Family first… Painting by, Dali

dali reflectionsAs brothers and sisters, I think we will eventually have to find our way as all families do, working through our personality clashes, power struggles, dealing with our own reflections glaring (sometimes harshly) back at us by way of looking at one another. Just dealing with the day to day as we go along within this journey, and the daily disorientation of living in a world that is just a temporary illusion subject to a sudden halt at any given moment, can breed a subtle, or not so subtle internal disruption to ones mind and/or body. Blood is thicker than water, and we all share the same blood that flows swiftly throughout our bodies carrying with it the life force given us by God, and the same Father that Loves us all!…How much more blessing can we ask for then to learn our enemies are not our enemies! but our family…our enemies are not our enemies, but a mere reflection of all that is within us as we glare into this abstract mirror of self, by way of “these others”. We view others as if they were something outside ourselves, separate. This separateness is something deeply embedded in our DNA (the tribal instinct) this fallacy thriving under the pretence of this “separateness, (others), all to often we use as a vehicle for blame for our own bad behavior that we hide so very deep inside our own personal experiences, so as to not even be seen by ourselves, let alone anyone else, and discard this reflection as something outside ourselves all together, and see it as something to be tamed or eradicated altogether…This reflection will scream to us if we shed the illusion of separation, it will scream “I am” ! if we just listen. Through this very reflection that causes us so much inner turbulence by way of denial in terms of our confusion as to what it is, and what it isn’t, it is still begging us to look Closer!!!  Recognize! Jesus instructed, “SEEK and you shall find”, but I believe most of us never gave it a thought He was referring to the expedition being one of inner exploration, not a journey outward, but to the center of ourselves…

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”  Herman Melville

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