All Creation is born from an act of communion. For us as human beings, everything that is manifesting in our lives is the consequence of communion.
Nowhere is this more plainly evident than in human procreation. The sexual communion of man and woman unleashes the power of Creation that brings forth a child. The same principle works throughout the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and beyond.
What most interests me is how we, as human beings, are creating all the time according to the little acts of communion in which we participate every day—a conversation, an e-mail, a smile…
Here is one definition of communion:
The sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.
So many people are waiting for the right person to show up in their life before they have the pleasure of this experience. Or they are waiting for the people who are currently present to change. And so the experience of communion dwindles over time, and the enjoyment and creativity of communion ebbs in the person’s experience.
The truth is that we have the immediate opportunity to initiate greater levels of communion with the people we see every day. And when we take advantage of that opportunity, we unleash a creative magic that opens up the people around us, and draws new people to be with us. At the same time, people who are not interested in sharing that experience may distance themselves from us. And that’s a good thing.
Out of every act of communion, something is born—a new idea, a friendship, a new job, a new place to live…
A wise man once told me that the most creative communion we can share with another person begins at the highest level. All too often, it begins at the lowest level. People attempt to relate at a physical level first, without paying attention to communion at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels of Being. They begin a relationship with an effort to work out the physical dimensions of it—the where, the when and the how much. If it’s a romantic relationship, they begin with physical attraction. I believe that physical sexuality is, by its nature, sacred and beautiful. But it certainly doesn’t come out that way in personal experience when a relationship starts there.
What is the highest level of communion possible to us as human beings? Hmmm. I don’t want to try to answer that question in a definitive way for fear of limiting what more might be possible in my own experience. But here is some of what I know. It involves the kinds of human experience that are most precious to me. The highest love I have ever felt. The most profound care and compassion. The most brilliant truth. It involves a holy reality that I have shared in exquisite times with another person.
I find a strong tendency in myself and others to anchor our relationships in the physical reality in which we live. There can be no question that the practicalities of our life are important, and the physical reality of things can be beautiful. And if we try to ignore the practical, it comes back to kick us in the rear. And still, my experience tells me that real communion is anchored in the highest dimensions of our human experience.
Jesus’ teaching of communion echoes through time and rings with clarity even today:
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Is this not your own experience of communion? When it was really happening with another person, were you not ushering in a reality that was larger than either of you? A greater presence, a greater love, and higher knowing?
It could happen during an enthusiastic conversation, a silent walk, or a shared glass of wine. Or in the creation of a business plan, a song or a website. Our exchange of intimate thoughts and feelings—sharing the most profound and sacred dimensions of our Being—invites the power of Creation. It invites the larger presence of the Creator. Something is born. The world changes.
While it is true that by communing with the creative essences brought by another person something wonderful is born, the same principle can create misery. If you commune with the negativity of another person, you will be sure to creative negativity in your life. If you take their complaint into your soul, it gives birth to resentment. If you take their fear into your heart, it gives birth to anxiety. Resentment and anxiety create a world that is falling apart.
In communion, there is creative energy and information being given and received. The process relies on that free and powerful giving and receiving. According to the quality of what passes between us at all levels, so is the reality we create.
Ponder this truth and see the wonder of it. Creation in a human life is not simply toil. It is communion. Anything worth doing is an opportunity for communion. If you are buying soap at the grocery store, it is an opportunity for communion with people in the store. If you are creating an oil painting, it is an opportunity for communion with the people who will see it. If you are writing a computer program, it is an opportunity for communion with the people who will use it.
Reading this article is an opportunity for communion. I am certainly calling upon a higher presence and a higher intelligence as I write. I am sharing who I am. You have an opportunity to receive that from me and to write back if you so choose. The whole exercise might seem to be just words to one person. To another, it is communion.
Are you interested in allowing the most creative things to be born in your life? Here are three important factors to reflect on as you explore your own communion:
- Don’t underestimate the power of your receiving. When you listen to another person, when you take their positive creativity deeply into your mind and heart, even into your soul, you are drawing it out of them. You are welcoming their creativity into the world.
- Give your gift. How much of yourself are you willing to share with another person? In each everyday interchange with another person, you have a mini-opportunity to bare some part of your soul, share your creative thinking, or share your appreciation for another person. You have a lifelong opportunity to share the wonder of who you are.
- Welcome the higher presence of Being. When you commune with another person in whatever way, consciously and deliberately open yourself to a third presence—a higher love, a higher intelligence, a higher reality. Invite it into the relationship. Call upon it within yourself. See it in the other person. Let it shape and inform what you are sharing.
In touching that holy reality through your words,I deeply acknowledged that that is who I am.It opens a whole new world in reality that is possible in my experience.That entire world is in my care one person at a time.
“Communion; stops dead in it’s tracks,because of a slip-up for instance in spelling(sink & sync.)/synchronize/.. sound the same..’but;etc.etc..
I’m pretty sure each one of us have in our consciousness(some wheres)a ‘slip-up.
“To continue on; repentance has nothing to do with (it).
But just; reaching out extending ones hand,”as the Lord,walking of the cool of the day,,,
The Lord,”may-be,even a tear in his,eye,is only too happy to hold my hand.
“Prayer,”one on one base’s.
‘heaven embraced by heaven coming to,or held by heaven”,–‘our personal ordinance’s”–
Pleiades and Orion.
It’s the love for mazzaroth to be in sink and be guided by Arcturus & sons.
Really’it’s not miracle’s.
But pure mathematics and numbers.
“When there’s mutual liking.
And the matter(situation) comes upon the heart—-“Dominion,”–begins to settle in /..”folks might tend to,get bewildered,with goose bumps.
!! what’s happen!–‘or happening
By the way,
Chapter 40 from”job’, is pure exquisite.
In the beginnings it was always asked be steady,-hold the pattern”‘!-‘it’s o.k., hold steady,-over and over again.
I guess if we are purely involved in the physical manifestations of the world, our experience is on one continuum; the horizontal. Adding a third point provides dimension. You could say that, for the most part, people live in a flat earth, even knowing that our world is round (or rather, spherical). Add another point to the geometry and you create another dimension, the elevation of spirit which provides a holistic or 3D experience.
Being conscious of that another point and you really start to discover what it means to live and think outside the box of human nature, beyond the finite flat society. That third point is the heaven; for eons shrouded in mystery, cloaked (choked) by religion and ignorance, the place where you go when you die – this is the place you go to to bring life, to energize, to bless and bring glory.
“boy,, this is,
Turning into a wonderful page.
Thanks again, David, for pointing so clearly to the One Law of Creation – that whatever a person communes with will determine their creation. This is such a fundamental law which is largely hidden within plain sight such that it’s seemingly ignored.
The advertising industry is alert to how humans function. At the main railway station in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, two enormous banners hang down on either side of the entrance. They are prompting an online gambling service. The words on the banner read “who will you bet against?” Not who will you bet for – who will you bet against. They must know that there’s more uptake by people when their actions are directed AGAINST something than FOR something. This is like a viral infection in the soul of humanity which results in an ever present focus upon what’s wrong in the world – and the media provide ample evidence to support this stance. And the result is that we are, as a people, encouraged to commune with what’s wrong, with what we’re against – with the implication being that if we just can get rid of all the things that we’re against, then we’ll discover what we’re for.
Life doesn’t work that way. If we want to create harmony, beauty, more love in the world, then we have to let that become our focus minute by minute. Our intention guides our attention which guides our energy. Your 3 points re allowing the most creative things to happen in a persons life DO work – they draw out of a person what they stand FOR, what they value & what energises them. Giving that attention results in an increase in creativity and fulfilment. Who would really want to lead any lesser life?
There’s no chance unless communion is done,
On a spiritual plane,
With in our era.
This matter is very “catchy”, and rob’s their good sense”… with most folks.
If there is interest, then it is very important, that the aim, of consciousness is concise.
Of course, self-centerness, gets in the way.
And we get –trumped !
The principles described are spot on in my experience. If I tune into negativity I create more of the same. My passion is to commune with source and resonate with joy. Thank you for the opportunity offered through your words to commune.