0 Running Fox Papers September 2008
Running Fox Papers

Volume 8, issue number 56 ~ September 2008

The universe talking

Contents of this newsletter

Veer Quotation of the Month:

"You are not responsible for the universe; you are responsible for yourself”

~Arnold Bennett

A wealth of wisdoms


This summer we were in Austria. Apart for our visiting friends we were able to enjoy the infinite beauty of the alps. Everybody who has been there, can agree that this country shows her beauty to us in abundance, with to us as lowlanders, as many highlights. However, one has, while aiming for the summit, to go through a vale. The journey goes, just like our journey through life, up and down, twisting and turning, until we are finally capable to enjoy the views from high altitudes and reaching for just that one alpine flower that seems to be the best and with its gorgeous colours and scents seems to undeniably attract us.

Is it possible to steer this journey, or does the universe presents this path for us, without possibilities for any influence? Are we capable to exercise our perseverance to reach that which we are striving for, without exceeding the boundaries of hazard? Is it possible for us to choose thàt exact path which will lead us to the summit, or do we from time to time have to accept a wink from the universe, in order to have the opportunity to move up a step on our way to where we are all bound?

Talk about a sign ~ The universe

Long, long ago, before there was even sand in the hourglass, there was a teeny, tiny dot, XX (Fill in your own name) -- so small, it was virtually invisible -- that was presented to you as a gift.

At first, puzzled and perplexed, you thought it was a joke. Yet, trusting and inquisitive, your intuition led you to accept it and, before long, to carefully examine it.
And lo, after becoming extraordinarily teeny and tiny yourself, you found there was an entrance of sorts into this little treasure, in the form of a long and winding path. So inside you went, through the densest grove of ancient, moss-covered, bending oaks you will ever see. And before long, you found a shiny, gold, old-fashioned key that had been left upon a large, rounded stone, as if especially for you.
With key in hand you proceeded down the path until you arrived at a massive gate. Just above it there was a handwritten plaque for all who might pass beneath it:

"Welcome to the Jungles of Time and Space, Where nothing is as it seems, yet all things are possible. Should you ever feel lost or weary, Forget not from where you have come, And follow the signs..."
Peering between the wrought iron bars, you could see the entire Milky Way Galaxy and a hundred billion galaxies beyond it. Your thoughts raced, your imagination ran wild, and as you raised your key to the sturdy, reinforced lock, slowly slipping it in, and gently turning... there was a sudden flash of light and burst of sound.
Whereupon, seemingly light-years later but, in fact, no longer than an instant, you found yourself in the most beautiful human form, living on the most beautiful little planet, having a wonderful life, a wrinkle of curiosity on your brow, reading this very Note, right here and now, as XX.

I love life ~ by Annette van den Wijngaard

I love life
I love myself
I accept like
all comes and goes
with a smile and
a tear
I am full
And I am mySelf

A day full of changes
A day full of remembrances
Overcame a fear? Yes... I just
release and I feel

Trust the Almighty and learn from the present about your mistakes

Spirit of Oneness ~ by Sharon Alder

Oh Thou That Is, from Thy Glory this mortal mind came to Remember
Thy Boundlessness beyond All that can be fathomed, Thy endlessness

Beyond the heights, the depths, the great Abyss
Beyond the farthest star, beyond the Light that shines afar
Beyond all Thought and first Thought
Beyond all Sound and first Sound, thy spoken Word
Beyond the great emptiness of the Void
Beyond the fullness of the Pleromas
Beyond the Aeons where all dimensions cease to exist

The ancient one ~ Bearwalker

Ancient One sat in the shade of his tree in front of his cave. Red People came to him and he said to Red People, "Tell me your vision."

And Red People answered, "The elders have told us to pray in this manner, and that manner, and it is important that only we pray as we have been taught for this has been handed down to us by the elders."

"Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.

Then Black People came to him and he said to Black People, "Tell me your vision."
And Black People answered, "Our mothers have said to go to this building and that building and pray in this manner and that manner. And our fathers have said to bow in this manner and that manner when we pray. And it is important that we do only this when we pray."

"Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.

Meeting ~ Matthijs van den Bos

While underway I see a fleeting glance crossing my eyes,
I am doubtful and look away but,
an unknown energy forces me to look again and,our eyes meet once more.
now the look is warm and intense,
I feel myself go downwards as into a lake,
it is a warm bath of recognition or so it feels,from when, from where, what moment?
a vague smile surrounds your lips,
you are radiating warmth and love,
from when, from where, what moment?
now I’m so sure,we know each other, oh yes, we met,
but when, but where, what moment?
were we together?
and rested in each other’s arms,
when once we were lovers,
or have we been friends from long ago...,

A blink of eternity ~ by John Cali

I go jogging every morning, usually at first light. Mornings are a high-energy time of the day for me. I love pushing my body to its highest and best performance - I get a real emotional "high" from that physical effort.

And when I'm on a jogging high, inspiration often hits me – sometimes in the form of Chief Joseph's "whisperings" in my ear. Today was such a day.

I've never been happier, healthier, had more fun or been more in love with my life and myself, than I am right now. And I've finally learned (or, more accurately, remembered) how to manifest exactly what I want in my life - and how to anifest all of it.

Are there still "bumps in the road" for me? Yes. But they're getting fewer and farther between. And they serve as "course correction" reminders. They tell me when I'm getting off my path, when I'm disconnecting from my soul, from my source energy.