God is One, Non-Dualism, Inclusivity: What does it all mean?

Answering, Meister Eckhart says….

WHEN I WAS A FOREST by Meister Eckhart

When I was the stream, when I was
the forest, when I was still the field,
when I was every hoof, foot,
fin and wing, when I
was the sky
itself, no one ever asked me did I have a purpose, no one ever
wondered was there anything I might need,
for there was nothing
I could not

It was when I left all we once were that
the agony began, the fear and questions came,
and I wept, I wept. And tears
I had never known
before. So I returned to the river, I returned to
the mountains. I asked for their hand in marriage again,
I begged—I begged to wed every object
and creature, and when they accepted,
God was ever present in my arms.
And He did not say,
“Where have you

For then I knew my soul—every soul—
has always held

-Various. Love Poems from God (Compass), renderings by Daniel Ladinsky

Answering, St Thomas Acquinas says….

ON BEHALF OF LOVE by St. Thomas Acquinas

Every truth without exception—no matter
who makes it—is from God. If a bird got accused of singing too early
in the morning, if a lute began to magically play on its own
in the square
and the enchanting sounds it made drove a pair of young lovers
into a wild, public display of

if this lute and bird then got called before the inquisition
and their lives were literally at stake, could not God walk up and say before the court, “All acts of beauty are mine, all happen on the behalf of love”? And while God was there, testifying for our heart’s desires,
hopefully the judge would be astute enough
to brave a question,
that could go,

“Dear God, you say all acts of beauty are yours,
surely we can believe that. But what of all actions
we see in this world, for is there any force in existence greater than the power
of your omnipresent hand?” And God might have responded, “I like that question,”
adding, “May I ask you one as well?” And then God would say,

“Have you ever been in a conversation when children entered
the room, and you then ceased speaking because your
wisdom knew they were not old enough
to benefit—to understand? As exquisite is your world, most everyone in it
is spiritually young. Spirituality is love, and love never wars with the minute, the day,
one’s self and others. Love would rather die
than maim a limb,
a wing.

Dear, anything that divides man from man,
earth from sky, light and dark, one religion from another… O, I best keep silent, I see a child
just entered the

Various. Love Poems from God, renderings by Daniel Lavinsky

Author: DrRachel

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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