Aloha Friday Message – July 27, 2007 – Poems to My Peace 5

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This is the Aloha Friday Card for Friday, July 27, 2007. It was delayed because of some significant computer problems.

V.

Here:

At the center of somewhere
we stand
enraptured, gazing,
fluidly immersed
in all of each of us,
facing towards and away
from any direction.

Now:

Loving each other
for two limitless times
we hum along endless threads
encording ourselves forever
into the umbilical
of the Golden Eternity.
= = = = = = = = = = =

In the unity that comes with PEACE there is no observable separation between “here-and-now” and “then-and-there.” Our experiences are no longer four dimensional, but are instead adimensional, that is, unlimited by space or time. This, therefore, is a description of a metaphysical relationship similar to that expressed in Ecclesiastes 12:6-12:7 in the Old Testament, from the KJV:
“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

Or from the NIV:
“Remember him*—before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”

All of the above phrases such as “silver cord,” “golden bowl,” etc., are also metaphors for the human body. The “silver cord” is the spine, and the “golden bowl” the head and so on. These metaphors speak of life and death. The golden bowl suspended by the silver cord was a symbol of life; the snapping of the cord and the breaking of the bowl, a symbol of death. The pitcher . . . the broken pulley [wheel]: another pair of metaphors for life and its ending. *In this passage the Writer “Qoheleth” instructs the reader to be mindful of God before calamity falls.

In V. above, the “silver cord” is replaced by the endless umbilical reaching to the Golden Eternity which replaced the Golden Bowl. It is selfless mutual love that unites Peace and Life eternally. Selfless mutual love characterizes the Peace that is the essence of Eternal Life.
Quotes from Wikipedia and NAB.

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever — at your service.

chick

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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