Every Role Fufilled in Wholeness
Tonight begins the 24th Day of the Omer (May 6-7, 2006), which is three weeks and three days of the omer. May that part of me that is broken in Tiferet in Netzach begin to heal on this day.
In the Spring of 1979 I participated in a 10-week course in biology and geology that was held completely in the Arizona and Utah deserts. The title of the course was Desert Sojourn.
I remember sitting along a creek bed with cold fresh water running off the slopes of Navajo mountain into a desert canyon with 200 foot red walls and lush greenery surrounding the stream. I thought of the water melting off of the slopes of the 10,000 ft. mountain, I thought of the lizards, desert rats, and cliff swallows I had come to know. I felt that it was all working. Each part was playing its role.
The key human role in this context was to bear witness and listen. It felt so good to know and feel that this ecosystem was functioning very well without human beings creative powers being engaged. I felt at peace.
In the photo above my son is building a sand castle. The waves are crashing. Each of these aspects of the scene portray elements doing exactly what they were meant to do.
So often we are aware of the world out-of-order. It is powerful and life-giving to be able to see and notice the world in order.