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Intertwining Lives

Susan Helene Kramer

meadow in The Netherlands

'Our Lives Are as Vines



1. Living in the Spirit Here and Now
auf deutschLeben im Geist, hier and jetzt

by Susan Kramer with German translation of
Alfred Bruppacher

In every moment of our existence we live by the energy and intelligence of Spirit. Every atom formed into molecules—on and on, up through the more complex systems, working together harmoniously to create our functioning body.

Would it not be a peaceful and productive world
if on the grander scale
we could learn from observing our own bodily
assemblage of parts
working together for the common good
That peace and harmony within even one of us
is an irreplaceable link
in forming the harmony of all of us
Harmony within every person
within every family
within every country
All together
a harmonious world

Living in the Spirit, here and now, is becoming conscious, that, since every moment of our existence is powered on the intelligence and energy of Spirit, we will have the most harmony in our lives, from living harmonious lives.

In this moment, at this moment
we are filled with the energy of Spirit
In this moment, at this moment
we have the power
to create a joyful existence for ourselves
A joyful existence in the fruit of personal harmony
In this moment, in the here and now
is our time to live in spiritual awareness
Spiritual awareness empowering us
with the energy to go for the good
by being good and doing good
In this moment, at this moment
in the here and now
is our time to enjoy Spirit's gifts and blessings
by acting for the best resolve of each situation
coming about moment to moment
in our daily lives...
By reflecting and meditating on the choices presenting
Then acting on that which nurtures harmlessness
We find ourselves
joyfully living in alignment with Spirit
here and now

 auf deutsch:

Leben im Geist hier und jetzt

Eine Betrachtung

In jedem Augenblick leben wir aus der Kraft und der Weisheit des Geistes. Atome, Moleküle, Organe wirken harmonisch zusammen und schaffen so unsern lebenden Körper.

Welch friedvolle und produktive Welt wird dies,
wenn wir auf unsern Körper achten,
wie seine Teile zusammenwirken zusammenwirken
zum Wohle des Ganzen.

Friede und Harmonie in jedem von uns
ist der Weg zu Harmonie
in uns selbst
in jeder Familie
in jeder Gemeinschaft
Alle zusammen eine harmonische Welt

Leben im Geist, hier und jetzt, gibt die Gewissheit, dass jeder Augenblick unserer Existenz lebt durch die Kraft und Weisheit des Geistes. Wir werden Harmonie in unser gemeinsames Leben bringen, wenn wir selbst harmonisch leben.

Hier und jetzt
wirkt die Kraft des Geistes,
hier und jetzt
haben wir die Kraft,
ein Leben voll Freude zu gestalten

Ein Leben voll Freude
ist die Frucht eines Lebens in Einklang.

Hier und jetzt
ist die Zeit für spirituelle Bewusstheit.
Spirituelle Bewusstheit gibt uns
Kraft für das Gute,
Gutes zu tun, Gutes zu geben.

Hier und jetzt
schenkt uns der Geist Freude und Segen
durch das Aufzeigen des besten Weges
an jedem Scheidepunkt unseres Lebens.

Nachdem und Meditation
über die möglichen Wege
führt zum absichtslosen Handeln
Und wir fühlen uns freudvoll dem Geist verbunden
hier und jetzt


2. Quiet Time
auf deutsch Zeit der Stille

by Susan Kramer with German translation of
Alfred Bruppacher

Ah, blessed quiet time. Time for Self.

Time when the outer world can be set aside, while we talk over our problems and dreams with that most intimate listening ear—our soul.

Quiet time—time when the sounds surrounding us do not intrude. Our time to listen to the eternal sound emanating from within—reaching our quieted mind out of our stillness. The holy vibration—the Holy Spirit—known also as the Primordial Sound, Om or Aum, Amen, The Word, Holy Naam—speaking to us with an ever-present voice of constancy—ever with us through all the changing events in our lives.

If we are distressed or upset, by taking some quiet time, we can reach the meeting point with our ever-present and resonant companion—lending us a soothing comfort and stability in constancy.

The Holy Spirit vibration is the only constancy I have found in my life. People and relationships change. Objects come and go. My body is aging and I need to write notes to myself more often. But throughout all of this, the past 20 years I have had an underlying comfort and constancy in my communion with the Holy Spirit's soothing audible vibrations. During all my ups and downs this audible vibration has ever been with me—never far from my consciousness when I give myself the few quiet moments
needed to tune in to it in my own head.

I hear the comforting vibration as a constant and soothing wind that resides right within my head—seemingly under the crown of my skull. Listening very carefully, I have ascertained that this soothing melody is present no matter what my thoughts are—it underlies all. As it underlies all and never leaves me—but rather fills me with joy as I tune in—it is the companion I choose to be with in my times of most intense sadness and joy, both.

To make the most of quiet time and develop this most intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit requires a period of initiation. A beginning point.

By sitting in a quiet meditation pose or lying in a deep relaxation pose—just begin listening for your inner companion—seemingly residing right under the top of your skull. Listen. Listen. Listen. Then, hold fast to the soft melody.

As you would listen to the rain or wind outside your window and draw in its soothing comfort—listen closely to the soft wind blowing within yourself. And the more often that you listen to the Holy inner vibration, the more resonant it becomes, erasing out the interference of negative thinking—which is enough reason to listen to the inner instructor!

My blessings are ever with you for making contact with, and practicing being in the presence of your Holy Self. Through quiet time spent in communion with the ever-constant Spiritual vibration within, daily living is invigorated.

auf deutsch

Zeit der Stille

Zeit der Stille
Zeit ohne äussere Betriebsamkeit,
Zeit, während der wir mit dem innern Ohr, unserer Seele,
den Gedanken und Träumen lauschen.

Zeit der Stille
Zeit ohne äussere Betriebsamkeit
Zeit, um den leisen ewigen Tönen
in unserm Innern zu lauschen,
unsere Seele nährend aus der Stille.

Das heilige Schwingen - der Heilige Geist,
die Ur-Stimme Om, Aum, Amen,
das Wort, das heilige Naam,
uns ansprechend als Stimme des Vertrauens,
immer mit uns, bei uns,
in allen Wechselfällen des Lebens.

Wenn wir leiden und nicht bei uns sind,
nehmen wir uns Zeit, Zeit der Stille,
und suchen unseren Wesenskern,
uns stärkend durch Linderung und Trost.

Sitzend in Meditation oder
liegend in entspannter Haltung:
höre auf deinen inneren Begleiter,
er scheint in dir zu leben.
Horche, horche, horche... und
behalte die sanfte Melodie.

So wie du lauschest
dem Wind oder Regen und ihrem lindernden Trost,
so lausche der sanften Stimme in dir.
Je mehr du der innern Stimme horchst,
umso vernehmlicher wird sie,
auslöschend die Trübung durch schwere Gedanken.

Das Vertrauen auf deinen inneren Führer
gibt dir Kraft und Ruhe.

Mein Segen ist immer mit dir
bei deinen Versuchen,
deine innere Stimme, dein heiliges Selbst,
zu vernehmen.
Om, aum, amen.


Susan Helene Kramer is an international author of more than 50 books and thousands of articles on rhythmic dance, ballet, music, philosophy, social issues, yoga, meditation, and practical spirituality for children, teens, adults and those challenged, with some translations in Dutch, French, German, Greek and Spanish, and with her husband, Stan Schaap- lives in The Netherlands.

Intertwining Lives and photo of meadow copyright 1999-2014 Susan Helene Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published by Creations in Consciousness

Deutsche Uebersetzungen durch Alfred Bruppacher

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