Good Evening, God
I was eager to see the image of snow on the Acropolis . . . but when I saw it, I felt disoriented! Of course! This photo was from above — instead of from below. And this photo was from the back side of the Acropolis — instead of the front! And, to be honest, when I thought of the Acropolis, I was really picturing the Parthenon.
The Parthenon is there . . . but it is so much smaller when compared to the Acropolis. And look! There are strong walls holding up the large flat area that the Parthenon is resting on. Hmm. Also there is another smaller temple. And what are those modern looking building doing on the corner closest to me?
This change of perspective was opening my eyes and my mind. How many of my Mental Maps or Mental Images could benefit from a change of perspective? ALL OF THEM!
But, I can hear Suzanne, our first-born, saying BE SPECIFIC, Mom. So, God here is ONE thought from Sherri Mitchell’s book, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for living Spirit-Based Change. She points out that CONQUEST IDEOLOGY is the foundational mindset of Western Civilization. She then links this to our living in a hierarchical structure in which one “advances” by “bettering” someone else. And she uses the “War on Climate Change” as an example of this underlying mindset.
I want to outgrow my limiting mindsets or maybe I should call them enchantments? That much, I can see. But, I am seeing “through a glass darkly” as St. Paul says. Ah, God! There is so much unlearning to be done! Unlearning just scratches the surface. Perhaps, God, it is Transformation that is needed?