The Word is Immanent

 

 

The word†† is†††††† immanent.

It comes†††† from the inside.

It exists††††† in it.

The universe††††††† creates†††††††††††††††† itself.

 

The universe††††††† is creatingitself.

New combinations of molecules are just now

††††††††† coming together in new environments.

New trees are spreading roots,

††††††††† new flowers are blooming just today.

There are stars now traveling through the edges of space.

 

The universe††††††† is creatingitself.

It comes†††† from the inside.

It exists††††† in it.

The word†† is†††††† immanent.

 

The knowledge to be††††††††††††† is inside.

The seed contains the knowledge it needs to grow.

It knows what it needs.

And it knows what to do.

 

Pushes a shoot down just when the

††††††††† temperature and moisture are right Ė

Such intelligence!

I could never tell it how to do that.

What genius!

 

It exists††††† in it.

It comes ††† from the inside.

But!not quickly learned.

What would you say Ė millions of years?

Learned.†††† Nevertheless.

 

Imagine the investment.

All this diversity of plant, animal, solid,

††††††††† liquid, gaseous formsó

The creative intelligence in each.

Responding,

Adapting,

Adjusting,

Learning.

 

I might call that intelligence God,

††††††††† or not.

 

But it exists†††††††† in it.

It comes†††† from it.

The word†† is†††††† immanent.

 

THE NEWS IS THAT THE

CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE THAT WAS

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE OUTSIDE THE

UNIVERSE HAS NOW BEEN DISCOVERED

TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT IT.

 

And, the absentee God,

††††††††† who judged the quick and the dead,

††††††††† who preferred one race and tribe over another,

††††††††† who handed out diseases as punishment,

††††††††† who ordained and approved that humankind should

††††††††† dominate and subjugate the earth and all its creatures,

who rewarded hard work and good living with

success in business,

and who, given a quick prayer, would help the local

basketball team beat the opponent,

 

has been dismissed.

 

THE NEWS IS THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

IN THIS UNIVERSE THAT MUST BE PURGED EXCEPT FOR

THE PURGING ITSELF.

 

††††††††† Therefore, the armies now standing for the purpose of

††††††††† killing Jews, Arabs,

††††††††† Christians, Muslims,

††††††††† Catholics, Blacks, Gays, Leftists,

††††††††† Rightists, Immigrants, Aliens,

††††††††† the Homeless, the Poor,

††††††††† the Rich, and all other perceived enemies,

 

may now go home to their families.

 

THE NEWS IS THAT AFTER LONG SEARCHING, WE

HAVE FOUND THAT IN FACT WE ARE ALREADY HOME.

 

 

 

 

We did not come into this world.

We came††† out of it.

 

Our motherís motherís motherís motherís

motherís motherís motherÖ

 

The Earth is our motherís mother,

our homeís home.

We come††† from it.

We exist†††† in it.

The word†† is†††††† immanent.

 

Where do you find the source of your being?

 

Look at trees; look at birds; look at flowers.

Look at streams, valleys, mountains.

Look at the earth.

 

We††† are in it.

We††† came from it.

 

In the beginning was the word.

And the word was immanent.

 

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ©Les Kleen

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† April 22, 1995