Tuesday, 16 October 2018

 15/10  Our churches have been re-organised and when I was there the main speaker focused only on my "closeness to Jesus". I'm worried that these may only be words. Along with many other people I've encountered, I have tried to follow Jesus's precepts, and once I had a hallucination of a person which at the time a thought was Jesus. I don't that sort of thing is helpful!        

16 / 10  There was a soft mist over everything today as I went to the Common, becoming clearer as I walked.  No other people, no visible animals . ..  Just a walking.  Even  as I write now, the mist has gone.


16 / 10 There was a soft mist over everything today as I went to the Common, becoming clearer as I walked.  No other people, no visible animals . ..  Just a waking. 

Even  as I write now, the mist has gone.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The leading dog

My regular walk on Southampton Common yesterday was pleasant, with a large portion of  dogs taking their human for a walk! I've never had a dog and would  never want one (far two much work and less of freedom). But I do appreciate them when they come to me to say a (doggy) "Hello". Some time ago I learnt dogism: behaving like the ancient wild dogs from which they came, when every dog obeyed the leading, tallest dog. In this case, I am the leader and I hold out a my regal back-of-hand to be licked.        

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The light

For a ling time I have been fascinated by the "light surah" in the Quran (Surah 24:33). Here is  a translation (I don't know any Arabic!).
"God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of his light is, as it were that of a niche contained in glass, the glass like a radiant star."
  I am the niche and God offers light from his being, if I am willing and able.
As a reminder, in a our room there is a large glass, shining with a gentle blue.   

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Rubbish

Almost every day I walk at random in the woods in the common near us. And usually, in some places, I wonder at the rubbish around me - usually bear-cans, spoiling it's beauty. Today there was so much in one glade that I could not carry it all away. I suppose that chatting with friends with a bottle is more worthy than my solitary wondering?

Monday, 1 October 2018

Yesterday we went to the church where we used to take part in a traditional christian service. Now, however, it had been turned into a very different place. The previous traditional service had  prayed for  the work of many Christians working for good in Southampton and beyond; the songs opened opened the depth of God; the ritual of the "The lords Supper", though the the presence of us all, connected us through Jesus to God.
Here, how ever, was nothing but a stream of assertions to every single person that they could be "healed by Jesus."

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Trees

As usual, today I was marveling at the trees around me. They seem as living beings as I am: born, moving though (in one place) and dying. The spiritual books (bible and Quran)  praise God's creation of trees and plants placed to support the animals, but I  place them all along side.