Reshad Feild, born Richard Timothy Feild

Reshad
Feild, born Richard Timothy Feild
1934

English Mystic, Teacher and Musician and Author about Sufism and Spirituality

Author Quotes

If we stop for a moment, it is possible to perceive a pattern in our lives; the motivators that have influenced us become more obvious. We are able to see life unfolding from BOTH ENDS AT ONCE, coming into the present moment. But until we have got to a certain point of realization, this is not possible, because everything is still seen as a series of apparent causes and effects.

It?s easy to talk about living consciously, but the question remains: Can we totally commit ourselves to a life of service? Until that commitment is made, we can only talk about what may lie beyond. We have to make the first step, and then the other steps are given, to the extent that we have the courage to face each moment and are completely honest. Honesty is the prerequisite of anyone wishing to understand the nature of the way of love.

The understanding of breath is very important here. We come into this life on the breath and we go out of this life on the breath. Consider the birth of a child. During the period in the womb, the breath of the child is the breath of the mother. Only when the umbilical cord is cut does the child breathe on its own. Imagine the shock that this transition entails. Consider the intention behind that individual breath given at the moment when the child is separated from its mother. Can we see in our own lives our separation from the womb of life and from the breath of the Mother herself?

Two types of breath exist in every moment: the natural breath of the Divine Mother and the breath that we, in our illusion of separation impose on life. When we find the Mother?s breath, that natural rhythm that underlies every moment, we have the possibility of returning to the womb of the Divine Mother from which we can be reborn. This is called the second birth. In that knowledge, we are eternally present and eternally being reborn with each breath we take.

We can choose the quality of air we breathe. That quality is dependent entirely upon our degree of awareness. There has to be a rhythm of breath, because there is a rhythm of the universe. The rhythm I work with is called the Mother's Breath. It is a sacred rhythm, 7-1-7-1-7, that corresponds to the octave in music. Man is a cosmic apparatus for the transformation of subtle energies (G.I. Gurdjieff). Each of us is a cosmic apparatus for the transformation of subtle energies. That is what we are, a cosmic apparatus, and that is what we have to learn to be, through working with breath.

We can help in the overall plan of God by learning to breathe consciously every moment of our lives. Once we learn to control the breath, we may find the rhythm of the Mother, the Creative Feminine, from whom we came and through whom we return to the Source of all life. When we have knowledge of the love between the Mother and the Father of all creation, conscious suffering becomes an act of joy.

We must always be in a state of preparation. Preparation is the art of staying awake. If you are awake, then one day you may see into the real world. You cannot expect to come into that world if you walk around like a sleepwalker in a dream. You cannot wake up by reading books that tell you you are asleep. You may not even wake up just because a teacher tells you that you are asleep. You can only wake up if you want to, and so begin to work on yourself to cut away all the rubbish in order to come upon the nature of who and what you are.

When a woman gives birth naturally, it is necessary that she learn how to breathe. The birth of a child is certainly painful in the physical sense. But, if the mother is totally conscious in the breath, she does not identify with the pain. The child that is born, even at the moment of the cutting of the umbilical cord, knows deep within its soul that indeed there is no separation.

In alchemy it is stated that whenever we define the space from which we are
responsible, everything is given within that space. It is as if the whole
Universe comes down and sits at our feet... ready to be used for God's plan on
Earth.

The major way to conquer fear is to make a decision.

When we forgive someone, the knots are untied and the past is released.

Through conscious breath we receive the energies that God offers us every moment of our lives. If we do not take breath consciously, it is not surprising that we do not have the energy to make a commitment. If God made man in His image, then man can be conscious to breathe in from the six directions and from all the different kingdoms. If we breathe in from all directions and accept what God has given us, then we have the energy to make a commitment. Otherwise it is often a quasi-commitment. It is not real. The commitment may not go through.

We can be born consciously, we can make love consciously, and we can die consciously. All these three are dependent upon one thing: breath... We can choose the quality of air we breathe. That quality is dependent entirely upon our degree of awareness. There has to be a rhythm of breath, because there is a rhythm of the universe. The rhythm I work with is called the Mother's Breath. It is a sacred rhythm, 7-1-7-1-7, that corresponds to the octave in music. Man is a cosmic apparatus for the transformation of subtle energies (G.I. Gurdjieff). Each of us is a cosmic apparatus for the transformation of subtle energies. That is what we are, a cosmic apparatus, and that is what we have to learn to be, through working with breath.

Devotion to God is studying him in every aspect; serving God is teaching what you know of Him to others.

Serving God - what more beautiful thing is there to do! The only real joy is to be a servant of God, and that means being awake all the time to the needs of the moment…. We cannot have any preconceived ideas of what service means. We never know from one moment to the next, what will be asked of us.

'As above, so below' means that the two worlds are instantaneously seen to be one when we realize our essential unity with God... The One and the many, time and eternity, are all One.

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First Name
Reshad
Last Name
Feild, born Richard Timothy Feild
Birth Date
1934
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English Mystic, Teacher and Musician and Author about Sufism and Spirituality