Friday, February 08, 2008

THE TAPESTRY


Somehow in this day and age, we’ve seen too much, done too much, been too naked. There’s too much hard-core violence and porn in the airwaves. We can’t really take it back and become innocent again. But I really want to be a virgin again in more ways than one. There is nothing in the physical world left to want, do or imagine. I don’t want one more luxury or gadget to make my life easier except maybe a Gizmo can opener. (I can't believe we're still cranking open cans by hand.)

I don’t think anything impresses anyone anymore except seeing, actually seeing — God. The great mystical force of love inside us all. I was thinking about the tragedy of the hurricane and the tsunami – and how many bodies have rotted and evaporated – how quickly human life is snuffed out. It proves to me what I’ve always known: that man is not made of matter, that rotting flesh has no essence in and of itself, no matter how real the illusion seems. Is flesh man's most important quality? Man is spiritual. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are linked to the Divine mind, the one mind, God — and to each other with the fabric of love.

Imagine if the human pageant were just a tapestry — and God sees the complete picture on the finished side, but from our vantage point below, we only see dangling threads that keep disappearing as they are woven in and out. As people pass on, certain threads disappear because they are part of a grand stitch that completes a beautiful landscape — or picture on the other side. We can’t see the whole picture. But God can. We don't know the reason for death and suffering; we don't know what's on the other side, but I'm sure there are many mansions and colors -- and the weave creates a majestic tapestry.

This is a universe of thought. Thought is energy and it is swift (too bad those lying 'Boat Veterans' forever ruined the word 'swift' for me, which just proves I am too much a victim of my thought.) Here's the Catch 22: what you think about all day long, is what you become; what you focus on grows. Whatsoever things are good, pure, lovely -- think on these things and you will bring these into your life in proportion to your thoughts. Our thoughts create our reality, and as Shakespeare said, "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

I have the profound sense that we can touch God everyday when we are loving to others, especially those who offend us and disturb us, and especially those less fortunate. Have you seen someone's face light up with just one kind word?

I have heard that at the moment of death, we transcend suffering - that it is removed. No one is going to hell by the way, unless their thoughts are already there and they are consumed with hatred for their fellow man.

I lived in Holland and visited Anne Frank's hiding place; it is so sad to think humans can commit hate crimes. We have to be careful not to do this with any group - even extremist Muslims. The tendency in this divisive culture is to lash out at each other, and I have been guilty as well when I speak of the religious-right. But this new breed of militant "Christian" has completely missed the point of Christ's teachings and turned many people off to Christianity in the process. And I believe they are partly behind our foreign policy and this rush to war.

But love heals everything.

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Blogger enigma4ever said...

really lovely post...and a very special blog..a refuge from the outside clutter....I have been worried for years now that we are losing our Humanity...the threads of our souls...without these threads....there is no tapestry...or only a threadbare one....

You are right that we are indeed all connected even in the smallest of acts....

even a smile...

thank you for opening the door to this other blog...

1:54 AM  
Blogger Lydia Cornell said...

You're welcome and Thank you Enigma.

I started this blog awhile ago, but neglected it.

Now it's time to reinvigorate it.

I tried leaving a comment on your blog yesterday, but the comment screen came up blank.

You are such a sweet spirit,
Peace,
Lydia

10:56 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Lydia:
Hey there- many are having trouble leaving comments-even me...
( that is why I have been giving my email out...sorry)

( enigma4ever@earthlink.net)

I would love to add this blog to the blogroll- but only if you don;t mind- it is a breath of fresh air....and such a nice respite .....a spiritual feast ;-)

10:35 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Lydia: I thought about what I wrote and realized I was obtuse- People are having trouble leaving comments at my blog- but here I think they are working okay for you...

I also forgot to tell you-
over on my Watergate Summer blogroll- I have the ENIGMA CAFE and I doing something special for Black History Month.....and I would love for you to come and enjoy it too.....it will be very special...and fun...

okay...gnite...

1:54 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Oh how beautiful that was Lydia!

There's not much to say after that accept to read it again.

Thanks so very much!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Be Thankful

Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach
you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Lydia Cornell said...

Thank you everyone. I will try to keep this blog up more and more starting in April.

SPRING BREAK IS HERE!

Love to you all.
Peace on earth is coming believe it or not.
xoxo

3:09 PM  

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