We’ll spend another session on the will of God.
“Thy will be done” is a blend of activity and passivity. On the one hand, it asks for a will that is not one’s own to hold sway. On the other hand, one asks for this to “be done” – which is itself an act of will.
So it is a kind of reversed will, in which the subject intends, perhaps very strongly intends, but with the strength of allowing, welcoming, opening, intuiting.
The universe has a direction to it, a flow, like a river. This direction or will is toward incarnation. It’s as if Being declared, “Let there be a world. Let there be many worlds. Let there be new inventions, new kinds of humor, freshets of compassion.” Somewhere there is a love for what isn’t yet, as Kuehlewind put it, that it might become.
We want to allow, or co-create, this directionality to existence. The universe, God, the spiritual worlds, are improvising. We improvise along with them. This being in synch with the Tao enacts the intention, “Thy will be done.”
“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” The kingdom is the realm throughout which peace obtains, and the will of the sovereign pervades.
Well, it’s just an image. For us, this can’t be about obedience to an external authority, but more like a growing harmony with the powerful forces of existence in our collaborative improv. The impulse by which we create is the impulse by which the universe creates. Jeremiah 31:33:
After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.
All blessings to all,