The first issue is identity

Word-Vision 1

Our identity in the universe or before God, whatever our beliefs, is one of beings carving their own time with inner and outer language called word-vision (WV), the arms and hands of our identity.

Word-vision identity solves problems but can also create them.

Without it, we have no identity or at least no way of understanding it. Thus, since we cannot see anything without word-vision, we cannot look at anything in the universe without seeing ourselves in it 

but should not. 

Word-vision uses the mysterious difference between the hearts of Woman and Man to inspire limitless creativity, but sometimes it turns it into problems that cannot be solved. Word-vision can solve differences between democracy and autocracy, but sometimes it helps create wars between them. And word-vision enlightens us to the beauty of physical differences between us, but sometimes it makes racists out of us.

Our next issue is understanding how our identities connect through word-vision.

Word-Vision 2


What appears as a mountain of gold and churning flames represents the power of thought coming out of each of us. Our thoughts negotiate visions and converge into a single flow in the common vision on top, called the seeing vision-pearl. It is worn and navigated by each of us individually and all of us collectively, simultaneously during word-vision conversation. The image at the base of the mountain symbolizes our now identity, beyond Woman or Man but usually based on it as the conduit for meaning in this world, what the hands of our identities allow. 


Laura’s father is on his deathbed and her mother is distraught. But rather than simply mourn, Laura’s love for both stings her, for she is filled with memories of her father belittling her mother as she defended him. Neither of their thoughts joined with others who have self-respect, which is obvious, but not so obvious is how they have been unable to see each other in their heart for a life­time.

Laura’s sting has been one of conscience, feeling responsible because she cares but also guilty because she has been unable to help. Not understanding how it is that they cannot see each other means that she cannot see either of them as well as she thinks, as well as her husband, Jack, who drinks too much.