THE COSMIC CLOCK Rev. James Ray Montandon (ECCLESIASTES CH 3 ) Time, what is it? It is not
THE COSMIC CLOCK
Rev. James Ray Montandon
(ECCLESIASTES CH 3 )
Time, what is it? It is not the abricted system of man. It is not clocks
and calendars and dates. These are methods of measuring time. These are
methods invented by man. It is not a chain of events. It is not wake and
sleep and marriage and death, the varied milestones by which we mark our
passing. It is not the flow of consciousness, or the flow of collective
consciousness. Time is the moment. It is consistent in itself and created
and recreated within itself.
"..but to apprehend the point of intersection of the timeless with time,
is an occupation for the saint." T. S. Elliot
The purpose of our present discussion is not time, but our position in it.
"O Father break the boundaries of the little waves of my life that I may
join the ocean of thy vastness." Yogananda
We live by a false sense of time. Most of us do not even know of the
history of time, or its basic concepts. We do not realize that it is based
on the movements of the universe. We do not know of its history. We know
only of clocks and dates and appointments. We seek to catch and align
ourselves with what is not there and find ourselves hollow. If time is not
these things the we now stand on a point that is superficial. Where are we
(Read Ecclesiastes Ch 3)
This passage is referring to balance. We have our present reality because
Can we touch yesterday?
Can we borrow from tomorrow?
We are forever poised on the present. We are forever balanced on the
moment. We are eternal creatures. To be eternal means to have no beginning
and no end. We have no yesterday nor tomorrow. These are words that reflect
a false belief in the measurements created by man.
"I know that what God does he does consistently. To this nothing can be
added, from this nothing taken away; yet God sees to it that men fear him.
What is, already was; what is to be, has been already; yet God cares for the
The entire universe proceeds upon the coarse of the present! All of our
reality and the hope, faith, and charity of substance plays the drama of life
into and from the present.
This is the eternal cosmic clock, not separate from us but defined within
us. If we are to know peace, IF we want to "get back to nature, or the
basics" if we want to (or see the need to) get back to the very essentials,
then we are to KNOW OURSELVES. To know ourselves, we must first tune
ourselves to the cosmic clock.
We must look within and align ourselves to that eternal harmony and our
present position in it. I refer to this as BEING IN HARMONY WITH THE MOMENT.
This is order from within to without and flowing back to the source. This
is not a place or stage to achieve, it is a realization. This is the point on
which all that is, is balanced. IT is the total of reality.
"I would be kept in time with holy souls" Hymn of Jesus
As time is balanced, as the very nature of being is balanced, we must view
this process of achieving harmony with the moment in the light of balance.
We cannot be in harmony (or attuned) unless we are in balance with all else
"Love thy neighbor as thyself" Christ
By accepting the responsibility of our fellow man (It is ours already we
merely accept it) we are placing ourselves in balance with all else. This is
the rhythm whereby we achieve harmony;
"Indeed, the fate of man and beast is identical; one dies, the other too,
and both have the selfsame breath; man has no advantage over the beast, for
all is vanity." Ver 19-20
The air we breath is the air others let out. We are at once the
responsibility of others and others the responsibility of ours. In harmony is
total reality; and here is the foundation of love.
God is love
"A well of water springing up into everlasting life." Christ
" There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under
As we stand on the moment in realization we know the vast ocean of love and
potential of which we are composed. Here we know our divinity and are at
peace with our humanity. Here we know of what reality is, and is composed
HERE WE STAND AND SAY;
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