This post was inspired while reading " Primitive Mythology, The Masks of God" by Joseph Campbell. I was not sure if I was going to post this, as it could be controversial. My intention is to expand our thinking beyond the physical into the Limitless...through and within the " God" of your own understanding.....
I had the privilege of visiting Roslyn Chapel, in Scotland in 2010. This beautiful little Chapel along with its History has long been an intrigue to me. Even though it was under major restoration at the time I could not help but feel the energetic imprint of the place, or what I call the " Spirit of Place" that was present.
Ok, so here goes....
The " Spirit" and our " Belief's " are "Within" and then we create a place to exercise them from.
Religion is a cultural system that creates powerful and long-lasting meaning by establishing symbols that relate humanity to beliefs and values..... Wikipedia-Religion
Can I stretch the imagination by bringing this dwelling into a " Symbol"....?
Inside Roslyn Chapel, Scotland -photo from Google
Is there a need to express ourselves through a Defined Religion...rather consider...a Religion Defined through and within the " God" of your understanding...to be "Limitless"....
Bear with me...this is " Food For Thought"....maybe confusing I know, but lets see if I can bring this into some form of context.
Why do we as humans, take some events, and limit it to the restriction of a " Defined Religion ? "
Why can it not be Limitless...yet to unfold...and in time, through life's experience be understood from your own perspective in that moment in time.
Or, as a human race do we adopt the process of definition through that symbol, to relate those experiences, beliefs, values and concepts of who we are. It is yet another form of searching for self and how we fit into that whole.
If God is limitless, time is limitless and we are limitless...why then can we not make our Symbol Limitless?....again " Food for Thought"....or, we become that Symbol of the Limitless....
This brings to mind an experience I have been having. That flow of intuition coming through in words...written on paper, yet loosing something in the translation. I feel and know there is a depth to the concept being given, yet I can not bring it totally from the Essence of Limitlessness to the Limited Physical interpretation. Is it because it is being brought through the Physicality of the Human Mind...a more restrictive tool as it needs to analyze and define from that limited understanding?
Roslyn Chapel Scotland-Photo from Google
Or, maybe it is mitigated so that the mind can comprehend the phenomena of the experience.
We are, from time to time, touched by experiences that takes us beyond the realm of the everyday mundane to a place that we know to be outside ourselves. Maybe, just maybe...we are to witness ...a reminder for self that we are being mindful and in the moment. It is for just us alone to know. It is....maybe...a time when we enter our own place of " Limitlessness" for just a moment. This, if felt again, becomes a " Signature" for you alone to remember...I have done this before...and I can do it again. And maybe....you can build on this Signature until it becomes the " Norm" rather than the " Exception"
Photo taken at Zuma Beach, Malibu, California
We carry the D.N.A. from the beginning of time within us. We are " Infinity" evolving through it's many stages...each a " Lifetime" unto itself.
Could the " Religion" of your understanding not become " Infinite" also, as it is of the " Limitless Time"...consider moving it beyond the constraints of the Human Condition. Let it flow through that " Knowing" that you are in that space outside of yourself, part of a " Whole" yet still " One"....within the " Whole"
Photo taken at Zuma Beach, CA...Pelicans Feeding....
Being One within the Whole
This photo re-iterates that statement. I watched these magnificent birds, soaring, linked to each other, yet each " One" a part of the formation and dynamic that was taking place. There was no fighting for territory or a place within the formation of flight. There was no evidence of any one bird going hungry or competing for food. There was no evidence of exclusion. There was no evidence of destroying just because of a difference. The " Whole" working as " One" yet part of the " Whole". Continuity within the " Dance of Life"
Photo by Liane Gustafson
A concept waiting to be born.
Through and within the " God" of your own understanding...go to and be " Limitless"
" Participate in your own Awakened Humanity"...Joseph Campbell
Of mighty oceans,
You have seen it all.
Secrets of the ages are hard within your call.
Teach me how to hear your words,
And how to Understand,
The very roots of History,
Of when our World began....
(quote, Sams and Carson, Medicine Cards)
" Whale reveals the layers of Knowledge being brought forth to the " Physical" from the " Memories" of those before us....to " Remember"...(quote Ravenmyth)