“"There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were."
― Hazrat Inayat Khan
"Now that I no longer desire all, I have it all without desire.” ― St. John of the Cross from his book "The Dark Night of the Soul"
To have the ego illusions disappear and reveal the magnificent truth is a blessing.
May you discover the mystery of the desireless desire.
May your awakening be joyful and filled with grace.
Peace inside of me and peace in Ukraine, Russia and the world.
Peace be still
Art - Salvadore Dali and St John of the Cross
By far the most popular of all Dali's religious works is without a doubt his 'Christ of Saint John of the Cross', whose figure dominates the Bay of Port Lligat. The painting was inspired by a drawing, preserved in the Convent of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain, and done by Saint John of the Cross himself after he had seen this vision of Christ during an ecstasy. The people beside the boat are derived from a picture by Le Nain and from a drawing by Diego Velazquez for The Surrender of Breda.
At the bottom of his studies for the Christ, Dali wrote: "In the first place, in 1950, I had a 'cosmic dream' in which I saw this image in color and which in my dream represented the 'nucleus of the atom'. This nucleus later took on a metaphysical sense; I considered in 'the very unity of the universe', the Christ! In the second place, when, thanks to the instructions of Father Bruno, a Carmelite, I saw the Christ drawn by Saint John of the Cross, I worked out geometrically a triangle and a circle, which aesthetically summarized all my previous experiments, and I inscribed my Christ in this triangle."
The Triangle of Manifestation