Don't forget the Water
Here is one of my recent watercolours. I’m pretty happy with this one. It is from a photo I took at ArÃ¨s and reminds me of a passage in The Revelation of ArÃ¨s which I will include below. It is a reminder not to forget the most important, our Source.
1. I leave another parable to you :
A shipwright on his scaffold
built a fine ship
in accordance with the teacher’s instruction.
2. The ship was perfect
ready to slide down on the slips,
but the shipwright noticed that the ground was parched around them wherever his eyes could see
3. He thought, ” How will I float my ship
when the time comes for me to board it ? “
He recalled disregarding the (true) Teacher’s ultimate advice ;
he prayed to the King, ” (As you) see, Lord, my ship is in readiness, fit to join your Fleet,
but I took so great care in building it,
I took so great pride in it,
that I forgot that I was the master of wood,
but not the master of the Water in which it could float , and my ship will
soon be drying up in the sun.”
4. The King gave heed to his humbleness,
acceded to his repentance,
made the heavens’ clouds burst and a Flood fall from them,
which formed a Sea
in Which the ship floated.
The day when the shipwright had to make way under sail
he was able to join the King’s Fleet.
5. Let no one disregard the Water
without Which the very best built ark
cannot come into Life,
is no more useful than the scaffold
that permitted (the shipwright) to raise it patiently, and then along with
the scaffold it sinks into the ground
where it and its sail rot away.