Sunday, July 7, 2013
The Language of the Lord, part two
We forget that our language is not just a language of the tongue; it is a language of the eyes, the skin, the ears that hear and the fingers that touch. It is a language of love that is written in every flower and every leaf that turns in the wind. The entire range of creation expresses this language, which is a message coming from the highest form of Wisdom, Love, and Intelligence: the Divine Language of the Lord.
The Biblical myth of the Tower of Babel reminds us that there was a moment when this fundamental language of the Lord was understood. It is only in the collapse of our understanding of this language that we have fractured our Being—and our societies—into the many parts that do not comprehend where we are, and what we are doing. In reality, every human life is surrounded forever with this language of the Lord, which is eternal and forever comprehending. It has no limits to its comprehension, because it does not measure comprehension in the narrow terms that we use to pursue our sciences or run our businesses. This comprehension is measured by the length and breadth of a human being's presence.
But we don't value presence. One can't trade on it; it can't be packaged, and no one issues stocks in it. Yet when people encounter presence, immediately, they see that it is a quite different quality than anything in ordinary life, and that presence takes the measure of reality, not the nonsense we human beings are usually up to.
Every human being has the capacity to measure reality through the language of the Lord, in so far as we sense it and speak it with our bodies, our sensation, all of the parts that are not just of the mind alone, but the mind along with the other parts.
When we connect the measurement of life to the language of the Lord, we see that a story of immense depth is being told; a story that does not have any beginning or end, and that extends infinitely in every direction. Yet the story does not actually exist in a timeline, according to our conventional sense of storytelling; it is complete with each moment. So the story is a whole thing that eternally, continuously, and completely re-creates itself at every instant, each one existing as a whole and immutable Truth.
There are thus an infinite number of stories; and each one is spoken in a language that reflects how things are now, in this instant.
What is miraculous is that in each instant, the language of the Lord completely re-invents itself and becomes an entirely new language, yet it always remains comprehensible to us—
if we listen.
May your sould be filled with light.