A Little Darkness To Get You Going

David Price
3 min readNov 17, 2020
Painting by Isaak Ilyich Levitan

“The intelligences that act as the souls of the planets, such as the soul of your world, seek to create conditions and connections that allow life and consciousness to emerge, grow, and gain in potential and capacities. They incubate participants in the ongoing co-creative emergence of the universe. When you, through your acts of will and love, enhance the creative ability of another, by which I mean enhancing the well-being and wholeness of their lives so that they may grow and prosper, you are acting and thinking like a planet.”

- David Spangler, “Apprenticed to Spirit”

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Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be
the cause of suffering to each other.

With humility, with awareness of the existence of life,
and of the suffering that are going on around us,
let us practice the establishment of peace in our hearts and on earth.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

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We come into this world over and over again believing that we are here for the first time and we do not know where we came from, why we are here, or where we are going.
I saw that deep down we know the answers to these questions, but we have to find that place within us that remembers. That place is deeper than the ordinary mind can penetrate. When we do remember, we are able to rediscover our connections to the world around as well as our place in the great scheme of things.
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The promises of all religions pale against the real experience of ecstatic union, which is sublime beyond imagining. Ecstatic union is the true and forgotten path of the whole of humankind.

— Peter Calhoun

The material universe seems to be created by ecstasy. When the lenses of perception are cleansed, we see that everything is dancing right down into subatomic levels where matter is flashing in and out of solid matter. Ecstatic play and joy seem to be at our foundations. It’s just that we can’t see or know about it in our present state of mind.

There are protective barriers against contact with that prodigious energy to keep us from…

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.