Thursday, March 7, 2013

"in the sphere of that which is relative"

Last night I attended a talk on the general theme of religion and psychology- more specifically a connection between Freud's transference theory and the process of God understanding in the human psyche. I can only say that it was very interesting.

Naturally I would and I have shared the themes of this talk with the cat boys as I always do but the situation today is this. I have no photos of that conversation.

I therefore allowed myself to roam into the sphere of that which was relative and selected photos from the weekend past when the sun was shinier and the skies brighter.

We were then discussing relativity and I was going up on various levels of the house and looking at the
cat boys to demonstrate that I was still the same person.
Gus meowed to let me know that he knew who I was.
Ollie looked
and then processed the thought in his head. ( I noticed a question mark or an exclamation point)
Back down on the first level Mr Sweet Pants was in a contemplative posture,
the tulip tree behind him was in full bloom,
and as I looked above I saw the underside of the leaves of the plant on our third floor against the white of the stucco and the blue of the blue weekend skies.
Mr Sweet Pants gazed here and there almost musically, inhaling in scenery,
and then closing his eyes to not let the pictures escape.
Mr Puffy Pants was starting to wonder if something was going on here.
As he looked back one way
and he looked forward toward the other
I shared with them this,

"Although a brief example hath been given concerning the beginning and ending of the relative world, the world of attributes, yet a second illustration is now added, that the full meaning may be manifest. For instance, let thine Eminence consider his own self; thou art first in relation to thy son, last in relation to thy father. In thine outward appearance, thou tellest of the appearance of power in the realms of divine creation; in thine inward being thou revealest the hidden mysteries which are the divine trust deposited within thee. And thus firstness and lastness, outwardness and inwardness are, in the sense referred to, true of thyself, that in these four states conferred upon thee thou shouldst comprehend the four divine states, and that the nightingale of thine heart on all the branches of the rose tree of existence, whether visible or concealed, should cry out: "He is the first and the last, the Seen and the Hidden...." (The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys)

which they truly enjoyed.

We have rain here, we are on the slanted side of the week and we think that it is a good place to be.  Cat boys sent you all pawfuls of kisses...

Ciao everyone!

PS- for those interested in the topic concepts and passages from this book and this book were discussed in the talk I attended.


  1. I'm glad you are the same person, perhaps with a bit more glow.

    Adorable pictures of the boys too!


  2. Ro- ha ha...I wish I had more glow good to see you xoxo

  3. The talk you attended, sounds interesting.
    Some concentration is definitely needed to " get inside it ".
    Great, that you had the possibility " to process " it with your boys.
    Have a good weekend!

  4. Yay for Spring! Please give your cat boys some kisses from me. Our two kitty cats send kisses as well.

    Your talk does sound interesting.

    Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo

  5. i love that i have a nightingale in my heart.

    beautiful photos.


  6. Mette- the talk was very interesting, the speaker was a former Catholic priest and very bright...I can say that I had to focus the entire time to try to grasp what he was saying...wishing you a beautiful weekend xx

    Susan- thank you for the kitty kisses and your visit, great to see you

    marie- definitely...there is a nightingale in there xoxo

  7. I thank my lucky stars for you and the cat boys, where would we be without you? Have a wonderful weekend dear Mona!

  8. It's so good to see all is well on the patio and the tulips are in bloom...on the tree!
    I've missed you, Gingerella and Sweet Pants flying in his blue cape! (You know)
    You really gave the boys something to ponder, as you explained to them what the priest said. I think they like it when you attend talks and lectures!
    Hope you have a lovely week. x

  9. To me, the boys appear as though they've got the entire subject completely figured out and are just waiting for humanity to catch up. And with a slight and endearing haughtiness to boot.

    I don't know about how man's transference relates to God but I sure know how painful man's transference towards another (toxic) human being can be. Been there, done that. It was not a good time in my life.

    But all is well now. Sorry about the rain. I suppose it's a good thing though because everything will be fresh and green.