pattern

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organisation of the entire tapestry. 

-Richard P. Feynman

The very essence of all created matter is marked with a divine patent that reveals a transcendental design and signature that awaits our engagement and participation. 

All of creation groans in anticipation like an expectant mother longing for our evolution to catch up and enjoy that which has been in existence since the beginning of time. We are late comers to the party of life, like prima donnas who are still yet to fully understand and appreciate the grandeur of all that nature has given us. Our behaviour towards our ancient earth mother has been reflected in our rebellious misappropriation of the rich resources made available to us.

The pattern that is reflected in the man made systems and structures we have put in place are in need of a major overhaul, or at the least some significant deconstruction and reconstruction. Rather than just continuing to move the deck chairs on the Titanic we need to put our heads together and design a new architecture for the human soul that is a collaboration between spirit and matter, body and mind, emotions and intellect.

This means we have to get back in touch with our feelings and sensate connection with all of nature, to recapture a respect and appreciation for the planet in a way that honours all life forms and minimises the abuse that we continually inflict on her.

A new design for life is the composition of a alternative mindset that patterns itself on the universal interconnection that we have with each other and the ramifications of the neglect that occurs when we forget this. When I pick a flower in Aotearoa NZ the bees in Europe feel the depletion of their supply and start to reshape the patterns of their activity and existence. (My version of the butterfly affect) [1]

Everything belongs and everything is connected especially at a sub-atomic and spiritual level.The mystics believe that the DNA of all living matter is eternally connected, a sacred pattern that is not subject to life or death, but hums to an immortal tune that romances the body of all being. As incomprehensible and inconceivable as it may seem my life matters in the grand scheme of things, an indispensable contribution that adds to the rich fabric of ancient paths. 

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me…  - Psalm 139

I am a part of a divine pattern that was imagined way before I came into my current reality, a secret that was kept until it needed to be exposed and unleashed in the ears of the unsuspecting public. The days ordained for me are a holy calling that suggests that the earth is not only my mother but my partner in crime so to speak, my reason for being, the very treasure chest of my destiny and design. The great architect and pattern maker is watching over her creation piecing together the parts that make up the whole and formulate the great design of eternity. 

Something inside of me is somehow aware of this wonderful reality, a deep cry of connection that includes me in the pattern of all life.

 

[1] In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The term, coined by Edward Lorenz is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a tornado (the exact time of formation, the exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. Lorenz discovered the effect when he observed that runs of his  weather model with initial condition data that was rounded in a seemingly inconsequential manner would fail to reproduce the results of runs with the unrounded initial condition data. A very small change in initial conditions had created a significantly different outcome.  (Wikipedia)