Mysticism Beckons to Science

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I think that we protect ourselves by creating safe images of God to stand in the place of a fearful unknown.  Some concepts of “god” have kept us safe, but in doing so they have deprived us of the profound reality that sustains us.

Some very brave physicists like David Bohm, have opened up for us a new way of seeing God-  without ever mentioning God.  They sound very much like long familiar mystics. My offering in this post is a series of quotations from David Bohm and a few mystics.  I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions about who/what “God” is and the implications your concept has for how we interact with one another in this universe.

Mysticism Beckons

Mysticism beckons

Science Mulls It Over

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Feather and Shadow

hope is a thing with feathers

Canada geese cast
Quilt-like shadows
On the now-rumpled lake,
Announcing Autumn’s Advent.

My soul
Flys with the geese,
Her feathers borne
On the breath of God
Rescued for the moment
From shadows of
War.  Hate.  Greed.

Alleluia!

This moment of ecstasy was shattered by the loud, strident voices of three homeless men who arrived at the lake eager to party.  Imagine, life getting in the way of spiritual revelry!  All efforts to keep my feathers flying failed, so I continued on my walk.  Once disappointment faded, I realized that this is life: feather and shadow.  I resolved to use these gifted moments of flight to prepare for battle with the shadows of injustice.

Thanks to my soul-sisters, Emily Dickinson and Hildegard of Bingen, for the loan of their sacred images of hope and feather.