With the passage of time, more and more is being revealed to me about who and what we are and how all of the different pieces fit together. I have talked about some of this in the article, “The Spectrum,” a concept that was given to me many years ago, in the earlier part of my training, but it has taken these many years for me to begin to apply it directly to my personal experience and journey.
Likewise, I made the following drawing on July 7, 1967, almost 50 years ago, but it is only recently that I am grasping the nature of the tapestry itself in more detail.
Finding myself using the name Sara/Adonna/Oriole when I sign off on private emails or sometimes at the end of articles for this blog has led me to realize that this string of names describes different identities, operating simultaneously in different frequency bands, all of which are contiguous parts of my spectrum, yet none of which actually define me. The spectrum itself is continuous, without discrete boundaries or seams.
In John 19:23, it says that Christ’s robe was seamless, and woven from the top. The fact that this was pointed out made an impression on me and felt more significant than just describing the way a particular garment was constructed. I have titled this article, “The Seamless Garment” to refer to the nature of the way our reality and experience are woven and put forth by Infinite Beingness as one continuous flow and material.
This metaphor is quite fertile for me at this time, as I consider all of the personal and collective threads that I have participated in and been affected by, and I believe it’s worth reflecting upon as we wait for time to bring forth the next details in the tapestry of our lives.
Consider that a tapestry is made up of different threads, typically of different colors, that are woven together in such a way that they create a visible pattern.
“In weaving, the weft (sometimes called the woof) is the term for the thread or yarn which is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the lengthwise warp yarns that are held in tension on a frame or loom to create cloth. Warp is the lengthwise or longitudinal thread in a roll, while weft is the transverse thread.” (source)
In complex patterns, some of the threads are visible for a given distance while others are only visible on the reverse side. Simple, geometric patterns are easier to create, but consider the following tapestry. It is made up of many different colors, skillfully woven together to render the overall image that becomes apparent only when each of the threads makes its own contribution to the whole.
I can look at the tapestry of my own life and that of the other lives that have been put forth by my Oversoul and I can see certain elements (“threads”) that have surfaced and become active at different times, both across the timeframe of this one lifetime, and also across the centuries and millennia in which those related lives occurred. Many of the elements and themes of these other lives have come forth for me in this life, and countless others are hidden from me and not active at this time. I can see the pattern made by those that have come forth, but the rest exist outside of my present awareness.
My personal tapestry also includes threads from the lives that intersect with mine in both significant and insignificant ways. A young man who was a fellow classmate in my massage training classes referred to these mystical and almost magical significant connections as “the weavings.” These are lives that come forth at an appointed (scripted) time, and do their dance with us in ways that reciprocally affect both of us. There are many more threads that remain in the background and don’t appear significant, but they are necessary to provide the context for those that do operate in the foreground for us at any given time.
When Galen first appeared on the Operation Terra Family Forums, I definitely felt a connection with him and I sometimes picked up on what he was feeling, thousands of miles away, but he didn’t come forth as a focus in my life until the appointed time when our scripts called for that. I was totally unaware that we had a personal destiny, so while he was a constant in my environment from November 2004, he didn’t become a focus until I received a massive download about him on December 20, 2008.
Likewise, there have been MANY lives that have intersected with mine at key points in my journey, with both positive and negative effects. Sometimes they have come forth in an impactful way almost immediately. At other times, they have emerged more gradually over time, and very few have persisted as central figures in my experience but still remain part of it in a less visible way. Others have fallen away almost completely, and I rarely think about them until or unless something in my present experience brings them into the foreground for a while.
The same is true for many of the other lives my Oversoul has created. I have become aware of them at specific times when they were relevant to the experience I was having at that specific time. Once the purpose of their presence in my life was complete, they retreated into the background again, and I rarely think of them unless some present experience makes them relevant again.
The loom that spins forth the tapestry of life works endlessly. Time appears to act like an ongoing stream, complete with eddies that change direction and flow, as I wrote almost 50 years ago. We can imagine the effect of those eddies if we look upon ourselves as being in a small boat that is spun around in different directions by the flow of the water. Sometimes we can steer our way through those passages by using our own efforts, and sometimes the best course is to “just go with the flow,” and let the current carry us where it will.
All of these reflections on the tapestry of life and how it operates lead me to a fresh appreciation for how everything is interconnected, and while things and people may move from background to foreground and back again, it is all part of the larger picture and we are but a single thread, making patterns together with the others. Infinite Beingness is the weaver, and it all comes forth from Its loom as a seamless garment that we put on when we enter the state of full connection and know ourselves to be who and what we truly are—both part of and connected to All That Is.
Until the next time, love to all—
Sara/Adonna/Oriole aka Traveler