Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fertile Soil Of Expressions

The difference between men is in their principle of associations. Some men classify objects by color and size and other accidents of appearance; others by intrinsic likeness, or by the relation of cause and effect. The progress of the intellect is to the clearer vision of causes, which neglects surface differences. To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. For the eye is fastened on the life, and slights the circumstance. Every chemical substance, every plant, every animal in its growth, teaches unity of cause, the variety of appearance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay, History strikes a chord of knowing within the psyche. We eventually sense other aspects of our essence, and realize they have been shrouded by vacillating vibrations. Those vibrations manifest as judgments, associations and influences. Our world springs into a new phase of creativity each moment, but we tend to resist the power of our own energy. Our physical differences block our ability to feel comfortable with the self we call “me.”

The universe is an unfinished painting that changes with individual as well as mass brush strokes. Those stokes manifest from choices, probabilities and intent. There is an artist, poet, saint, and philosopher in all of us, and they are all fused with the divine rite of expression. Every atom and molecule possesses a consciousness that identifies with, and reacts to our individual expressions. Our cells are aware of all the probable cooperative ventures that make life a never-ending quest for value fulfillment. The cells are connected to the spiritual, mental, and psychic aspects of the self. They dwell in the visible as well as the invisible inner universe. Our physical components wrap themselves around space and time, and our inner consciousness injects them with awareness.

We learn more about the nature of the self by examining our creations and accepting them as the brush strokes we choose for our painting of life. Our painting contains unique creative genius as well as distortions. Both genius and distortions teach us acceptance without resistance. That is the basic formula for unity. Our painting also exposes the diversity that acts as a vital impetus for change. Our cultural and social painting appears to be set in one objective world, but the colors within the paint seep into other realities, and dress those altered states with alternative probabilities. We neglect to focus on other inner choices, but the probabilities within them help design several worlds simultaneously.

Our life painting is like a diamond that has many facets. We cover those facets with past knowledge and future ignorance as well as present awareness. Awareness is filled with growth, destruction, and psychic stimulation. Those influences and associations give our painting the character and the panache to experience and appreciate life as the painter as well as the painting. It is up to us to recognize our multidimensional self. Every painter is enriched by the multiplicity of consciousness, and each painting continues to expand in the fertile soil of our individual mental expressions.

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