I was reading in Matthew Fox's book on Meister Eckhart that Carl Jung's ideas on synchronicity were influenced by the work of Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli and Albert Einstein. One notion was that since the atom is a basic building block and great energy can come from it, and the psyche is a basic unit of a human, great energy might come from it too if it could be opened.
That ties in to one of my favorite Eckhart quotes that I use at the begining of my "21 Seeds" book - the seed of God is in you - a pear seed turns into a pear tree, etc. So how does the seed of God in us get set free to sprout and bear fruit?
Any seed has to have its shell fractured to let out the power of the imprisoned future plant or animal. The shell cracks, the sprout emerges and heads toward the light, it develops and becomes what it was intended to be whether a radish, a daisy, a kitten or a baby human.
The right conditions must exist for a plant to do this - good soil, moisture, warmth, etc. I begin to wonder what is the right condition for humans, especially since relatively few of us historically have made significant progress in letting the imprisoned splendor of the Presence of God shine forth.
I've often joked that I must be a hard nut to crack, since I've had such enormous blows during this lifetime. But I'm only partially out of the shell. So it must be more than that. When I look at those of whom I am aware that have shone the imprisoned splendor, I also see that they spent significant time in meditation and prayer and not engaged in the throes of the governments or wars or whatever of the day.
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I felt I was making great progress, but I got hit with blow after blow of one thing after the other. I ceased daily reading, meditation and prayer time. My devotion became sporadic. So, for me, I see I need to return to regular spiritual practices and not allow the situations pressing upon me to distract from my purpose in life.
The last 3 years have been ultra challenging, and just to rise above each day has taken most of my focus, leaving less time and energy than usual for spiritual practice.
If I am going to aim to let the Light of God shine fully through me, then I must not be swayed from what is my "assignment" for any reason whatsoever
And I ask, what else is needed to release the power of God from the psyche in me? Why did I come here to earth if not to be all that I can be? Time is not on my side as I am now in the elderly classification and have been for some time. Lord, what would You have me do?