Monday, June 9, 2008

The Sun

The sun rarely shows itself here; the black dog howls endlessly in the distance and it makes the going tough for the people at Jahanam but we learn to deal with it, don't we?

Once in a while though, the sun breaks through the dark clouds and we appreciate the grace showered upon us more than ever because it is precious, it is priceless.

When that happens, we see the world around us through new eyes and we see that things are not always what we thought they were; perhaps that is what gives us hope.

Perhaps what we really want is to know for certain; that there are greater things beyond our comprehension; things we may not always see while we live in the dark but we cling on to faith... that everyting will be alright if we just hang on a little longer. Darkness does make the light all the more beautiful and if you have walked this road before, you know this already.

Light may give us clarity; its radiance may be too much for us to bear but if we can face ourselves with honesty; we may learn to forgive others and ourselves for human shortcomings.

We may perhaps face Judgement and when we do, accept our own responsibility for our actions so that we may once more be at peace with ourselves but that is another story for another card.

The Sun is our source of energy within our solar system, without it we all die. Without hope, we are dead inside.

In my mind, the creation of Jahanam is a purgatory of sorts. Jahanam literally means "damnation" and the objective of this journey is to find a way out of it. From darkness in which I find myself, I seek out the light.

If you see him disintegrating in the Sun then I'm glad; that he's turning to ash under the sunlight. To me that is the ultimate liberation of the soul; enlightenment sets us free.

I believe that there is mercy waiting for us beyond the material world and the shell though it is temporary, is necessary for this journey.