THE EDGE OF THE PHYSICAL, WHERE MYSTICS PEER, IS THE EDGE OF MEANING THE EDGE OF THE PHYSICAL, WHERE MYSTICS PEER, IS THE EDGE OF MEANING; ALL TOUCHED BY THE STATE OF THE MOMENT, AND THE STATE OF THE OBSERVER. ALL IS MEANING, ALL IS DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE AND SPIRITUAL PROFUNDITY. ALL IS SACRED, AND ALL IS INWARDLY RADIANT WITH THE MYSTICAL REALITY AND TRUTH OF THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL NOW. ALL WE SEE AND FEEL AND KNOW AND BELIEVE, IS A SACRED ASPECT OF THE SPIRITUAL, MYSTICAL AND INDEED SACRED PILGRIMAGE TOWARDS ONENESS WITH THE ALL, WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL GOD. THE SPIRITUAL INFINITE, THE SPIRITUAL ETERNAL, IS ABOUT US ALL THE TIME AND FOREVER. WE ARE NOT LOST; WE ARE NOT DOOMED. WE ONLY HAVE TO FEEL WITHIN OURSELVES, AND WE WILL KNOW THE SPIRITUAL AND SACRED TRUTH OF EVERYTHING THAT IS SEEMINGLY WITHOUT OURSELVES. ALL IS ONE. ALL IS ONE FOREVER.
An old and bearded wise man, a mystic, stares out from a background of a galaxy and a star field. He is a spiritual quester. He is ONE with the starry heavens. And he is ONE with us, on whom he looks with deep love and understanding.
The reason why psychics and dowsers etc do not always get theconsistent results that science so often requires of them, is because just aswith physicists when working deep in the strange realities of quantummechanics, they are working at the absolute extremes of physical reality.Consequently, two things affect what they are attempting: 1. the state of themoment. Probing along the very edge of the physical, everything is affected bythe quality – not just the quantities involved – of the moment – as Jung haspointed out. 2. The state of the observer –
Science has taught us that reality, the stuff that makes upour physical; world, our physical selves and our physical universe, is founded onprinciples that so far defy our understanding and seemingly defy ourunderstanding of logic. But there is a simple reason for this conundrum, thisun-realness that lies at the very heart of what we take to be real. Our problemis that we have developed science as being exclusively defined by the logic of physicalcause and effect. And at the mundane level this has been sensible and useful.But there is another way of looking at this.
Within our spiritual pilgrimage, within our mystic unfoldmentas we reach in our hearts and souls for the eternal infinity of the stars, we begin to know, we begin to understand, that the universe cannot be properly defined in physical terms. The universe is sentient, is conscious. And that means that the universe, our stars and planets, and of course our beautiful MotherEarth, our Holy Gaia, and we ourselves, are all sentient, conscious, aware,self-aware, and thereby are spiritual entities: all consciously themselves, andall spiritually and consciously connected: every ONE with ALL.
When we as individuals embark consciously – we are ALL on it subconsciously, because that is what we are – upon the spiritual pilgrimage,upon the sacred and mystical quest, we are touching the very spiritual andsentient heart of everything that is, and indeed everything that was, andeverything that will be. Indeed, as we enter upon the spiritual quest, we are no outliers, we are actually living-out what we and everyone actually is; we are living-out the spiritual reality of our sentience, and of our connectedness with the spiritual sentience of the ALL. We are not missing the point when weembark upon the spiritual pilgrimage. Instead, the point is that we and everythingis spiritual because everything IS sentient, and more than that once consciouslyupon the spiritual pilgrimage, we become, indeed we are, the point.
The fact that science has shown us the seeming illogicalityof the very stuff of existence, of reality itself, is the greatest clue wecould possibly have that our spiritual pilgrimage, our sacred and mysticalquest is absolutely and utterly the key, and is absolutely and utterly thatactually infinite and eternal reality of US, of our Mother Earth, of our Holy Gaia,of our universe, and of the ALL.
The edge of the physical,
Where mystics peer,
Is the edge of meaning;
All touched by the state of the moment,
And the state of the observer.
ALL IS ONE WITH THE ALL
A dreamer stares up at a starry sky and at our beautiful planet Earth. ALL is captured here: the humanity of the spiritual quest, the mystic dream of the Cosmos, and the profound and life-giving beauty of our Mother Earth, of our Gaia.
What must, and hopefully will, characterize our new times isour awareness of our universal connectedness. The holistic approach tomedicine; to our own selves as being body, mind and spirit – three in ONE – ;and to our intrinsic connection with our planet and the entirety of its floraand fauna, will inevitably and seamlessly bring us to a rational andall-encompassing, utterly inclusive, world view, opening up for usmulti-faceted levels and degrees of consciousness. Conscious of ourconnectedness, we will again both inevitably and seamlessly embraceresponsibility for ourselves and how we perceive ourselves, and for our worldand how we perceive our world, and of course for each other, and how weperceive, appreciate and seek to cherish each other.
This time of ours, what some were calling the threshold of aNew Age, is a profoundly significant spiritual time for all humanity. We are setnow in a deeply sacred phase of mystic turning: turning within our minds andour souls – within the very spiritual essence of ourselves – towards the lightthat bears none of the shadows of exclusivity and separateness. We are becomingaware of not only our connectedness with each other, and our connectedness withall the flora and fauna and all the sacred being of our Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia,but also with the profound and vital spiritual TRUTH that our connectedness andour recognition in our very souls of that connectedness, is vital to ourultimate wellbeing. This is what is happening in our time. The connectedness wasalways there, how could it not have been when the fundamental spiritual truth ofour universe is that ALL is ONE, that ALL is connected? But now, at last the historic‘alchemical’ change within our souls is at last happening. The sacred magic is burningdeep within us. At last, we KNOW it. And at last, the mystic fire of TRUTH deepin our souls, so long buried and hidden, is touching our outer consciousness.
The Age of Exclusivity is slowly and painfully seeping awayinto the darkened past of our histories. The TRUTH of the interconnectedness ofALL is already aglow in our souls. Many already know it, countless numbers areat last sensing it. The TRUTH of our interconnectedness with each other, withour beautiful Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia, and with all the infinite eternityof our Cosmos, is a kindled fire in the very soul of humanity. We are privilegedto be amongst the midwives of this sacred and difficult time for humanity, whenour destiny of ONENESS whispers to us from the detritus of our troubled world, andfrom the troubled psyches of our damaged selves. Deep in all our hearts, in ALLhumanity’s hearts, it is known and recognised as a Truth that will call ourname for ever now until we sacred and holy humans truly start to live that Truth:that we ALL are ONE.
THE NEW MEANING
Ourselves, our planet, the cosmos:
Seen as one inter-relating, inter-playing,
All ONE with the ALL.
WE BLIGHT AND SCAR OUR EARTH. AND WE BLIGHT AND SCAR OURSELVES.
An elderly and weather-beaten woman stares in dismay from out of a background of an opencast mine working. Deep in her eyes are the wounds of her spirit before the wasteland that we have made of our Earth, our beautiful Gaia.
If our planet generates ley lines of interconnected energy flows, as some tell us it does; much as our bodies, some say, are connected by acupuncture flows of energy lines, then everything we do to our planet, the roads we carve into the landscape, the buildings we erect, and of course the mines, both deep and open cast, that we gouge out of the rock and earth, will have inevitable deleterious consequences for us all. We are all connected to the ALL. We live and breathe with our planet’s living and rhythmic breathing. We are CONNECTED. We are ourselves, and we are each other, and we are the environment in which we function. Gouge out rock and earth, and we gouge out something within ourselves.
Our beautiful Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia, is the visible and ever-present face of our soul. To understand where the soul of humanity now is, look no further than our planet. All of life, all of existence, is spiritual. And how we treat our Mother Earth is the visible and at times tragic manifestation of the spiritual state of ourselves. If we cannot understand that all of life is a sacred and mystical pilgrimage to the stars, that all of life is deeply embedded within the spirit, then we will fail. We arefailing. Now, as at last we see what we have done to our Mother Earth, and indeed still are doing, it is possible that we have at last turned a profound corner in our spiritual pilgrimage. But this must only be the beginning. We have so far to go. And if we are to make this a truly sacred turning point in our collective lives, then we must know that to properly heal our planet we must do so, not because our own self-interest is at stake, but because we love our beautiful Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia. Love is the key. We can only truly nurture our children when we love our children. The teacher who does not love his or her pupils will never be the great teacher that he or she could have become.
We have indeed blighted and scarred our Mother Earth. We are indeed becoming aware of this: the great spiritual awakening for humanity. But we also have to understand that ALL is ONE. We do not only have a sacred and spiritual responsibility towards our Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia, we are also spiritually connected. Everything we do has spiritual ramifications. When we blight and scar our Mother Earth, we blight and scar ourselves. Our connection with our Mother Earth a sacred and mystical connection that we can never escape from. We cannot be entirely healed until we have healed our Mother Earth. We cannot pursue our sacred pilgrimage until we have become truly ONE with our Mother Earth. The spiritual unfoldment of humanity is embedded in the holistic truth of our connectedness with each other, and with our connectedness with our Mother Earth. The healing of our planet’s environment is an integral part of our spiritual and sacred destiny. To love ourselves, and to progress spiritually in our mystical pilgrimage, we must understand that we have to also love our Mother Earth: for She is indeed our Holy Mother.
We delve deep into our Earth.
We scar and blight.
Wonder not at our own pain.
We’re ONE with our delving:
Scarred and blighted in our souls.
THE MYTHS OF RETURNING KINGS AND SAVIOURS IS TRUE
An aerial view looking down on the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor. It is a sunlit summer’s day with green fields and rich hedgerows and woodlands. The magic, and deep spiritual being of Glastonbury is there before us, and the tower of St Michaels’ chapel points our way to the limitless summer sky and the heavens.
One aspect of the British Arthurian legends, that at times lies as dormant and hidden as the Grail itself, is the belief that Arthur and his knights are asleep – the Welsh hills are the favoured locations for their slumber – and that one day they will awake, or be awakened, and shall return to redeem and restore Albion. The ‘Once and Future King’? Such legends and myths exist around the world. They are all but embedded in the human psyche. Even Jesus Christ, we are told, will return in a Second Coming to redeem His people. The truth may well be found in these stories, though with a nuance that makes them profound beyond their mere telling. It is not the Kings and knights of yore, it is not the messiahs and avatars and prophets of yore, who will return. These leaders and prophets are in fact the exoteric or outer personification of something deeper and ultimately more powerful. So what is the truth that hides in these legends and stories? It is that in the cosmic rhythm of eternal humanity’s continuing pilgrimage, and in the rhythmic breathing of our planet’s own life and story, and in the eternal and infinite unfolding of the creation itself, there run hidden streams of truth and wisdom, that periodically sink beneath the surface of our awareness, but which periodically, at times that are determined by the undulating rhythm of the ALL and also by our readiness to understand and GAIN by it, these streams of truth and wisdom emerge into the light of day and into the light of our being; sometimes through the teaching and very existence of some great soul, and sometimes through our own collective readiness to absorb and proclaim and most importantly PROSPER from the awareness and wisdom that will suddenly touch us all, and just as suddenly change the future direction of our progress for the future, until those streams vanish once again, and then at some future time enter our souls yet again, for the next step in humanity’s all but endless journey to the stars and to God. The keys to the next opening of our souls do indeed lie asleep in the hills.
There is a sense that this return of King Arthur and his knights, the return of the Christ, is all but upon us. But we need to understand that this return will not see the old teachings given out again. This return of Kings and Christ will see the next wave of teachings for the next spiritual leap forward for all humanity. We have to be open and ready for this: open for the sacred whispers, the mystical echoes, the spiritual innovations of the deep-set deepest heavens. There are seasons in the life of all individuals, and there are seasons in the spiritual unfoldment of humanity, and there are seasons in the infinite eternity that is the ONE to which we all without realising it belong. We can already see this happening in the way that we are at last accepting our responsibilities towards our planet, at last accepting that our Mother Earth, our sacred Gaia, is dependent upon us as we are dependent upon Her. We can see this spiritual unfolding happening as we begin to accept responsibility for all of humanity, not just for our neighbourhoods or our nations, or our own religions. The very heavens are turning in what might have seemed to be their slumber; and in their turning new teachings, new insights into the mystical, sacred, and spiritual wisdom and purpose of ALL creation are beginning to touch us and call us. The Kings and their knights, the messiahs of old, are not returning to repeat what was given out before. They are returning from their seeming slumber bathed in the healing light, in the eternal sacred love of a new dispensation that will awaken us to the next pathways in our long spiritual pilgrimages. The very meaning of our time now is to be ready, to be free of spiritual fears, to recognise and understand what will be, and indeed already is, touching us with whispers of heaven. With every new dispensation, the light of the world will illuminate the next phase in our long spiritual pilgrimage to the stars.
The myth of returning Kings
And Saviours is true:
It will be the return of the hidden
Streams of deepest knowing:
The new reawakenings of US.
THE WHAT OF SCIENCE IS TRUE. THE WHY OF THE SPIRITUAL IS TRUTH
A hand is stretched out, and holds in its palm an electric glowing bulb. This is set against a night-dark background. The spirituality and the wonder of science in the palm of our hands.
Science is very good at telling us what happens. It is not able to tell us why something happens. It does seem to tell us ‘why’, but it doesn’t. It’s ‘why’ is invariably another, admittedly deeper level of ‘what’. So science will tell us that after a number of observations, it can declare that gasses rise when they heat up. They then investigated why that should be so. Their answer, however, was another ‘what’. They investigated and ultimately they found that the molecules that constituted the gas became excited as they were warmed, and so began to occupy a greater space, thereby lowering their weight to mass, and thereby rising relative to other gases that remained at a constant temperature. This is, of course, another ‘what’.
All of scientific endeavour is necessarily a series of ‘whats’ being investigated in order to reveal the underlying or more fundamental ‘whats’. These ‘whats’ are facts that we can take to be true. But they do not reveal to us the much more interesting issue of the ‘whys’. Perhaps we know what the universe now is, and perhaps we know what happened at the Big Bang. But the ‘whys’ continually elude us.
Our spiritual and mystical quests, our inner searches into the deep reaches of our minds and souls, are not concerned with ‘whats’. They are always concerned with the ‘whys’ of our spiritual existence, the matters of our souls, the deep purposes of our being. Our spiritual and mystical pilgrimages are set deep within the realms of our consciousness, our sentience. The ‘whats’ of science are solely concerned with the material phenomena of our universe. Even investigations into the psychology of humans is really only science when it deals with physical phenomena. When it goes deeper, and necessarily it should, then it enters into the deeper realms of the psyche, of us as spiritual beings, and then enters into realms of being, of spiritual purpose, of deeps-set mystical meaning. The greatest mystery of the universe is not to be found in the slow gyrations and developments of galaxies, nor is it to be found deep within the atom and the fundamental particles that make up the atoms. The great mystery of the universe is consciousness. The great mystery of the universe is US.
The universe is not a mere jumble of objects. The universe is alive with sentience, with consciousness. Everything in the universe has profound spiritual significance for us. Everything in the universe informs our innermost being, our spirit and soul. It is our spiritual and sacred consciousness that give us our significance, that gives us our worth within the great unfolding of the universe that is both made of matter and is sentient. We know instinctively that we have profound worth, and it is our sentience that gives us that. Our spiritual destiny, purpose and meaning of our mystical quest is to validate that significance of our sentient selves through our slow spiritual unfolding into the great spiritual entities we are always destined to be. We are not a collection of atoms. We are pilgrims on our spiritual and sacred quests for the eternal infinite.
And we must learn from this. We must care for each other because we are all on the same spiritual pilgrimage. We must protect and nurture our Mother Earth because She too is sentient and responds to our neglect not merely in mechanical ways but deep within Her own psyche. All conscious entities know when they are not cherished. All conscious entities close-in and know the debilitation of despair when they are not cherished. Our sentience, our sacred awareness and duty requires us to love each other and our Mother Earth if ALL are to flourish and know that infinite eternity that is the spiritual destiny of ALL.
That is WHY we must care.
The ‘what’ of science: is TRUE.
The ‘why’ of the spiritual and mystical
Quest is TRUTH.