Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – I directed an inquiry to the Assistant Rector of St. Luke’s, and he replied, “The Book of Ecclesiastes is an Apochryphal Book. It has never been included in the canon.” Apocryphal means of doubtful authorship or authenticity; hence fictitious or false. It is derived from the Greek word apokryphos, which means hidden, concealed, obscure. Perhaps the wide variations in text created the doubt in the book’s authenticity. Then again, the entire bible had always struck me as full of obscure meaning. Surely, the angels were enjoying this game with me.
“TRUST HIM AND HE WILL HELP YOU STEER A STRAIGHT COURSE AND SET YOUR HOPE ON HIM: ECCLUS 2:6.”
Providence. Providence is aptly defined as the foreseeing care and guidance, of God, or Nature, over the creatures of the earth. The word is derived from Providentia, the divine feminine personification of a virtue celebrated in the art and literature of ancient Roman culture. More specifically, Providentia represented “the knowledge of things that are good or bad or neither.” She was the embodiment of Wisdom.
This heaven-sent challenge of verse, word play and political intrigue prompted me to dwell upon the divine feminine and the gradual spiritual reawakening of our connection to Mother Earth. Established by slave traders, kings and current political-industrial-military leadership for economic power and control, patriarchal-dominant systems have disavowed the sacred interconnection of all life and the free will of all individuals.
This dim picture of the world governance is slowly becoming more illuminated. The world is out of balance, and there are many problems to resolve. As people take positive, conscious and wise action in their spheres of interest and influence, collectively they will help Earth revert to a healthier more balanced state.
Reflecting on all this, I felt at liberty to pen my own pentameter rhyme for a new age.
Regardless of dogma and the authenticity of religious works, and regardless of God’s gender, faith is about trusting a higher power to provide for both Earth’s and Humanity’s collective well-being. It is also about individuals trusting their intuitive connection to that power and harnessing the prevailing winds of Wisdom.
Tune in to the Story Walking Radio Hour, as I retell this story and share related thoughts in the February 2023 episode. Agrohomeopathy as the month’s featured solution to improving the stewardship of our lives, land and health. My special guest is Kristina White, Homepathic Educator and Co-founder of Your Life and Land. Click HERE to find the episode.
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