only God exists

In the garden

I dig into dark dirt

Implanting greens and garden flowers

all the while listening

To Air that’s filled with beautiful Bird sounds

And the tender toll of wind chimes

and the crunch and crackle of brittle leaves

from rampant rushing chipmunks and squirrels

Is this Heaven?

I wonder … I contemplate … I yearn

To hear God’s gracious voice … again

The one that said

Nothing Real can be threatened

Nothing unreal exists

I resonate, I vibrate, on hearing this

and my gentle soul senses peace

again

on remembering that

Only GOD is REAL

NOT GOD, does NOT exist

So there is nothing to fear

What is Creation?

Reflecting on one of the many dharma talks of Ma Bhaskarananda (aka Ma Ba) of Ananda ashram, in Harriman, New York, she posed the questions, “Who is your mother, who is your father?” and I’m paraphrasing the rest ….

And “What did your mother really do, aside from birthing your body?”

“Even if we think the Sun is our Creator, aren’t there infinite Suns, Universes, galaxies?”

I studied the idea of “Creation” for years in A Course in Miracles, but I continue to search for the appropriate (symbolism) that feels like a better pointer to the meaning of Creation.

After all, it’s really all symbolism/mythology; our earthly perceptions, our earthly languages, our earthly concepts about everything.  But we haven’t sufficiently learned to read the maps yet.

But this season of “holidays” I’m contemplating again ‘what is Creation?’

Creator/ Creation/ Creating …….  All infinitely intertwined

….. Extending Itself beyond time’s comprehension.

Our ‘creations’ – like (God’s creations) are not of this world.

It’s beyond this earth world and could never be “known” here in earthly form, only symbolically represented. As our actions represent our thoughts.

So….. what did your mother/father really do?

Symbolically, they extended Love, as in the True Creation, by “giving birth” to a child.

Your real mother/father is the INFINITELY EXTENDING ‘thought of God’ which we symbolically play out as bodies on earth plane (symbolically creating others like ourselves) But these “bodies” could never be Creation Itself.

Some of the earth language ‘words’ that really resonate for me are written in an excerpt from:             Commentary on What Is Creation?, By Allen Watson:

“Creation is the sum of all God’s Thoughts, in number infinite, and everywhere without all limit. Only Love creates, and only like Itself. There was no time when all that It created was not there. Nor will there be a time when anything that it created suffers any loss. Forever and forever are God’s Thoughts exactly as they were and as they are, unchanged through time and after time is done.” W-pII.11.1:1-5

“We have a fundamental misconception that makes it difficult for us to understand what creations are. For instance, we think God created this world. When we think of creation, therefore, we think of something physical and material. We think our creations must be something in this world. Yet the Course clearly tells us this entire world is an illusion, a miscreation of our mind. How could our creations be here?

My creations, then, cannot be something like a book I write, a relationship I form, a family, or a business. My creations are not objects at all. They must be thoughts.”

“Creation is the sum of all God’s Thoughts, in number infinite, and everywhere without all limit.” (1:1)

Link

https://www.circleofa.org/library/acim-commentary/workbook-companion/what-is-creation/