Feb 02

Living things breathe. Breath is life. Dead things are breathless. Breath is spirit, all the old languages say so, their word for spirit and for air are the same: Ruach, Pneuma. The air we breathe is spirit, it is the spirit of the world. We breathe the same air our ancestors did, it is the same breath that all of humanity has had since the dawn of man in this world and in the timeless time before that. The breath of the world is the breath of spirit, the breath of God speaking our souls into our bodies, jars of clay made animate by this, the unspoken word of that which speaks in all things. The same breath is inhaled by all living creatures and was since long ago when eternity began in starlit halls that we do not yet know while the breath is in us. When we breathe God is in us.

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