Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love Organizes Through Unique Selves

"Unique Self: Love organizes through unique selves finding their unique perspective, which is their unique insight, which is their unique intimacy, that identifies the unique need in their unique circle of intimacy and influence that only they're able to address, and then they go and give that gift and show up as an outrageous lover giving that gift -- and then you've got a bottom-up world in transformation -- with the Unique Self coming at you digitally …"

An awesome gem of a quote from the Google Hangout onAir 
with Marc Gafni on Aug 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Becoming Perfect

The work of becoming perfect 
is more perfect 
than being perfect.
God is perfection 
that is always 
in need of
further perfecting

from a teaching at the Venwoude Integral Practice Community in Holland

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Comfortably Dislocated

You can be uncomfortable and still be "located". 
Or you can be totally comfortable -- and still be dislocated.

… on outrageous love & uniquenesss …

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On Shadow

. . . S H A D O W . . .
Your story is your light. Your unlived light is shadow
You take part of your story -- part of the Unique Self that you're here to live that creates your joy -- and you put it in shadow. 
What have you done? 
You've taken a huge part of your energy and put it in darkness. 
You've lost the core of your life energy.
It's trapped in your unlived life.
~ Marc Gafni

More on "Unique Shadow" in the book Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment by Marc Gafni.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Unique Self & Perspectives


 More on this in the online Awakening Your Unique Self Mini-Course, a free and content-packed version of the 10-week online course, created and taught by Marc Gafni.
Check it out, and go at your own pace.
You can also join our Unique Self Facebook community here...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Quickening...

A quote we find wonderfully aligned 
with Marc Gafni's Unique Self teachings...

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open ... You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you ... "

As quoted in The Life and Work of Martha Graham (1991) 


Friday, May 2, 2014

On Experiencing Your Goodness Through Pleasure

Wise words from Marc Gafni:
~~~
"It’s through your pleasure that you experience your goodness and worth, affirmed and held as a good child of the universe. You realize correctly that you must be extraordinarily worthy to merit such profound and extensive gifts of pleasure. You understand in your body, embodied in your toenails, the infinite value and worth of your own intrinsic being, just as it is right now. You feel personally held and addressed by the personal face of essence. You let your consciousness take in and integrate the goodness and kindness of a universe that seeks your pleasure."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Where's the Codex hidden?

"All of us for dimensions of our lives have been a messenger who forgot his message, who forgot her message. But now we ask you to awaken to the realization that the message is actually encrypted, in the very cellular code of my being. 
That's where the Codex is hidden. 
That's where it is. It's in me. I am it, and it is me. 
I am an outrageous love letter. 
How am I going to awaken, and read, and proclaim, and enact 
that outrageous love letter in the world?"

from the "Awakening Your Unique Self" course
taught by Marc Gafni in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Love Lists Are Too Short

"Our love lists are too short." 
"Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Einstein

Monday, April 7, 2014

Moving the world from within

What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, 
or let it spin around His finger? 
I look for a God who moves the world from within, 
who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; 
so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.
- JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
"Phoœmion"

This gorgeous quote 
points to 
the Unique Self,
as coined and articulated by 

...In which the animating Eros of all-that-is 
the ecstatic evolutionary impulse 
 urgently seeks 
to live in you, as you, and through you
~ Unique Self ~
the unique individualized expression of essence that is
God/Source/Spirit
having a
You
experience
as above
so below
as 
within
so 
without
...
What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, or let it spin around His finger? I look for a God who moves the world from within, who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, "Phoœmion"

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/g/goethe_quotes_iv.html#PHgi0jhYxY8pw8RU.99
What were a God who only gave the world a push from without, or let it spin around His finger? I look for a God who moves the world from within, who fosters nature in Himself, Himself in nature; so that naught of all that lives and moves and has its being in Him ever forgets His force or His spirit.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, "Phoœmion"

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/g/goethe_quotes_iv.html#PHgi0jhYxY8pw8RU.99