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    Imagination, potential and reality.

    My experiences and learnings over the last few months have taken some pretty empowering turns. There's some ideas I want to open up to give over to the floor. If anyone has a good understanding of the Sephirots of the Tree of Life, please I'd love to hear your contributions.

    I have been turning over the idea 'the shadows prove the sunshine.' I won't even pretend to understand the Tree of Life, but what I did see in it completely revolutionised my understanding of the Trinity.

    I cannot find this picture online, but I saw an inspiring portrait of a Hindu god.. firey orange on one side and cool blue on the other. I believe it was Shiva. Whenever I am in prayer pose, I am reminded of the union of left and right, male and female, dark and light. The balance of these is a thing to be cherished, sought after, highly prized.

    In the Tree of Life, I see a similar formula. Down the left hand side are the feminine qualities (sephirot) of the supernatural divine. I was surprised to note how masculine these sounded at first. For example the feminine attribute Gevurah - Power: Discernment, Ethics, Restraints, Justice. Its male counterpart on the right is Chesed- Grace: Unconditional love, Generosity, Expansion. This ran counter to my first responses when asked 'describe the divine feminine!'

    After further reading, I'm beginning to think of the male-ness of God as imagination or the possibility of what could be. The feminine is the environment or the setting of what can be brought forth. The product is the Christ. So when we are asked to put away the constraints of the flesh, we are striving to live beyond our 'setting' and to move into bringing forth the divine potential. We are striving to live to our full divinely inspired potential.

    In my experiences lately, I'm being forced to embrace what I would have previously denied and commanded simply to leave. Instead, I am forced to continue to strive and hope and see how Christ manifests in my life and within me. It's stupendously empowering.

    If anyone has further insights into the Tree of Life, please share.
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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    On the hindu gods,this google pics might help you find the one you described

    Here.
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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    On the hindu gods,this google pics might help you find the one you described

    Here.
    Well those are better than what I found but no, not there .

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Might this be the image you saw.


    Found by searching "Shiva the destroyer"
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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Might this be the image you saw.


    Found by searching "Shiva the destroyer"
    Hm it's not loading for me. If I find the pic, I'll post it myself. Thanks for your help all the same!

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    I managed to download the pic if you want it,let me know.

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    Mystic-Fascinating-Less-Known-Stories-About-Lord-Shiva-9.jpg

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    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Very similar but not it! Same concept. Thank you 😁 I think it was on a poster.

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Found this site



    They sell posters and art.
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    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

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    Re: Imagination, potential and reality.

    Okay, you can probably stop with the pictures now Or just pm them to me direct. I'd like that.

    So yea, maybe this will be a conversation with myself but let's see.

    The depiction of Shiva melded with Shakti and right hand and left hand paths.. they're all so relevant as I what I'm exploring is how dark and light energies work together to manifest divinity. As I am made in the image of divinity, it is my destiny to reach that divine potential.

    A little bit about the power of the word. Here is why I believe words to be so powerful.. they are a mimicry of creation. To speak, we have thought/language and then sound. You have to have imagined what to say. Then you give it a setting in sound wave. When these two are working properly, then you have a powerfully creative word. A true or meaningful word spoken at the right time at the right place.

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    Interesting concept..Is it the idea that without dark,there can be no true light. Contrast creates the whole picture?

    Getting very deep here,and an interesting thought interaction. Having done acid in my younger years,I went through some deep vision work when I did a sweat lodge In Montana with a friend who was Sioux(Black foot). I might say not for everyone,(Not the lodge,but the acid) I was young,and VERY adventurous at that time in my life,and was exploring the nature of belief.
    Last edited by anunitu; 16 May 2017 at 20:32.
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
    NO TERF EVER WE belong Too.
    don't stop the tears.let them flood your soul.




    http://www.paganforum.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=186&dateline=1330020104

    my new page here,let me know what you think.


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