The enterprise is exploration into god.
The human heart can go the length of god.
Dark and cold we may be, but this is no winter now.
The frozen of misery centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the flows, the thaw, the flood, the upstart spring.
Thank god our time is now, when wrong comes to meet us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take the longest stride of soul that men ever took.
Affairs are now soul size,
Where you making for?
It takes so many lives to wake.
But will you wake for pity sake. Christopher Fry
To live we must daily brake the body and shed the blood of creation.
When we do this knowingly lovingly, skillfully and reverently it is a sacrament.
When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily and destructively it is desecration
It is in such desecration, we condemn ourselves to spiritual moral loneliness and others to want
I used to ask this question what it is about this realm. What is it that it/she teaches? What does she ask of us?
Everything on this earth lives by taking the life of something else. In a web a cycle a chain of life. The earthworm manages bacteria in the soil the bacterium consumes animal and plant wastes returning life to the soil. Plants grow from this. The earthworm consumes plant and animal wastes. The small creatures and birds eat worms larger ones eat theses. Structure and energy moves up the food web in ever increasing complexity through time and space. At every level nutrients and energy rain back down through the structures to be picked up again incorporated. Fish bring nutrients their life from the oceans up stream. Animals eat them and move this away from the rivers to be taken up by plants. The birds carry information away from its origin through the system. At every level life is in flux moving but stable. Biomass remains the same even though the species move & change; in short life lives by consuming itself. With one exception, an impute of energy from the sun.
The lesson is life consumes life to live
We must eat to live and in tern are eaten so life can live, then we are consumed
To eat and be eaten, To know, to give ourselves completely to life.
To truly live we need to embrace this.
In the year 2000 early summer I was sitting on my front step in the sun feeling lonely deeply alone. Asking a question within myself “why am I alone in this life, why do I need to live alone? Why can I not follow the way of others to feel comfort in the congregation of the church of humanity? Why find my own path, where is the beloved.
I heard a voice, a voice sounded in my heart my ears my mind every pore of my being all around me with the most amazing feeling of love sadness joy acceptance “Why do you fret so, you should know I am all ways with you”. But there was no one around. I was surrounded by light and a overwhelming sense of compassion and connectedness. It was a feminine voice, an angel, the conscious self of this earth, I don’t know.
That was a beginning of a conversation that went on for a couple of weeks. The main points were -
To care for her and all her creatures. That when a person dies they need something larger than themselves to contain the spirit until they can re-embody themselves. That I knew how the spiritual life of the earth works and to tell everyone, and It would be a good idea to get away from large centers of population within ten years. I queried this and was told that the psychic space will be so corrupted that it would not be a good place to be for sensitive ones. While this was happening I was surrounded by a blue light, it felt like I was being tucked under a wing, I remember thinking this is why they say angels have wings.
I could not believe the experience and questioned my sanity, asking for some kind of proof that this was real, the next week there was a lottery wining in my postbox for the same amount as my tax dept. coincidence maybe,
I could not accept the prophet bit, to many bible stories in my youth, and turned my back on the experience, and that was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. I lost my soul and found hell.
About two years ago I woke up to this and started to do as she had asked, life has changed, it is not easy but I am whole in myself, damaged but whole.
And her main message
Care for this earth and all the creatures, is the most important spiritual thing a person can do, for themselves and all life now and forever more.