Q: Shedding light on the "in" thing
I *loved* this comment from Amanda in response to the "There is no 'in'" posting, wanted to share it:
Two things.... I think some of the things to consider about reflection are that you cannot have a reflection without an original, and you cannot have a reflection with no connection to the original. There is no separation between reflection and original, they are inextricably linked, they coexist.
And I find it helpful to think of rays of light as being a metaphor for Spirit's emanations. If you have a room that is lit up with sunlight, where is the sunlight? Is it IN the room? If you close the curtains, do you still have a room full of sunlight? The sunlight is a manifestation of the sun and this sense if is not IN the room, although it is expressed in the room.
I think this helps to explain how Spirit and its manifestations are in and of Spirit, inherent in Spirit and not "in" anything else.
Don't know if this helps.
Amanda, it sure helped me! Thanks so much for sharing.
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