We are calling on mystics of old to sit with us as we drink in the first stars and first galaxies arriving from our universe over 13.8 billions years ago. We are calling on them for their response.
The universe is the primary revelation of the divine, the primary scripture, the primary locus of divine-human communion. (Thomas Berry)
Humanity participates by nature in all cosmic events, and is inwardly as well as outwardly interwoven with them. (Richard Wilhelm on the Chinese concept of Tao)
Ecstatic love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. (Rumi)
By the word of the Lord his works come into being.
As the shining sun looks on all things,
so the work of the Lord is full of his glory. (Sir. 42: 15f)
In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness….I see what people call God in all these things. (Pablo Casals)
In the beginning was the word.
The word was with God
and the word was God….
And the word became flesh
And dwelt among us. (Jn 1:1,14)
My Beloved is the mountains,
And lonely wooded valleys,
And resounding rivers,
The whistling of love-stirring breezes,
The tranquil night
At the time of rising dawn,
The supper that refreshes and deepens love. (John of the Cross)
God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God and God in her. (1 Jn 4:16)
God created all things in such a way that they are not outside himself, as ignorant people falsely imagine. Rather, all creatures flow outward, but nonetheless remain within God. (Meister Eckhart)
The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw—and knew I saw—all things in God and God in all things. (Mechtild of Magdeburg)
We are in God and God whom we do not see is in us. (Julian of Norwich)
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you,
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears plentiful fruit. Fruit that remains. (Jn 15: 4f)
For Gandhi, to become divine is to become attuned in thought, feeling and act to the whole of creation….Dharma or morality cannot be ultimately divorced from rta or cosmic order. (Raghavan Iyer)
The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive. (Albert Einstein)
Adapted from Matthew Fox, Original Blessing, pp. 35f., 88f., 66f.
Also see Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus, Stations of the Cosmic Christ and Stations of the Cosmic Christ Meditation Cards.
To read the transcript of Matthew Fox’s video teaching, click HERE.
Banner Image: In the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the universe so far, the Webb Telescope shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago, with many more galaxies in front of and behind it. Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI.
Queries for Contemplation
Which teachings here most speak to you at this special moment in human and planetary and cosmic awareness?
Stations of the Cosmic Christ
By Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus.
This is a book of meditations on the Cosmic Christ, accompanying the images of 16 wonderful clay tablets by Javier Ullrrich Lemus and M.C. Richards. Together, these images and meditations go far beyond the traditional Stations of the Cross to inspire a spirit awakening and understanding of the cosmic Christ Consciousness, Buddha consciousness, and consciousness of the image of God in all beings, so needed in our times.
“A divinely inspired book that must be read by every human being devoted to spiritual and global survival. It is cosmically brilliant.” — Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit
Stations of the Cosmic Christ Meditation Cards and Guide Booklet
Beautiful full-color cards from Stations of the Cosmic Christ to aid in your meditations on the Cosmic Christ, featuring the images of 16 wonderful clay tablets by Javier Ullrrich Lemus and M.C. Richards. Step beyond the traditional Stations of the Cross and experience a spirit awakening and understanding of the cosmic Christ Consciousness, Buddha consciousness, and consciousness of the image of God in all beings, so needed in our times. Includes an instruction booklet containing suggestions on how to use the cards.