TO SEEK THE FUTURE, WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE PAST. BUT WHEN OUR UNDERSTANDING IS BLIGHTED WITH HATRED AND ANGER, OUR PAST BECOMES OUR FUTURE. THE SPIRITUAL TRUTH OF OUR EXISTENCE, AND ALL THAT WE DO, IS THAT PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE, AND INDEED EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUALLY ENTANGLED IS SPIRITUALLY ONE. WE IGNORE THE SACRED, MYSTICAL AND SPIRITUAL; REALITY OF OUR EXISTENCE AND OF ALL THAT WE DO, AT OUR PERIL, AND THAT PERIL EMBRACES THE ALL, AND ESPECIALLY EMBRACES OUR MOTHER EARTH, OUR HOLY GAIA. THE HEALING OF OURSELVES AND OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND OF OUR MOTHER EARTH, OUR HOLY GAIA IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON THAT PROFOUND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
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. 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 at all 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.
This is the lesson, the soul lesson we must learn. And as humanity becomes every more capable of violent destruction, so the spiritual imperative to learn and embrace this lesson is so much more important. We might imagine that we are on a range of journeys, but the reality is that we are all on just one journey, our spiritual journey, our sacred and holy pilgrimage. This is the great awakening to our ONENESS with the ALL that not only awaits us, but which awaits us with fear and trembling. For not to make that wakening, is to threaten our very survival as a species. We are that powerful, and so the spiritual imperatives of our soul journeys become powerful in their turn.