What is within Marie or Thinking Woman? As a woman's ovaries contains eggs that are potential human beings, in the Unmanifest are an infinite array of possibilities that can come into manifestation by the actions of the external world, i.e., the Man. As Sleeping Beauty is kissed awake by the kiss of Her beloved, we too must allow the kiss of Love to awaken us to our true Nature.
Just as an egg released by the ovaries is a potential person if it meets with sperm, it is only by the kiss of Love that we can awaken and give birth to the new World that exists within us, in potential.
There is no accident that the term Nature has two basic definitions: (1) The Creature (i.e., the birds, bees, atmosphere, mountains, land, dirt, etc) and (2) Essence. Psyche is our Nature, our Essence. She is even the Nature of God. By God I'm not speaking of the externalized Patriarch. I am speaking of God as the Way, the Process, or the Divine Essence. Psyche is our Nature and is the Way. In all creatures we see Her. But, we do not necessarily see Her in isolation. For as the Christian Meister Eckhart said, "all creatures are created with everything else in mind." As such, the creation of a bird chirping outside my window is in coordination with the atmosphere, cats, fertilizer for plant growth and my meandering mind in writing this article.
This "all creatures are created with everything else in mind" does not mean that we evolved at the beckoning of some external agent. Rather, it means we all arise from the inside out, from center to periphery, in relationship to everything else. It is like our being a jig-saw puzzle putting itself together. There is no external agent".just higher levels of mind that exist within us. Becoming aware of these higher levels of mind is the purpose of meditation and prayer.
The kiss of Love that Psyche experiences is neither less nor more than the bird chirping outside my window. By understanding the bird, I experience the cosmic dance of all life. Indeed, as I follow the chirp from birth to apex to dissolution, the entire universe appears to dance. We all sing that Universal Song born of the bird outside my window. Where is the sound of that bird if not within me? Or, is it that my Mind is everywhere? Perhaps there is no within or without. Perhaps there are no boundaries of "us and them?"
The world, including our manifestation, is Psyche's mirror. It is by us and the world around us that She sees Herself. Is it any wonder that our eyes are constructed in such a way that they need a mirror to see themselves? What is at the center of the eye if not a black hole swallowing all light and conceiving an image? Why use a high powered telescope to see a black hole where all light is swallowed? Gaze into a mirror and look into your eyes!
Where is the world really? Isn't it being conceived in you? Is reality really concrete as science would have you believe? Or is it how you perceive it? Is objectivity ultimately a farce?
We and the world are one. As we dive into ourselves, we ultimately realize ourselves as infinite. As we dive into a blade of grass and really look hard at it, we also see infinity. William Blake beautifully puts it thus: "to see the world in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour." How do the two exist side-by-side? They can't. Infinity exists side-by-side with nothing. Thus we create an illusion of limitation and separateness. To "know" is to "objectify" and "divide." Yet, objectivity is illusion, what the Hindus call Maya. There is no world "out there" with you "in here." Indeed, the screen you are reading this upon is not outside you, nor are your typing fingers, they are inside being conceived within your Psyche. Knowing this, She (i.e., you) will begin to awaken from Her dream. Thus the first kiss of the Prince begins to awaken you.