We kicked off our Sunday morning with this great song from The Wizz!
Each week we explore a different element of our lives to help us untangle the mess of who we've each become and reveal the beauty hidden within so that we can be made new...
This amazing video shows us how huge our universe is - the space out there and the inner space within us.
The problem with this video is it starts in the wrong place, with the assumption that we are at the centre of the universe!
"I matter" is an interesting statement.
Is it possible that our emotional need for validation and our obsession with materialism are holding us back for fully engaging with the full potential of life? The story of our universe did not start with us at the centre, so if we are really looking for the "Wow!" of life, then we need to look beyond ourselves.
"My heart is not proud and my eyes not haughty [arrogant]. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me, but I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me." Psalm 131
"Our greatest fear is not of the unknown but of the known coming to an end."
Our universe is huge and far beyond anything we currently know and until we see that we are a small part of a bigger picture then we'll fail to have the perspective to see the beauty of the bigger picture, as this video demonstrates.
"Long before there was science, there were stories to explain the experiences of life."
It's easy to dismiss ancient stories of various cultures of where the world came from and how we understand it, but there might be important questions, truths and lessons to learn in all of these stories and, just like with all the cups in the video above, it might take multiple perspectives to create the bigger picture.
"Stories are wisdom distilled, the essence of all that is important, therefore to resist the stories may be to reject wisdom."
The words of this fantastic song from the movie "Smallfoot" are so relevant in our journey of seeking truth and embracing wonder.
"A life that's full of wonder is a wonderful life!"
This amazing video shows a Chladni plate on which tiny grains create unbelievable patterns when the plate vibrates at different sound frequencies.
If a new sound can literally change the shape of matter on a Chladni plate, could the shape of our lives be shaped when we hear a new sound?
"We have got to let the sound do the work."
We love to simplify the complexity of life to the point where the enormity of our world is lost, but as King David said "Even the highest heavens cannot contain you!" However, many religious communities will sing songs about how God is beyond comprehension, yet proudly present their statement of faith, their defined creed or unchangeable dogma that keeps God contained and defined within our limited understanding.
The Ancient Greeks believed that the God "Chaos" was responsible for the creation of the world! How fascinating! It is through chaos that new things are made in our lives, so as we continue our quest together, let there be chaos, let there be a new sound and from that sound may the known come to an end so that new life can emerge, because our lives are a story that is still in the process of being written.