Sundays are Spirituality Day here at Taking it to the Streets
“I think about the idea of his having dual citizenship – a child of God and heaven, with a human life here – and how confusing that has always been for me. And what he is in for, because our spiritual and human identities coexist, the way light is both a particle and a wave.” – Anne Lamott from Some Assembly Required (p.74)
I LOVE this explanation and love that she ties it to quantum physics (which I am attempting to dip my toes into studying).
I’m with Annie on this one – it IS confusing. I’ve had those moments where (my world view) my Soul kind of stands back and says “well, kid, it’s the only way you’re gonna learn this one” as my Ego just rails against God.
But often they do seem to team together. I know my worldly self seems mostly unaware of its Soul-sister counterpart, unless something happens to call it to mind. I wonder if that’s true of the Soul – does She stay in tune with my earthly travails? Do they matter to her beyond the obvious (I think of life as a school and I suspect Soul wants EarthGirl to get her homework done well).
What’s your take on this marvelous quote? And have you read Anne Lamott? If not, you simply must! She’s deep, spiritually profound, in love with the 12-steps and over the top funny. This kind of funny: Reading her book about her son’s first year of life (Operating Instructions) I laughed out loud so robustly on the library-like morning commuter train that about 10 people turned to glare at me. she’s THAT funny. This book is about her grandson’s first year of life. Get it!