Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gospel of Thomas; Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 77

 Logion 77

Yeshua says,

I am the light
shining upon all things.
I am in the sum of everything,
for everything has come forth from me,
and towards me everything unfolds.
Split a piece of wood,
and there I am.
Pick up a stone
and you will find me there.

                                 Translation:  Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin

The First Response:
If God is in stone,
and tree
and the long, thin finger of the English Ivy,
why take so long
haggle so hard,
about what words mean?
Love is sprinkled liberally
falling everywhere,
and any explanation is simply
God explaining God to God.
Once you get there,
that place where,
you swim in God,
you will walk out
in sweatshirt and jeans
arrayed like a king or queen.


Journey through Logos:

How we reign depends on how we first comprehend life itself.  If everything is liberally and equally leavened with God, including ourselves, then reigning is not “over” anything.  Rather, it is walking with the calm awareness of our belonging, our truest identity, our “enough-ness”.  If we think we are separate, needy, poverty-stricken, we will react in ways that will attempt to acquire, or ward off what others could take from us.  We reduce ourselves to our skin, our possessions, our ideologies. 
Reigning or moving through the world with a sense of sovereignty, is a kind of inner dignity that is unaffected by things like apparent change, status, gender, money, and all the other ways we try to fill the sacred hole in our heart.  But God is already home, deep within us, and as we truly awaken to THAT, we walk not just in abundance but in grace. It is our inner touchstone, and looking outward, we see it reflected over and over again in community and harmony.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

The plums tasted
sweet to the unlettered desert-tribe girl-
but what manners! To chew into each!
She was ungainly, low-caste, ill mannered and dirty,
but the god took the fruit she’d been sucking.
Why? She knew how to love.


Practicing Unity:
Today, as you move through the day, practice sensing God in the world.  Do you notice that you cannot acknowledge that divinity unless you are present and aware?  What does that say to you about the very nature of God?

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We reign in our lives when we sense the heart of Mystery in all things,

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