Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Baptismal Rain Revisited

Through the natural unfolding of my days many of the rituals we take for granted took on much more meaning. One was washing, through the intention of keeping my mind set on YOU/SPIRIT, rituals such as washing had to have there counterpart in SPIRIT. That is why I know when Baptism first was practiced way before it was every found in writings. It came into being as the mind also came into being, as the idea of a ritual of bathing came into being. The counterparts of it's function and form are the poetry of baptism. As one was to clean the body, the other was the Chamber within. Who can feel the intent is HOLY when the room does not speak only of that intent. We don't throw the baby out with the bathwater we bath the baby and then we nurture it further. This is how it is with that which is growing within.

to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk)
to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one's self, bathe
to overwhelm

Not to be confused with 911, bapto. The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making picklesand is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped'(bapto) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizo) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in asolution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change. When used in the New Testament, this word more often refers to ou runion and identification with Christ than to our water baptism. e.g.Mark 16:16. 'He that believes and is baptised shall be saved'.Christ is saying that mere intellectual assent is not enough. There must be a union with him, a real change, like the vegetable to the pickle! Bible Study Magazine, James Montgomery Boice, May 1989.


This is where I found it was impossible without the SPIRIT actually being involved. The SPIRIT alone could reach those parts of me that I did not even know existed.

The experiences with loved ones though very powerful and on the edge were like a baptism to those who loved SPIRIT, not that they should know me, but to see and know by joining together in a mutual experience that is very magical, romantic in that it reaches deeply those involved.


There seems to be a connection SPIRITUALLY between home and baptism
Rain and Baptism
Baptismal Rain

The Story of Raine and the Song by Madona and it's meaning for my life.

Speaking of Pickles, and being on edge in the heart and why that is a wonderful place to be because it was in such moments that poetry began.



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