Friday, 8 October 2010
The divine sparks are everywhere.....
Candles, stories of light, prayers for divine light exist in almost every faith.
According to one of Judaism's great mystical Rabbis, when G-d was creating the universe, the process began with vessels filled with some of G-d's own divine light. But the vessels could not contain such powerful light (what COULD contain G-d, really?) and the vessels shattered. Shards of divine light spread throughout the universe, and became a part of every thing -- people, animals, plants, even inanimate things likes rocks. So in everything we see/touch/breathe there is a bit of G-d's light.
I love that story. It mirrors the interconnectedness of all things in Buddhism, as well as the many faces and aspects of G-d in Hinduism. It reflects the all-reaching light of the Goddess, and the all-encompassing touch of Mother Earth from Wiccan and Native American beliefs. And that should come as no surprise...surely the light which reaches all things, has been felt and seen by all beings at some point in time.
Every where and every thing G-d's light. She/He is the light. Within and without.
Nowhere and Now Here...
Love and Light to you all. Namaste. Shabbat Shalom.