Tomorrow morning I have to dismantle our computer/internet, etc., because we have to empty out the room for new flooring to be installed. Now, I have to tell you – I am exceptionally skilled at unplugging and disconnecting anything. The reverse is not so true. So to be on the safe side, I have to close comments on the blog, for the vulgarity of the spam is increasingly a concern, and I might not be able to access the blog for a while. If all goes well I’ll be here within hours. If not…well, you’ll know why I’m not answering your emails either! Wish me luck. Blow me kisses. Tell me “Godspeed”. Send me your technicians. 😉
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A few weeks ago my husband opened the front door and what did he find on our step but a package from the U.S. of A., addressed to moi. Oh joy! Two gently-used books from a dear friend’s bookshelf, one of which was a compilation of three works by Gunilla Norris: Sharing Silence, Becoming Bread, Journeying in Place.
Those of you who saw my post of May 3rd and watched the Carl Sagan video would have been introduced to the Flatlanders. Jerome left two beautiful, mystical interpretations of both the Sagan and the tesseract videos, but unfortunately his comments disappeared when the site here had some problems a couple of days ago. He re-entered a few of his ideas in the combox on that post, and one particularly struck me because it came right on the heels of me having read a similar thought expressed by Gunilla Norris in Becoming Bread.
Although Sagan’s video was demonstrating what a three-dimensional being (the apple) would look like as it made itself apparent to a two-dimensional being (a Flatlander) Jerome’s spirit took flight and ended up in a beautiful analogy of the apple as Creator and us as the Flatlanders.
Jerome wrote: “…for the apple to enter into flatland and become flat, He must be sliced and reduced. His encounter with the little flat square costs Him, and this reveals the length He goes to in order to reveal Himself and be intimate with the little square. The whole encounter reveals His Love, and since He is Love, it reveals Him.”
Jerome also saw the Holy Trinity in the tesseract and its movement; I was entranced enough with the tesseract video before he said that; you can only imagine afterwards…
Abba Father; Creator. Jesus, humbling Himself to become one of us, to physically enter into our midst, to walk with us. The Holy Spirit, the holy yeast of our rising and growing. From flatbread to plump loaves.
The Second Rising
(by Gunilla Norris)
God longs for God
and uses us,
rises in us…
becomes in us.
Let us be silent,
a quiet dough
where God moves
into every pore…
where God lives
as God pleases.
Let us rise simply.
A quiet dough.