"What is the NOW?" Zara questions the Magus.
"In your direct experience, life is you this moment now. There is no life other than life now in your body. All others you see are life forms but not actual life in your being. You are perpetually now. The Big Bang and other such theories are assumptions arising in the mind, which is not the immediacy of NOW.”
Zara and Time
“Before its time nothing can enter our consciousness in our existential world. It first becomes rejected because it is seen as a threat to the established structures built on the relative known. We as our structures oppose the new because our structures are based on the past. We live in the past; even the future we perceive is an ongoing projection of past. The fear of the unknown prevails and so it continues through sequential events until eventually the unknown partly unfolds when the time is right. Your history demonstrates this fact. For example, when Galileo dared to voice that our planet was not as then believed, he was ostracized by the power structures and obliged to refute his discovery.The prophets faced the same issue, the structures of their time banishing them, like the followers of Jesus driven underground by the interpretative minds creating their own version of his life and events as a means for restructuring control, peace upon all of them. It is exactly the same today; our scientists are our new high priests, still trapped within the narrow confines of mind.”
Zara was puzzled by the paradox, being here in bodily form while simultaneously not here. “Let it go,” the Magus encouraged; “The depths of alchemy cannot be grasped by the mind. Be still and know that all things are now, all time is now; every event, past, present and future is now; past and future are mind, the future a mind projection moving into the past; all time is past forever regurgitating itself, while you are now, the unmoving point of immortality.”
Her mind falls silent to the sound of his voice. ‘Of course it is so,’ she endorses, having traveled with him at his speed, the alchemy is in the now, the door to the timeless, memory the reflection of all time to be entered at will. Our task is not in dealing with the ignorance we see in the world; people living in the past are terrified of real change, the new always perceived as a threat, social recognition of utmost importance in the preservation of the old; the multitudes born within these confines act out their lives according to the repetitive program.
“The mind-world can never understand, for nothing can happen before its allocated time, everything serving and being served in accord with its position in the cosmic order of all things. To me, God is love and man turns his back on love through his mind, the blessed earth having to pay for his mess.”
Copyright © 2011, Alemu Wolde-Michaél
ZARA THE SACRED FEMININE