Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Rocks Cry Out!

Here at the Samadhi home we invite you to join us in watching a series “How The Earth Was Made.” Like many others we have been finding ways to cut back the amount of spending and one way of doing that is to cut out the cable and watch Netflicks who offer a nice array of documentaries, comedy, movies, etc.

We carefully chose the name Spiritual BDSM for our blog. Spirituality , in fact encompasses our entire lifestyle and it colors and shades everything we do, all we are, and incorporates all aspects of thought and being. We see the Hand of The Divine in music, in weather and in nature and space alike. 
In this series we explore Iceland, the Grand Canyon, Swiss Alps, tsunami's, earthquakes, Yellowstone, and many other places. The one thing that connects them all is when they look for answers, they invariably look to the rocks for answers, and if the looker knows what they are seeing the answers lie there, clearly speaking.

This photo was taken by Serafina from a Mississippi Palisades lookout.  It is part of a drift-less area that the glaciers missed, and the rocks really tell us that.  Palisades is the word used to describe a line of lofty, steep cliffs usually seen along a river, and Mississippi Palisades, 3 miles north of Savanna, Illinois in Carroll County, handsomely lives up to its name. Caves are evident as are dangerous sink holes-limestone caves that go straight down. Erosion has carved intriguing rock formations, including Indian Head, with its aquiline characteristics, and Twin Sisters, a pair of humanoid figures on the bluff tops. The U.S. Interior Department recognized the remarkable nature of this area when in 1973 it designated acreage here as a national landmark.
There are over 50 forty-five minute clips and as we were watching I am reminded a passage from the Bible of Luke 19:40
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
This was during the Triumphal Entry when the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"' Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"' vs. 38-39

Jesus then makes this statement about the crowd voicing praise to God. That if they are silenced the stones will cry out.

When Jesus gave up his spirit on the cross, the earth shook and the rocks split. Matthew 27:50-51. In Mark 13:8 Jesus tells us there will be earthquakes in various places, these are the beginning of birth pains. Is this rock splitting in Matthew the stones crying out? Is it the same during the earthquakes during the end times...birth pains, crying out

The Greek word used here is krazo. I'm using the 2nd definition: to cry. Cry out aloud, speak with a loud voice. . In Nelspoort, South Africa there are ‘Gong rocks’ They are naturally-occurring dolerite (also known as ‘ironstone’) boulders that either rest on top of other such boulders or have a natural crack through them that acts as a natural resonator. Some of these boulders show signs of having been hammered by people with stones to produce a metallic-sounding noise. The eerie, elemental sound of the gong rocks would have traveled over the landscape.

The glaciers in the Alps, Iceland, and other places groan and make all kids of scraping noises as they push their weight against rocks. In the Grand Canyon Master has himself heard the thunder of water and rocks carving out the river bed.

All those sounds are sometimes referred to as the voice of the Creator, or God(s), and most are familiar, but who would have thought that the rocks would speak so clearly to us by what is contained in them? 
Master Samadhi looking out over the vast panorama at the Mississippi Palisades. (photo by Serafina Samadhi)

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