|Photo by Charles "Beautyseer" Elliott|
The symbol in the center window in the above photo, the v, is called the teaching symbol in the Science of Mind philosophy. It speaks to how Spirit moves down and becomes the form we are and where we live our day to day lives.
The movement is down. Often, spiritual ideas are about us moving up towards Spirit, everyone climbing the mountain on their own path to the Divine. But what if we turned the mountain upside down and followed the path Spirit takes, moving down into life, meeting Spirit right where we are?
Our soul wants to be in the thick of things. We’re here to experience a life of form, to see the Divine within ourselves and others, to feel the Divine move us and to walk on holy ground. The Earth invites us to be here fully. We are Spirit in form and that form blends all the elements of the Earth and the stars.
It is all one, but the prism of Soul the light of Spirit passes through projects forth an array of the possibility of being on every level. We can visit and learn from these many levels of being, but I believe it’s important to fully experience this life of form.
When we go deep within and touch the pain and joy that wells up from our experience on Earth, we’ll know the Divine in a way that is unlike any other. I’m sure all levels of being bring ways of knowing, but we’re here in body. Let us know Spirit here and now. May we allow Spirit to know us and hence itself in the flesh, feel the rush of blood beneath the skin and gather in the bones all that is learned.
The heart’s flame resides within each beat, each pulse a reminder we are here. Spirit is here. Turn your attention to the beat of your heart. Now look at your hands. Let your heart guide them. You are here. Dig deep. Use your hands to do the work and make the offering before you go.