For us Indra’s Net is we in interconnectedness, each of us as a jewel of light reflecting in our own jewel nature all the jewels that exist. As we build our awareness of our actual relationship with all, we create a balance of community and the sharing of our energies, compassion and love is our illumination. There are jewels that are dim or even snuffed out by violence and abuse, or those whose sparkle is only reflected inwards as if self is all. The realization of being just one of the myriad of jewels is empowerment to all as radiant energies enlightens through our unification with all we join. Spirit has no limit. Love has no limit. Sharing and being of the community of light is presence and joy. Connection is deep ecology. Indra’s Net is our means to balance and integrate us as far as we can reach, as far as the jewels of the net glow in resonance and shining grace.
“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each “eye” of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering “like” stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring.”