The Fellowship of Awakening September 21, 2016
Creation's gentleness is all I see.
I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me. How fierce they seemed! And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone. Today I see the world in the celestial gentleness with which creation shines. There is no fear in it. Let no appearance of my sins obscure the light of Heaven shining on the world. What is reflected there is in God's Mind. The images I see reflect my thoughts. Yet is my mind at one with God's. And so I can perceive creation's gentleness.
In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts, and mine as well. Let me remember that they are the same, and I will see creation's gentleness.
First Image: Stone Door of Prasat Kravan Temple in Angor Watt, Cambodia
Second Image: Illustration of the Light we can see.
Explanation of Images: We live partly in a mercurial material world. It’s constantly changing, and therefore quite beautiful and inherently not reliable. What we crave and want to share about ourselves and what we want to ‘see’ in others is what doesn’t change. Too often we mistake the outer image for what is true. We even think that we want the form and not the person, the meaning, or experience. This leads us to believe that when we make a mistake it cannot be corrected because the form it took cannot be put back together. The mistake is not in the form, just like we are not our forms. Sharing with others our unchanged, loving, lovable selves is how we change the outward appearance of the world and what we look upon. Our eyes don’t see what’s real, be we can.