Feb 19, 2016
Reincarnation: do you believe in it?
In my personal opinion as a Christian who is studying Buddhism I think Resurrection and Reincarnation may be two sides of the same coin. Perhaps a combination of both. If I must return in some form I’d like to be a Tree as opposed to coming back as a human or an animal. Also I would not want to return to this earth such as it is. I believe there are other planets and galaxies out there with resonant life forms.
Like Daphne I ran from Death’s sickles and scythe my feet became roots, my legs and chest a strong trunk, my hands, arms and hair branches and leaves.
My sisters and I speared the man creating a copse around his rotting corpse. He is gone. He is destroyed. Once again the Circle is renewed stronger than before.
I would love to return as a Tree in the primordial rain forests of Pangaea. A Banyan and Bodhi Tree with outstretched branches and roots. Raising my branches and leaves high to the sky worshiping Goddess who took a remnant of the faithful from doomed planet Earth and reformed Gaia in a distant Lunar system to start over to replant earthly extinct flora and fauna for another chance at life.
Long ago in the ascent of Pangaea there were two moons orbiting each other. Then one was thrown out of its natural orbit colliding with the other. At the point of collision dust, seeds and podules rained down on the nascent Pangaea rich fertile womb birthing every species in Gaia’s thoughts, wishes and dreams. Thus was reborn a fresh new start for all sentient beings.
And I the first Tree privy to all the secrets and dream-wishes of Mother Gaia and Daughter Pangaea whisper sweet wisdom throughout the later. Communing with the rushing rivers, succulent seas and teeming oceans life arises through myriad birth canals including the two-legs my caregiver creation to whom I have given dominion and responsibility for every being rooted, creeping, leaping, running and walking. Mark well your 2nd chance Dear two-legs for the land was made for you and you for the land. Keep my Blessing fruitful and well nourished. Cry out to me and the ancient ones will answer for wisdom and knowledge flow within your veins. The Akashic Records are written within your souls, they cry out from my branches, they feed from my roots, they shout from Cave Walls. Listen fleshly souls that your journey on earth may be prosperous in true alignment with time, eternity and space.
Psalm 1 New International Version (NIV)
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
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THINK that I shall never see
- A poem lovely as a tree.
- A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
- Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
- A tree that looks at God all day,
- And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
- A tree that may in Summer wear
- A nest of robins in her hair;
- Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
- Who intimately lives with rain.
- Poems are made by fools like me,
- But only God can make a tree.
|“Trees” was originally published in Trees and Other Poems. Joyce Kilmer. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914.|