I have been re-reading Anita Moorjani’s book “Dying to be Me”. Her near death experience, and subsequent healing from end stage cancer, gave her an immense clarity about the mysteries of life. She writes at length about how we are all playing a part in the grand oneness of the universe.
From where we stand having our human experience, the bigger picture of life seems obscured so it is easy to feel as though we are stumbling along, from one random experience to the next. It is easy to become attached to the idea of a certain outcome and then be sidelined by something seemingly unrelated. Or we can feel hurt by other people’s actions, or disappointed by a set of circumstances. This can be frustrating and confusing, at the very least. However we can alleviate these feelings by simply letting go and trusting that there is a grander view.
I sat and discussed this with your Dad the other day. He used the perfect metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle to explain his understanding of how our individual lives play out. He described the outer pieces, which give us the gist of, or the feel of, the image.
It is easy though, to get caught up on those individual pieces, wondering how they fit into the whole. Then as the picture is emerging we begin to assign judgements to the pieces. We view different experiences and people, or pieces, as good or bad. When you put together a jigsaw puzzle you don’t look at individual pieces as right or wrong, it is simply a piece of the puzzle and an important part of the bigger picture. This is my understanding of the divine view, watching the puzzle come together with non-judgement and total acceptance.
He then had a wonderful insight. He spoke about the centre pieces being missing, inferring that the puzzle is never completed. It was amazing because earlier that morning I had picked up “Ask and it is Given” from the Teachings of Abraham publications. I was reading about how we are co-creators in an ever expanding universe. It explained how our experiences create a contrast upon which our desires are founded and that this process is on-going;
“It is a never-ending, always flowing, pure, positive Energy expansion” – Abraham
The puzzle is ever changing and ever evolving.
“If your goal is to, finally, once and for all, achieve all that you desire, you will find yourself unable to ever fulfil that goal, for the expanding nature of the Universe defies that idea” – Abraham
So your Daddy was very intuitive, it seems our individual puzzles will never be completed. Instead we merge into other puzzles, overlapping and interweaving and blending into a picture so grand that the very idea its’ magnitude takes your breath away.
This ties into the imagery of the giant divine tapestry that Anita Moorjani speaks of. Everything is connected and every apparent random coincidence or isolated event is part of the supernatural total, which is the extension of everything simultaneously. Almost impossible for us to get our minds around.
I see how my puzzle has become part of your Father’s puzzle, and how life synthesizes people and circumstances in extraordinary ways. The wisdom of this is not to be comprehended, it is only to be trusted and deeply respected.
Seamus, you now are part of my always expanding puzzle, while you forge and create your own puzzle. Piece by piece you will add to the picture that is Seamus. The Seamus puzzle will in turn contribute to countless other individual puzzles.
The diversity of experience that life affords us may seem unrelated, but that is only if you are looking at one piece of the jigsaw at a time. Even if you cannot see it, always be aware that there is a glorious view from above. Know that there is a panorama of supreme love that you are at the heart of. An ultimate vista from which anything is possible.
“Each one of us is like a single thread in a huge tapestry, woven in a complex and colourful pattern. We may be only one strand, yet we are all integral to the finished image” – Anita Moorjani “Dying to be Me”