Far away in the Heavenly Abode of the great God Indra, there is a magnificent net which has been hung in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. A single glittering jewel hangs at each node (or place of connection) of this net. Each jewel has reflected in its polished surface all the other jewels in the net. Each jewel reflects every other jewel so that the process of reflection is infinite.
The net is infinite in dimension. The jewels are infinite in number. The process of reflection is also infinite!
What a great metaphor of our universe!
Can you picture something like a beautiful spider web—minus the spider—that has a glittering, precious and amazing jewel that contains all the information of each of the other jewels?
Well, do your best. For you, my friend, are that jewel! And so am I. And so is everyone! Receive it; breathe it in, for this radiance is your reality, and mine, and everyone’s.
In this amazing metaphor of reality we find a story, a vision of our connection with each other, and of the interconnectedness of all that is.
Yes, we actually have each other wrapped up in ourselves.
The holographic nature of the universe is illustrated so well in this ancient legend. In the hologram, which is quite an accurate depiction of reality, every single atom, cell, splinter or piece of the hologram contains all the information found in every other part. Nothing is missing!
We have complete access to each other in ways that are mysterious and yet to be developed.
Our interconnectedness is felt through compassion. The word “womb” actually means compassion in both Hebrew and Aramaic.
Imagine living with this overarching template of Indra’s net in your mind.
We are each a seeming separate, totally valuable jewel, in which infinite information is gathered and stored in our every cell—in every part of our brains and hearts.
Our every thought contains the possibility of reflecting the whole as we open to all others in compassion and wisdom.
It is almost beyond imagining. Yet even a small reflection of this on a daily basis will change the way we think and act.
First of all, we begin from a place of plentiful abundance—of beauty, goodness and ultimate truth. This is the great web of which we are an integral part. It cannot be undone. This is reality, regardless of what we think.
As Byron Katie so elegantly states: “When I argue with reality, I lose, but only 100% of the time.” Loving What Is, by Byron Katie.
So, let’s give ourselves and others a break. Why not allow the essence of your jewelness to be the basis of your thoughts, words and actions?
We might try this on a regular basis. As we interact with another, no matter if it is just in our own mind, place the template of Indra’s Net over the other so that you can see their jewel like qualities. And if only for a moment listen to what they are saying. Really listen deeply.
Get out of your own understanding and perceptions so that you can hear what the other person needs, what they are asking from you.
And what is in your heart to give? Real honesty is vital.
“As we give, we receive,” as Jesus teaches.
When we allow ourselves the spaciousness and beauty of living in this great net of interconnectedness, we will have a different data basis for our actions and words to come from.
We can begin to really accept that this is the way it is right now.
And remember that everything changes all the time.
You are shining like a great jewel. This is your reality. And As Byron Katie further states, “Trying to change reality is like trying to teach a cat to bark.”
We are not meant to bark, or to meow, but to bring forth something that will create more wholeness in our own lives, as well as the lives of others.
And when we hurt of blame others, we are hurting ourselves. This is the nature of reality.
Why fight your beauty and innate purity?
Part of our greatness is the amazing ability to change our minds, to change our views, and to admit we have been off course each time we blamed anyone or anything.
It is in the still point of the silence that we can hear and see anew.
Reflect and meditate upon this often.
Let your beauty touch the heart and soul of everyone!
Receive the radiant light that is shining in your heart and mind now. It’s for you—and everyone.