Devotional Mood: Psalm 23
Cold thinking versus fuzzy feeling?
Welcome to raw experience…
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
for the sake of His name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Holger: How do you demystify/apply the metaphors/pointers of the Bible?
To me the LORD is the presence of Being, in the absence of the me-identity, free of suffering.
“He” = Consciousness, Inner Space;
the cause of the phenomena of life;
the formless giving shape to the apparent objects.
His name = I AM — the simple, natural recognition I exist.
Oil = Effortless joy, prior to the arising of the thinking mind.
Does it resonate?
Please let me know…
We can believe and hope whatever we wish, but what do we know, first-hand?
‘Making sense’ relates to the realm of the separate-self.