OUR LIVES ARE NOT MUNDANE. FOR OUR LIVES ARE SUFFUSED WITH GOD, AS WE TAKE THE SPIRITUAL AND SACRED PILGRIMAGE OF ONENESS THAT IS US, THAT IS OUR SEEMINGLY MUNDANE LIVES. NEVER THINK, FOR ONE MOMENT, THAT OUR LIVES ARE WITHOUT MEANING. OUR LIVES ARE FOREVER OUR SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE. THEY ARE FOREVER SACRED AND ARE FOREVER SUFFUSED WITH THE MYSTICAL. IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS LIE THE SEEDS OF OUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS, OUR SCARED DESTINIES, OUR PILGRIMAGE TO THE ONE THAT WE CALL GOD.
A man and a woman stand silhouetted on a hilltop. They embrace in a kiss. We are reminded that physical, emotional and spiritual love bring us together into ONENESS with each other: indeed, into the ecstasy of ONENESS. We are reminded too, that when two people love – physically, emotionally and spiritually – they also achieve a ONENESS with the very heavens, with God, with all of creation, with the universe entire. As the couple embrace, darkness is falling, but the radiance of the sun, as it slips beyond the horizon, silhouettes them, and encapsulates them in the radiant divine.
We might imagine that we are very ordinary people. But we are not. Our entire life is a deeply and profoundly spiritual life. Our life is our own mystical and sacred quest that will one day, beyond the eternal infinity of the cosmos see us achieve ONENESS with all the Cosmos, ONENESS with the ALL. Our seemingly mundane lives could not be more special, or more important. Very few days go by when we are not involved in all those moral dilemmas of life, all those moral and thereby spiritual decisions that have to be made day by day, hour by hour and almost minute by minute. We will forever be aware of this greater dimension when we care for our children: the offspring of our LOVE. We know instinctively that we are morally responsible for them, and we guide them and cherish them as deeply loving experiences. We are the Gandalfs of our own worlds, guiding our children with love as they enter their own spiritual and sacred pilgrimages through life. With each year, almost with each day, we guide them on their quest into adulthood, into moral and spiritual adulthood. Their destiny becomes our destiny. Their lives and their sacred and spiritual unfolding and awakening become our sacred and spiritual unfolding and awakening, become our destinies too. And when we enter into procreation by which we bring into being these children of ours, we enter – if we are lucky – into feelings of deep love, experiences of deeply spiritual ecstasies. We become ONE with he or she with whom we generate these new lives. We become ONE with them. In the seemingly most basic of our physical instincts we experience and enhance the highest and most perfect experiences of love for another, and in that experience we become ONE with that other. This seemingly basic act of sex, is sacred and profound; is spiritual in its intensity. And at those most sacred of moments, in the ONENESS we experience we KNOW the other in ONENESS, and together we generate new life, we create new life. We might imagine that our lives are mundane and of very little significance. But our lives are not mundane. Our lives are suffused with God, as we take the spiritual and sacred pilgrimage of ONENESS that is us, that is our seemingly mundane lives. Never think, for one moment, that our lives are without meaning, for our lives are forever our spiritual pilgrimage.
So we say this: eating food is not a moral issue. How our eating affects others, who need to eat, is. That is inescapable, and not only in terms of how our eating might rob others of the chance to eat; but also, as we are so aware these days, in terms of how our food production can damage the environmental integrity of our planet. Likewise, sex is not a moral issue. How we handle our relationships, is. We are linked with everything and everyone. There is no escaping that. And there is no escaping the fact that there will invariably be people to whom we are beholden. So long as we have any sort of moral compass, and so long as we see ourselves as connected to others, then sex is rarely uncomplicated.
These are the spiritual truths of our spiritual pilgrimages through life upon our blessed Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia. There is not a moment when we are not touched by the mystical and when we do not touch the higher spiritual ‘planes’ in our progress through our lives. Every moment is a spiritual awakening, and no moments more so than when we love. That, indeed, is the very meaning of our life on Mother Earth, and is the spiritual purpose of our life on Mother Earth. And our spiritual destiny is entirely connected with each other. Thus must we learn.