When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.
The words are from the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart. He knew about the laws of the larger reality through direct experience. The master is telling us something vitally important about our relationship with time and about the secret of manifestation.
He draws us to think about the confluence between what medieval theologians called the Aevum – the realm between time and eternity – and events in our world. It is in the Aevum that the incidents and circumstances of our physical lives are generated, through the agency of imagination, that great faculty of soul. On most days, most of us, sequestered from soul and its knowing, are merely receivers of the results of choices made in this realm that is hidden from the ordinary mind.
Who knew where we stood? In an aevum maybe, where time’s conferred with the beginning we gave it, but with no end in sight.
These beckoning lines are from a poem titled “Aevum” by M.E.Caballero-Robb. They strengthen the enjoinder to walk through a day – why not today? – with Meister Eckhart’s thought. That means asking, of whatever develops during the day, What image am I now entering? And, Where and how was this image created?
Energized by these reflections, we can go a long step further; we can seek to be present, as conscious co-creators, in the place where soul makes its choices on what we – as its vehicles – will experience in the world.
If this sounds like mysticism, it is mysticism of a very practical order. We are talking about how worlds are made, and re-made.
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