11/11/12 Rev. David McArthur
Reveal The Beauty
The accomplished pianist Komiko tells that when she was 13, she went snorkeling, and a trio of dolphins came and played all around her. Imagine the joy, the beauty, the very quality of life in that moment! Thereafter she awakened nightly to music. She could see the notes and would write them down. It was a mystical experience. She could see more clearly the amazing beauty of life itself. She saw the experience of the presence of God as beauty, and was transformed.
You know the only thing that is there is the presence of God, so the only thing to see is the beauty. Like Harry Potter, use your magic wand to direct the intention of both your mind (which focuses) and the power of your heart (which transforms). Focus your intention. Then, when you are ready, use the very special incantation “Reveal the Beauty. Reveal the Beauty. Reveal the Beauty”. It isn’t often instantaneous. Sometimes you have to try pretty hard, but it is always there. It transforms barriers.
The Navajo pray:
In beauty may I walk; All day long may I walk Through the returning seasons may I walk… On the trail marked with pollen may I walk With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk With dew about my feet may I walk; With beauty may I walk. With beauty before me may I walk; With beauty behind me may I walk With beauty above me may I walk; With beauty all around me may I walk In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk… It is finished in beauty; It is finished in beauty
It is the heart of the mystical experience. You experience the touch of the divine. Your homework this week is to use the spell, the intention to transform, to reach through and see that beauty. And treasure the result! Then turn that wand inward upon yourself and “Reveal the Beauty” there, for you are the presence of that beauty, the presence of the divine!