Who knew that there would be another episode of this article? I am as surprised as you are.
My dear friend, the Reverend Bill Darlison, Unitarian Minister, sent me this comment on the last article He said “It reminded me of these inspiring and consoling words from Psalm 39:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
He finished by saying: “It’s all a far cry from the ‘life is pointless’ philosophy which seems to dominate our culture these days.”
I confess that I had not heard the psalm before and it touched me deeply.
Part Two of God’s Knitting
As we are born we take a breath and with that we ingest the net of God’s Knitting. For everyone else it is simply a moment, with a moment that went before it and another that would follow it. It is only the infant that knows the importance of this first breath moment.
This multicoloured interweaving of light energy forms a template from which all the possibilities of the infant’s life can be read – like a map of sparkling rainbows. Once it is formed it can be understood by an astrologer. Not in a deterministic way, for how can we learn anything from a pre-determined set of instructions? But more as infinite possibilities within a particular framework that is created by the sex of the infant, birthplace and the parents’ backgrounds and their ‘plans’ for their child.
We can use the analogy of a train travelling from London to Edinburgh, for example. If we know the time the train leaves the station – i.e. the birth time – then we can plot each station it will pass through with some accuracy, and also know what time it will arrive at its destination. Happily we are not trains, but the birth chart can offer us a picture of our life’s journey with the various stops along the way that we will pass through. The journey is, however, uniquely our own, lived and experienced not along railway lines but on the net of God’s Knitting.
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