Before the Beginning…

Haystack Walk, Canon Beach, Oregon, Taken by Barry Cosme, Copyright (c) 2012, All Rights Reserved

True Unity is infinite and eternal,
without limitation of any kind
and therefore beyond measurement,
without beginning or ending.

Before the beginning
of the first universe
of matter-energy and space-time
there was only Unity.

Within the finite universe
of matter-energy-space-time (MEST)
the infinite and eternal
seems impossible.

Thus within MEST
permanence and continuity
likewise seems impossible
for all matter and energy
have boundaries
where they start and stop
in space and time.

To perceive within
the finite universe,
where everything is limited,
consciousness also
must limit itself.

Limited consciousness,
by definition,
is not fully conscious
but only aware
within a part of space
during a portion of time.

From this limited perspective
impermanence and discontinuity
seem to make loss possible
and thus fear is born.

With loss
comes grief,
and death.

Yet, how can
infinite and
eternal Unity
really become divided
and separated?

That which seemed
to create the impossible
and become impossible itself
beyond all appearances
is still as it always
was, is and will be.

To think that we can have
a relationship outside
of Love
is an illusions,
a fantasy
because the purpose
of relationship
IS Unity.

Not only does the Truth set us free,
understanding Truth
allows us to realize
that the untrue
is a momentary
and minuscule
illusion of existence
which was not,
is not
and never will be.

Unity With Enmity is a Paradox!

Morning Rose, Kirkland, Washington, Taken by Barry Cosme, Copyright (c) 2005, All Rights Reserved

Love involves closeness,
which is an impulse toward unity.
So how do we love All,
even our enemies?
How can love become close
to someone who repels us and others?

Love also involves looking
beyond mere appearances
for the true, the essential, the eternal.
Love beholds
the apparent enemy
and sees the ultimate friend within.

Love draws close
to the love within the other
until eventually
the other beholds their own truth.
Thus is enmity
dispelled by unity.


New Life’s Resolution

Monet’s Water Lilly, Giverny, France, Taken by Barry Cosme, Copyright 2016, All Right Reserved

Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, why not a New Life’s Resolution or a New Resolution of Life?

Find Unity…
with God;
with all people;
with all beings;
with all fauna and flora;
with the Earth;
with all things (sub-atomic through universal in size);
in all arrangements;
in all relationships;
in all thoughts;
in all actions;
in all events;
at all times;
regardless of any apparent loss for, or damage to, self;
regardless of insults received;
regardless of persecution;
regardless of any apparent circumstances or reasons to the contrary.

God is Not a Noun

Église, Basilica of Saint Urbain, Troyes, France, Taken by Barry Cosme, Copyright (c) 2016, All Rights Reserved


God is not a noun,
which is to say
God is not a person,
a place
or a thing.

God is really more like a verb.
He is Love
and love is an action
or a state of being.

Reaching a little closer,
He/Love is More…
more like the Inspiration
the Function
and the Purpose
for the action or being.

Approaching closer… Stillness,
the Spirit of God
is the real Meaning
the Truth
and the Reality
behind all appearances.