Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds
Pamela Boyce-Simms of Buddhist-Quaker shares her exploration of our interaction with the cosmos in a contemplative poem (excerpt):
Please observe where your innervision takes you as we focus our attention on our true-selves.
Imagine you are looking into the tube of a kaleidoscope witnessing thousands of beautiful shards of glass, turning, rotating, shifting into different spaces.
Continually changing symmetrical, geometrical forms and configurations.
Observe constantly reconfiguring patterns shapes and forms.
We are living, breathing, multidimensional kaleidoscopes.
We are swirling living systems within living systems.
We are one with the vast larger conscious system rotating as cyclical, rhythmic inbreaths and outbreaths into and out of manifestation, as the multiverse from the singularity.
The cosmic exhale for our little tiny corner of the multiverse in particular, was most recently 13.8 billion years ago.
Universes within the multiverse,
Star systems within the universe, planets in their orbit around suns.
Systems within systems.
The Earth body, …..the continents, …..the construct of nation states, societies and cultures.
Human bodies as vehicles for the evolution of consciousness.
Organ systems, ….organs….., cells, organelles within cells.
We are consciousness.
We are fundamentally, awareness, the constant background of all that we experience.
As awareness we are the still-point consciousness that bears witness to that which changes.
We are the perpetual presence that witnesses the movement, transforming, transmuting, becoming.
We are multidimensional beings.
Even as we are the watcher, the observer, the witness in still point consciousness at the core of being, we are also projections in the matter universe — data streams of experience. As such we are ever changing, ….never the same from moment to moment, nanosecond to nanosecond.
We are process.
Our quantum selves are an undulating ripple of waves that stream forth as our own unique frequencies, our individuated units of consciousness …. infused into multiple dimensions from the undifferentiated wholeness…