I’ve been meditating lately on the thought that we are all part of an enormous, beautiful tapestry – interwoven with each other and with all that exists. Each of us is a strand in the tapestry. The Divine Presence is woven within us and between us – such that we are inseparable from God and from each other. From this perspective, God is unavoidable. Everywhere we look, there God is.
As I poked through previous writings, looking unsuccessfully for a reference, I stumbled across this piece, written many years ago. At the time, I called it a mystery story. It, too, emerged from a series of meditations.
In the beginning, there was no thing. Only sacred emptiness, a profound, fertile, eternal, intelligent, creative silence – God, a name we give to the nameless.
Suddenly, the Silence expressed itself in an amazing blossoming of love – hot love, intense love, sublime love, messy love – unbelievably creative and destructive. Were there anyone to observe it, the blossoming would have seemed totally chaotic. We now know it to be an expression with an underlying order and intelligence.
In this story, the first expression of God is love. The next expression, as blossoming cooled, is light. With ever more cooling comes density. The material world forms. It, too, is spoken. Every star, planet, mountain, sea, rock, tree, insect, turtle, fish, bird, mammal, and each of us is a word in the vocabulary of God.
Everything – love, light, matter – is an expression of God. Every interaction is an interaction with God. When we hold a rock, behold a sunset, touch a leaf, break bread, sip wine, caress a lover, laugh with a child or look in a mirror, we are communing with God.
Human consciousness allows us to re-trace the movements of divine expression, to move closer to Source. We all are familiar with the density of the material world, including the density of the human personality, which can be quite goofy. We all know about living in this realm.
Many of us are learning how to spiritually soften, to raise our vibrations. We remember that we are also light. As we continue to lighten – enlighten, perhaps – we remember that we are love.
And sometimes, sojourning into silence, we enter the deepest mystery of God consciousness, the wordless apprehension that, along with everything else we are – goofiness, density, light, love – we are God. All is God.
Imagine the impact on this planet if we brought God consciousness to all our relationships – with ourselves, with each other, with plants and animals, with water and dirt and all of Mother Earth.
Imagine the peace. Imagine the reverence. Imagine the joy.