If we were to strike a match, fire will germinate. Scientists say that fire is the result of combustion, but this is a weak explanation when presented in a metaphysical sense. The fire that germinates from the match ... is contained WITHIN the match. Only when we strike the match do we free it from imprisonment, and the flame appears. We can say then, that fire in itself, is not the result of combustion, but rather, combustion is the result of the fire.
You see, Life unfolds itself from instant to instant, moment to moment; "The Christ" is the sacred fire, the cosmic, sacred fire. The hand that strikes the match so that the flame appears has fire, life, otherwise it would not be able to move. After the match “dies off,” the flame continues to exist ... in the realm of the unseen. The fire always was, always is, and always will be.
Energy can appear and disappear in the same way you light a match. When you light the match, the flame emerges seemingly from nowhere, we think, but in reality that light comes from liberated atoms in the matchstick. That flame will only burn as long as there is energy there. When that energy is exhausted, that flame is exhausted. It becomes inert ... inactive ... but still within the realm of the Universe.
In this same way, WE do not come INTO the world (matter), we come OUT of it. Just as a leaf comes out of a branch, and the branch out of the tree, and the tree from the seed. Contained within the seed, is not merely one tree, but an entire orchard. The Earth populates itself in the same way. For example, as the ocean "waves," the Universe "peoples."
Mother Earth recycles everything. The whole of Life is cyclical. Energy never dies. It was Einstein (E=mc2) who proved matter, is energy at its lowest point of vibration.
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
Everything has its ups and downs. Vibrational waves that travel above and below ... and within consciousness ... there is also this undulation. What we see as physical death, is merely an undulation of consciousness. We never really die, and we were never really born ... we always were and always will be.
The Philosopher Alan Watts so eloquently asked:
“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up. Now, try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.”
Every individual is an expression of the entire realm of nature. There are no “things” ... there is but One thing. This thing, is all there IS. It is the I AM ... the Being of Life ... God, Presence, Life, Absolute, Origin, and any other label you wish to use. With each and every breath we take, we live and die as one single organism ... the Universe as a whole. Inspiration, and expiration ... breath on, breath off.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.