Yesterday a lot of people were out in the fresh air for a walk. I hope they weren’t too wrapped up in scarves and hats so that they got some vitamin D; it helps prevent depression. One could easily get depressed by the state of humanity but that would do no good in remedying the situation. We need plenty of motivation, energy and perseverance to accomplish the necessary changes.
I did not go march. One reason is that I live out in the country, had already been to town in the morning and did not want to drive there again. Another reason is I do not believe politics or religion have the solution and this march was being heavily exploited by any and all. If I had gone, my sign would have read “Aimez, pardonner, faire la paix, se libérer des préjugés, développer l’intelligence du Cœur, ‘car la Vérité est que le monde doit changer’ La Révélation d’Arès 28/7” (Love, forgive, make peace, be free from prejudice, develop the heart’s intelligence because the Truth is the world must change. The Revelation of Arès 28/7)
I am very sad for the events which occurred this past week. As long as we are alive, we can change, we have our bodies, we can do good which builds the soul. After death, this all becomes much harder. Too many lives were cut short whether it be those who provoked or those who were deluded into thinking violence is a solution. Underneath all this, there may be schemes and nefarious plotting. The system recuperates as much as possible to turn things to its advantage. For example saying see how much we need the police to protect you whereas they cannot do anything about what is in my heart or yours or that other guy who may insult or kill. I am the only one who can make the changes, changes within that then determine my actions.
Here is what I read in the Bible this morning:
You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:38-42
Here is what I read in the Qur’an:
Say, “O people, the truth has come to you from your Lord. Whoever accepts guidance is guided for his own soul; and whoever strays only strays to its detriment. I am not a guardian over you.” Jonah (10): 108
Here is what I read in The Revelation of Arès:.
Adam hits the tree of (the) Word. (A) gaping (wound in it)! The tree weeps blood.
The blood (spurts) onto the head, the thigh (of Adam, which are) red.
Red! I am white (as) the Water.
Red are Adam(‘s) son and sons and sons, even Yuhshoo (is) pierced; (but) Muhammad hurls the iron.
(As for you,) you sit on the dry island, where Sha ‘ul drinks the rain, writhes with hunger.
Sha ‘ul speaks the Word in noise of noise. The island(ers turn) deaf, (they have a) pain (in) the(ir) ear(s), (they) shove Sha ‘ul into the sea.
(If) the blood(thirsty) force (you) to flee to the dry island, secure the Word there!
(The islanders) honor (you)! The island–My Eye turns around (it).
Under the thumb Yuhshoo’s eye (looks again); Muhammad(‘s) eye (is) full of Water.
Your eye (has) the Fire; the man (that follows you) can see the Blue Island far (off).
The Revelation of Arès xiv
The Blue Island, a changed world, Eden recreated, seems very far off now, but it is not an impossible dream. It depends on us.
Two splendid pomegranates jumped into my basket from a holiday display of exotic fruit at the supermarket. Their price was double the usual but so was their size. (shown here one usual and one special)
Inside were deep red seeds, like semi-precious jewels, shining garnets.
When I had finished, my plate seemed to bear a watercolour wash of alizarin crimson. The word alizarin has its origins from the Arabic word for juice.*
Lots of vitamin C, K and folate, some magnesium and of course, fiber.
*Origin of the word alizarin:
< French alizarine, equivalent to alizar (i) (< Spanish < Arabic al the + ʿaṣārah juice) + -ine
A set of watercolours I did a while back: