Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Hidden Riches of Secret Places
"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45: 2-3)All that we could ever imagine exists right here and now.
"Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe. We cannot comprehend the Great Life behind all names and forms, just because science brings home to us how we can use the powers of nature; this familiarity has bred a contempt for her ultimate secrets. Our relation with nature is one of practical business. We tease her, so to speak, to know how she can be used to serve our purposes; we make use of her energies, whose Source yet remains unknown. In science our relation with nature is one that exists between a man and his servant, or in a philosophical sense she is like a captive in the witness box. We cross-examine her, challenge her, and minutely weigh her evidence in human scales which cannot measure her hidden values. On the other hand, when the self is in communion with a higher power, nature automatically obeys, without stress or strain, the will of man. This effortless command over nature is called 'miraculous' by the uncomprehending materialist." Autobiography of a Yogi
Take Archaeologists as an example. After they have excavated a site, archaeologists reveal "hidden" treasures we didn't know existed before. These artifacts not only give us a new perspective of life, they become new treasures to be added to the nation's coffers that are to be revered, shared, or kept under lock and key.
Last night I watched The Mummy on television. It's a film I've seen many times because I find it hilarious. During an archaeological dig somewhere in Egypt, the treasure hunters, a.k.a. archaeologists, inadvertently resurrect a mummy with disastrous consequences. How? One party of archaeologists discovers a book of the dead. The rival party opens up a tomb where they discover a mummy whom they believe was buried alive. Then someone from one party "borrows" the book of the dead from the rival party and starts reading it, which resurrects the mummy. Because the mummy needs to have flesh and organs in order to look human, he ends up taking his body parts from most of the archaeologists. The mummy intends to resurrect his beloved, also a mummy, with the body of a female archaeologist. The search is on to find the Book of Gold that will send the mummy and his zombie friends "back to sleep" forever. What a hoot! Well worth watching again and again and again.
The reality we call earth is like a tomb full of mummies and zombies. There is so much power - "treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places" - within and all around us. We need to awaken this hidden power so we can be the Life that we truly are.
By realising that:
- There is only Spirit/Love/Mind.
- We are Spirit/Love/Mind here and now.
- Spirit/Love/Mind contains infinite manifestations right here and now.
And then let Spirit/Love/Mind continue to reveal (or express) what appears to be hidden.
Yesterday, I read an article about a "colorful new bird" that has been discovered in Columbia. (See Groups Find Colorful Bird in Columbia). This is an example of the limitless wonder that already exist right here and now.
I see myself as an archaeologist here to excavate these hidden treasures, experience them in action, and document my findings.
What a wonder is life!
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