The Divine in Me and the Divine in You


The Head of the year

 

The moon is dark tonight, a new

moon for a new year.

It is hollow and hungers to be full.

It is the black zero of beginning.

 

Now you must void yourself

of injuries, insults, incursions.

Go with empty hands to those

you have hurt and make amends.

 

It is not too late. It is early

and about to grow. Now

is the time to do what you

know you must and have feared

 

to begin. Your face is dark

too as you turn inward to face

yourself. the hidden twin of all you must grow to be.

 

Forgive the dead year.

Forgive yourself. What will be wants

to push through your fingers.

The light you seek hides

 

in your belly. The light you

crave longs to stream from

your eyes. You are the moon

that will wax in new goodness.

—Marge Piercy; novelist and poet

 

When I write to you, it is the Divinity within me singing to the Divinity within you.

We all have Divinity within us. We never lose it.

Life is Divine; my life and yours.

Divinity is the shimmer in the sky, it is the colors of the trees.

My Divinity bows to the Divinity in you.   —Barbara Mattio

 

 

“We still don’t know how to put morality ahead of politics,

science and economics. We are still incapable of understanding

that the only genuine backbone of all our actions—if they are to

be moral—is responsibility. Responsibility to something higher

than my family, my country, my company, my success.

Responsibility to the order of Being, where all our actions are

indelibly recorded and where, and only where, they will be

properly judged.”

—Vaclav Havel

 

” All celestial harmony is

a mirror of Divinity

and

man

is a mirror of all

the miracles of God.”

—St. Hildegard of Bingen

 

 

Kwan Yin is a Buddhist goddess. She is the goddess of compassion. She is only one of

the images of the Divine in our world. We all have our favorites. She is one of mine because

compassion is so important and needed in our world.  Namaste, Barbara

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2 thoughts on “The Divine in Me and the Divine in You

  1. Lovely words to read and relate to Thankyou x barbara x

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