OUR PAST BECOMES OUR FUTURE.
Against violent red flames we see people silhouetted in anger and lust. All our histories are lessons in our spiritual unfolding; if we would only take note. Karma is deep-set in our human stories. We are sacred, and yet we forget that we are ONE with each other. We are holy, and yet we do unholy things to each other and to ourselves. The spiritual quest, that is humanity’s journey, is fraught with perils. But if we learn from those perils, so shall we make our way closer to ONENESS with each other, and closer to God. We see this so often with regards to politics and our national lives – the present Israel-Hamas conflict is a case in point. We see it too in our own personal lives. And of course we see it in our religious lives. All are equally corrosive if we allow them so to be. God encompasses ALL. And yet we allow our religions to claim a singular knowledge of God, and a singular right to direct the faithful in their pilgrimage towards God. There can be few things more unholy than a holy war. The spiritual quest, the true spiritual and mystical unfoldings of our soul journeys, should never be exclusive quests and journeys. We hardly enter the quest if we cannot live and breathe and make manifest the absolute and infinite and eternal inclusivity of our very being and of the very cosmos and of God. We all seek the holistic way, but the holistic way must forever embrace the ALL. We are pilgrims on our sacred journeys. Pilgrims can never be pilgrims if in their hearts and in their lives and in their souls, they still live and breathe separation. Our destiny is not to become separate from those we see and feel as separate. Our destiny is to lose all sense of separation, but instead to be ONE with ALL. That is our destiny, and within that holy and sacred destiny lies true healing: of our religious and spiritual lives, of our personal lives and of our social and political lives. And in that holy and sacred destiny lies the true PEACE OF GOD.