As I have declared before, we are all children of the Universe. We are interconnected. I am in the butterfly and the butterfly is in me. We are not only connected to each other but to every living thing. This meditation was written a long time ago and it helps us to recognize on the inner landscape, out true relationship with all that is living. I hope you will try it and see if it makes a difference.
“I am in everything and everything is in me.” —-Khabira
The beauty of spring in Western North Carolina. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016
I started as a mineral
Then I became a vegetable,
then an animal,
then a human,
and I will continue in the heavenly spheres
Vibration, molecules, crystal,
I am the bounty of my heavenly condition manifested.
My heavenly counterpart seeks to be.
I was born out of the encounter between heaven and earth.
My consciousness was vibrating like a harp.
My thoughts are the thoughts of the universe
I sought to awaken beyond my human condition —
And as I awoke I discovered the universe within me —
Free from myself.
I begin to look into the calls of the crystal
Visualize the life force within the crystal;
the molecules, electrons whirling, sparkling —
being the expression manifesting the language of the universe
frozen in a crystal
Throbbing at the subatomic level
Imagine the rigor involved
Some electrons escape by following light
Then they fell back for lack of energy
Now get into the consciousness of a flower
A bud, opening up —
one petal at a time
Then the petals begin to fall off
and it dies
But, oh, the moment of glory —
the seed remains;
the perfume extracted —
and then the air
The only way it can express is by form, color, fragrance
for but a moment of glory
What leap forward for the state of the animal —
Respiratory system, circulatory system, et cetera —
taken eons of time.
Now the need to manifest not only in form but more —
The support system is more elaborate.
Each animal manifesting its divine qualities.
Now emerging as a human being.
Not only aware of stars but —
visualizing them as radiant luminaries with life systems,
more advanced than ours —
light years away.
Reaching into thinking of the universe
Not only receiving the light of the stars but —
perceiving their thinking.
We are awakening to all levels of the universe
Discovering the qualities
Begin to feel it in the animal
Compassion, love, et cetera.
More qualities. More of the universe.
And as more comes through
you become more cosmic
What is more, we are able to feel
that emotion of the universe that became
Can you feel it?
If you can grasp the countenance of your being —
it is an effort to express that splendor.
Now hoist yourself to the levels of your being —
exploring the metaphors of your being;
New thoughts emerge —
prompted by emotion
(Not random thoughts
but thoughts provoked by
the intensity of the emotion)
Be kind to your soul.
The emotion of your soul
is prompted by
You are born out of that Divine Nostalgia
Accept your Divine Being.
You have seen how far you have come
to be a human.
It is now time to awaken
to one’s own Divinity —
by being aware of
the Divine Nostalgia
that spurs us to
our Divine Power
Instead of thinking of yourself
as a person —
think of yourself
as the fulfillment of
the Divine Purpose;
Like one of the sketches of Leonardo di Vinci
that leads up to the final picture.
In us is God’s fulfillment —
How great is my glory —
This does not mean
but is more cosmic.
For, when you discover
Yourself in the Universe
You discover the Universe in You
A water Lily
Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016