This morning I was reading in Cynthia Bourgeault's book on Centering Prayer about the circles of awareness.
At the outer level -- the sky in this picture, or perhaps the circumference of the glass, where world and body intersect -- is ordinary awareness. Cynthia describes this as the Martha in us, the part that is busy interacting with the world.
Spiritual awareness lies deeper within, the blue-green parts of the glass; the Mary in us, that sits at the feet of Jesus. And at the center lies the eternal flame of Divine Awareness -- the Source that is both the source of light above and the source of light within us.
I have to run, but I did want to share that with you this morning...