Mending Indra’s Net – we invite your participation
Long before the days of the Internet, all life in the Universe was interconnected in another way. People looked up and saw an uncountable number of stars in the sky.
As was the custom, a storyteller created a tale to explain this natural wonder.
The god Indra was regent of the heavens. He managed this enormous responsibility for every act, every event, and every person throughout the Universe by creating a magnificent silver net that stretched infinitely in all directions. At each connection of the net’s threads, a brilliant jeweled mirror reflected everything happening at every other location.
People felt securely held in this net. It was clear that they were connected to all other beings and to every place on the Earth, and that every thought and every action had an impact.
But every fisherman’s net frays at times, and as artificial light has dimmed our nightly awareness of the movement of stellar bodies on their paths through the Universe, we have lost our sense of occupying a place in universal light. The vitality of places of power on the Earth have begun to fade without our appreciation, awe, and care. Humans have begun to suffer from the lack of soul food our connection to such special places provides.
Now, you’re invited to take part in mending the net.
In the course of your life, you’ve probably had one or more peeks at the net. Describe an experience that made you feel part of the larger whole of life. Where did you experience that moment? What had you brought to that moment –perhaps gratitude, adventure, surrender, or sorrow? Remember how it began. Did it take you totally by surprise? Call up the sensations of being there – the physical sights, the sounds, the fragrances. What happened? What have you carried forward in your life’s journey from that experience?
Wherever you live in the world, whatever your journey, you occupy a node of Indra’s net.
As we relive these moments, we remember that we are children of the Universe, guardians of the Earth, nodes in Indra’s net. Share your story, and a photo if you like. You can either comment on this blog, or send an email to Ginny.