Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One With The All

Day 11 of 29 Days of Spiritual Messages.

Today's passage comes from a Gnostic text from the Nag Hammadi Library collection that was discovered in a cave in Egypt in 1945. This excerpt comes from The Thunder: Perfect Mind. This text is part of the literature that was excluded from the canon of the bible as we know it today.

Hear me, you that hear
   and listen to my words, you who know me.
I am the hearing that can be acquired everywhere,
   and I am the speech that cannot be grasped.
I am the name of the sound
   and the sound of the name.
For what is inside of you is what is outside of you,
   and the one who fashioned you on the outside
   is the one who shaped the inside of you.
And what you see outside of you, you see inside of you;
   it is visible and it is your garment.

We start with the imperative, "Hear me," a directive for us to listen, to pay attention, to someone's words, someone whom we know and who knows us very well. The speaker wants our attention and has gotten it.

But then we are hit with some cryptic phrases that evoke a sense of mystery and leave us scratching our intellectual heads. These words, from wherever it is they come, come from a place of mystery, a place that cannot be explored intellectually. The Voice in this passage begins in mystery and is a mystery.

Such is the language and wisdom of Spirit, especially when it says, "I am the hearing that can be acquired everywhere, and I am the speech that cannot be grasped." How many times do we perceive the sound of words, but do not understand what they mean for our lives? Words sometimes go in one ear and out the other, and when we are not mindful we miss the message. But if we are to grasp the importance of words, we need to open ourselves up to all that is present in our lives.

The Voice makes a big distinction between listening with the head and listening with the heart. We have to open the ears of our heart to fully understand what this message is.

Then we get thrown another cryptic line that says, "I am the name of the sound and the sound of the name." There cannot be a name without the sound of a name. The name of the sound is the perception (or thought) of the sound while the sound of the name validates and expresses the name, giving it its existence. Spirit speaks to us in silence and we are to listen in that silence before we give it voice. This implies that we must be very careful and ever mindful with what we think and say.

Then we are given a statement of assertion, "For what is inside of you is what is outside of you, and the one who fashioned you on the outside is the one who shaped the inside of you." Here we are told that we are not separate from what is outside of us. What we see is shaped by what we are. As we interact with the visible world, we do so through specific lenses. Our outer life and our inner life are reflections of one another.

At the end of the passage, the Voice continues, "And what you see outside of you, you see inside of you; it is visible and it is your garment." Again, it is established that we are not to separate ourselves from what is outside of us. That which has created our inner world has created the outer world and what is outside of us is also inside. We are to clothe ourselves with such knowledge and wisdom.

This is a message of unity, oneness, and harmony. We are not separate from the Universe, nor is it separate from us. As above, so below. The Universe exists within and without. We discover that we move in rhythm with the Universe because we are the Universe and the Universe is us.

Blessings.


8 comments:

  1. WOW! I love it! Beautiful words and beautifully explained. For me, it sums up what I believe about our existence. We are all one, what is within us is also outside of us. Everything we see outside is a reflection of what we are inside and yet it is also much more than this, and at the same time so much more simple that this. We are whole. We are perfect. Everything is exactly as it should be. I love words and yet sometimes they are just not up to the job. There are some things that just cannot be described, they have to be experienced to be truly understood. The speech that cannot be understood. Try explaining the taste of chocolate to someone who's never eaten it. You can't. You don't know the taste of chocolate until you've eaten some. Cosmic chocolate. LOVE IT!!!

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    1. Hi Andrea!

      I'm so glad this message resonated with you!

      I love your analogy about trying to understand the taste of chocolate when it has never been tasted. It just can't be explained. It must be experienced.

      And I like your phrase "cosmic chocolate"...mind if I use that? What a great description!

      Thank you!
      Blessings.
      Penny

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  2. absolutely fascinated story, love it, thank you Panny

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    1. You are very welcome Shasheta :)

      Thank you for dropping in.

      :)
      Blessings.
      Penny

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  3. I see all around me a forest of beautiful trees, a river flowing freely, wildlife enjoying all the abundant blessings and nature blossoming with its every season.
    Thank you Penny!
    Healthy blessings,
    Gena ;)

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    1. And you are the forest of beautiful trees, the river flowing freely, the wildlife, and nature blossoming...all in one.

      Thank you, Gena.
      Blessings.
      Penny

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  4. So beautifully written. U know what's inside us could be the Trinity or the universe. Growing up on the church n going to Catholic school that God does live in you. N he made you in his own image. So true with the universe to. Once I started to semi religion...I've realize that the universe is in me. N whatever I say or do it sometimes comes back to me...its amazing how this works...you know??? N the more I've felt grateful n bless...more good things have come my way...I am still a work in progress but I love how the 'universe works when I'm in alignment ....peace n blessing ....my friend...

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    1. Feeling grateful is a high vibration and the more we are aligned with it the more grateful and blessed we will be. The Universe is an abundant place, just aching to give to us. How awesome is that? We carry it in us at all times.
      Peace & Blessings.
      Penny

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