This week’s webbie brought out in my mind this song by Garth Brooks; it is a song most people probably no nothing about simply because it wasn’t released on the radio. When Mark was talking about the timelines and death it just made an instant comparison in my subby. So I thought I would share it with you here.
Pay attention to the words, particularly the chorus: “There’s two dates in time that they’ll carve on your stone, and everyone knows what they mean, what’s more important is the time that is known in that little dash there in between.”
Now that you have had a chance to listen to that, I will get to the brownies and crumbs. This week Hannel challenged us in our exercise to: “Realize clearly that we are made in his image and likeness; and the only difference is one of degree, that the part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole.”
In my Sit’s I seek to clarify and simplify these statements, to make them more relatable to myself and seek inspiration and guidance as to the deeper meaning. Not only as it applies to my life but also how I can relate it to others in their lives. This is what I came up with this week.
Brownies and Crumbs. Much like my blog about water droplets several weeks ago, I was trying to understand how I related to the Divine, and to others that are fortunate enough to share this existence no matter how short it is.
My mind settled into concentration of being a part of the whole; and being the same in kind and quality. Brownies is what popped into my head! HMMM! Brownies, how can they be related to this Sit or am I just hungry? Since I don’t eat brownies anymore I know it wasn’t because of hunger.So I let my thought take flight with Brownies as a new primary focus for the problem I was seeking an answer to.
If the Brownie is the whole and we set this creamy, indulgent, chocolaty, sugary treat on a nice white plate and then break of a small piece, well a crumb to be more exact, and set it down next to the whole brownie on the plate. We now have a Brownie and a crumb of said brownie. So if we were to eat only the crumb, would it be any less of a creamy, indulgent, chocolaty, sugary treat? NO absolutely not! Just because we removed the crumb from the whole doesn’t mean it becomes dry and tasteless. Does it? It just changes the size, or degree of it’s relation to the whole.
Now most of us big people would scoff at eating just a crumb from a brownie. I mean it’s not even a bite! But to an Ant the crumb would be a whole complete brownie! One that was just as tasty as the whole. So now if we imagine ourselves as the crumb and realize that the Divine is the Brownie…….
Are we truly any less Creative, Loving, or Kind that the Divine? NO! We are the same in kind and quality, the only difference is one of degree! (size) We are simply not omnipresent, His size and reach is simply more infinite, and immeasurable than ours! He pervades every electron of every atom. Every breath we breathe contains atoms and electrons, every morsel of food we power our bodies with. We are a part of that whole!
But as a crumb, society has taught us to be distant, and to not be in Harmonious contact with the Divine mind. With the MKMMA we are learning how to draw ourselves into Harmony with the Source of all good. Or as I like to think of it, we are placing the crumb back onto the brownie so there is nowhere that the Divine (Brownie) begins and we (Crumbs) end; and we know already that the inverse of that is true as well. There is nowhere that the Crumbs begin and the Brownie ends.