Mythologies run in cycles. We may be in the middle of a massive paradigm shift in the myths which point to our deepest meaning and identity in the cosmos.
We are perhaps the most conscious and self-aware lifeforms on the planet today, but humans were not inevitable, and we may have a far different future than we imagine. How do we find peace in that?
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
Is the body an essential part of our true Self? Or is it like a temporary temple for the Divine to live?
Have you ever wondered where the energy that makes up your body-mind comes from, both bound in material form and free-flowing in "spiritual" form, and that this may be a deeper aspect of You?
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
We are not independent of nature, nor are we the cause of our self, but rather we arise in a deeper Source. That is our true Self.
Did the idea of "God" only arise with humans? And if so, what does that say about the reality of God, and our relationship with God?
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
At times these seem to be at odds, but at the deepest level they may be One.