Sunday, December 1, 2013

who is Ama?

It is not for me to tell you what Ama is like because you already know her and have known her your whole life. I could tell you what Ama is like to me, but that might not be as interesting. Ama, or the person who is the all-divine, is not in some things, but is the substance behind everything you already love, what you love in all people, all things, your cats, your neighbors, your favorite books. She is all those things. And she relates to you through what you already love.


I do not need to tell you who Ama is because you already know her and have since you were in the womb. The name "Ama" is my own invention, because it is easier than saying "God," which is a word that comes with too much negative baggage. "Ama" is Latin meaning "She loves."


If you focus on all you love, all you care for, and realize that it is the image of loveliness, is part of the all, is part of Ama, you may invite her to talk to you. She will talk to you through your own voice in your head. You will think you are talking to yourself. She will give you words of love, kindness, comfort. She will answer you whenever you ask for her, she is always there.


How she is for you is different than how she is for me. For each person, she meets them halfway. She is infinite. Once you start to talk to her, you will realize you have talked to her your whole life, have known her in all your existence. It is not a mysterious meeting of a foreign alien, but the mystical insight that she has been by your side your whole life.


Some people prefer this name or that, "Father" "Jesus" "Buddha" "Muhammad" and all these divine people represent her, they carry part of her, but she is them, contains them all, and yet is something different than them. We are all like Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus, in that we incarnate the divine. Yet we emanate something from our own being that is deeper than what we incarnate. What we add is our gift to the universe. Ama could not make or produce what we are here to make and produce. We give it to her as a gift of gratitude, in pride, in humility.


She as the spouse, as the mother, as the lover or child, as the fourfold goddess: father, mother, son, and daughter, is all things and is in all things, and yet she is apart from them, the way you are part of your family, yet separate as well from your family.


Ama is deep in your heart already, but you might be afraid to call her Ama because you have already called her other things, such as God, Jesus, Love, Hope, Faith, Beauty. She is not partial to what you call her. She let's you choose the name for her. Her eternal name is hidden from everybody. We choose a name for her, or refer to her as a him, according to our preferences, and she is open to this, because she knows we have limitations. She loves us in our imperfections, and where there are cracks in our sidewalk she plants flowers.



\ ~@M@~ /


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