VIII THE LAW OF RETURN

 

 

This symbol for regeneration, by Blake, shows tottering old age, looking downward, being impelled into the Absolute, and rebirth emanating from it.  The reborn man is radiant and looking forward and upward.  Notice the cyclical motion of the composition, a dynamical yin/yang motion reflecting the figure for the Law of Contraries.  It also makes a circular motion, the symbol for the Law of Sunyata.

 

NIGHT / NORTH / WINTER

 

This is the most creative part of your spiritual journey, where you re-member yourself back into another existence, another rebirth.

 

Since this is the domain of the Absolute, time does not exist here, only Spirit.  This domain is in Eternity.  Rebirth can be emanated into manifestation at any time and culture, past, present, or future, according to our choice.  Here is where we choose our parents, our bodies, and our lifetime’s mission.  And here is where we fold our previous lifetimes’ experience back into fresh new innocence, with the memories we choose to bring with us.

 

Some of these things are eternal and carry forth from lifetime to lifetime.  The first of these is love – for sweethearts, for family, for friends.  This transcendence of love over death is the subject of Elizabeth Barrett’s sonnet –

 

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right,

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints!–––I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!–––and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.


 

 

 

 

EPILOG

 

seeker of truth

 

follow no path

all paths lead where

 

truth is here

 

e.e. cummings


 


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