Thursday, February 18, 2010

Where earth & sky meet - a little rambling

Playing with English, that spell-binding language of the Western World, can be most illuminating.

Fancy a word game?

As you are my guest, you can start.

First off you need to take a hold of the earth & gently remove her final consonant (it's ok, it's ripe for picking)...

... now re-position your little letter in the beginning (of The Word) - go carefully, as it's copyrited by the artist below ...

What you'll find is that your outer world has turned wonderfully pear-shaped ...

... because your inner world has just gained a heart.



If above is as below, then I guessing within, will be, as without.

So have we been missing something?

Could our hearts & our earthly home be mirrors of each other?

What a wonderful coincidence of nature it is,

that the earth should be surrounded by an ocean of air...

... when so too are our hearts.

Ye olde myths tell us tales of a time when earth & sky were locked in an endless nighttime embrace.

In Maori mythology it was Rangi & Papa,

for the Egyptians it was Nut & Geb.

Somewhere along the way, their disgruntled (& squashed) relations devised a divorce by force.

For the Maori

"It was their mighty brother Tane, god of the forests
Who was successful in forcing them apart.
With his feet to his sky-father and his
Arms firmly to his earth-mother

For the Egyptians it was Shu;

"Without Shu holding the two [Geb & Nut] apart, the Egyptians believed that there would be no area in which to create the life they saw all around them"

Meanwhile just outside of Eden, Godfried, Lord G-Ova had also set up his own lab - he is believed to have been quite successful;-

"Second day: God creates a firmament ("Let a firmament be...!")[Gen 1:6-7]—the second command—to divide the waters above from the waters below. The firmament is named "skies"

"On the sixth day, after having created "all sorts of animals", God says: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness... "

"then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature'

"The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning "breath"."

When I gaze at the stylised image above I am reminded of the stylised image below

When I contemplate the wonders of the human heart & lungs ...

I seem to see the breathing of the world.

Breath = B+Earth

Why was it, I wonder, that the Aztecs were so intent on ripping human hearts out of their natural environment & holding them aloft in their reflected one?

Here are some thesaurustic reflections of the word heart

"centre, core, CRUX, focal point, kernel, nucleus, polestar, quintessence, root, soul"

Do our hearts have a direct connection to the earth in the same way that stars seem to have a direct connection to mountains?

As within so without?

Just what effect does a turbulent heart have on her earth sister?

Just what effect does a balanced heart have on his earth brother?

"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know" Blaise Pascal