The Microcosm and the Molecule of Sand. Friday's Inspiration 5, to Dipali Ingle
Wisdom from the Master
" If you can create harmony
In your own life
This harmony will enter
Into the vast world." - Sri Chinmoy
Every day should be a new dawn, a new hope, Spring, Easter ... Diwali -- The Spirit of God's Light
O Light, my Awakening Light. A Free-style Sonnet
She flowed copiously from a soul,
Spilling its dreams on the mirror of life.
Steering me like an ancient Mariner, we rode
Through boisterous waters and the serenity of the blue.
Yet my Captain remained undaunted, like a weaver,
Weaving Her way through life’s tumultuous waves.
Sitting upon the brows of light and shadow, She molded
Me into Her tapestry unique; riding upon tomorrows.
Light! My Light! Your resplendence draws me nearer, until
I breathe within Your Breath, my gaze Your dazzling beam.
Bathing in the splendour of Thy infinitude, my Heart sings of
Nature’s glory, expressing Your dreams in the heart of life.
Come, my fellow pilgrims, come! I once chased after a chimera
Of shadows; but now I dance in rhythm, to Love’s symphony of the soul.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th March, 2020
The microcosm, is part and parcel of the macrocosm; a molecule of sand, is of no lesser value than the entire beach. If a stain be found in a particular spot, the entire beach is tainted, just as removing the lavender from a garden of flowers, would affect its fragrance.
We go to the symphony orchestra for solace, serenity, leisure … a good night out, knowing that if the maestro or the violin is missing, that the entire performance will be affected.
Life is a connected whole … a harmony of oneness. A marathon runner in Kenya ran under two hours and the whole world was affected. It was a victory for God, for mankind; for the nobility of the human spirit … of creation. In the same way, we see acts of self-transcendence happening all the time, benefiting from our international homes, if only from the contagious divine energy that it contains.
Each man’s death diminishes me, as he is a part of the whole, a microcosm within a much larger macrocosm; the stained molecule of sand on an entire beach. This is what the Apostle John had to say:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Colossians 1:16, goes on to tell us that all things were created by Him, both in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether its Kings and Queens, any authorities … any dominions, all are created through Him and for Him and in Him all hold together.”
The micro and macrocosm
John Dunne has told us this in his beautiful poem, but before I give you a sample, I would mention that it is so inspiring to see and hear of so many acts of kindness in this current climate, revealing the nobility and sacred potential, of the human spirit. Here is the quote:
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” ― John Donne, Meditatation XV11
Now if the microcosm and the macrocosm are one, this means that we are all one, interconnected, dependent on one another. We see how successful conglomerations work as a team and we see even more so now, how much can be achieved just by working as a team across borders, countries and continents, in the cause of harmony and oneness.
Now when the world’s wealth is held by 1% of souls, whose Hearts appears to be asleep, this can only lead to suffering. Suffering leads to poverty and disease and we ultimately lose our oneness. Outer Opulence can do the same thing in a very destructive manner, as we sooner or later find outlets for our wealth, weather it’s in producing deadly addictions, weaponry, slavery and trafficking … other things you can think about yourself.
Whatever is happening, occurs because of a lack of harmony and oneness; because we have forgotten the simplicity and innocence of the child, the Heart of oneness … of identification. We have forgotten charity, the sense of ‘we’ and ‘ours’ and not ‘me’ and ‘mines.’
The nature of the mind – that which analyses, chops things up, separates into boxes -- is so dominant, that we run towards the world, forgetting that we are mystical beings … that we belong to Spirit and need to feed the soul, even more than we feed the physical, social, emotional and mental needs. Why do we forget the psyche?
God Himself has given us ‘limited freedom’, but this has led us to believe that we have free choice … that we can do whatever we wish and the result is suffering. The sad thing, is that history has shown this time and time again and we should have learnt our lessons. Yet we kill the Saviours who, out of Love Divine, come to serve us; then build institutions to worship them, when they are gone. What divine comedy!
So, let us remember that we are all one in Spirit, brothers and sisters of a much larger, infinite whole who is not only in charge, but knows what is good for us. We are the microcosm of a much larger Divine Entity; the molecule of sand in a game of sand, striving to manifest its destiny.
Here it relies on the sea, mother nature, the footprints that tread upon it and the Omnipresent One who carries us, when we suffer from our own inner corona demons. Peace.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 27th March, 2020
Note: At this time, fears and insecurities are normal. We are of God, yes, but still a diamond in the making ... unfinished and as such we will be lonely, afraid, isolated and anxious. I'm still seeing negative words and mind-orientated outbursts from time to time.
But we are candles of a Higher Light and so let us support and serve each other, in our own different ways, at this very unprecedented time in human history. A silent kiss from me, to your loving Spirit.Praise be!
The Absolute and the Creation are One
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