meisaan

* Capitalism does not have to be usery. It can be a means for our mutual flourishing. Let’s redefine it together.

Parable of the woman who needed strength

There once was a woman who faced a great trial, and she cried out to God, “God, I need more strength!” God responded, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” But instead of entering into the trial, she watched the trial grow larger. She cried out even louder, “God, I need more strength!” God responded, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” But instead of entering into the trial, she watched the trial grow enormously large. She cried out yet once more, “God, I need more strength!” God responded yet again, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” At that point, the woman looked at the enormous trial and tore her clothes in despair. She cried out to God, “God, I begged you for strength and received none! The trial is still here!” And the woman was overcome.

© Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the woman who needed strength

There once was a woman who faced a great trial, and she cried out to God, “God, I need more strength!” God responded, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” But instead of entering into the trial, she watched the trial grow larger. She cried out even louder, “God, I need more strength!” God responded, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” But instead of entering into the trial, she watched the trial grow enormously large. She cried out yet once more, “God, I need more strength!” God responded yet again, “To grow stronger, you need to use the strength you have.” At that point, the woman looked at the enormous trial and tore her clothes in despair. She cried out to God, “God, I begged you for strength and received none! The trial is still here!” And the woman was overcome.

© Meisaan Chan

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After endless days of blue

Clouds come, blanket sky
even brilliance needs rest

© Meisaan Chan

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The approach of wisdom

Wisdom knows when to chip away
and when to melt

© Meisaan Chan

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There is calm

There is calm
the more you pray,
the more you hear the silence

© Meisaan Chan

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In the face of threat, II

To those who try to tell me who I am:
You are not my God.
Only my God tells me who I am.

© Meisaan Chan

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Awe and altars

Awe is a powerful force
that can unwittingly build altars to false idols –
stay alert!

Any awe can become an altar
Any altar can become awe

© Meisaan Chan

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You got me through the night

You got me through the night
You got me to sleep.
The nights are not taken for granted
and nor are the days.
Step by step through the wilderness
one sun, and one moon, one sun again
one breath, one small cleansing
one small thought of hope

© Meisaan Chan

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