All Life Matters
A lightbulb that is never lit, is not serving it's purpose. After all, when it is plugged-in to the Source of Power and not on ... it isn't doing it's job ... it's calling. Plugging it in to the source ... put it into service ... gives it life. It was recorded in the ancient scriptures: "you are the light of the world." If you have life, you have light. Your bulb is ON. With this light, you join the universal network of conscious life ... connected directly to Source Energy. You are plugged in and that very fact proves you have purpose.
When a light bulb burns out ... we say it is dead. It is the light that is it's purpose. The LIFE ... comes from within. Just as our life comes from within. Each and every breath we take, is inspiration and expiration ... two polarities of one principle - breath - our life-force.We live and die in each one. We cannot breathe out, unless we first breathe in, and vice-versa.
You are connected to the vast network of consciousness that moves the planets, births the stars, and shines the suns. All is energy ... even matter. You are a piece of the whole ... the holy. We are all One. Interconnected through Heaven (Spirit) and Earth (Matter) ... or Father and Mother.
Each of us is a seed, birthed OUT of the Earth (our Mother/Matter - Mater is Latin for Mother) in the same way as a flower springs from the ground. I can go on and on but suffice it to say ... ALL LIVES MATTER. Every plant, mineral, animal, and the entirety of mankind. We are tied to the winds, and the ground. Sharing every molecule, atom, quark ... as a fish in the ocean ... we are as waves, eternal blended with all that is.
There is no "other." What we do to/for someone else, we do to/for ourselves. Pay no attention to labels and creeds, beliefs and opinions. The Truth is that there is One universe, One "God" (call it what you will), and that every "thing" is actually no-thing at all ... but a single oneness as a single universal organism.
You matter. I matter. All life matters. It can be no other way.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.