Saturday, 12 January 2019
This last two days Isabel and I have been cleaning the pond in our garden - not previously done for many years. "Cleaning" was not an adequate word! By now the pond was a solid twisted mass of strong grown and growing threads. Only after (fairly short) work in two days did we achieve a proper "pond". But it was fun doing it. (I suspect that proper people with proper garden don't do it this way.)
Thursday, 3 January 2019
Today I was, as often in the St Michaels Church in Southampton. I used to go regularly for church service but now I go to another church:.St Michaels. I am one of the people who, when there is no service, who keep an eye on passing people who look in for interest. Sitting here gives me the chance look at all the all the decoration around it. The most striking ones display two opposite pictures of the magical Michael. One is the mighty leader of all the spiritual universe. The other has entered down to help those the land below. He is pearling cautious peering into the world, wondering what he is to see, and to make well.
Thursday, 27 December 2018
My blogs have been slowed recently, after me and my wife have been have getting ready for Christmas. The week has is more free, however, and I can walk in the Southampton Common again. It is "my place". I do not determine where I will go: it will guide me. And today I am walking across over smooth grass and trees, forgetting the problems of my brain (Alzheimer's syndrome). And the trees and the waters agreed me.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
I've been thinking about the fist time I got into being a Christian (a long time ago). I was to be one with Christ. Some time later I discovered Islam, with its firmer sayings of how one shouid live, which has continually interest me. Both Jesus and Muhammad inspier the world though reciving the words of god, in both cases raising human thinking and creating humanity. I happen to have Christianity first,
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
I've bene reading Karon Armstrong's excellent book on the development of Islam from start to now - in less than 170 pages! I'm impressed and enjoyed - but all the time I'm thinking "it's all missing the point". In my case I'm a Cristian, going to church, taking communion … but that is a matter of where I was born, not what I am. That is about my inner feeling.
Sunday, 11 November 2018
I'm thinking of angels: traditionally the assistances of God, and about whether they are, and from this, what is "being" when the are so flued". Two events make me wonder. A long time ago when I was coming out of a church I was aware, without any seeing, a pure "Isness". And the seconds was recent, looking at flock of distant birds swirling in the distance, that seeming beyond normal being, as this moment had a seventh dimension.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Much happening around Churches recently: Going to the building last week that was being violently re-organised, and yesterday walking a silent meditation in the old church that I used always to go to: bliss ! . It's good that there are different churches for different people. I always walk there from home, like a sort of ritual walking to a sacred shrine. Then I get back on the buss! I think my daily walking in the woods is my most sacred action.