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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena asks us to write to the following photo, wherever our creative spirit takes us.

This is not a cohesive essay, more stream of consciousness.

Many, including myself, believe that being comes from non-being, then being returns to non-being when a cycle is completed. When it comes to human beings, I have to ask myself, when is the cycle complete. Is it one body’s life, from conception and until that body returns to humus? What about consciousness and soul, which seem separate from physical being to me?

When I look at the picture, I see individuals coming into being from non-being. When does God pull out the eraser and say it’s over?

All of the drawings are of men. It makes me wonder why the artist chose only men to draw. Is there a story that explains it?

My first thought when looking at it was literal, with “drawing men.” What it might be about is how individuals draw others to themselves. It’s not conscious, but there is something in the cosmos at work that does it. You know that expression (paraphrasing) that people are brought into your orbit for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? Whatever the answer to the question is, it stands that they are brought to us. Is there a way we can interrupt the pattern by becoming aware it is happening and trying to figure out why the cosmos is sending up certain types of people over and over? I tend to think yes. Have you ever heard the expression, “Move, and the universe moves.”?

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on any of the above.

16 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

  1. The words ‘reason or a season or a lifetime’ have resonated with me for long. And one wishes that some of them had never entered. There is a design which we don’t understand, but are trapped in it nevertheless.

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    1. Reena, just one more thing about it. There is a design, and we don’t understand it, and yes we are trapped in it, but at the same time I think that design is fluid enough to shift if we can exert conscious intent upon it. I say that because I believe that, even though I seem to attract a certain type of man to me, I’m beginning to deconstruct that attraction within myself. I believe it is possible to shift the design, even if only subtly, but enough to have far-reaching ripples. It’s just a theory but it is a theory I believe in 🙂

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  2. Maybe you like the idea of reincarnation?(reference to cycles) I’m Catholic so I agree with you that God creates from nothing. He does it by way of secondary causality. As far as when He pulls out the eraser to say it’s over, no one has any idea. Who knows why we get all different kinds of people, except for the sake of variety and because we need differerent kinds to keep things going?

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  3. That was a fascinating piece Jade, and like anything else everyone has an opinion. I find the word ‘trapped’ in the world we are in somewhat confusing and a bit negative. I think we find ourselves in the world and our task is to live within it. Not everything goes right, its full of challenges and lots of hills and valleys of emotion. Maybe somethings are designed, I’m not sure but recently I found a friend whom I’d heard of but didn’t remember from my past, but she did, from twenty years ago, and today all these years later we have found each other. Thankfully we are in a good place to enjoy each other.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Michael, and I appreciate your thoughts on it. I can’t disagree with anything you say. I can’t argue about what you see as “somewhat confusing and a bit negative” as you are the seer and the feeler of your sights and feelings. About your acquaintance from 20 years ago that you don’t remember, I’m happy for you and for her for the reconnection.

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