The Container and The Contained
The error of thinking that the container must be larger than the contained is further extended into the misunderstanding that the container must be greater than the contained.
When that basic mistake is extrapolated into space, we are left with the idea that we are insignificant in relation to giant balls of gas. We think that we are contained in space and do not realize that space is contained within us.
When that basic mistake is extended to nature, we make the mistake of thinking that nature is our mother. Nature is not our mother. Nature and everything in nature is our child. The reasons that we see all of the various elements of nature is not because we are born of them, but because they are physical expressions of our Souls that have become actualized. Yes, we are antecedent to nature.
When that basic mistake is extended to time, we think that that which is older than we imagine ourselves to be must have existed before us. We are fully capable of bringing that which is vastly older than the form we are now in into existence – and we do – continuously.
We are likewise capable of bringing that which is wiser than we imagine ourselves to be into existence. All of the Sages from whom we have learned did not precede us. We brought their Wisdom out from our depths, attributed a context to them and a time and learned from them. This is a conversation that we have with our own depths.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel